EASTERN – Seth Hall scored his 1,000th career point, Prestonsburg edged Allen Central 64-63 in a 58th District at J.E. Campbell Arena on Wednesday night.
With the win, Allen Central improved to 11-13 overall and 4-2 in the 58th District.
Prestonsburg dropped to 6-18 overall and 1-5 in the district with the loss.
“Seth Hall reached a milestone when scoring his 1,000th point,” Allen Central Coach Brad Short confided. “Seth is an exceptional athlete as well as an exceptional person. Most people did not expect him to play this year due to a torn ACL over the summer. He stayed in the gym continuously working in order to come back and play this season. I am most impressed with his attitude and the way he handles himself on and off the court. I cannot say enough about this kid. He is just an overall great person that is going to be successful in life and that’s what matters most.”
Ethan Smith-Mills paced Allen Central with 16 points. Hall accompanied Smith-Mills in double figures, scoring 15 points for the Rebels.
Cameron Blevins scored eight points and Cameron Nelson and Bret Samons tossed in seven points for Allen Central in the victory.
Additional scorers for the Rebels were Zack Layton (three points), Sam Conley (two points) and Chris Brown (two points).
Allen Central took control early, doubling up Prestonsburg 14-7 in the first quarter. Stretching its lead out to a comfortable advantage, Allen Central outscored Prestonsburg 24-9 in the second quarter to lead 40-16 at halftime.
The Rebels, remaining in control after intermission, outscored Prestonsburg 15-8 in the third quarter.
Bailey Slone led Prestonsburg with a team-high 17 points. Slone was the only Blackcats to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Frasure scored six points and Scott Stapleton chipped in five points for the Blackcats.
Other scorers for Prestonsburg in the district loss were Wesley Hager (three points), Bailey Slone (three points), Drake Nunnery (two points), James Niece (two points) and Phil Cornett (two points).
The Rebels and Blackcats split their latest two-game regular-season series. Prestonsburg defeated Allen Central 71-63 on Jan. 13.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.