UP AND IN: East Ridge’s Hannah Mullins fires up a jump shot during the Lady Warriors’ 66-49 win over Magoffin County on Feb. 11. Mullins finished with 16 points.
Medical Leader│Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER

High School Basketball Roundup: South Floyd cruises past JBS; PHS rolls

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PIPPA PASSES – South Floyd took charge in the second period and went on to knock off June Buchanan, 90-55, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

J.R. Tackett and Jacob Collins poured in 24 points apiece for the Raiders (16-11) to share game-high scoring honors. Brady Conn added 14 and Kyle Isaac chipped in 10.

 

Elijah Branham paced the Crusaders (3-24) with 14 points.

 

 

 

At Pippa Passes

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SF (16-11)…............................21 21 22 26 – 90

 

JB (3-24)…...........................…20 11 11 13 – 55

 

Scoring:

 

South Floyd (90) – Jacob Collins 12 0-0 24; Brady Conn 7 0-0 14; Elijah Cotton 1 0-0 2; Kyle Isaac 2(2) 0-0 10; Blake Johnson 2 1-2 5; Shane Kidd 0(3) 0-0 9; Kendal Little 1 0-0 2; and J.R. Tackett 7(2) 4-6 24. Totals: 32(7) 5-8 90.

 

June Buchanan (55) – Elijah Branham 1(2) 6-6 14; Caleb Cox 3 2-4 8; Jared Hall 2(1) 0-0 7; Lucas Hall 2(1) 6-6 13; Dalton Hylton 6 0-0 12; and Trey Moore 0 1-2 1. Totals: 14(4) 15-18 55.

 

 

 

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

 

Pike Central…........................31

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville used a dominating performance to cruise past Pike County Central, 70-31, in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 11.

 

The Panthers, now 17-7, were led by Wyatt Battaile’s game-high 18 points while Kyle Watkins tossed in 12 and Evan Rhodes added 10.

 

Seth Conn had nine for the Hawks, who fell to 14-13.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (14-13)............................…11 0 10 10 – 31

 

PK (17-7)…..............................23 14 19 14 – 70

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (31) – Blake Wallace 3 0-0 6; Corey May 1 0-0 2; Ryan Eads 0(1) 3-4 6; Seth Conn 3(1) 0-0 9; Austin Charles 0 3-4 3; Hunter Lowe 0 0-2 0; and Danny Adkins 1 3-4 5. Totals: 8(2) 9-14 31.

 

Pikeville (70) – Kyle Watkins 3(2) 0-0 12; Wyatt Battaile 7 4-4 18; Evan Rhodes 1(1) 5-7 10; Conner Roberts 2 0-0 4; Conner Risner 4 0-2 8; Cade Byers 1 4-4 6; Zach Hamilton 2 0-0 4; Christian Billiter 2 0-0 4; Michael McDonald 1 0-0 2; and Noah Atkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(3) 13-17 70.

 

 

 

Johnson Central…...................64

 

Ashland-Blazer…....................61

 

ASHLAND — Johnson Central erased a double-digit deficit in the final eight minutes to escape Ashland-Blazer, 64-61, in the 811 Classic played at Anderson Gymnasium on Feb. 11.

 

Mason Blair finished with a game-high 29 points as the Golden Eagles improved to 22-6. Cole Crace followed with 21.

 

Hunter Copley tossed in18 points for the Tomcats, now 11-16.

 

 

 

At Ashland

 

(811 Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (22-6)…...............................10 14 11 29 – 64

 

AB (11-16)................................18 17 12 14 – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (64) – Cole Crace 8 5-6 21; Jacob Rice 0(2) 0-0 6; Mason Blair 3(5) 8-9 29; Gabe Ferrall 0(1) 0-0 3; Austin Davis 0 0-2 0; and Isaiah May 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 12(9) 13-17 64.

 

Ashland-Blazer (61) – Chase Villers 2(3) 3-3 16; Devaunte Robinson 6 2-2 14; Daniel Heaberline 3 0-0 6; Tate Dowdy 0 4-5 4; Hunter Copley 6 6-11 18; and Tyler Conway 0 3-5 3. Totals: 17(3) 18-27 61.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................83

 

Union, Va……….......................67

 

ERMINE — Letcher Central erupted for 35 points in the final quarter to pull away and beat Union (Va.), 83-67, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Torrell Carter stripped the nets for a game-high 44 points as the Cougars improved to 19-8. Elijah Raglin added 17.

