By Les Dixon For the Times-Tribune
LYNN CAMP — The Lynn Camp Lady Wildcats are coming off their best season in program history, and things got even better Tuesday, as Richard Jones' squad won its season-opener over visiting, Burgin, 54-41.
Nine different players scored in the 13-point win for Lynn Camp (1-0), as Jessica May continues to show she's one of the top post players in the region by scoring a team-high 14 points while grabbing 12 rebounds.
Burgin had no answer for Mays, as she scored six points in the third quarter.
“Jessica May played really well with 14 points and 12 rebounds,” Lynn Camp assistant coach Mike Hensley said. “Ginger White played really well off the bench, too.
“We had a very balanced attack,” he added. “We struggled shooting the ball early, but made some shots when we needed to.”
The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 14-6 lead over Burgin in the first quarter, and managed only six points in the second quarter, but still held a comfortable lead over the Lady Bulldogs at halftime, leading, 20-9.
Burgin outscored Lynn Camp, 15-13, in the third quarter while cutting its deficit to single digits at 33-24.
But just when it looked like the Lady Wildcats were going to get back in the game,
Lynn Camp's Heather Wilson caught fire from the floor scoring eight of her 10 points during the game's final eight minutes. She also finished the game shooting a perfect six-of-six from the charity stripe.
The Lady Wildcats outscored Burgin, 21-17, in the fourth quarter while securing their first win of the season.
“We took care of the basketball,” Hensley said. “We were a little rusty tonight, but we was ready to get out there and get a game under our belts.”
The Lady Wildcats will be back in action Thursday on the road against Cumberland Gap, Tenn.
Lynn Camp 54, Burgin 41
Burgin 6 3 15 17 - 41
Lynn Camp 14 6 15 17 - 54
Burgin (41) - Burke 22, Macienek 5, Haylow 8, Hingate 6.
Lynn Camp (54) - May 14, Bryant 4, Miller 4, Wilson 10, Burke 8, Hollin 3, White 6, Coe 3, Hill 2.
Lynn Camp's may posts double-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds
By Les Dixon For the Times-Tribune
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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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