Whitley County falls to South Laurel
The Whitley County Colonels saw their season come to an end at the hands of South Laurel Tuesday night, 66-47.
The Colonels got off to a slow start offensively while the Cardinals took an early 14-2 lead in the first four minutes.
Senior Matt Slavey scored eight of his 13 points in the first quarter as South Laurel took a 19-10 lead at the first stop.
South Laurel pushed its lead out to 25-12 before Whitley County closed out the quarter with a 7-6 run and trailed at the half, 31-19.
Whitley County, who finished with a 8-22 record, made a run at the Cardinals in the third quarter when they went on an 11-3 run and closed the gap to 38-32. The Colonels could have gotten much closer, but was three-of-eight from the line during the stretch.
A Baxter three-pointer stopped the bleeding for South Laurel and the Cardinals extended the lead to 47-33 by the end of the third period.
The Colonels, who were 12-of-29 from the line, never recovered in the final period.
Sophomore James Sasko led the Colonels with 14 points while Boston Bryant added 10 points in the loss.
South Laurel 66, Whitley Co. 47
Whitley Co. 10 9 14 14- 47
South Laurel 19 12 16 19- 66
Whitley Co. (47) – Sasko 14, Bryant 12, Z. Rutherford 9, Powers 8, Lawson 2, Smith 2,
South Laurel (66) – Slavey 13, Baxter 13, Sanders 12, Jones 8, Rader 5m Schaser 4, Helton 4, Grubb 3, Holt 2, Miller 2.
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