Beacon Hoops: December 13, 2022

Beacon Hoops: December 13, 2022

James Collier

The Ashland Beacon





   Ashland went 1-1 this week with a district win over Fairview and a loss to defending state champ George Rogers Clark in the Boyd County Roundball Classic on Saturday.

   Zander Carter paced the Tomcats with 24 points in their 89-63 win over Fairview to open 64th District play. Asher Adkins added 16 points. Tristin Davis kicked in 14 points. Tyson Lalonde tossed in 12 with four triples. Nate Freize grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

   Carter led the Tomcats with 21 points in their 70-57 loss to GRC. Rheyce Deboard added 13.

   Ashland squares off with Boyd County Tuesday night, visits Bracken County Friday and wel-comes Fleming County on Saturday.


BOYD 4-0

   Boyd County won in both contests this week with wins over Lewis County and Pikeville in the Boyd County Roundball Classic.

   Cole Hicks paced Boyd County with 26 points in a 76-40 win over Lewis County on the opening night of the classic. Griffin Taylor added 12.

   Jacob Spurlock was a deadeye from beyond the arc Saturday in the Lions matchup with Pike-ville. The freshman hit eight 3s for a game-high 29 points to lead Boyd County to a 79-69 win. Jason Ellis added 19 points and 12 rebounds. Taylor kicked in 13. Hicks had 11.

   Boyd County welcomes Ashland Tuesday night for a key 64th District tilt, Fairview on Thursday then travels to Rowan County this weekend for contests against Eastern and Central Hardin in the Stock Yards Bank & Trust Challenge.



   Fairview fell in its only game this week, an 89-63 loss to Ashland.

   Tanner Johnson led the Eagles with 23 points. Steven Day had 19 points. Tamel Smith added 15.

   Fairview welcomes Raceland Tuesday, visits Boyd County Thursday and Floyd Central on Satur-day.



   Rose Hill went 0-2 this week with losses to Raceland and Russell.

   Christian Blevins had 15 points in the Royals 71-32 loss to Raceland. Collin Wilburn had nine.

   Rose Hill fell to Russell, 70-24. No stats were reported in the loss.

   Rose Hill welcomes Huntington St. Joe on Tuesday and Lewis County on Thursday.





   Russell went 3-1 this week and won the EKC Tournament at West Carter.

   Russell defeated West Carter 55-43 in the EKC Tournament semifinals. Damon Charles led the Devils with 22 points and went 7 of 8 from the field. Noah Quinn added 13 points while going 3 of 4 from long range. Carson Blum kicked in with 13 and hit three trifectas.

   Russell knocked off Bath County, 67-58 to claim the EKC Tournament Championship. Gavin Carter and Charles led the Devils with 18 points. Quinn and Blum kicked in 11 each. Carter con-nected on four triples while Quinn tossed in three.

   Russell added a win over Rose Hill, 70-24 and fell to Augusta, 55-47 in the Mike Murphy Classic at Mason County. No stats were reported in those contests.

   Russell welcomes West Carter Tuesday and visits Fleming County on Friday.



   Raceland went 2-1 this week with wins over Rose Hill and Johnson Central and a loss at Spring Valley.

   Raceland fell to Spring Valley, 69-45. Christian Large led the Rams with 10.

   Jonah Arnett had 11 points to lead Raceland to a 71-32 win over Rose Hill. Parker Ison added 10. Raceland tallied 41 rebounds in the win.

   Raceland knocked off Johnson Central, 69-59 in a back-and-forth contest in the Boyd County Roundball Classic Saturday. Large led the Rams with 22 points and Arnett kicked in 15 in the win. Jacob Gauze had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Connor Thacker added 12.

   Raceland welcomes Elliott County Monday, visits Fairview Tuesday and plays Ironton on Friday.



   Greenup County went 1-2 this week with a pair of losses to Fleming County and Minford and a win over Elliott County.

   Eli Adkins led the Musketeers with 11 points in the 76-50 loss to Fleming County. Raceland transfer Isaiah Perkins added nine in his second game with Greenup County.

   Greenup County knocked off Elliott County, 55-44 for their first win of the season and fell to Minford, 58-26. No stats were reported.

   Greenup County welcomes East Carter Monday and Wheelersburg on Saturday.

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