PHOTO: Pike Central’s Christian Mounts puts up a short during a game against Shelby Valley in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry. At right are Valley’s Cameron Worrix and Cody Potter (10).
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High School Basketball Roundup

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PAINTSVILLE – Johnson Central used a solid second-half effort to run away and beat Sheldon Clark, 91-61, in a game played on Jan. 2.

Cory VanHoose poured in a game-high 27 points and Isaiah May finished with 24 as the Golden Eagles improved to 7-7. Jacob Rice tallied 15 and Gabe Ferrel chipped in a baker’s dozen.

Trey James tossed in 18 points to lead the Cardinals, now tossed in 18 points to lead the Cardinals, now 6-8.

At Paintsville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SC (6-8)…..17  11  18  15 – 61

JC (7-7)…...18  21  23  29 – 91

Scoring:

Sheldon Clark (61) – Braxton Maynard 4(1) 0-1 11; Austin Horn 0(2) 0-0 6; Ian Reed 0(2) 1-2 7; Ethan Colegrove 6(1) 2-6 17; Trey James 6 6-6 18; and Nick Maynard 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(6) 9-15 61.

Johnson Central (91) – Isaiah May 6(4) 0-0 24; Jacob Rice 4 7-9 15; Cory VanHoose 11(1) 2-2 27; Gabe Ferrel 3(1) 4-6 13; Evan Adkins 1 0-0 2; Bryson Hackney 1 0-0 2; Braxton Bentley 3 0-2 6; and Riley Preece 0 2-2 2. Totals: 29(6) 15-21 91.

Prestonsburg…….73

June Buchanan…..40

PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg dominated from the opening tip and rolled to a 73-40 win over June Buchanan in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 2.

Phil Cornett and Austin Endicott tossed in 15 points apiece to share game-high scoring honors for the Blackcats, now 4-8. Adam Slone followed with 13.

Evan Caudill led the Crusaders (4-8) with 13 points.

At Prestonsburg

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JBS (4-8)……13  11  8   8 – 40

PB (4-8)……..19  15  29  10 – 73

Scoring:

June Buchanan (40) – Evan Caudill 5(1) 0-1 13; Caleb Cox 1 1-4 3; Izaeyah Dotson 1 4-4 6; Lucas Hall 4 2-3 10; Caleb Tackett 2 2-2 6; Dylan Moore 0 1-3 1; and Peyton Varney 0 1-2 1. Totals: 13(1) 11-19 40.

Prestonsburg (73) – Adam Slone 5(1) 0-0 13; Chandler Nelson 1(2) 0-0 8; Drake Nunnery 3 0-2 6; Grant Justice 3 0-0 6; Austin Endicott 3(3) 0-0 15; Gunnar Williams 2 0-0 4; Phil Cornett 3(3) 0-0 15; Alex Osborne 1 0-0 2; and Dalton Trusty 2 0-0 4. Totals: 23(9) 0-2 73.

Russell County….72

Prestonsburg……54

LLOYD –in the Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic played at Greenup County High School on Dec. 30.

At Lloyd

(Stultz Holiday Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PB (3-8)…15   6  16  17 – 54

RC (4-11)….19  18  24  11 – 72

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (54) – Phil Cornett 2 0-1 4; Austin Endicott 5(2) 0-0 16; Grant Justice 0(1) 0-0 3; Chandler Nelson 2(1) 2-2 9; Drake Nunnery 2(2) 4-10 14; Adam Slone 2 0-0 4; Dalton Trusty 1 0-0 2; and Gunnar Williams 1 0-2 2. Totals: 15(6) 6-15 54.

Russell County (72) – Ben Walters 3 2-2 8; Brayton Scales 7(1) 1-1 18; Tate Richardson 3 2-2 8; Mason Miller 2(1) 2-2 9; Scott Hamm 3 0-5 6; Briley Hadley 2(1) 2-2 9; Hayes Coffey 2 2-2 6; Devin Clark 0(2) 0-0 6; and Ben Abrell 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23(5) 11-15 72.

