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Cordia clips Cards at North Laurel

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Downed Williamsburg, Pickett County in first two games

By Bobby Brockman

Christen Cunningham’s basket in the game’s waning seconds send Cordia past Taylor County 63-62 for the championship of the Legacy Nissan Shootout III Tournament at North Laurel High School on Monday night.
The Cardinals (7-2) had taken one of its five leads at 62-61 on Caleb Wigginton’s three-point hoop with less than 40 seconds remaining.
The senior Cunningham tallied 21 of his game-high 27 points in the second half.
Wigginton paced Taylor County with 22 points while Quentin Goodin, who was played less than 10 minutes in the first half due to three fouls, totaled 20.
The Lions (5-2) led by eight points (26-18) in the first before the Cardinals five points from Wigginton and a charity toss each from Ezra Oliver and David Sloan to close the gap to 26-25 at the intermission.
Cordia stretched its advantage back out to nine late in the third frame before Goodin (six) and Wigginton (three) scored all the TCHS points in a 9-3 run.
The Lions still led by five (56-51) before the Cardinals used a 6-0 spurt (four by Wigginton and two by Goodin) to lead 57-56.
However, Cunningham’s three-point play preceded Goodin’s feed to Devin Rafferty to knot the score at 59-59.
Cunningham’s steals and two free tosses came just before Wigginton’s trey.
“We played decent tonight,” Cardinals’ coach Richard Gatewood said. “They called three fouls on Q in the first half. So, we had to sit him for awhile and David’s ankle was still bothering him and he didn’t play much.”
Taylor County competed in the Campbellsville Holiday Classic over the weekend and will host Elizabethtown in a make-up clash on Thursday (JV at 6/varsity at 7:30) before battling Lincoln County at Lexington Catholic on Saturday (8:00).

Cordia 63, Taylor County 62
Legacy Nissan Shootout III
at North Laurel High School
Championship
Taylor County    12    13    19    18    —    62
Cordia    16    10    25    12    —    63
Taylor County (62) —
Oliver 0 5-8 5, Wigginton 8 5-7 22, Webster 1 3-4 5, Goodin 6 7-7 20, Sloan 1 5-6 7, Turpin 0 0-0 0, Rafferty 1 1-2 3. Totals 17 26-34 62.
Cordia (63) — Totals 22 15-21 63.
3s
— Taylor County 2 (Wigginton 1, Goodin 1), Cordia 4.

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Taylor County defeated Williamsburg 79-59 on Saturday and Pickett County (Tenn.) 77-65 on Sunday to advance to Monday night’s championship game of the Legacy Nissan Shootout III at North Laurel High.
“Williamsburg was a lot better than I thought,” Cardinals’ coach Richard Gatewood admitted. “Their football players are back.
“Pickett County was the most fundamental team we’ve played,” Gatewood continued. “They take care of the ball, were well-coached and ran their stuff.
“Our guys did a great job of reading our scouting report.”
Quentin Goodin (25) and Caleb Wigginton (23) combined for 48 points vs. Williamsburg while Austin Webster added 10.
Against Pickett County, Goodin had 24 and Wigginton 19 points and nine and eight rebounds, respectively, while Webster hit all of his shots for nine points.

TCHS Cards 77, Pickett Co. 65
Legacy Nissan Shootout III
at North Laurel
Sunday
TCHS    16    17    18    26    —    77
PCHS    13    17    19    16    —    65
Taylor County (77) —
Oliver 2 2-3 7, Wigginton 6 4-4 19, Webster 3 3-4 9, Goodin 5 12-14 24, Sloan 2 1-2 7, Turpin 1 0-0 3, Rafferty 2 4-4 8. Totals 21 26-31 77. Pickett County (65) — Totals 21 16-21 65. 3s — TCHS 9 (Wigginton 3, Goodin 2, Sloan 2, Oliver 1, Turpin 1), Pickett County 7.
TCHS Cards 79, Williamsburg 59
Legacy Nissan Shootout III
at North Laurel
Saturday
TCHS    22    21    22    14    —    79
WHS    18    13    16    12    —    59
Taylor County (79) —
Oliver 3 0-1 7, Wigginton 9 1-2 23, Webster 5 0-0 10, Turpin 2 0-0 6, Goodin 10 2-4 25, Franklin 3 0-0 8, Rafferty 0 0-0 0, Chewning 0 0-0 0, Sullivan 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 3-7 79. Williamsburg (59) — Totals 24 5-6 59. 3s — TCHS 12 (Wigginton 4, Goodin 3, Turpin 2, Franklin 2, Oliver 1), Williamsburg 6.