GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Hornets fall to host Leslie County
HYDEN - The Magoffin County Lady Hornets couldn’t carry any momentum from a 57th District win over Sheldon Clark one night earlier into the weekend. Instead, defending 14th Region champion Leslie County pulled away to defeat the visiting Lady Hornets 78-33 in the Coach Wendell Wilson Classic on Saturday.
With the loss, Magoffin County dropped to 1-2.
Leslie County improved to 1-1 with the win.
Excelling offensively, Leslie County shot 49.2 percent (29-of-59) from the field. The Lady Eagles were 7-of-22 (31.8 percent) from 3-point range.
Leslie County shot 68.4 percent (13-of-19) from the free throw line.
Lexy Meyers led a trio of Leslie County players in double figures, scoring a game-high 26 points.
Following Meyers in double figures for the Lady Eagles, Emily Griffith scored 14 points and Hailee Mullins netted 11 points.
Ten different Lady Eagles scored as the host team pulled away to win convincingly.
Leslie County dominated inside, outrebounding Magoffin County 46-26.
Magoffin County was limited offensively throughout the early-season girls’ high school basketball matchup. The Lady Hornets shot only 22.9 percent (11-of-48) from the field. Magoffin County finished 2-of-18 (11.1 percent) from 3-point range.
The Lady Hornets shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the free throw line.
Kennedi Stacy was the only Magoffin County player to reach double figures in the scoring column. Stacy led the Lady Hornets with a team-high 11 points.
Destiny Conley and Alexis Montgomery chipped in six points apiece for the Lady Hornets in the loss.
Other scorers for Magoffin County in the non-district contest were Presley Russell (five points), Kenlee Wireman (three points), Haley Barnett (one point).
The Magoffin County and Leslie County girls’ basketball teams aren’t scheduled to meet again during the current campaign.