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February 19, 2018

Langley, Ky. -- After winning three straight 60th District championships, Lawrence Co. (8-21) will make their first appearance in the 58th as the #4 seed and will play host #1 seed Floyd Central (17-11) on Tuesday night.



Floyd Central won both meetings in the regular season at home 80-38 and then in Louisa 74-69 in which the Bulldogs had a double digit lead in the second half.

LC's Tyler Maynard (shown here against Raceland) has been a catalyst for the Bulldogs all season.LC's Tyler Maynard (shown here against Raceland) has been a catalyst for the Bulldogs all season.Click for Stats through 26 games.

The young Bulldogs are led by sophomore Tyler Maynard who averages 16 points and 6 rebounds, both team highs. 8th grader Cody Maynard averages 14 points per game and a team high 63 three pointers made. Sophomore Chase Sartin 9 points per contest and 46 three’s made, Junior Noah Fairchild 6 points and 5 rebounds per game.

In the other game it will be #2 seed Betsy Layne (12-15) and #3 seed Prestonsburg (13-17) playing Wednesday night at 7:00. The Bobcats won both regular season District meetings 50-46 on the road and 64-61 at home. Prestonsburg won 68-56 in the All A Classic at the Expo Center.

The 58th District Championship game will be Friday night at 7:00.


Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis York

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... We had a great game plan last time. They shot 80% on 2pt fgs. We had 21 turnovers. But we shot 60% from three point land. So the game plan this time around is to hold them under 80% on 2pt fgs, Keep our turnovers under 20, and and hit a bunch of 3's.”

“... Tough environment for us, that place will be packed with Floyd Central fans.”

 

February 17, 2018

Girls 58th District Tournament begins Monday at Floyd Central

Langley, Ky. -- After competing in the 60th District for three years Lawrence Co. (19-7) will open the Girls 58th District tournament as the #2 seed and will play #3 Betsy Layne (11-16) on Monday night at Floyd Central. Game time will be 6:00.

LC Senior Hannah Rucker breaking the press in a win over Pikeville. LC Senior Hannah Rucker breaking the press in a win over Pikeville. The Lady Dawgs and Floyd Central were both 4-2 in District action and split two regular season meetings with Floyd Central winning the coin toss for the #1 seed.

Lawrence Co. swept Betsy Layne in the regular season winning 59-57 on the road and 54-41 at home.

(Stats are through 24 games)

LCHS is led by sophomore Lexi Ratliff who is scoring 14 points per game and grabbing 7 rebounds per contest, senior Kendra Spaulding 13 and 5 rebounds and senior Hannah Rucker 9 points per game, plus a team leading 43 three pointers made, junior Kelly Davis is the team's leading rebounder at 8.5 per contest and also chips in with 7.6 points per game.

Lawrence Co. comes in winning five out of six games.

Betsy Layne has won three straight games.

TO SEE LC SEASON STATS CLICK HERE

In the second game Monday night #1 seed and host Floyd Central ( 13-9 ) will play #4 seed Prestonsburg ( 12-17 ) the Lady Jaguars won both regular season matchups 67-53 at Home and 79-76 at Prestonsburg.

Kelly Davis looking to score after pulling down another rebound. Kelly Davis looking to score after pulling down another rebound.


The 58th District Championship game will be Thursday night at 7:00.

Lady Bulldog Head Coach Melinda Feltner

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... The underdog role has played to our advantage the last couple years. We didn’t play very good our last game out and we just have to refocus.”

“... Betsy Layne is a very gritty team that plays extremely hard. They, like us, have 2 seniors that lead their team. Megan Frazier is their leading scorer averaging 19.7 points and 9.1 rebounds a game. We have to do a good job containing her and keeping her off the glass. Destiny Compton is another senior for them. She’s averaging 15.4 points per game and also 9 rebounds. They are also led by freshman point guard Caroline Ariaz who can cause lots of havoc on defense. These are the players we are focusing on stopping and it’s going to be a total team effort for us to stop them. These players crash the offensive glass hard and we have to do a better job of keeping them off the glass.”

“... We cannot turn the ball over, we must rebound, execute our plan defensively on their best scorers and offensively have to knock down shots in order to win the game. Our girls know we are in for a battle against them. We are excited for tournament play.”

 

 

February 16, 2018

Naugatuck, W. Va. --  The Tolsia Lady Rebels ( 7-15 ) turned it on in the second half to beat Tug Valley 55-30 for the second time in less then a week on Senior night for the Lady Panthers Tuesday.

Tolsia led 20-15 at halftime and came out of the break on fire to out score Tug Valley 23-2 in the third quarter to break open the game.

Lady Rebel Sarah Jude with the floater vs Tug Valley Lady Rebel Sarah Jude with the floater vs Tug Valley

Sarah Jude led the Lady Rebels with 21 points and 4 rebounds, Mariah Finley tallied 14 points and 7 assists, Elizabeth Asbury finished with 8 points, Kayla Jude 7 points and 4 rebounds, Julie Boone 2 points and 4 rebounds, Marlee Marcum 2 points, Taylor Ball, Kenzie Young and Kylea Pollinger 1 point each.

Tolsia 12 8 23 12 - 55
Tug Valley 9 6 2 13 - 30


Tolsia 45 Logan 39 ( Girls )

The Lady Rebels closed out the regular season with very nice victory over #8 Logan ( 15-7 ) on the road Wednesday night.

Sarah Jude poured in 19 points and 5 rebounds, Mariah Finley tallied 13 points and 3 assists, Julie Boone had 6 points and a game high 12 rebounds, Marlee Marcum and Selena Browning had 3 points and 5 rebounds each, Kayla Jude 1 point and 5 rebounds.

The Lady Rebels will host the Lady Panthers on Monday night at 7:00 in the First Round of the Region 4 Section 2 tournament. Winner of that game will travel to #1 in Class A Huntington St. Joe on Wednesday.

Tug Valley 105 Tolsia 36 ( Boys )

Jared Switzer looking to penetrate vs Cross Lanes Christian at WVSUJared Switzer looking to penetrate vs Cross Lanes Christian at WVSUThe Panthers honored eight seniors and made quick work of the younger and inexperienced Rebels on Tuesday night.

Tolsia was led by Jonathon Johnson with 11 points, Jared Switzer 9 points, Jacob Mollette 6 points, Rob Cantrell 5 points, William Spaulding 3 points, Austin Salmons 2 points.

Cross Lanes Christian 66 Tolsia 50 ( Boys )

Last Thursday the Rebels traveled to West Virginia St. University and fell to the Warriors.

Tolsia was led by Jacob Mollette with 13 points, Jared Switzer chipped in with 10 points, Rob Cantrell 9 points, Tyler Johnson and Austin Salmons 8 points each, Blake Sturgell 2 points.

Tolsia 13 13 9 15 - 50
Cross Lanes Christian 14 17 17 18 - 66

Tolsia will be at Home twice to end the regular season. Saturday at 6:00 vs Rose Hill and next Tuesday for Senior night vs Huntington St. Joe before postseason begins.

Tolsia Lady Rebel Head Coach Ric Morrone

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... I thought we did a good job coming out after halftime with some inside presence with Kayla Jude which we needed, and then that opened up the outside shot for Finley, Sarah Jude and Asbury to knock down some three pointers.”

“... After we found out we were playing Tug in the first round we really didn’t change much, just tried to play our game.”

 

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