High School Basketball

Friday's high school basketball roundup

Boys

■ Down nine going into the fourth quarter, Franklin County got a sixth three-pointer from junior Eric Meyer and rallied at the free-throw line to hand visiting Woodford County its first loss of the season, 55-53. Meyer finished with 20 points to lead the 3-1 Flyers.

Junior center Jay Johnson had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Yellowjackets (4-1).

■ Senior center Trevan Brown had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead Boone County at home over Conner 51-30.

■ Senior center Jordan Percell scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and host Campbellsville beat Meade County 75-62 after pulling away with a 25-9 third quarter.

■ Robbie Stenzel had 24 points and five assists, and fellow senior Corey Rogers added 18 points and eight rebounds as Clark County held Montgomery County to 16 first-half points before running away with a 69-40 home win.

■ Senior center Jake Thelan had 25 points and Covington Catholic held off a second-half rally by Ryle for an 81-72 home win.

Catholic held the Raiders to 17 points in the first half.

■ Senior Jacob Dixon had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and sophomore Tyson Williams added 20 points and 10 boards, and McCreary Central hit three of four foul shots in the last minute to seal its 55-51 home victory over West Jessamine.

■ Eighth-grade forward Andrew Newsome came off the bench to lead Shelby Valley with 16 points in an 81-37 home win over Lawrence County.

■ Senior Josh Brockman scored 29 points to lead host Marion County over Washington County 52-30.

Fairview junior Mike Terry had 30 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks and hit seven three-pointers, but it wasn't enough as Russell rallied at home in the second half for a 52-47 win.

■ Freshman forward Justin Johnson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to lead Sheldon Clark to a 90-75 win at Pike County Central, which got eight three-pointers and 27 points from freshman Dylan Meade.

Girls

Rockcastle County senior Sara Hammond, rated the top player in the state by the Herald-Leader pre-season coaches' poll, came through in a matchup of top-five teams. She finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks, and the No. 3 Lady Rockets blasted No. 4 Scott County 77-52 at home.

The state's No. 6 player, senior Kristen Stainback, scored 18 points to lead the Cardinals, who fell into a 20-9 hole in the first quarter. Stainback is headed to Austin Peay.

■ Freshman forward Victoria McCoy had 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three steals, and Bryan Station went on a 19-4 run in the fourth quarter to secure a 59-42 victory at Sayre.

Senior Maddie Mitchell led the Lady Spartans with 18 points.

■ Senior guard Kristin Shonkwiler had 29 points and five rebounds to lead host John Hardin over Bardstown 61-46.

■ Senior guard Hillary Moore hit 15 of 16 foul shots and finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead Leslie County to a 55-43 home win over Hazard. Junior guard Brooke Sharpey had 14 points and 16 rebounds for Hazard.

■ Junior forward Savannah Taylor scored a career-high 30 points in host Mercer County's 49-48 win over Corbin.

■ Junior guard Rianna Gayheart passed 1,000 points for her career, scoring 26 to lead Owen County at home over Carroll County 60-45.

■ Junior guard Kendall Noble had 22 points, 11 steals, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Perry County Central rolled to an 84-52 win at Knox Central. Kayla Rankin added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Commodores, ranked seventh in the pre-season Herald-Leader coaches' poll.

■ Freshman point guard Rachel Potter got fouled driving to the basket and, with no time on the clock, hit the first free throw to give host Pikeville a 57-56 win over Johnson Central. Junior Lindsey Isner led all scorers with 26 for Pikeville, and Potter finished with 14.

■ Freshman forward Triston Curtis had 15 points, 12 rebounds and six steals to lead host Powell County over Owsley County 68-46.

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