Beacon Hoops: December 20, 2022

Beacon Hoops: December 20, 2022

James Collier

The Ashland Beacon





   Ashland went 2-1 this week with wins over Boyd County and Fleming County while falling to Bracken County. 

   Ashland earned a key 64th District win over Boyd County Tuesday night, 77-68. Five Tomcats finished in double figures led by Rheyce Deboard’s 19. Tucker Conway added 15 including three treys. Tristin Davis kicked in 14. Zander Carter and Nate Freize each had 12. 

   In a back-and-forth affair, Ashland could not slow down Bracken County in the final stanza as the Tomcats fell 90-69. The Tomcats bounced back with a win Saturday over Fleming County, 92-70. Ashland had three players finish with 20 points or more in the win led by Carter’s game-high 26. Deboard added 25. Conway torched the nets from deep with seven 3s and 23 points. Davis rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11. 

   Ashland travels to Pikeville Tuesday for the Pikeville Invitation in a three-day event. The Tomcats meet Harlan in the opening round. 


BOYD 7-1

   Boyd County went 3-1 this week with wins over Fairview, Eastern and Central Hardin and a dis-trict loss to Ashland. 

   Boyd County opened the week with a 77-68 loss to Ashland for the Lions first setback of the season. Jason Ellis led the Lions with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Jacob Spurlock added 14. Alex Martin kicked in 12. Rhett Holbrook had 10. 

   Boyd County bounced back with a 107-65 hammering of Fairview. Six players finished in dou-ble-figures led by Martin’s 20 off the bench. Griffin Taylor netted 16, nine in the first quarter. Spurlock tossed in 14. Holbrook had 13. Cole Hicks and Ellis each added 12. 

   Boyd County needed overtime to outlast Eastern in the Stock Yards Bank & Trust Challenge. Spurlock paced the Lions with 27. Ellis had 14. Taylor added 11 and Hicks chipped in 10. 

   Boyd County defeated Central Hardin, 94-85. No stats were reported for the win. 

   Boyd County visits Johnson Central Monday and meets PRP Thursday at Leslie County in the Hy-den Citizens Bank Classic. 



   Fairview went 0-3 this week with losses to Raceland, Boyd County and Floyd Central. 

Tanner Johnson had 22 points in the Eagles loss to Raceland. Steven Day tossed in 16. 

   Fairview dropped a district tilt to Boyd County, 107-65. Day led the Eagles with 27. Tamel Smith connected on four trifectas and had 18. Johnson added 17. 

   Day led the Eagles with 20 points and 10 rebounds in their 79-61 loss to Floyd Central. Smith kicked in 18. Johnson finished with 15. 

   Fairview meets Coal Grove Friday. 



   Rose Hill fell in both contests this week with losses to Huntington St. Joe and Lewis County. 

   Rose Hill lost 89-87 in a shootout with St. Joe. Christian Blevins had 34 in the loss and hit five threes. Collin Wilburn kicked in 23. Jacob Tyler added 11. 

   The Royals fell to Lewis County, 79-35. Blevins had 13. John VanHoose grabbed 12 rebounds. 

   Rose Hill travels to Berea for their Holiday Classic in a three-day event with Jackson City on the opening day. 





   Russell went 1-1 this week with a win over West Carter and loss to Fleming County. 

   Damon Charles led Russell with 11 points in a 46-31 defeat of West Carter. 

   Russell fell 66-45 to Fleming County. Carson Blum and Caleb Rimmer each had 12 in the loss.  

   Russell meets West Carter in the opening round of the Raceland Derby Classic Monday and meets Ironton on Thursday. 



   Raceland went 3-1 this week with wins over Fairview, Elliott County and Grace Christian and an overtime loss to Ironton. 

   Christian Large led the Rams with 18 points and 10 rebounds in their 68-53 win over Elliott County. Jonah Arnett had 13. Connor Thacker kicked in 12 and Jacob Gauze had 11. 

   Raceland held on for a 56-53 win over Fairview. Large paced the Rams with 16 points. Gauze had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Arnett kicked in 11. 

   Raceland fell to Ironton, 65-60 in overtime. 

   Raceland defeated Grace Christian, 80-59. Arnett led the Rams with 14 points. Parker Ison added 13. Large and Thacker had 12. Jules Farrow netted 10. 

   Raceland meets Paris in the opening round of the Derby Classic Monday night. 



   Greenup County went 0-2 this week with losses to East Carter and Wheelersburg. 

   Greenup County fell 62-61 in overtime to East Carter.  Bryson Chandley and Carson Wireman each had 14 to pace the Musketeers. Eli Adkins kicked in 10.

   Greenup County fell to Wheelersburg, 61-51. 

   The Musketeers welcomes Green Tuesday and Chesapeake on Friday. 

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