St. Xavier overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Male 58-52 Saturday night in boys’ high school basketball.
The Tigers (16-8), No. 14 in The Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings, outscored the 19th-ranked Bulldogs 38-21 in the second half after trailing 31-20 at the half. St. X won its third straight, while Male (20-6) had a six-game winning streak broken.
Robert Shaw had 19 points and Brock Kiesler scored 16 for St. X. Josh Stoner led Male with 20 points.
* Portland Christian 66, Shawnee 63: Trenton Scroggy made 6 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter, including the last two with 12 seconds left, to lift the visiting Eagles (11-8) over the Golden Eagles (2-24). Portland Christian’s Scroggy led all scorers with 27 points, while Shawnee’s Andre Crittenden had 18.
* Trinity 76, Central 55: The top-ranked Shamrocks (23-4) won their 12th straight and snapped the five-game winning streak of the host Yellowjackets (18-5). James Quick hit five 3-point baskets and led Trinity in scoring with 17 points, while Trey Ivory added 16 and Craig Owens had 15. Dominique Chandler and Dominique Sanford scored 12 apiece for Central.
* Whitefield Academy 61, Frankfort 60: Chip Adkisson hit two free throws with three seconds to play to lift the visiting Wildcats (8-16) over the Panthers (7-18). Adkisson had 23 points in the win over Frankfort, which missed a half-court shot at the buzzer.
* Collins 68, Harrison County 55: The host Titans (18-7) switched to a full-court defense in the third quarter to pull away from the Thorobreds (19-10). Collins’ Buddy Johnson made four 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 14 points, while Terez Smith added 13. Scott Kendall led Harrison County with 12 points. One difference was the Titans outrebounded the Thorobreds 45-24, with Dez Marshall collecting 13 rebounds for the winners.
* North Oldham 62, Gallatin County 55: David Levitch scored 21 points as the visiting Mustangs (15-10) pulled away from a halftime tie to slip past the Wildcats (14-9). Kristian Morgan’s 20 points led Gallatin.
* Christian Academy 67, Sayre 51: The Centurions (12-14) battled early foul trouble, regrouped and blistered the visiting Spartans (7-15).
Logan Wade and Ryan Long led a balanced Christian Academy attack with 12 points each. Ray Brewer led Sayre with 17 points, hitting 9 of 10 free throws. Justin Sanders hit 11 of 12 free throws and added 15 points for the visitors.
* Fort Knox 59, North Bullitt 57: Tier Blanco had 17 points as visiting Fort Knox (8-14) beat North Bullitt (13-14). Ricky Dunnavon scored 17 points to lead North Bullitt.
* Bullitt East 56, Iroquois 49: The third-ranked Chargers (24-4) beat the visiting Raiders (15-12) for their ninth straight victory. Elliott Young had 14 points and Derek Willis 11 for Bullitt East. Troy Smith led Iroquois with 20 points.
* South Oldham 63, Owen County 47: Shae Goodlett scored 24 points and Matthew Haysley 16 to lead the visiting Dragons (17-6) past the Rebels (18-8).
* Bullitt East 66, Frankfort 63: Lindsey Duvall had 22 points and Courtney Pfister added 15 points and 12 rebounds as the host Lady Chargers (20-6) held off the Panthers (16-7). Bullitt East led 54-42 entering the final quarter but missed seven free-throw tries in the final period that let Frankfort back in the game.
* Oldham County 63, Mercer County 60: Ashley McMurtrey had 23 points and Jessica Leanhart 18 to lead the host Lady Colonels (12-11) over the Titans (19-8).
* Christian Academy 84, Central 49: China Dow had 32 points and 16 rebounds and Kate Joss added 24 points as the host Lady Centurions (16-9) whipped the Yellowjackets (10-11). Chazney Jones had 16 points and Brianna Hawkins 12 for Central.
* Fairdale 54, Doss 26: The visiting Bulldogs (3-20) snapped their 11-game losing streak by holding the Dragons (1-17) to single digits in every quarter. The loss was Doss’ 13th in a row, and the Dragons have not won at home this season. Fairdale’s Amber Alford led all scorers with 18 points.
* North Bullitt 67, Fort Knox 16: Reba Stice scored a game-high 13 points as the host North Bullitt Lady Eagles (16-9) overwhelmed the Lady Eagles of Fort Knox (1-23). Terrionna Jones paced Fort Knox with nine points.