Whitney Hartlage made five 3-pointers and 11 of 12 free throws on her way to a game-high 28 points to lead visiting Mercy, No. 3 in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings, over No. 5 Manual 54-46 Tuesday night in high school girls’ basketball.
“She moves great without the ball, and we couldn’t catch her,” Manual coach Stacy Pendleton said of Hartlage.
The Jaguars (10-5) made 20 of 28 free throws to the Crimsons’ 7 of 13.
Erika Prentice and Kayla Styles led Manual with 10 points each.
* Holy Cross 56, Seneca 46: The host Redhawks (7-9) led 39-38 and then committed four consecutive turnovers leading to baskets as the Cougars (8-9) rallied.
Sydney Morabito led Holy Cross with 17 points, and Sabrina Jackson paced Seneca with 18.
* North Bullitt 75, Atherton 40: Katie Downey and Caitlin Montgomery scored 14 points each as the visiting Eagles (12-7) led 45-17 at the half and cruised over the Rebels (3-11). Sharon Walker led all scorers with 28 for Atherton.
* Western 66, Bullitt Central 51: The host Warriors (10-6) used to a 21-5 second quarter to erase a three-point deficit and put away the Cougars (6-12) for their fifth consecutive win.
Datoria Higgins led Western with 25 points, and Nyquasha Lewis added 21.
Bullitt Central’s Shelby Flener scored 12 of her team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter.
* Fern Creek 46, Brown 28: Vonnie Thomas scored a game-high 16 points to lead the host Tigers (7-11) past the Bears (6-11). Brown was led by Haley Oakes’ nine points.
* Eminence 37, St. Francis 20: Sherry Brees scored 14 points and Savannah Mertz added 11 as the visiting Warriors (5-6) beat the Wyverns (1-10).
* Waggener 57, Doss 19: Alex Peden notched a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds as she led the host Wildcats (11-8) over the Dragons (1-11). Jada Jackson scored a game-high 13 points for Waggener.
Girls’ All ‘A’ tonight
The Sixth Region All “A” Classic girls’ tournament will tip off today when Presentation hosts Shawnee at 6:30 p.m.
Defending regional champion Holy Cross got a bye into Friday’s 7 p.m. final, also at Presentation, when Beth Haven was forced to drop out because of illness and injuries.
The regional champion will advance to the All “A” state tournament Jan. 23-27 at the Frankfort Convention Center.
All “A” events are limited to the smallest 130 high schools in Kentucky, based on enrollment.
* Henry County 52, Shelby County 51: Derek Jeffries scored via an inbounds play with 0:01 remaining to lift the host Wildcats (9-11) over the Rockets (6-12).
Henry County’s Austin Young was 6 of 6 from the line and scored 22 points.
Jessie Lowe paced St. Francis with eight points.