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Leslie Betters Estill to Win Fourth Straight

Coach Larry Sparks - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

HYDEN – January 31, 2021 – Rod Davidson

Estill County traveled to Hyden on Saturday afternoon for a 14th Region Girls matchup. Estill came into the game at 4-5 and off a win over Jackson City on Friday Night, while Leslie had won three straight at 5-2.

Sophomore guards Courtney Hoskins and Iris Napier combined for seven points in the first quarter for Leslie County. 8th grade point guard Jayci Long tossed in six points, and junior guard Mia Hale contributed three points. Leslie lead after the end of the first 13-11.

Leslie County out scored Estill County 12-8, with sophomore forward Baylee Davidson scoring six points, and Hoskins five. Long and Hale combined for all eight of the Lady Engineers’ points. At the half, Leslie extended the lead to 25-19. 

The Lady Engineers cut into the lead early behind the stellar play of Long, as she accounted for 6 points. However, the balanced attack from Davidson, Iris Napier, and Hoskins drove the Lady Eagles offense and extend the lead to 38-31 at the end of the third.

Leslie out scored Estill 14-8 and and sealed the victory. Hoskins continued to ignite the offense with an early 3-pointer on her way to seven points and her game-high 18. When the final horn sounded the Lady Eagles were victorious by a final of 52-39.


Scoring by Quarter1st2nd3rd4thTotal

LESLIE COUNTY – Courtney Hoskins 18, Baylee Davidson 13, Iris Napier 11, Emma Napier 6, Emily Napier 4.

ESTILL COUNTY – Jayci Long 17, Mia Hale 10, Sarah Baker 5, Haley Angel 5, Brittany Mason 2.

Up next for the 6-2 Lady Eagles are the Harlan County Lady Bears, on Friday Night, who will travel to Hyden with a record of 3-5. Estill County will host East Jessamine on Tuesday night. 

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