Warhawks fly past Wildcats into semifinals


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Willard’s Jaden Miller goes over the Buckhorn defense for two of his 15 points. The Warhawks eliminated the Wildcats 47-21.


Buckhorn’s Cameron Caudill battles the Willard defense during the 8th grade county tournament.


Buckhorn’s Kobe Bowling connects on a lay up during the 8th grade county tournament. Bowling had 14 points in the Wildcats 47-21 loss to the Warhawks.


Willard’s Adam Fields hit a pair of free throws to cap off the Warhawks 47-21 win over Buckhorn in the 8th grade county tournament.


On Thursday, the final spot in the 8th grade county tournament semifinals was decided by the Willard Warhawks and the Buckhorn Wildcats. The Warhawks would use a steady offense and stingy defense to pull off the 47-21 win.

Willard started strong, building a small lead, and relying on their defense to post the 11-4 lead at the first horn. Buckhorn picked up the pace in the second quarter, keeping the game close going into the half (21-12).

The Warhawks started to pull away in the third period, holding a 33-16 advantage with six minutes left to play. Willard would flirt with a running clock throughout the fourth quarter, but could not hit the magic number until a minute remained. The Warhawks then went on to win the game by the final count of 47-21.

Willard (47) Baker 8, Stidham 7, Miller 15, Fugate 5, Couch 5, Grigsby 3, Witt 2 and Fields 2.

Buckhorn (21) Bowling 14, Caudill 2 and Neace 5.

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Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Willard’s Jaden Miller goes over the Buckhorn defense for two of his 15 points. The Warhawks eliminated the Wildcats 47-21.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0106.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Willard’s Jaden Miller goes over the Buckhorn defense for two of his 15 points. The Warhawks eliminated the Wildcats 47-21.

Buckhorn’s Cameron Caudill battles the Willard defense during the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0142-2.jpgBuckhorn’s Cameron Caudill battles the Willard defense during the 8th grade county tournament.

Buckhorn’s Kobe Bowling connects on a lay up during the 8th grade county tournament. Bowling had 14 points in the Wildcats 47-21 loss to the Warhawks.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0155.jpgBuckhorn’s Kobe Bowling connects on a lay up during the 8th grade county tournament. Bowling had 14 points in the Wildcats 47-21 loss to the Warhawks.

Willard’s Adam Fields hit a pair of free throws to cap off the Warhawks 47-21 win over Buckhorn in the 8th grade county tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0165.jpgWillard’s Adam Fields hit a pair of free throws to cap off the Warhawks 47-21 win over Buckhorn in the 8th grade county tournament.

By Tony McGuire

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