HOME FINALE: Belfry’s Cameron Cateron, left, attempts a shot as Allen Central’s Kolby Slone defends during a game played on Feb. 14. The Pirates defeated the Rebels, 72-60.
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High School Basketball Roundup: Pirates run past Rebels: Nunemaker reaches scoring milestone in win

By: 
Teddy Paynter

GOODY – Belfry took the lead early on against Allen Central and went on to score a 72-60 win in the home finale played on Feb. 14.

 

Isiah Roblee tossed in 16 points and Koleston Blankenship added 14 as the Pirates improved to 12-16.

 

Cameron Nelson paced the Rebels (12-16) with a game-high 23 points while Kolby Slone added 15.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

AC (12-16)….......................13 10 13 24 – 60

 

BF (12-16)……....................19 15 17 21 – 72

 

Scoring:

 

Allen Central (72) – Kolby Slone 7 1-2 15; Ethan Smith-Mills 2 2-2 6; Allen May 3(1) 0-1 9; Cameron Nelson 9 5-9 23; Dylan Caudill 1 0-0 2; Cody Haddix 0 2-4 2; and Riley Sammons 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 22(2) 10-17 60.

 

Belfry (60) – Isiah Roblee 2(4) 0-0 16; Koleston Blankenship 3(1) 5-9 14; Ryan Jessie 3 3-4 9; Jovie Stack 3(1) 0-0 9; Jaret James 1(2) 0-0 8; Austin Woolum 2 0-0 4; Devin Varney 2 0-0 4; Cameron Catron 2 0-0 4; Brett Coleman 1 0-0 2; and Tyelin May 0 2-3 2. Totals: 19(8) 10-16 72.

 

 

 

Tug Valley….......................…105

 

Man, W.Va...............…………….41

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley erupted for 30 points in the opening period and cruised to a 105-41 win over Man in a game played on Feb. 14.

 

Tyler May poured in a game-high 27 points and Garret Brown followed with 19 as the Panthers moved to 12-8. Mason Layne chipped in 12 and Colby Savage added 10.

 

Logan Whitt finished with 11 points for the Hillbillies, now 0-19.

 

 

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MN (0-19)…............................5 13 7 16 – 41

 

TV (12-8)…...........................30 25 20 20 – 105

 

Scoring:

 

Man (41) – Logan Whitt 2(1) 4-6 11; Mike Sorrell 1 0-0 2; Trey Whitt 0 (2) 1-2 7; Cutler Workman 2(1) 0-1 7; Tyler Elkins 1 0-2 2; Matt Spaulding 0(1) 0-0 3; Nathan Mitchell 2(1) 0-0 7; and Quentin Moddy 1 0-0 2. Totals: 9(6) 5-11 41.

 

Tug Valley (105) – Jonathan Blankenship 4 0-0 8; Bryson Preece 2 5-6 9; Tyler May 4(6) 1-1 27; Brady Spaulding 2 4-4 8; Ethan Varney 0 2-4 2; Brady Newsome 0 2-2 2; Garret Brown 5(3) 0-0 19; Levi Davis 1 4-4 6; Colby Savage 4 2-3 10; and Mason Layne 4 4-7 12. Totals: 27(9) 24-31 105.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................64

 

Hazard………….....................…59

 

ERMINE — Letcher Central rallied from a double-digit deficit to defeat Hazard, 64-59, in a game played on Feb. 14.

 

Torrell Carter stripped the nets for a game-high 30 points and Austin Caudill added 12 as the Cougars improved to 20-8.

 

Cheikh Ndiaye and Reese Fletcher led the Bulldogs (13-12) with 11 points each.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

HZ (13-12)…...........................16 17 13 13 – 59

 

LC (20-8)……...........................20 7 11 26 – 64

 

Scoring:

 

Hazard (59) – Ryan Smith 2(1) 0-0 7; Cheikh Ndiaye 2(2) 1-1 11; Wade Pelphrey 3 0-0 6; Jacob Johnson 4 0-1 8; Logan Hall 1 2-2 4; Chase Pennington 3 4-7 10; Reese Fletcher 3 5-6 11; and Dylan Campbell 0 2-2 2. Totals: 18(3) 14-19 59.

