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Lady Eagles Outlast Corbin

Emma Napier - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

HYDEN – February 13, 2021 – ROD DAVIDSON

Corbin traveled to Hyden Saturday afternoon for a matchup with the Lady Eagles. Corbin entered the game at 8-6 and off a 5-point loss to Jackson County, while Leslie County entered the game at 8-3 and looking for a second straight win. The Lady Eagles took the lead early, and held off a late rally to seal a win 68-65.

At the end of the quarter the Lady Eagles and Lady Redhounds played to a 21-21 draw. Sophomore guard Kallie Housley powered the offense with six points for Corbin. Sophomore center Emma Napier scored eight points, while sophomore guard Courtney Hoskins tossed in seven.

Napier and Hoskins remained hot for the Lady Eagles, as they combined to score 15 points. Leslie County’s defense only allowed seven points and the Lady Eagles built a lead to close out the first half 38-28.

Corbin tightened up on the defensive end and outscored Leslie 17-8. Senior guard Shelby Stewart hit an early 3-pointer igniting the Lady Redhounds offense. Senior forward Emily Bowling and Emma Napier both scored four for Leslie County. At the end of the quarter, Leslie led 46-45.

Sophomore guard Iris Napier made six of eight free throws for the Lady Eagles, and added a basket for eight points. Eight grader Raegen Walker kept Corbin in striking distance pouring in seven points. When the final horn sounded, the Lady Eagles logged another win 68-65.

Scoring by Quarter1st2nd3rd4thTotal

LESLIE COUNTY: Emma Napier 24, Iris Napier 16, Courtney Hoskins 15, Emily Bowling 11, Baylee Davidson 2.

CORBIN: Kallie Housley 17, Raegan Walker 10, Bailey Stewart 9, Shelby Stewart 8, Lauren Faulkner 6, Kailia Stidham 5, Mahayla Jordan 4, Brooklyn Thomas 2, Erica Angel 1.

Up next, the Lady Eagles, they will travel to Jackson Tuesday night to take on Breathitt County. Corbin will hit the hardwood on Monday night as they host Willamsburg.

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