Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local Sports

February 7, 2012

Fairview’s Day scores 49 in win

WESTWOOD — Basketball is a game of runs, and players get on rolls, but rarely does a scorer’s streak endure for 32 minutes.

On Monday night, Fairview senior Kayla Day hit her stride with a few early 3-pointers, and the points kept piling on — remarkably, she scored her team’s first 40 points.

When all was said and done, Day collected a cool 49 against Prestonsburg as her team won, 67-55.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anything like that, and that was in a boys game,” said Fairview coach George Bellamy. “I’ve never had a kid with that total.”

Day was 15 of 25 from the field and 14 of 22 from the foul line. She pulled down 10 rebounds and added five steals for good measure.

After the game, Day couldn’t believe the staggering numbers.

“I was like, ‘Did I really do that?’” said Day, who’s amassed 2,100-plus career points at Rose Hill and Fairview. She’s been a Lady Eagle for three seasons.

Monday’s memorable performance is unofficially a single-game school record.

At halftime, Day’s Lady Eagles took a 29-26 lead into the locker room. She had all 29, but she said her focus was more on the fact that her team was winning.

“I didn’t really think about (the points),” Day said. “I wasn’t sure if anyone else had scored, but that’s not what I cared about. I was just glad we were ahead.”

Heading into the game, Day was third in the state in scoring, trailing second-place holder Sydney Moss by a tenth of a point.

According to Day, she has put in extensive work beyond the arc this season, and it’s paying dividends. On Monday, Day was 5-for-9 from three-point range, with all of the long balls coming in the first half.

“The difference was the threes,” Bellamy said. “That’s more than she made all of last year.

“The rest of the points came from her typical game, driving and making free throws,” added the coach.

Prestonsburg (8-16) guarded Day with two or three players for much of the second half.

“I don’t know if she’s had an open look all season,” Bellamy said.

Day admitted she did have some extra motivation. She had read in The Independent earlier in the day that no player in the 16th Region had tallied 40 points in a game this season.

“After reading that, that was one of my goals,” she said with a laugh.

During warmups, she felt like it could be her night to accomplish the feat.

“I was just in the zone on my threes,” Day said. “I knew it was going to be a big night for me. After they beat us last week, I wanted to beat them.”

Day scored 35 points in a loss to Prestonsburg last week.

The Lady Eagles are now 8-16 on the season.

Prestonsburg (55) — Kidd 2, Cas. Burchett 19, Cat. Burchett 4, Waugh 18, DeRossett 4, Rose 2, Nettles 2, Hall 2. 3-pointers: 1 (Waugh). FT: 14-20. PF: 17.

Fairview (67) — Day 49, Humphrey 5, McKnight 3, Bell 4, Reynolds 2, Meeks 4. 3-pointers: 5 (Day 5). FT: 22-37. PF: 18.

P’BURG    10    16    10    19    —    55

FAIRVIEW    12    17    16    22    —    67

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Tee Party: High school golf season opens

    A flurry of area tournaments will usher in the high school golf season, which begins today.
    Rowan County’s traditional boys opener, the Eagle Trace Invitational, tees off this morning at 9 with a field of 13 teams.

    August 1, 2014

  • Paintsville senior Miller Baseball Factory selection

    Paintsville baseball player Taylor Miller is currently participating in an elite event at the Pittsburgh Pirates spring training facility in Bradenton, Florida.

    July 31, 2014

  • Barboursville 2015 U.S. Youth Soccer host

    U.S. Youth Soccer announced Thursday that Barboursville and the West Virginia Soccer Association will host the 2015 U.S. Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships as part of the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

    July 31, 2014

  • Highlands’ Artists Market to begin today

    Up-and-coming artists are being offered a rare chance to show and sell their work during the First Friday art walk.

    July 31, 2014

  • AARON SNYDER: Five Teams? Pretty Kool

    If these unseasonably cool July mornings aren’t enough to have your mind on the fast track to football, maybe some Kool Hits news will help.

    July 31, 2014

  • Golf scramble will benefit Paramount Arts Center

    Paramount Woman’s Association’s seventh annual Ladies’ Golf Scramble is scheduled for Aug. 11 at Bellefonte Country Club.

    July 30, 2014

  • Kittens call on Ingram

    Somebody had to follow Dave Miller.
    Scott Ingram is pleased to be the coach to fill the vacancy for the man who built Ashland Blazer softball into a perennial state Top 25 program. The Kittens have won the 16th Region championship every year since 2009.

    July 29, 2014

  • 0729kypgaJr0034.jpg Golfers go out with an encore

    Evan Goble said he “wasn’t completely ready for a playoff” on Monday.
    That didn’t stop him from holing two pressure-packed playoff putts to win the 13-14-year-old division of the final event of the summer on the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour at Bellefonte Country Club.

    July 29, 2014 4 Photos

  • EKC Grid-O-Rama set for Aug. 15-16

    The annual Eastern Kentucky Conference football scrimmage contests are set for Aug. 15-16 at Fleming County and Raceland.

    July 29, 2014

  • Holliday embraces high expectations

    As Marshall football prepares to return to the gridiron to begin fall practice Aug. 4, this season the program finds itself labeled something that it has not been in many years: a favorite.

    July 29, 2014