2002 Kentucky High School Boys
11th Region Tournament

Farnham Dudgeon Civic Center
Frankfort, Kentucky
March 4-8, 2002

Copyright 2002 Ron Harrison

Monday March 4th - Day 1

Woodford County (15-12) vs. Madison Central (13-15)

Madison Central took a 36-26 halftime lead and maintained their advantage in the second half to take a 78-62 decision over Woodford County.  Madison Central shot 54% from the field for the evening.  They were also deadly from the three point line, connecting on 8 of 15 attempts.  The victors were led tonight by 6-5 So. Shawn Ballard and 6-1 Sr. Zach Johnson with 21 and 17 points respectively.   6-0 Jr. Matt Gayheart chipped in with 16 points.  Woodford County was led by 6-2 Sr. Nick Delaney and 5-9 Jr. Sheafen Mattingly with 16 and 15 points respectively.  High scoring guard 6-1 Jr. Jerome Givens was held to 12 points.

Woodford County 

14

12

13

23

-

62

Madison Central

19

17

17

25

-

78

 

Woodford County

 (62) -

Delaney 16, Givens 12, Mattingly 15, Lakes 8, Roseberry 2, Stepp 2, White 4, German 0, Absher 3.

Madison Central

 (78) -

Ballard 21, Johnson 17, Cornett 9, D. Gayheart 7, M. Gayheart 16, Vencill 0, Alexander 8.

Tates Creek (22-6) vs. Lexington Catholic (26-2)

Tates Creek led Lexington Catholic 36-31 in the third quarter but went cold from the field allowing Lexington Catholic to catch up and take a 16 point lead.  Lexington Catholic also had problems handling prosperity and allowed Tates Creek to narrow the lead before escaping with a 63-56 victory.  Lexington Catholic was led tonight by 6-3 So. Demetrius Green with 16 points and 13 rebounds.  6-3 So. Harrison Morton came off the bench to tally 15 points and eight rebounds.  5-11 Jr. Brian Smith and 6-3 So. William Graham added 13 and 11 points respectively.  Tates Creek was led by 6-6 Jr. Michael Cross with 11 points and 17 rebounds.  6-2 So. Justin Taylor and 6-6 Sr. Patrick Gray added 12 and 11 points respectively.   

Tates Creek 

11

15

10

20

-

56

Lexington Catholic

11

14

16

22

-

63

 

Tates Creek

(56) -

Cross 11, Taylor 12, Bell 8, Stigall 2, Schueler 7, Hughes 1, Holman 4, Gray 11.

Lexington Catholic

(63) -

Smith 13, Green 16, R. Morton 3, Rompf 2, Graham 11, Morones 1, D. Morton 2, H. Morton 15, Balthrop 0.

 

Tuesday March 5th - Day 2

Richmond Model (18-9) vs. Henry Clay (18-11)

Henry Clay dominated Richmond Model and took an easy 79-40 decision to advance to the semifinals.  Henry Clay held Richmond Model to 17% field goal shooting and recorded 17 steals and 15 blocked shots.  Henry Clay was led by 6-6 Sr. Clay List with 20 points and 13 rebounds.  List was also busy on the defensive end as he recorded seven steals and seven blocked shots.  5-11 8th grader Bryan Turnage added 15 points.  6-1 Jr. Joe Harden chipped in with 13 points. Richmond Model was led by 6-1 Sr. Willie Simmons with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Richmond Model 

9

13

7

11

-

40

Henry Clay

22

18

15

24

-

79

 

Richmond Model

 (40) -

Simmons 16, Williams 5, Jackson 5, Grise 8, Proudfoot 0, Cormney 0, Matthews 0, Worley 2, Marcum 0, Brown 1, Higgins 0, Epperson1, Harvey 2.

Henry Clay

 (79) -

List 20, Campbell 0, Bowman 8, Coles 5, Turnage 15, Harden 13, Patterson 4, Day 0, Jackson 4, Mitchell 10.

East Jessamine (22-6) vs. Frankfort (18-8)

Frankfort  pulled within one, 68-67, with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game but East Jessamine held on to claim a hard-earned 72-67 victory.  East Jessamine was led tonight by 6-2 Sr. Cory Wade with 21 points.  5-10 Sr. Stephen Wayne, 6-3 Sr. Butch Jointer and 6-2 Sr. Gordon Duke added 13, 12, and 12 points respectively.  Frankfort was led tonight by 6-4 Jr. Chris Current with 21 points and seven rebounds.  6-2 Sr. Kevin Hill and 6-3 Sr. Benjamin Hall added 14 and 11 points respectively. 

East Jessamine 

15

17

19

21

-

72

Frankfort

20

9

22

16

-

67

 

East Jessamine

(72) -

Jointer 12, Duke 12, Wade 21, Wayne 13, Richardson 3, Waford 4, Hunt 6, Vernon 1, Rardin 0, Kliensasser 0.

Frankfort

(67) -

C. Current 21, Hill 14, Hatchett 6, Redden 6, B. Hall 11, W. Current 5, C. Hall 4, Gross 0.

 

Thursday March 7th - Day 3

Lexington Catholic (27-2) vs. Madison Central (14-15) Semifinal No. 1

Lexington Catholic coach Danny Haney started the following lineup:  6-3 So. Demetrius Green, 6-4 Sr. Ryan Morton, 6-5 Sr. John Rompf, 6-3 So. William Graham, and 5-11 Jr. Brian Smith.  Madison Central coach Allen Feldhaus, Jr. countered with 6-1 Sr. Zach Johnson, 6-5 So. Shawn Ballard, 6-3 So. Matt Cornett, 5-11 Sr. Dustin Gayheart, and 6-0 Jr. Matt Gayheart.

