LOUISA, KY. — Lawrence Co. ( 16-6 ) held Tolsia ( 10-4 ) to one three pointer in a 71-52 victory Saturday evening in the Believe Border Battle at Lawrence Co. High school.
The Dawgs swept the season series with the Rebels.
Lawrence Co. led 16-8 after one period and 42-19 at Halftime behind a smothering defense that held the Rebels to their lowest first half point total of the year.
In the second half Tolsia made a little run in the third period out scoring the Bulldogs 20-13 but could not get any closer.
Tyler Maynard poured in 25 points to lead a trio of Dawgs in double figures, Cody Maynard tallied 14 points, Noah Fairchild 11 points and 12 rebounds, Chase Sartin chipped in with 8 points, Alex Ratliff 5 points, CJ Fairchild 4 points, Trenton Adkins 3 points.LCHS hit 6 three pointers and went 17-23 from the free throw line.
Tolsia was led by Austin Salmons with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Rob Cantrell tallied 10 points, Jacob Mollette and Jesse Muncy were held below their season averages with 9 points each, Zane Sturgill 5 points, Blake Sturgell and Zack Ball 2 points each.
THS hit 1 three pointer and went 15-17 from the charity stripe.
THS 8 11 20 13 = 52
LCHS 16 26 13 16 = 71
Lawrence Co. will travel to Russell and Tolsia will travel to rival Tug Valley both games tonight.
Lawrence Co. 63 Prestonsburg 58 ( Friday )
The Bulldogs took a huge step toward the #1 seed with a home victory over the Blackcats. The Dawgs are now 4-1 in 58th District play with 1 game remaining.
Cody Maynard hit 6 three pointers and went 8-8 from the free throw line to finish with 28 points to lead the Dawgs. Tyler Maynard netted 20 points, CJ Fairchild tallied 8 points, Chase Sartin 4 points and Alex Ratliff 3 points.
LCHS hit 9 three pointers and went 16-23 from the line.
PHS 11 11 14 22 = 58
LCHS 17 14 18 14 = 63
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis York
“… Real feel like our boys are giving great effort right now. We are showing signs of improvement as the season goes on and fixing things along the way.”
“… With Tolsia I watched a lot of film and we knew we couldn’t let Jessy Muncy get hot. He’s a great player that brings a lot to a team. We face guarded him the whole game and sent a double if he caught it. Just wanted to make sure he didn’t get into a rhythm. I think our pressure gave them trouble early.”
“… The believe group and the camp we did with them was such a blessing. We had so much fun and will definitely do it again next year. Those kids really brightened All of our days and hopefully they enjoyed it as much as we did. We tried to make it as special as possible for them they deserve it.”
“… The Prestonsburg win puts us in the driver’s seat in the district. If we win at Floyd Central this Friday we will be there, one seed. That’s big especially since we are hosting district this year.”