By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
Jennifer Parsons’ Corbin Lady Redhounds shined during their two scrimmages this week by defeating both Harlan and Wayne County.
Parsons said her team received solid efforts throughout the contest with Sarah Ashley and Miranda Wilson each leading the way in scoring during the two games.
Corbin is coming off a 16-14 season and graduated only one player from last year’s roster.
“I believe we have played really well and we’re excited for the season to begin,” Parsons said. “We won both of the games, and the score was erased after each quarter. Harlan is a very young team and we were able to do some things against them while Wayne County was more of a veteran team.
“We wanted to control the tempo in both scrimmages and I thought we did a good job of that,” she added. “We played fast paced and also played 10 girls. I’m really liking our depth.”
Parsons said one of the biggest things that came out of the two scrimmages is the way her team has matured.
“I feel like all of our girls in some way have matured,” she said. “We are making better decisions on the court and that’s what I’m really most pleased with. We are excited for the season to begin.”
• Clyde Dixon’s Lynn Camp Wildcats split a pair of games during their two scrimmages this past week. The Wildcats got off on the right foot during the Breathitt County Shootout by defeating June Buchanan, 69-61, but dropped a 65-60 decision to Middlesboro during the SEKC Pan-o-Rama.
Chase Turner led the way with a 23-point effort against June Buchanan while Zach Smith added 16 points and Skylar Mcfarland had 14.
“It was a great way to begin the season,” Dixon said. “The kids have been working hard and we needed a win to help our confidence level. Both Chase and Zach provided good senior leadership to help us beat a pretty good team.
“We have had great attitude and effort so far,” he added. “We have a lot to work on, but I feel we have a lot of upside to this team.”
Lynn Camp held its own against Middlesboro, but fell in the end by five points. Smith led the way with a 17-point, 13-rebound effort while Matt Trosper (13), McFarland (10) and Justin Hammonds (9) followed.
“We played without leading scorer Chase Turner,” Dixon said. “Would have made a huge difference.”