Beacon Hoops: January 31, 2023

Beacon Hoops: January 31, 2023

James Collier

The Ashland Beacon

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   Ashland went 1-1 this week with a district win over Fairview and a loss to Region 9 power-house Covington Catholic.

   The Tomcats had four players in double figures in their 77-55 win over Fairview. Rheyce Deboard led the way with 18 points. Zander Carter added 17. Asher Adkins tossed in 16 and Tucker Conway had 15 and went 5 of 10 from downtown.

   Ashland fell 83-57 to Covington Catholic. Carter led the Tomcats with 17. Conway had 14. Deboard added 10. 

   Ashland visits Bath County Monday, George Washington Tuesday, welcomes Boyd County Friday and Ironton on Saturday.

BOYD 15-4

   Boyd County went 2-0 this week with wins over Johnson Central and West Carter.

   Jacob Spurlock set a Boyd County record with 10 three-pointers in the Lions 87-61 win over Johnson Central. Spurlock led the Lions with 40 points. Alex Martin had 12. Cole Hicks and Jason Ellis each had 10.

   Boyd County hammered West Carter, 101-50 as the Lions eclipsed the century mark for the fourth time this season. Spurlock paced the Lions with 23 points and drained six 3s. Hicks tossed in 15 points. Drew Smith added 13. Trey Holbrook had 11. Griffin Taylor kicked in 10.

   Boyd County welcomes Russell Tuesday, visits Fairview Thursday, Ashland Friday and welcomes Letcher County Central Saturday.


   Fairview fell in all three contests this week including an overtime thriller at Greenup County.

   Fairview came up short against Ashland, 77-55. Tanner Johnson led the Eagles with 23 points. Steven Day tossed in 16. Izaac Johnson had 10.

   Fairview fell in overtime, 86-85 to Greenup County. Tanner Johnson netted a game-high 44 points while draining seven 3s. Day added 14 points. Izaac Johnson had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

   Fairview fell to Menifee County, 74-64. No stats were reported but Tanner Johnson scored his 1,000th point in the losing effort.

   Fairview visits Lawrence County Tuesday, welcomes Boyd County Thursday and travels to Coal Grove on Saturday.


   Rose Hill fell in all three contests this week, losing to Portsmouth, 75-43, Huntington St. Joe, 59-38 and Berea 82-50. No stats were reported.

   Rose Hill welcomes Tolsia Monday, Hannan, WV Tuesday and West Carter Thursday.



   A pair of wins this week pushed the Devils winning streak to 14 games while all but clinching the top spot in the upcoming 63rd District Tournament.

   Russell defeated Lawrence County, 73-60. Damon Charles led the way with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Caleb Rimmer added 16 points. Carson Blum tossed in 14 points.

   Russell outlasted Lewis County, 53-49. Gavin Carter led the Devils with 22 points. Rimmer had 12. Charles grabbed 11 rebounds.

   Russell visits Boyd County Tuesday and Raceland Friday.


   Raceland went 1-1 this week with a win over West Carter before falling to University Heights in the opening round of the All “A” State Tournament.

   Connor Thacker paced the Rams with 15 points in their 62-58 win over the Comets. Landyn Newman, Parker Ison and Jacob Gauze each had 11.

   Raceland fell to University Heights, 69-35. Newman led the way with 12 points. Christian Large had 10.

   Raceland visits Greenup County Monday, East Carter Tuesday, welcomes Russell Friday and visits Nicholas County Saturday.


   Greenup County went 1-1 this week with an overtime win over Fairview and a last second loss at Morgan County.

   Eli Adkins led the Musketeers to an 85-85 overtime win over Fairview. Adkins had 24 points. Kason Gammon added 21 and went a perfect 5 of 5 from downtown. Cohen Underwood had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

   Greenup County fell to Morgan County, 57-55. No stats were reported.

   Greenup County welcomes Raceland in a key 63rd District tilt on Monday, welcomes Rowan County on Tuesday and Lewis County on Friday.

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