SCRAMBLE: Pike County Central’s Cassidy Mullins, left, battles with Pikeville’s Jaden Edmonds, right, for a loose ball during a game played at the Hawks Nest on Feb. 2. The Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Hawks.
Medical Leader│Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER

Panthers rally past Black Bears

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville rallied in the second half to slip past Harlan County, 72-66, in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 3.

Wyatt Battaile poured in a game-high 34 points and Evan Rhodes added 17 as the Panthers moved to 17-6.

Alex Pace led the Black Bears (17-6) with 20 points.

 

At Pikeville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

HC (17-6)…............................18  20    7  21 – 66

PK (17-6)….............................16  13  20  23 – 72

Scoring:

Harlan County (66) – Andrew Creech 3 2-4 8; Taylor Spurlock 2(1) 1-2 8; Alex Pace 3(2) 8-10 20; Tyrese Simmons 7 1-2 15; Lamar Burkhart 2 0-0 4; Gabe Price 1 3-4 5; and Patrick Bynum 3 0-0 6. Totals: 21(3) 15-22 66.

Pikeville (72) – Kyle Watkins 1(1) 1-2 6; Connor Roberts 3(1) 0-1 9; Evan Rhodes 5(2) 1-3 17; Wyatt Battaile 10(3) 5-6 34; and Christian Billiter 2 2-2 6. Totals: 21(7) 9-14 72.

 

Tug Valley………......................67

Clarksburg ND, W.Va...............66

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley held off Notre Dame in the closing seconds to escape with a 67-66 win in a game played on Feb. 3.

Mason Layne fired in 24 points and Tyler May added 15 as the Panthers improved to 11-4. Colby Savage chipped in 11.

Gabe Zummo led all scorers for the Irish (10-5) with 36 points.

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ND (10-5)..............................…8  23  17  18 – 66

TV (11-4).............................…17  18  19  13 – 67

Scoring:

Notre Dame (66) –Joel Maurer 2 1-2 5; Jared Fagen 2 2-4 6; Gabe Zummo 6(6) 6-7 36; Andrew Rogers 0(2) 1-2 7; Todd Griffith 3 4-8 10; and Elijah Goodman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(8) 14-23 66.

Tug Valley (67) – Jonathan Blankenship 1(1) 0-0 5; Bryson Preece 2 0-2 4; Tyler May 4(1) 4-4 15; Caleb May 0 0-1 0; Levi Davis 3 2-4 8; Colby Savage 5 1-1 11; and Mason Layne 11 2-2 24. Totals: 26(2) 9-14 67.

 

Johnson Central…...................96

Sheldon Clark…..................….54

WARFIELD — Johnson Central scored the second most points in a single half and Jacob Rice reached a scoring milestone as the Eagles rolled past Sheldon Clark, 96-54, in a game played at Martin County Middle School on Feb. 3.

Rice finished with a game-high 23 points and topped 1,000 points for his career as Johnson Central evened its record at 12-12. Gabe Ferrel added 22 and Isaiah May followed with 20. They became the seventh trio to score 20 or more in a game.

Ethan Colegrove paced the Cardinals, now 8-16, with 14 points while Trey James added 10.

 

At Warfield

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JC (12-12)…...............................32  30  25   9- 96

SC (8-16)……............................18  14  17  5 – 54

Scoring:

Johnson Central (96) – Isaiah May 1(6) 0-0 20; Jacob Rice 2(5) 4-4 23; Cory VanHoose 6(1) 0-0 15; Dalton Collins 1 1-2 3; Gabe Ferrel 3(4) 4-4 22; Ryan Sartin-Slone 1 0-0 2; Braxton Bentley 1 1-2 3; Mason Fairchild 0(1) 1-2 4; John King 0 2-2 2; Ryley Preece 0 2-2 2. Totals: 15(17) 15-19 96.

Sheldon Clark (54) – Brady Dingess 2 4-4 8; Braxton Maynard 1(1) 0-0 5; Austin Horn 1(2) 0-0 8; Ethan Colegrove 5 4-4 14; Trey James 4 2-3 10; Jordan Dalton 1 0-0 2; Ian Reed 2 0-1 4; and Ethan Collins 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 16(4) 10-12 54.

 

North Laurel…........................94

Belfry………….........................63

LONDON — North Laurel pulled away from Belfry to score a 94-63 win in a game played on Feb. 3.

Isiah Roblee paced the Pirates, who dropped to 12-9, with 20 points and Jovie Stack finished with 13 while Devin Varney added 10.

Brian Gray fired in a game-high 25 for the Jaguars, now 20-4.

