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South Laurel looks to defend 13th region title, beats Bell County in semifinal game

Published: Mar. 27, 2021 at 11:38 AM EDT
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CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) -

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The defending 13th region champions, the South Laurel Cardinals beat Bell County 65-62 to make another appearance in the championship game.

Rachel Presley the Cardinals with 21 points, Regan Jones had 19 and Kylie Clem had 13. For the Lady Bobcats, Ashtyn Meyers led all scorers with 31 points, Nadine Johnson added 13, and Mataya Ausmus finished with 10 points. Meyers set a record for the girls’ 13th region tournament, with nine three-pointers.

For the second year in a row, South Laurel and North Laurel meet in the 13th region championship game, the winner will be heading to Rupp Arena for the Girls’ Sweet 16. Monday’s Championship game will tip-off at 7 p.m. you can watch the action on our second channel Heroes & Icons or online at WYMT.com.

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WYMT and Kentucky Sports Radio are teaming up to bring you the Martin’s Peterbilt 13th Region tournament as part of the Appalachian Wireless Game of the Week showcase.

In the second of two semi-final games in the girls part of the tournament on Saturday, the Bell County Lady Bobcats will take on the South Laurel Lady Cardinals at the Corbin Arena.

On Thursday night, Bell County raced out to an early lead and never looked back as they overwhelmed the Clay County Lady Tigers 58-26 in the quarterfinals. Nadine Johnson led the way with 18 points and eight rebounds. Mataya Ausmus also had a solid outing with ten points and five rebounds.

Also on Thursday, South Laurel cruised to a 51-32 victory over Knox Central in their quarterfinal contest. Clara Collins and Reagan Jones were the leading scorers for South Laurel with 13 points each.

You can watch the games on WYMT’s Heroes & Icons channel, WYMT.com along with WYMT’s news app, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and VUit.

To watch the game on VUit, you’ll have to go to https://www.vuit.com/events/.

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