High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Feb. 4

GIRLS

■ Senior guard Alyssa Lucas hit a three-pointer to break a 46-46 tie, and host Woodford County (19-3) survived Henry Clay's upset bid with a 50-46 victory. Lucas scored 12 points for Woodford County, and eighth-grade forward Chelsey Ford had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Candace Morton of Henry Clay (5-13) led all scorers with 24 points and had eight rebounds.

■ Shomari Kendrick had 18 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and six steals to lead host Lafayette (11-11) to a 61-45 win over Paul Dunbar (8-9). Emily Justice and Sarah Martin added 12 points apiece, and Jeriana Gillespie had nine assists. Dunbar was led by Christin Haney (13 points) and Jordin Fender (12).

Madison Central (13-7), No. 18 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, held host Tates Creek (8-16) to eight first-half points and rolled to a 58-45 victory. Senior guard Jenna Cornelison scored 14 points to lead Madison Central. Tates Creek was led by junior center Peyton Hisel's 13 points and 16 rebounds.

■ Freshman guard MacKenzie Cann scored 31 points to power Anderson County past host Clark County 63-51.

■ In a rematch of the last two 13th Region championship games, visiting Clay County (16-6) scored the final 12 points to beat Harlan County 45-35. Junior guard Alisha Mitchell hit six straight free throws down the stretch and scored 12 points for Clay County. Sophomore center Sarah Evans had 15 points for Harlan County (16-6).

■ Senior guard Kelsie Smith made seven three-pointers and scored 23 points to lead host North Laurel to a 62-47 win over Knox Central.

BOYS

■ Visiting Paris led by a point at the half, but Bracken County (14-8) went on a 17-6 run in the third quarter and won 61-46. Junior center Aaron Jacobs had 14 points for Paris (5-16).

Boone County (16-7) overcame senior Tyler Fangman's 45 points to beat visiting Beechwood 88-67. Fangman made nine three-pointers for Beechwood (10-9). Trevor Brown led Boone County with 27 points and 10 rebounds.

■ Senior guard Chris Hayes scored 14 points, and No. 23 Holmes (16-7) beat visiting Highlands 62-46. Junior forward Dontel Rice added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Holmes. Ryan Egan and Patrick Towles had nine points apiece for Highlands (9-12).

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