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DESTIN, FLA. — It was the sister act for Corbin at the Destin Community Center Monday night.
Sisters Miranda and Kayla Wilson combined to score 35 points to lead the Lady Redhounds to a 54-36 win over Fort Walton Beach High in the championship game of the Destin Holiday Classic.
Miranda Wilson scored 18 points and was named tournament MVP while Kayla Wilson added 17 to lead Corbin to the easy win.
The Lady Redhounds turned a close game at the half into a rout in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Vikings 16-4 in the period. Corbin held a slim 27-23 lead at the intermission.
"We just lost our focus in the third quarter and all the credit goes to Corbin, they hit some big shots there," said Fort Walton Beach coach Holly McDaniel. "We had a good run and just ran out of gas in the second half."
For Corbin coach Jason McDaniel, the Wilson sisters were the difference.
"They have such great basketball knowledge and get us in the right plays and out of bad ones all the time," McDaniel said. "We played well tonight, shot the ball really well and feel very fortunate to come out of here with three wins."
Mercedez Claybrone led Fort Walton Beach with nine points — well below her tournament average of more than 18 points per game.
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Here we go again
It'll be a matchup between two of the most historic programs in the 13th Region tonight when the Clay County Tigers defend their 13th Region title against the Corbin Redhounds.
The Way It Is
We’re not even through with the 2013-14 season yet, but it’s never too early to talk about next season. Since we’ve crowned a 13th Region champion on the girls’ side of things, let take a glimpse of what might be for the 2014-15 campaign.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
Well, here we are, Corbin vs. Clay County for the right to see who will represent the 13th Region next week at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
For the seventh time in the last 10 seasons, the Corbin Redhounds are headed to the 13th Region finals, after their 56-48 win over the Bell County Bobcats in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Like It or Not
I hate to steal an idea, but I guess in the end that's what everyone seems to be doing these days. After reading Les Dixon’s list of what he thought were the top five upsets in recent memory of the 13th Region Tournament, I decided to rank my top five basketball movies in today's column. With that said, here goes.
Williamsburg sees Cinderella run come to an end
For the third straight year, the Clay County Tigers are playing for the 13th Region Championship and the opportunity to play in the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena, after their 79-58 victory over the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
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Clay County, Bell County fall in semifinal round
Both Corbin and Harlan had to withstand battles during the 13th Region semifinals, but when all was said and done, they both won, punching tickets into the finals of the 13th Region Girls Tournament title game.
Pick Up Game
Six straight 50th District titles and a 10-game winning streak were not enough to place the Corbin Redhounds as the favorite heading into their matchup with the Jackson County Generals in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament.
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