Prep basketball: Garrard girls win Campbellsville tournament

December 30, 2004

CAMPBELLSVILLE - The Garrard County girls won the Coca-Cola Classic championship Wednesday night with a 51-42 victory over Whitley County in the title game.

Abby Parsons scored 15 points and Ashley Meadows, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, added 14 as Garrard (6-5) completed the three-game sweep.

The Lady Lions rallied after Whitley (7-5) took a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, and they outscored Whitley 29-14 in the second half, holding the Lady Colonels to nine points in the third quarter and five in the fourth.

Garrard won its three games in the tournament by an average score of 54-34. The Lady Lions defeated Williamsburg and Metcalfe County to advance to the title game.


Meadows scored 35 points in the three games. Parsons and Wendi Logan, who scored 11 points in the title game, were named to the all-tournament team.

Casey County finished seventh in the same tournament after beating Campbellsville 53-34 to finish 1-2.

Mercer County 57, Butler 50 - At Owensboro, Mercer (10-0) advanced to the semifinals of the Owensboro Classic with a victory over Butler (9-4) at Apollo.

Erin Ashford and Erica Lee scored 16 points each and Lee added nine rebounds for the Lady Scotties, who played Assumption this morning in a semifinal game. A win would put Mercer in tonight's championship game.

Mercer shot 46 percent (25-for-54) from the field and hit eight of 20 3-point shots. The Lady Scotties had 33 rebounds, including 12 offensive boards, 17 assists, 17 turnovers and 12 steals.

Chelsea Goodman had 12 points for Mercer, and Chrystal Claunch had nine points and four assists.

Mercer led 33-22 at halftime after outscoring Butler 15-8 in the first quarter.


Henry Clay 55, Garrard County 41 - At Berea, Garrard (4-6) erased most of an 18-point deficit before falling to Henry Clay (10-1) in the semifinals of the Berea Invitational.

The Golden Lions trailed by 18 points late in the first half, but they cut the deficit to six with about three minutes to play.

"I really felt like we had a shot to win, but they made some shots down at the end," Garrard coach Scott Bolin said.

"I'm tickled to death with our effort. We're continuing to get better. We held our own, but we just made some mistakes."

Garrard plays Ryle at 6:15 p.m. today in the third-place game.

Dan Leavell scored 15 points and Spencer Crutchfield added 10 for the Lions.

Boyle County 51, Madison Southern 45 - At Berea, Clay Carter scored 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting to lead Boyle (4-6) over Southern (9-3) in a Berea Invitational consolation-round game.

The Rebels erased a 28-23 halftime deficit by outscoring Southern 15-5 in the third quarter. They shot 67 percent in the second half and 50 percent (20-for-40) overall, and they held the Eagles to 32 percent (14-for-44) overall and 27 percent (4-for-15) from 3-point range.

Boyle plays East Jessamine in the fifth-place game at 4:30 p.m. today.

David White scored nine points and Brian Staed and Seth Tamme had six rebounds each for Boyle, which was outrebounded 31-28.

Nick Nolan had 16 points for Southern, and Luke Stocker and Nathan Russell had seven rebounds each.

Each team had 16 turnovers.

Casey County 57, Brown 55 - At Lebanon, Casey (2-6) rebounded from a first-round loss to edge Brown (3-4) in a consolation-round game in the Marion County Holiday Classic.

Dustin Vest scored 11 points and Derek Stephens and Andi Cannon scored 10 each for the Rebels.

The Rebels held off a second-half charge by Brown that featured 10 3-point baskets in the second half, four by Keith Williams - who led all scorers with 27 points - and three each by Mike Vance and Miles Travis.

Casey shot 36 percent (18-for-50) from the field but hit only four of 16 3-point attempts and 17 of 28 free throws.

Kentucky Country Day 81, Mercer County 75, OT - At Jeffersontown, Mercer (2-5) fell to 0-2 in the Gaslight Classic with an overtime loss to KCD (6-4).

The Scotties fell behind by 15 points with about six minutes to play, then rallied to tie the game but missed a shot at the end of regulation that would have given them the win.

Jordan Lyons had 25 points, Michael Bottoms had 18 and Kameron McRay had 13 for Mercer, which plays Daviess County for seventh place at 3 p.m. today.

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