Pineville picked a bad time to be playing Corbin. The Redhounds were highly motivated to end the first five-game losing streak they’ve had under Tony Pietrowski. The Mountain Lions were coming off an emotional overtime win against Middlesboro and playing without leading scorer Cody Collett.
The result was a 72-36 Corbin victory in the Lion’s Den on Friday.
The Lions hung close early as Conner Ford scored six points in the opening period, Scotty Hoskins and John Robbins knocked down 3-pointers, and Dalton Ledbetter added an inside basket. But the Redhounds got eleven points from Andrew Taylor and took a 17-14 lead.
Corbin started pressing midway through the second quarter and closed the half on a 8-0 run to take a 31-19 lead by halftime. Kevin Goins hit a pair of 3s in the period and Kenny Hopper scored five points off the bench as the Redhounds took control.
The press continued to cause problems for Pineville in the third quarter and the Lions managed just one field goal, a Ford basket, in the period. Meanwhile, Taylor Waddle scored seven points and Taylor hit another 3. Goins scored five in the quarter as the lead grew to 20-points at 47-27 points after three quarters.
Both teams went deep into their benches in the final period. Pineville got 3s from John Sproles and Joseph Simpson, but the Redhounds continued to pull away. Joey Shelton hit four free throws and scored six of his eight points in the fourth quarter, Brandon Garrison added five points and A.J. Moore four as Corbin went on to the 36-point win.
Taylor led the Redhounds with 18 points while Goins finsihed with 11 and Waddle nine.
Ford led Pineville with eight points while Hoskins added seven and Isaac Longworth five.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday with Corbin (12-10) playing at Williamsburg and Pineville (7-11) hosting Clay County.
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CORBIN (72) — Andrew Taylor 18, Kevin Goins 11, Taylor Waddle 9, Joey Shelton 8, Zach Maguet 7, Kenny Hopper 5, Trevor Browning 0, Sam Taylor 1, Brandon Garrison 5, A.J. Moore 4, Garrett Johnson 2, Tanner Barnes 2, Robert Tinsley 0.
PINEVILLE (36) — Conner Ford 8, Isaac Longworth 5, Dalton Ledbetter 4, John Robbins 3, Tucker Woolum 0, Scotty Hoskins 7, Will Adams 3, John Sproles 3, Joseph Simpson 3, Jalen Byrd 0, Thomas Brock 0, Jacob Shackleford 0.