Lawrence County overcame a sluggish start and pulled away late Thursday night to defeat R.A. Hubbard. 

With the win, the Lady Devils secured the second seed in the Lawrence County tournament while R.A. Hubbard will be the third seed. 

That means the two teams will meet again in a week for a rematch. 

"I'm actually looking forward to it," said Lawrence County head coach K.C. Orr of the rematch. "We need to work on our defense and they're a team that's fast and athletic and is going to put pressure on us." 

The rematch will take place on Friday January 17. The top seed Hatton will play East Lawrence the day before. 

The tournament is set to take place at Lawrence County high school. 

The sluggish start for the Red Devils could have been contributed to coming off a big area win over Hamilton two days prior, but Orr isn't saying that. 

"We just didn't start off a very clean game. We started focusing on the small things, we changed our mentality and I think that showed in the second half," he said. "Yes we were coming off an emotional win from Tuesday, but we can't use that as an excuse." 

Lawrence County's Sadie Thompson was the game's leading scorer with 19. Hubbard's Alex Orr wasn't far behind with 18. 

The Lady Chiefs are the defending champions. However, they return just two starters from that team and have a new coach. 

On the other side, the Lady Devils have motivation after an early exit in last year's tournament. 

"I would be lying if I said it wasn't motivation," Orr said. "Being from Lawrence County and having played in it myself, It definitely means something. It's not our big goal at the end of the year, but it's for bragging rights so we definitely want to put forth our best effort." 

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