Led by Miss Basketball candidate Princess Stewart, Franklin County continued its hot start to the season, knocking off host Bryan Station 77-69 on Tuesday night.
Stewart, a senior guard committed to Xavier, had a game-high 28 points on 11-for-21 shooting and pulled down 13 rebounds. She also had a game-high six assists as the defending 11th Region champion Flyers won their fourth game in a row to improve to 6-1 on the year.
Carah Burdette led Bryan Station (3-3) with 23 points and seven rebounds. The Defenders outscored the Flyers 20-12 in the third quarter to pull within five points heading into the fourth. Jlyn Martin added 22 points and five rebounds for Bryan Station, which had four players hit double-digits.
Rebecca Cook also had a double-double for Franklin County with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
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Lafayette 70, Lexington Christian 48: Lafayette dominated the post, outscoring the Eagles 28-4 in the paint to notch their second win in a row. Caroline Bennett led the Generals with 16 points and nine boards. Lafayette (4-2) outrebounded LCA 41-19 on the night. Senior forward Kiara Pankins, last year’s city Player of the Year, had 15 points and six rebounds in the win.
Sydney Weeks had a team-high 14 points for LCA (3-2), knocking down nine of 10 free throws. Grace Combs added 13 points in the loss.
Paul Dunbar 66, Lexington Christian 64: Paul Dunbar jumped all over Lexington Christian, outscoring the Eagles 20-5 in the first quarter, then held on for a 66-64 home win to improve to 5-1 on the year.
Mr. Basketball contender Taveion Hollingsworth poured in a team-high 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the defending state champs, who built an 18-point third-quarter lead before LCA closed the game on a 40-24 run. The Eagles shot 55 percent from the field in the second half and were led by Nathan Harper with a game-high 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting, including 6-of-12 from behind the arc.
Carter Hendrickson also hit double figures for LCA with 16 points while Javea Richardson added 16 points for Dunbar.
Lafayette 74, Tates Creek 52: Chris Wharton had a hot hand for Lafayette, knocking down seven of nine shots from the field to lead the Generals with 25 points and help keep Tates Creek (0-7) winless on the year. Devontae Hayes added 15 points for Lafayette (4-2), which shot 47.3 percent from the field.
Darryl Bell led the Commodores with 15 points.
Lexington Catholic 59, Scott Co. 55: Luke Johnson went off for 23 points on nine-of-21 shooting to lead Lexington Catholic and hand Scott County (4-1) its first loss of the season. Zan Payne had 13 points, hitting all six of his free throws, and cleared 17 rebounds for LexCath (3-4). Sophomore sensation Michael Moreno had a double-double for the Cardinals with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Cooper Robb added 17 points in the loss.
Sayre 88, Berea 53: Senior Jake Duby had a team-high 22 points to lead Sayre (4-2) to its fourth win in a row after starting the year 0-2. Caleb Clowers had a game-high 25 points for the visiting Pirates, who lost for the first time this season (4-1).