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Lady Dawgs win streak up to six with last second shot over Johnson Central;

Paintsville, Ky - LC traveled to Johnson Central to take on the Lady Eagles this past Saturday and came away with a thrilling victory, their sixth win in a row.

LC's Lena Ison scored the go ahead points with 2 seconds left on the clock Saturday night to give the Lady Dogs a big win over District 57 rival Johnson CentralLC's Lena Ison scored the go ahead points with 2 seconds left on the clock Saturday night to give the Lady Dogs a big win over District 57 rival Johnson CentralWith the score tied 45-45, senior Lena Ison took a deflected pass from midcourt and layed it in off the backboard to put the Bulldogs up 47-45 with two seconds on the clock and handed LC the win. Ison netted 12 pts in the win while junior Taylor Porter had game high 22 pts and connected three times from beyond the arc.

LC (14-7 overall, 4-3 Region, 2-3 District) are in third place in Region 15 behind Paintsville (15-4) & #1 Shelby Valley (15-3). In the Dawgs six game win streak they have knocked off the Eagles twice. LC has won 10 out of their last 12 games played, the two losses came in the Ohio River Classic in Raceland against Raceland 48-47 & Greenup Co. 52-51.

Johnson Central (9-10) came out to control the 1st quarter on the Bulldogs by going up 13-12. LC's defense buckled down in the 2nd by holding JC to just 5 pts. Porter & Ison both connected from behind the arc to allow the Dawgs to get back in front at halftime 23-18. LC hit 7-9 from the free throw line in the 1st half.

The Bulldogs continued to put the ball in the basket to start the 3rd as Porter hit two more shots from beyond the arc and senior Sarah Hay had 4 pts in the quarter to finish with 6 pts on the night. LC thought going into the 4th quarter with an 8 pt lead over JC that it may be a convincing win.

Shepherd led the Eagels in scoring with 21 pts and pushed LC's defense into fouling as did her teammates.

Shepherd scored nine of her points in the 4th and half of the teams 18 pts to outscore LC by 6 pts in the final period. With time winding down, it was still a back and forth ballgame that nobody took control of down the stretch. With the score tied and under ten seconds left in the game, JC dribbles up to half court where LC puts on pressure defense with three players around the ball. As the Eagle player opts to pass the ball, the Bulldogs get a piece of the ball and Ison picks it up to lay it in for a 47-45 lead with two seconds left. JC couldn't get the ball down the court as time expired and the LC fans & players go wild on a terrific win over the District Eagles.

LC will be back on the road on Thursday, Jan. 26th as they travel to Pike Central. game time 6/7:30 pm

Scoring: 1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Final
LC          12   11    12   12     47
JC          13   5     9     18     45 

LC Individual Scoring                        JC scoring
Savannah Cyrus - 1 pt                      Young - 3 pts           Fairchild - 2 pts
Kara Kirk - 2 pts                               Watson - 4 pts
Sarah Hay - 6 pts                             Taylor - 2 pts
Lena Ison - 12 pts                            Shepherd - 21 pts
Taylor Porter - 22 pts                       Blair - 7 pts       
Shelby Hay - 4 pts                            Hall - 6 pts


LC vs Tug Valley - won 71-43

Scoring: 1st  2nd  3rd  4th    Final
Tug         8    8      9    18      43
LC          30   13    17   11      71

LC individual scoring
Cyrus - 9 pts
Kirk - 9 pts
Sa. Hay - 8 pts
Ison - 12 pts
Porter - 26 pts
Sh. Hay - 6 pts
Fitch - 1 pt


LC vs Wayne - won 65-44

Scoring: 1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Final
LC          14   9     21   21      65
Wayne    13   9     10   12      44

LC Individual scoring
Cyrus - 11 pts
Kirk - 2 pts
Sa. Hay - 2 pts
Ison - 14 pts
Porter - 23 pts
Sh. Hay - 11 pts
Adkins - 1 pt
Fitch - 1 pt

Lady Rebs take down county rival Pioneers

Krista Maynard 22 pts, 7 boards, 7 assists, & 7 steals in the win over county rival WayneKrista Maynard 22 pts, 7 boards, 7 assists, & 7 steals in the win over county rival WayneWayne, WV - The Lady Rebels of Tolsia, who are ranked #5 in Class AA by, took their 9-3 record on the road to county rival the Wayne Pioneers. Tolsia looking to hit the double digit mark on the season in wins came out and controlled all 4 quarters to improve to 10-3 with a 68-40 win over the Pioneers. Senior Kellie Lahoda connected for a double double on the night with 20 pts & 11 rebounds while sophomore Krista Maynard had team high with 22 pts. Maynard also had 7 boards, 7 assists, & 7 steals on the night.

The Rebels came out like any good team would, played great defense and had the offense score points. Tolsia held the Pioneers to just 4 pts in the 1st and 9 pts in the 2nd. Defensively the Rebels are taking their full court trap after each score and forcing Wayne into situations to turn the ball over and turn that into easy scores. Tolsia scored 37 pts in the 1st half to go up by 24 pts at halftime.