Louisville Central…61

Letcher Central……48

LEXINGTON – Letcher Central saw an early lead slip away as Louisville Central rallied for a 61-48 win in the Central Bank Classic played at Lexington Christian High School on Dec. 28.

Gregory Kincer paced the Cougars, now 3-10, with 16 points while Tyler Stacy added 12.

Chris Rawlings scored a game-high 22 points for the Yellow Jackets (2-7).

At Lexington

(Central Bank Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (3-10)…..16  9  8  15 – 48

CT (2-7)…….9  22  13  17 – 61

Scoring:

Letcher Central (61) – Trevor Hardin 5; Gregory Kincer 16; Dalton Martin 2; Elijah Raglin 5; Tyler Stacy 12; and Caleb Stidham 8.

Louisville Central (61) – Michael Romaine 17; Chris Rawlings 22; Jaweun Wood 8; Trey Williams 6; Dejuan Parks 3; Delshawn Simms 3; and Rico White 2.

GIRLS

Belfry…………59

Tug Valley……33

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. – Belfry jump ahead of Tug Valley in the opening minutes and rolled to a 59-33 win in a game played on Jan. 3.

Lyndsey Miller and McKenzie Maynard tossed in a game-high 14 points each and Linzee Phillips added 11 as the Lady Pirates improved to 9-6.

Emily Colegrove led the Lady Panthers (1-6) with nine points.

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (9-6)….13  12  16  18 – 59

TV (1-6)…..3   5     8  12 – 33

Scoring:

Belfry (59) – Kailee Rash 6; McKenzie Maynard 14; Lyndsey Miller 14; Ariel Mounts 9; Linzee Phillips 11; and Kennedy Rash 2. Totals: 15(5) 14-22 59.

Tug Valley (33) – Emily Colegrove 9; Alyssa Newsome 8; Makayla May 6; Cameron Spaulding 3; Bekah White 2; and Abby Spence 5. Totals: 7(2) 13-26 33.

Paintsville……64

Knott County…60

PAINTSVILLE – Paintsville built a first-half lead and held off Knott Central down the stretch for a thrilling 64-60 win in a game played on Jan. 3.

Presley Chirico poured in 20 points to lead a trio of Lady Tigers (10-4). Elizabeth Williams followed with 16 and Anna Keeton added 14. Katelyn Fitch chipped in 10.

Brianna Harrington led all scorers for the Lady Patriots, now 8-6, with 24 points.

At Paintsville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

KC (8-6)……9  11  18  22 – 60

PV (10-4)….18  14  17  15 – 64

Scoring:

Knott Central (60) – Keara Mullins 2(1) 4-8 11; Allie Ohair 4 4-6 12; Summer Anderson 1 0-0 2; jada Higgins 4 3-4 11; and Breanna Harrington 10(1) 1-5 24. Totals: 21(2) 12-23 60.

Paintsville (64) – Elizabeth Williams 3(1) 7-8 16; Presley Chirico 8 4-4 20; Anna Keeton 4 6-6 14; Katelyn Fitch 2 6-8 10; Aleiah Newsome 0 2-2 2; and Allison Hall 0 2-2 2. Totals: 17(1) 27-30 64.

Belfry………..38

Sheldon Clark….30

WARFIELD – Belfry grabbed the lead away from Sheldon Clark and held on for a 38-30 win in a game played at Martin County Middle School Gymnasium on Jan. 2.

Ariel Mounts led the Lady Pirates (8-6) with 10 points while Kailee Rash and Robbi-Ann Brewer chipped in eight apiece.

Maddie Thompson tossed in a game-high 14 points for the Lady Cardinals, now 5-9.

