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Lady Hornets defeat Fairview for second straight win

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County notched its second straight win on Wednesday, Jan. 13, defeating visiting Fairview 52-43.

Photo || Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County notched its second straight win on Wednesday, Jan. 13, defeating visiting Fairview 52-43.

With the win, Magoffin County improved to 2-1.

Rivals from neighboring regions, Magoffin County and Fairview met for the first time in the 2020-21 girls’ high school basketball season.

Magoffin County shot 39.8 percent (17-of-57) from the field. The Lady Hornets finished 2-of-19 from 3-point range.

Magoffin County shot 51.6 percent (16-of-31) from the free throw line.

Host Magoffin County outrebounded Fairview 42-39.

Karah Lafferty led Magoffin County offensively, scoring a game-high 19 points for the Lady Hornets. Lafferty was 7-of-10 from the free throw line.

Following Lafferty in scoring for Magoffin County, Angel Mullins netted 14 points and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds.

Narrowly missing double figures in scoring for the Lady Hornets, Haley Barnett added nine points.

Stephanie Helton contributed eight points for Magoffin County while Jaylen McCarty chipped in two points.

Fairview shot 21.2 percent (14-of-66) from the field. The Lady Eagles were 7-of-26 (26.9 percent) from 3-point range.

Struggling to connect on foul shots, Fairview shot 36.4 percent (8-of-22) from the free throw line.

Josey Nelson paced Fairview, scoring 15 points for the Lady Eagles. Nelson was 4-of-14 from 3-point range.

Accompanying Nelson in double figures in scoring for Fairview, Kiera Loving netted 11 points.

In addition to Nelson and Loving, Ashton Stidham (five points), Mia Newton (four points), Julia Wallace (three points), Grace

Worthington (three points) and Miranda Casey (two points) provided scoring for Fairview in the setback.

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