Rebels fall to ER in 15th Region All ‘A’ Classic

By Steve LeMaster - [email protected]

PIKEVILLE – Allen Central fell to East Ridge in the first round of the 15th Region All “A” Classic at the East Kentucky Expo Center. East Ridge pulled away to beat the Rebels 55-44.

With the loss, Allen Central slipped to 5-8.

East Ridge improved to 9-5 with the win.

Finishing strong, East Ridge outscored Allen Central 20-8 in the fourth quarter.

Connecting on half of its shots, East Ridge shot 50 percent (18-of-36) from the field. The Warriors finished 4-of-15 from 3-point range.

East Ridge shot 60 percent (15-of-25) from the free throw line.

Three East Ridge players reached double figures in the scoring column. Pacing East Ridge in the victory, Matt Miller scored a team-high 14 points.

Michael Conn and Chris Bevins joined Miller in double figures, scoring 11 points and 10 points, respectively.

Justin Potter flirted with double figures, posting nine points for the Warriors in the winning effort.

Additional scorers for East Ridge in the loss were Jacob Childers (five points), Trey Little (four points) and Dawson Clark (two points).

East Ridge led 24-21 at halftime but faced a one-point deficit at the conclusion of the third quarter. Allen Central battled back to take a 36-35 lead into the final period.

Seth Hall, one of the 15th Region’s top players, paced Allen Central with a game-high 15 points.

Accompanying Hall in double figures, Bret Samons scored 12 points for the Rebels.

Other scorers for Allen Central in the loss were Cameron Blevins (six points), Cameron Nelson (four points), Bailey Wright (four points) and Ethan Smith-Mills (three points).

The Rebels finished 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the free throw line.

15th Region Boys’ Basketball Records

(Through Jan. 6)

Lawrence County (14-3)

Shelby Valley (9-4)

East Ridge (9-5)

Magoffin County (8-5)

Johnson Central (7-7)

Betsy Layne (6-6)

South Floyd (6-7)

Pikeville (6-8)

Pike County Central (5-8)

Allen Central (5-8)

Sheldon Clark (4-8)

Belfry (3-7)

Paintsville (2-7)

Prestonsburg (2-11)

Phelps (1-9)

Piarist School (0-9)

15th Region Girls’ Basketball Records

(Through Jan. 6)

Shelby Valley (13-2)

East Ridge (9-4)

Paintsville (7-6)

Johnson Central (7-6)

South Floyd (7-6)

Betsy Layne (7-7)

Sheldon Clark (7-9)

Magoffin County (6-5)

Pikeville (5-5)

Pike County Central (5-8)

Lawrence County (5-9)

Phelps (4-5)

Belfry (4-6)

Prestonsburg (2-12)

Allen Central (1-8)

Piarist School (0-10)

By Steve LeMaster

[email protected]

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

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