EASTERN – Allen Central notched its third straight win over the weekend, defeating visiting Menifee County 75-48 in a late-season boys’ high school basketball game at J.E. Campbell Arena on Saturday.
With the win, Allen Central evened its overall record to 13-13.
Menifee County, an opponent from the neighboring 16th Region, dropped to 1-22 with the loss.
Allen Central set the tone early, outscoring Menifee County 23-11 in the first quarter. The Rebels dominated throughout the non-district high school basketball matchup. Allen Central led 51-23 at halftime and packed a 63-28 lead out of the third quarter.
Cameron Blevins and Ethan Smith-Mills led Allen Central with 12 points apiece. Three Rebels reached double figures in the scoring column as Bret Samons posted 10 points.
Dylan Caudill contributed eight points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Rebels.
A total of 13 different Allen Central players broke into the scoring column. Other Allen Central scorers were Koby Slone (six points), Sam Conley (five points), Cameron Nelson (five points), Bailey Wright (five points), Zack Laton (four points), Chris Brown (two points), Kevin Chaffins (two points), Cody Haddix (two points) and Steven Howard (two points).
Jacob Lawson led Menifee County with 14 points. Lawson was the only Wildcat to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Narrowly missing double figures, Kyle Helton chipped in nine points for the Wildcats in the lopsided loss.
Menifee County suffered its fifth straight loss.
Allen Central entered the week with regular-season games remaining versus Belfry, Phelps and Piarist School. The Rebels are scheduled to face Phelps twice over the final week of the regular-season.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached a (606) 886-8506.