Saturday’s “Crestline Scores & Events”
Largely forgotten in the 13th Region discussion after being hit hard by graduation and struggling early in the season, the Bell County Bobcats appear to be growing up at just the right time. Bell County (10-10 overall, 3-1 district) put together perhaps its most impressive performance of the season Friday, avenging a 33-point loss last month at Harlan County by knocking off the Black Bears 64-46 in the rematch. For the Harlan County Black Bears, the bad news was that they played their second straight ugly game without senior center Tyler Miller, who served a two-game suspension for being ejected in a game at Harlan. Harlan County (11-9 overall, 3-1 district) struggled offensively, especially in the second half when the Bobcats pulled away. Bell executed to perfection late, not turning the ball over any in the fourth quarter out of their spread offense. Sophomore guards Cameron Carmical and Treyce Spurlock led the Bears with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Harlan County returns to action Friday at home against South Laurel. Bell County plays host to Jenkins on Tuesday.
The Bell County Lady Cats saw one individual milestone celebrated before Friday’s game and another reached during a 70-41 blowout of Harlan County. Senior point guard Jess Sanders was recognized before tip-off for reaching her 1,000th career point and senior guard Maci Morris, who scored 31 points in the game, reached the 3,000 point mark in the fourth quarter. Both teams return to action on Monday with Harlan County (9-10, 1-3 in district play) hosting Knott County Central and Bell County (16-2, 4-0) hosting Pineville.
In boys basketball action Friday night,
Williamsburg defeated Barbourville 56-54 in the 13th Region All “A” Classic.
Perry Co Central over Leslie Co 72-38
And Whitley Co defeated South Laurel 78-69
In girls basketball action Friday night,
Letcher Co Central beat Knott Co Central 60-37
In Ky sports: The Kentucky Wildcats will travel to Columbia SC to play today at noon, and the Lady Wildcats will travel to Missouri on Sunday, Jan. 25th , looking for their third straight win over the Lady Tigers. Action starts at 4 p.m.
(Some items from Saturday’s, January 24, 2015, Scores & Events courtesy of Harlandaily.com, KHSAA, ukathletics.com)