HAZARD - Betsy Layne suffered its third straight loss on Thursday night, falling to North Laurel in the 2013 WYMT Whayne Supply Mountain Classic. North Laurel defeated the Bobcats 59-50.
Betsy Layne exited the 2013 WYMT Classic tournament 0-2. Knott County Central defeated the Bobcats 55-44 in the opening round of the boys’ high school basketball tournament.
Senior forward Austin Rush led North Laurel with 14 points. Four North Laurel scorers reached double figures. Austin Thompson tossed in 12 points, Kendrick Henson netted 11 and Peyton Broughton added 10 for the Jaguars.
North Laurel jumped ahead early, outscoring Betsy Layne 15-5 in the first quarter. The Jaguars led 25-16 at halftime.
Betsy Layne struggled offensively, shooting only 28.4 percent (19 of 67) from the field. The Bobcats were five of 18 from 3-point range.
Betsy Layne also struggled from the free throw line, connecting on just five of 14 foul shots.
Peyton Case paced the Bobcats with a team-high 12 points. Case was one of only two Betsy Layne scorers to reach double figures. Dylan Hamilton accompanied Case in double figures, finishing with 10 points. Hamilton registered a double-double, pulling down 12 rebounds to go along with his 10 points.
Dustin Rogers netted nine points and Dylan Meade added eight for the Bobcats.
Lako Daniels and McKenzie Akers rounded out the Betsy Layne scoring with five and two points, respectively.
Betsy Layne turned in a solid defensive effort, grabbing 13 defensive rebounds, registering 15 steals recording four blocks and three deflections.
The Bobcats had 12 assists and committed 15 turnovers.
WYMT Mountain Classic
North Laurel 59, Betsy Layne 50
Betsy Layne (50): Meade 8, Case 12, Hamilton 10, Daniels 7, Rogers 9, Maldonado 2, Akers 2.
North Laurel (59): Carson 4, Broughton 10, Thompson 12, Rush 14, Allen 8, Henson 11.
Betsy Layne…….5 11 10 24-50
North Laurel….15 10 13 21-59