The Monroe County Falcons remained undefeated in District 15 play Friday night when they rallied in the fourth quarter to take a 67-61 victory at Allen County-Scottsville.
“That was a big district win on the road,” said Monroe County coach Steven Kirkpatrick. “We've said all year the key is picking up a win on the road and then taking care of business at home.”
Monroe County led 17-10 after the first period, but the ACS Patriots came fighting back and outscored the Falcons 19-13 in the second quarter to pull within one at 30-29 as the two teams left the floor at halftime.
Allen County-Scottsville took the lead in the third period as ACS outscored the Falcons 21-14 to hold a 50-44 advantage heading into the final quarter.
“They went ahead in the third quarter when they dropped back into a zone and we didn't move the ball very well against them,” said Kirkpatrick. “In the first period we got the ball inside and we got away from that. In the fourth quarter, we started to get the ball inside again. Then, we would pop the ball back outside and get some good shots.”
Dillon Geralds led all scorers with 30 points. Devin Gearlds tallied 11 points and Gibril Summers had eight. Skyler Gearlds and John Austin Geralds chipped in with six points each. Garrett Crowe scored four points, while Lincoln Arnett tallied two.
Jared Walden led Allen County-Scottsville with 22 points. Dyllan Harper had 14 points, with Jake Sikes scoring 12 and Thomas Spencer getting 11.
The Falcons shot 50 percent from the field, hitting 25 of 50 shots on the night.
Faulkner leads Caverna girls
Madison Faulkner tallied 26 points Friday night to lead the Caverna High School Lady Colonels to a 68-33 victory over rival Hart County.
“Our defense was great tonight,” said Caverna coach Cornelius Faulkner. “We've focused on our defense lately and it paid off. I thought we did a good job in our full-court press, too.”
The Lady Colonels had little trouble with Hart County from the opening tip.
Caverna led 40-20 at the half and outscored the Lady Raiders 20-4 in the third quarter to pull away for the win.
Behind Faulkner's big night on the court, Ciara Waggoner and Shanda Bradley scored 12 points each.
Nicole Bradley tallied nine, while Kiara Kirk had six points and 13 rebounds. Stacia Burnett scored two and Giuliana Petrucci had one.
“This is a big confidence builder for us,” said Cornelius Faulkner. “We really needed a game like this one tonight.”
ACS girls slip by Monroe County
After a slow start, the Monroe County Lady Falcons rallied in the second half Friday night to make a game of their District 15 matchup at Allen County-Scottsville. However, the rally wasn't enough and ACS beat Monroe County, 53-50.
The teams battled back and forth in the first period and finished the first eight minutes tied at 10-10. The Lady Patriots created separation in the second quarter, outscoring Monroe County 20-6 in the period to take a 30-16 advantage into the locker room.
The Lady Falcons came back in the third period, cutting into the ACS lead. Monroe County outscored the Lady Patriots 17-8 to cut the margin to 38-33. The Lady Falcons made one last charge in the final quarter, but came up three points short.
Kayla Murray led Monroe in scoring with 17 points. Lauren Turner added 16 points and Lakota Ethridge chipped in with six. Kelliemae Polston and Payton Cloyd added four points each, while Reagan Turner scored three.
Junior standout Morgan Rich led Allen County-Scottsville with 17 points. Holly Robinson chipped in with nine for the win.
Hornets lose to Clinton County
The Metcalfe County Hornets dropped a 78-39 district contest to Clinton County Friday night.
Spencer Noe led the charge with 10 points, while Logan Bell had eight and Ty McMurtrey scored seven. Colby White scored four and Jalen Clemmons had three.
“I was scared we would come out flat,” said Metcalfe County coach David Clemmons. “But our guys came out and played well in the first half.”