Bulldogs advance to region semifinals with win over Pikeville
Will face Magoffin Co. Monday night in second round
Pikeville, Ky. — Robert Dalton, Brandon Richardson and Timmy Dalton combined for 59 points and 21 rebounds to lead Lawrence Co. ( 27-4 ) to a 77-64 victory over Pikeville ( 17-16 ) in the 1st round of the 15th region tournament on Saturday night at Pikeville’s Expo Center.
The game was reschuduled because of an unexpected snow storm Friday aht stalled schools throughout the Big Sandy Region.
Robert Dalton 24 points and 10 rebounds, Timmy Dalton 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, Brandon Richardson 17 points and 5 rebounds, Austin Chaffins tallied 10 points and 4 assists, Grant Kiser chipped in with 8 points and 6 rebounds.
The Dawgs raced out to a 12-2 lead and had the Panthers rattled, LC led 16-8 after one quarter. Pikeville made a little run to start the 2nd quarter but Lawrence Co. seized the monument behind good defense and rebounding and led 32-21 going to the break.
In the 2nd half LC jumped all over Pikeville and led 45-28 at one time. Give PHS credit they battled all night and had a good game plan but Lawrence Co. was too much in the 2nd half. The Dawgs shot 51.8% ( 31-60) from the field but only 28.6 ( 6-21 ) from behind the arc and 52.9% ( 9-17 ) from the free throw line.
Wyatt Battaile had 20 points to lead Pikeville.
Pikeville 8 13 16 27 64
Lawrence 16 16 16 29 77
Lawrence Co. will move into the semifinals on Monday Night at 8:30 and face Magoffin Co. who took care of South Floyd 61-57 in the early game.
Johnson Central will face East Ridge in the first semifinal at 7:00.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis York
” The kids were hyped up and ready to play it had been 9 days and we weren’t used to that, this kids are so unique and play so hard.” Give Pikeville a ton of credit they had a good game plan, Bart Williams does a great job.” Survive and advance to play Magoffin on Monday they are playing really well right it will be a challenge for us.”
Lawrence Co. Senior Guard Brandon Richardson
” The snow kinda put us out of sync, we were so ready to play on Thursday.” Total team effort to get the win, we are so balanced you never know who will score.” Survive and advance is the name of the game.”