RACELAND – Following a first round win over tournament host Raceland, Betsy Layne dropped a game to Elliott County in the Derby Classic on Monday. Hot-shooting Elliott County, a contender for the 16th Region title, pulled away to beat the Bobcats 86-47.
With the loss, Betsy Layne slipped to 4-3.
Elliott County improved to 6-1 with the win.
Dominating after carrying a five-point lead out of the opening quarter, Elliott County led 43-24 at halftime.
Stretching its lead shortly after intermission, Elliott County outscored the Bobcats 28-11 in the third quarter.
Chase Porter paced Elliott County with a game-high 24 points. Joining Porter in double figures for the Lions, Korbin Spencer netted 19 points.
Betsy Layne shot 43.9 percent (18-of-41) from the field, finishing 3-for-14 from 3-point range.
The Bobcats struggled at the charity stripe, shooting only 34.8 percent (8-of-23) from the free throw line.
Grant Osborn paced Betsy Layne with a team-high 10 points. Osborne was the only Betsy Layne player to reach double figures in the scoring column,
Flirting with double figures, Zach Hamilton finished with nine points for the Bobcats.
Eleven different Betsy Layne players provided scoring in the loss. Additional scorers for the Bobcats were Nathan Hall (six points), Jakob Ariaz (five points), Lance Hall (four points), Kyle Evans (three points), Nathaniel Mims (three points), Byron Hammond (two points), Kyle Watkins (two points), Milton Mahan (one point) and Dustin Tackett (one point).
Betsy Layne committed 17 turnovers in the setback.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.