Republic Bank Lexington-Louisville Hoops Challenge

Lafayette High School Lexington Kentucky
December 9, 2000

©2000 by Ron Harrison

Today's schedule will include five teams ranked in the Lexington Herald-Leader top 25.  They will include No. 3 Lexington Catholic, No. 12 Paul Dunbar, No. 13 Lafayette, No. 15 Iroquois and No. 21 Bryan Station.

Game No. 1 Christian Academy of Louisville (2-2) vs. Sayre (1-2)

Christian Academy of Louisville coach Jeff Imlay's starting lineup consists of 6-2 Jr. Corey Phelps, 6-2 Sr. Matt Taylor, 5-11 Jr. Paul Akin, 5-11 Jr. Josh Pittman, and 6-3 So. Mitch Owen.

Gene Kirk, coach of Sayre, will start the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Grayson Vandergrift, 6-2 Sr. Joe Porter, 6-2 Jr. Chase Comley, 6-0 So. Robert Rush, and 5-9½ So. Garth Waterfield.

Christian Academy of Louisville raced out to a 38-27 halftime lead behind the shooting of Mitch Owen who had 14 points by intermission. Christian Academy maintained their lead and won 69-50. Mitch Owen led the victors with 23 points including six of eight from behind the three point arc. Sayre was led by Grayson Vandergrift with 28 points and 8 rebounds.
 
Christian Academy of Louisville   (69)  -  Phelps 4, Taylor 9, P. Akin 14, Pittman 7, Owen 23, Rainer 5, Sheets 4, T. Akin 3.
Sayre (50)  - Vandergrift 28, Porter 4, Comley 9, Rush 4, Waterfield 2, Varellas 1, Tew 2.

 
 
 Q1 
 Q2 
 Q3 
 Q4 
  Final 
Christian Academy of Louisville 
17
21
16
15
69
Sayre 
15
12
15
8
50

Game No. 2 Iroquois (2-2) vs. Lexington Catholic (3-0)

Iroquois coach James Justís starting lineup consists of 6-5 Sr. Anthony Johnson, 6-2 So. Demetrius Fuqua, 6-3 Sr. Steve Bartlett, 5-8 Sr. Garry Houston, and 5-10 Sr. Demar Williams.

Lexington Catholic's coach Danny Haney counters with the following lineup: 6-3 Fr. Demetrius Green, 6-5 Sr. Jack Heissenbuttel, 6-4 Jr. Ryan Morton, 6-3 Sr. Brendon Woody, and 5-9 So. Brian Smith.

Lexington Catholic raced out to an early lead and soundly defeated Iroquois 95-67. Catholic at times played flawlessly and was led today by Brendon Woody with 22 points. 6-3 Fr. Demetrius Green added 18 points and 7 rebounds.  Iroquois was led today by 6-5 Sr. Anthony Johnson with 36 points and 7 rebounds.
 
Iroquois (67)  -  Johnson 36, D. Fuqua 5, Bartlett 2, Houston 8, Jones 3, Taylor 2, Goodloe 8, Guidron 3.
Lexington Catholic   (95) - Green 18, Heissenbuttel 7, R. Morton 14, Woody 22, Smith 6, Rose 2, Wilson 5, H. Morton 10, Bell 6, Harden 3, Graham 2.

 
 
 Q1 
 Q2 
 Q3 
 Q4 
  Final 
Iroquois 
12
15
21
19
67
Lexington Catholic 
23
24
28
20
 95

Game No. 3 Seneca (2-2) vs. Lafayette (3-1)

Seneca coach Tony Branch starts the following lineup: 6-5 Jr. Larry Williams, 6-7 Fr. Robbie Simpson, 6-2 Jr. Greg Recktenwald, 6-3 Jr. Chad Redeman, and 5-10 Fr. Isaiah Brett.

Coach Don Adkins of Lafayette counters with 6-3 Sr. Robert Madison, 6-6 Sr. Dudley Hall, 6-7 Sr. Vernard Hazard, 5-9 Sr. James Gentry, and 5-11 Jr. Brandon Riley.

The host school Lafayette defeated Seneca 73-53. Lafayette was led today by Robert Madison with 20 points and 8 rebounds.  Seneca was led by Larry Williams with 15 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots.  Robbie Simpson, a promising 6-7 Fr., had 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 blocked shots.
 
