HI HAT – South Floyd won its regular-season finale convincingly, defeating visiting Piarist School 82-39 in a non-district girls’ high school basketball game at Raider Arena on Friday night.
With the win, South Floyd evened its record to 12-12.
Piarist School dropped to 3-17 with the loss.
Familiar foes, South Floyd and Piarist School are former 58th District/Floyd County Conference basketball rivals.
South Floyd shot 39.8 percent (35-of-88) from the field. The Lady Raiders went 5-for-12 from 3-point range, shooting 41.7 percent beyond the arc.
South Floyd shot 50 percent (9-of-18) from the free throw line.
Brooke Potter poured in 31 points to lead the Lady Raiders. Potter paced a group of four South Floyd scorers in double figures.
Following Potter in double figures for the Lady Raiders, Leighann Hall added 13 points.
Taylor Berger and Kennedy Blevins added 12 points apiece for South Floyd in the convincing victory.
Other scorers for the Lady Raiders in the win were Brooke Stumbo (seven points), Cheyenne Light (three points), Katie Moore (two points) and Jesse Tackett (two points).
South Floyd is under the direction of head coach Justin Triplett.
Lauren Wright, who ranks among the state’s leading scorers, paced Piarist School with a game-high 36 points.
Katie Howard was the only other Piarist School player to land in the scoring column. Howard chipped in three points for the Lady Knights.
South Floyd is scheduled to meet Prestonsburg in the 58th District Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Allen Central on Wednesday evening. Tip-off for the South Floyd-Prestonsburg girls’ basketball game is set for 6 p.m. inside Allen Central’s J.E. Campbell Arena.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.