HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS: Central blasts Dunbar; Lady Indians win on road; Model falls at West Jessamine; GC tops Berea

Kole Browne and Will Hardin got the Madison Central boys basketball team off to a fast start Saturday against Dunbar in Richmond.

That duo combined to hit 12 three-pointers as the Indians (8-4) pushed their winning streak to three games with an 83-59 victory.

Browne had a game-high 30 points and eight rebounds and Hardin had 29 points.

Taishon Chenault had nine points and four rebounds, while Braeden Ray had six points and eight rebounds.

The Indians led 27-11 after one quarter and were up 51-26 at half. Central shot 63 percent in the first half as Hardin and Browne both went 5-of-6 from three-point range.

Hardin had 24 points at halftime and Browne had 19 points at the break.

Kenyatta Hardge had five points and Trey Skaggs had four points, six rebounds and seven assists.

Central had 17 assists on 30 field goals. The Indians out-rebounded the Bulldogs (5-2), 34-29.

Central is set to return to action Monday at Bracken County.

Lady Indians roll on road

The Madison Central girls basketball team extended its winning streak to four games with a 60-30 win Saturday over Nicholas County in Carlisle.

Freshman Bailey Hensley had a team-best 20 points for the Lady Indians (7-5). Presley Lochmueller had eight points. Brittany Campbell and Chloe Freeman had seven points each.

Central had a 27-18 lead at halftime before scoring 20 points in the third quarter.

Eden Carter had four points. Brianna Bierbaum and Brooke Campbell each had three points, while Raelynn Miller, Gretchen Hammitt, Olivia Metcalfe and Tiana Long had two points each.

Central is set to return to action Monday at Lafayette.

West Jessamine tops Model

The Model Laboratory boys basketball team couldn't bounce back from a rough first half on Saturday in Nicholasvile.

West Jessamine jumped out to a 24-10 first quarter lead and went on to pick up an 81-63 win over the Patriots (2-10). The Colts (8-5) led 53-23 at halftime.

Ethan Bailey had 24 points for Model on 6-of-9 shooting from three-point range. Nate Feese had 18 points and eight rebounds.

Bryson Perry had 10 points and eight assists. Jackson Perry had six points and two assists, while Thomas Luxon had five rebounds and five rebounds.

Model shot 36 percent in the first half, then shot 61 percent in the second half.

The Patriots were 9-of-22 from three-point range and 6-of-9 from the free throw line.

Model is set to return to action Tuesday at home against Nicholas County.

Pirates fall at Great Crossing

Back on the court for the first time since Jan. 23, the Berea Community boys basketball team got off to a good start Saturday on the road against a tough 11th Region opponent.

The Pirates (1-4) trailed just 17-13 after the first quarter in Georgetown.

Great Crossing (4-7), though, quickly took control.

The Warhawks had a 38-19 lead at halftime and rolled to a 78-41 win.

Jayden Smith had a game-high 21 points for Berea and pulled down six rebounds.

Trenton Wilson and James Brennan had five points each. Jaylen Dorsey (five rebounds) and Jacob Robinson had four points each. Caleb Moore had two points.

Berea is set to return to action Tuesday at home against Western Hills.

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