Bobcats fall to Huffman-led Pikeville
STEVE LeMASTER email@example.com
BETSY LAYNE - Pikeville snapped a five-game Betsy Layne win streak on Thursday night, defeating the host Bobcats 63-48 at the Dome.
Junior center Zachary Huffman paced Pikeville with a game-high 22 points.
Three of Pikeville’s five scorers reached double figures. Sophomore guard Blaine May scored 15 points and senior forward/center Gaige Ray added 13 for the Panthers.
Pikeville took a lead out of each of the last three quarters. After the first quarter concluded with the two teams tied 13-13, Pikeville outscored the Bobcats 18-13 in the second quarter to lead 31-26 at halftime.
Limiting Betsy Layne early in the second half, Pikeville outscored the Bobcats 11-6 in the third quarter.
Ryder Johnson scored seven points and Jacob Hamilton added six for the Panthers in the impressive win.
Peyton Case led Betsy Layne with 18 points. Case was the only Betsy Layne player to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Narrowly missing double figures, Andrew Tackett added nine points for the Bobcats. Finishing one field goal short of double digits, Dylan Hamilton delivered eight points for the Bobcats.
Dylan Meade and Lako Daniels scored four points apiece and Dustin Rogers added two for Betsy Layne in the loss.
Earlier in the season, in its previous outing on Dec. 28, Betsy Layne beat the Panthers 64-51 in the title game of the Pikeville Invitational Tournament.
Pikeville 62, Betsy Layne 48
Pikeville (63): Johnson 7, May 15, Hamilton 6, Ray 13, Huffman 22.
Betsy Layne (48): D. Hamilton 8, Dy. Meade 4, Case 18, Rogers 2, C. Daniels 4, Tackett 9.
Pikeville…………..13 18 11 21-63
Betsy Layne……..13 136 13-48
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