High School Basketball

LexCath goes on 24-3 run to overcome early deficit against Fleming County in Republic Bank Holiday Classic

Henry Clay's Tedy Ware drove to the basket past Glasgow's Jalen Sublett in the third quarter of their Republic Bank Holiday Classic matchup Tuesday at Lexington Catholic. The Blue Devils won 63-56 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Henry Clay's Tedy Ware drove to the basket past Glasgow's Jalen Sublett in the third quarter of their Republic Bank Holiday Classic matchup Tuesday at Lexington Catholic. The Blue Devils won 63-56 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Lexington Catholic played the role of hospitable host for the first 10 minutes against Fleming County in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic on Tuesday night.

The Knights were back on their sneaker heels as Fleming County took it to them and spurted to a 26-21 lead early in the second quarter.

After that, No. 10 Lexington Catholic was a grinch.

The Knights went on a 24-3 run that carried over into the second half, and they went on to win for the 10th time in 11 games this season, this time by a score of 66-52.

"Typical Catholic run," Coach Brandon Salsman said. "Our press fueled some turnovers, and the bench was excellent tonight. Guys like Rashad Bennett and Tom Banahan stepped up and played well."

Bennett had 13 points. Banahan, who came in when 6-foot-9 junior Jack Whitman picked up two early fouls, contributed four points, two rebounds and some muscle inside.

Craig Floyd was also productive off the bench with seven points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals.

Despite missing some early action, Whitman had 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Fleming County was led by sophomore star Darion Burns' 26 points and six rebounds. Brady Saunders had six points and nine rebounds.

Coach Brian Kelly said his team's lack of depth did them in. When the Panthers were up early, he had to rest a couple starters.

"They took advantage of the new guys and went right at 'em," Kelly said. "Two minutes is all it takes sometimes to get a bad rhythm started."

Henry Clay 63, Glasgow 56: The No. 12 Blue Devils, who've had trouble finishing off opponents, hit 10 of 15 free throws in the last 1:48 to hold off No. 17 Glasgow.

Christen Cunningham, a sophomore point guard, led Henry Clay with 21 points. He also had six rebounds and four assists. Sophomore Jordan Green had 13 points, all in the second half. And sophomore Trey Grundy had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Coach Daniel Brown was most pleased with his team's work on the boards, where it held a 35-26 advantage.

"I'm real proud of our rebounding," he said. "I thought that was the difference. And our long arms on defense gave them some problems. That was a big factor. We showed some physical play and we hadn't done that."

The Scotties shot only 28 percent (16-for-57).

Glasgow, the top-rated team in the 4th Region, was led by Quentin Ellis with 19 points. Hunter Bowles, who's committed to play football at Louisville, had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Pulaski Co. 74, Scott 67: The Maroons' hot shooting continued for the second victory in two days. After making 10 of 17 three-pointers in a win over North Oldham on Monday, Pulaski County hit seven of 15 from long range in beating Scott.

Taylor Gover led the winners with 21 points and has hit eight of 12 threes in the Maroons' last two games.

Kody Johnson added 18 points and five rebounds for No. 19 Pulaski County, and Tyler Goins had 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Nick Jackson's 23 points, 12 rebounds and four steals were tops for Scott.

Lakota West, Ohio, 55, Simon Kenton 40: Monty Boykins, cousin of former NBA player Earl Boykins, had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Firebirds to victory. Jackson Blue added 12 points and six rebounds for the school just north of Cincinnati.

Simon Kenton missed its first 12 three-point attempts and wound up 2-for-16. Overall, they shot 15-for-52 (29 percent). Nick Ayers led the Pioneers with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Moore 70, Bedford, N.H. 46: The Mustangs, No. 7 in the state in the pre-season, ran roughshod over the visitors from the Northeast.

Moore forced 35 turnovers and converted them into 36 points. Daquan Boyd had eight steals and MeKale McKay had seven. William Bryant had 18 points and nine rebounds for the winners.

FLEMING CO. (4-4) Burns 26, Saunders 6, McKee 4, Taylor 8, Steward 5, McAdams 3.

LEXINGTON CATHOLIC (10-1) Whitman 19, Keller 2, Avare 7, Muncy 2, Woomer 7, Floyd 7, Banahan 4, Bennett 13, Ryan 5.

Fleming Co. 17 10 11 14—52

Lexington Catholic 14 20 15 17—66

GLASGOW (6-2) Ellis 19, Bowles 14, Cash 8, Harris 7, Smith 2, Sublett 6.

HENRY CLAY (7-4) Grundy 12, Green 13, Cunningham 21, Tichenor 7, Ware 5, Setzer 5.

Glasgow 6 15 18 17—56

Henry Clay 12 11 19 21—63

PULASKI CO. (7-5) Johnson 18, Goins 17, Gover 21, Smith 6, Burton 8, N. Laign 2, S. Laign 2.

SCOTT (6-6) Jackson 23, Daugherty 2, Pouncy 18, Buckner 9, Felts 11, Jehn 4.

Pulaski Co. 16 20 20 18—74

Scott 14 11 26 16—67

LAKOTA WEST, OHIO (4-0) Blue 12, Barnes 6, Williams 4, Boykins 16, Grove 4, Ross 8, Bowling 3, Bengal 2.

SIMON KENTON (8-3) Chambers 8, Ayers 11, Mullen 4, Barnes 3, Monson 2, Sampson 4, Swanson 2, Bowling 6.

Lakota West 14 16 14 11—55

Simon Kenton 7 10 11 12—40

BEDFORD, N.H. (1-3) Meservey 12, Glassman 7, Fahmy 9, Purcell 4, Grande 2, McManus 4, Brown 2, Larrivee 3, Desar 3.

MOORE (9-2) McKay 9, Boyd 2, Bryant 18, Jamon Sanford 11, Jaeline Sanford 6, Webster 7, Yates 2, Latham 4, Armstrong 1, Jackson 6, Fries 4.

Bedford 16 8 4 18—46

Moore 23 12 16 19—70

Consolation games

LAFAYETTE (3-7) Chester 16, Davis 14, Hughes 2, Owsley 8, Sweat-Washington 9, Trisko 6, Burlingham 3, Wright 5 , Dillender 1, Blakey 8.

NORTH HARDIN (2-8) Martin 22, Nelson 2, Russell 5, Hendrix 15, Sterusky 4, Brown 2, Cornett 1.

Lafayette 18 20 18 16—72

North Hardin 12 14 11 14—51

NORTH OLDHAM (9-4) Levitch 19, Clark 10, Rowan 16, Burton 2, Shams 6, Kozak 2, Klingeman 2.

FRANKLIN COUNTY (8-5) Tabor 12, Meyer 8, Timmons 20, Woodside 2, Rowe 1, Roberts 7.

North Oldham 11 13 17 16—57

Franklin Co. 10 12 8 20—50

FAYETTE, GA. (9-1) Thompson 14, Grant 9, Taylor 11, Sterling 2, Johnson 18, Sanford 11, Anachebe 8.

JOHN HARDIN (3-5) Harness 15, Price 15, Greene 18, Andrews 2, E.Smith 3, Gaskins 4, Montgomery 2, Boulware 4.

Fayette, Ga. 22 9 24 18—73

John Hardin 6 16 9 34—65

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