Pikeville sweeps ER in district showdown

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Medical Leader | Photos by TEDDY PAYNTER | UP AND IN: Pikeville’s Kacye Tackett breaks free for an open lay-up against East Ridge during a 59th District game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 26. Pikeville won, 68-54.
Medical Leader | Photos by TEDDY PAYNTER | SCRAMBLE: Pikeville High School’s Savanna Nunemaker (2) chases down a loose ball during a 59th District game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 26. Nunemaker finished with a game-high 23 points as the Lady Panthers knocked off the Lady Warriors, 68-54. Looking on is teammate Alexxa Gearheart and East Ridge’s Katie May (20) and Britney Tackett (32).
Medical Leader | Photos by TEDDY PAYNTER | SCRAMBLE: Pikeville High School’s Savanna Nunemaker (2) chases down a loose ball during a 59th District game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 26. Nunemaker finished with a game-high 23 points as the Lady Panthers knocked off the Lady Warriors, 68-54. Looking on is teammate Alexxa Gearheart and East Ridge’s Katie May (20) and Britney Tackett (32).

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville landed three players in double-figure scoring and the Panthers went on to knock off East Ridge, 51-32, in a 59th District battle played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 26.

Cody Charles led the Panthers, now 8-11, with 17 points while Wyatt Battaile tossed in 15 and Dalton Meade added 11.

Michael Conn led all scorers for the Warriors (11-10) with 19 points. Trey Little chipped in eight.

At Pikeville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ER (11-10)……………………………6    8    5  12 – 32

PK (8-11)……………………………11  10  10  21 – 51

Scoring:

East Ridge (31) – Trey Little 2 4-5 8; Michael Conn 6(1) 4-6 19; Jacob Childers 0(1) 0-0 3; and Dawson Clark 1 0-0 2. Totals: 9(2) 8-11 32.

Pikeville (52) – Blaine May 1(1) 3-4 8; Wyatt Battaile 3(2) 3-6 15; Dalton Meade 3 5-6 11; and Cody Charles 2(1) 10-10 17. Totals: 9(4) 21-26 51.

Pikeville……………………………68

East Ridge…………………………54

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville built a 12-point, halftime lead and went on to beat East Ridge, 68-54, in a 59th District battled played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 26.

Savanna Nunemaker led all scorers for the Lady Panthers (9-5) with 23 points. Alexxa Gearheart tossed in 10 and Kacye Tackett added nine.

East Ridge, now 13-7, was paced by Lesli Fleenor’s 20 points. Katie May added 10.

At Pikeville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ER (13-7)…………………………..10  13  11  20 – 54

PK (9-5)…………………………….17  18  13  20 – 68

Scoring:

East Ridge (54) – Lesli Fleenor 5(2) 4-5 20; Hannah Bevins 2 2-4 6; Katie May 3(1) 1-2 10; Hannah Mullins 2 3-3 7; Britney Tackett 4 1-7 7; and Jaden Edmonds 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(3) 11-21 54.

Pikeville (68) – Alexxa Gearheart 2 6-8 10; Savanna Nunemaker 6(2) 5-6 23; Leslie Stewart 2 2-2 6; Rachel Blackburn 2(1) 0-0 7; Kayce Tackett 4 1-3 9; Alivia Gearheart 2 1-2 5; Kirsten Thacker 0 2-2 2; and Grace Bartley 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals; 18(5) 17-23 68.

Poca………………………………..80

Mingo Central……………………34

POCA, W.Va. — Class AA power Poca ran out to a big first-quarter lead and went on to beat Mingo Central, 80-34, in a game played on Jan. 19.

The Miners, now 1-11, struggled offensively against the Dots as Wesley Milam led the way with seven points.

Poca, now 10-2, was led by Elijah Cuffee’s game-high 21 points while Luke Frampton followed with 15.

At Poca, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MC (1-11)………………………….10  11    7    6 – 34

PO (10-2)…………………………..25  17  19  19 – 80

Scoring:

Mingo Central (34) – Wesley Milam 7; Deonte Joplin 6; Kenny Allen 5; Daniel Buchanan 4; Dalton Hatfield 3; Cannan Fletcher 3; Isaiah May 3; Aaron Banks 2; and Micah Muncy 1.

Poca (80) – Elijah Cuffee 21; Luke Frampton 16; Kaden Meeks 15; Carson Cottrill 5; Austin Henrick 5; Jaycob Phillips 4; Chase Dotson 4; Shawn Arthur 4; Bronson Skeens 2; Trace Jarrett 2; and Mitchell Hoffman 2.

Buckhorn…………………………..64

Letcher Central…………………..54

ERMINE — Letcher Central stumbled out of the half-time break as Buckhorn rallied for a 64-54 win in a game played on Jan. 19.

Torrell Carter poured in a game-high 25 points for the Cougars, now 12-5. Austin Caudill chipped in 10.

Josh Crank led the Wildcats (7-11) with 20 points and Connor Hoskins followed with 19.

