SALYERSVILLE, KY — Lawrence Co. ( 11-4 ) won the inaugural Kentucky Legend Class 2A 15th Region Championship with a 71-62 comeback road victory over Magoffin Co. Saturday night.
2018 15th Region Class 2A Champions
The Dawgs fell behind 18-8 after one quarter and trailed 33-24 at the intermission before making the furious comeback to claim the title.
In the second half the Bulldogs slowly started chipping away at the Hornets lead in a highly contested game.
Lawrence Co. still trailed by seven heading into the 4th quarter before blitzing the Hornets 26-10 and claiming the first ever Class 2A 15th Region title.
Tyler Maynard led the victors with 30 points including his 1,000 career point in the first quarter, Cody Maynard hit 4 three pointers and finished with 20 points, Chase Sartin totaled 9 points, Noah Fairchild 4 points, CJ Fairchild, Alex Ratliff and Trenton Adkins 3 points apiece.
LCHS hit 8 three pointers and went 20-31 from the line.
MCHS hit 3 three pointers and went 15-23 from the line.
LCHS 8 16 21 26 = 71
MCHS 18 15 19 10 = 62
Lawrence Co. 58 Pike Co. Central 46 ( Friday )
In the first game of the Kentucky Legend Class 2A 15th Region Tournament Lawrence Co. smothered former District rival Pike Co. Central and walked away with a victory at Magoffin Co. High School.
Cody Maynard led three Dawgs in double figures with 13 points, Tyler Maynard and Trenton Adkins had 10 points each Adkins hit 2 three pointers, Noah Fairchild tallied 9 points, Chase Sartin 7 points, Alex Ratliff 6 points, CJ Fairchild 3 points.
LCHS hit 4 three pointers and went 6-8 from the line.
PCHS went 5-15 from the line and hit 1 three pointer.
PCHS 13 11 8 14 = 46
LCHS 19 11 10 18 = 58
With the win the Dawgs will advance to face Morgan Co. Saturday January 12th at Rowan Co. if they win Lawrence Co. will face Knox Central on Sunday.
Lawrence Co. will return to action on Wednesday night when they host Sheldon Clark.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis York
“… Another great team victory. I was saying before the game that our team’s self confidence was the highest it had been in two years.I think that really showed out when we got down. We didn’t panic we were confident in our ability.”
“… Pike Central was a tough game we really had to Battle for every point but I felt like our defense was really strong and was what won the game for us.”
“… Against Magoffin we focused hard on containing Brady Whitaker who had 47 points vs Belfry Friday night. Alex Ratliff, CJ Fairchild, and Baden Gillispie shared those duties and did amazing. Then the rest of our players stepped up and followed the game plan to pressure the other players and make them play fast. Especially in the second half.”
“… Tyler Maynard had a big night scoring his 1000 point in the first quarter in a game that had the two leading scorer’s in the 15th region going against each other. Tyler won that Battle tonight”