MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Pikeville, LCC finish 1-2 in final girls’ Super 7 poll

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville captured its second straight 15th Region basketball championship. Letcher Central made its way through the 14th Region field to a title.

Both advanced to the KHSAA Sweet 16 state tournament. The two eastern Kentucky programs finished 1-2 in the final Mountain Top Sports girls’ Super 7 basketball poll released on Thursday.

The Panthers finished 26-8, falling in the opening round of the state tournament to Casey County while the Cougars season ended at 25-11. LCC was beat by defending champion Ryle.

Shelby Valley (22-9) claimed the number three spot, just ahead of Floyd Central and Martin County tied for fourth. The Lady Jaguars were 20-9 while the Lady Cardinals finished 21-10.

Mingo Central, with a record of 17-6, finished sixth, followed by Lawrence County (19-14) and Belfry (16-15) who shared the number seven position.

Receiving votes were Chapmanville (16-7), Johnson Central (16-15), Phelps (18-12) and Tug Valley (18-8).

Girls’ Super 7 basketball poll

1. Pikeville (26-8)

2. Letcher Central (25-11)

3. Shelby Valley (22-9)

4. Floyd Central (20-9), Martin County (21-10)

6. Mingo Central (17-6)

7. Lawrence County (19-14), Belfry (16-15)

Receiving votes were:  Chapmanville (16-7), Johnson Central (16-15), Phelps (18-12) and Tug Valley (18-8).