HI HAT – The South Floyd Lady Raiders ended 2015 with back-t0-back wins, defeating Middlesboro (13th Region) and Buckhorn (14th Region).
South Floyd 60, Middlesboro 50: South Floyd managed to defeat Middlesboro 60-50 on Tuesday, Dec. 29.
The Lady Raiders shot 50 percent (26-of-52) from the field. South Floyd finished 4-of-10 from 3-point range in the winning effort.
The Lady Raiders won despite shooting only 30.8 percent (4-of-13) from the free throw line.
Four South Floyd players reached double figures in the scoring column. Leading the Lady Raiders to the win, Leighann Hall scored 14 points.
Joining Hall in double figures for the Lady Raiders, Kennedy Blevins, Cheyenne Light and Katie Moore contributed 10 points apiece.
Taylor Berger tossed in eight points and pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds for the Lady Raiders. Berger ranks as one of the state’s top rebounds.
Rounding out the South Floyd scoring, Brooke Stumbo and Jesse Tackett tallied six points and two points, respectively.
South Floyd 48, Buckhorn 37: South Floyd Buckhorn 48-37 in the J.P. Deaton Classic at Breathitt County on Wednesday (Dec. 30).
With the win, South Floyd improved to 7-5.
South Floyd prevailed in spite of shooting only 26.9 percent (18-of-67) from the field.
The Lady Raiders fared much better at the free throw line. South Floyd shot 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from the charity stripe.
Leighann Hall led South Floyd with 18 points. Joining Hall in double figures for the Lady Raiders, Brooke Stumbo added 11 points.
Taylor Berger provided seven points and a game-high 15 rebounds for the Lady Raiders.
Completing the South Floyd individual scoring, Kennedy Blevins, Cheyenne Light, Katie Moore and Jesse Tackett chipped in three points apiece.
15th Region Girls’ Basketball Records
(Through Jan. 4)
Shelby Valley (12-2)
East Ridge (9-4)
South Floyd (7-5)
Johnson Central (7-6)
Sheldon Clark (7-8)
Magoffin County (6-5)
Betsy Layne (6-7)
Pike County Central (5-8)
Lawrence County (5-9)
Allen Central (1-8)
Piarist School (0-9)
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.