This Day In History
This Day In Kentucky Sports History
18 Years Ago Today – December 9, 1997
- Down by a point with 18 seconds left in the game, Paintsville takes the ball inside to leading Mr. Basketball candidate, J.R. Vanhoose, who converts on a three-point play to give the Tigers a 59-57 lead over host Magoffin Co. in 15th Region basketball action. Todd Tackett hits a pair of free-throws to seal the 61-57 win and provide the final margin of victory. VanHoose finishes with 23 points while Tackett adds 17.