Franklin County High School will host eight girls’ basketball games as part of the Centria Metals/Penn Station East Coast Subs Shootout on Saturday. The schedule features seven teams ranked in the Herald-Leader’s preseason top 25 and three of the state’s top 13 scorers.
Admission is $8 for the entire day. Here’s the slate:
Lafayette vs. Nelson County, 10 a.m.: Cardinals senior Marly Walls is 11th in the state at 24.1 points per game. Caroline Bennett leads Lafayette, an 11th Region contender, with 17.1 points and 6.4 rebounds.
No. 5 Butler vs. No. 14 Conner, 11:30 a.m.: Louisville signee Molly Lockhart averages 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds for Butler, which has won two of the last four state titles.
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Assumption vs. Green County, 1 p.m.
Covington Holy Cross vs. North Hardin, 2:30 p.m.
No. 18 Elizabethtown vs. No. 16 Harlan County, 4:15 p.m.: Sophomore Whitney Hay leads E-town with 18.4 points. UK signee Blair Green averages 26.4 points, fifth-best in the state, for the Black Bears.
South Laurel vs. North Bullitt, 5:45 p.m.
No. 8 Mercy vs. Scott, 7:15 p.m.: The Jaguars are 1-3 against teams ranked in the preseason top 25. Scott’s Anna Clephane leads the state with 30.2 points per game.
No. 16 Franklin County vs. No. 10 Scott County, 9 p.m.: The 11th Region’s three-time defending champs lost five straight in December but are 8-5 overall with an unblemished record against region foes. Scott County’s got three players averaging about 15 points a night — Morgan DeFoor, Maaliya Owens and Peyton Riddle.