Girls All 'A' Classic

McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky

January 30-February 3, 2002

Copyright 2002 Ron Harrison

 
 January 30 - Day 1

Game No. 1  Whitesville Trinity (12-4) (Region 3) vs. Murray (15-4) (Region 1)

Whitesville Trinity coach Emily Mills started the following lineup:  5-10 So. Lauren Mattingly, 5-9 Sr. Maria Roberts, 5-6 Sr. Jo Beth Coomes, 5-5 So. Sarah McDaniel, and 5-4 Jr. Andrea Howard.   Murray coach Rechelle Cadwell countered with 5-11 Sr. Ashley Tripp, 5-8 Sr. Delanda Olive, 6-1 Sr. Page Adlich, 5-6 Jr. Ashley Patterson, and 5-5 Jr. Sherrie Sexton.

Murray defeated Whitesville Trinity by a score of 60-47.  Murray outshot Whitesville Trinity 51.4%-27.6%.  Whitesville Trinity was only one of  nineteen from the three point line.  Murray was led today by Page Adlich with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocked shots.  Ashley Tripp added 16 points including three three-point field goals.  Delanda Olive scored only four points but she pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.  Whitesville Trinity was led today by Maria Roberts and Sarah McDaniel with 21 and 15 points respectively.   

Whitesville Trinity

11

6

14

16

-

47

Murray

16

13

16

15

-

60

 

Whitesville Trinity

(47) -

Mattingly 2, Roberts 21, Coomes 4, McDaniel 15, A. Howard 1, Bickett 2, S. Howard 2.

Murray

(60) -

Tripp 16, Olive 4, Adlich 27, Patterson 3, Sexton 8, Thurman 2.

Game No. 2  Paris (15-5) (Region 10) vs. Newport Central Catholic (18-1) (Region 9)

Paris coach Judy Cox started the following lineup:  5-8 Jr. Katie Yeiser, 5-3 Fr. Iona Caulder, 5-9 So. Jessica Williams, 5-5 Sr. Courtney Fields, and 5-5 Sr. Ashley Garrard.  Newport Central Catholic coach Christie McDonald countered with 5-10 Jr. Heather Maudlin, 5-11 So. Nichole Chiodi, 5-8 Sr. Julie Burks, 5-7 So. Jenny Prigge, and 5-8 Jr. Jayme Thiem.

Newport Central Catholic pulled out a close 43-39 decision over Paris.  Heather Maudlin, Jenny Prigge, and Jayme Thiem led Newport Central Catholic with 14, 9 and 9 points respectively.  Nichole Chiodi was held to five points but she pulled down 13 rebounds and recorded five steals.  Paris was led by Ashley Garrard with 12 points.  Iona Caulder added nine points and Courtney Fields chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds.

Paris

5

7

12

15

-

39

Newport Central Catholic

8

6

16

13

-

43

 

Paris

(39) -

Yeiser 0, Caulder 9, Williams 2, Fields 8, Garrard 12, Fightmaster 2, Thomas 4, Mitchell 2.

Newport Central Catholic

(43) -

Maudlin 14, Chiodi 5, Burks 0, Prigge 9, Thiem 9, Ziegler 6.

Game No. 3  Louisville Holy Cross (10-8) (Region 6) vs. Dawson Springs (16-4) (Region 2)

Holy Cross coach Scott Smith started the following lineup:  5-11 Jr. Jenn Skaggs, 6-0 Sr. Kara Hellmann, 5-7 Jr. Jennifer Jones, 5-4 Sr. Tricia Seaman, and 5-7 Jr. Stephanie Lush.  Dawson Springs coach Rhonda Simpson countered with 5-8 8th grade Ashli Lanham, 5-8 Sr. Misty Alexander, 5-8 Sr. Katherine Bardell, 5-5 Jr. Keila Smiley, and 5-0 So. Amy Stallins.

Holy Cross scored 22 points on 21 Dawson Springs turnovers on their way to a 55-39 victory.  Holy Cross outrebounded Dawson Springs by a 42-26 margin.  Holy Cross was led by Jenn Skaggs with 25 points and 14 rebounds.  Jennifer Jones added 13 points.  Dawson Springs was led by Misty Alexander and Katherine Bardell with 13 and 11 points respectively. 

