High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights, Feb. 2

Boys

■ Ge-Lawn Guyn and Richie Phares each scored 22 points to power Scott County, No. 1 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, to a 76-68 victory at Franklin County.

UK commitment Dakota Euton had seven points for Scott County (17-3).

■ Clay McKenzie and Jordan Reed scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, to help host East Jessamine beat Frankfort 74-61. McKenzie, a senior forward, added eight rebounds. Redd, a sophomore guard, had 11.

Girls

■ UK commitment Samantha Drake, a 6-foot-3 junior center, had 26 points and 11 rebounds in No. 14 Nelson County's 67-36 rout of visiting Green County. Drake, a 6-foot-3 junior center, was the first player to commit to Matthew Mitchell at UK more than a year ago.

■ Host Lafayette (15-6) outscored Woodford County 21-7 in the first quarter and rolled to a 62-36 victory.

Henry Clay (9-12) got 24 points from senior guard Brittany Coles and held host Sayre (12-5) to 12 points in the second half to win 49-36.

Pendleton County sophomore guard Taylor Black hit a school-record seven three-pointers — all in the second half — in a 74-69 loss to visiting St. Patrick. Black scored 28 points.

■ No. 1 Rockcastle County (19-4) got 13 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore Sara Hammond in a 72-52 win over visiting Madison Central (16-6).

■ Senior Tara Arnold scored 22 points, and host Western Hills (11-5) beat Owen County 54-43.

■ No. 19 Franklin-Simpson ran out to a 25-4 lead and whipped visiting Todd County Central 62-30. Sophomore center Chastity Gooch led all scorers with 21 points.

Herald-Leader Staff Report

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