By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
PROSPECT — Corbin’s Alex Davis turned in another solid effort by placing ninth in the 49th Annual Kentucky Invitational this past weekend, as the Redhounds placed tied for seventh overall in the event by shooting 312.
West Jesssamine placed first by shooting a 297, while St. Xavier (297), Christian Academy of Louisville (301), St. Mary (309) and Ballard (309) rounded out the top five.
“The course played long the entire time, but overall I felt like we played well,” Corbin coach Brad Harris said. “I’m pretty pleased with the way we played. This is an elite tournament we played in and we played good again.”
Christian Academy’s Ben Montgomery turned in a first place effort individually by shooting a 69 while St. Mary’s Mathew Zakutney finished second with a 70. Ballard’s Spencer Reed and Scott County’s Billy Tom Sargent tied for third place with each shooting a 71 and West Jessamine’s Fred Allen Myer placed fifth with a 72.
Corbin’s Cody Ellis shot a 76 for a ninth place finish while Connor Maguet (79, 40th place), Luke Cooney (83, 64th place) and Henry Moore (86, 78th place) followed.
“We played good, but we still didn’t have four guys finish in the 70s,” Harris said. “If we can do that, we will be right up there with the other teams. Right now, I’m looking at getting four guys in the 70s.
“I thought Alex Davis played really well and so did Cody (Ellis) and Connor (Maguet),” he added. “I really feel like we’re going to get better as the season goes on.”
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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