Pikeville, Ky. — In the first round of the 15th Region Boys Tournament Lawrence Co. took care of Belfry 65-45 Wednesday at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. The Bulldogs will face the Martin County Cardinals in the semifinals Saturday at 6:30pm.
Andrew Bloomfield passes the ball ahead for the bucket against Belfry.
Lawrence Co. was led by Andrew Bloomfield with 20 points, Kaden Gillispie added 13 points, Logan Ratliff tallied 12 points, Hayden Perry hit 3 three pointers and finished with 9 points, Blake Marcum netted 6 points and Will Lafferty chipped in with 5 points.
Hayden Perry drills a three pointer for the Dawgs.
The Bulldogs made 7 three pointers and went 12 of 21 from the foul line.
Logan Ratliff eyes the rim during a free throw attempt in the first round of the Region tournament.
Belfry ( 9-24 ) was led by Cody Erwin with 16 points, Caden Woolum 13 points, Noah Brown 7 points, Cayden Varney 4 points, Jonathon Banks 3 points, Eric Daniels 2 points.
The Pirates made 4 three pointers and went 7 of 18 from the foul line.
Senior Kaden Gillispie helped the Bulldogs advance to the Semifinals.
BHS 9 11 13 12 = 45
LCHS 8 16 25 16 = 65
The Dawgs ( 19-14 ) will advance to the semifinals on Saturday at 6:30 and play Martin Co. ( 22-10 ) after the Cards defeated Shelby Valley 71-64 in the second game Wednesday.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Chandler Thompson
“… Great team win yesterday in the first round of the region tournament. I’m so proud of these guys. They have truly wanted to win down the stretch and that shows. We did a good job guarding Belfry and had several guys step up offensively to push us over the top.”
“… It took us a while early in the first half to adjust to playing in the bigger arena, but we came out and played a really good second half. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off when we play Martin County in the semifinals on Saturday!”