South Laurel boys and girls split Game of the Week doubleheader against Corbin

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Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 5:14 PM EST
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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - It was double the trouble from London on this week’s WYMT Game of the Week!

South Laurel hosting Corbin in a doubleheader.

The girls tipped off first and it was a close one between in the first half. The game remained tied through the third quarter, with neither team taking a lead of more than a few points. However, a run in the late third quarter and early fourth put the game away for the Lady Redhounds, taking the win 72-54.

The boys game had quite the interesting start before any time even rolled off the clock. According to the game broadcast, South Laurel head coach Jeff Davis noticed several Corbin players dunking during pregame warmups after officials arrived on the court, which is against KHSAA rules.

Ultimately, Corbin head coach Tony Pietrowski was ejected from the game and the team was assessed three technical fouls. South Laurel’s Ashton Garland hit five of six free throws to put the Cardinals up 5-0 before the game ever tipped off. Pietrowski appeared to have words with Davis before he left the court.

South Laurel would extend their early lead through much of the first half of the game. But Corbin would cut that lead to two by the end of the first quarter, with offenses stagnating throughout much of the second period of play. South Laurel would keep a small lead through halftime.

However, the second half would be all Cardinals on their way to a 73-55 victory.