Southern basketball beats Fern Creek on Diamond Bell's buzzer-beater

Southern basketball beats Fern Creek on Diamond Bell's buzzer-beater

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Southern basketball beats Fern Creek on Diamond Bell's buzzer-beater

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Sophomore Diamond Bell’s last-second layup gave Southern a 56-54 girls’ basketball victory over visiting Fern Creek on Friday night.

Senior Makaila Hilliard led the Trojans (4-9) with 26 points. Sophomore Shelbi Knauer had 20 to pace the Tigers (5-9).

Keana Richardson and Javonna Layfield posted double-doubles as the Bruins (13-1), No. 10 in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings, beat the host Wildcats (9-5) for their 11th straight victory. Richardson had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Layfield had 16 points, 13 rebounds and eight steals. * Ballard 73, Waggener 34:

Ballard’s only loss was to Woodford County on Dec. 17.

The Yellowjackets (4-5) got 19 points from Peyton Evans and 18 from Brianna Hawkins in the home victory over the Bulldogs (8-6). Male was led by I’Liyah Green with 14 points.* Central 76, Male 60:

Dinyell Calvett scored 21 points and Datoria Higgins 17 as the visiting Vikings (5-4) ran past the Warriors (2-8). Alexis Bowman scored 12 for Valley.* Western 59, Valley 46:

Narrissa Keown scored 16 points and Autumn Keown added 10, including two 3-pointers, as the visiting Bulldogs (4-4) beat the Mustangs (4-4). Cat Fiorito paced North Oldham with 17.* Fairdale 47, North Oldham 42:

Madison Raque had 14 points as the Eagles (11-2) crushed the visiting Redhawks (1-9).* Eastern 83, Seneca 14:

Led by Ashley McMurtrey’s 24 points, the visiting Colonels (4-6) defeated the rival Dragons (4-8) for the first time in five years. Emma Sedoris led South Oldham with 15.* Oldham County 53, South Oldham 47:

The Centurions (5-9) got double-doubles from Emma Bowman (17 points, 13 rebounds) and McKenzie Campbell (13 and 14) in a home victory over the Warriors (4-9), who were led by Allison Burch’s 17 points.* Christian Academy of Louisville 60, Christian Academy of Indiana 32:

Savannah Morrison tossed in 25 points and Katie Downey 20 as the Eagles (12-1 won at Bullitt Central (7-5). Belle Leonard led the Cougars with 20 points, and Stephanie Still blocked 10 shots.* North Bullitt 78, Bullitt Central 55:

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