PINEVILLE – After dropping its final two games in the Raceland-hosted Derby Classic, former All “A” Classic state champion Betsy Layne suffered a third straight loss on the road at Pineville on Monday. Lynn Camp, a team out of the 13th Region, separated itself from Betsy Layne and wound up defeating the Bobcats 78-59.
With the loss, Betsy Layne dropped to 4-5.
Lynn Camp improved to 9-1 with the win.
Betsy Layne shot 48.7 percent (19-of-39) from the field in the setback. The Bobcats finished 5-of-14 (35.7 percent) from 3-point range.
Betsy Layne shot 50 percent (11-of-22) from the free throw line.
Leading the Bobcats in scoring, Kyle Watkins posted a team-high 18 points.
Jakob Ariaz finished directly behind Watkins in the Betsy Layne scoring column and notched a double-double. Ariaz, one of the area’s top newcomers in boys’ high school basketball, delivered 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for the Bobcats.
Betsy Layne had eight assists opposed to 12 turnovers.
In all, 10 different Bobcats broke into the scoring column in the setback. The other scorers for Betsy Layne in the win were Nathan Hall (five points), Milton Mahan (three points)m, Quinton Adkins (two points), Lance Hall (two points), Nathaniel Mims (two points), Grant Osborn (two points), Byron Hammond (two points) and Kyle Evans (one point).
The Betsy Layne and Lynn Camp boys’ basketball teams aren’t scheduled to meet again this season.
In the other opening round games in the Pine Mountain Classic it was Williamsburg 61, Middlesboro 46; Pineville 66, Wolfe County 57 and Breathitt County 77, Harlan 64.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at [email protected]