At Warfield

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (8-6)…..14  7   7  10 – 38

SC (5-9)…..10  8  6   6 – 30

Scoring:

Belfry (38) – Robbi-Ann Brewer 8; Kailee Rash 8; McKenzie Maynard 5; Lyndsey Miller 3; Ariel Mounts 10; and Kennedy Rash 3. Totals: 9(5) 5-16 38.

Sheldon Clark (30) – Paige Maynard 2; McKenzie Preston 6; Maddie Thompson 14; Anna Von Ottinger 6; and Kristin Isaac 2. Totals: 11 8-14 30.

Prestonsburg……67

June Buchanan…..22

PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg dominated from the opening tip and cruised to a 67-22 win over June Buchanan in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 2.

Alivia Slone fired in a game-high 22 points and Reesce Endicott added 18 as the Lady Blackcats moved to 4-8.

Lexi Likens tossed in seven to lead the Lady Crusaders (2-5).

At Prestonsburg

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JB (2-5)……9  7  JB (2-5)……9  7  6  0 – 22

PB (4-8)….26  15  18  8 – 67

Scoring:

June Buchanan (22) – Lexi Likens 0(2) 1-2 7; Haley Likens 3 0-0 6; Jordan Tackett 2 2-6 6; Isabella Taylor 1 0-2 2; Destiny Huff 0 0-2 0; and Riley Likens 0 1-2 1. Totals: 6(2) 4-14 22.

Prestonsburg (67) – Reesce Endicott 7(1) 1-1 18; Allison Campbell 0 3-4 3; Alivia Slone 6(1) 7-8 22; Nicole Burchett 2 0-0 4; Celina Mullins 3 0-0 6; Faith Fazar 3 2-5 8; Alexis Beatty 1 0-0 2; Jazmine Akers 0 1-2 1; Lauren Howard 0 1-2 1; and Haley Ratliff 1 0-1 2. Totals: 23(2) 15-23 67.

Pikeville…………65

Breathitt County…26

HAZARD – Pikeville charged out to a big lead early and steamrolled to a 65-26 win over Breathitt County in the Clell Miller Memorial Holiday Classic played on Dec. 30.

Madison Thacker came off the bench to score 11 as Pikeville improved to 9-3. Kaitlyn Keathley, Leslie Stewart and Jaden Edmonds tossed in 10 apiece.

Emily Noble led all scorers for the Lady Bobcats (3-8) with 15 points.

At Hazard

(CMM Holiday Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BC (3-8)…..7  8  8  3 – 26

PK (9-3)…..23  22  12  8 – 65

Scoring:

Breathitt County (26) – Emily Noble 2(2) 5-6 15; Kaylee Clemons 2 0-0 4; Bayleigh Miller 2 0-0 4; Adreanna Schultz 1 0-2 2; and Madison Combs 0 1-2 1. Totals: 7(2) 6-6-10 26.

Pikeville (65) – Grace Bartley 1(1) 2-2 7; Leslie Stewart 5 0-0 10; Kaitlyn Keathley 1(2) 2-2 10; Jaden Edmonds 2(1) 3-4 10; Alivia Gearheart 1 1-1 3; Kelsey Jo Tackett 1 0-0 2; Lexi Wilkerson 1 2-2 4; Kirsten Cole-Williamson 2 0-1 4; Madison Thacker 4 3-4 11; and Emma Ratliff 2 0-0 4. Totals: 20(4) 13-16 65.

Skyline, AL………58

Pikeville………….54

HAZARD – Pikeville held its own with Alabama power Skyline but the Lady Panthers came up on the short end of a 58-54 decision in the Clell Miller Memorial Holiday Classic played on Dec. 29.

Kirsten Cole-Williamson tossed in 12 points and Kaitlyn Keathley chipped in nine as Pikeville fell to 8-3.

Katy Ledwell paced Skyline (10-2) with a game-high 20 points.

