BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Building process continues for P’burg

When Prestonsburg head coach Brandon Kidd took over the girls’ basketball program this past season he wanted to build a solid foundation.

The work continues this season as the Lady Blackcats prepare to tipoff the season in early December.

He said his team needs to compete on a high level and the team is carrying a chip on its shoulder.

“Nobody expects them to be good,” Kidd said, beginning his  10th season as a coach. “We are excited to see how the season plays outs.”

Prestonsburg finished 20-11 one year ago. Top returners include Alivia Slone, Alison Campbell, Celina Mullins, Faith Lazar and  Grace Trusty.

Top newcomers include Destiny Elliott and Lexi Skeens.

The Lady Blackcats open the season at Letcher County Central  on Dec. 5.

Prestonsburg schedule

Dec. 5              Letcher Central           Away

Dec. 7              Wolfe County             Home

Dec. 9              East Ridge                  Home

Dec. 10            Magoffin County        Home

Dec. 14            Peggy Moore Classic

Breathitt County Away

Dec. 17            Floyd Central              Away

Dec. 27-29      Christmas at the Capital

Brown, TBA, TBA, Frankfort at Frankfort

Jan. 3               Betsy  Layne               Home

Jan. 7               Lawrence County       Away

Jan. 11             15th Region All  “A’ Classic

TBA, Appalachian Wireless Arena

Jan. 15             Belfry                          Away

Jan. 20             Jenkins                        Away

Jan. 21             Paintsville                    Away

Jan. 24             Lawrence County       Home

Jan. 27             Cordia                         Home

Jan. 28             Johnson Central          Home

Jan. 31             Betsy Layne                Away

Feb. 1              Jenkins                        Home

Feb. 4              Paintsville                    Home

Feb. 7              East Ridge                  Away

Feb. 11            Cordia                         Away

Feb. 14            Floyd Central              Home

Feb. 15            Wolfe County             Away

Feb. 18            Belfry                          Home

Feb. 20            Phelps                          Home

Feb. 21            Magoffin County        Away