High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights, Jan. 16

Boys

Henry Clay, No. 10 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, blew an 11-point lead but held on to beat upset-minded Paul Dunbar 49-47 in the S.T. Roach Classic. Dunbar was held to five points in the first quarter but battled back to take the lead in the third behind the shooting of William Gary, who led all scorers with 21 points. Trey Grundy and Brandon Nichols scored 10 apiece for Henry Clay. Daniel Kiesling added nine points and 11 rebounds.

■ Mike Smith scored 28 of his game-high 36 points in the second half to lead Sayre to a 71-55 victory over Madison Southern in the Colt Classic at West Jessamine. Smith had 16 points in the third quarter and 12 in the fourth to help the Spartans erase a 35-29 halftime deficit.

■ Nick Trisco's old-fashioned three-point play gave Lafayette (6-11) a two-point lead with 46 seconds left, and the Generals held on to beat host Mason County 62-60 in overtime. Lafayette's Dee Yarbrough led all scorers with 27 points. Treg Setty had 19 for Mason County (8-7).

■ Host Mercer County overcame a 17-point deficit and rallied to beat Lexington Christian 67-62. Aaron Lee and Clay Cinnamon each scored 20 points for Mercer County, which outscored LCA 48-28 in the second half. Tyler Harville made seven three-pointers and scored 21 points for LCA.

Frankfort closed the first half with a 28-8 run and beat Lewis County 67-56 in the MLK Classic at Clark County. Senior guard Doryian Frazier led Frankfort with 19 points.

■ Senior guard Jaylen Daniel had 33 points and six steals, and host Clark County routed Warren Central 75-59 in an MLK Classic matchup of top-10 teams. No. 7 Clark County (13-4) seized control with a 46-23 run over the second and third quarters. Senior forward George Fant had 22 points for No. 6 Warren Central (10-6).

■ Jaleel Gray's near-perfect shooting led No. 23 Holmes past host West Jessamine 73-63 in the Colt Classic. Gray went 12-for-13 from the field and made all three three-point attempts for a game-high 27 points. Chase Fain had 20 points and Dylan Pohl 19 for West Jessamine.

Girls

■ Sophomore guard Serena Sandusky had 16 points, four assists and two steals to help No. 21 Bryan Station (14-2) hand No. 7 Jeffersontown (13-1) its first loss, 60-47. Seniors Amber Crumbie and Marissa Prince added 13 points apiece for the host Lady Defenders.

■ Junior guard Kendall Noble finished two assists shy of a quadruple-double in No. 24 Perry Central's 65-47 victory over visiting Paul Dunbar. Noble had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 steals for Perry Central (13-2). Dunbar (8-8) was led by senior guard Christin Haney with 14 points.

■ Host Lexington Christian (8-6) opened the game on a 36-5 run and crushed Doss 77-37. Junior forward Kristen Jacob had 15 points for LCA.

Paris (9-5) made its free throws down the stretch to hold off Bracken County 52-42 in the 10th Region All "A" Classic at Deming. Sarah Strickland of Bracken County (9-5) went 12-for-14 from the line in the fourth quarter to keep it close before Paris pulled away.

■ Host Clark County (11-4) outscored Bourbon County 22-6 in the first quarter and went on to win 63-45. Senior guard Tayler Kindred had 13 points for Clark County. Sophomore guard Kylie Hilander had 18 points for Bourbon County (3-11).

■ Senior center Lauren Tibbs broke Scott's career scoring record for both boys and girls in a 46-45 win over visiting Simon Kenton (10-3). Tibbs, who committed to Marquette, scored 28 points, pushing her career total to 2,504. The previous mark was 2,485.

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