Pickett County Sweeps Red Boiling Springs; Bobcat Squads Remain Undefeated In 7-A Play

by Rusty Ellis

The Pickett County Bobcats and Lady Bobcats remained undefeated in District 7-A play with their doubleheader sweep over Red Boiling Springs on Tuesday night.


The Lady Bobcats knocked down threes early and often in their 62-25 win over the Lady Bulldogs.

Ella Kate Keisling powered the opening quarter, as her 12 points in the frame saw her knock down three of the team’s first five three-point makes. Zoey Nicholas drilled the other two, and the Lady Bobcats found themselves in front 26-11.

The second quarter is where the Pickett defense took over, as they limited RBS to just two points in the quarter en route to taking a 39-13 lead into the halftime break.

The Lady Bobcats continued to expand onto the lead in the third, where they got threes from Keisling, Emmy Lowe and Allie Amonett, and PCHS cruised to the victory by a final score of 62-25.

Keisling and Nicholas finished tied for game-high honors with 19 points apiece, while Lowe added nine of her own.

Eighth-grader Zoe McDuffey paced the Lady Bulldogs with nine points.


The Bobcats followed the girls game with a comeback win of their own, as they overcame a 10-point second-quarter deficit to remain undefeated in 7-A play after their 65-59 win.

RBS found their offensive rhythm early, as Colton Copass and Riley Thompson each knocked down a three to give the Bulldogs a 14-12 lead entering the second quarter.

There, they continued to build momentum and ran their lead up to 27-17 at one point, the largest of the game for either side. Needing a spark, Pickett County got one from Nathaniel Cobb, who scored eight unanswered points to trim the lead down to just 27-25. Kaiden Thomas drilled a three at the buzzer to make it just a one-point RBS advantage at the break, as the home team led 29-28.

The third quarter saw both teams struggle to slow down each other’s offense, and it was the Bulldogs who took a 45-44 lead into the final frame.

The big moment in the fourth quarter was when RBS leading scorer Colton Copass fouled out with three minutes to go, as Pickett proceeded to attack the paint and closed on a 10-2 run to earn the 65-59 victory.

Jacob Amonett and Nathaniel Cobb each finished with 18 points to lead the way, while Lyric Parris added 15 points.

Copass finished with a game-high 21 points, followed by Thompson’s 14.

What’s Next?

Pickett County will host Clarkrange on Friday night, while Red Boiling Springs will turn their attention to Clay County on Monday.