HYDEN – The Betsy Layne Ladycats split games in the Hyden Citizens Bank Classic over the weekend. Betsy Layne beat Buckhorn 62-57. In another game, host Leslie County defeated Betsy Layne 65-25. More on each game involving the Ladycats follows.
Betsy Layne 62, Buckhorn 57: In a matchup of girls’ high school basketball teams from neighboring regions, Betsy Layne outlasted Buckhorn 62-57 in the Hyden Citizens Bank Classic at Leslie County on Saturday.
Four Betsy Layne players reached double figures in the scoring column. Leading the Ladycats to the win, Emily Kidd posted a game-high 17 points.
Destiny Compton scored 14 points, Kaitlin Kidd tossed in 12 points and Megan Frazier added 10 points for the Ladycats in the victory.
Compton recorded a double-double, pulling down 11 rebounds for the Ladycats.
Other scorers for Betsy Layne in the win were Summer Johnson (four points), Katie Tackett (three points) and Jordan Adkins (two points).
The Ladycats overcame 18 turnovers, dishing out 14 assists in the winning effort.
Betsy Layne shot 66.7 percent (18-of-27) from the free throw line. The Lady Cats finished 21-of-55 (38.2 percent from the field. Betsy Layne went 2-for-8 from 3-point range.
Buckhorn shot 40 percent (20-of-50) from the field but finished 3-for-18 from 3-point range.
The Lady Wildcats shot 66.7 percent (14-of-21) from the free throw line and managed to outrebound Betsy Layne 36-26.
Madison Couch led Buckhorn with a game-high 29 points and a game-best 15 rebounds.
Joining Couch in double figures in the Buckhorn scoring column, Kelly Estes added 10 pints for the Lady Wildcats.
Leslie County 65, Betsy Layne 25: Leslie County beat Betsy Layne 65-25 in a girls’ high school basketball matchup played as part of the Hyden Citizens Bank Classic on Saturday.
With the win, Leslie County improved to 7-1.
Betsy Layne slipped to 4-5 with the loss
Leslie County shot 37.5 percent (24-of-64) from the field, finishing 4-of-19 (21.1 percent) beyond the arc.
The Lady Eagles shot 65 percent (13-of-20) from the free throw line.
Leslie County featured four scorers in double figures. Emily Griffith led a balanced Leslie County scoring effort with 12 points. Madisyn Combs and Madison Little scored 11 points apiece and Kelsey Gay chipped in 10 points for the Lady Eagles.
Other scorers for Leslie County in the non-district game were Cadie Gay (six points), Haley Simpson (three points) and Haylee Mullins (two points).
Holding an advantage on the backboards, Leslie County outrebounded Betsy Layne 35-26.
Betsy Layne shot 31.4 percent (11-of-35) from the field, finishing 0-for-5 beyond the arc.
The Ladycats shot 50 percent (3-of-6) from the free throw line.
Betsy Layne didn’t feature any scorers in double figures. Narrowly missing double figures and leading Betsy Layne offensively, Emily Kidd scored nine points for the Ladycats.
Megan Frazier scored six points and Destiny Compton contributed four points for Betsy Layne in the losing effort.
Rounding out the Betsy Layne scoring, Jenna Kidd, Alex Sisco and Katie Tackett tossed in two points apiece for the Ladycats.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.