Westwood, Ky — The LC Bulldogs went on the road for the first time and picked up win number two in a 76-59 victory over a pesky Fairview squad Wednesday night.
Trenton Adkins knocks down a long jumper in a win at Fairview.
The Dawgs led 28-25 at halftime and were tied 31 all early in the third quarter before their defense picked up and some shots started to fall for a 45-28 run to end the game.
All five starters were in double figures led by Trenton Adkins with 19 points, Kaden Gillispie scored 15 points and 5 steals, Will Lafferty chipped in 15 points, Baden Gillispie netted 14 points and Cody Maynard 13 points.
Cody Maynard threading the needle for an assist against Fairview Wednesday.
The Bulldogs were 15 of 22 from the charity stripe and hit 3 three pointers all in the second half.
Jaxon Manning led the Eagle with 20 points and Tanner Johnson posted 14 points.
Fairview was 3 of 5 from the free throw line and hit 9 three pointers.
FHS 13 12 15 19 = 59
LCHS 15 13 22 26 = 76
Johnson Central defeats Bulldogs in Paintsville
Paintsville, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 2-1 ) lost their first game of the year Saturday night 82-65 at Johnson Central ( 3-0 ).
Trenton Adkins led the Dawgs with 22 points and 9 rebounds, Cody Maynard tallied 15 points, Kaden Gillispie 13 points, 6 boards and 3 steals, Baden Gillispie netted 9 points and 3 assists, Will Lafferty 4 points and Andrew Bloomfield chipped in with 2 points.
Kaden Gillispie at the line versus Johnson Central Saturday.
The Dawgs finished with 21 turnovers, went 3 of 17 from the three point line and 10 of 14 from the charity stripe.
Johnson Central was led by John King with 18 points and Isaiah May chipped in with 10 points.
The Golden Eagles went 9 of 24 from deep and 9 of 15 from the foul line.
LCHS 8 8 23 26 = 65
JCHS 21 20 25 16 = 82
The Dawgs will return to action on Friday when they travel to Ashland to face Rose Hill Christian ( 0-4 ).
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Chandler Thompson
“… First half against Fairview we didn’t shoot the ball well at all and we let that effect our whole game. Missed some shots we normally make, wasn’t getting the right roll. Instead of digging in and fighting through it we let it effect us in every way.”
“ …In the second half we really turned it up a notch or two defensively and then we made some shots and gained the momentum, we got a few stops and then the rim looks bigger on the offensive end. Things become easier when you make shots. I was proud of our guys and loved the pace and intensity that we played at the whole game. They found away to stretch out the lead when we needed to.”
“… These type of games are good for us, tight for a long time and then we were able to pull away in the end. We had some guys step in the end and be leaders and that was what we were looking for.”