DISTRICT SHOWDOWN: Prestonburg's Grace Trusty passes the basketball while falling to the floor as Floyd Central's Katie Moore (12) attempts to knock it away. Looking on are Central's Abby Maggard (1) and Prestonburg head coach Brandon Kidd and players. The Lady Jaguars rallied from a double-digit deficit to stun the Lady Blackcats.
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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Jaguars hammer Blackcats

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd Central jumped out to an early lead against Prestonsburg and cruised to a 75-33 win in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 6.

 

Brady Conn led a balanced attack with a game-high 18 points as the Jaguars moved to 9-6. Kolby Slone followed with 13 and J.R. Tackett chipped in 11.

 

Drake Nunnery tossed in 11 points for the Blackcats, now 4-10.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (9-6)…...............................22 18 18 17 – 75

 

PB (4-10)..............................….7 12 9 5 – 33

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (75) – J.R. Tackett 3 5-7 11; Brady Conn 7 4-8 18; Dylan Caudill 3 0-0 6; Ethan Smith-Mills 3(1) 0-0 9; Blake Johnson 2 0-0 4; Rylee Samons 1(2) 0-0 8; Caleb Hager 0(1) 1-2 4; Payton Tackett 0 2-2 2; and Kolby Slone 5(1) 0-0 13. Totals: 25(4) 12-19 75.

 

Prestonsburg (33) – Adam Slone 1 0-0 2; Chandler Nelson 1 0-2 2; Drake Nunnery 3 5-15 11; Grant Justice 1 2-2 4; Graham Burchett 0(1) 1-3 4; Gunnar Williams 1(1) 0-0 5; Garrison Yates 0 1-2 1; and Alex Osborne 2 0-0 4. Totals: 9(2) 9-24 33.

 

Simon Kenton……...................77

 

Johnson Central…...................63

 

RUSSELL — Johnson Central

 

iod against Simon Kenton and fell 77-63 in the Marvin Meredith Classic played at Russell High School on Jan. 6.

 

Jacob Rice finished with 24 points to lead the Golden Eagles, now 8-8. Cory VanHoose added 14.

 

Kelly Niece led all scorers for the Pioneers (10-4) with 27 points.

 

At Russell

 

(Marvin Meredith Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (8-8)…................................20 14 10 19 – 63

 

SK (10-4)..............................…19 14 24 20 – 77

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (63) – Cory VanHoose 6 2-5 14; Jacob Rice 6(4) 0-0 24; Isaiah May 2(1) 0-0 7; Bryson Hackney 0 2-2 2; Gabe Ferrel 3 0-2 6; Dawson Burton 1 1-3 3; Braxton Bentley 2 1-2 5; and Evan Adkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21(5) 6-14 63.

 

Simon Kenton (77) – Andrew Robinson 2 0-0 4; Kelly Niece 10(2) 0-0 26; Jon Hensley 3 2-4 8; Chaz Kitchens 2 2-2 6; Zach Kelch 6 6-8 18; Jeremy Davis 1(1) 0-0 5; Connie Perry 1(2) 0-0 8; Bailey Martin 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26(5) 10-14 77.

 

Tug Valley…….........................63

 

Notre Dame…......................…53

 

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Tug Valley snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-53 win over defending Class A champion Notre Dame in a game played on Jan. 6.

 

Tyler May poured in a game-high 18 points as the Panthers moved to 4-3. Levi Davis followed with 17 and Jonathan Blankenship added 12.

 

Gabe Zummo paced the Irish (5-2) with 17 points.

 

At Clarksburg, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

TV (4-3)…...........................…12 21 15 15 – 63

 

ND (5-2)…...........................…13 21 6 13 – 53

 

Scoring:

 

Tug Valley (63) – Tyler May 18; Levi Davis 17; Jonathan Blankenship 12; Bryson Preece 4; Caleb May 2; Colby Savage 6; and Mason Layne 4. Totals: 11(6) 23-25 63.

 

Notre Dame (53) – Joel Maurer 13; Jared Fagen 5; Justin Frazier 3; Gabe Zummo 17; Andrew Rogers 8; Todd Griffith 6; and Elijah Goodman 1. Totals: 12(6) 11-19 53.

 

Paintsville……........................74

 

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

 

WARFIELD — Paintsville held off Sheldon Clark down the stretch to earn a hard-fought 74-66 win in a game played at Martin County Middle School on Jan. 5.

