Editor’s note — Because of early deadlines, recaps of three high school basketball games from Friday night involving Madison County teams did not appear in the Saturday edition of the Richmond Register.
The Indians battled back from a 15-point deficit, but couldn’t come up with a road win Friday in Stanford.
Madison Central got double-doubles from Sam Jones (14 pts, 10 rebs) and Demarcus George (12 points and 14 rebs) in a 66-61 loss to Lincoln County (15-5). Coty Alexander and Isaiah Johnson had 12 points each for the Indians (15-5).
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak.
The win was the seventh-straight for Lincoln County.
Central shot 25 percent from the field in the first half and trailed 32-19 at halftime. The Indians got back within a point in the second half.
Central hit just three-of-17 three-point attempts and was 22-of-41 from the line.
Kirk Humphrey had seven points and five assists, while Cameron Thomas added four points.
Central won the turnover battle, 46-42, and had 18 second-chance points.
The Indians are set to return to action Tuesday at home against Tates Creek.
Patriots fall in All A
The defending 11th Region All “A” champs appeared to be in good position to get back to the title game Friday in Frankfort.
But, a disappointing second half ended Model Laboratory’s chances of winning a second-straight title.
Lexington Christian Academy opened the second half on a 26-8 run and went on to pick up a 58-46 win. The Patriots (13-5) had a 28-25 lead at halftime, but shot just 21 percent from the field in the second half (four-of-19).
Model got 16 points and nine rebounds from Zack Rice-Gordon and 12 points each from Jared Adams and Ephraim Otieno.
LCA advances to Sunday’s title game and will take on Sayre.
Alex Chen had seven rebounds and three points for Model, while Keith Mason had three points.
The Patriots are set to return to action Monday at Estill County.
Lady Pirates fall to Sayre
The Lady Pirates used a second-half surge to get back in the game, but couldn’t come up with a win Friday in the semifinals of the 11th Region All “A” Classic in Frankfort.
Berea (9-9) got 11 points each from Chase Fain and Jordan Sandefur in a 51-38 loss to Sayre. The Lady Pirates trailed 20-10 at halftime before out-scoring the Lady Spartans 19-13 in the third quarter.
Sayre out-rebounded Berea, 30-18, had 38 points in the points and 11 second-chance points.
Victoria Sexton had six points, Cristina Morgan and Miranda Montgomery had four points each and Alex Horn had two points.
Sandefur had five assists.
Berea shot 28 percent from the floor in the first half and shot 41 percent for the game. The Lady Pirates were 3-of-5 from the line and 1-of-8 from three-point range.
Berea is set to return to action Tuesday at home against Campbellsville.7