High School Basketball Roundup: Tug Valley edges Valley; Floyd Central tops Pikeville

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley rallied down the stretch to slip past Shelby Valley, 68-63, in a game played on Jan. 31.

Tyler May tossed in 18 points to lead the Panthers, now 10-4. Mason Layne tossed in 17 and Jonathan Blankenship chipped in 10.

Cody Potter led all scorers for the Wildcats (14-7) with 22 points. Blake Burke finished with 14 and Zach Honaker tallied 10.

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SV (14-7)…..........................…15  20  15  13 – 63

TV (10-4)….........................…16  15  18  19 – 68

Scoring:

Shelby Valley (63) – Sam Stanley 1 0-0 2; Cameron Worrix 2(1) 1-3 8; Blake Burke 4(1) 3-4 14; Tanner Bentley 1 2-2 4; Cody Potter 2(5) 3-4 22; Keian Worrix 0 3-3 3; and Zach Honaker 3(1) 1-1 10. Totals: 13(8) 13-17 63.

Tug Valley (68) – Jonathan Blankenship 2 6-10 10; Tyler May 2(1) 11-11 18; Caleb May 0 2-2 2; Levin Davis 2 0-0 4; Colby Savage 4(1) 6-6 17; and Mason Layne 7 3-7 17. Totals: 17(2) 28-36 68.

 

Floyd Central……....................58

Pikeville………….....................49

LANGLEY — Floyd Central opened the game on a 14-0 run and never looked back in knocking off Pikeville, 58-49, in a game played on Jan. 30.

J.R. Tackett finished with a game-high 16 points as the Jaguars moved to 13-8. Jake Collins finished with 13 and Brady Conn added 12.

Wyatt Battaile paced the Panthers, now 15-6, with 14 points.

 

At Langley

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PK (15-6)…...............................8    8  20  13 – 49

FC (13-8)….............................18  13  14  13 – 58

Scoring:

Pikeville (49) – Wyatt Battaile 14; Christian Billiter 9; Connor Roberts 8; Evan Rhodes 8; and Bradyn Hunter 2.

Floyd Central (58) – J.R. Tackett 16; Jake Collins 13; Brady Conn 12; Ethan Smith-Mills 9; Cameron Nelson 3; and Kyle Isaac 3.

 

Paintsville…………...................56

Johnson Central……................54

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville held on in the closing seconds to score a thrilling 56-54 win over Johnson Central in a game played at Paintsville Fieldhouse on Jan. 30.

Mason Moore led a balanced scoring attack for the Tigers (17-5) with 17 points.

Seth Williams followed with 14 and James Allen added 11.

Jacob Rice tossed in 17 for the Golden Eagles, now 11-11, to share game-high scoring honors with Moore. Isaiah May followed with 16.

At Paintsville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JC (11-11)…..........................13  3  25  13 – 54

PV (17-5)…...........................12  16  20  8 – 56

Scoring:

Johnson Central (54) – Bryson Hackney 2 (1) 2-5 9; Isaiah May 4(1) 5-7 16; Jacob Rice 5(1) 4-5 17; Cory VanHoose 1 0-0 2; Dalton Collins 1 2-2 4; and Gabe Ferrel 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals: 13(5) 13-19 54.

Paintsville (56) – Nick Keeton 3 1-3 7; Seth Williams 2(1) 7-11 14; James Allen 1(2) 3-6 11; Jaxson Watts 1 0-0 2; Mason Moore 3(2) 5-6 17; Braxton Tharp 0(1) 0-0 3; and Ryan Gibson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11(6) 16-26 56.

 

Mingo Central…......................76

Scott, W.Va…......................….55

MADISON, W.Va. — Mingo Central pulled away in the second half to beat Scott, 76-55, in a Cardinal Conference game played on Jan. 30.

Jeremy Dillon poured in a game-high 25 points and Garrett Brown

added 21 as the Miners improved to 9-4. Drew Hatfield tallied 12 and Josh Reed tossed in 10.