 

Mason Moore poured in 22 points for the Tigers, who improved to 11-4. Ryan Moore followed with 18 and Seth Williams tallied 16.

 

Brady Dingess paced the Cardinals (6-9) with 26 points.

 

At Warfield

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (11-4)….............................18 26 13 17 – 74

 

SC (6-9)…............................…12 20 14 20 – 66

 

Scoring:

 

Paintsville (74) – Mason Moore 6(2) 4-6 22; Ryan Moore 5(2) 2-2 18; Seth Williams 4(1) 5-7 16; Jaxon Watts 2 0-0 4; James Allen 0(1) 0-0 3; Ryan Gibson 1 0-0 2; and Nick Keeton 4 1-3 9. Totals: 22(6) 12-18 74.

 

Sheldon Clark (66) – Brady Dingess 5(1) 13-15 26; Austin Horn 0(3) 0-0 9; Ethan Colegrove 2 1-4 5; Trey James 6 1-3 13; Ian Reed 1(3) 0-0 11; and Braden Walker 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(7) 15-22 66.

 

Johnson Central…...................80

 

Belfry……………......................78

 

GOODY — Johnson Central's Isaiah May hit the game-winning shot in the second overtime as the Golden Eagles escaped Belfry, 80-78, in a game played on Jan. 5.

 

The game was close throughout as Johnson Central improved to 8-7 while Belfry dropped to 5-6.

 

Jacob Rice tossed in 30 points to lead the Golden Eagles. Cory VanHoose followed with 24 and May added 14.

 

Isiah Roblee led all scorers for the Pirates with 33. Wilson Harris finished with 20 and Koleston Blankenship added 13.

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (8-7)…...................15 13 22 18 (5) (7) – 80

 

BF (5-6)…....................23 7 21 17 (5) (5) – 78

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (80) – Cory VanHoose 9(1) 3-4 24; Jacob Rice 6(4) 6-8 30; Isaiah May 6 2-5 14;

 

Gabe Ferrel 2 4-4 8; Braxton Bentley 1 0-0 2; Grant Davis 0 0-2 0; and Evan Adkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25(5) 15-23 80.

 

Belfry (78) – Isiah Roblee 6(6) 3-3 33; Wilson Harris 9 2-2 20; Koleston Blankenship 4 5-5 13; Justin Adkins 1 0-0 2; Ryan Jessie 0 2-2 2; Ty May 1 0-0 2; and Devin Varney 3 0-0 6. Totals: 24(6) 12-19 78.

 

Mingo Central……...................65

 

Herbert Hoover…..................…44

 

ELKVIEW, W.Va. — Mingo Central ran out to a big lead early on and rolled to a 65-44 win over Herbert Hoover in a game played at Elkview Middle School on Jan. 5.

 

Drew Hatfield poured in a game-high 21 points and Jeremy Dillon added 20 as the Miners improved to 6-1.

 

Grant Bonner paced the Huskies (0-7) with 12 points.

 

At Elkview, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (6-2)…..............................19 17 18 11 – 65

 

HH (0-7)……............................7 10 11 16 – 44

 

Scoring:

 

Mingo Central (65) – Jeremy Dillon 6(2) 2-2 20; Josh Reed 2 0-0 4; Drew Hatfield 6(3) 0-0 21; Garrett Brown 3(3) 0-0 15; Chase Warden 1 1-2 3; Nathan May 0 0-2 0; and Rickey Mullins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(8) 3-6 65.

 

Herbert Hoover (44) – Grant Bonner 2(2) 2-2 12; Evan McGraw 0(1) 0-0 3; Gavin Robertson 2(1) 0-0 7; Rhett White 1(1) 0-0 5; Austin Stafford 1(2) 0-0 8; Josh Swecker 2 0-0 4; George Chapman 1 0-0 2; and Christian Buckley 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 9(8) 2-2 44.

 

University Heights…................64

 

Floyd Central………..................52

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central fell behind early on to University Heights and the Jaguars came up on the short end of a 64-52 decision in the Traditional Bank Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 28.

 

J.R. Tackett fired in 18 points to lead the Jaguars, now 8-5. Dylan Caudill followed with 12 and Kyle Isaac chipped in 11.

