TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

January 29, 2014

Stinging Loss

Yellow Jackets edge Whitley County at home, 53-52

CORBIN — By Dan Connell / Staff Writer

WILLIAMSBURG — A 50th District rivalry night continued in Williamsburg on Tuesday as the Yellow Jackets hosted the Colonels of Whitley County in their first meeting of the season.

Whitley County entered the contest winning its previous three out of four games, while Williamsburg had lost its last three out of four. A near capacity crowd witnessed a thriller as the Yellow Jackets came away with their first district win of the season, defeating the Colonels 53-52.

Williamsburg coach Patrick Robinson commented on the Williamsburg performance.

“It was a good win for our team and our kids,” Robinson said. “Especially with the intensity that we played with tonight and the effort.

“We were flying around getting loose balls,” he added. “Even when we made mistakes we'd follow it up with a steal and make them turn it over, so it's just a really good win for our kids.”              

Whitley County grabbed an early lead in the first quarter on a pair of 3-pointers by Levi Barton and one from Luke Woods, which helped stretched the Colonel lead to 15-9 early, but the Yellow Jackets countered with scoring of their own from Hunter Sulfridge and Corey Shelton. Chase Lowrie knocked down a three-point basket which helped rally the Yellow Jackets back from its six-point deficit to tie the score at 15 the end of the first period.

Williamsburg took its first lead on two consecutive Andrew Griffith baskets, giving Williamsburg a four-point edge. The Colonels continued to find Luke Woods who came up with big numbers for the Colonel offense.  Woods connected on two more three-point baskets in the second quarter to keep the Colonel offense in stride, but the Jackets turned to Hunter Sulfridge who found his way to free throw line on several Yellow Jacket possessions throughout the first half and helped stretch the lead to a three-point, 29-26 lead at halftime.

Williamsburg opened the third quarter with the momentum and turned to Dalton Sizemore who extended the Williamsburg lead to 36-31 with a three-point basket. Sizemore put the Yellow Jackets in the lead 40-34 as Williamsburg scored on a series of points off Whitley County's full court pressure. The Jackets closed the third quarter leading 42-35.

The gap would close as Whitley County continued to find its hot hand in Luke Woods. A Woods' three-point basket trimmed the deficit to 43-40. Williamsburg's biggest lead of the quarter extended to 49-44 on an Andrew Griffith layup, but a Woods answered with a basket of his own, cutting the lead to 51-49. Corey Shelton's two free throws gave Williamsburg a 53-49 edge. Whitley County's Corey Johnson nailed a three point basket to cut the lead to 53-52.  The Colonels had one more attempt to score with four seconds remaining after a Yellow Jacket turnover on the inbound pass. Corey Johnson's three-point basket was off the mark and the Yellow Jackets held on to the one-point victory.

Whitley County coach Jerry Overbey commented on the Colonels' performance.

“The kids played hard,” Overbey said. “It's just the detail things that we miss some. They gave a great effort.

“I can't fault the kids for the way they played. They give it to me every game,” he added. “We just have to get in the gym and fix a few things and hope to get this thing turned around.”

The two teams are scheduled to meet again on Feb. 13th.

 

Williamsburg 53, Whitley County 52

Whitley County  15   11   9  17 – 52

Williamsburg      15  14  13  11 – 53

 

Whitley County (52) – Woods 25, Ja. Sasko 6, Barton 6, Petrey 5, Co. Johnson 4, Crisologo 4, Foley 2.

Williamsburg (53) – Sulfridge 17, Shelton 12, Griffith 10, Sizemore 9, Lowrie 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
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire 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
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