Jagger Bell led the Skyhawks (4-12) with 16 points.

 

At Madison, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MC (9-4)…..............................21  16  17  22 – 76

ST (4-12)…..............................10  22  10  13 – 55

Scoring:

Mingo Central (76) – Jeremy Dillon 25; Josh Reed 10; Drew Hatfield 12; Garrett Brown 21; Chase Warden 2; Wes Milam 2; and Josh Wellman 4.

Scott (55) – Nathan Kuhn 3; Jonathon Hamilton 9; Jagger Bell 16; Cole Moore 9; Trevor Adkins 10; Isaac Miller 4; and Caleb Dingess 4.

 

Betsy Layne………...................54

Phelps…………….....................49

BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne took the lead away from Phelps late in the second half and held on for a 54-49 win in a game played at D.W. Howard Fieldhouse on Jan. 30.

Bryan Hammond fired in a game-high 20 points for the Bobcats, now 9-11. Grant Orsborn added 15 and Jordan Frazier chipped in 11.

Trey Francis finished with 17 to lead the Hornets, who dropped to 7-17. Brandon Turnmire followed with 10.

 

At Betsy Layne

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PH (7-17)…..............................18    5   7  19 – 49

BL (9-11)…..............................11  10  13  20 – 54

Scoring:

Phelps (49) – Kinzer Dotson 3 2-4 8; Keegan Bentley 1(2) 0-0 8; Brandon Turnmire 5 0-3 10; Jay Casey 1(1) 1-2 6; and Trey Francis 1(4) 3-4 17. Totals: 11(7) 6-13 49.

Betsy Layne (54) – Grant Orsborn 7 1-2 15; Byron Hammond 9 2-2 20; Zach Bentley 0(2) 0-1 6; Jordan Frazier 2(1) 4-5 11; Quentin Adkins 1 0-0 2; and M.K. McKinney 0 0-2 0. Totals: 19(3) 7-12 54.

 

Tug Valley…….........................91

Saint Joseph, W.Va...............…73

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley took an early lead against Saint Joseph Central and went on for a 91-73 win in a game played on Jan. 30.

Tyler May stripped the nets for 23 points and Mason Layne followed with 21 as the Panthers moved to 9-4. Levin Davis finished with 20 and Jonathan Blankenship added 12.

Issac Bias had 23 for the Irish (7-8) to share game-high honors.

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SJ (7-8)….................................11  14  26  22 – 73

TV (9-4)…...............................20  20  28  23 – 91

Scoring:

Saint Joseph (73) – Mekhi Barlow 1 0-1 2; Joseph Faucette 0 2-2 2; Parker Rice 0 0-2 0; Austin Wiles 3(1) 3-5 12; Bronson Barker 0 2-2 2; Garrick Hopkins 3(1) 10-10 19; Issac Bias 5(2) 7-10 23; Noah Bolton 4 0-0 8; and Sam Adkins 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 17(5) 24-32 73.

Tug Valley (91) – Jonathan Blankenship 3 6-7 12; Cory Davis 0 1-2 1; Bryson Preece 1 0-0 2; Tyler May 5(3) 4-4 23; Caleb May 0 0-2 0; Levi Davis 7(2) 0-0 20; Easton Davis 1 1-2 3; Colby Savage 3 3-3 9; and Mason Layne 10 1-2 21. Totals: 30(5) 16-22 91.

 

Shelby Valley…….....................71

Phelps…………….....................44

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley defense fueled the offense as the Wildcats cruised to a 71-44 win over Phelps in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 29.

Blake Burke fired in a game-high 24 points and Cody Potter added 14 as the Wildcats improved to 14-6. Orbie McPeek chipped in 10.

Trey Francis tossed in 21 points for the Hornets (7-16) and Brandon Turnmire tallied 12.

