High school basketball highlights: Jan. 22

Saturday's high school basketball Highlights

January 22, 2012 

Boys

Al Prewitt Classic at Henry Clay

■ Ryan Cox hit a three-pointer, his only points of the game, with six seconds left to give Breathitt County a 61-60 victory against Bryan Station.

Alex Hamilton scored a game-high 21 points, and Wesley Noble had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Bobcats. Larry Morton led the Defenders with 19 points, and Marcus Williams scored 10 to go with 15 rebounds.

■ Jack Whitman went 11-for-14 from the field and 7-for-7 from the line, and No. 25 Lexington Catholic defeated Henderson County 72-55. Whitman finished with 29 points, 19 rebounds and five blocked shots. Patrick Keller added 16 points and six rebounds for the Knights.

■ Christen Cunningham and Wes Kimball both scored 10 points in No. 19 Henry Clay's 47-39 victory against Tates Creek. Jordan Fucci led the Commodores with 13 points and six rebounds.

North Laurel's Jake Allen, a 6-foot-8 sophomore center, scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 69-52 victory against Shelby County.

Toyota Classic at Scott County

■ Nick Ruthsatz was 15-for-16 from the free-throw line and finished with 26 points, six steals and five rebounds in No. 16 Covington Catholic's 65-59 victory against Lafayette. The Generals' Jackson Davis had 16 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Western's Armond Langford hit a three-pointer with three seconds to play to force overtime, and the Warriors went on to defeat Christian County 76-71. Kenneth Wachira had 13 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and three steals for Western.

■ Parker Stansbury scored eight points to go with 10 rebounds and six blocks in No. 12 Dixie Heights' 70-50 loss to New Rochelle (N.Y.).

Elsewhere

■ West Jessamine's Daulton Peters scored 29 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in West Jessamine's 76-68 come-from-behind victory against South Oldham in the East Jessamine Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The Colts' Chase Fain added 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

Russell's Kyle Skaggs, who led all scorers with 34 points, hit a pair of free throws with two seconds left to give the Red Devils a 74-72 victory against visiting East Carter.

Girls

Raatz Fence/O'Sheas Classic at Mercy

■ Octavia Wilson went 10-for-12 from the line and scored 24 points to send No. 15 Lexington Catholic past Mt. Notre Dame (Ohio) 54-46. Wilson also had seven rebounds and six assists, and the Lady Knights' Alex Botkin had 12 points, eight rebounds and six steals.

■ Jenna Crittendon provided the bulk of the offense with 30 points in No. 12 Ryle's 53-49 overtime victory against No. 18 Sacred Heart. Crittendon also had 10 rebounds and four steals. DaiJia Ruffin scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Valkyries.

■ Whitney Hartlage scored 22 points, including five three-pointers, and No. 3 Mercy handed No. 5 Perry Central its first loss of the season 71-61. Christine Roush added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kayla Rankin had 31 points and 12 rebounds for Perry Central.

■ Top-ranked Marion County lost 42-36 to Withrow (Ohio). Kyvin Goodin-Rodgers scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, but she and fellow Lady Knights standout Makayla Epps both struggled from the field. Epps was held to eight points, and the pair combined to go 7-for-33, including 0-for-7 from three-point range.

■ Mary Kate Clemons scored with 21 seconds left to give Owensboro Catholic a 46-44 win against Bullitt East. Destiny Howard led the Lady Aces with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Toyota Classic at Scott County

■ No. 10 Clay County rolled to a 47-29 victory against Franklin County. Cheyenne Madden paced the Lady Tigers with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Raven Timmons scored 16 for the Lady Flyers.

■ Sydney Moss scored 26 points and had 13 rebounds and three assists in No. 6 Boone County's 57-38 defeat of Scott County. Audriana Christopher had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals.

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