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Paces Creek sixth grader Tyler Fields poured in a game-high 21 points to lead his Paces Creek Bears past the four-time defending county champion Hacker Wildcats, 50-42, Tuesday night.
In an exciting contest, Coach James Delbert Smith’s Bears jumped out to an early 6-2 lead in the early minutes of the first quarter, but the Wildcats clawed back, tying the game at nine to end the first.
Both teams exchanged buckets to begin the second, with neither team gaining an edge over the other.
The host Wildcats looked to go ahead to end the first half after a Trevor Sams three-pointer put Hacker ahead one, with under two minutes to play.
But back-to-back buckets by Paces Creek’s dynamic duo of Fields and Will Sexton put the Bears ahead by two, 20-18, to end the half.
After a quick bucket by Fields gave the Bears a four-point edge to begin the second half, Hacker’s Dylan Hicks nailed a long-distance three, followed by a Ryan Rogers layup to give the ‘Cats the lead, 23-22.
But the momentum quickly shifted back to the Bears, as Fields poured in back-to-back buckets to turn the tide.
A Bradley May baseline jumper, followed by a huge three-point bucket by Sexton gave Paces Creek a huge momentum burst to end the third, leading 33-26 heading into the final quarter.
The host Wildcats were not to go down without a fight however, clawing back to within one behind a 10-4 run to begin the fourth, pulling within one of the Bears’ lead.
But the resilient Bears held on to their lead behind buckets from Fields and Tyler Gray.
A Trevor Sams three-pointer kept the home team alive, but Paces Creek dashed any hopes for a complete comeback, after Sexton found Fields for an old-fashioned three-point play to seal the game.
Paces Creek pivot paced the Bears with 21 points, while Will Sexton and Tyler Gray poured in 12 points apiece. Bradley May rounded out the scoring for the Bears with a timely seven points, all in the fourth quarter.
Trevor Sams led the defending county champions with 15 points. Dylan Hicks recorded 11, as Adam Carnahan netted seven points. Ryan Rogers chipped in five points, as Logan Gabbard and John Morgan Sizemore added two additional points apiece in the loss.
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Coach James “Ivy” Burchell’s two-time defending regional champion Clay County Lady Tigers begin their quest for their third straight Sweet 16 appearance Saturday afternoon, as the Lady Tigers travel to Bullitt East High School for a preseason exhibition against 27th district champion Sacred Heart.
Sacred Heart returns their top three scorers from last season’s 17-14 squad.
The senior trio of Morgan Clemons (12 ppg, 8.5 rpg), Maddie Peabody (9.8 ppg), and Monica McGreal (8 ppg) return for their final year under Coach Donna Moir as part of a senior oriented team.
The exhibition will be an excellent test for the Lady Tiger guards.
“Sacred Heart is an excellent pressing team,” stated Coach Burchell, “So we’ll have to be tough with the ball.”
Coach Burchell also mentioned how he wanted to not only see a change physically with his squad, but mentally as well this season.
“We want to see a big difference in our defensive intensity and our ability to crash the offensive boards,” stated Coach Burchell, “But this year, it’s all about attitude and aggressiveness.”
The Lady Tiger junior varsity team will tip off Saturday afternoon’s exhibition at 1:00, while the varsity team follows at 2:00.
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