BETSY LAYNE – Host Betsy Layne held on to defeat Jenkins 81-75 at the Dome on Friday night in a game that featured two technical fouls and an intentional foul in the second quarter.
Visiting Jenkins outscored Betsy Layne 49 -40 in the second half. The Cavaliers, however, couldn’t overcome a double digit lead Betsy Layne had built in the first half. Betsy Layne’s Colby Bentley, Kyle Evans, Nathan Hall and Jordan Kendrick were recognized as part of the Senior Night activities before the game tipped off.
Kendrick recorded a double-double as he led the Bobcats in scoring with a game-high 30 points. The productive Kendrick, who shot 64 percent from the field, also grabbed 11 rebounds in his final regular-season game for the Bobcats.
Sophomore guard Grant Orsborn also recorded a double-double for the Bobcats, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Byron Hammond led Betsy Layne in rebounding, grabbing 12 boards while adding four points for the Bobcats.
Zach Bentley and sophomore Joshua Hall both shot 100 percent from within the arc to combine for 14 points for the Bobcats.
Betsy Layne owned an advantage inside, outrebounding Jenkins 45-28.
Betsy Layne finished its regular season 7-22 overall and 1-5 in the 58th District. The Bobcats entered the week set to face longtime rival Allen Central (13-17 overall, 4-2 district) in the opening round of the 58th District Boys’ Basketball Tournament on Monday night.
Greg Moore is a contributing writer/photographer for The Floyd County Times. He can be reached via email at [email protected]