Cold-shooting Lady Hornets fall to Lawrence County

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SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County lost to a former 57th District rival earlier in the week as Lawrence County pulled away to win 68-48 in a girls' high school basketball game on Monday night. 

Magoffin County dropped to 4-22 with the loss. 

With the win, its fifth straight victory, Lawrence County improved to 19-6.

Lawrence County, under the direction of veteran head coach Melinda Feltner, remained in the win column three days after outlasting East Ridge 90-88 in double overtime on the road in Pike County. 

Alexis Ratliff and Kendra Spaulding combined to lead Lawrence County to the victory over the Lady Hornets. Now a member of the 58th District with Betsy Layne, Floyd Central and Prestonsburg, Lawrence County managed to execute well offensively in its latest outing.  

Magoffin County shot 28.6 percent (18-of-63) from the field in the loss. The Lady Hornets were 5-of-21 (23.8 percent) f from 3-point range. 

Magoffin County shot 77.8 percent (7-of-9) from the free throw line. 

Kennedi Stacy paced Magoffin County with 22 points and six rebounds.   

Joining Stacy in double figures for the Lady Hornets, Alexis Montgomery, added 14 points. 

Stacy and Montgomery were the only Magoffin County players to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

Morgan Damron (four points), Haley Barnett (three points), Presley Russell (three points) and Kenlee Wireman (two points) provided the other scoring for the Lady Hornets.

Magoffin County is scheduled to host Betsy Layne on Thursday then entertain new rival Floyd Central in a regular-season finale on Friday night. The tip-off for each upcoming girls' high school basketball game is slated for 7:30 p.m..