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Letcher Central boys defeat Belfry and Jenkins, then fall to Magoffin

Hayden Fleming of Jenkins and Letcher Central’s Zack Hensley chased a loose ball in last week’s crosscounty boys basketball matchup between the home Cavaliers and the visiting Cougars. Letcher Central cruised to the 84-42 win, their fifth win of the season, while leaving Jenkins still searching for their first win. Also pictured, from far left, are Cavaliers Payton Rose and Jahkaya Templier, LCC’s Kenton Combs, Ethan Cummings of Jenkins, and LCC’s Dakota Shepherd. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Hayden Fleming of Jenkins and Letcher Central’s Zack Hensley chased a loose ball in last week’s crosscounty boys basketball matchup between the home Cavaliers and the visiting Cougars. Letcher Central cruised to the 84-42 win, their fifth win of the season, while leaving Jenkins still searching for their first win. Also pictured, from far left, are Cavaliers Payton Rose and Jahkaya Templier, LCC’s Kenton Combs, Ethan Cummings of Jenkins, and LCC’s Dakota Shepherd. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Letcher County Central High School’s boys’ basketball team entered play this week with a record of five wins and two losses after victories last week over Belfry, 63 to 51, and Jenkins, 84 to 42, and a 64 to 53 loss to Magoffin County in the Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout at Pike County Central High School.

Tyler Boggs scored 21 points last Thursday and Greg Kincer added 14 to help the Cougars to the win over visiting Belfry. The Pirates held the lead at the end of the first quarter, 11 to 9, but LCC was able to tie the game up at halftime, 25 to 25.

After ending the third quarter with a one-point lead, the Cougars outscored the Pirates in the fourth quarter, 18 to 7, to put the game away.

Trevor Hardin scored nine points for LCC and Ryan Lebrun added six points. Caleb Stidham contributed five points, while Kenton Combs and Dakota Shepherd each scored three points, and Dylan Webb added two points.

Brett Coleman came off the bench to lead Belfry with 12 points, followed by 10 points from Avery Browning.

Greg Kincer led the Cougars in scoring in their win over Jenkins with 12 points, followed by 10 points each from Tyler Boggs and Trevor Hardin. Every LCC player who saw action in the game scored at least one bucket. Dakota Shepherd and Kenton Combs each scored eight points and Manny Gibson added seven points, while Parker Williams and Dylan Webb had six points apiece. Ryan Lebrun and Joby Johnson each scored four points, and Nick Mason had three points. Four players — Caleb Stidham, Matthew Dicks, Zack Hensley, and Isaac Lucas — scored two points.

Jenkins was led in scoring by Ethan Cummings with 12 points, followed by 11 points apiece by Payton Rose and John Fleming. Chad Fleming had 10 points.

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