Register Staff Reports
George Walker provided a big performance off the bench as Madison Central picked up a hard-fought win Tuesday on the road.
The senior guard had 19 points and hit three three-pointers as the Indians pulled away late for a 70-59 win over unbeaten Collins (5-1) in Shelbyville. Central shot just 38 percent, but got 20 points off turnovers and won the rebounding battle, 38-31.
The win was the fourth in a row for the Indians (5-1).
Quan Taylor had 17 points and eight rebounds and Dominique Hawkins had 14 points for Central.
Collins had a one-point lead after the first quarter (13-12), but Central took a 33-30 lead into halftime. The game featured 11 lead changes and 10 ties.
Walker was six-of-eight from the field. The rest of the Indians combined to hit just 19-of-57 field goal attempts.
Collins shot 49 percent, but had 15 turnovers.
Dez Marshall had 31 points for the Titans and was 11-of-13 from the field.
Demarcus George had seven points for Central, Daniel Parke added six points, Ken-Jah Bosley had five points and Sam Jones added two points.
The Indians are set to return to action Friday at home against Lafayette.
Madison Southern 64, West Jessamine 59
The Lady Eagles got up early, then held on late for a win Tuesday on the road.
Briana Lanham had 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Kelley Freeman added 15 points as Madison Southern (4-2) topped West Jessamine, 64-59, in Nicholasville.
“We just didn’t give up,” Southern coach Summer Simmons said. “They competed to the end. I’m proud of them.”
West Jessamine had a 12-10 lead after the first quarter, but the Lady Eagles rallied to take a 32-31 lead at halftime. Southern had a 45-42 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Eagles out-rebounded West Jessamine 41-33 and forced 14 turnovers.
The Lady Colts missed 11 free throws.
Callie Cook and Rachel Ramey had seven points each, Sarah Smith had five points and Marley Lawson had four points.
Southern is set to return to action Friday in the opening round of the Berea Holiday Classic. The Lady Eagles will face Notre Dame at 9 p.m. at Berea Community School.
Burgin 52, Berea 34
The Lady Pirates suffered a 52-34 loss on the road Tuesday at Burgin (4-3).
Berea Community is now 4-3 on the season.
The Lady Pirates are set to return to action Dec. 18 at Jackson County.