The Lady Patriots jumped on top early and rolled to a championship on Saturday at the Downs Syndrome Louisville Classic.

Model defeated the host school, Whitefield Academy, 54-36, in the championship game.

Taylor Lecompte had 12 points and nine rebounds and McKenna Tuttle had 12 points and five steals as the Lady Patriots (8-2) pushed their winning streak to five games.

Model led 18-5 after the first quarter and was up 33-20 at halftime.

Keaton Hall had 11 points, six rebounds and three assists. Summer Ray had seven points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists.

Model was 22-of-54 from the field, including 6-of-13 from three-point range, and hit 4-of-8 free throws.

Tuttle and Lecompte were both named to the all-tournament team.

Kenzie Ferguson had six points. Avery Tuttle had four points and Presley Lochmuller had two points.

McKenna Tuttle, Ferguson and Hall each hit two three-pointers.

In the two games they played in the tournament, the Lady Patriots out-scored their opponents 99-46.

Model is set to return to action on Jan. 2 against Lynn Camp.

Lady Eagles bounce back

The Lady Eagles suffered a loss on Friday in the opening round of the Winterfest Shootout in Sevierville, Tenn.

They bounced back in a big way on Saturday.

Aleigh Richardson had 10 points and four rebounds as Madison Southern defeated South Doyle (Tenn.) 45-25.

Samantha Cornelison had nine points and three rebounds. Morgan Flannery had eight points and two rebounds. Sunni Walters had five points and three rebounds. Skylar Sparks and Jada Carter both had four points and three rebounds.

Macie Daniels had three points and three rebounds, while Reece Esteep had two points and one rebounds.

The Lady Eagles (6-4) will return to action in the third-place game of the tournament on Monday at 2 p.m.

Indians fall in Lexington

The Madison Central boys basketball team ran out to an 11-4 lead against Martin County on Saturday at the Traditional Bank Classic in Lexington.

The Indians couldn't build off that early momentum.

The Cardinals used a second-half surge to pick up a 57-45 win over Central.

Kole Browne had 13 points and five rebounds for the Indians. Luke Coleman had eight points. Braeden ray had six points and six rebounds, while Trey Skaggs and Taishon Chenault each had six points.

Central (3-7) shot just 30.6 percent from the field, including 9-of-30 from three-point range, while hitting 6-of-10 free throws.

The Indians have lost seven of their past eight games.

Jaylen Davis had five points and four rebounds, while Carter Buckner had one point.

Central will wrap up play in the tournament with a match-up against North Oldham at 2:30 p.m. today at Lexington Catholic.

Eagles suffer two losses

The Madison Southern boys basketball team suffered a pair of hard-fought losses on Saturday at the RW Baird Classic in Danville.

The Eagles (4-5) lost to Spencer County, 61-50, then fell to Danville, 62-53.

In the loss to Spencer County, Chad Fugate had 23 points. Hunter Buchanan had seven points. Colby Sebastian had six points. Colby Conrad had four points. Britten Robinson and Walt Smith had three points each.

Nate Turner and Jonah Wooten each had two points, while Jayden Adams had one point.

In the loss to Danville, Fugate had 14 points. Buchanan had 12 points. Samuel Lee had six points. Turner had five points. Wooten and Grant Holbrook had three points each. Sebastian, Robinson, Aaron Johnson, Blake Simpson and Adams had two points each.

Southern is set to return to action on Jan. 2 at the Rock Holiday Classic in Coconut Creek, Fla.

Lady Pirates fall to Barren County

The Lady Pirates wrapped up play in the Berea Holiday Classic with a 58-33 loss on Saturday to Barren County.

Isis Rogers had a team-best seven points for Berea (4-5). Chesney Lovins had six points and six rebounds. Emily Maynard had six points. Alexis Newman and Abigail Beard had four points each, while Maddy King, Sophie Brewer and Madison Howell had two points each.

The Lady Pirates were 1-2 in the 16-team tournament.

Berea is set to return to action Jan. 3 at the City Between the Lakes Shootout in Paintsville.

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