Lexington Catholic High School
June 6-9, 2001
©2001 by Ron Harrison
There were eighteen teams entered in this year's team camp: Male, West Jessamine, Lexington Catholic 1, Bourbon County, PRP, Madison Central, Frankfort, Mercer County, Robinson (IL), Boyle County, Grant County, Danville, Casey County, Knox Central, Wolfe County, Powell County, Lexington Catholic 2, and Model. Rosters will vary from game to game and day to day based on a variety of reasons -- conflicts due to baseball, football camps, ACT exams, etc. However, we should still see some good players and teams perform. The games will consist of four ten minute quarters with the clock running until the final minute.
Wednesday June 6
|Male||49||West Jessamine||48||Danville||44||Grant County||38|
|Lexington Catholic 1||62||Bourbon County||41||Knox Central||50||Casey County||37|
|Male||58||PRP||42||Grant County||45||Boyle County||39|
|Madison Central||64||West Jessamine||58||Danville||58||Wolfe County||32|
|PRP||61||Bourbon County||50||Knox Central||64||Powell County||48|
|Frankfort||55||Mercer County||42||Lexington Catholic 2||39||Model||34|
|Robinson (IL)||50||Madison Central||45||Casey County||47||Wolfe County||38|
|Lexington Catholic 1||58||Boyle County||29||Mercer County||53||Model||47|
|Frankfort||52||Robinson (IL)||36||Lexington Catholic 2||66||Powell County||42|
Thursday June 7
|Male||52||Boyle County||37||West Jessamine||55||Model||31|
|Lexington Catholic 1||54||Robinson (IL)||44||Bourbon County||61||Danville||58||OT|
|Male||58||Madison Central||56||Knox Central||53||Lex. Catholic 2||49|
|PRP||71||Model||20||Lexington Catholic 2||48||Casey County||33|
|Danville||62||Mercer County||61||Boyle County||40||Powell County||39|
|Bourbon County||49||West Jessamine||42||Knox Central||50||Wolfe County||47|
|Madison Central||51||Frankfort||30||Grant County||68||Mercer County||36|
|Lexington Catholic 1||46||PRP||32||Robinson (IL)||55||Casey County||32|
|Grant County||62||Frankfort||61||Powell County||49||Wolfe County||38|
Friday June 8
|West Jessamine||55||Mercer County||29||Grant County||57||Knox Central||48|
|PRP||52||Robinson (IL)||40||Casey County||40||Lex. Catholic 2||38|
|Madison Central||56||Mercer County||35||Danville||54||Lex. Catholic 2||40|
|Lexington Catholic 1||76||Grant County||39||Model||47||Wolfe County||26|
|Male||51||Robinson (IL)||48||Bourbon County||67||Powell County||49|
|PRP||54||Madison Central||27||Boyle County||67||Knox Central||47|
|West Jessamine||51||Wolfe County||28||Powell County||67||Casey County||31|
|Lexington Catholic 1||64||Male||51||Danville||66||Model||39|
|Boyle County||Bourbon County|
Saturday June 9
|Mercer County||54||Lexington Catholic 2||49||West Jessamine||45||Robinson (IL)||40|
|Lexington Catholic 1||72||Madison Central||43||Knox Central||63||Bourbon County||44|
|PRP||74||Mercer County||28||Robinson (IL)||44||Model||27|
|Lexington Catholic 2||50||Wolfe County||43||Grant County||46||Casey County||21|
|Madison Central||74||Danville||61||Powell County||47||Bourbon County||37|
|Frankfort||46||Boyle County||43||PRP||77||Casey County||15|
|Danville||62||Knox Central||56||Grant County||42||Wolfe County||38|
|West Jessamine||73||Powell County||45||Boyle County||45||Model||26|
|Lexington Catholic 1||53||Frankfort||33|
Lexington Catholic 1 finished the festival with an 8-0 mark, while PRP and Grant County went 6-2. Male finished with a 5-1 mark. Lexington Catholic 1 played extremely well during this period.
Lexington Catholic 1 46
Catholic pulled away from PRP in the second half to gain the victory. Soph-to-be Demetrius Green led the way with 21 points. 6-7 Brad Lightle led PRP with 10 points.
Lexington Catholic 1 64
Catholic defeated Male - minus Michael Bush in a battle of two projected basketball heavyweights for the 2001-2002 season. Demetrius Green again led Catholic with 23 points. LaVar Carter, Ronnie Todd, Johnny Mathies, and Adam Burks each tallied 10 for Male. Male only dressed six players for the game.
Lexington Catholic 1 72
Madison Central 43
Catholic, led by a 14 point first quarter blitz by Harrison Morton, jumped to a 24-4 first quarter lead and defeated Madison Central. Morton led Catholic with 22 points including five three-pointers. Brian Smith added 20 points. Central was led by 6-4 soph-to-be and a future star Shaun Ballard with 15 points.
Lexington Catholic 1 53
Catholic led 23-22 at halftime but pulled away in the second half for the victory. Frankfort was missing sharp-shooter Chris Current who suffered a severe ankle sprain earlier in the festival. Catholic was led by Ryan Morton with 14 points. Soph-to-be William Graham added 13 points. Frankfort was led by Kevin Hill with 10 points.
We all know how good Male will be this year. They have all the ingredients for a championship team. LaVar Carter, Adam Burks, Johnny Mathies, Michael Bush, etc. -- enough said. Dale Mabrey has his normal complement of athletes at PRP, plus two big men in Brad Lightle and Terrance Farley (watch this guy -- he could develop into a good one). Boyle County has a new coach and Tyler Pittman had some good shooting performances in this event. Tyler Jones can light up the scoreboard for Grant County. Bob Ward has a prolific scorer at Bourbon County in Preston LeMaster. Madison Central will have another hard-nosed team this season -- Coach Feldhaus demands intensity and gets results -- Shaun Ballard will be a good one. West Jessamine will have firepower with Scott Tarvin and Cameron Jackson.
Scott Chalk could make some noise at Frankfort this year. He has a nice team which includes Chris Current, Kevin Gordon, Ricky Redden, Benjamin Hall, Kevin Hill, etc. This team could challenge for regional honors if they have the depth. I would hate to play them in the first game of a tourney -- they can play. Lexington Catholic looks very strong -- Ryan Morton, Demetrius Green, Brian Smith, Harrison Morton, etc. William Graham could be a big surprise this year -- he has gotten stronger, now dunks easily and is starting to stroke the three pointer. Martiese Morones, a transfer from Bryan Station, showed good three point range in this event. Dexter Davidson, a 6-2 8th grader-to-be showed a lot of potential.
While I didn't get to see all the teams and players perform, I saw enough to whet my appetite for the upcoming season. I would like to express my appreciation to Danny Haney an the Lexington Catholic coaching staff for their hospitality. I also would like to thank Dale Mabrey and Larry Kihnley of PRP, Bob Ward (Bourbon County), ex Boyle County head coach Mike Pittman, and Grant County coach Ron Kinmon. They were very helpful and provided me with a lot of useful info.