Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 19, 2014

Kittens edged in overtime

Elliott, Morgan post sweeps in All 'A' Classic

Staff report
The Independent

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.



MENIFEE    10    19    13    10    11    —    63

RACELAND  9    11    23    9    8    —    60

Menifee County (63) — Woodard 27, Baldwin 12, Evans 13, Dotson 8, Back 2, Sexton, Smallwood, Lawson. 3-Pt. FG: 3 (Evans 3). FT: 24-29. PF: 15.

Raceland (60) — Mackie 21, Penix 14, Sipps 9, Cotton 8, Keeton 5, Vanderhoof 3, Grubb, Bryant, Fritz, Fenney, Hutchinson, Johnson. 3-Pt. FG: 6 (Mackie 3, Penix 2, Keeton). FT: 8-19. PF: 23.

Morgan Co. 50

Fairview 39

WESTWOOD Abby Ross racked up 18 points, Amber Cole 13 and Cheyenna Ferguson 13 as the Lady Cougars downed Fairview in the 16th Region All “A” Classic first roudn on Saturday.

Madison Humphrey led the Lady Eagles with 18 points.

Morgan County faces Elliott County in Monday’s semifinal round at West Carter.



MORGAN CO.    5    12    18    15    —    50

FAIRVIEW    9    8    8    14    —    39

Morgan Co. (50) — Ferguson 13, Amber Cole 13, Spencer 4, Abby Ross 18, Markwell 2. FT: 16-29. 3-point FGs: 0. PF: 18.

Fairview (39) — Mac. Humphrey 3, Cornwell 4, Adkins 2, Meeks 4, Mad. Humphrey 18, Bell 6, Burton 2. FT: 10-22. 3-point FGs: 3 (Cornwell, Mad. Humphrey 2). PF: 20.

Elliott Co. 70

Rose Hill 35

ASHLAND Elliott County’s Brittani Worthington recorded a game-high 24 points as the Lady Lions cruised past Rose Hill in the first round of the 16th Region All “A” Classic on Saturday.

Paige Brammer led the Lady Royals with 13 points. Myriah Porter added 12.

Elliott County squares off against Morgan County on Monday in Olive Hill.



ELLIOTT CO.    17    19    15    19    —    70

ROSE HILL    9    9    13    4    —    35

Elliott Co. (70) — Smith 14, Dehart 12, B. Worthington 24, S. Worthington 9, Blair 8, Porter 1, Ferguson 2. FT: 11-18. 3-point FGs: 7 (Dehart 3, B. Worthington 3, S. Worthington). PF: 21.

Rose Hill (35) — Porter 12, Brammer 13, Crum 8, Steele 1, Sizemore 1. FT: 10-21. 3-point FGs: 1 (Crum). PF: 15.

BOYS

Raceland 58

Menifee Co. 45

RACELAND Raceland used an 18-6 third-quarter run to boost itself to a 13-point win over Menifee County in the opening round of the 16th Region All “A” Classic on Saturday.

Maverick Dixon led the Rams (8-5) with 15 points. Tyler Morris contributed 14. The Rams were 13 of 16 from the foul line.

Raceland travels to West Carter to take on the Comets in the semifinal round on Tuesday.

MENIFEE    10    10    6    19    —    45

RACELAND    16    9    18    17    —    58

Menifee (45) — Cornett 3, Rose 15, Thacker 7, Mann 8, Hacker 2, Workman 2, Chaney 8. 3 Point FG: 2(Cornett 1, Rose 1). FT: 5-6. Fouls 15. Fouled Out: Hacker.

Raceland (58) — Young 2, Christian 2, Blair 8, Dixon 15, Pennington 2, Kelly 9, Morris 14, Brown 4, Holbrook 2. 3-Point FG: 5 (Morris 2, Kelly 2, Dixon 1). FT: 13-16. Fouls: 13.

Morgan Co. 63

Fairview 32

WESTWOOD Jordan Perry poured in 25 points and Mikey Whisman 13 as Morgan County routed Fairview on Saturday in the opening round of the 16th Region All “A” Classic.

The Cougars (10-5) move on to the semifinals, in which they face Elliott County on Monday at West Carter.

Blake Smith led Fairview (2-11) with nine points.



MORGAN CO.    13    18    16    16    —    63

FAIRVIEW    8    5    10    9    —    32

Morgan Co. (63) — Perry 25, Conley 2, Adams 7, Burton 6, Whisman 13, Thornberry 2, Prater 1, Sparkman 3, Williams 4. FT: 7-19. 3-point FGs: 4 (Perry 2, Adams, Whisman). PF: 18.

Fairview (32) — Carroll 5, Roy 6, Smith 9, Hightower 4, Delong 3, Romine 1, Bevins 2, Adams 2. FT: 6-13. 3-point FGs: 4 (Smith 2, Carroll, Delong). PF: 16.