PROCTORVILLE, Ohio —
The Kittens once again went cold against Fairland.
Ashland battled the Lady Dragons to force overtime, but fell short, 45-44, on Saturday at Fairland High School.
Just like in last season’s meeting, Ashland (11-4) had a difficult time sinking shots. The Kittens were 4 of 24 from 3-point range. All four long balls were by Alex Young, who notched a game-high 16 points.
Taylor Perry hit a baseline jumper to give Fairland a 45-44 lead with 20 seconds left.
Ashland’s Alexis Robinson missed an 8-footer, and the ball went out of bounds off the Kittens with less than a second remaining, allowing Fairland to hold on.
Chandler Fulks led the Lady Dragons (10-3) with 14 points. Terra Stapleton added 10.
Shelby Gransbery tallied 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Kittens.
Ashland defeated West Carter, 60-33, on Friday night. Young nailed six 3s in that one. The Kittens head to Rowan County to take on Archbishop McNicholas on Monday.
ASHLAND 14 5 13 8 4 — 44
FAIRLAND 10 15 9 6 5 — 45
Ashland (44) — A. Robinson 10, Young 16, Foutch 6, Gransbery 10, Woodson 2, M. Robinson. 3-Pt. FG: 4 (Young 4). FT: 4-9. PF: 6.
Fairland (45) — Stapleton 10, Fulks 14, K. Riley 4, Stone 9, Perry 8, M. Riley. 3-Pt. FG: 6 (Fulks 2, Stone 2, Perry 2). FT: 2-6. PF: 8.
Menifee Co. 63
Raceland 60 (OT)
RACELAND Menifee County advanced past Raceland in the 16th Region All “A” Classic opening round on Saturday.
The Lady Cats (9-8) survived the Lady Rams with game-sealing free throws by Ashton Woodard. Woodard notched 27 points, including a 14-of-18 mark from the foul line.
Menifee County made a basket with 20 seconds left to give the Lady Cats a 61-60 lead before Raceland missed two close-range chances. Woodard was then fouled, setting up the final two freebies. The Lady Rams couldn’t get a 3-pointer off to attempt to tie the contest.
Savannah Mackie led Raceland (7-8) with 21 points. Lacee Penix had 14 points. Savannah Cotton had eight points and 10 rebounds.
Menifee County takes on defending All “A” champion West Carter on Tuesday in Olive Hill.