WKU guard Fothergill out at least three weeks

It’s extremely late folks, but I just got back from covering high school football in Murray, and I wanted to pass along a significant Lady Topper update.

WKU coach Mary Taylor Cowles told me on the phone Friday after the Lady Toppers’ 58-57 win over Samford that freshman guard Danay Fothergill will miss at least three weeks with a broken bone in her foot.

That’s a big blow for WKU, as Fothergill was averaging 9.5 points per game – second best on the team – and shooting better than 52 percent from 3-point range.

But the Lady Toppers were able to overcome Fothergill’s absence to notch their first win of the season Friday, largely due to the play of sophomore guard Ellen Sholtes.

Sholtes scored a career-high 11 points, including the game-winning free throw with 55 seconds left. She scored just four total points as a freshman.

The Lady Toppers play Alabama-Birmingham in the UAB Thanksgiving Classic at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sophomore guard Chaney Means started and played three minutes in Friday’s win before she was hit in the face and didn’t return.

Word was that Means had a bloody nose coming off the court, but the extent of the injury wasn’t known. Cowles said shortly after the game that Means was headed to see a doctor soon, and the sophomore’s status wouldn’t be known until then.

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