 

James Mitchell paced the Bears (16-5) with 26 points.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

UN (16-5)….............................15 16 19 17 – 67

 

LC (19-8)…..............................12 20 16 35 – 83

 

Scoring:

 

Union, Va. (67) – Braxton Back 6 0-0 12; Wes Slagle 3(2) 0-0 12; Noah Garrison 0(2) 0-0 6; Adrion Jenkins 1 0-0 2; James Mitchell 9 8-10 26; Andy Gibson 0(3) 0-0 9. Totals: 19(7) 8-10 67.

 

Letcher Central (83) – Torrell Carter 14(1) 13-15 44; Austin Banks 1(2) 0-0 9; Austin Caudill 0 2-2 2; Elijah Raglin 6 5-5 17; Gregory Kincer 2 0-0 4; Dakota Shepherd 2 4-4 8. Totals: 25(3) 24-26 83.

 

Betsy Layne….........................68

 

Jenkins………..........................67

 

JENKINS — Betsy Layne went on the road and scored a 68-67 win over Jenkins in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Grant Orsborn tossed in 19 points and Colby Bentley added 13 as the Bobcats moved to 5-21. Jordan Kendrick chipped in 11.

 

Hayden Fleming paced the Cavaliers (3-23) with a game-high 23 points and Coty Wright tossed in 16. Payton Rose chipped in 12.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (5-21)…..............................20 15 13 20 – 68

 

JK (3-23)…..............................…7 18 22 20 –67

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (68) – Nate Hall 1 4-8 6; Grant Orsborn 4(2) 5-9 19; Jordan Kendrick 4 3-6 11; Colby Bentley 3(2) 1-5 13; Byron Hammond 2 5-6 9; Josh Hall 1(1) 1-2 6; and Jordan Frazier 2 0-0 4. Totals: 17(5) 19-36 68.

 

Jenkins (67) – Hunter Adams 1 1-3 3; Coty Wright 5 6-8 16; Jason Sandin 1 0-0 2; Payton Rose 3(2) 0-0 12; Mason Jessey 1 0-0 2; Hayden Fleming 2(5) 4-6 23; Chad Fleming 0 1-4 1; and Ethan Cummings 2 4-4 8. Totals: 15(7) 16-25 67.

 

 

 

Johnson Central….................106

 

Paintsville………..................….77

 

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central’s Mason Blair poured in a game-high 47 points and became the school all-time single season scoring leader in the Golden Eagles’ 106-77 win over Paintsville in a game played at Paintsville Fieldhouse on Feb. 10.

 

Cole Crace added 26 points and Jacob Rice tossed in 11 as Johnson Central improved to 21-6.

 

Mason Moore led the Tigers (7-16) with 17 points while Trent Vanover added 11 and Seth Williams tallied 10.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (21-6)…............................21 28 23 34 – 106

 

PV (7-16)…...........................11 21 24 21 – 77

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (106) – Leon Moshefy 1 3-4 5; Austin Davis 1 0-0 2; Cole Crace 9(1) 5-6 26; Mason Blair 8(8) 7-9 47; Jacob Rice 5 1-3 11; Blake Delong 1 0-0 2; Gabe Ferral 1(1) 1-2 6; Isaiah May 1 0-0 2; Jarrett Blair 0(1) 0-0 3; and Cory VanHoose 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28(11) 17-24 106.

 

Paintsville (77) – Nick Keeton 2 0-0 4; Seth Williams 2(2) 0-2 10; James Allen 1(2) 1-2 9; Chris Allen 2 0-3 4; Mason Moore 4(3) 0-0 17; Trent Vanover 3(1) 2-3 11; Braxton Tharp 1 4-4 6; Brandon Richmond 1(1) 0-0 5; and Ryan Moore 5 1-3 11. Totals: 21(9) 8-20 77.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley….......................79

 

Jenkins………......................….36

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley dominated from the opening tip as the Wildcats rolled past Jenkins, 79-36, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 10.

