High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Jan. 28


■ Quan Taylor scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Madison Central, ranked sixth in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, remain the only unbeaten boys' team in Kentucky. The Indians (22-0) outscored visiting Russell County (15-5) by 11 in the third quarter of a 79-63 victory. Dominique Hawkins also scored 24 points for Madison Central and Tyler Robertson had 28 for the Lakers.

Henry Clay defeated Lafayette 83-66 in a battle of teams tied at 21st in Cantrall's rankings. The Blue Devils turned 20 Generals turnovers into 27 points. Trey Gundy scored 20 points and had seven rebounds and six assists for Henry Clay. Wes Kimball and Jordan Green added 16 points apiece, and Christen Cunningham had 15.

Tates Creek held its own early, leading No. 19 Lexington Catholic by two heading into the second quarter. But the Knights (16-5) outscored the Commodores (9-13) by 15 in the period en route to a 67-45 road victory.Craig Floyd led Catholic with 19 points, and Jack Whitman had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Darius Gibson had 19 points and four steals for Tates Creek.

■ Marcus Williams had 18 points and 14 rebounds in Bryan Station's 61-49 home win against Paul Laurence Dunbar. The Defenders also got 12 points and 11 rebounds from Jaylen Beckham.

■ Logan Woodside was 7-for-12 and finished with 19 points and nine rebounds in Franklin County's 63-51 victory against visiting Western Hills. Ryan Timmons added 10 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for the Flyers.

Ryan Barrass scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds for the Wolverines.

■ Robby Irgang's layup with 26 seconds left proved to be the winning basket in West Jessamine's 49-46 victory at Madison Southern. Daulton Peters led the Colts with 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Morgan County's Jagos Lasic, a senior forward, just missed a triple-double with 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocked shots in a 67-61 victory at home against Lewis County.

■ Erik Young scored 35 points in Red Bird's 62-58 victory against visiting Frank White (Tenn.). Jamie Wilder added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

■ Shawn Welch scored 23 points and had 15 rebounds in Fleming County's 61-51 victory at home against Menifee County.


Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine

■ Kayla Rankin rebounded her own miss and scored with 0.9 seconds left to give No. 4 Perry Central (19-1) a 78-77 victory in the quarterfinals against No. 15 Sacred Heart. Rankin was 10-for-10 from the free-throw line and ended up with 18 points and eight rebounds. Teammate Kendall Noble was 12-for-14 from the line and had 28 points, six steals and five assists. Jade Tubb hit seven three-pointers and scored 30 points for the Valkyries (13-9).

■ Top-ranked Manual rolled to a 78-53 victory against No. 14 Madison Central in the quarterfinals. Kara Wright scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Lady Crimsons (19-2). Kristin Congleton led the Lady Indians (16-4) with 15 points and eight rebounds.

■ Led by Makayla Epps' 23 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals, No. 2 Marion County (18-3) cruised to a 69-54 victory against No. 23 Louisville Christian. China Dow had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the Lady Centurions' loss.

■ Christine Roush was 13-for-14 from the free-throw line and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds in No. 3 Mercy's 59-43 victory in the quarterfinals against No. 7 South Oldham (16-4). Courtney Roush and Whitney Hartlage added 10 points apiece for the Jaguars (19-3).


■ Octavia Wilson scored 21 points and had four steals and No. 13 Lexington Catholic pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 58-42 victory at Tates Creek. Alex Botkin added 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists for the Lady Knights (16-6). The Lady Commodores (8-14) were led by Payton Hisel, who had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

■ Victoria McCoy scored 21 points to help Bryan Station hold on for a 50-47 victory at Lafayette. Ashanti Thomas had 11 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots in the Lady Generals' loss.

■ Both Julie Cornett and Keisha Collins had double-doubles in No. 23 Letcher Central's 61-39 victory at home against Leslie County. Cornett had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Collins scored 10 points to go with 12 rebounds.