Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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January 14, 2013

DISHING THE WEEKLY DIME: Here we are, the PG’s best so far ...

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ASHLAND — GIRLS

PG Alexis Robinson (Ashland) — If Robinson continues to sharpen her tools, the sky is the limit for the talented sophomore point guard. She’s evidently logged some extra hours on her mid-range game, especially with the stepback jumper. She is currently on the ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100 Watch List for the Class of 2015, so of course she’s listed here.

SG Kaylyn Gambill (Ashland) — Gambill isn’t just a one-trick pony, but she performs her best trick better than anyone else. Rio Grande-bound after this season, Gambill would be a welcome addition to any college if she can shoot 55 percent from three-point range.

SF Taylor Wheeler (Boyd County) — She’s everywhere on the court, no matter if the Lady Lions are playing defense or offense. It’s not exactly a finesse game with Wheeler, but she gets the job done well just about every game.

PF Haley Sue Foutch (Ashland) — For some, it’s just easy to see that they love the game when they’re on the court. Foutch fits into that category. There was some concern with the Kittens after the departure of a solid post player last season, but Foutch has eliminated all worries.

C Savannah Anderson (Lewis County) — Honestly, this position came down to Anderson or Bath County’s Sarah Price. Both put up gaudy numbers, but Anderson is almost automatic offensively if she receives the ball in the post. Her 66.7 field goal percentage dwarves the rest of the region.

Reserves: Logan Fraley (Boyd County), Kristen Mayo (East Carter), Sarah Price (Bath County), Hope Parsley (Russell), Destiny Jones (Greenup County), Krystal Keeton (Raceland), Myriah Porter (Rose Hill).

Alternates: Allie Slone (Ashland), Cheyenna Ferguson (Morgan County), Ashton Woodard (Menifee County).

Loose Change

Here are some extra thoughts from the PG:

‰The 16th Region All “A” Classic resumes tonight with the first night of two semifinal round girl-boy doubleheaders. The PG is seeing a Morgan County-Russell matchup for the boys title on Thursday, and Bath County-Morgan County battle on the girls’ side of things. All games take place at Raceland-Worthington High School.

‰Maybe the boys’ region is not a two-team race after all. Morgan County quickly put the kibosh on that by competely oh so closely with Fleming County. The Cougars lost to the Panthers, 47-44, despite having several guys fighting through flu-like symptoms.

‰Johnson Central boys coach Tommy McKenzie became the program’s fastest coach to 100 wins with a defeat of Belfry last weekend. That’s the good news. The bad? Standout junior Shane Hall will likely miss at least two more weeks with a high ankle sprain.

‰Lawrence County senior Taylor Porter (26 PPG) is really charring the nets this season. With several 30-point games, in addition to a 41-point effort against South Floyd earlier this season, her scoring average ranks among the top five in the state.

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