LONDON — South Laurel improved to a 13th Region-best 24-2 on Saturday after seeing 13 players score during its 79-26 win over Ohio’s Saint Joseph Altercrest.
JJ Ramey, Peyton Parker, Landon Wombles and Matthew Dalton each celebrated Senior Day with a win by combining to score 29 points.
Brett Norvell led the Cardinals with 11 points while Wombles and Parker each contributed 10 points apiece.
“It’s good to get everyone in on Senior Day,” South Laurel coach Jeff Davis said. “It’s about honoring the seniors and what they have done for this program. It’s good to get the win and be able to honor them and see them play and do well.
“It was also good to be able to get our bench some experience,” he added. “They’re young and we are going to need those guys once we get to the postseason. It’s good to reward them and good to reward our seniors and show them how much we appreciate them.”
The game was never in doubt with the Cardinals jumping out to a 28-11 lead in the first quarter while using a 23-2 run in the second quarter to put the game away.
South Laurel led 51-13 at halftime, and outscored Saint Joseph Altercrest, 28-13, in the second half.
Now the Cardinals will shift their focus to today’s road game against Madison Central.
“We’ve got a tough week coming up,” Davis admitted. “We’ve got a really good Madison Central team that beat Walton (Verona) at Walton. They probably have the best shot blocker in the history of Kentucky high school in Isaiah Cozart. We’ve played against him now which seems like eight years.
“It’s a challenge we need going into postseason. It will be a good gauge to see where we started and to where we are now,” he added. “Can our guys mentally and physically handle it when we go in there? Because they’re going to guard your socks off and they’re going to be physical. They’re going to crash the boards, too. We are going to have to move the ball around and do some things to get them moved around. It’s going to be a challenge for us.”