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Breathitt Rides First Half Run to Win Over Buckhorn

Bryce Hoskins - photo by Wallace Caleb Bates - Bluegrass Sports Nation

Three Bobcats scored in double figures led by Luke Bellamy with 19.

JACKSON – January 19, 2021 – Brendon D. Miller

Breathitt County lit up the bleacher end basket net at the Fairce O. Woods Coliseum on Tuesday Night as the Bobcats put up 54 first half points on Buckhorn in a 14th Region matchup. The Bobcats coasted to a 32 point win, 83-51 to improve their record in the year to 5-1.

The Game was streamed on Bluegrass Sports Nation:

Luke Bellamy lit the Bobcat fire in the first splashing three 3-pointers in the quarter and totalling 11. Christian Collins was the offense for Buckhorn with eight of the Wildcat 11. All five Bobcat starters scored in the quarter, and at the end of one, Breathitt led 20-11.

The Second belonged to Bobcat Freshman Austin Sperry as he went on the attack for 14 in the period. Junior Jaylen Turner had seven going four of four from the line, and Isaac Bellamy checked in with five. Colton Southwood had six for Buckhorn. The Bobcats scored 34 in period stretching their lead to 28 by the half, 54-26.

The Third saw Breathitt continue to extend the lead behind seven more from Turner, six from Tyler Christy and five more for Luke Bellamy, establishing his team-high 19 on the game. Collins scored nine of his game-high 21. End of the Third, Breathitt 76 – Buckhorn 40.

Both teams played their reserves in the Fourth with Jaxon Hamilton, Ben Wooton and Matt Capalot scoring for Breathitt. Edgar Sandlin and Jayce Brown scored for Buckhorn.

Scoring by Quarter1st2nd3rd4thTotal

BREATHITT COUNTY – Luke Bellamy 19, Austin Sperry 18, Jaylen Turner 16, Tyler Christy 8, Bryce Hoskins 8, Isaac Bellamy 5, Jaxon Hamilton 3, Andrew Combs 2, Ben Wooton 2, Matt Capalot 2.

BUCKHORN – Christian Collins 21, C. Southwood 8, Logan Stidham 5, Evan France 5, Cameron Caudill 4, Edgar Sandlin 3, Dylan Knight 3, Jayce Brown 2.

NEXT: Breathitt travels to Wolfe County on Friday Night for a 55th District Clash. That game will be streamed LIVE on BSN!

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