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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Eagles run past Lady Bulldogs

Johnson Central dominated from the early going as the Lady Eagles knocked off Lawrence County, 64-42, in a game played at Eagle Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles had 16 three-point goals.

Clara Blair led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points as Johnson Central improved to 11-2. Taylor McKenzie followed with 14 and Kelci Blair finished with 11. Sammi Sites added eight.

Kensley Feltner had a game-high 20 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who dropped to 10-9. Sophie Adkins tallied 11.

At Paintsville

Scoring:

Lawrence County (42) – Kensley Feltner 8 4-5 20; Sophie Adkins 1(3) 0-0 11; Ellie Webb 0(2) 0-0 6; Tyra Hammond 1 1-2 3; and Kaison Ward 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11(5) 5-7 42.

Johnson Central (62) – Kelci Blair 0(6) 0-0 18; Taylor McKenzie 1(4) 0-0 14; Kelci Blair 2(1) 4-6 11; Sammi Sites 0(2) 2-2 8; KK Vannoy 0(2) 0-0 6; Becca Wright 0(1) 0-0 3; Kaylyn McKenzie 1 0-0 2; and McKinley Cantrell 1 0-0 2. Totals: 5(16) 6-8 64.

Next up: Lawrence County (10-9) at East Ridge (3-13), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25; Johnson Central (11-2) vs. Letcher Central (8-8), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25.

MONDAY’S GAMES

Letcher Central…69

Lee County……..21

Letcher Central was in total control from the outset as the Lady Cougars rolled past host Lee County, 69-21, in a game played on Monday night.

Brooke Bates fired in a game-high 23 points as Central improved to 8-8. Kaylee Banks followed with 18 and Keira Couch added eight.

At Beattyville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LCC (8-8)…..21  20  20  8 – 69

LC (3-12)……10   8    3   0 –21

Scoring:

Letcher Central (69) – Brooke Bates 8(2) 1-1 23; Kaylee Banks 6 6-8 18; Keira Couch 4 0-0 8; Bailey Kincer 1(1) 0-0 5; Tori Holcomb 1(1) 0-0 5; Kaylee Banks 2 0-0 4; Loren Boggs 2 0-0 4; and Kyleigh Wright 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25(4) 7-9 69.

Lee County (21) – Hannah Bowling 0(1) 2-2 5; Brooke Phillips 1 2-2 4; Pressley Cundiff 2 0-4 4; Kennah Wright 1 1-4 3; Kaley White 0(1) 0-0 3; and Aleaha Combs 1 0-1 2. Totals: 5(2) 5-13 21.

Next up: Letcher Central (8-8) vs. Leslie County (13-3), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24.


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Pikeville advances to All A quarterfinals

The Pikeville Panthers exploded offensively in the second half to pull away and easily beat Knott Central, 82-59, in the boys’ All A Classic tournament opener played at Morton Combs Athletic Complex in Hindman on Tuesday night.

It marked the first tournament win for the Panthers, now 8-7, since beating Murray in the 1991 tournament.

Lukas Manns poured in a game-high 23 points and Alex Rogers added 19. Zac Lockhart followed with 10 and Laithan Hall tallied nine. Nick Robinson had eight.

The Panthers, who played without their leading scorer Rylee Samons, will face either Lexington Christian or Harlan on the road before March 3.

Belfry……….…….70

Letcher Central…52

Belfry won its fifth straight game as the Pirates ran past Letcher Central, 70-52, in a game played on Tuesday night.

Bol Kuir had 19 points and 18 rebounds as the Pirates improved to 10-7. He added eight blocks, giving him 80 on the season. DeMajhae Clark followed with 16 points and Tyler Chaffin added 11.

Bodie Bentley paced the Cougars (7-7) with 12 points.

At Goody

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LC (7-7)……8  12   15  17 – 70

BF (10-7)….13  16  27  14 – 52

Scoring:

Letcher Central (52) – Joby Johnson 11; Bodie Bentley 12; Nigel Nichols 5; Kaden Adams 5; Brady Boggs 2; Wyatt Ison 1; Isaiah Adams 7; Luke Goins 2; Ethan Whitaker 5 and Peyton Wright 2. Totals: 19(3) 5-11 52.

