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March 10, 2014

Clay County, Bell County fall in semifinal round

CORBIN — By Les Dixon

Staff Writer

CORBIN — 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.

13th Region Girls Tournament Semifinals at The Corbin Arena

Corbin  57, Bell County 49

The Lady Redhounds fought back from a nine-point first half deficit to eliminate Bell County, winning 57-49.

Corbin used an 11-2 run to get back in the game in the third quarter, and outscored the Lady Bobcats 24-19 during the fourth quarter to pick up the win.

Bell County led 18-11 at the end of the first quarter and 28-22 at halftime before being outscored 35-21 in the second half.

The Lady Redhound defensive effort dominated the game. After seeing the Lady Bobcats shoot 50 percent (10-of-20) in the first half, Corbin limited Bell County to only 32 percent shooting (8-of-25) in the second half.

Kayla Wilson led the Lady Redhounds with 18 points while Sarah Ashley added 16 points. Miranda Wilson turned in a  solid effort as well, scoring eight points while grabbing eight rebounds in the win.

13th Region Girls Tournament


at The Corbin Arena

Corbin 57, Bell County 49

Bell Co.  18  10   2   19 – 49

Corbin    11  11  11  24 – 57

Bell County (49) – Smith 5, Garnett 10, Morris 23, Sanders 9, Collins 2.

Corbin (57) – Ashley 16, Gallagher 8, Ashurst 2, M. Wilson 8, K. Wilson 18, Blackburn 2, Jewell 3.

13th Region Girls Tournament


at The Corbin Arena

Harlan 47, Clay County 46

Despite out rebounding Harlan 25-13, Clay County still couldn’t come up with a win, losing 47-46, to the Lady Green Dragons.

The lady Tigers held a commanding 43-37 lead going into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 10-3 during the game’s final eight minutes, and lost by only one point.

Clay County was its own worst enemy, connecting on only eight-of-16 free throw attempts, along with going six-of-19 from the floor during the second half.

Harlan received a game-high 20-point scoring effort from Jordan Brock, who finished the game connecting on four-of-seven three-point attempts.

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