High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Feb. 12

Girls

Rockcastle County, ranked No. 2 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, stretched a three-point lead to 12 by the end of the third quarter of a 52-39 victory at Southwestern. Sara Hammond, a Louisville signee who was named a McDonald's All-American earlier this week, scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Lady Rockets (24-1).

Danay Fothergill, who signed to play at Western Kentucky next season, had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors (18-7).

■ No. 20 Lexington Catholic led by as many as 10 points before Assumption rallied to tie it, but Alex Botkin scored with three seconds to help the Lady Knights prevail 63-61 at home. Octavia Wilson led Catholic with 24 points and four assists, and Botkin had 18 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Katie Friedrich starred for the Rockets, scoring 19 points to go with 12 rebounds and five steals.

■ Kayla Rankin, a freshman forward, scored 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead No. 10 Perry County Central to a 69-64 victory at No. 14 Scott County. Kendall Noble added 22 points for the Lady Commodores, and Kristen Stainback had a game-high 32 for the Cardinals.

■ No. 17 Bryan Station outscored visiting Tates Creek by 11 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 47-35 victory. Marissa Prince scored a team-high 14 points and Amber Crumbie had eight to go with her 10 rebounds.

■ Candace Morton's 19 points helped host Henry Clay defeat Collins 39-29.

Boys

■ No. 3 Clark County erased a three-point deficit with a 22-8 third-quarter advantage en route to an 80-61 defeat of visiting Lafayette. Robbie Stenzel scored 19 points and Vinny Zollo, a WKU signee, had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals. Jackson Davis had 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Generals.

Stenzel passed the 1,900-point mark to become Clark County's all-time leading scorer.

■ Patrick Keller scored 20 points and Seth Beckham had 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals in No. 5 Lexington Catholic's 87-67 rout of host Paul Dunbar. William Gary and Lamont Johnson scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs.

■ Kameron Woods blocked a three-point attempt with a second left to preserve top-ranked Eastern's 84-81 defeat of No. 2 Ballard. Remy Abell led the victors with 31 points.

■ Carlisle Creech had a triple-double — 16 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds — in Powell County's 72-58 win against visiting Jackson City. Teammate Matt Pelfrey led all scorers with a career-high 24 points.

■ Hobo McCoy, the state's leading scorer among schools reporting statistics to KHSAA, had 38 points in Pike Central's 73-69 victory at Betsy Layne.

Herald-Leader Staff Report

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