Holy Cross

14

9

25

7

-

55

Dawson Springs

3

16

8

12

-

39

 

Holy Cross

(55) -

Skaggs 25, Hellmann 6, Jones 13, Seaman 0, Lush 5, Pfeiffer 4, Willoughby 2.

Dawson Springs

(39) -

Lanham 2, Alexander 13, Bardell 11, Smiley 5, Stallins 6, Hamby 2.

Game No. 4  Owen County (17-2) (Region 8) vs. West Carter (18-1) (Region 16)

Owen County coach Delmas Castle started the following lineup:  5-8 Jr. Ashli Kermicle, 5-9 Jr. Andrea Perkins, 5-11 So. Casey Perkins, 5-0 Sr. Jacyln Minch, and 5-4 So. Katie Smith.  West Carter coach John “Hop” Brown countered with 5-8 Sr. Kayla Jones, 5-9 Jr. Brooke Mullis, 6-1 Sr. Meghan Hillman, 5-6 So. Stephanie Hall, and 5-5 Jr. Megen Gearhart.

West Carter shot an anemic 18.5% from the field in the first half and trailed Owen County 17-13 at halftime.  West Carter finally pulled away from Owen County in the final period to gain a 43-34 victory.  They were led by Kayla Jones with 11 points and 12 rebounds.  Meghan Hillman added 11 points, eight rebounds, and six blocked shots.  Owen County was led by Katie Smith and Jacyln Minch with 10 points each.  Casey Perkins pulled down 10 rebounds for the Lady Rebels.   

Owen County

8

9

10

7

-

34

West Carter

9

4

13

17

-

43

 

Owen County

(34) -

Kermickle 6, A. Perkins 5, C. Perkins 4, Minch 10, Smith 10.

West Carter

(43) -

Jones 11, Mullis 1, Hillman 11, Hall 10, Gearhart 7, Rayburn 3.

Game No. 5  Whitesburg (15-4) (Region 14) vs. Clinton County (18-3) (Region 4)

Whitesburg coach Dickie Adams started the following lineup:  5-6 Sr. Chasity McBee, 5-8 Sr. Whitney Hogg, 5-10 Sr. Susan Boggs, 5-6 Jr. Chastity Fox, and 5-4 Jr. Afton Blair.   Clinton County coach Garry Abbott countered with 5-8 Fr. Brittany Abbott, 5-6 Fr. Paige Guffey, 6-5 Jr. Angela Brown, 5-8 Sr. Rachel Matthews, and 5-6 Fr. Amber Guffey.

Whitesburg had no answer for Clinton County’s Angela Brown as the 6-5 Jr. center scored 31 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead defeated Clinton County to a 67-53 victory.  Rachel Matthews added 12 points for the victors.  Whitesburg was led by 5-9 Fr. Camille Cook with 14 points and 12 rebounds.  6-0 So. Ashley Stidham and Chastity Fox added 11 points each.   

Whitesburg

14

14

10

15

-

53

Clinton County

19

18

11

19

-

67

 

Whitesburg

(53) -

McBee 6, Hogg 3, Boggs 0, Fox 11, Blair 8, Cook 14, Stidham 11.

Clinton County

(67) -

Abbott 5, P. Guffey 8, Brown 31, Matthews 12, A. Guffey 6, Curry 3, Ballinger 2.

Game No. 6  Louisville Christian Academy (12-4) (Region 7) vs. Lexington Christian Academy (15-6) (Region 11)

Louisville Christian Academy coach Don Rice started the following lineup:  5-6 Sr. Ashley Broady, 5-11 Fr. Danielle Kom, 5-9 Sr. Laura Hunt, 5-7 Jr. Nikki Thompson, and 5-8 Fr. Jessie Marshall.  Lexington Christian Academy coach Ralph Sallee countered with 5-7 Jr. Elisabeth Jones, 5-8 Fr. Leah Anderson, 6-1 Sr. Jenny Noort, 5-6 Sr. Staci Feck, and 5-6 Fr. Kayla Yates.

Louisville Christian Academy played this game without leading scorer Kristi Bougher who had been averaging 19 ppg and 12 rpg.  Bougher missed the game due to a wrist injury.  They shot only 20.6% from the field and lost a 48-35 decision to Lexington Christian Academy.  The victors were led Jenny Noort with 24 points and eight rebounds.  Staci Feck added five points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.  Ashley Broady led Louisville Christian Academy with 10 points. 

