Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pig Williams Scores 36 Points in Royals' 79-70 OT Win over Montgomery County

Antwavon "Pig" Williams scored a career-high 36 points to lead the Mason County Royals to a 79-70 win in overtime tonight at the Fieldhouse.

There were eight ties and eight lead changes in the game.

Mason County forward Darren Williams tied the game at 65-65 with a corner 3-pointer with 1:40 left in regulation. He gave the Royals a 67-65 lead with a shot in the lane with 4.4 seconds remaining. Montgomery County center Shelby Combs sent the game into overtime with a layup on an inbounds play just before the buzzer.

Mason County jumped out to a 73-68 lead in the extra period. After a putback by Montgomery County forward Jerryd Jones, the Royals made six-of-six free throws to seal the victory.

Pig Williams scored 20 of his 36 points in the first half including 16 in the second quarter. He scored six points in overtime. For the game he was 12-of-26 from the field including 5-of-9 on 3-point shots. He made all seven of his free throws.

Conner Sweeney scored 15 points and had nine rebounds. Darren Williams had 13 points and eight rebounds. Isaiah Garrison added 11 points.

Art Walker hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points for Montgomery County, but was scoreless after the third quarter.

Mason County had only one turnover.

Mason Co. (17-7) A. Williams 36, Garrison 11, Sweeney 15, D. Williams 13, L. Dunaway 4
Montgomery Co. (16-10) Fuller 13, Walker 25, Combs 8, Jones 12, Parsley 11, Canada 1

Mason Co.           16 22 12 17 12- 79
Montgomery Co. 19 16 17 15 03-70

(Updated to include that Pig Williams scored 16 points in the second quarter, and that Mason County had only one turnover.)

Lady Royals Cruise Past Henry Clay 56-35

The Mason County Lady Royals outscored the Henry Clay Lady Blue Devils 37-23 in the second half for 56-35 victory in Lexington Tuesday night.

Mason County scored 27 points off Henry Clay's 24 turnovers. The Lady Royals shot 48.9 percent from the field compared to 25.5 percent for Henry Clay.

Brianna McNutt scored a game-high 16 points on 7-of-10 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Kara Moran followed with 11 points on 3-of-4 from the field and 5-of-6 on free throws.

MC (21-3) O'Mara 6, Reed 7, Kumler 2, Moran 11, McNutt 16, Butler 2, Frodge 8, Boone 4
HC (16-8) Lutz 2, Price 4, Lyvers 13, Greene 4, Brancini 2, Jones 2, J. Jackson 8

MC 09 10 15 22-56
HC 06 06 10 13-35

Monday, February 08, 2016

This Week's High School Basketball Schedule

Monday, February 8
Nicholas County at St. Patrick (Boys) Canceled

Tuesday, February 9
Mason County at Henry Clay (Girls)
Manchester at Mason County (Boys) Canceled
Robertson County at St. Patrick (Boys) Canceled

Wednesday, February 10
Montgomery County at Mason County (Boys)

Thursday, February 11
Scott at Mason County (Girls)

Friday, February 12
St. Henry at St. Patrick (Girls)
Harrison County at Mason County (Boys)
St. Patrick at Augusta (Boys)

Saturday, February 13
St. Patrick at West Jessamine (Girls)
St. Patrick at Rose Hill Christian (Boys)

(Updated with cancellations)

Saints Beat Calvary Christian 58-40 on Homecoming

The St. Patrick Saints celebrated Homecoming with a 58-40 victory over the Calvary Christian Cougars Saturday night. 

After leading by one point at halftime, the Saints outscored the Cougars 32-15 in the second half. The win avenged a one-point loss on January 2.

Jakaar Frey led the Saints in scoring with 20 points including seven in the fourth quarter. Ben Swolsky scored 13 points and Chase Burton added 10.

SP (11-13) Br. Bauer 4, Burton 10, Walton 6, Frey 10, Swolsky 13, Thompson 1, McCall 1, McKay 1
CC (12-11) Riley 18, Wade 11, Smith 3, Wells 3, Thompson 1, Borden 1, lamb 3

SP  17 09 18 14- 58
CC 10 15 07 08- 40

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Royals Edge Ballard by One Point in First Meet at Mason County

The Mason County boys edged Ballard by one point to win the indoor track and field meet Saturday at Mason County.

Rockcastle County won the girls' team title. Mason County and Model tied for fourth place.

First place finishes by Mason County athletes include:
  • Brendan Garrison in the boys' 400 meter dash (57.42)
  • Devante Stewart in the boys' long jump (5-08.00)
  • Jay Stanley in the boys' shot put (48-06.75)
  • Rheagan Sizemore girls' pole vault (7-00.00)

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Lady Royals Score 33 Straight Points in 66-12 Rout of Nicholas County

The Mason County Lady Royals scored 33 straight points in a 66-12 rout of the Nicholas County Lady Jackets Friday night.

The Lady Royals led 20-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Jackets did not score in the second quarter.

Mason County scored 42 points off Nicholas County's 27 turnovers. The Lady Royals had 16 steals.

Maddie Boone scored 17 points and Jordan Frodge added 13.

MC (20-3) Highfield 2, O'Mara 7, Reed 7, Moran 4, McNutt 7, Butler 7, Frodge 13, White 2, Boone 17
NC (12-11) Sowell 5, Jolly 2, Myers 2, Stafford 3

MC 20 17 18 11- 66
NC 03 00 05 04- 12

Friday, February 05, 2016

Sweeney Scores 32 Points, Royals Rally for a 68-62 over Clark County

Conner Sweeney scored a career-high 32 points and the Mason County Royals rallied from a nine-point second quarter deficit to beat the Clark County Cardinals 68-62 tonight in Winchester.

Sweeney scored 28 points in the second half including 16 in the third quarter. After Clark County hit a 3-pointer to cut Mason County's lead to two points with 42 seconds left, Sweeney sealed the win by making four-of-four free throws.

There were five lead changes and 10 ties in the game. Antwavon "Pig" Williams scored 15 points for the Royals who ran their winning streak to four games.

MC (16-7) A. Williams 15, Garrison 3, Lofton 5, Sweeney 32, D. Williams 9, Dunaway 2, Henry 2
CC (13-10) Anderson 14, Menchen 6, Cornelius 19, Jenkins 4, Cooper 13, Philpot 4, Graham 2

MC 13 11 20 24-68
CC  11 19 15 17-62