Beacon Hoops: February 28, 2023
The Ashland Beacon
BOYS 64th DISTRICT
BOYD COUNTY 74 ASHLAND 67- DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
Boyd County earned its first district championship since 2019 with a 74-67 defeat of Ashland. Cole Hicks paced the Lions with 16 points. Jacob Spurlock and Rhett Holbrook had 14. Jason El-lis added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Griffin Taylor finished with 12.
Zander Carter led the Tomcats with 24 points. Tristin Davis had 20. Rheyce Deboard added 11. Nate Frieze had 10.
Boyd County will meet East Carter in the opening round of the 16th Region Tournament Thurs-day at 8 p.m. at Johnson Arena. Ashland opens the boy’s event with Morgan County Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
BOYD COUNTY 108 FAIRVIEW 69
Hicks led the Lions with 22 points to lead Boyd County to a 101-69 win over Fairview in the opening round of the district tournament. Ellis had 20 and pulled down 11 rebounds. Spurlock tossed in 19 and grabbed 12 boards. Rhett Holbrook finished with 13. Drew Smith added 12. Taylor had 10.
Tanner Johnson led the Eagles with 33 points. Steven Day added 22.
Fairview closes the season at 15-16.
ASHLAND 89 ROSE HILL 31
Deboard led Ashland with 16 points as Ashland upended Rose Hill 89-31 in the opening round of the district tournament. Carter had 14 points. Davis added 10.
Collin Wilburn led the Royals with 12 who close the season at 7-23.
BOYS 63rd DISTRICT
LEWIS 66 RUSSELL 50- DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
Lewis County led wire-to-wire to pull off the upset with a 66-50 win over top-seeded Russell. Caden Box led the Lions with 17 points. Trey Gerike added 14. Xavier Prater had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Drew Noble added 10.
Carson Blum paced Russell with 12 points. Elijah Neel added 10.
RUSSELL 61 RACELAND 45
Neel led the Devils with 19 points as Russell defeated Raceland 61-45 in the opening round of the district tournament. Blum added 11. Damon Charles, Caleb Rimmer and Gavin Carter had 10 each.
Christian Large led the Rams with 13 points. Jonah Arnett added 11.
Raceland closes its season at 13-18.
LEWIS COUNTY 57 GREENUP COUNTY 53
Gerike netted 27 points to send Lewis County to the district championship with a 57-53 win over Greenup County in the opening round of the district tournament. Noble added 10 for the Lions.
Cohen Underwood led the Musketeers with 14 points. Kasey Gammon tossed in 12. Bryson Chandley had 10.
Greenup County closes its season at 11-18.