BETSY LAYNE – Reigning 15th Region champion Johnson Central flexed its muscles on Wednesday night, defeating host Betsy Layne 93-54 in a late-season boys’ high school basketball game at the Dome.
Longtime 15th Region rivals, Johnson Central and Betsy Layne met for a non-district game.
With the win, Johnson Central improved to 16-11.
Betsy Layne dropped to 10-18 with the loss.
Tyler Pack led Johnson Central with a double-double. Pack scored a game-high 17 points and pulled down a game-best 14 rebounds for the Golden Eagles.
Directly behind Pack in the Johnson Central scoring column, Mason Blair added 16 points.
Accompanying Pack and Blair in double figures for Johnson Central, Jacob Rice scored 10 points.
Narrowly missing double figures, Gabe Ferrell posted a career-high nine points for the Golden Eagles.
Johnson Central was minus Luke Vance, who did not play due to an illness.
Johnson Central shot 45.1 percent (32-of-71) from the field. The Golden Eagles finished 8-of-25 (32 percent) from 3-point range.
Johnson Central shot 75 percent (21-of-28) from the free throw line.
The Golden Eagles led 36-21 at halftime and finished strong, outscoring Betsy Layne 28-10 in the fourth quarter.
Betsy Layne shot 40.4 percent from the field. The Bobcats went 2-for-10 from 3-point range.
Betsy Layne shot 60.9 percent from the free throw line.
Jakob Ariaz led Betsy Layne with a game-high 17 points. Joining Ariaz in double figures, Kyle Watkins added 13 points for the Bobcats.
Zach Hamilton tossed in eight points, while Morris Adkins posted seven points for the Bobcats in the non-district loss.
Other scorers for the Betsy Layne boys’ basketball team were Grant Osborn (six points), Byron Hammond (two points) and Quinton Adkins (one point).
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.