Kentucky STUNT Splits Doubleheader on Saturday
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky STUNT team opened its third varsity season on Saturday by splitting a pair of games at the Clive M. Beck Center at Transylvania University.
In game one, Kentucky topped Ashland 20-10 on the strength of a 10-point fourth quarter. However, the Cats dropped the second game to Alma, 17-13.
In the first game of the day, Kentucky jumped ahead of Ashland early and never looked back. The Cats earned all four of the available points in the first quarter to take a 4-0 lead. In the second quarter, each team earned three points, but UK led 7-3 at halftime.
Ashland won the first point of the third quarter but Kentucky won the second point. The teams tied on the third point and UK won the final point of the quarter and took a 10-5 lead.
In the fourth quarter, Kentucky extended its lead by earning five points on the first two routines. The Cats would win five points on the final two routines as well to close out the 10-point victory.
Kentucky faced Alma in game two. The Scots are ranked at the top of the Division III STUNT poll and proved to be a worthy adversary.
Alma took the lead early, outscoring the Cats 4-2 in the first quarter. Kentucky rallied in the second quarter, earning three points to just two for Alma, but the Scots led 6-5 at the half.
In the third quarter, Kentucky won the first point before Alma won the second. The teams tied on the final two routines and Alma took a 9-8 lead into the final quarter.
Kentucky tied the game at 10-10 following the first routine of the fourth quarter. However, Alma won three points in the second routine to just one for UK, and the Scots led 13-11. Alma would score four points on the final routine, holding the Cats to two.
UK head coach Blair Bergmann was pleased with his team’s performance on Saturday.
“Alma is a great team. They are one of the best teams in the country. I think this shows how resilient as a team we are and how much potential we have,” Bergmann said. “It makes me pretty excited for what we can do when we’re playing to the best of their ability.”
Kentucky returns to action on Feb. 16, facing Texas and Oklahoma Baptist in the Dallas Baptist Tournament.
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