Jaylen Davis posted a double-double as Madison Central used a big first half to earn a 71-66 win over Great Crossing on Saturday in Georgetown.

The sophomore wing had 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting and also pulled down 11 rebounds as the Indians moved to 3-0 on the season.

Kole Browne had a team-best 21 points and Braeden Ray added 10 points.

Central shot 57 percent from the field in the first half and took a 41-25 lead into halftime. The Indians were 7-of-17 from three-point range for the game and hit 6-of-12 free throws.

Taishon Chenault had eight points. Will Hardin had four points and five rebounds. Trey Skaggs and Kenyatta Hardge had three points each.

The Indians are set to return to action Monday at home against Dunbar.

Eagles get first win

The Madison Southern boys basketball team got off to a fast start on Saturday at home against Marion County.

The Eagles (1-2) had a 22-11 lead after one quarter and used that momentum to roll to their first win of the season. Jayden Adams had 17 points and Trent DeVries had 15 points as Southern picked up a 74-47 win.

Jay Rose added 12 points for Southern, which hit 16-of-20 free throws and took seven charges.

Adams hit a pair of three-pointers and also had five rebounds.

Southern led 43-26 at halftime.

Blake Simpson had eight points. Grant Holbrook had six points. Zach Hudson had five points and eight rebounds. Brett Erslan had four points. Hezekiah Fogle had three points. Walt Smith had two points and five assists, while Michael Bannister had two points.

Southern is set to return to action Tuesday at home against South Laurel.

Lady Pirates blast Woodford

The Berea Community girls basketball team jumped out to a big early lead Saturday on the road and cruised to its first win of the season.

The Lady Pirates (1-2) out-scored Woodford County 30-7 in the first quarter on the way to an 86-57 victory in Versailles.

Alexis Newman had 15 points (11 in the first quarter) and four rebounds, while Madison Howell had 15 points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists.

Mati Stepp added 13 points and three assists.

Berea had 13 steals and took a 48-26 lead into the halftime.

Maddy King finished with eight points. Chesney Lovins had six points. Emily Maynard had five points and five rebounds. Hannah Lewis had four rebounds and two points, while Isis Rogers, Lauren Stepp and Sophie Brewer had two points each.

Berea shot 41 percent from the field and hit 12-of-17 free throws.

Berea is set to return to action Monday at home against Sayre in the first round of the 11th Region All "A" Classic.

Model falls at Boone County

The Model Laboratory boys basketball shot just 32 percent and suffered a 75-55 loss Saturday on the road to Boone County.

Ethan Bailey had 20 points, including five three-pointers, and also had four rebounds for the Patriots (1-2). Jackson Perry had 12 points and three rebounds.

Nate Feese had nine points, three steals and 15 rebounds. Bryson Perry had eight rebounds and six assists. John Benson had five points and three rebounds. Thomas Luxon had one point.

Model trailed 21-13 after one quarter and was down 33-19 at halftime.

The Patriots are set to return to action Tuesday vs. Frankfort Christian in the opening round of the 11th Region All "A" Classic at Berea Community.

Lady Patriots fall at Nicholas County

The Model Laboratory girls basketball team battled back from a rough first half, but couldn't come up with a win Saturday on the road.

Nicholas County hit two free throws in the final minute to earn a 40-38 win over the Lady Patriots, 40-38 in Carlisle.

McKenna Tuttle had 12 points and three steals for Model, while Keaton Hall added 15 points.

The Lady Patriots scored only 22 points through three quarters and trailed by eight points. Tuttle had nine points in the fourth and Paige Mattingly hit a three-pointer as Model pulled even late.

Mattingly had five points. Kenzie Ferguson, McKenzie Johnson and Alyssa Hudson had two points each. E.K. Lawson had four rebounds.

Model was 4-of-11 from the free throw line and hit 13-of-46 field goal attempts.

The Lady Patriots are set to return to action Wednesday at the 11th Region All "A" Classic at Berea Community.

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