Burgin boys beat Sayre

Somerset clips Pioneers

January 07, 2004

The Burgin boys came from behind twice Tuesday night to defeat Sayre 50-44 at Lexington.

After scoring only three points in the first period, Burgin (6-4) outscored Sayre 20-14 in the second period and led 23-21 before a buzzer-beater from midcourt gave the Spartans a 24-23 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs regained the lead in the third period, took a 38-34 lead into the fourth quarter and led Sayre (3-6) by as many as 10 points in that period.

"It was a good defensive effort," Burgin coach Don Irvine said.

Sean Bottoms led Burgin with 16 points. Joe Harris had 15 points and 11 of the Bulldogs' 35 rebounds, and Zack Gross had five assists.


Burgin shot 33.3 percent (17-for-51) from the field and went 3-for-15 from 3-point range and 11-for-16 at the free-throw line. The Bulldogs had 18 turnovers and 12 assists.

Somerset 47, Harrodsburg 43 - At Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg (3-7) scored only four points in the second period and battled from behind against Somerset (6-4) for the rest of the night.

The Pioneers trailed 21-14 at halftime after playing Somerset to a 10-10 tie in the first quarter.

Harrodsburg shot 38.3 percent (18-for-47) and went 4-for-13 from 3-point range and 3-for-7 at the line. The Pioneers had 20 turnovers and 10 assists, and both they and Somerset had 35 rebounds.

Mark Dunn had 13 points and Mariqus Brown had 12 for Harrodsburg. Ray Norman led Somerset with 12 points.

Collegiate 67, KSD 36 - At Danville, exactly one month after its last game, KSD returned to the court with a loss to Collegiate (2-8).

The Colonels fell off the pace in the second quarter, when they were outscored 18-5.

"We haven't played a game since December 6th. Our boys did pretty good last night," KSD coach Paul Kulick said. "I believe we will get better every game."

Kerry Helton led the Colonels with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.

"He played his best game, and Amos Reid and Roderick Hodge, both of them played great," Kulick said.

Reid and Hodge scored nine points each. It was a career-high for Hodge, who played at point guard.


Burgin 51, Model 46 - At Burgin, Stephanie Stewart had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead Burgin (6-5) over Model (3-7).

The Lady Bulldogs had beaten Model 55-43 early in the season, but Burgin coach Keith Monson said things weren't so easy this time.

"We'd beaten them pretty easily early in year, and I think we were kind of overlooking them, plus we just shot poorly, but overall we didn't play that bad a game," Monson said.

Burgin shot 27.3 percent (18-for-66) from the field and hit 10 of 19 free throws.

Taylor Bottoms had 13 rebounds for Burgin, and Clara Sanders had five assists.

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