Beacon Ladies’ Hoops - January 12



James Collier

For The Beacon


Boyd County 3-0


   Boyd County kicked off its 2020-21 season with a trio of double-digit wins over Ashland, Fairview and East Carter. Boyd County knocked off Ashland 76-49 to open the season with a 64th District win. Harley Paynter led the Lady Lions with 21. Hannah Roberts added 14 in her first action with Boyd County after transferring from Huntington St. Joe. Aubrey Biggs kicked in 13. Isabella Caldwell netted 11 off the bench 

   Boyd County defeated Fairview 77-16 after starting the game on a 29-0 run. The Lady Lions first missed shot in the run came on a free throw attempt. Paynter and Emilee Neese led the way with 17 points.

   Boyd County closed the week with a dominating 69-27 win over East Carter. Boyd County forced 30 turnovers in the lopsided win. Paynter had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead the Lady Lions. Biggs kicked in 15, all in the first half. 

   Boyd County travels to Fleming County Thursday, welcomes Ashland for its home opener Friday and faces Wayne County in the MLK Jr. Classic at George Rogers Clark on Saturday. 


Ashland 2-1

   Ashland fell to Boyd County 76-49 to open its season but rebounded with wins over Raceland and Greenup County. 

   Carly Cullop and Ella Sellars each had 10 points in the loss to Boyd County. 

   Ashland placed four players in double figures in a 73-45 win over Raceland. Khia Robinson led the way with 20 and was 4 of 4 from long range. Cullop added 18. Fairview transfer Jordan Rakes scored 15. Kenleigh Woods had 10. 

   Cullop paced the Kittens with 19 points in a 65-30 win over Greenup County. Cullop went 5 for 6 from long range. Robinson added 16 points. Sellars had 10. 

   Ashland travels to Boyd County Friday night in its only game this week. 


Fairview 0-2

   Fairview fell to Boyd County and West Carter to open the season.

   Josey Nelson led the Lady Eagles with 10 points in a 77-16 loss to Boyd County. Kierra Loving and Mia Newton each had six in the 59-22 loss to West Carter in the All “A” Classic. 

   Fairview travels to Magoffin County Wednesday, Rose Hill Friday and welcomes Morgan County on Saturday. 


Rose Hill 2-2

   It took 90 games for Rose Hill to defeat a 16th Region opponent. Now, the Lady Royals have done it twice in four days after defeating Greenup County 48-38 to open the season and a 61-58 win over Bath County Friday night. Rose Hill came up short to Menifee County, 51-37 Thursday night. 

   Bellamee Sparks led Rose Hill with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Greenup County. Baylee Trimble had nine points and 12 rebounds.

   Trimble and Sparks each had 10 in the loss to Menifee County. 

   Trimble turned in a 20-point outing in the win over Bath County. Delaynee Sparks had 18. Gabby Karle added 11. 

   Rose Hill fell 49-27 to Green, OH on Saturday. Trimble and Jewelia VanKeuren led the Lady Royals with eight points. 

   Rose Hill meets Raceland in the semifinals of the All “A” Classic Tuesday night at West Carter. 


Greenup County 0-3

   Greenup County came up short in all three contests to open the season, falling 48-38 to Rose Hill, 65-30 to Ashland and a 38-33 loss to Chesapeake. 

   Emma Frazier led the Lady Musketeers with 13 points in the loss to Rose Hill. Kennedy Sparks had 12. Sarah Hall grabbed nine rebounds. 

   Emily Maynard led Greenup County with 14 points in the loss to Ashland. 

   Maynard paced the Musketeers with 14 points and Frazier added 12 in the loss to Chesapeake. 

   Greenup County travels to Morgan County Tuesday, Russell Thursday and welcomes Menifee County on Saturday. 


Raceland 1-2

   After falling to Lewis County and Ashland to open the season, Raceland rebounded with a 51-50 win over Elliott County in the All “A” Classic. 

   Kierston Smith led the Lady Rams with 16 points in the loss to Lewis County in the season opener. Emma Picklesimer grabbed 13 rebounds. 

   Smith and Chloe Collins each had 13 points in the loss to Ashland. 

   Smith shined in the matchup with Elliott County in the opening round of the All “A” Classic with a game-high 27 points. She went 10 of 15 from the floor and hit five trifectas in the win. Picklesimer snagged 12 rebounds. 

   Raceland meets Menifee County in the semifinals of the All “A” Classic Tuesday night at West Carter. The Lady Rams are scheduled to travel to Menifee County Friday night and Martin County on Saturday.