HI-TECH SHOWDOWN: Pikeville's Wyatt Battaile (2) races past Pike Central's Dasean Penn (21) and scores a basketball during the Hi-Tech/Graphix Signs Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 22. Battaile scored 25 points in a 74-70 overtime win.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Belfry, Tug Valley, JC fall in tourney action

By: 
Teddy Paynter

MOREHEAD — Belfry saw a fourth-quarter lead get away as Pendleton County rallied for a 78-72 win in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 23.

 

Isaiah Roblee fired in 28 points to lead the Pirates, now 3-4. Devin Varney followed with 14 and Koleston Blankenship added 12.

 

Dontae Allen led all scorers for the Wildcats (9-1) with 41 points.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (3-4)……............................20 18 15 19 – 72

 

PC (9-1)……...........................17 20 15 26 – 78

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (72) – Isaiah Roblee 5(3) 9-10 28; Wilson Harris 3 0-0 6; Koleston Blankenship 2(2) 2-2 12; Devin Varney 6 2-2 14; Dezmon Roblee 1 2-2 4; and Ty May 4 0-0 8. Totals: 21(5) 15-16 72.

 

Pendleton County (78) – Jacob Yelton 3 2-2 8; Dontae Allen 9(3) 14-15 41; Cody Sullivan 0(2) 2-2 8; Grant Walsh 1(1) 0-0 5; Adam Antrober 3 5-5 11; and Clay Monroe 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 17(7) 23-24 78.

 

Chapmanville…....................…84

 

Tug Valley………......................69

 

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Class AA power Chapmanville took charge early on against Tug Valley and cruised to an 84-69 win in the Chapmanville Holiday Tournament played on Dec. 23.

 

Jonathan Blankenship poured in 28 points and Tyler May added 17 as the Panthers fell to 3-1. Mason Layne chipped in 14.

 

Drew Williamson led the Tigers (5-0) with a game-high 29 points.

 

At Chapmanville, W.Va.

 

(CRHS Holiday Tournament)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

TV (3-1)….................................7 17 21 24 – 69

 

CH (5-0)…..............................17 21 27 19 – 84

 

Scoring:

 

Tug Valley (69) – Jonathan Blankenship 7(1) 11-15 28; Bryson Preece 1 1-2 3; Tyler May 2(2) 7-8 17; Levi Davis 3 1-3 7; and Mason Layne 7 0-2 14. Totals: 20(3) 20-31 69.

 

Chapmanville (84) – Jordan Kish 1 0-0 2; Obinna Anochili-Killin 7 5-7 19; Kyle Browning 1 6-7 8; Devin Collins 1(4) 0-0 14; Dylan Smith 3(2) 0-0 12; and Drew Williamson 5(3) 10-10 29. Totals: 18(9) 21-24 84.

 

Gallatin County…....................50

 

Johnson Central…...................49

 

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Gallatin County converted a four-point play to stun Johnson Central, 50-49, in the Smoky Mountain Classic played at the Rocky Top Sports Complex on Dec. 23.

 

Isaiah May led the Golden Eagles, now 4-6, with 15 points while Jacob Rice added 14.

 

Justin Rassman finished with a game-high 17 points for the Wildcats (9-2).

 

At Gatlinburg, Tenn.

 

(Smoky Mountain Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (4-6)….................................10 10 17 12 – 49

 

GC (9-2)….................................8 10 22 10 – 50

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (49) – Isaiah May 2(3) 2-2 15; Jacob Rice 4(2) 0-0 14; Cory VanHoose 2 2-2 6; Braxton Bentley 3 1-2 7; Bryson Hackney 1(1) 0-0 5; and John King 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13(6) 5-7 49.

 

Gallatin County (50) – Justin Rassman 4(2) 3-6 17; Wyatt Bowen 0(1) 0-0 3; Troy Coomer 1(4) 1-1 15; Jaymee Hale 5 0-2 10; and Jarin Rassman 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 11(8) 4-9 50.

 

Cordia…………........................63

 

East Ridge……….....................52

 

PRESTONSBURG — East Ridge's unforced turnovers and lack of rebounding was the difference as Cordia scored a 63-52 win in the High-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 23.

