PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg cruised to a win in its latest home game, defeating visiting Jenkins 77-40 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Tuesday night (Jan. 19).
With the win, 15th Region member Prestonsburg improved to 4-13.
Jenkins, an opponent out of the neighboring 14th Region, dropped to 1-17 with the loss.
Prestonsburg shot 51.1 percent (24-of-47) from the field. The Blackcats finished 4-of-11 (36.4 percent) from 3-point range.
Prestonsburg shot 75.8 percent (25-of-33) from the free throw line.
Leading Prestonsburg to the win, Chandler Nelson scored a game-high 19 points. Accompanying Nelson in double figures for the Blackcats, Dalton Frasure scored 17 points and Scott Stapleton contributed 12 points.
Narrowly missing a double-double, Frasure grabbed nine rebounds.
Other scorers for Prestonsburg in the win were Wesley Hager (eight points), Tyler Adkins (five points), Drake Nunnery (five points), Phil Cornett (four points), Bailey Slone (three points), Reece Ison (two points) and Jordan Tucker (two points).
The Blackcats set the tone early, outscoring Jenkins 23-11 in the first quarter. Host Prestonsburg packed a 40-24 lead into halftime and added to its advantage shortly after intermission, outscoring Jenkins 22-8 in the third quarter.
Jenkins struggled on the offensive end throughout the matchup. Justin Phipps paced the Cavaliers with a team-high 16 points. Joining Phipps in double figures, Dallas Simon added 10 points for Jenkins in the setback.
Joseph Ratliff (six points), Cody Snell (four points), Hunter Adams (two points) and Hayden Fleming (two points) provided additional scoring for the Cavaliers.
The Prestonsburg and Jenkins boys’ basketball teams aren’t scheduled to meet again this season.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.