High school basketball
Lafayette boys knock off No. 18 Henry Clay in overtime
Lafayette quickly fell behind by 12 points in the first quarter — 15-3 — and still trailed by eight early in the fourth, but the Generals rallied to force overtime and eventually defeated host Henry Clay 69-60. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 18 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, committed 27 turnovers in the loss.
Ross Jenkins scored 27 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked five shots in the Generals' win. TJ. Downey added 21 points and three steals.
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Isaiah Tisdale had 20 points, five assists, four rebounds and seven turnovers for Henry Clay.
■ Hagen Tyler scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Boyle County to a 65-42 upset of No. 19 Lincoln County.
Tyler was 5-for-9 from three-point range, and Jeremiah Bell added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Rebels' win.
■ C.J. Walker scored the first basket of the fourth quarter to break a 40-all tie and give No. 12 Bryan Station the lead for good in a 68-59 win at Paul Laurence Dunbar. The Defenders outscored the Bulldogs 27-13 at the free-throw line. They also had 21 more attempts.
Walker finished with 12 points and four rebounds. Andre Davis was 10-for-15 at the line and had 17 points, five rebounds and two assists in the win. Dunbar's Darius Williams scored 16 points and Dontell Brown had 10 rebounds.
■ A 17-0 run that started late in the first quarter and ended just before halftime led to No. 16 Lexington Catholic's 64-42 victory at home against Tates Creek. Tanner Johnson scored a game-high 19 points for the Knights, followed by Jarod Griffin with 15 and Michael Talbott with 12. Jordan Fucci had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Commodores.
■ Siah Holifield scored 18 points to go with four assists in West Jessamine's 63-54 win at Madison Southern.
■ Isaiah Johnson had 18 points and Jamel Banks scored 14 and grabbed eight rebounds in No. 24 Scott County's 84-32 victory at Bourbon County.
■ Marion County got 20 points, 11 rebounds and four steals from Anton Cowherd in a 58-47 defeat of visiting Nelson County.
■ No. 8 Butler outlasted No. 16 Franklin County 54-47 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine. Janna Lewis' putback with 3 minutes left in the third gave the Bearettes the lead for good. Breia Torrens led Butler with 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. Dasia Kilbourne had 14 points for the Lady Flyers.
■ Alexis Robinson scored what proved to be the game-winner with 24 seconds left in Ashland Blazer's 52-50 victory against No. 16 Mercy in the Louisville Invitational Tournament. Robinson's shot gave the Kittens a one-point lead and Haley Sue Foutch added a free throw 12 seconds later for the final margin.
Robinson finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and three steals. Mackenzie Stovall scored 13 points for Mercy, which is tied in Cantrall's rankings with Franklin County, Male and Graves County.
■ No. 25 Sacred Heart played even with No. 1 Elizabethtown until the fourth quarter, when the Lady Panthers finally took control and won 51-44 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament. Reauna Cleaver scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in Elizabethtown's win, and Erin Boley added 13 points.
■ No. 2 Henderson County cruised to a 47-28 victory against No. 16 Male in the Louisville Invitational Tournament. The Lady Colonels' Maci Brown had 18 points and four steals.
■ Lexington Catholic trailed by 11 in the first quarter before battling back to defeat visiting Madison Southern 51-44. Rachel Blake had 14 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Lady Knights.
Laird in lead; Tiger and Lefty miss the cut
Rain wasn't the only thing that put a damper on the Phoenix Open on Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. The rowdiest event on the PGA Tour goes into Super Bowl weekend without Tiger Woods, who had the worst score of his career and missed the cut by 12 shots. Also gone is Phil Mickelson, who had his worst round on the TPC Scottsdale in six years.
Martin Laird carried on nicely without them. Once the rain stopped, Laird played his best golf and he doesn't think that was a coincidence. He ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch until making his first bogey of the tournament on his final hole for a second straight 5-under 66.
That gave him a two-shot lead over Daniel Berger (69), with former St. Xavier standout Justin Thomas (68) another shot behind. Both 21-year-old rookies received sponsor's exemptions.
That's not who the crowd came to see.
Woods was playing the Waste Management Phoenix Open for the first time in 14 years. He shot an 11-over 82 Friday. It was his highest score in 322 official tournaments in his career.
"We all have days like this," Woods said after a day unlike any other he has had in his career.
Mickelson had a 76, his highest score in this event since he opened with a 76 in 2009 and missed the cut.
It was the first time since The Greenbrier Classic in 2012 that they missed the cut in the same event.
"Hopefully, we will be able to get it turned around for next week," Mickelson said.
■ Lydia Ko is 18 holes from history. The 17-year-old New Zealander birdied five consecutive holes and shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Fla., to take the outright lead in the LPGA Tour's season opener. If she hangs on Saturday, she would become the youngest golfer — male or female — to be ranked No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings.
UNC's Berry to miss game against Louisville
North Carolina Coach Roy Williams said freshman Joel Berry II will miss the No. 13 Tar Heels' game at No. 10 Louisville on Saturday and likely Monday's home matchup with No. 2 Virginia because of a groin injury. The reserve point guard has missed five straight games. He originally was injured around Christmas, then re-aggravated the injury in practice Jan. 13.
The Tar Heels (17-4, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won 11 of 12 since losing to top-ranked Kentucky, including this month's first meeting with the Cardinals.
■ Former Pleasure Ridge Park standout Jake Simpson had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists in Indiana Southeast's 79-77 win at Point Park in West Mifflin, Pa. Joe Jackson (Fern Creek) added 18 points and six rebounds.
■ Maggie Hartlage (Assumption) scored a season-high 26 points, including four three-pointers, in the Centre women's 65-58 win against Berry in Danville. Olivia Colliver (Montgomery County) tacked on 11 points and seven rebounds.
Centre's men routed Berry 92-66. Blake Scinta (Kentucky Country Day) led the way with 16 points and five rebounds. Sam Gruber (Oldham County) and Josh Karsner (Bluegrass United) added 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Djokovic reaches his 5th Australian finals
Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open finals, ensuring he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray. The top-ranked Djokovic used three service breaks in the fifth set to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
The last word
Former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins on being adding to the NBA All-Star Game roster:
"The first person I called was my mother. She was screaming on the phone. You know how mothers do."