The Rebs senior Cortney Stiltner continues to dominate the glass as she grabbed 10 boards along with 2 pts, 5 assists, & 4 steals. Sophomore Jordan Presley netted 8 pts for Tolsia on the night.

Wayne (3-7) was led by Childers with game high 23 pts and teammate Batram contributed with 7 pts in the loss for the Pioneers. Wayne came out after halftime to give the Rebels a struggle on offense in both 3rd and 4th quarters. Tolsia wasn't hitting like the 1st half and the Pioneers came back to score 27 points in the 2nd half. The Rebels hung on long enough to still score four more points than Wayne to win easily 68-40.

Tolsia's next game will Tuesday, Jan. 24th at Sissonville. The Tolsia boys will also play that night after the girls. Game time girls 6:00 pm & boys 7:30 pm

Scoring: 1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Final
Tolsia     20   17    16   15      68
Wayne     4    9     15   12      40

Tolsia individual scoring                                                                
Krista Maynard - 22 pts, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 7 steals
Kellie Lahoda - 20 pts, 11 rebounds
Jordan Presley - 8 pts
Kristie Lahoda - 6 pts
Savannah Winnett - 4 pts
Kerrie Lahoda - 4 pts
Cortney Stiltner - 2 pts, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
Sheree Vanhoose - 2 pts  

Wayne scoring
Childers - 23 pts
Bartram - 7 ps
Ratliff - 2 pts
Toney - 4 pts
Hook - 2 pts
Kelley - 2 pts

LC's Logan Finley punches a double double in win over Coal Grove;

Logan Finley had 32 pts, 16 boards, 6 assists, & 1 steal in both games combined against Coal Grove & Betsy LaneLogan Finley had 32 pts, 16 boards, 6 assists, & 1 steal in both games combined against Coal Grove & Betsy LaneThis past Monday the Bulldogs played host to the Coal Grove Hornets as senior Logan Finley & junior Blake Prince both netted 17 pts apiece. Finley also grabbed 14 rebounds for a double double in a 59-50 win.

The next night saw LC travel south to Region 15 foe, the Betsy Lane Bobcats. Logan Finley once again put together back-to-back nights for the Bulldogs by connecting for a team high 15 pts in a 70-52 loss. LC falls to 6-9 on the season after both games and is still winless in both Region & District play.

With Finley and Prince both hitting double digits in scoring, LC's big man in the middle, Hayden Kiser, also hit double figures by scoring 13 pts and pulling down 7 boards. Finley contributed to half of the Bulldogs 28 rebounds with fourteen by himself and twelve of those on defense. The Bulldogs shot 50% on the night from a combined 2 pt & 3pt floor performance going 25-50. LC had trouble from the free throw line hitting only 7-17 and with good defense by snagging 13 steals the offense turned it over 20 times against the Hornets. Other players to score for LC were Brandon Richardson with 4 pts, AJ Cyrus added 6 pts, & Austin Chaffins helped out with 2 pts in teh 59-50 win over Coal Grove.

The following night for the Bulldogs didn't go as planned as the Hornets game the night before. LC went on the road to play Betsy Lane who is second in Region 15 with a 15-2 record. Logan Finley once again stepped up for LC hitting 4-6 from 2 pt range, connecting 2-3 from beyond the arc, & going 1-1 at the free throw line for 15 pts on the night.

Sophomore AJ Cyrus added 8 pts while three other players connected for 7 pts apiece on the night. The Bulldogs turned things around from behind the arc & the free throw line by hitting 6-11 & 8-10 against the Bobcats.

Brandon Richardson, an 8th grader, shot 100% from the floor going 3-3 as one of those shots came as a 3-pointer. LC couldn't get much going with an explosive offense by the Bobcats as they took down the Bulldogs 70-52.

LC will be back on the road on Saturday, Jan. 21st as they take one Region 15 rival the Johnson Central Eagles. Game time 6/7:30 pm

LC vs Coal Grove - won 59-50

Individual scoring

Blake Prince - 17 pts, 2 assists, 2 steals
Grant Kiser - 1 rebound
Austin Chaffins - 2 pts, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Hayden Kiser - 13 pts, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 6 steals
AJ Cyrus - 6 pts, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Brandon Richardson - 4 pts, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal
Logan Finley - 17 pts, 14 rebounds, 4 assist, 1 steal

LC vs Betsy Lane - lost 52-70

Prince -7 pts, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Grant Kiser - 1 rebound
Austin Chaffins - 2 pts, 2 assists, 1 steal
Hayden Kiser - 7 pts, 8 rebounds, 1 assist
AJ Cyrus - 8 pts, 1 assist, 2 steal
Brandon Richardson - 7 pts, 1 rebound, 2 assist
Anthony Tucker - 6 pts, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals
Logan Finley - 15 pts, 2 rebounds, 2 assist

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