The St. Patrick girls’ basketball team beat Rose Hill Christian, 45-42, on Saturday, landing their sixth straight win to reach .500 on the season.
The Lady Royals led, 30-29, at the end of the third quarter, but the Lady Saints overcame the one-point deficit for the victory.
Allison Hughes led St. Patrick with 16 points, while Libby Gallenstein and Justina Klee added 10 points each. The Lady Saints will aim to get above .500 when they travel to Villa Madonna on Tuesday.
Delaynee Sparks led Rose Hill Christian with 16 points, while Makenlee Sparks added 13 and Bellamee Sparks had eight. The Lady Royals fall to 13-10 and will host Grace Christian (WV) on Monday.
PANTHERS 35, BLUE LIGHTNING 34
Augusta escaped with a 35-34 victory over Villa Madonna on Saturday.
The Panthers were led by Stephen Cordle’s 11 points, while Thomas Mains had 10, including the go-ahead bucket with 4.1 seconds left. Preston Philpot added seven points. Augusta improves to 11-13 and will host Lewis County on Tuesday.
Michael Schlueter led Villa Madonna with 12 points, while Ben Zalla added 10. The Blue Lightning fall to 13-14 and will host St. Patrick on Tuesday.
CARDINALS 84, POLAR BEARS 33
The George Rogers Clark boys’ basketball team used a big second quarter to propel themselves to an 84-33 victory over Bracken County on Saturday.
The Polar Bears held tough until the end of the first quarter, only trailing by six at 21-15, but the Cardinals exploded for 23 points in the second quarter while liming Bracken County to seven.
Bracken County falls to 3-21 and will travel to Williamstown on Monday, while George Rogers Clark improves to 25-3 and will travel to Frederick Douglass on Tuesday.
RAIDERS 70, SAINTS 59
The Ryle boys’ basketball team got off to a hot start on their way to a 70-59 victory against St. Patrick at The Shamrock on Saturday.
The Raiders, powered by a 25-point performance from Jacob Tarvin, held a 22-9 lead after a quarter and a 41-22 lead at the break. St. Patrick poured in 23 points in the third quarter, but the deficit was too much to overcome.
St. Patrick was led by Jake Swolsky’s 18 points, while Chandler Black had 15 and Ben Swolsky had 13. The Saints fall to 11-17 and will travel to Villa Madonna on Tuesday.
Behind Tarvin was Zach Benton with 18 points and Andrew Schmitt with 13. Ryle improves to 10-16 and will host Lloyd Memorial on Tuesday.
WILDCATS 68, PANTHERS 65
Austin Bennett’s 21-point, 15-rebound performance helped the Buckhorn boys’ basketball team land on the winning side against Fleming County on Saturday, 68-65.
Jacob Napier went 3-for-4 from 3-point range, including hitting the game-winning shot for the Wildcats. Nicholas Stidham finished with 13 points and Logan Stidham had 12 for Buckhorn, who improves to 8-18. They’ll host Piarist School on Monday.
The Panthers fall to 11-18 and close out the regular season at Greenup County on Friday.
LADY PIONEERS 63, LADY ROYALS 50
The Simon Kenton girls’ basketball team used a 21-point second quarter on their way to a 63-50 victory against Mason County on Saturday.
The Lady Royals held a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, before the Lady Pioneers outscored Mason County, 21-9, for a 32-23 halftime lead. Simon Kenton extended the lead to 16 at 49-33 at the end of the third quarter, before finishing off the win in the fourth.
Victoria Brooks led Mason County with 13 points, while Kara Moran and A.J. Reed each had 10. The Lady Royals fall to 15-10 and will travel to Bourbon County on Tuesday.
Simon Kenton improves to 15-8 and will host Highlands on Monday.
LADY HOUNDS 70, LADY BEARS 49
Zoe Strings poured in 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Paris girls’ team over Bracken County, 70-49, on Saturday.
Kailee Finch added 19 points and eight rebounds, while seventh grader Brianna Byars finished with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for the Lady Hounds, who improve to 20-8 and will close out the regular season at Pendleton County on Monday.
Bracken County falls to 9-19 and will look to snap a five-game skid at Lloyd Memorial on Thursday.
COUGARS 74, LADY PANTHERS 43
The Holy Cross (Louisville) girls’ basketball team scored 37 points in the third quarter on their way to a 74-43 win over Fleming County on Saturday.
Halle Snyder had 20 points, eight rebounds and five steals, while Kailey Reed recorded 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Cougars. Madison Turner added 14 points, eight rebounds, four steals and five blocks.
Holy Cross moves to 15-9 and will host Presentation on Monday, while Fleming County falls to 2-22 and will travel to Bourbon County on Monday.
LADY ‘STANGS 61, LADY PANTHERS 20
Marie Kiefer’s 18 points and Taylor Moore’s 17 points propelled the Bishop Brossart girls’ basketball team over Augusta, 61-20, on Saturday.
Kiefer also had eight rebounds for the Lady ‘Stangs, who improve to 15-11 and will host Holmes on Wednesday.
Katie Stanton finished with eight points and seven rebounds to lead Augusta, while Nicole Arthur had seven points. The Lady Panthers fall to 8-15 and will host Harrison County on Monday.
BLUE JAYS 44, GREEN DEVILS 42
The Ripley boys’ basketball team held off North Adams on Saturday, 44-42, to stay alive for a chance at a share of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Division I title.
