LOOSE BALL: Pikeville's Evan Rhodes (5) has the ball slapped away by Belfry's Devin Varney (3) during a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 9. The Panthers pulled away to beat the Pirates.
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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers pull away, bounce Pirates

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pulled away from Belfry in the second half to earn a 70-55 win in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 9.

 

Wyatt Battaile poured in a game-high 22 points and Connor Roberts added 16 as the Panthers improved to 11-3. Cade Byers added 12.

 

Isiah Roblee tossed in 21 points for the Pirates, now 5-7. Wilson Harris finished with a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Devin Varney finished with 18.

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (5-7)…................................13 11 12 19 – 55

 

PK (11-3)….............................16 10 19 25 – 70

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (55) – Isiah Roblee 21; Wilson Harris 12; Koleston Blankenship 2; Devin Varney 18; and Dezmon Roblee 2. Totals: 17(5) 6-7 55.

 

Pikeville (70) – Wyatt Battaile 22; Evans Rhodes 9; Zach Hamilton 7; Connor Roberts 16; Kyle Watkins 4; and Cade Byers 12. Totals: 24(3) 13-27 70.

 

Tug Valley………......................40

 

Mingo Central…......................37

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley held on down the stretch to slip past Mingo Central a game played on Jan. 9.

 

Mason Layne finished with 14 points for the Panthers, now 5-3.

 

Jeremy Dillon led all scorers for the Miners (5-2) with 31 points.

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (5-2)…...................................4 15 8 10 – 37

 

TV (5-3)…..................................15 4 14 7 – 40

 

Scoring:

 

Mingo Central (37) – Jeremy Dillon 2(7) 6-6 31; Josh Reed 1 1-2 3; Drew Hatfield 0(1) 0-2 3; and Garrett Brown 0 0-2 0. Totals: 3(8) 7-10 37.

 

Tug Valley (40) – Jonathan Blankenship 1(1) 1-2 6; Bryson Preece 1 0-0 2; Tyler May 2(1) 0-0 7; Levi Davis 3 1-2 7; Colby Savage 2 0-0 4; and Mason Layne 7 0-0 14. Totals: 16(2) 2-4 40.

 

Betsy Layne….....................….50

 

Prestonsburg…....................…46

 

PRESTONSBURG — Betsy Layne erased a fourth-quarter deficit to rally past Prestonsburg, 50-46, in a district matchup played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 9.

 

Grant Orsborn tossed in a game-high 16 points for the Bobcats, now 7-8. Byron Hammond finished with 12 and Zach Bentley added 10.

 

Phil Cornett tallied nine for the Blackcats, who fell to 5-11.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (7-8)…..................................9 11 11 19 – 50

 

PB (5-11)...................................12 12 13 9 – 46

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (50) – Grant Orsborn 5(1) 3-9 16; Zach Bentley 2(2) 0-0 10; Jordan Frazier 1(1) 0-0 5; Morris Adkins 1 3-6 5; Byron Hammond 6 0-1 12; Nate Mims 0 1-4 1; and M.K, McKinney 0 1-2 1. Totals: 15(4) 8-22 50.

 

Prestonsburg (46) – Adam Slone 2 4-5 8; Drake Nunnery 3 0-2 6; Grant Justice 1 2-2 4; Austin Endicott 2 1-2 5; Graham Burchett 1 0-0 2; Gunnar Williams 2 2-2 6; Phil Cornett 1(2) 1-3 9; and Dalton Trusty 1 4-4 6. Totals: 13(2) 14-20 46.

 

GIRLS

 

Paintsville……........................53

 

East Ridge……........................49

 

LICK CREEK — Paintsville built a first-half lead and held on down the stretch to escape with a 53-49 win in a game played at the Reservation on Jan. 10.

 

Elizabeth Williams poured in a game-high 24 points as the Lady Tigers improved to 11-5. Presley Chirico chipped in 10.

 

Hannah Mullins and Britney Tackett tossed in 10 apiece to lead the Lady Warriors (9-8).

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (11-5)….............................15 17 6 16 – 53

 

ER (9-8)…............................…10 13 10 16 – 49

 

Scoring;

 

Paintsville (53) – Elizabeth Williams 4(5) 1-1 24; Presley Chirico 5 0-0 10; Katelyn Newsome 1 4-5 6; Anna Keeton 3 0-0 6; Allison Hall 2 0-0 4; and Katelyn Fitch 1 1-2 3. Totals: 16(5) 6-8 53.

 

East Ridge (49) – Hannah Mullins 5 1-3 11; Kelsi Slone 2 0-0 4; Sarah Tackett 4 0-0 8; Katie May 0(1) 2-2 5; Haylee Meade 2(2) 0-0 10; and Britney Tackett 4 3-4 11. Totals: 17(3) 6-9 49.

 

Shelby Valley…….....................68

 

Magoffin County…..................22

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley overcame a slow start to pull away and beat Magoffin County, 68-22, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 10.

