GREENUP - The Betsy Layne Bobcats were the victim of an upset-minded Greenup County boys’ basketball team over the weekend. Greenup County pulled off an upset win over Betsy Layne, edging the visiting Bobcats 51-49 Saturday.
With the loss, Betsy Layne slipped to 13-7. The Bobcats had posted back-to-back wins over 15th Region foes South Floyd and Pike County Central prior to facing the Musketeers.
Greenup County, under the guidance of new head coach Harold Tackett, a Floyd County native, ended a seven-game losing skid, claiming only its second win this season. The Musketeers moved to 2-14. Tackett came to Greenup County from Logan County after a successful stint as a head coach in the Western part of the state.
Dylan Meade led Betsy Layne with 16 points. Garran Newsome scored 10 points for the Bobcats as only two Betsy Layne players reached double figures in the scoring column.
Dylan Hamilton scored eight points and pulled down a team-best six rebounds for the Bobcats. Lako Daniels had six points, Peyton Case five, Dustin Rogers three and Dalton Maldonado two.
Betsy Layne shot 43.5 percent (20-of-46) from the field in the loss. The Bobcats were nine-of-19 from 3-point range, shooting 47.4 percent beyond the arc.
Betsy Layne is scheduled to host 58th District/Floyd County Conference rival Allen Central on Friday night. Tip-off for the Betsy Layne-Allen Central boys’ basketball game is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Betsy Layne will play the remainder of its regular-season games at home. The Bobcats have additional regular-season games remaining with Paintsville (Feb. 5), Prestonsburg (Feb. 8), Johnson Central (Feb. 12), Shelby Valley (Feb. 14) and Jenkins (Feb. 15).
Boys’ Basketball Records
(Through Jan. 28)
Sheldon Clark (14-5)
Betsy Layne (13-7)
Lawrence County (13-9)
Johnson Central (11-8)
East Ridge (11-9)
Shelby Valley (10-8)
Pike County Central (9-9)
Magoffin County (5-11)
Allen Central (5-14)
Piarist School (3-13)
South Floyd (2-17)