By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
MIDDLESBORO — The South Laurel Lady Cardinals continued to flex their muscles by defeating the Middlesboro Lady Yellow Jackets Thursday, 16-0.
The Lady Cardinals scored early and often against Middlesboro and have now recorded two straight wins that saw the game end before halftime.
“We had a good week,” South Laurel coach Todd White said. “We only played two halves, but we got two wins and that is good for our girls.
“We're going to be tested next week, though,” he added. “Next week we will face Pulaski County and East Jessamine. Those are two very good teams.”
White said there were a lot of positives that came out of the win.
“I’m happy we got out of there without any injuries,” he said. “Injuries are always a concern when you play and I was able to play everyone on the team. I believe almost everyone on the team scored for us.
“Middlesboro never threatened and we possessed the ball for almost the entire game,” he added. “It was a good win.”
The Lady Cardinals are winners of four straight now and have outscored their opponents 37-1 during the process.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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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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