New Covenant, Putney tied for first in league


By Carlton Hughes - Contributing Writer



League standings

New Covenant: 3-0

Putney Bible Church: 3-0

Central Baptist Church: 2-1

Cumberland Church of God: 2-1

Kildav Community Church: 2-1

Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist: 2-1

Cumberland Pentecostal Church Two: 1-2

Jones Creek Baptist: 1-2

New Hope Church of God: 1-2

Totz Church of God: 1-2

Cumberland Pentecostal Church One: 0-3

Lynch Church of God: 0-3

Action in the Harlan County Church Men’s Basketball League heated up after a week off due to snow. Two teams, New Covenant Cawood Church of God and Putney Bible Church, remain undefeated.

New Covenant raced past Central Baptist Church 73-49, while Putney slipped by New Hope Church of God 53-51 on a last-second shot by Aaron Caldwell.

In another thriller, Josh Combs banked in a 3-pointer as time ran out to give Kildav Community Church a 35-33 victory over Totz Church of God.

Week 3 games will be made up through an extended schedule over the next three weeks. Games will begin at 8 a.m. at the Harlan County Christian School Gym at the Putney Bible Church.

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Cumberland Pentecostal Church Two 54, Jones Creek Baptist 43

CPC Two (54) — Philip Ely 15, Matt Duckworth 13, Cody Williamson 13, Kenny Raleigh 9, Merrill Galloway 2, Walter Craig 2.

Jones Creek (43) — David Lee 16, Chad Creech 14, Justin Parker 7, Jacob Bush 4, Ryan Bush 2.

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Putney Bible Church 53, New Hope Church of God 51

Putney Bible (53) — Aaron Caldwell 14, Mark Lawson 12, Michael Lawson 8, Josh Caldwell 6, Robbie Middleton 4, Dustin North 3, Mike Ashley 2, Tyler Stewart 2, Cory Watts 2.

New Hope (51) — Eric Young 23, T.J. Dunson 9, Aaron Jacobs 8, Stephen Johnson 6, Ryan Hensley 2, Tyler Stewart 2, Sam Span 1.

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Cumberland Church of God 52, Cumberland Pentecostal Church One 43

Cumberland COG (52) — Malik Simmons 20, Tony Steele 12, Hunter Holland 10, Derek Akal 8, Tahj Bryant 2.

CPC One (43) — Jonathan Whitehead 14, Cole Wilson 11, Zach Wilson 11, Anthony Lewis 3, Michael Moses 2, Brandon Pierson 2.

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Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist 65, Lynch Church of God 27

Poor Fork ORB (65) — Scotty Bailey 16, Thomas Collins 12, Anthony Jenkins 12, Drew Chamberlain 10, Eddie Creech 9, Robby Gross 6.

Lynch COG (27) — Jorge Villar Iglesias 6, O’Shay Simmons 5, Shane Watts 5, Matt Ashby 4, Tim Pennington 4, Ethan Hughes 3.

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Kildav Community Church 35, Totz Church of God 33

Kildav (35) — Josh Combs 16, Travis Clem 8, Colby Cochran 6, Derek Cochran 2, Cody Massingill 2, Ross Ewing 1.

Totz COG (33) — Patrick Smallwood 11, Jordan Dupar 7, Kevin Irvin 5, Dalton Lay 5, Daniel Miracle 5.

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New Covenant 73, Central Baptist Church 49

New Covenant (73) — Shawn Ealy 26, Paul Hearld 16, Adam Rhymer 14, Ryan Clem 10, Jake Turner 4, Chris Southerland 3.

Central Baptist (49) — Logan Casolari 17, Shamil Clark 9, Mikey Hensley 5, J.T. Cabbell 4, Mark Duff, Jr. 4, Ryan Cope 3, Devin Watts 3, Cameron Nease 2, Scotty Sepe 2.

By Carlton Hughes

Contributing Writer

League standings

New Covenant: 3-0

Putney Bible Church: 3-0

Central Baptist Church: 2-1

Cumberland Church of God: 2-1

Kildav Community Church: 2-1

Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist: 2-1

Cumberland Pentecostal Church Two: 1-2

Jones Creek Baptist: 1-2

New Hope Church of God: 1-2

Totz Church of God: 1-2

Cumberland Pentecostal Church One: 0-3

Lynch Church of God: 0-3

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