By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
CASEY COUNTY — The Corbin Lady Redhounds hit the road for the first time this season Tuesday as they traveled to Casey County.
Despite outscoring the Lady Rebels by 10 points in the fourth quarter, Jason McDaniel’s squad suffered their second straight loss, falling to Casey County, 55-53.
Corbin fell behind early as the Lady Rebels jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter. After the loss McDaniel said his team’s slow start played a huge role in the early deficit, but gave credit for the late-game effort.
“We came out flat and it showed, especially on the defensive end,” McDaniel said. “The second half we made a great run due to our defensive effort.
“Now we must focus on playing disciplined offensively and defensively for four quarters,” he added. “I’m proud of our girls effort and character throughout the second half, but the hole we dug was too deep.”
Corbin played the Lady Rebels even in the second quarter, trailing 30-17 at halftime. Corbin then trimmed the gap by one in the third quarter, but still trailed 48-36 heading in to the final period of play.
Kayla Wilson scored 10 of her game-high 15 points in the final eight minutes of play, but it wasn’t enough to put the Lady Redhounds in front as they fell, 57-55.
By Chris Parsons / 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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