Eagles win streak now 8 games

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Medical Leader | Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER
OFF AND RUNNING: Prestonsburg’s Tiffany Meadows dribbles past East
Ridge’s Alli Slone during a game at the Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan.
19. Trailing on the play are East Ridge’s Hannah Mullins and
Prestonsburg’s Reesce Endicott. The Lady Warriors knocked off the Lady
Blackcats, 66-55.

PAINTSVILLE – Here come the Golden Eagles.

Johnson Central took an early lead against Knott County Central and went on to score a 67-58 win in a game played on Jan. 19.

It was Johnson Central’s eighth straight win after starting the season 3-8.

Cole Crace fired in 18 points and Mason Blair added 17 in the win.

Isaac Caudill led all scorers with 22 points for the Patriots, now 7-10.

At Paintsville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

KC (7-10)-………………………..15  13  13  17 – 58

JC (11-7)-………………………….21  11  18  17 – 67

Scoring:

Knott Central (58) – Tyler Lawson 1 4-5 6; Skylar Taylor 3 0-0 6; Isaac Caudill 4(3) 5-6 22; Branson Couch 4(1) 0-0 11; Kolton Hofsess 2 0-0 4; and Cameron Jones 2 5-6 9. Totals: 16(4) 14-18 58.

Johnson Central (67) – Steven Gound 1(2) 0-0 8; Cole Crace 5(2) 2-4 18; Mason Blair 3(3) 2-2 17; Jacob Rice 2 3-5 7; Josh Hitchcock 0(2) 1-2 7; Jerry McCarty 2 0-0 4; Luke Vance 1 0-0 2; and Tyler Pack 2 0-0 4. Totals: 16(9) 8-13 67.

Tug Valley–…………………….87

Man—–……………………74

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. – Tug Valley built a double-digit, first-half lead against Man and cruised to an 87-74 win in a game played on Jan. 19.

Jeremy Dillon led the Panthers, now 9-1, with a game-high 24 points. Calvin Blankenship followed with 15 and Chandler Runyon tossed in 14.

Man’s John Thomas Keffer tallied 22 to lead the Hillbillies, now 8-3.

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MH (8-3)-………………………….20    9  18  27 – 74

TV (9-1)–……………………….31  17  20  19 – 87

Scoring:

Man (74) – John Thomas Keffer 7 8-9 22; Kenny Jo Adkins 5(1) 0-0 13; Erik Files 0(2) 0-0 6; Marquel Brown 2 5-6 9; Ryan Adkins 6(3) 1-2 22; and Cameron Simpson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21(6) 14-17 74.

Tug Valley (87) – Jeremy Dillon 6(2) 6-10 24; Jonathan Blankenship 4 0-1 8; Chandler Runyon 4 6-12 14; Tyler May 2(2) 0-0 10; Corbin Oliver 2 1-2 5; Garret Brown 1(2) 0-0 8; Calvin Blankenship 4(1) 4-4 15; and Colby Savage 0 1-2 1. Totals: 24(7) 18-31.

Shelby Valley–…………………76

Betsy Layne—………………..57

ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley pulled away from Betsy Layne in the second half and cruised to a 76-57 win in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 19.

Hunter Swindall poured in a game-high 29 points and Lamont Wright added 18 as the Wildcats improved to 14-4. Donovan Layne added 11.

Zach Hamilton led the Bobcats, now 6-11, with 19 points while Grant Osborn added 16. Jakob Ariaz chipped in 10.

At Robinson Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BL (6-11)-…………………………10  16  18  13 – 57

SV (14-4)-…………………………18  13  25  20 – 76

Scoring:

Betsy Layne (57) – Nate Hall 0 1-2 1; Kyle Watkins 0(1) 4-7 7; Grant Osborn 7 2-4 16; Jakob Ariaz 4 2-2 10; Zach Hamilton 8(1) 0-1 19; and Morris Adkins 1 0-2 4. Totals: 20(2) 9-18 57.

Shelby Valley (76) – Donovan Layne 5 1-1 11; Kobe Brown 1 0-0 2; Tanner Bentley 1 0-0 2; Hunter Swindall 10(1) 6-8 29; Lamont Wright 6(1) 3-4 18; Jacob Beverly 3(1) 0-0 9; Dylan Potter 1 0-0 2; Zach Honaker 1 1-1 3. Totals: 28(3) 11-14 76.

South Floyd–…………………..82

Pikeville—…………………-67

PIKEVILLE – South Floyd didn’t let this big lead get away.

Andrew Tackett poured in a game-high 32 points and Poppa Trammell added 22 as the Raiders knocked off Pikeville, 82-67, in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 19.

Jake Collins added 19 as the Raiders improved to 8-8.

Wyatt Battaile and Blaine May paced the Panthers, now 7-11, with 18 points each. Dalton Meade added 12.

At Pikeville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

SF (8-8)-…………………………..20  21  17  24 – 82

PK (7-11)-………………………..11  23  13  20 – 67

Scoring:

South Floyd (82) – Andrew Tackett 3(4) 1-4 19; Brady Conn 2 0-0 4; Brady Ousley 1 1-1 3; Blade Slone 0 2-2 2; Andrew Tackett 6(4) 8-8 32; and Poppa Trammell 5(3) 3-5 22. Totals: 17(11) 15-20 82.

