GEORGETOWN — Scott County's 69-57 girls' high school basketball victory over Bryan Station on Tuesday was just like old times.
Last season, Bryan Station won 20 of its first 22 games. The two losses? To Scott County.
Then the Cardinals made it 3-0 by beating the Defenders in the 42nd District finals.
In all, Scott County has won the last eight meetings against the Defenders and 18 of 19.
A 25-0 blitz that included almost all of the second quarter left the visitors loopy Tuesday night.
Bryan Station outscored the Cardinals in each of the other three quarters, but didn't have enough to counter the haymaker punch.
"It was good for us because we had some different looks," said Steve Helton, coach of the Cardinals (2-3). "I'm really, really, really pleased that we finally played the way we've been practicing. We've been practicing so hard and, tonight, we came out and played hard."
Scott County, No. 16 in the Herald-Leader's pre-season poll of coaches, was led by Mary Logsdon with 22 points, eight rebounds and five steals, although her 14 turnovers matched Bryan Station's team total. Scott County finished with 23 turnovers.
Danielle DeFoor added 17 points, with three three-pointers to lead the Cards to a 15-0 advantage from the arc. Tereka Guyn had 12 points and Audriana Christopher had 10, plus four assists. Iman Guy had three points and 16 rebounds.
Bryan Station (3-3), No. 21 in the pre-season poll, got 19 points, five rebounds and three steals from Serena Sandusky. Victoria McCoy just missed a double-double, getting nine points and nine rebounds.
Donna Murphy, in her first year as coach of the Defenders, said the 25-0 run was a result of her team's attitudes, "because right now they're not consistent in staying focused on the things that we've discussed, the things that we work on. We get on the floor and we tend to do our own thing, and that just takes everything out of whack for us."
La'bianca Frazier's driving hoop with 13 seconds left in the first quarter gave Bryan Station an 18-13 lead.
Scott County closed the quarter with a three-pointer by Paige Eaton, kicking off the 25-0 run.
Helton said the cause of the run was "getting the ball in transition."
"We're at our best in transition. We've got to get out in transition," he said. "And in order to do that, you've got to get defensive stops, you've got to get rebounds. ... Tonight we hit a few shots and, defensively, we got just enough stops. Rebounding, we got just enough (36-26)."
Logsdon, a 5-foot-9 sophomore, had seven points during the second quarter. Christopher added six, DeFoor five and Guyn four.
Bryan Station's only points of the quarter came when McCoy got loose for a close-range shot with 29 seconds left.
Guyn also drew the toughest defensive task — guarding Sandusky.
"Just stay on her and don't let her get the ball," Guyn said of her assignment.
Bryan Station never came closer than nine points in the second half, and by then less than two minutes remained.
"We're trying to get them to buy into being a team," Murphy said. "In the past, I think they've had situations where they pretty much did what they chose. We're trying to teach them discipline. Until we can get them to buy into the fact that you have to be a disciplined team ... we're going to struggle."
BRYAN STATION (3-3) — Sandusky 19, McCoy 9, Stennis 8, Clay 3, Williams 4, Carpenter 6, Crumbie 3, Frazier 3. Totals 19-54 19-27 57.
SCOTT CO. (2-3) — Logsdon 22, DeFoor 17, Guyn 12, Christopher 10, Guy 3, Eaton 3, Young 2, T. Ray 0, E. Ray 0. Totals 16-38 22-30 69.
Bryan Station 18 2 19 18—57
Scott County 16 22 15 16—69