R. W. Combs advances with win over Willard


By Tony McGuire - cpsports@gmail.com



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald R. W. Combs connects on a free throw during a game with Willard in the 8th grade semifinals.


R. W. Combs pulls down a rebound during a semifinal match up with Willard.


Willard clashes with the R. W. Combs defense during the 8th grade county tournament.


Willard looks to make a move down the lane against the R. W. Combs defense late in a semifinal game of the 8th grade county tournament.


The second 8th grade semifinal game put the R. W. Combs Mustangs and the Willard Warhawks on the floor. The Mustangs were able to control the game and went on to win the game by the final count of 50-28.

The R. W. Combs Mustangs controlled the early tempo with their defense, creating multiple transition opportunities. By the time the horn sound, they were on top 16-7.

Play continued to lean toward the Mustangs in the second quarter as well. R. W. Combs managed a 28-15 advantage at the intermission.

The pace slowed slightly in the third period, with Willard finding it difficult to reverse their fortunes. R. W. Combs led 40-23 at the end of the third period, and went on to win by the score of 50-28.

R. W. Combs (50) Sizemore 14, Rice 11, Cornett 10, Holbrook 8, Allen 10 and Beverly 2.

Willard (28) Baker 5, Stidham 7, Miller 2, Wooten 13, and Whitaker 3.

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

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald R. W. Combs connects on a free throw during a game with Willard in the 8th grade semifinals.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_6543.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald R. W. Combs connects on a free throw during a game with Willard in the 8th grade semifinals.

R. W. Combs pulls down a rebound during a semifinal match up with Willard.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_6575.jpgR. W. Combs pulls down a rebound during a semifinal match up with Willard.

Willard clashes with the R. W. Combs defense during the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_6608.jpgWillard clashes with the R. W. Combs defense during the 8th grade county tournament.

Willard looks to make a move down the lane against the R. W. Combs defense late in a semifinal game of the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_6695.jpgWillard looks to make a move down the lane against the R. W. Combs defense late in a semifinal game of the 8th grade county tournament.

By Tony McGuire

cpsports@gmail.com

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