JUMP BALL: Shelby Valley’s Cody Potter (10) controls the opening tip against Pikeville’s Cade Byers (12) during a 59th District battle played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 24. Looking on is official Mark Whitt and Pikeville’s Kyle Watkins.
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High School Basketball Roundup: Panthers knock off Cats; Tug tops Van

By: 
Teddy Paynter

ROBINSON CREEK — Pikeville’s defensive effort fueled the Panthers to a 56-42 win over Shelby Valley in a 59th District showdown played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 24.

 

Cade Byers tossed in a game-high 12 points while Wyatt Battaile and Evan Rhodes added 11 each as Pikeville improved to 12-6.

 

Seth Johnson paced the Wildcats (13-7) with 10 points.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (12-6)…...............................14 10 9 23 – 56

 

SV (13-7)…..............................…3 13 9 17 – 42

 

Scoring:

 

Pikeville (56) – Wyatt Battaile 5 1-2 11; Connor Roberts 3(1) 0-3 9; Cade Byers 3 6-8 12; Kyle Watkins 1 3-4 5; Zach Hamilton 1 0-0 2; Evan Rhodes 4 3-6 11; Christian Billiter 0(2) 0-0 6; and Connor Risner 0 0-1 0. Totals: 17(3) 13-24 56.

 

Shelby Valley (42) – Blake Burke 4 1-2 9; Tanner Bentley 0(1) 0-2 3; Cody Potter 1(1) 2-2 7; Seth Johnson 4 2-2 10; Cameron Worrix 0 4-6 4; Peyton Blackburn 0 1-4 1; Orbie McPeek 3 0-0 6; and Zack Honaker 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13(2) 10-18 42.

 

 

 

Tug Valley…….........................75

 

Van…………….........................49

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley pulled away from Van in the second period and the Panthers cruised to a 75-49 win in a game played on Jan. 24.

 

Levi Davis led a balanced attack for Tug Valley, now 7-6, with 17 points. Colby Savage followed with 13 while Garret Brown tossed in 12 and Jonathon Blankenship added 11.

 

Taylor Jarrell paced the Bulldogs (3-4) with a game-high 19 points.

 

 

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

VN (3-4)…...............................17 7 13 12 – 49

 

TV (7-6)…...............................19 17 18 21 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Van (49) – Alex Gibson 1 0-0 2; Daniel Gibson 1 1-2 3; Taylor Jarrell 8 3-3 19; Cole Price 1 1-2 3; Caleb Price 3(1) 0-0 9; Gavin Smith 2(1) 2-4 9; and Brandon Moore 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18(2) 7-11 49.

 

Tug Valley (75) – Jonathon Blankenship 4 3-3 11; Bryson Preece 0 2-2 2; Tyler May 1(1) 4-4 9; Brady Spaulding 0 1-2 1; Garret Brown 3(2) 0-0 12; Levi Davis 5(2) 1-2 17; Colby Savage 3(1) 4-4 13; and Mason Layne 3 1-2 7. Totals: 19(7) 16-19 75.

 

 

 

Allen Central….....................…67

 

Jackson City……......................59

 

EASTERN — Allen Central pulled away from Jackson City in the final eight minutes to score a 67-59 win in a game played at J.E. Campbell Arena on Jan. 24.

 

Ethan Smith-Mills and Dylan Caudill fired in 17 points apiece as the Rebels improved to 8-14. Cameron Nelson added 15.

 

Cameron Turner led all scorers for Jackson City (6-15) with 20 points.

 

 

 

At Eastern

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (6-15)…..............................13 14 20 12 – 59

 

AC (8-14)….............................17 13 14 23 – 67

 

Scoring:

 

Jackson City (59) – Justin Riley 1(1) 0-0 5; Albert Turner 4(1) 3-4 14; Cameron Turner 1(5) 3-3 20; Jerry Fraley 2(2) 3-3 13; Bradley Stamper 3 0-0 6; and Jarred Mullins 0 1-3 1. Totals: 11(9) 10-13 59.