Seneca (53)  -  Williams 15, Simpson 15, Redeman 4, Britt 4, Clark 9, Burrell 4, Moore 2.
Lafayette   (73) - Madison 20, Hall 4, Hazard 6, Gentry 7, Riley 14, Cotton 2, Roberts 4, Floyd 4, Smith 8, Grantlin 4.

 
 
 Q1 
 Q2 
 Q3 
 Q4 
  Final 
Seneca 
6
16
17
14
53
Lafayette 
15
15
27
16
73

Game No. 4 Jeffersontown (3-1) vs Henry Clay (0-3)

Jeffersontown coach Jeff Morrow will start the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Tyler Phillips, 6-0 Sr. Scott Fluhr, 6-1 Sr. Scott Shehan, 6-0 Sr. Phillip Graham, and 6-2 Jr. Demar Smith.

Henry Clay's coach Kirk Chiles counters with 5-5 So. Lamont Campbell, 5-8 Sr. Kyle Johnson, 6-2 Sr. Rod Dunham, 6-2 So. David Buchanan, and 6-3 So. Todd Kessinger.

Henry Clay defeated Jeffersontown 75-57.  Clay List, a 6-6 Jr., came off the bench to lead the victors with 30 points and 13 rebounds. J-town was short handed with their big man, 6-8 Brandon Moore, out with an illness. J-town was led today by Phillip Graham with 20 points.
 
Jeffersontown   (57)  -  Fluhr 2, Graham 20, Shehan 11, Smith 9, Johnson 7, Margeirsson 4, Dunkle 2, Keesee 2.
Henry Clay (75) - Campbell 2, Johnson 15, Dunham 15, Kessinger 3, Jones 8, Thornberry 1, Clift 2, List 30, Patterson 2.

 
 
 Q1 
 Q2 
 Q3 
 Q4 
  Final 
Jeffersontown 
9
14
20
14
57
Henry Clay 
29
17
14
18
78

Game No. 5 Holy Cross (2-3) vs. Lexington Christian Academy (0-4)

Holy Cross's coach Stan Harden starts the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Chase Blume, 6-1 Sr. Broc Hutchinson, 6-1 Sr. Tony Sutton, 5-8 So. Derek Lindsay, and 5-10 Fr. Jeff Wachtel.

Lexington Christian Academy coach Roger Newton counters with 6-7 Jr. Josh McKee, 6-0 Jr. William Buzo, 6-5 Jr. Mark Griffith, 6-1 Jr. John-Michael Holtmann, and 6-3 Jr. David Toth.

Holy Cross won a hard fought battle over Lexington Christian Academy by a score of 60-55.  LCA led by a score of 55-54 but Holy Cross scored the last six points of the game to claim the win. Holy Cross was led by Derek Lindsay with 16 points. Tony Sutton added 13 points and Chase Blume chipped in with 10 points and 11 rebounds.  LCA was led Josh McKee with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
 
Lexington Christian Academy   (55)  -  McKee 18, Buzo 5, Holtman 13, Toth 10, Morris 3, Bower 2, Wagner 2, Vogel 2.
Holy Cross (60) - Blume 10, Hutchinson 4, Sutton 13, Lindsay 15, Jeff Wachtel 4, Able 6, Schum 3, Runyan 5.

 
 
 Q1 
 Q2 
 Q3 
 Q4 
  Final 
Holy Cross 
8
23
14
15
60
Lexington Christian Academy 
7
22
17
9
55

Game No. 6 Doss (2-4) vs. Bryan Station (2-0)

Doss's coach Charlie Mudd starts the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Daniel Evans, 6-0 Jr. Marques Osborne, 6-3 Sr. Chris Lathery, 6-3 Sr. Dominique Madden, and 6-5 Sr. Issac Sowells.

Bryan Station's coach Bobby Washington counters with the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Scotty Fuerguson, 6-0 Sr. Brian Carpenter, 6-4 Sr. Waltclaire Flynn, 6-2 Sr. Josh Brockman, and 6-6 Sr. Terren Harbut.

Bryan Station blitzed Doss 31-6 in the first quarter and rolled to an easy 82-57 victory. Terren Harbut scored 28 points and had several crowd-pleasing dunks. Scotty Fuerguson had an excellent floor game with 10 assists. Marques Osborne led Doss with 21 points..
 