 

Blake Burke poured in a game-high 29 points as the Wildcats moved to 15-11. Cody Potter added 13.

 

Coty Wright and Cody Snell scored seven each for the Cavaliers, now 3-22.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JK (3-22)…................................12 12 10 2 – 36

 

SV (15-11)…..............................24 17 29 9 – 79

 

Scoring:

 

Jenkins (35) – Ethan Cummings 2 1-2 5; Hayden Fleming 1(1) 0-0 5; Mason Jessey 0 1-2 1; Payton Rose 0(2) 0-0 6; Dallas Simon 1(1) 0-0 5; Cody Snell 2 3-4 7; and Coty Wright 2(1) 0-0 7. Totals: 8(5) 5-8 36.

 

Shelby Valley (79) – Tanner Bentley 1 1-4 3; Peyton Blackburn 2 0-0 4; Blake Burke 9 11-14 29; Cody Hamilton 0(1) 0-0 3; Zach Honaker 0(3) 0-0 9; Seth Johnson 1 4-4 6; Chris Keene 1(1) 2-2 7; Cody Potter 4 5-6 13; Sam Stanley 2 0-0 4; and Dalton Wellman 0 1-2 1. Totals: 20(5) 24-30 79.

 

Tug Valley…............................80

 

St. Joseph…............................62

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley doubled up Saint Joseph Central in the opening half and went on to score an 80-62 win in a game played on Feb. 10.

 

Tyler May finished with a game-high 21 points and Levi Davis added 20 as the Panthers improved to 11-8. Garret Brown chipped in 11.

 

Deandre Murphy paced the Irish (11-9) with 19 points.

 

 

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SJC (11-9)…............................12 9 17 24 – 62

 

TV (11-8)….............................21 19 21 19 – 80

 

Scoring:

 

St. Joseph Central (62) – Deandre Murphy 5(3) 0-0 19; Joseph Faucette 0 1-2 1; Owen Huffman 1(1) 0-0 5; John Morrison 3(2) 0-1 12; Bronson Barker 0 2-2 2; Garrick Hopkins 1 3-5 53; Isaac Bias 3(1) 3-4 12; Gabriel Giompalo 1 0-0 2; and Noah Bolton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(7) 9-14 62.

 

Tug Valley (80) – Jonathan Blankenship 4 0-1 8; Bryson Preece 1 1-2 3; Tyler May 2(5) 2-2 21; Brady Spaulding 1 0-1 2; Garret Brown 1(3) 0-0 11; Levi Davis 8(1) 1-3 20; Colby Savage 3 0-0 6; and Mason Layne 4 1-2 9. Totals: 24(9) 5-11 80.

 

 

 

South Floyd……....................…80

 

Magoffin County…..................74

 

HI HAT — South Floyd used balanced scoring to knock off Magoffin County, 80-74, in a game played at Raider Arena on Feb. 9.

 

The victory helped the Raiders climb to 15-11 while dropping the Hornets to 15-10.

 

Jacob Collins finished with 24 points while Brady Conn and J.R. Tackett tossed in 21 apiece.

 

Jaren Lovely led all scorers for the Hornets with 35 points. Trent Russell canned 23.

 

 

 

At Hi Hat

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (15-10)…..........................13 20 21 20 – 74

 

SF (15-11)….........................…19 19 20 22 – 80

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (74) – Trent Russell 7(1) 6-6 23; Jaren Lovely 11(4) 1-3 35; Ryan Mullins 1 0-2 2; Dalton Peters 2 2-4 6; and Austin Gibson 1(2) 0-0 8. Totals: 22(7) 9-17 74.

 

South Floyd (80) – Blade Slone 0(2) 0-0 6; Shane Kidd 1(1) 1-1 6; Jacob Collins 8(1) 5-7 24; Brady Conn 10 1-2 21; J.R. Tackett 10 1-4 21; and Blake Johnson 0 2-3 3. Totals: 29(4) 10-17 80.

