High school basketball highlights: West Jessamine, Woodford Co. and Madison Central boys win district titles

February 28, 2014 

West Jessamine hit five of its last six free throws to pull away for an 87-79 victory in overtime over East Jessamine in the 46th District championship game at Mercer County.

Brooks Ely scored 30 points, including going 4-for-5 from three-point range, for the Colts. Daulton Peters scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Siah Holifield had 18 points and three assists.

East Jessamine scored 34 of its points at the free-throw line with Camryn Jones (15-for-19) and Ronnie Carson (13-for14) leading the way. Jones finished with 35 points. Carson scored 21 and also had six assists and five steals.

Woodford County 67, Franklin County 66 (41st): Eli Boggess scored 27 points, including the game-winning shot with 14.4 seconds left, in the Yellowjackets' win at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Boggess, the tournament MVP, also had six rebounds and Grayson Graf had 17 points. The Flyers were led by Lorenzo McCaskell's 21 points and seven rebounds.

Madison Central 89, Madison Southern 65 (44th): Cameron Thomas, a sophomore who was named the tournament's MVP, scored 21 points and had five rebounds and six assists to lead the defending state champion Indians to a win in the finals at EKU's McBrayer Arena.

Madison Central also got 16 points, four blocked shots and three steals from Isaiah Johnson.

Devante Linville was the only Madison Southern player in double figures. He had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Tanner Kidwell had eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Hazard 59, No. 19 Perry County Central 56 (54th): Hazard evened its season series with Perry Central at 2-all with a win in the finals at home. Chris Hudson led the Bulldogs with 13 points and Justin Johnson scored 21 for the Commodores.

Shelby County 55, No. 23 Collins 53 (30th): James Gordon scored 19 points in the host Rockets' upset of Collins (24-4).


Madison Central 64, Madison Southern 52 (44th): Bailey O'Bryan, the tournament MVP, scored 21 points to go with five assists and three steals in the finals at EKU. Lindsey Johns added 18 points and Hailey Christian had 15 for the Indians.

Kristen Hayes led the Eagles with 25.

No. 4 Franklin County 66, Western Hills 35 (41st): Malaka Frank scored 18 points, Princess Stewart grabbed 11 rebounds and Nannilena White had 10 points and five assists in the finals at the Frankfort Convention Center. Franklin County jumped out to a 19-3 lead after one quarter.

Samantha Roberts scored 10 points and Taylor Slade had eight points and seven rebounds for the Lady Wolverines.

No. 14 Danville 55, Boyle County 53 (45th): Essence Grey hit the game-winning shot with 0.9 seconds remaining for host Danville. She finished with 20 points.

No. 1 Elizabethtown 70, North Hardin 28 (17th): Erin Boley scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Panthers cruised to a win in the finals at Central Hardin.

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