TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

January 28, 2013

Johnson Central’s size proves to be too much during 61-47 win

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

NORTH LAUREL – The Knox Central Panthers took one on the chin Saturday afternoon during the United States Energy Coal Classic, falling to the Johnson Central Golden Eagles, 61-47.

The Panthers, still without starting guard Matthew Barger, fell behind early on in the contest and despite keeping the game relatively close, never could climb out of the early hole.

Dustin Hensley paced the Knox Central scoring charge, tallying 14 points and five assists in the loss, while Jeffrey Adams added 11.

For the Golden Eagles, Braxton Blair put on a show, scoring 23 points on a six-of-eight shooting effort from the field, while going perfect from the free throw line and knocking down all 11 of his attempts.

The loss was the third in a row for Knox Central as they fall to 12-9 on the season.

After the loss, Panthers' head coach Brian Evans said he felt like his team played well, but Johnson Central was able to disrupt his team's game plan in the early going, which put the Panthers behind the eight ball.

“They have a lot of size and we had some trouble handling the basketball,” Evans said. “Their pressure really hurt us early and we got behind, which is never good.

“We played them fairly even after the first quarter, but we just never seemed to get in the groove that we wanted to get into,” he added. “This was a pretty good team and I've said all year that playing good teams is going to make this team better in the long run, whether you win or lose. I think we'll get better because of this game when all is said and done.”

Johnson Central jumped ahead early and held a 14-10 lead at the end of the first quarter of play. The Golden Eagles' defense held Evans squad to single digits in the second period, allowing the lead to grow to 27-19 by the time halftime rolled around.

The Panthers were able to pick up the pace ever-so-slightly in the third quarter, but Johnson Central was able to extend the lead to 12 points (42-30) with eight minutes to play in the contest.

Both teams posted their best offensive outputs of the game in the final period of play as Johnson Central outscored the Panthers 19-17, handing Evans and company the 61-47 loss.

Despite the loss, Evans reiterated that he felt his team was improving and should be better all around once Barger returns to the lineup.

“With Matt (Barger) being out, other players are stepping in and filling the void and stuff like that only helps players mature on the floor,” Evans said. “As these kids get better and Matt gets closer to returning, you have to be excited about some of the progress a few of these kids have made.”

Johnson Central 61, Knox Central 47

Johnson Cen.  14  13  15  19  61

Knox Cen.        10    9  11  17  47

Johnson Cen. (61) – Blair 23, Hall 9, Adkins 9, Gullett 8, Salyer 6, McKemzie 4, McPeek 2.

Knox Cen. (47) – Hensley 14, Adams 11, Wilburn 8, Marsee 6, Wyatt 3, Hall 2, Tye 2, Merida 1.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Couple pleads not guilty to abuse

    A Knox County couple facing charges in connection with second-degree burns on a child’s leg pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning during their preliminary hearings.
    Tyrone L. Person, 22, of Corbin, and Sierra Shepherd, 21, of Flat Lick, appeared before Judge John Chappell in Knox County District Court, according to a court official.

    July 23, 2014

  • Evaluation of Williamsburg Superintendent postponed

    An executive session to discuss and evaluate Williamsburg Independent Schools Superintendent Denny Byrd was slated for Tuesday night’s regular meeting — but an absence of one member postponed those plans.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0723 Capt. Coy Wilson, Harrison Creech & mom Samantha FOR WEB.jpg Heroes For A Day

    This boy likes to touch a truck — or in this case, the Corbin Police Department’s K9 Vehicle that was one of over 20 trucks, cars, boats, a helicopter and other vehicles stationed Tuesday at Corbin’s Rotary Park for the Sixth Annual “Touch A Truck” event.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIBROC: Just Lose It finalists announced

    The 20 finalists who will move on to the 4th Annual NIBROC: Just Lose It weight loss competition have been announced.

    July 23, 2014

  • NIBROC releases Kids Activities schedule

    We’re just over two weeks away from the 62nd Annual NIBROC Festival, and now, the schedule of kids activities for the fest is set in stone.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tri-County water treatment plants exceed quality standards

    Thirsty? If so, the Tri-County has some good water to offer to quench that thirst — that’s according to the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, which announced that 61 drinking water treatment plants across the state consistently produced drinking water last year that exceeded state and federal water quality standards.

    July 23, 2014

  • Corbin woman appointed to Ky. Board of Education

    A former Corbin Board of Education member has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Education.

    July 23, 2014

  • POLICE ROUNDUP: Man admits to having sex with minor

    London City Police arrested a man Monday for having sexual relations with a minor, according to London City Police Chief Derek House.

    July 23, 2014

  • TODAY'S HEADLINES — July 23, 2014

    Couple pleads not guilty to abuse

    W’burg Supt. evaluation postponed

    NIBROC: Just Lose It finalists announced

    NIBROC releases Kids Activities schedule

    Corbin woman appointed to Ky. Board of Education

    Tri-County water treatment plants exceed quality standards

    Man admits to having sex with minor

    July 23, 2014

  • 0722 Mike Corey & David Thompson FOR WEB.jpg David Thompson to run again

    The mayor’s race in Barbourville will have a familiar name on the November ballot.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter