Tiller leads Tigers over Raiders
by STEVE LeMASTER
PAINTSVILLE - Senior guard Trevor Tiller scored a game-high 26 points and three of his teammates joined him in double figures as Paintsville rolled past visiting South Floyd on Wednesday, defeating the Raiders 90-51.
South Floyd had a two-game winning streak snapped. With the loss, South Floyd dropped to 5-21.
Paintsville claimed its third straight win, improving to 16-9.
Senior guard Matt Daniels and freshman forward Kash Daniel joined Tiller in double figures, finishing with 13 points apiece. Sophomore guard Zach Collins followed, contributing 12 points for the Tigers.
Narrowly missing double figures, freshman forward Matthew Miller netted nine points for the Tigers.
Paintsville established an early lead, outscoring South Floyd 28-15 in the opening quarter.The Tigers used a 23-14 run in the second quarter to take a 51-29 lead into halftime.
South Floyd faced multiple deficits in the second half as Paintsville added to its lead. The Tigers finished the non-district contest on a 19-6 run in the final quarter.
Quintin Hensley scored six points, Lane Daniels netted five, Luke Trimble tossed in four and Ryan Murray added two for Paintsville in the convincing win.
Paintsville posted its fifth win in six outings. The Tigers notched a victory for the eighth time in 10 games.
Junior center Michael Martin led South Floyd with 15 points. Junior guard Austin Salisbury accompanied Martin in double figures, adding 13 points for the Raiders.
Weston Little scored eight points, Hunter Johnson six, Dakota Justice four, Austin Bailey three and Baylon Branham two for South Floyd in the loss.
South Floyd will visit Sheldon Clark for a regular-season finale Friday night, Tipoff for the South Floyd-Sheldon Clark boys’ basketball game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Paintsville 90, South Floyd 51
South Floyd (51): Salisbury 13, Martin 15, Little 8, Johnson 6, Justice 4, Bailey 3, Branham 2.
Paintsville (90): Tiller 26, M.Daniels 13, Daniel 13, Collins 12, Miller 9, Hensley 6, Trimble 4, L.Daniels 5, Murray 2.
South Floyd…….15 14 16 6-51
Paintsville…..28 23 20 19-90
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