The Blue Jays held a 15-12 lead after a quarter and a 27-20 lead at the half, before getting outscored, 13-12, in the third quarter and again in the fourth, 9-5.
Ripley moves to 13-7 and will travel to Bethel-Tate on Tuesday. In order to claim a share of the conference title, the Blue Jays will have to beat Peebles on Friday and West Union would have to lose at Lynchburg-Clay.
North Adams falls to 9-10 and will travel to Northwest on Tuesday.
INDIANS 61, PANTHERS 40
The Peebles boys’ basketball team made quick work of Portsmouth Clay on Saturday.
Peebles led 17-8 at the end of the first quarter and held the Panthers to just three points in the second for a 30-11 halftime lead. Tanner Arey scored 13 of his 29 points in the second half to finish off the victory.
Behind Arey was Bostin Robinson with 16 points and Weston Browning with eight. Peebles improves to 15-5 and will travel to Fayetteville-Perry on Tuesday.
Chase Hudson led Clay with 13 points, while Caleb Cline had 10.
WARRIORS 74, G-MEN 68
The Goshen boys’ basketball team poured in 28 points in the fourth quarter to beat Georgetown on Saturday, 74-68.
The G-Men led after three quarters, 55-46, before the Warriors outscored Georgetown, 28-13, in the fourth quarter.
Noah Pack finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds for Georgetown, while Luke Gast had 17 points and Logan Doss had 11. The G-Men fall to 14-6 and will travel to Clermont Northeastern on Friday.
Goshen moves to 10-8 and will host Blanchester on Tuesday.
WARRIORS 60, POINTERS 47
Marcus Hamilton’s 19 points led the Eastern Brown boys’ basketball team to a 60-47 win over South Point at Beast of the Southeast on Saturday.
The Warriors led by six at 27-21 after two quarters, before pulling away to win by 13. Eastern moves to 14-7 and will travel to North Adams on Friday.
LADY WARRIORS 72, WHITEOAK 15
The Eastern Brown girls’ basketball team clinched at least a share of the Southern Hill Athletic Conference Division I title with a 72-15 win at Whiteoak on Saturday.
The win moved the Lady Warriors to 17-5 overall and 12-1 in the SHAC. They’re only loss is to North Adams, who they split the season series with. North Adams will travel to Lynchburg-Clay on Monday to close out the regular season.
Whiteoak falls to 1-21 with the loss.
LADY FALCONS 44, LADY G-MEN 38
The Clinton-Massie girls’ basketball team used a balanced attack and edged Georgetown in three quarters to come away with a 44-38 win on Saturday.
The Lady Falcons held an 8-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and held onto the one-point advantage heading into the break. Clinton-Massie outscored the Lady G-Men, 25-20, in the second half for the victory.
Faith Cottrell led Clinton-Massie with 11 points and nine rebounds, while Haley Conley had nine points, Johanna Theetge had eight and Mckenzie Avery and Hannah Doss each had six. The Lady Falcons improve to 9-14 and will take on Monroe on Thursday.
The Lady G-Men close out the regular season at 7-15 and will open postseason play on Saturday against Purcell Marian.
MASON COUNTY INDOOR TRACK MEET NUMBER TWO
Mason County finished second at the second indoor track and field meet in Maysville this winter.
The Lady Royals finished with 69 points, only behind Dixie Heights with 89. Eastern Brown finished 11th, while Fleming County and Bracken County were part of a four-way tie for 18th.
Mason County’s Hadley Faris finished third in the 400-meter dash at 1:08.21. Abigail Dawson, Alyssa Bisotti and Hayden Faris finished third, seventh and eighth in the 800-meter run. Paige Decker added fourth in the 1,600-meter run for the Lady Royals and Colleen Stewart finished 10th in the 3,000-meter run. Decker also finished seventh in the long jump. Sydney Lilley came in ninth in the 55-meter hurdles. Ebony Chambers and Emylee Brophy finished fifth and sixth in the high jump and Abigail Dawson and Olivia O’Hearn finished first and second in the pole vault. Dawson’s 9-00.00 tied a Mason County school record. Elise McCabe placed sixth in the shot put.
The Mason County “A” team came in third in the 4X400-meter relay at 4:53.77, while the Mason County “A” team finished first in the 4X80-meter relay at 11:10.55.
Bracken County’s lone point came from Karis Applegate, who finished eighth in the 55-meter dash.
Audrey Suit posted Fleming County’s lone point, finishing 11th in the 55-meter hurdles.
Eastern’s Madison Hopkins finished second in the long jump and third in the triple jump.
Bracken County finished seventh on the boys’ side, while Mason County came in 11th.
Daniel Simons finished sixth and Collin Jefferson finished eighth for the Polar Bears in the 800-meter run. Bracken County owned the 3,000-meter run, with Jared Jefferson finishing first, Brandon Cox finishing second and Nicholas Cummins finishing eighth. Kaleb Darnell added another first for the Polar Bears, coming away with the top mark in the triple jump at 39-05.00.
Mason County’s Connor Linville finished eighth in the 1,600-meter run and fifth in the 3,000-meter run. Isaiah Riggs came away with seventh in the 3,000-meter for the Royals. Allen Powell finished third in the high jump. A couple of throwers earned the Royals some points, with Dalton Kindt finishing first in the shot put at 47-02.00 and Seth Chambers finishing seventh.