Louisville Christian Academy

4

6

8

17

-

35

Lexington Christian Academy

20

10

8

10

-

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisville Christian Academy

(35) -

Broady 10, Kom 6, Hunt 4, Thompson 2, Marshall 6, Tipton 1, Blake 4, Shubert 2.

Lexington Christian Academy

(48) -

Jones 2, Anderson 6, Noort 24, Feck 5, Yates 7, McPeek 2, Brittain 2.

Game No. 7  Jackson County (17-3) (Region 13) vs. Betsy Layne (13-5) (Region 15)

Jackson County coach Greg Parrett started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Leah Moore, 5-10 Sr. Brittany Carr, 6-6 So. Sarah Elliott, 5-3 So. Whitney Moore, and 5-3 Sr. Andrea Whitehead.  Betsy Layne coach Cassandra Akers countered with 5-8 So. Whitney Lykens, 5-8 Sr. Kim Tackett, 5-8 So. Tabetha Witt, 5-5 Sr. Tabitha Mitchell and 5-4 Sr. Devon Reynolds.

Jackson County took a 44-6 lead at halftime and rolled to a 69-42 victory over Betsy Layne.  Jackson County outshot Betsy Layne 50.9% to 25% from the field.  Jackson County was led by Brittany Carr with 16 points and nine rebounds.  Sarah Elliott added 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Betsy Layne was led by Whitney Lykens with 19 points and nine rebounds. 

Jackson County

24

20

10

15

-

69

Betsy Layne

2

4

13

23

-

42

 

Jackson County

(69) -

L. Moore 8, Carr 16, Elliott 10, W. Moore 6, Andrea Whitehead 8, B. Bingham 3, Ashely Whitehead 2, Hignite 6, Lakes 2, Gentry 6, C. Bingham 2.

Betsy Layne

(42) -

Lykens 19, Tackett 0, Witt 2, Mitchell 2, Reynolds 2, Clark 3, Keathley 1, Stratton 8, Meade 2, Newman 3.

Game No. 8  Campbellsville (14-6) (Region 5) vs. Somerset (8-10) (Region 12)

Campbellsville coach Ginger Colvin started the following lineup:  5-9 Sr. Tasha Phillips, 5-4 Sr. Cassie Bertram, 5-8 Sr. Alicia Dooley, 5-10 Sr. Emily Thompson, and 5-9 Sr. Vanessa Nichols.  Somerset coach Judy Mason countered with 5-10 Sr. Elizabeth Drake, 5-9 Jr. Whitney Alderdice, 5-9 Sr. Nicole Denney, 5-5 Jr. Amy Honeycutt, and 5-5 Sr. LaShanda Upchurch.

Campbellsville’s Tasha Phillips had a fine all around game with 20 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, and seven steals to lead her team to a 60-51 win over Somerset.  Cassie Bertram added 13 points.  5-8 Fr. Madison Flowers led a balanced Somerset attack with 10 points.  

Campbellsville

15

14

13

18

-

60

Somerset

20

6

11

14

-

51

 

Campbellsville

(60) -

Phillips 20, Bertram 13, Dooley 9, Thompson 5, Nichols 6, Gowin 6, McKay 1.

Somerset

(51) -

Drake 0, Alderdice 7, Denney 4, Honeycutt 8, Upchurch 8, Irvine 6, Flowers 10, Stevenson 8.

 
 February 1 - Day 2

Game No. 9  Newport Central Catholic (19-1) vs. Murray (16-4) Quarterfinal #1

Newport Central Catholic coach Christie McDonald started the following lineup:  5-10 Jr. Heather Maudlin, 5-11 So. Nichole Chiodi, 5-8 Sr. Julie Burks, 5-7 So. Jenny Prigge, and 5-8 Jr. Jayme Thiem.  Murray coach Rechelle Cadwell countered with 5-11 Sr. Ashley Tripp, 5-8 Sr. Delanda Olive, 6-1 Sr. Page Adlich, 5-8 Fr. Lisa Thurman, and 5-5 Jr. Sherrie Sexton. 

