Commodores ride early lead to 54th district title


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



Buckhorn’s Danny Abner looks to power his way to the rim during the 54th district championship game. Abner had 3 points in the Wildcats’ 74-43 loss to the Commodores.


Buckhorn’s Shannon Blank finds a lane to the basket during the 54th district championship game.


Buckhorn’s Daniel Hurley puts back an offensive rebound for two of his 10 points in the 54th district title game.


Perry Central’s Austin Hill hits a “3” out of the corner during the 54th district title game. Hill had 10 points in the 74-43 win over Buckhorn.


Perry Central’s Chandler Caudill goes above the Buckhorn defense for the finger roll. Caudill had 6 points in the Commodores’ 74-43 win over the Wildcats during the 54th district title game.


Perry Central’s Jacob Woolum glides through the lane for a shot during the 54th district title game. Woolum had 4 points in the 74-43 win.


Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald The 2016 54th district champions, the Perry County Central Commodores.


On Friday, the Perry County Central Commodores and the Buckhorn Wildcats took to the court in the 54th district championship game. The Commodores took the only regular season meeting with a 15 point win.

The Commodores opened the game hot, hitting on all cylinders, while their defense created a impenetrable ring around the rim (holding the Wildcats to a single field goal in the period). Perry Central finished the quarter with the 24-5 lead.

Buckhorn continued to attack the rim in the second quarter, and began to find their range, while Perry Central remained hot, and continued to extend their advantage. The Commodores went into the locker room with the 43-17 advantage.

The Wildcats continued to improve their offensive performance in the third period, and outscored the Commodores in the frame. However, it did little to erase their deficit as Perry Central held the 58-33 lead going into the final eight minutes.

The Commodores opened the fourth quarter strong, and with five minutes remaining they had all their starters on the bench. The Commodores went on to win the game by the final count of 74-43, giving them the 54th district title.

Perry Central (74) Chandler Caudill 6, Richard Cornett 21, Jacob Popp 3, Jacob Woolum 4, Damon Tobler 4, Idris Akinyemi 8, Noah Back 13, Austin Hill 10, Noah Caudill 3 and Sam Turner 2.

Buckhorn (43) Shannon Blank 3, Austin Bennett 14, Austin Morris 4, Donovan Engle 4, Daniel Hurley 10, Danny Abner 3, Jarred Griffith 2 and Jacob Caudill 3.

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Buckhorn’s Danny Abner looks to power his way to the rim during the 54th district championship game. Abner had 3 points in the Wildcats’ 74-43 loss to the Commodores.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0063-2.jpgBuckhorn’s Danny Abner looks to power his way to the rim during the 54th district championship game. Abner had 3 points in the Wildcats’ 74-43 loss to the Commodores.

Buckhorn’s Shannon Blank finds a lane to the basket during the 54th district championship game.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0072-3.jpgBuckhorn’s Shannon Blank finds a lane to the basket during the 54th district championship game.

Buckhorn’s Daniel Hurley puts back an offensive rebound for two of his 10 points in the 54th district title game.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0078-1.jpgBuckhorn’s Daniel Hurley puts back an offensive rebound for two of his 10 points in the 54th district title game.

Perry Central’s Austin Hill hits a “3” out of the corner during the 54th district title game. Hill had 10 points in the 74-43 win over Buckhorn.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0111-4.jpgPerry Central’s Austin Hill hits a “3” out of the corner during the 54th district title game. Hill had 10 points in the 74-43 win over Buckhorn.

Perry Central’s Chandler Caudill goes above the Buckhorn defense for the finger roll. Caudill had 6 points in the Commodores’ 74-43 win over the Wildcats during the 54th district title game.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0141-1.jpgPerry Central’s Chandler Caudill goes above the Buckhorn defense for the finger roll. Caudill had 6 points in the Commodores’ 74-43 win over the Wildcats during the 54th district title game.

Perry Central’s Jacob Woolum glides through the lane for a shot during the 54th district title game. Woolum had 4 points in the 74-43 win.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0199-1.jpgPerry Central’s Jacob Woolum glides through the lane for a shot during the 54th district title game. Woolum had 4 points in the 74-43 win.

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald The 2016 54th district champions, the Perry County Central Commodores.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0244-2.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald The 2016 54th district champions, the Perry County Central Commodores.

By Tony McGuire

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