We now know who will be playing for the 2020 50th District championship title later this week in the boys’ bracket…
In game one Tuesday evening at Whitley County High School, the host Colonels kept it closer than many expected them to against South Laurel. In the end, however, they fell to the Cardinals by the final score of 67-52. The loss ends Whitley’s season with an overall record of 12 wins, 19 losses.
In game two Tuesday, the Corbin Redhounds surprised many by dominating the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets, 90-50. This game was widely predicted to be very competitive based on earlier meetings between these two teams, but the Redhounds instead managed to jump out to an early lead, and they never look back en route to their 40-point win. With the loss, Williamsburg closes out their season with a 17-13 record.
Corbin (16-12) will play South Laurel (26-4) in the district finals this Friday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. inside Lawson Gymnasium at WCHS. South Laurel will face Whitley County in the finals of the girls’ bracket on Thursday. Be sure to pick up the February 26 print edition for more details on how the Lady Colonels played their way into this year’s championship game.
Individual scoring for Tuesday night games:
Corbin – Matthew Taylor 22, Alex Byrley 21, Gavin Allen 14, Josh Hibbitts 14, Carter Stewart 9, Micah Engle 3, Cole Hicks 3, Isaac McVay 2, Ethan Wine 2
South Laurel – Matthew Cromer 27, Alex Hostettler 12, Micah Anders 8, Brett Norvell 8, Parker Payne 5, Ford Breeding 3, Caden Jones 2, Fischer Proffitt 2
Williamsburg – Caleb Rose 19, Dalton Ponder 7, Slaht Hunter 5, Jason Bray 4, Gavon Thomas 6, Micah Steely 7, Larry Bray 2
Whitley Co – Jamie Fuson 14, Grayson Estes 9, Garrett McNealy 9, Brayden Mahan 7, Jackson Estes 7, Trevor Downs 4, Seth Mills 2