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Ashland seeks invitational title for 14th time

Dec. 29, 2012 @ 12:21 AM

ASHLAND — Logan Salow's 18 points led Ashland past Sheldon Clark, 71-58, in a Friday boys basketball game in the 58th Ashland Invitational Tournament.

Nick Miller followed with 15 points for the Tomcats (8-2). Zach Hart and Steven Friley both scored 10 while Dikembe Dixson had nine points and eight rebounds. Sheldon Clark, which opened the season with six consecutive victories, fell to 7-2.

Sheldon Clark's leading scorers were Chase Parsley and Chase Kirk with 24 and 21 respectively.

Newport Central Catholic (9-0) defeated Boyd County (6-6), 69-62. Michael Bueter tossed in 24 points for the Newport Thoroughbreds. Austin Hunt led the Lions with 21 points and Todd Stacy netted 11.

Russell (9-3) beat West Jessamine (8-3), 57-54. Kyle Skaggs (15), Jacob Porter (13), Googie Hayes (11) and Steven Estep (10) led the Russell scoring. Rashawn Jackson scored 12 for West Jessamine.

A Thursday afternoon game between Henderson County and South Laurel was canceled because the Henderson County Colonels were delayed by snow in western Kentucky.

South Laurel (4-6) was given a bye into the semifinals against Ashland at 8:30 p.m., Friday in James A. Anderson Gymnasium. Newport Central Catholic and Russell meet in the first semifinal game at 7 p.m.

Henderson County (9-2) fell into the consolation bracket.

SHELDON CLARK 15 18 10 15 -- 58: Parsley 24, Blackburn 6, Kirk 21, Tiller 2, Rice 5.

ASHLAND 15 25 14 17 -- 71: Thompson 5, Stewart 4, Salow 18, Friley 10, Hart 10, Dixson 9, Miller 15.

NEWPORT CATHOLIC 14 13 22 20 -- 69: Pangallo 1, Bueter 29, Dupont 7, Seibert 6, Devoto 2, Haas 2, Shulte 8, McDonald 14.

BOYD COUNTY 5 8 20 29 -- 62: Hunt 21, Stacy 11, Wallace 1, Jarrell 4, Taylor 2, Griffith 8, Anderson 2, Burgess 7, Lowe 6.

RUSSELL 5 18 20 14 -- 57: Estep 10, Hayes 11, Evans 8, Porter 13, Skaggs 15.

WEST JESAMINE 19 14 14 7 -- 54: Jackson 12, Fain 6, Richards 7, Henderson 9, Adkins 3, Irgang 8, Peters 9.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

2:30 p.m., West Jessamine vs. Boyd Co.

4 p.m., Sheldon Clark vs. Henderson Co.

7 p.m., Russell vs. Newport Central Caholic

8:30 p.m., Ashland vs. South Laurel

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