BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Nelson

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 The LaRue County Hawks whipped Nelson County Feb. 5, 71-41.

Senior guard Kelton Ford nearly outscored the homestanding Cardinals by himself, finishing with 34 points as the Hawks won for the fifth time in six games.

Ford almost had a quadruple-double as he had 10 steals, eight rebounds and seven assists, while junior forward Tyler Howell added 13 points and eight rebounds.

Junior forward Kody Key-Close scored nine points, while senior guard Dustin Coulter and sophomore forward Caleb Sheffer each scored five.

Thomas Harman scored three; Mike Neal added two.

UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Taylor County at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the second game of a girl/boy doubleheader.