By Chris Parsons
CORBIN — The Corbin Lady Redhounds recovered from a weekend loss to Rockcastle County in fine fashion Tuesday, picking up a 56-43 win over Pineville.
The victory was the ninth in the last 10 games for the Lady Redhounds, improving them to 21-8 on the season and 15-3 against 13th Region foes.
After the win, Corbin coach Jennifer Parsons said she was happy to get a win over a scrappy Pineville team.
“It was a good win for us tonight,” Parsons said. “Pineville has a good team and coach Schafer does a great job preparing them.
“They play incredibly hard and they are scrappy,” she added. “We played hard as well, but we had possessions where we struggled to score.”
Miranda Wilson led the way for the Lady Redhounds with 13 points, while Kayla Wilson added 12 and Holli Disney scored nine.
After taking a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Redhounds extended the margin to 26-18 at halftime.
Pineville trimmed the gap to 34-28 as the third quarter ended, but Corbin was able to pull away in the final eight minutes as a 22-15 fourth quarter sealed the win for the Lady Redhounds.
Corbin 56, Pineville 43
Pineville 10 8 10 15 43
Corbin 13 13 8 22 56
Pineville (43) – Enix 12, Gambrell 10, Adams 6, Mullins 6, Washington 5, Barnes 4.
Corbin (56) – Mi. Wilson 13, K. Wilson 12, Disney 9, Ashurst 6, Gallagher 6, Me. Wilson 5, Fothergill 4, Ashley 1.
By Chris Parsons
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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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