 

Allen Central (67) – Kolby Slone 3 3-4 9; Ethan Smith-Mills 2(3) 4-6 17; Alan May 2 0-0 4; Cameron Nelson 5 5-8 15; Dylan Caudill 7 3-8 17; and Chase Caudill 2 1-2 5. Totals: 21(3) 16-28 67.

 

 

 

Betsy Layne………63

 

Phelps……………..61

 

PHELPS — Betsy Layne rallied in the final quarter to knock off Phelps, 63-61, in a game played at the McCoy Athletic Center on Jan. 24.

 

Nathan Hall led the Bobcats (2-17) with 13 points while Colby Bentley added 12. Jordan Kendrick chipped in 11.

 

Christian Mounts poured in a game-high 26 points for the Hornets, now 9-11. Ronald Prater followed with 13 and Brandon Norman chipped in 12.

 

 

 

At Phelps

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (2-17)…..............................15 18 12 18 – 63

 

PH (9-11)….............................16 18 16 11 – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (63) – Nathan Hall 1(3) 2-2 13; Grant Orsborn 3(1) 0-0 9; Joshua Hall 0(3) 0-0 9; Jordan Kendrick 5 1-3 11; Byron Hammond 1 5-7 7; Nathaniel Mims 1 0-2 2; and Colby Bentley 3(2) 0-2 12. Totals: 14(9) 8-16 63.

 

Phelps (61) – Christian Mounts 8(3) 1-4 26; Dezmon Roblee 2 0-0 4; Trey Francis 3 0-0 6; Brandon Norman 5 2-2 12; and Ronald Prater 5 3-4 13. Totals: 23(3) 6-10 61.

 

 

 

Johnson Central…...................97

 

Lawrence County…..................64

 

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central’s Mason Blair stripped the nets for a career-best 58 points to power the Golden Eagles to a 97-64 thumping of Lawrence County in a 57th District game played on Jan. 23.

 

Cole Crace added 17 as Johnson Central improved to 15-6.

 

Lawrence County’s Timmy Dalton poured in 44 points as the Bulldogs dropped to 13-8.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (13-8)…..............................13 20 21 10 – 64

 

JC (15-6)…...............................27 19 32 19 – 97

 

Scoring:

 

Lawrence County (64) – Tyler Maynard 0 2-4 2; Trey Dotson 1 0-0 2; Timmy Dalton 15(1) 11-16 44; and Jared Wellman 5(2) 0-0 16. Totals: 21(3) 13-20 64.

 

Johnson Central (97) – Leon Moshefy 0 2-2 2; Cole Crace 7(1) 0-0 17; Mason Blair 14(8) 6-8 58; Jacob Rice 2(1) 1-3 8; Gabe Ferral 3 1-1 7; and Isaiah May 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 26(11) 12-16 97.

 

 

 

South Floyd…….......................79

 

Jackson City…......................…58

 

HI HAT — South Floyd started quickly against Jackson City and rolled to a 79-58 win in a game played at Raider Arena on Jan. 23.

 

Brady Conn led a balanced attack for the Raiders (11-9) with 21 points while J.R. Tackett tallied 19.

 

Camron Turner paced Jackson City, now 6-14, with a game-high 25 points.

 

 

 

At Hi Hat

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (6-14)…................................7 17 13 21 – 58

 

SF (11-9)…..............................22 18 15 24 – 79

 

Scoring:

 

Jackson City (58) – Camron Turner 3(6) 1-3 25; Bradley Stamper 8 4-13 20; Slayden Sizemore 1 0-0 2; Justin Riley 1 2-2 4; Dawson Prater 0(1) 0-1 3; Jarred Mullins 1 0-0 2; and Jerry Fraley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(7) 7-19 58.

