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Bulldogs Take Two, Claim 1-Seeds in District Tournament

 

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY 52, FLOYD CENTRAL 38

EASTERN, Ky. (WMDJ) – Leandra Curnutte knocked down three 3-point baskets to go along with 17 points leading Lawrence County to a 52-38 win over Floyd Central Tuesday night.

 

The victory helped Lawrence County (14-8 / 5-1) secure the regular season 58th District crown and lock up the top seed in the upcoming district tournament.

 

Sophie Adkins and Kaison Ward each had 13 points for the Lady Dawgs.

 

Floyd Central’s Carmen Rackey scored six points to start the game, helping the Lady Jaguars to an 11-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, points would come at a premium for Floyd Central the rest of the game as the Lady Jaguars struggled from the field, shooting 14-44 for 32%.

 

The Lady Dawgs held Floyd Central’s star Riley Compton in check, holding her to only nine points. Compton did grab nine rebounds in the loss.

 

Floyd Central (9-13 / 4-2) will be the 2-seed in the district tournament, facing either Betsy Layne or Prestonsburg. The Lady Jaguars will host Shelby Valley this Friday.

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY 99, FLOYD CENTRAL 87

Three Lawrence County starters dropped 20 or more points to help the Bulldogs outlast Floyd Central 99-87 Tuesday night.

 

Andrew Bloomfield led the Bulldogs with 26 points connecting on three 3-point baskets. Freshman Hayden Perry netted 22 while senior Blake Marcum scored 20 points in the win, helping Lawrence County (19-4 / 5-1) secure the 1-seed in the upcoming Boys’ 58th District Tournament.

 

Sophomore Gunner Woods also scored 15 points off the bench for the Bulldogs.

 

Lawrence County led 72-67 at the start of the fourth quarter and used an 11-2 run to extend their advantage to help put the game away.

 

The Bulldogs shot a blistering (11-15) from beyond the arch in the win.

 

Senior Braden Moore led Floyd Central (9-12 / 3-3) with 23 points. Junior point guard Chris Spriggs tallied 21 while seniors Ronnie Samons and Brody Buck chipped in 15 and 11 points respectfully.

 

The Jaguars will now play the waiting game as the district seeding will shake out between the results of Prestonsburg and Betsy Layne going head-to-head twice over the next 10 days.

 

Floyd Central’s next game will this Saturday at home hosting Breathitt County.

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