HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Wildcats slip past Panthers; BL, JC among winners

Kaden Robinson led the Wildcats (10-5) with 17 points while Cack Johnson added 15. Russ Osborne tossed in 12 and Anthony Pallotta chipped in eight.

The Shelby Valley Wildcats scored a big district win over Pikeville, 56-53, in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday night.

Laithan Hall paced the Panthers, now 10-8, with 15 points. Lukas Manns tallied 14 and Nick Robinson scored 12.

At Pikeville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SV 12-5)…….9  20  10  17 –56

PK (10-8)…..13  11  15  14 – 53

Scoring:

Shelby Valley (56) – Kaden Robinson 4(2) 3-3 17; Zack Johnson 3(3) 0-0 15; Russ Osborne 0(4) 0-0 12; Anthony Pallotta 4 0-0 8; Chaz Brown 1 0-1 2; and Keian Worrix 0 2-5 2. Totals: 12(9) 5-9 56.

Pikeville (53) – Laithan Hall 1(4) 1-2 15; Tate Walters 0 0-2 0; Nick Robinson 5 2-7 12; Lukas Manns 1(4) 0-0 14; Alex Rogers 3 2-3 8; and Heath Jarrell 2 0-0 4. Totals: 12(8) 5-14 53.

Next up: Shelby Valley (12-5) vs. Floyd Central (6-11), 7:30 pm, Mar. 2; Pikeville (10-8) at Knott Central (12-6), 7:30 pm, Mar. 2.

Betsy Layne………..67

Breathitt County….51

Betsy Layne went on the road and scored a 67-51 win over Breathitt County on Saturday.

Brady Robinson came up big with a game-high 24 points as the Bobcats moved to 9-6. Jordan Frazier finished with 16 and Chase Mims added 14.

At Jackson

Scoring:

Betsy Layne (67) – Brady Robinson 8(1) 5-7 24; Jordan Frazier 7 2-2 16; Chase Mims 5 4-8 14; Andrew Kidd 1(1) 2-2 7; Shawn Howell 1 2-2 4; and Jacob Rainey 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23(2) 15-21 67.

Breathitt County (61) – Austin Sperry 4(1) 3-6 14; Jaylen Turner 2(3) 0-0 13; Luke Bellamy 2(1) 0-0 7; Tyler Christy 2 2-4 6; Andrew Combs 0(1) 2-2 5; Bryce Hoskins 1 2-2 4; and Blake Ritchie 0 2-2 2. Totals: 11(6) 11-16 51.

Next up: Betsy Layne (9-6) vs. Belfry (11-8), 7:30 pm, Mar. 2.

Buckhorn…….69

Prestonsburg…..54

Prestonsburg was limited offensively as host Buckhorn downed the Blackcats, 69-54, in a game played on Saturday.

Ryan Rose tossed in 17 points and Will Gullett added 12 as Prestonsburg dropped to 7-10. Grant Justice and Kaleb Jarvis added eight each.

At Buckhorn

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (54) – Ryan Rose 5(1) 4-6 17; Will Gullett 5 2-3 12; Grant Justice 3 2-4 8; Kaleb Jarvis 2 4-4 8; Jacob Martin 0(1) 0-0 3; Wes Salisbury 1 0-0 2; Connor Hopkins 1 0-0 2; and Caleb Lawson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(2) 12-17 54.

Buckhorn (697-9)) – Christian Collins 9 3-3 21; Dylan Knight 8 202 18; Dillon Newberry 6 0-1 12; Hayden Neace 2(2) 0-0 10; Andrew Pence 2 0-0 4; and Logan Stidham 2 0-0 4. Totals: 29(2) 5-6 69.

Next up: Prestonsburg (7-10) vs. Lawrence County, 7:30 pm, Mar. 2.

Johnson Central….86

Martin County……45

Johnson Central continued its dominance of regional teams as the Golden Eagles ran past Martin County, 86-45, in a game played at Eagle Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Rylee McKenzie and Isaiah May paced JC, now 16-1, with 18 points apiece. Cory VanHoose added 10 while Kamen Slone net nine and John King scored eight.