 

Letcher Central (64) – Torrell Carter 9(1) 9-13 30; Austin Caudill 0(3) 3-4 12; Austin Banks 1(2) 0-0 8; Elijah Raglin 3 1-2 7; Gregory Kincer 2 1-2 5; and Dakota Shepherd 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(6) 14-21 64.

 

Belfry……............................…64

 

Paintsville…...........................61

 

PAINTSVILLE — Belfry held off Paintsville in the closing minute to escape with a 64-61 win in a game played at Paintsville Fieldhouse on Feb. 13.

 

Isiah Roblee paced the Pirates (11-16) with a game-high 19 points. Austin Woolum followed with 11 while Cameron Catron and Devin Varney chipped in 10 apiece.

 

Mason Moore led the Tigers, now 7-18, with 18 points and Trent Vanover followed with 16 while Seth Williams added 13.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (11-16)…...........................21 11 10 22 – 64

 

PV (7-18)….............................15 11 9 26 – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (64) – Austin Woolum 3(1) 2-3 11; Cameron Catron 5 0-0 10; Isiah Roblee 3(4) 1-2 19; Ryan Jessie 3 0-0 6; Koleston Blankenship 2 2-3 6; Devin Varney 5 0-1 10; and Jaret James 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21(6) 5-9 64.

 

Paintsville (61) – Trent Vanover 16; James Allen 3; Seth Williams 13; Nick Norton 1; Mason Moore 18; Ryan Moore 2; Brandon Richmond 3; Chris Allen 3; and Ryan Gibson 1. Totals: 13(6) 17-25 61.

 

 

 

Pike Central…........................53

 

Shelby Valley….......................48

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Pike Central held on down the stretch to turn back Shelby Valley, 53-48, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 13.

 

Seth Conn and Blake Wallace tossed in 13 points apiece to lead the Hawks, now 15-13. Ryan Eads followed with 11.

 

Blake Burke led the Wildcats (15-12) with 13 points to share game-high scoring honors with Conn and Wallace.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (15-13)…............................12 12 11 16 – 53

 

SV (15-12)…............................10 10 16 22 – 48

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (53) – Seth Conn 13; Ryan Eads 11; Blake Wallace 13; Corey May 3; Levard Missick 8; and Brady Adkins 5.

 

Shelby Valley (48) – Blake Burke 5 3-5 13; Tanner Bentley 1(1) 4-4 9; Peyton Blackburn 2 1-2 5; Zach Honaker 1(2) 0-0 8; Seth Johnson 1 2-4 4; Orbie McPeek 2 2-2 6; and Cody Potter 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 12(4) 12-17 48.

 

 

 

June Buchanan…....................61

 

Betsy Layne………...................60

 

PIPPA PASSES — Betsy Layne saw a fourth-quarter lead get away as June Buchanan rallied for a 61-60 win in overtime in a game played on Feb. 13.

 

Jordan Kendrick led the Bobcats (5-22) with 17 points while Grant Orsborn followed with 16 and Nate Hall tallied 13.

 

Elijah Branham tossed in a game-high 28 points for the Crusaders, now 4-24.

 

 

 

At Pippa Passes

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (5-22)….........................15 18 7 14 (6) – 60

 

JB (4-24)…..........................16 9 7 22 (7) – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (60) – Grant Orsborn 6(1) 1-2 16; Nate Hall 2(3) 0-1 13; Jordan Kendrick 8 1-3 17; Josh Hall 0(1) 0-0 3; Zach Bentley 1(1) 0-0 5; and Byron Hammond 2 2-2 6. Totals: 19(6) 4-8 60.

 

June Buchanan (61) – Elijah Branham 5(3) 9-16 28; Dalton Hylton 2 2-2 6; Caleb Cox 0(1) 2-2 5; Lucas Hall 2(1) 2-2 9; Evan Caudill 1(2) 0-0 8; and Jared Hall 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 11(8) 15-22 61.

 

 

 

GIRLS

 

Shelby Valley…….....................75

 

Prestonsburg……....................38

 

ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley used a second-quarter surge to pull away and beat Prestonsburg, 75-38, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 14.

 

Tori Hampton led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Kats (23-4) with a game-high 16 points. Summer Rose and Cassidi Wright followed with 12 each while Kayla Newsom chipped in 11.

