Lady Panthers advance with win over Belfry
The Pikeville Lady Panthers defeated the Belfry Lady Pirates 47-31 Wednesday night in the first round of the 2014 Girl’s 15th Region Basketball Tournament at the East Kentucky Expo Center.
Pikeville opened the contest with a 10-5 run through a slow starting first period.
Both teams put 12 points on the scoreboard in the second period to keep a five-point differential at 22-17 at the intermission.
Pikeville opened things up in the second half as they went on a 12-5 surge in the third to take a 34-22 lead into the final frame.
Lady Eagles “D” force 34 turnovers in 57-38 win over Betsy Layne
|Lauren Delong put up two of her 13 points Wednesday night during the Lady Eagles win over the Betsy layne Lady Cats. Delong, who also had four steals in the contest, and the Lady Eagles will take on the Pikeville Lady Panthers Friday night in the semi-final round of the 2014 15th Region Tournament.|
The Johnson Central Lady Eagles defeated the Betsy Layne Lady Cats 57-38 Wednesday night in the first round of the 2014 15th Region Girl’s Basketball Tournament at the East Kentucky Expo Center.
Betsy Layne jumped out to an early 5-2 lead within the first three minutes of the frame and led 9-8, until seventh-grader Lauren Preston recorded a steal and went coast-to-coast for the bucket to give the Lady Eagles a 10-9 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.
The Lady Eagles settled in to start the second frame and turned up the pressure defensively, to go on a 13-3 run through the first seven minutes to take a 23-12 lead.
Lady Eagles escape with 32-13 final frame tsunami
The Johnson Central Lady Eagles overcame a double digit deficit with 4:13 left in the game Thursday night to defeat the Magoffin County Lady Hornets 66-64 and win the 57th District Championship at the Paul R. Setser Eagle Field House.
The Lady Eagles fell behind early as Magoffin County came out hitting on all cylinders winning the first eight minutes 21-11. The Lady Hornets came out and went on a 16-13 run in the second period to extend the lead to 37-24 at the break as Coach Darrin Rice stuck to his guns and continued to quicken the pace by using his bench.
“We had played them slow twice,” Coach Rice said. So we wanted to play a little faster this time and try to get to their bench. We didn’t let them stand around and dribble time of the clock. We made them work it off.”
Hall free throws in OT give Eagles district crown
|Braxton Blair reached the 1,000 point mark for his career Friday night finishing the Eagles district championship win with nine points. Blair and the Eagles will battle East Ridge and Coach Randy McCoy in the first round of the 15th Region Tournament Saturday at the Expo Center.|
Mr. Basketball Candidate Shane Hall knocked down two free throws with :02 left on the game clock to seal a 74-72 victory over the Lawrence County Bulldogs and earn the 57th District Championship Friday night at the Paul R. Setser Eagle Field House.
The Eagles took control of the contest early with a 23-10 run to start and outscored Lawrence County 10-7 in the second period to take a comfortable 33-17 lead into the intermission.
“I thought Truman played big for us in the first half,” Coach McKenzie said “And defensively we held them to 17 points by challenging jump shots and not allowing second chances.”Lawrence County cut a bucket off the lead by winning the third period 15-13 to make it 46-32 with eight minutes remaining with the Eagles still in command and the Bulldogs in man-to-man.
Eagles earn regional tourney bid with win
The Johnson Central Eagles took a step closer to defending their 15th Region Championship with an 84-61 victory over the Magoffin County Lady Hornets Wednesday night in the semi-final round of the 2014 57th District Tournament at the Paul R. Setser Eagle Field House.
The Eagles opened the contest with a 20-14 run through the first period and stretched the advantage to 37-22 with a 17-8 surge in the second period, behind 11 points and nine rebounds from Shane Hall in the first half.
Coach Tommy McKenzie’s team outscored the Hornets 20-16 through the third period to extend the advantage to 57-38 with eight minutes left to play.