Boys Player of the Week
Jackson County’s Steven Wagers put together a solid week of play to earn this week’s 13th Region Player of the Week award. Wagers scored the game-winning basket at the buzzer during the Generals’ 62-60 win over Barbourville Monday while scoring a game-high 20 points to lead Jackson County past Knox Central Thursday, 54-46.
Girls Player of the Week
Clay County’s Cheyenne Madden, turned in a solid week of work to capture the 13th Region’s Player of the week honors. She totaled 39 points and 18 rebounds in two games this past week, as the Lady Tigers posted a 1-1 record.
Hit with another injury
Things started out great for the Whitley County Lady Colonels, but the injury bug has really taken its toll on the Lady Colonels. Whitley County lost the services of senior guard Bethany Powers this past week after she suffered an ACL injury against Williamsburg. Whitley County’s Kandace Craig and Hallie Jones has also been injured this season for Anderson’s squad.
Barbourville’s Kelsey Erslan recorded her 1,000 career point Friday during the Lady Tigers’ 67-66 overtime loss to Knox Central.
Back in action
Knox Central’s Matt Barger had been out five weeks due to a hip injury and he responded in his first game back on Tuesday with a team-high 17 points to help guide the Panthers past Whitley County on the road.
The Corbin Lady Redhounds received some good news when guard Jacklyn Jewell was able to come back and play this past week. Jewell gives Corbin another weapon down the stretch.
13th Region District
1. Clay County 2-0
2. North Laurel 2-1
3. Oneida Baptist 3-2
4. Jackson County 1-2
5. Red Bird 0-2
1. Corbin 5-1
2. Whitley County 3-2
3. South Laurel 3-3
4. Williamsburg 0-5
1. Barbourville 5-1
2. Knox Central 4-2
3. Lynn Camp 3-3
4. Pineville 1-5
1. Harlan County 5-1
2. Bell County 4-1
3. Harlan 2-4
4. Middlesboro 0-6
1. Clay County 4-0
2. Jackson County 2-1
3. North Laurel 1-3
4. Oneida Baptist 1-3
5. Red Bird 1-1
1. Corbin 5-1
2. South Laurel 3-2
3. Whitley County 2-3
4. Williamsburg 0-4
1. Barbourville 3-0
2. Pineville 2-1
3. 3. Knox Central 1-2
4. 4. Lynn Camp 0-3
1. Harlan County 5-1
2. Bell County 4-1
3. Middlesboro 1-4
4. Harlan 1-5
Boys top games this week
Barbourville at Harlan County
Tuesday, Feb. 5
South Laurel at Clay County
North Laurel at Jackson County
Knox Central at Perry Central
Friday, Feb. 8
Knox Central at Bell County
Clay County at Jackson County
Saturday, Feb. 9
Montgomery County at Harlan County
Boys top games this past week
Jackson County 62, Barbourville 60 — Barbourville fought back from a 13-point first half deficit to see Jackson County’s Steven Wagers knock down the game-winning shot at the buzzer during the Tigers’ two-point loss to the Generals on Monday.
Harlan County 77, Middlesboro 46 — A 13-2 Harlan County run in the first quarter led to a 77-46 rout of Middlesboro Monday, as the Black Bears rolled to an easy win. The Yellow Jackets were without the services of starting guard Donnie Foister.
Clay County 67, Pineville 53 — The Tigers picked up a much-needed win against a regional opponent. Four players scored in double figures, as Tyler McDaniel led the way with 24 points.
Jackson County 54, Knox Central 46 — The Generals picked up their second big win this past week by going on the road and knocking off the Panthers, 54-46. Jackson County did a great job of limiting Knox Central’s Matt Barger to only two points.
North Laurel 70, South Laurel 65 OVERTIME — The defending 13th Region champions got revenge from an early season loss to the Cardinals by winning in overtime by five points. This win could jumpstart the season for the Jaguars.
Girls top games this week
Lynn Camp at Corbin
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Middlesboro at Whitley County
Thursday, Feb. 7
Middlesboro at Barbourville
Friday, Feb. 8
Harlan County at Corbin
Saturday, Feb. 9
South Laurel at Barbourville
Girls top games this past week
Clay County 73, Barbourville 39 — A game that many thought would be close turned out to be a Lady Tigers blowout, as Clay County handed Barbourville a 73-39 loss on Monday. Clay County outscored Barbourville 37-16 in the first half and never looked back.
South Laurel 65, North Laurel 44 — The Lady Cardinals continued their recent dominance of cross-town rival North Laurel by winning with ease Monday, 65-44. South Laurel jumped on the Lady Jaguars 20-2 in the first quarter and never looked back.
Harlan County 51, Middlesboro 50 — Middlesboro almost pulled off the biggest shocker in the 13th Region this season, but fell just short of accomplishing the feat, losing to Harlan County, 51-50. The Lady Black Bears led 14-0 to begin the game before watching the Lady Yellow Jackets storm back.
Madison Central 49, Clay County 46 OVERTIME — The Lady Tigers led by as much as 14 points in the first quarter, but the No. 4 ranked Lady Indians rallied and won in overtime by three points behind Larryn Brooks’ 23-point scoring effort.
