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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Panthers down Lady Kats; Belfry, LC, PCC winners

Pikeville built a double-digit, halftime lead and went on to beat district rival Shelby Valley, 65-47, in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday night.

Kristen Whited led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Panthers (17-4) with 14 points. Kylie Hall net 13 while Emma Ratliff added 11. Rylee Theiss tossed in 10 and Trinity Rowe chipped in nine. Kenzie Maynard tallied eight.

The short-handed Lady Kats (11-6) were led by Zoee Johnson’s game-high 20 points and Alyssa Elswick added 18.

At Pikeville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SV (11-6)…..13  10  11  13 – 47

PK (17-4)…..15  19  20  11 – 65

Scoring:

Shelby Valley (47) – Alyssa Elswick 3(2) 6-8 18; Laci Johnson 2 1-2 5; Zoee Johnson 8 4-7 20; and Kelsey Owens 0 4-4 4. Totals: 13(2) 15-21 47.

Pikeville (65) – Trinity Rowe 2(1) 2-4 9; Emma Ratliff 1(3) 0-0 11; Kenzie Maynard 3 2-4 8; Rylee Theiss 5 0-0 10; Kristen Whited 1(4) 0-0 14; and Kylie Hall 5(1) 0-2 13. Totals: 17(9) 4-10 65.

Next up: Shelby Valley (11-6) vs. South Laurel (14-9), Kentucky Prep Showcase, at Jackson City TBA, Mar. 6; Pikeville (17-4) vs. South Laurel (14-9), at UPIKE Gym, 7:30 pm, Mar. 5.

Lawrence County…..52

Elliott County……….39

Lawrence County went on the road Thursday night and knocked off Elliott County, 52-39.

Kensley Feltner poured in a game-high 23 points as the Lady Bulldogs improved to 14-9. Kyleah Webb tossed in eight.

At Sandy Hook

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (14-9)……..11  19  11  11 – 52

EC (2-8)……….10  11   9    9 – 39

Scoring:

Lawrence County (52) – Kensley Feltner 7(2) 3-3 23; Kyleah Ward 4 0-1 8; Ellie Webb 0(2) 0-0 6; Sophie Adkins 0(2) 0-0 6; Kaison Ward 2 1-12 5; Tyra Hammond 1 0-0 2; and Abby Nelson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(6) 4-6 52.

Elliott County (39) – Maleigh McDaniel 2(1) 0-0 7; Kailey Hamilton 1 0-0 2; Harley Locklear 2 3-4 7; Rylee Sturgill 1 2-4 4; Natalie Sturgill 1 0-0 2; and Abby Adkins 7 3-3 17. Totals: 14(1) 8-11 39.

Next up: Lawrence County (14-9) at Tug Valley (1-0), 7 pm, Mar. 5.

Pike Central…..50

East Ridge…….47

Pike Central rallied late for the second time this season to edge East Ridge, 50-47, in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Thursday night.

The Lady Hawks, now 8-17, scored a buzzer-beating shot earlier in the season to beat the Lady Warriors (4-18).

Hannah May paced Central with 13 points and Allie Spears followed with 12. Emalie Tackett tossed in eight.

Mackenzie Sawyers led East Ridge with 10 points while Haleigh Damron and Sylvia Ratliff added nine apiece.

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ER (4-18)……14  10  16    7 – 47

PC (8-17)…..…6  15  18  11 – 50

Scoring:

East Ridge (47) – Leah Wells 1 5-8 7; Mackenzie Sawyers 1(1) 5-8 10; Haleigh Damron 3(1) 0-0 9; Sylvia Ratliff 2(1) 2-2 9; Breanna Taylor 1 0-0 2; and Lauren Mann 2(2) 0-0 10. Totals: 10(5) 12-18 47.

Pike Central (50) – Hannah May 3(2) 1-3 13; Allie Spears 3(2) 0-1 12; Emalie Tackett 2 4-10 8; Abigail Hess 2 2-2 6; Lindsey Bowman 2 1-1 5; Alexis Taylor 1 1-2 3; Sarah Justice 1 0-0 2; and Lakota Johnson 0 1-3 1. Totals: 14(4) 10-22 50.

Next up: East Ridge (4-18) at Magoffin County (5-17), 7:30 pm, Mar. 5; Pike Central (8-17) vs. Martin County (10-8), 7:30 pm, Mar. 6.

Knott Central….66

Johnson Central…58

Johnson Central saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end as host Knott Central turned back the Lady Eagles, 66-58, in a game played on Thursday.

Kelci Blair fired in 20 points for the Lady Eagles, now 14-2. Sammi Sites scored 14 and KK Vannoy followed with 10.

At Hindman

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JC (14-3)…..13  20     9  16 – 58

KC (13-6)…..18  14  14  20 – 66

Scoring:

Johnson Central (58) – Kelci Blair 7(2) 0-1 20; Sammi Sites 0(4) 2-2 14; Clara Blair 1 0-0 2; KK Vannoy 1(2) 2-3 10; Becca Wright 0(1) 0-0 3; Abbie Stambaugh 3 0-0 6; and Kaylyn McKenzie 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 12(1) 4-6 58.

Knott Central (66) – Keara Mullins 10(1) 1-2 24; Abby Maggard 2(2) 4-4 14; Kelsey Noble 4(1) 0-2 11; Kylie Gayheart 2(2) 0-0 10; Courtney Hayes 2 0-0 4; and Brooke Mason 0 3-4 3. Totals: 20(6) 8-13 66.

Next up: Johnson Central (14-3) at Martin County (4:45 pm, Mar. 5.

Belfry…………58

Betsy Layne…..45

Belfry used a strong second half to rally past Betsy Layne, 58-45, in a game played at home on Thursday night.

