High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights, Dec. 29

BOYS

Tates Creek prevailed in double overtime, beating Thomas Worthington, Ohio, 44-42. The Commodores' Darius Gibson, who finished with 10 points, tied it up with four seconds left in regulation to send it into the first OT. Freshman forward Jordan Fucci was ultimately the hero of the night. He put in the go-ahead layup in the second overtime off a late inbounds pass from Brian Tilford.

Southern outlasted Boone County 78-76 in two overtimes at Henry County. The Rebels' Zane McQueary led all scorers with 28 points, followed by Trojans junior guard Randell Pickett with 26. Cooper Downs, a senior at Boone County, missed a late shot in the lane that would have sent the game into a third overtime.

Woodford County racked up 23 assists on the way to defeating Christian County 73-50 at Ashland Blazer. Addison Hollin and William Starcher had six each for the Yellowjackets. Senior guard Rodney Gross scored 25 points, while David Greenwell had 22 points and eight rebounds.

Madison Central's Hunter Allen scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in an 84-51 thrashing of Campbell County. Junior Nate McGovney was the only Camel in double digits with 11 points.

West Jessamine defeated a Highlands team that committed 29 turnovers, 70-54. Sophomore guard Daulton Peters scored 24 points and had three steals for the visiting Colts. Patrick Towles, who was named Mr. Football for 2011 and has committed to play football at UK, posted a double-double for the Bluebirds with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Sayre senior guard Reid Freeman scored 26 of his team's 39 points but couldn't lead the host Spartans to the win over Boyle County. Sayre lost 52-39. Michael Arnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Rebels.

GIRLS

Lafayette rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to edge Pendleton County 54-53 at Bourbon County. Pendleton's Ashton Wolfe led all scorers with 22 points, shooting 3-for-5 from the three-point range. Sarah Cooley had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Generals, while Ashanti Thomas had two assists and four of Lafayette's five blocked shots.

Lexington Catholic fell short in overtime, losing 52-44 to Lomira, Wis. in the Surf N' Slam San Diego Hoops Classic. Guard Octavia Wilson led the Knights in scoring with 18 points, shooting 4-for-9 from three-point range.

Paul Dunbar turned in a dominant performance against Covington Holy Cross, defeating the Lady Indians 72-46. Jordan Fender scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs.

■ A pair of double-doubles by Scott County sophomores kick-started a 62-32 drubbing of Metamora, Ill. Guard Audriana Christopher had 15 points and 10 assists, while forward Tereka Guyn added 17 points and 11 rebounds.

■ Sophomore guard Raven Merriweather led Sacred Heart over Florida's American Heritage Plantation 57-50 at Fort Myers, Fla., with a double-double. Merriweather had 14 points and 10 rebounds (all defensive) to go along with five assists, two steals and one blocked shot. Jade Tubb added 13 points while forward Sandy Gahafer scored 11 for the Valkyries.

Monticello downed host Bourbon County 57-52 in the Bourbon County Classic. Autumn Bell led the victors with 18 points in the first half (3-for-7 from long range), while eighth-grader Anovia Byars and freshman Asia Sims scored 18 points each for the Lady Colonels.

Boone County outrebounded Marshall County 38-27 on the way to a 59-55 win at Montgomery County. The Rebels got 26 points from forward Sydney Moss, who also added eight rebounds, a block and four steals. Mariah McKenty was the Marshals' top scorer with 19.

Montgomery County pulled out all the stops in the fourth quarter to top South Oldham 54-50. The Indians' 21 points in the final quarter was more than they scored the entire first half. Center Macie Spence scored 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds for Montgomery County, which got no points from its bench. Forward Mary Dye had a double-double for the Dragons with 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Jasmine Whitfield fell just short of one with 16 points and eight rebounds.

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