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13th Region basketball report for 2/23/18

Boys District Tournaments

Thursday February 22nd

49th District

Jackson County 72 Clay County 67

Friday February 23rd

50th District – South Laurel vs. Corbin

51st District – Knox Central vs. Lynn Camp

52nd District – Harlan County vs. Harlan

Saturday February 24th

49th District Championship

Jackson County vs. North Laurel

Girls District Tournaments

Thursday February 22nd

50th District Championship

South Laurel 48 Whitley County 36

51st District Championship

Knox Central 62 Pineville 55

52nd District Championship

Harlan County 71 Harlan 35

Friday February 23rd

49th District Championship

North Laurel vs. Jackson County

Morris scores 20 in UK women’s road win at Ole Miss

Kentucky Gets SEC Road Win at Ole Miss

Junior Maci Morris Eclipses 20 Points for Fifth Straight Game

 

OXFORD, Miss. – Maci Morris scored 20 points as the Kentucky women’s basketball team beat Ole Miss 79-71 on Thursday night at the Pavillion at Ole Miss.

For Morris, the junior from Bell County (Ky.) High School, it was her fifth straight game with at least 20 points, and her 10th 20-point+ effort this season. With her effort on Thursday, Morris moved into 25th place on Kentucky’s career scoring list with 1,149 points.

Kentucky (14-15, 6-9 SEC) got 13 points from freshman Dorie Harrison, while junior guard Taylor Murray had her fifth career double-double with 12 points and a season-high tying 10 assists.

The Wildcats used pressure defense to force 17 Ole Miss turnovers, which Kentucky turned into 22 points. The Wildcats also took advantage of their chances at the free throw line, hitting 19 of 25, while Ole Miss hit just nine of its 13 attempts from the line.

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Morris scores 20 in UK women’s road win at Ole Miss

13th Region basketball report for 2/22/18

Boys District Tournaments

Wednesday February 21st

49th District

North Laurel 75 Oneida Baptist 58

51st District

Lynn Camp 80 Barbourville 62

Thursday February 22nd

49th District

Clay County vs. Jackson County

Girls District Tournaments

Wednesday February 21st

52nd District at Middlesboro

Harlan County 69 Middlesboro 30

Harlan 55 Bell County 33

Thursday February 22nd

50th District

South Laurel vs Whitley County

51st District

Pineville vs. Knox Central

52nd District

Harlan County vs. Harlan

Lady Railsplitters hold off #3 Carson-Newman 89-87

HARROGATE, Tenn. – After grabbing the lead midway through the first quarter and putting up the biggest lead anyone has had on third-ranked Carson-Newman all season, the LMU women’s basketball team weathered a furious run by the Lady Eagles to hold on for the 89-87 South Atlantic Conference win Wednesday evening.

The win means that should LMU (16-10, 11-8 SAC) win on Saturday against Queens they would likely host a first-round SAC Tournament game next Wednesday, as they would do no worse than tie for fourth place and should win any tie-breakers thanks to tonight’s win over Carson-Newman (25-2, 17-2 SAC).

The loss by C-N also sets up a winner-take-all game for the SAC Championship Saturday between Carson-Newman and Wingate in Jefferson City. Wingate came from behind to win 68-54 over the Lady Eagles on Jan. 13. Continue reading

Lady Railsplitters hold off #3 Carson-Newman 89-87

Railsplitters lock up at least a share of SAC regular-season title

HARROGATE, Tenn. – The No. 1 Railsplitters rallied from a nine-point, first-half deficit to take down Carson-Newman and clinch at least a share of their sixth consecutive South Atlantic Conference regular-season title with an 89-77 victory on Wednesday night at Tex Turner Arena.

Powered by heroic efforts off the bench from Deshawn Patterson and Kamaran Calhoun, Lincoln Memorial (26-1, 19-0 SAC) found a way to grind out a win to push its overall winning streak to 15 games and extend its SAC-record conference winning streak to 33. On top of that, the Railsplitters beat the rival Eagles (21-6, 13-6 SAC) for the fourth consecutive time to move to 105-101 in the all-time series.

“Credit Carson-Newman for coming out and really being creative with a solid game plan. Against good teams it’s not going to be easy, it’s supposed to be hard,” said LMU head coach Josh Schertz. “We had to dig in, fight and scratch. I was actually pleased, not necessarily with everything we did, but I thought we showed resiliency and toughness.

“It was good for us. We haven’t been in that situation a whole lot where you’re coming down the stretch of a game, it’s tight and you have to find a way to get stops, rebounds and execute in the half court. And we did that.”

