Paintsville Drops Pike County Central In Season Opener

The Paintsville Lady Tigers got 21 points and 13 rebounds from Emilea Preece as they raced past the home standing Pike County Central Lady Hawks, 53-36, on Tuesday.

The Lady Tigers (1-0) outscored the Lady Hawks (0-1) in every quarter and lead 26-16 at the end of the first half before extending the lead to the final margin in the second half.

Kylie Kinner added 18 points, including four 3-point field goals. Camryn Helton and Kali Mulcahy netted 6 points each. Emma Keeton finished with 2 points.

Pike County Central was paced by Abigail Hess and Hannah May with 11 points each. Lindsey Bowman dropped in 8 points. Emalie Tackett added 4 points. Arriana Hamilton chipped in 2 points.

Paintsville will host Betsy Layne on Monday at 7:30 pm. Pike County Central will next play at Greenup County on Saturday at 2:30 pm.

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