 

Dalton Wellman led the Warriors (4-6) with 18 points while Hunter Damron and Cameron Hess added 10 Kareem McDonald paced the Lions, now 5-6, with a game-high 20 points.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(High-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

CR (5-6)…...............................15 19 17 12 – 63

 

ER (4-6)…................................11 14 20 7 – 52

 

Scoring:

 

Cordia (63) – Marquis Frazier 5 1-2 11; Anthony Glasgow 5 0-0 10; Kalil Harrids 3 0-0 6; Oumar Keita 6 2-3 14; Kareem McDonald 5(3) 1-2 20; and Ian Spurgeon 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25(3) 4-7 63.

 

East Ridge (52) – Kane Taylor 0 5-6 5; Dalton Wellman 0(5) 3-3 18; Hunter Damron 0(2) 4-4 10; Cameron Hess 2(2) 0-0 10; and Jacob Chaffins 3(1) 0-0 9. Totals: 5(10) 12-13 52.

 

Pike Central……......................70

 

Prestonsburg……....................44

 

PRESTONSBURG — Pike Central took control early on rolled to a 70-44 win over Prestonsburg in the High-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 23.

 

Christian Mounts and L.J. Missick led a balanced attack for the Hawks (10-2) with a game-high 23 points each.

 

Adam Slone finished with 12 for the Blackcats, now 3-5.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(High-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (10-2)….............................11 17 17 25 – 70

 

PB (3-5)…….............................8 6 10 20 – 44

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (70) – Seth Conn 3(1) 0-0 9; L.J. Missick 7 9-11 23; Brady Adkins 0 2-4 2; Christian Mounts 4(5) 0-0 23; Dennis Freeman 2 0-0 4; Austin Charles 1 0-2 2; Noah Adkins 1 0-0 2; Anthony Pallota 1 0-0 2; and Bryce Adkins 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 19(7) 11-17 70.

 

Prestonsburg (44) – Drake Nunnery 2 2-3 6; Austin Endicott 2 3-6 7; Adam Slone 3 6-9 12; Blake Slone 0(2) 0-0 6; Phil Cornett 1(1) 2-6 7; Dalton Trusty 1 0-0 2; Greg Slone 0 1-2 1; Gunner Williams 1 0-0 2; and Alex Osbrone 0 1-2 1. Totals: 10(3) 15-28 44.

 

Bourbon County…...................86

 

Belfry…………......................…79

 

MOREHEAD — Belfry had a fourth-quarter lead get away as Bourbon County rallied for an 86-79 win in overtime in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 22.

 

Isaiah Roblee stripped the nets for a game-high 38 points as the Pirates fell to 3-3. Devin Varney added 17 and Ty May tallied 10.

 

Titus Ransom paced the Colonels (3-5) with 21 points.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BC (3-5)…........................20 7 25 22 (12) – 86

 

BF (3-3)........................….17 22 20 15 (5) – 79

 

Scoring:

 

Bourbon County (86) – Elijah Chenault 16, Billy Murphy 5, Titus Ransom 21, Zach Workman 17, Brycen Collins 18, Jeremy Moran 4, Camarr Myers 2 and Kenton Edwards 3. Totals: 21(10) 14-23 86.

 

Belfry (79) – Isaiah Roblee 38, Wilson Harris 7 Koleston Blankenship 6, Devin Varney 17, Dezmon Roblee 1 and Ty May 10. Totals: 21(8) 13-22 79.

 

Tug Valley…….........................67

 

North Marion….......................56

 

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Tug Valley landed three players in double-figure scoring as the Panthers turned back previously unbeaten North Marion, 67-56, in the Chapmanville Holiday Tournament played on Dec. 22.

 

Tyler May led all scorers for the Panthers, now 3-0, with 23 points. Jonathan Blankenship and Colby Savage followed with 14 apiece.

 

Jude Akabueze tossed in 22 points to lead the Huskies (4-1).

 

At Chapmanville, W.Va.