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Railsplitters lock up at least a share of SAC regular-season title

13th Region basketball report for 2/21/18

Boys District Tournaments

Tuesday February 20

50th District at Corbin

South Laurel 58 Williamsburg 45

Corbin 82 Whitley County 66

51st District at Knox Central

Knox Central 95 Pineville 50

52nd District at Middlesboro

Harlan County 53 Middlesboro 48  OT

Harlan 58 Bell County 56

Wednesday Boys Schedule

49th District – North Laurel at Oneida Baptist

51st District – Lynn Camp vs. Barbourville at Knox Central

Girls District Tournaments

Tuesday February 20

49th District at OBI

North Laurel 69 Red Bird 16

Jackson County 58 Clay County 47

Wednesday February 21

52nd District at Middlesboro

Harlan County vs. Middlesboro

Harlan vs. Bell County

UK Baseball: Record crowd fills Cliff Hagan Stadium in season home opener

Elliott Hess / UK Athletics

No. 8 Kentucky falls to Xavier in extra innings for first loss of the season

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The largest regular season home crowd in Kentucky history opened up the 50th and final season of Cliff Hagan Stadium as Xavier held on to defeat the Wildcats 3-2 in 10 innings on Tuesday night.

 

The Musketeers (1-3) scored a pair of runs in the first innings before being shut out over the next eight innings but the No. 8 Cats (4-1) couldn’t capitalize on several late scoring chances in their first defeat of the season. A double with an error that allowed the batter to advance to third and a sacrifice fly proved to be the difference in the extra frame.

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UK Baseball: Record crowd fills Cliff Hagan Stadium in season home opener

KENTUCKY at ARKANSAS

BUD WALTON ARENA | FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.

FEB. 20, 2018
ATTENDANCE: 18,038

 

Final Score: RV/RV Kentucky 87, RV/RV Arkansas 72

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 19-9 overall, 8-7 in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas is 19-9, 8-7 SEC in the SEC.
  • Kentucky leads the series 31-11, including 8-7 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    • UK has won six in a row vs. Arkansas.
  • Next for the Wildcats: Kentucky returns to Rupp Arena for its penultimate home game Saturday vs. Missouri. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.

 

In the First Half

  • Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo, Wenyen Gabriel, Kevin Knox and Nick Richards for the fourth time this season. UK is 3-1 with this lineup.
  • Arkansas opened the game on an 11-0 run.
    • Kentucky scored its first points at the 16:12 mark with PJ Washington hitting a layup.
  • Quade Green made a 3-pointer at the 14:20 mark, extending Kentucky’s streak with at least one made 3 to 1,041 consecutive games.
  • Kentucky used a 7-0 run over 52 seconds to cut Arkansas’ lead to two points, 17-15, at the 11:52 mark.
    • Extended over 2:30, UK tied the game for the first time since tipoff at 20-20 with a 9-3 run capped by a Green layup.
  • After starting 0 of 6 from the field over the first 3:29 of the game, UK made five of its next six shots, and stretched it to eight of its 11.
  • Kentucky took its first lead, 33-32, at the 4:36 mark.
    • Shortly thereafter, Arkansas answered with an 8-1 run.
    • Kentucky went on an 8-0 run of its own over a minute to take a 43-40 lead with 18 seconds remaining.
    • Arkansas’ Daryl Macon hit a 3 with four seconds to play in the half, to tie things up.
  • Kentucky’s 43 first-half points were its most since a season-high 54 vs. Monmouth on Dec. 9.
  • Kentucky got 27 of its 43 first-half points off the bench.
  • Arkansas grabbed nine of the first 10 rebounds in the game. UK outrebounded the Razorbacks 22-8 for the rest of the first half.

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13th Region basketball report for 2/20/18

Boys District Tournaments

Monday February 19

49th District at OBI – OBI 81 Red Bird 76

Tuesday February 20

50th District at Corbin – 6pm South Laurel vs. Williamsburg; 7:30pm Whitley County vs. Corbin

51st District at Knox Central – 7pm Pineville vs Knox Central

52nd District at Middlesboro – 6pm Harlan County vs. Middlesboro; 7:45pm Bell County vs. Harlan

Girls District Tournaments

Monday February 19

49tth District at OBI

Red Bird 42 OBI 33

50th District at Corbin

South Laurel 62 Williamsburg 42

Whitley County 59 Corbin 46

51st District at Knox Central

Knox Central 74 Barbourville 67

Pineville 66 Lynn Camp 55

Tuesday February 20

49th District at OBI

6pm – Red Bird vs. North Laurel

7:30pm – Clay County vs. Jackson County

KY Afield Outdoors: New fishing regulations for 2018

Tim Slone, retired director of the Information and Education Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, holds a black crappie caught from Taylorsville Lake. The increase in the minimum size limit to 10 inches for crappie on Taylorsville Lake is one of several new fishing regulations for 2018 that anglers must know before fishing this spring.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2018) A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

“Anglers requested this regulation,” said Ron Brooks, director of Fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The amount of hours spent crappie fishing and the fishing pressure on crappie are increasing across the state. Crappie are popular to eat. Crappie anglers recognized the increase in fishing pressure and requested this regulation to protect the resource.”

Concerns about fishing pressure on brown trout also prompted a reduction in the statewide daily creel limit and an increase in the minimum size limit for the coming fishing license year. Previously, the statewide daily creel limit on brown trout was three fish with a 12-inch minimum size limit. Beginning March 1, the statewide daily creel limit on brown trout will be one fish with a 16-inch minimum size limit. Continue reading

KY Afield Outdoors: New fishing regulations for 2018