 

 

 

Allen Central….......................46

 

June Buchanan…....................36

 

PIPPA PASSES — Allen Central relied on its defense to earn a hard-fought, 46-36, win over June Buchanan in a game played on Feb. 9.

 

Allen May tossed in 13 points as the Rebels improved to 12-15.

 

Elijah Branham finished with a game-high 14 points for the Crusaders, now 3-23.

 

 

 

At Pippa Passes

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

AC (12-15)…...............................17 9 11 9 – 46

 

JB (3-23)……...............................8 12 12 4 – 36

 

Scoring:

 

Allen Central (46) – Kolby Slone 4 1-1 9; Ethan Smith-Mills 1(2) 0-2 8; Allen May 4 5-6 13; Cameron Nelson 4 0-3 8; Dylan Caudill 2 0-4 4; Cody Haddix 1 0-0 2; and Payton Tackett 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(2) 6-16 46.

 

June Buchanan (36) – Elijah Branham 3(1) 5-6 14; Dalton McCown 2 0-1 4; Caleb Cox 1 0-0 2; Dalton Hylton 3 0-0 6; Lucas Hall 1(1) 0-0 5; and Evan Caudill 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 10(3) 7-9 36.

 

 

 

Betsy Layne……......................79

 

June Buchanan…....................57

 

BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne took control early on against June Buchanan and rolled to a 79-57 win in a house on Feb. 8.

 

Byron Hammond led a balanced attack for the Bobcats (4-21) with a game-high 22 points while Grant Orsborn followed with 17 and Colby Bentley added 11.

 

Elijah Branham had 15 points and Evan Caudill added 14 for JBS, which fell to 3-22.

 

 

 

At Betsy Layne

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JB (3-22)................................….9 13 15 20 – 57

 

BL (4-21)…...............................18 23 21 17 – 79

 

Scoring:

 

June Buchanan (57) – Elijah Branham 4 7-8 15; Dalton McCown 2 2-2 6; Caleb Cox 0(1) 0-0 3; Dalton Hylton 1 0-0 2; Lucas Hall 3(2) 0-2 12; and Evan Caudill 1(4) 0-0 14. Totals: 11(7) 9-11 57.

 

Betsy Layne (79) – Byron Hammond 8 6-7 22; Grant Orsborn 7(1) 0-0 17; Colby Bentley 4(1) 0-0 11; Joshua Hall 1(1) 2-2 7; Nathan Hall 3 1-3 7; Jordan Kendrick 2 2-2 6; Zach Bentley 3 0-0 6; Nathaniel Mims 1 0-0 2; and Jordan Frazier 0 1-2 1. Totals: 29(3) 12-16 79.

 

 

 

Allen Central….......................82

 

Jenkins………….......................48

 

JENKINS — Allen Central pulled away in the second period and the Rebels cruised to an 82-48 win over Jenkins in a game played on Feb. 8.

 

Cody Haddix finished with a game-high 22 points and Cameron Nelson added 21 as the Rebels moved to 11-15. Ethan Smith-Mills finished with a baker’s dozen.

 

Payton Rose tossed in 14 points and Hayden Fleming added 10 for the Cavaliers, who fell to 3-21.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

AC (11-15)…...........................16 23 19 24 – 82

 

JK (3-21)……..........................12 7 16 13 – 48

 

Scoring:

 

Allen Central (82) – Kolby Slone 2 0-2 4; Ethan Smith-Mills 4(1) 2-2 13; Allen May 1 0-0 2; Cameron Nelson 8(1) 2-7 21; Dylan Caudill 3 1-2 7; Cody Haddix 3(4) 4-5 22; Payton Tackett 0 2-2 2; Matt Combs 0(1) 0-0 3; Luke Manns 0(1) 0-0 3; and Riley Sammons 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 21(9) 13-22 82.

 

Jenkins (48) – Cody Snell 4 1-5 9; Dallas Simon 2(1) 0-0 7; Coty Wright 1 0-0 2; Ethan Cummings 0 2-2 2; Payton Rose 2(2) 4-6 14; Hayden Fleming 1(2) 2-2 10; and Chad Fleming 1 2-2 2. Totals: 11(5) 11-17 48.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................69

 

Cordia…………........................59

 

CORDIA — Letcher Central took control in the second period against Cordia and went on to score a 69-59 win in a game played on Feb. 7.

