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Women’s Basketball: Louisville improves to 13-0 with 87-63 win at Kentucky

Kentucky Falls to No. 3 Louisville on Sunday

Maci Morris Leads Wildcats with 16 Points


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Maci Morris scored 16 points, but the Kentucky women’s basketball lost to No. 3 Louisville 87-63 on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum.

Kentucky (8-4) got 10 points from freshman Tatyana Wyatt, while Jaida Roper added nine. Taylor Murray finished with eight points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Wildcats. Senior Alyssa Rice also had eight points for Kentucky.

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Women’s Basketball: Louisville improves to 13-0 with 87-63 win at Kentucky

Saturday December 16th around the 13th Region


Bobby Keith Classic – Clay Co. 72 Barbourville 67, Pulaski Co. 79 Whitley Co. 49, South Laurel 52 Estill Co. 46, North Laurel 70 Clinton Co. 57

Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout at Pike Central – Harlan Co. 78 Magoffin Co. 55

Oneida Baptist 109 Red Bird 82


Barren Hoops Classic at Barren Co. – North Laurel 54 Barren Co. 49

Ted Cook Lady Cards Classic at South Laurel – Clay Co. 66 Frederick Douglass 41, Harlan Co. 58 Anderson Co. 57 (Green 30 points), Hazard 63 Bell Co 34, South Laurel 75 Lee Co. 36

Williamsburg 48 Owsley Co. 38

Somerset 81 Barbourville 56

Buckhorn 64 Knox Central 63  ot


4th-ranked LMU holds off Newberry on the road 98-94

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The No. 4 Railsplitters (11-0, 5-0 SAC) built a big first-half lead and held on despite a furious comeback from Newberry (7-5, 2-3 SAC) in a hard-fought 98-94 victory on Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Arena.

Trevon Shaw set a new career high with 36 points and hit 10 three-pointers for the third time on the season, but his most critical points came on a pair of free throws with 44 seconds left to break a 94-94 tie and put the Railsplitters up for good. The senior from St. Helena Island, S.C. hit 12-of-23 field goals, including 10-for-18 from beyond the arc. Eight of those threes and 28 points came in the first half.

“I’m extremely proud of our guys for the toughness and fight they showed against an excellent Newberry team,” LMU head coach Josh Schertz said. “Newberry under any circumstance is an incredibly difficult game. Us being as short-handed as we are and playing our third game in five nights made it even more grueling than usual.”
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4th-ranked LMU holds off Newberry on the road 98-94

Kentucky 93 Virginia Tech 86



DEC. 16, 2017


Final Score: #8/5 KENTUCKY 93, VIRGINIA TECH 86


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky has won seven in a row and is now 9-1. Virginia Tech ended a seven-game win streak and is now 9-2.
  • Kentucky leads the series 4-1, including 2-1 in Lexington.
  • Next for Kentucky is UCLA as the Wildcats take on the Bruins in the CBS Sports Classic on Sat. Dec. 23 in New Orleans’ Smoothie King Arena. Game time is 4 p.m. ET and televised on CBS.


In the First Half

  • Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington, Kevin Knox and Nick Richards for the second time, also the season opener vs. Utah Valley.
  • Virginia Tech scored the game’s first five points before the Wildcats came back with nine a row.
  • Diallo connected on a 3-pointer with 16:09 remaining, giving Kentucky 1,023 consecutive games with a 3-pointer.
  • Tied at 39, Virginia Tech went on an 8-0 run before UK got the final basket of the half. Tech went to halftime with a 47-41 lead.
    • It is the most points UK has allowed this season in the first half and UK’s second-largest halftime deficit of the season (trailed by nine in the opener vs. Utah Valley).
  • Kentucky’s seven 3-pointers is the most in a first half this season.
    • UK shot 46 percent from the field in the first half, ending a streak of four straight games at least 50 percent.

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Kentucky 93 Virginia Tech 86

2017 Southeastern Kentucky Conference Small School division football awards

SEKC Small School Division

SEKC Small School Division Champion – Williamsburg

Coach of the Year – Jerry Herron, Williamsburg

Player of the Year – Alec Poore, Williamsburg

Best Quarterback – Killian Ledford, Harlan

Best Running Back – Dalton Cook, Lynn Camp

Best Receiver – Darrell White, Williamsburg

Best Off. Lineman – Trevor Lawson, Lynn Camp

Best All Around Player – Brenton Medlin, Lynn Camp

Best Special Teams Player – Owen McWilliams, Middlesboro

Best Defensive Player – Hunter Brown, Williamsburg

Best Linebacker – Kendal Brock, Harlan and Sebastian Wagoner, Middlesboro

Best Defensive Back – Josh Lawson, Pineville and Eli Mattingly, Williamsburg

1st Team All SEKC (Small School Division)

Williamsburg – Dalton Ponder, Jacob Gray, Noah Miracle, Caleb Rose, Clay Kysar, Devonte Powell, Cody Maxey, Hunner Adkins and Tyler West

Lynn Camp – Tracy Fee, David Griffith, Taran Herman, Chase Brown, Eric Mitchell, Cameron Hendrix and Seth Baker

Middlesboro – Ben Bowling, Taylor McClelland, Mykel Griffin, Corey Harriston, Michael Carroll and Anthony Jackson

Harlan – Brandon Day, John Brady Brock, Garret Begley, Caleb Adkins and Will Varner

Pineville – Lawrence Simpson, Nate Napier, Matt Golden and Nick Holbrook

Honorable Mention All SEKC (Small School Division)

