Basketball Roundup | Ballard claims 28th District crown

Basketball Roundup | Ballard claims 28th District crown


Basketball Roundup | Ballard claims 28th District crown


Quinten Snider made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points as Ballard beat Eastern 86-51 to win the 28th District championship in Thursday night boys’ basketball.

Kelan Martin also added 18 points for the Bruins (26-4).

Chris Renfroe scored 14 points and Austin Howard added 11 for the Eagles (13-15). Both teams advance to the Seventh Region Tournament.

* Moore 60, Southern 57: Despite receiving four technical fouls the Mustangs (23-7) beat the Trojans (14-15) in a scrappy battle for the 23rd District championship at North Bullitt.

Jaelin Stanford scored 17 points, but was called for one of Moore’s technicals in the fourth quarter. Moore was led by Jamon Stanford, who poured in a game-high 25 points.

Deon Yelder led Southern with 16 points and Randell Pickett added 13 points.


* Assumption 51, Male 29: The Rockets (20-7) took home the 26th District championship by shutting down the Bulldogs (17-11). Assumption outscored Male 12-0 in the first quarter and kept the lead through the whole game. Nora Kiesler scored 13 points and snagged 13 rebounds for Assumption, while teammate Brandy Hunter scored 12 points. Male’s leading scorer was eighth-grader Janna Lewis with 6 points.

* Sacred Heart 73, Seneca 31: The host Valkyries (22-8) jumped out to a 35-11 halftime lead and never looked back on their way to capturing the 27th District title. DaiJia Ruffin scored 30 points and shot 13 of 15 from the field to lead Sacred Heart, the No. 18 team in the Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings. With her big night, Ruffin now has 1,001 points as a member of the Valkyries. Sabrina Jackson had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Redhawks (11-15).

* Ballard 85, Christian Academy 61: Tearra Banks scored a game-high 28 points and collected 11 rebounds as the host Bruins (25-3) beat the Centurions (18-11) to win the 28th District championship. Alex Martin made 7 of 7 field goals towards her 17 points and Aundrea Matchen scored 16 points for the Bruins. China Dow led Christian Academy with 23 points. Ballard dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring Christian Academy 31-14 to capture its first district final since 1994.

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