By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Lady Colonels suffered a 58-55 loss Monday night to Lincoln County, but also lost center Candice Craig in the process.
Craig went down in the first quarter with what was eventually diagnosed as a broken hand.
Lady Colonels head coach Larry Anderson said he expected Craig to be out for about four to six weeks.
“They said four to six weeks, so that’s what we will expect and hope for,” he said. “It’s tough for us because we really don’t have anyone that size to fill in down low, but we’ll just have to see who steps up in that situation.”
As for Monday’s game, Anderson said the Lady Colonels played as bad a game as he’s seen in some time in the early going. He was pleased with the way his team turned things around eventually.
“We really played as ugly as we possibly could have played in the first half,” Anderson said. “We just looked like we didn’t really know what we were doing our there,” he added. “But I was pleased with the way we turned things around late.”
Lincoln Co. 58, Whitley Co. 55
Lincoln Co. 17 14 7 20 58
Whitley Co. 8 12 15 20 55
Lincoln Co. (58) – Fox 16, Saylor 14, Harris 13, Spangler 5, Belcher 6, Gilber 2, Honaker 2.
Whitley Co. (55) – Smith 25, Johnson 17, Powers 8, Dingess 5.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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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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