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Leslie Soars Past Hazard in 54th District Affair

Iris Napier - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

HYDEN – February 12, 2021 – ROD DAVIDSON

Hazard traveled to Hyden on Friday for a 54th District Matchup with the Lady Eagles. Hazard entered the game at 4-10 and off a 20-point loss to Powell County, while Leslie entered the matchup at 7-3. The Lady Eagles dominated this one opening an early lead and then eventually running the clock in the 2nd half for the 71-42 win.

The Lady Eagles had six players score, led by sophomore guard Courtney Hoskins with five, and sophomore center Emma Napier with four. Senior center Annie Harris scored seven of the Lady Bulldogs 10. At the end of the quarter, Leslie led 18-10.

Leslie County’s offense heated up in the 2nd posting 28 points. Sophomore guard Iris Napier, led the way with 14 as she hit four 3-pointers in the period. Senior forward Emily Bowling tossed in seven points as Leslie extended the lead to 29 at the half, 46-17.

The Lady Eagles offense was balanced with seven different players scoring. Leslie outscored Hazard 15-2 in the period, resulting in a running clock.

The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Eagles 23-10 as senior guard Libby Danner scored 14 points. Sophomore forward Bailey Smith paced Leslie with five points and 7th grade guard Ava Napier contributed three. When the final horn sounded Leslie was victorious by a final of 71-42.

Scoring by Quarter1st2nd3rd4thTotal

LESLIE COUNTY: Iris Napier 18, Emily Bowling 11, Emma Napier 8, Courtney Hoskins 7, Bailey Smith 5, Baylee Davidson 4, Emily Roark 4, Eden Melton 3, Ava Napier 3, Emily Napier 2, Caroline Buckle 2, Macy Fee 2, Hayley Smith 2.

HAZARD: Libby Danner 17, Annie Harris 14, Mallory Combs 6, Chelsea Profitt 3, Hannah Caudill 2.

Both teams are back in action Saturday afternoon, as the Lady Eagles host the Lady Redhounds of Corbin. Hazard will host Middlesboro.

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