PAINTSVILLE – Magoffin County fell behind early and couldn’t overcome its slow start as Johnson Central pulled away to win 91-51 in a 57th District boys’ basketball game at Paul R. Setser Fieldhouse on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Johnson Central shot 55 percent (33-of-60) from the field. The Golden Eagles were 8-of-21 (38.1 percent) from 3-point range.
Johnson Central shot 81 percent (17-of-21) from the free throw line.
The Golden Eagles thrived inside, outrebounding the Hornets 37-18.
Johnson Central featured a dozen different scorers. Seniors Isaiah May and Cory VanHoose paced the Golden Eagles offensively, scoring 18 points apiece. Accompanying May and VanHoose in double figures in scoring for Johnson Central, fellow senior Kamen Slone finished with 10 points.
In addition to the trio in double figures, John King (nine points), Ryleh McKenzie (six points), Ryan Sartin-Slone (six points), Toby Spriggs (six points), Grant Rice (four points), Connor Lemaster (three points) Bryson Hackney (two points), Josh Slone (two points) and Dray Duff (two points) provided scoring for the Golden Eagles.
Magoffin County shot 32.7 percent (16-of-49) from the field. The Hornets were 5-of-21 (23.8 percent) from 3-point range.
Magoffin County shot 73.7 percent (14-of-19) from the free throw line.
Adan Barnett led Magoffin County, scoring a game-high 22 points for the Hornets. Barnett was 6-of-7 from the free throw line. He was the only Hornet to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Ben Lafferty (eight points), Isaiah Salyer (six points), Grayson Whitaker (six points), Patrick Damron (four points), Brennan Hanson (three points) and Andrew Mortimer (two points) followed Barnett in scoring for the Hornets.