 

At London

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (12-9)…..........................…18  16  16  13 – 63

NL (20-4)…….........................21  25  30  18 – 94

Scoring:

Belfry (63) – Isiah Roblee 2(4) 4-4 20; Wilson Harris 3 0-0 6; Devin Varney 3 4-4 10; Dezmon Roblee 1 1-1 3; Ryan Jessie 1 0-0 2; Ty May 1 0-0 2; Jovie Stack 2(3) 0-0 13; Brett Coleman 1 2-2 4; and Jaxson Thompson 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 14(8) 11-19 63.

North Laurel (94) – Brian Gray 25; Albert Oster 8; Jack Capobianco 10; Adam Sizemore 10; Landon Young 4; Kaleb Osborne 6; Keenar  Hernandez 6; Cole Kelley 17; Nate Bruner 5;  and Aaron Oster 3. Totals: 29(10) 6-12 94.

 

Phelps…….........................….56

Fairview……...........................51

PHELPS — Phelps held Fairview to just four points in the third period and the Hornets went on for a 56-51 win in a game played at the McCoy Athletic Center on Feb. 3.

Trey Francis stripped the nets for a game-high 21 points and Keegan Bentley added 11 as the Hornets moved to 8-18. Brandon Turnmire chipped in 10.

Garrett Greene finished with 18 to lead the Eagles, now 7-15.

 

At Phelps

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

FV (7-15)…..............................11  17   4  19 – 51

PH (8-18)….............................13  14  10  19 – 56

Scoring:

Fairview (51) – Cameron Conley 0 3-3 3; Ethan Smithers 4 0-0 8; Preston Ledford 2 0-0 4; Garrett Greene 6 6-9 18; Noah King 3 0-1 6; and Terrick Smith 0(4) 0-0 12. Totals: 15(4) 9-13 51.

Phelps (56) – Trey Francis 4(1) 10-15 21; Keegan Bentley 1(3) 0-2 11; Kinzer Dotson 1 0-2 2; Brandon Turnmire 2 6-7 10; Cameron Sanson 0(1) 0-0 3; Jay Casey 1 3-4 5; and Logan Layne 2 0-2 4. Totals: 11(5) 19-32 56.

 

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

Magoffin County…..................57

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley used a balanced scoring attack and solid defense to run past Magoffin County, 75-57, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 3.

Blake Burke poured in 22 points and Cody Potter added 16 as the Wildcats improved to 16-7. Cameron Worrix tossed in 12.

Brady Whitaker led all scorers for the Hornets (6-18) with 26 points.

 

At Robinson Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MC (6-18)................................14    8  16  19 – 57

SV (16-7)….............................10  19  20  26 – 75

Scoring:

Magoffin County (57) – Brady Whitaker 26; Logan Lovely 2; Nolan Arnett 6; Morgan Howard 13; Chandler Lykens 6; and Mason Lovely 4.

Shelby Valley (75) – Cameron Worrix 12; Blake Burke 22; Tanner Bentley 6; Cody Potter 16; Keian Worrix 8; Zach Honaker 2; Orbie McPeek 7; and Seth Johnson 2.

 

Pike Central…........................63

Prestonsburg….......................38

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central built a double-digit, halftime lead against Prestonsburg and rolled to a 63-38 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Feb. 3.

Christian Mounts finished with a game-high 24 points and L.J. Missick followed with 17 as the Hawks improved to 20-5.

Gunnar Williams chipped in 11 points to lead the Blackcats, who fell to 8-15.

 

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PB (8-15)…...............................3    8  15  12 – 38

PC (20-5)….............................15  12  18  18 – 63

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (38) – Adam Slone 2(1) 0-0 7; Drake Nunnery 1 0-0 2; Kaleb Jarvis 1 0-0 2; Grant Justice 0 3-4 3; Graham Burchett 2(1) 0-1 7; Gunnar Williams 2(1) 4-4 11; Greg Slone 0 0-2 0; Phil Cornett 0(1) 0-0 3; and Dalton Trusty 1 1-2 3. Totals: 9(4) 8-13 38.

Pike Central (63) – Seth Conn 0(1) 0-0 3; Christian Mounts 5(3) 5-7 24; L.J. Missick 6 5-7 17; Brady Adkins 1 3-4 5; Austin Charles 1 6-8 8; Dasean Penn 1 1-2 3; and Bryce Adkins 0(1) 0-2 3. Totals: 14(5) 20-30 63.