 

Kayla Newsom tossed in a game-high 14 points for the Lady Kats, now 12-3. Alyssa Elswick followed with 12 while Cassidi Wright and Summer Rose added 10 each.

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (3-12)…..............................7 4 8 3 – 22

 

SV (12-3)….............................10 22 25 11 – 68

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (22) – Haley Barnet 1(1) 0-0 5; Morgan Damron 1 0-2 2; Kenlee Wireman 1 2-4 4; and Kennedi Stacy 3(1) 2-3 11. Totals: 6(2) 4-7 22.

 

Shelby Valley (68) – Cassidi Wright 1(2) 2-6 10; Summer Rose 4 2-3 10; Alyssa Elswick 6 0-0 12; Kayla Newsom 7 0-0 14; Cassidy Rowe 1(2) 0-0 8; Tori Hampton 1 3-4 5; Makayla Elswick 0(1) 0-0 3; Kaitlyn Adkins 1 0-0 2; Alyssa Newsom 1 0-0 2; and Kyleigh Tackett 0 2-2 2. Totals: 22(5) 9-11 68.

 

Shelby Valley……....................54

 

Belfry……………......................41

 

GOODY — Shelby Valley took charge early on and cruised to a 54-41 win over Belfry in a game played on Jan. 9.

 

Kayla Newsom tossed in 16 points to share game-high scoring honors as the Lady Kats moved to 11-3. Cassidy Rowe followed with 13.

 

Kailee Rash finished with 16 for the Lady Pirates, now 9-7. McKenzie Maynard chipped in 10.

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SV (11-3)……..........................15 17 11 11 – 54

 

BF (9-7)……..........................…8 11 5 17 – 41

 

Scoring:

 

Shelby Valley (54) – Kayla Newsom 7 2-2 16; Cassidy Rowe 2(3) 0-0 13; Summer Rose 2 2-2 6; Cassidi Wright 1(1) 0-0 5; Kyleigh Tackett 1 3-4 5; Tori Hampton 1(1) 0-0 5; and Alyssa Elswick 2 0-0 4. Totals: 16(5) 7-8 54.

 

Belfry (41) – Kailee Rash 2(3) 3-6 16; McKenzie Maynard 3 4-5 10; Lyndsey Miller 1 3-8 5; Robbi-Ann Brewer 0(1) 1-2 4; Ariel Mounts 0(1) 0-0 3; and Linzee Phillips 1 1-2 3. Totals: 7(5) 12-23 41.

 

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

 

Phelps…………........................45

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central ran out to a halftime lead against Phelps and went on to score a 69-45 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Jan. 9.

 

Kylea Stanley led all scorers for the Lady Hawks (13-3) with 20 points. Cassidy Mullins followed with 13 and Bailey Birchfield chipped in 11.

 

Danielle Prater paced the Lady Hornets, now 8-6, with 14 points. Gabbi McCoy added eight.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (8-6)….................................6 10 10 19 – 45

 

PC (13-3)….............................14 19 21 15 – 69

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (45) – Danielle Prater 5 4-4 14; Chloe Smith 1(2) 0-0 8; Gabbi McCoy 3 3-5 9; Britnee McCoy 1 0-0 2; Alyssa Sargent 1 2-2 4; and Kacie Dotson 2 4-4 8. Totals: 13(2) 13-15 45.

 

Pike Central (69) – Cassidy Mullins 6 1-2 13; Hailey Boyd 3 0-0 6; Lexi Newsome 0(2) 0-0 6; Bailey Birchfield 1(3) 0-0 11; Kylea Stanley 10 0-1 20; Kelsi Brinager 4 0-0 8; and Rebecca Diamond 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 25(6) 1-3 69.

 

Betsy Layne….........................62

 

Prestonsburg….......................55

 

PRESTONSBURG — Betsy Layne held off Prestonsburg in the second half to earn a hard-fought 62-55 win in a district showdown played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 9.

 

Megan Frazier poured in a game-high 27 points as the Lady Bobcats moved to 5-9. Destiny Compton followed with 17.

 

Reesce Endicott led the Lady Blackcats (4-10) with 16 points while Alivia Slone and Allison Campbell chipped in 11 each.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (5-9)…................................15 16 14 17 – 62

 

PB (4-10)…..............................10 12 17 16 – 55

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (62) – Megan Frazier 12(1) 0-0 27; Destiny Compton 6 5-6 17; Caroline Ariaz 1(1) 1-5 6; Lauryn Watkins 2 2-2 6; Alex Jarvis 2 0-0 4; and Kenadie Boyette 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(2) 8-12 62.

 

Prestonsburg (55) – Grace Trusty 1 0-0 2; Reesce Endicott 4(2) 2-4 16; Alivia Slone 3(1) 2-2 11; Allison Campbell 4(1) 0-1 11; Nicole Burchett 3 2-5 8; Celina Mullins 1(1) 0-2 5; and Maddy Rainey 1 0-1 2. Totals: 17(5) 6-13 55.