At Hazard

(CMM Holiday Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PK (8-3)…….13  21  10  10 – 54

SL (10-2)…...16  19  12  11 – 58

Scoring:

Pikeville (54) – Grace Bartley 3 1-2 7; Leslie Stewart 1 2-2 4; Kaitlyn Keathley 0(2) 3-5 9; Jaden Edmonds 2(1) 1-2 8; Alivia Gearheart 1 2-4 4; Kelsey Jo Tackett 1(1) 0-0 5; Lexi Wilkerson 1 1-2 3; Kirsten Cole-Williamson 4 4-5 12; and Madison Thacker 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(4) 14-22 54.

Skyline, Ala. (58) – Katy Ledwell 5(1) 7-10 20; Tabitha Gifford 0 1-2 1; Madison Smith 4(1) 0-0 11; Bailey Martin 0 1-2 1; Bailey Usrry 3 4-6 10; Summer Buckner 1(2) 2-2 10; and Gracy Stuckey 0(1) 2-4 5. Totals:

Shelby Valley……55

Webb School……45

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Shelby Valley took the lead early on against Webb School (Tenn.) and went on to score a 55-45 win in the Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies Classic played on Dec. 29.

Summer Rose fired in a game-high 17 points as Valley moved to 10-2. Cassidi Wright and Kayla Newsom followed with 12 each.

Haylee Luttrell led Webb (8-8) with 15 points.

At Greeneville, Tenn.

(AJB Ladies Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

WS (8-8)…..11  12  9  13 – 45

SV (10-2)….18  12  14  11 – 55

Scoring:

Webb School, Tenn. (45) – Haylee Luttrell 15, Britney Collier 6, Casey Collier 8, Catherine Hendershott 11, Macy Barnes 3 and Kai Lanier 2.

Shelby Valley (55) – Summer Rose 17, Cassidy Rowe 4, Kyleigh Tackett 4, Cassidi Wright 12, Tori Hampton 6 and Kayla Newsom 12.

Letcher Central…….50

Gulf Breeze, Fla……25

PENSACOLA – Pike Central built a double-digit, halftime lead and rolled to a 50-25 win over Gulf Breeze (Fla.) in Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament played on Dec .28.

Brooke Bates tossed in a game-high 14 points as the Lady Cougars improved to 7-5. McKenzie Craft followed with nine.

Mallory Proctor paced the Dolphins (3-5) with 13 points.

At Pensacola, Fla.

(Pensacola Beach Tournament)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (7-5)…..12  10  14  14 – 50

GB (3-5)….7  3  6   9 – 25

Scoring:

Letcher Central (50) – Camryn Parks 2 1-5 5; Emma Maggard 3 1-2 7; Brooklynn Collins 2(1) 1-2 8; McKenzie Craft 1(2) 1-2 9; Brooke Bates 4(1) 3-5 14; Alyssa Franklin 0(1) 0-0 3; Loren Boggs 1 0-1 2; and Kaylee Banks 0 2-3 2. Totals: 13(5) 9-20 50.

Gulf Breeze, Fla. (25) – Sadie Nix 1(2) 0-0 8; Mallory Proctor 2(2) 3-4 13; Avery Currington 1 0-2 2; Mary Kate Hitpos 1 0-0 2; and Carson Townsend 0 0-2 0. Totals: 5(4) 3-8 25.

Hopkinsville……85

Jenkins………….42

BOWLING GREEN – Jenkins struggled throughout the second half as Hopkinsville ran away for an 85-42 win the FNB Holiday Bash played at South Warren High School on Dec. 28.

Jerrica Thacker poured in 20 points while Lala Watts and Kristin Thacker added 10 each as the Lady Cavaliers fell to 5-8.

Jayla Rose finished with a game-high 27 points for the Lady Tigers (10-3).

