High School Basketball

All 'A' roundup: Harlan, Danville rally to advance

RICHMOND — Harlan hadn't made a three-pointer all game, but Jourdan Ledford didn't hesitate.

When she saw the open shot, she took it. The reserve guard hit two three-pointers as part of a big run that pulled the Dragons out of a six-point hole and led them to a 34-29 win over Louisville Holy Cross in the first round of the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic on Wednesday.

"Coach just told me that we needed to score and for me to shoot," said Ledford, who had 10 points.

Ashley Mullins led the Dragons, who came in a nine-point underdog, according to Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, with 15 points and eight rebounds.

Ledford not only didn't hesitate to take the three-pointer in the third quarter, but she felt an obligation.

"Usually, when I make a shot, we start to progress," she said.

Holy Cross, which advanced to the title game last season, struggled against the Dragons' defense, shooting just 29.3 percent from the field.

"Defensively, they took away what we could do and our strengths," Coach Fred Copass said. "They deserved to win. They're a good little team."

Danville 55, Walton-Verona 54: Essence Grey hit a layup with two seconds left to complete the Lady Admirals' rally from 20 points down in just over a quarter for their sixth straight win.

Grey scored 11 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter, when Danville outscored the Bearcats 27-9.

Walton-Verona was up 45-25 with 1:18 left in the third quarter but committed 10 turnovers that led to 14 points for Danville the rest of the way.

Owensboro Catholic 71, Washington County 52: Rebecca Greenwell continued to put up gaudy numbers with the sophomore guard's first-round performance of 39 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Aces (16-7).

Greenwell, considered one of the nation's top prospects in her class, averages a state-best 34 points a game.

Owensboro Catholic, which snapped a two-game losing streak, started hot with a 24-9 lead after one quarter and never looked back. Leah Greathouse scored 13 points and made all six of the shots she attempted.

Washington County (11-8) had its seven-game win streak snapped. The Commanderettes were led by Kenya Turner's 21 points and six boards.

Louisville Christian 58, Leslie County 55: The Centurions led by as many as 12 points before Leslie County came roaring back. But Louisville Christian was able to hold off the Eagles (15-7), who got 31 points and eight rebounds from Hillary Moore and had their six-game winning streak snapped.

Paige Gardner led the Centurions (11-8), who made 60 percent of their shots in the second half, with 18 points. Kate Joss added 17 points.

Monroe County 54, West Carter 40: Caylan Bybee had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Madison Clements also scored 18 as the Falcons pulled away in the second half.

The Lady Comets had a one-point lead at halftime, but Monroe County, a winner of seven of its last eight games, held them to four points in the third quarter and held on from there.

Kayla Murray hit 11 of 12 foul shots on her way to 15 points and eight boards for the Falcons.

Kristin Perry led West Carter with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

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