Harlan County 45, Harlan 38 — The Lady Black Bears used a 12-2 run to open the second half and knocked off rival Harlan Thursday by seven points.
Corbin 65, Whitley County 62 DOUBLE OVERTIME — The Lady Redhounds sealed the 50th District’s top seed by defeating the Lady Colonels in a double overtime thriller. Whitley County’s Maria Johnson had a chance to win the game with no time remaining at the end of the first overtime, but missed two free throw attempts, which gave Corbin another chance and the Lady Redhounds took advantage of the situation and won by three points.
Knox Central 67, Barbourville 66 OVERTIME — Knox Central connected on three free throw attempts in regulation to send the game into overtime while Lady Panther senior guard Jenna Mills took over in the extra frame to give her team to 51st District win.
Boys individual highlights
Jackson County’s Zach Lawson scored 16 points while Jacob Hammonds added 14 during the Generals’ 62-60 win over Barbourville Monday. The Tigers’ Devon Mills scored 23 points in the loss while teammate Alexander Phipps added 14 points.
Lynn Camp had three players score in double figures during Monday’s 54-50 win over Casey County. Matt Trosper led the way with 14 points while Zach Smith (13 points) and Justin Hammonds (12 points) followed.
Alex Sergent’s 22-point effort Monday against Middlesboro helped guide Harlan County to an easy 77-46 win.
Tyler Potter scored 20 points while Josh Asher added 15 to lead Bell County to a 68-44 win over Harlan Monday.
Williamsburg’s Corey Shelton scored 25 points while teammate Skylar Griffith added 17, but it wasn’t enough as Corbin pulled off an 81-55 win on Tuesday. Kevin Goins led the Redhounds with 20 points while Robbie Igo followed with a 16-point effort.
Lynn Camp’s Zach Smith scored 25 points while Skylar McFarland added 23 during the Wildcats’ 77-54 win over Red Bird Tuesday. Erik Young led the Cardinals with 25 points while Thomas Wilder followed with 24 points.
Whitley County’s Michael Powers scored a game-high 21 points while Boston Bryant added 17, but it wasn’t enough during the Colonels’ 57-51 loss to Knox Central Tuesday. Matt Barger led the Panthers with 17 points.
South Laurel’s Zach Jones scored 15 points to lead the Cardinals past George Rogers Clark Tuesday, 57-46.
Clay County’s Tyler McDaniel scored 24 points on eight-of-16 shooting to lead the Tigers past Pineville Tuesday, 67-53. Teammate Marty Bowling followed with 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Eighth grader Peyton Broughton turned in double-double by scoring 17 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to lead North Laurel past Leslie County, 70-47.
Jackson County’s Steven Wagers scored 20 points during the Generals’ 54-46 win over Knox Central Thursday.
Harlan County’s Tyler Brewer scored 17 points during the Black Bears’ 73-40 win over Harlan on Thursday.
Marty Bowling’s 14-point effort was good enough to lead Clay County to an easy 80-52 win over Williamsburg on Thursday. Corey Shelton led the Yellow Jackets with 17 points.
The duo of Devon Mills and Alexander Phipps continues to shine, as the Barbourville players combined to score 43 points during the Tigers’ 80-70 win over Jellico, Tenn. Thursday. Phipps led the way with 22 points while Mills added 21.
Whitley County’s Michael Powers scored 27 points during Friday’s battle against Corbin, but it wasn’t enough as the Redhounds pulled out a 76-67 win. Kevin Goins led the Redhounds with 15 points.
North Laurel’s Jake Allen tossed in a game-high 24 points to lead the Jaguars past South Laurel Friday, 70-65. The Cardinals’ Zac Baxter scored 23 points in the loss.
Girls individual highlights
Cheyenne Madden and TaLaura Mathis teamed up to score a combined 41 points during Clay County’s 73-39 win over Barbourville. Madden led all scorers with 24 points and Mathis finished with 17. Kara Erslan led Barbourville with 19 points.
South Laurel’s Taylor Arthur scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Cassandra Johnson added 14 points during the Lady Cardinals’ 65-44 blowout win over North Laurel Monday.
Bell County’s Maci Morris continued her impressive play by scoring 21 points, as the Lady Bobcats knocked off Harlan on Monday, 57-37.
Harlan County’s Brooklyn Massingill scored 16 points to lead her team past Middlesboro Monday, 51-50. The Lady Yellow Jackets’ Bailey Miller led all scorers with 17 points.
Red Bird’s Jani Slusher scored 17 of her team’s 24 points during the Lady Cardinals’ 56-24 loss to Lynn Camp on Tuesday.
Kelsey Erlan scored 19 points along with teammate Amber Mills while Kara Erslan added 16 during Barbourville’s 85-65 win over Jellico, Tenn. Thursday.
Clay County’s Morgan Chesnut scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Cheyenne Madden added 15 points and seven rebounds during the Lady Tigers’ 49-46 overtime loss to Madison Central on Thursday.
Corbin’s Miranda Wilson led all scorers with 20 points during the Lady Redhounds’ 65-62 win over Whitley County Friday. Brandi Smith added 17 points in the loss for the Lady Colonels while teammate Taylor Dingess followed with a 15-point effort.