 

(CRHS Holiday Tournament)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

TV (3-0)….................................26 17 5 19 – 67

 

NM (4-1)…..............................16 13 13 14 – 56

 

Scoring:

 

Tug Valley (67) – Jonathan Blankenship 5 4-5 14; Bryson Preece 0 4-5 4; Tyler May 3(4) 5-6 23; Caleb May 1 0-0 2; Levi Davis 3 0-0 6; Cameron Colegrove 1 2-2 4; Colby Savage 4(1) 3-4 14. Totals: 17(5) 18-22 67.

 

North Marion (56) – Trenton Brookover 0(1) 0-0 3; Robert Murphy 4(1) 0-1 11; Timothy Murphy 1(1) 1-2 6; Colby Cool 1(1) 0-1 5; Jude Akabueze 9 4-7 22; and Triston Hulderman 0(3) 0-0 9. Totals: 15(7) 5-11 56.

 

Bath County….........................62

 

Johnson Central......................59

 

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Johnson County's fourth-quarter rally came up short as the Golden Eagles fell to Bath County, 62-59, in the Smoky Mountain Classic played at the Rocky Top Sports Complex on Dec. 22.

 

Jacob Rice finished with a game-high 28 points and Cory VanHoose added 17 as Johnson Central dropped to 4-5.

 

Bryce Williams, son of former Pikeville and current Bath County Coach Bart Williams, led Wildcats (6-3) with 19 points.

 

At Gatlinburg, Tenn.

 

(Smoky Mountain Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (4-5)…..................................15 10 7 27 – 59

 

BC (6-3)…................................25 5 16 16 – 62

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (59) – Grant Davis 1 0-0 2; Jacob Rice 8(3) 3-5 28; Cory VanHoose 7 3-6 17; Braxton Bentley 0 2-4 2; Evan Adkins 1 0-2 2; Bryson Hackney 1 0-0 2; and John King 3 0-0 6. Totals: 21(3) 8-17 59.

 

Bath County (62) – Jake Porter 1 1-3 3; Spencer Pergrem 1 6-6 8; Bryce Williams 1(4) 5-7 19; Chandler Otis 8 1-1 17; Austin Reed 1 5-9 7; and Tyler Brown 2(1) 1-1 8. Totals: 14(5) 19-28 62.

 

Pikeville……….........................74

 

Pike Central…........................70

 

PRESTONSBURG — Pikeville worked overtime to knock off Pike County Central in a much-anticipated matchup, 74-70, in the High-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 22.

 

Wyatt Battaile finished with 27 points to lead the Panthers, now 5-1. Kyle Watkins tossed in 13 while Evan Rhodes and Zach Hamilton chipped in 10 each.

 

Christian Mounts fired in a game-high 35 points for the Hawks (9-2). J.J. Missick added 14.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(High-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (9-2)……..................17 16 13 12 (12) – 70

 

PK (5-1)……...................9 21 21 7 (16) – 74

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (70) – Seth Conn 1(2) 0-0 8; L.J. Missick 5 4-9 14; Brady Adkins 0(1) 0-0 3; Christian Mounts 8(6) 1-1 35; DeSean Penn 2 0-0 4; Dennis Freeman 1 1-1 3; and Austin Charles 1 1-1 3. Totals: 18(9) 7-12 70.

 

Pikeville (74) – Wyatt Battaile 8(2) 5-8 27; Evan Rhodes 5 0-0 10; Cade Byers 3 2-2 8; Connor Roberts 1 2-4 4; Kyle Watkins 2(3) 0-0 13; Zach Hamilton 5 0-0 10; and Grayson Harris 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25(5) 9-14 74.

 

Morgan County…....................61

 

Prestonsburg…....................…44

 

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg fell behind early to Morgan County and the Blackcats came up on the short end of a 61-44 decision in the High-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 22.

 

Drake Nunnery scored eight points for Prestonsburg, which dropped to 3-4.

 

Blake Evans led the Cougars (9-1) with 21 points.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(Hi-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (9-1)…..............................19 16 10 16 – 61

 

PB (3-4)….….............................7 13 9 15 – 44

 

Scoring:

 

Morgan County (61) – Blake Evans 6(3) 0-0 21; Josh Adkins 2 2-2 6; Garrett Adkins 1(1) 0-0 5; Zach Gilliam 2 1-2 5; Michael Prater 5 0-0 10; Jake Helton 2(1) 1-2 8; and Braden Gullett 2 2-3 6. Totals: 20(5) 6-9 61.

