Brett Bourland scored 19 points and collected 14 rebounds as host Bullitt Central slipped past Fairdale 61-59 in the first round of the Sixth Region boys’ basketball tournament on Wednesday night.
Zach Humphrey connected on five 3-pointers for 15 points and Jacob Wampler made 10 of 10 free throws — with eight of those coming late in the fourth quarter — to put the Cougars (19-9) in the driver’s seat against the Bulldogs (13-18).
The Cougars advance to play Bullitt East on Friday at Valley High School.
Caleb Longacre scored a game-high 22 points and Cory Thomas added 17 for Fairdale.
: Tyler Jefferson had a double-double, getting 16 points and 11 rebounds along with five block for the winners. Terrell Gray added 12 points as the host Dragons (22-7) eliminated the Eagles (22-9).* Doss 54, North Bullitt 35
Ricky Dunnavan scored nine points to lead North Bullitt.
: Will Parker led the Bulldogs (17-15) to victory over Central (9-20) in the first round of the Seventh Region at home. The 6-foot-7 inch junior finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. Steve Julian had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and PJ Scott added 16 points for Male.* Male 80, Central 71
The Furman brothers, Marshall and Devin, led Central, combining for 50 of the Yellowjackets’ 71 points.
: Trey Boyd led the Crimsons (20-10) with 19 points as they beat the visiting Eagles (20-9) in the Seventh Region. Jarrett Harness added 13 points for Manual.* Manual 62, Eastern 58
The Crimsons took the lead in the first quarter and led the rest of the way. They will play Trinity on Sunday at Valley High School.
Cameron Reed connected on four 3-pointers for 12 points for the Eagles, and Bryce Walker-Byrd, Trey Moses and Tyler Cambron added 10 each.
: Quentin Snider scored 20 points and had eight assists, and Kelan Martin contributed 19 points and six rebounds as the top-ranked Bruins (28-5) beat the Wildcats (16-10) in a Seventh Region opener at Valley. Devon Cooper led Waggener with 18 points.* Ballard 84, Waggener 61
: Senior Zach Pangallo scored 22 points and hit four 3-pointers as the fourth-ranked Thoroughbreds (29-3) routed the Crusaders (14-10) in the Ninth Region’s first round at Bank of Kentucky Center. Newport Catholic advances to face Covington Catholic on Sunday.* Newport Central Catholic 71, St. Henry 45
: Senior forward Mark Schult scored a game-high 30 points and led the eighth-ranked Colonels (27-2) to victory over the Raiders (13-12) in the Ninth. Tanner White led Ryle with 15 points.* Covington Catholic 74, Ryle 40
: Erin Boley had 24 points to lead the Panthers (18-10) to victory over the Indians (18-11) in the first round of the Fifth Region at Nelson County. Beth Owens led Adair County with seven points.* Elizabethtown 78, Adair County 30
Brianna Hagan had 21 points and Shila Calbert 17 as the host Cardinals (24-7) eliminated the Colonels (15-15) in the Fifth. Madison Faulkner had 21 points for Caverna.* Nelson County 55, Caverna 42:
: Ashley McMurtrey hit three 3-pointers and led all scorers with 18 points as the Colonels (16-9) cruised past the Wildcats (12-15) in the first round of the Eighth Region at Grant County. Kasey Wernert added 13 points for Oldham County, which will play Anderson County on Saturday at 5 p.m.* Oldham County 63, Henry County 32
Kim Barmore paced Henry County with 10 points.
: Makenzie Cann scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and Eriel McKee added 15 points as Anderson County (25-4) topped Walton Verona (17-14) in the Eighth.* Anderson County 75, Walton Verona 57
Hailey Ison scored a team-high 21 points in the loss for the Bearcats.
: In a first-round 11th Region game at the Frankfort Convention Center, ShaKeema Jackson scored 21 points and led the Bulldogs (24-7) past the Indians (15-15). Bailey O’Bryan led Madison Central with 10 points.* Paul L. Dunbar 45, Madison Central 35
: T’Laya Lyvers led the Blue Devils (17-11) over the Wolverines (16-13) in the 11th Region. Lyvers had 17 points, while Lakenzie Ritchie paced Western Hills with 20 points.* Henry Clay 52, Western Hills 49
: Savanna Nunemaker and Rachel Potter led the Panthers (20-12) to a win over the Pirates (13-17) in the 15th Region’s first round at Eastern Kentucky University. Nunemaker and Potter each had 17 points, while Paige Goff led Belfry’s scoring with nine points.* Pikeville 47, Belfry 31
: Lauryn Salyer and Lauren DeLong led the Eagles (20-11) to victory over the Ladycats (10-20) at EKU. Salyer and DeLong had 13 points each, while Emily Kidd led Betsy Lane with seven points.* Johnson Central 57, Betsy Layne 38