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Tornado bring down Bombers at foul line

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Paducah Tilghman's Austin Mayes was fouled trying to score off an offensive rebound as the final horn sounded and the Tornado trailing Ballard Memorial 55-54 Friday night. Mayes sank both free throws and Tilghman escaped the upset-minded Bombers with a 56-55 victory at Otis Dinning Gymnasium.

The Tornado trailed early, 4-3, but dominated the rest of the first half to take a 31-21 lead into intermission.

Ballard Memorial chipped into the lead and managed to tie the game at 50, then took its first lead of the second half at 55-54 late in the game on Dre Bledsoe's 3-point shot.

Mayes led a balanced Tilghman scoring attack with 10 points; Devon Hart, Andre Strayhorn and Sayveon McEwen each scored nine.

Clay Newton and Bledsoe led the Bombers with 15 apiece.

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Ballard Memorial 13 21 37 55

Paducah Tilghman 17 31 42 56

Ballard Memorial - Co. Newton 7, Cooper 6, Bledsoe 15, Cl. Newton 15, Chandler 5, Terrell 5, Parsons 2, McGowan, McAfee.

Field goals 20. 3-pointers 2 (Bledsoe, Terrell). Free throws 9/15. Rebounds 28. Fouls 15. Record 4-16.

Paducah Tilghman - McEwen 9, Dunigan 7, Mayes 10, Hart 9, Strayhorn 9, Warfield 3, Belt 1, Davis 8, Hawkins.

Field goals 14/31. 3-pointers 5/17 (Stayhorn 2, Dunigan, McEwen, Warfield). Free throws 13/22. Rebounds 28. Fouls 13. Record 15-12.

Graves County 75, Central Hardin 67- At Cecilia, Graves County mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to beat Central Hardin.

Jake Williams led Graves County with 34 points and Peyton Puckett added 15.

The duo combined to scored 16 points in the fourth to help the Eagles overcome a 13-point deficit. Williams scored 20 points in the fourth himself.

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Graves County 15 34 55 75

Central Hardin 20 40 56 67

Graves County - Williams 34, Hayden 8, Puckett 15, Kimble 6, Vogt 4, Hannan 6, J. Smith 2, A. Smith.

Field goals 29/38. 3-pointers 9/12 (Williams 7, Hayden 2). Free throws 8/13. Fouls 13. Record 25-4.

Central Hardin - Glenn 7, Whitehouse 10, Barnes 23, Nichols 16, Rouse 11, Ballard, Lewis, Payne, Reed.

Field goals 24/58. 3-pointers 10/25 (Glenn, Barnes 5, Nichols 2, Rouse 2). Free throws 9/13. Fouls 13. Record 14-10.

Joppa 71, Egyptian 68, OT - At Joppa, Ill., Tyler Castleman led the way with 23 points as Joppa edged Egyptian in overtime. Michael Sparks scored 21 points for the Rangers, including a basket-and-foul with seven seconds left in regulation to force the extra frame. D'Anthony Pruden topped all scorers with 31 points for the Pharoahs.

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Egyptian 18 27 49 65 68

Joppa 10 23 45 65 71

EGYPTIAN - Masterson 17, Pruden 31, Fox 6, Grueninger 10, Hale 4, Hardamon, Curtis, Sams.

Field goals 28/62. 3-pointers 8/21 (Masterson 5, Grueninger 2, Pruden). Free throws 4/11.

JOPPA - Lewis 8, Sparks 21, Castleman 23, Harvill 4, Johnson 7, Helton 7, Smith 1, Naeger.

Field goals 22/75. 3-pointers 8/23 (Castleman 5, Helton 2, Harvill). Free throws 19/29.

GIRLS

Murray 62, Carlisle 30 - At Bardwell, Macey Turley led the assault with 16 points and Elizabeth Grogan added 13 as Murray cruised past Carlisle County. Heaven Hooper guided the Lady Comets with 10 points.

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Murray 18 33 57 62

Carlisle County 7 13 20 30

MURRAY - Lawson 2, Ma. Turley 16, Armstrong 3, Mo. Turley 1, Waldrop 10, House 3, McDowell 2, Thiede 8, Grogan 13, Clark 4, Campbell, Carver, Duncan.

Field goals 22/51. 3-pointers 7/16 (Grogan 3, Armstrong, House, Ma. Turley). Free throws 11/14. Record 26-4.

CARLISLE - M. Thomas 2, Sams 8, Hooper 10, M. Edging 2, Case 8, H. Edging, Garrett, Hicks, Morris.

Field goals 10/42. 3-pointers 2/10 (Case 2). Free throws 8/10. Record 7-16.

Tilghman 58, Murray 50 - At Murray, down by two at the half, Paducah Tilghman scored 20 points in the third quarter - mainly from six 3-pointers - as it handed Murray its only home loss of the season. It was the 20th win for the Lady Tornado.

Mariah Donelson, Karley Humphrey and Whitney Shaw each hit two 3-pointers in the third. In the fourth, Tilghman preserved its lead by going 12-for-17 from the foul line. Humphrey led the way with 17 points, followed by Donelson (14) and Alex Kohler (12).

The Lady Tigers hit 30 percent of their shots from the field. Maddie Waldrop was the tops for Murray with 17 points, while Elizabeth Grogan hit a pair of treys on her way to 12 points.

Paducah Tilghman 10 16 36 58

Murray 5 18 32 50

TILGHMAN - Donelson 14, Kohler 12, Humphrey 17, Jo. Smith 4, Ja. Smith 3, Shaw 8, Gardner, Shapiro.

Field goals 17/47. 3-pointers 8/20 (Donelson 4, Humphrey 2, Shaw 2). Free throws 16/24. Record 20-8.

MURRAY - Ma. Turley 8, Armstrong 2, Waldrop 17, Thiede 7, Grogan 12, Clark 4, Lawson, Mo. Turley, Duncan, Ramey.

Field goals 15/50. 3-pointers 3/9 (Grogan 2, Theide). Free throws 17/26. Record 24-5.

Calloway 48, Ballard 45 - At La Center, Summer Simmons dominated for Calloway County with 18 points in a win over Ballard Memorial. Abbi Denton led all scorers with 19 points for Ballard Memorial. The Bombers misses all nine of their 3-point attempts.

Calloway County 13 19 33 48

Ballard Memorial 12 20 29 45

CALLOWAY - Simmons 18, Stalls 8, Maness 7, Spann 4, Douglas 4, Brown 3, Shelton 2, Potts 2.

Field goals 19/34. 3-pointers 1/5 (Simmons). Free throws 9/22. Record 14-12.

BALLARD - Denton 19, Shelley 13, Houston 6, Blackford 5, Rollings 2, Tyson, Young.

Field goals 17/39. 3-pointers 0/9. Free throws 11/23. Record 13-12.

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