By: STEVE LeMASTERslemaster@civitasmedia.com
January 29, 2013
BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne Ladycats dropped their second straight game on Monday night. Visiting Pike County Central earned a hard-fought win on the road, edging the Ladycats 49-47.
Senior center Kassidy Prater paced Pike County Central with a game-high 21 points. Senior guard Cameron Blackburn and senior forward Cassidy Campbell accompanied Prater in double figures, finishing with 10 points apiece for the Lady Hawks.
The two teams battled back and forth from the opening tip until the final buzzer. Betsy Layne started strong, outscoring Pike County Central 13-9 in the opening quarter. The Ladycats, however, trailed at intermission. Pike County Central clung to a 23-22 lead at halftime.
Betsy Layne battled back to lead 34-33 at the end of the third quarter.
Rachel Blackburn scored four points while Jana Branham and Alyssa Hamilton flipped in two apiece for the Pike County Central squad.
Senior guard Paige Watkins paced Betsy Layne with 19 points. Sophomore guard Brandy Morrow joined Watkins in double figures, adding 14 points for the Ladycats.
Eighth-grade forward Summer Johnson scored seven points, freshman forward Kayce Tackett tossed in four and senior guard/forward Timera Thacker chipped netted for Betsy Layne in the non-district loss.
Betsy Layne is scheduled to host Shelby Valley at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Pike County Central 49, Betsy Layne 47
Pike County Central (49): C. Blackburn 10, Campbell 10, Prater 21, Branham 2, Hamilton 2, R. Blackburn 4.
Betsy Layne (47): Watkins 19, T. Tackett 3, Johnson 7, Morrow 14, K. Tackett 4.
Pike County Central….9 14 10 16-49
Betsy Layne……………13 9 12 13-47
Girls’ Basketball Records
(Through Jan. 28)
Shelby Valley (17-3)
Lawrence County (15-6)
Sheldon Clark (13-5)
Pike County Central (13-8)
Betsy Layne (11-9)
Magoffin County (11-9)
East Ridge (11-11)
Johnson Central (11-12)
Allen Central (10-10)
Piarist School (4-13)
South Floyd (0-18)