High School Basketball

Thursday's high school basketball highlights


■ After winning eight of its first nine games of the season and achieving a No. 8 ranking in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, Paul Dunbar continued its city slide, losing its second straight, this time to visiting Henry Clay 70-57 on Thursday night.

Prince Stewart scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Devils' (10-7) victory. Marquel Johnson added 18 points, including five three-pointers.

Tyler Rogers paced Dunbar (9-3) with 21 points.

■ Vee Sanford and Jaylen Beckham had 15 points apiece to lead No. 9 Lexington Catholic in a 70-46 rout of visiting Lexington Christian. Taylor Botkin added 14 points and six steals for the Knights (13-4). Branden Burdette had 16 points for the Eagles (4-11), who were outscored 20-7 in the first quarter.

■ Senior guard Kruz Warner hit a driving layup with seven seconds left in overtime to give host Danville a 60-58 win over Adair County. Indians senior forward Darren Ballou hit a three-pointer with three seconds left in the game to force the extra period. He finished with 21 points. For the Admirals, Warner had 13 points and Tevin Raines added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

West Jessamine was a long-range machine, making 17 of its 25 three-point attempts in a 100-70 win at Burgin (11-3). The Colts (12-6) staged a 21-2 run to start the second quarter and pulled away. Junior guard Jarod Polson led the way with 29 points.

■ Georgetown signee Steven McFarland only scored four points, but managed to score his 1,000th point in host Boone County's 69-36 win over St. Henry (8-8). The Rebels improved to 11-3 and were led by junior Andy Earls' 17 points.

Anderson County's C.J. Penny had 26 points in the Bearcats' 67-49 win at Owen County. The Rebels (7-8) were led by Collin Gamble's 21 points.

■ Senior guard Jonah Mitchell had 22 points in Lynn Camp's 89-81 victory over host Jackson County, which had two double-double performances. Adam Duncan had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Cody Hamblin added 21 points and 10 assists.

■ Matt Clevenger's 11 points moved him to seventh on Pike-ville's all-time scoring list with a career total of 1,449 points. The 6-foot-3 senior guard also had six steals and four rebounds in Pikeville's 63-48 victory at Williamson, W.Va.


■ Sophomore guard Chelsey Smith, the second-leading scorer in the state, had 25 points, 11 rebounds and five steals in host Pineville's 71-60 win over Harlan.

■ Neither team had a field goal in the fourth quarter, but visiting Casey County already had a sizable enough lead to win it 56-30 at McCreary Central.

Herald-Leader Staff Report