Belfry 66, Sheldon Clark 45
INEZ, Ky – The Belfry Pirates rode the crest of a big second half effort on Saturday night to cruise past the Sheldon Clark Cardinals 66-45 on the Cardinals home court.
The Pirates jumped ahead in the first period by outscoring the Cardinals 18-9. Belfry trotted into halftime with an eight point lead over the Cardinals with the score being 30-22. Belfry accelerated in the second half and outscored Sheldon Clark in both the third and fourth periods.
Cole Bentley led the Pirates in scoring with 16 points, he also pulled down nine rebounds. Koleston Blankenship and Garrett Fannin also scored double digit points for the Pirates; Blankenship had 13 points and Fannin had 12 points.
Belfry shot 50 percent from the floor including nine 3-pointers. Belfry made 5-of-11 from the free throw line while Sheldon Clark made 9-of-14 free throws.
The Pirates had a game scheduled for Monday night against the Tug Valley Panthers but that game has been postponed due to weather and no rescheduling date has been announced. Belfry is also scheduled to play Allen Central on the road, tonight (Tuesday). Tip off for that game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Scores by quarters:
Belfry: (9-5) 18 12 20 16 – 66
SC: (9-17) 9 13 12 11 – 45
Belfry: Woolum 7, Fannin 12, Browning 5, Bentley 16, Jessie 4, Blankenship 13, James 5, Miller 2, C. Harris 2.
SC: Wallace 9, Cantrell 5, Horn 1, Hatfield 9, Osborne 9, Datton 8, Maynard 4.
Pikeville 60, Belfry 56
GOODY Ky – The Belfry Pirates lost a close game on Friday night at the hands of the visiting Pikeville Panthers by a final score of 60-56.
Garret Fannin scored 20 points for the Pirates, but the game stayed out of reach for Belfry. The Pirates put together a rally in the fourth period after only being down by four points at halftime. The Panthers took back the lead in the third period by outscoring Belfry 21-14. Belfry’s fourth period rally saw them outscore Pikeville 24-17 but the effort was too late.
Belfry out-shot Pikeville from the floor and beyond the 3-point line but fell slightly short from the free throw line. Belfry made 14 of 29 free throws while Pikeville sank 14 of 22 free throws.
Scores by quarters:
Belfry: 6 12 14 24 – 56
Pikeville: 12 10 21 17 – 60
Belfry: Woolum 4, Fannin 20, Blankenship 12, Jessie 8, James 6, Browning 3, Miller 3.
Pikeville: Battalie 20, May 18, Slone 9, McDonald 5, Charles 5, Roberts 3.
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Willaimson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] or on twitter @sidplaster)