As expected, UK signee Dontaie Allen missed all three of Pendleton County’s games at the Ashland Invitational this past weekend after suffering a knee injury in a game on Dec. 22.
Without its star player, Pendleton County lost all three games at the event: 72-63 to Seneca, 66-55 to host Ashland Blazer, and 69-44 to Louisville Christian. Pendleton County entered the tournament with a 9-4 record, and Allen had averaged 42.9 points and 14.2 rebounds in those 13 games.
The Wildcats’ next game is scheduled to be played at Sayre on Friday, and it will be Allen’s only regular-season game in Lexington, his future home. His availability for that game will be determined later this week. Pendleton County head coach Keaton Belcher said a Wednesday MRI at UK Hospital showed nothing abnormal in Allen’s knee, and he’s been told to rest and ice until he feels better.