Mason Burchett explodes for 36 points in loss

WADE UPCHURCH  | CJ

Wayne County High School sophomore Mason Burchett scored a career-high 36 points in the Cardinals' loss to Boyle County High School on Tuesday night. Burchett hit six three-pointers in the game.

MONTICELLO - The Wayne County High School boys basketball team could not keep pace with one of the top teams in the 12th Region, in their 73-51 setback to Boyle County High School on Tuesday at Rodney C. Woods Gymnasium.

However, the homecourt loss proved to be a breakout performance for sophomore Mason Burchett, who scored a career-high 36 points ion the game. Not only did Burchett account for 71 percent of the Cardinals' offense, but the young player was nearly unstoppable. Burchett hit six three-pointers and was 8-of-9 from the free throw line.

Senior Gage Gregory, senior Brody Weaver, and eighth-grader Kendall Phillips all scored five points each. Weaver led the team with five rebounds, while Gregory had five assists and two steals.

Wayne County (5-8) will travel to Lexington Catholic High School on Friday, Feb. 12.

STEVE CORNELIUS is the CJ Sports Editor and can be reached at sports@somerset-kentucky.com. Follow him on Twitter at @CJSportseditor.

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