Pikeville, Floyd Central advance to semifinals; Johnson Central, Shelby Valley roll

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PIKEVILLE — Floyd Central rallied from a six-point, halftime deficit to take the lead away from Sheldon Clark and hold on for a 49-46 win in the opening round of the girls’ 15th Region tournament played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 27.

Katie Moore poured in a game-high 17 points as the Lady Jaguars improved to 16-9. Abby Maggard followed with 13 and Kaylee Moore tossed in 10.

McKenzie Preston led the Lady Cardinals (15-14) with 14 points while Madison Thompson added 10.

 

At Pikeville

(15th Region Quarterfinals)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SC (15-14)….............................10  11  8   17 – 46

FC (16-9)……............................9   6  18  16 – 49

Scoring:

Sheldon Clark (46) – Paige Maynard 2(1) 0-2 7; Madison Thompson 5 0-0 10; Ann Von Oettinger 1 2-6 4; McKenzie Preston 3(1) 5-6 14; Fallyne Wefenstette 0(1) 0-0 3; and Kristen Isaac 3 2-3 8. Totals: 14(3) 9-17 46.

Floyd Central (49) – Abby Maggard 3 7-8 13; Katie Moore 6 5-10 17; Kaylee Moore 4 2-3 10; Brooke Stumbo 0 0-2 0; Grace Martin 1 0-0 2; and Kimberly Akers 2 3-4 7. Totals: 16 17-27 49.

Pikeville………….....................68

Pike Central……......................57

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pulled away from Pike County Central down the stretch to earn a 68-57 win in the opening round of the girls’ 15th Region tournament played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 27.

The game featured 48 total fouls and 66 free throws combined.

The Lady Panthers, now 23-8, were led by Grace Bartley’s game-high 24 points. Kelsey Jo Tackett followed with 15 and Jaden Edmonds added 14.

Cassidy Mullins led the Lady Hawks (26-6) with 18 points while Kelsi Brinager and Haley Boyd tossed in 11 each.

 

At Pikeville

(15th Region Quarterfinals)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PK (23-8)….........................…18  14  15  21 – 68

PC (26-6)….........................…15  12  15  15 – 57

Scoring:

Pikeville (68) – Jaden Edmonds 2 10-14 14; Grace Bartley 5(3) 5-8 24; Kelsey Jo Tackett 2(2) 5-6 15; Alivia Gearheart 1 6-6 8; Alexia Wilkerson 0 1-2 1; Madison Thacker 0 2-2 2; Kaitlyn Keathley 1 0-0 2; and Kirsten Cole-Williamson 0 2-4 2. Totals: 11(5) 31-42 68.

Pike Central (57) – Bailey Birchfield 0 3-6 3; Haley Boyd 5 1-2 11; Lexi Newsome 0(1) 2-2 5; Cassidy Mullins 7 4-7 18; Kylea Stanley 3 1-2 7; Kelsi Brinager 2(1) 4-5 11; and Alicen May 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(2) 15-24 57.

 

Johnson Central…...................82

Lawrence County…..................49

PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central used a big second-half performance to pull away and beat Lawrence County, 82-49, in the opening round of the girls’ 15th Region tournament being played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 26.

The Lady Eagles, now 18-12, advanced to tonight’s semifinals against Shelby Valley (29-4). Lawrence County’s season ends at 20-9.

Ashlee Belcher poured in a game-high 19 points as the Lady Eagles landed five players in double-figure scoring. Kelci Blair followed with 14 while Jana Jarvis added 13. Sammi Sites tallied 11 and Alaina Castle chipped in 10.

Kelly Davis led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points while Alexis Ratliff added nine.

 

At Pikeville

(15th Region Quarterfinals)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (20-9)…...............................7  16  15  11 – 49

JC (18-12)................................13  19  25  25 – 82

Scoring:

Lawrence County (49) – Hannah Rucker 0(1) 0-0 3; Kendra Spaulding 3 1-2 7; Alexis Ratliff 3 3-5 9; Kelly Davis 6 2-3 14; Kensley Feltner 2 2-2 6; Ellie Webb 1 0-0 2; and Kassidi Cavins 2 4-5 8. Totals: 17(1) 12-18 49.

Johnson Central (82) – Kelci Blair 3(1) 5-6 14; Alaina Castle 3 4-4 10; Sammi Sites 0(3) 2-2 11; Ashlee Belcher 4(1) 8-9 19; Jana Jarvis 1(3) 2-3 13; Tierra Montgomery 3 2-2 8; Morgan Hopson 1(1) 0-0 5; and Faith Fairchild 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(9) 23-26 82.

 

Shelby Valley….......................36

Belfry………….........................24

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley’s defense made up for the lack of offense as the Lady Cats turned away Belfry, 36-24, in the opening round of the girls’ 15th Region tournament being played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 26.