At Bowling Green

(FNB Holiday Bash)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JK (5-8)…..10  16  11  5 – 42

HK (10-3)…14  28  25  18 – 85

Scoring:

Jenkins (42) – Lala Watts 3 4-5 10; Kristin Thacker 0(3) 1-2 10; Jerrica Thacker 2(5) 1-4 20; and Lindsey Rose 1 0-0 2. Totals: 6(8) 6-11 42.

Hopkinsville (85) – Zaky3ra Stallworth 5 1-1 11; Lakayla Samuel 2 0-1 4; Jayla Rose 11 5-6 27; Breon Oldham 7(2) 1-2 21; Yogianah McKnight 0(1) 0-0 3; Ann King 1 4-4 6; London Foster 0(3) 1-2 10; and Jakalyla Epps 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 26(7) 12-15 85.

Pike Central…..64

Shelby County…36

BEREA – Pike Central built a commanding halftime lead against Shelby County and steamrolled to a 64-36 win in the Berea Holiday Classic played on Dec. 28.

Cassidy Mullins and Lexi Newsome led five Lady Hawks (10-2) in double figures with 12 points each. Kelsi Brinager and Chloe Neece followed with 11 while Kylea Stanley chipped in 10.

Kellsee Spencer led Shelby (2-10) with 10 points.

At Berea

(Berea Holiday Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PC (10-2)…..22  19  19    4 – 64

SC (2-10)…....7    7    9  11 – 35

Scoring:

Pike Central (64) – Cassidy Mullins 4 4-8 12; Lexi Newsome 0(4) 0-0 12; Bailey Birchfield 1(1) 0-2 5; Kylea Stanley 3 4-4 10; Kelsi Brinager 4 3-5 11; Chloe Neece 4(1) 0-0 11; and Rebecca Diamond 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 16(7) 11-19 64.

Shelby County (35) – Raydriana Stoudemire 3 2-2 8; Alyssa Roberts 0 1-2 1; Madison Pahmeier 2 1-7 5; Kellsee Spencer 1(1) 5-8 10; Kaitlyn Disch 0 3-4 3; Tarryn Stone 2 3-4 7; and Kayla Bruner 1 0-0 2. Totals: 9(1) 15-27 36.

Paintsville……48

Western Hills….41

BEREA – Paintsville held on in the closing minutes to turn back Western Hills, 48-41, in the Berea Holiday Classic played on Dec. 28.

Elizabeth Williams paced the Lady Tigers, now 8-3, with a game-high 15 pointds. Anna Keeton added 14.

Alexis True and Maddie LeCompte tossed in 10 each for Western (3-7).

At Berea

(Berea Holiday Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PV (8-3)……8   9  17  14 – 48

WH (3-7)…10  10  13   8 – 41

Scoring:

Paintsville (48) – Elizabeth Williams 4(1) 4-4 15; Presley Chirico 1 1-2 3; Camilia Ruiu 0(1) 0-0 3; Anna Keeton 3(2) 2-2 14; Sonia Williams 3 2-3 8; Katelyn Fitch 1 1-2 3; and Aleiah Newsome 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13(4) 10-13 48.

Western Hills (41) – Alexis True 4 2-2 10; Montana Muravchick 0(3) 0-0 9; Brianna Winkfield 0 1-2 1; Maddie LeCompte 4 2-2 10; Kellen Kilgore 1 1-2 3; Katherine Mangeot 3 0-0 6; and Katy Redmon 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13(3) 6-8 41.

East Jessamine….74

East Ridge……….70

BEREA – in the Berea Holiday Classic played on Dec. 28.

At Berea

(Berea Holiday Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

EJ (4-6)….17  14  14  29 – 74

ER (7-5)…18  10  11  31 – 70

Scoring:

East Jessamine (74) – Jasmine Atkerson 1(4) 2-4 16; Jessica Hall 1(1) 0-0 5; Autumn Harrison 0(1) 3-4 6; Jalynn Landversicht 9 17-20 35; Hannah McLain 0 2-2 2; Star Lewis 0(1) 0-0 3; Aimee Hagins 1(1) 0-1 5; and Jessica Christian 1 0-1 2. Totals: 13(8) 24-32 74.

