By Chris Parsons
CLAY COUNTY — After Monday’s 54-36 loss to Clay County, the South Laurel Lady Cardinals have lost for the third time in four games.
Taylor Arthur’s 19 points led the Lady Cardinals, but she was the only player to reach double figures for South Laurel.
Clay County’s Cheyenne Madden led the Lady Tigers with 16 points, while Morgan Chesnut added 14 in the win.
Despite Arthur scoring seven of the Lady Cardinals’ nine first-quarter points, Clay County grabbed a 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Lady Tigers extended the lead to 25-18 at halftime after outscoring South Laurel 15-9 in the second quarter.
Clay County continued to control the pace in the second half, outscoring the visiting team 18-7, stretching the Lady Tigers’ lead to 43-25 with eight minutes to play in the game.
The two teams played each other even in the final period, scoring 11 points each as the Lady Tigers held on for the 54-36 win.
South Laurel will be back in action Friday in the regular season finale as they host Rockcastle County at 6 p.m.
Clay County 54, South Laurel 36
South Laurel 9 9 7 11 36
Clay County 10 15 18 11 54
South Laurel (36) – Arthur 19, Clonce 7, Johnson 6, Miller 3, Vandeventer 1.
Clay County (54) – Madden 16, Chesnut 14, Cotton 12, Mathis 5, Robinson 5, Roberts 2.
Lady Cards fall to Clay County on the road
By Chris Parsons
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It’s hard to imagine anybody as big as Corbin head coach Jason McDaniel having any trouble filling shoes.
Here we go again
It'll be a matchup between two of the most historic programs in the 13th Region tonight when the Clay County Tigers defend their 13th Region title against the Corbin Redhounds.
The Way It Is
We’re not even through with the 2013-14 season yet, but it’s never too early to talk about next season. Since we’ve crowned a 13th Region champion on the girls’ side of things, let take a glimpse of what might be for the 2014-15 campaign.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
Well, here we are, Corbin vs. Clay County for the right to see who will represent the 13th Region next week at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
For the seventh time in the last 10 seasons, the Corbin Redhounds are headed to the 13th Region finals, after their 56-48 win over the Bell County Bobcats in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Like It or Not
I hate to steal an idea, but I guess in the end that's what everyone seems to be doing these days. After reading Les Dixon’s list of what he thought were the top five upsets in recent memory of the 13th Region Tournament, I decided to rank my top five basketball movies in today's column. With that said, here goes.
Williamsburg sees Cinderella run come to an end
For the third straight year, the Clay County Tigers are playing for the 13th Region Championship and the opportunity to play in the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena, after their 79-58 victory over the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
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Clay County, Bell County fall in semifinal round
Both Corbin and Harlan had to withstand battles during the 13th Region semifinals, but when all was said and done, they both won, punching tickets into the finals of the 13th Region Girls Tournament title game.
Pick Up Game
Six straight 50th District titles and a 10-game winning streak were not enough to place the Corbin Redhounds as the favorite heading into their matchup with the Jackson County Generals in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament.
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