By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
CORBIN — Other than a rough outing this past weekend in tournament play, the Corbin Lady Redhounds have been on cruise control.
Liberty Roberts’ squad improved to 11-4 on the season with a 2-0 (25-15 and 25-17) win over Rockcastle County Thursday, extending the team’s home winning streak to eight matches dating back to Sept. 1 of 2011.
After the win, Roberts said the streak is something her team has talked about and takes a lot of pride in every time it takes the floor.
“We actually talked a little about the streak tonight and that is something they want to continue,” Roberts said. “They take a lot of pride in the fact that they haven’t lost a match here, so anything to motivate them is a good thing.”
Corbin jumped ahead early in the first set and never looked back, leading by nine points on two occasions before going on for the 25-15 win.
The second set wasn’t as easy for the the Lady Redhounds, losing the lead at one point before grabbing the win.
Corbin grabbed an 8-3 lead before the Lady Rockets turned the tables and rallied to gain a 13-12 lead. The Lady Redhounds scored five straight points to regain the lead, 17-13.
Rockcastle County tried to rally on several occasions, but Roberts and company were able to hold on to get the 25-17 win.
Roberts said she was pleased with the way her team responded to some adversity after losing the lead.
“We were able to battle back and not lose our focus, which is always a good thing,” she said. “It seems like every match we play, we seem to be improving in some aspect, which is always a plus.”
Corbin will be back in action today when they take part in the Lady Colonel First Priority Classic at Whitley County High School.
Lady Redhounds capture eighth home win in a row
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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