Area high school basketball roundup

December 12, 2004

LIBERTY - Megan Pitts scored 18 points and Jenny Ralston added 15 Saturday to lead Lincoln County over Knox County Central 68-47 in a foul-filled game at the 45th District Shootout at Casey County.

Pitts went 9-for-9 and Ralston was 12-for-21 at the free-throw line, where Lincoln (2-3) was 30-for-42 and Knox (2-1) was 18-for-39.

The Lady Patriots led 25-24 at halftime, then outscored Knox 43-23 in the last two periods.

"It was really about an eight- or 10-point game, but we eased it out late," Lincoln coach John Kolasa said.

Lincoln shot 40 percent (17-for-43) from the field; Knox shot 27 percent (13-for-49) but stayed close by outrebounding Lincoln 39-29.

The Lady Panthers had 33 turnovers, while Lincoln had 29.

Shawna Noakes had six rebounds and Shakela Miller had five for Lincoln. Jessica Ryan had five steals, while Kendra Garris added four.

Wendy Messmer led Knox with 18 points and eight rebounds.


Burgin 54, Campbellsville 37 - At Lancaster, Burgin (4-3) snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Campbellsville (1-4) behind 9-for-18 shooting from 3-point range in Garrard County's Three Bank Classic.

The Lady Bulldogs outscored Campbellsville 39-18 in the second half, and Burgin coach Keith Monson said his team got a lift from reserve Ann Harris, who had most of her six points and eight rebounds after halftime. Amanda Carey had a team-high 14 points for Burgin, and Taylor Bottoms had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Burgin shot 34 percent (18-for-54) from the field, hit nine of 19 free throws and had only 14 turnovers.

Mercer County 88, Harrodsburg 37 - At Harrodsburg: The Scotties (3-0) rolled out to a 32-4 lead after the first quarter in a win over Harrodsburg (2-2).

Sabrina Manning had a game-high 22 points for Mercer, Jillian Horn added 15, Chrystal Claunch had 12 and Erin Ashford scored 10.

Annie Sutton led Harrodsburg with nine points and Tiffany Smith scored eight.


Madison Southern 62, Boyle County 54 - At Lancaster, Boyle (0-2) committed 32 turnovers, and Southern (4-1) scored 46 points off those turnovers to win in Garrard County's Three Bank Classic.

Southern pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring the Rebels 23-8 to take a 38-17 halftime lead.

Boyle trailed by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, then cut the margin to eight in the fourth quarter.

Chad Terrell led Boyle with 15 points; Clay Carter added 13 and Daniel Potts had 12. Nick Nolan scored a game-high 22 points for Southern.



Anderson County 56, Harrodsburg 55 - At Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg (0-4) remained winless after Anderson (3-0) held off the Pioneers in the fourth quarter.

The Pioneers outscored Anderson 23-18 in the final period.

Justin Doolin scored 17 points for Harrodsburg, while Anderson's Dustin Aldridge led all scorers with 20.

Collegiate 67, Burgin 42 - At Louisville, Collegiate (2-2) rolled over Burgin (1-3) after the Bulldogs shot just 21 percent from the field.

Burgin was 14-for-66 from the field and just 1-for-18 from 3-point range. The Bulldogs were also 14-for-28 at the free-throw line and had 23 turnovers.

Daniel Loane had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Burgin, including eight offensive boards. He was 5-for-11 from the field and 5-for-7 at the line.

Daniel Howard had 11 points and 13 of the Bulldogs' 51 rebounds, and Chris Perkins grabbed seven boards.

Corbin 62, Boyle County 46 - At Corbin, Boyle (0-1) got off to a slow start on offense as it lost its season opener to Corbin (1-2).

Scott Singleton led the Rebels with 13 points.


Mercer County 70, Burgin 33 - At Burgin, Mercer (2-0) forced 33 turnovers to beat Burgin (3-3) in the first 46th District game of the season.

Chrystal Claunch and Sabrina Manning scored 13 points each to lead five Lady Scotties in double figures.

Mercer outscored Burgin 29-5 in the second quarter to take a 44-15 halftime lead, then held the Lady Bulldogs to six points in the third period.

Burgin shot 23 percent (7-for-31) from the field and hit 16 of 21 free throws.

Taylor Bottoms led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

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