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December 23, 2012

Hustle play helps Dawgs claim title

Lawrence edges Rams


RACELAND — LAWRENCE COUNTY    14    10    15    21    -    60

RACELAND    10    17    18    11    -    56

Lawrence County (60) – Kiser 13, Cyrus 6, R. Dalton 2, Chaffins 5, Richardson 15, T. Dalton 17, Prince 2, Wallen. FT: 9-13. 3-point FGs: 8 (Kiser 3, Richardson 3, T. Dalton 2). PF: 16. Fouled out: none.

Raceland (56) – Pennington 10, Blankenship 3, Kelly 16, Messer 22, Dixon 5, Waddle, Brown. FT: 5-12. 3-point FGs: 5 (Pennington, Blankenship, Kelly 2, Dixon). PF 12. Fouled out: None.

Boone County 71

Ashland 69

Down by two with just over six seconds remaining, Ashland coach Buddy Biggs called a timeout to discuss what exactly he wanted them to do.

He got most of everything he wanted, everything but the final result.

Dikembe Dixson took the inbounds pass and raced down the court. The 6-foot-6 sophomore made it all the way to the Ashland basket, but was unable to make a contested layup, and the Tomcats fell to Boone County in the third-place game of the Derby Classic.

Dixon finished with 17 points, while Steven Friley added 21, but it was just not enough to battle past Boone County and Brenden Stanley.

Stanley scored a game-high 33 points.

BOONE COUNTY    18    16    14    23    -    71

ASHLAND    24    6    23    16    -    69

Boone County (71) – Ordu 2, Shultz 8 Warning 3, Stanley 33, Stockwell 2, Patton 10, McDonald 13, Hixenbaug. FT: 17-23. 3-point FGs: 0. PF: 25. Fouled out: none.

Ashland (69)  - Thompson 6, Stewart 3, Friley 21, Rose 3, Hart 6, Dixon 17, Miller 13, Harshaw. FT: 22-32. 3-point FGs: 3 (Stewart, Salow, Miller). PF: 22. Fouled out: Friley.

Clay County 84

Lewis County 60

Clay County made sure to do one thing against Lewis County on Saturday, keep Brett Ruckel in check.

After going off for 40 points in previous game against Raceland, Clay County held Ruckel to just 16 points and defeated the Lions 84-60.

Clay County was led by Tyler McDaniel’s 23 points to help them take fifth place in the tournament.

CLAY COUNTY    20    14    13    27    -    84

LEWIS COUNTY    13    17    13    17    -    60

Clay County (84) – McDaniel 23, Reed 12, Rice 4, Lyttle 11, Bowling 19, Sams 2, Rojas 1, Wolfe 5, B. Smith 3. FT: 21-28. 3-point FGs: 3 (McDaniel). PF: 25. Fouled out: none.

Lewis County (60) – Davis 6, Duncan 1, Adams 13, Ruckel 16, Parker 8, Holder 3, Weddington 4, Pruitt 4, Ripato 5,Kimbler, Wellingford, Stapleton, Harlow.  FT: 24-32. 3-point FGs: 4 (Ruckel 2, Parker, Holder). PF: 19. Fouled out: none.

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