 

Taquan Hollowell finished with a game-high 23 points for UH (6-4).

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (8-5)….................................8 14 10 20 – 52

 

UH (6-4)…..............................12 17 17 18 – 64

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (52) – J.R. Tackett 6 6-6 18; Dylan Caudill 4 4-6 12; Kyle Isaac 1(3) 0-0 11; Brady Conn 2 0-0 4; Cameron Nelson 2 0-0 4; Ethan Smith-Mills 1 0-0 2; and Rylee Samons 0 1-2 1. Totals: 16(3) 11-14 52.

 

University Heights (64) – Taquan Hollowell 5(3) 4-6 23; Malik Lovan 5(1) 2-3 15; Drew McGowan 3(1) 0-0 9; Dekeyvan Tandy 1(1) 3-6 8; D.J. Quarles 0(1) 0-2 3; C.J. Crump 2 0-0 4; and William Bryan 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(7) 9-17 64.

 

Floyd Central….......................65

 

Knott Central......................….55

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central took the lead away from Knott Central in the second half and went on to score a 65-55 win in the Traditional Bank Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 27.

 

J.R. Tackett poured in a game-high 21 points for the Jaguars, now 8-4. Brady Conn followed with 16 while Jake Collins added 11.

 

Isaac Couch paced the Patriots (8-3) with 16 points.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

KC (8-3)…...............................14 12 11 18 – 55

 

FC (8-4)…….............................9 17 17 23 – 66

 

Scoring:

 

Knott Central (55) – Isaac Caudill 4(1) 5-5 16; Branson Couch 2(1) 3-4 10; Gannon Couch 1 0-0 2; Kolton Hofsess 3 1-3 7; Josh McGuire 3 0-0 6; Colby Napier 0(2) 0-0 6; and Khalil Slone 1(2) 0-0 8. Totals: 14(6) 9-12 55.

 

Floyd Central (65) – Jake Collins 3(1) 2-4 11; Brady Conn 4(1) 5-5 16; Kyle Isaac 0(1) 0-0 3; Cameron Nelson 2 1-1 5; Rylee Samons 0(2) 0-0 6; Ethan Smith-Mills 2 0-0 4; and J.R. Tackett 8(1) 2-5 21. Totals: 19(6) 10-15 66.

 

Skill Factory, Ga…...................62

 

Floyd. Central…...................…46

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central struggled offensively against Skill Factory (Ga.) and the Jaguars fell, 62-26, in the Traditional Bank Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 26.

 

J.R. Tackett finished with a game-high 19 points for Central, which dropped to 7-4. Jake Collins chipped in 10.

 

J.R. Tackett finished with a game-high 19 points for Central, which dropped to 7-4. Jake Collins chipped in 10.

 

Aaron Houston paced Skill (9-2) with 16 points.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (7-4)…...............................10 11 11 14 – 46

 

SF (9-2)…................................17 10 15 20 – 62

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (46) – J.R. Tackett 7 5-7 19; Ethan Smith-Mills 0 2-2 2; Cameron Nelson 0 2-2 2; Kyle Isaac 1 0-0 2; Brady Conn 2 5-6 9; Jake Collins 1(2) 2-2 10; and Dylan Caudill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12(2) 16-19 46.

 

Skill Factory, Ga. (62) – Kon Chon 0(1) 0-0 3; Chan Rouch 5 0-0 10; Aaron Houston 5(2) 0-1 16; Josh Jackmon 3 2-3 8; Ronald Elloie 1 0-0 2; Aguir Agau 4(1) 0-0 11; Tristan Mullens 1(2) 0-1 8; and Dimitar Panden 2 0-0 4. Totals: 21(6) 2-5 62.

 

Floyd Central….......................55

 

Letcher Central…....................52

 

MOREHEAD — Letcher Central's second-half rally came up short against Floyd Central as the Jaguars held on for a 55-52 win in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 23.

 

Kyle Isaac tossed in a game-high 17 points for the Jaguars, now 7-3. Jake Collins finished with 12 and Ethan Smith Mills chipped in 10.

 

Elijah Raglin paced the Cougars (3-8) with 14 points while Gregory Kincer followed with 12 and Tyler Stacy tossed in 10.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (7-3)….................................18 16 12 9 – 55

 

LC (3-8)…................................13 3 17 19 – 52

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (55) – J.R. Tackett 1 3-4 5; Ethan Smith-Mills 3(1) 1-3 10; Kyle Isaac 1(4) 3-3 17; Brad Conn 4 1-2 9; Jake Collins 5 2-2 12; and Dylan Caudill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(5) 10-14 55.

