BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Jamie Castle scored 24 points and
Madison Reed added 21 as Magoffin County beat Ashland Blazer 63-59 in the first round of the girls' state tournament Thursday night.
The Region 15 champion Lady Hornets (29-4) overcame 19 turnovers
and an eight-point second half deficit to advance to a quarterfinal
matchup Friday against the winner of Lincoln County and Clay
Sydney Cullop scored 17 points and Alexis Robinson chipped in 12
for Region 16 champion Ashland Blazer (29-7). But the Kittens shot
just 24 of 77 (31.2 percent) from the field in their first state
tournament appearance since 1997.
Players came together before Thursday's game in honor of victims
in last week's tornado outbreak - some of the most affected areas
were in Magoffin County - holding Kentucky state flags in a circle
as the national anthem played.