2/8 BBK: Hatton regional scoring champ

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By Dave Malaska

Senior Brandon Hatton scored his 25th point of the game on a free throw with 1:30 left in play, making the longtime standout the Region 9 all-time leading scorer in Dixie Heights’ 80-67 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.

To mark the occasion, play was stopped for a short ceremony and the guard was presented with the game ball.

The Colonels’ Adam Daria went for a career-high 27 points, but the spotlight was clearly elsewhere on a night when the region got a new scoring champion.

Hatton, who began playing with the varsity squad while still a middle-schooler, now stands atop the region scoring roster with 2,866 points and a chance to top the 3,000-mark by season's end.

The Indians tried their best to ruin the party, though, with four players scoring in double figures. Sophomore Leighton Schrand led the way with 24 points, while classmate Tyler Bezold added 14 and Jared Seibert and Hamilton Scott added 11 apiece for the Indians.

HOLY CROSS 14-20-10-23—67
at D. HEIGHTS 17-24-16-23—80

HOLY CROSS (5-16): Wehrman 3 1 7, Scott 4 2 11, Seibert 5 0 11, Schrand 9 0 24, Bezold 4 5 14. Totals 25 8 67.

DIXIE HEIGHTS (17-5): Rabe 3 2 10, Daria 10 2 27, Bolin 1 0 2, Moore 3 0 6, Hatton 9  2 25, Niehaus 5 0 10, Totals 31 6 80.

3-pointers: H—Scott, Seibert, Schrand 6, Bezold. D—Rabe 2, Daria 5, Hatton 5.

MADISON CENTRAL 81, HOLMES 80 — The Bulldogs trailed nearly the whole game, but saw a late lead disappear with Madison junior Kirkland Humphrey's desperation 35-foot shot that fell in as time expired. 

James Bolden scored a game-high 36 points to lead Holmes, who finally took a 76-74 lead in the final minutes. After the Bulldogs missed a pair of free throws in the final seconds, Humphrey launched the game winner as the clock hit 0:00.

Markel McClendon added 14 points and Marcus Hill 12 to the Holmes effort. Madison was led by Humphrey's 21 points. The Indians, who eliminated Holmes from the tournament last season, also got 17 points from Isaiah Johnson and 15 from Cameron Thomas.

HOLMES 11-18-21-30—80
at MAD. C. 21-15-18-27—81

HOLMES (19-4): Bolden 13 8 36, McClendon 5 1 14, Hill  6 0 12, Chames 2 3 7, Housley 2 2 6, Arnold 2 0 4, Glover 0 1 1. Totals 30 15 80.

MADISON (17-7): Humphrey 8 2 21, Johnson 4 8 17, Jones 5 5 15, Thomas 6 2 14, Alexander 2 4 8, George 2 2 6. Totals 27 24 81.

3-pointers: H—McClendon 3, Bolden 2. M—Humphrey 2, Johnson.

COOPER 47, BOONE COUNTY 40 — The Jaguars frittered a lead midway through the fourth quarter, but rallied to outscore the Rebels 10-3 down the stretch to get the win.

Led by senior guard Zachary McNeil's 22 points — 17 in the first half — Cooper led by as much as 16 until Boone chipped away and tied the game at 37 with 4:30 remaining.

Junior Brenden Stanley scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Boone.

COOPER 17-17-3-10—47
at BOONE 6-15-15-4—40

COOPER (12-8): S. McNeil 2 4 9, Holland 3 2 9, Liechty 1 0 3, Z. McNeil 7 3 22, Hathorn 0 1 1, Hawkins 0 3 3. Totals 13 13 47.

BOONE CO. (14-8): Stanley 5 8 20, Mayberry 4 0 8, Ordu 1 0 2, Stockwell 3 2 8, McDowell 1 0 2. Totals 14 10 40.

3-pointers: C—S. McNeil, Holland, Liechty, Z. McNeil 5. B—Stanley 2.

WALTON-VERONA 48, LLOYD 43 — The Bearcats, behind 3-pointers by Chance Sullivan and Shea Evans, pulled away late for the win. Sullivan, a sophomore, hit four treys in the game and finished with 14 points. Senior guard Daniel Thompson led the Bearcats with 15 points.

Lloyd was led by freshman guard Lashunn Townsend's 15 points.

WALTON 6-15-16-11—48
at LLOYD 12-11-12-8—43

WALTON-VERONA (3-17): Taulbee 1 0 2, Sullivan 5 0 14, Evans 2 1 6, Kinmon 4 2 11, Thompson 4 6 15. Totals 16 9 48.

LLOYD (5-17): Townsend 4 6 15, Molitor 0 2 2, Scott 1 0 2, Riddle 2 4 8, Kemen 2 0  6, Willett 4 1 9, Christiansen 0 1 1. Totals 13 14 43.

3-pointers: W—Sullivan 4, Evans, Kinmon, Thompson. L—Kemen 2, Townsend.

SILVER GROVE 91, WILLIAMSTOWN 81 — The Big Trains had four players with more than 14 points, including Anthony Turcios' 24, to stave off Williamstown in a high-scoring affair.

Christian Pollitt chipped in 17 points, Billy Miller 16 and Chris Lambert 14, as Silver Grove built an early lead and slowly built on it throughout the game. Miller also finished with 10 rebounds and seven blocks for the Trains.

