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December 31, 2017

Ashland, Ky Tolsia ( 3-4 ) outscored Rose Hill Christian ( 5-6 ) by 20 points in the second half to pull away and pickup a road victory 79-53 Friday night at Charles Stewart Gymnasium.


The Rebels led 20-13 after one quarter before the scrappy Royals made a little run in a high scoring second quarter and only trail 43-37 at the break.

Tolsia widened the margin in the third quarter with a 17-8 run behind senior Jared Switzer who had 9 points in the quarter and finished with team high 21 points.

In the 4th the Rebels extended the lead with a 19-8 advantage to set the final score.

Tolsia held Rose Hill to 16 points in the second half.

Tolsia's #20 Tyler Johnson, Austin Salmons, #3 Jacob Mollette and #13 Jared Switzer surround the Rose Hill offensive player.Tolsia's #20 Tyler Johnson, Austin Salmons, #3 Jacob Mollette and #13 Jared Switzer surround the Rose Hill offensive player.

 

Tolsia placed four players in double figures with Switzer. Rob Cantrell tallied 19 points, Austin Salmons chipped in 14 points, Jacob Mollette finished with 11 points, Jonathon Johnson 8 points, Blake Sturgell hit a three pointer for his only points and Tyler Johnson had 2 points.

THS hit 5 three pointers and went 9-13 from the line.

Tolsia 20 23 17 19 - 79
Rose Hill 13 24 8 8 - 53

Jared Switzer had 21 points in a win over Rose Hill on Friday night. Jared Switzer had 21 points in a win over Rose Hill on Friday night.


Pike Co. Central 70 Tolsia 49 ( Wednesday)

On Wednesday night at Rebel Arena the Hawks of Pike Co. Central ( 11-4 ) picked up the road victory over Tolsia.

It was 23-14 after one quarter as the much bigger Hawks tried to impose their will.

In the second quarter Tolsia made some tough shots and trailed 41-30 at Halftime.

In the 3rd quarter Pike Central extended the lead with a 16-7 run and put the game away.

Tolsia was led by Jared Switzer and Rob Cantrell with 10 points each, Tyler Johnson finished with 8 points, Jacob Mollette 7 points, Jonathon Johnson 6 points, Austin Salmons 5 points and William Spaulding 4 points. THS hit 6 three pointers and went 8-10 from the line.


Pike Central 23 18 16 13 - 70
Tolsia 14 16 7 12 - 49


Tolsia will be off until Friday night January 5th when they travel to Huntington St. Joseph for a Sectional matchup.

Tolsia Head Coach Todd Maynard

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... Sluggish start for us, I told them in the locker room the crowd wasn’t going to be very good tonight and that they needed to bring the energy from the get go. Rose Hill really battled but our guys got the win and that is what counts.”

“... Thought we played pretty decent against a very good Pike Co. Central team that is loaded with athletics and length. The score didn’t show how our guys competed.”

“... We will get back to work this week and get ready for St. Joe, they are a good team and always play well at home. Our guards will have to handle the pressure that they will bring.”

 

December 30, 2017


Wayne, W. Va. -- Tolsia lost two close ones this week in the Wayne Holiday Tournament. The Lady Rebels have played a brutal schedule so far but have been playing better of late.

Riverside 52 Tolsia 48 ( Wednesday )


In the first round it was Riverside getting the victory over the Rebels after trailing at halftime 24-20. The Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Rebels 32-24 in the second half to secure the win.

Mariah Finley had 35 points and 14 rebounds in two games this week.Mariah Finley had 35 points and 14 rebounds in two games this week.


Tolsia was led by Senior Mariah Finley who had 17 points, 7 boards and 6 assists, Freshman Julie Boone had 15 points and 12 boards, Senior Kayla Jude and Junior Sarah Jude had 6 points and 8 rebounds apiece, Freshman Kenzie Young and Selena Browning had 2 points each. THS hit 3 three pointers and went 3-8 from the line.


Riverside 13 7 16 16 - 52
Tolsia 13 11 11 13 - 48

 

 


Ravenswood 46 Tolsia 38 ( Thursday)


In the consolation bracket it was Ravenswood walking away with the win in a low scoring affair.

The game was tied after one quarter 11-11 before Ravenswood took a slim 23-20 lead into halftime.

In the second half Tolsia had chances but missed a ton of free throws as Ravenswood closed it out at the line.

Mariah Finley once again led the Lady Rebels with 18 points including 4 three pointers she also pulled down 7 rebounds.

Sarah Jude tallied 7 points, Kayla Jude 6 points, Julie Boone 3 points and 10 rebounds, Kenzie Young hit a three pointer for her points, Marlee Marcum hit a free throw. THS went 5-13 from the line and hit 5 three pointers.

Tolsia 11 9 6 12 - 38
Ravenswood 11 12 9 14 - 46

The Lady Rebels will return to Rebel Arena on Thursday night to face Sherman.


Coach Ric Morrone discussing a call with one of the officials as Assistant Coach Aaron Fletcher plays peace maker. Coach Ric Morrone discussing a call with one of the officials as Assistant Coach Aaron Fletcher plays peace maker.

Lady Rebel Head Coach Ric Morrone

COACH'S COMMENTS


“... We are getting better, I’m not about moral victories but we grew up a little from Wednesday night to Thursday night. I think we showed some progress but have a ways to go.”

“... Proud of the girls the last two nights they really battled to be so young and inexperienced. Our schedule has been rough so far and will lighten up a little after the new year. Play some teams in our section and region right off the bat.”

 

December 27, 2017

Sevierville, Tennessee -- The Lady Bulldogs of Lawrence Co. ( 7-3 ) will travel to the Great Smokey Mountains this week to participate in the annual Winterfest shootout held at Sevier Co. High school.

Brackets for the Winterfest Shootout:

 

The Lady Dawgs will play Thursday afternoon at 2:30 vs Heritage High (6-2) from Maryville, Tennessee.

Other teams in the Winterfest Classic are:

Hendersonville (TN) who is 4-2 on the season

Rowan Co. (4-4) from the 16th Region (KY)

Oliver Springs (TN) 1-1 on the season

Pisgah (AL) 6-0 on the season

Sevier Co. (TN)  3-1 on the season

Greenup Co.  (3-6) from the 16th Region (KY)


Lawrence Co. is led by Senior Kendra Spaulding with 13.2 points per game and Sophomore Lexi Ratliff with 12.8 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. Ratliff has also hit 45 of 64 free throws on the season.

Junior Kelly Davis is averaging 6.9 points per game and a team leading 8.6 boards per game.


After the trip to the Smoky Mountains the Lady Bulldogs will travel to Pike Co. Central on Tuesday January 2, 2018 and Host Betsy Layne for a District Boy/Girl doubleheader on Friday January 5th.

Tourney Director Jonathan Shultz

DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS

“...This is the 4th year I have done the tournament and 8th year overall. Last year it featured several really good girls teams such as Butler Traditional from KY and Upperman (2016-17 state champions in Tennessee). Lawrence Co. and Pisgah are returning teams as well as my girls at Sevier Co. “



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