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Sunday, 19 February 2017
Madison Central vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar (Girls) February 17, 2017
Topic: Basketball




Madison Central vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar (Girls)

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Lexington, KY

February 17, 2017


Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey started the following lineup; 5-10 Sr. Lindsey Johns, 5-10 Sr. Charity Mack, 6-0 Sr. Mallie Cornett, 5-4 Jr. Bailee Vanover, and 5-7 Sr. Kasi Schneid.  Paul Laurence Dunbar coach Nick Runyon countered with 5-11 Sr. Autumn Herriford, 5-8 Jr. Peyton Humphreys, 6-0 Sr. Symone Franklin, 5-5 Jr. Mashayla Cecil, and 5-7 Jr. Anaiyah Cotton. 


Tonight Paul Laurence Dunbar held senior night activities and said good bye to Autumn Herriford and Symone Franklin.  Dunbar, in a classy move also presented flowers to Madison Central’s seniors Lindsey Johns, Charity Mack, Mallie Cornett, and Kasi Schneid.


Dunbar won the game as Peyton Humphreys hit one of two free throws with three seconds remaining on the clock to give the Bulldogs a 56-55 lead.  Madison Central called a timeout with 2.1 seconds and executed the play that gave Bailee Vanover a contested three point basket attempt at the buzzer that caught the front of the rim and bounced off giving Dunbar the win.  This was a hotly contested game with six lead changes and 10 ties.  Dunbar took the early advantage behind the powerful inside moves of Anaiyah Cotton but Madison Central took a 40-37 lead after three quarters. 


Dunbar shot 38.2% from the field including four of 12 from the three point line.  They connected on 10 of 18 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored nine points off nine Madison Central turnovers.  Dunbar held a 19-7 advantage on second chance points.  Madison Central shot 45.3% from the field including three of 10 from beyond the arc.  The Indians connected on four of nine free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 12 Dunbar turnovers.


Anaiyah Cotton led Dunbar with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.  Mashayla Cecil added 11 points including three three point baskets.  Autumn Herriford recorded nine points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals.  Peyton Humphreys added eight points, 10 rebounds, and two blocked shots.  5-7 So. Cheyenne Fullwood chipped in with seven points and five rebounds.


Mallie Cornett led Madison Central with 15 points, five rebounds, and three blocked shots.  Lindsey Johns added 14 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.  Bailee Vanover recorded 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals.  Charity Mack chipped in with nine points, five rebounds, and five assists. 


Madison Central,11,7,22,15,55

Paul Laurence Dunbar,13,10,14,19,56


Madison Central (55) – Johns 14, Mack 9, Cornett 15, Vanover 14, Schneid 3.


Paul Laurence Dunbar (56) – Herriford 9, Humphreys 8, Franklin 2, Cecil 11, Cotton 19, Fullwood 7.


A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.

Posted by REH at 10:59 PM EST
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