Collins, Cornerstone win big

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By Josh Cook

Thanks to big games from seniors Buddy Johnson and Dez Marshall, Collins’ boys’ basketball team cruised to victory, 75-42, over visiting Frankfort on Tuesday night.

Johnson scored 22 points, and Marshall added 18.

“It was good to get Buddy and Dez some confidence on offense,” Collins Coach Chris Gaither said.

Johnson, the Titans’ shooting guard, hit eight field goals, including five 3-pointers, as well as his only free-throw attempt. Marshall, meanwhile, had seven field goals and hit four of five from the foul line.

Johnson scored 17 points in the first half as Collins (15-7) built a 37-19 lead. Then Marshall had seven in the third period, when the Titans outpointed the Panthers, 28-10.

Senior center Terez Smith and sophomore point guard Brent Kidwell added seven points apiece for Collins, which held Frankfort (7-16) more than 13 under its scoring average (55.6 points per game).

“We did a lot of good things,” Gaither said. “Our defense is continuing to get better.”

The Titans, who played at Woodford County on Thursday night, hosts Harrison County (15-9) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in their Homecoming. Collins then plays at Walton-Verona (8-17) on 7:30 p.m. Tuesday before hosting DeSales next Friday.


Cornerstone Christian 58, AIE 18

Senior guard Josh Woodward single-handedly outscored the visitors as the Bulldogs rolled to a 40-point victory over the Academy of Individual Excellence on Tuesday night.

Woodward tallied 28 points, thanks in part to four 3-pointers, for the Bulldogs (18-5), who built a 33-10 halftime lead and cruised from there against the Cougars (5-15).

Cornerstone, which played at Bluegrass United Methodist on Thursday night, hosts Heritage Christian Academy at 6:30 tonight before closing its regular season at Community Christian at 6 p.m. Tuesday.