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Lawrence County girls district opener goes down to the wire, but Johnson Central sneaks by 56-49;

LENA ISON LETS ONE FLY WITH THE GREAT LAWRENCE COUNTY CROWD BEHIND HER. LAZER PHOTO BY BRIAN RATLIFFLENA ISON LETS ONE FLY WITH THE GREAT LAWRENCE COUNTY CROWD BEHIND HER. LAZER PHOTO BY BRIAN RATLIFF

 

LOUISA, KY. -- Monday night's 57th District 2012 opener turned out to be the barn burner everyone expected when the Lady Dawgs headed down hwy 23 to Paintsville to take on the Johnson Central Lady Eagle at the Paintsville High gym.

Lawrence County entered the game with 20 wins and 10 loses on the season, and brought a nice crowd to the contest. Johnson Central came in with a record 11-18 record. The first quarter came to a end with both team locked at 13 to 13. The second quarter lead would toss back and forth as the Lady Eagles led with 6:21 min to go in the first half. With 3:23 til half time Central led 21 to 19. The Lady Dawgs would fight back to lead at half time 26 to 21.

With 2:30 to go in the third period the Lady Dawgs led 26 to 23. But after a Central rally, when the fourth quarter started the Lady Dawgs trailed 45 to 44. Central added to their lead to 49-44 with about 5:47 left in the contest.

The Lady Dawgs cut the leadto two at 51-49 with 1:01 to go in the game, but were forced start fouling to stop the clock as time slipped away. The Lady Eagles hit the free throws down the stretch to win the game 56 to 49.

(Official individual scoring will be added to this story as soon as it can be obtained. See action photos on front page slideshow)

Lady Rebels down Chapmanville in first round of Sectional play;

Mingo Co., WV - The Lady Rebels began Sectional play this past Tuesday as they traveled to Mingo Central High School to take on the #5 team in Class AA, the Chapmanville Tigers.

The Lady Rebels, led by sophomore Savannah Winnett on the night with 17 pts, and two other teammates added double figures as Tolsia moved on to the championship game on Friday night with a 59-45 win over the Tigers.

Tolsia, ranked #3 in Class AA, split the series with the Tigers in regular season as Chapmanville went on to also win the Cardinal Conference.

Tolsia will play the Scott Skyhawks on Friday, Feb. 24th in Williamson at the Field House for the Sectional Championship starting at 7:00 pm.

With a win or loss by the Rebels on Friday night they still will move on to play in the Regionals, a win will give the Rebels a home game, The  loss has them traveling to play either Herbert Hoover or Clay County.

Tolsia (19-4) came out dominating the Tigers in the first half as they put up 18 pts in the 1st quarter & 17 pts in the 2nd. The Tigers (15-6) had trouble with the hard nosed defensive playing by the Rebels in the 1st and tried to ease back before halftime. Tolsia's 35 pts in the 1st half was 1 pt shy of doubling up the Tigers at halftime, 35-18.

 Savannah Winnett goes up for two of her team leading points in Sectional play. Photos by John Nolan Photography 483-2657 Savannah Winnett goes up for two of her team leading points in Sectional play. Photos by John Nolan Photography 483-2657The Tigers were led by Desrocher with game high of 18 pts while teammate Garrett added 11 pts. Desrocher and other teammates on the floor to start the 3rd quarter showed up to dominate Tolsia by putting up 19 pts on Coach Rick Morrone's tough defense. The start of the final quarter saw the Rebels up by just 8 pts on a Tiger team that wouldn't quit.

Courtney Stiltner eyes the bucket from the free throw line. She has been having a great tournament this yearCourtney Stiltner eyes the bucket from the free throw line. She has been having a great tournament this yearTolsia's senior Cortney Stiltner and the rest of the offense turned things up a notch going into the 4th quarter. Stiltner netted 13 pts on the night while sophomore Krista Maynard added 12 pts. Senior Kristie Lahoda grabbed 10 boards to go along with 9 pts against the Tigers. Coach Morrone's offense pulled things together down the stretch to score 14 pts in the final quarter and move on to play for a Sectional Championship on Friday with the win over Chapmanville.

Tolsia's championship game on Friday night against Scott will be the third time the two has matched up together on the court. Two of the Rebels four losses this season came against the Skyhawks. The first game loss was by 13 pts the other just 9 pts. Will the third time be a charm for the Lady Rebels!

Scoring:  1st 2nd  3rd  4th   Final
C-ville -    7   11    19    8      45
Tolsia -   18   17    10   14     59

Tolsia Individual scoring
Savannah Winnett - 17 pts, 5 rebounds
Cortney Stiltner - 13 pts, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals
Krista Maynard - 12 pts, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals
Kristie Lahoda - 9 pts, 10 rebounds
Kellie Lahoda - 8 pts, 8 rebounds, 4 assists

Chapmanville scoring
Desrocher - 18 pts
Garrett - 11 pts
Hall - 8 pts
Maynard - 4 pts
Rideout - 4 pts


Feb. 17th (Senior Night)
Lady Rebels vs Clay Co. (#7 in Class AA, 17-7 record)
Won - 60-40

Tolsia Individual scoring
Kristie Lahoda - 3 pts, 11 rebounds
Kellie Lahoda - 8 pts, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assists
Cortney Stiltner - 16 pts, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 assists
Savannah Winnett - 15 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Krista Maynard - 15 pts, 11 rebounds, 6 steals, 6 assists
Kerrie Lahoda - 1 pt, 1 rebound
Jamie Maynard - 1 rebound

Tolsia as a team:
49 rebounds, 12 steals, 12 assists

Bulldogs drop opening District 57 game to Paintsville Tigers; Tight game shows much improved team this season...

Feb 20,2012

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. -- 57th district play got under way Monday night as Lawrence County took on the Paintsville Tigers. The Dawgs came in with a record of 7 - 17 on the season, and the Tigers 7-18 slate wasn't much better.

At the end of the first quarter the Bulldogs were up by two, 21 to 19 in the evenly matched tourney opener. The two teams tossed the lead back and forth and the Bulldogs kept the lead 33 - 29 at the half.

LC coach David Miller talks over strategy with team during District 57 play Monday night. LC coach David Miller talks over strategy with team during District 57 play Monday night. Lawrence County led most of the third quarter but fell behind by four, 33-29 at the end of that canto. With the deciding 4th quarter on its way Lawrence County was still in good position for a program boosting tournament win. 

The Dawgs grabbed the lead and held it until with about 3:19 to go in the game Paintsville retook the lead 42- 40. With 1:24 to go in the game Paintsville jumped out to a 46 to 42 lead and Lawrence County had to start fouling with 46:6 second to go Paintsville was up 49 to 42.

Paintsville hit free throws the rest of the game to win the game 56 to 47 that was much closer than the final score indicates.

Lawrence Countywas led in scoring by eighth grader Austin Chaffins with 9 points. Senior Hayden Kiser had 8, 8th grader Brandon Richardson  7, Blake Prince 6, Logan Finley 6, 8th grader Grant kiser 3, sophomore AJ Cyrus was held to 2.

(The Bulldogs ended it season with a record 7 win and 18 loses. Coach Miller and coach Preece has did a good job this year trying to get the Lawrence County program back on track.  Brian

 

Lazer photo, Anthony Tucker shoots for two in front of large crowd Monday night, by Brian Ratliff. See more pics on front page slideshow. Girls results coming as soon as official scores are made available.

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