Monday, January 22, 2018

Lady Royals lose at Russell

The Mason County Lady Royals made just three of 15 shots (20 percent) in the second half and lost to the Russell Lady Red Devils 41-36 tonight in Flatwoods.

The game was tied 22-22 at the half. Russell outscored Mason County 10-5 in the third quarter. Both teams scored nine points in the fourth quarter.

Russell only had nine field goal attempts in the second half and made four. The Lady Red Devils were nine of 16 from the free throw line in the second half.

Russell made more free throws (14) than field goals (11) in the game.

Kara Moran led Mason County in scoring with 11 points.

The Lady Royals host the Scott Lady Eagles Wednesday night at The Fieldhouse.

R (11-6) Mitchell 6, Darnell 12, Ross 3, Michael 14, Hill 2, Sanders 4

MC (10-7) Brooks 1, Reed 9, Taylor 6, Moran 11, Payne 3, White 2, Schumacher 4

R     14 08 10 09- 41
MC 09 13 05 09- 36

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Lewis County beats Mason County for first time since 1996

The Lewis County Lions beat the Mason County Royals for the first time since 1996.

Tay Offut scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and the Lions used to an 18-0 run to beat the Royals 74-58 Saturday afternoon at Lewis County.

There were five lead changes and one tie in the first quarter, but Lewis County scored the final 11 points of the second quarter and the first seven points of the third quarter to build a 21-point lead.

Mason County closed to with seven points with just over three and a half minutes remaining in the game, but Lewis County answered with an 8-0 run.

It's just the Lions' fourth win over the Royals in 39 meetings.

Mason County senior Malkolm Devine made five three-pointers and scored a career-high 21 points.

Caleb Boyd followed with 15 points and Leevi Dunaway added 10 points before fouling out with 5:30 left in the game.

The Royals play at Paris Tuesday night.

LC (10-9) Willis 10, Wright 10, Ruckel 3, Offut 23, O'Keefe 20, Robersion 6, Wallingford 2

MC (11-7) Dunaway 10, Perkins 2, Boyd 15, Steward 7, Jones 3, Devine 21

LC  18 17 18 21- 74
MC 11 10 17 20- 58

Mason County freshman win district championship

The Mason County Royals defeated the Bracken County Polar Bears 48-39 in the championship game of the 39th District freshman basketball tournament Saturday morning at Bracken County.

The 10th Region freshman basketball tournament will be played  February 3 at The Fieldhouse.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jones scores 21 points to lead Saints past Fleming County

Brevin Jones hit four three-pointers and scored 21 points to lead the St. Patrick Saints to a 69-56 victory over the Fleming County Panthers Friday night at The Shamrock. 

St. Patrick outscored Fleming County 37-24 in the second half.

Two other Saints joined Jones in double figure scoring- Isaiah Garrison with 13 points and Ben Swolsky with 12 points.

Josh Crump poured in 30 points for the Panthers including 24 in the first half.

St. Patrick is back in action Tuesday night against the Augusta Panthers in Augusta.

SP (7-12) Garrison 13, Bauer 4, McKay 3, Black 7, B. Swolsky 12, J. Swolsky 9, Jones 21

FC (3-14) Flannery 5, Campbell 5, Crump 30, McKibben 1, Christensen 5, McKee 4, Johnson 3, Hughes 1, Taylor 2

SP 17 15 16 21- 69
FC 12 20 08 16- 56

Friday, January 19, 2018

Royals hang on for three-point win over Ripley

The Mason County Royals blew two double digits, but rallied from a six-point deficit and survived a three-point barrage by Ripley for a 70-67 victory over the Blue Jays tonight at The Fieldhouse.

Mason County outscored Ripley 18-2 in the second quarter for a 31-17 halftime lead.

The Blue Jays rallied to within five points before the Royals pushed the lead back out to 13 points with an eight-point possession thanks to old fashion three-point play, two technical free throws and a three-pointer.

Ripley answered with a 20-1 run to lead 52-46 with 5:52 left in the game.

After the Blue Jays led 54-48 with just under five minutes to play, the Royals went on a 17-4 run (including an 11-0 spurt) to lead 65-58 with 1:08 remaining.

Ripley hit three-three pointers in a 30-second span to draw to within 68-67 with 17 seconds to go.

Mason County senior Malkolm Devine hit two free throws with 10 seconds left and Ripley missed a three-point shot just before the buzzer.

Ripley did not make a field goal in the second quarter and was 1 for 14 on three-pointers in the first half. The Blue Jays were 8 of 14 beyond the arc in the second half.

Mason County shot 60 percent from the field in the first half and 50 percent for the game.

With junior point guard Jaylen Lofton out, Leevi Dunaway moved to the point and scored a game-high 26 points.

Jeremiah Jones followed with 14 points including 10 in the fourth quarter. He hit back-to-back corner threes to tie the game and give the Royals the lead for good.

Devine tossed in 10 points.

Ripley was led in scoring by Landon Rigdon with 14 points. He made four three-pointers in the 
fourth quarter.

Mason County has won three straight games and four of its last five. The Royals play at Lewis County Saturday afternoon. The junior varsity game begins at 2 p.m., the varsity at 3:30.

MC (11-6) Dunaway 26, Perkins 5, Boyd 3, Steward 7, Frey 5, Jones 14, Devine 10

R (10-3) Royal 13, Dearing 10, King 6, Harney 11, Dunn 8, Ridgon 14, Staggs 2, Fyffe 3

MC 13 18 15 24- 70
R     15 02 24 26- 67

Ripley coach Rex Woodward on SportsTalk

Ripley Blue Jays basketball coach Rex Woodward was my guest on SportsTalk this morning.

The Mason County Royals host Ripley tonight.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Saints lose to NewCath

St. Patrick hung with Newport Central Catholic for a quarter, but the Thoroughbreds outscored the Saints 30-9 in the second quarter on their way to a 93-50 victory tonight in Newport.

Isaiah Garrison, playing in his first game after transferring from Mason County, led St. Patrick in scoring with 14 points.

Ben Swolsky, who had knee surgery last summer, saw his first action after missing the Saints' first 17 games. He scored 12 points.

Jake Swolsky added 10 points.

St. Patrick was without Brevin Jones who was serving the final game of a two-game suspension for picking up two technical fouls in the Saints' loss to Augusta in the 10th Region All "A" Classic.

The Saints host the Fleming County Panthers Friday night.

NCC (9-8) Posey 7, Gearding 11, Kremer 9, Ziegler 7, Iles 9, McDaniel 17, Jefferson 6, Glaser 9, Mueller 2, Mullikin 16

SP (6-12) Garrison 14, Bauer 7, Black 2, Muehlnauer 2, B. Swolsky 12, Williams 3, J. Swolsky 10

NCC    19 30 23 21- 93
SP        16 09 21 04- 50