Ladycats capture county title
by STEVE LeMASTER
BETSY LAYNE - Betsy Layne Elementary can add yet another Floyd County A-team girls’ basketball championship to its ever-expanding trophy case. Wednesday night, Betsy Layne Elementary’s girls wrapped up another successful season, beating South Floyd Middle for the Floyd County A-team championship. The Ladycats rolled in the A-team title game, beating South Floyd 43-27.
Forward Jessica Jarrell led the way for Betsy Layne, dumping in a game-high 18 points. Taylor Hott also worked her way into double figures in the points department for Betsy Layne, finishing with 10 points.
Host Betsy Layne wasted little time in getting out in front of South Floyd. The Ladycats outscored South Floyd 18-3 in the first quarter and set the tone for the county title contest. Betsy Layne took a 23-13 lead into halftime. In the third quarter, Betsy Layne outscored the Lady Raiders 14-3.
Seven different Ladycats scored in the championship game, providing for a balanced offensive effort. Courtney Burgess hit three field goals and added six points for Betsy Layne. Taylor Watkins scored four points and Keleigh Wagner added three for the Ladycats. Audri Ray and Regan Clark rounded out the Betsy Layne scoring with a free throw apiece.
The Ladycats knocked down 18 shots from the field. Betsy Layne shot 50-percent (four-of-eight) from the free throw line.
Chelsie Tuttle paced South Floyd with a game-high 11 points. Tuttle was the only South Floyd player to reach double figures scoring. Gabby Bailey dumped in seven points for the Lady Raiders and Kelsey Dye netted three. Heather Little and Ashley Castle rounded out the South Floyd scoring with two points apiece.
The Lady Raiders struggled from the free throw line, hitting just four-of-14 attempts.
Betsy Layne held South Floyd to just seven made field goals.
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