SALYERSVILLE – The Betsy Layne Bobcats remained in the loss column earlier in the week. Magoffin County pulled away to beat visiting Betsy Layne 76-49 in a 15th Region boys’ basketball matchup on Monday night.
The win allowed Magoffin County to improve to 17-5.
Betsy Layne dropped to 9-16 as a result of the loss.
Magoffin County shot 52.8 percent (28-of-53) from the field. The Hornets went 6-for-19 from 3-point range.
Magoffin County shot 77.8 percent (14-of-18) from the free throw line.
Trenton Russell paced Magoffin County with a game-high 31 points. Joining Russell in double figures for the Hornets, Jaren Lovely scored 16 points and Ryan Mullins netted 11 points.
Mullins registered a double-double. The Hornets’ top rebounder in the non-district game, Mullins pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.
Brady Whitaker scored seven points and Tyler Fitzpatrick chipped in five points for the Hornets.
Additional scorers for Magoffin County in the winning effort were Tyler Fitzpatrick (five points), Morgan
Howard (three points) and Nolan Arnett (two points).
Defensively, Magoffin County forced Betsy Layne into committing 15 turnovers.
Betsy Layne shot 35.7 percent (15-of-42) from the field. The Bobcats finished 5-of-15 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Betsy Layne shot 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from the free throw line.
Zach Hamilton paced Betsy Layne with 14 points. Following Hamilton in the Betsy Layne scoring column, Jakob Ariaz scored 11 points and also pulled down seven rebounds.
Kyle Watkins contributed 10 points for the Bobcats, who trailed throughout the non-district contest.
Narrowly missing double figures for Betsy Layne, Grant Osborn contributed nine points.
Additional scorers for the Bobcats were Morris Adkins (three points) and Byron Hammond (two points).
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.