 

Prestonsburg (44) – Chandler Nelson 1 0-0 2; Drake Nunnery 4 0-0 8; Austin Endicott 3(1) 4-7 13; Adam Slone 2 1-2 5; Blake Slone 2 0-1 4; Phil Cornett 1(1) 2-2 7; Dalton Trusty 0 1-2 1; and Graham Burchett 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15(2) 8-14 44.

 

East Ridge…...........................79

 

Magoffin County…..................61

 

PRESTONSBURG — East Ridge was able to pull away from Magoffin County down the stretch to earn a 79-61 win in the High-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 22.

 

Hunter Damron poured in a game-high 22 points and Cameron Hess followed with 19 as the Warriors improved to 4-5. Jacob Chaffins chipped in 14.

 

Brady Whitaker netted 15 for the Hornets, now 1-10.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(Hi-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (4-5)…...............................22 20 16 21 – 79

 

MC (1-10)................................11 13 24 13 – 61

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (79) – Kane Taylor 1 5-5 7; Dalton Wellman 2(1) 1-2 8; Hunter Damron 3(5) 1-2 22 Cameron Hess 5(1) 6-7 19; Jacob Chaffins 5 4-4 14; and Logan Thacker 2(1) 2-3 9. Totals: 18(8) 19-23 79.

 

Magoffin County (61) – Dylan Arnett 4 3-3 11; Brady Whitaker 3(1) 6-8 15; Logan Lovely 2 1-2 5; Nolan Arnett 1 0-0 2; Morgan Howard 2 3-3 7; Michael Conley 0(1) 1-4 4; Chandler Lykens 2 2-2 6; Isaiah Salyer 1 0-1 2; Mason Lovely 4 1-2 9; and Jackson Salyer 0 0-2 0. Totals: 19(2) 17-25 61.

 

Pikeville……...........................65

 

Cordia………...........................63

 

PRESTONSBURG — Pikeville managed to survive Cordia and move on with a 65-63 win in the High-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 21.

 

Wyatt Battaile finished with a game-high 29 points for the Panthers (4-1). Connor Roberts added 21.

 

Marquis Frazier paced the Lions (3-6) with 21 points.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(Hi-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (4-1)…...............................16 18 15 16 – 65

 

CR (3-6)…...............................13 16 16 18 – 63

 

Scoring:

 

Pikeville (65) – Wyatt Battaile 10(1) 6-10 29; Evan Rhodes 0 0-2 0; Cade Byers 3 1-2 7; Connor Roberts 4(3) 4-6 21; and Kyle Watkins 1(2) 0-0 8. Totals: 18(6) 11-20 65.

 

Cordia (63) – Kareem McDonald 3(4) 0-0 18; Anthony Glasgow 1(2) 1-2 9; Marquis Frazier 7(1) 4-5 21; Kalil Harrids 4 1-2 9; Dylan Noble 2 0-2 4; and Ian Spurgeon 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(7) 6-11 63.

 

Pike Central…........................79

 

Lawrence County…..................48

 

PRESTONSBURG — Pike Central erupted for 31 points in the second period and rolled to a 79-48 win in the High-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 21.

 

Christian Mounts led the way for the Hawks (9-1) with a game-high 23 points. Brady Adkins followed with 18 and L.J. Missick tossed in 14.

 

Cody Maynard and Tyler Maynard scored 15 each to lead the Bulldogs, now 4-7.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(Hi-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (4-7)…...................................11 6 23 8 – 48

 

PC (9-1)…..................................17 31 24 7 – 79

 

Scoring:

 

Lawrence County (48) – Cody Maynard 3(3) 0-0 15; Tyler Maynard 3(3) 0-0 15; Baden Gillespie 0(1) 0-0 3; Lucas Maynard 2 1-2 5; and Noah Fairchild 4 2-3 10. Totals: 12(7) 3-5 48.

