High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Henry Clay finishes third in Republic Bank Classic


Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic

Henry Clay grabbed a two-point lead at the end of the second quarter, pushed it to 14 in the third and held on for a 59-53 victory against Bardstown in the third-place game.

Christen Cunningham and Trey Gundy both scored 12 points to lead the Blue Devils. Wes Kimball and Jordan Green each had 11.

Anthony Myrks had 12 points and four rebounds for the Tigers.

Moore's William Bryant had 12 points and 15 rebounds, and Mekale McKay had 13 points, nine assists, six rebounds and five steals in the Mustangs' 52-39 victory against Lakota West, Ohio, in the fifth-place game.

Lafayette used a third-quarter surge to get past Bedford, N.H., 69-60 in a consolation game. Shon Wright had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Generals.

Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery Co.

■ Dominique Hawkins had 21 points, Kenjah Bosley scored 17 and grabbed eight rebounds, and Hunter Allen had 12 points and 13 rebounds in Madison Central's 67-57 win against host Montgomery County in the championship game.

Omar Prewitt had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Indians.

Bryan Station led by 12 with 1:43 to play in the third quarter before Marshall County went on a 23-0 run and prevailed 68-57.

The Marshals' Chase Clark scored eight of his game-high 23 points during the decisive run. He also had 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Cole Nelson finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Larry Morton had 18 points and three steals for the Defenders.

■ Nate McGovney had 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals in Campbell County's 53-46 victory against Owen County.

Male outscored Harrison County 11-0 at the free-throw line in a 61-37 victory. Zach Moran was 7-for-9 at the line and finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds.


■ Tamron Manning was perfect from the free-throw line (10-for-10), scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to help Scott County edge St. Edward, Ohio, 55-54 in the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Isaiah Ivey and Quin Richardson added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Cardinals.

■ Future Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles had 16 points and 17 rebounds in Highlands' 53-42 victory at Sayre. The Spartans got 13 points apiece from Philip O'Rourke and Justin Sanders.

■ Host Harlan County's Chad Massingill scored 14 of his 28 points at the free-throw line in a 63-43 victory against Boyd County in the Black Bears Classic.


Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery Co.

■ Sydney Moss was three steals short of a triple-double in Boone County's 58-48 victory against Walton-Verona in the championship game. Moss had 22 points and 11 rebounds to go with seven steals and three assists.

South Oldham's Jasmine Whitfield scored 28 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had five steals in the Dragons' 51-41 victory against Bryan Station.

Mary Dye added eight points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots for South Oldham. Serena Sandusky led the Lady Defenders with 18 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists.

■ Larryn Brooks had 24 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals in Madison Central's 70-52 victory against Marshall County.

Allie York led the Marshals with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Clay County jumped out to a 23-10 lead and easily took care of host Montgomery County 62-39. Cheynne Madden had 26 points and nine rebounds, and Alisha Mitchell had 16 points and five assists for the Lady Tigers.


Perry County Central's Kendall Noble, who was named MVP of the Sunshine Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla., had 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals in a 66-55 victory against Lake County, Tenn. The Lady Commodores improved to 13-0.

Lexington Catholic used a 22-5 advantage in the second quarter to cruise past Cardinal Newman, Calif., 57-33 in the Surf N' Slam San Diego Hoops Classic. Elizabeth Walton led the Lady Knights in scoring with 22 and had eight rebounds. Octavia Wilson had 12 points, five assists and four steals, and Alex Botkin scored 10 points to go with eight rebounds.

■ Rianna Gayheart set Owen County's scoring record with her 1,588th career point in the Lady Rebels' 73-66 overtime loss to Paducah Tilghman in the Lady Cougar Holiday Classic at Conner. Gayheart had 18 points. Tilghman's Chelsea Shumpert had 26.

Marion County's Makayla Epps hit six three-pointers and finished with 26 points in a 60-46 win against Mercer County in the Mercer Titan Christmas Clash.