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Saturday's Metro high school basketball roundup: Balanced attack lifts Ballard

January 8, 2012
Louisville Male High School

Four Ballard players reached double figures as the host Bruins fended off Jeffersonville (Ind.) 80-71 Saturday night in boys’ high school basketball.

Lavone Holland led Ballard (11-5) with 19 points, and University of Louisville recruit Quentin Snider added 18.

The Bruins are third in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings.

“We didn’t hit our free throws in the first half,” said Ballard assistant Dave Seale, whose team led 41-33 at halftime despite shooting just 8 of 18 from the charity stripe. “We fixed that in the second half and held on for the win.”

Ballard, which shot an improved 15 of 19 from the free-throw line in the second frame, also got 15 points from Kelan Martin and 14 from Aaron Murray.

Bryce Roland and Trice Whaley scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, for the Red Devils (6-2), which had won six straight games.

“The great thing about Jeffersonville is they bring a tremendous crowd,” Seale said. “It was a great environment for high school basketball in Louisville.”

Male 46, Western 37: LaMarcus Taylor scored 16 points to lead the host Bulldogs (9-9) past the Warriors (7-7). Armond Langford led Western with eight points.

Bullitt Central 61, Fairdale 55: Ryan Schnellenberger hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points to lead the host Cougars (11-4) past the Bulldogs (7-6). Teammate Caleb Craddock added 18 points for Bullitt Central. Corey Thomas led Fairdale with 15 points.

North Oldham 64, Ryle 54: David Levitch knocked down five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 28 points to lead the host Mustangs (11-6) past the Raiders (3-6). Teammate Kameron Shams added 16 points for North Oldham. Tate Mullins and David Mays led Ryle with 18 points each.

Whitefield Academy 48, Bourbon County 47: Ryan Ramey hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2.1 seconds left to lift the visiting Wildcats (8-7) over the Colonels (6-10). Bourbon County missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Kentucky Country Day 80, Brown 47: Blake Scinta mustered a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds as the Bearcats (6-8) rolled past the Bears (1-5) in the Tom Creamer Classic in Shelby County.

Ricky Brown and Henry Crockett each added 14 for KCD.

Matthew Hoagland finished with 12 and Joey Leavell 11 for Brown.

Portland Christian 65, Heritage Academy 58: Juniors James Baker and Will Adams tossed in 17 points apiece and Portland Christian (4-10) soared above visiting Heritage Christian (2-9). Jeff Reno paced Heritage with 16 points.

Burgin 68, St. Francis 34: The visiting Wyverns (1-8) lost their eighth straight. Len Adams led St. Francis with 16 points. Austin Shewmaker led the Bulldogs (9-3) with 22 points.


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