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January 17, 2014

Colonels notch 10th win of the season

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Colonels returned to Lawson Gymnasium this week where Jerry Overbey's squad will look to take advantage of the home court after its lengthy road schedule during the break.

Whitley County entertained McCreary Central on Thursday night with hopes of staying undefeated throughout the home stretch. The Colonels prevailed 56-42, improving to 10-6 overall on the season.

“We came out a little slow,” Whitley County Coach Jerry Overbey said. “I don't think we played particularly well. The old saying an ugly win is better than a pretty loss, but we did have some bright moments.

“We just have to get back on track,” He added. “The little layover has hurt us where we didn't play from December 28th until January 10th. We're just now getting our legs back under us.”

The Colonels went to work against McCreary's 2-3 zone and a three-point Whitley County lead soon grew larger.

Whitley County was able to take advantage of points and possessions off turnovers as the Colonels held a 27-18 lead at halftime.

“We finally hit a few outside shots,” Overbey said. “It kind of opened up for us a little bit and we got a few easy buckets from James Sasko down in the middle and he did a nice job opening that up, and the guards were able to hit some shots after they collapsed on James.”

The Colonels were led by Sasko, who finished with 14 points. McCreary Central was led by Kyle Tucker’s 16 points. Whitley County will take on 50th District opponent Corbin at home on Friday night.

 

Whitley County 56, McCreary Central 42

McCreary Cen.    8   10  15   9 - 42

Whitley County  11  16  13  16 - 56

 

McCreary Central (42) – Tucker 16, Longmire 10, Dixon 6, Bryant 4, Kidd 3, Cod. Phillips 3,    

Whitley County (56) – Ja. Sasko 14, Barton 13, Co. Johnson 8, Ca. Johnson 6, Woods 5, Petrey 4, Crisologo 3, Richardson 3,          

 

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