Willard 44 East Perry 36


By Tony McGuire - cpsports@gmail.com



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald East Perry picks up the loose ball and looks to start the fast break against the Willard defense.


East Perry applies some strong defense in the paint during the 8th grade county tournament.


Willard gets off a shot along the baseline during the 8th grade county tournament.


Willard takes a free throw during the opening round of the 8th grade county tournament.


Game two of the 8th grade Perry County tournament pitted the Willard Warhawks and the East Perry Miners. The momentum in this game went back and forth, with an overtime period being required to settle the matter.

In the opening period, the intensity was high, while scoring was at a premium. At the horn, the Warhawks were on top 7-5. The Miners stole the momentum in the second period, and went on to lead 20-15 at the half.

The shift continued in the third period, with Willard tying the score at 23 at the horn. The Warhawks manage to hold onto the lead in the fourth quarter, but allowed the Miners a rally late that tied the score with second remaining. When Willard could not hit the final shot, an overtime period was needed to settle the matter (31-all).

Willard would dominate play in the overtime period, and quickly jumped out to a sizable lead. The Warhawks would not allow a late rally this time, and went on to win the game by the final count of 44-36.

Willard (44) Baker 12, Stidham 10, Miller 2, Fugate 1 and Wooten 23.

East Perry (36) Cottongame 5, Kersey 2, Miller 2, Newberry 11, Browning 1, Steele 4, Mckinley 3, Amburgey 2 and Pigman 5.

Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald East Perry picks up the loose ball and looks to start the fast break against the Willard defense.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_4925.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald East Perry picks up the loose ball and looks to start the fast break against the Willard defense.

East Perry applies some strong defense in the paint during the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_4945.jpgEast Perry applies some strong defense in the paint during the 8th grade county tournament.

Willard gets off a shot along the baseline during the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_4996.jpgWillard gets off a shot along the baseline during the 8th grade county tournament.

Willard takes a free throw during the opening round of the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_5004.jpgWillard takes a free throw during the opening round of the 8th grade county tournament.

By Tony McGuire

cpsports@gmail.com

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