SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County used a balanced scoring attack to notch 18 wins in the 2016-17 season. A pair of Magoffin County players averaged double figures in the scoring column and another Hornet netted nearly nine points per game during the recently completed campaign.
Mr. Basketball finalist Trenton Russell paced Magoffin County offensively during the 2016-17 season, averaging 23.6 points per game. Russell scored 707 points during his senior season.
Following Russell in double figures for the Hornets, Jaren Lovely averaged 19.9 points per game. Lovely, a Marshall University baseball signee, scored 598 points during his senior campaign. He is back on the baseball diamond for his senior campaign.
Ryan Mullins emerged as another leader for the Hornets, averaging 8.8 points per game. Mullins led Magoffin County in rebounding, pulling down 8.4 rebounds per contest.
Russell ranked second in rebounding for the Hornets, claiming 7.2 caroms per matchup.
Dalton Peters and Dylan Arnett also contributed for the Hornets. Peters made a strong return for the Hornets after suffering an injury prior to the basketball season's opening tip.
Magoffin County shot 46.2 percent from the field. The Hornets shot 34 percent from 3-point range.
Magoffin County shot 74.1 percent from the free throw line.
The Hornets' 2016-17 season included a district runner-up finish and an appearance in the 15th Region Tournament. Magoffin County competed in holiday tournaments in Prestonsburg and Belfry and also played in the tradition-rich WYMT Mountain Classic as part of the 2016-17 campaign,
Veteran head coach Robbie Russell guided Magoffin County to an 18-12 record in the 2016-17 season.