 

Betsy Layne….....................….64

Prestonsburg……....................61

BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne and Prestonsburg battled to the final buzzer as the Bobcats escaped with a 64-61 win in a game played at D.W. Howard Fieldhouse on Feb. 2.

Byron Hammond led a balanced attack for the Bobcats (11-11) with 18 points while Zach Bentley followed with 16. Grant Orsborn tallied 12 and Jordan Frazier chipped in 11.

Phil Cornett paced the Blackcats, now 8-14, with a game-high 19 points. Graham Burchett finished with 14 and Drake Nunnery added 13.

 

At Betsy Layne

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PB (8-14)…................................9  21  18  13 – 61

BL (11-11)................................13  19  17  15 – 64

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (61) – Adam Slone 1 4-5 6; Drake Nunnery 2(2) 3-4 13; Grant Justice 1(1) 0-1 5; Graham Burchett 1(4) 0-2 14; Gunnar Williams 0 2-2 2; Phil Cornett 1(5) 2-2 19; and Dalton Trusty 1 0-0 2. Totals: 7(12) 11-16 61.

Betsy Layne (64) – Grant Orsborn 5 2-7 12; Zach Bentley 3(2) 4-6 16; Jordan Frazier 1(2) 3-4 11; Byron Hammond 9 0-2 18; Nathaniel Mims 3 1-3 7; and Shawn Howell 0 0-2 0. Totals: 21(4) 10-24 64.

 

Belfry………............................75

Piarist School......................…12

GOODY — Belfry dominated from the opening tip and cruised to a 75-12 win over Piarist School in a game played on Feb. 2.

Devin Varney led the Pirates, now 12-8, with 10 points. Fifteen different players scored in the win.

Nathaniel Kumar had five points for the Knights, who dropped to 2-19.

 

At Goody

SCORE  BY QUARTERS:

PS (2-19)…............................…2    9    1    0 – 12

BF (12-8)…..............................27  26  11  11 – 75

Scoring:

Piarist School (12) – Nathaniel Kumar 1(1) 0-0 5; Conner Finney 0 0-1 0; Kyle Price 1 0-3 2; Logan Sparks 0(1) 0-0 3; and Skylar Williams 0 2-4 2. Totals: 2(2) 2-8 12.

Belfry (75) – Devin Varney 5 0-0 10; Wilson Harris 2 0-0 4; Jovie Stack 2 0-0 4; Koleston Blankenship 1(1) 0-0 5; Brett Coleman 3 0-0 6; Austin Hager 1(1) 1-2 6; Taevon Hunter 1 3-6 5; Ryan Jessie 1 0-0 2; Ty May 4 0-0 8; Logan Maynard 1 0-0 2; Braxton Miller 2(1) 0-0 7; Dezmon Roblee 2 0-0 4; Caleb Spears 1 0-0 2; Isaac Spears 0 4-4 4; and Jaxson Thompson 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals: 26(5) 8-12 75.

 

Mingo Central…......................86

Wayne, W.Va…….....................55

NEWTOWN, W.Va. — Mingo Central steadily pulled away from Wayne to score an 86-55 win in a game played on Miner Mountain on Feb. 2.

Jeremy Dillon stripped the nets for a game-high 32 points as the Miners improved to 10-4. Josh Reed added 11.

Gavin Meadows paced the Pioneers (7-8) with 12 points.

 

At Newtown, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

WN (7-8)….............................14  12  12  17 – 55

MC (10-4)…............................21  23  25  17 – 86

Scoring:

Wayne (55) – Gavin Meadows 12; Zach Perry 11; Benton Daniels 5; Tanner Owens 1; Kameron Atkins 9; Corey Marcum 6; Charles Watts 2; Nick Bryant 2; Ben Pomeroy 1.

Mingo Central (86) – Jeremy Dillon 32; Josh Reed 11; Drew Hatfield 9; Garrett Brown 18; Chase Warden 6; Jacob May 5; Josh Wellman 2; and Rickey Mullins 3.

 

Belfry………............................61

Phelps………...........................58

PHELPS — Phelps rallied in the final period to force overtime but Belfry escaped with a 61-58 win in a district game played at the McCoy Athletic Center on Feb. 1.

Isiah Roblee poured in a game-high 26 points and Koleston Blankenship added 10 as Belfry moved to 11-8.

Trey Francis paced the Hornets (7-18) with 20 points while Keegan Bentley finished with 16 and Brandon Turnmire chipped in 10.

