BETSY LAYNE – In a 58th District girls’ basketball game at the Dome on Friday night, host Betsy Layne outlasted South Floyd 79-73 in double overtime.
Emily Kidd paced Betsy Layne with 35 points and 17 rebounds. Kidd led all players in scoring and rebounding.
With the win, Betsy Layne evened its overall record to 8-8 and moved to 3-0 in the 58th District.
South Floyd slipped to 7-8 overall and 2-1 in the district with the loss.
Betsy Layne shot 49.2 percent (30-of-61) from the field. The Ladycats finished 1-for-5 from 3-point range.
Betsy Layne shot 50 percent (18-of-36) from the free throw line.
The Ladycats won the rebounding battle 47-38.
Accompanying Kidd in double figures and posting a double-double of her own, Megan Frazier added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Ladycats.
Betsy Layne won despite committing 30 turnovers.
Katie Tackett barely missed double figures for Betsy Layne, finishing with nine points.
In other individual scoring for the Ladycats, Destiny Compton contributed eight points, Summer Johnson tossed in six points and Alex Sisco added five points.
South Floyd shot 34.9 percent (29-of-38) from the field. The Lady Raiders shot 25 percent (4-of-16) from 3-point range.
South Floyd shot 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from the free throw line.
Katie Moore paced South Floyd with 18 points. Four South Floyd players reached double figures in the scoring column as Brooke Potter pushed in 13 points and Taylor Berger and Jesse Tackett contributed 12 points apiece.
Berger registered a double-double, pulling down 11 rebounds.
Other scorers for South Floyd in the heartbreaking loss were Leighann Hall (eight points), Cheyenne Light (six points), Sydney Hal (two points) and Brooke Stumbo (two points).
Betsy Layne beat 58th District counterpart South Floyd for the second time in less than 10 days. The Ladycats prevailed 65-52 over the Lady Raiders when the two 58th District girls’ basketball teams met on Jan. 6 during the 15th Region All “A” Classic at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.