 

Pike Central (79) – Seth Conn 0 1-2 1; L.J. Missick 7 0-0 14; Brady Adkins 0(6) 0-0 18; Christian Mounts 3(5) 2-4 23; Dasean Penn 1 0-0 2; Dennis Freeman 2 2-2 6; Austin Charles 4 0-0 8; Noah Adkins 1(1) 0-0 5; and Logan Wood 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(12) 5-8 79.

 

Morgan County…....................68

 

East Ridge……….....................34

 

PRESTONSBURG — Morgan County used a quick start to make quick work of East Ridge as the Cougars cruised to a 68-34 win in the High-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 21.

 

Dalton Wellman scored eight points to lead the Warriors, now 3-5.

 

Blake Evans paced the Cougars (8-1) with a game-high 17 points.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(Hi-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (3-5)…...................................7 12 6 9 – 34

 

MC (8-1)................................…30 14 16 8 – 68

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (34) – Dalton Wellman 1(2) 0-0 8; Kane Taylor 1(1) 0-0 5; Cameron Hess 2(2) 0-0 10; Lucas Coleman 1 0-1 2; Hunter Damron 1(1) 0-0 5; Logan Thacker 0 2-2 2; Brady Robinson 0 0-2 0; and Eli Skyes 1 0-0 2. Totals: 7(6) 2-5 34.

 

Morgan County (68) – Blake Evans 5(2) 1-2 17; Josh Adkins 4 0-0 8; Garrett Adkins 2(3) 1-2 14; Zach Gilliam 0 1-1 1; Asa Oneal 0(1) 0-0 3; Michael Prater 2(2) 0-0 10; Cameron Bush 4 0-0 8; and Jake Helton 2 3-4 7. Totals: 19(8) 6-9 68.

 

Prestonsburg…...................….69

 

Magoffin County…..................62

 

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg used a balanced scoring attack to hold off Magoffin County, 69-62, in the opening round of the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 21.

 

Blake Slone tossed in 17 points and Phil Cornett added 14 as the Blackcats moved to 3-3. Drake Nunnery followed with 12.

 

Morgan Howard led all scorers for the Hornets (1-9) with 19 points.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(Hi-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (1-9)…................................9 10 23 20 – 62

 

PB (3-3)…................................11 20 18 20 – 69

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (62) – Dylan Arnett 1 1-2 3; Brady Whitaker 5 2-4 12; Logan Lovely 7 0-4 14; Nolan Arnett 1 2-2 4; Morgan Howad 6(1) 4-7 19; Chandler Lykins 1 1-2 3; Isaiah Salyer 0(1) 0-0 3; and Mason Lovely 2 0-0 4. Totals: 23(2) 10-21 62.

 

Prestonsburg (69) – Chandler Nelson 2 4-4 8; Drake Nunnery 4(1) 1-3 12; Austin Endicott 3 1-2 7; Adam Slone 3(1) 0-2 9; Blake Slone 6 5-7 17; Phil Cornett 2(1) 1-2 14; and Graham Burchett 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21(5) 12-20 69.

 

Johnson Central...................…80

 

Central, Va…….....................…58

 

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Johnson Central steadily built a lead against Central (Va.) and cruised to an 80-58 win in the opening round of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic played at Gatlinburg-Pittman on Dec. 21.

 

Isaiah May finished with a game-high 21 points as the Golden Eagles improved to 4-4. Cory VanHoose followed with 19 and Jacob Rice tallied 17.

 

Isaiah McAmis led Central (2-3) with 19 points.

 

At Gatlinburg, Tenn.

 

(Smoky Mountain Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (4-4)…................................20 20 14 26 – 80

 

CN (2-3)…...............................16 14 8 20 – 58

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (80) – Isaiah May 8 5-5 21; Jacob Rice 4(1) 6-7 17; Cory VanHoose 8 3-3 19; Dalton Collins 1 5-6 7; Gabe Ferrel 0(1) 0-0 3; Grant Davis 1 1-1 5; Evan Adkins 1 1-2 3; Bryson Hackney 0 0-2 0; Braxton Bentley 1 1-2 3; and Brett Caudill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26(2) 14-22 80.

