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Devils, Stewart dismantle Lincoln

Henry Clay put the "D" in Monday's portion of the Defenders of the Station boys' basketball tournament.

A 20-point advantage in points off turnovers enabled the Blue Devils to win by 18 over Lincoln County, 65-47, at Bryan Station.

In other games, Ballard routed Knox Central 85-56, Danville edged Clay County 54-51 and Holmes dumped Tates Creek 74-45.

Henry Clay 65, Lincoln Co. 47: Prince Stewart scored 22 points, nailing back-to-back NBA-range three-pointers to open the scoring.

"I felt like (if) we put defensive pressure and if I came up and played my role and knocked down some shots, we'd come out pretty quick and get on top of them," said Stewart, son of the former Lafayette and Texas-El Paso standout of the same name.

"Coach (Daniel Brown) told us that we need to work on our defensive pressure and that those guys didn't like to handle the ball a lot, so that's what we came out and tried to make them do."

Henry Clay improved to 6-2 overall, 3-0 in the tournament. Lincoln fell to 5-2, 2-1.

T.J. Barnes backed up Stewart with 13 points and six rebounds. Marquel Johnson added 12 points.

Trevor Edgington led the Patriots with 17 points. Ethan Spurlin totaled 11 points, four rebounds and six assists, but he had seven of Lincoln's 22 turnovers.

Henry Clay finished with 12 turnovers.

"I just love the team-first attitude," Brown said. "Guys have bought into their roles. ... They come to work hard every day, and we come to coach hard every day."

Colby Long's three-pointer to end the first-quarter scoring gave the Patriots their only lead of the game, 12-11.

Four Henry Clay players combined to score the first eight points of the second quarter en route to a 25-18 halftime lead.

The Blue Devils delivered a 24-12 knockout punch in the third quarter. Stewart scored seven in the quarter, while Johnson and Daniel Keisling each added six, one more than Barnes.

Trey Stewart, Prince's brother, gave Henry Clay its greatest lead, 57-32, when he drained a medium-range jumper with 5:47 left.

Ballard 85, Knox Central 56: A 30-15 disparity in turnovers added up to a 33-8 points ad- vantage for the Bruins (6-3, 2-1).

Keisten Jones, 12-for-13 from the field, led Ballard with 26 points. Wesley Cox chipped in with 17 and Logan Collier with 10. Martez Daw added five points and six rebounds. Paul Perkins had seven points and six assists.

Knox Central's Cody Miles had 23 points and 11 rebounds. Seth Bingham added 16 points and seven boards for the Panthers (3-4, 0-3).

Danville 54, Clay Co. 51: Tied at 48, the Admirals scored six of the last nine points — all by Cody Taylor.

He led the Admirals (1-4, 1-2) with 26 points. Taylor made nine of 22 field-goal attempts, going 5-for-13 from three-point range, and was 3-for-6 at the free-throw line.

Miles Kingsley added 10 points and six rebounds for the winners. Jonathan Milburn grabbed eight of Danville's 43 rebounds.

Codi Roberts came off the bench to total 11 points and six rebounds for Clay County (2-5, 0-3). Kendale Reed had nine points and seven of the Tigers' 35 rebounds.

Reed and D.J. Wilson each missed three-point tries to tie in the final seconds.

"Normally, we're a team that presses a lot," Danville Coach Matthew Yates said. "But we decided to change our strategy and play more half-court defense, and I think that made a difference."

Holmes 74, Tates Creek 45: The Bulldogs outscored the Creekers 44-14 in the paint and 18-2 on second-chance baskets, with a 36-14 domination in rebounds.

Elijah Pittman and Jeremiah Johnson paced Holmes (6-1, 3-0). Pittman tallied 27 points, while Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Marcellus Barksdale led the Commodores (3-6, 1-2) with 15 points and four boards.

Danville 54, Clay Co. 51

DANVILLE (1-4) — Goodman 2, Elmore 4, Dunn 5, Milburn 2, Taylor 26, Burgess 2, Kingsley 10, Turner 3. Totals: 20-58 9-18 54.

CLAY COUNTY (2-5) — Hooker 8, Reed 9, Wilson 7, Mitchell 2, Griffin 0, McDaniel 8, Roberts 11, Gay 6. Totals: 16-45 16-27 51.

Danville 15 10 17 12—54

Clay County 10 14 16 11—51

Three-point goals e_SEmD Danville 5-17 (Taylor 5-13, Dunn 0-2, Milburn 0-2); Clay Co. 3-13 (Reed 0-1, Wilson 0-3, Roberts 3-5, Griffin 0-2, England 0-2).

Henry Clay 65, Lincoln Co. 47

HENRY CLAY (6-2) — P. Stewart 22, Barnes 13, Johnson 12, Keisling 8, Tilford 2, T. Stewart 4, Nichols 2, Hellard 2. Totals 23-56 11-12 65.

LINCOLN CO. (5-2) — Trev. Edgington 17, Spurlin 11, Long 7, Gilbert 2, Allison 4, Willis 2, Ellis 2, Vanhook 2. Totals 17-39 8-8 47.

Henry Clay 11 14 24 16—65

Lincoln County 12 6 12 17—47

Three-point goals e_SEmD Henry Clay 8-19 (P. Stewart 4-8, Johnson 4-7, T. Stewart 0-1, Williams 0-3); Lincoln Co. 5-17 (Edgington 3-5, Spurlin 1-4, Long 1-2, Gilbert 0-3, Willis 0-2, Whitaker 0-1).

Ballard 85, Knox Central 56

KNOX CENTRAL (3-4) — Brown 2, Bingham 16, Smith 0, Miller 23, Messer 6, Broughton 3, Barger 6. Totals 18-47 16-30 56.

BALLARD (6-3) — Cox 17, Chiles 4, Dow 5, Jones 26, Perkins 7, D. Hardin 1, Means 4, Collier 10, Dickerson 4, F. Hardin 2, Barber 3, Parrish 2. Totals 30-65 18-24 85.

Knox Central 4 21 14 17—56

Ballard 16 25 18 26—85

Three-point goals — Knox 4-12 (Messer 2-7, Broughton 1-1, Canady 0-3, Barger 1-1); Ballard 7-27 (Cox 3-8, Baker 0-1, Chiles 0-2, Jones 1-2, Parker 0-2, Means 0-1, Collier 3-7, F. Hardin 0-2, Barber 0-1, Yackey 0-1).

HOLMES 74, Tates Creek 45

HOLMES (6-1) — Herndon 2, D. Johnson 2, R. Johnson 7, Pittman 27, Riley 8, J. Johnson 20, Housley 2, Slusher 2, Rice 4. Totals 32-55 5-8 74.

TATES CREEK (3-6)) — Hagan 4, Barksdale 15, Daughtery 7, Cuyler 8, Garner 0, Jones 2, Robertson 3, Mack 6. Totals 17-41 4-7 45.

Holmes 28 19 17 10—74

Ballard 10 8 11 16—45

Three-point goals — Holmes 5-12 (D. Johnson 0-1, R. Johnson 0-2, Pittman 1-2, Riley 2-4, J. Johnson 2-2, Arnold 0-1); Tates Creek 7-12 (Hagan 1-2, Barksdale 3-6, Daughtery 1-1, Gibson 0-1, Robertson 1-1, Mack 1-1).

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