High School Basketball

High school basketball roundup: Hollingsworth’s late three lifts Dunbar boys; Creech scores 65 to lead Jenkins girls

BOYS

Paul Dunbar 57, Central 56: Junior guard Taveion Hollingsworth hit a 17-footer with 3.4 seconds left to give Paul Dunbar a 57-56 victory over Central in a King of the Bluegrass consolation game at Fairdale on Tuesday night. Hollingsworth led all scorers with 25 points. Dontell Brown added 14.

Henry Clay 69, Corbin 49: Henry Clay opened the game with a 17-4 run and routed Corbin in the Berea Invitational quarterfinals. Isaiah Tisdale had 17 points, 11 rebounds and four assists to lead the Blue Devils. Paul Price came off the bench to hit five three-pointers for 15 points. Zach Maguet led Corbin with 17 points.

Scott County 70, Lexington Christian 51: Bryce Long made five three-pointers and scored 19 points to lead Scott County in the Woodford County Invitational semifinals. The Cardinals entered the fourth quarter with a 44-43 lead and closed with a 26-8 run. Michael Moreno added 15 points. Kyle Rode led LCA with 20 points and seven rebounds.

Bryan Station 61, Tates Creek 42: Bryan Station scored 21 of the last 30 points in a Woodford County Invitational consolation game. Tim Dunn had 20 points and six rebounds for the Defenders. David DeMarcus added 15 points and six rebounds. Tates Creek, held to 2-for-19 three-point shooting, got 13 points from Isaiah Patterson.

Danville 57, Bourbon County 56: Spencer McKinney scored 19 points to lead Danville (5-2) in the Farmers National Bank Clash of Titans at Mercer County. Ameryon Blackburn had 25 points for Bourbon County (1-8).

GIRLS

Jenkins 90, Jackson County 78: Whitney Creech scored a career-high 65 points in Jenkins’ win in the Smoky Mountain Classic at Gatlinburg-Pittman. Creech, who’s averaging 52.9 points through nine games, needs 58 points to pass Geri Grigsby for second-most points in a career all time. Jenkins (6-3) next plays on Wednesday against Macon County, Tenn.

Creech’s previous career best was 64, which came in a 95-93 loss against Clint-wood (Va.) during her junior season in January.

North Bullitt 57, Henry Clay 55: Henry Clay erased an 11-point North Bullitt lead in the final two minutes before coming up short. Henry Clay’s T’Laya Lyvers scored 10 of her 17 points in the final minute and a half.

Mercer County 67, Scott County 63 (OT): Mercer County outscored Scott County 24-11 at the free-throw line and scored 29 points off turnovers to win a Traditional Bank Holiday Classic consolation game at Lexington Catholic. Lexy Lake scored 17 points for Mercer County (7-1), which won despite shooting just 27.5 percent from the field. Peyton Riddle had 15 points for Scott County (8-3).

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