Casey County held Pulaski County to a single point in the second quarter Thursday to build a 12-point halftime lead and the Rebels rolled to a 52-27 win in the 47th District semifinals at Somerset.
Casey (12-15) advances to Saturday night’s championship game to face Somerset. The Briar Jumpers (13-16) beat Rockcastle County 56-52 in Thursday’s other semifinal.
Warren, who was averaging 22.5 points per game, was held to just eight points Thursday and no Pulaski player reached double figures.
Danville Christian Academy 62, Belmont Christian 33 — At Lexington, Landon Sears went 8-for-12 from the field and scored 17 points to lead the Warriors past Belmont in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association state tournament at the Kentucky Basketball Academy.
DCA played Bluegrass United Homeschool in today’s quarterfinal. A win would put the Warriors in tonight’s 8:30 p.m. semifinal. If the Warriors lost, they would play at 4:30 in the consolation bracket.
“Our strong defensive effort set the tone from the start and carried us in this opening round game,” coach Jeremy Tarter said. “The road will only get tougher. Our plan is to simply bring our best every time out and see where it takes us.”
Josh Asmus had 10 points and five steals and Zach Tarter had 10 points and six boards for the Warriors. Daniel Crall had nine points and four of DCA’s 11 assists, and Caleb Tarter grabbed eight boards.
DCA led 29-9 at the half and 47-25 after three quarters. The Warriors shot 53 percent from the field (26 of 49) and made 10 of 19 free throws.
LIGHT 85, Christian Education Consortium 82 — At Lexington, Macklin Hamilton scored 42 points and Cameron Owens added 35 as LIGHT held off Christian Education Consortium in the first round of the KCSAA state tournament.
LIGHT¿(20-12) played Northside Christian this morning in the quarterfinals. LIGHT¿trailed 26-25 after a quarter, but took a 48-45 lead into halftime and a 66-63 lead into the fourth quarter.
“We played better defense and rebounded in second half,” coach Kevin Hamilton said. “It was amazing to see our guards carrying our team all the way.”
LIGHT¿finished 30 of 61 from the floor, including an 11 of 18 mark from 3-point range, and made 14 of 22 free throws. Dylan Felix grabbed seven rebounds as LIGHT was outrebounded 19-18.
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47th District Tournament