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District tournament highlights: Scott County, Henry Clay girls win to set up Friday showdown

Crazy tip-in forces overtime in Kentucky playoff game

Bracken County junior Tad Fisher hit a tip-in off an inbound pass with 0.2 seconds left to force overtime in the Polar Bears' game against St. Patrick on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mason County. Bracken County won 65-62 in overtime
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Bracken County junior Tad Fisher hit a tip-in off an inbound pass with 0.2 seconds left to force overtime in the Polar Bears' game against St. Patrick on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mason County. Bracken County won 65-62 in overtime

The Kentucky high school basketball postseason is underway! District tournaments continued across the state on Tuesday night. Below you’ll find links to scores and selected game recaps.

Also, check out our guide to the postseason.

Girls games

SCORES

Henry Clay 60, Bryan Station 52: Braxton Price’s 24 points carried the Blue Devils into the 42nd District finals. Price sank four of six three-pointers on her way to a game-high 24 points. Cheyenne Jones dominated the paint for Henry Clay, pulling down 16 rebounds to go along with five points and four assists. Kiya Thompson added 13 points in the win. Kyrah Hardin led Bryan Station with 22 points and eight rebounds while Curtshonna Cannon scored 17.

The Blue Devils will face Scott County in the 42nd District finals at Frederick Douglass Friday at 6 p.m.

Scott County 97, Frederick Douglass 36: Peyton Riddle’s big night carried the Cardinals into the 42nd District finals. Riddle scored 27 points on 10-of-12 field-goal shooting, including a 5-for-6 clip from behind the arc. Morgan DeFoor added 19 points and three assists and Malea Williams knocked down nine of 10 shots for 18 points. Destyne Jackson led the Broncos with 17 points.

Madison Central 58, Berea 26: Taleya Todd and Lacie Parks scored 12 points apiece to lead the Indians in a rout. Bailee Vanover added seven points, eight rebounds and nine steals in the win. Adrienne Beggs scored a team-high 11 for Berea. Madison Central will face Madison Southern for the 44th District championship at 6 p.m. on Friday at Eastern Kentucky University.

Jackson County 58, Clay County 47: The Generals’ victory not only sent them into Friday’s 49th District championship game, it snapped their 14-year, 29-game losing streak to Clay County. Jackson County’s last win in the series before Tuesday was Feb. 14, 2004.

Mercy 70, Jeffersontown 44: Ta’Ziah Jenks scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting to lead the Jaguars into the 27th District finals. Keyona Coleman had a game-high 19 points in the loss.

Boys’ games

SCORES

Madison Central 76, Berea 27: Dustin Geralds’ hot shooting propelled the Indians into the 44th District finals. Geralds scored 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed six rebounds. Isaiah Cozart added eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks. 12 players got into the scoring column for Madison Central, which led 48-18 at halftime. The Indians will face Madison Southern at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Eastern Kentucky University.

West Jessamine 65, East Jessamine 56: Four Colts scored in double figures as West Jessamine knocked off its cross-county rival. Kyle Anderson and Dalton Bruner led the way with 15 points each. Drew Cook scored 13 and Jayden Preston added 11. Jacob Bradshaw scored 15 points in the loss. The Colts will face Mercer County in the 46th District finals at West Jessamine Friday at 7 p.m.

Collins 76, Shelby County 53: Jacob Feltner’s perfect performance led the Titans past the host Rockets in the 30th District semifinals. Feltner knocked down all nine of his field goals, including two three-pointers, for a game-high 20 points. Dayvion McKnight had 18 points and nine rebounds and Nick Fort added 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting. The Titans shot 73 percent from the floor as a team.

Trinity 68, Atherton 41: The Shamrocks built a 23-9 first quarter lead on their way to a big win in the 27th District semifinals. Jay Scrubb and David Johnson scored 16 points apiece for Trinity, which shot 53 percent from the field and forced 20 turnovers. The Shamrocks will take on Seneca in Friday’s finals at 8 p.m. at Waggener.

Seneca 70, Waggener 66: Richard Ninamou was dominant inside, posting a double-double to lead Seneca back from a nine-point second quarter deficit. Ninamou had game-highs with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Timothy Gordon pitched in 16 points, knocking down nine of 12 free throws. Jacobi Hendricks scored a team-high 18 points in the loss.

Ballard 96, Kentucky Country Day 55: Ballard Coach Chris Renner got his 600th career win as the Bruins trounced the Bearcats to set up a meeting with Eastern in the 28th District championship game. Eastern, which knocked off Louisville Christian 59-49, will host Thursday’s finals at 7 p.m.

Josh Sullivan: 859-231-3225, @sullyjosh

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