Kyera Thornsbury had a game-high 28 points as the Lady Pirates improved to 16-6. Cushi Fletcher added 14.

Madilyn Meade led the Lady Cats (7-15) with 17 points. Kim Akers and Katie Kidd tossed in 10 each.

At Goody

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BL (7-15)……11  13  10  11 – 45

BF (16-6)……12  13  18  15 – 58

Scoring:

Betsy Layne (45) – Kim Akers 10; Madilyn Meade 17; Lauren Watkins 2; Katie Kidd 10;  Shyla Kidd 3 and Sydney Newsome 3. Totals: 15(1) 12-19 45.

Belfry (58) – Kyera Thornsbury 28; Cushi Fletcher 14; Alyssa Varney 6; Addison Smith 4; Linzee Phillips 4; and Jenna Sparks 2. Totals: 16(6) 8-16 58.

Next up: Betsy Layne (7-15) vs. Buckhorn (7-9), at Prestonsburg, 10 am, Mar. 6; Belfry (13-4) vs. Knott Central (13-6), 4:30 pm, Mar. 6.


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Blackcats top Hornets; Pirates bounce Bobcats

Prestonsburg took an early lead and went on to beat Phelps, 59-44, in a game played at the McCoy Athletic Complex on Thursday night.

Ryan Rose finished with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 16 rebounds as the Blackcats moved to 8-11. Grant Justice added 13 points and dished out 11 assists to add a double-double. Will Gullett chipped in nine points.

Mason Prater scored 16 to lead the Hornets, now 3-15.Jaylen Wells and Keandra Galaurb-Jackson tossed in 10 apiece.

At Phelps

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PB (8-11)…19  15   9  16 – 59

PH (3-15)….9  11  13  11 – 44

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (59) – Ryan Rose 7(1) 1-3 18; Grant Justice 3 7-8 13; Will Gullett 3(1) 0-0 9; Wes Salisbury 1(1) 1-2 6; Jon Little 0(2) 0-0 6; Caleb Lawson 0(1)0-0 3; Connor Hopkins 1 0-02; and Jacob Martin 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(6) 9-13 59.

Phelps (44) – Jaeshon Nugent 1 2-2 4; Keandra Galaurb-Jackson 2(1) 3-4 10; Eric Daniels 1 0-0 2; Mason Prater  2(4) 0-0 16; Landon Dotson 1 0-0 2; and Jaylen Wells 4 2-4 10. Totals: 11(5) 7-10 44.

Next up: Prestonsburg (8-11) vs. Bath County (4-12), 3 pm, Mar. 6; Phelps (3-15) vs. Jackson City (2-8), 12:45 pm, at Prestonsburg, 12:45 pm, Mar. 6.

Belfry…………78

Betsy Layne……64

Belfry pulled away from Betsy Layne in the final period to earn a 78-64 win in a game played at Junior Newsome Arena on Thursday night.

DeMahjae Clark fired in 21 points for the Pirates, now 12-8. Sal Dean followed with 20. Ben McNamee tossed in 13 while Bol Kuir net 11 and Steven Banks chipped in 10.

Betsy Layne’s Jordan Frazier had a game-high 26 points as the Bobcats dropped to 9-7. Brady Robinson tallied 19.

At Stanville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (12-8)…….9  23  16  30 – 78

BL (9-7)……14  14  18  18 – 64

Scoring:

Belfry (78) – DeMahjae Clark 7 7-9 21; Sal Dean 4(1) 9-9 20; Ben McNamee 6 1-2 13; Bol Kuir 5 1-4 11; Steven Banks 3 4-4 10; and Noah Brown 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 25(2) 22-28 78.

Betsy Layne (64) – Jordan Frazier 8(2) 4-7 26; Shawn Howell 1(1) 2-3 7; Chase Mims 3 1-1 7; Brady Robinson 4(2) 5-11 19; and Davy Bentley 2 1-2 5. Totals: 18(5) 13-24 64.

Next up: Belfry (12-8) vs. Floyd Central (6-11), 7:30 pm, Mar. 5; Betsy Layne (9-7) vs. Knott Central (12-6), at Prestonsburg, TBA, Mar. 6.

Letcher Central……..100

Ligon Home School….47

Letcher Central dominated from start to finish in a 100-47 win over Ligon Home School in a game played at the LCCHS Gymnasium on Thursday night.

Joby Johnson poured in 23 points as the Cougars improved to 9-9. Cooper Bailey followed with 15 and Bodie Bentley tossed in 12. Peyton Dixon chipped in nine.

At Ermine

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LHS (2-16)…10  11  13  13 –  47

LC (9-9)……30  24  32  16 – 100

Scoring:

Ligon Home School (47) – Seth Hall 14 4-12 32; Gavin Hamilton 3(1) 0-0 9; and Braxton Hall 1(1) 1-2 6. Totals: 18(2) 5-14 47.

Letcher Central (100) – Joby Johnson 9(1) 2-4 23; Cooper Bailey 6(1) 0-0 15; Bodie Bentley  3(2) 0-0 12; Peyton Dixon 4 1-2 9; Kaden Adams 4 0-0 8; Brady Boggs 1(2) 0-0 8; Nigel Nichols 0(2) 0-0 6; Luke Goins 3 0-2 6; Peyton Wright 1(1) 0-0 5; Ethan Whitaker 0(1) 0-0 3; Max Roark 0(1) 0-0 3; and JD McDaniel 1 0-0 2. Totals: 32(11) 3-10 100.

Next up: Letcher Central (9-9) at Owsley County (7-5), 7:30 pm, Mar. 5.

In other games:

Magoffin County defeated Lawrence County, 65-51.


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