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Magoffin County girls' team shows improvement


SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County suffered an opening round loss to Floyd Central in the 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament. However, Magoffin County showed improvement in the second half of the 2018-19 girls' high school basketball season.

The Lady Hornets, under the direction of head coach Justin Williams, finished runner-up to Johnson Central in the 57th District. Magoffin County compiled a 7-25 record in the 2018-19 season, notching wins over Breathitt County, Robertson County, Prestonsburg, Phelps, Betsy Layne and Sheldon Clark. The Lady Hornets defeated Betsy Layne twice during the 2018-19 high school hoops season. Magoffin County managed to knock off Sheldon Clark in the 57th District Girls' Basketball Tournament Semifinals.  

As a team, Magoffin County shot 34.6 percent from the field during the 2018-19 season. The Lady Hornets shot 27.3 percent from 3-point range. 

Magoffin County shot 58.4 percent from the free throw line.

Senior guard Kennedi Stacy averaged a double-double for the Lady Hornets. Stacy led Magoffin County with a 21.6 points per game scoring average. In 32 games, Stacy scored 690 points. 

Pacing Magoffin County inside, Stacy averaged 11.9 rebounds per game. Stacy pulled down a total of 381 rebounds during her senior season. 

One of the top senior girls' high school basketball players in the state, Stacy was the only Lady Hornet to average double figures in scoring. Macy Thacker ranked second in scoring for Justin Williams-coached Magoffin County. Thacker averaged 8.1 points per game for the Lady Hornets. 

Other key scorers for the Lady Hornets included Haley Barnett (7.3 pg) and Kenlee Wireman (4.6 ppg).

The Magoffin County girls' basketball team will look to carry momentum over into the 2019-20 season. 




Steve LeMaster