Williamsburg – Hunter Patrick, Ryan White, Blane Sizemore and Jeremy Purdie

Lynn Camp – Dalton Bunch, Gage Roberts, Michael Floyd and Domanick Cook

Middlesboro – Nick Poindexter, Brandon Helton, Rayshawn Patterson-Graves and Nate Hughett

Harlan – Jarret McKenzie, Ethan Clem, Franklin Davis and Braydon Shanks

Pineville – Sean Whitehead, Brendan King, Stephen Redecker and Reese Capps

2017 Southeastern Kentucky Conference Large School Division football awards

SEKC Large School Division
Champion – Corbin
Coach of the Year – Justin Haddix, Corbin
Player of the Year – Chase Estep, Corbin
Best Quarterback – Cameron Sizemore, Corbin
Best Running Back – Jermel Carton, Knox Central and Quintin Mickens, Harlan County
Best Receiver – Nick Martin, Knox Central and Christian Gosselin, Corbin
Best Off. Lineman – Noah Wood, Harlan County and Keaton Knuckles, Corbin
Best All Around Player – Tyrese Simmons, Harlan County
Best Special Teams Player – Devon Rodrigues, Harlan County and Kyle Burnett, Bell County
Best Def. Lineman – Zack Mills, Knox Central and Hunter Logan, Corbin
Best Linebacker – Garry Henson, Harlan County and Tucker Holland, Knox Central
Best Defensive Back – Eythan Sims, Corbin and Antonio Zachery, Bell County

1st Team All SEKC (Large School Division)
Corbin – Grant Gibson, Noah Taylor, Aaron Money, Caleb Mitchell, Matthew Masternak, Peyton Tirey, Nathan Smith, Austin Reynolds and Jake Steely
Knox Central – Donovan Aurthur, Jacob Davis, Blevin Campbell, Dane Imel, Malachi Myers, Kevionte Turner and Brady Worley
Harlan County – Ethan Baird, Caleb Carmical, Jacob Ward, Robert Burgan, Jacob Branson and Andrew Baker
Bell County – Colby Frazier, Jason Jones, Jordan Wombles, Caleb Lefevers and Adam Partin
Clay County – Jacob Deaton, Tanner Revis, Chance Smith and McKinlee Hatton

Honorable Mention (Large School Division)
Corbin – Cameron Barton, Cameron Gilbert, Frankie Boswell and Cole Shelton
Knox Central – Brian Dunn, Brayden Roark, Gunner Clouse and Ethan Mills
Harlan County – Christian Hall, Colby King, Kyton Joseph and Colby Cochran
Bell County – Nick Caldwell, Jerrid Taylor, Trevor Kidd and Tanner Asher
Clay County – Logan Bowling, Trenton Saylor, John Chandler Gilbert and Tanner Jones

Lady Railsplitters roll past Mars Hill 107-62

HARROGATE, Tenn. – The Lincoln Memorial University women’s basketball team had six players score in double figures and never trailed as they cruised to the 107-62 win over Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference action Monday evening.

With the win, LMU improves to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in SAC play. The Lions fall to 1-9 and 0-3 in the SAC with the loss.

Shea Coker led the way for the Lady Railsplitters with 16 points off of 7-12 shooting from the field and 2-4 shooting from three-point range. Kyndall Caudle had a career-high 11 points while Qua Hines tied her career high with 11 points as well. Emily Griffith also chipped in 11 points. Rachel Griffith and Karsen Sims each scored 10 points apiece. Hines and Shermeria Quarles both led LMU with six rebounds apiece, while Maggie Jachimczuk, Elizabeth Jones, Cameryn DuBose and Sydney Duggins each pulled down five boards.

LMU dominated in almost every statistical category as they hit an even 50 percent (38-76) from the field, 34.6 percent (9-26) from three-point range and 84.6 percent (22-26) from the free throw line. They had 54 rebounds to Mars Hill’s 34 and their bench outscored the Lions’ bench 60-18. Continue reading

Lady Railsplitters roll past Mars Hill 107-62

#4 Railsplitters scorch Mars Hill 156 (yes, 156) to 69!

HARROGATE, Tenn. – The No. 4 Railsplitters (9-0, 3-0 SAC) turned in a performance for the ages on Monday night at Tex Turner Arena, shattering the South Atlantic Conference record for scoring and three-pointers made in a 156-69 disintegration of the Mars Hill Lions (2-7, 0-3 SAC).

No strangers to prolific offensive performances, Lincoln Memorial outdid itself in the 87-point victory. The Railsplitters’ 156 points broke their own SAC scoring record of 143 set against Hiwassee during the 2009-10 season. The landslide win was carried by an unfathomable 30-for-43 effort from three-point range, which obliterated the previous conference record of 21 that was last accomplished by LMU in 2007.

In addition to all of that, the Railsplitters broke the program record for field-goal percentage by shooting 73.4 percent, recorded the most points in a half in program history with 86 in the second half and notched the highest point total in a first half in program history by piling up 70 points through the first 20 minutes.

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#4 Railsplitters scorch Mars Hill 156 (yes, 156) to 69!

Monday December 11th around the 13th Region


Barbourville 74 Thomas Walker 41

Hazard  61 Clay County 53

North Laurel 78 OBI 14

Whitley County 54 Lynn Camp 20

Williamsburg 39 Middlesboro 31


Berea 70 Pineville 63

Knox Central 93 Buckhorn 57

Middlesboro 62 Lee, VA 55

North Laurel 80 OBI 45

Pineville to host 6th grade basketball tournament on December 16