MADISONVILLE — The Madisonville-North Hopkins boys’ basketball team lost to Henderson County in its homecoming game on Saturday, 83-57.
The Maroons (10-7) kept things close in the first quarter, trailing just 18-17 by the quarter’s end, but the Colonels (13-5) took off in the second quarter, outscoring North 21-7 to take a 39-24 lead into halftime that they would only expand on in the second half.
Maroon senior Noah Cunningham suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter and had to leave the game with five minutes, 48 seconds left in the half.
Despite his limited playing time, he still finished with eight points, three rebounds and two assists.
Senior Conner Cline led the North offense with 11 points, while sophomore Cade Cunningham got 10 points and six assists, and sophomore J.D. Gilbert added 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Sophomore Christian Fields tacked on six points and six boards, and freshman Ksuan Casey had four points and seven rebounds.
LIVINGSTON CENTRAL 60, DAWSON 54
SMITHLAND — The Dawson Springs boys’ basketball team fell below .500 for the first time in a month, as it came up short against Livingston Central on Saturday.
Senior Dylan Simpson led the Panthers (7-8) with 20 points, while freshman Braxton Cotton put up 16 and senior Tanner Adams added five against the Cardinals (9-8).
MAYFIELD 74, WEBSTER COUNTY 61
MAYFIELD — The Webster County boys’ basketball team suffered its third straight loss on Friday as it fell to Mayfield on the road.
Junior Daylan Lewis led the Trojans (10-9) with 19 points, and shot seven of eight from the free throw line. Sophomore Malachi Powell put up 13 points (including three three-pointers, all made in the fourth quarter) and junior Chatman Ellis added 10 against the Cardinals (11-5).
Eighth grader Hunter McNaughton — who had scored two points in the season going into the game — scored nine points off the bench, while freshman Ayden Winn matched his season total with four of his own.