By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
CASEY COUNTY — The Lynn Camp Wildcats saw their five-game winning streak come to an end after dropping a 68-39 decision to a Casey County team they had just beaten a couple of days before by four points (54-50).
The Wildcats (14-12) struggeled offensively the entire game and found themselves trailing 15-9 after the first quarter and 31-20 at halftime before being outscored 37-19 during the game's final 16 minutes.
"Tonight may have been the worst overall effort by a Lynn Camp team in three years," Lynn Camp coach Clyde Dixon said. "We had almost as many turnovers (30) as we did points. We shot 15-of-52 from the field and never had our head in the game.
"We actually seemed intimidated by Casey County for no reason, when we had just beaten them Monday" he added. "Our team has to dig deep inside themselves, refocus and finish the season strong. I hope they have it in them to do so. We all took a giant step backwards tonight."
Skylar McFarlan led Lynn Camp with a 12-point scoring effort.
Casey County 68, Lynn Camp 39
Lynn Camp 9 11 6 13 39
Casey County 15 16 15 22 68
Lynn Camp (39) — Smith 7, McFarland 12, Trosper 8, Maier 4, Jones 1, Taylor 6, Morris 1.
Casey County (68) — Lexi 11, Smith 19, Wright 4, Hill 13, Scott 7, Brancon 5, Livingston 3, Brown 4, Randell 2.
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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