 

At Phelps

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (11-8)……...................10  10  18  15  (8) – 61

PH (7-18)…...................…13  12  12  16 (5) – 58

Scoring:

Belfry (61) – Isiah Roblee 4(3) 9-10 26; Wilson Harris 4 0-0 8; Koleston Blankenship 2(1) 3-6 10; Dezmon Roblee 0 2-4 2; Devin Varney 2 3-6 7; Ryan Jessie 1 0-0 2; and Jovie Stack 1 4-8 6. Totals: 14(4) 21-34 61.

Phelps (58) – Trey Francis 5(2) 4-6 20; Keegan Bentley 4(2) 2-3 16; Brandon Turnmire 3(1) 1-4 10; Cameron Sanson 0(2) 0-0 6; and Jay Casey 2 2-3 6. Totals: 14(7) 9-15 58.

 

Shelby Valley…….....................70

East Ridge………..................…39

ROBINSON CREEK — East Ridge was held to just a single basket in the third period as Shelby Valley ran away for a 70-39 win in a district matchup played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 1.

Cody Potter led the way for the Wildcats (15-7) with a game-high 23 points while Blake Burke chipped in 10.

Kane Taylor paced the Warriors, now 6-16, with 13 points and Elijah Skykes added 12.

 

At Robinson Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ER (6-16)…...............................13  12  2  11 – 39

SV (15-7)….............................17  15  16  22 – 70

Scoring:

East Ridge (39) – Kane Taylor 13; Dalton Wellman 5; Connor Puckett 2; Hunter Damron 5; Elijah Sykes 12; and Jackson Potter 2.

Shelby Valley (70) – John Flanery 5; Cameron Worrix 8; Blake Burke 10; Tanner Bentley 6; Cody Potter 23; Zach Johnson 2; Keian Worrix 2; Zach Honaker 6; and Orbie McPeek 8.

 

Magoffin County…..................84

Johnson Central……................81

SALYERSVILLE — Johnson Central saw a double-digit, halftime lead slip away as Magoffin County rallied for an 84-81 win in a game played at MCHS Fieldhouse on Feb. 1.

Jacob Rice fired in 25 points for the Golden Eagles (11-12) while Isaiah May followed with 18 and Gabe Ferrell tallied 12.

Brady Whitaker went off for the Hornets, now 6-17, with a career-high 44 points.

 

At Salyersville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JC (11-12)…............................20  26  14  21 – 81

MC (6-17)…............................14  18  25  27 – 84

Scoring:

Johnson Central (81) – Isaiah May 1(4) 4-4 18; Jacob Rice 7(1) 8-8 25; Cory VanHoose 2(1) 2-2 9; Dalton Collins 3 0-1 6; Gabe Ferrel 2(2) 3-4 13; Bryson Hackney 0(2) 0-0 6; Dawson Burton 1 0-0 2; and John King 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(10) 17-19 81.

Magoffin County (84) – Nolan Arnett 2(2) 4-5 14; Dylan Arnett 1(1) 3-4 8; Morgan Howard 0(1) 1-2 4; Brady Whitaker 6(7) 11-13 44; Logan Lovely 2 3-6 7; Isiah Salyer 0(1) 0-0 3; Mason Lovely 0 2-2 2; and Chandler Lykins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12(12) 24-32 84.

 

Belfry………….........................73

Pike Central…......................…50

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Belfry took the lead early on against Pike Central and went on to stun the Hawks, 73-50, in a district game played at the Hawks Nest on Jan. 31.

Isiah Roblee tossed in a game-high 22 points as the Pirates moved to 10-8. Wilson Harris, Koleston Blankenship and Devin Varney tossed in 10 points apiece.

Christian Mounts tallied 14 points to lead the Hawks, now 19-5.

 

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (10-8)…..............................18  16  21  18 – 73

PC (19-5)…...............................9  12  12  17 – 50

Scoring:

Belfry (73) – Isiah Roblee 22; Wilson Harris 10; Koleston Blankenship 10; Ryan Jessie 4; Devin Varney 10; Dezmon Roblee 2; Ty May 8; Jovie Stack 5; and Brett Coleman 2. Totals: 28(3) 8-12 73.

Pike Central (50) – Seth Conn 1; Christian Mounts 14; L.J. Missick 7; Brady Adkins 8; Austin Charles 3; Jacob Young 3; Logan Wood 9; and Bryce Adkins 5. Totals: 8(5) 16-22 50.

 

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

June Buchanan…....................46

PIPPA PASSES — Letcher Central took control in the second period and cruised to a 64-46 win over June Buchanan in a game played on Jan. 31.

Elijah Raglin finished with a game-high 19 points for the Cougars, now 7-16. Tyler Boggs tallied 14 while Tyler Stacy added a baker’s dozen.