East Ridge (70) – Sara Tackett 4 0-0 8; Britney Tackett 6 7-87 19; Courtney Standifur 1 0-0 2; Kelsi Slone 2 3-3 7; Haley Parks 1(1) 0-1 5; Hannah Mullins 5 2-5 12; Haylee Meade 4(1) 1-21 12; and Katie May 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 24(3) 13-19 70.

Prestonsburg….85

Wolfe County…77

PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg built a lead against Wolfe County and went on to score an 85-77 win in a shootout in a game played at the Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 28.

Alivia Slone stripped the nets for a game-high 35 points as the Lady Blackcats improved to 3-7. Nicole Burchett followed with 16 and Reesce Endicott tossed in 15.

Halley Smith tossed in 31 points to lead the Lady Wolves (5-6).

At Prestonsburg

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

WC (5-6)….20  15  23  19 – 77

PB (3-7)…...23  29  18  15 – 85

Scoring:

Wolfe County (77) – Halley Smith 4(5) 8-9 31; Madison Neely 2 2-3 6; Allison Stamper 7 1-1 15; Alley Bailey 2 1-2 5; Keisha Banks 2 2-2 6; Maggie Creech 1(1) 0-0 5; and Bre Caldwell 3(1) 0-2 9. Totals: 21(7) 14-19 77.

Prestonsburg (85) – Gracie Trusty 1 2-4 4; Reesce Endicott 3(2) 3-8 15; Alivia Slone 7(3) 12-13 35; Alison Campbell 4 1-2 9; Nicole Burchett 8 0-0 16; Faith Lazar 1 0-0 2; and Hailey Ratliff 2 0-0 4. Totals: 26(5) 18-27 85.

Bradley Central, TN…62

Shelby Valley………..38

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee power Bradley Central pulled away from Shelby Valley and dropped the Lady Kats, 62-38, in the Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies Classic played on Dec. 28.

Cassidy Rowe and Kayla Newsom paced Valley, now 9-2, with eight points each.

Rhyne Howard led all scorers for Central (14-0) with a game-high 17 points.

At Greeneville, Tenn.

(AJB Ladies Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SV (9-2)…..13  10  7  8 – 38

BC (14-0)…18  14  17  13 – 62

Scoring:

Shelby Valley (38) – Summer Rose 5, Cassidy Rowe 8, Kyleigh Tackett 7, Cassidi Wright 5, Tori Hampton 3, Kayla Newsom 8 and Alyssa Elswick 2.

Bradley Central, Tenn. (62) – Keleigh Hughes 10, Rhyne Howard 17, Anna Walker 11, Hannah Lombard 4, Cambree Mayo 6, Jamaryn Blair 5, and Alexis Barnes 9.

Phelps…….51

Fairview…..48

WESTWOOD – Phelps held off Fairview down the stretch to earn a hard-fought 51-48 win in a game played on Dec. 28.

Danielle Prater fired in 22 points for the Lady Hornets, now 5-5. Chloe Smith followed with 14.

Jordan Rakes finished with 22 to share game-high honors with Prater as Fairview fell to 5-6.

At Westwood

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PH (5-5)….17  12  10  12 – 51

FV (5-6)….11  10  11  16 – 48

Scoring:

Phelps (51) – Danielle Prater 22, Chloe Smith 14, Brittany McCoy 8, Gabbi McCoy 1, Alyssa Sargent 3 and Kacie Dotson 3.

Fairview (48) – Taylor Hamilton 7, Rachel Hanshaw 4, Jordan Rakes 22, Josey Nelson 3 and Mirah Jenkins 9.

Leslie County…45

Belfry………….41

HYDEN – Belfry and Leslie County battled back and forth before the Pirates fell short, 45-41, in the Hyden Citizens Bank Classic played at Leslie County High School on Dec. 28.