Pikeville (67) – Wyatt Battaile 5(2) 2-4 18; Blaine May 2(4) 2-5 18; Dalton Meade 6 0-2 12; Clay Slone 3 0-0 6; Cody Charles 1 3-3 5; Connor Roberts 1 0-0 2; Bryce Williams 0(1) 0-0 3; and Chatlin Jarrell 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 18(8) 7-14 67.

Allen Central-…………………..55

East Ridge–……………………54

LICK CREEK – Allen Central’s Bailey Wright sank a pair of free throws with nine seconds remaining to lift the Rebels to a thrilling 55-54 win over East Ridge in a game played at the Reservation on Jan. 18.

The Warriors, who fell to 11-9, had a last shot at the basket but missed.

Cameron Blevins fired in 19 points and Seth Hall added 10 as the Rebels improved to 9-9. Wright finished with nine.

Justin Potter led a trio of Warriors in double figures with 19 points. Michael Conn followed with 12 and Trey Little tossed in 10.

At Lick Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

AC (9-9)-………………………….13  13  10  19 – 55

ER (11-9)-…………………………10  12  17  15 – 54

Scoring:

Allen Central (55) – Brett Sammons 2 0-1 4; Cameron Nelson 2(1) 0-0 7; Cameron Blevins 5(2) 3-3 19; Seth Hall 2(1) 3-4 10; Bailey Wright 2(1) 2-2 9; Ethan Smith-Mills 1 2-2 4; and Sam Conley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(5) 10-12 55.

East Ridge (54) – Trey Little 1(2) 2-3 10; Michael Conn 1(2) 4-5 12; Matt Miller 2 0-0 4; Jacob Childers 0(2) 1-2 7; Justin Potter 7 5-5 19; and Dawson Clark 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12(6) 12-14 54.

GIRLS

East Ridge-…………………..-.66

Prestonsburg-…………………..55

PRESTONSBURG – East Ridge’s Britney Tackett poured in a game-high 28 points to help lead the Lady Warriors to a 66-55 win over Prestonsburg in a game played at the Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 19.

Lesli Fleenor followed with 14 while Katie May and Hannah Mullins tossed in 11 each as East Ridge improved to 13-6.

Jana Jarvis led the Lady Blackcats (2-16) with 21 points and Tiffany Meadows added 18.

At Prestonsburg

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ER (13-6)-………………………..12  17  19  18 – 66

PB (2-16)-…………………………9     9   17  20 – 55

Scoring:

East Ridge (66) – Lesli Fleenor 3 8-12 14; Katie May 2(1) 4-6 11; Hannah Mullins 3(1) 2-4 11; Britney Tackett 8 12-14 28; and Alli Slone 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(2) 26-36 66.

Prestonsburg (55) – Allison Hall 1 0-2 2; Jana Jarvis 9 3-5 21; Tiffany Meadows 3(1) 9-10 18; Kaitlyn Newsom 1 2-2 4; Kassie Jarvis 0 4-4 4; and Reesce Endicott 1 4-8 6. Totals: 15(1) 22-31 55.

Knott Central-…………………..70

Jenkins—-…………………..59

HINDMAN – Knott County Central used a strong third period to pull away and beat Jenkins, 70-59, in a game played on Jan. 18.

Whitney Creech scored a game-high 38 points to lead the Lady Cavaliers, now 9-9. Lexi Stambaugh aded 12.

Jada Higgins tossed in 18 to lead the Lady Patriots, now 13-6.

At Hindman

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JK (9-9)–………………………..15   8  16  20 – 59

KCC (13-6)-……………………..14  13  29  14 – 70

Scoring:

Jenkins (59) – Whitney Creech 14(1) 7-7 38; Lexi Stambaugh 0(4) 0-2 12; McKenzie Gibson 0 1-2 1; Emilee Rose 0 1-2 1; and Shae Rose 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(7) 8-12 59.

Knott Central (70) – Jada Higgins 8 2-6 18; Kriston Waugh 4(3) 0-0 17; Stacey Stamper 0(2) 0-0 6; Hannah Hollifield 6 2-2 14; Fallon Slone 3 1-1 7; Kamryn Thornsberry 1 0-0 2; and Steisha Smith 3 0-0 6. Totals: 25(5) 5-9 70.

East Ridge-…………………..-.51

Pike Central-……………………45

LICK CREEK – East Ridge held off Pike County Central down the stretch to earn a hard-fought 51-45 win in a game played at the Reservation on Jan. 16.

Hannah Bevins fired in 16 points and Britney Tackett added 10 as the Lady Warriors improved to 12-6.

Cassidy Mullins led all scorers for the Lady Hawks, now 8-10, with 17 points. Jana Branham followed with 13.

At Lick Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PC (8-10)-………………………….14  8  12  11 – 45

ER (12-6)-………………………….8  12  17  15 – 51

Scoring:

Pike Central (45) – Madison Mullins 1 0-4 2; Jana Branham 3(2) 1-1 13; Cassidy Mullins 4(2) 3-6 17; Haley Boyd 1 0-2 2; Savannah Miracle 1 1-2 3; Kaitlyn Keathley 2 2-2 6; and Cheyenne Boyer 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13(4) 7-17 45.

East Ridge (51) – Lesli Fleenor 2 0-0 4; Hannah Bevins 4(2) 2-4 16; Katie May 2(1) 0-0 7; Britney Tackett 5 0-4 10; Hannah Mullins 0 1-7 1; Alli Slone 3 2-2 8; and Jaden Edmonds 1(1) 0-2 5. Totals: 17(4) 5-19 51.

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