High School Basketball

Dunbar boys' whip LCA 90-74

Double-double meant double trouble for Lexington Christian Academy.

Tyler Rogers and Bryce With both put up double-doubles Friday night, helping Paul Dunbar to a 90-74 boys' basketball victory. The Bulldogs more than doubled the visitors in rebounds, 48-23.

Rogers, a 6-foot-7 senior, totaled 16 points and 10 rebounds before leaving because of a knee injury with about three minutes left. With, a 6-foot-7 junior, had 14 points and 14 boards.

Rogers had to be helped off the floor after injuring his left knee.

"I think he's going to be fine," Dunbar Coach Carl "Redd" Hutchinson said, adding that Rogers will be checked Saturday by a doctor. "I think it's just a little initial pain. It popped a little bit and kind of scared him. But he's up, (and) he put a little pressure on it, so I think he'll be fine."

Dunbar finished with a 23-4 advantage in second-chance points. But Rogers and With were hardly a two-man show.

Nick Hudson led the Bulldogs (8-1) with 25 points, adding seven assists. Todd Lanter came off the bench to score 19 — hitting five of his first seven three-point attempts and all four of his free-throw chances.

Will Evans topped LCA (4-8) with 19 points and seven rebounds. Branden Burdette added 14 points.

The Eagles hung with Dunbar in a first quarter that saw six lead changes.

The last change came when Marquis Clay broke a 19-all tie with 42 seconds left, giving Dunbar a 21-19 lead at the first intermission.

Lanter, with one three-pointer in the first quarter, drilled four in the second quarter to help the Bulldogs to a 42-30 lead.

"Todd's been shooting the ball extremely well for us this year," Hutchinson said. "He's extremely confident and it's really going to help us become a better basketball team as we get into tournament play and finish out the year."

With Rogers and With working the paint, Dunbar pushed the lead to as many as 20 in the second half.

"They had almost as many offensive rebounds (20) as we had rebounds (23)," LCA Coach Tommy Huston said. "That's obviously our Achilles' there, and they're a big team.

"We knew about Lanter. We talked about him. We just didn't do a good job. The second half we did a good job on him."

Rogers had his double-double through three quarters (12 points, 11 boards).

"Tyler's been playing well. All the big kids have been playing well for us," Hutchinson said. "Tonight was just a good night for Dunbar basketball. We're kind of finding a recipe and trying to push to be like the premier schools like Scott County, the Lexington Catholics and all those guys."

LCA also is making a push. With a game against Corbin on Saturday, followed by contests with Lexington Catholic and Clark County, the Eagles should be well prepared for the All "A" Classic.

LCA (4-8) — Burdette 7-15 0-2 14, Kindred 1-3 5-5 7, Evans 7-14 3-4 19, Barnette 3-11 1-2 9, Sparks 4-7 0-0 8, Helig 1-2 0-0 2, Helton 1-1 0-0 3, Gullett 3-6 0-0 7, Cherry 1-1 0-0 3, Stephens 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 29-63 9-13 74.

DUNBAR (8-1) — Waldrop 0-1 0-0 0, Hudson 7-14 9-12 25, Morton 1-3 3-4 6, Rogers 6-10 4-5 16, With 6-14 2-5 14, Lanter 5-11 4-4 19, Clay 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 4-9 0-2 8. Totals 30-64 22-29 90.

Lexington Christian 19 11 18 26—74

Paul L. Dunbar 21 21 25 23—90

Three-point goals — LCA 7-23 (Burdette 0-3, Kindred 0-1, Evans 2-5, Barnette 2-9, Helton 1-1, Gullett 1-1, Cherry 1-1, Stephens 0-2); Dunbar 8-19 (Waldrop 0-1, Hudson 2-4, Morton 1-1, Lanter 5-11, Clay 0-1, Johnson 0-1).