By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
BEREA — The Corbin Lady Redhounds won their second game in a row and third during the past four by defeating Berea 3-2 Thursday. Eric Steely’s squad was coming off an 11-1 win on Wednesday against Whitley County, and didn’t waste any time taking control of their contest against Berea.
The Lady Redhounds jumped out to a 2-0 lead before holding on for the one-goal win. Maddie Thompson scored two goals in the win while Morgan Boggs added one. Kaitlyn addle assisted all three goals for Corbin.
“We led throughout, but we didn’t play very well today,” Steely said. “We relied on a lot of individual play today. But the good thing is that we came away with the win.”
Corbin 11, Whitley County 1
The Lady Redhounds led 4-1 at halftime before turning things up a notch in the second half to pick up the 11-1 win over district foe Whitley County.
Morgan Boggs led the Lady Redhounds with four goals, as Corbin won its district opener.
“I thought we played really well in the second half,” Steely said. “I was really happy with the way we played.
“We kind of got off to a slow start in the first half, but we adjusted well and did a great job during the second half,” he added.
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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