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Betsy Layne’s Lukas Manns puts up a shot against visiting Phelps during a game in the 2019/2020 boys’ high school basketball season.

Betsy Layne ended the 2019/2020 season ranked eighth in the 15th Region Boys’ Basketball RPI Rankings.

RPI stands for Ratings Percentage Index. It is a way to measure a team’s strength relative to other teams, based largely on the strength of their schedules. The RPI formula is used by both the NCAA and NAIA, along with many high school associations and among other organizations, as part of their postseason system. RPI is calculated from the team’s Winning Percentage (WP), the Opponent’s Winning Percentage (OWP) and the Opponents’ Opponents’ Winning Percentage (OOWP).

The Bobcats compiled a 17-12 record in the 2019/2020 boys’ high school basketball season.

Betsy Layne finished ahead of Magoffin County, East Ridge, Belfry, Prestonsburg, Floyd Central, Pike County Central and Jenkins in the 15th Region Boys’ Basketball RPI Rankings. Placing ahead of Betsy Layne in the 15th Region Boys’ Basketball RPI Rankings were Pikeville, Phelps, Paintsville, Lawrence County, Johnson Central, Martin County and Shelby Valley. Much-improved Martin County won the 15th Region boys’ basketball title.

Betsy Layne’s 2019/2020 season ended following a loss to rival Prestonsburg in the 58th District Boys’ Basketball Tournament Semifinals.

Junior guard Jordan Frazier led Betsy Layne in scoring and rebounding during the 2019/2020 season, averaging 19.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Frazier scored 544 points in 28 games for the Bobcats.

Four Bobcats averaged double figures in scoring. Accompanying Frazier in double figures in scoring for Betsy Layne were sophomores Brady Robinson (13.4 ppg), Chase Mims (10.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg) and Lukas Manns (10.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg).

Head coach Brad Short guides the Bobcats.

After not losing any seniors to graduation, Betsy Layne will return one of Eastern Kentucky’s most experienced teams for the 2019/2020 boys’ high school basketball season.

Final 2019/2020 15th Region

Boys’ Basketball RPI Rankings

School        Record    RPI

Shelby Valley        25-8        .58970

Martin County        22-12        .56619

Johnson Central    17-12         .55813

Lawrence County    22-12         .55286

Paintsville        15-14         .54813

Phelps            21-11         .54041

Pikeville        17-12         .52639

Betsy Layne        17-12        .52205

Magoffin County    15-15         .47464

East Ridge        10-16         .44255

Belfry            10-19         .43457

Prestonsburg        9-19         .42322

Floyd Central        7-22         .39964

Pike Central        8-21        .39451

Jenkins            1-23         .28212

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