HI HAT – Rolling in its 2015-16 58th District opener, South Floyd defeated visiting Allen Central 73-25 in a girls’ basketball game at Raider Arena on Friday night.
With the win, South Floyd improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the 58th District.
Allen Central dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the district win the loss.
The Lady Raiders took control early and never faltered.
South Floyd shot 40 percent (32-of-80) from the field, finishing 2-of-6 from 3-point range. The Lady Raiders finished 7-of-16 (43.8 percent) from the free throw line.
South Floyd dominated inside, outrebounding Allen Central handily.
Jesse Tackett led South Floyd in scoring, tallying a team-high 13 points for the Lady Raiders in the convincing victory. Accompanying Tackett in double figures and registering a double-double, Taylor Berger added 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Ten different South Floyd players provided scoring in the district win. Additional scorers for South Floyd were Brooke Stumbo (eight points), Cheyenne Light (seven points), Brooke Potter (seven points), Kennedy Blevins (six points(), Emily Branham (four points), Leighann Hall (four points) and Sydney Hall (two points).
A pair of Allen Central players reached double figures in the scoring column. Alexandria Samons paced Allen Central with a game-high 14 points and a team-best seven rebounds. Joining Samons in double figures, Katelin Pence netted 12 points for the Lady Rebels.
Other scorers for Allen Central were Hannah Combs (eight points), Kacie Poston (eight points), Kelsey Parsons (four points) and Ashley Salisbury (four points).
South Floyd will visit J.E. Campbell Arena on Jan. 22 for a rematch with Allen Central.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.