Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen left Saturday’s game in the second quarter and did not return, scoring 10 points in the Wildcats’ 61-24 loss to Cooper in the Phillip Wood Classic.
Allen, a UK signee, went down with a knee injury and did not play in the second half. He was taken to Lexington for evaluation, and X-rays on his knee came back negative. The Herald-Leader was told Saturday night that Allen should be considered day-to-day.
In 12 minutes of play before he was injured Saturday afternoon, Allen recorded 10 points and was 2-for-7 from the field (all three-point attempts) while making all four of his free throw attempts. He also had two rebounds, two blocked shots and one assist.
Pendleton County has three games in the Ashland Invitational starting Thursday.
Allen had scored more than 50 points in six of the Wildcats’ 12 games heading into Saturday, and he has a realistic shot to become the second player in Kentucky basketball history to score 4,000 points.