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Hornets notch back-to-back wins, even record to 10-10

Magoffin County junior Ben Lafferty lofted a shot during a game earlier in the season. Photo || Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE — After notching back-to-back wins, Magoffin County has evened its overall record to 10-10.

The Hornets outlasted visiting Lawrence County 87-82 in triple overtime on Monday, Jan. 24. The victory over Lawrence County, a former 57th District rival, allowed Magoffin County to halt a two-game losing skid.

Claiming its second straight win, Magoffin County upended border rival Morgan County 66-48 in West Liberty on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Currently, Magoffin County is one of nine 15th Region boys’ basketball teams with 10 or more wins in the 2021-22 season.

The Hornets are competing in the second half of the 2021-22 boys’ high school basketball season, which tipped off for teams in either late-November or early-December.

Aden Barnett, Ben Lafferty and Zane Whitaker are each averaging double figures in scoring for the Hornets. In addition, Grayson Whitaker continues to help pace longtime 57th District member Magoffin County.

Under the direction of head coach Scott Castle, Magoffin County is scheduled to visit 14th Region frontrunner Perry County Central on Friday, Jan. 28. The Hornets have additional regular season games remaining versus Paintsville, Johnson Central, Shelby Valley, Jackson City, Belfry, East Ridge and Floyd Central.

Magoffin County is scheduled to compete in the 57th District Boys’ Basketball Tournament in late-February.

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