High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Jan. 14

Girls

■ Octavia Wilson hit a three-pointer with less than a second to go to give Lexington Catholic, ranked 23rd in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, a 67-66 victory at Paul Dunbar. Wilson was the only Lady Knight to reach double figures in scoring with 31. Alex Botkin and Emily Johns both had eight points and 12 rebounds.

Paul Dunbar was led by Lakeena Parks and Christin Haney, who scored 18 and 16 points, respectively.

Sayre lost all of a 15-point lead and needed a last-second shot by Maddie Mitchell to defeat host Burgin 44-43. Mitchell ended up with 17 points and Bea Cameron had 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Henry Clay's Candace Morton, who scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, hit a shot in the paint with 9 seconds left that gave the Lady Devils a 54-53 victory at Tates Creek. The Lady Commodores were led by Peyton Hisel, who had 19 points and 14 rebounds.

■ No. 9 Ryle (15-2) used an 18-5 advantage in the third quarter to put away host Lexington Christian 63-49. Ashley Cheesman scored a game-high 20 points for Ryle. Kelli Rinehart led the Lady Eagles with 19.

Leslie County eighth-grader Katie Moore scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half of a 72-56 win at Hazard. Hillary Moore added 21 points and 11 rebounds.

■ Adelaide Luckett scored 11 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in No. 2 Elizabethtown's 64-40 victory against visiting North Hardin. Natalie Greenwell added eight points and nine assists.

■ No. 4 Rockcastle County outscored Casey County by 12 in the third quarter en route to a 46-37 road victory. Sara Hammond scored 16 for the Lady Rockets.

■ Emily Fox scored 31 points and No. 21 Lincoln County pulled away in the third quarter of a 65-44 home victory against Boyle County.

■ Jasmine Whitfield scored 16 of her team's 18 third-quarter points as South Oldham took control in a 54-45 victory against visiting Male. Whitfield finished with 32 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two assists.

■ No. 10 Sacred Heart got 14 points from Monica McGreal and 11 apiece from Annamarie Campbell and Morgan Clemons in a 64-37 victory against visiting Notre Dame.

Boys

Montgomery County stayed even with No. 4 Clark County through halftime before the visiting Cardinals prevailed 62-53. Robbie Stenzel hit six three-pointers and scored 26 points, and Vinny Zollo had 16.

■ Tanner Shotwell was 9-for-9 from the line and scored 24 points in No. 8 Scott County's 72-64 victory at Bryan Station. Tamron Manning added 12 points and five assists for the Cardinals. Larry Morton scored a game-high 29 points to go with eight rebounds for the Defenders, who led 45-44 through three quarters.

■ Patrick Nickodem scored 22 points and Taylor Barnette added 13 in Lexington Christian's 70-67 win at Buckhorn. Matt Day had 32 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.

■ Dominique Hawkins hit 16 of 21 free-throw attempts, including 8 of 10 in the fourth quarter, and Madison Central defeated host Mason County 63-54. Hawkins finished with 30 points.

Trigg County's Luke McKenzie hit a 15-footer at the buzzer in regulation and the Wildcats went on to defeat host Livingston Central 70-68 in overtime. McKenzie finished with 20 points and five rebounds.

■ Gavin Dunagan became Wayne County's all-time leading scorer with 22 points in a 54-43 win at Knox Central. Dunagan has 2,456 career points.

■ Jacody Taylor went 11-for-12 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to lead Danville past visiting Garrard County 52-43. Taylor finished with 21 points.

■ Deshawn Douglas scored 13 points and had six rebounds and three steals as Marion County slipped past host Campbellsville 41-39.

Berea's Nathan Vaughn had 27 points and 13 rebounds in a 60-37 rout of visiting Madison Southern. Barry Scudder-Davis added 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Clinton County's Wendell Maupin, who had six points and 10 rebounds, made a putback as time expired in overtime, giving the Bulldogs a 57-55 victory against visiting Russell County. Wayne Stearns led Clinton County with 26 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals.

East Jessamine jumped out to a 15-1 lead against McCreary Central and the teams played even the rest of the way in the Jaguars' 72-58 home victory. Cameron Thomas led East Jessamine with 23 points and 10 steals.

■ Jake Giesler scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as host No. 19 Newport Central Catholic knocked off No. 17 Covington Catholic 55-43.

Deming trailed 54-41 before a 14-0 run led to a 68-59 win at Paris. Luke King led Deming with 26 points.

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