 

Central, Va. (58) – Ben Stallard 2 0-0 4; Isiah McAmis 5(2) 3-5 19; Bryson Collins 2 2-2 6; Beu Brickney 2 1-5 5; Tyler Vanover 3(1) 4-4 13; Brody Allison 0(3) 0-0 9; and Tre Mullins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(6) 10-17 58.

 

Pike Central…........................94

 

Jenkins……........................…..39

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central had 12 different players ink the scorebook as the Hawks steamrolled to a 94-39 win over Jenkins in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Dec. 19.

 

Christian Mounts tossed in a game-high 20 points for the Hawks (8-1) while Dasean Penn followed with 18 and Brody Adkins tallied 13.

 

Ethan Cummings paced the Cavaliers, now 0-7, with 16 points.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JK (0-7)…..................................9 15 8 7 – 39

 

PC (8-1)…...............................27 35 14 18 – 94

 

Scoring:

 

Jenkins (39) – Kobe Brown 1 0-0 2; Peyton Rose 2 0-2 4; Ethan Cummings 5(2) 0-3 16; Hayden Fleming 1(1) 2-2 7; Chad Fleming 3 0-0 6; and Josh Wright 2 0-0 4. Totals: 14(3) 2-7 39.

 

Pike Central (94) – Seth Conn 3(1) 0-0 9; Christian Mounts 4(2) 6-7 20; L.J. Missick 3 1-2 7; Brody Adkins 3(2) 1-1 13; Dasean Penn 7 4-7 18; Dennis Freeman 0 3-4 3; Noah Adkins 1(1) 2-2 7; Marcus Layne 1 3-5 5; Jake Young 1 1-2 3; Brian Boyer 0(2) 0-1 6; Zach Akers 1 0-0 2; and Logan Wood 0 1-2 1. Totals: 24(8) 22-34 94.

 

Pike Central…......................…69

 

Breathitt County..................…63

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central held off Breathitt County down the stretch to escape with a 69-63 win in the Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout played at the Hawks Nest on Dec. 16.

 

Christian Mounts and L.J. Missick led the way with 17 points apiece as the Hawks moved to 7-1. Seth Conn chipped in 11.

 

Kyle Fraley stripped the nets for a game-high 36 points for the Bobcats (4-4).

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(BWW Shootout)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BC (4-4)….................................6 14 13 24 – 63

 

PC (7-1)...............................…16 14 21 18 – 69

 

Scoring:

 

Breathitt County (63) – Kyle Fraley 6(6) 6-9 36; Jack Fugate 1(1) 0-0 5; Marty Fugate 1 0-0 2; Chandler Howard 4 0-2 8; Trey Noble 14-8 6; and Jalen Taulbee 2 2-2 6. Totals: 15(7) 12-18 63.

 

Pike Central (69) – Seth Conn 4(1) 0-1 11; Brady Adkins 0(3) 0-0 9; Christian Mounts 5 (1) 4-6 17; L.J. Missick 8 1-2 17; Dennis Freeman 1 0-0 2; Dasean Penn 1 0-0 2; Austin Charles 1 0-0 2; Noah Adkins 2(1) 0-1 7; and Jacob Adkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23(6) 5-11 69.

 

Sheldon Clark…......................66

 

East Ridge……….....................34

 

WARFIELD — East Ridge struggled offensively as Sheldon Clark rolled to a 66-34 win in a game played at Martin County Middle School Gymnasium on Dec. 16.

 

Cameron Hess finished with 10 points as the Warriors fell to 3-4. Dalton Wellman chipped in eight.

 

Brady Dingess led all scorers for the Cardinals (4-3) with 23 points.

 

At Warfield

 

SCORE BY QUARTER:

 

ER (3-4)…...............................….7 12 6 9 – 34

 

SC (4-3)…..............................…13 27 17 9 – 66

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (34) – Dalton Wellman 1(2) 0-0 8; Kane Taylor 1(1) 0-0 5; Cameron Hess 2(2) 0-0 10; Lucas Coleman 1 0-1 2; Hunter Damron 1(1) 0-0 5; Brady Robinson 0 0-2 0; Eli Skyes 1 0-0 2; and Logan Thacker 0 2-2 2. Totals: 7(6) 2-5 34.

