McKee, Ky – December 2, 2023 – Deron Mays
Boyd County brought a top 20 state ranking into the PRTC Classic at Jackson County this past weekend and proved why they deserved such high status. With three players committed to colleges (two for basketball and one for volleyball) the Lady Lions defeated Jackson County Friday and the following night the matchup was with Owsley County.
Boyd broke out to a big lead over Owsley in the first quarter behind the strong play of 6’ wing Audrey Biggs, a Pittsburgh commit , and 6’4 center Jasmine Jordan, a Rio Grande University (Ohio) commit. The Lady Lions finished the first quarter leading 24-9, using an intense press and forcing turnovers. The Lady Owls’ 6’2 center Macey Brown picked up two early first quarter fouls and sat out much of the first half. Coach Travis Smith of Owsley called two quick timeouts to try to settle down his troops.
In the second quarter the Lady Owls performed better and was able to win the quarter 20-17 and trailed by 12 at the half at 41-29. Addie Terry scored from all over the floor with 3’s, floaters, and medium range shots to keep the Lady Owls in the game.
The third quarter saw another big run by the Lady Lions and the Lady Owls went cold at a crucial time and also allowed several scoring opportunities slip away with overthrown passes on breaks. Boyd won the quarter 17-8. Owsley held their own in the fourth, breaking even with Boyd at 15 apiece . The final score was Boyd prevailing 73-52.
Owsley County was led in scoring by Addie Terry with 30 points to go along with 14 rebounds for a double-double. The rebounds, which were game high for either team, were well earned in a battle with the tall timber of Boyd. She was also named Player of the Game for Owsley. Carly Smith finished with 6 points and 6 assists. Kenzie Grubb totaled 6 points, Shelby Murray 3, Macey Brown 3 and 5 boards, Kamilla Marcum 2, and Laya Lynch 2.
Boyd County was led in scoring by the dynamic duo of Biggs and Jordan, who scored 32 and 18, respectively. Both Lady Lions had double-double games with Biggs pulling down 11 rebounds and Jordan 10. Biggs was named Player of the Game for Boyd County.
Owsley County’s next game is at Lee County Monday, December 4 in a double header district contest. The girls will play first at 6:00 followed by the boys game.