The Richmond Register

December 9, 2012

H.S. HOOPS: Central handles Marion County 86-70

Madison Southern 57 North Oldham 50

By Bob Flynn
Register Staff Reports

RICHMOND — Register Staff Reports

The Indians only shot 38 percent from the field, but still came up with more than enough offense to defeat Marion County (0-4) Saturday in Lebanon.

Senior Quan Taylor had 18 points and Ken-Jah Bosley had 17 points as Madison Central moved to 4-1 on the season with an 86-70 win. Dominique Hawkins had 15 points as the Indians forced 27 turnovers and had 15 steals.

Central hit just five-of-27 three-point attempts as Marion County relied mostly on a 2-3 zone. The Indians jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never trailed. They were up 44-30 at halftime.

Hunter Stocker and Sam Jones each had eight points, Demarcus George and Daniel Parke had seven points each, George Walker had four points and Zach Jarvis had two points.

Central won the battle of the boards, 48-37.

The Indians are set to return to action Tuesday at Collins.

Madison Southern 57, North Oldham 50

The Eagles got a big performance from senior guard Michael Rothermel and battled out a hard-fought win Saturday at home.

Rothermel hit eight three-pointers and finished with 28 points as Madison Southern defeated North Oldham, 57-50. Tyler Abshear added 20 points as the Eagles (4-1) won their fourth-straight game.

“It was pretty tight the whole way,” Southern coach Shane Buttry said. “We held them at bay enough.”

Southern jumped out to a 17-11 lead after the first quarter and had a 27-22 advantage at halftime. North Oldham took a two-point lead in the third, but Abshear hit a three-pointer to give the Eagles a lead they would never relinquish.

Damien Harris had five points and had a big three-point play in the fourth quarter that put Southern back up by six points. Spencer Stone and Drew Taylor had two points each.

The Eagles had just seven turnovers and were nine-of-18 from the free throw line.

Southern is set to return to action Thursday at Garrard County.