High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Jan. 11

Boys

■ Senior Patrick Nickoderm poured in 27 points and Tyler Harville added 17 as Lexington Christian upset Lexington Catholic 61-57. Catholic, ranked 19th in the state, got only four points in the third quarter. Christian played without star Taylor Barnette, out for 2-4 weeks with a stress fracture.

Henry Clay, 10-6 and ranked 20th in the state, had a tough time with Sayre (2-10) edging the visiting Spartans 58-52. Henry Clay sophomore Jordan Green led all scorers with 17 points. Sayre turned the ball over 18 times, Henry Clay only five, and the winners outshot the losers 43 percent to 37 percent.

■ Host Paul Dunbar edged visiting Tates Creek 59-57. Junior Willie Gary led the winners with 21 points and junior Mike Smith, a transfer from Sayre, got 15 points, including the 1,500th.

Woodford County senior forward Landon Young missed a shot from 30 feet and visiting Pendleton County held on for 61-59 victory. David Greenwell got 26 points for Woodford.

Pulaski County stars Kody Johnson and Taylor Gover outscored host Lincoln County in a 69-50 victory. Johnson had 37 points, Gover 20 and 11 boards.

■ Senior Trevor Hunt hit a three-pointer with 5 seconds left to lift host Grant County past Owen County 60-58.

■ Jared Martin hit two free throws with one second left to lift Holmes past visiting Covington Catholic 57-55.

Bracken County held off Paris 48-45 in overtime when Cameron Downey missed a last-second shot. Sophomore Dwayne Hamilton of Bracken hit a three-pointer with eight seconds left to send the game into overtime.

■ Corey Gregg poured in 35 points to lead host Ashland Blazer past Fairview 72-58.

Girls

■ Alex Botkin scored 23 points to lead No. 16 Lexington Catholic past visiting Lafayette 54-39 in a neighborhood battle. Ashanti Thomas led Lafayette with 20 points and seven rebounds. After a tied first quarter, Catholic pulled away in the second quarter. The winners hit 80 percent of their free throws, the Generals only 33 percent.

■ Jessica Hardin got 32 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Wayne County past visiting Southwestern which got 34 points from Destiny Molden.

Boone County, ranked sixth in the state, ran its record to 14-1 by routing visiting Cooper 81-39. Sydney Moss led the way with 25 points, nine steals, seven rebounds and seven assists.

■ No. 5 Mercy sent No. 1 Manual to its first loss, 67-65. Christine Roush led the winners with 22 points and Whitney Hartlage had 20, going 3-for-4 on three-pointers. Manual star April Wilson was held to three.

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