West Jessamine's boys outscored host Lincoln County by 14 in the third quarter and held on for a 79-69 victory Monday on the opening night of play in the 12th Region tournament.
The Colts (18-11) were led by senior guard Chase Fain, who had 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Daulton Peters, a junior, added 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Sophomore Timmy Taylor had 18 points and 14 assists for the Patriots (15-18). B.J. Hoover was 4-for-9 from three-point range to account for the bulk of his 18 points.
Next up for West Jessamine is Wayne County, ranked No. 22 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State.
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The Cardinals (24-7) rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 17 Pulaski County 57-54. Corey Stearns led the way with 15 points.
Pulaski's Taylor Gover, who had been averaging 22.4 points per game, was held to 10. Kody Johnson had 28.
No. 5 Montgomery County 81, Nicholas County 38 (10th): Omar Prewitt scored 16 points and Darius Jones had 14 for the Indians (29-4).
Johnson Central 61, Prestonsburg 52 (15th): Junior star Shane Hall had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (20-10). Prestonsburg's Bryson Williams had 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Pikeville 74, Pike Central 58 (15th): Ethan Rowe scored 32 points and the Tigers improved to 22-10.
Cordia 52, Breathitt County 42 (14th): Cordia point guard Emmanuel Owootoah scored 17 points.
No. 23 Covington Catholic 52, Ryle 30 (9th): Sophomore Bo Schuh scored 15 points for the Colonels (26-6).
Newport 68, Dixie Heights 59 (9th): Marquis Commodore and JaQuan Short scored 18 points apiece for the Wildcats (21-10).
No. 20 Male 55, Manual 48 (7th): Josh Stoner scored a game-high 22 points for the Crimsons (25-8).
No. 17 Butler 66, Louisville Holy Cross 57 (6th): Danielle Lawrence scored 22 points and Aareon Smith had 18 points, four assists and four steals for the Bearettes (22-7).
No. 4 Mercy 76, Western 34 (6th): Whitney Hartlege scored 15 points and four of her teammates — Morgan Doherty, Camryn White, Erin Muthler and Kassidy Kiesel — had 11 for the Jaguars (18-10).
Bullitt East 59, North Bullitt 46 (6th): Lindsey Duvall had 23 points, three rebounds and three assists in a win for the Lady Chargers (24-7).
Pleasure Ridge Park 76, Moore 36 (6th): Paige Murphy and Kelsey Adwell both scored 20 points for the Lady Panthers (25-6). Adwell also had seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.