 

Letcher Central (52) – Tyler Boggs 1 0-2 2; Trevor Hardin 2(1) 0-0 7; Gregory Kincer 2(1) 5-11 12; Dalton Martin 0 1-2 1; Elijah Raglin 7 0-0 14; Tyler Stacy 2(2) 0-0 10; and Caleb Stidham 1(1) 1-3 6. Totals: 15(5) 7-18 52.

 

Madison Central…..................68

 

Floyd Central……....................44

 

MOREHEAD — Floyd Central struggled offensively early on and came up short as Madison Central rolled to a 68-44 win in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 22.

 

Brady Conn tossed in a game-high 16 points and J.R. Tackett added 15 as the Jaguars fell to 6-3.

 

Dustin Geralds led Madison Central (9-1) with 14 points.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

FC (6-3)…..................................9 13 14 8 – 44

 

MC (9-1)…..............................20 22 14 12 – 68

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (44) – J.R. Tackett 6(1) 0-0 15; Ethan Smith-Mills 1 0-0 2; Cameron Nelson 1 0-0 2; Kyle Isaac 1 0-0 2; Brady Conn 7 2-6 16; Jacob Collins 1(1) 0-0 5; and Dylan Caudill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(2) 2-6 44.

 

Madison Central (68) – Isaiah Minter 2(1) 2-2 9; Jacori Miller 1(3) 2-2 13; Kenyon McKee 1(1) 4-4 9; Dustin Geralds 7 0-0 14; Isaiah Cozart 6 1-2 13; Quaezhan Charlton 0 4-4 4; and Kole Brown 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals: 17(7) 13-14 68.

 

Chapmanville, W.Va…..............74

 

Floyd Central………..............….60

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Floyd Central's fourth-quarter comeback fell short as Chapmanville (W.Va.) earned a 74-60 win in the Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout played at Pike County Central on Dec. 16.

 

J.R. Tackett stripped the nets for 29 points as the Jaguars fell to 6-2.

 

Drew Williamson led all scorers for the Tigers (3-0) with a game-high 31 points.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(BWW Shootout)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

CP (3-0)…...............................18 24 21 11 – 74

 

FC (6-2)…...............................16 9 13 22 – 60

 

Scoring:

 

Chapmanville, W.Va. (74) – Kyle Browning 2(1) 1-2 8; Dylan Smith 4 4-5 12; Devin Collins 0(2) 0-0 6; Drew Williamson 4(6) 5-7 31; Obinna Anochili-Killen 3(1) 2-2 11; Phillip Mullins 0 2-2 2; Jordan Kish 0(1) 0-0 3; and Brandon Elkins 0 1-2 1. Totals: 13(11) 15-20 74.

 

Floyd Central (60) – J.R. Tackett 9 11-11 29; Jake Collins 1 0-0 2; Kyle Isaac 1(1) 0-0 5; Cameron Nelson 4 1-2 9; Brady Conn 3 0-4 6; and Ethan Smith-Mills 1(2) 1-2 9. Totals: 19(3) 13-19 60.

 

GIRLS

 

Floyd Central….......................79

 

Prestonsburg….......................75

 

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd Central erased a huge second-half deficit to stun Prestonsburg, 79-75, in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 6.

 

Katie Moore had a career game, scoring a game-high 43 points as the Lady Jaguars improved to 10-5. Abby Maggard followed with 14.

 

Reesce Endicott paced the Lady Blackcats (4-9) with 29 points and Alivia Slone followed with 23.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (10-5)…..............................10 14 21 34 – 79

 

PB (4-9)…............................…13 22 18 22 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (79) – Brooke Stumbo 3 1-2 7; Katie Moore 17 9-13 43; Abby Maggard 3(1) 5-6 14; Kaylee Moore 2 1-3 5; Grace Martin 2 0-2 4; Savannah Watkins 1(1) 0-1 5; and Amelia Wallace 0 1-2 1. Totals: 28(2) 17-29 79.

