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Boys Basketball: Estill Rolls Past Powell, 65-34

Estill County Senior Joe Benton - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

Estill wins their first game of the decade in a road trip to Stanton against the Pirates.

STANTON – January 3, 2020 – Bradley Charles – Bluegrass Sports Nation

On Friday night, the Estill County boy’s and girl’s basketball teams traveled to Powell County for a double-header. The first game of the night featured the boy’s teams and the second game featured the girl’s teams. In the boy’s matchup, Joe Benton and the Engineers cruised to a 31-point victory.

Game Summary:
Estill County started the game with a 9-2 run which saw four different players score. However, the Pirates responded with a 7-0 run to close-out the quarter. The score was tied after one quarter of play, 9-9.

In the second quarter, the Engineers took control. Estill County began the second quarter with a 10-0 run and took a 24-13 lead into halftime. Cobbe Click led the Engineers with 11 points in the first half, which included three 3-pointers.

Estill County outscored the Pirates 17-12 in the third quarter, which made the score 41-25 going into the fourth quarter. From there, the Engineers never looked back and cruised to a 65-34 victory.

Interesting Stats:
The Engineers have defeated the Pirates in seven of their last 10 meetings.

For Powell County, Luke Pasley led the team with 11 points.

The Estill County offense featured a well-balanced attack as they had five players score eight or more points, three of those scored in double figures: Will Isfort (8), Joe Benton (9), Dyllon Long (10), Landon Napier (15), and Cobbe Click (17).

Five different players made a 3-pointer for the Pirates: Ethan Frazier, Shayden Jones, Luke Pasley, Jace Ware, and Nikolai Wright (2).

In the fourth quarter, the Engineers tallied 24 points, which is the same number they scored in the entire first half.

Following the game, Estill County is (10-4) and Powell County is (3-7).

What’s Next?
Estill County’s next game is on Jan. 10 at Woodford County. Powell County’s next game is on Jan. 4 in a home game against Leslie County.

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