Doss (57)  -  Evans 6, Osborne 21, Madden 6, Sowells 4, Hatchett 4, Tyler 8, Garrett 2, McDuffie 6.
Bryan Station   (82) - Flynn 6, Harbut 28, Ferguson 4, Carpenter 13, Brockman 5, Martiese Morones 5, Mays 2, Crump 3, Kryscio 6, Miles 7, Fister 3.

 
 
 Q1 
 Q2 
 Q3 
 Q4 
  Final 
Doss 
6
12
9
30
57
Bryan Station
31
9
11
31
82

Game No. 7 Southern (0-3) vs. Paul Dunbar (4-0)

Coach Todd Raque of Southern starts the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Andre Simpson, 5-7 So. Josh Boston, 6-3 Jr. Jessie Graham, 6-2 Jr. Riley Britt, and 6-2 So. Reggie Edwards.

Dunbar coach Eddie Oakley counters with 6-3 Sr. David Byars, 6-4 Sr. Rod Lyvers, 6-6 Jr. Ken Fox, 6-3 Sr. Clay Tate, and 6-0 So. Marcus Conner.

Dunbar won on a romp over Southern by a score of 60-39. Dunbar proved too athletic and experienced for the young Southern squad. 6-6 Jr. Ken Fox led the Dunbar attack with 22 points.  Southern was led by Reggie Edwards with 16 points.
 
Southern   (39)  -  Simpson 4, Boston 6, Graham 6, Britt 2, Edwards 16, Clark 2, Osborne 2, Robinson 1.
Dunbar (69) - Byars 8, Lyvers 13, Fox 22, Conner 2, Tate 6, Hale 2, Adams 6, Green 6, Clifford 2, Kovacic 2.

 
 
 Q1 
 Q2 
 Q3 
 Q4 
  Final 
Southern 
7
10
13
9
39
Dunbar 
24
24
13
8
69

Game No. 8 Manual (4-0) vs. Tates Creek (3-1)

Manual Coach Geoff Lamb starts the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Sean Payne, 6-1 Jr. Stephon Puryear, 6-8 Sr. Brian Thornton, 6-0 Sr. Ian McClure, and 6-1 Sr. Andre Ralston.

Tates Creek coach Joe Pat Covington counters with: 6-1 Jr. Josh Stigall, 6-0 Sr. Joe Dicks, Jr. Brad Schueler, 6-0 Fr. Justin Taylor, and 5-10 Jr. LaTodd Holman.

Manual led 42-37 at halftime but pulled away in the second half for a 81-62 victory. While Brian Thornton was hampered by early foul problems, he finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Andre Ralston was close behind with 23 points. Brad Schueler led a balanced Tates Creek attack with 15 points.
 
Manual  (81)  -  Payne 8, Puryear 4, Thornton 24, McClure 11, Ralston 23, Willis 1, Maxey 5, Newby 5.
Tates Creek   (62) - Stigall 2, Dicks 9, Schueler 15, Taylor 11, Holman 11, Adams 2, McCoy 2, Baltimore 8, Hughes 2.

 
 
 Q1 
 Q2 
 Q3 
 Q4 
  Final 
Manual
28
14
12
27
81
Tates Creek 
16
21
3
22
62

Conclusion:

Today was not a day for close decisions. The average margin of victory today was 21 points. The city of Lexington won five of the contests: Lexington Catholic, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Bryan Station, and Paul Dunbar.  Louisville winners today were Christian Academy of Louisville, Holy Cross, and Manual.  Lexington Catholic appeared to be at mid-season form with their big win over Iroquois.  6-5 Sr. Anthony Johnson was a one man crew for Iroquois with 36 points.  Christian Academy of Louisville So. Mitch Owen displayed a nice stroke from beyond the arc.  Manual's Brian Thornton has improved dramatically over the last two years.  Bryan Station's Terren Harbut continues to impress with his athleticism and Kirk Chiles appears to have a good one in 6-6 Jr. Clay List at Henry Clay.

Many thanks to Lafayette coach Don Adkins, his fine staff, and all the sponsors who made this event possible. Volunteers were working at 7:30 am this morning ant the last game did not start until 9:30 pm.  This makes for a long, grueling day and I truly appreciate the effort as it gives me a chance to see 16 teams from Lexington and Louisville play early in the season.