The Lady Cats, now 29-4, advanced to tonight’s semifinals against Johnson Central (18-12). Belfry’s season ends at 15-16.

Summer Rose tossed in 11 points and Cassidy Rowe added 10 in the win. Tori Hampton added nine.

McKenzie Maynard led all scorers for the Lady Pirates with 13 points.

 

At Pikeville

(15th Region Quarterfinals)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (15-16)…...............................9   2   3  10 – 24

SV (29-4)…...............................11  9   8     8 – 36

Scoring:

Belfry (24) – Lindsey Miller 2 0-0 4; McKenzie Maynard 292) 3-9 13; Linzee Phillips 1(1) 0-0 5; and Kailee Rash 0 2-2 2. Totals: 5(3) 5-11 24.

Shelby Valley (36) – Summer Rose 3(1) 2-3 11; Cassidy Rowe 2(2) 0-1 10; Kyleigh Tackett 0 1-2 1; Tori Hampton 4 1-2 9; and Kayla Newsom 1 3-5 5. Totals: 10(3) 7-13 36.

 

14th Region Tournament

Hazard………..........................62

Letcher Central…....................58

IRVINE — Letcher Central saw an 11-point, halftime lead slip away as Hazard rallied for a 62-58 win in the girls’ 14th Region tournament played at Estill County High School on Feb. 26.

The Lady Cougars season comes to an end at 13-18. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 23-7 and advanced to the semifinals tonight against Lee County.

Emma Maggard finished with a game-high 20 points for LCC. Camryn Parks followed with 14 and Brooklynn Collins chipped in nine.

Hayley Caudill paced Hazard with 18 points.

 

At Irvine

(14th Region Quarterfinals)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (13-18)…...........................17  14  10  17 – 58

HZ (23-7)…..........................…11   9  22  20 – 62

Scoring:

Letcher Central (62) – Camryn Parks 4 6-8 14; Emma Maggard 10 0-0 20; Brooklynn Collins 2(1) 2-2 9; Brooke Bates 2 3-5 7; Kenzie Craft 0(2) 0-0 6; and Loren Boggs 0 2-2 2. Totals: 18(3) 13-17 58.

Hazard (62) – Hayley 5 8-12 18; Desiree Sturgill 1(1) 0-1 5; Destiny Walker 3(2) 2-2 14; Alyssa Muha 1 1-2 3; Haley Turner 6 1-2 13; and Olivia Holland 4 1-4 9. Totals: 20(3) 13-23 62.

WEST VIRGINIA

Class AA, Region 4, Section 2

Logan……………......................60

Mingo Central……...................51

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Mingo Central’s season came to a disappointing end as arch-rival Logan rallied to knock off the Lady Miners, 60-51, in overtime in the opening round of the Class AA, Region 4, Section 2 girls’ tournament played on Feb. 21.

The Lady Miners finished the year at  12-12  while  Logan,  now  16-7, advanced to the championship game against Lincoln County.

Xziah Rhodes led all scorers for Central with 27 points while Cassidy Cline chipped in nine.

Britney Welch paced the Lady Wildcats with 15 points.

 

At Chapmanville, W.Va.

(Class AA, Region 4, Section 2)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LG (16-7)…......................19  10  4  15  (12) – 60

MC (12-12)....................…11   7   18 12 ( 3) – 51

Scoring:

Logan (60) – Britney Welch 15; Holly Toler 14; Janyya Knox 11; Jill Tothe 11; Ally Sipple 6; and Ce Ce Knox 3.

Mingo Central (51) – Xziah Rhodes 27; Cassidy Cline 9; Katie Ball 5; Maliyah Martin 5; Zoe Evans 2; Scarlett Thomason 2; and Alyssa Pack 1.

 

Class A, Region 4, Section 2

Tolsia………….........................53

Tug Valley…….........................24

GLENHAYES, W.Va. — Tug Valley went more than nine minutes without a field goal as Tolsia pulled away for a 53-24 win in the opening round of the Class A, Region 4, Section 2 girls’ tournament played on Feb. 21.

The Lady Panthers season ended at 4-16 while the Lady Rebels improved to 8-15.

Emily Colegrove tossed in 10 points to lead Tug Valley.

Sarah Jude tallied a game-high 16 points for Tolsia.

 

At Glenhayes, W.Va.

(Class A, Region 4, Section)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

TV (4-16)…...............................1    8   5   10 – 24

TS (8-15)…................................8  17  12  16 – 53

Scoring:

Tug Valley (24) – Emily Colegrove 10; Makayla May 4; Alyssa Newsome 2; Bekah White 4; Camryn Spaulding 2; and Makayla Hager 2.

Tolsia (53) – Sarah Jude 16; Mariah Finley 8; Marlee Marcum 4; Kayla Jude 4; Selena Browning 5; Liz Asbury 3; Julie Boone 4; Keyla Fox 3; Trinity Muncy 2; and Taylor Ball 2.