By Kyle Lovern
Tug Valley 82, Phelps 40
NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers lost three of their top players to graduation. However, they picked up where they left off last March – with a huge 82-40 win over visiting Phelps Friday night at the TVHS gym at Naugatuck.
Tug Valley jumped out to a 22-1 lead after one quarter of play.
Senior Thomas Baisden, the lone returning starter from the Class A state championship team from last year, led the Panthers with 16 points. Sophomore guard Calvin Blankenship added 13, junior forward Austin Baisden scored 12, junior guard Aaron Copley had 10 and junior guard Kyle Newsome chipped in nine.
Coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompsons team travels to Richwood on Friday night.
Eljah Branham, a freshman, let Phelps with 12 points. Dravon Smith added nine for coach Bobby Varney’s team. The Hornets will take on Letcher County on the road tonight and then travel to Raceland on Saturday.
Tug Valley (1-0) – T. Baisden 16, K. Newsome 9, A. Baisden 12, Blankenship 13, Sturgill 5, Copley 10, Marcum 4, Hager 2, Oliver 6, Workman 2 and Ooten 3.
Phelps (0-3) - Branham 12, Sneed 4, Hatfield 1, Smith 9,Wolford 5, Blankenship 3 and Prater 4.
South Floyd 90, Phelps 64
South Floyd rolled over the Phelps Hornets 90-64 in a recent game. Freshman Elijah Branham led the scoring for the Hornets with 24 points.
T. Daniels had 28 and A. Bailey 25 for South Floyd.
Phelps (64) - Branham 24, Daughtery 11, Hatfield 10, Smith 6, Sneed 6, Prater 4, Prater 2 and Hurley 1.
South Floyd (90) – Bailey 25, Daniels 28, Tackett 12, Johnson 9 and
Belfry 47, Tug Valley 36
GOODY, Ky. – The Lady Pirates of Belfry picked up their first win of the season by defeating Tug Valley 47-36 earlier this week at the BHS gym.
Emily Baker led Belfry with 16 points. The junior also pulled down 12 rebounds, had eight steals and dished out five assists. Candace Gillman scored 11 points, while Jaden Cisco chipped in 10 for head coach Kevin Deskins. Paige Goff had six points and she hauled in 10 boards.
Adreana Vance led the Lady Panthers with 13 points.
Both the teams were cold at the free throw line. Belfry shot only 33 percent from the foul line, while Tug Valley shot 34 percent.
The Lady Pirates out rebounded Tug Valley 34-27.
Both teams committed several turnovers. Tug Valley had 30 miscues, while Belfry had 28.
Score by quarters:
Tug Valley (0-2) … 8 9 9 10 - 36
Belfry (1-1) … 10 7 17 13 - 47
Tug Valley: Katie Robinson 7; Emily Baisden 9; Adreana Vance 13; Hannah Armstrong 5; Savanna Wilson 2.
Belfry: Jaden Cisco 10, Candace Gilman 11; Emily Baker 16; Paige Goff 6; Ariel Mounts 4.
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