DEFENDED: Carroll County’s Dakota Corbin (42) shoots the ball over Williamstown’s Austin Taylor (23) and Colin Albers (24) in the first quarter of Friday’s homecoming game in Carrollton. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
DEFENDED: Carroll County’s Dakota Corbin (42) shoots the ball over Williamstown’s Austin Taylor (23) and Colin Albers (24) in the first quarter of Friday’s homecoming game in Carrollton. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
Carroll County had three players in double figures and gave Williamstown a beatdown in the second half for a 68-35 homecoming win Friday night.

The Panthers (14-10, 3-3 North Central Kentucky Conference) forced 14 turnovers in the second half and held the Demons to 33 percent shooting.

"They did a really good job. They were playing some half-court pressure, which we hadn't played much against all year," Carroll County coach Carroll Yager said. "We made a couple little adjustments at halftime. We changed our defense a little bit. A lot of our points came from defense. I thought we did a real good job on adjustments to open the game up in the third quarter. I thought we played really well during that stretch," he said.

It was an up-tempo first half, but neither team could open up the game until the Panthers went on an 8-0 run at the end of the first quarter and into the second quarter.

Carroll had a 16-10 lead a minute into the second quarter, and it looked like the Panther defense was taking over. But Williamstown (2-22, 0-6 NCKC) kept the score within single digits going into halftime, 21-14.

Five quick points by junior David Jump pulled the Demons to within 23-19 about a minute into the third quarter. After that it was all Carroll County.

Brandon Stewart and John Adams took over and combined for 15 points to spark a 19-5 run to put the game away. Stewart finished with 19 points and Adams had nine.

In the final quarter the Panthers kept the defensive pressure up against a team they have now beaten three times this year. It was the 12th-straight loss for Williamstown.

Dakota Corbin had 13 points for the Panthers and Trey Boles finished with 12-points and seven rebounds. "We got Trey (Boles) down low and got him the ball more down there. Brandon got going a little bit later, Yager said. "They took Brandon out of the game early. We need Trey to get a lot touches. Whether he's shooting or not. When he touches the ball, it attracts a lot of attention and opens it for others."

The Panthers scored 18 points on 26 Williamstown turnovers

"We've really been trying to sell defense and be successfull as the postseason nears." Yager said, "I think we really do play pretty good defense. That creates opportunities for us. When we started full-court pressing them, we did a good job, pressuring the ball."

Carroll County will host Bellevue at 7:30 p.m. today.

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FRIDAY'S BOYS GAME

at Carrollton

CARROLL CO. 68, WILLIAMSTOWN 35



WILLIAMSTOWN 10 4 13 8 - 35

CARROLL CO. 11 10 22 25 - 68



WILLIAMSTOWN (2-22, 0-6) - (G)Jump 13, (f)Griffin 8, (g)Albers 6, Varner 4, Rose 2, Harris 1, Simpson 1, (f)Taylor 0, Barnes 0, Stanley 0, (f)Jordan 0.

CARROLL CO. (14-10, 3-3) - (g)Stewart 19, (f)Corbin 13, (f)Boles 12 Adams 9, Damron 4, Wise 3, Hogan 3, Booth 2, McCarty 1, Ray 1, Osborne 1, Hill 0, Schirmer 0, Hall 0.



3-point Goals - Williamstown 3 (Albers 2, Jump 1), Carroll Co. 4 (Stewart 3, Boles 1). Free Throws - Williamstown 6-9 (67%), Carroll Co. 18-29 (62%). Total Fouls - Williamstown 21, Carroll Co. 11. Fouled Out - None. Rebounds - Williamstown 21 (Albers 6), Carroll Co. 28 (Boles 7, Corbin 6). Assists - Williamstown 4, Carroll Co. 14 (Wise 5, Boles 4). Steals - Williamstown 2, Carroll Co. 15 (Boles 5, Wise 4). Turnovers - Williamstown 26, Carroll Co. 25. Next Game - Williamstown hosts Burgin Tuesday, Carroll Co. hosts Bellevue tonight.