 

At Robinson Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PH (7-16)….............................13    9   8  14 – 44

SV (14-6)............................….20  16  19  16 – 71

Scoring:

Phelps (44) – Trey Francis 21; Brandon Turnmire 12; Kinser Dotson 2; Cameron Sanson 4; Jay Casey 3; and Logan Layne 2.

Shelby Valley (71) – John Flanery 7; Cameron Worrix 4; Blake Burke 24; Tanner Bentley 3; Cody Potter 14; Keian Worrix 2; Zach Honaker 3; Orbie McPeek 10; and Brandon Little 4.

 

GIRLS

Prestonsburg……....................50

Lawrence County…..................46

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg managed to turn back Lawrence County late to earn a 50-46 win in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 31.

Alivia Slone poured in 19 points and Reesce Endicott followed with a baker’s dozen as the Lady Blackcats improved to 8-14. Allison Campbell chipped in 12.

Kendra Spaulding paced the Lady Bulldogs (14-6) with 19 to share game-high scoring honors with Slone.

 

At Prestonsburg

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (14-6)…...............................15  8  12  11 – 46

PB (8-14)…..............................13  15  10  12 – 50

Scoring:

Lawrence County (46) – Hannah Rucker 0(1) 0-0 3; Kendra Spaulding 7(1) 2-2 19; Kelly Davis 3 0-0 6; Lexi Ratliff 1(1) 5-8 10; Kassidi Kavins 3 0-1 6; and Kinsley Feltner 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(3) 7-11 46.

Prestonsburg (50) – Reesce Endicott 1(2) 5-14 13; Alivia Slone 6 7-10 19; Allison Campbell 2 8-16 12; Nicole Burchett 1 0-0 2; and Maddy Rainey 2 0-0 4. Totals: 12(2) 20-40 50.

 

Pikeville………….....................62

Jenkins………….......................39

JENKINS — Pikeville built a double-digit, halftime lead and went on to beat Jenkins, 62-39, in a game played on Jan. 30.

Grace Bartley fired in a game-high 16 points and Kirsten Cole-Williamson added 13 as the Lady Panthers improved to 16-6. Kelsey Jo Tackett chipped in 11.

Jerrica Thacker finished with 15 for the Lady Cavaliers, now 6-17.

 

At Jenkins

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PK (16-6)…..16  11  15  20 – 62

JK (6-17)…..12   5   13    7 – 39

Scoring:

Pikeville (62) – Grace Bartley 2(4) 0-0 16; Leslie Stewart 3 2-2 8; Jaden Edmonds 2 1-2 5; Alivia Gearheart 0(1) 1-2 4; Kelsey Jo Tackett 3(1) 0-0 11; Kaitlyn Keathley 0 1-2 1; Lexi Wilkerson 1 0-0 2; Kirsten Cole-Williamson 6 1-1 13; and Madison Thacker 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(6) 6-9 62.

Jenkins (39) – Lala Watts 4 1-5 9; Jerrica Thacker 3(3) 0-0 15; Kristin Thacker 1(1) 0-0 5; and Lindsey Rose 3 2-2 8. Totals: 11(4) 3-7 39.

 

Johnson Central…...................44

Paintsville…………...................40

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central rallied in the second half to earn a hard-fought 44-40 win over cross-town rival Paintsville in a game played on Jan. 30.

Alaina Castle tossed in 12 points to lead the Lady Eagles, now 10-11.

Presley Chirico stripped the nets for a game-high 20 points as the Lady Tigers fell to 15-8.

 

At Paintsville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JC (10-11)…..............................6  14  13  11 – 44

PV (15-8)…...............................8  14    6  12 – 40

Scoring:

Johnson Central (44) – Tierra Montgomery 4 0-0 8; Kelci Blair 1 2-2 4; Alaina Castle 5 2-4 12 Sammi Sites 0(2) 2-3 8; Ashley Belcher 0 6-6 6; and Jana Jarvis 2 2-2 6. Totals: 12(2) 14-17 44.

