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Lafferty leads Hornets over Wolfe County, 65-46

SALYERSVILLE — Delivering a double-double, Ben Lafferty scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Magoffin County over visiting Wolfe County 65-46 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The Hornets returned to the win column after falling to Huntington (W.Va.) in overtime in the final round of the Mountain Schoolboy Classic at Belfry High School on Friday, Dec. 30.

Magoffin County shot 48.3 percent (28-of-58) from the field in the win over Wolfe County.

The Hornets hit six of 20 three-point field goal attempts.

Magoffin County shot 50 percent (three-of-six) from the free throw line.

The Hornets outrebounded Wolfe County 36-26.

Following Lafferty’s double-double performance, Aden Barnett added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Hornets.

Joining Lafferty and Barnett in double figures in scoring for Magoffin County, Grayson Whitaker netted 12 points.

Rounding out Magoffin County’s individual scoring, Zane Whitaker and Walker Russell chipped in eight points and six points, respectively.

Wolfe County shot 40 percent (20-of-50) from the field. The Wolves connected on two of 11 three-point field goal attempts.

Wolfe County finished four-of-11 from the foul line, shooting only 36.4 percent at the stripe.

Skylar Ritchie scored 13 points to lead the Wolves. Ritchie connected on six of nine two-point field goal attempts.

Joining Ritchie in double figures for Wolfe County, Sawyer Thompson netted 12 points.

The additional scorers for Wolfe County were Jayden Molands (five points), Jayden Hollon (five points), Caleb Creech (four points), Camden Oliver (three points), Dalton Voils (two points) and Max Whisman (two points).

The Hornets are scheduled to visit Wolfe County for a late-season game on Thursday, Feb. 16.

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