High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Dec. 7


■ Darius Gibson, who had missed his five previous long-range attempts, hit a three-pointer with one second left in overtime to give Tates Creek a 56-53 victory at Lexington Christian.

Gibson ended up with a team-high 13 points to go with eight rebounds. Jordan Fucci added 10 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Taylor Barnette had 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots for the Eagles.

Lexington Catholic opened on a 17-4 run and went on to defeat host DeSales 57-43. The Knights, who shot 50 percent from the field (23-for-46), were led by Craig Floyd's 19 points, and three assists and three steals. Rashad Bennett added 11 points.

Frankfort's Zach Perry hit seven three-pointers and Aaron Jackson scored 18 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in the Panthers' 73-49 rout of visiting Sayre. Perry finished with 27 points and Jackson also had four assists. Ray Brewer led the Spartans with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

West Jessamine jumped out to a 45-22 halftime lead and went on to defeat visiting Danville 73-56. Chase Fain hit five of his six three-point attempts and finished with 26 points and nine rebounds and four assists. Daulton Peters added 15 points.

Louisville Trinity shot 75 percent (21-of-28) in the first half and cruised to an 82-59 win at North Oldham. It was Coach Mike Szabo's 200th victory with the school. He is 200-99 with the Shamrocks and 312-144 overall.

Boyle County's Tommy Hastings made what would have been a game-tying shot just after the buzzer and East Jessamine held on for a 57-55 road victory. C.J. Boyd scored 13 points to lead the Jaguars. The Rebels' Michael Arnett had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Elizabethtown cut a 15-point, fourth-quarter deficit to two but Bowling Green held on for a 69-65 road win. Dareon Simmons had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Nacarius Fant scored 18 for the Purples.

Wolfe County senior Sawyer Denniston scored 27 points to go with 14 rebounds and eight assists in a 74-68 victory over Breathitt County in overtime. The Wolves, who trailed by nine at one point in the second half, also got 22 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore Corey Conway.

Collins rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat visiting Franklin County 54-51. Dez Marshall had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Titans.

Paul Dunbar's Mike Smith and William Gary scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, and the Bulldogs squeaked past visiting Lafayette 59-58. Dunbar trailed by 10 at halftime but outscored the Generals by 12 in the third quarter.

South Oldham's players combined to hit 19 three-pointers in a 109-68 victory at Shelby County.

McCreary Central's Tyson Williams had 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 60-52 victory against visiting Pulaski County.


■ Raven Timmons scored 20 points and Ashli Mayes had 13 points and 13 rebounds in host Franklin County's 60-47 victory against Lafayette. The Lady Generals got 11 points and five rebounds from Sarah Martin.

■ Jessica Morgan scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and twin sister Hannah had eight points and 16 rebounds in Woodford County's 55-20 victory at Western Hills.

Boyle County junior guard Chelsea Gill had 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals in a 62-49 win at home against Bardstown.

■ Senior forward Rachel Riggs had 21 points and 14 rebounds in host Taylor County's 52-41 victory against Campbellsville.

Clark County outscored Collins by 13 in the second quarter en route to a 57-40 victory at home. Cardinals forward Brittani Gay led all scorers with 23 points.