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Breathitt Wins Shootout with Leslie

Luke Bellamy - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

Bellamy with 18 leads four Bobcats in double figures

JACKSON – February 13, 2021 – Brendon D. Miller

Coach Justin Rice and his Eagles traveled to Jackson on Saturday for their second game in seven days with the Bobcats. Breathitt absolutely blitzed the Eagles last Saturday Night in Hyden riding a 24-4 run in the first quarter to a convincing 81-57 win. Leslie was intent on showing that last Saturday’s showing was not the true Eagles and that they are a contender in the 54th District and 14th Region race.

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The Eagles did just that as they played well on both ends of the court and had a chance to get the win in the final minutes. Trent Day hit a half-court shot at the third quarter buzzer to send the game to the 4th period tied at 42. The Eagles took a lead in the 4th, but huge back to back 3-pointers by Luke Bellamy (his 5th of the night) and Andrew Combs put the Bobcats in front to stay. Day hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it a one point win for the Bobcats, 64-63.

Breathitt took the ball to the basket in the first quarter, scoring nearly all their points in the paint. Jaylen Turner slashed and drove for three baskets and totaled seven, Tyler Christy had two baskets for four, and big man Bryce Hoskins also had two baskets for four. Leslie got four from Day and four from forward Jason Baker. Wyatt Hensley and John Buckle each had a basket. End of the first, Breathitt 15 – Leslie 13.

Bryce Hoskins – photo by Brendon D. Miller – BSN

The Teams played to a 14-14 tie in the 2nd. Breathitt got a 3-pointer from each Bellamy and Christy, and Hoskins had two more baskets. Kobe Bowling scored twice in the quarter, and Baker also had two baskets for four. At the half, Breathitt led 29-27.

Day and Bowling each went to work in the 3rd, as each had seven on a 3-pointer and two field goals. Breathitt went outside the arc as Bellamy hit two 3-pointers while Turner hit his only bomb of the game. On Day’s 45 footer at the buzzer, the teams headed to the 4th with the score knotted at 42.

Trent Day – photo by Brendon D. Miller – BSN

Wyatt Hensley scored two break away baskets on steals, and Day had 10 of his game-high 22 in the period. Bellamy had a four-point play on a made three and free throw, as well as the fifth 3-pointer in the back to backs by he and Combs. Christy led the Bobcats with seven down the stretch including three of three at the line. Austin Sperry was four of four at the line as well.

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BREATHITT COUNTY – Luke Bellamy 18, Tyler Christy 14, Jaylen Turner 11, Bryce Hoskins 10, Austin Sperry 6, Andrew Combs 5.

LESLIE COUNTY – Trent Day 22, Kobe Bowling 13, Jason Baker 10, Wyatt Hensley 8, John Buckle 8, Trey Abner 2.

Breathitt is scheduled to next face 55th District rival Wolfe County on Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the Coliseum. Leslie hosts Perry Central on Tuesday in Hyden.

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