 

Allison Hall and Jana Jarvis had eight apiece for the Lady Blackcats, who fell to 7-21.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PB (7-21)…..............................16 9 8 5 – 38

 

SV (23-4)…..............................23 19 21 12 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Prestonsburg (38) – Reesce Endicott 7; Allison Hall 8; Jenna Layne 4; Alivia Slone 6; Courtney Stamper 5; and Jana Jarvis 8.

 

Shelby Valley (75) – Summer Rose 12; Cassidy Rowe 8; Kyleigh Tackett 2; Cassidi Wright 12; Tori Hampton 16; Sadie Compton 2; Kaitlyn Adkins 2; Alex Stanley 3; Kayla Newsom 11; Kylie Hall 2; and Alyssa Elswick 5.

 

 

 

Belfry………............................54

 

Prestonsburg….......................52

 

PRESTONSBURG — Belfry rallied in the final eight minutes to edge Prestonsburg, 54-52, in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Feb. 13.

 

Lena Hairston fired in a game-high 21 points and Kailee Rash added 16 as Belfry improved to 15-10.

 

Allison Hall led the Lady Blackcats (7-20) with 17 points while Jana Jarvis and Reesce Endicott finished with 10 each.

 

 

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (15-10)…..............................13 17 7 17 – 54

 

PB (7-20)…...........................…10 9 21 12 – 52

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (54) – Lena Hairston 5(2) 5-8 21; Kailee Rash 3(3) 1-1 16; Kenzie Keene 1 0-3 2; Robbi-Ann Brewer 0(1) 0-0 3; McKenzie Maynard 1 0-0 2; and Linzee Phillips 4 2-4 10. Totals: 14(6) 8-17 54.

 

Prestonsburg (52) – Allison Hall 17; Jana Jarvis 10; Reesce Endicott 10; Alivia Slone 9; Jonna Layne 5; and Maddy Rainey 1. Totals: 15(1) 18-36 52.

 

 

 

East Ridge…...........................64

 

Piarist School…......................34

 

LICK CREEK — East Ridge dominated from the opening tip as the Lady Warriors rolled past Piarist School, 64-34, in a game played at the Reservation on Feb. 13.

 

Alli Slone led the Lady Warriors, now 10-17, with 15 points while Britney Tackett tossed in 10.

 

Kennedy Bowen paced the Lady Knights (3-21) with 15 points while Lauren Wright followed with 12.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PS (3-21)…...............................2 5 10 17 – 34

 

ER (10-17)...............................21 12 10 21 – 64

 

Scoring:

 

Piarist School (34) – Lauren Wright 5 2-3 12; Katie Howard 1(1) 0-0 5; Kennedy Bowen 0(5) 0-0 15; and Sydney Francis 1 0-0 2. Totals: 7(6) 2-3 34.

 

East Ridge (64) – Alli Slone 0(5) 0-0 15; Katie May 2 0-0 4; Hannah Mullins 3(1) 0-0 9; Britney Tackett 4 2-3 10; Sarah Tackett 4 0-0 8; Haylee Meade 1 0-0 2; Haley Parks 0(1) 0-0 3; Karosta May 0 1-2 1; Courtney Standifur 2 3-4 7; Macy Bell 0(1) 0- 3; and Alexis Thacker 0 2-2 2. Totals: 16(8) 8-11 64.

 

 

 

Johnson Central…...................69

 

Betsy Layne……......................42

 

BETSY LAYNE — Johnson Central built a commanding halftime lead against Betsy Layne and cruised to a 69-42 win in a game played at D.W. Howard Fieldhouse on Feb. 13.

 

Lauren Preston fired in a game-high 24 points for the Lady Golden Eagles (23-6) while Ali May chipped in nine.

 

Megan Frazier led the Lady Bobcats, now 12-16, with 17 points and Destiny Compton tallied 14.

 

 

 

At Betsy Layne

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (23-6)…..........................…27 20 10 12 – 69

 

BL (12-16)…..............................9 10 14 9 – 42

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (69) – Lauren Preston 8(2) 2-5 24; Lauryn Salyer 4 0-2 8; Alaina Castle 2 0-0 4; Sammi Sites 0(2) 0-0 6; Ali May 2(1) 2-2 9; Cheyenne Ross 3 0-0 6; Trerra Montgomery 2 0-0 4; Hannah Fitch 3 0-1 6; and Faith Fairchild 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25(5) 4-8 69.

