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February 19, 2013

A close one

Corbin forces Williamsburg into 24 turnovers during 58-48 win

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons

Staff Writer

WILLIAMSBURG — Following Monday’s 58-48 win over Williamsburg, Corbin coach Tony Pietrowski was quick to point out that the goal when it comes to postseason play is to survive and advance.

The Redhounds survived a third-quarter rally that saw their lead shrink to one point (34-33), and a fourth-quarter rally that trimmed the gap to three points (44-41) to advance to Thursday’s championship game against either South Laurel or Whitley County.

“That really is what it’s all about at this point,” Pietrowski said. “We survived and put our name in the region tournament and we’ll play for a district title Thursday.”

Like most coaches this season, Pietrowski has preached much of the season about the value of senior leadership and it was never more obvious than late in Monday’s game.

Corbin senior Robbie Igo led the charge in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 of his team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.

“First and foremost, hats off to Williamsburg and their coaches,” Pietrowski said. “They did a great job getting their team ready for this game and they played hard.

“As far as Igo, the thing that I’m impressed with is that he’s had a tendency of not recovering after a slow start and kind of bowing out,” he added. “He kept with it tonight and just kept grinding and he was a huge difference in our win late.”

Williamsburg coach Patrick Robinson gave his team credit for their effort, but admitted that in the end, it was the same story the Yellow Jackets have experienced all season.

“It was a great atmosphere tonight and this is what you want to see at this time of year,” Robinson said. “We played well and we got close to doing what we wanted to do, but we just weren’t able to make the shots when we needed them and Corbin did.

“Usually this is a sad time because when you’re eliminated you’re saying goodbye to kids,” he added. “For us, we have all of our guys coming back next season, so we just keep working from this point and try to get better over the spring and summer months.”

Corbin took an 18-8 lead after the first quarter, but the Yellow Jackets turned the tables in the second quarter. The Yellow Jackets held Pietrowski’s squad to just two field goals in the period, outscoring the Redhounds 10-5 to trim the gap to 23-18 at halftime.

Corbin scored the first five points of the third quarter, but the Yellow Jackets rattled off eight straight points to cut the lead to 28-26. The Redhounds closed the quarter with an 11-7 run to extend its lead to 39-33 with eight minutes to play in the game.

Williamsburg got as close as three points with 4:05 to play in the game, but Corbin made good on 11-of-12 free throw attempts in the period to seal the win.

50th District Tournament Semifinals at Williamsburg High School

Corbin 58, Williamsburg 48

Corbin               18   5  16  19  58

Williamsburg      8  10  15  15  48

Corbin (58) — Igo 12, Hill 10, Maguet 9, Farley 7, Grubb 7, Goins 7, Waddle 4, Shelton 2.

Williamsburg (48) — Griffith 18, Sizemore 18, Shelton 6, Poore 3, Creekmore 2, Lowrie 1.

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