Evan Caudill led the Crusaders (6-15) with 17 points.

 

At Pippa Passes

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (7-16)….............................20  14  16  14 – 64

JB (6-15)…..............................16    8     7  15 – 46

Scoring:

Letcher Central (64) – Tyler Boggs 7 0-0 14; Tyler Stacy 3(2) 1-1 13; Greg Kincer 1 1-2 3; Elijah Raglin 9 1-3 19; Caleb Stidham 2(2) 0-0 10; Trevor Hardin 1 0-0 2; Parker Williams 0 1-2 1; and Isaiah Bentley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(4) 4-8 64.

June Buchanan (46) – Evan Caudill 7(1) 0-0 17; Caleb Cox 4 1-5 9; Lucas Hall 2(2) 2-4 12; Izaeyah Dotson 2 0-0 4; and Caleb Tackett 2 0-0 4. Totals: 17(3) 3-9 46.

 

Ambassador Christian..........…73

East Ridge………….............……67

LICK CREEK — Ambassador Christian Academy took the lead late against East Ridge and held on for a 73-67 win in a game played at the Reservation on Jan. 30.

Isaac Moore led all scorers for the Eagles, now 11-10, with 25 points while Raahkim Gray followed with 23 and Chris Bailey added 13.

Kane Taylor paced the Warriors (6-15) with 16 points while Jacob Chaffins added 15. Dalton Wellman and Cameron Hess added 11 each.

 

At Lick Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ACA (11-10)…........................20  19  14  20 – 73

ER (6-15)…….....................….17  10  25  15 – 67

Scoring:

Ambassador Christian (73) – Isaac Moore 8(1) 6-6 25; Ryan Cozart 1 2-2 4; Raahkim Gray 7(1) 6-6 23; Chris Bailey 0(4) 1-5 13; and Isaiah Hackney 4 0-0 8. Totals; 20(6) 15-19 73.

East Ridge (67) – Jacob Chaffins 5(1) 2-3 15; Kane Taylor 4(1) 5-7 16; Dalton Wellman 2(2) 1-2 11; Cameron Hess 5 1-1 11; Hunter Damron 1 0-0 2; Connor Puckett 0(1) 0-1 3; Elijah Sykes 2 0-0 4; and Logan Thacker 2 1-1 5. Totals; 21(5) 10-15 67.

 

Eastside, Va……......................61

Letcher Central…....................55

ERMINE — Letcher Central fourth-quarter rally came up short as Eastside (Va.) slipped away with a 61-55 win in a game played on Jan. 27.

Tyler Boggs poured in 17 points and Greg Kincer added 13 as the Cougars fell to 6-16.

Luke Lawson led all scorers for Eastside (15-2) with 21 points.

 

At Ermine

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ES (15-2)…..............................11  16  19  15 – 61

LC (6-16)….............................10  13  10  22 – 55

Scoring:

Eastside, Va. (61) – Adam Ketron 1 1-2 3; J.R. Kilgore 0 0-2 0; Nick Livingston 1(2) 3-4 11; Luke Lawson 4(3) 7-8 21; Blake Rhoten 2 1-2 5; Colyn Sturgill 5 0-1 10; and Hunter Lunsford 4 0-0 8. Totals: 17(5) 12-19 61.

Letcher Central (55) – Tyler Boggs 6 5-8 17; Tyler Stacy 0(2) 2-2 8; Greg Kincer 4 5-7 13; Elijah Raglin 0(1) 4-8 7; Caleb Stidham 1 0-0 2; and Trevor Hardin 1(1) 3-6 8. Totals: 12(4) 19-31 55.

 

GIRLS

Floyd Central….......................63

Harlan…………........................52

LANGLEY — Floyd Central evened the score with Harlan as the Lady Jaguars earned a 63-52 win in a game played on Feb. 3.

The win avenges an earlier loss to the Green Dragons, now 12-11.

Abby Maggard and Katie Moore finished with 17 points apiece as Central moved to 12-8. Savannah Watkins tossed in 11 and Kaylee Moore chipped in 10.

 

At Langley

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

HR (12-11)…...........................11  10  12  16 – 52

FC (12-8)…........................….11  15  21  16 – 63

Scoring:

Harlan (52) – Payeton Charles 3(2) 4-4 16; Noah Canady 3 0-0 6; Taylor Simpson 2 0-0 4; MacKenzie King 9(1) 2-3 23 ;Brandi Haywood 0 1-2 1; and Natalee King 1 0-3 2. Totals: 18(3) 7-12 52.

