Register Staff Reports
The Pirates battled back from a big early deficit, but couldn’t come up with a win Friday at home against Lynn Camp.
Nolan Sweet hit four three pointers and finished with a team-best 12 points as Berea Community (0-2) suffered a 68-62 loss. Andy Allen had 11 points, while Trey Terrill and Dustin Kates had 10 points each.
The Pirates trailed by nine points in the first quarter (13-4) then rallied to take a 30-29 lead after Kates hit two free throws in the closing minutes of the second quarter.
Berea still had a one-point lead heading into the fourth (50-49), but Lynn Camp out-scored the home team 19-12 in the final period.
Deondre Tate had four points, while Allen added 11 rebounds.
The Pirates shot 34 percent from the field, including a seven-of-35 performance from three-point range.
Berea is set to return to action Tuesday at Casey County.
Model 58, Sayre 47
The Patriots turned up the defensive pressure and picked up an impressive win Friday on the road.
Model Laboratory forced 27 turnovers, which turned into 23 points, and went on to top Sayre, 58-47, in Lexington. Brendan Hill had 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting, Jon Ballard had 12 points and seven rebounds and Zack Rice-Gordon had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Model (2-0) had a 14-6 lead after the first quarter, but the Spartans got back within a point at halftime (21-20). The Patriots took control in the third quarter, out-scoring Sayre 23-10.
Model finished the period on an 11-0 run.
The Patriots stretched their lead to 17 points in the fourth quarter.
A.J. Hammons had five points, Jesse Middleton had four points and Anthony Gerald had three points.
Model is set to return to action Tuesday at Burgin.
Madison Southern 66, McCreary Central 59
The Eagles ran out to a 12-2 lead in the opening minutes Friday on the road against McCreary Central.
Still, they never could really pull away from the Raiders.
McCreary Central shot 38 free throws, but Madison Southern went on to pick up a 66-59 win in Whitley City. Tyler Abshear had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Michael Rothermel had 19 points.
“We dug deep and got some rebounds and steals late in the game,” Southern coach Shane Buttry said. “It’s a win on the road and that’s a bonus.”
Southern had four players with two fouls at halftime, but still took a 29-26 lead into halftime. Two Eagles later fouled out.
Southern (1-1) forced 26 turnovers.
Marlin Taylor had seven points, while Damien Harris, Spencer Stone and Tanner Kidwell each had four points.
The Eagles are set to return to action at 3 p.m. today against Leslie County at Jackson County High School.