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Lady Hornets to face Sheldon Clark in district tournament

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Independent Photo || MAGOFFIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL  

Back Row (Left to Right):  Assistant Coach Nicholas Marcum, Assistant Coach Baillie Gullett, Tarah Russell #30, Alyssa Brown #21, Kennedy Williams #33, Morgan Damron #13, Charla Lykins #52, Angel Mullis #5, Presley Caldwell #23, Karlee Stewart #0, Jaylen McCarty #35, Gerald Howard Assistant Coach, Justin Williams Head Coach   Front Row:  Macy Thacker #22, Stephaine Helton #11, Abby Brown #44, Kenlee Wireman #20, Kennedi Stacy #24, Savannah Whitaker #25, Destiny Conley #42, Haley Barnett #12, Shay Blanton #10

PAINTSVILLE - Magoffin County is set to face Sheldon Clark in the semifinals of the 57th District Girls' Basketball Tournament at Paintsville High School. 

Sheldon Clark swept the Lady Hornets during the regular-season. In an early-season matchup in Martin County on December 7, Sheldon Clark pulled away to defeat Magoffin County 61-44. Less than one month, completing a sweep, Sheldon Clark downed Magoffin County 58-46 in a game played in Salyersville in the Lady Hornets' home gym on January 28. 

Paintsville and Johnson Central will meet in the other opening round game in the 57th District Girls' Basketball Tournament. In the two teams' most recent meeting on Friday, Feb. 8, then-host Paintsville prevailed 67-58 over Johnson Central. 

Earlier in the season, Paintsville captured the 15th Region All "A" Classic championship. 

Johnson Central is the reigning 57th District girls' basketball champion. The Lady Eagles defeated Sheldon Clark 56-48 in the 2018 57th District Girls' Basketball Tournament title game. After capturing the district title in 2018, Johnson Central went on to win the 15th Region crown. 

High school basketball teams from throughout the state are headed into the postseason. 

Both the champion and runner-up from the 57th District will advance to the 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. 

57th District Girls' Basketball Tournament
at Paintsville High School 

Semifinals
Monday, Feb. 18
Sheldon Clark vs. Magoffin County, 6:15 p.m.
Paintsville vs. Johnson Central, 8:15 p.m.

Championship Game
Thursday, Feb. 21
Sheldon Clark/Magoffin County Winner vs. 
Paintsville/Johnson Central Winner, 7 p.m.
 

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