ASHLAND – Magoffin County dominated on the road late in the opening week of the 2020-21 boys’ high school basketball season, rolling past host Rose Hill Christian 77-43 on Friday, Jan 8.
With the win, Magoffin County improved to 1-2.
Rose Hill Christian dropped to 0-3 with the loss.
The Hornets moved ahead early and never faltered, pulling away to win convincingly.
Magoffin County shot 50 percent (33-of-66) from the field. The Hornets were 4-of-16 (25 percent) from 3-point range.
Magoffin County shot 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from the free throw line.
A balanced Magoffin County offensive effort featured 12 different scorers.
Aden Barnett poured in a game-high 26 points to lead Magoffin County to the win. Barnett was 12-of-15 from inside the arc.
Ben Lafferty accompanied Barnett in double figures in scoring for the Hornets, adding 10 points.
Kaden Bowling narrowly missed reaching double figures in scoring for Magoffin County, netting nine points.
The additional scorers for Magoffin County in the convincing victory were Grayson Whitaker (seven points), Ethan Prewitt (six points), Ian Prewitt (six points), Zane Whitaker (four points), Case Adkins (two points) Spencer Howard (two points), Caleb Wilson (two points), Isaiah Salyer (two points) and Grant Rudd (one point).
Patrick Damron, Andrew Mortimer and Brennan Hanson also played for Magoffin County during the matchup.
Rose Hill Christian shot 36.5 percent (19-of-52) from the field. The Royals were 3-of-19 from 3-point range.
Rose Hill Christian finished 2-of-2 from the free throw line.
Chase Pennington led Rose Hill Christian with a team-high 16 points.
Finishing directly behind Pennington in scoring for the Royals, Luke Larsen added 15 points.
Five players accounted for all of Rose Hill Christian’s scoring.