BUCKLEYS CREEK – The South Floyd Lady Raiders edged the host Pike County Central Lady Hawks 58-56 to remain in the win column on Friday night.
With the win, South Floyd moved to 2-0.
Pike County Central dropped to 0-2 with the loss.
South Floyd, under the guidance of head coach Justin Triplett, won its second game in less than one week after knocking off former 14th Region frontrunner Perry County Central 65-62 in a season-opener on Monday, Nov. 30.
The Lady Raiders won despite shooting only 32.3 percent (21-of-65) from the field. South Floyd fared better beyond the arc. shooting 44.4 percent (4-of-9) from 3-point range.
The Lady Raiders shot 57.1 percent (12-of-21) from the free throw line in the winning effort.
Excelling inside, South Floyd secured 44 total rebounds.
The Lady Raiders made the most of a balanced offensive effort. Four South Floyd players reached double figures in the scoring column in the non-district win. Leading South Floyd offensively, Cheyenne Light scored 13 points. Brooke Potter and Brooke Stumbo followed, finishing with 11 points apiece.
Another scorer in double figures for the Lady Raiders, Leighann Hall added 10 points.
Taylor Berger chipped in seven points and pulled down a game-high 23 rebounds for the Lady Raiders.
Other scorers for South Floyd in the winning effort were Katie Moore (five points) and Jesse Tackett (one point).
Pike County Central remained in the loss column after falling to 14th Region title contender Jenkins in its season-opener. Jenkins senior Whitney Creech, a Western Kentucky University signee and Miss Basketball candidate, poured in a game-high 57 points to lead Jenkins to an 81-51 win over Pike County Central.
The South Floyd and Pike County Central girls’ basketball teams aren’t scheduled to meet again this season.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.