By Chris Parsons/Staff Writer
The Corbin Middle School 6th grade basketball team remained unbeaten on the season and stand at 10-0, thanks to a three-game sweep of Saturday action during the Redhound Shootout at Corbin’s Edwards Gym.
The Redhounds knocked off Williamsburg 51-21 in the early morning game, followed by a 50-19 win over Rockcastle County and a 66-27 victory over South Laurel.
Head coach Jimmy Hendrickson Jr. said he was more than pleased with the weekend effort as well as the way his team is playing this season.
“We played really well this weekend and we got to use a lot of people, which makes it even better because everyone contributed to the win,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of really good athletes and a group of kids that really enjoy playing together as a team.
“Whenever you have kids that play like this team, it makes it a lot of fun to watch,” Hendrickson Jr. added. “As good as these kids are, they’re always looking for coaching and looking for a way to get better as a team. They don’t ever think they’re as good as they can get, so that makes you want to do even more as a coach.”
• Corbin 50, Williamsburg 21
Corbin started the day out in dominant fashion, outscoring Williamsburg 21-0 in the first quarter of play. Williamsburg managed to get on the scoreboard in the second period, but things didn’t get much better for them as the Redhounds carried a 29-3 lead at halftime.
The third quarter belonged to Williamsburg as they outscored their opponent 10-9, but the Redhounds still led 38-13 with the only final quarter left to play in the game. A 13-8 fourth quarter by the Redhounds helped sealed the win as they cruised to the 51-21 win.
Easton Pack led all scorers for Corbin, pouring in 12 points while knocking down 2-of-4 3-point attempts. Pack was also 2-of-4 from the free throw line.
Lucas Henegar added eight points in the win, while Case Estep and Cameron Maguet each scored five points.
As a team Corbin shot 42% from the field, while tallying 13 assists and outrebounded Williamsburg 30-14.
Corbin 51, Williamsburg 21
Williamsburg 0 3 10 8 21
Corbin 21 8 9 13 51
Corbin (51) – Pack 12, L. Henegar 8, Estep 5, Maguet 5, J. Steely 4, Barton 4, Reynolds 2, Johnson 2, Hamblin 2, Lacefield 2, Sams 2, B. Henegar 2, N. Steely 1.
Williamsburg (21) – Not available.
• Corbin 50, Rockcastle County 19
For the second straight game, Corbin jumped ahead of their opponents in a big way to start things out, cruising to a 26-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Redhounds used a 10-4 second quarter effort to extend the lead to 36-7 by the time halftime rolled around.
As the second half started, the pace slowed a bit, but Corbin was able to extend the lead by one point in each of the final two quarters of play en route to the 50-19 win.
Cameron Maguet and Brendan Hengar led the way for Corbin with nine points apiece, while Noah Taylor added seven and Lucas Henegar scored six.
Corbin 50, Rockcastle County 19
Rockcastle County 3 4 6 6 19
Corbin 26 10 7 7 50
Corbin (50) – Maguet 9, B. Henegar 9, Taylor 7, L. Henegar 6, Pack 5, N. Steely 4, Estep 4, Sams 2, Hamblin 2, J. Steely 2.
• Corbin 66, South Laurel 27
The third and final game of the day also brought the largest margin of victory for Corbin as they breezed past South Laurel with a 39-point win.
Keeping with the theme for the day, the Redhounds jumped ahead 25-7 in the first quarter and extended the gap to 42-14 at halftime.
By the time the third quarter was over, Corbin held a 55-18 lead as they eventually went on to the 66-27 win.
Corbin was led in the nightcap by Noah Taylor, who broke out for 18 points an a 7-of-12 effort from the field. Cameron Maguet added 12 points, knocking down 5-of-12 shot attempts. Brody Barton and Lucas Henegar each chipped in eight points in the win.
Corbin 66, South Laurel 27
South Laurel 7 7 4 9 27
Corbin 25 17 13 11 66
Corbin (66) – Taylor 18, Maguet 12, Barton 8, L. Henegar 8, B. Henegar 4, Johnson 4, Sams 3, Reynolds 2, J. Steely 2, Hamblin 2, pack 2, N. Steely 1.