Saturday’s “Crestline Scores & Events”

Harlan County Lady Bears built a 19-point lead and coasted to a 54-47 win Thursday at Corbin in freshman basketball action. Guards Noah Canady and Rebecca Middleton led the 4-2 Lady Bears with 15 and 13 points, respectively, Taylor Johnson had 6, Lainey Cox 6, Morgan Napier 5, Sara Napier, K.K. Johnson, Jordan Blevins, and Nikki Creech all had 2 points each, and Reanna Middleton had 1. HCHS led 15-8 after one quarter, 32-22 at halftime and 44-34 after three quarters. The Lady Bears will today at Whitley Co. with their first game against South Laurel at 11:45 and then Whitley Co at 1:00.

The pairings set for the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament opening today at James A. Cawood Elementary School will be Top-seeded and undefeated Rosspoint playing Green Hills in the opening game at 4 p.m. Evarts and Cawood will meet at 5 p.m. Wallins, seeded third, will play James A. Cawood at 5 p.m. Cumberland, seeded second, will play Black Mountain at 6 p.m. The semifinals are set for Monday at 5:30 and 6:45. The third-place game is set for Tuesday at 5:30 with the championship game at 6:45. Rosspoint is the host for this year’s tournament.

In middle school action, Wallins moved into a tie for the second seed in next week’s seventh- and eighth-grade county tournament with a 38-13 rout of visiting Cumberland on Thursday. Jonathan Wilder led Cumberland with five points, Xavier Simmons had 4, Dylan Robinson 3, and Quinton Boggs 1.  In a wild finish to the regular season of the middle school county basketball league, James A. Cawood stormed back from a 14-point deficit to knock off visiting Black Mountain 54-53 in overtime. The loss denied Black Mountain a share of the first seed. Cawood, at 12-2, earned the top seed and Black Mountain, at 11-3, fell into a tie with Wallins for the second seed. James A. Cawood finished fourth with a 9-5 mark. Black Mountain will host the tournament.

In HCHS Black Bear and Lady Bear games last night, The Lady Bears lost to the Whitley Co Lady Colonels in a low scoring 44-38 game. The Black Bears followed, also losing their game to the visiting South Laurel Cardinals, 62-49.  Both teams are set to play two doubleheaders next week, with games on Monday, Feb. 2nd starting at 6:30 against Middlesboro, and on Thursday, Feb. 5th at home against Harlan.

This weekend, the UK Wildcats will face Alabama at home tonight starting at 7pm in Rupp Arena. The Lady Wildcats play Sunday, Feb. 1st at home against Georgia, game starting at 1pm.

And, of course, the SuperBowl will be the highlight of the weekend, with the Seattle Seahawks playing the New England Patriots Sunday, starting at 6:30pm.

(Some items from Saturday’s, January 31, 2015,  Scores & Events courtesy of   Harlandaily.com,  KHSAA, ukathletics.com)