Bobcats move up to No. 8 in Mountain Top 10 Poll

Steve LeMaster slemaster@civitasmedia.com

January 24, 2014

HAZARD - Newly-crowned 15th Region All “A” Classic champion Betsy Layne is ranked eighth in this week’s WYMT/Alice Lloyd College Mountain Top 10 Poll. The Bobcats jumped two spots from last week.

Betsy Layne boasts a 16-2 overall record. The Bobcats are 12-1 versus 15th Region competition.

Magoffin County remains fourth in this week’s WMYT Mountain Top 10 girls’ basketball poll.

The Lady Hornets won their only game played last week, defeating 57th District rival Sheldon Clark 51-43. Bell County continues to occupy the No. 1 spot in the girls’ poll.

Perry Central comes in at No. 1 this week on the boys’ version of the Mountain Top 10 rankings.

Magoffin County is ranked behind Whitley County, Southwestern and frontrunner Bell County in the girls’ poll. The Lady Hornets are ranked ahead of Harlan County, Powell County, Perry County Central, Corbin, Shelby Valley and Breathitt County.

Magoffin County is still undefeated against 15th Region competition. The Lady Hornets defeated defending 15th Region champion Shelby Valley 55-42 on the road on Monday night.

Betsy Layne will meet the champion out of the 4th Region in the opening round of the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic on Thursday.

Both WYMT Mountain Top 10s follow.

Boys’ WYMT Mountain Top 10

1. Perry County Central (39)

2. Knott County Central (35)

3. Southwestern (32)

4. Cordia (24)

5. Johnson Central (23)

6. Hazard (20)

7. Clay County (17)

8. Betsy Layne (10)

9. Breathitt County (9)

10. Jackson County (4)

Girls’ WYMT Mountain Top 10

1. Bell County (39)

2. Southwestern (37)

3. Whitley County (32)

4. Magoffin County (27)

5. Harlan County (26)

6. Powell County (19)

7. Perry County Central (16)

8. Corbin (8)

9. Shelby Valley (7)

10. Breathitt County (6)