Georgetown - Ripley Basketball

Georgetown's Noah Pack dribbles around Ripley's Josiah Staggs during the first half of a Dec. 2 game in Ripley. Pack is averaging a double-double this season, leading the G-Men to a 4-1 start.

Jared MacDonald, The Ledger Independent

We’re a few weeks into the basketball season now, so it’s time to take a look at some players that have stood out.

-The Augusta boys’ team had two players averaging double-figure scoring through the team’s first seven games in Preston Philpot and Stephen Cordle. Philpot averaged 13.6 points and Cordle averaged 10.6, while also bringing down 6.7 rebounds per game. Philpot poured in 24 points, including seven 3-pointers, in a 63-53 loss to St. Patrick on Monday, which moved Augusta to 4-5 on the year.

-The Fleming County boys’ basketball team is off to a rocky start at just 1-9, but the Panthers have three players averaging double-digit scoring early on in Kaleb Flanery (15 ppg), Josh Crump (14.3 ppg) and Jaden Campbell (11 ppg). Crump also leads the team with 6.7 rebounds per game, while Campbell has averaged 5.4 rebounds per game

-The Mason County boys’ are off to a 6-2 start entering the U.S. Bank Mike Murphy Classic on Thursday. Leevi Dunaway averaged 24.4 points through the first seven games, which was helped by a 49-point performance in an 80-72 overtime win against Easter Carter last Thursday, while Jaylen Lofton and Jayden Steward were also averaging double figures with 15.4 and 12.5 points, respectively. The two also combined for 15.6 rebounds per game through the first seven games. Steward added 17 points Tuesday in a 61-48 win over Dixie Heights, while Dunaway had 13 and Lofton had three. Caleb Boyd has gotten hot the last two games, scoring 18 points on Saturday and 20 on Tuesday with a combined 10 3-pointers between the two games.

-Robertson County is off to a 4-2 start with three players averaging double-figure scoring through those six games. Mason Burden leads the team with 17.5 points per game, while Alex Schalch is right behind with 17 per game. Sebastian Dixon is averaging 10.5 points. Schalch is also bringing down a team-high 7.7 rebounds per game, while Burden grabs 5.8 rebounds and Ross Becker has 5.7 rebounds a night.

-Brevin Jones has provided a boost for St. Patrick, after a knee injury in the Saints’ opening game left him unable to play for the remainder of last season. The senior leads the team with 15.4 points per game and 5.8 rebounds through eight games. Jake Swolsky is also averaging double-digit scoring with 11.5 points per game.

-The Bracken County boys’ have struggled early, winning just one of their nine games. Trey Deaton leads the team, averaging 8.4 points and 6.6 rebounds.

-The Ripley boys’ basketball team is off to a 4-1 start and is the only remaining Southern Hills Athletic Conference team without a conference loss. The Blue Jays have done it without a true leading scorer, but instead have seven players averaging five or more points per game, led by Landon Rigdon’s 9.4 points.

-The G-Men are off to a 4-1 start and are 3-0 in Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference play. Georgetown is led by Noah Pack’s 18.6 points and 13.2 rebounds per game. Luke Gast is averaging 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Logan Doss is averaging 11.6 points and five rebounds.

-Tanner Arey has gotten off to a hot start, averaging 24.4 points per game for 3-2 Peebles. Bostin Robinson adds 16.6 points a night, while Weston Browning has averaged 12.6 points.

-Katie Stanton averaged 12.8 points per game through the Augusta girls’ first eight games and Alexis Shields averaged 12.7. After a 50-39 loss to Ripley on Saturday, Stanton dropped 24 points to lead the Lady Panthers to a 50-45 win over St. Patrick on Tuesday. Shields added 14 points in the win.

-The Bracken County girls’ team got off to an 0-7 start, but have won their last two games. Kennedy Carl poured in 25 points in a 64-60 win over Bath County on Tuesday, bringing her up to 11.2 points per game. Aryah Myrick averaged 9.4 rebounds through the team’s first eight games.

-Allison Voyles has led Lewis County to a 3-4 start by averaging 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a night. Gracie Yates is right behind with 10.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

-The Mason County girls’ team sits at 4-4 after losing the first three games of the season. A.J. Reed averages 14 points per game, while Victoria Brooks has averaged 13.5 points and Kara Moran has averaged 11.2 points. Brooks also brings down 5.8 rebounds and Moran grabs 4.8 rebounds a night.

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-After starting the season 0-2, the Robertson County girls’ team has won three of their last four games entering Friday’s contest at Bracken County. Breanna Green has led the way during that stretch with 16.8 points per game, while Molly Hester has chipped in with 14 points per game. Emma Courtney, Cari Linville and Abri Roberts all averaged at least six rebounds in the last four games.

-Libby Gallenstein is the lone Lady Saint averaging double-digit scoring through the team’s first eight games. Gallenstein has averaged 12.1 points to lead St. Patrick, while also bringing down 4.9 rebounds per game. Justina Klee leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.1 per game as the Lady Saints are 3-5 to start the year.

-Eastern Brown is off to a 6-2 start this season and have won five straight games. Whitney Broughton averages a team-high 14.4 points while shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc. Alexa Pennington adds 10.9 points and seven rebounds a night, while Mikayla Farris averages 9.8 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Lady Warriors.

-Jacey Justice has led the Peebles girls’ team to a 5-3 start. The freshman averaged 18.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game through her first seven high school games. McKinlee Ryan adds 8.6 points per game, while Christian Reed and Matti Nichols both add over six points per night.

-The Georgetown girls’ team has been led by Kennedy Underwood’s 11 points per game, while Kim Seigla and Maddi Benjamin have each averaged over six points per game. The Lady G-Men are currently 2-4.

Not every team submitted updated statistics. If we missed something, feel free to shoot an email to evan.dennison@lee.net or jared.macdonald@lee.net

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