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Wow! What a week is all I can say. The friendships and relationships being formed by this league really shined this week. We were a little short-handed on staff, but the people we have encountered through this process stepped up and we didn’t miss a stat.
The first game had Danny’s Diaper Dandies up against Bank $hots. The Dandies came to play and put on quite the show with an impressive 26 point win.
The second game was battle of age vs. youth in 50 Shades of Gray Hair against Prime Time. 50 Shades used their “wisdom” to exploit Prime Time’s lack of a big man. Big man Marty “The Tank” Marcum led 50 Shades to their win with 25 points and 21 rebounds. A big shout out to Marty “The Tank” Marcum who just had rotator cuff surgery this week. Rumor has it that he is so tough that they had to use two scalpels just to break the skin.
Game 3 was a nail biter. A really good Forfeit team gave the undefeated Dawg Pound all they could handle. Dustin Copley hit a hot streak and poured in 21 points. JJ James and Aaron Honn would not be knocked out as both got hot in the final stretch. Dawg Pound came back in the final two minutes to win a close one at 63-60.
Game 4 was our first forfeit of the year with only two of the Mighty Hawks players showing up. Louisa Legends won by default.
Game 5 would show an Average Joes team starting to gel. They had 4 players score in double digits led by Josh Wilks and Daniel Ward with 16 points apiece. Average Joes defeated Rec Center Ballers 64-38.
Game 6 was no let down. Triple Threat came in knowing that Twin City Bucks were going to be short-handed. Shawn Thompson pounded in 24 points to make sure TCB would stay undefeated.
That wraps up our weekly review. Special thanks to everyone who came out to watch and especially to those who stepped up to help this week. Most of all we thank God for the opportunity to operate this league and see how He is working in our community.
Word of the Week: Proverbs 18:21 Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit- you choose.
9am - Bank Shots (3-2) vs Danny’s Diaper Dandies (3-2)
10am - 50 Shades of Grey Hair (2-3) vs Prime Time (1-4)
11am - Dawg Pound (5-0) vs Forfeit (3-2)
12 pm – Louisa Legends (4-1) vs Mighty Hawks (0-5)
1pm – Average Joes (1-4) vs Rec Center Ballers (1-4)
2pm – Triple Threat (2-3) vs Twin City Bucks (5-0)
Danny’s Diaper Dandies 80: Eric Arnett 24, Joey Howard 23, Jason Black 16, Blake Jenkins 8, Brandon Russell 7, Jason Marshall 2
Bank $hots 54: Chance Muncy 23, Mark Tiller 13, Josh Greene 10, Tony Hinkle 6, Josh Powers 2
50 Shades of Grey Hair 72: Marty Marcum 25, Tanner Black 23, Adam Brown 9, Travis York 8, Ed Dixon 7
Prime Time 57: Geoffrey Jackson 16, Chase Kincaid 13, Dink Wellman 12, Meghan Keller 7, Cody Prince 6, James Jones 3
Dawg Pound 63: JJ James 19, Brandon Lafferty 17, Bobby Hale 11, Aaron Honn 8, Brady Horn 6, Steven Howell 2
Forfeit 60: Dustin Copley 21, Mike Smith 13, Paul Maynard 7, Shawn Cook 7, Courtney Gillman 6, Jason Hensley 6
Louisa Legends: winner by default
Mighty Hawks: Forfeit due to not enough players.
Average Joes 64: Daniel Ward 16, Josh Wilks 16, Ryan Sammons 14, Harry Blevins 12, Larry Paul Thornsbury 4, Matt Ward 2
Rec Center Ballers 38: Jason O’Brian 25, David Wiley 5, Robert Reed 3, Jordan Pinson 3, Jason Stone 2
Twin City Bucks 65: Shawn Thompson 24, Jacob Copley 15, Wade Skaggs 14, Mark Doss 10, Tyler Brewer 2
Triple Threat 47: Coty Johnson 18, Zach Cantrell 14, Casey Fitzpatrick 6, Morgan Mills 4, Michael Stumbo 3, Darren Parsley 2
Week 7 Schedule 2/18/17
9am - Bank $hots vs Dawg Pound
10am – Rec Center Ballers vs Louisa Legends
11am – Twin City Bucks vs 50 Shades of Grey Hair
12pm – Average Joes vs Triple Threat
1pm – Prime Time vs Danny’s Diaper Dandies
2pm – Mighty Hawks vs Forfeit
Winner of the LOUISA STARS & STRIPES PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD GOES TO:
Marty Marcum – Marty “The Tank” Marcum scored 25 points, 21 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal that led the old Gray haired men’s team to victory. He was a force to be reckoned with down in the paint. Marty wins a $15 gift certificate from LOUISA STARS & STRIPES. Stop by in the Louisa Plaza (old Long John Silver’s Building or call 606.638.5000.
