High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights, Jan. 20

BOYS

Tates Creek, ranked eighth in the state, ran its record to 13-2 by beating Lafayette 63-53 with 18 points from senior Ryan Fucci and 16 from junior Darius Gibson. The host Generals (6-12) got 20 points from Dee Yarbrough.

Scott County, ranked seventh in the state, took a 13-point lead in the second quarter and cruised past Dunbar 72-54 in the Toyota Classic. The winners, now 14-2, had four players score in double figures, led by guard Tamron Manning with 14. The Bulldogs, who shot only 31 percent, got 12 points from Sean Lamanna.

■ Junior guard Taylor Barnette led all scorers with 26 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, to lead Lexington Christian (10-7) past Sayre (6-7) 51-44 in the 11th Region All 'A' Classic, played in Berea.

Clark County, ranked third in the state, ripped Harrison County (9-8) 73-55. The winners (14-4) got 20 points from Corey Rogers. Harrison's Caleb Ford got 24 points.

■ Junior Trey Gay took an inbounds pass with 2.8 seconds left to play in a tie game, dribbled twice then hit a half-court shot as time expired to lift Buckhorn (11-4) past host Estill County (8-8) 47-44.

■ Senior center Todd Jefferson scored 17 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as Bracken County (10-7) routed Nicholas County (1-12) 54-26 in the 10th Region All 'A' Classic.

GIRLS

■ No. 16 Bryan Station, led by Carrington Caise's 24 points, beat visiting Henry Clay 65-50, the Defenders' sixth victory in a row over their district rivals. Bryan Station, improving to 15-2 (its only losses have been to No. 12 Scott County), also got 19 points from Serena Sandusky and 12 from Amber Crumbie. Henry Clay was led by Candace Morton with 24 points.

■ Eighth-grader Gabby Bowie, daughter of former UK and NBA player Sam Bowie, scored 20 points to lead Sayre (13-2) past host Berea (3-8) 52-29 in an 11th Region All 'A' Classic contest.

■ Kristen Stainback scored 25 points to lead Scott County (10-5) past visiting Lafayette (9-8) in the Toyota Classic. The Cardinals grabbed a 14-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Paris (10-7) scored the first 21 points of the game and went on to rout Nicholas County (4-8) 60-32. Senior forward Morgan Crain had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners.

■ Senior guard Hillary Moore scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Leslie County (11-6) past Jenkins (7-10) 70-49.

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