HAZARD – The South Floyd Lady Raiders notched a signature win in a season-opener, outlasting the host Perry County Central Lady Commodores 65-62 on Monday night.
South Floyd won despite shooting only 28.1 percent (18-of-64) from the field. Making up for its field goal shooting at the free throw line, South Floyd connected on 26-of-35 (74.3 percent) foul shots.
The Lady Raiders fared well inside, pulling down 43 rebounds in the season-opener.
Taylor Berger delivered a double-double to lead South Floyd to the victory. Berger scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Lady Raiders.
Accompanying Berger in double figures for South Floyd, Cheyenne Light scored 13 points and Jesse Tackett tossed in 11 points.
Seven different players provided scoring for the Lady Raiders in the non-district triumph over Perry County Central, a familiar foe from the neighboring 14th Region. Brooke Potter scored eight points and Katie Moore contributed six points for the Lady Raiders. Rounding out the South Floyd scoring, Leighann Hall and Brooke Stumbo chipped in four points apiece.
Light and Moore added eight points apiece for the Lady Raiders. Doing her part inside and playing well near the basket, Hall contributed six rebounds in South Floyd’s winning effort.
South Floyd is scheduled to visit 15th Region rival Pike County Central on Friday night. Tip-off for the South Floyd-Pike County Central girls’ basketball game is set for 7:30 p.m. The Lady Raiders are scheduled to host Lawrence County for a home opener at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.