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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Dec. 22, 2013

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Friday’s games

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Cards into title game

Nelson County picked up a 59-36 win over Western Hills in Friday’s semifinals of the Lady Redhawk Classic at Seneca, improving to 6-1 on the season in the process.

The Cardinals took on Western after press time in Saturday’s championship. The Warriors got to the finals by way of a 41-36 win over McCreary Central in the other semifinal.

In other action in the Seneca tournament, Bardstown bounced back from a first-round loss to thrash the host Redhawks, 45-17, and earn a place in Saturday’s fifth-place game against Jeffersontown, which occurred after press time.

Against Seneca, Bardstown fell behind 6-5 after the first quarter. The second frame is where the Tigers’ fortunes changed, however, as they outscored the Redhawks 13-0 during that period and ran away with it from there.

Kasia Stone’s 18 points led the way for the Tigers, as the senior outscored Seneca on her own.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Generals blast C’ville

Thomas Nelson bounced back from Wednesday’s loss with a bang, routing host Campbellsville 61-35 in the Food Pantry Holiday Classic.

Ashley Ritchie dropped in 12 points and Evelyn Tichenor added 11 for the Generals, who improved to 5-4 on the season. Thomas Nelson also got it done on the glass, as Ritchie and Tichenor each grabbed double-digit boards, while Madison Fritz added nine rebounds to go with her seven points.

The Generals were in action Saturday after press time against John Hardin in the tournament’s fifth-place game.

Thursday’s games

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Cards win, Tigers fall in 1st round

Nelson County picked up a win over Atherton in opening-round play Thursday in the Seneca Lady Redhawk Classic, 57-21, improving to 5-1 on the season with the win.

Bardstown suffered a 51-40 defeat to McCreary Central in the other first-round matchup featuring local teams, halting a three-game win streak.

Against Atherton, Nelson County raced out to a 16-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Caitlin Hagan’s 10 points led the Cardinals.

Scoring details for Bardstown were unavailable as of press time.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Cards fall at Trimble

Nelson County fell to 3-2 after a 71-53 road loss at Trimble County Thursday. The Cardinals had won three straight up to that point.

Nelson County is next in action Thursday against Leslie County in the Nelson County Classic, which also features Whitefield Academy and Bullitt Central.