SIler scores 36 in Lady Jackets’ season-opening win


Josephine Owens

WIlliamsburg guard Mikkah Siler worked down the court against Harlan’s Angel Wynn in Tuesday’s game. Siler scored 36 in the Lady Jackets’ 66-58 win.

By Les DIxon, Corbin Times Tribune

WILLIAMSBURG — Coming into the season, Williamsburg coach Randy Crider knew he needed someone to step up and take over his team’s scoring role after the graduation of Lillie Hall.
Well, it looks as if Mikkah Siler is that person.
The Lady Jackets dominated during her team’s season-opener, scoring a game-high 36 points with 10 of those coming in the game’s final eight minutes to lead Williamsburg to a 66-58 win over Harlan.
“Obviously, looking at the scorebook, Mikkah crushed it tonight but the win was a total team effort,” Williamsburg coach Randy Crider said. “Every last player gave great effort and energy. I could not have asked for more from the team. They seriously made proud tonight.”
Despite seeing Siler scores 14 points in the first quarter, the Lady Jackets still trailed, 17-16. Williamsburg managed to take a 32-26 lead into the locker room at halftime after outscoring the Lady Dragons 16-9 during the second quarter.
Harlan cut its deficit to 42-37 entering the final quarter of play before seeing Siler wrap up the win with a 10-point fourth quarter while hitting 8-of-10 shot attempts from the free-throw line. Morgan Prewitt hit a key 3-pointer during the quarter while Kaylee Graham, who finished with 12 points, and Allie Wilson (eight points) scored four points apiece during the final eight minutes.
Williamsburg will be back in action at home on Wednesday against Barbourville. Harlan will travel to Pineville on Saturday in the first round of the 13th Region All “A” Classic.


Williamsburg (66) — Mikkah Siler 36, Morgan Prewitt 5, Kaylee Graham 12, Allie Wilson 8, Zoie Brown 0, Lulah Mattingly 4, Madison Prewitt 1.
Harlan (58) — Emma Owens 9, Alli Thompson 4, Aymanni Wynn 20, Angel Wynn 0, Faith Hoskins 10, Peighton Jones 11, Carly Madden 2, Abbie Jones 2.

Harlan 17 9 11 21 — 58
Williamsburg 16 16 10 24 — 66