 

Torrell Carter poured in a game-high 39 points as the Cougars improved to 17-8. Gregory Kincer followed with 12 and Austin Caudill added 11.

 

Ramon Mercado paced the Lions (12-7) with 18 points.

 

 

 

At Cordia

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (17-8)…..............................14 18 17 20 – 69

 

CR (12-7)…..............................15 7 15 22 – 59

 

Scoring:

 

Letcher Central (69) – Torrell Carter 11(1) 14-17 39; Austin Caudill 4(1) 0-0 11; Elijah Raglin2 0-0 4; Gregory Kincer 5 2-3 12; Dakota Shepherd 1 1-2 3. Totals: 23(2) 17-22 69.

 

Cordia (59) – Marquis Frazier 2 1-2 5; Malik Henry 4 3-3 11; Oumar Keita 2 3-4 7; Kareem McDonald 3(2) 0-0 12; Ramon Mercado 3(3) 3-4 18; and DAndre Reed 2 2-5 6. Totals: 16(5) 12-18 59.

 

 

 

GIRLS

 

East Ridge……….....................66

 

Magoffin County…..................49

 

LICK CREEK — East Ridge’s inside game overwhelmed Magoffin County as the Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Hornets, 66-49, in a game played at the Reservation on Feb. 11.

 

Britney Tackett finished with 27 points and Hannah Mullins added 16 as East Ridge moved to 9-17.

 

Alexis Montgomery scored a game-high 28 points for Magoffin County, which dropped to 9-17.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (9-17)…..............................12 5 18 14 – 49

 

ER (9-17)……............................7 17 22 20 – 66

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (49) – Alexis Montgomery 5(4) 6-6 28; Kennedi Stacy 2(1) 1-2 8; Shana Howard 1 1-2 3; Kenlee Wireman 1(2) 0-0 8; and Destiny Conley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10(7) 8-10 49.

 

East Ridge (66) – Alli Slone 0(1) 0-0 3; Katie May 1(1) 0-0 5; Hannah Mullins 6 4-5 16; Britney Tackett 10 7-10 27; Sarah Tackett 4 1-2 9; Haylee Meade 1 2-2 4; Kelsi Slone 1 0-0 2; and Haley Parks 0 0-1 0. Totals: 23(2) 14-20 66.

 

 

 

Jenkins…….............................53

 

Betsy Layne….........................50

 

JENKINS — Jenkins rallied in the final quarter to turn back Betsy Layne, 53-50, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Kristen Thacker finished with a game-high 23 points for the Lady Cavaliers (5-23) while Jerrica Thacker followed with 15 and Lala Watts chipped in 12.

 

Destiny Compton paced the Lady Bobcats, now 12-15, with 20 points. Megan Frazier added 13.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (12-15)…............................14 10 15 11 – 50

 

JK (5-23)…….............................6 14 17 16 – 53

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (50) – Megan Frazier 3(1) 4-8 13; Kaitlin Kidd 2 1-2 5; Destiny Compton 8 4-9 20; Summer Johnson 0 1-2 1; Lauryn Hall 2 0-1 4; and Caroline Ariaz 2(1) 0-0 7. Totals: 17(2) 10-22 50.

 

Jenkins (53) – Lala Watts 4 4-12 12; Kristin Thacker 1(7) 0-4 23; Jerrica Thacker 3(3) 0-1 15; Kaylee Bentley 0 1-4 1; and Lindsey Rose 1 0-1 2. Totals: 9(10) 5-22 53.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley….......................35

 

Letcher Central.......................26

 

ERMINE — Shelby Valley’s defense was the difference in a 35-26 win over Letcher Central in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Summer Rose and Kayla Newsom tossed in eight points each as the Lady Kats moved to 22-4. Emma Maggard and Sydney Caudill scored nine each to share game-high honors for the Lady Cougars (16-12).

