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December 8, 2013

Prep Basketball Roundup: Quick start boosts Rowan past Russell

RUSSELL — Rowan County rushed out to a 20-2 advantage and, while Russell was able to cut the margin to 28-20, the Vikings stayed in control.

Rowan County beat the Red Devils, 76-55, in the opening round of the Eastern Kentucky Conference Tournament on Saturday at Russell High School.

Ryne Callahan notched a game-high 19 points to lead the Vikings (2-1).

Hayden Pratt added 17 points and Larry Whelan 15.

The inexperienced Red Devils (0-2) were led in scoring by Ethan Raby, with 18 points on six 3-pointers, and Zach Tackett, who had 15 points.

ROWAN CO.    25    15    19    16    —    76

RUSSELL    12    18    8    17    —    55

Rowan County (76) — Graham 9, Whelan 15, Thacker 6, Callahan 19, Pratt 17, Fannin 6, Politte 2, Williams 2, Helvey, Roberts, Flannery, Planck, Chapman. 3-Pt. FG: 5 (Callahan 3, Graham, Fannin). FT: 13-23. PF: 19.

Russell (55) — Hensley 2, Martin 2, Tackett 15, Raby 18, Miller 6, Mullins 7, McKee 2, Trammell 3, Williams, Cox, Downs, Campbell, Brewer, Sims. 3-Pt. FG: 8 (Raby 6, Miller 2). FT: 9-21. PF: 18.

GIRLS

Greenup Co. 69

Morgan Co. 48

LLOYD Sydney Webb poured in four of her overall six 3-pointers in the first quarter alone, helping Greenup County jump out to a 27-10 lead.

The Lady Musketeers downed Morgan County in the first round of the EKC Tournament.

Webb scored 20 points, while Micah Leslie added 16.

Cheyenna Ferguson led Morgan County (0-2) with 17 points. Amber Cole had 15.

Greenup County (2-0) takes on East Carter in the EKC semifinals on Monday at 6 p.m. at Rowan County Senior High School.

MORGAN CO.    10    15    9    14    —    48

GREENUP CO.    27    16    19    5    —    69

Morgan County (58) — Ferguson 17, Cole 15, Ross 4, Cheek 6, Markwell 2, Spencer 2. 3-Pt. FG: 1 (Ferguson). FT: 11-23. Fouls: 21.

Greenup County (69) — Haywood 1, Leslie 16, Campbell 6, Moore 6, Pope 8, Webb 20, Valandingham 7, Thompson 4. 3-Pt. FG: 8 (Leslie 2, Webb 6). FT: 14-23. Fouls: 21.

Elliott Co. 57

Raceland 54

SANDY HOOK Samantha Worthington collected 24 points and Brittani Worthington tallied 16 as Elliott County (2-2) squeaked by Raceland on Saturday.

Krystal Keeton led Raceland (1-1) with 13 points and 15 rebounds.

RACELAND    10    13    15    16    —    54

ELLIOTT CO.    5    16    20    16    —    57

Raceland (54) — Keeton 13, Vanderhoof 10, Penix 8, Mackie 7, Cotton 6, Bryant 5, Grubb 3, Sipps 2, Johnson, Fritz, Fenney. 3-Pt. FG: 5 (Penix, Mackie, Grubb, Bryant, Keeton). FT: 10-21. PF: 29. Fouled out: Penix, Cotton, Keeton.

Elliott County (57) — S. Worthington 24, B. Worthington 16, Blair 10, Porter 4, S. Smith 2, Dehart 1, A. Smith. 3-Pt. FG: 1 (S. Worthington). FT: 22-41. PF: 22. Fouled out: S. Smith, Porter.

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