RICHMOND — Register Staff Reports
The Patriots changed some things up at halftime and in the second half they turned a close game into an easy win.
Model led by just two points at the half (28-26), but went on to pick up a 72-50 victory Tuesday at Burgin (2-2). Brendan Hill had 23 points and Jon Ballard had 21 points and eight rebounds as the Patriots moved to 3-0 on the season.
“We made some adjustments at halftime with our defense,” Model coach Wes Scarberry said. “The kids responded.”
Model out-scored Burgin 18-9 in the third quarter and continued to pull away in the final period. A.J. Hammons had 11 points, Zack Rice-Gordon had seven points and five steals, Anthony Gerald had six points despite battling foul trouble and Jesse Middleton had two points, 10 rebounds and took three charges.
Model is set to return to action Friday at home against Dunbar.
Casey County 41, Berea 36
A big third quarter helped Casey County rally at home Tuesday for a win over Berea Community.
The Pirates (0-3) had a 13-11 lead at the half, but the Rebels out-scored Berea 18-8 in the third quarter and went on to pick up a 41-36 win.
Ronnie Terrill had 10 points to lead the Pirates, while Daniel Hubbard had seven points and 10 rebounds. Eli Woodie had six points and four assists, Andy Allen had six points and five rebounds, Deondre Tate had four points and Nolan Sweet had three points.
Berea led 6-3 after the first quarter.
The Pirates shot 26 percent from the field, including four-of-17 from three-point range, and were 14-of-21 from the free throw line.
Berea also committed 16 turnovers.
The Pirates are set to return to action Saturday at home against Riverside Christian.
Girls basketball Southern rolls past Jackson County
The Lady Eagles scored 12 of the first 16 points Tuesday on the road and went on to pick up a 53-29 victory over Jackson County.
Briana Lanham had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Samantha Parms had 15 points for Southern (2-1). The Lady Eagles forced 31 turnovers and pulled away after Jackson County got back in the game late in the first quarter.
Southern had just a two-point lead heading into the second, but built a 33-14 halftime lead and were up 45-19 after three quarters.
Kelley Freeman and Rachel Ramey had nine points each, Adriana Wills had four points and Marley Lawson had two points.
Southern is set to return to action Friday at home against Model.
Burgin tops Model
The Lady Patriots had just four players score and finished with a season-low point total Tuesday at home against Burgin.
Model got 15 points, nine rebounds and six blocks from eighth-grader Mallie Cornett, but suffered a 49-31 loss. Darrian Botts had eight points and four rebounds, while Kasi Schneid and Hayley Hunt each finished with four points.
The Lady Patriots (3-2) shot just 28 percent from the field, were 0-of-5 from three-point range and were just seven-of-12 from the free throw line.
Model also had 27 turnovers.
Burgin led 12-10 after the first quarter and 21-13 at halftime.
Model is set to return to action Friday at Madison Southern.