By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WILLIAMSBURG — After Monday’s sluggish 46-26 win over Williamsburg, Whitley County head coach Larry Anderson said his team may have still been reeling from Friday’s double overtime loss to Corbin at home.
“The effort just wasn’t there in the first half and I’m not sure why,” Anderson said. “Whether it was coming off the long game Friday against Corbin I’m not sure.
“We just weren’t getting any of the hustle plays in the first half and we just didn’t have any continuity at all,” he added. “We started doing some things right in the second half and we were able to get our offense going in the right direction.”
Whitley County took a 6-5 lead into the second quarter and after outscoring the Lady Jackets 16-11 in the second, held a 22-16 lead at halftime.
The pace slowed again in the third quarter, but the Lady Colonels managed to outscore Williamsburg 10-6, extending the margin to 32-22 with eight minutes to play in the game.
Whitley's Brandy Smith single-handedly outscored the Lady Jackets with 31 points to lead all scorers in the 46-26 victory for the Lady Colonels.
Whitley County 46, Williamsburg 26
Whitley County 6 16 10 14 46
Williamsburg 5 11 6 4 26
Whitley County (46) – Smith 31, Dingess 8, Johnson 7.
Williamsburg (26) – Davis 12, Berry 5, Brown 2, Conlin 2, Harris 2, Anderson 2, Ash 1.
Smith scores 31 of team's 46 points in win over W'burg
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.
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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