The Richmond Register

February 15, 2013

H.S. HOOPS: Central, Southern pick up road wins

Register staff report

MADISON COUNTY — The Indians used a strong first-half performance to roll past Woodford County Thursday in Versailles.

Quan Taylor had a team-best 16 points and Dominique Hawkins and Ken-Jah Bosley each had 11 points as Madison Central (22-5) overwhelmed the Yellow Jackets (14-14), 68-40, on their Senior Night. The Indians had a 19-6 lead at halftime and extended their lead to 44-15 at halftime. Central shot 48 percent in the first half, while Woodford County shot just 19 percent (nine-of-21).

The Indians forced 23 turnovers, which they converted into 24 points. Hunter Stocker added 10 points, while Sam Jones and George Walker had five points each.

Taylor was perfect from the field and the line. The senior was five-of-five from the field and six-of-six from the free throw line. He also had a team-best eight rebounds.

Stocker also had eight rebounds and was also six-of-six from the free throw line.

None of Central’s starters played more than 18 minutes in the blowout victory.

The Indians were 29-of-39 from the line and shot 44 percent from the field, despite hitting just three-of-14 free throws.

Daniel Parke and DeMarcus George each had three points, Cameron Thomas and Kirk Humphrey each had two points.

Central is set to return to action today at home against Covington Catholic. Game time for the Senior Night showdown is 7:30 p.m.

Southern 63, Estill County 50

Tyler Abshear had 27 points and Damien Harris just missed a triple-double (13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists) as Madison Southern defeated Estill County, 63-50, Thursday in Irvine. The Eagles (16-10) also got 11 points and eight rebounds from Drew Taylor.

Southern was up six at halftime and had the lead for most of the game. Michael Rothermel had five points, Spencer Stone had four points and Trevor Huff added four points.

Southern is set to wrap up the regular season today at Frankfort.