By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
BEREA — The Barbourville Lady Tigers picked up their second road win in as many days, knocking off the Berea Lady Pirates in fine fashion, 61-39.
Kelsey Erslan led the way with 21 points, connecting on 9-of-12 field goal attempts. Amber Mills and Kara Erslan each tallied 12 points apiece in the win.
The Lady Tigers wasted no time getting things started, jumping ahead 22-8 after the first eight minutes of play.
The offense slowed down somewhat for the Lady Tigers, but they still managed to outscore Berea 13-7, extending the lead to 35-15 at halftime.
Barbourville continued to lead the way, outscoring their opponent 17-12 in the third quarter to push the gap to 52-27 with one quarter left to go.
Berea managed to get the best of the Lady Tigers in the final quarter, outscoring them 12-9, but it wasn’t enough to make a difference in the end.
After the win, Barbourville coach Andrea Hillard said she was happy with the win and said it was good to see her team follow through on some things she’s preached about in practice.
“Any time you see the kids play the way you know they can it’s a good thing,” Hillard said. “I’m always preaching in practice about our defense and they got a little taste of how that works out tonight.
“The way we play, a steal will lead to a layup a lot of times and that’s why we want to play good defense,” she added.
Barbourville 61, Berea 39
Barbourville 22 13 17 9 61
Berea 8 7 12 12 39
Barbourville (61) — Kelsey Erslan 21, Mills 12, Kara Erslan 12, Liford 8, Tate 6, Hicks 2.
Berea (39) — Sandefur 17, Horn 8, Fain 6, Sexton 6, Montgomery 2.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
- Local Sports
Lynn Camp, Williamsburg and Whitley County had student-athletes that participated in the Class A and Class 3A State Track and Field Meets on Saturday, but none came up with any team points.
Fear 'Les' 13th Region Diamond Rankings
With post-season beginning today, I figured I should release my post-season rankings before district tournaments begin.
- 13th District Tournaments Schedule
Off and Running
The Knox Central Lady Panther track and field team turned in a fifth place finish garnering 30 points in Friday’s Class 2A State Meet, as senior Cassi Shippy stole the show by capturing first place honors in the 100 Meter Dash (12.58) and a second place finish in the Long Jump (17-06.50).
Whitley’s Butcher falls in quarterfinals; South’s Rao eliminated
The Tri-County was represented well once again at the University of Kentucky’s Boone Tennis Center and Shillito Park.
Who Dey Nation should be excited
We’re still a few months away before the start of the NFL regular season, but if you’re a Cincinnati Bengals fan, you’ve got to be excited for things to come.
South, Whitley both grab wins
The game was tied up at 0-0 until the Colonels broke the game open with 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Barbourville, 10-0.
Jumpers stun North
Both North Laurel and Somerset struggled at the plate for six innings, but that didn’t mean the two teams weren’t going to provide some fireworks during the game’s final inning of play Thursday.
On the move
Mother Nature played a big role during the opening day of the Boys and Girls State Tennis Tournaments. She caused just enough havoc to put a major dent into Thursday’s first and second round schedules.
Lady Colonels drop 12-9 decision at home to Clay County
The Whitley County Lady Colonels found themselves in a slugfest for most of the night against Clay County Thursday.
- More Local Sports Headlines
- Mixed Results