The Richmond Register

February 18, 2014

H.S. BASKETBALL: Central falls in OT at Creek

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — The Indians got an outstanding performance from Sam Jones, but couldn’t come up with a win on the road over a tough 11th Region opponent.

Jones, a junior center, had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Cameron Thomas added 12 points as Madison Central (18-9) fell in overtime, 55-54 Monday to Henry Clay in Lexington. The Indians took a one-point lead in the extra period on a basket by Thomas, but a putback by Felix Wilson just before the buzzer gave the Blue Devils (15-11) the win.

The game featured 21 lead changes and eight ties. Henry Clay jumped out to a 10-3 lead, but in the final three quarters neither team led by more than five points.

In overtime, Thomas gave Central a quick two-point lead (50-48). The Indians took the lead two more times, once on an Isaiah Johnson basket with 2:23 left.

The game with tied 22-22 at the half and Central had a 40-37 lead after three quarters.

Kirk Humphrey had 11 points, Isaiah Johnson had eight points and six rebounds, Coty Alexander had three points and Demarcus George had nine rebounds.

Central had 17 turnovers and shot just 35 percent from the field.

The Indians are set to return to action today at home against South Laurel on Senior Night.

Lady Eagles fall           at Boyle County

Madison Southern found a way to battle back from an early double-digit deficit, but wasn’t able to come up win Monday on the road.

Briana Lanham had 25 points and 14 rebounds and Kristen Hayes had 23 points and six rebounds as the Lady Eagles (18-6) suffered a 76-71 loss to Boyle County in Danville. The Lady Rebels had a 14-point lead in the second quarter and took a 44-34 lead into halftime.

Southern out-rebounded Boyle County, 57-38, and had 26 second-chance points.

But, the Lady Eagles shot just 24 percent from the field in the first half and 30 percent for the game. They also had 12 turnovers and shot 69 percent from the line (20-of-29).

Southern trailed just 60-56 heading into the fourth quarter and was able to pull even once in the final period.

The Lady Eagles were without junior forward Rachel Ramey, who missed the game because of an illness.

Kelley Freeman had seven points and Marley Lawson had five points.

Southern is set to wrap up the regular season Friday at Madison Central.