Belfry, Ky — Lawrence Co. ( 9-6 ) will defend their Class 2A Section crown after a 76-54 drubbing of Floyd Central Wednesday at Belfry High School.
The Dawgs will face Magoffin Co. ( 8-5 ) on Friday night at Belfry after the Hornets defeated Morgan Co. 54-49 Wednesday in the other Semifinal game.
The Championship game is slated for 8:15.
The Bulldogs jumped all over the Jaguars with a 28 point outburst in the first stanza with Tyler Maynard scoring 9 points and Trenton Adkins 7 points.
In the second quarter the Dawgs netted 23 points with seven different players putting the ball in the basket and led 51-27 at halftime.
In the second half eleven different Bulldogs played as they cruised into the Championship game.
Lawrence Co. was well balanced with five in double figures. Chase Sartin led the way with 14 points, Tyler and Cody Maynard 13 points each, Baden Gillispie 12 points, Trenton Adkins 10 points, Alex Ratliff 8 points, Will Lafferty 5 points and Kaden Gillispie 1 point.
The Dawgs hit 7 three pointers and went 7-11 from the charity stripe.
LCHS 28 23 17 8 = 76
FCHS 15 12 15 12 = 54
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Chandler Thompson
“… Great win for our team last night. We came out from the tip and played really good defense that resulted in a lot of easy shots for our guys. Everyone on the bench was able to get minutes and contributed very well. Very proud of our team!”
“…We have a tough task ahead with Magoffin Co. on Friday night for the championship. Hopefully everyone will make the trip to Belfry and support our kids. Really excited about the opportunity!”
2019-2020 LCHS Cheerleaders
L to R Bottom Abby Lycans, Faith Bradley, Abi Caldwell, Kiersten Pannell, Samantha Marcum, Whitney Robinson
Standing L to R Hanah Whisenant, Whitney New, Kennedy Sexton, Victoria Penix, Kaitlynn Ball, Emma Caldwell, Cameron Hovis