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BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Weekend Results (12/07)

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By The Staff

The News-Enterprise

What an exciting way to earn your first win as a head coach.

John Hardin senior guard Gary Williams hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left to lift the homestanding Bulldogs to a 69-67 win over Bullitt East in double overtime in the Army Bulldog Classic on Saturday.

“It was pretty exciting,” first-year John Hardin coach Mark Wells said. “We gutted it out. The guys just played their hearts out.”

Williams led John Hardin (1-0) with 23 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals, while senior guard Mike Randolph chipped in with 11 points, eight assists, one rebound and one steal.

Senior forward Corey Baker added 10 points, four rebounds and two steals.

JOHN HARDIN 69, BULLITT EAST 67, 2 OT

Bullitt East 19 20 7 10 4 7—67

John Hardin 23 12 11 10 4 9—69

John Hardin (1-0)

Gary Williams 23, Mike Randolph 11, Corey Baker 10, Malcolm Foster 7, Cody Sheeran 6, Caleb Harding 4, Andre Givans 4, Christian Jernigan 4. FG: 36. FT: 1-4. 3-pointers: 8 (Williams 3, Baker 2, Randolph 1, Foster 1, Givans 1). Rebs: 29 (Sheeran 7, Baker 4). Assists: 17 (Randolph 8, Williams 4). Steals: 6 (Williams 2, Baker 2).

UP NEXT: John Hardin hosts 17th District rival Fort Knox at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

CENTRAL HARDIN 73, LOUISVILLE WESTERN 60. Four days after his team was edged in its season opener, Daniel Linder carried the Bruins to their first win of the season.

The Central Hardin senior forward racked up 26 points, eight rebounds, five steals and two assists as the Bruins cruised to victory in the Army Bulldog Classic at John Hardin.

Senior guard Tyler Thompson added 12 points, while junior forward Nolan Todd finished with 11.

The Bruins (1-1) built a 10-point halftime lead and stretched it to 17 points by the end of the end of the third quarter.

CENTRAL HARDIN 73, LOUISVILLE WESTERN 60

Lou. Western 12 14 14 20—60

Central Hardin 18 18 21 16—73

Central Hardin (1-1)

Daniel Linder 26, Tyler Thompson 12, Nolan Todd 11, Matt Nichols 8, Spencer Edwards 6, Tee McDaniel 4, J.R. Glover 3, Joseph Harmon 3. FG: 28-56. FT: 11-14. 3-pointers: 6-15 (Todd 3-6, Linder 2-5, Glover 1-2, Nichols 0-2). Rebs: 26 (Linder 8, Edwards 5). Assists: 9 (Todd 2, Thompson 2, Linder 2). Steals: 15 (Linder 5, Nichols 4).

UP NEXT: Central Hardin plays at 17th District rival Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

HENDERSON COUNTY 50, NORTH HARDIN 49. North Hardin (1-2) struggled from the foul line for the second straight game and blew a 12-point second-quarter lead in the Campbellsville Tip-Off Classic.

Junior forward James Berry hit five 3-pointers and led North Hardin with 17 points, while senior guard Greg Johnson had eight points and junior post Roosevelt Emerson had eight points and seven rebounds.

HENDERSON COUNTY 50, NORTH HARDIN 49

Henderson County 8 12 14 16—50

North Hardin 20 12 8 9—49

North Hardin (1-2)

James Berry 17, Greg Johnson 8, Roosevelt Emerson 7, Nigel Phelps 5, Billy Thompson 5, Cameron Irvin 3, Rolando Emerson 2, Chris Sterusky 2. FG: 20-44. FT: 2-13. 3-pointers: 7-17 (Berry 5-11, Thompson 1-3, Phelps 1-2, Irvin 0-1). Rebs: 33 (Ros. Emerson 8, Berry 7). Assists: 13 (Irvin 6, Ros. Emerson 2, Thompson 2). Steals: 4 (Johnson 2, Rol. Emerson 1, Ros. Emerson 1). Blocks: 4 (Johnson 2, Berry 1, Thompson 1).

UP NEXT: North Hardin plays Knott County Central on Saturday at the East Kentucky Expo Center.

LARUE COUNTY 69, HARRISON COUNTY 65. Freshman guard Kyle Sheeran scored all but two of his team-high 17 points from the 3-point line as the Hawks (1-0) rallied by the Thoroughbreds (0-2) in the Campbellsville Tip-Off Classic.

Tyler Nall scored 15 points for LaRue County, while senior guard Tyler Hornback added 14 points and six rebounds and senior post Bryan Bault had 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks.