Floyd Central (63) – Abby Maggard 3(2) 5-6 17; Brooke Stumbo 3 0-0 6; Katie Moore 5 7-14 17; Kaylee Moore 5 0-0 10; Savannah Watkins 1(3) 0-0 11; and Kim Akers 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(5) 12-22 63.

 

Belfry………............................78

Betsy Layne….....................….67

GOODY — Belfry turned away Betsy Layne late in the fourth period to earn a 78-67 win in a game played on Feb. 3.

McKenzie Maynard fired in a game-high 33 points and Ariel Mounts added 19 as the Lady Pirates improved to 13-11. Robbi-Ann Brewer chipped in 11 points.

Megan Frazier poured in 27 points for the Lady Bobcats, now 8-14. Destiny Compton and Caroline Ariaz added 15 points apiece.

 

At Goody

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BL (8-14)….........................10  19  16  22 – 67

BF (13-11)….......................31  15  17  15 – 78

Scoring:

Betsy Layne (67) – Megan Frazier 6(1) 12-15 27; Destiny Compton 6 3-4 15; Caroline Ariaz 7 1-2 15; Katie Kidd 1 0-0 2; Lauryn Watkins 2 0-1 4; Madie Meade 1 0-0 2; and Amelia Blackburn 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(1) 16-22 67.

Belfry (78) – Robbi-Ann Brewer 2(2) 1-2 11; Kailee Rash 0(1) 1-4 4; McKenzie Maynard 14 5-9 33; Ariel Mounts 4(3) 2-3 19; Linzee Phillips 3 3-8 9; and Kennedi Rash 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(6)12-26 78.

 

Betsy Layne……......................64

Prestonsburg……....................60

BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne rallied in the final eight minutes to slip past Prestonsburg, 64-60, in a game played at D.W. Howard Fieldhouse on Feb. 2.

Megan Frazier led the way with 20 points as the Lady Bobcats moved to 8-14. Caroline Ariaz tallied 14 and Katie Kidd tossed in 10.

Reesce Endicott finished with a game-high 22 points and Allison Campbell added 15 as the Lady Blackcats dropped to 8-15. Alivia Slone followed with 13.

 

At Betsy Layne

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PB (8-15)…..............................17  15  12  14 – 60

BL (8-14)…..............................15  10  15  24 – 64

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (60) – Reesce Endicott 5(4) 0-0 22; Alivia Slone 3(1) 4-8 13; Allison Campbell 4 7-7 15; Nicole Burchett 2 0-2 4; and Celina Mullins 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals: 14(7) 11-17 60.

Betsy Layne (64) – Megan Frazier 2(3) 7-8 20; Destiny Compton 2 4-10 8; Caroline Ariaz 6 2-4 14; Katie Kidd 5 0-0 10; Lauryn Watkins 3 2-2 8; and Allie Jarvis 2 0-0 5. Totals: 20(3) 15-24 64.

 

Belfry………............................69

Piarist School…......................22

GOODY — Belfry took a commanding lead early on against Piarist School and steamrolled to a 69-22 win in a game played on Feb. 2.

McKenzie Maynard tallied a game-high 19 points and Lyndsey Miller chipped in 10 as the Lady Pirates improved to 12-11.

Lauren Wright had eight points for the Lady Knights, now 3-19.

 

At Goody

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PS (3-19)…............................…3  12    3    4 – 22

BF (12-11)............................…24  21  13  11 – 69

Scoring:

Piarist School (22) – Lauren Wright 2(1) 1-1 8; Kylie Tackett 0(2) 0-0 6; Julie Collinsworth 1 0-0 2; and Kennedy Bowen 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals: 3(5) 1-1 22.

Belfry (69) – Robbi-Ann Brewer 1(1) 0-0 5; Kailee Rash 3(1) 0-0 9; McKenzie Maynard 9 1-1 19; Lyndsey Miller 3(1) 1-2 10; Ariel Mounts 1(1) 0-0 5;  Linzee Phillips 4 0-0 8; Kennedy Rash 1(1) 0-0 5; McKenna Sullivan 1 0-1 2; Bailey Howard 1 2-2 4; and Hope Copley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25(5) 4-6 69.

 

Shelby Valley……....................68

East Ridge……….....................36

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley turned up the defensive pressure and cruised to a 68-36 win in a district game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 1.

Kyleigh Tackett tossed in 14 points and Kayla Newsom added 13 as the Lady Cats moved to 20-4. Summer Rose tallied 12.

Britney Tackett had 11 points and Hannah Mullins added 10 as East Ridge dropped to 10-14.

