HYDEN – The Betsy Layne Ladycats had a two-game winning streak halted on the road on Friday night. Preventing Betsy Layne from remaining in the win column, Powell County prevailed on a neutral court, topping the Ladycats 49-33 in the Hyden Citizens Bank Classic at Leslie County.
With the loss, Betsy Layne dropped to 4-4.
Powell County improved to with the win.
Longtime 14th Region member Powell County shot 42.2 percent (19-of-45) from the field. The Lady Pirates were 3-for-11 (27.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Powell County shot 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from the free throw line.
Enjoying an advantage inside, Powell County outrebounded the Ladycats 29-22.
Three Powell County players reached double figures in the scoring column. Pacing the Lady Pirates offensively, Dakota Brown scored a game-high 15 points.
Joining Brown in double figures for Powell County, Amber Branham netted 11 points and Destiny Peck chipped in 10 points for the Lady Pirates.
Rounding out the Powell County scoring, Brianna Elam and Shayla Lindon contributed seven and six points, respectively.
Betsy Layne shot 27.5 percent (11-of-40) from the field. The Ladycats finished 1-for-8 from 3-point range.
Betsy Layne shot 47.6 percent (10-of-21) from the free throw line.
No Betsy Layne player reached double figures in the scoring column. Emily Kidd paced Betsy Layne with nine points.
Megan Frazier and Summer Johnson followed, finishing with seven points apiece for the Ladycats in the loss.
Additional scorers for Betsy Layne were Destiny Compton (five points), Kaitlin Kidd (three points) and Katie Tackett (two points).
The Betsy Layne and Powell County 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.