 

Prestonsburg (75) – Gracie Trusty 1 0-0 2; Alivia Slone 6 11-12 23; Reesce Endicott 6(3) 8-11 29; Alison Campbell 3 2-3 8; Nicole Burchett 3 0-0 6; Celina Mullins 1(1) 0-0 5; and Faith Lazar 1 0-2 2. Totals: 21(4) 21-28 75.

 

Phelps……..............................58

 

Piarist School…......................28

 

PHELPS — Phelps took charge early on against Piarist School and rolled to a 58-28 win in a game played at the McCoy Athletic Center on Jan. 6.

 

Danielle Prater poured in a game-high 23 points and Chloe Smith added 14 as the Lady Hornets moved to 8-5.

 

Kylie Tackett finished with nine for the Lady Knights, now 3-10.

 

At Phelps

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PS (3-10)…................................6 5 5 6 – 22

 

PH (8-5)…...............................23 13 12 10 – 58

 

Scoring:

 

Piarist School (22) – Kylie Tackett 0(3) 0-0 9; Lauren Wright 1(1) 0-0 5; Kennedy Bowen 0(2) 0-0 6; and Jaiden Greene 0 2-2 2. Totals: 1(6) 2-2 22.

 

Phelps (58) – Danielle Prater 10(1) 0-1 23; Chloe Smith 4(2) 0-0 14; Gabbi McCoy 3 1-2 7; Brittnee McCoy 1 0-0 2; Alyssa Sargent 2(1) 0-0 7; and Kacie Dotson 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 20(5) 3-5 58.

 

Pikeville………........................63

 

East Ridge……........................47

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville used a solid second-half performance against East Ridge to earn a 63-47 win in a district matchup played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 5.

 

Alivia Gearheart led a balanced attack for Pikeville, now 10-2. Kelsey Jo Tackett finished with 12 and Leslie Stewart chipped in 10.

 

Kelsi Slone led the Lady Warriors (8-7) with 13 points. Britney Tackett added 10.

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (8-7)….................................7 20 10 10 – 47

 

PK (10-2)..............................…10 14 18 21 – 63

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (47) – Britney Tackett 4 2-5 10; Haylee Meade 2 2-2 6; Katie May 2 1-2 5; Sarah Tackett 1 0-0 2; Kelsi Slone 4(1) 2-2 13; Hannah Mullins 4 1-2 9; and Haley Parks 0 2-2 2. Totals: 17(1) 10-16 47.

 

Pikeville (63) – Grace Bartley 0(3) 0-0 9; Leslie Stewart 4 2-2 10; Kaitlyn Keathley 0 4-4 4; Jaden Edmonds 3 0-2 6; Alivia Gearheart 1(1) 9-9 14; Kelsey Jo Tackett 2(2) 2-4 12; Kirsten Cole-Williamson 1 0-0 2; Madison Thacker 2 2-4 6. Totals: 13(6) 19-25 63.

 

Pike Central…........................75

 

Piarist School......................…15

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central dominated from the opening tip against Piarist School and steamrolled to a 75-15 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Jan. 5.

 

Kylea Stanley led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Hawks, now 12-3, with a game-high 16 points. Cassidy Mullins followed with 14 and Bailey Birchfield chipped in 12.

 

Kylee Tackett scored six for the Lady Knights, now 3-9.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PS (3-9)...............................…..0 3 4 8 – 15

 

PC (12-3).................................35 12 17 11 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Piarist School (15) – Kylee Tackett 0(2) 0-0 6; Julia Collinsworth 1 0-0 2; Kennedy Bowen 0(1) 0-0 3; and Lauren Wright 2 0-1 4. Totals: 3(3) 0-1 15.

 

Pike Central (75) – Cassidy Mullins 7 0-0 14; Hailey Boyd 3 0-0 6; Lexi Newsome 1 2-2 4; Bailey Birchfield 3(2) 0-0 12; Kylea Stanley 8 0-1 16; Kelsi Brinager 2 0-0 4; Kendra Collins 2 0-0 4; Alexis Taylor 3 0-0 6; and LaCota Johnson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 32(3) 2-3 75.

 

Sheldon Clark…......................59

 

Paintsville……….....................48

 

WARFIELD — Sheldon Clark took the lead in the second quarter and went on to beat Paintsville, 59-48, in a game played at Martin County Middle School on Jan. 5.

 

Elizabeth Williams paced the Lady Tigers (10-5) with a game-high 19 points. Anna Keeton tossed in 10.

