Collins holds off Mustangs

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SCHS drops 2nd despite Barry's return (18 points)

By Josh Cook

The Collins boys’ basketball team improved to 2-0, and Shelby County dropped to 0-2 in the early season.
Seniors Dez Marshall (25) and Buddy Johnson (20) combined for 45 points to lead the Titans to a 71-61 victory over 8th Region rival North Oldham on Saturday night.
A night earlier, host Collegiate shot down the Rockets, 87-66, in Louisville.

Collins 71, North Oldham 61
Marshall scored 12 of his points in the second period, and the Titans outscored the Mustangs (2-1), 20-16, for a 33-25 halftime lead.
“Dez continued to play big for us,” Collins Coach Chris Gaither said. “He took over the game when we needed it.”
With his defense Marshall also helped hold North Oldham senior shooting guard David Levitch, who will walk-on at the University of Louisville next year, to 15 points.
Johnson, who hit four 3-pointers, scored eight of his points in the third quarter to help the Titans maintain their lead.
Collins (2-0), which played at Franklin County on Tuesday night, hosts South Oldham at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a battle of two of the top teams in the 8th Region.

Louisville Collegiate 87, Shelby County 66
A 35-point second period propelled these Titans to a 21-point victory over the Rockets.
Collegiate did most of its damage at the free-throw line, where the Titans were 29-of-45, including 14-for-20 in the second period.  
Senior guard Andrew Steggeman scored a game-high 23 points for Collegiate (2-0). He hit 15 for 19 free throws. Junior forward Bryce Overstreet added 21 points. He was 7-of-7 from the foul line.
Senior forward Michael Barry led Shelby with 18 points. Barry, who didn’t play in the Rockets’ season-opener because he was practicing for an all-star football game, hit 7 of 8 shots from the field and 4 for 8 from the foul line. Junior guard Kipp Moore added 16 points, hitting 4 of 9 from the field and 8 of 12 free throws. The Rockets hit 20 of 35 free throws.
Freshman forward James Gordon had 10 points for Shelby, which hosted Christian Academy of Louisville on Tuesday night, and plays at Mercer County at 7:30 Friday night..