Luke Hale had 17 points to lead the Cardinals (5-11) and Jacob Butcher followed with nine. Parker Davis tossed in eight.

At Paintsville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MC (5-11)….15  18    9    3 – 45

JC (16-1)……17  27  24  18 – 86

Scoring:

Martin County (45) – Luke Hale 1(4) 3-4 17; Jacob Butcher 4 1-2 9; Blake Maynard 1 0-0 2; James Dials 0(1) 0-0 3; Parker Davis 2(1) 1-3 8 Jordan Dalton 1 2-2 4; and Matt Linville 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10(6) 7-11 45.

Johnson Central (86) – Ryleh McKenzie 3(4) 0-0 18; Isaiah May 3(4) 0-0 18; Cory VanHoose 2(2) 0-0 10; Kamen Slone 0(3) 0-0 9; John King 4 0-4 8; Connor Lemaster 1(1) 2-2 7;Mason Lawson 1(1) 0-0 5; Bryson Hackney 1 1-1 3; Toby Spriggs 0 2-4 2; Grant Rice 0 2-2 2; Ryan Sartin-Slone 1 0-0 2; and Josh Slone 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(15) 7-13 86.

Next up: Martin County (5-11) s. Johnson Central (16-1), 7:30 pm, Mar. 4.

Pike Central…….90

Floyd Central……61

Pike Central’s high-octane offense was clicking as the Hawks rolled past Floyd Central, 90-61, in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Saturday.

Josh Du Toit paced the Hawks, now 13-6, with 28 points. Jaylan Rigdon followed with 21 while Kasope Lawrence and Bryce Adkins added 11 each.

At Buckleys Creek

Scoring:

Pike Central (90) – Josh Du Toit 9(1) 7-8 28; Jaylan Rigdon 7 7-7 21; Kasope Lawrence 5 1-1 11; Bryce Adkins 2(2) 1-3 11; Latee Childress 3 1-1 7; Peyton Compton 0(1) 0-0 3; Hunter Adkins 0(1) 0-0 3; Matt Anderson 1 0-0 2; Blake Adams 1 0-0 2; and Jaden Stewart 1 0-0 2. Totals: 29(5) 17-20 90.

Next up: Pike Central (13-6) at Cordia (8-10), 7 pm, Mar. 2; Floyd Central (6-11) at Shelby Valley (12-5), 7:30 pm, Mar. 2.

FRIDAY’S GAMES

East Ridge……57

Belfry…………52

East Ridge came from behind in the second half to knock off Belfry, 57-52, in a game played at the Reservation on Friday night.

Isaac Woods led a balanced attack with 17 points as the Warriors moved to 9-7. Braxton Stanley, Hunter Damron and Eli Rose added eight points each.

Sal Dean had a game-high 21 points for the Pirates, who dropped to 11-8. Tyler Chaffin and Bol Kuir followed with eight apiece.

At Lick Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (11-8)……11  14  15  12 – 52

ER (9-7)……..10  13  16  18 – 57

Scoring:

Belfry (52) – Sal Dean 19; Tyler Chaffin 8; Bol Kuir 8; Ben McNamee 6; Caleb Spears 5; and DeMahjae Clark 6. Totals: 22(2) 2-5 52.

East Ridge (57) – Isaac Woods 17; Braxton Stanley 8; Hunter Damron 8; Eli Sykes 3; Jon Mills 11; Eli Rose 8; and Jackson Potter 2, Totals: 13(8) 7-10 57.

Next up: Belfry (11-8) at Betsy Layne (9-6), 7:30 pm, Mar. 2; East Ridge (9-8) at Pike Central (13-6), 7:30 pm, Mar. 3.

Letcher Central….88

Powell County……53

Letcher Central built a commanding halftime lead and went on to defeat Powell County, 88-53, in a game played on Friday night.

Bodie Bentley poured in a game-high 21 points as Central moved to 8-8. Nigel Nichols finished with 20 while Kaden Adams net 14 and Wyatt Ison added 10.

