By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
The North Laurel Lady Jaguars came into Tuesday’s match against Knox Central needing a win and that’s exactly what they got, cruising to a 3-0 win (25-17, 25-15 and 25-22).
After a rocky weekend in the McCreary County Invitational Tournament, head coach Ali Ray said the win was a welcomed one.
“This was a much needed victory for us confidence-wise after a pretty rough weekend tournament,” Ray said. “Of course, a win always feels good and a win on the road is a little tougher to get.
“I thought it was important for us to get back in the win column as we head into a match against a tough Jackson County team,” she added. “We lost in a scrimmage to them in the preseason, so it really should be a good match that I think our girls are going to want to win.”
As for her team, Ray said there were several areas where she saw improvement Tuesday, which was a good sign.
“I thought our serves were really good today,” she said. “Our passing needs a lot of work, so that’s something we need to continue to improve upon.”
Despite the small improvements though, Ray was none too pleased with the overall execution of her team and said things could get rough if the Lady Jags can’t turn the corner offensively.
“We have to start running some kind of offense,” she said. “Right now, we are just trying to get the ball back over the net and we have to get better as the season goes along.
“Hopefully we can improve with each match, but we’ll have to start Thursday with Jackson County,” she added.
Thursday’s match at Jackson County is scheduled for 6 p.m.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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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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