High school basketball roundup

December 19, 2004

MURRAY - The Boyle County boys went 1-1 Saturday during the first day of the Laker Holiday Classic at Calloway County High School.

In the first game, the Rebels knocked off Grayson County 44-35 for their first win of the year, then lost to Union City, Tenn., 87-65.

Daniel Potts hit for 14 and Brian Staed added nine points and 10 rebounds in his first game of the season in the win over Grayson.

Boyle County was 15-for-32 from the floor and hit 12 of 17 free throws.

In the second game, Staed scored 31 points and had 13 rebounds, David White scored 10 and Potts added 12 in the loss.


Union City, which scored the first 13 points of the game, was 12-for-24 from 3-point range, with Steve Young nailing six of nine and Marquis Wettell hitting four treys.

Boyle was 28-for-59 from the field, but went just 7-for-15 at the foul line.

Danville 97, Riverside Christian 33 - At Corbin, Danville (4-0) completed a successful two-game stand in Lynn Camp's Bowman Memorial Classic by routing Riverside (1-9).

The Admirals raced to a 27-2 lead after one quarter, and they didn't allow more than six points in any of the first three periods.

"Everything went extremely well," Danville coach Craig Pippen said. "Our kids went down there, and they felt they had something to prove. They wanted to do well out of the gate.

"We played extremely hard (in the two games). I'm tickled with the way we're starting the season."

Ronnie Hawkins led 12 Danville scorers with 18 points, and he had five assists.

Baughman and Kelvin Turner had 10 points each, Turner had eight rebounds and Overstreet had four steals.

The Admirals scored 70 points in transition.

The event was not a tournament, but Hawkins and Steven Gray were named to the all-tournament team from Danville.

Deming 82, Burgin 62: At Burgin, the Devils hit their first 11 shots, led by 15 early and went on to top the Bulldogs.

Daniel Loane led Burgin (1-5) with 18 points, Daniel Howard scored 12 and Jordan Darland David Brandenburg each scored 10.

Deming (6-1) led 29-16 after the first quarter and 43-28 at the half. Burgin finished the night 20-for-64 from the floor.


Lincoln County 42, Bracken County 35 - At Berea, Shawna Noakes had 17 points and 11 rebounds to help Lincoln (3-4) beat Bracken (3-4) in the first round of the Berea Holiday Classic's Tournament B.

Lincoln's defense held Bracken to 27 percent (13-for-47) shooting, and the Lady Patriots held a 31-27 edge on the boards, where Jenny Jones had seven rebounds and Megan Pitts had four.

Lincoln shot 40 percent (17-for-42), led by Noakes at 8-for-14. Jones had three of the team's seven assists, and Noakes had two of its steals.

Lincoln plays Woodford County at 2:30 p.m. today in a quarterfinal game in the 16-team bracket, one of two tournaments being run simultaneously.



Danville 76, Harrogate (Tenn.) J. Frank White 44 - At Corbin, Ronnie Hawkins hit three of five 3-pointers to lead a balanced Danville attack with 17 points as the Admirals (3-0) won their first game in the Bowman Memorial Classic.

Steven Gray had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Darius Baughman added 13 points for Danville, which cruised to a 42-27 halftime lead.

"We definitely had a balanced attack," Danville coach Craig Pippen said. "I'm impressed with all the kids that came off the bench."

Pippen said he was also pleased with the inside game led by Gray and Ryan Harper, who had nine points.

The Admirals hit 11 of 15 free throws and had 18 steals.


Marion County 57, Danville 49 - At Lebanon, Tasha Milby and Xerces Simpson combined for 35 of Danville's 49 points but were unable to rally the Lady Admirals (0-5) after Marion (2-3) built an early lead.

Marion led 18-9 after one quarter, but Danville outscored the Lady Knights 40-39 the rest of the way.

Milby finished with 18 points, and Simpson had 17.

"(They) stepped up in the third and fourth quarters to knock down some crucial shots to bring us back in the game," Danville assistant coach Kim Hawkins said.

"We improved on the press break; we just didn't connect on the layups and take advantage of having numbers."

Nicole Browning led Marion with 22 points.

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