High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Feb. 8

Boys

■ Senior guard Timmy Smith poured in 37 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead host Elliott County (12-7) past East Carter (10-13) 72-54. Jacob Ison added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winners.

■ Senior forward Shannon Turner poured in 38 points to lead South Floyd past visiting Paintsville 77-74. Turner hit 13 of 16 shots, six of seven from three-point range. The winners grabbed an early lead and held on as Paintsville outscored them 34-20 in the fourth quarter.

Boone County ran its record to 17-7 by upsetting visiting Holmes, the top-ranked team in the ninth region, 72-65. Curtis Crabtree, a 6-8 senior center, led the way with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

■ Sophomore guard Erik Young scored 24 points to lead Red Bird (7-10) past visiting Kentucky School for the Deaf 71-58. Aaron Smith led KSTD, now 11-10, with 26 points.

Girls

■ Shamari Kendrick, a 6-2 senior, scored 18 points and pulled down 22 rebounds to lift visiting Lafayette (12-11) past Madison Central. The Indians (15-8) got 17 points from Jenna Cornelison.

■ Junior forward Erin Conner got 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead visiting West Jessamine (6-15) past visiting Berea, now 8-12, 54-44.

■ Junior guard Kendall Noble poured in 32 points and had 10 steals to lead host Perry Central past Leslie County 66-48. The visitors, now 16-8, got 29 points from senior guard Hillary Moore. The winners, top-ranked in the 14th region, are now 19-3.

Letcher Central, the second-ranked team in the 14th region, rolled over visiting Hazard 66-46. The winners dominated in the front court with junior forward Erica Meade getting 17 points and 12 rebounds and senior center Keisha Collins contributing 17 points and 10 rebounds.

■ Junior guard Peyton Wright scored 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lift host Owsley County, now 14-5, past Wolfe County 62-48.

■ Sophomore twins Hannah and Jessica Morgan both scored 12 points each and combined for 25 rebounds as visiting Woodford County ran its record to 20-4 by ripping Madison Southern 61-42. The hosts, now 7-13, got 15 points from senior center Tasha Boggs.

Clark County, the top-ranked team in the 10th region with a record of 17-7, used a 21-2 bulge in the second quarter and held on to beat visiting Tates Creek 55-44. The Commodores, now 8-18, got 12 points each from Oney Harrison and Peyton Hisel.

Owen County ran its record to 18-4 by blitzing visiting Walton Verona, which fell to 17-7, 63-38. Junior guard Rianna Gayheart got 15 points, five assists and six steals for the winners.

■ Freshman point guard Rachel Potter had a busy night with 27 points, five assists, six rebounds and three blocked shots to lead Pikeville, now 13-8, past visiting Paintsville 61-49.

■ Caitlin Siegmumot, a 6-2 sophomore center, had 16 points and 14 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Simon Kenton beat Campbell County 61-49. The winners, now 12-8, got 21 points form Sydni Wainscott. Campbell fell to 18-5.

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