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Tigers turn back Bobcats

STEVE LeMASTER slemaster@civitasmedia.com

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PAINTSVILLE - In a battle of two of the 15th Region’s top veteran coaches, Bill Mike Runyon’s Paintsville Tigers defeated Junior Newsome’s Betsy Layne Bobcats 57-48 in a late-season matchup on Tuesday night.


Junior guard Luke Daniels led Paintsville (9-13) with a game-high 25 points.


Daniels was the only Paintsville player to reach double figures in the scoring column. Just missing double figures, senior guard Thomas Litteral netted nine points for the Tigers.


Much-improved Paintsville outscored Betsy Layne in each quarter.


The Tigers outscored Betsy Layne 14-9 in the first quarter and eventually took a hard-fought 28-21 lead into halftime.


Paintsville led 44-34 when the third quarter closed.


Luke Trimble, Quinton Hensley and Zach Collins contributed six points apiece for Paintsville in the win.


For Betsy Layne, senior forward/center Dylan Hamilton led the way with a team-high 14 points. Betsy Layne featured three scorers in double figures as junior guard Peyton Case scored 12 and senior guard Dylan Meade netted 10.


Paintsville 57, Betsy Layne 48


Betsy Layne (21-5): D.Hamilton 14, Case 12, Dy.Meade 10, Daniels 4, Da.Meade 4, Rogers 2, Tackett 2.


Paintsville (9-13): Daniels 25, Litteral 9, Trimble 6, Hensley 6, Collins 6, Smith 4, Helton 1.


Betsy Layne……9 12 13 14-48


Paintsville…..14 14 15 13-57


15th Region


Boys’ Basketball Records


Betsy Layne (21-5)


Sheldon Clark (17-6)


Johnson Central (17-6)


Lawrence County (17-8)


Shelby Valley (16-8)


Prestonsburg (13-12)


Pike County Central (12-8)


Magoffin County (12-11)


East Ridge (11-9)


Allen Central (11-10)


Paintsville (9-13)


Pikeville (9-15)


Belfry (6-14)


South Floyd (6-18)


Phelps (5-19)


Piarist School (2-15)


(Through Feb. 13.)


15th Region


Girls’ Basketball Records


Magoffin County (19-4)


Shelby Valley (17-6)


Paintsville (14-9)


Johnson Central (14-10)


Pikeville (14-11)


Belfry (11-13)


East Ridge (10-12)


Lawrence County (10-15)


Allen Central (9-8)


Sheldon Clark (8-14)


Betsy Layne (8-15)


Prestonsburg (8-17)


Pike County Central (6-16)


Piarist School (5-12)


South Floyd (4-18)


Phelps (3-15)


(Through Feb. 13.)

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