Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Another big second half propels Lady Royals to a 79-49 win over Russell

For the second straight game, the Mason County Lady Royals used a big second half to pull away for a lopsided victory.

The Lady Royals defeated Russell 79-49 tonight at the Fieldhouse after outscoring the Lady Red Devils 43-19 in the second half.

Mason County outrebounded Russell 46-31 and scored 20 points off the Lady Red Devils. 20 turnovers.

Whitney O'Mara had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Briana McNutt scored 13 points and Jordan Frodge added 12 points.

Russell junior Madison Darnell scored a game-high 29 points.

The Lady Royals play Bullitt East Saturday at 1:15 p.m. in the Raatz Fence/O'Shea's Classic at Mercy Academy in Louisville.

MC (13-3) Brooks 2, O'Mara 18, Reed 6, Littleton 4, Moran 6, McNutt 13, Butler 7, Frodge 12, Schumacher 2, Boone 9
R (11-7) Mitchell 3, Darnell 29, Maynard 3, Michael 8, Sanders 4, Hill 2

MC 16 20 20 23- 79
R     11 19 12 07- 49

Greenup County outscores Mason County 96-80

The Greenup County Musketeers outscored the Mason County Royals 33-19 in the fourth quarter for a 96-80 win at the Fieldhouse tonight.

Mason County rallied from a 10-point deficit to take a 51-50 lead with 3:50 left in the third quarter.

Greenup County, after leading 63-61 at the end of third quarter, scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter, and ended up being a 15-3 run.

Mike Hubbert scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Gage Hughes added 27 points to lead Greenup County in scoring.

Leevi Dunaway scored a game-high 33 points for Mason County.

Jaylen Lofton followed with 15 points and Jayden Steward and Ty Fox both scored 12 points.

Mason County coach Buddy Biggs was sick and missed the game. Assistant coach Brian Miller coached the team.

Mason County falls to 10-10. The Royals play at Pendleton County Friday nght.

GC (12-5) Jackson 8, Hubbert 30, Hughes 27, Keeton 13, Lanning 11, Thomas 6
Mc (10-10) Dunaway 33, Lofton 15, Boyd 3, Steward 12, Jackson 3, Mitchell 2, Fox 2

GC 22 18 23 33- 96
MC 16 19 26 19- 80

2017 Mason County Football Recruit Night

The 2017 Mason County Football Recruit Night is set for Friday, February 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mason County football complex.

The event is for any incoming freshman interested in high school football.

A meal will be served. Up to three tickets for that night's Mason County vs. Clark County boys basketball game will be given to future players and their parents.

You need to RSVP with Coach Jonathan Thomas by January 27 by calling 606-375-5741 or by emailing jonathan.thomas@mason.kyschools.us

Include the number attending including the recruit.

Big 3rd quarter propels Lady Royals to a 64-40 win over Boyd Co.

The Mason County Lady Royals outscored the Boyd County Lady Lions 22-4 in the third quarter on their way to a 64-40 victory in the Holbrook Drug MLK Classic at Rowan County Monday night.

The Lady Royals shot 71.4 percent from the field in the second half and 57.1 percent for the game.

Mason County outrebounded Boyd County 37-14.

Whitney O'Mara scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half.

Briana McNutt scored 16 points. She was 5 of 5 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line.

The Lady Royals host Russell tonight in the second game of a boys and girls doubleheader at the Fieldhouse. The Royals host Greenup County in the first game at 6:30 p.m.

MC (12-3) Littleton 3, O'Mara 19, Boone 6, McNutt 16, Frodge 4, Butler 7, Reed 2, Moran 5, Schumacher 2
BC (12-5) Reeves 6, C. Shears 5, Wheeler 23, Lunsford 2, P. Shears 4

MC 12 11 22 19- 64
BC  18 08 04 10- 40 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Lexington Catholic defeats Mason County 91-64

Peter Whitman and Blake Scott combined for 55 points to lead the Lexington Catholic Knights to a 91-64 victory over the Mason County Royals tonight at the Fieldhouse.

Mason County led 20-14 at the end of the first quarter, but Lexington Catholic took control of the game by outscoring the Royals 34-15 in the second quarter.

Whitman, a 6-foot-7, 235 pound senior center, scored 31 points on 13 of 15 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. He had 13 rebounds and five blocks.

Scott, a 6-foot-3 guard, scored 24 points by making 6 of 9 three-point shots. He hit six three-pointers in the second quarter.

Leevi Dunaway had a double-double for Mason County with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He also had six assists.

Braden Jackson added 10 points.

Jaylen Lofton grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with his six points.

Mason County hosts Greenup County Tuesday at 6:30 pm, in the first game of a boys and girls doubleheader. The Mason County Lady Royals play Russell in the second.

LC (13-6) Price 3, Scott 24, Whitman 31, Johnson 4, Payne 12, Hardin 4, Sparkman 2, Poulton 2, Geoghgan 3, Ginnan 2, Neuer 2, Vaughn 2
MC (10-9) Dunaway 17, Lofton 6, Boyd 9, Steward 7, Jackson 10, Frey 2, Fox 8, Chambers 2, Devine 3

Mason County's 1967 state champion golf team recognized

Mason County's 1967 state champion golf team was recognized at halftime of the Mason County vs. Lexington Catholic basketball game tonight.

In the photo from left to right are Charlie Calvert, Fred Hester, Coach Steve Barnett, Steve Poynter and Sparky McDowell.

Two other members of the team- Joe Traxel and Bob Cochran- were unable to attend.

Mason County High School principal Chris O'Hearn presented medals to the team members and Coach Barnett.