HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Hawks cruise past Bobcats; Rowe reaches milestone

Pike Central erupted offensively in the opening period and the Hawks went on to beat Betsy Layne, 94-76, in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Wednesday night.

Josh Du Toit fired in a game-high 36 points as the Hawks improved to 11-6. Bryce Adkins tossed in 18 and Jaylan Rigdon finished with 16.

Brady Robinson led the Bobcats (8-6) with 20 points. Jordan Frazier and Chase Mims added 16 each and Jake Rainey added 13.

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BL (8-6 )……12  17  21  24 – 76

PC (11-6)……31  19  19  25 – 94

Scoring:

Betsy Layne (76) – Jordan Frazier 7 2-3 16; Chase Mims 5 6-11 16; Brady Robinson 2(4) 4-4 20; Jake Rainey 4(1) 2-4 13; Andrew Kidd 2 2-3 6; and Davy Bentley 2 1-2 5. Totals: 22(5) 17-27 76.

Pike Central (94) – Josh Du Toit 7(4) 10-11 36; Bryce Adkins 0(6) 0-0 18; Jaylan Rigdon 4(1) 5-8 16; Latee Childress 2(1) 1-2 8; Peyton Compton 0(2) 0-0 6; Kasope Lawrence 3 0-0 6; and Jaden Stewart o(1) 1-2 4. Totals: 16(15) 17-23 94.

Next up:  Betsy Layne (8-6) vs. Breathitt County (12-4), TBD, Feb. 27; Pike Central (11-6) vs. Rose Hill Christian (4-13), 7:30 pm, Feb. 26.

Johnson Central…..81

Prestonsburg………41

Johnson Central took control in the second quarter and cruised to an 81-41 win over Prestonsburg in a game played at Eagle Fieldhouse on Wednesday night.

Cory VanHoose led a balanced attack for the Golden Eagles, now 15-1, with 16 points. Kamen Slone followed with 11 and Grant Rice added nine.

Ryan Rose paced the Blackcats (6-8) with 11 points. Will Gullett chipped in eight.

At Paintsville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PB (6-8)……10  13   7  11 – 41

JC (15-1)…..16  29  16  20 – 81

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (41) – Kaleb Jarvis 1 0-1 2; Grant Justice 0 2-5 2; Wes Salisbury 1 1-1 3; Will Gullett 2 4-4 8; Ryan Rose 5 1-2 11; Jacob Martin 1(2) 0-0 8; Caleb Lawson 1 0-0 2; Connor Hopkins 0)1) 0-0 3; and Jon Little 0 2-4 2. Totals: 11(3) 10-18 41.

Johnson Central (81) – Cory VanHoose 6(1) 1-1 16; Kamen Slone 1(3) 0-0 11; Grant Rice 3(1) 0-0 9; Isaiah May 2(1) 0-0 7; Josh Slone (2) 0-0 6; John King 2 2-2 6; Connor Lemaster 1(1) 0-0 5; Mason Lawson 1 2-2 4; Ryleh McKenzie 0(1) 0-0 3; Ryan Sartin-Slone 1 1-2 3; Bryson Hackney 1 1-2 3; Dray Duff 0(1) 0-0 3; Reece Collins 0(1) 0-0 3; and Toby Spriggs 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(12) 7-9 81.

Next up: Prestonsburg (6-8) at Jenkins (2-5), 7:30 pm, Feb. 25; Johnson Central (15-1) at Martin County (5-9), 7:30 pm, Feb. 27.

GIRLS

Belfry………………52

Ashland Blazer…….38

Belfry used a big fourth quarter to rally past Ashland Blazer, 52-38, in a game played at the BHS Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

Kyera Thornsbury came up big for the Lady Pirates, now 13-5, with a game-high 28 points Cushi Fletcher added nine.

At Goody

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

AB (8-7)…….18  12  5    3 – 38

BF (13-5)……17  11  6  18 – 52

Scoring:

Ashland Blazer (38) – Mikayla Martin 2 4-6 8; Lindsay Wallenfeltz 0(2) 0-0 6; Ella Sellars 2 2-4 6; Jordan Rakes 0(2) 0-0 6; Casey Wallenfeltz 1(1) 0-0 5; Khia Robinson 1(1) 0-0 5; and Carley Cullop 1 0-0 2. Totals: 7(6) 6-10 38.

Belfry (52) – Kyera Thornsbury 4(3) 11-15 28; Cushi Fletcher 1(1) 4-5 9; Kyra Justice 3 0-1 6; Jenna Sparks 2 0-0 4; Linzee Phillips 1 1-2 3; and Alyssa Varney 1 0-4 2. Totals: 12(4) 16-27 52.

Next up: Belfry (13-5) vs. Paintsville (9-4), 6 pm, Feb. 25.

Floyd Central….53

Magoffin County…12

Floyd Central dominated from the outset as the Lady Jaguars rolled past Magoffin County, 53-12, in a game played at home on Wednesday night.

