■ Quentin Snider scored 27 points, and host Ballard pulled away in the fourth quarter for an 85-76 win over Scott County in a matchup of top-five teams to start the season.
Isaiah Ivey scored 34 points to lead the Cardinals, ranked third in the pre-season coaches' rankings. He shot 11-for-19 from the field and 10-for-14 from the line. Tamron Manning added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The second-ranked Bruins had four players score in double figures, including Lavonne Holland with 23. Kelan Martin had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
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■ Junior Mike Smith had 18 points and six assists as host Paul Dunbar rolled in its season opener, 88-42 over Nicholas County. Will Gary added 17 points for Dunbar.
■ Madison Southern's Chris Roberts hit seven of 11 three-point attempts on his way to 25 points, but it wasn't enough as visiting Madison Central won the teams' season opener 89-71.
Kenjah Bosley led five Indians in double figures with 18 points.
■ Timmy Bradshaw had a game-high 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead East Jessamine to an 89-39 home win over Estill County.
■ Taylor Barnette had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Lexington Christian held on for a 71-60 win at Louisville Christian in the season opener for both teams.
Barnette led four Eagles with double-figure scoring. Tyler Harville scored 13, Travis Branham 12 and Jon Lannertone 11.
■ Sophomore Katelin Bundy made one of two foul shots with four seconds to go to lift Lexington Christian in a season-opening, 50-49 home win over Tates Creek.
Bundy scored 16 points, and senior Kristen Jacob added 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Eagles, who went into halftime up by six.
Junior Katie Pippen had 15 points to lead the Commodores.
■ Kierra Muhamad had 22 points, and Paul Dunbar had a shot to tie it with six seconds left in the second overtime, but the Bulldogs fell 77-74 at Walton-Verona in the teams' season openers.
■ Sophomore guard Makenzie Cann had 11 points, seven assists and five steals to lead host Anderson County over Lafayette 64-35 in the opener for both teams. Lafayette sophomore Sarah Cooley led the Generals with 11 points.
■ Senior Maddie Mitchell scored a game-high 20 points to lead host Sayre past Madison Southern 51-42 in the season opener for both teams.