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Wells dominates; Rockets rebound

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By Josh Cook

The Collins and Shelby County girls’ basketball teams each lost a game late last week but bounced back for victories Monday night.
The Titans were beaten, 63-50, at Bullitt East last Thursday before they rebounded to edge guest Clark County, 44-43.
Meanwhile host Henry Clay topped the Rockets, 45-29, Friday night. Shelby County, however, came back to blast visiting Beth Haven, 73-37.

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Collins goes 1-1
Host Bullitt East (2-0) outscored Collins, 35-25, over the second and third quarters to earn the victory.
Senior forward Aaliyah Wells topped the Titans with 13 points, and freshman forward Whitney Pullen and junior guard Skylar Clemens tallied 10 apiece.
Monday, Wells scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as Collins came back from a 7-point deficit to defeat the Cardinals (0-3).
“She just took over in the fourth quarter,” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said of Wells, who also had 12 rebounds in the game.
The Titans forced 18 turnovers, including six in the final period, with their pressure defense.
Freshman point guard Michelle Roberts added 10 points and five assists.
Collins (2-1) hosts district-rival Spencer County at 7:30 Thursday night.

SCHS goes 1-1
Host Henry Clay (1-1) held the Rockets to only two points in the first period and only six field goals (three 2-pointers, three 3-pointers) in the game to deal Shelby its second consecutive loss to start the season. The Rockets rallied in the third quarter, outscoring the Blue Devils (1-1), 11-6, but that wasn’t enough.
Sophomore forward Mackenzie Raizor scored a game-high 13 points for the Rockets.  
Monday night, junior forward Nikki Simmons scored a career-high 18 points to lead SCHS (1-2) to a 36-point victory over the Bearcats (1-2). Raizor added 11 points. SCHS hosts Camp-bellsville at 7:30 p.m. Friday.