Louisville Invitational Tournament
■ Manual, ranked No. 1 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, led by as many as 12 points before No. 5 Mercy's rally came up short 48-46 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament finals at Bellarmine.
After Mercy tied it at 45-all with 1:23 to go, Kara Wright made a layup and made one of two free-throw attempts to help Manual hold on. She finished with a team-high 10 points and seven rebounds. April Wilson added nine points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Julliann Miller scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Mercy. Lauren Faris and Whitney Hartlage had 11 points apiece.
■ Hartlage led four players in double figures with 16 points and Mercy defeated No. 6 Boone County 75-68 in the semifinals. Miller was next with 14 points and seven assists, and Christine Roush had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Jaguars.
Sydney Moss led the Lady Rebels with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Stacie Shrout and Kayla Robertson added 16 and 13 points, respectively.
■ Leasia Wright scored with just over a second left to give Manual a 53-51 victory against No. 11 Sacred Heart in the semifinals. Mechael Guess was 10-for-17 from the field, scoring 20 points to go with five rebounds, three blocks and three steals for the Lady Crimsons. Leasia Wright added eight points and Wilson had six assists and seven steals.
Monica McGreal scored a team-high 18 points and had nine rebounds and four assists for Sacred Heart. Morgan Clemons had 13 points and 13 rebounds.
■ Octavia Wilson and Elizabeth Walton scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead No. 21 Lexington Catholic to a 49-38 home victory against No. 12 Clay County. The Lady Knights also got five points, six rebounds, six steals and five assists from Alex Botkin.
Kayla Smith scored a team-high 10 points for the Lady Tigers.
■ Maddie Mitchell had 15 points, six rebounds and five steals in Sayre's 50-26 defeat of visiting Trimble County. The Spartans, who led 33-9 at halftime, also got 13 points, five rebounds and four assists from Bea Cameron.
Chloe Griffith accounted for half the Lady Raiders' offense with with 13 points and four steals.
■ Catie Fletcher scored 16 points and Alyssa Lucas added 11 in No. 23 Woodford County's 48-35 win against visiting Frankfort. Seventh-grader Brianna Burbridge scored a team-high 10 points for the Lady Panthers.
■ Shamy Williams scored a team-high 12 points in Clark County's 49-39 victory against visiting Scott. The Lady Eagles got 22 points from Lauren Tibbs.
■ Jessica Stamper scored 20 points and Olivia Sparks had 17 to help Bourbon County edge host Whitefield.
■ Danay Fothergill scored 21 points and Southwestern defeated host Belfry 60-50. J.J. Bevins had 28 points for the Lady Pirates.
■ Eastern Kentucky signee Carla Booth had 20 points and 10 assists in Sheldon Clark's 66-47 home victory against Johnson Central.
■ LeeAnn Grider scored 18 points to go with eight assists and five steals and host Russell County handed Taylor County a 53-39 loss.
■ Lakota Burge scored 14 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and East Carter rallied for a 44-41 victory at home against Morgan County. Tessa Henry and Brittany Stamper scored 16 apiece for Morgan County.
■ Dee Yarbrough came close to a triple-double with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Lafayette's 62-54 victory at Lexington Christian. The Generals also got 15 points and 10 rebounds from Jackson Davis.
The Eagles, who were coming off an upset victory against Scott County on Friday night, were led by Taylor Barnette's 16 points and six rebounds. Carter Helton added 12 points for LCA.
■ Jay Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in host Woodford County's 57-46 win against Frankfort.
■ Corey Gregg had 19 points and 14 rebounds in No. 18 Ashland Blazer's 75-64 home victory against Fairview.
Dylan Delaney led Ashland Blazer in scoring with 21 points. Michael Terry had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Fairview.
■ No. 24 Perry County Central outscored Johnson Central by 18 in the third quarter to rally for a 61-42 victory at home. Dylan Cornett led the way with 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.
■ Tony Messer scored 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in Belfry's 75-53 defeat of visiting Matewan, W.Va. The Pirates' Jordan Varney led all scorers with 20 points.
Messer's 18 rebounds tied a school record for a single game since statistics were kept starting with the 1977-78 season.
■ Top-ranked Eastern blew by visiting Greenwood 69-18 to earn its 20th win in 21 games this season. Lyonell Gaines led a balanced attack with 13 points and Remy Abell had 10.
■ Deondre McWhorter, who has committed to play at Morehead State, scored 25 points to go with 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in No. 8 Moore's 77-61 defeat of visiting Roosevelt (Ind.). William Bryant added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs.
■ Mason County's Treg Setty had 26 points and 13 rebounds in a 66-44 win at Grant County. Trevor Hunt scored 19 for the Braves.
■ Berea's Nate Vaughn scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 70-52 victory at Paris.
■ Betsy Layne's Casey Adkins had 25 points and 10 rebounds in a 63-50 victory against visiting Breathitt County. Andrew Roberts added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats.
■ Wayne Stearns scored 22 points to go with 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals in Clinton County's 69-61 defeat of visiting Logan County. The Cougars' Twin Lancaster led all scorers with 28 points.
■ Trey Marcum was perfect from the free-throw line (14-for-14) and finished with 28 points in host Powell County's 86-77 win against Knott County Central. The Patriots' Mikey Slone led all scorers with 36 points.
■ Holmes senior Chris Hayes had 16 points and 10 steals in a 71-39 rout of host Scott. Dontel Rice added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Herald-Leader Staff Report