JACKSON – Betsy Layne suffered its second straight setback over the weekend, falling to Perry County Central in the Kentucky Prep Showcase at Jackson City. Following a loss to 58tgh District rival South Floyd one night earlier, Betsy Layne continued to struggle offensively. Former 14th Region powerhouse Perry County Central pulled away to beat the Bobcats 69-34 at Jackson City on Saturday.
Perry County Central shot 45.9 percent (28-of-61) from the field. The Commodores finished 7-of-28 (25 percent) from 3-point range.
Perry County Central shot 100 percent (6-of-6) from the free throw line.
Owning an advantage inside, Perry County Central outrebounded Betsy Layne 30-23.
Three Perry County Central players reached double figures in the scoring column. Pacing the Commodores in the win, Travis Dunn scored a game-high 19 points.
Damon Tobler narrowly missed a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling down a game-high nine rebounds for the Commodores.
Accompanying Dunn and Tobler in double figures for Perry County Central, James Blair added 11 points.
Noah Back and Matthew Turner each finished one shot short of reaching double figures, scoring eight points apiece for the Commodores in the convincing victory.
Betsy Layne shot 35 percent (14-of-40) from the field. The Bobcats finished 2-of-8 (25 percent) from 3-point range.
Betsy Layne shot 40 percent (2-of-5) from the free throw line.
Zach Hamilton paced Betsy Layne with a team-high 12 points. Hamilton was the only Betsy Layne player to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Jakob Ariaz and Dustin Tackett tossed in six points apiece, while Kyle Watkins contributed four points for the Bobcats.
Rounding out the Betsy Layne scoring, Morris Adkins, Byron Hammond and Grant Osborne chipped in two points apiece.
Betsy Layne committed 20 turnovers in the loss.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.