 

Paige Maynard paced the Lady Cardinals (6-9) with 18 points.

 

At Warfield

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (10-5)…..............................10 13 5 20 – 48

 

SC (6-9)……............................10 21 14 14 – 59

 

Scoring:

 

Paintsville (48) – Elizabeth Williams 6 7-8 19; Presley Chirico 3 2-2 8; Camilia Ruiu 0 1-2 2; Anna Keeton 5 0-0 10; Clara Blair 0(1) 0-0 3; Sonia Williams 1 0-0 2; Ava Hyden 0 3-6 3; and Allison Hall 0 2-2 2. Totals: 15(1) 15-20 48.

 

Sheldon Clark (59) – Paige Maynard 0(5) 3-4 18; Madison Thompson 5 2-4 12; Ann Oettinger 2 9-10 13; McKenzie Preston 2 3-4 7; Fallyne Wefenstette 1 5-8 7; and Kristen Isaac 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11(5) 22-30 59.

 

Phelps……..............................54

 

Tug Valley............................…53

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Phelps held off Tug Valley in the closing seconds to earn a thrilling 54-53 win in a game played on Jan. 4.

 

Danielle Prater poured in a game-high 29 points and Gabbi McCoy added 14 as Phelps moved to 7-5.

 

Emily Colegrove led the Lady Panthers (1-7) with 15 points and Allison Newsome followed with 11.

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (7-5)…................................ 15 9 15 15 – 54

 

TV (1-7)…................................11 11 11 20 – 53

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (54) – Danielle Prater 10(2) 3-5 29; Chloe Smith 1(1) 0-0 5; Gabbi McCoy 1 12-14 14; Alyssa Sargent 1 0-0 2; and Kacie Dotson 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15(3) 15-19 54.

 

Tug Valley (53) – Emily Colegrove 2(2) 5-8 15; Allison Newsome 4 3-5 11; C Spaulding 4 1-1 9; Rebekah White 1 1-4 3; M May 2 4-6 8; and Breanna Thompson 2(1) 0-2 7. Totals: 15(3) 14-26 53.

 

Betsy Layne….........................53

 

Model………...........................32

 

HYDEN — Betsy Layne dominated from the opening tip and raced past Model, 53-32, in the Hyden Bank Classic played at Leslie County High School on Dec. 30.

 

Destiny Compton tossed in a game-high 14 points and Megan Frazier added 12 as the Lady Bobcats moved to 3-8.

 

Savanna Gullett led Model (1-8) with 10 points.

 

At Hyden

 

(Hyden Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MD (1-8)…..................................2 10 6 14 – 32

 

BL (3-8)…..................................22 12 14 5 – 53

 

Scoring:

 

Model (32) – Lexi Daniel 3 0-2 6; Morgan Barnes 0 0-2 0; Peyton Erslan 1 5-8 7; Savanna Gullett 1 8-8 10; Keaton Hall 1 0-2 2; McKenzie Johnson 0 1-2 1; Bella Slinker 1 1-2 3; Mary Taylor 1 0-0 2; and McKenna Tuttle 0 1-2 1. Totals: 8 16-26 32.

 

Betsy Layne (53) – Lauryn Watkins 1 0-0 2; Madilyn Meade 2 1-2 5; Katie Kidd 2 0-0 4; Alexandra Jarvis 2 1-4 5; Megan Frazier 4 4-8 12; Destiny Compton 4 6-9 14; Amelia Blackburn 1 5-6 7; and Caroline Ariaz 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18 17-31 53.

 

Knox Central…........................63

 

Betsy Layne……......................54

 

HYDEN — Betsy Layne fell behind early on to Knox Central and came up on the short end of a 63-54 score in the Hyden Bank Classic played at Leslie County High School on Dec. 29.

 

Caroline Ariaz paced the Lady Bobcats (2-8) with a game-high 18 points. Megan Frazier finished with 16 and Destiny Compton added a baker's dozen.

 

Presley Partin tossed in 14 for Central, now 6-3.

 

At Hyden

 

(Hyden Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

KC (6-3)…...............................19 12 15 17 – 63

 

BL (2-8)…................................14 10 16 14 – 54

 

Scoring:

 

Knox Central (63) – Emily Davis Emily Davis 5 1-3 11; Abigail Mills 4 2-5 10; Presley Partin 3(1) 5-6 14; Maddie Pennington 2(2) 2-2 12; Ryleigh Swafford 2 0-0 4; Madison Taylor 3 0-0 6; and Morgan Warren 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals: 19(5) 10-16 63.

