Leake for the win

Scott County High School’s Aaron Leake hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds Friday to give SC a 68-65 win over George Rogers Clark at a summer tournament in Lexington.

Scott County’s second win of the summer over its new neighbor, Great Crossing, and a last-second 3-pointer to beat George Rogers Clark highlighted a successful weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Commission summer tournament in Lexington.

SC placed five scorers in double figures in a 78-60 victory over GC on Saturday evening. 

Terrin Hamilton led the senior-dominated attack with 19 points. Neil Baker added 18, Aaron Leake 17, K.J. Tucker 14 and Jaylen Barber 10 for the    Cardinals.

The victory backed up a previous 44-34 verdict in the Cardinals’ favor at the Georgetown College team camp. Both feeder systems won a title at that showcase, with the Scott County junior varsity and Great Crossing ninth-graders topping their divisions.

In Friday’s battle of traditional powers at KBC, 11th Region Scott County topped 10th Region Clark County on a bomb from Leake. Winchester’s Cards didn’t have sufficient time to counter Georgetown’s Cards before the buzzer.

Leake led the Cards with 18 points in that triumph. Barber bagged a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Tucker tacked on 13 points, while Hamilton had 10 for Scott County. Baker contributed nine points, with four from Chase Grigsby.

With a week remaining in the summer schedule prior to the KHSAA-mandated dead period, Scott County travels north Tuesday to play two games in an event at Northern Kentucky University. The Cards have been assured of at least one contest on the main floor at BB&T Arena.

Great Crossing has a busy schedule this week with play days at Madison Southern (Wednesday) and East Jessamine (Thursday), followed by the Titans-Rockets shootout this weekend in Shelby County.

Kal Oakes can be reached via email at sports@news-graphic.com.

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