PHELPS – South Floyd managed to defeat host Phelps 70-58 in a late-season boys’ high school basketball game on Tuesday night.
Non-district rivals, fellow Class A squads South Floyd and Phelps are non-district rivals.
With the win, South Floyd improved to 14-11.
Phelps fell to 6-19 with the loss.
South Floyd moved ahead early, outscoring Phelps 24-14 in the first quarter, The Raiders, under the guidance of head coach Justin Holbrook, led 46-24 at halftime.
Remaining out in front after halftime, visiting South Floyd led 58-35 at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Andrew Tackett paced the Raiders with a game-high 21 points. Tackett ranks as one of the 15th Region’s top boys’ basketball players.
Following Tackett in double figures in the South Floyd scoring column, Poppa Trammell tossed in 12 points.
Directly behind Trammell, Brady Ousley contributed 11 points for the Raiders.
Brady Conn flirted with double figures, scoring nine points for the Raiders in the win.
Other scorers for South Floyd were Jake Collins (seven points), J.R. Tackett (six points), Blade Slone (two points) and Hunter Johnson (two points).
Christian Mounts led Phelps with a game-high 30 points. Accompanying Mounts in double figures, Matt Hatfield scored 17 points for the Hornets.
Additional scorers for the Hornets were Trey Francis (six points), Blake Hurley (three points) and Payton Rife (two points).
South Floyd returned to the win column following a double overtime loss to former state champion Paintsville on the road five days earlier.
Phelps slipped back into the loss column after knocking off Jenkins on Monday night.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.