TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

February 1, 2013

Barbourville cruises past Jellico for 85-65 victory

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

BARBOURVILLE — A visit from the Jellico Lady Blue Devils may have been just what Andrea Hillard’s team needed Thursday.

Her Lady Tigers were coming off a 73-39 loss to Clay County on Monday and she said then she felt like the team was in a shooting slump.

“Not taking anything away from Jellico, but this is the kind of game we needed our girls to have to get back in their rhythm shooting-wise,” Hillard said. “We scored 85 points, but we missed a few layups, so I still don’t think we shot the ball that well.

“It was a good win for us though and hopefully it will give us some momentum as we head into this final stretch,” she added. “We have five games left and each of the five teams are playing pretty good basketball right now, so we will be tested.”

Barbourville scored early and often Thursday, knocking off Jellico 85-65, improving to 16-8 on the season.

Kelsey Erslan and Amber Mills led the way for the Lady Tigers with 19 points apiece, while Kara Erslan added 16 and Brianna Tate chipped in 14.

Barbourville took a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter, outscoring their opponent 26-16 in the first eight minutes. A 20-10 effort in the second period pushed the Lady Tigers’ lead to 46-26 at halftime.

Hillard and company continued to push the pace in the second half, using a 23-16 third quarter to extend the lead to 69-42 with eight minutes to play in the contest.

Jellico was able to outscore the Lady Tigers 23-16 in the final eight minutes of the game, but the deficit proved too large to overcome as Barbourville came away with the 85-65 victory.

“Like I said, hopefully we can use this as a springboard,” Hillard said. “These final five games will help us get better one way or another, so we need to make the best of them as we get closer to the postseason.”

Barbourville 85, Jellico, Tenn., 65

Jellico, Tenn.  16  10  16  23  65

Barbourville    26  20  23  16  85

Jellico, Tenn. (65) – NA

Barbourville (85) – Ke. Erslan 19, Mills 19, Ka. Erslan 16, tate 14, Hicks 6, Liford 6, Bunch 5.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0724 HANNAH HART THROW FOR WEB.jpg Out With A Bang

    Corbin’s Chris and Hannah Hart ended their Redhound softball careers together, but the duo went out with a bang, each representing Corbin on the Kentucky All Star squad in a three-game series against the Tennessee All Stars.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 KY EXPRESS TEAM for web.jpg Express finishes fourth in USSSA World Series

    The Kentucky Express participated in the USSSA World Seriers against teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and New York.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0721 CORBIN GROUP FOR WEB.jpg What A Run!

    The Corbin Little League All Stars put together an impressive run to the 2014 Little League State Tournament, but all good things must come to an end.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg Fun While It Lasted

    The North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their trip in Central Region play by dropping a 15-0 decision to Missouri’s Webb City Little League.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County put together gutsy run to state

    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 23, 2014

  • 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

  • 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
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires
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