Newport Central Catholic’s defense forced 27 Murray turnovers that they converted into 27 points on the way to a 63-53 victory.  Neither team shot particularly well from the field with NCC shooting 38.2% while Murray was 31.7%.  Murray won the battle of the boards 48-33.  NCC was led today by Jayme Thiem with 18 points.  Jenny Prigge and Nichole Chiodi added 11 points each.  Chiodi also pulled down nine rebounds.  Murray was led by Sherrie Sexton and Ashley Tripp with 15 and 14 points respectively.  Delanda Olive and Page Adlich pulled down 17 and 11 rebounds respectively. 

Newport Central Catholic

16

18

8

21

-

63

Murray

14

9

14

16

-

53

 

Newport Central Catholic

(63) -

Maudlin 6, Chiodi 11, Burks 8, Prigge 11, Thiem 18, Ziegler 7, Gemmer 2.

Murray

(53) -

Tripp 14, Olive 5, Adlich 10, Thurman 7, Sexton 15, Volp 2.

Game No. 10  West Carter (19-1) vs. Louisville Holy Cross (11-8) Quarterfinal #2

West Carter coach John “Hop” Brown started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Kayla Jones, 5-9 Jr. Brooke Mullis, 6-1 Sr. Meghan Hillman, 5-6 So. Stephanie Hall, and 5-5 Jr. Megen Gearhart.  Holy Cross coach Scott Smith countered with 5-11 Jr. Jenn Skaggs, 6-0 Sr. Kara Hellmann, 5-7 Jr. Jennifer Jones, 5-4 Sr. Tricia Seaman, and 5-7 Jr. Stephanie Lush.   

West Carter hit five of six free throws in the final minute to hold off Holy Cross by a score of 49-45.  West Carter was led today by Megen Gearhart with 22 points.  Meghan Hillman was also in double figures with 12 points.  Holy Cross was led by Jenn Skaggs, Jennifer Jones, and Tricia Seaman with 12, 11, and 10 points respectively.  Skaggs also pulled down 13 rebounds. 

West Carter

14

14

10

11

-

49

Holy Cross

7

11

15

12

-

45

 

West Carter

(49) -

Jones 6, Mullis 6, Hillman 12, Hall 2, Gearhart 22, Rayburn 1.

Holy Cross

(45) -

Skaggs 12, Hellmann 3, Jones 11, Seaman 10, Lush 8, Bowman 1.

Game No. 11  Lexington Christian Academy (16-6) vs. Clinton County (19-3) Quarterfinal #3

Lexington Christian Academy coach Ralph Sallee started the following lineup5-7 Jr. Elisabeth Jones, 5-8 Fr. Leah Anderson, 6-1 Sr. Jenny Noort, 5-6 Sr. Staci Feck, and 5-6 Fr. Kayla Yates.   Clinton County coach Garry Abbott countered with 5-8 Fr. Brittany Abbott, 5-6 Fr. Paige Guffey, 6-5 Jr. Angela Brown, 5-8 Sr. Rachel Matthews, and 5-6 Fr. Amber Guffey.

Clinton County took the lead with 1:49 remaining and dodged a bullet when Lexington Christian’s  Jenny Noort missed a lay-in with seconds remaining to hold on for a 64-63 victory.  Clinton County was led by Paige Guffey, Rachel Matthews, and Angela Brown with 15, 15, and 14 points respectively.  Brown also pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked four shots.  Amber Guffey chipped in with 13 points.  Lexington Christian Academy was led by Jenny Noort with 23 points and 18 rebounds.  Elisabeth Jones and Kayla Yates added 12 points each.   

Lexington Christian Academy

14

18

21

10

-

63

Clinton County

12

19

16

17

-

64

 

Lexington Christian Academy

(63) -

Jones 12, Anderson 6, Noort 23, Feck 4, Yates 12, Brittain 6.

Clinton County

(64) -

Abbott 5, P. Guffey 15, Brown 14, Matthews 15, A. Guffey 13, Vitatoe 2.