Louisa, Ky. -- For the first time since 2010 a District Tournament will be played at Lawrence Co. High school. After re-alignment with Lawrence Co. moving to the 58th District next year they were chosen to host the tournament this year. The Bulldogs are looking for a 'three-peat' on the Boys side and Belfry is looking to win the Girls side for the third straight season.
On Monday night the 60th District Boys and Girls basketball tournament will begin. Both of the host teams will be in action with tipoff set for 6:30.
The nation's leading scorer Tim Dalton will be in action Monday night at home when 60th District Tournament play begins.
In the 60th District Boys tournament Lawrence Co. ( 19-11 ) will be the #1 seed thanks to a 5-1 record in regular season play.
The Dawgs will open vs #4 Phelps (14-16) at 8:15 Monday night. LC won both meetings in the regular season. The Bulldogs are led by the nation's leading scorer at 38.1 ppg, senior Tim Dalton.
The supporting cast consists of 8th Grader Jared Wellman, who is scoring 14.6 ppg, Junior Trey Dotson 8.1 ppg, Freshman Tyler Maynard 6.0 and Senior Cameron Maynard 3.0 round out the starting five.
Phelps who finished 1-5 in District play are led by Christian Mounts at 23 points per game.
On Wednesday at 8:15 it will be #2 Belfry ( 13-16 ) 4-2 in District action taking on #3 Pike Co. Central ( 16-14) 2-4 in District play. The teams split the two regular season meetings. The Pirates are led by Isiah Roblee at 14 points per game, Koleston Blankenship and Cameron Catron at 10 points per game. The Hawks are led by Ryan Eads at 14 per game, Seth Conn and Blake Wallace at 13 per game.
Championship game will be Friday night at 8:15.
In the Girls 60th District Tournament it will be #4 Lawrence Co. (9-20) and 1-5 in District play vs #1 Belfry (15-13) and 6-0 in District play in the opening game at 6:30 Monday night.
The Bulldogs are led by Freshman Lexie Ratliff at 16 ppg and Junior Hannah Rucker at 11 ppg.
Sophmore Kelly Davis 7 ppg, Freshman Kassidy Cavins and Sophomore Kylie Maynard add 4 ppg.
The Pirates, who took both regular season matchups with LC, are led by Olliena Hairston 13 ppg and Kailee Rash 12 ppg.
In the first game Wednesday night at 6:30 it will be # 2 Pike Co. Central (19-11) and 4-2 in District play and #3 Phelps (14-15) and 1-5 in District action. PCC took both games in regular season play and are led by Kaitlynn Keathley and Cassidy Mullins at 15 points per game. Phelps is led by Danielle Prater at 15 points per game.
Championship game will be at 6:30 Friday night.
#1 Johnson Central ( 23-6 ) vs #4 Paintsville ( 8-19 ) at 7:00 Tuesday
#2 Sheldon Clark ( 19-11 ) at Magoffin Co. ( 17-10 ) 7:00 Wednesday
Finals Friday at 7:00
In the Boys 58th District at Betsy Layne
#1 Allen Central ( 13-17 ) at Betsy Layne ( 7-22 ) Monday 7:30
#2 South Floyd ( 18-12 ) vs Prestonsburg ( 7-23 ) Tuesday 7:30
Finals Friday 7:00
In the Boys 59th District at Pikeville
#1 Pikeville ( 19 -8 ) 2 Piarist ( 1-28 ) 0
#2 Shelby Valley ( 15-13 ) vs East Ridge ( 19-10 ) Wednesday at 8:00
Final Friday at 7:00
In the Girls 57th District at Magoffin Co.
