High School Basketball

Cooper prevails on OT jumper

Talk about going from goat to hero.

Cooper forward David Prescott missed two free throws with three seconds left in overtime, then got his own rebound and sank a fade-away jumper as time expired for a 67-65 victory over Heritage Academy on Monday night.

The first-round win in the Boys' 33rd District Tournament at Boone County was only the second of the season for Cooper (2-24), which was led by junior guard Dvontae Bradley's 20 points.

Cooper will play No. 9 Boone County in the district semifinals on Wednesday.

Newport 60, Dayton 58 (36th): Junior guard Brandon Sizemore hit two foul shots with eight seconds left — his only points of the game — to give Newport (17-10) the win at Newport Central Catholic. Newport will play Highlands in Wednesday's semifinals.

Harrison County 69, Pendleton County 52 (38th): Senior guard Erick Case scored 16 points for host Harrison County (16-13), which took a 17-6 lead and never looked back. Harrison advanced to Friday's district finals.

No. 10 Mason County 94, Augusta 31 (39th): Host Mason County (20-6), No. 10 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, scored more points in the fourth quarter (32) than Augusta did the entire game, and the Royals rolled into Thursday's finals.

Sophomore forward Treg Setty had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Mason County.


Clark County 47, Paris 38 (40th): After host Paris went on a 15-0 run to tie the score at 26, Clark County (16-8) opened the fourth quarter with a pair of threes and never relinquished the lead.

Senior guard Whitley Henry had 17 points for Clark County, which advanced to Wednesday's finals. Eighth-grade guard Alexis Tye scored 14 for Paris (12-15).

No. 19 Franklin-Simpson 58, Logan County 30 (13th): Cousins Drea and Chastity Gooch combined for 32 points, and host Franklin-Simpson (26-3) advanced to Thursday's finals. Franklin-Simpson led 25-1 after one quarter and 32-3 at the half.

No. 21 Simon Kenton 63, Grant County 36 (32nd): Senior guard Chelsea Tolliver led all scorers with 23 points, and Simon Kenton (23-4) rolled to Thursday's finals at Williamstown.

Dayton 65, Newport 42 (36th): Dayton (16-10) went on a 30-8 run to open the second half and coasted to Wednesday's semifinals at Newport Central Catholic. Dayton senior Brittany Hall led all scorers with 22 points.

Pineville 64, Barbourville 51 (51st): Sophomore guard Chelsea Smith, the state's second-leading scorer, had 34 points and six steals to lead visiting Pineville (16-12). Pineville, which led 21-9 after one quarter, advanced to Thursday's finals.

Perry Central 73, Hazard 67 (54th): Kayla Rankin, a 6-foot seventh-grader, had 23 points and 24 rebounds to lead Perry Central (14-12) at Leslie County.

Leslie County 56, Buckhorn 42 (54th): Freshman guard Tamara Crawford scored 19 points for host Leslie County (18-8), which advanced to Thursday's finals against Perry Central.

Wolfe County 77, Jackson City 50 (55th): Junior center Kayla Stamper had 34 points and 22 rebounds, and host Wolfe County (9-13) advanced to Thursday's finals. Stamper went 16-for-18 from the line. Wolfe County outscored Jackson City 37-22 in the second half.

East Carter 41, Morgan County 38 (62nd): Senior forward Lindsay Combs hit two free throws with seven seconds left to give host East Carter (20-6) a three-point lead, and Morgan County missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Elliott County 71, West Carter 54 (62nd): Senior forward Lakin Griffith led all scorers with 25 points, and Elliott County (19-8) rolled to Thursday's district finals at East Carter.