, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

January 14, 2013

Heartbreaking loss

Pineville wins All ‘A’ title with doubles overtime win over Lynn Camp

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

WILLIAMSBURG — The Lynn Camp Lady Wildcats’ dreams of capturing the school’s first-ever 13th Region All ‘A’ Classic championship were dashed in dramatic fashion Friday.

The Lady Wildcats were seconds away from advancing to the All ‘A’ Classic State Tournament, but Pineville’s Emil Mullins connected with a three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime at 43 apiece.

There was some confusion on whether or not Mullins released the ball before the buzzer went off, but in the end, the shot counted and the Lady Mountain Lions finally pulled away in the second overtime to win, 56-52.

“This is a very, very tough loss for us,” Lynn Camp coach Richard Jones said. “We just didn’t execute and that cost us the game.”

Lynn Camp turned out to be its own worst enemy by turning the ball over 26 times nine times in the fourth quarter.

The Lady Wildcats led by as many as 11 points (15-4) in the first half, but one-of-14 shooting in the second quarter along with 17-of-57 shooting for the game led to the four-point loss.

“We just didn’t execute down the stretch,” Jones said. “That’s the ballgame. We made several bad plays in regulation that if we did make them, we could have won.”

Pineville didn’t help its case much either. The Lady Mountain Lions were only 16-of-31 from the free-throw line, including a five-of-12 effort in the fourth quarter.

“We worked really hard to get to the championship game and we had a goal to win this, but we just came up short,” Jones said. “We’ll go from here and try to win our district games and try the district.

“We’ve got to learn to do the extra things and work even harder to be a program that can make that next step to win a championship.”

Lynn Camp led 15-4 after the first quarter on six-of-15 shooting, but fizzled out in the second quarter by misfiring on its first 12 shots.

The Lady Wildcats’ offensive woes allowed Pineville to get back in the contest and cut its deficit to only five points (20-15) at halftime.

The Lady Mountain Lions took a brief 21-20 lead in the third quarter before three-pointers by Heather Wilson, Merita Burke and Kayla Smith allowed Lynn Camp to take a 35-29 lead into the fourth quarter.

Jones’ squad continued to struggle from the floor during the final eight minutes. Lynn Camp connected on only two-of-eight shot attempts, allowing Pineville to get back into the game.

The Lady Wildcats led by five points (43-38) with :32 remaining in regulation, but missed all five attempts at the free-throw line to seal the win, which in turn, set the stage for Mullins’ three-pointer to force overtime.

Pineville led by as many as three points (50-47) in the first overtime before the Lady Wildcats rallied to force a second overtime at 50 apiece.

Jones’ squad jumped out to a 52-50 lead, but the Lady Mountain Lions went on a 6-0 run to wrap-up the win and the 13th Region All ‘A’ Classic championship.

13th Region All ‘A’ Classic Championship

at Williamsburg High School

Pineville         4  11  16  14  7  6  56

Lynn Camp    15  5  15    8  7  2  52

Pineville (56) — Enix 13, Adams 16, Washington 6, Gambrel 8, Mullins 13.

Lynn Camp (52) — Smith 8, Wilson 16, Burke 7, May 15, Bryant 6.

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
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 Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
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