#1 Paintsville ( 24-3 ) at Magoffin Co. ( 9-18 ) Monday at 6:00
#2 Johnson Central ( 24-6 ) vs Sheldon Clark ( 16-13 ) Monday at 7:30
Final Thursday at 7:00
In the Girls 58th District Betsy Layne
#1 South Floyd ( 23-7 ) vs Allen Central ( 8-22 ) Monday at 6:00
#2 Prestonsburg ( 8-21 ) at Betsy Layne ( 13-16 ) Tuesday at 6:00
Final Thursday at 7:00
In the Girls 60th District at Pikeville
#1 Shelby Valley ( 24-4 ) vs Piarist ( 3-23 ) Tuesday at 6:30
#2 Pikeville ( 19-7 ) vs East Ridge ( 11-17 ) Tuesday at 8:00
Final Thursday at 7:30
My prediction for each district winners are as follows:
60th Boys Lawrence Co. and Girls Belfry
59th Boys Pikeville and Girls Shelby Valley
58th Boys South Floyd and Girls South Floyd
57th Boys Sheldon Clark and Girls Paintsville
Fort Gay, W. Va. -- In the first round of the Region 4 Section 2 girls basketball tournament it was the Tolsia Rebels ( 13-10 ) routing rival Tug Valley for the third time this season this time 69-32 at Rebel Arena on Friday night to kickoff postseason play.
The Lady Rebels scored the first seventeen points of the game and never looked back to advance to the semifinals. Tolsia led 23-6 after one period and 48-16 at halftime.
In the second half everyone in uniform for Tolsia got to see action and 10 ladies hit the scoring column as the Lady Rebels cruised to victory.
Tolsia Junior Mariah Finley coming off a triple double at Logan backs that up with a 11 point and 11 assists effort vs Tug Valley in the first round of tournament play Friday night.
Taylor Parsley had 16 points and 8 rebounds, Mariah Finley tallied 11 points and 11 assists, Allyssa Cloud finished with 10 points, Tasha Nichols tallied 8 points and 10 rebounds, Marlee Marcum chipped in with 8 points, Sarah Jude had 6 points and 8 boards, Kayla Jude 5 points and 6 boards, Genisis Ramirez had 3 points, Trinity Muncy had 1 point to round out the scoring. Keyla Fox, Taylor Ball, Lyndsie Wilson and Jasmine Blackburn all played but did not score. Tolsia hit 3 three pointers and went 6-15 from the line.
For Tug Valley who finishes the season. Emily Colegrove led the way with 12 points, Kelli Kirk had 6 points, Abigail Spence had 5 points, Bekah White had 4 points and Hali Wilson had 3 points.
Tug Valley 6 10 12 4 -32
Tolsia 23 25 12 9 - 69
On Wednesday the Lady Rebels traveled to Logan to finish out regular season play and won an absolute thriller in double overtime 62-57.
Mariah Finley had a triple double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Taylor Parsley had a double double with 18 points and 11 boards, Sarah Jude tallied 11 points, Tasha Nichols and Allysa Cloud had 6 points each.
Tolsia 6 14 15 8 6 13 - 62
Logan 15 9 11 8 6 8 - 57
#2 Tolsia will host #3 Sherman on Tuesday night at 7:00 in the semifinals at Rebel Arena. The Lady Rebels beat Sherman on the road earlier this season.
Tolsia Head Coach Ric Morrone
"... Everybody came out healthy and we really wanted to match the intensity of our previous game at Logan and I think we did that. Was kinda worried if we would have any legs left after playing that double overtime game Wednesday night. Really proud of the girls tonight.
"...They get along well on and off the court the juniors and seniors have really taken the younger players under their wings and it shows on the court."
"...Going to be a tough matchup on Tuesday night but we have earned the right to host. Sherman has two really nice players and has some good size as well. We played them early on the road and got a win. Hopefully Rebel Arena is packed with the winner moving on to regionals."