 

Sheldon Clark (66) – Ian Reed 2(2) 0-0 10; Nick Maynard 1 0-0 2; Braxton Maynard 2 2-2 6; Trey James 4 3-5 11; Austin Horn 2 1-1 5; Brady Dingess 6(1) 8-9 23; Jordan Dalton 0 0-2 0; and Ethan Colegrove 4 1-1 9. Totals: 21(3) 15-20 66

 

Pike Central…….....................60

 

Louisville Eastern.................…47

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central overcame a fourth-quarter deficit, outscoring Louisville Eastern 31-14 in the final eight minutes to earn a 60-47 win in the Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout played at the Hawks Nest on Dec. 15.

 

L.J. Missick led a balanced attack with a game-high 24 points as Central improved to 6-1. Seth Conn followed with 12 and Christian Mounts chipped in 11.

 

Ben Craig had 10 to lead the Eagles, now 1-5.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(BWW Shootout)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LE (1-5)…................................10 10 13 14 – 47

 

PC (6-1)….............................…7 11 11 31 – 60

 

Scoring:

 

Eastern (47) – Johnathan Anthony 3(1) 0-0 9; Ethan Coury 2(1) 0-0 7; Ben Craig 2(2) 0-0 10; Will Glass 3 1-1 7; Myles Goodrich 3 2-4 8; Jaden Outten 1 0-0 2; and Isaiah Ross 2 0-0 4. Totals: 16(4) 3-5 47.

 

Pike Central (60) – Seth Conn 0(1) 9-10 12; Brady Adkins 1(1) 0-0 5; Austin Charles 0(1) 1-2 4; Christian Mounts 5 1-2 11; L.J. Missick 6(1) 9-9 24; and Dennis Freeman 1 2-3 5. Totals: 13(4) 22-26 60.

 

East Ridge…........................…46

 

Jenkins………..........................41

 

JENKINS — East Ridge held off Jenkins late to earn a 46-41 win in a game played on Dec. 14.

 

Cameron Hess finished with a game-high 17 points and Kane Taylor followed with 16 as the Warriors moved to 3-3.

 

Ethan Cummings led the Cavaliers (0-8) with 11 points. John Fleming chipped in eight.

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (3-3)…...................................20 7 7 12 – 46

 

JK (0-8)…....................................16 6 11 8 – 41

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (46) – Jacob Chaffins 2 0-0 4; Lucas Coleman 1 0-1 2; Cameron Hess 4(2) 3-4 17; Kane Taylor 3(2) 4-7 16; and Dalton Wellman 2(1) 0-0 7. Totals: 12(5) 7-12 46.

 

Jenkins (41) – Kobe Brown 2 3-7 7; Payton Rose 1(2) 0-0 8; Ethan Cummings 3 5-6 11; John Fleming 1(2) 1-4 8; Chad Fleming 1 3-5 5; and Josh Wright 0 2-2 2. Totals: 8(4) 13-20 41.

 

Pike Central…........................77

 

Jenkins……….........................36

 

JENKINS — Pike Central pulled away after a slow start to run past Jenkins, 77-36, in a game played on Dec. 11.

 

L.J. Missick and Christian Mounts poured in 24 points apiece for the Hawks (5-1) to share game-high scoring honors.

 

Payton Rose and Chad Fleming had nine apiece for the Cavaliers, now 0-7.

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (5-1)….................................10 29 29 9 – 77

 

JK (0-7)................................…..11 10 10 5 – 36

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (77) – Seth Conn 3 2-4 8; L.J. Missick 11 2-5 24; Brady Adkins 0(1) 0-0 3; Christian Mounts 3(5) 3-4 24; Austin Charles 2 3-6 7; Jacob Adkins 1 1-2 3; Noah Adkinsd 1 1-2 3; Dennis Freeman 2 0-0 4; Marcus Layne 0 0-1 0; and Logan Wood 0 1-2 1. Totals: 23(6) 13-25 77.

 

Jenkins (36) – Payton Rose 0(2) 3-4 9; Ethan Cummings 4 0-0 8; Chad Fleming 4 1-2 9; Josh Wright 2 3-6 7; and Sam Collier 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 10(3) 7-12 36.

