, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

December 23, 2013

Stepping up

Late effort by North's Jervis propels Jags to win

CORBIN — By Les Dixon For the Times-Tribune

NORTH LAUREL ­ Brad Sizemore's North Laurel Jaguars were clinging to a 43-41 lead with 6:54 remaining in the fourth quarter during Sunday's game against Williamsburg and in dire need of someone to step up.

Elijah Jervis did just that by knocking down two consecutive three-pointers while scoring 10 of his game-high 20 points to lead his team to a 65-58 win against the Yellow Jackets during consolation play of the Legacy Nissan Classic.

“Those were two big shots he hit,” Williamsburg coach Patrick Robinson said. “It was a bad match-up for us because if we went to man-to-man, the match-up would favor them and if we went zone, they could hurt us from the outside.

“So we had to go to a zone, and you saw what happened,” he added. “We are improving, though. That's the important thing.”

North Laurel coach Brad Sizemore was pleased with the way his team played throughout the game, including the final eight minutes.

“It was a two, three or four -point game — those shots were huge,” he said of Jervis' two three-pointers. “This was a really good win against a good team. I thought we did some good things (tonight).”

The Jaguars jumped out to a 13-9 lead after the first quarter by shooting six-of-14 from the floor, while limiting Williamsburg to three-of-16 shooting.

“We started off slow,” Robinson said. “We are missing Skyler (Griffith) out there. If we had him out there, who knows what could have happened. We're getting better and that's important.”

After falling behind 16-11 in the second quarter, the Yellow Jackets fought back and tied the game at 19 apiece with 3:38 remaining in the first half, and actually took a 27-23 lead after baskets by Corey Shelton and Dalton Sizemore.

The lead was short-lived, though, as three points by Jervis and three points by Jaythus Riley triggered an 8-0 run to end the half and was capped off by a last second shot by Hagen Hodges, giving North Laurel a 31-27 lead at halftime.

“We were able to get our defense going,” Sizemore said. “We got some turnovers — they were getting too many loose balls.”

Williamsburg got as close as two points (37-35) in the third quarter, but the Jaguars managed to take a 41-38 edge into the fourth quarter after four-of-nine shooting during the period.

After Jervis' two straight treys gave his team a 49-41 lead with 5:40 left in regulation, a ferocious dunk by Andrew Griffith triggered a short-lived rally for Williamsburg.

North Laurel was able to wrap-up the win at the charity stripe, and finished the game 22-of-28 from the free-throw line.

Peyton Broughton also scored in double figures for North Laurel, finishing with 14 points while Sizemore led Williamsburg with 18 points and Shelton followed with a 15-point scoring effort.

North Laurel 65, Williamsburg 58

Williamsburg   9  18  11  20 – 58

North Laurel  13  18  10  24 – 65

Williamsburg (58) – Shelton 15, Poore 3, Lowrie 10, Griffith 12, Sizemore 18.

North Laurel (65) – Broughton 14, Miller 9, Jervis 20, Thompson 1, Asher 8, Jeffers 3, Hodges 4, Riley 6.


Text Only
Local Sports
  • 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

  • Comeback Effort: Knox County recovers from 24-0 loss, grabs 4-2 win in pool play

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — After what could have turned in to a demoralizing 24-0 loss to Eastern to start State Tournament pool play Saturday, the Knox County 11-year-old All Stars recovered nicely Sunday, picking up a 4-2 win over Paintsville.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0702 TEAM JUMP FOR WEB.jpg Ready To Roll

    After a 6-0 run through the loser’s bracket of the District 4 Tournament, the only thing left for the Corbin Little League All Stars to do is pack their bags and get to Bowling Green.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0718 NORTH TEAM FOR WEB.jpg Passing Grade

    For many years, Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football program has been known for its running attack, but with the way things went during the Union College 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, the Jaguars may be shedding the “ground game” label.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIKE IT OR NOT: MLB's All Star effort was a bust

    With the 85th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in the books, I have to say I feel like the whole thing was a complete bust.

    July 18, 2014

  • 0707 KNOX WINS.jpg Eyes On The Prize

    The Knox County 11-year-old All-Stars have a tall task ahead of them, but head coach Jason Hembree said he feels like the team will be ready to go when the state tournament starts Saturday in Bowling Green.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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
Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Bodies of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune