High school roundup | Willis, Troutman lead Bullitt East past LexCath

High school roundup | Willis, Troutman lead Bullitt East past LexCath


High school roundup | Willis, Troutman lead Bullitt East past LexCath


Derek Willis had 19 points and Rusty Troutman became the school’s all-time 3-point leader as the Bullitt East boys’ basketball team beat host Lexington Catholic 73-60 Saturday night in the Dunkin Donuts National Tournament

The Chargers (13-3), ranked No. 2 in The Courier-Journal preseason poll of coaches, led by as many as 27 before the No. 9 Knights (10-5) closed the gap in the second half.

Troutman, a senior guard who scored 18 points, hit 4 of 8 threes, giving him 185 for his career. Hayden Sweat held the previous record.

* Christian Academy of Indiana 83, Christian Academy of Louisville 82 (4 OTs): Aaron Hayes scored 50 points as the Warriors (5-5) took the Centurions (10-7) into four overtimes before finally pulling out a win.

“We were able to get to the free-throw line a lot by packing the ball down low and going for offensive rebounds,” said CAI head coach Steve Kerberg.

Kerberg was pleased with his team’s performance because he said it had had a few tough losses this year, and it finally found a way to win.

Hayes led all scorers and set a school record for points scored in a game. He also pulled down 13 rebounds. Devonta King contributed a double-double with 17 points and 21 rebounds.

CAL’s Logan Wade led his team in scoring with 19 points. Max Duff contributed 18 points.

* PRP 88, Madisonville 67: Taywan Taylor and Lamontray Harris each had 16 points to pace the Panthers in the first game of the Republic Bank Panther Classic at PRP. Taylor also had seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Harris had a double-double with 10 rebounds.

PRP pulled down eight defensive rebounds in the second quarter to help stretch its lead.

Jaiveon Eaves led the Maroons with 17 points.

* Butler 80, Barren County 55: The host Bears (11-4) outscored the Trojans (11-4) in all quarters and pulled out a win in the Republic Bank Panther Classic.

Butler’s Jeremiah Bell scored 26 points, including six 3-pointers. Kermit Malone added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Barren’s Charley McCoy led his team with 12 points.

* Doss 67, Dixie Heights 62: The Colonels’ Brandon Hatton scored 40 points — but failed to score in the final quarter — and the Dragons prevailed in the Panther Classic at PRP.

Montrell Little had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Doss (11-4).

Hatton made seven 3-point shots as part of his 40 points for the Colonels (10-5).

* North Oldham 78, Ryle 61: David Levitch made 7 of 12 threes and 10 of 11 free throws on his way to a game-high 35 points to lead the Mustangs (7-8) in a rout of the Raiders (7-7). Drew Mays led Ryle with 21 points.

* Portland Christian 68, Christian Fellowship 31: The Portland Christian Eagles (5-5) used a 28-6 first-quarter advantage to blow past the visiting Christian Fellowship Eagles (0-12). In addition to a game-high 20 points, Trenton Scroggy added seven assists and five steals for Portland Christian.

Eric Teodozow led Christian Fellowship with 10 points.

* Burgin 49, St. Francis 47: Mason Myers scored 19 points and hit a 3-point shot with no time left to win the game for the visiting Bulldogs (5-6).

Len Adams scored 21 points along with having five steals and five blocks for the Wyverns (4-6).

Dylan Coulter had 12 points and John Price 11 for the Bulldogs (5-6).

* Whitefield 63, Bourbon County 61: Sophomore Center Kyle Jackson had a tip-in at the buzzer as the host Wildcats (5-11) beat the Colonels (3-10). He also collected eight rebounds, eight blocks and scored 11 points. Whitefield Academy senior guard Jacob Harrod made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points.

Junior guard Charles Johnson connected on four 3-pointers and led all scorers with 27 points for Bourbon County.

* Pulaski County 74, Collegiate 64: The host Maroons (12-3) defeated the Titans (9-4) behind 19 of 26 free throws.

Taylor Gover scored 31 for the Maroons. Tyler Goins had 15 and Kody Johnson 13 for Pulaski County.

Collegiate was led by Bryce Overstreet with 20 points and Andrew Steggemann with 15 points.

* Shelby County 84, Thomas Nelson 53: Michael Barry had 23 points and three others scored in double figures as the host Rockets (5-9) rolled past the Generals (2-15).


* Iroquois 63, Thomas Nelson 55: Elizabeth Pryor made 7 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter on her way to a game-high 29 points to power the host Raiders (4-8) past the Generals (1-11).

Kaylee Dickson led Thomas Nelson with 13 points as the school, which is competing in basketball for the first season, lost its fifth in a row. The win snapped Iroquois’s five-game losing streak.

* Sacred Heart 63, Newport Catholic 41: DaiJia Ruffin scored 24 points, including 9 of 11 shooting, and had 13 rebounds to lead the Valkyries (13-1) past the Thoroughbreds (10-4).

Sacred Heart flew to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter and coasted home, shooting 60.5 percent (26 of 43) from the field, while holding NewCath to 14 of 46 (30.4 percent). Kristin Matula added 11 points for the Valkyries.

* Christian Academy of Louisville 78, Christian Academy of Indiana 30: The host Warriors were outscored 32-5 in the first quarter, and the Centurions (10-5) never looked back.

CAL’s China Dow played only two quarters and led her team in scoring with 26 points. She also pulled down 10 rebounds and contributed four assists.

CAI’s Rachel Boesing led her team with nine points.

* Western Hills 57, St. Francis 12: Fourteen players scored for the Wolverines (7-8) in a victory over the host Wyverns (1-7).


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