Eastern, Ky. — The Lawrence Co. Boys and Girls both wrapped up the number one seeds in the upcoming 58th District tournament with wins over Floyd Central on Tuesday.
Lawrence Co. 52 Floyd Central 38
The Dawgs avenged an earlier loss to the Jaguars and clinched the #1 seed in the upcoming 58th District tournament with a 5-1 record.
Leandra Curnutte helped the Dawgs clinch the #1 seed Tuesday.
Leandra Curnutte hit 3 three pointers and finished with 17 points, Kaison Ward and Sophie Adkins tallied 13 points each, Jada Patton added 4 points, Abby Nelson netted 3 points and Abby Maynard chipped in with 2 points.
Lawrence Co. hit 6 three pointers and went 16 of 22 from the free throw line.
Lawrence Co. 99 Floyd Central 87
The Bulldogs came within a point of the century mark and move to 5-1 in 58th District play and will be the one seed in the upcoming tournament.
Andrew Bloomfield poured in 25 points versus Floyd Central.
Andrew Bloomfield led four Bulldogs in double figures with 25 points including 3 three pointers, Hayden Perry tallied 22 points, Blake Marcum added 21 points, Gunnar Woods hit 3 three pointers and netted 15 points, Luke Fetherolf hit 3 three pointers and finished with 9 points, Logan Ratliff had 5 points and Ford Scaggs chipped in with 2 points.
The Dawgs hit 11 three pointers and went 18 of 27 from the free throw line.
The Lawrence Co. Girls will head to Pike Co. Central tonight before hosting Knott Co. Central on Monday.
The Lawrence Co. Boys will travel to East Ridge on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 and then host Paintsville for Senior night on Tuesday against Paintsville.
Lawrence Co. Girls Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… What a great win tonight for my girls. We didn’t play our best basketball the last time we met but tonight we did a much better job. We still didn’t shoot as well as we would like but we won the rebounding battle 36-20 and that has been a big focus for us the last few weeks. Defend and rebound! I told them if we won that battle we’d win the 1 seed. That’s what they did tonight so I’m very proud of them for coming into a hostile environment and really doing a good job getting this done against Floyd Central.”
Lawrence Co. Boys Head Coach Chandler Thompson
“… Very proud of our guys for going into Floyd Central with the 1 seed on the line and playing as well as they did. When we shoot the ball like we shot it last night, we will win a lot of ball games. Floyd Central is a very talented team and very hard to guard. Anytime we can go into an environment like that and come out with a win, it is certainly a step in the right direction. We go to East Ridge on Saturday then back home next Tuesday night for senior night with Paintsville!”