 

South Floyd (79) – Brady Conn 10 1-1 21; J.R. Tackett 7 5-5 19; Jacob Collins 4 0-0 8; James Isaac 2 1-1 5; Kyle Isaac 3 0-0 6; Blake Johnson 1(1) 0-0 5; Shane Kidd 2(1) 0-0 7; Kendal Little 1 0-0 2; and Blade Slone 2 0-0 4. Totals: 33(2) 7-7 79.

 

 

 

Phelps……….......................….53

 

Allen Central….......................49

 

EASTERN — Phelps rallied in the final quarter to turn back Allen Central, 53-49, in a game played at J.E. Campbell Arena on Jan. 23.

 

Christian Mounts led all scorers for the Hornets (9-10) with 17 points while Dezmon Roblee followed with 12 and Trey Francis chipped in 11.

 

Dylan Caudill paced the Rebels, now 7-14, with 15 points. Cameron Nelson chipped in 13.

 

 

 

At Eastern

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (9-10)….............................12 13 12 16 – 53

 

AC (7-14)….............................10 15 15 9 – 49

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (53) – Christian Mounts 4(2) 3-4 17; Dezmon Roblee 4(1) 1-3 12; Trey Francis 3(1) 2-4 11; Brandon Norman 2 4-4 8; and Ronald Prater 1 3-4 5. Totals: 14(4) 13-19 53.

 

Allen Central (49) – Kolby Slone 2 2-4 6; Ethan Smith-Mills 0(3) 0-0 9; Alan May 2 0-0 4; Cameron Nelson 3 7-9 13; Dylan Caudill 6 3-4 15; and Chase Caudill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(3) 12-17 49.

 

 

 

GIRLS

 

Betsy Layne……......................69

 

Lawrence County…..................61

 

BETSY LAYNE —Betsy Layne built a double-digit lead against Lawrence County and held on for a 69-61 win in a game played at D.W. Howard Fieldhouse on Jan. 23.

 

Megan Frazier poured in 25 points and Destiny Compton added 14 as the Lady Bobcats moved to 10-9.

 

 

 

At Betsy Layne

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (7-13)….......................5 13 28 15 – 61

 

BL (10-9)….....................15 20 19 15 – 69

 

Scoring:

 

Lawrence County (61) – Alexis Ratliff 8(2) 5-8 27; Hannah Rucker 2(4) 1-2 17; Kylie Maynard 1 0-0 2; Sheree Hay 2(1) 1-5 8; Chelsey Fields 0 1-2 1; and Kelly Davis 2 0-1 4. Totals: 16(7) 8-18 61.

 

Betsy Layne (69) – Megan Frazier 10 5-7 25; Alex Sisco 2 0-0 4; Kaitlin Kidd 1(2) 0-0 8; Destiny Compton 12 2-8 14; Summer Johnson 2 3-4 7; Caroline Ariaz 3 3-6 9; and Lauryn Hall 2 0-0 4. Totals: 32(2) 13-25 69.

 

Shelby Valley…..................60

 

Pikeville………................…40

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley’s Kayla Newsom poured in a game-high 24 points to lead the Lady Kats to a 60-40 win over Pikeville in a 59th District matchup played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 23.

 

Kyleigh Tackett added 14 as Valley improved to 16-4.

 

Savanna Nunemaker led Pikeville (10-6) with 10 points.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (10-6).................….11 6 11 12 – 40

 

SV (16-4).................….12 13 13 22 – 60

 

Scoring:

 

Pikeville (40) – Rachael Blackburn 5; Savanna Nunemaker 10; Jaden Edmonds 2; Grace Bartley 2; Kelsey Jo Tackett 3; Alexia Wilkerson 4; Leslie Stewart 8; Alivia Gearheart 2; and Kirsten Cole 2.

 

Shelby Valley (60) – Cassidi Wright 1 0-2 2; Kyleigh Tackett 3(1) 5-6 14; Cassidy Rowe 0 2-4 2; Summer Rose 2 3-4 7; Kayla Newsom 9 6-7 24; Tori Hampton 0 9-10 9; and Sadie Compton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(1) 25-33 60.