Friday, February 26, 2016

Casey County Wins First 47th District Championship in 22 Years

The Casey County Rebels defeated Rockcastle County 72-59 Wednesday night for the school's first 47th District championship since 1993-94.

Junior guard Jake Smith led the way for Casey County with 20 points. Freshman Max Reyes came off the bench to add 16 points, including a huge three-pointer late in the fourth quarter. Collin Miller chipped in 13 points. Senior leader DJ White controlled the paint and finished with 9 points.

For the Rebels (14-17), it was an historic night. The players on this season's team weren't born the last time Casey County celebrated a district title.

"It's an experience that this county and program have been waiting for years to happen," head coach Maze Stallworth said after the game. "These young men have been locked in and have really focused these last few weeks.

Stallworth, a standout player at Morehead State University, has now led the Rebels to three consecutive appearances in the 12th Region Tournament.

Casey County has now won 7 of their last 11 games, including 4 straight heading into the region tournament.

"As a coach, it has been great to see my team dialed in at the right time," Stallworth added.

Both Casey County and Rockcastle County (19-12) will advance to next week's 12th Region Tournament at Pulaski County High School.

47th District Tournament Results

Semifinal Round

Rockcastle County 62 Somerset 49
Casey County 74 Pulaski County 64


Casey County 72 Rockcastle County 59

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