Landon Slone paced Paintsville with 23 points. All five of Paintsville’s starters reached double figures in the scoring column. JD VanHoose pushed in 16 points and Shane Grimm added 12 for the Tigers. Van Ferguson, a first-year player for Paintsville, finished with 12 points. Blake Bundy, another member of Paintsville’s all-junior starting-five, contributed 10 points.
Paintsville (17-7) outscored Betsy Layne 20-12 in the opening quarter. The Tigers were even more impressive in the second quarter, outscoring Betsy Layne 17-9 to take a 37-21 lead into halftime.
With the win, Paintsville tied Allen Central for the 15th Region’s third-best record.
Six different Paintsville players provided scoring in the late regular-season matchup.
Daniel Meade flipped in three points for the Tigers.
Betsy Layne made a charge late, outscoring Paintsville 28-17 in the final quarter. The run, however, couldn’t pull the Bobcats back even.
Justin Collins paced Betsy Layne with 23 points, sharing game-high scoring honors with Paintsville’s Slone. Three teammates joined Collins in double figures for the Bobcats. Jarod Newman netted a career-high 19 points for host Betsy Layne. Brennan Case and Trai Witt each had 10 points for the Bobcats (9-13).
Sam Keathley rounded out the Betsy Layne scoring with seven points.
Paintsville 75, Betsy Layne 69