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Marquee matchups: Ads look for return to All-A state tourney

 

SOMERSET (8-12) AT DANVILLE (11-6)

12th Region All-A championship

Girls basketball, 6 p.m. Friday

Last five games: Somerset 4-1; Danville 5-0

Last meeting: Somerset, 67-64 (Feb. 19)

 

SOMERSET BRIAR JUMPERS

The Jumpers have won four straight games, outscoring those opponents by 24 points per game. … Makaila Wilson has put up 21.25 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in the winning streak, and Carleigh Wilson is adding 12 ppg and 7.5 rpg.

 

DANVILLE ADMIRALS

The Ads have won eight straight games. … They beat Somerset 57-45 in last year’s All-A region final, with Ivy Turner scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. … Turner is averaging 21.6 points this season, with teammate Alyvia Walker adding 16.4 ppg.

 

SOMERSET (8-11) AT DANVILLE (6-11)

12th Region All-A championship

Boys basketball, 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last five games: Somerset 4-1; Danville 2-3

Last meeting: Danville, 63-57 (Jan. 25)

 

SOMERSET BRIAR JUMPERS

The Jumpers are on a four-game winning streak, beating their opponents by 13 points during the streak. … Trae Harmon averages 12.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. … Kross Grundy leads the Jumpers with 14.9 points per game. … Kade Grundy is hitting 53.2 percent of his 3-point attempts (25-of-47).

 

DANVILLE ADMIRALS

The Ads have won two straight games, breaking a five-game losing streak. Jared Southerland and Zach Thornton have combined to score 41 points in the last two games, making 52.2 percent from the field. … Southerland’s 16.8 ppg leads the Ads this season.

 

GARRARD COUNTY (9-7, 0-3) AT BOYLE COUNTY (8-10, 1-2)

Girls basketball, 6 p.m. Friday

Last five games: Garrard County 2-3; Boyle County 2-3

Last meeting: Boyle County, 64-62 (Jan. 6)

 

GARRARD COUNTY GOLDEN LIONS

Maddy Day broke the 1,000-point barrier in Saturday’s win over Rockcastle County. … Over the last five games, Day is averaging 14 points and hitting 33 percent from 3-point range. … Sam Adams is 12-of-32 from 3-point distance in the last five games. She’s averaging 12.6 points.

 

BOYLE COUNTY REBELS

Last time out, the Rebels beat Owensboro Catholic, with Emmie Harris scoring 31 points to lead the way. The senior made 12-of-17 2-point attempts. … Harris is averaging 25.0 ppg this season. … Four players scored in double figures during this season’s first meeting, with Harris’ 15 points tops on the team.

 

GARRARD COUNTY (3-15, 0-3) AT BOYLE COUNTY (9-9, 2-1)

Boys basketball, 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last five games: Garrard County 0-5; Boyle County 3-2

Last meeting: Boyle County, 72-54 (Jan. 6)

 

GARRARD COUNTY GOLDEN LIONS

Senior Parker Dailey has three straight double-doubles, and he’s averaging 14.6 points and 9.2 rebounds over the last five games. … Dailey has made 31-of-47 field goals in the last five games. … He had nine points and seven boards in the first meeting with Boyle this year. Justin Preston had 15 points to lead the Lions.

 

BOYLE COUNTY REBELS

In their first meeting this year, the Rebels made 51.1 percent from the field, 55.6 percent from 3-point range, and they hit 21-of-27 field goals. … The trio of Bryce Slone, Jason Alexander and Reese Smith are averaging between 14.25 and 15 points each over the last four games.

 

WEST JESSAMINE (8-10) AT MERCER COUNTY (13-4)

Boys basketball, 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last five games: West Jessamine 2-3; Mercer County 5-0

Last meeting: West Jessamine, 72-70 (Dec. 16)

 

WEST JESSAMINE COLTS

Dalton Bruner led four Colts in double figures with 21 points during this season’s first meeting. … The Colts have lost three straight games. … Isian Okesson leads the Colts with 17.9 ppg. … Okesson has made 41-of-123 3-pointers for 41.5 percent.

 

MERCER COUNTY TITANS

The Titans are on a five-game winning streak. Trevon Faulkner is averaging nearly 30 ppg during that streak, with Rhyan Lanham and Garrett Dean also averaging double figure points. … Faulkner is second in the area with 23.2 ppg. … Taking a look further back, the Titans have won nine of their last 10 games.

 

Other games of note — Pulaski County at Casey County boys, Thursday; Mercer County girls in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Classic at Louisville Mercy; Boyle County at Mercer County boys, Tuesday; Casey County at Southwestern girls, Tuesday.

 

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