 

Betsy Layne (54) – Caroline Ariaz 6(1) 3-7 18; Destiny Compton 5 3-4 13; Megan Frazier 5 6-10 16; Katie Kidd 0 3-4 3; Hannah Tackett 1 0-0 2; Madilyn Meade 0 0-1 0; and Lauryn Watkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(1) 15-16 54.

 

Nicholas County…...................57

 

Floyd Central……....................37

 

MOUNT STERLING — Floyd Central struggled throughout the second half as Nicholas County pulled away for a 57-37 win in the Gateway Holiday Classic played at Montgomery County High School on Dec. 30.

 

Grace Martin and Kim Akers scored eight each to lead the Lady Cougars, now 8-5.

 

Shelby Stafford poured in a game-high 20 points for Nicholas County (9-4).

 

At Mount Sterling

 

(Gateway Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

NC (9-4)…..............................14 13 12 18 – 57

 

FC (8-5)……...........................12 9 10 6 – 37

 

Scoring:

 

Nicholas County (57) – Shelby Stafford 5 10-14 20; Trina Hughes 7 1-2 15; Samantha Sowell 3 1-3 7; McKenna Rice 1 0-0 2; Sydni Gifford 2 0-0 4; Audra Felts 1 0-0 2; Megan Cobb 2 0-0 4; Alexia Buchanan 0 1-2 1; and Autumn Adams 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 13-20 57.

 

Floyd Central (37) – Abby Maggard 1(1) 0-0 5; Katie Moore 3 0-0 6; Brooke Stumbo 0 1-2 1; Kacie Poston 2(1) 0-0 7; Grace Martin 4 0-2 8; Kim Akers 4 0-0 8; Kylie Stephens 1 0-0 2; and Savannah Watkins 0 0-4 0. Totals: 15(2) 1-8 37.

 

Dunbar………..........................75

 

Floyd Central.......................…38

 

MOUNT STERLING — Paul Lawrence Dunbar built a big halftime lead against Floyd Central and sent the Lady Jaguars to a 75-38 setback in the Gateway Holiday Classic played at Montgomery County High School on Dec. 29.

 

Brooke Stumbo tossed in 12 points to lead Central, which fell to 8-4.

 

Mashayla Cecil led Dunbar (7-5) with a game-high 25 points.

 

At Mount Sterling

 

(Gateway Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (8-4)…................................13 9 10 6 – 38

 

DB (7-5)…...............................17 19 24 15 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (38) – Abby Maggard 3 0-1 6; Katie Moore 2 0-0 4; Brooke Stumbo 5 2-3 12; Grace Martin 4 0-0 8; and Kim Akers 4 0-0 8. Totals: 18 2-3 38.

 

Dunbar (75) – Mashayla Cecil 5(4) 3-6 25; Tanaya Cecil 1 1-2 3; Elisa Ellison-Coons 9 5-9 23; Riley Feddock 0 2-2 2; Cheyenne Fullwood 2(1) 2-2 9; Peyton Humphreys 4 2-2 10; DelTarria Jackson 1 0-0 2; and Janae Stevenson 0 1-2 1. Totals: 22(5) 16-25 75.

 

Floyd Central….......................70

 

Frederick Douglass…..............45

 

MOUNT STERLING — Floyd Central jumped ahead early and went on to beat Frederick Douglass, 70-45, in the Gateway Holiday Classic played at Montgomery County High School on Dec. 28.

 

Katie Moore fired in 22 points and Grace Martin added 19 as Central improved to 8-3.

 

Destyne Jackson led all scorers for FD (4-8) with 26 points.

 

At Mount Sterling

 

(Gateway Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FD (4-8)…...............................12 9 12 12 – 45

 

FC (8-3)…...............................16 18 18 18 – 70

 

Scoring:

 

Frederick Douglass (45) – Destyne Jackson 9(1) 5-6 26; Niyaune Gentry 0 4-6 4; Timothi Williams 0 2-2 2; Allison Wallace 0 0-1 0; Shawna Fogle 0 1-2 1; Ashanti Hollinsworth 1 4-8 6; and Shelby Frazier 3 0-1 6. Totals:13(1) 16-26 45.

