BETSY LAYNE – Tournament host Betsy Layne topped Prestonsburg 47-43 in the opening round of the 58th District Girls’ Basketball Tournament at the Dome on Tuesday night.
With the win, Betsy Layne improved to 14-16 and advanced to the district championship game.
Prestonsburg ended its season 8-22 with the loss.
Megan Frazier led Betsy Layne with a game-high 18 points. Frazier was 6-of-6 from the free throw line and pulled down 10 rebounds to record another double-double.
Destiny Compton added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Ladycats in the win.
Alex Cisco and Destiny Compton combined for six made free throws in the final quarter to help Betsy Layne hold on to its lead and claim the victory.
Jana Jarvis scored 16 points to lead Prestonsburg. Reesce Endicott finished with 13 points and Allison Hall added nine points for the Lady Blackcats.
Prestonsburg fell behind in the first quarter as Betsy Layne moved ahead 16-8, but pulled to within four points before halftime.
Betsy Layne was set to face South Floyd in the girls’ 58th District championship game on Thursday night.
Greg Moore is a contributing writer/photographer for The Floyd County Times. He can be reached via email at [email protected]