HI HAT – The Betsy Layne Ladycats halted a two-game losing skid at just the right time, defeating the host South Floyd Lady Raiders 54-48 in a 58th District girls’ basketball game at Raider Arena on Friday night.
With the win, Betsy Layne improved to 9-10 overall and 5-1 in the 58th District.
South Floyd slipped to 7-10 overall and 2-3 in the district.
Betsy Layne shot 40.4 percent (19-of-47) from the field. The Ladycats finished 2-of-9 (22.2 percent) from 3-point range,.
Betsy Layne shot 38.9 percent (14-of-36) from the free throw line.
Emily Kidd led the Ladycats with a double-double. Kidd scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed a game-best 15 rebounds for Betsy Layne in the win.
Accompanying Kidd in double figures, Megan Frazier scored 12 points for the Ladycats.
Narrowly missing double figures for visiting Betsy Layne, Destiny Compton scored nine points. Katie Tackett tossed in eight points, Alex Sisco scored five points and Kaitlin Kidd contributed two points for the Ladycats.
Betsy Layne won despite committing 27 turnovers.
South Floyd shot only 25.4 percent (5-of-23) from the field. The Lady Raiders finished 5-of-23 (21.7 percent) from 3-point range.
South Floyd shot 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the free throw line and outrebounded Betsy Layne 38-35.
Cheyenne Light paced South Floyd with 18 points, sharing game-high scoring honors with Betsy Layne’s Kidd.
Joining Light in double figures, Leighann Hall scored 12 points for the Lady Raiders in the district loss.
Other scorers for South Floyd in the setback were Taylor Berger (five points), Katie Moore (four points), Brooke Stumbo (four points), Brooke Potter (three points) and Jesse Tackett (two points).
Leading the Lady Raiders inside, Berger pulled down a 11 rebounds.
Both Betsy Layne and South Floyd will compete in the 58th District Girls’ Basketball Tournament later in the month.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.