High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Dec. 28

Boys

Scott rallied from a 14-point, third-quarter deficit to take a 61-58 lead with 1:59 left, but Nathan Martin's layup with 42 seconds to go gave Betsy Layne a 63-62 victory in a consolation game in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic.

Martin scored a game-high 30 points to go with 11 rebounds and six assists. Phillip Roberts had 10 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots for the Eagles.

■ Josh Harris' only point of the contest proved to be the game-winner as Mason County held off West Jessamine 54-53 in the Gateway Classic at Montgomery County. Tyler Black scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Treg Setty had 22 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Royals. Dylan Pohl, who had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Colts, scored with 48 seconds left to tie the game at 53 apiece.

■ A basket by Marcellus Barksdale with 7:30 to play in the third quarter gave Tates Creek an 11-point advantage over Butler and the Commodores never led by less than that the rest of the way in a 64-47 victory in the Gateway Classic at Montgomery County. Barksdale finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and three assists, and Ryan Fucci and Kendale Mack pitched in with 16 and 14 points, respectively.

Madison Central pulled away midway through the third quarter and never led by less than seven points the rest of the way in a 69-58 victory against Rowan County in the Gateway Classic at Montgomery County. The Indians' Ken-Jah Bosley scored 20 points and Dominique Hawkins had 18 points and six rebounds.

■ Point guard Cameron Justice, a first-year starter as an eighth-grader, had 28 points and 12 assists in East Ridge's 91-49 rout of Phelps in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic at Belfry.

■ Darrin Laswell hit five three-pointers and scored 19 points, and Anderson County held off Sayre in the second half for a 57-48 win in the Sayre Holiday Classic.

Mike Smith had 18 points and six rebounds to lead the Spartans, who scored just 16 points in the first half. Ray Brewer added 10 points, eight boards and six blocks.

Girls

■ Junior guard Kendall Noble had a quadruple-double, and Perry County Central beat Deland (Fla.) 74-61 in the Sunshine Classic at Daytona Beach.

Noble had 19 points, 18 rebounds, 10 steals and 10 assists, and freshman center Kayla Rankin added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Commodores, ranked No. 7 in the Herald-Leader's pre-season coaches' poll.

Next up for Perry Central is Walton (Ga.) in the semifinals.

Bryan Station improved to 10-1 with a 72-50 rout of Knott County Central in the Candy Cane Classic at South Laurel. Marissa Prince led the Defenders with 13 points, seven assists, five steals and four rebounds.

Lafayette jumped out to a 20-4 lead at the half and cruised to a 49-35 victory against Bell County in the Paris-Bourbon Classic. Bell County went 1-for-19 from the field and 2-for-4 from the line in the first half but rebounded to go 12-for-23 in the second. Shomari Kendrick scored 13 points and had eight rebounds to lead the Lady Generals. Jeriana Gillespie added 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Maci Morris scored 13 points to go with 10 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Lady Bobcats.

■ Alex Botkin scored 21 points, and Octavia Wilson had 13 points and 10 assists as Lexington Catholic rolled past Wayne County 61-44 in the consolation bracket of the Titan Christmas Clash at Mercer County.

■ Maddie Mitchell had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead Sayre to a 59-29 victory over Shawnee in the second round of the Kentucky Country Day Holiday Tournament. Bea Cameron added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans.

■ Natalie Greenwell scored 21 points, and Adelaide Luckett added 12 points and 15 rebounds as Elizabethtown defeated Lincoln County 67-55 in the second round of the Titan Christmas Clash at Mercer County. The Panthers, ranked 10th in the Herald-Leader pre-season coaches' poll, outscored the Lady Patriots 19-5 in the second quarter and never looked back.

■ Senior guard Danay Fothergill scored her 2,000th point in Southwestern's 56-50 win over Harlan in the Candy Cane Classic at South Laurel. She scored 17 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter and finished 14-for-17 from the free-throw line. The Western Kentucky signee also had eight rebounds.

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