TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

January 28, 2013

Top Dawgs

Corbin captures sixth grade middle school championship

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

LEXINGTON — It wasn’t easy, but the Corbin Redhound sixth grade basketball team overcame a seven-point first half deficit to capture the 2013 Boys KBA State championship by defeating Lebanon Middle School, 52-47.

The Redhounds were powered by Tournament MVP Cameron Maguet’s 20-point effort. After being held scoreless in the first quarter, Maguet broke through and hit two three-pointers in the second half while scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter. He scored 137 points during the three-day, seven-game event, as Corbin kept its perfect record alive at 31-0 by going 7-0.

“You can’t describe the feeling right now,” coach Jimmy Hendrickson said. “We’ve worked since October to get to this point and I’m just at a loss of words right now.

“These kids deserve it because they’ve worked really hard,” he added. “We knew we could be special, but we also knew it would take working real hard and playing with that Redhound Pride to get this far and we’ve got that Redhound Pride.”

Corbin advanced to the championship game by picking up a win on Friday before rolling to three wins on Saturday and two more on Sunday, including a victory over North Laurel in the Final Four.

 The Redhounds fell behind 14-10 at the end of the first quarter to Lebanon after struggling from the floor on four-of-14 shooting. Lucas Henegar scored five points during the quarter to keep Corbin close.

Hendrickson’s squad fell behind 17-10 with 5:13 remaining in the first half when Henegar scored five straight points, including hitting a three-pointer, that triggered a 17-6 run for Corbin.

Noah Taylor added six points during the quarter, while Maguet began to take over with drives to the basket and scored six of the Redhounds’ last eight points of the second quarter, giving his team a 27-23 edge at halftime.

After seeing his team fall behind seven points, Hendrickson admitted he was concerned.

“I was — this was our seventh game and third today and they were really pushing us,” he said. “I was worried about our legs, but we just dug deep and played that much harder.”

The Patriots got back in the game during the third quarter by outscoring Corbin 9-5 while forcing the game to go into the fourth quarter at 32 apiece.

But that’s when the Redhounds took over.

Lebanon didn’t have an answer for Maguet or Taylor down the stretch, as the duo combined to score 16 of their team’s 20 points during the final period of play.

Maguet opened the quarter with a three-pointer to give his team a 35-32 edge, but the Patriots tied it up at 35 apiece with a three-pointer of their own.

A basket by Brendan Henegar ignited a 10-1 run that allowed the Redhounds to put the game away. Taylor added a three-pointer during the run while Maguet scored on an old-fashioned three-point play to push Corbin’s lead to 45-36. He added a layup seconds later to give his team its biggest lead of the game at 47-36.

Lebanon tried to rally, but couldn’t get any closer than five points down the stretch.

Maguet’s 19 points led Corbin while Taylor followed with 12 points and L. Henegar added 11.

“We’re not a one-man team,” Hendrickson said. “That’s what is so special about this team. Everyone contributes in someway and it’s special — it really is. I know you hear that all of the time, but this is special.

“When they made their little run then we would come back and hit a shot,” he added. “You could see it in their eyes. They wanted this bad.”

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg End of the Line

    Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County's state title run comes to an end

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tripped Up: Tough loss follows Saturday's walk-off win

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — The Corbin Little League All Stars began the 2014 State Tournament with as exciting a finish as any baseball fan could hope for, but struggled on day two, falling to 1-1 after the first two days.

    July 21, 2014

  • Comeback Effort: Knox County recovers from 24-0 loss, grabs 4-2 win in pool play

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — After what could have turned in to a demoralizing 24-0 loss to Eastern to start State Tournament pool play Saturday, the Knox County 11-year-old All Stars recovered nicely Sunday, picking up a 4-2 win over Paintsville.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0702 TEAM JUMP FOR WEB.jpg Ready To Roll

    After a 6-0 run through the loser’s bracket of the District 4 Tournament, the only thing left for the Corbin Little League All Stars to do is pack their bags and get to Bowling Green.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0718 NORTH TEAM FOR WEB.jpg Passing Grade

    For many years, Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football program has been known for its running attack, but with the way things went during the Union College 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, the Jaguars may be shedding the “ground game” label.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIKE IT OR NOT: MLB's All Star effort was a bust

    With the 85th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in the books, I have to say I feel like the whole thing was a complete bust.

    July 18, 2014

  • 0707 KNOX WINS.jpg Eyes On The Prize

    The Knox County 11-year-old All-Stars have a tall task ahead of them, but head coach Jason Hembree said he feels like the team will be ready to go when the state tournament starts Saturday in Bowling Green.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
SEC Times-Tribune