Paintsville (40) – Elizabeth Williams 3 3-4 9; Presley Chirico 7 6-7 20; Camilia Ruiu 1 1-2 3; Anna Keeton 0(1) 2-2 5; Sonia Williams 1 0-0 2; and Allison Hall 0 1-2 1. Totals: 12(1) 13-17 40.

 

Prestonsburg……....................73

Wolfe County……....................58

CAMPTON — Prestonsburg took control in the opening half and went on to defeat Wolfe County, 73-58, in a game played on Jan. 30.

Reesce Endicott tossed in a game-high 24 points and Alivia Slone followed with 22 as the Lady Blackcats moved to 7-14. Nichole Burchett tallied 12.

Hailey Smith paced the Lady Wolves (9-10) with 18 points.

 

At Campton

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PB (7-14)…..............................15  22  11  25 – 73

WC (9-10)…............................14  15  14  15 – 58

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (73) – Reesce Endicott 7(2) 4-5 24; Alivia Slone 7(2) 2-2 22; Allison Campbell 3 3-6 9; Nichole Burchett 6 0-0 12; Celina Mullins 0(1) 2-2 5; and Maddy Rainey 0 1-2 1. Totals: 23(5) 12-17 73.

Wolfe County (58) – Hailey Smith 4(2) 4-6 18; Madison Neely 3 5-9 11; Allison Stamper 3(1) 1-3 10; Maggie Creech 1(1) 0-0 5; and Bre Colwell 5 4-4 14. Totals: 16(4) 14-22 58.

 

Pike Central……......................73

East Ridge……….....................66

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central and East Ridge battle back and forth before the Lady Hawks held on down the stretch for a 73-66 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Jan. 29.

Cassidy Mullins poured in a game-high 20 points and Kylea Stanley added 18 as the Lady Hawks improved to 18-4. Bailey Birchfield followed with 13 points.

Hannah Mullins tossed in 13 points for the Lady Warriors (10-13) while Sarah Tackett finished with 12. Britney Tackett and Haylee Meade scored 11 apiece.

 

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ER (10-13)…...........................21  19  13  13 – 66

PC (18-4)….............................17  26  15  15 – 73

Scoring:

East Ridge (66) – Katie May 3 4-7 10; Britney Tackett 5 1-3 11; Kelsi Slone 2 1-2 5; Haley Parks 1 2-6 4; Hannah Mullins 5 3-5 13; Sarah Tackett 6 0-0 12; and Haylee Meade 2(2) 1-2 11. Totals: 24(2) 12-25 66.

Pike Central (73) – Cassidy Mullins 4(2) 6-6 20; Hailey Boyd 4 1-4 9; Lexi Newsome 1(1) 2-2 7; Bailey Birchfield 1(3) 2-4 13; Kylea Stanley 7 4-6 18; and Kelsi Brinager 3 0-0 6. Totals: 20(6) 15-22 73.

 

Pikeville………….....................59

Lawrence County…..................52

LOUISA — Pikeville used a solid overtime effort to escape with a 59-52 win over Lawrence County in a game played on Jan. 29.

Alivia Gearheart led the way with a game-high 16 points as Pikeville moved to 15-6. Leslie Stewart added 15 while Jaden Edmonds chipped in 10.

Alexis Ratliff paced the Lady Bulldogs (14-5) with 13 points.

 

At Louisa

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PK (15-6)…........................13  21  8  7  (10) – 59

LC (14-5)….........................18   9  14  8  ( 3) – 52

Scoring:

Pikeville (59) – Grace Bartley 1(1) 1-2 6; Leslie Stewart 6 3-5 15; Jaden Edmonds 3 4-5 10; Alivia Gearheart 4(1) 5-8 16; Kelsey Jo Tackett 2(1) 1-3 8; Kaitlyn Keathley 0 0-1 0; Lexi Wilkerson 1 0-0 2; and Kirsten Cole-Williamson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(3) 14-23 59.