 

Pike Central…........................80

 

Wolfe County.......................…60

 

HINDMAN —Pike Central dominated after halftime as the Hawks pulled away and beat Wolfe County, 80-60, in the WYMT Mountain Classic played at Knott County Central High School on Dec. 7.

 

Christian Mounts led five Hawks (4-1) in double figures with 24 points while Austin Charles and Brady Adkins added 15 each. L.J. Missick tallied 14 and Seth Conn chipped in 10.

 

Deven Stone poured in a game-high 25 points to lead the Wolves, now 2-3.

 

At Hindman

 

(WYMT Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

WC (2-3)…..............................11 21 9 19 – 60

 

PC (4-1)…...............................20 15 32 13 – 80

 

Scoring:

 

Wolfe County (60) – Jaz Johnson 3(1) 0-0 9; Jacob King 3 0-0 6; Reece King 1 0-0 2; Nathan Landsaw 1 0-0 2; Shawn Lindson 4 3-3 11; Dave Ragandang 1 0-0 2; Deven Stone 5(4) 3-3 25; and Saywer Thompson 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 18(6) 6-6 60.

 

Pike Central (80) – Seth Conn 1(2) 2-2 10; L.J. Missick 5 4-7 14; Brady Adkins 0(5) 0-0 15; Christian Mounts 5(2) 8-9 24; Dasean Penn 1 0-0 2; and Austin Charles 5(1) 2-4 15. Totals: 17(10) 16-22 80.

 

Knott Central….......................67

 

Pike Central…........................40

 

HINDMAN — Pike Central struggled offensively as Knott Central bounced the Hawks, 67-40, in the WYMT Mountain Classic played at Knott County Central High School on Dec. 5.

 

Christian Mounts poured in a game-high 23 points for the Hawks, now 3-1.

 

Isaac Caudill paced the Patriots (2-0) with 20 points.

 

At Hindman

 

(WYMT Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (3-1)….............................…10 13 3 14 – 40

 

KC (2-0)…...............................18 19 18 12 – 67

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (40) – Seth Conn 0 2-2 2; L.J. Missick 3 1-2 7; Christian Mounts 5(3) 4-4 23; Brady Adkins 0 1-2 1; DeSean Penn 1 0-0 2; Austin Charles 1(1) 0-3 5; and Dennis Freeman 0 0-2 0. Totals: 10(4) 8-15 40.

 

Knott Central (67) – Isaac Caudill 4(3) 3-4 20; Branson Couch 3(1) 1-1 10; Gannon Couch 2 2-2 6; Kolton Hofsess 2 2-6 6; Josh McGuire 2 2-2 6; Colby Napier 0(2) 0-0 6; and Khalil Slone 5(1) 0-0 13. Totals: 18(7) 10-15 67.

 

Pike Central…........................87

 

Magoffin County..................…60

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central's defense forced numerous turnovers against Magoffin County as the Hawks rolled to an 87-60 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Dec. 2.

 

Christian Mounts finished with 29 points and L.J. Missick followed with 14 as the Hawks moved to 3-0. Austin Charles added 11.

 

Brady Whiter fired in a game-high 33 points for the Hornets, now 1-2.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (1-2)…..............................11 15 17 17 – 60

 

PC (3-0)…...............................24 19 18 26 – 87

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (60) – Brady Whitaker 7(6) 1-1 33; Isaiah Salyer 1 2-2 4; Mason Lovely 2 1-1 5; Logan Lovely 2 0-0 4; Michael Conley 0(2) 0-0 6; Dylan Arnett 0 2-4 2; Trenton Caldwell 1 0-0 2; and Dylan Arnett 2 0-1 4. Totals: 15(8) 6-12 60.

 

Pike Central (83) – Seth Conn 1(2) 1-2 9; L.J. Missick 5 4-7 14; Christian Mounts 7(2) 9-11 29; Brady Adkins 0(3) 0-2 9; Dennis Freeman 1 0-0 2; Anthony Palloth 2 0-0 4; Bryce Adkins 1 0-0 2; Logan Wood 1 1-2 3; DeSean Penn 2 0-0 4; and Austin Charles 2 7-8 11. Totals: 22(7) 22-32 87.

 

 

 

 

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