Beacon Ladies Hoops - March 2


James Collier

The Ashland Beacon



   A busy week for the Kittens saw a split in their four affairs. Ashland fell to Russell, 59-48 to open the week. Mikayla Martin led the way with 16 in her return from an ACL injury. Ella Sellars added 15. 

   Martin led Ashland with eight points and nine rebounds in a 52-38 loss to Belfry. 

   Carley Cullop’s 11 points helped boost Ashland to a 51-42 win over West Carter. Martin added nine and nine. 

   Ashland closed the week with a 64-22 hammering of Fleming County. Jordan Rakes had 14. Martin added 12 and Sellars scored 11. 

   Ashland travels to Paintsville Friday and welcomes Menifee County on Saturday.



   After not playing a game in 26 days, the Lady Lions finally returned to the court this week eager to prove it’s one of the top teams in the state. 

   The Lady Lions, however, came up short in their first game back at Russell, falling 58-55 in a foul-fest contest that featured nine of the 10 starters in the game on the bench with at least two fouls before the break. Harley Paynter dropped 21 to lead Boyd County in the loss. Audrey Biggs added 11. 

   Boyd County bounced back with a 60-39 win over Rose Hill in a district tilt. Paynter had 17. Bailey Rucker added 11. Hannah Roberts had 10.

   Boyd County closed the week with a 51-47 win at No. 1 Anderson County. Paynter paced the Lady Lions with 16. Biggs netted 11 and Roberts had 10. 

   Boyd County welcomes Russell Thursday night in a rematch from last week and meets Letcher County Central Saturday in Prestonsburg at the Kentucky Prep Showcase.



   Rose Hill finished its week with a 2-2 mark after opening with a three-point loss to Paintsville. 

   Bellamee Sparks paced the Lady Royals with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Baylee Trimble had 13 and 11, respectively in a 48-45 loss to the Lady Tigers. 

   Sparks led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a 45-35 win over Greenup County. Trimble had 10 and 10. Jewelia VanKeuren netted 10 as well. 

   Trimble and VanKeuren each scored 12 points in a 60-39 loss to Boyd County. Sparks grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. 

   Sparks dropped 18 points in a 56-14 rout of Fairview. VanKeuren added 13. Baylee Stephens had 12. Gabby Karle grabbed 10 rebounds. 

   Rose Hill welcomes Teays Valley Christian Monday, Jenkins on Tuesday and East Carter on Saturday. 



   Fairview fell in all four contests this week. 

   Kiera Loving had 19 points and 17 rebounds in a 56-38 loss to St. Patrick. Josey Nelson added 10. 

   Nelson paced the Lady Eagles with nine points in a 62-24 setback to Bracken County. 

   Fairview fell to Sugar Creek Christian Academy, OH, 55-45. 

   The Lady Eagles closed the week with a 56-14 loss to Rose Hill. 

   Fairview travels to St. Patrick Monday, Frankfort Christian Tuesday, welcomes Cordia Wednesday, travels to Grace Christian Friday and welcomes Teays Valley Christian Saturday. 



   After struggling to see the court to begin the season due to multiple shutdowns by COVID-19, Russell took to the hardwood for five contests this week and finished 5-0. 

   Russell defeated Lewis County 59-25. Kaeli Ross had 22 points. Aubrey Hill kicked in 10. 

   Jenna Adkins and Hill paced the Lady Devils with 14 points each in a 59-48 defeat of Ashland. Shaelyn Steele added 12. 

   Steele led Russell with 18 points in a 65-40 win over Fleming County. Ross had 16 points and Hill added 13. 

   Steele netted a game-high 26 points as Russell took down No. 4 Boyd County, 58-55 while missing most of the second half due to foul issues. Adkins had 15. Hill scored 12 points and grabbed 11 boards. 

   Russell closed its busy week with a 54-51 win over Shelby Valley. Ross led the Lady Devils with 17. Steele kicked in 13. 

   Russell welcomed East Carter Monday night, visits Raceland Tuesday, Boyd County Thursday and Greenup County on Friday. 



   The Lady Rams fell in three of their four contests this week but closed on a winning note. 

   Siyan Hapney led the Lady Rams with eight points in a 41-31 loss to Greenup County. Kierston Smith grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. 

   Smith dropped 19 in a 63-39 shortcoming to Lewis County. 

   Raceland fell in overtime to East Carter, 59-57.

   The Lady Rams ended their week with a 63-37 win over Pike County Central. No stats were reported for either game. 

   Raceland welcomed West Carter Monday, Russell Tuesday, Greenup County Thursday and visits Rowan County on Friday. 



   The Lady Musketeers found a trio of wins while falling twice in a busy week. 

   Greenup County picked up a key district win over Raceland, 41-31. Rachel Bush led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds. She hit all nine free throws attempted. 

   Bush recorded another double-double in a 35-32 defeat of Betsy Layne. Bush had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Emma Frazier added 10 and nine, respectively. 

   Emily Maynard had 17 in a 45-35 loss to Rose Hill. Bush grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss. 

   Bush scored 20 and pulled down 13 boards in a 43-35 win over Fleming County. Maynard kicked in 11. 

   Maynard netted 11 in a 54-33 loss to Lawrence County. Bush had nine points and 10 rebounds. 

   Greenup County visits Elliott County Tuesday, Raceland Thursday, welcomes Russell Friday and Bath County Saturday.