At Stanton

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (8-8)…..20  22  13  33 – 88

PC (1-16)….15  11  14  12 – 53

Scoring:

Letcher Central (88) – Bodie Bentley 21; Nigel Nichols 3(4) 2-3 20; Kaden Adams 4(2) 0-0 14; Wyatt Ison 5 0-1 10; Brady Boggs 3 0-0 6; Cooper Bailey 2 0-0 4; Joby Johnson 2 0-0 4; JD McDaniel 1 2-2 4; Max Roark 0(1) 0-0 3; and Isaiah Adams 1 0-0 2. Totals: 30(8) 4-7 88.

Powell County (53) – Cole Dunn 7 1-1 15; Brayden Rogers 5 0-0 10; Jack Rose 2 2-2 6; Colton Young 0(1) 3-4 6; Brayden Brandenburg 1 3-4 5; Jacob Townsend 2 0-0 4; James Johnson 0(1) 0-0 3; Cameron Delosario 1 0-0 2; and Daylan Williams 1 0-22. Totals: 19(2) 9-13 53.

Next up: Letcher Central (8-8) at Leslie County (7-9), 7:3- pm, Mar. 2.

Knox Central…..95

Prestonsburg……57

Prestonsburg had their hands full as powerhouse Knox Central cruised past the Blackcats, 95-57, in a game played on Friday night.

Kaleb Jarvis paced Prestonsburg (7-9) with 17 points. Grant Justice scored 13 and Ryan Rose added eight.

At Barbourville

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (57) – Kaleb Jarvis4(3) 0-0 17; Grant Justice 4(1) 2-2 13; Ryan Rose 4 0-0 8; Wes Salisbury 2(1) 0-0 7; Will Gullett 2 0-0 4; Jon Little 0(1) 0-0 3; Connor Hopkins 0(1) 0-0 3; and Jacob Martin 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(7) 2-2 57.

Knox Central (95) – Jevonte Turner 8(4) 4-6 32; Isaac Mills 9 4-4 22; Logan King 1(3) 0-0 11; Gavin Chadwell 4 2-6 10; Abram Brock 0(1) 5-6 8; Landen Mills 0(1) 0-0 3; Andrew Sizemore 1 0-0 2;Bryce Imel 0 2-3 2; and KT Turner 0 1-2 1. Totals: 25(9) 18-27 95.

Shelby Valley…..88

Phelps…………..58

Shelby Valley jumped out to a big lead early on and went on to down Phelps, 88-58, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Friday night.

Keian Worrix led a balanced attack with 18 points as the Wildcats moved to 9-5. Zack Johnson finished with 17 and Kaden Robinson tallied 16 Chaz Brown added 15 and Russ Osborne net eight.

At Robinson Creek

Scoring:

Shelby Valley (88) – Keian Worrix 3(4) 0-0 18; Zack Johnson 4(3) 0-0 17; Kaden Robinson 5(2) 0-0 16; Chaz Brown 3(3) 0-0 15; Russ Osborne 0(2) 2-2 8; Collier Fuller 1(1) 0-0 5; Jordan Little 0(1) 0-0 3; Logan Hawkins 1 1-2 3; Anthony Pallotta 1 0-0 2; and Caleb Lovins 0 1-2 1. Totals: 18(16) 4-6 88.

Pike Central…………82

Rose Hill Christian…48

Pike Central continued its solid play as the Hawks beat Rose Hill Christian, 82-48, in a game played on Friday night.

Jaylan Rigdon led four Hawks (12-6) with 19 points. Bryce Adkins tossed in 15 while Kasope Lawrence net 14 and Josh Du Toit had 13.

At Buckleys Creek

Scoring:

Pike Central (82) – Jaylan Rigdon 6(1) 4-4 19; Bryce Adkins 1(4) 1-2 15; Kasope Lawrence 6 2-3 14; Josh Du Toit 5(1) 0-0 13; Latee Childress 3 0-0 6; Hunter Adkins 0(1) 0-0 3; Zac Crum 0(1) 0-0 3; Blake Adams 0(1) 0-0 3; Isaac Reynolds 1 0-0 2; Jaden Stewart 1 0-0 2; and Matt Anderson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(9) 7-9 82.