PAINTSVILLE Lawrence County got it to overtime, but it was Paintsville that came out victorious.
Paintsville needed two overtimes to defeat district foe Lawrence County 82-76 on Thursday night.
Trevor Tiller had a game-high 31 points for the Tigers. Kash Daniel had 18 points while Matt Daniels added 15 points.
Lawrence County (1-6) was led by Austin Chaffin, who had 23 points and hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.
The Bulldogs had another chance for heroics in the first overtime, but couldn’t get another last-second shot to fall.
Grant Kiser had 22 points for the Bulldogs while Robert Dalton had 20 points.
With the victory, Paintsville (4-1) won its third straight game.
LAWRENCE CO. 15 16 11 19 9 6 — 76
PAINTSVILLE 15 14 12 20 9 12 — 82
Lawrence Co. (76) — Chaffin 23, R. Dalton 20, Richardson 3, Kiser 22, Cyrus 3, Prince 1, Wallen 2, T. Dalton 4, Wellman. FT: 7-13. 3-PT FG: 8 (Chaffins 4, Kiser 4)
Paintsville (82) — Tiller 31, Daniels 15, Miller 7, Daniel 18, Trimble 8, Smith 3, Hensley, Phelps. FT: 13-25. 3-PT FG: 6 (Tiller 2, Daniels 2, Miller, Smith).
Morgan Co. 71
West Carter 60
OLIVE HILL Morgan County had four players in double figures, picking up a 71-60 win over district opponent West Carter on Thursday night.
The Cougars were led by freshman Jordan Perry, who had 23 points.
Aleksandar Malinic added 16 points for West Carter, while Samuel Aguirre and Jordan Whitt had 12 points each.
West Carter (0-4) was led by senior Kyle Brown, who had a game-high 30 points. Dustin Black added 11 points for the Comets.
West Carter plays its next seven games on the road, starting with a game Saturday at Greenup Count.
Morgan County (4-2) plays another district game at Elliott County tonight.
MORGAN CO. 13 18 14 26 — 71
WEST CARTER 10 16 10 24 — 60
Morgan Co. (71) — Aguirre 12, Whitt 12, Burton 6, Whisman 2, Perry 23, Malinic 16, Ross, Moore. FT: 15-18. 3-PT: 2 (Perry 2).
West Carter (60) — Spurlock 4, Nunnley 2, Black 11, Layne 5, Mitchell 8, Brown 30, B. Brown, Gee. FT: 14-19. 3-PT 6 (K. Brown 4, Black, Layne).
Rose Hill 44
ASHLAND Fairview sank eight 3-pointers on Thursday picking up a district win over Rose Hill.
Senior Devon Turner paced the Eagles with 16 points while Cameron Delong added 13 points.
Rose Hill had only four scorers, but three were in double figures. Cameron Thomas led the way with a game-high 18 points, while Travis Dudding and Chase Meredith added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Fairview (3-2) are in action again tonight as it hosts Greenup County.
Rose Hill (0-7) are off until Tuesday, when it competes in the Days Innvitational Tournament at Fairview.
FAIRVIEW 28 16 13 25 — 78
ROSE HILL 7 11 9 13 — 44
Fairview (78) — Carroll 2, Roy 2, Jones 6, Davis 3, I. King 4, Collins 9, Stormes 2, Smith 6, Delong 13, Dolen 2, Turner 16, Thovson 9, McPeek 4, Russell, Roark . FT: 14-18. 3-PT FG: 8 (I. King, Collins, DeLong 3, Turner 2, Thovson).
Rose Hill (44) — Dudding 11, Thomas 18, Meredith 10, N. Hamilton 5, Daniel, Centers, Wilcox. FT: 7-10. 3-PT FG: 5 (Thomas 2, Meredith 2, Hamilton.)
Rose Hill 38
ASHLAND Fairview started out hot and picked up a district win over Rose Hill on Thursday.
The Lady Eagles scored 35 points in the first half compared to Rose Hill 17 points.
Fairview (4-3) was led by Brittany Bell’s 12 points. Jessica Meeks and Mackenzie Humphrey had 10 points each for the Lady Eagles.
Rose Hill (0-5) was led by Myriah Porter, who had a game-high 18 points.
FAIRVIEW 16 19 11 15 — 61
ROSE HILL 7 10 12 9 — 38
Fairview (61) — McPeek 9, Mac. Humphrey 10, Cornwell 2, Adkins 5, Meeks 10, Mounts 4, Bell 12, Reynolds 9, Bohannon, Fraley. FT: 11-22. 3-PT FG: 3 (Mac. Humphrey 2, Cornwell).
Rose Hill (38) — Porter 18, Brammer 3, Crum 5, Grant 6, Wehmeier 5, Sparks 1, Steele, Sizemore, Fyffe, Keating. FT: 9-21. 3-PT FG : 1 (Crum)
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Locals struggle to make impact
Some days you are the windshield and some days you are the bug.
It is a saying that proved to be all too true for Rowan County on Friday night at the KHSAA Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.
Fairview senior Kennedy Womack wasn’t her consistent self in Saturday morning’s state tennis semifinals at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary Boone Tennis Complex.
As a result, the top seed fell to Lexington Sayre sophomore Madeline Rolph 6-1, 6-0.
Womack was obviously disappointed with her finish, especially after losing in last year’s state finals, but she was happy for her good friend Rolph.
If Fairview could have fielded a combined track and field team at Saturday’s Class A State Track and Field Championships, the Eagles and Lady Eagles would have had a record day. Instead, the Fairview girls had to “settle” for fifth, while the boys’ claimed 10th.
Womack eliminated in semifinals
Top-seeded Kennedy Womack was eliminated in the semifinals of the State Tournament on Saturday at the University of Kentucky tennis courts.
It looked for a while that a questionable call may have determined the outcome of the game, but in the end, it was just an afterthought.
Boyd County finds senior spark
Losers of four straight, Boyd County was searching for something positive Friday night before beginning postseason play Monday night.
Doubles teams head to semis at state tourney
With rain staying away, the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament got into full swing on Friday afternoon.
Semifinals and finals will be held today at the University of Kentucky Boone/Downing Tennis Complex for boys and girls singles competitions.
McKnight hurdling to Georgetown
Fairview’s Paige McKnight is known for jumping hurdles. She cleared a pretty big one on Thursday.
In front of friends and family at Fairview Elementary School, McKnight signed a letter of intent to run track for Georgetown College.
Several area schools will be represented at State Track and Field championships
Local track and field athletes are ready to try to carry region competition success onto the state stage.
Several area schools will be represented at this weekend’s State Track and Field championships at the University of Louisville. The Class 2A meet is set for today at 3:15 p.m. and Class A competition is scheduled to begin on Saturday at 8:15 a.m.
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