Martin County Tames Tigers To Win 57th District Championship

The Martin County Cardinals got 25 points from Brayden McKenzie to take a 66-62 win over the the host Paintsville Tigers to claim the 57 District Championship for the second year in a row.

Luke Hale and Jacob Sturgell followed for the Cardinals (21-10) with 13 points each. Peyton Davis added 7 points. Dray Duff scored 6 points. Matt Linville finished with 2 points.

Connor Fugate led Paintsville (14-16) with 29 points. Ethan Cole followed with 10 points. Anderson Laufter netted 9 points. Brock Woods had 8 points. AJ James and Jase Kinner chipped in 3 points each.

Both teams will now wait to see who they play in the opening round of the 15th Region tournament.

Martin County (66) – Brayden McKenzie 25, Luke Hale 13, Jacob Sturgell 13, Peyton Davis 7, Dray Duff 6, Matt Linville 2

Paintsville (62) – Connor Fugate 29, Ethan Cole 10, Anderson Laufter 9, Brock Woods 8, AJ James 3, Jase Kinner 3

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