High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Jan. 9

Boys

Henry Clay rallied from an eight-point deficit in the second half to beat host Lexington Catholic 63-60 in a battle of top-10 teams at the Dunkin' Donuts Shootout. Kendrick Prewitt scored 18 points for the Blue Devils (10-5), rated No. 10 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, including the go-ahead basket with 45 seconds left. Brandon Nichols made two free throws with eight seconds left to push Henry Clay's lead to three. No. 5 Lexington Catholic (13-3), which led 50-42 late in the third quarter, got a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds from Taylor Martin. Craig Floyd added 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting. It was the first regular-season meeting between the teams since 1993.

■ No. 13 Tates Creek held host Lexington Christian to nine field goals in a 56-34 rout. LCA was 9-for-39 (23.1 percent) from the field, including 7-for-24 (29.2 percent) from three-point range. Marcellus Barksdale had 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals to lead the Commodores(10-2), who led 15-3 with 6:36 to play in the first half. Ryan Fucci added 18 points. Tyler Harville made three three-pointers and scored 14 points for LCA (7-6).

■ Senior Deon Renfro's 17 points and sophomore Larry Morton's 16 powered host Bryan Station to a 75-47 rout of Bracken County.

■ Senior guard Dariyan Frazier scored 25 points, Jared Jones blocked a putback at the buzzer before the power went out and host Frankfort (12-5) beat Danville 68-66.

Harrison County (6-6) beat host Paris 70-68 despite junior center Aaron Jacobs' 20 points, eight rebounds and nine blocked shots for Paris, which fell to 2-10.

■ No. 2 Jeffersontown (14-1) rebounded from its first loss of the season to beat Roger Bacon (Ohio) 52-45 in the Dunkin' Donuts Shootout at Lexington Catholic. Cody Russell led the way with a game-high 15 points. J-town lost to No. 3 Eastern 64-57 Friday.

■ Chris McDonald's layup at the buzzer gave visiting Elizabethtown an 86-85 upset victory over No. 25 Daviess County (12-2). E-town (8-5) erased a 16-point deficit in the second half.

Girls

■ Senior guard Marissa Prince went 4-for-8 from three-point range and scored 14 points to lead No. 21 Bryan Station (13-1) to a 53-45 win over Anderson County (10-5) in the MLK Classic at Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Lafayette failed to hold a 23-19 lead and fell to Walton-Verona 58-45 in the MLK Classic at Dunbar. Shomari Kendrick led Lafayette (9-7) with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Nelson County (7-8) dominated Tates Creek (5-10) in the second half and won 46-34 in the MLK Classic at Dunbar. Nelson County outscored the Lady Commodores 32-16 in the second half. Sophomore Katie Pippen had 14 points for Tates Creek.

■ Senior Candace Morton scored 22 points, but Henry Clay lost to Southwestern 64-55 in the MLK Classic at Dunbar.

■ No. 25 St. Henry (13-2) closed the first half with a 17-6 run and went on to beat host Lexington Christian 51-42. Senior Kelli Rinehart led LCA with 13 points.

■ No. 8 Butler (12-2) jumped out to a 25-9 lead and cruised past No. 22 Franklin County 79-41 in the Shoot for the Cure at Louisville. Franklin County (9-5), which was outrebounded 42-20, was led by Ashli Mayes' 12 points.

■ Host Woodford County (13-2) held Collins (7-6) scoreless during a 10-minute stretch in the second half and rolled 63-32. Collins did not score in the third quarter and the first minute-plus of the fourth, and Woodford scored 20 points in that span. Junior guard Catie Fletcher had 16 points for Woodford County.

■ Nikole Isabel's last-second three-pointer was enough as Assumption (6-7) knocked off No. 22 Bullitt East (12-4) 54-53 in overtime in the Shoot for the Cure at the University of Louisville.

■ Shavonne Jackson scored 19 points to go with 15 rebounds and five steals to lead Southern past Shawnee 67-35 in the Shoot for the Cure at Louisville. Shawnee's Tearra Banks accounted for more than half her team's points with 22 points and 22 rebounds.

■ Jerea Brice's putback with four seconds left lifted Central (9-6) to a 45-44 win over Louisville Christian (6-5) in the Shoot for the Cure at Louisville.

Herald-Leader Staff Report

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