Lawrence County (52) – Hannah Rucker 3(2) 0-0 12; Kendra Spaulding 6 0-0 12; Kelly Davis 4 1-4 9; Alexis Ratliff 3(1) 4-7 13; Kassidi Cavins 2 0-0 4; and Kensley Feltner 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(3) 5-11 52.

 

Phelps……..............................60

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

GOODY — Phelps held on in the closing minutes to earn a hard-fought 60-54 win over Belfry in a district matchup played on Jan. 29.

Danielle Prater fired in a game-high 22 points as the Lady Hornets moved to 10-12. Chloe Smith and Gabby McCoy tossed in 12 apiece.

Lyndsey Miller and Kailee Rash led Belfry (11-11) with 18 points apiece.

 

At Goody

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PH (10-12)…...........................14  16  12  18 – 60

BF (11-11)…...........................10   6    19  19 – 54

Scoring:

Phelps (60) – Danielle Prater 22; Alyssa Sargent 1; Chloe Smith 12; Gabby McCoy 12; Brittany McCoy 4; and Kacie Dotson 9. Totals: 15(1) 27-32 60.

Belfry (54) – Robbi-Ann Brewer 5; Kailee Rash 18; McKenzie Maynard 3; Lyndsey Miller 18; Ariel Mounts 8; and Linzee Phillips 2. Totals: 13(5) 13-20 54.

 

Ashland-Blazer…....................63

Paintsville……….....................42

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville struggled offensively early on against Ashland-Blazer and came up on the short end of a 63-42 score in a game played on Jan. 29.

Anna Keeton tossed in 13 points and Elizabeth Williams added 12 as the Lady Tigers dropped to 15-7.

Julia Parker led all scorers for the Lady Tomcats (16-4) with 24 points.

 

At Paintsville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

AB (16-4)….............................18  16  17  12 – 63

PV (15-7)……...........................7  11  13  11 – 42

Scoring:

Ashland-Blazer (63) – Sarah Rymer 1 0-0 2; Mykassa Robinson 5(1) 4-5 17; Julia Parker 0(6) 6-6 24; Miranda Martin 3(1) 1-1 10; Morgan Bradley 0(1) 0-0 3; Carley Cullop 0(1) 0-0 3; Emma Fulton 1 0-3 2; and A.J. Johnson 1 0-2 2. Totals: 11(10) 11-17 63.

Paintsville (42) – Elizabeth Williams 1(3) 1-2 12; Presley Chirico 3 3-5 9; Camilia Ruiu 0 0-2 0; Anna Keeton 5(1) 0-0 13; Sonia Williams 1 1-2 3; Katelyn Fitch 0 2-2 2; and Allison Hall 1 1-2 3. Totals: 11(4) 8-15 42.

 

Phelps……..............................69

Piarist School…......................31

PHELPS — Danielle Prater fired in a game-high 26 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as Phelps rolled past Piarist School, 69-31, in a game played at the McCoy Athletic Center on Jan. 27.

Chloe Smith tossed in 14 points while Gabby McCoy finished with 12 and Kacie Dotson 10 as the Lady Hornets improved to 9-12.

Kylie Tackett poured in 16 points for the Lady Knights, who dropped to 3-15.

 

At Phelps

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PS (3-15)…..............................11    6    3  11 – 31

PH (9-120............................…21  18  16  14 – 69

Scoring:

Piarist School (31) – Kylie Tackett 4(2) 2-6 16; Lauren Wright 0 5-7 5; Kennedy Bowen 0(2) 0-0 6; and Julie Collinsworth 0 4-5 4. Totals: 4(4) 11-18 31.

Phelps (69) – Danielle Prater 8(3) 1-2 26; Chloe Smith 5(1) 1-2 14; Gabby McCoy 0(4) 0-0 12; Brittnee McCoy 0(1) 0-0 3; Kacie Dotson 3(1) 2-2 11; and Emily Prater 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 16(11) 4-6 69.