Monroe Basketball

Monroe County's Grayson Rich (12) attempts to dribble around a Glasgow defender during Monday night's matchup against the Scotties. Through two games, Rich leads the Falcons in scoring at 17 points per game. KYLE JONES / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY TIMES

The Falcons got their first win of the season on Tuesday night against the Franklin Simpson Wildcats at home by a score of 67-59.

Not only does the victory make Monroe County 1-1 on the season and in the region, but it’s the first win for Coach Ashley Geralds at the helm of the Falcons.

Through two games thus far, the Falcons have been powered by a very stingy and well-coached defense. Neither Glasgow or Franklin Simpson reached 60 points on offense in either game against Monroe County.

Grayson Rich has led the Falcons in scoring thus far at 17 points per game. He notched 15 points against Glasgow, and managed to hit four of six three-pointers against the Wildcats on Tuesday on his way to 19 points.

Senior forward Kale Hagan earned a double-double against Franklin Simpson as he recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hagan has been an immovable object thus far for Monroe County in the paint.

Wade Thompson and Curtis Petett both almost got double-doubles as well in the contest. Thompson scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Petett notched 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Falcons will be back in action on Friday night when they travel to Edmonton to take on 1-0 Metcalfe County right after the girls’ game wraps up.

Speaking of the Lady Falcons, they were not as fortunate on Tuesday night against Franklin Simpson as they narrowly lost 65-60 despite an impressive game from Paisley Ford who finished with 23 points. Ramsey Bartley also added 15 in the narrow defeat.

Through two losses, Ford leads the way for Monroe County averaging 15.5 points per game.

Bartley is second on the team in scoring with 10 points per game while Gracie Veach is third with nine per game. Veach also leads the Lady Falcons in rebounding with 5.5 boards per contest.

Coach Clifton Hamilton’s team will be back in action Friday night against Metcalfe County at 6 p.m. in Edmonton.

South Warren blows out ACS

Allen County-Scottsville’s season got off to a rough start Tuesday night as South Warren dominated the Patriots 87-68 in Bowling Green.

Despite having four players in double figures in scoring, the defense of ACS had a very rough night as the Spartans also had four players in double figures, and three of those players scored at least 18 points.

On the Patriots’ side, Michael Smith led the way with 17 points while Mason Shirley added 16. Owen Stamper and Jax Cooper rounded out the four, however, ACS didn’t get a major contribution for any other player.

The Patriots will play next on Saturday at LaRue County at 7 p.m.

For the Lady Patriots, they did not fare much better on Tuesday night. The Lady Spartans also dominated ACS in the first game by a score of 62-43.

They will take the court next against Greenwood at Bowling Green High School on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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