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SV (22-4)…...................................12 7 7 9 – 35

 

LC (16-12)…....................................9 7 3 7 – 26

 

Scoring:

 

Shelby Valley (35) – Cassidi Wright 0(1) 0-0 3; Kyleigh Tackett 3 1-1 7; Cassidy Rowe 2 0-0 4; Summer Rose 1(2) 0-0 8; Kayla Newsom 4 0-0 8; Tori Hampton 0 3-4 3; and Sadie Compton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11(3) 4-5 35.

 

Letcher Central (26) – Shelby Hall 6; Brooklynn Collins 2; Emma Maggard 9; and Sydney Caudill 9.

 

 

 

Mingo Central…......................64

 

Van, W.Va...............……………..43

 

VAN, W.Va. — Mingo Central pulled away in the second period from Van and the Lady Miners went on to post a 64-43 win in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Katie Ball fired in 17 points and Xziah Rhodes added 13 as the Lady Miners improved to 15-6. Tyshira Joplin and Kylee Varney added 11 each.

 

Karlie Lafauci had eight for the Lady Bulldogs, now 10-11.

 

 

 

At Van, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (15-6)…............................15 24 11 14 – 64

 

VN ( 10-11)…..........................11 9 12 11 – 43

 

Scoring:

 

Mingo Central (64) – Katie Ball 17; Tyshira Joplin 11; Xziah Rhodes 13; Kylee Varney 11; Alyssa Pack 4; and Cassidy Cline 8.

 

Van (43) – Karlie Lafauci 8; Casey Belcher 4; Abigail Sampson 7;Michaela White 5; Kensley White 7; Leah Grant 2; Jordyn Joseph 5; Baylee Niday 2; and Jenna Lilly 3.

 

 

 

Johnson Central…...................47

 

Ashland-Blazer…....................38

 

ASHLAND — Johnson Central held Ashland-Blazer to just a single basket in the third quarter as the Lady Golden Eagles won, 47-38, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Ali May tossed in 15 points and Lauryn Salyer added 11 as Johnson Central improved to 22-6.

 

Julia Parker led all scorers for the Lady Tomcats (9-16) with 19 points.

 

 

 

At Ashland

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (22-6)…...............................13 13 15 6 – 47

 

AB (9-16)…...............................8 16 2 12 – 38

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (47) – Ali May 15; Lauryn Salyer 11; Lauren Preston 9; Alaina Castle 4; Cheyenne Ross 1; Hannah Fitch 5; and Sammi Sites 2.

 

Ashland-Blazer (38) – Julia Parker 6(1) 4-4 19; Sarah Rymer 2 2-2 6; Madeline Garner 0(1) 0-0 3; Miranda Martin 1(1) 3-3 8; and Morgan Bradley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10(3) 9-9 38.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg….......................61

 

East Ridge……........................59

 

LICK CREEK — Prestonsburg held on in the closing seconds to turn back East Ridge, 61-59, in a game played at the Reservation on Feb.10.

 

Allison Hall poured in a game-high 22 points for the Lady Blackcats, now 7-19. Reesce Endicott followed with 20 and Jana Jarvis hit for 14.

 

Britney Tackett paced the Lady Warriors (8-17) with 19 points while Katie May added 12 and Alli Slone chipped in 10.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PB (7-19)…..............................16 13 13 19 – 61

 

ER (8-17)…..............................17 12 13 17 – 59

 

Scoring:

 

Prestonsburg (61) – Allison Hall 7 8-11 22; Jana Jarvis 3(1) 5-7 14; Reesce Endicott 8 4-4-8 20; Alivia Slone 0 1-4 1; and Jenna Layne 2 0-0 4. Totals: 20(1) 18-26 61.

 

East Ridge (59) – Alli Slone 0(2) 4-4 10; Katie May 1(3) 1-2 12; Hannah Mullins 4 1-2 9; Britney Tackett 5(1) 6-6 19; Sarah Tackett 2 0-0 4; and Kelsi Slone 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 12(7) 14-16 59.

 

 

 

Paintsville…........................…65

 

Johnson Central...................…59

 

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville captured the top seed in the upcoming 57th District tournament for the first time in school history with a 65-59 win over cross-town rival Johnson Central in a game played on Feb. 10.

 

The victory was the 23rd in 26 games for the Tigers, securing the most wins in a single season.