 

Floyd Central (70) – Abby Maggard 2 0-0 4; Katie Moore 8(1) 3-4 22; Brooke Stumbo 0 6-6 6; Kacie Poston 3 0-0 6; Grace Martin 9 1-1 19; Kim Akers 2 0-0 4; and Savannah Watkins 3(1) 0-0 9. Totals: 27(2) 10-11 70.

 

Leslie County….......................70

 

Betsy Layne……......................43

 

HYDEN — Betsy Layne struggled offensively as 14th Region power Leslie County cruised to a 70-43 win in the Hyden Bank Classic played at Leslie County High School on Dec. 28.

 

Destiny Compton tossed in 19 points to lead the Lady Bobcats, who fell to 2-7. Caroline Ariaz chipped in 12.

 

Lexi Meyers finished with a game-high 20 points for the Lady Eagles (9-2).

 

At Hyden

 

(Hyden Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (9-2)…................................21 9 21 19 – 70

 

BL (2-7)…...................................5 12 6 20 – 43

 

Scoring:

 

Leslie County (70) – Haley Simpson 1 3-7 5; Iris Napier 2 0-0 4; Kailee Mullins 2 0-0 4; Hailee Mullins 4 0-2 8; Lexi Meyers 5(2) 4-4 20; Jess Maggard 0 1-3 1; Kaley Horton 5 5-6 15; Kelsey Harvey 2 1-3 5; Hannah Gay 1(1) 0-0 5; Macy Fee 1 0-0 2; and Caroline Buckley 0 1-2 1. Totals: 23(3) 15-27 70.

 

Betsy Layne (43) – Caroline Ariaz 3 6-12 12; Destiny Compton 9 1-4 19; Megan Frazier 2(1) 0-0 7; Madilyn Meade 1 0-0 2; Hannah Tackett 0 1-2 1; and Lauryn Watkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(1) 8-18 43.

 

Scott…………......................….79

 

Floyd Central….......................40

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central fell behind early and never recovered as Scott pounded the Lady Jaguars, 70-40, in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 22.

 

Abby Maggard and Grace Martin paced the Lady Jaguars (7-3) with 12 points each.

 

Anna Clephane led all scorers for Scott, now 6-4, with 33 points.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

ST (6-4)…..................................27 21 22 9 – 79

 

FC (7-3)…..................................14 13 6 7 – 40

 

Scoring:

 

Scott (79) – Anna Clephane 7(5) 4-5 33; Sofia Allen 4(1) 0-0 11; Laci Reinhart 3 4-4 10; Payton Fields 1(2) 0-1 8; Kiana Dauwe 1(1) 0-0 5; Emma Proffitt 2 0-0 4; Summer Secrist 1 1-2 3; Elise Henderson 0(1) 0-0 3; and Ava Coleman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20(10) 9-12 79.

 

Floyd Central (40) – Katie Moore 3 0-0 6; Abby Maggard 2(2) 2-2 12; Amelia Wallace 0 6-8 6; Grace Martin 5 2-2 12; Kennedi Harvell 1 0-0 2; and Kam Shannon 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12(2) 10-12 40.

 

Cooper…….............................75

 

Floyd Central….......................46

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central was no match for Cooper as the Lady Jaguars dropped a 75-46 decision in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 20.

 

Abby Maggard finished with 19 points to lead Central, now 7-2.

 

Asyah Mitchell poured in a game-high 32 points for Cooper, which moved to 3-6.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (7-2)….................................10 17 11 8 – 46

 

CP (3-6)….................................25 22 20 8 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (46) – Katie Moore 2 0-0 4; Abby Maggard 4(2) 1-1 15; Amelia Wallace 2 2-2 6; Grace Martin 4 1-2 9; Kim Akers 2 0-0 4; Kacie Poston 3 0-0 6; and Jada Johnson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(2) 4-6 46.

 

Cooper (75) – Lexi Held 8(3) 0-1 25; Allie Howard 1 0-0 2; Lindsey Junda 1 0-0 2; Kennedy Maydak 2(1) 2-4 9; Asyah Mitchell 11(2) 4-4 32; Taylor Neltner 0(1) 0-0 3; and Elena Rivera 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(7) 6-9 75.