By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
PULASKI COUNTY — Another slow start led to the Corbin Lady Redhounds seeing their eight-game win streak come to an end Saturday.
Rockcastle County jumped out to a 28-19 lead in the first half and withstood a late Corbin (20-8) rally to knock off the Lady Redhounds by six points in the Cancer Awareness Classic.
“We came out very flat again offensively today,” Corbin coach Jennifer Parsons said. “We got down in the third quarter by 14 points and made a run to cut it to one.
“We are making great efforts in the end, but dig ourselves into a hole that we couldn’t come out of today,” she added. “You never want to lose, but I think this loss will be good for us to realize we must play four quarters.”
Corbin had three players score in double figures during the loss with Kayla Wilson leading the way with 18 points while Miranda Wilson (16 points) and Sarah Ashley (15 points) followed.
The Lady Redhounds connected on 22-of-55 shot attempts from the floor while the Lady Rockets connected on 21-of-45.
Cancer Awareness Classic
At Pulaski County High School
Rockcastle County 13 15 20 19 67
Corbin 10 9 22 20 61
Rockcastle County (67) — Hunter 23, Adams 7, Reynolds 11, Coquer 3, Eversole 14, Miller 9.
Corbin (61) — Ashurst 3, Fothergill 2, Me. Wilson 7, Mi. Wilson 16, K. Wilson 18, Ashley 15.
Slow start leads to Lady Redhounds 67-61 loss to Rock
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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