December 8, 2017
Tyler Maynard nets 37 FOR LCHS in victory over ‘TUG RIVER’ rival
Fort Gay, W. Va. — For the first time since 2011 Tolsia ( 0-2 ) and Lawrence Co. ( 2-4 ) met on the hardwood as the Bulldogs pulled away from the Rebels in the second half for a 93-70 convincing victory on Thursday night at Rebel Arena.
Lawrence Co. trailed 21-13 after one quarter and 38-26 before the Dawgs went on a 14-0 run to end the second quarter and take a 40-38 lead at Halftime.
The Bulldogs continued with a 8-0 spurt to start the 2nd half to take a 48-38 lead with 5:38 to go before the Rebels hit two free throws to end the 22-0 run. Tolsia would cut the lead to 7 on a couple different occasions, but could not get any closer.
The Bulldogs had four players hit double figures led by Sophomore Tyler Maynard who finished with a career high 37 points, Sophomore Chase Sartin who hit 5 three pointers and finished with 19 points, 8th Grader Cody Maynard tallied 16 points Junior Noah Fairchild had 11 points, Freshman Baden Gillispie chipped in with 4 points, Senior Weston Hardin, Sophomore Derek Larimer and Junior Eric Webb had 2 points each. The Dawgs hit 11 three pointers and went 9-14 from the line.
Tolsia also had four players score in double figures, leading the way was Senior Wayne Williamson who hit 6 three pointers for 18 points, Senior Jonathon Johnson tallied 15 points, Senior Jared Switzer scored 13 points, Junior Jacob Mollette finished with 10 points, Austin Salmons had 8 points, Zach Ball had 4 points and Rob Cantrell chipped in with 2 points. THS hit 9 three pointers and went 13-15 from the charity stripe.
Lawrence Co. 13 27 22 31 – 93
Tolsia 21 17 13 19 – 70
On Tuesday night at Rebel Arena in the season opener for both teams, Nitro ( 1-0 ) dispatched Tolsia ( 0-1 ) spoiling the debut of Rebel Head Coach Todd Maynard 106-67.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 25-4 lead after one quarter. Tolsia played Nitro even in the second quarter led by Senior Jonathon Johnson’s 16 point outburst to make the score 53-32 at Halftime.
In the second half Nitro would widen the lead and never look back secure the road victory.
Tolsia was led by Johnson who poured in 23 points, Freshman Zach Ball finished with 10 points, Junior Jacob Mollette and Freshman Austin Salmons tallied 9 points apiece.
Senior Jared Switzer scored 5 points, Seniors Wayne Williamson and Kyler Speer had 3 points, Freshman Tyler Johnson hit a three pointer and Freshman Trey Brumfield chipped in with 2 points. The Rebels hit 5 three pointers and went 8-18 from the line.
Nitro 25 28 26 27 – 106
Tolsia 4 28 18 17 – 67
Tolsia will be back in action on Tuesday night at Home vs Ambassador Christian.
Lawrence Co. will travel to Magoffin Co. on Monday night and host Lewis Co. on Wednesday night.
Bulldog Head Coach Travis York
“… I told the kids this was going to be a battle and Tolsia came out making shot after shot, we finally got out of our press and that changed the game a little. Fell behind early and then starting making some shots.” Tyler Maynard, Chase Sartin and Cody Maynard were all very good tonight.”
“… This game hasn’t been played since 2011 so these kids don’t really know much about this rivalry and how intense it was going to be. They come to our place later in the year. Glad this game is back on our schedule.”