 

Paintsville built a double-digit lead in the second half behind Elizabeth Williams’ game-high 21 points. Anna Keeton added 14 and Presley Chirico finished with 12.

 

Lauren Preston paced JC, now 21-6, with 19 points and Ali May tallied 13.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (21-6)…...............................15 9 12 23 – 59

 

PV (23-3)….............................13 14 20 18 – 65

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (59) – Lauren Preston 7 5-5 19; Lauryn Salyer 0 0-2 0; Alaina Castle 3 2-2 8; Sammi Sites 0(1) 0-0 3; Ashley Belcher 1 1-2 3; Ali May 2(3) 0-0 13; Cheyenne Ross 4 1-2 9; and Hannah Fitch 2 0-0 4. Totals: 19(4) 9-13 59.

 

Paintsville (65) – Elizabeth Williams 2(3) 8-10 21; Presley Chirico 5 2-2 12; Anna Keeton 3(2) 2-3 14; Katelyn Fitch 4 0-0 8; Eleanora Lanzani 2 2-4 6; and Abby James 2 0-1 4. Totals: 18(5) 14-20 65.

 

 

 

Pikeville………........................72

 

Jenkins……….......................…46

 

JENKINS — Pikeville took control early on against Jenkins and went on to score a 72-46 win in a game played on Feb. 10.

 

Savanna Nunemaker scored 14 points as the Lady Panthers improved to 18-7. Grace Bartley, Alivia Gearheart, Alexia Wilkerson and Kelsey Jo Tackett chipped in 10 apiece.

 

Tobulayefa Watts led all scorers with 17 points for the Lady Cavaliers, now 4-23.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (17-7)….............................20 20 18 14 – 72

 

JK (4-23)…...............................10 7 15 14 – 46

 

Scoring:

 

Pikeville (72) – Savanna Nunemaker 3(2) 2-4 14; Rachael Blackburn 1 1-2 3; Leslie Stewart 1 2-2 4; Grace Bartley 2(1) 3-7 10; Jaden Edmonds 0 2-2 2; Alivia Gearheart 2(1) 3-3 10; Alexia Wilkerson 3 4-5 10; Kelsey Jo Tackett 2(2) 0-0 10; Kirsten Cole 2 1-2 5; Madison Thacker 1 0-0 2; and Ajaree Massaquoi 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(6) 18-27 72.

 

Jenkins (46) – Kaylee Bentley 0(1) 0-0 3; Lindsey Rose 3 0-0 6; Jerrica Thacker 2 0-0 4; Kristin Thacker 6(1) 1-1 16; and Tobulayefa Watts 5 7-7 17. Totals: 16(2) 8-8 46.

 

 

 

Pikeville……...........................62

 

East Ridge…........................…53

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pulled away from East Ridge in the final period to score a 62-53 win in a 59th District matchup played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 9.

 

Leslie Stewart finished with a game-high 21 points as the Lady Panthers improved to 16-7. Alivia Gearheart added 12.

 

Britney Tackett led East Ridge (8-16) with 16 points and Alli Slone added 10.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (8-16)…................................12 22 11 8 – 53

 

PK (16-7)….............................15 15 15 17 – 62

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (53) – Alli Slone 2(2) 0-0 10; Katie May 2(1) 0-0 7; Hannah Mullins 1 0-0 2; Britney Tackett 6 4-7 16; Sarah Tackett 3 3-4 9; Haylee Meade 2(1) 0-0 7; and Kelsi Slone 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(4) 7-11 53.

 

Pikeville (62) – Savanna Nunemaker 3 3-4 9; Rachael Blackburn 0 2-2 2; Leslie Stewart 7 7-8 21; Grace Bartley 1(1) 4-4 9; Alivia Gearheart 3 6-7 12; Alexia Wilkerson 0(1) 0-0 3; Kelsey Jo Tackett 1 0-0 2; and Kirsten Cole 2 0-0 4. Totals: 17(2) 22-25 62.

 

 

 

Betsy Layne….........................50

 

Lawrence County…..................47

 

LOUISA — Betsy Layne overcame a slow start against Lawrence County to earn a 50-47 win in a game played on Feb. 9.

