High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Jan. 29

Girls

■ Alisha Mitchell's two free throws accounted for the only points in the third overtime of Clay County's 58-56 victory at home against Lexington Catholic.

The Lady Tigers, ranked 11th in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, got a big game from Cheyenne Madden, who had 24 points and 14 rebounds. Mitchell finished with 19 points and had six rebounds and six assists.

Alex Botkin came close to a triple-double for the 13th-ranked Lady Knights. She had 23 points, 16 rebounds and eight steals.

Lafayette outscored Garrard County by 10 in the fourth quarter and prevailed 55-46 at home. Ken'yale Demus scored 20 points, including three three-pointers, and Sara Cooley had 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

■ Maddie Mitchell scored 18 points to lead Sayre to a 39-33 victory in the Bluegrass Conference Challenge at Nicholas County. Mitchell also had eight rebounds and three steals, and teammate Gabby Bowie scored 15 points to go with eight rebounds and eight blocked shots.

Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine

■ Top-ranked Manual outscored No. 2 Marion County by nine in the third quarter and went on to win 47-40 in the championship game. Kara Wright was 8-for-12 from the field and scored 20 points for the Lady Crimsons (21-2). Kayla Styles added 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Makayla Epps scored 20 points for the Lady Knights (19-4).

■ In the semifinals, No. 4 Perry Central got as close as two points in the fourth quarter, but Manual prevailed 70-61.

April Wilson was 9-for-10 from the free-throw line and led the Lady Crimsons with 29 points and five steals. Kara Wright and Leasia Wright added 16 points apiece.

The Lady Commodores (19-2), whose only other loss this season was to No. 3 Mercy, got 17 points and six rebounds from Kayla Rankin and 11 points and 10 assists from Kendall Noble.

■ In the other semifinal game, Marion County pulled away in the second half for a 55-43 victory against third-ranked Mercy. Epps scored a game-high 20 points, and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers had 12 points, nine rebounds and three steals for the Lady Knights.

Courtney Roush led the Jaguars (19-4) with 12 points.

Elsewhere

■ Kaylyn Cecil scored 19 points, and Erin Boley had 18 in No. 11 Elizabethtown's 57-51 win at home against North Hardin. Darian Ditto added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Panthers.

■ Savannah Taylor, a senior forward, had 27 points and 16 rebounds in Mercer County's 54-50 victory against Pulaski County in the Berea Prep Classic.

■ Lydia Nash had 17 points and 11 rebounds in No. 6 Boone County's 77-44 victory against visiting Holmes. The Lady Rebels (21-1) also got 14 points and 10 rebounds from Sydney Moss.

Boys

■ No. 11 Clark County trailed by 18 in the second quarter, but the Cardinals rallied for a 64-59 victory at home against No. 14 Dixie Heights.

Bopper Stenzel scored a game-high 24 points for Clark County (21-3), and Adam Fatkin had 21.

■ No. 21 Henry Clay blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Alex Blackburn scored at the buzzer to give the Blue Devils a 53-51 victory at Simon Kenton.

Wes Kimball and Jordan Green both scored 10 points to lead Henry Clay. Kimball also had seven assists. Cody Chambers scored 23 points for the Pioneers.

■ Craig Floyd hit four three-pointers and finished with 25 points in No. 19 Lexington Catholic's 75-58 victory against visiting Pendleton County. Jack Whitman was next for the Knights (17-5) with 22 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots.

Mason Monroe and Gabe Antrobus scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, for the Wildcats.

Sayre's Ray Brewer scored 25 points to go with 13 rebounds and four blocked shots in a 65-50 victory in the Bluegrass Conference Challenge at Nicholas County. Reid Freeman added 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Spartans (4-12).

■ Two Letcher Central seniors had double-doubles in a 68-54 victory against visiting Estill County. Logan Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Koree Stewart had 17 points and 18 rebounds.

Prestonsburg's Cody Bentley hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the Blackcats' game into overtime, and his basket with four seconds left in overtime gave them a 90-88 victory at Belfry. Joseph Jamerson led Prestonsburg with 29 points and 20 rebounds.

Fleming County's Darion Burns hit a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to give his team a 67-64 victory at home against Campbell County. Burns finished with 18 points and five rebounds. Troy Steward led the Panthers with 24 points, and Travis Taylor scored 12 and had nine assists.

Harlan County improved to 19-2 with an 86-50 victory against visiting Sullivan Central (Tenn.). Tyler Brewer was 7-for-10 from the field and scored a game-high 24 points. Chase Massingill added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Black Bears.

Friday's late boys' game

■ No. 1-ranked Louisville Trinity opened its game at Waggener with 13 straight points, including three dunks by Nathan Dieudonne, and coasted to a 70-40 win. Dieudonne scored 17 of his game-high 19 points in the first half. The Shamrocks forced 18 turnovers in the first half on their way to a 22-point halftime lead. For the game, Trinity forced 31 turnovers and had 24 steals.

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