The Madison Central girls basketball team got a big lift from its front court in a road win Friday night.
Larryn Brooks and Erica Parks led the Lady Indians to a 65-56 victory at Montgomery County.
Brooks scored 17 points on seven-of-12 shooting while swiping six steals. Parks tossed in 16 points, tallied seven steals and was seven-of-nine from the field.
“They both played really well tonight,” Central coach Robert Cooksey said. “They played 30-plus minutes and really got after it.”
Central forced 27 turnovers in a game that was tight through the first three quarters. The two teams were tied at 32-32 after the first half, but Central used a 23-12 fourth quarter to pull away.
Jenna Cornelison aded 14 points while grabbing five rebounds. Ashton Feldhaus added 10 points.
Central got a strong effort from its bench. Mary Kate Miller gave the Lady Indians solid minutes and Bailey O’Bryan used her three minutes of action to grab three rebounds — two offensive — and a steal.
The Lady Indians are right back in action today when they face in-county rival Berea Community in Richmond at 1:30 p.m.
Central boys 68, Woodford 59
The Madison Central boys were also victorious on the road, getting 26 points, five steals and seven rebounds from Dominique Hawkins in a 68-59 win in Versailles.
Nick Ford poured in 14 points while grabbing seven boards. Jared Pyatt put in 11 while John O’Bryan added eight.
The Indians took control early with a 18-13 edge in the first quarter, but Woodford bounced back with a 21-16 scond quarter to tie the game at 34-34 at halftime.
Central held the Yellowjackets to just seven points in the third quarter and didn’t let Woodford back in to get the road win.
The Indians return home to take on Mercer County at 7:30 p.m. Monday.