High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Dec. 3


■ Sophomore Mike Smith scored 46 points and grabbed six steals to lead host Sayre to a three-overtime 93-81 win over Paris. Smith went 16-for-30 from the field and 13-for-17 from the free-throw line as the Spartans improved to 2-0. Ray Brewer added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Sayre, which outscored Paris 18-6 in the final overtime session.

Davion Griggs led the Greyhounds with 30 points but committed 10 turnovers.

■ Taylor Martin had 19 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals to lead host Lexington Catholic over Covington Catholic 57-44. Seth Beckham added 14 points and four steals for the Knights (2-0), ranked No. 10 in the Herald-Leader pre-season coaches' poll.

■ Senior forward Ricky Garza had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Deming in a 62-60 road win over Bourbon County, which came up empty on two free throws with 0.2 seconds. Kyle King had a game-high 24 points for Bourbon County, which missed the first free throw, then the second on purpose, but a tip-in attempt rimmed out.

■ Forward Corey Gregg had 24 points and 21 rebounds to lead Ashland Blazer's 102-68 rout at Fleming County. Gregg was one of five players to score in double figures for the Tomcats, who scored at least 20 points in each quarter, including a 30-point first quarter.

■ Junior Garrett Hamilton scored 26 points, and Ryan Timmons added 17 to lead host Franklin County over West Jessamine 57-53.

Bradley Strait led the Colts with 18.

■ Trevan Brown had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead host Boone County over Walton-Verona 62-43. The Rebels started the game on a 32-7 run.

■ Matt Reilly scored 21 points on seven three-pointers, and host Simon Kenton held off Gallatin County 72-61.

■ Tevin Webster had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five steals to lead visiting Taylor County over Elizabethtown 56-54.

Metcalfe County's 6-foot-8 senior forward Grant Kindred had 28 points and 16 rebounds in a come-from-behind 47-45 road win over Monroe County. No one else scored more than five points for the Hornets, who outscored the Falcons 17-9 in the fourth quarter.


Perry County Central Coach Randy Napier got his 700th win as the Lady Commodores rolled over East Ridge 81-58 at home. Breathitt County transfer Kendall Noble had 18 points, 10 rebounds, nine steals and five assists in her debut for Central (1-0).

Napier has the most wins among active girls' coaches in Kentucky. Howard Beth of Marshall County retired last year with the record of 793.

■ Eighth-grader Gabby Bowie scored a game-high 16 points, and junior Maddie Mitchell added 15 for host Sayre (2-0) in a 51-22 win over Model in the semifinals of the Lady Spartan Invitational. Sayre will take on Garrard County, a 49-26 winner over West Jessamine, in the finals Saturday.

■ Casi Watson had 14 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter, and Johnson Central pulled away for a 61-48 win at Prestonsburg.

■ Sophomore Taylor Frye and seventh-grader Jaycey Fite scored 17 points apiece to lead Lewis County over host Rose Hill 67-50. Frye also had five assists.

■ Junior guard Aneta Sloma had 20 points and 10 assists to lead Livingston Central to a 65-55 win at Lyon County.

■ Junior guard Rianna Gayheart had 28 points, six assists and four steals to lead host Owen County over Williamstown 76-48.

■ Sara Hammond, the top player in the state, according to the Herald-Leader's pre-season coaches' poll, had 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 3 Rockcastle County to a 54-45 home victory over Lincoln County.

■ Senior guard Danay Fothergill became Southwestern's all-time scoring leader for boys and girls, reaching 1,832 points in a 68-53 road win over Somerset. Fothergill scored 26 points and had eight rebounds and eight assists.