Belfry (70) – Bol Kuir 8 3-6 19; DeMajhae Clark 7 2-2 16; Tyler Chaffin 4(1) 0-0 11; Zach Savage 1(1) 2-2 7; Sal Dean 3 0-0 6; Ben McNamee 2 1-2 5; Noah Brown 1 0-0 2; Caleb Spears 1 0-0 2; and Steven Banks 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28(2) 8-12 70.

Next up: Letcher Central (7-7) vs. Knott Central (11-6), 7 p.m., Feb. 25; Belfry (10-7) vs. Lawrence County (7-6), 8 p.m., Feb. 25.

East Ridge…..85

Phelps……….70

East Ridge pulled away from Phelps in the final eight minutes to earn an 82-70 win in a game played at the Reservation on Tuesday night.

Jon Mills fired in a game-high 26 points and Isaac Woods finished with 20 as the Warriors improved to 8-7. Eli Rose added 12 and Braxton Stanley chipped in nine.

Mason Prater and Jaeshon Nugent paced the Hornets (1-13) with 20 points each and Kenadre Galaurb-Jackson tossed in 17.

At Lick Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PH (1-13)….26  14  17  13 – 70

ER (8-7).…..27  23  13  22 – 82

Scoring:

Phelps (70) – Keandre Galaurb-Jackson 5(2) 1-2 17; Eric Daniels 0(1) 0-0 3; Mason Prater 1(6) 0-0 20; Jaeshon Nugent 9 1-1 20; and Landon Dotson 5 1-3 11. Totals: 20(9) 3-6 70.

East Ridge (85) – Jon Mills 5(4) 4-4 26; Isaac Woods 4(4) 0-0 20; Eli Rose 5 2-4 12; Braxton Stanley 2(1) 2-2 9; Eli Sykes 2(1) 0-0 7; Jackson Potter 2 2-2 6; and Hunter Damron 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 21(11) 10-12 85.

Next up: Phelps (1-13) vs. Shelby Valley (10-5), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25; East Ridge (8-7) at Belfry (10-7), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26.

Prestonsburg……82

Lawrence County…73

Prestonsburg landed five players in double figures as the Blackcats defeated Lawrence County, 82-73, in a game played on Tuesday night.

Kaleb Jarvis poured in 18 points as the Blackcats moved to 6-7. Grant Justice followed with 16 while Ryan Rose added 15. Will Gullett scored 14 and Jon Little tallied 13.

Trenton Adkins led the Bulldogs (7-6) with 25 points and Kaden Gillespie tossed in 18. Cody Maynard finished with 16.

At Louisa

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PB (6-7)…..17  14  21  30 – 82

LC (7-6)…..13  11  21  28 – 70

Scoring:

Prestonsburg (82) – Jacob Martin 1 0-0 2; Kaleb Jarvis 7 4-5 18; Grant Justice 3 10-11 16; Caleb Lawson 0(1) 0-0 3; Connor Hoskins 0 1-2 1; Wes Salisbury 0 0-2 0; Will Gullett 4 6-7 14; Jon Little 2(2) 3-3 13; and Ryan Rose 5(1) 2-4 15. Totals: 22(4) 26-34 82.

Lawrence County (73) – Cody Maynard 0(4) 4-6 16; Trenton Adkins 7(3) 2-4 25; Baden Gillespie 0(1) 0-0 3; Kaden Gillespie 1(3) 7-7 18; Will Lafferty 2 0-0 4; and Dawson Bellomy 2 3-4 7. Totals: 12(11) 16-21 70.

Next up: Prestonsburg (6-7) at Johnson Central (14-1), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24; Lawrence County (7-6) at Belfry (10-7), 8 p.m. Feb. 25.

Shelby Valley……62

Paintsville……….54

Shelby Valley made it back-to-back wins as the Wildcats beat Paintsville, 62-54, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Tuesday.

Kaden Robinson led the scoring with 20 points as the Wildcats improved to 10-5. Keian Worrix finished with 13 while Chaz Brown and Zack Johnson added nine apiece.

At Robinson Creek

Scoring:

Shelby Valley (62) – Kaden Robinson 5(3) 1-2 20; Keian Worrix 0(2) 7-8 13; Chaz Brown 1(2) 1-2 9; Zack Johnson 3 3-5 9; Anthony Pallotta 3 0-0 6; Logan Hawkins 1 1-2 3; and Russ Osborne 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(7) 13-19 62.  

Next up: Shelby Valley (10-5) at Phelps (1-13), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25; Paintsville (5-7) vs. Russell (9-4), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25.


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