Ashland girls top Campbell, 82-66
SUMMIT, Ky. - At times on Saturday, it seemed Ashland's sophomore duo of Alexis Robinson and Haley Sue Fouch weren't playing against Campbell County.
Instead, they were engaging in a friendly competition with each other.
That particular contest ended in a draw, but the overall outcome was an Ashland win as both finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the Kittens' 82-66 win over Campbell County in a girls basketball game of the Boyd County Roundball Classic at Boyd County Middle School.
Robinson and Fouch took turns sharing the scoring load for the Kittens, who used a pressure defense to force 24 turnovers.
Fouch played an extremely efficient game, finishing 9-of-12 from the floor while also having five of her nine rebounds come on the offensive end.
"Haley's shooting in the first half was what got us going," Ashland coach Bill Bradley said. "Once that happened, A-Rob (Robinson) got going a bit and everyone started to get on track."
Robinson overcame a slow start to get into rhythm and showed an array of moves that have her regarded as one of the country's top prospects for the Class of 2015.
On one possession in the third quarter, she crossed over her defender and pulled up for an 18-foot jumper, which she nailed while being fouled.
"A couple of times a game, she can take it over and the girls can sense that," Bradley said. "They are really content getting her the ball and letting her do her thing and rebounding for her because they know they'll get points out of it."
Ashland trailed by 11 early on as Campbell County forced the tempo and got transition baskets off its pressure defense.
The Kittens settled back in during the second quarter as Robinson started to assert herself on the offensive end. She had seven straight points and Ashland scored three baskets off of consecutive turnovers in the final minute of the half to take a 41-39 lead to the locker room.
"We got caught a little on our heels and we were told beforehand what they would do," Bradley said. "They got that lead, but once we adjusted, they were alright."
Campbell County was led by Kaytlin Siegmundt's 15 points. Taylor Robinson added 14 points and seven rebounds while Allison Franzen also had 10 points.
Ashland's Allie Slone added 12 points, six rebounds and six assists while Sydney Cullop had 12 points, six assists and five steals.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 28 11 13 14 -- 66: Kramer 2, Gray 8, Robinson 14, Franzen 10, Kitchen 9, Siegmundt 15, Bishop 8.
ASHLAND 21 20 24 17 -- 82: Fouch 25, Slone 12, Jones 5, Gunter 1, Cullop 12, Layne 2, Robinson 25.
BOYD COUNTY 62, WHEELERSBURG 41: Boyd County's girls allowed just one field goal in the first quarter and never looked back in an easy win.
Taylor Wheeler finished with 22 points and Logan Fraley added 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Lions.
The Lions jumped to a 17-3 lead after one quarter thanks to nine Wheelersburg turnovers. The Pirates finished with 18.
Fay Proehl finished with 14 points for Wheelersburg while Brooklyn Adams ended with 13.
WHEELERSBURG 3 19 10 9 -- 41: White 2, Proehl 14, Holden 4, Salyers 6, Adams 13, Jarvis 2.
BOYD COUNTY 17 19 8 18 -- 62: Stewart 8, Ho. Reeves 3, Wheeler 22, Fraley 17, Hu. Reeves 2, Coburn 2, Goins 2, Kenser 6.
EAST CARTER 69, SHELBY VALLEY 64: East Carter's boys hit five 3-pointers during a three-minute stretch of the fourth quarter to turn a third-quarter deficit into a win in the first game of day two at the Boyd County Roundball Classic.
Jordan Burchett finished with 29 points, including four 3-pointers, to spark East Carter.
Shelby Valley had taken a 46-42 lead into the fourth after their own 3-point barrage, led by Cory Hamilton, who had 25 points.
Dalton Richardson added 14 and Andrew Newsome had 10 for Shelby Valley.
Quinn Huddle and Connor Greene each had 10 for East Carter.
SHELBY VALLEY 16 9 21 18 -- 64: Hamilton 25, Lucas 2, Swindall 2, Rowe 3, Richardson 14, Newsome 10, Huffman 8.
EAST CARTER 19 13 10 27 -- 69: Burchett 29, Brammer 6, Huddle 10, Welsh 4, Greene 10, Marsh 2, Stewart 8.