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East Carter boys win 62nd District title
East Carter may be like the proverbial late bloomer, but that’s just fine with the Raiders.
They’ve won two or more games consecutively on only three occasions all season. One of those stretches is right now, as East Carter will go into the 16th Region Tournament as 62nd District champions after dropping Elliott County 63-49 on Friday night at Morgan County’s Veterans Memorial Gymnasium.
So, are the Raiders peaking at the right time?
“There’s no doubt,” coach Brandon Baker said. “It’s obvious tonight that the team has really come together, really pushed each other and challenged each other.”
Central edges Dawgs in OT
This game lived up to all the hype — and four minutes more of it — Friday night.
Johnson Central's Shane Hall hit two free throws with :02.5 left as the Golden Eagles escaped with a thrilling 74-72 win over Lawrence County and their second straight 57th District championship.
Hall, a 6-foot-10 senior who has signed to play at Marshall, wanted the ball in the final seconds.
“This is what you play for and dream of,” said Hall, who notched a triple-double with a team-high 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 blocks. Marshall coach Tom Herrion and assistant coach Mark Cline were in attendance. “I wanted this for my teammates and our fans.”
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62nd District: Lady Raiders romp past West
The scoreboard showed that East Carter won its second straight 62nd District championship, but to Hager Easterling, his team did not play Lady Raider basketball.
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57th District: Central stuns Magoffin, 66-64
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'Red V. Blue' at Paramount on Friday
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Greenup senior nets career-high to help eliminate Raceland
Robbie Dillon camped out at the free-throw line for so long, he should have packed a pillow and sleeping bag.
A nightmarish sequence for Raceland gave Greenup County all the daylight it needed to stow away a 63rd District Tournament first-round victory on Wednesday night at Marvin Meredith Gymnasium.
Dillon drained six straight free throws with 50 seconds left to put the Musketeers up 64-51. The senior racked up a career-high 34 points in a 68-54 win.
“So crucial,” said Greenup County second-year coach Harold Tackett of Dillon’s final-minute foul shot effort. “That’s the ball game.”
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