Lyndsey Miller led the Lady Pirates (7-5) with 13 points while McKenzie Maynard chipped in 10.

Lexy Meyer paced the Lady Eagles, now 10-2, with a game-high 14 points.

At Hyden

(Citizens Bank Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (7-5)…..10  8   9  14 – 41

LC (10-2)….10  11  11 13 – 45

Scoring:

Belfry (41) – Robbi-Ann Brewer 1(1) 0-0 5; McKenzie Maynard 5 0-0 10; Lyndsey Miller 4(1) 2-3 13; Ariel Mounts 1 1-1 3; Linzee Phillips 1 0-1 2; and Kailee Rash 2(1) 1-3 8. Totals: 14(3) 4-8 41.

Leslie County (45) – Kelsey Harvey 5 0-0 10; Kaley Horton 0 2-6 2; Kelsey Horton 0 0-4 0; Lexy Meyer 2(2) 4-4 14; Hailee Mullins 3(2) 1-2 13; Kailee Mullins 0(1) 0-0 3; and Haley Simpson 1 1-2 3. Totals: 11(5) 8-18 45.

Eastern……….63

Pikeville……….45

HAZARD – Pikeville struggled throughout the second half as Eastern pulled away for a 63-45 win in the opening round of the Clell Miller Memorial Holiday Classic played on Dec. 28.

Grace Bartley fired in a game-high 21 points for the Panthers, now 8-2.

Mikayla Kinnard paced Eastern (5-2) with 19 points.

At Hazard

(CMM Holiday Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ET (5-2)…..14  21  10  18 – 63

PK (8-2)…..19  13  11   2 – 45

Scoring:

Eastern (63) – Hunter Wright 1 0-0 2; Briana Mishler 3(2) 2-2 14; Breanna Anthony 0(2) 0-0 6; Mikayla Kinnard 8 3-4 19; Kirar Pearl 3 3-3 9; Amaya Asher 1 2-2 4; Tedi Nunn 2(1) 0-0 7; and Devin Beach 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(5) 10-13 63.

Pikeville (45) – Grace Bartley 3(3) 6-8 21; Kirsten Cole-Williamson 1 5-7 7; Leslie Stewart 1 2-2 4; Kaitlyn Keathley 1 1-2 3; Jaden Edmonds 1 0-1 2; Alivia Gearheart 0 1-2 1; Kelsey Jo Tackett 1(1) 0-0 5; and Lexi Wilkerson 0 2-3 2. Totals: 8(4) 17-27 45.

Shelby Valley….64

Greeneville, TN…56

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Shelby Valley held off Greeneville (Tenn.) down the stretch to earn a 64-56 win in the Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies Classic played on Dec. 27.

Kayla Newsom led the way for the Lady Kats (9-1) with 17 points while Cassidy Rowe added 12. Cassidi Wright chipped in 11.

Leah Fillers led Greeneville (1-7) with a game-high 24 points.

At Greeneville, Tenn.

(AJB Ladies Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SV (9-1)…..11  19  13  21 – 64

GV (1-7)…...9  13    7  27 – 56

Scoring:

Shelby Valley (64) – Summer Rose 2(1) 0-0 7; Cassidy Rowe 1(3) 1-3 12; Kyleigh Tackett 1(1) 3-4 8; Cassidi Wright 4 3-4 11; Tori Hampton 2 3-4 7; Kayla Newsom 8 1-2 17; and Alyssa Elswick 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(5) 11-17 64.

Greeneville, Tenn. (56) – Sydni Lollar 5(1) 3-4 16; Alana Collins 2 0-0 4; Brylee Jones 2(1) 1-5 8; Leah Fillers 2(5) 5-9 24; Jordan Davis 1 0-0 2; and Ashlynn White 0 2-4 2. Totals: 12(7) 11-21 56.