CORBIN — Clay County 79, South Laurel 57
It was all about the Clay County Tigers in the second game of the Red River Shootout as the host team walked away with an easy win over the visiting South Laurel Cardinals 79-57.
It was an unusual game for the Cardinals who were without their head coach Jeff Davis and star player Zac Baxter. The team has been without Baxter for two games, but lost Davis right before the tip, as the coach had to be taken to the hospital after feeling light headed. Reports after the game said Davis was doing well and alert.
Assistant Coach Dennis Hammons stepped in for Davis and has his team playing well in the first half. Despite being seemingly outmanned, the Cardinals were able to keep the game close with superb three-point shooting. Senior Tyler Grubb knocked down two three-pointers in the first quarter and Brennan Miller hit another to keep the Clay County lead close, with the Tigers holding a 15-13 advantage heading into the second quarter.
South Laurel was able to tie the game at 18-18 midway through the second quarter on a three-point shot from freshman Jared Grubb, but that would be the last time the Cardinals would be in the game as the Tigers slowly began to take over.