Ashland, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 4-2 ) stormed back from a twelve point deficit to defeat Raceland 75-69 in the Boyd Co. Roundball Classic Saturday night.
Luke Fetherolf nails a second half three pointer as the Raceland defender closes in.
Luke Fetherolf led the Dawgs with 23 points including 3 three pointers, Blake Marcum tallied 20 points, Andrew Bloomfield added 19 points, Hayden Perry had 7 points, Ford Scaggs had 3 points and Logan Ratliff chipped in with 2 points.
The Dawgs hit 7 three pointers and went 15 of 21 from the charity stripe.
Raceland was led by Connor Sutton and Christian Large with 17 points each, Jacob Waller had 11 points, Connor Thacker 10 points, Jonah Arnett 7 points, Holden Toppin 5 points and Parker Ison 2 points.
The Rams hit 8 three pointers and went 8 of 13 from the foul line.
#3 Blake Marcum with the acrobatic move against Raceland Saturday.
LCHS 19 16 14 25 = 75
RHS 19 19 18 13 = 69
Lawrence Co. 65 Betsy Layne 58 ( OT on Friday )
The Dawgs outscored the Bobcats 12-5 in overtime to win their District opener at home.
Andrew Bloomfield poured in 26 points to lead the Bulldogs, Logan Ratliff tallied 11 points. Luke Fetherolf went 5 of 6 from the free throw line in overtime and finished with 10 points, Blake Marcum and Hayden Perry had 7 points each, Ford Scaggs chipped in with 4 points.
The Dawgs went 15 of 21 from the foul line and hit 6 three pointers.
Betsy Layne was led by Tanner Martin with 13 points, Carter Parsons had 12 points Andrew Kidd had 11 points, Brayden Hall 8 points, Cameron Pente 6 points, Grayson Hall 3 points, Landon Howell and Tanner Hall had 2 points each, Isiah Allen 1 point.
The Bobcats hit 7 three pointers and went 15 off 19 from the free throw line.
BLHS 14 14 13 12 5 = 58
LCHS 17 6 18 12 12 = 65
The Dawgs will return to action on Tuesday at home versus Fairview before a District game at Prestonsburg on Friday night.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Chandler Thompson
“… Man, this was a huge weekend for us, play Betsy Layne in huge seeded District game and take them to overtime and pull it off and then get up and have Hoops league early Saturday morning and then a quick turnaround and come down here and play another game. Honestly I was worried about it. Our guys got down and continued to battle and weren’t accepting anything but winning and gutted out the win. Super proud of them to get two wins this weekend.”
“… You play a team like Raceland and obviously we aren’t the biggest team in Eastern Kentucky and they had a big guy and you try to go zone to take him away and then they hit 5 or 6 three pointers in the first half and you go man and they dump it inside to him. It was a double edged sword and we just tried to survive. Thankfully, they cooled off and we were to hit some shots in the second half just like we did against Betsy Layne on Friday night. I would rather hit shots all the way through the game but we had some guys step up in key moments and hit some big shots.”
“… Luke Fetherolf hit some big free throws in overtime versus Betsy Layne and then comes out tonight and scores 23 points with some big threes is huge for him and for us. He doesn’t have much varsity experience and is really starting to settle in to the speed of the game and has been a huge asset to what we are doing. Proud of him and sure glad he is on my team.”
“… Coach Anderson and I have a history together and a great relationship and he has been coaching 100 years or so ( HA ) and as long as he will have us we will be a part of the shootout and to come down here and get a win makes it even more special.”