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December 13, 2013

Lady Raiders keep strong grip on title

Fleming boys double up Morgan



Fleming Co. 72

Morgan Co. 36

Thanks to a 16-4 first-quarter outburst, the defending 16th Region champion Panthers won their second straight EKC and pretty much decided the outcome not too long after the pregame introductions.

That and junior forward Wilder Williams’ career-high 20 points, 13 rebounds, one assist, two blocked shots and three steals.

“Wilder’s capable of doing that game in and game out,” Fleming County coach Mark Starns said. “I've given him the name ‘Hoss Cat.’ He can do a double-double and make a living down here on the block. That’s up to him if he wants to do that or not.”

Two other Panthers, seniors Brady Saunders and Troy Steward, tossed in 16 and 13 points, respectively for Fleming County (3-1).

Morgan County coach Matthew Perry said emotions hurt the Cougars as much anything else. “We let our fears, let our doubts, keep us from playing,” he said.

Jordan Perry led Morgan County (2-2) with 15 points. Jarrad Burton scored 10, and Mike Whisman grabbed 11 rebounds.


Fleming Co.    14      7      9    18    —    48   

East Carter        14    19    11    24    —    68

Fleming Co. (48): Peterson 13, Pfeffer 2, Boyd 5, Steward 9, Lytle 15, Taylor 2, Fearin 1, Hardymon 1.

East Carter (68): Mayo 8, Greenhill 12, Hall 11, Stickler 15, Stumbo 7, Limings 8, Langstaff 1, Dameron 3, Pennington 3.

Free throws: FC 11-19; EC 13-22. Three-pointers: FC 1 (Boyd); EC 7 (Mayo 2, Greenhill 2, Stickler, Dameron, Pennington).


Fleming Co.    16    20    21    15    —    72   

Morgan Co.      4    10    13      9    —    36

Fleming Co. (72): Crisp 8, Steward 13, Saunders 16, Williams 20, McAdams 1, Crumby 6, Grannis 2, Hall 4, Todd 2.

Morgan Co. (36): Adams 2, Burton 10, Whisman 4, Perry 15, Thornsberry 2, Prater 1, Collins 2.

Free throws: FC- 10-17; MC 6-8. Three-pointers: FC 6 (Steward 2, Crumby 2, Crisp, Hall); MC 0.

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