By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
LONDON — The South Laurel Lady Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak Monday, knocking off cross-town rival North Laurel with ease, 77-42.
Taylor Arthur and Emily Clonce led the way for the Lady Cardinals, tallying 19 points apiece. Cassandra Johnson added 17 en route to the win.
South Laurel took control early and never looked back, grabbing a 24-6 lead by the time the first quarter came to a close.
The Lady Jaguars played even with South Laurel in the second quarter, but still trailed 36-18 as halftime rolled around.
South Laurel stepped on the gas again as the third quarter got underway, extending its lead to 58-32 by the end of the third period.
A 19-12 fourth quarter effort extended the lead to 77-42 as the game wound down, sending the Lady Cardinals to the win.
South Laurel improves to 8-10 on the season, while North Laurel falls to 2-15 with the loss.
The Lady Cardinals will be back in action Friday when they travel to Whitley County for a 50th District showdown with the Lady Colonels.
North Laurel will travel to Corbin Friday to face the Lady Redhounds.
South Laurel 77, North Laurel 42
North Laurel 6 12 14 12 42
South Laurel 24 12 22 19 77
North Laurel (42) – Ellington 11, Wyatt 10, Carpenter 9, Grey 5, Raines 3, Sexton 2, Chestnut 2.
South Laurel (77) – Arthur 19, Clonce 19, Johnson 17, Parker 8, Reynolds 8, Baker 6.
Lady Cards cruise past North Laurel on the road, 77-42.
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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