 

At Robinson Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ER (10-14)….............................6    9   8   13 – 36

SV (20-4)….............................16  18  18  16 – 68

Scoring:

East Ridge (36) – Hannah Mullins 4 2-2 10; Sarah Tackett 4 0-0 8; Katie May 1(1) 2-4 7; and Britney Tackett 5 1-2 11. Totals: 14(1) 5-8 36.

Shelby Valley (68) – Summer Rose 3(2) 0-0 12; Laci Johnson 1 0-0 2; Cassidy Rowe 2(1) 0-0 7; Alyssa Newsom 1 1-2 3; Kyleigh Tackett 7 0-0 14; Tori Hampton 2(1) 2-2 9; Kelsey Owens 1 0-0 2; Kayla Newsom 5 3-6 13; and Alyssa Elswick 3 0-2 6. Totals: 25(4) 6-12 68.

 

Mingo Central…......................74

Mount View, W.Va.….............…23

NEWTOWN, W.Va. – Mingo Central jumped out to a big halftime lead and went on to race past Mount View, 74-23, in a game played on Miner Mountain on Jan. 31.

Katie Ball finished with a game-high 18 points and Xziah Rhodes added 16 as the Lady Miners improved to 9-8. Cassidy Cline chipped in 11.

 

At Newtown, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MV (1-12)…..............................6    6    4    7 – 23

MC (9-8)…..............................18  21  21  14 – 74

Scoring:

Mount View (23) – Knorra Brown 2; Cydney Vineyard 5; Marissa Fannin 2; Shamya Baker 1; Taylor Chapman 3; and Nekeli Carter 4.

Mingo Central (74) – Katie Ball 18; Xziah Rhodes 16; Cassidy Cline 11; Maliyah Martin 5; Scarlett Thomason 3; Ricki Wellman 2; Alyssa Pack 2; Summer Runyon 2; Chelsee Mollett 5; Taylor Wellman 4; Grace Williams 3; and Mallory Roberts 3.

 

Tug Valley…….........................45

Sherman, W.Va....................….42

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley rallied down the stretch to come-from-behind and upset Sherman, 45-42, in a game played on Jan. 31.

Makayla May poured in a game-high 18 points as the Lady Panthers moved to 4-9. Alyssa Newsome added eight.

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SH (13-2)…..............................11  13  11   7 – 42

TV (4-9)……............................7   11  15  12 – 45

Scoring:

Sherman (42) – Dejah Busby 7; Caroline Nelson 3; Madelynn Toney 8; Cloey Toney 5; Abby Riley 7; Kerstin Russell 1; Amber Maloskey 5; and Zoie Hess 6.

Tug Valley (45) – Emily Colegrove 7; Alyssa Newsome 8; Makayla May 18; Bekah White 1; Abby Spence 6; and Camryn Spaulding 5.

 

Harlan………...........................63

Floyd Central….......................38

HARLAN — Floyd Central struggled offensively from the second period on as Harlan rolled to a 63-38 win in a game played on Jan. 30.

Abby Maggard tossed in 12 points for the Lady Jaguars, now 11-7. Kaylee Moore chipped in nine.

MacKenzie King fired in a game-high 24 points as the Lady Dragons moved to 12-9.

 

At Harlan

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

FC (11-7)…...............................12   9  6   11 – 38

HR (12-9)..............................….15  21  7  20 – 63

Scoring:

Floyd Central (38) – Katie Moore 4 0-0 8; Abby Maggard 3(1) 3-4 12; Brook Stumbo 1 1-3 3; Kaylee Moore 3 3-3 9; Grace Martin 2 0-0 4; and Savannah Watkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(1) 7-10 38.

Harlan (63) – Noah Canady 1(2) 4-6 12; Payeton Charles 1(2) 2-4 10; Taylor Simpson 2 0-0 4; Brandi Haywood 1 0-0 2; MacKenzie King 6(2) 6-8 24; Natalee King 3 4-4 10; and Whitney Wilson 0 1-2 1. Totals: 14(6) 17-24 63.

 

North Laurel…...................…..78

Jenkins………....................……38

JENKINS — Jenkins struggled early on against North Laurel and the Lady Cavaliers fell 78-38 in a game played on Jan. 27.

Lala Watts paced the Lady Cavaliers (6-16) with 18 points.

Gracie Jervis led the Lady Jaguars, now 17-5, with a game-high 24 points.

