High School Basketball

Girls' All "A" Classic: Field opens up as All 'A' favorite Murray falls in double overtime

Harlan's McKenzie King challenged University Heights' Meg Starling in the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic.
Harlan's McKenzie King challenged University Heights' Meg Starling in the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic.

Jessie Dunlap sank two free throws with five seconds left to give Trimble County a 68-66 double-overtime win over favored Murray in the opening round of the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic.

Murray (20-3), Dave Cantrall's highest-ranked team in the field and rated 14th overall, was 15-0 against Kentucky competition before falling to the Lady Raiders (13-5).

Paige Black led Trimble with 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting, including a game-tying three-pointer of a Dunlap assist with two seconds left that forced the first overtime — her only three-point make (1-for-4).

The nick-of-time heroics continued for the Raiders, as Ashley Brierly connected on a layup with a second left in the first overtime to extend the game once more.

The loss snapped a 13-game winning streak for the Lady Tigers, during which they outscored their opponents by an average of 23.4 points a game.

The Raiders finished with seven blocks to Murray's zero. Black and Dunlap each had three of Trimble's 10 steals.

Dunlap had 11 points and five assists. Brierly contributed 10 points off the bench.

Glasgow 58, Louisville Holy Cross 39: Shalika Smith powered the Lady Scotties with 22 points and 17 rebounds.

Bree Glover added 16 points for Glasgow (15-6), which never trailed. Elli Bartley scored 12 points.

Rebecca Miller tallied 11 points for Holy Cross (10-8), and Josie Hockman had 10.

Glasgow outrebounded the Cougars 42-29.

University Heights 65, Harlan 58: The Blazers scored the first nine points and never trailed.

Meg Starling, a 6-foot-5 senior, had 14 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for UHA (17-1). LeLe Grubbs scored 18 points, DeNayia Holmes had 15 and Demetria Snorton had 12.

The Lady Dragons (13-7) were paced by Jordan Brock with 18 points. Jourdan Ledford and Shanae Thomas added 11 points each.

Owensboro Catholic 58, Collegiate 30: The Lady Aces forced 28 turnovers, while committing 10, and outscored the Amazons 27-4 off of turnovers.

Kaylyn Pearson led the Aces (19-2) with 16 points, seven rebounds and nine of her team's 19 steals. Annabel Moore and Destiny Howard added 10 points each.

Collegiate (7-6) got 11 points and five rebounds from Mikaela Wright.

Newport Central Catholic 56, Paintsville 26: The Thoroughbreds outscored the Lady Tigers 27-3 in the first quarter, opening on a 27-0 run before allowing the first Paintsville basket with 37 seconds left in the period.

NewCath (18-2) scored 35 points off turnovers and led by as many as 36 points.

Nicole Kiernan, named a Miss Kentucky Basketball finalist later Wednesday night, led NewCath with 13 points and six rebounds in a little more than 13 minutes of action.

The Thoroughbreds outrebounded the Lady Tigers (11-7) 33-17.

Bishop Brossart 52, Morgan Co. 32: The Lady 'Stangs led by as many as 26 points and never trailed after Sarah Futscher tied the game on the first of two free-throw attempts with 5:39 to play in the opening period.

No players for Bishop Brossart (16-1) reached double digits. Emily Schultz led the balanced scoring attack against the Lady Cougars (9-8) with nine points.

Futscher and Abby King added eight points each for the 'Stangs.

Cheyenna Ferguson had a game-high 13 points for Morgan County.

Danville 62, Green Co. 52: The Lady Admirals (11-4) entered the fourth down 36-35 and outscored Green County 27-16 in the final period to advance to the next round.

Cameron McPherson put up an opening-round high of 27 points for Danville, including back-to-back three-pointers in the fourth quarter off Essence Grey assists to give the Lady Admirals a lead they would not relinquish for the final 4:51.

Kayla Bale's 17 points led the Lady Dragons (9-8).

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