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Mar 8, 18, 11:27 AM #1
Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 First Round: Corbin vs. Estill County PredictionsNext Wednesday at Noon from Rupp Arena
Estill County comes in 26-7 averaging 62 points a game, allowing 49 points a game....Having won 20 of their last 21 games.
Corbin comes in 25-7 averaging 73 points a game, allowing 62 points a game....Have won 6 straight and 8 of their last 10
Common Opponents: Fleming County, Harlan County, Jackson County, Pulaski County, South Laurel
Corbin (8-2): 90-44 W vs Fleming County, 71-61 W, 67-47 W vs Jackson County, 62-56 W, 61-53 W, 66-62 OT W vs. South Laurel, 65-52 L @ South Laurel, 61-56 W, 71-61 W vs. Harlan County, 66-58 L @ Pulaski County
Estill County (2-3): 65-37 W vs. Fleming County, 81-67 W vs. Pulaski County, 51-46 L vs. South Laurel (@ Clay County), 53-48 L vs. Harlan County (@ Jackson County), 51-46 L @ Jackson County
These two met last season in a tournament at Corbin which Corbin won by 25, 87-62.
Estill can win this game but they have to play extremely well like they did against Knott Central.Advertisement
Mar 8, 18, 11:43 AM #2It's taken the Engineers a long time to get here.
It would be nice if they could stick around until at least Friday.
Mar 8, 18, 06:22 PM #3Think Corbin will take care of business in this one.
Mar 8, 18, 07:24 PM #4The top 6 for EC is pretty solid. I think Corbin pulls it out late but I think it’s closer than most think.
Mar 8, 18, 07:35 PM #5Estill County has to use the same strategy they used to win the region——control the pace of the game. Corbin will attempt to press and speed the game up but Estill has 3 good ball handling guards that don’t turn over very easily. And the 6’5 Doty twins and 6’3 O’Hair gives them good size once they get into their half court game.
But it’s a must that the Engineers don’t have many turnovers vs a solid Corbin defense.
On defense they’re going to need Corbin to have an off shooting night, which doesn’t happen very often, and limit them to one shot. The Doty’s did well in defending the basket in the region by altering shots and getting several blocks. They’ll need to do the same here.
For Estill County to win this game the score can’t be any higher than the 50’s, preferably 40’s.
Mar 8, 18, 08:35 PM #6
Mar 9, 18, 06:46 AM #7
Hounds with a lot of bite to go with the bark, derail the train.
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Mar 9, 18, 08:40 AM #8Rooting for Estill County, but I think Corbin gets the win. Redhounds by 8.
Mar 9, 18, 08:42 AM #9
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Mar 9, 18, 09:20 AM #11
Mar 9, 18, 10:50 PM #12ASB's enthusiasm for his Engineers is contagious. I'm ready to ride the train to Lexington.
Last edited by Runcible Owl; Mar 10, 18 at 11:16 AM.
Mar 14, 18, 07:13 AM #13This will be an interesting game and whichever team can control the tempo will more than likely win this one.
Mar 14, 18, 10:35 AM #14
I'm ready for the tournament to start!
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