Casey coach Perry Walters said the Rebels were much sharper than in their season-opening loss to Anderson County.
"The biggest difference from Monday night was we guarded. We really played much better defense," Walters said.
Casey shot 45 percent from the field, going 18-for-45 overall and 5-for-18 from 3-point range. The Rebels had 31 rebounds, 13 assists and 18 turnovers.
Corey Dial had 11 points, going 6-for-6 at the free-throw line, where Casey was 18-for-26. Jason Sanders was 4-for-4 at the line and had seven rebounds and seven assists.
Burgin 61, Berea 39 - At Berea, Burgin (2-0) dominated the second half to beat Berea (0-1) in a Bluegrass Conference Tournament semifinals.
Bev Harris scored 25 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs, who outscored Berea 37-15 in the third and fourth periods.
Burgin led 19-12 after one period but fell into foul trouble and scored only five points in the second quarter, allowing Berea to gain a 24-all halftime tie.
"We had to regroup at halftime, and we came out and played an excellent second half," Burgin coach Keith Monson said. "I was extremely pleased with the way that we moved the basketball and played defense."
Burgin will play Sayre, a 59-49 winner over Nicholas County, in Saturday night's championship game.
Harris had eight rebounds and five assists to go with her game-high point total, Clara Sanders had 13 points and seven assists and Allyson Burke added 11 points.
Burgin shot 46 percent overall from the field and hit 67 percent (21-for-31) of its shots inside the 3-point line. It also hit 10 of 17 free throws and had 18 assists.
Augusta 50, KSD 12 - At Danville, the Colonels shot just 24 percent from the floor in a home loss to Augusta.
Victoria Thompson led the way for KSD with 10 points and three rebounds, and Amanda Baker had two points and three boards.
"We did improve, scoring 12 points, and I saw some good things on defense," KSD coach Scott Johnson said. "Augusta bothered us with their height, but again the middle school girls showed a lot of effort."
KSD trailed 14-4 after the first quarter and 22-6 at the half.
Thursday's Area High School Linescores
Casey County 8 26 41 47 58
at Russell County 10 21 42 47 56
CASEY (1-1) - Will Johnson 8, Corey Dial 11, Dustun Vest 13, Jason Sanders 6, Keith Price 20.
RUSSELL (1-1) - Pierce 4, Brian Ellis 19, Dunbar 7, Blankenship 15, Rexroat 7, Coffey 2, Sharp 2.
Girls Bluegrass Conference Tournament
Burgin 19 24 41 61
at Berea 12 24 31 39
BURGIN (2-0) - Andrea Warner 9, Bev Harris 25, Ann Harris 5, Clara Sanders 13, Allyson Burke 11.
BEREA (0-1) - Horn 11, Atwater 7, Thatcher 11, Lanham 3, Hazelwood 7.
Augusta 14 22 34 50
at KSD 4 4 6 12
AUGUSTA - Kim Habermehl 12, Lauren Whiteman 8, Ashley Dailey 6, Alicia Sebastian 6, Jessica Blevins 6.
KSD - Victoria Thompson 10, Amanda Baker 2.