MADISON COUNTY — Register Staff Reports
The Patriots raced out to a big early lead Tuesday at home against Shelby County, but that momentum simply didn’t last long enough.
Model Laboratory had a 14-point halftime lead (44-30) before the Rockets rallied for a 79-68 win in Richmond. Shelby County (2-6) scored 27 points in the fourth quarter to cap the comeback.
Brendan Hill had a team-high 15 points for Model (5-2). A.J. Hammons had 14 points, Jesse Middleton had 12 points. Jon Ballard scored 11 points, while Anthony Gerald and Zack Rice-Gordon each had eight points.
Model took an 11-2 lead and went up 22-8 on a three-pointer by Hammons. The Rockets trailed by nine points (25-16) after the first quarter, but a late second-quarter surge pushed the Patriot lead back to double digits. Rice-Gordon hit three-of-four free throws in the final minutes of the half to put Model up by 14 points.
Shelby County opened the second half on a 12-2 run and trailed by just two points heading into the fourth (54-52).
Model is set to return to action Thursday against Caverna at the Monticello All “A” Shootout.
Powell County 68, Berea Community 47
The Pirates trailed by just four points at halftime, but Powell County took charge in the final two periods Tuesday in Stanton.
Berea Community was out-scored 25-10 in the third quarter and suffered a 68-47 loss on the road. The Pirates shot just 37 percent from the field and were 11-of-19 from the free throw line.
Daniel Hubbard had a team-best 20 points for Berea (3-5) on seven-of-11 shooting, while Andy Allen added 16 points (on six-of-seven shooting) and eight rebounds.
Trey Terrill had six points for the Pirates, Eli Woodie and Shyiem Alexander had two points each and Dustin Kates had one point.
Berea is set to return to action Friday at the Swauger Holiday Classic at Bellevue.
Dunbar 67, Southern 39
The Eagles had their five-game winning streak snapped with a 67-39 loss to Dunbar Tuesday in Lexington.
Madison Southern (5-2) had not lost since a season-opening setback on the road at Madison Central.
The Eagles are set to return to action Friday against Sayre at home.