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First District rules day in All A Classic regional openers

By Jon Futrell jfutrell@paducahsun.com

On the first day of the First Region All A Classic, three teams from the First District swept the opening-round games.

Fulton City's boys started the day at Paducah Tilghman's Otis Dinning Gymnasium with a 48-39 victory over Community Christian Academy. Hickman County's girls triumphed over Fulton County 49-35, and Carlisle County's boys closed the session with a 59-22 romp over Christian Fellowship.

The Bulldogs and the Warriors were close in the first half, tied at 20 late when Fulton's Areon Ferrell beat the buzzer with a 3-pointer. He would finish with nine points, all from behind the arc. It would provide a critical momentum boost for the Bulldogs.

After the squads traded baskets to open the third quarter, Fulton scored the final 12 points of the period to put it out of reach. Bryan Johnson scored five unanswered points to make it 34-22 before picking up his fourth foul. Blake Roach led the Bulldogs with 12 points.

Tanner Schroeder topped all scorers with 15 points, while CCA teammate Cole Smith had 14. As a team, the Warriors shot just 25 percent from the field, including 1 for 10 from the 3-point line. The Bulldogs advance to take on St. Mary on Monday night at 8.

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Community Christian 4 20 22 39

Fulton City 11 23 37 48

CCA - Schroeder 15, Rommelman 2, Wingfield, B. Smith, Robinson 8, C. Smith 14, Breedlove.

Field goals 12/48. 3-pointers 1/10 (Schroeder). Free throws 6/11. Record 5-10.

FULTON CITY - Ware 9, Ferrell 9, Downing, Roach 12, Fountain 4, By. Johnson 7, Thomas 7.

Field goals 19/58. 3-pointers 4/20 (Ferrell 3, By. Johnson). Free throws 6/17. Record 3-9.

Hickman County 49, Fulton County 35 - Eighth-grader Alexis Burpo had a dominant game for Hickman County, scoring 31 points to advance past First District rival Fulton County.

Mykala Waggoner also contributed mightily for the Lady Falcons with 13 points. Lucy Kimble led the Lady Pilots with 15 points and a trio of 3-pointers. Delraysha Alexander wound up with 12 points for Fulton County. Hickman County will face Murray on Monday night at 5.

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Fulton County 7 15 25 35

Hickman County 10 23 35 49

FULTON COUNTY - Alexander 12, Major, Jackson 3, Wilson, Kimble 15, Williams 2, Grissom, Weatherly 3, Dickson.

Field goals 14/60. 3-pointers 4/11 (Kimble 3, Alexander). Free throws 3/12. Record 0-10.

HICKMAN - Burpo 31, Woolard 3, Rebernak, Webb 2, Jackson, Waggoner 13, Samuel.

Field goals 17/39. 3-pointers 5/8 (Burpo 3, Waggoner 2). Free throws 10/19. Record 2-5.

Carlisle 59, CFS 22 - Carlisle County scored its first basket on a 3-pointer by Noah Norsworthy just seven seconds in. It escalated from there against Christian Fellowship.

Norsworthy and Ethan Weatherspoon were the leading scorers for the Comets with 10 points apiece. Carlisle spread the wealth among its roster, as 12 players scored. Trey Carrico, Paxton Crider and Chase French each scored six for the Comets, who led 17-2 after the first quarter and 31-5 at the half.

The Eagles hit only nine field goals, but four were from long distance. John Robert Ward sank a pair of 3-pointers as he led CFS with eight points. The free throw line was most unkind, as the Eagles missed each of their eight attempts.

Carlisle will take on Mayfield on Tuesday night at 8.

Christian Fellowship 2 5 12 22

Carlisle County 17 31 48 59

CFS - Hay, Dean 4, Draffen 3, Fleming, Choate 5, Ward 8, Taylor, Gillespie 2.

Field goals 9. 3-pointers 4 (Ward 2, Choate, Draffen). Free throws 0/8. Record 0-16.

CARLISLE - Carrico 6, Crawford, Black 2, Crider 6, Morefield 2, Norsworth 10, Weatherspoon 10, Kellett 2, Edmaiston 5, Wilson 3, Stephens 2, Richards 5, French 6.

Field goals 25. 3-pointers 4 (Norsworthy 2, Richards, Wilson). Free throws 5/10. Record 6-10.

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