 

Betsy Layne (42) – Alex Sisco 1 0-2 2; Megan Frazier 5(1) 4-6 17; Kaitlin Kidd 0(1) 0-0 3; Destiny Compton 6 2-6 14; Summer Johnson 2 0-0 4; and Lauryn Watkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(2) 6-14 42.

 

 

 

Pikeville……...........................70

 

Allen Central..........................13

 

EASTERN — Pikeville’s Savanna Nunemaker scored 14 points and went over 1,500 for her career as the Lady Panthers rolled past Allen Central, 70-13, in a game played at J.E. Campbell Arena on Feb. 13.

 

Kirsten Cole added 13 while Leslie Stewart and Grace Bartley followed with 12 points each as Pikeville improved to 18-7. Alexia Wilkerson chipped in 10.

 

 

 

At Eastern

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (18-7)…...............................28 23 7 12 – 70

 

AC (7-21)…................................6 2 4 1 – 13

 

Scoring;

 

Pikeville (70) – Savanna Nunemaker 3(2) 2-2 14; Leslie Stewart 6 0-0 12; Grace Bartley 0(4) 0-0 12; Jade Edmonds 2 0-0 4; Alexia Wilkerson 3(1) 1-2 10; Kelsey Jo Tackett 1(1) 0-0 5; Ajaree Massaquoi 0 0-2 0; and Kirsten Cole 6 1-1 13. Totals: 21(8) 4-5 70.

 

Allen Central (13) – Savannah Watkins 1 2-4 4; Allison Turner 0(1) 0-0 3; Kacie Poston 1 0-0 2; Elizabeth Jones 0 2-2 2; and Kayci Stumbo 1 0-0 2. Totals: 3(1) 4-6 13.

 

 

 

South Floyd…......................….71

 

Buckhorn……......................….40

 

BUCKHORN — South Floyd built a double-digit, halftime lead as the Lady Raiders stormed past Buckhorn, 71-40, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Taylor Berger led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points while Kennedy Blevins added 16 as South Floyd improved to 20-7. Katie Moore chipped in 11.

 

Kelly Estes led Buckhorn (10-18) with 16 points.

 

 

 

At Buckhorn

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SF (20-7)…................................26 16 21 8 – 71

 

BK (10-18)…...............................10 5 9 16 – 40

 

Scoring:

 

South Floyd (70) – Katie Moore 3(1) 2-3 11; Brooke Stumbo 2 1-2 5; Taylor Berger 8 3-9 19; Cheyenne Light 2(1) 0-0 7; Kaylee Moore 3 2-4 8; Kennedy Blevins 2(4) 0-1 16; Hannah Tackett 1 0-0 2; and Kamryn Shannon 1 1-2 3. Totals: 22(6) 9-21 71.

 

Buckhorn (40) – Kelly Estes 2(4) 0-2 16; Ally Lopez 1 5-8 7; Kenzie Herald 2 2-3 6; Kristen Hurley 1 0-2 2; Abi Griffith 1 3-4 5; and Kendra Cole 2 0-0 4. Totals: 9(4) 10-18 40.

 

 

 

South Floyd………....................55

 

Lawrence County…..................41

 

HI HAT — South Floyd used a big second half to rally past Lawrence County, 55-41, in a game played at Raider Arena on Feb. 10.

 

Cheyenne Light led a balanced attack for the Lady Raiders, now 19-7, with 15 points. Katie Moore followed with 14 and Kaylee Moore added 11.

 

Alexis Ratliff led the Lady Dawgs (7-20) with 14 points.

 

 

 

At Hi Hat

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (7-20)….................................9 12 7 13 – 41

 

SF (19-7)…................................10 9 15 21 – 55

 

Scoring:

 

Lawrence County (41) – Hannah Rucker 1(1) 0-1 5; Kelly Davis 1 4-8 6; Sheree Hay 0(1) 0-0 3; Kylie Maynard 4 0-0 8; Alexis Ratliff 6 2-6 14; and Kassidi Cavins 2 1-2 5. Totals: 14(2) 7-17 41.

 

South Floyd (55) – Katie Moore 4(1) 3-4 14; Brooke Stumbo 1 0-0 2; Taylor Berger 1 2-2 4; Cheyenne Light 3(3) 0-2 15; Jessie Tackett 1(2) 1-3 9; and Kaylee Moore 5 1-3 11. Totals: 15(6) 7-14 55.