High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Dec. 21


iHigh Fayette County Invitational

■ Christian Cunningham's layup with one second left gave Henry Clay a 51-49 victory against visiting Fern Creek in the quarterfinals. Jordan Green led the Devils with 16 points and seven rebounds. Cunningham had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.

■ Camron Justice hit five three-pointers and was 10-for-10 at the free-throw line in Knott Central's 57-39 victory against Muhlenberg County in a quarterfinal victory at Lafayette. Justice scored 33 points and Zach Davis had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

■ Omar Prewitt, a 6-foot-6 junior, scored 29 points and had eight rebounds and Montgomery County improved to 9-0 with a 57-50 victory against Lafayette in the quarterfinals. Jackson Davis led the Generals with 15 points.

■ Greg Minor's 19 points and eight steals helped Jeffersontown defeat Tates Creek 51-44 in the quarterfinals at Henry Clay. Darius Gibson had 16 points and four steals for the Commodores.

■ Larry Morton had 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in Bryan Station's 72-68 victory against Fleming County in a consolation game at Henry Clay. Kenyon Hipps and Tyus Alcorn both scored 16 points for the Defenders. Darion Burns led the Panthers with 28 points, and Troy Steward had 19 points and 15 rebounds.

■ William Gary hit a three-pointer that sent the game to overtime and finished with 25 points in Paul Laurence Dunbar's 68-60 consolation victory against Male at Lafayette.

Pikeville's Will Branham was 10-for-22 from three-point range and scored 40 points to go with six steals in a 76-52 victory against Paris in a consolation game at Henry Clay.


Franklin County held Logan County to one point in the fourth quarter to rally for a 61-54 victory in the Citizen's First Holiday Classic at Bowling Green. The Flyers got 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists from Ryan Timmons.

■ Taylor Barnette had 20 points, six rebounds and three steals in Lexington Christian's 68-57 victory against South Laurel in the Whitaker Bank Fort Harrod Classic at Mercer County.

Clark County senior Adam Fatkin had 27 points and 14 rebounds in a 54-32 victory against Allen County-Scottsville in the Whitaker Bank Fort Harrod Classic.

■ Both Jack Whitman and Brian Woomer had double-doubles in Lexington Catholic's 59-37 victory against Bell County in the KFC Holiday Classic at McCreary Central. Whitman had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Woomer had 10 points and 10 assists.

■ Sawyer Denniston scored 42 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 3.8 seconds left in overtime, in Wolfe County's 79-77 victory against Estill County. Brandon Morris led the Engineers with 29 points and 14 rebounds.

■ Kyle Skaggs, a junior, reached the 30-point mark for the fifth time this season with 36 in Russell's overtime victory against Fairview at Raceland.


iHigh Fayette County Invitational

■ Cheyenne Madden, who was 10-for-14 from the field, had 21 points and nine rebounds in Clay County's 53-45 victory against Green County in the quarterfinals at Dunbar. Micah Jones had 23 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Lady Dragons.

Glasgow jumped out to a 23-6 lead after the first quarter and went on to defeat Western Hills 57-33 in the other quarterfinal matchup at Dunbar. Shalika Smith led the Lady Scotties with 11 points and five rebounds.

■ Sydney Dunham scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Henry Clay, which led by 16 at one point, held on for a 60-56 victory in a consolation game against Pikeville at Dunbar. Rachel Potter had 31 points for the Lady Panthers.

■ Aleisha Stiltner had 16 points and nine rebounds and Ashanti Thomas scored 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds in Lafayette's 67-17 victory in a consolation game against Paris at Dunbar.

Tates Creek's Oney Harrison scored 23 points and Katie Pippen had 14 points and 13 rebounds in a 69-39 consolation victory against Owsley County at Bryan Station.

Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic

Lexington Catholic pulled away with a 16-4 third-quarter run to defeat Christian County 56-46. Alex Botkin scored 19 points to go with nine rebounds.

■ China Dow was 14-for-17 from the free-throw line and finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four steals in Louisville Christian's 59-47 win against Casey County. The Lady Rebels were led by Megan Pittman, who had 29 points and 13 rebounds.

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