Game No. 12  Campbellsville (15-6) vs. Jackson County (18-3) Quarterfinal #4

Campbellsville coach Ginger Colvin started the following lineup:  5-9 Sr. Tasha Phillips, 5-4 Sr. Cassie Bertram, 5-8 Sr. Alicia Dooley, 5-10 Sr. Emily Thompson, and 5-9 Sr. Vanessa Nichols.  Jackson County coach Greg Parrett countered with 5-8 Sr. Leah Moore, 5-10 Sr. Brittany Carr, 6-6 So. Sarah Elliott, 5-3 So. Whitney Moore, and 5-3 Sr. Andrea Whitehead. 

Jackson County’s tenacious defense held Campbellsville to 16.3% (8-49) from the field and limited Campbellsville’s star Tasha Phillips to only six points on 2 of 16 attempts from the field on their way to a 42-21 victory.  Jackson County was led today by Sarah Elliott with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and seven blocked shots.   Andrea Whitehead added 11 points.  Campbellsville was led by Tasha Phillips and Cassie Bertram with 6 points each.

Campbellsville

2

6

7

6

-

21

Jackson County

12

12

8

10

-

42

 

Campbellsville

(21) -

Phillips 6, Bertram 6, Dooley 2, Thompson 2, Nichols 2, Gowin 3.

Jackson County

(42) -

L. Moore 4, Carr 1, Elliott 14, W. Moore 0, Andrea Whitehead 11, B. Bingham 5, Hignite 4, C. Bingham 3.

 
 February 2 - Day 3

Game No. 13  West Carter (20-1) vs. Newport Central Catholic (20-1) Semifinal #1

West Carter coach John “Hop” Brown started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Kayla Jones, 5-9 Jr. Brooke Mullis, 6-1 Sr. Meghan Hillman, 5-6 So. Stephanie Hall, and 5-5 Jr. Megen Gearhart.  Newport Central Catholic coach Christie McDonald countered with 5-10 Jr. Heather Maudlin, 5-11 So. Nichole Chiodi, 5-8 Sr. Julie Burks, 5-7 So. Jenny Prigge, and 5-8 Jr. Jayme Thiem.   

Newport Central Catholic pulled to within one, 46-45 with 1:13 remaining on the clock but West Carter relied on their trademark good free throw shooting to claim a 52-48 victory.  West Carter shot 36.7% from the floor while Newport Central Catholic could only manage 34% field goal shooting.  West Carter was led by Megen Gearhart with 22 points.  Meghan Hillman added 14 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and blocked five shots.  Newport Central Catholic was led by Nichole Chiodi with 19 points and eight rebounds.  Julie Burks added 12 points. 

West Carter

11

11

11

19

-

52

Newport Central Catholic

11

6

14

17

-

48

 

West Carter

(52) -

Jones 4, Mullis 6, Hillman 14, Hall 2, Gearhart 22, Rayburn 4.

Newport Central Catholic

(48) -

Maudlin 2, Chiodi 19, Burks 12, Prigge 0, Thiem 9, Ziegler 6.

Game No. 14  Jackson County (19-3) vs. Clinton County (20-3) Semifinal #2

Jackson County coach Greg Parrett started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Leah Moore, 5-10 Sr. Brittany Carr, 6-6 So. Sarah Elliott, 5-3 So. Whitney Moore, and 5-3 Sr. Andrea Whitehead.   Clinton County coach Garry Abbott countered with 5-8 Fr. Brittany Abbott, 5-6 Fr. Paige Guffey, 6-5 Jr. Angela Brown, 5-8 Sr. Rachel Matthews, and 5-6 Fr. Amber Guffey.

Jackson County saw a 15 point lead in the third quarter evaporate but managed to hold on for a 61-60 victory over Clinton County.   Clinton County was hot from the three point line (9 of 18) for the game.  Jackson County was led by Sarah Elliott who put up some big numbers today with 27 points, 21 rebounds, and four blocked shots.  Andrea Whitehead added 13 points. Amber and Paige Guffey led Clinton County with 21 and 14 points respectively.  Angela Brown also added 14 points, pulled down 16 rebounds, and blocked five shots. 

Jackson County

19

13

12

17

-

61

Clinton County

14

7

16

23

-

60

 

Jackson County

(61) -

L. Moore 8, Carr 4, Elliott 27, W. Moore 3, Whitehead 13, Hignite 6.

Clinton County

(60) -

Abbott 6, P. Guffey 14, Brown 14, Matthews 2, A. Guffey 21, Curry 3.

