By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
LYNN CAMP — The Lynn Camp Wildcats knocked off Red Bird Tuesday, 77-54, extending their win streak to five games, the longest of the season for Clyde Dixon’s squad.
Zach Smith and Skylar McFarland did the bulk of the work, scoring 25 and 23 points apiece, respectively, accounting for just over 62 percent of the Wildcats’ points.
Despite the win, Dixon said he didn’t feel like his team played as well as it could have, but credited the Wildcats for a solid effort.
“This was the third game in four nights for us and I didn’t feel we played our best game,” Dixon said. “Red Bird has a couple of nice players and Eric Young for them is a scoring machine.
“We missed Matt Trosper, who sat this one out with an injury, but Bruce Hopkins did a good job in replacement,” he added. “This is five wins in a row for us, which is a big positive for this team.”
Lynn Camp held a slim 13-11 win at the end of the first quarter and was able to extend the margin to 29-22 at the halftime break.
The Wildcats picked up the pace in the third quarter, outscoring Red Bird 23-14 in the period, making the lead 52-36 with eight minutes to play in the game.
A 25-18 effort in the fourth quarter helped seal the deal for the Wildcats as they grabbed the 77-54 win.
Lynn Camp 77, Red Bird 54
Red Bird 11 11 14 18 54
Lynn Camp 13 16 23 25 77
Red Bird (54) – Young 25, Wilder 24, Collett 3, Roberts 2.
Lynn Camp (77) – Smith 25, McFarland 23, Hammonds 8, Maeir 8, Hopkins 7, Taylor 3, Swafford 2, Jones 1.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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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.
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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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