By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
DANVILLE — The Lynn Camp Wildcats seemed as fresh as ever despite playing their fifth game in a week Tuesday during their 71-33 win over the Kentucky School for the Deaf.
The Wildcats (5-5) took charge early in the first quarter and never looked back. Skylar McFarland paced the way with two-three pointers and eight points to give his team a commanding 21-4 lead in the first quarter. McFarland finished the game with 16 points and four three-pointers.
“It was a good win on the road,” Lynn Camp coach Clyde Dixon said. “Skylar McFarland was four-of-five shooting from three-point range and he led a balanced-scoring attack with 16 points. Freshman Austin Maier had 11, Gary Swafford and Zach Smith 10 each. It was a positive tune-up game with a tough opening game against Owensboro Catholic coming up on Thursday at the Monticello Tournament.”
Lynn Camp led 31-16 at halftime and used a 25-3 run during the third quarter to wrap-up the win.McFarland added eight more points during the third frame while Zach Smith and Austin Meir each added six points apiece.
Lynn Camp 71, K.S.D. 33
Lynn Camp 21 10 25 15 71
K.S.D. 4 12 3 14 33
Lynn Camp (71) — Smith 10, McFarland 16, Trosper 5, Hammonds 6, Maier 11, Swafford 10, Morris 2, Baker 6, Phipps 1, Wilson 4.
K.S.D (33) — Maynard 10, Turner 3, Lewis 11, Kodie 1, Gemmer 4, Couch 4.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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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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