By Steve LeMaster - slemaster@civitasmedia.com



PIKEVILLE – Remaining in the win column on the road on Tuesday night, South Floyd defeated host Pikeville 82-67 at the T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium,

With the win, South Floyd evened its record to 8-8.

Pikeville dropped to 7-11 with the loss.

The Raiders enacted some revenge, topping familiar 15th Region rival Pikeville after suffering a five-point loss to the Panthers during the 15th Region All “A” Classic at the East Kentucky Expo Center earlier in the month. Pikeville, however, fell to East Ridge in the semifinals of the 15th Region All “A” Classic.

South Floyd, under the guidance of head coach Justin Holbrook, shot 48.3 percent (28-of-58) from the field. The Raiders fared even better beyond the arc, shooting 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from 3-point range.

South Floyd 71.4 percent (15-of-21) from the free throw line.

Andrew Tackett, one of the 15th Region’s top boys’ basketball players, paced South Floyd with a game-high 32 points. Tackett and teammate Jacob Collins drained four three-pointers apiece for the Raiders. Collins finished with 19 points in the win.

Poppa Trammell hit three three-pointers of his own and delivered a double-double for the Raiders. Trammell scored 22 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for South Floyd in the victory.

Brady Conn scored four points, Brady Ousley tossed in three points and Blade Slone contributed two points for the Raiders.

South Floyd has regular-season games remaining versus Allen Central, Hazard, Betsy Layne, Johnson Central, Prestonsburg, June Buchanan, Lawrence County, Phelps, Pike County Central and Piarist School.

The Raiders are defending 58th District champions. South Floyd, Allen Central, Betsy Layne and Prestonsburg each will vie for this season’s 58th District championship in late-February.

By Steve LeMaster

slemaster@civitasmedia.com

Raiders upend Pikeville, post second straight win

Raiders upend Pikeville, post second straight win

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