Mustangs ride past Bearcats in 8th grade tourney


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald R.W. Combs’ Nick Whitaker hits a “3” out of the corner. Whitaker had 15 points in the Mustangs 47-21 win over the Bearcats in the 8th grade county tournament.


R.W. Combs’ Tyler Fannin splits the A.B. Combs defense during the 8th grade county tournament. Fannin had 8 points in the 47-21 win.


A.B. Combs’ Joe Brewer runs the offense for the Bearcats during the 8th grade county tournament. Brewer had 2 points in the 47-21 loss to R.W. Combs.


A.B. Combs’ Kobee Eldridge goes in for two of his 12 points during the 8th grade county tournament.


On Thursday, the R.W. Combs Mustangs and the A.B. Combs Bearcats took to the floor in an 8th grade battle. The Mustangs took control of the game from the opening tap, and never looked back as they earned a spot in the semifinals.

It was all Mustangs in the opening frame as they went on to lead by double-digits (13-3) at the horn. R.W. Combs continued to extend their lead in the second quarter, going to the half with a 36-10 advantage.

Scoring was limited in the second half as it started with a running clock. At the end of three, R. W. Combs led 43-13, and finished off the game with the 47-21 win.

R.W. Combs (47) R. Beverly 3, B. Beverly 8, Fannin 8, K. Beverly 9, Whitaker 15, Jenkins 2 and Morris 2.

A.B. Combs (21) K. Eldridge 16, J. Eldridge 3 and Brewer 2.

Tony McGuire can be reached via email at [email protected]

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald R.W. Combs’ Nick Whitaker hits a “3” out of the corner. Whitaker had 15 points in the Mustangs 47-21 win over the Bearcats in the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0005.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald R.W. Combs’ Nick Whitaker hits a “3” out of the corner. Whitaker had 15 points in the Mustangs 47-21 win over the Bearcats in the 8th grade county tournament.

R.W. Combs’ Tyler Fannin splits the A.B. Combs defense during the 8th grade county tournament. Fannin had 8 points in the 47-21 win.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0013.jpgR.W. Combs’ Tyler Fannin splits the A.B. Combs defense during the 8th grade county tournament. Fannin had 8 points in the 47-21 win.

A.B. Combs’ Joe Brewer runs the offense for the Bearcats during the 8th grade county tournament. Brewer had 2 points in the 47-21 loss to R.W. Combs.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0037.jpgA.B. Combs’ Joe Brewer runs the offense for the Bearcats during the 8th grade county tournament. Brewer had 2 points in the 47-21 loss to R.W. Combs.

A.B. Combs’ Kobee Eldridge goes in for two of his 12 points during the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0061.jpgA.B. Combs’ Kobee Eldridge goes in for two of his 12 points during the 8th grade county tournament.

By Tony McGuire

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