The home team needed all the scoring it could muster to counter Williamstown's senior guard, David Jump, who hit five 3-pointers en route to a 37-point night.

WILLIAMSTOWN 16-20-22-23—81
at SILVER GROVE 22-21-23-25—91

WILLIAMSTOWN (9-15): Stanley 5 0 12, D. Jump 12 8 37, Angell 1 0 2, J. Jump  4 2 11, Sarcione 3 1 7, Jordan 1 2 4, Smith 4 0 8. Totals 30 13 81.

SILVER GROVE (12-9): Feiler 4 0 8, Lambert 5 4 14, Turcious 11 4 24, B. Miller 6 4 16, Pollitt 6 2 17, Kuntx 2 3 8, Turner 1 1 4. Totals 32 16 91.

3-pointers: W—Stanley 2, D. Jump 5, J. Jump, Smith. S—Turcious, Pollitt 3, Kuntz, Turner.

CAMPBELL COUNTY 63, HARRISON COUNTY 61 — Matt Wilson tipped in a Corey Holbrook miss with one second remaining in play to cap the Camels' comeback.

Trailing for most of the game, Campbell tied the game with three minutes left in the game, setting the stage for Wilson's game-winner.

CAMPBELL 11-11-29-12—63
HARRISON 26-14-12-9—61

CAMPBELL COUNTY (17-5): Losey 3 0 6, Geiman 0 2 2, Wilson 3 6 12, Jackson 9 4 24, L. Franzen 3 0 7, Holbrook 4 0 10, J. Franzen 1 0 2. Totals 23 12 63.

HARRISON COUNTY (11-13): Jenkins 4 2 11, Carr 7 0 15, Z. Pulliam 1 0 3, Case 1 0 2, Ritchie 2 0 4, D. Pulliam 5 2 13, Thompson 5 0 13. Totals 25 4 61.

3-pointers: C—Jackson 2, Holbrook 2, L. Franzen. H—Jenkins, Carr, D. Pulliam, Thompson 3.

DAYTON (Ohio) PONITZ 84, NEWPORT 72 — Sophomore Ethan Snapp scored 28, while teammates Paul Price (15 points) and Michael Turner (13) added offensive punch, but the Wildcats were downed by the deep Dayton squad.

NEWPORT 13-20-18-21—72
at PONITZ 17-22-18-27—84

NEWPORT (13-9): Price 5 5 15, Turner 5 1 13, Covington 2 1 5, Snapp 8 9 28, Joseph 4 2 11. Totals 24 18 72.

PONITZ (13-3): Harris 4 8 16, Smith 1 1 3, Parker 2 7 11, Cantrell 5 0 10, Bumpus 1 0 2, Burns 9 4 22, Henry 4 2 12, Gaddis 2 1 6, McCoy 1 0 2. Totals 29 23 84.

3-pointers: N—Snapp 3, Turner 2, Joseph. P—Henry 2, Gaddis.

OWEN COUNTY 63, GRANT COUNTY 59 — Sophomore forward Carson Williams had a huge night, tallying 30 points and 24 rebounds, to pace the Rebels past Grant County.

Williams also logged three assists and two steals, picking up two quick fouls in the first quarter but never leaving the game. Teammate Jarrod Ball added 11 points to the winning effort.

Ball hit two free throws as time waned in the nip-tuck affair, then the Braves turned it over, allowing Owen to kill the clock for the win.

Senior Aaron Hicks led the Braves with 18 points.

GRANT CO. 13-14-9-23—59
OWEN CO. 17-9-18-19—63

GRANT COUNTY (9-12): Hicks 6 4 18, Rose 2 2 7, Johnson 4 2 10, Atkins 3 1 7, Kellam 1 0 3, Cummins 3 1 7, Saylor 2 0 5, Schneider 1 0 2. Totals 22 10 59.

OWEN COUNTY (13-6): T. Trenary 0 3 3, Ball 3 4 11, Toftness 1 0 3, H. Trenary 3 3 9, Williams 13 4 30, Tackett 2 2 7. Totals 24 16 63.

3-pointers: G—Hicks 2, Rose, Kellam, Saylor. O—Ball, Toftness, Tackett.

WYOMING (Ohio) 57, BEECHWOOD 21 — The Tigers, without the services of junior Jacob Huff (ill), Nick Colosimo (injury) and Conner Brock (blister), traveled north and took a drubbing from Wyoming.

The Cowboys got a 25-point night from senior guard Ahmad Frost to run away from the depleted Tigers. Beechwood was led by Ryan Bankemper's eight points.

BEECHWOOD 4-4-5-8—21
at WYOMING 6-14-19-18—57

BEECHWOOD (9-13): Stokes 0 1 1, Shover 1 2 4, Toebbe 2 0 4, Bankemper 3 2 8, Fieger 2 0 4. Totals 8 5 21.

WYOMING (18-2): Frost 11 3 25, Lewis 4 2 10, H. Rogers 1 0 2, M. Rogers 1 0 2, Prevish 1 2 4, Akinbi 1 0 2, Grayson 3 4 10, O'Gara 1 0 2.  Totals 23 11 57.

3-pointers: None.
 

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