PIKEVILLE - The Betsy Layne Bobcats remained in the win column on Saturday, edging the Male Bulldogs 46-44.
Betsy Layne moved to 5-0 after posting the win.
Male dropped to 1-3 following the loss.
Dylan Meade led a balanced Betsy Layne offensive attack with a team-best 16 points. Peyton Case followed, adding 11 points for the Bobcats.
Dustin Rogers scored seven points and Dylan Hamilton added six for Betsy Layne in the win.
Dalton Maldonado, Dalton Meade and Andrew Tackett rounded out the Betsy Layne scoring with two points apiece.
Male outscored Betsy Layne 17-13 in the first quarter and led 23-19 at the half.
But Betsy Layne saved its best for last. After Male packed a 35-29 lead out of the third quarter, Betsy Layne used a 17-9 scoring advantage in the final frame to post the win.
Senior center Chris Leon led Male with 17 points. Leon was the only Male scorer to reach double figures. Just missing double figures, junior forward Will Parker added nine points for the Bulldogs.
In other games involving Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) teams played in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Classic it was Central 59, East Ridge 57; Holmes 61, Cordia 56 and Oldham County 57, Pikeville 55.
Betsy Layne 45, East Ridge 44: Betsy Layne is making a habit out of winning close games. For the second straight game, Betsy Layne claimed a close win. Three days after edging Male in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Classic, Betsy Layne slipped past host East Ridge on Tuesday night, winning 45-44.
Peyton Case scored 15 points and Dylan Meade netted 14 for the Bobcats (6-0).
Narrowly missing double figures, Dylan Hamilton added nine points
Lako Daniels scored three points while Andrew Tackett and Dustin Rogers flipped in two each for the Betsy Layne boys’ basketball team.
Michael Fields led East Ridge with 11 points. Tony Wolter added 10 points, accompanying Fields in double figures.
Johnny Miller netted eight points, Jacob Skeens scored seven and Josh Epling pushed in four for the Warriors (2-3).
Patrick Coleman and Jacob Chaney rounded out the East Ridge scoring with two points apiece.