Kennedy Harvel led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points and Katie Joe Moore added 11 as Central improved to 15-3. Grace Martin chipped in eight.

At Langley

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MC (4-14).….2    8    1   1 – 12

FC (15-3)…..23  11  14  5 – 53

Scoring:

Magoffin County (12) – Jaylee Reed 0 1-5 1; Haley Barnet 2 2-2 6; Angel Mullis 2 0-0 4; and Jaylen McCarty 0 1-2 1. Totals: 4 4-11 12.

Floyd Central (53) – Kennedy Harvel 6 0-0 12; Katie Jo Moore 4(1) 0-0 11; Grace Martin 3 2-2 8; Riley Compton 2(1) 0-1 7; Natalie Holle 2 0-0 4; Jada Johnson 2 0-0 4; Chelsea Johnson 1 1-2 3; Kaylee Hall 1 0-0 2; and Kamryn Shannon 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22(2) 3-5 53.

Next up: Magoffin County (4-14) at Lee County (3-12), 6 pm, Feb. 26; Floyd Central (15-3) at Johnson Central (11-2), 2:30 pm, Feb. 27.

Letcher Central….62

Leslie County……60

Letcher Central and Leslie County battled down to the wire as the Lady Cougars scored a thrilling 62-60 win on Senior Night at the LCCHS Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Keira Couch paced the Lady Cougars (9-8) with 18 points. Loren Boggs followed with 14 while Kaylee Banks and Tori Holcomb added 11 each.

At Ermine

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (13-4)…..16  17  13  15 – 60

LCC (9-8)…..21   9  15  17 – 62

Scoring:

Leslie County (60) – Iris Napier 3 2-2 8; Courtney Hoskins 4(1) 1-2 12; Anna Napier 3 0-2 6; Baylee Davidson 2 1-1 5; Emily Bowling 3(3) 0-2 15; and Emily Napier 7 0-3 14. Totals: 22(4) 4-12 60.

Letcher Central (62) – Brooke Bates 2 1-3 5; Kaylee Banks 3(1) 2-2 11; Loren Boggs 3(1) 5-9 14; Tori Holcomb 1(3) 0-0 11; Keira Couch 8 2-4 18; and Jaylen Whitt 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 17(6) 10-18 62.

Next up: Letcher Central (9-8) at Johnson Central (11-2), 7:30 pm, Feb. 25.

Jenkins……..61

East Ridge…..41

Jenkins took the lead early against East Ridge and went on to score a 6141 win in a home game played on Wednesday night.

Jerrica Thacker poured in a game-high 22 points as the Lady Cavaliers moved to 5-9. Kristin Thacker finished with 20.

The Lady Warriors (3-14) landed three players in double figure scoring as Leah Wells led the way with 14. Haleigh Damron net 11and Makenzie Sawyers tossed in 10.

At Jenkins

Scoring:

East Ridge (41) – Leah Wells 1(1) 9-13 14; Haleigh Damron 3(1) 2-4 11; Makenzie Sawyers 3 4-4 10; Jasmine Easterling 2 0-2 4; and Sylvia Ratliff 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10(2) 15-23 41.

Jenkins (61) – Jerrica Thacker 7(2) 2-2 22; Kristin Thacker 5(1) 7-7 20; Alexis Richie 1 4-8 6; Lindsey Rose 2 1-2 5; Skye Brown 1 2-4 4; and Emma Stewart 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18(3) 16-23 61.

Next up: East Ridge (3-14) vs. Lawrence County (10-9), 7:30 pm, Feb. 25; Jenkins (5-9) vs. Prestonsburg (9-10), 7:30 pm, Feb. 25.

Shelby Valley…..65

Hazard………….31

Shelby Valley and Kentucky commit Cassidy Rowe fired in 21 points and went over 1,000  for her career as the Lady Kats beat Hazard, 65-31, on the road on Wednesday night.

Kyra Looney followed with 18 points as Valley improved to 10-4. Alyssa Elswick chipped in nine.

At Hazard

Scoring:

Shelby Valley (65) – Cassidy Rowe 2(5) 2-2 21; Kyra Looney 1(4) 4-4 18; Alyssa Elswick 4 1-1 9; Laci Johnson 3 1-2 7; Zoee Johnson 2 1-2 5; Jazzy Meade 0(1) 0-0 3; and Kylie Alvin 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13(10) 9-11 65.

Next up: Shelby Valley (10-4) at Russell (8-4), 5 pm, Feb. 27.

Martin County….56

Betsy Layne…….48

Martin County went on the road and earned a hard-fought 56-48 win over Betsy Layne in a game played at Junior Newsome Arena on Wednesday night.

Laken Williams and Lynndsey Cassell had 15 points apiece as the Lady Cardinals improved to 9-6. Katie Marcum added 14 points while Lakyn Porter net seven and had seven boards.