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High school basketball highlights: Feb. 1

Girls

Lexington Catholic, ranked 20th in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, led by as many as 12 points and never trailed in a 47-43 victory against visiting Paul Dunbar.

Lexington Catholic (14-9) struggled from three-point range, hitting just one of its 12 attempts. But the Lady Knights came up big inside, outscoring Dunbar 24-8 in the paint.

Octavia Wilson led the Lady Knights with 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Elizabeth Walton contributed 10 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots, and Emily Johns had seven points, nine rebounds and three assists.

The Lady Bulldogs (8-9) got 17 points from Christin Haney, who was 5-for-8 from three-point range. Kierra Muhammad added 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Morgan McEldowney added eight points and five rebounds.

■ Alyssa Lucas connected on five three-pointers and she and Catie Fletcher each scored 15 points in Woodford County's 51-46 victory at Lafayette. Taylor Kelly added seven points and seven assists, and Jessica Morgan had 12 rebounds for the Lady Jackets.

Shomari Kendrick scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, both team highs for Lafayette. Sarah Martin scored 12 points, all on three-pointers. Jeriana Gillespie had six assists, four rebounds and three steals to go with her six points.

■ Louisville signee Sara Hammond came up big to lead No. 2 Rockcastle County (21-1) to a home win against No. 18 Madison Central 60-43. Hammond had 21 points, 16 rebounds and six blocked shots.

Burgin outscored host West Jessamine by 10 in the fourth quarter en route to a 40-36 victory. Freshman Liz Marcinek scored 16 points and was 10-for-14 from the free-throw line for Burgin.

■ Shamy Williams led all scorers with 17 points in Clark County's 60-41 victory against visiting Harrison County.

Belfry's Alexis Howard scored 22 points and fellow senior J.J. Bevins' 21 points included the 1,500th of her career in the Lady Pirates 59-47 win against visiting Pikeville.

■ No. 19 South Oldham got 18 points from Jasmine Whitfield and 16 points and 10 rebounds from Mary Dye in a 73-24 home victory against Trimble County.

■ Carla Booth, who will play at EKU, scored a game-high 33 points and Sheldon Clark used a 12-point advantage in the first quarter to get by host Breathitt County. Leslie Spencer had 30 points and 12 rebounds for Breathitt County.

■ Danay Fothergill, who will play in college at Western Kentucky, had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Southwestern's 50-39 victory at Wayne County.

■ Alicia Moore scored 12 of her 16 points in the third quarter of Mason County's 59-50 win at Deming. Moore also had six rebounds.

■ Nicole Coffman scored a game-high 23 points and Casey County (16-4) outscored Russell County (15-6) by nine in both the second and third quarters of a 59-37 home victory.

Magoffin County improved to 15-3 after defeating host Lawrence County 59-49. Freshman Jamie Castle had 18 points and 10 assists for the Lady Hornets.

Boys

■ In a close game throughout, No. 23 Holmes outscored No. 18 Dixie Heights by six in the fourth quarter for a 62-58 victory at home. Jaleel Gray and Chris Hayes scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, for Holmes (15-7). Dixie Heights (19-3) got 16 points from Parker Stansberry and 15 from Brandon Hatton.

■ Doriyan Frazier scored 19 of his 21 points in the third quarter in Frankfort's 101-63 rout of visiting Bourbon County. Zach Perry was next for the Panthers with 20 points, Aaron Jackson had 12 rebounds and Dariyan Frazier had 13 assists.

■ Jake Giesler got his 18th double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds in No. 21 Newport Central Catholic's 64-41 home victory against Lloyd Memorial.

■ Kellen Smith scored 28 points, including four three-pointers, in Scott's 74-67 home victory against Covington Catholic. Jake Thelan scored 36 points for the Colonels.

Taylor County jumped out to a 34-18 halftime lead and held on to defeat visiting Campbellsville 54-48. Tevin Webster scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the victors. Twenty of Jordan Percell's 27 points came in the second half for Campbellsville.

■ Deonquez Nance starred in Trigg County's 64-55 victory against Stewart County (Tenn.). The sophomore point guard had 28 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

Herald-Leader Staff Report

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