GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Hornets upend Betsy Layne

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BETSY LAYNE - The Magoffin County Lady Hornets returned to the win column on Tuesday (Jan. 27), defeating host Betsy Layne 48-31 at the Dome. 

With the win, Magoffin County improved to 9-10. The Lady Hornets won for the second time in three outings.

Magoffin County, under the direction of head coach Scott Castle, faced familiar rival Betsy Layne for the first time in the 2014-15 season. 

Following the loss, former multi-time 15th Region champion Betsy Layne fell to 6-13. The Ladycats lost after routing Phelps 53-16 in their previous outing.

Magoffin County shot 51.1 percent (24-of-47) from the field. The Lady Hornets won without draining a 3-point field goal or a free throw. Magoffin County finished 0-of-6 from 3-point range and missed both of its free throw attempts.

Junior forward Leslee Howard paced Magoffin County with a game-high 14 points. Accompanying her sister in double figures, junior guard Jazzy Howard contributed 10 points for the Lady Hornets.

Freshman guard Alexis Montgomery chipped in eight points and freshman center Allie Ohair added six for the Magoffin County girls’ basketball team.

Additional scorers for the Lady Hornets were Jalyssa Gibson (four points), Destiny Conley (two points), Kaelyn Greene (two points) and Kennedi Stacy (two points). 

Faring better than its opponent inside, Magoffin County outrebounded Betsy Layne 22-18.

Betsy Layne shot 35.1 percent (13-of-37) from the field. The Ladycats were only 1-of-9 from 3-point range.

Betsy Layne shot 36.4 percent (4-of-11) from the free throw line.

No Betsy Layne player reached double figures in the scoring column. Junior forward Emily Kidd paced Betsy Layne with nine points. Freshman guard Megan Frazier scored six points while sophomore forward Kaitlin Kidd and junior guard/forward Katie Tackett contributed five apiece for the Ladycats in the loss.

Betsy Layne had 18 turnovers opposed to only seven assists.

The Magoffin County and Betsy Layne girls’ basketball teams are not scheduled to meet again this season.