At Ermine

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BK (7-11)…………………………..13  12  17  22 – 64

LCC (12-5)…………………………11  15    6  22 – 54

Scoring:

Buckhorn (64) – Ryan Boggs 5 1-6 11; Josh Crank 4(2) 6-10 20; Donavan Engle 1 2-2 4; Connor Hoskins 5(1) 6-7 19; Nicholas Stidham 2 0-0 4; Austin Bennett 0 1-2 1; and Shannon Blank 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals:  18(4) 16-27 64.

Letcher Central (54) – Torrell Carter 5 15-18 25; Austin Caudill 2(2) 0-0 10; Austin Banks 2(1) 0-0 7; Tyler Collins 0 1-2 1; Gregory Kincer 2 1-2 5; Jonathan Potter 1 0-0 2; and Elijah Raglin 2 0-1 4. Totals: 13(3) 17-23 54.

Pike Central…………………….…61

Belfry………..……………………..58

GOODY — Pike County Central held off a fourth-quarter Belfry rally to escape with a 61-58 win in a 60th District matchup played on Jan. 19.

Central, now 8-10, took an 11-point lead into the final quarter before the Pirates (5-11) stormed back.

Tyler Burnett led the Hawks with 15 points while Hunter Clark and Ryan Eads added 13 apiece.

Belfry’s Austin Woolum led all scorers with 24 points while Cole Bentley tossed in 14.

At Goody

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PCC (8-10)…………………………12  13  26  10 – 61

BF (5-11)……………………………17    8  15  18 – 58

Scoring:

Pike Central (61) – Tyler Burnett 4(1) 4-4 15; Hunter Clark 3(1) 4-6 13; Seth Conn 2 0-0 4; Ryan Eads 6 1-3 13; Teddy Smith 3 5-6 11; and Blake Wallace 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 18(3) 16-21 61.

Belfry (58) – Cole Bentley 6 2-3 14; Koleston Blankenship 0(1) 0-0 3; Cameron Catron 3 2-6 8; Garrett Fannin 3 0-1 6; Jaret James 0(1) 0-0 3; and Austin Woolum 4(5) 1-2 24. Totals: 16(7) 5-12 58.

Letcher Central…………………..59

June Buchanan…………………..49

ERMINE — Letcher Central’s Torrell Carter poured in a game-high 35 points to lead the Cougars to a 59-49 win over June Buchanan in a game played on Jan. 18.

Jordan Gregory chipped in 10 for LCC, now 11-5.

JBS, which fell to 14-6, was led by Idris Akinyemi’s 17 points.

At Ermine

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

JBS (14-6)…………………………….9  13  11  16 – 49

LCC (11-5)…………………………14  17  11  17 – 59

Scoring:

June Buchanan (49) – Idris Akinyemi 7 3-5 17; Princewill Anosike 5 1-2 11; Elijah Branham 1(1) 2-2 7; Hunter Hammond 1 0-2 2; and Steven Silvers 3(2) 0-0 12. Totals: 17(3) 6-11 49.

Letcher Central (59) – Torrell Carter 10(2) 9-12 35; Jordan Gregory 3(1) 1-2 10; Gregory Kincer 1 1-3 3; Austin Banks 0(1) 0-0 3; Austin Caudill 1 0-0 2; Tyler Collins 1 0-0 2; and Elijah Raglin 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18(4) 11-17 59.

Belfry……………………………….62

Mingo Central…………………….49

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Belfry pulled away from Mingo Central in the fourth period to score a 62-49 win in the finale of the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout played at the historic Williamson Field House on Jan. 16.

Koleston Blankenship fired in a game-high 23 points and Garrett Fannin followed with 18 as the Pirates moved to 5-10 on the season.

Dalton Hatfield led the Miners (1-10) with 13 points while Daniel Buchanan tossed in 10.

At Williamson, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BF (5-10)……………………………14  11  14  24 – 62

MC (1-10)…………………………..10  15  12  12 – 49

Scoring:

Belfry (62) – Austin Woolum 8; Garrett Fannin 18; Koleston Blankenship 23; Cole Bentley 7; and Andrew Fletcher 6. Totals: 12(6) 20-30 62.

Mingo Central (49) – Dalton Hatfield 13; Daniel Buchanan 10; Garrett Moore 8; Aaron Banks 7; Kenny Allen 2; Canaan Fletcher 4; and Stevie Hammond 5. Totals: 14(5) 6-6 49.

George Washington……………..75

Tug Valley…………………………..67

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – Tug Valley let a late lead against George Washington slip away as the Panthers fell, 75-67, in overtime at the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout played on Jan. 16.

Tyler May tossed in a team-high 21 points and Jeremy Dillon added 16 as the Panthers lost for the first time this season in nine games.

Justin Phillips took game-high scoring honors for the Patriots (8-2) with 24 points.

