HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - Week Two of the 2013 high school basketball season was a memorable one for the mountains.
Two coaches reached new territory in career wins, two players surpassed the two thousand point mark, and one player's 40 point explosion helped propel his team to their first win in 93 games.
Harlan County boys Coach Mike Jones was honored this week for his 600th career win against Letcher Central. Coach Jones is one of 19 coaches to reach the 600-win milestone.
"I'm just appreciative to all my players and assistant coaches that through the years, they're responsible for this record. I'm just blessed to have the opportunity to still be coaching and I thank God for that." Said Coach Jones.
Perry Central's girls basketball coach Randy Napier became the all-time winningest girls coach in Kentucky's history Wednesday night with their win against Jackson City. Coach Napier is in his 33rd year of coaching in Perry County, first at M.C. Napier, now at Perry Central.
"When they said that, even though I knew I was going to be it, it's sort of overwhelming just the thought of it all. It really is overwhelming to think about that you're mentioned even with those guys that were always there, and then to be the number one, it's kind of overwhelming." Said Coach Napier.
Sticking with girls basketball, the Bell County Lady Cats and the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers saw two of their players hit the 2,000 point mark. Lady Kat Junior Guard Maci Morris and Lady Cav Sophomore Guard Whitney Creech both joined the 2,000 point club while helping their teams pull out victories.
To the boys side, Senior Guard Sean Hughes posted back-to-back 40 point games, and most importantly helped the Riverside Christian Rams pull out their first win since December 2nd of 2010.
Numerous memorable moments for eastern Kentucky, and the season just started.