LARUE COUNTY 69, HARRISON COUNTY 65

Harrison County 12 26 12 15—65

LaRue County 13 20 14 22—69

LaRue County (1-0)

Kyle Sheeran 17, Tyler Nall 15, Tyler Hornback 14, Bryan Bault 11, Christian Mullins 6, Christian Seymour 5, Anthony Brewer 1. FG: 25-59. FT: 9-12. 3-pointers: 10-32 (Sheeran 5-11, Seymour 1-6, Mullins 2-4, Bault 1-4, Hornback 0-3, Nall 1-2, Anthony Brewer 0-2). Rebs: 24 (Bault 6, Hornback 6, Seymour 6). Assists: 15 (Seymour 6, Sheeran 5, A. Brewer 2). Steals: 9 (A. Brewer 3, Seymour 2). Blocks: 2 (Bault 2).

UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts 5th Region rival Bardstown Bethlehem (0-1) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

cumberland county 67, fort knox 62. Despite outscoring Cumberland County, 28-24 in the fourth quarter, the homestanding Eagles (1-2) couldn’t erase a 10-point first-half deficit.

Senior guard Malcolm Reece paced Fort Knox with 12 points and two steals, while Jermel Rogers added 12 points and two blocks.

Junior guard Devin Jackson chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks and senior guard Ryan Lewis had nine points.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY 67, FORT KNOX 62

Cumberland Co. 22 13 8 24—67

Fort Knox 13 12 9 28—62

Fort Knox (1-2)

Malcolm Reece 12, Jermel Rogers 12, Devin Jackson 11, Ryan Lewis 9, Terrell Akins 7, Chris Walker 6, Tony Hrycych 2, Gadiel Mendez 2. FG: 24-56. FT: 7-19. 3-pointers: 4-10 (Reece 3-3, Lewis 1-3, Walker 0-1, Akins 0-1, Hrycych 0-1, Zach Price 0-1). Rebs: 35 (Walker 9, Jackson 7). Assists: 13 (Walker 3, Hrycych 3). Steals: 8 (Reece 2, Hrycych 2, Jackson 2).

UP NEXT: Fort Knox plays at 5th Region rival Bardstown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

MEADE COUNTY 88, DAVIESS COUNTY 85, OT. Senior guard Johnathon Ives had 21 points and four assists as the Green Wave (1-0) topped the Panthers in overtime in the 11th District Tip-Off Classic at Hancock County.

Senior forward Ethan Brangers had 20 points and six rebounds for Meade County, while senior guard Braden Pace had 15 points, six assists and three steals.

MEADE COUNTY 88, DAVIESS COUNTY 85, OT

Daviess  15 21 6 31 12—85

Meade 15 19 21 18 15—88

Meade County (1-0)

Johnathon Ives 21, Ethan Brangers 20, Braden Pace 15, Chase Garris 9, Charles Satram 9, Doug Wells 7, Jace Blehar 5, Bo Wilson 2. FG: 27-56. FT: 29-43. 3-pointers: 5-16 (Ives 3-10, Satram 2-4, Garris 0-2). Rebs: 32 (Wilson 7, Brangers 6). Assists: 17 (Pace 6, Ives 4). Steals: 10 (Pace 3). Blocks: 0.

UP NEXT: Meade County plays at 11th District rival Hancock County at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

FRIDAY’S GAME

TAYLOR COUNTY 61, ELIZABETHTOWN 57. A strong game from the Panthers’ junior frontcourt of Chris Ulis and Curtis Washington wasn’t enough to keep Elizabethtown (0-2) from losing to the Cardinals.

Washington had 18 points, five rebounds and two blocks, while Ulis had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Junior forward Jamie Haire chipped in with 10 points, five rebounds and three assists.

TAYLOR COUNTY 61, ELIZABETHTOWN 57

Taylor County 10 16 16 19—61

Elizabethtown 9 21 14 13—57

Elizabethtown (0-2)

Curtis Washington 18, Chris Ulis 16, Jamie Haire 10, Jack Goblirsch 3, Derek Pfeiffer 3, Mitchell Henry 2, Cody Lane 2, Micheal Thomas 2, Jake Goodman 1. FG: 23-44. FT: 9-18. 3-pointers: 2-10 (Haire 0-4, Pfeiffer 1-3, Goblirsch 1-1, Thomas 0-1, Ulis 0-1). Rebs: 33 (Ulis 7, Haire 5, Washington 5). Assists: 15 (Ulis 4, Goblirsch 3, Haire 3). Steals: 5.

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts Bowling Green Greenwood at 8 p.m. Tuesday.