 

At Jenkins

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

NL (17-5)….............................16  23  15  24 – 78

JK (6-16)…...............................4   14  10  10 – 38

Scoring:

North Laurel (78) – Jasey Williams 1 0-0 2; Madison Sheppard 4(1) 1-2 12; Isabel Gray 1(1) 0-0 5; Taylor Combs1 2-4 4; Courtney Carroll 0(1) 1-2 4; Hannah Lawson 7 3-4 17; Gracie Jervis 7(3) 1-3 24; Emily Sizemore 1(2) 0-0 8; and Halie Valentine 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23(8) 8-15 78.

Jenkins (38) – Lala Watts 7 4-11 18; Jerrica Thacker 1(1) 0-0 5; Kristin Thacker 1 2-4 4; Lindsey Rose 3 2-2 8; and Charlee Hale 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 12(2) 8-17 38.

 

Betsy Layne……......................60

Magoffin County…..................47

BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne used a solid second-half performance to knock off Magoffin County, 60-47, in a game played at D.W. Howard Fieldhouse on Jan. 27.

Megan Frazier finished with 20 points and Destiny Compton added 14 as the Lady Bobcats improved to 7-13.

Alexis Montgomery led all scorers for the Lady Hornets (3-16) with 23 points.

 

At Betsy Layne

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MC (3-16)...........................…10  14    8  15 – 47

BL (7-13)….............................12  14  18  16 – 60

Scoring:

Magoffin County (47) – Alexis Montgomery 6(2) 5-7 23; Haley Barnett 4 0-1 8; Presley Russell 0(3) 0-0 9; Kennedi Stacy 2 1-3 5; and Macy Thacker 1 0-1 2. Totals: 13(5) 6-12 47.

Betsy Layne (60) – Megan Frazier 6 8-12 20; Destiny Compton 3 8-13 14; Caroline Ariaz 2 5-14 9; Katie Kidd 2 0-0 4; Lauryn Watkins 4 0-2 8; Maddie Meade 1 0-0 2; and Allie Jarvis 1 1-2 3. Totals: 19 22-43 60.

 

Sheldon Clark…......................52

Jenkins………......................….41

JENKINS — Sheldon Clark rallied in the final quarter to turn back Jenkins, 50-41, in a game played on Jan. 26.

The Lady Cardinals, now 10-11, outscored the Lady Cavaliers (6-15) 20-8.

Kristin Thacker tossed in 13 and Jerrica Thacker added 10 in the loss.

Maddie Thompson paced the Lady Cardinals with a game-high 18 points.

 

At Jenkins

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SC (10-11)…....................…11  11  10  20 – 52

JK (6-15)……….....................9  17  7     8 – 41

Scoring:

Sheldon Clark (52) – Paige Maynard 1(2) 2-2 10; Fallyne Wefenstette 2 8-12 12; McKenzie Preston 3(1) 1-12 10; Maddie Thompson 5 8-11 18; Anna Oettinger 1 0-0 2; and Kristin Isaac 0 0-2 0. Totals: 12(3) 19-29 52.

Jenkins (41) – Lala Watts 3 3-6 9; Jerrica Thacker 1(2) 2-4 10; Kristin Thacker 2(2) 3-7 13; Lindsey Rose 3 1-2 7; and Loraine Ratliff 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10(4) 9-19 41.

 

Hazard…….............................87

Betsy Layne.........................…61

HAZARD — Hazard pulled away from Betsy Layne in the second half to drop the Lady Bobcats, 87-61, in a game played on Jan. 22.

Megan Frazier tossed in 27 points and Caroline Ariaz chipped in 12 as Betsy Layne dropped to 6-12. Lauryn Watkins tallied 11.

Haley Caudill stripped the nets for a game-high 40 points for the Lady Bulldogs, now 11-5.

 

At Hazard

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BL (6-12)…..............................12  18  12  19 – 61

HZ (11-5)….............................14  24  23  26 – 87

Scoring:

Betsy Layne (61) – Megan Frazier 7(1) 10-11 27; Destiny Compton 2 3-4 7; Caroline Ariaz 2(1) 5-9 12; Katie Kidd 1 0-0 2; Lauryn Watkins 3(1) 2-6 11; and Hannah Tackett 0 2-2 2. Totals: 14(3) 24-34 61.

Hazard (87) – Haley Caudill 15(2) 4-4 40; Desiree Sturgill 3(2) 0-0 12; Destiny Walker 4 0-0 8; Alyssa Muha 1 0-0 2; Olivia Holland 0 1-2 1; Haley Turner 8 1-1 17; and Simon Beverly 2(1) 0-0 7. Totals: 33(5) 6-7 87.