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January 12, 2014

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Fairview lives on edge

WESTWOOD — Fairview’s boys survived a heartracer on Saturday, sealing a 54-53 win over South Point with a pair of calm free throws by Antwan Washington.

The Eagles (2-9) trailed by as many as eight points in the fourth quarter. They were down by four when Blake Smith splashed in a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left. Fairview fouled South Point on the ensuing inbounds pass, and the Pointers missed the front-end bonus foul shot. Washington then drove into the middle of the lane and drew a foul.

South Point tried to fire the inbounds pass to Brandon Barnes with 3 seconds to go, but the Pointers’ top scorer (20 points on the night) was well defended by Smith.

Washington and Andrew Carroll each had 15 points.

Fairview is at Ashland on Tuesday.

S. POINT    14    12    16    11    —    53

FAIRVIEW    9    18    15    12    —    54

South Point (53) — Johnson 13, Barnes 20, Ketron 9, Boggs 6, Harlow 2, Richard 3. 3-Pt. FG: 1 (Barnes). FT: 14-25. Fouls: 18.

Fairview (54) — Carroll 15, Roy 9, Smith 6, Washington 15, Hightower 2, Romine 7. 3-Pt. FG: 5 (Carroll, Smith, Washington 2, Romine). FT: 11-19. Fouls: 17.

Boyd Co. 74

W. Carter 53

OLIVE HILL Boyd County sank nine 3-pointers and easily disposed of West Carter on Saturday.

Tristan Burgess led the Lions (8-7) with 16 points. Grayson Griffith contributed 15 points. Bobby Anderson had 13, Jonah Black 11 and Conner Gauze 10 to round out the Lions’ group of five double-digit scorers.

Jacob Layne poured in a game-best 23 points for West Carter (3-8).

BOYD CO.    23    15    20    16    —    74

W. CARTER    12    19    16    6    —    53

Boyd County (74) — Black 11, Anderson 13, Meade 4, Griffith 15, Burgess 16, Gauze 10, Mullins 2, Rowsey 3, Evans, Preece, Damron. 3-Pt. FG: 9 (Burgess 4, Anderson 2, Black, Griffith, Rowsey). FT: 11-15. Fouls: 17.

West Carter (53) — Spurlock 9, B. Brown 1, Hanshaw 2, D. Brown 2, Layne 23, Gee 2, Roe 4, Thornsberry 2, Jordan 8. 3-Pt. FG: 6 (Layne 5, Spurlock). FT: 11-22. Fouls: 13.

Rowan Co. 63

Raceland 32

RACELAND Rowan County quickly forgot about Friday night’s loss to 61st District rival Fleming County by blowing away Raceland on Saturday.

Ryne Callahan paced the Vikings with 25 points. He hit five of the team’s nine 3-pointers. Tyler Thacker added 11 points and Larry Whelan 10.

Connor Messer led the Rams with eight points.

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