Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Magoffin County Knocks Off Johnson Central, Russell Honored for 2,000th Point

The Magoffin County Hornets staked a claim as one of the top teams in the 15th Region with a 56-54 win over Johnson Central last night.

The Hornets were led by 24 points from super senior Trenton Russell. Jaren Lovely added 14 points and 4 assists.

Russell was honored before the game with a basketball commemorating his 2,000th point, which was scored late last season. He now stands at just over 2,400 points and is Magoffin County's all-time leading scorer.

Mason Blair led Central with 22 points on 9-for-28 field goal shooting.

Here's a look at the 15th Region after last night's action:

Johnson Central 11-4
Magoffin County 11-6
Lawrence County 10-7
Sheldon Clark 9-6
Pikeville 8-5
South Floyd 8-5
Pike Central 8-6
Shelby Valley 8-6
East Ridge 7-5
Belfry 6-6
Paintsville 6-7
Phelps 6-7
Allen Central 5-11
Prestonsburg 3-12
Piarist School 1-14
Betsy Layne 1-14

Johnson Central, Magoffin County, Sheldon Clark and Paintsville are all in the same district. Only two can make it to the region tournament.

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