Leatherwood eliminates East Perry


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Leatherwood avoids the trap along the sideline, and takes it hard to the hoop against the R. W. Combs defense.


R. W. Combs gets out on the fast break during their semifinal win over Leatherwood.


Play goes to the floor as Leatherwood and R. W. Combs battle for a loose ball under the basket.


R. W. Combs takes a jumper from the elbow during the semifinals of the 8th grade county tournament.


Leatherwood goes to the rim and is surrounded by R. W. Combs’ defense.


The Leatherwood Lady Wildcats took on the East Perry Lady Miners in the opening round of the 8th grade county tournament. The Lady Wildcats easily eliminated the Lady Miners 53-25.

It was all Leatherwood in the first period as their defense led them to the double-digit lead (14-4). The Lady Wildcats put up another 14 points in the second quarter while holding the Lady Miners to a single free throw. At the half, Leatherwood was up 28-5.

East Perry cut a few points off the lead in the third period, but still trailed by 14 (35-21) with one period remaining. Leatherwood had a final rally waiting in the fourth quarter, and went on to win the game by the final count of 53-14.

Leatherwood (53) McIntyre 7, Adams 12, Brock 19, Caldwell 2, Fields 3, Holbrook 8 and Pratt 2.

East Perry (25) Hughes 10, Neace 10, Creech 3 and Lawson 2.

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Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Leatherwood avoids the trap along the sideline, and takes it hard to the hoop against the R. W. Combs defense.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0125.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Leatherwood avoids the trap along the sideline, and takes it hard to the hoop against the R. W. Combs defense.

R. W. Combs gets out on the fast break during their semifinal win over Leatherwood.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0157.jpgR. W. Combs gets out on the fast break during their semifinal win over Leatherwood.

Play goes to the floor as Leatherwood and R. W. Combs battle for a loose ball under the basket.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0184.jpgPlay goes to the floor as Leatherwood and R. W. Combs battle for a loose ball under the basket.

R. W. Combs takes a jumper from the elbow during the semifinals of the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0205.jpgR. W. Combs takes a jumper from the elbow during the semifinals of the 8th grade county tournament.

Leatherwood goes to the rim and is surrounded by R. W. Combs’ defense.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0147.jpgLeatherwood goes to the rim and is surrounded by R. W. Combs’ defense.

By Tony McGuire

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