Bell County used the press to put together a 14-0 run late in the third quarter to tie their game at Cumberland Gap and a strong effort from the free throw line in the fourth quarter carried the Bobcats to a 57-53 win on Saturday.Senior guard Tyler Potter, who scored a game-high 31 points, converted three-point plays on consecutive possessions to put the Bobcats on top 47-45 with 5:05 to play. It was Bell’s first lead since scoring the first seven points of the game.Sophomore Hunter Bayless hit one free throw to bring the Panthers within one, but the Bobcats hit 10 of 12 free throws over the final 2:23 to pull out the four-point win. It was the first win of the season for Bell County.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Browning Becherer threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Sames with seven seconds remaining in the game to knock off Highlands 37-34 in the KHSAA Class 4A championship game Saturday.Collins won its first state championship in a rematch of last year’s title game, avenging a 47-0 loss. Highlands had won five straight state championships.Becherer entered the game for his first and only play and threw the winning TD pas...
HARTSVILLE, S.C. — The 23rd-ranked Railsplitters used a 25-4 first half run to take command and held on for a 78-67 victory over the Coker College Cobras in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday.Lincoln Memorial University improves to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in SAC play by virtue of its victory, while the Cobras fall to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the league with the loss.The Railsplitters and Cobras played to a near even draw through the...
HARTSVILLE, S.C. — Tanesha Stenson scored 20 of her game-high 24 points in the second half, leading the Coker College Cobras to a 69-60 come-from-behind victory over the Lady Railsplitters in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday.Lincoln Memorial University falls to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in league play, while Coker improves to 5-2 on the season and 3-1 in the SAC.
CORBIN — Tournament MVP Maci Morris scored 39 points and grabbed 12 rebound on Saturday as the Bell County Lady Cats held off a late rally from Corbin to win the championship game of the Cumberland Falls Invitational, 83-82.With their half-court trap creating turnovers, the Lady Cats surged out to a 28-18 lead by the end of the first quarter with Morris leading the way.However, the junior guard picked up two fouls and headed to bench before the end of the period an...
BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Austin Woolum’s 35-yard field goal lifted Belfry to a 3-0 win over Wayne County and the KHSAA Class 3A championship Friday at Western Kentucky University’s Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium.Austin Hatfield ran for 114 yards for the Pirates (13-1), who won their first title since 2004 after finishing as the runner-up the last three years. Wayne County (14-1) made its first appearance in the title game.Woolum scor...
CORBIN — Thursday night the Lady Cats were cold — but not that cold. South Laurel is young and not that bold.Anyway, Bell County overcame a rough offensive first half to pull away for a 64-40 win over the Lady Cardinals at the Cumberland Falls Invitational.South Laurel had two eighth-graders and a freshman among their top five scorers in the game and they led 10-9 early on behind 3-pointers from junior Brittany Vandeventer and freshman Katie Reynolds....
Senior forward Devin Enix scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and sophomore point guard Erica Gambrell added 22 points as the Pineville Lady Mountain Lions rolled to a 69-39 win over Thomas Walker on Thursday. It was Pineville’s first game without coach Matt Shafer, who resigned earlier on Thursday to attend to a family matter.Emily Mullins scored seven of her nine points in the first quarter and Enix added eight as the Lady Lions jumped out to a 21-10 lead after one per...
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