 

Megan Frazier poured in a game-high 22 points and Destiny Compton added 13 as the Lady Bobcats improved to 12-14.

 

Lexi Ratliff paced the Lady Dawgs (7-19) with 18 points and Hannah Rucker tossed in 14.

 

 

 

At Louisa

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (12-14)…..............................2 15 16 16 – 50

 

LC (7-19)……............................7 6 21 13 – 47

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (50) – Alex Sisco 1 1-4 3; Megan Frazier 7(1) 5-10 22; Kaitlin Kidd 1 0-0 2; Destiny Compton 4 5-11 13; Summer Johnson 1(1) 3-4 8; and Caroline Ariaz 1 0-4 2. Totals: 15(2) 14-23 50.

 

Lawrence County (47) – Hannah Rucker 3(2) 2-2 14; Shelby Skeens 1 0-0 2; Lexi Ratliff 5 8-10 18; Kelly Davis 3 0-2 6; Sherre Hay 0(1) 0-0 3; and Kylie Maynard 2 0-0 4. Totals: 14(3) 10-12 47.

 

Magoffin County…..................50

 

Belfry………………...................36

 

SALYERSVILLE — Belfry struggled offensively as Magoffin County took advantage to earn a 50-36 win in a game played on Feb. 9.

 

Lena Hairston tossed in 14 points and Kailee Rash added 13 as the Lady Pirates fell to 14-10.

 

Kennedi Stacy finished with a game-high 28 points and Alexis Montgomery added 14 as the Lady Hornets moved to 9-16.

 

 

 

At Salyersville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (14-10)…................................11 8 8 9 – 36

 

MC (9-16)….........................…11 14 12 13 – 50

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (36) – Lena Hairston 5(1) 1-4 14; Kenzie Keene 1(2) 1-2 9; and Kailee Rash 2(3) 0-0 13. Totals: 8(6) 2-6 36.

 

Magoffin County (50) – Alexis Montgomery 14; Kennedi Stacy 28; Haley Barnett 6; Destiny Conley 2. Totals: 11(5) 13-17 50.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley…........................61

 

Jenkins………….......................29

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley pulled away from Jenkins in the second quarter and cruised to a 61-29 win in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 8.

 

Summer Rose and Kayla Newsom finished with a game-high 14 points each as the Lady Kats improved to 21-4. Cassidi Wright chipped in 10.

 

Jerrica Thacker led the Lady Cavaliers (4-22) with 11 points.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JK (4-22)…...........................…13 9 2 5 – 29

 

SV (21-4)…..........................…16 22 11 12 – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Jenkins (29) – Jerrica Thacker 11; Emilee Rose 2; Kristin Thacker 8; and Tobulayefa Watts 8.

 

Shelby Valley (61) – Summer Rose 0(4) 2-2 14; Kayla Newsom 5 4-4 14; Cassidi Wright 2(2) 0-0 10; Cassidy Rowe 0(2) 1-2 7; Kyleigh Tackett 2 2-4 6; Alyssa Elswick 3 0-0 6; Alex Stanley 1 0-1 2; and Sadie Compton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(8) 9-13 61.

 

 

 

Mingo Central…......................64

 

Scott…………….......................22

 

MADISON, W.Va. — Mingo Central ran out to a big lead early against Scott and went on to score a 64-22 win in a game played on Feb. 9.

 

Xziah Rhodes fired in a game-high 26 points and Tyshira Joplin added 11 as the Lady Miners moved to 14-6.

 

Allison Matthews paced the Lady Skyhawks (8-11) with eight.

 

 

 

At Madison, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (14-6).............................….29 11 15 9 – 64

 

ST (8-11)….............................…8 6 5 3 – 22

 

Scoring:

 

Mingo Central (64) –Katie Ball 7;Xziah Rhodes 26; Tyshira Joplin 11;, Mikazia Rhodes 2; Kylee Varney 7; Molli Ferguson 2; Ashton Ferguson 2; Maliyah Martin 4; and Cassidy Cline 3.

 

Scott (22) –Kaylee Justice 1; Brooke Burns 3; Allison Matthews 8; Diana Birchfield 6; and Sarah Mayse 4.