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Boys’ All ‘A’ Classic highlights: Owen County holds off KCD

Owen County’s student section showed off a humorous sign during the Rebels’ game against Kentucky Country Day in the first round of the All “A” Classic on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.
Owen County’s student section showed off a humorous sign during the Rebels’ game against Kentucky Country Day in the first round of the All “A” Classic on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. jmoore@herald-leader.com

Carson Williams poured in 33 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as No. 22 Owen County staved off an upset bid from Kentucky Country Day, 56-49, in the first round of the All “A” Classic Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center.

“You can bet he worked tonight,” Rebels Coach Devin Duvall said of Williams’ performance. Not only did the Northern Kentucky signee account for about 60 percent of Owen County’s production, but he also guarded Colin Ferguson the entire night. Ferguson, who averages 22 points and 10.3 rebounds for the Bearcats, was held to six points on 2-for-12 shooting.

Owen County connected on only 21 of 51 shots and went 3-for-16 from behind the three-point line. It took a one-point lead into the break before increasing its advantage to eight points heading into the final period.

KCD got to within 43-38 before Williams took over inside the final five minutes. He scored 11 points down the stretch to keep the Rebels’ bid for their first All “A” title alive.

“It was sort of one of those grinders where when you gotta have buckets, he went and got some buckets,” Duvall said.

JR Mathis scored 22 points while going the distance for KCD, which lost its All “A” opener for the third season in a row.

Danville 75, Shawnee 43

Down 10-4 in the first quarter, Danville locked in and used a 28-0 run to put Shawnee away in the first half. Spencer McKinney scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Admirals, who face No. 10 Newport Central Catholic in Friday’s quarterfinals.

John Roney added 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Danville. He and McKinney each shot 3-for-6 from behind the three-point arc. The Admirals shot nearly 50 percent for the game (28-for-60) while holding the Golden Eagles to 18-for-60 shooting.

Gerald Miller gave the Admirals a big lift off the bench, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in only 15 minutes. His energy exemplified a team playing with a hustle that at times has eluded it this season.

“There are games where we’ve not hustled and shot it in and it was kind of lucky that we hit,” Danville Coach Ed McKinney said. “ … If you’re working defensively, you’ve got confidence that you’re gonna get stops and you don’t have to press so much offensively.”

The effort was there on the glass, too. Danville outrebounded Shawnee 46-32, including a 29-15 halftime edge.

University Heights 69, Pineville 34

Freshman Kyky Tandy had 27 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Blazers, who advanced past the first round for the first time since 2011.

UHA, whose eight All “A” Classic titles are the most of any team, had lost in the opening round each of the past three seasons. Pineville jumped out to a 6-2 lead, but the Blazers were able to shake off their travel legs and take a 15-point halftime advantage.

The Blazers arrived in Frankfort from Hopkinsville on Wednesday afternoon. Coach Grant Shouse instated a 10 p.m. curfew and for the first time all season asked for players’ cell phones ahead of bedtime.

What did Travion Hollowell, who finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals, think of having to part with his technology?

“I wanted to win and get out of that first round so it didn’t really matter,” Hollowell said with a grin.

Taquan Hollowell, Travion’s younger brother, recorded 10 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

Cordia 77, Glasgow 46

Glasgow (8-12) — Mills 3, Kimble 5, Adams 4, Mundy 2, Kingery 13, Hughes 10, Payton 4, Riddle 5.

Cordia (11-6) — Mercado 11, Chisolm 19, Biallas 3, McDonald 12, Nelson 13, Henry 9, Keita 8, Barnett 2.

Glasgow

11

12

12

11

46

Cordia

16

16

23

22

77

University Heights 69, Pineville 34

UHA (11-10) — Brown 3, Ta. Hollowell 10, McGowan 10, Tr. Hollowell 19, Tandy 27, Montgomery 2, Naylor 2.

Pineville (15-5) — Byrd 7, Lawson 8, Watts 3, Carners 3, Lefevers 8, Adams 5

UHA

17

18

16

18

69

Pineville

10

10

7

7

34

Danville 75, Shawnee 43

Shawnee (5-12) — Johnson 8, Wells 5, Wharton 13, Warf 7, Cunningham 1, Morris 4, Dennis 5.

Danville (11-9) — Southerland 4, J. Turner 10, Wilson 3, McKinney 20, M. Turner 5, Roney 15, Miller 10, Ford 2, Hopkins 2, Thornton 2, Cummings 2.

Shawnee

10

8

19

6

43

Danville

20

21

15

19

75

Morgan County 84, McLean County 68

Morgan County (16-4) — Evans 3, Banks 18, Adams 22, Perry 30, Prater 9, Sparkman 2.

McLean County (7-12) — Taylor 6, Miller 31, Hudson 10, Logsdon 6, Adelman 5, Lovell 4, Hampton 6.

Morgan County

16

26

16

26

84

McLean County

7

20

13

28

68

Owen County 56, Kentucky Country Day 49

Owen County (18-2) — McDonald 5, Toftness 9, Williams 33, Forsee 4, Dunaway 5.

KCD (10-6) — S. Mathis 5, J. Mathis 22, Kraus 3, Cavanaugh 5, Ferguson 6, Roe 6, Brice 2.

Owen County

13

13

15

15

56

KCD

11

14

8

16

49

Murray 37, Bishop Brossart 33

Murray (17-4) — Clark 6, English 12, Hornbuckle 6, Foster 3, Boone 6, Flener 4.

Bishop Brossart (15-4) — Zai 10, Crawford 9, Hickman 8, Kremer 6, Ridder.

Murray

7

9

12

9

37

Bishop Brossart

3

8

10

12

33

Girls’ All “A” Classic quarterfinals

Friday at Frankfort Convention Center

8:30 a.m.: Owensboro Catholic (18-4) vs. Shelby Valley (17-2)

10 a.m.: Harlan (18-4) vs. Frankfort (10-8)

11:30 a.m.: Walton-Verona (15-5) vs. Murray (21-1)

1 p.m.: Newport Central Catholic (14-6) vs. Glasgow (14-6)

Boys’ All “A” Classic quarterfinals

Friday at Frankfort Convention Center

5 p.m.: Cordia (11-6) vs. University Heights (11-10)

6:30 p.m.: Danville (11-9) vs. Newport Central Catholic (16-3)

8 p.m.: Morgan County (15-4) vs. Owen County (18-2)

9:30 p.m.: Murray (17-4) vs. Shelby Valley-Green County winner

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