By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
CORBIN — Corbin dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision to Henry Clay with the Blue Devils escaping with a 3-2 win.
The Redhounds won two of three singles matches, but went 0-2 in doubles play.
“A very strong Henry Clay team came to Corbin today,” Corbin coach Nickie Dixon said. “Their lineup went just a little deeper than ours today. However it was close. We lost 2-3 but there were two matches that had to be decided in a third set tie-break.
“In singles I continue to be impressed with Connor Maguet and William Reedy,” she added. “Connor dominated today and kept control of the points. William was playing a very tough opponent and the score was as close as it could be in the first set. William had to fight off about 7 set points to end up winning in a tiebreak. He then controlled things more easily in the second set. I was very proud of his effort.”
Henry Clay 3, Corbin 2
No. 1. Connor Maguet (CO) def. David Chen (HC) 6-0, 6-3
No. 2. William Reedy (CO) def. Eliot Smith (HC), 7-6 (6), 6-1
No. 3. Pavan Anand (CO) lost to Will Andrews (HC) 3-6, 6-4, 0-1 (9-11)
No. 1. Seth Heinss/Josh Jewell (CO) lost to Alex Atwood/Keifer Mays (HC) 6-4, 2-6, 0-1 (6-10)
No. 2. Harrison Reedy/Andrew Reedy (CO) lost to Sam Hughes/Luke Yurkoski (HC) 1-6, 6-1
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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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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