By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
KNOX CENTRAL — The Knox Central Lady Panthers picked up a district win Friday, knocking off Pineville 56-54 in overtime.
Jenna Mills led the way for Knox Central with 24 points, while Tyra McNeil added 10 for the Lady Panthers.
Knox Central fell behind early after the Lady Mountain Lions outscored them 18-4 in the first quarter.
The Lady Panthers rallied in the second period though, cutting the gap to four points after a 10-2 effort trimmed the gap to 20-14 at halftime.
The Lady Panthers used a 19-15 third quarter effort to cut into the lead again, making the score 35-33 as with one period left to play in the game.
Knox Central outscored Pineville 17-15 in the final eight minutes of play to tie things up at 50 apiece, forcing the game into overtime.
Mills and Cassi Shippy scored three points apiece as the Lady Panthers grabbed the 56-54 win, improving to 7-6 on the regular season and 1-1 in 51st District.
Knox Central 56, Pineville 54 OT
Pineville 18 2 15 15 4 54
Knox Central 4 10 19 17 6 56
Pineville (54) – Gambrell 14, Enix 13, Adams 13, Washington 7, Mullins 5, Keyes 2.
Knox Central (56) – Mills 24, McNeil 10, Shippy 9, Hubbard 9, Hale 1
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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