■ Marcellus Barksdale scored 18 points, but Tates Creek came up short in an upset attempt Friday night, losing to No. 13 Ballard 62-60 on a buzzer beater at Bryan Station. The Commodores trailed by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter before tying the game at 60 on Ezra Garner's layup with 34 seconds to go. But Ballard's Tyrell Means scored on a putback with no time left on the clock to lift the Bruins to a victory. Ballard's Ian Chiles led all scorers with 23 points.
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■ Joe Fain scored 20 points off the bench to lead No. 17 Bryan Station to a 78-46 rout of visiting Danville. Fain was 6-for-9 from the field for a Defenders squad that shot 51 percent as a team. Charles Ashford just missed a triple-double with 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Defenders. Ashford also had five steals.
■ Jared Polson scored 14 points, and five West Jessamine players reached double figures in the Colts' 78-60 victory over Marion County.
■ Sayre's Tebo Barnett recorded 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and the Spartans' defeated Kentucky Country Day 78-57 at Louisville.
■ Sophomore guard Jordan Redd led East Jessamine with 21 points and 16 rebounds, and the Jaguars beat Pineville 56-52.
■ Morehead State signee Daren Ballou recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 20 Adair County to a 78-51 win over Cumberland County. Ballou has a double-double in every game this season.
■ Newport Central Catholic's Matt and Jake Giesler each scored 19 points, and the Thoroughbreds beat Highlands 63-37 despite making just 16 of their 35 free-throw attempts.
■ Seniors Cameron Mattingly and J.D. Miller each scored 18 points to help Woodford County beat Grant County 54-50 in the Jessamine County Invitational. The Yellowjackets trailed 37-34 going into the fourth quarter.
■ Ian Welch and Cody Parker each logged double-doubles, and Johnson Central beat visiting Prestonsburg 65-56. Welch had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Parker had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
■ Kristi McIntosh set a school record with seven three-pointers, and No. 7 Paul Dunbar coasted past Model 91-31 in the Lady Pirate Holiday Classic at Berea. McIntosh, a junior forward, was 7-for-9 from three-point range and scored a game-high 25 points. Junior forward Ebony Rowe chipped in with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. No Dunbar player played more than 16 minutes.
■ Junior center Jasmine Franklin had a double-double, and Tates Creek defeated Danville 53-39 for its first win of the season. Franklin scored 10 points to go with 14 rebounds, and Peyton Hisel led the Creekers (1-5) with 13 points.
■ Junior Mikyla Mosby scored 26 points and sophomore Carrington Caise had nine assists and six steals to help Bryan Station beat North Oldham 58-36 in Louisville. The Defenders led 21-2 after the first quarter.
■ No. 3 Elizabethtown squandered a big first-quarter advantage and narrowly avoided an upset in a 41-39 win over Central Hardin. E-town led 16-3 after the first quarter, but Central Hardin bounced right back to outscore the Panthers 16-5 in the second quarter, setting up a back-and-forth second half.
■ Senior guard Karly Mitchell scored 18 points and made all six of her free-throw attempts in Sayre's 49-33 win over Williamstown in the Grant County Invitational.
■ No. 23 Scott County built nearly a 40-point lead by halftime and eased past host Savannah (Ga.) 79-47. Sophomore Kristen Stainback scored 23 points, and the Cardinals forced 35 turnovers. They led 53-14 at the half.
■ Eighth-grader Ashlee Daugherty recorded a triple-double, and Jackson City defeated Beth Haven 58-40. Daugherty scored 13 points to go with 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Senior Britni Tincher added 22 points and 13 rebounds
Herald-Leader Staff Report