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Breathitt Pulls Away in 4th to Overcome WellSpring Guardians

Austin Sperry - photo by Wallace Caleb Bates - Bluegrass Sports Nation

JACKSON – February 8, 2021 – Brendon D. Miller

The Bobcats returned to the Fairce O. Woods Coliseum on Monday night after two road wins and the winners of five straight to host the Wellspring Guardians. Wellspring is a homeschool community in Richmond and the Guardians are the organized athletics team for those students. The Guardians played well, and held a lead in the 4th, but Breathitt pulled away down the stretch for the 15 point win, 61-46.

The Game was streamed LIVE on BSN Facebook and Youtube!

Game photo gallery by Wallace Caleb Bates:

Breathitt out-scored Wellspring 10-8 in the 1st period behind balance scoring. Luke Bellamy led with four, while Jaylen Turner, Tyler Christy and Bryce Hoskins each had two. Caleb Foster paced the Guardians with four, while Zack Carpenter hit a 3-pointer for three. End of the 1st, Breathitt led 10-8.

Luke Bellamy – photo by Wallace Caleb Bates – BSN

Wellspring took the ball in the paint to Zion Payne in the 2nd, as he netted three field goals for six. Breathitt went to Freshaman, Austin Sperry who led the Bobcats with six. At the half, the teams were locked in a batter with Breathitt up one, 23-22.

After the half, Turner and Christy pumped in 11 of the Bobcats’ 17 in the quarter. Turner netted six with two buckets and Christy hit the Bobcats’ only 3-pointer of the night and had five. Carpenter had eight of his team-high 16 in the quarter. End of the 3rd, Breathitt held a three point lead, 40-37.

Zack Carpenter – photo by Wallace Caleb Bates – BSN

Sperry just took the game over and had five field goals for ten of his game-high 18. Bellamy was five of six at the line. Ben Rank hit two 3-pointers for the Guardians, but Breathitt held Wellspring to only nine points in the quarter. The Bobcats were seven of 12 at the line to close out the game.

Scoring by Quarter1st2nd3rd4thTotal

BREATHITT COUNTY – Austin Sperry 18, Jaylen Turner 15, Luke Bellamy 13, Tyler Christy 8, Bryce Hoskins 6, Caden Turner 1.

WELLSPRING GUARDIANS – Zack Carpenter 16, Caleb Foster 10, Ben Rank 9, Zion Payne 8, Caleb Burnett 3.

Breathitt improves to 11-2 on the season and are set for Round 2 with 55th District rival Wolfe County on Wednesday Night at the Coliseum!

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