High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights, Dec. 22


■ Jordan Green scored 18 points and Teddy Ware hit four of five shots and finished with 13 as Henry Clay held off Jeffersontown 64-60 in the semifinals of the iHigh Fayette County Invitational Tournament at Paul Laurence Dunbar. The Blue Devils, who ran off to a 26-6 lead after the first quarter, outshot the Chargers 57 percent to 37 percent and held J-town star Desmond Dorsey to 12 points on 5-17 shooting. ■ Knott Central ran its record to 10-0 by winning the other semifinal over previously unbeaten Montgomery County (9-1) 54-43. The winners got 21 points from Cameron Justice while Montgomery was led by Omar Prewitt with 18.

■ William Gary hit 10 of 15 shots and scored 24 points with six rebounds to lead Paul Laurence Dunbar to a 79-47 rout of Pikeville in an FCIT consolation game. Dunbar stole the ball 23 times and Pikeville's 30 turnovers resulted in 36 points for the winners. Will Branham had 14 for Pikeville.

■ In another FCIT consolation game, Male led 16-5 after the first quarter and went on to beat Bryan Station 55-40. The winners, who got 17 points from Zach Moran, outshot Bryan Station 37 percent to 31 percent and won the rebounding battle 32-23. Marcellus Washington led the Defenders with 14 points.

■ Taylor Barnette had 19 points and eight rebounds as Lexington Christian ran off to a 19-9 first-quarter lead and held on to beat Danville 58-55 in the Whitaker Bank Fort Harrod Classic at Mercer County. The Admirals got 27 points from Tryston Ford.

Central Hardin hit 12 of 23 three-pointers and survived when visiting St. Xavier missed a three-pointer at the buzzer to win 71-68.

■ Tony Campbell, a 6-foot-8 junior center, scored 20 points, pulled down 16 rebounds and blocked five shots as Holy Cross (7-1) routed visiting Dayton 86-46.

Cooper missed a three-pointer with two seconds left to allow host Mason County to win 44-42 in the U.S. Bank Mike Murphy Classic. In the same tournament, guard Cody Chambers scored 27 points to lift Simon Kenton past St. Patrick 86-63. Ryan Gallenstein led St. Patrick with 20 points.

Sheldon Clark ran its record to 7-1 by whipping Raceland 69-42. B.J. Moore had 19 points and sophomore forward Justin Johnson added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.

Belfry remained winless (0-4) after Paintsville's David Slone hit a shot at the buzzer to send the game into overtime and Colby Burchett hit a three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to lift the Tigers to a 68-65 win in Gatlinburg, Tenn.


■ Morgan McEldowney scored 22 points to lead Paul Laurence Dunbar past Bryan Station in the semifinals of the iHigh Fayette County Invitational Tournament at Tates Creek. Dunbar advances to play Clay County in the finals. Neither team shot well, the Defenders hitting 36 percent, the winners 27. Bryan Station also outrebounded the winners 42-38, but Dunbar hit 16 of 30 foul shots while Station hit only five of 16. Hallie Crumbie led Bryan Station with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Clay County ran its record to 9-0 by topping Glasgow 54-45. Cheyenne Madden led all scorers with 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners, who outshot Glasgow (6-2) 51 percent to 32 percent.

Lafayette outscored Henry Clay 10-3 in the last three minutes and held on to win 40-37 when the Lady Devils missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer in a consolation game of the FCIT. Sarah Cooley had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners.

■ In another FCIT consolation game, Tates Creek (1-7) got its first win of the season, routing Harrison County 59-37. Oney Harrison led the way with 20 points and Peyton Hisel added 17 points and six rebounds. Harrison was led by Jordan Doram, who hit nine of 11 shots and got 20 points.

■ Senior forward Jasmine Whitfield scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead host South Oldham (8-1) past Collins 64-54 in the Holiday Hoops Festival. Collins (8-2) got 28 points from senior guard Leeara Cardwell.

■ Senior forward Sydney Moss did a little bit of everything to lead host Boone County past Sheldon Clark 58-32 in the Northern Exposure Classic. The daughter of football star Randy Moss had 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and nine steals.

■ Kelsey Fuller had 20 points and 13 rebounds as East Ridge rolled over Phelps 54-35.