High School Basketball

Scott County cruises into third straight 11th Region championship

Scott County's Glenn Covington (14), left, and Lorenzo Williams (33), right, defend Lafayette's Alassane Diallo (24), during the semi finals of the boys 11th Region tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond.
Scott County's Glenn Covington (14), left, and Lorenzo Williams (33), right, defend Lafayette's Alassane Diallo (24), during the semi finals of the boys 11th Region tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond.

Scott County, the defending region champ, reached its third straight finals with a 79-43 victory over Lafayette on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Michael Moreno, the 11th Region Player of the Year, had 22 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes for the Cardinals. He went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line, who were 14 of 15 overall from the stripe.

Diablo Stewart, also a junior, had 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds in 22 minutes for Scott County, which has not lost to an in-state opponent this season.

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Scott County's Michael Moreno (24) shoots over Lafayette's Evan Dreux (2), during the semi finals of the boys 11th Region tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Tim Webb

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Scott County's Diablo Stewart (11) drives past Lafayette's Evan Dreux (2), during the semi finals of the boys 11th Region tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Tim Webb

Ray Surratt, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, led Lafayette with nine points and made two of his attempts from beyond the arc.

“Boy, he’s got a big upside to him,” Scott County Coach Billy Hicks said. “Lafayette’s got a gem in him. He’s gonna be a good one.”

Cameron King and Eric Powell, the Generals’ other two leading scorers, finished with five points on 2-for-8 shooting. Evan Dreux was 1-for-9 for two points.

“Glenn (Covington) did a good job of containing Dreux, and what it done, it enabled us to not give King and Powell any set threes,” Hicks said.

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Lafayette's TeAndre Newcomb (5) drives between Scott County's Cam Fluker (1), left, and Bryce Long (2), during the semi finals of the boys 11th Region tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Tim Webb

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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