At Williamson, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

GW (8-2)……………………..11  20  8  21 (15) – 75

TV (8-1)……………………..13  18  12  17 ( 7) – 67

Scoring:

George Washington (75) – Deonte Isabell 0 2-2 2; Ben Arthur 0(1) 2-5 5; Deshawn Womack 1 2-2 4; Matthew Cook 2(1) 8-10 15; Lawrence Bryson 4 0-1 8; Jared Conliffe 4(1) 0-2 11; Druw Brown 1(1) 1-2 6; and Justin Phillips 7 10-14 24. Totals: 19(4) 25-38 75.

Tug Valley (67) – Jeremy Dillon 4 8-12 16; Jonathan Blankenship 1 0-0 2; Chandler Runyon 3(1) 2-2 11; Tyler May 2(4) 5-6 21; Corbin Oliver 0 1-2 1; Garret Brown 0(1) 0-0 3; Calvin Blankenship 0(1) 1-2 4; and Colby Savage 3 3-4 9. Totals: 13(7) 20-28 67.

Chapmanville, W.Va……………..71

Pikeville……………………………60

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Chapmanville used a strong second-quarter performance to take the lead away from Pikeville for a 71-60 win in the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout played on Jan. 16.

Wyatt Battaile led the Panthers, now 7-10, with 23 points and Blaine May followed with 16.

Dylan Smith paced the Tigers (6-3) with 17 points and Drew Williamson hit for 16.

At Williamson, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

CH (6-3)……………………………11  30  12  18 – 71

PK (7-10)………………………….13  13  17  17 – 60

Scoring:

Chapmanville (71) – Jordan Whitt 3 2-2 8; Drew Williamson 2(2) 6-8 16; Kyle Browning 1(2) 5-6 13; Dylan Smith 5(2) 1-3 17; Tyler Moore 3 4-4 10; Hunter Neal 1 0-0 2; James Ellis 1 0-0 2; and Devin Collins 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 16(7) 18-23 71.

Pikeville (60) – Wyatt Battaile 8(1) 3-4 23; Blaine May 4(2) 2-4 16; Connor Roberts 3 0-0 6; Cody Charles 3 1-2 7; Clay Slone 1 0-0 2; and Dalton Meade 2(1) 0-4 7. Totals: 21(4) 6-14 60.

Hurricane, W.Va.…………………76

East Ridge…………………………71

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Hurricane came from 14 points down in the final quarter to stun East Ridge, 76-71, in overtime at the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout played on Jan. 16.

Jacob Childers poured in a game-high 22 points for the Warriors, who fell to 11-7. Justin Potter and Chris Bevins added 13 each.

Braxton Dolbert led the Indians (3-8) with 20 points.

At Williamson, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

ER (11-7)……………………15  17  21  16  (2) – 71

HC (3-8)…………………….10    7   22  30 (7) – 76

Scoring:

East Ridge (71) – Matt Miller 1 5-6 7; Justin Potter 2 9-10 13; Michael Conn 2 3-3 7; Chris Bevins 3(1) 4-5 13; Trey Little 2 1-2 5; Jacob Childers 2(6) 0-0 22; and Dawson Clark 0(1) 1-1 4. Totals: 12(8) 23-27 71.

Hurricane (76) – Braxton Dolbert 5(1) 7-8 20; Ryan Midkiff 5(1) 5-6 18; Nicholas Muto 4 8-9 16; Evan Dearing 3(2) 1-3 13; Jacob Lawrence 1 2-2 4; and Justice Hutchinson 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 19(5) 23-28 76.

Man, W.Va…………………………88

Betsy Layne……………………….53

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Betsy Layne fell behind by double digits in the opening half against Man as the Hillbillies went on to score an 88-53 win in the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout played on Jan. 16.

Kyle Watkins led the Bobcats (6-10) with 21 points while Zach Hamilton added 12.

Man’s John Thomas Keffer paced the Hillbillies (7-2) with a game-high 24 points. Kenny Jo Adkins added 18 and Jake Adkins hit for 16.

At Williamson, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BL (6-10)…………………………..19  10  14  10 – 53

MH (7-2)…………………………..22  22  26  18 – 88

Scoring:

Betsy Layne (53) – Kyle Watkins 3(4) 3-4 21; Grant Osborn 2(1) 0-2 7; Milton Mahan 0 1-4 1; Zach Hamilton 6 0-0 12; Jacob Ariaz 2 1-2 5; and Nate Hall 2 3-4 7. Totals: 15(5) 8-16 53.

Man (88) – John Thomas Keffer 12 0-0 24; Kenny Jo Adkins 6(2) 0-0 18; Erik Files 2 2-3 6; Brandon Cook 2 2-4 6; Marquel Brown 5 1-1 11; Jake Adkins 7 2-2 16; Cameron Simpson 2(1) 0-0 7; and Matt Smith 0 0-2 0. Totals: 36(3) 7-13 88.

Ambassador Christian………….85

Hannan, W.Va…………………….46

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Ambassador Christian took the lead early on against Hanna and rolled to an 85-46 win in the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout played on Jan. 16.

Corey Preece led the Eagles (9-8) with 19 points and Kavon Treleven followed with 16.

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