■ Ashley Hatfield scored 28 points, and Elisha Justice had 24 points and 10 assists as Shelby Valley (24-4), ranked third in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, routed host Phelps 101-68. The Rockets held Phelps (12-8) to seven points in the second quarter to build a 50-22 halftime lead.
■ Bourbon County (8-15) rallied in the fourth quarter to a 46-45 victory over visiting Lewis County (14-14). Senior forward Adam Lynch paced the Colonels with 10 points and 12 boards.
■ Burgin (16-6) had five players in double figures — led by Patrick Cannada's 14 points — in a 64-58 victory over host Paris. Tiion Thomas had 17 points for the Greyounds (5-15).
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■ Western Hills hit its free throws late to hold off host Sayre 47-45 on the Spartans' Senior Night. Sayre (7-13) couldn't overcome a slow start despite good games by seniors Tebo Barnett (15 points and 12 rebounds) and Ryan Brady (20 points, four rebounds).
Mike Satterwhite and Darius Reed led Western Hills (13-9) with 13 points apiece.
■ Junior guard Aaron Watts scored 20 points as McCreary Central nipped host Montgomery County 54-52. Junior Ben Wright added 12 points for the Raiders (16-11). Azrey Crisp shot 5-for-10 from three-point range to finish with 15 points for Montgomery County (11-4).
■ Senior guard Matt Clevenger had 20 points and three assists as Pikeville rode a fast start to a 74-47 victory over visiting Paintsville (6-17). Pikeville (16-10), which led 22-8 after a quarter, also got 19 points from junior Devin Burchett.
■ Senior guard Chase Cox scored 21 of his 24 points — including the 2,000th point of his career — in the second half as Taylor County posted a 78-65 victory over visiting Green County (11-12). Senior center Leonard Macon added 30 points and 13 rebounds for Taylor County (19-6), which trailed 33-32 at halftime.
■ Senior Levitt Morrison had a double-double — 10 points, 12 rebounds — for host Rowan County in a 68-39 win over Boyd County (3-21). The Vikings (9-15) were led by Jacob Ginter's 17 points.
■ Belfry took a three-point lead into the fourth quarter in a 70-55 loss to Tug Valley (W.Va.). Senior forward Corey Coleman had a career-high 18 points for the Pirates (8-14), who were outscored 28-10 in the final period.
■ Bracken County (9-17) got 21 points and 11 rebounds from sophomore guard Todd Jefferson in a 65-53 victory over visiting Williamstown (8-15).
■ Guard Devon Evans had 34 points in host Owsley County's 75-70 win over Powell County. The Owls improved to 7-14. Guard Morgan Reed made seven three-pointers and finished with 36 points for Powell County (1-22).
■ In a showdown of state-ranked city teams, No. 2 Lexington Christian opened with a 24-7 run and never looked back, beating No. 20 Lafayette 73-52. Courtney Clifton of LCA (23-4) and Lisa Hack of Lafayette (19-8) scored 29 points apiece.
■ Junior forward Chelsea Craig had 24 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in host Franklin County's 70-38 rout of Boyle County. Senior guard Ashley Decker added 12 points and 12 assists for Franklin County (19-6).
■ After being outscored 12-2 in the third quarter, host Mason County went 13-for-16 from the line in the fourth and beat Paris 49-46. Junior forward Keller Menke had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Mason County (8-18). Senior forward Emily Hinkson had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Paris (11-14).
■ Georgetown signee Kortney Tyra's triple-double led host Jackson County (20-5) past Oneida Baptist 84-39. The senior guard had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
■ Sophomore Kristen Stainback led all scorers with 36 points, and Scott County (12-14) beat visiting Whitley County 70-57.
■ Sophomore center Bell Jackson scored 21 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and had seven rebounds in host Clay County's 51-40 victory over South Laurel.
■ Junior guard Kaylyn Emmons hit 10 three-pointers — breaking the school record she set a week ago — and scored 39 points in Fleming County's 68-62 win over visiting Raceland.
■ UK signee Samantha Drake had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 6 Nelson County past No. 18 Marion County 53-45. Nelson County (22-5) went 10-for-12 from the line in the fourth quarter.
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