It’s been an up and down season for the Kentucky Country Day boys basketball team, but in the final week of regular season play, the Bearcats are trending in the right direction.
The Bearcats went on the road and took down the Brown School, 64-36, in the first of three road games this week for the visitors. The Bearcats (10-13) leading scorers, junior guard Solomon Mathis and freshman guard JR Mathis, combined to score 35 of their team’s 64 points.
“They were huge,” KCD coach James Booker said of the Mathis cousins. “They set the tone. I always challenge them every game to set the tone, especially on the defensive end. When they bring energy and intensity, everyone follows. They were great tonight. We pressed a lot on the press and they’re on the top of the 1-2-2 zone, and they were tough on the ball handlers and got some easy baskets.”
Heading into district tournaments next week, the Bearcats finish off with trips to Holy Cross and Fort Knox before hosting Christian Academy of Indiana to finish off the regular season on Friday.
Here’s a look at stats and scores from high school basketball games in Louisville and across the Commonwealth on Feb. 13, 2017.
KCD 64, BROWN 36
Solomon Mathis 16p; JR Mathis 19p; Hayden Kraus 14p; Wilder Brice 2p; Cedric Cosby 7p; Connor Widman 4p; Tanner Owen 2p.
Jared Fife 10p; Jai’rus Bibb 7p; Montez Moore 8p; Ethan McComas 6p; Hashim Abdur-Rahman 5p.
SOUTH OLDHAM 64, WALTON- VERONA 41
Garrett Jones 3p; Jeremy Moran 2p; Austin Lay 6p; Zach Clinkenbeard 15p; Curry Shazier 7p; Kam Parder 6p; Deionte Miles 2p.
SOUTH OLDHAM (23-4)
Jo Griffin 13p, 5s, 5r, 4a; Devin Young 7p; Sam Beard 4p, 4a; Dyllon Hoover 10p, 4a; Luke Morrison 5p; Aaron Franklin 10p; David Beyerle 15p.
VILLA MADONNA 69, ST. FRANCIS 65
ST. FRANCIS (15-9)
James Risley 13p; Noah Sparks 13p; Ahmad Moore 17p; Jomar Sullivan 20p, Connor Gorman 2p.
VILLA MADONNA (12-14)
Thomas Schutzman 22p; Shawn McIntyre 20p; Dan Gerst 10p; Will Martin 14p; Rob Spicker 3p.
Scores from around the state:
Adair Co. 66, Lex. Bryan Station 47
Boyd Co. 82, Elliott Co. 59
Breathitt Co. 85, Owsley Co. 43
Butler Co. 73, Glasgow 58
Clinton Co. 84, South Warren 55
Corbin 85, Lynn Camp 60
Cov. Holy Cross 66, Highlands 50
East Ridge 84, Piarist 44
Gallatin Co. 60, Beechwood 59
Grant Co. 49, Owen Co. 46
Harlan Co. 89, Pineville 64
Hopkins Co. Central 79, Fort Campbell 42
Jenkins 92, Riverside Christian 70
John Hardin 74, Hancock Co. 58
Knox Central 70, Cordia 57
Lex. Sayre 77, Western Hills 58
Lou. Atherton 62, Lou. Eastern 57
Madison Central 78, South Laurel 68
McCracken County 52, Murray 32
McCreary Central 62, Garrard Co. 45
Newport Central Catholic 83, Bellevue 38
Pike Co. Central 53, Shelby Valley 48
Red Bird 89, Lee Co. 59
Southwestern 96, Somerset 63
St. Patrick 77, Rose Hill Christian 55
Trimble Co. 69, Thomas Nelson 42
Villa Madonna 69, Lou. St. Francis 65
Whitesville Trinity 55, Dawson Springs 51
Williamsburg 69, Middlesboro 38
Bardstown 51, Spencer Co. 33
Bath Co. 70, Raceland 62
Boyd Co. 64, Lewis Co. 39
Caldwell Co. 76, Ohio Co. 36
Conner 58, Cov. Holy Cross 45
Corbin 64, Pineville 50
Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 55, Barbourville 45
Danville 66, Marion Co. 61
East Ridge 64, Piarist 34
Fairview 61, Rose Hill Christian 48
Frederick Fraize 44, Fort Knox 38
Garrard Co. 63, East Jessamine 19
George Rogers Clark 64, Lex. Lafayette 62
Harrison Co. 68, Augusta 33
Henderson Co. 65, Owensboro Catholic 47
Johnson Central 69, Betsy Layne 42
Knott Co. Central 72, Buckhorn 36
Lou. Brown 37, Lou. Ky. Country Day 29
Lou. Presentation 61, Lou. Holy Cross 56
Ludlow 61, St. Patrick 26
Mayfield 37, Fulton Co. 25
Menifee Co. 59, Magoffin Co. 49
Muhlenberg County 56, Grayson Co. 55, OT
Murray 64, McCracken County 23
Nicholas Co. 61, Rowan Co. 55, OT
North Hardin 42, Hancock Co. 33
Paris 65, Pendleton Co. 62
Pikeville 70, Allen Central 13
Robertson County 62, Calvary Christian 50
Rockcastle Co. 64, McCreary Central 42
Saint Joseph Central, W.Va. 71, Ashland Blazer 40
Shelby Co. 52, Carroll Co. 47
Simon Kenton 73, Highlands 40
South Laurel 74, Clay Co. 58
St. Mary 66, Trigg Co. 46
Walton-Verona 45, Owen Co. 39
Webster Co. 70, Livingston Central 43
West Jessamine 43, Lex. Tates Creek 33
Whitley Co. 68, Knox Central 54
Williamsburg 57, Middlesboro 49
Wolfe Co. 60, Powell Co. 44
JCTMS goes undefeated, wins title
Jefferson County Traditional Middle School’s girls basketball team completed another undefeated season in 2016-2017.
The Centurions finished off their season on Feb. 11 with wins over Ramsey and Meyzeek, improving to 18-0 this season and extending the school’s winning streak to 52 games.
Dynastee White and Corinne Butcher each scored 18 points in JCTMS’ city championship over Meyzeek, giving the Centurions its third consecutive title.
Here’s a look at JCTMS’ championship squad: Dynastee White, Makya Grinter, Jenna Boston, Kylie Price, Corinne Butcher, Riley Gentry, Kayla Love, Carysnn Neal, Darian Griggs, Trinitee Hannon, Niya Harris, Da’Anna King, and Makiya West. Head coach: Michael G. Moore Jr.; Assistant coach: Stacy Biggers-Smith