The Tigers basketball season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a disappointing 56 – 51 overtime loss to the defending 13th Region Champion Corbin Redhounds at the Arena in Corbin.
The game set up like it was scripted out of Hollywood. A veteran coach who is a local basketball hero brings his new team to the Region Tournament to take on his former team and it’s first-year head coach.
Of course, in Hollywood, the game would be a back-and-forth affair with the old veteran’s team hitting the winning basket at the buzzer. And for five seconds, it looked like that was just about how the game would end. The only problem, of course, is that somebody forgot to tell John Vernon Hooker and the Clay County Tigers about the script.
It was the TaLaura Mathis show in the Arena at Corbin Tuesday night. The seventh grader led all scoring with 18 points on six 3-pointers as the Lady Tigers (24 – 6) cruised to a 57 – 26 win over the Pineville Lady Mountain Lions (13 – 18) in the opening round of the 13th Region Tournament.
The Clay County Cheerleaders continue their tradition of exellence with another District Championship in 2010!
The Clay County Tiger (21 – 9) took to the court in front of a near capacity crowd at Bobby Keith Gymnasium Saturday night and came away with a 67 – 51 victory over the North Laurel Jaguars (15 – 15) in the 49th District Championship Game.
The win marks the first 49th District Championship for first-year Head Coach, Robert Marcum.