By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Lady Colonels made quick work of Bell County Thursday, cruising to a 10-0 win at home.
A hat-trick by freshman Allison Jones, a pair of goals each by Josalynn Freeman and Jessica Dennis-Bay and one each by Brittany Fuson, Rachel Moore and Summer Amador accounted for the offensive onslaught.
Lady Colonels head coach Kelly Sawyers said she was proud of her team after the win, but stressed that she felt her squad should have won.
“This was a good win because it was a win we expected to get,” she said. “I was really pleased with the way the girls moved the ball and the way they executed our offense.”
When asked what the game plan was coming into the game Sawyers said her team expected to end the match early.
“We thought that if we couldn’t mercy-rule them it would be a little bit of a letdown,” Sawyers said. “They are a team that hasn’t had a lot of consistency and our kids knew that coming in.”
Whitley County improves to 3-2-1 on the season and get set to face South Laurel Tuesday in a district showdown.
Whitley County picks up easy 10-0 win over visiting Bell County
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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