Burgin takes second place

Casey boys win in overtime

December 21, 2003

Burgin won its first two games at the Bowman Memorial Tournament and will probably earn second place in the tournament according to head coach Don Irvine.

The Bulldogs (4-3) beat Monticello 84-83 in four overtimes Friday, then won Saturday's opener 51-45 over Evarts. Saturday night, Burgin lost to Lynn Camp 64-48, but Irvine said the points system in use at the tournament will probably earn them a second-place finish.

Burgin jumped out to a 20-9 lead on Evarts (3-4) Saturday afternoon and held on for a 51-45 win. Sean Bottoms and Joe Harris each had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Zack Gross scored 20 for Burgin.

Against Lynn Camp, Burgin was outscored 19-4 in the second quarter and couldn't make up the deficit. Harris had his third consecutive double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Gross had 12 rebounds and Bottoms scored 20 points.


Bottoms hit a shot with 11 seconds to play in the fourth overtime Friday to lift Burgin past Monticello.

Bottoms' shot gave Burgin an 84-83 lead. Monticello (0-6) drove the length of the floor, missed its first shot, grabbed the rebound but missed the putback at the buzzer.

Gross had 25 points and seven rebounds for Burgin (3-2) and Bottoms had 24 points, eight rebounds and a team-high seven assists. Harris had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Bobby Wylie had a career-high 12 points and added nine rebounds.

Casey County 37, Sevier (Tenn.) 36, OT - At Gatlinburg, Tenn., Corey Dial hit a 3-pointer, the only field goal in overtime, to give Casey the win.

The Rebels (2-2) got 13 points from Charlie Fox and 12 from Derek Vest in the victory. Casey trailed 10-3 after one quarter, but used a 13-4 advantage in the second to grab a 16-14 halftime lead.

Casey led by eight points approximately three minutes into the fourth quarter, but turnovers came back to haunt them as Sevier eventually took a two-point lead. Fox hit a basket with 10 seconds in regulation to force overtime.

"It was a good defensive game," Casey coach Shawn Conley said.


Lincoln County 39, Clay County 29 - At Berea, Lincoln used a strong first half to hand Clay its first defeat of the season in the Berea Holiday Classic.

Lincoln (2-4) led 23-8 at the break and held on after a furious rally by Clay (4-1) saw the deficit cut to three points in the fourth quarter.

It was Lincoln's second consecutive win at the tournament.

Jenny Ralston had 12 points, hitting 4 of 5 3-pointers, and also had two steals for the Patriots. Jamie Duncan and Jenny Jones each had 10 points, and Jones, Kendra Garris and Megan Pitts each had six rebounds. Duncan had six steals.

Lincoln was 12-for-31 from the field (39 percent) and hit 10 of 12 free throws, all in the fourth quarter.

Bullitt East 53, Casey County 33 - At Gatlinburg, Tenn., the Rebels scored just five points in the first quarter and three in the third in the loss.

Beth Patterson got into early foul trouble, and Bullitt East took advantage by scoring inside and hitting 43 percent of its shots.

Casey was just 8-for-36 from the field for 22.2 percent and was outrebounded 41-24. Patterson scored 10 points for Casey and Lindsey Hoskins had a team-high five rebounds.

BOYS (Friday Games)

Valley 78, Boyle County 68 - At Jeffersontown, Boyle had 33 turnovers in the Gaslight Holiday Classic.

"It came down to the fact Boyle County couldn't handle the basketball," Boyle coach Andy Moberly said. "That's 33 opportunities we didn't get to take a shot. When you turn the ball over 33 times, you don't deserve to win the game."

Blake Jones led Boyle with 17 points, while Brian Staed had 12 points and 14 rebounds. David White added 10 points for the Rebels.

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