High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Feb. 16

Boys

■ Taylor Martin led all scorers with 33 points, and fellow senior Scott Shuette had 21 as Lexington Catholic rolled at Lincoln County 79-53. The Knights, ranked fifth in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, bounced back from an 85-81 loss Saturday to No. 7 Scott County. They scored 27 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday. Only four players scored for Lincoln County.

■ Jordan Green had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Henry Clay held on in the second half to win 77-71 at Lafayette. Kendrick Prewitt and Trey Gundy added 15 points apiece for the Blue Devils, who rebounded from a 53-50 loss to Mason County Saturday. It was their second win over the Generals this season.

■ Mike Smith led five players in double figures with 26 points and had six steals to lead host Sayre past Model 86-71. Smith hit 13 of 18 free-throw attempts, and the Spartans hit eight of 10 from three-point range. Cabot Haggin (16 points) and Reid Freeman (14) hit three each from long range.

■ Ryan Fucci had 13 points, and Taj Gibson added 12 as host Tates Creek rolled over Clay County 62-45 for its third straight win and sixth in seven games. The No. 14 Commodores led 21-5 after the first quarter.

■ Senior center Tevin Webster had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and host Taylor County beat Nelson County 68-63 in overtime. Webster scored eight of the Cardinals' nine points in OT.

■ Junior forward Michael Terry had 28 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks as Fleming County held on for a 59-55 win over Fairview.

■ Senior guard Aaron Ponder had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead host Madison Southern over Russell County 64-51.

■ Senior center Jake Thelen had 32 points and 15 rebounds, and Covington Catholic rallied past Simon Kenton in the fourth quarter for a 73-66 home win. The Colonels outscored the Pioneers 29-19 in the final period.

■ Junior forward Ethan Eversole hit seven threes to account for all of his game-high 21 points as North Laurel rolled at Pineville 71-44.

■ Center Shannon Turner had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and fellow senior Dakota Hall added 24 points to lead host South Floyd over Pike County Central 84-57.

Senior Hobo McCoy led Pike Central with 26 points.

Girls

■ Octavia Wilson hit four foul shots in the final 55 seconds to help No. 22 Lexington Catholic hold off Covington Holy Cross's comeback bid for a 58-56 road win. Wilson led the Lady Knights with 21 points and six assists. Alex Botkin added 11 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.

■ Senior forward Amber Crumbie had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and host Bryan Station whipped Harrison County 67-49. Nine players scored at least one point for the Defenders.

■ Sophomore forward Lakeena Parks scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as host Paul Dunbar held off Franklin County 58-53. Sophomore Kierra Muhammad also had 15 points for the Lady Bulldogs.

■ Maddie Mitchell had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Sophie O'Rourke added 12 points and four steals as Sayre cruised past Model 43-25 at home. The Spartans forced 21 turnovers, scoring 13 points off the miscues.

■ Junior forward Kristen Jacob had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Lexington Christian cruised at Williamstown 77-58 after jumping out to a 51-25 first-half lead. Kelli Rinehart added 18 points and nine boards for the Lady Eagles.

■ Junior guard Kendall Noble had 21 points, 10 rebounds, eight steals and eight assists to lead host Perry County Central to a 74-31 rout of Owsley County. Freshman forward Kayla Rankin added 21 points and 10 boards for the No. 10 Commodores.

Herald-Leader Staff Report

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