Pulaski rallies to top Casey

KSD girls win, but Burgin, Harrodsburg boys lose

February 18, 2004

Casey County played even with host Pulaski County through the first 16 minutes, but a 21-6 third quarter ended the Rebels' upset hopes in a 66-45 loss Tuesday at Somerset.

The Rebels (6-17) outscored Pulaski 14-6 in the second quarter to tie the game at 24 at the break.

"We were able to come out and hit some shots," Casey coach Shawn Conley said. "We did a really nice job of controlling their inside game, putting pressure on the ball and rebounding the ball."

In the third quarter, Pulaski got around that. Brandon Cross scored 16 of his 28 points in the second half for the Maroons (15-9) as Pulaski pounded the ball inside.

"They hit a 3 early in the third quarter, and once we extended our defense out, they went inside to Cross and we didn't have an answer for him," Conley said.


Derek Vest led Casey with 12 points, but also injured his ankle and is expected to miss a couple of games. Dustin Johnson added 11 for the Rebels.

CASEY (6-17) - Dustin Johnson 11, Corey Dial 5, Charlie Fox 7, Jason Sanders 2, Derek Vest 12, Derek Stevens 2, Ben Barlow 2, Keith Price 2, Russell Abner 2.

PULASKI (15-9) - Cross 28, Draughn 6, Purcell 3, Grumley 10, Atkins 10, Meeks 5, Hansford 2, Noe 2.

Model 44, Burgin 39 - At Richmond, Burgin limited Model to just two points in the first quarter, but couldn't hold on in the fourth.

Burgin led 13-2 after one quarter, and held a two-point lead after three. However, Model outscored the Bulldogs 19-12 in the fourth quarter.

Burgin coach Don Irvine said missed free throws hurt his team, which finished 11 of 18 from the line.

"The turning point was missed opportunities in the fourth quarter," Irvine said. "We couldn't capitalize down the stretch on a couple of opportunities we had."

Zack Gross led Burgin with 12 points and 12 rebounds. The Bulldogs were 13 of 39 (33 percent) from the floor and had 14 turnovers.

BURGIN (9-13) - Zack Gross 12, Sean Bottoms 9, Joe Harris 9, Howard 5, Wylie 2, Carey 2.

MODEL (15-9) - Grise 9, Harvey 18, Luxon 4, Johnson 2, Cormney 4, Marcum 5, Matthews 2.

East Jessamine 67, Harrodsburg 56 - At Harrodsburg, the Jaguars pulled away in the third quarter

East Jessamine (10-13) led by one at the half, but outscored Harrodsburg 21-13 in the third before stretching the lead out to as much as 15 in the fourth quarter.

"We played in spurts and had too many mental lapses during the course of the second half on the offensive and defensive ends," Harrodsburg coach Spencer Tatum said.

Shane Webb hit nine of 12 free throws to finish with 19 points and also grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds. Mark Dunn scored 11 points.

Harrodsburg hit 20 of 60 shots (33 percent), including four of nine 3-pointers. The Pioneers had only 10 assists to 23 turnovers.

EAST JESSAMINE (10-13) - Durham 17, Caldwell 6, Mason 5, Downey 10, McFarland 21, Hammond 6, Grall 2.

HARRODSBURG (9-14) - Robbie Merriman 9, Seth Leeds 2, Shane Webb 19, Jared Holt 2, Curry Haven 3, Mark Dunn 11, Travis White 4, Justin Doolin 4, Brandon Brown 2.


KSD 42, Walden 29 - At Danville, KSD scored 21 points in the second quarter to start on its way to a big win over Walden.

The Colonels (6-16) led by one after one quarter, but a switch from zone to a pressure defense pushed KSD to a 27-13 halftime lead.

Mickie Brunton led KSD with 21 points (10-for-19 shooting) and 10 rebounds, and she also added three assists, three steals and two blocked shots. Sonnie Smallwood grabbed 10 rebounds for KSD as well. Maribel Rodriquez and Jennifer Harris each had five steals, and Rodriquez had five assists.

WALDEN (1-15) - M. Dukes 10, M. Gregg 4, J. Eichberger 6, A. Lerner 4, C. Lescoute 3, A. Roberts 2.

KSD (6-16) - Mickie Brunton 21, Maribel Rodriquez 8, Sophia Brunton 5, Jennifer Harris 4, Victoria Thompson 3, Sonnie Smallwood 3.

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