Banks, Bates lead Letcher past Hazard

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Les Nicholson

Letcher Central’s Brooke Bates, pictured in action earlier this season at South Laurel, scored 12 points Monday in the Lady Cougars’ win over Hazard.

Letcher Central raced to a 17-4 lead after one quarter on Monday on the way to a 55-37 win over visiting Hazard.
Kaylee Banks scored 20 points and Brooke Bates added 12 for the 5-4 Lady Cougars.
Andrianna Harris and Hayley Caudill led Hazard (2-8) with 17 points each.
Both teams return to action this week at Harlan as Hazard travels there on Tuesday and Letcher Central on Thursday.
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Letcher Central (55) — Tori Holcomb 9, Keira Couch 4, Brooke Bates 12, Kaylee Banks 20, Loren Boggs 6, Jaylin Whitt 2, Kyleigh Wright 2.
Hazard (37) — Libby Danner 1, Hayley Caudill 17, Hannah Stidham 2, Andrianna Harris 17.

Hazard 4 5 13 15 — 37
Letcher Central 17 14 15 9 — 55
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Letcher Central edged Perry Central 66-62 on Saturday in Hazard as Tori Holcomb and Loran Boggs led a balanced attack with 16 points each. Kaylee Banks and Brooke Bates added 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Emalee Neace poured in 25 for the Lady Commodores. Katie Dunnigan scored 17 and Chelsey Napier added 10.
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Letcher Central (66) — Tori Holcomb 16, Loren Boggs 16, Kaylee Banks 13, Brooke Bates 12, Jaylin Whitt 5, Bailey Kincer 4.
Perry Central (62) — Emalee Neace 25, Katie Dunnigan 17, Chelsey Napier 10, Rani McIntyre 6, Kyra McAlarnis 2, Lexie Mullins 2.
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Letcher fell 46-40 on Wednesday in a 14th Region showdown at Owsley County.
Carly Smith scored 18 and Lexy Lynch added 16 or Owsley.
Brooke Bates led Letcher with 16 points. Loren Boggs contributed 10.
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Owsley County (46) – Carly Smith 18, Lexy Lynch 16, Kenzie Herald 8, Addison Terry 4.
Letcher Central (40) – Brooke Bates 14, Loren Boggs 10, Kaylee Banks 7, Tori Holcomb 4, Jayline Whitt 3, Kiera Couch 2.