Commodores shoot down Eagles to move into title game


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Perry Central’s Damon Tobler hits the fade away jumper in the lane during a 60-33 win over Leslie County in the 54th district tournament. Tobler finished the game with 14 points.


Perry Central’s Noah Back drives the lane for a basket during the 54th district tournament. Back had 13 points in the 60-33 win.


Perry Central’s Princewill Anosike gets out on the fastbreak for an easy basket. Anosike had 8 points in the Commodores’ 60-33 win over the Eagles in the 54th district tournament.


Perry Central’s Chandler Caudill throws one down during the opening game of the 54th district tournament. Caudill had 11 points in the 60-33 win over Leslie County.


On Tuesday, the Perry County Central Commodores hooked up with the Leslie County Eagles on the hardwood. The Commodores dominated the previous meeting, but everything was on the line on this night as the winner would move into the championship game of the 54th district tournament.

The Commodores took control of the tempo early, using their defense to set the tone. Perry Central kept Leslie County without a field goal until the clock reached the one minute mark. At the horn, the Commodores were on top 22-5.

Perry Central’s offense staggered slightly in the second period as Leslie County doubled their output. The Commodores, however, remained in control of the game, and went into the locker room with the 36-14 advantage.

The Commodores’ defense continued to dominate play in the third period, keeping the Eagles from scoring for the majority of the period. Perry Central led 46-14 when Leslie County picked up their first field goal. With eight minutes left to play, the Commodores led 51-21.

Perry Central picked up the continuous clock in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, and quickly went to their bench to close out the game. The Commodores were able to move into the championship game with the 60-33 win.

Perry Central (60) Chandler Caudill 11, Richard Cornett 5, Jacob Woolum 2, Damon Tobler 14, Idris Akinyemi 7, Noach Back 13 and Prince Anosike 8.

Leslie Co. (33) Bray 2, Baker 10, Simpson 2, Dixon 4, Mitchell 4, Hoskins 1, Smith 6, Sizemore 1 and Pennington 3.

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

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Perry Central’s Damon Tobler hits the fade away jumper in the lane during a 60-33 win over Leslie County in the 54th district tournament. Tobler finished the game with 14 points.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0026.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Perry Central’s Damon Tobler hits the fade away jumper in the lane during a 60-33 win over Leslie County in the 54th district tournament. Tobler finished the game with 14 points.

Perry Central’s Noah Back drives the lane for a basket during the 54th district tournament. Back had 13 points in the 60-33 win.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0075.jpgPerry Central’s Noah Back drives the lane for a basket during the 54th district tournament. Back had 13 points in the 60-33 win.

Perry Central’s Princewill Anosike gets out on the fastbreak for an easy basket. Anosike had 8 points in the Commodores’ 60-33 win over the Eagles in the 54th district tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0144.jpgPerry Central’s Princewill Anosike gets out on the fastbreak for an easy basket. Anosike had 8 points in the Commodores’ 60-33 win over the Eagles in the 54th district tournament.

Perry Central’s Chandler Caudill throws one down during the opening game of the 54th district tournament. Caudill had 11 points in the 60-33 win over Leslie County.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0212.jpgPerry Central’s Chandler Caudill throws one down during the opening game of the 54th district tournament. Caudill had 11 points in the 60-33 win over Leslie County.

By Tony McGuire

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