 
 February 3 - Day 4

Game No. 15  Jackson County (20-3) vs. West Carter (21-1) Championship

Jackson County coach Greg Parrett started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Leah Moore, 5-10 Sr. Brittany Carr, 6-6 So. Sarah Elliott, 5-3 So. Whitney Moore, and 5-3 Sr. Andrea Whitehead.   West Carter coach John “Hop” Brown countered with 5-8 Sr. Kayla Jones, 5-9 Jr. Brooke Mullis, 6-1 Sr. Meghan Hillman, 5-6 So. Stephanie Hall, and 5-5 Jr. Megen Gearhart.

Jackson County held a 52%-27.1% advantage in field goal shooting on their way to a 64-41 victory over West Carter.  West Carter had been cold from the field for the entire tournament but that combined with the inside presence of  Jackson County’s Sarah Elliott was too much to overcome today.  Jackson County was led by tourney MVP Sarah Elliott with 16 points, eight rebounds, and nine blocked shots.  Leah Moore added 13 points.  West Carter was led by Megen Gearhart with 18 points. Kayla Jones pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.   

Jackson County

12

15

15

22

-

64

West Carter

5

10

15

11

-

41

 

Jackson County

(64) -

L. Moore 13, Carr 6, Elliott 16, W. Moore 3, Andrea Whitehead 8, Gentry 5, Bingham 2, Hignite 9, Rose 2.

West Carter

(41) -

Jones 4, Mullis 7, Hillman 1, Hall 9, Gearhart 18, Hamilton 2.

All Tournament Team

Sarah Elliott

6-6

So.

Jackson County

4 games 

16.8 ppg

12.8 rpg

5.8 bpg

MVP

Angela Brown

6-5

Jr.

Clinton County

3 games

19.7 ppg

12.7 rpg

5.3 bpg

 

Nichole Chiodi

5-11

So.

Newport Central Catholic

3 games

11.3 ppg

10.0 rpg

 

 

Megen Gearhart

5-5

Jr.

West Carter

4 games

17.3 ppg

 

 

 

Amber Guffey

5-6

Fr.

Clinton County

3 games

13.3 ppg

 

 

 

Paige Guffey

5-6

Fr.

Clinton County

3 games

 12.3 ppg

 

 

 

Meghan Hillman

6-1

Sr.

West Carter

4 games

12.7 ppg

10.3 rpg

4.3 bpg

 

Leah Moore

5-8

Sr.

Jackson County

4 games

8.3 ppg

 

 

 

Jenny Noort

6-1

Sr.

Lexington Christian Academy

2 games

23.5 ppg

13.0 rpg

 

 

Tasha Phillips

5-9

Sr.

Campbellsville

2 games

13.0 ppg

10.5 rpg

 

 

Jenn Skaggs

5-11

Jr.

Louisville Holy Cross

2 games

18.5 ppg

13.5 rpg

 

 

Jayme Thiem

5-8

Fr.

Newport Central Catholic

3 games

12.0 ppg

5.3 rpg

 

 

Andrea Whitehead

5-3 

Sr.

Jackson County

4 games

10.0 ppg

 

4.0 apg

 

Conclusions
 
Dave Cantrall’s All ‘A’ Classic rankings which appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Wednesday, January 30th had Jackson County, Clinton County, West Carter, and Newport Central Catholic in the first four positions.  Cantrall was on the mark as those four teams reached the semifinals with Jackson County successfully defending their championship.  The Lady Generals lost two All-Staters from last year but tourney MVP Sarah Elliott put together excellent games to lead her team to the championship.  There were many stars in this tourney – 6-5 Jr. Angela Brown of Clinton County put up some large numbers.  6-1 Sr. Jenny Noort had an excellent tourney for Lexington Christian Academy.  5-5 Jr. Megen Gearhart of West Carter gets the job done against all levels of competition.

The future of girls’ basketball in Kentucky looks bright.  There were thirteen members of the all tournament team with the following breakdown:  5 seniors, 3 juniors, 2 sophs, and 3 freshmen.  Also, four teams participating in this tourney appeared in Dave Cantrall’s Top 20 in the Lexington Herald-Leader on February 4th:  #4 Jackson County, #7 Clinton County, #16 West Carter, and #19 Newport Central Catholic.

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, teams, or players to me at prephoops@yahoo.com .