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High School Basketball Notes: Holmes Holds Off Madison Central, Simon Kenton Downs Scott

Holmes 74, Madison Central 71

Holmes withstood a fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Madison Central to win their eighth straight game, 74-71, at home on Friday night.

Madison Central scored 29 fourth-quarter points to make things by the end, but the Bulldogs held on thanks largely to their back court as junior guard Markel McClendon led the team with 22 points and senior guard James “Beetle” Bolden followed closely with 16. McClendon was perfect on all three of his three-pointers on the evening.

The third-ranked Bulldogs in the RCN/NKYSports.com poll made sharing the basketball difficult on Madison Central as they were only able to muster five assists on the evening.

The Bulldogs improve to 11-3 and play at Newport next Wednesday.

Simon Kenton 91, Scott 77

Simon Kenton handled Scott, 91-77, thanks mostly to the Pioneer frontcourt of Austin Fries and Matt Mullins who combined for 45 points. Mullins had a monster game with 26 points and 17 rebounds on the Eagles. Fries chipped in 19 points.

Scott sophomore scoring sensation Jake Ohmer tied the game-high of 26 points, and senior guard Blake Schneider finished with 19, but it wasn't enough for Scott as they have now lost two straight and are now 9-8 on the season. They host Boone County on Monday night.

Simon Kenton is 8-7 and go to Cooper on Tuesday.

Mason County 56, Boone County 54

Boone County nearly pulled an upset over the 14-1 Mason County Royals, but Junior Stockwell and company just fell short on Friday night. Stockwell had 18 points and eight rebounds, while Boone County teammate Brenden Stanley had 17 points and seven rebounds.

Boone County drops to 10-5 on the season, ending a four-game win streak. The Pioneers take on Beechwood on the road on Saturday.

Montgomery County 69, Campbell County 62

Fourth-ranked Campbell County has lost their second straight game after losing at home to Montgomery County, 69-62. Campbell County senior guard Blake Losey had 22 points and eight rebounds and junior center Matt Wilson contributed 16, but it was not enough as the Camels now fall to 11-4 on the season. They don't have time to sulk, however, as they travel to play Lexington Christian on Saturday night.

Dixie 55, Ryle 36

Dixie put the clamps on the Ryle Raiders, beating them 55-36 at home. The fifth-ranked Colonels were led by their go-to scorer Austin Schreck who finished with team highs 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Dixie is now 10-4 and have won seven games in row. They travel to take Holy Cross on Saturday night.