Lexington Catholic went on an 18-0 run to take a 34-17 lead and effectively settled the issue on their way to an 82-55 victory over Madison Central.  Catholic scored 28 points off 20 Madison Central turnovers.  6-3 So. Harrison Morton came off the bench to lead Catholic with 18 points.   Demetrius Green, Ryan Morton, and William Graham added 15, 14, and 11 points respectively.  John Rompf did not crack the scoring column but pulled down 11 rebounds.  Madison Central was led by Zach Johnson with 17 points.  Shawn Ballard added 16 points and eight rebounds.  6-7 Jr. Brett Alexander added nine points and seven rebounds.  

Lexington Catholic

21

25

19

17

-

82

Madison Central 

17

6

15

17

-

55

 

Lexington Catholic

(82) -

Green 15, R. Morton 14, Rompf 0, Graham 11, Smith 4, H. Morton 18, Morones 3, Cooke 5, Balthrop 9, Canter 3.

Madison Central

(55) -

Johnson 17, Ballard 16, Matt Cornett 4, D. Gayheart 1, M. Gayheart 4, Vencill 4, Alexander 9.

East Jessamine (23-6) vs. Henry Clay (19-11) Semifinal No. 2

East Jessamine coach Chris O’Bryan started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Butch Jointer, 6-2 Sr. Gordon Duke, 6-2 Sr. Cory Wade, 5-10 Sr. Stephen Wayne, and 5-7 Sr. Brad Richardson.  Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles countered with 5-11 8th grader Bryan Turnage, 6-6 Sr. Clay List, 5-8 Jr. Lamont Campbell, 5-7 Jr. Branden Bowman, and 5-10 So. Branden Coles.

This was a game of surges as East Jessamine would build a double digit lead and Henry Clay would rally to close the gap. East Jessamine managed to hold on for a hard-earned 63-57 victory.  East Jessamine held a slight margin in field goal shooting 40.4%-37% and outrebounded Henry Clay 42-30.  East Jessamine was led by Butch Jointer and 5-11 Sr. Brandon Waford with 20 and 13 points respectively.  Gordon Duke added 11 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. Henry Clay was led by Clay List with 21 points and seven rebounds.  Branden Bowman added 20 points.  Bowman was seven of eight from the field including three of three from the three point line.  Lamont Campbell added 10 points and dished out seven assists. 

East Jessamine 

21

11

15

16

-

63

Henry Clay

13

5

16

23

-

57

 

East Jessamine

(63) -

Jointer 20, Duke 11, Wade 7, Wayne 6, Richardson 3, Waford 13, Hunt 3.

Henry Clay

(57) -

Turnage 4, List 21, Campbell 10, Bowman 20, Coles 0, Harden 0, Patterson 2.

 

Friday March 8th - Day 4

East Jessamine (24-6) vs. Lexington Catholic (28-2)  Championship Game

East Jessamine coach Chris O’Bryan started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Butch Jointer, 6-2 Sr. Gordon Duke, 6-2 Sr. Cory Wade, 5-10 Sr. Stephen Wayne, and 5-7 Sr. Brad Richardson.  Lexington Catholic coach Danny Haney countered with 6-3 So. Demetrius Green, 6-4 Sr. Ryan Morton, 6-5 Sr. John Rompf, 6-3 So. William Graham, and 5-11 Jr. Brian Smith

Lexington Catholic finally pulled away in the final minutes to claim a 70-57 victory over East Jessamine and take the 11th Region championship.  East Jessamine led 31-29 at halftime and trailed by one, 42-41, at the end of the third quarter.  East Jessamine tied the score 49-49 in the final period before Catholic closed the scoring with a 21-8 run.  Catholic outshot East Jessamine 56-8%-47.6% from the field and forced 23 East Jessamine turnovers.  East Jessamine held a 31-18 rebounding margin.  Lexington Catholic was led tonight by Demetrius Green, William Graham, and Brian Smith with 24, 17, and 14 points respectively.  East Jessamine was led by Butch Jointer, Cory Wade, and Stephen Wayne with 15, 13, and 12 points respectively. 

East Jessamine

16

15

10

16

-

57

Lexington Catholic

14

15

13

28

-

70

 

East Jessamine

(57) -

Jointer 15, Duke 5, Wade 13, Wayne 12, Richardson 2, Waford 3, Hunt 3, Vernon 4.

Lexington Catholic

(70) -

Green 24, R. Morton 7, Rompf 1, Graham 17, Smith 14, Morones 3, H. Morton 4.

 

All Tournament Team
 

Cory Wade

 

East Jessamine

 

6-2 

 

Sr.

 

3 games

 

13.7 ppg

 

 

 

 

Clay List

 

Henry Clay

 

6-6

 

Sr.

 

2 games

 

20.5 ppg

 

10.0 rpg

 

 

Zach Johnson

 

Madison Central

 

6-1

 

Sr.

 

2 games

 

17.0 ppg

 

 

 

 

William Graham

 

Lexington Catholic

 

6-3

 

So.

 

3 games

 

13.0 ppg

 

 

 

 

Chris Current

 

Frankfort

 

6-4

 

Jr.

 

1 game

 

21.0 ppg

 

7.0 rpg

 

 

Demetrius Green

 

Lexington Catholic

 

6-3

 

So.

 

3 games

 

18.3 ppg

 

 6.3 rpg

 

 

Harrison Morton

 

Lexington Catholic

 

6-3

 

So.

 

3 games

 

13.3 ppg

 

 5.3 rpg

 

 

Shawn Ballard

 

Madison Central

 

6-5

 

So.

 

2 games

 

18.5 ppg

 

 

 

 

Branden Bowman

 

Henry Clay

 

5-7

 

Jr.

 

2 games

 

14.0 ppg

 

 

 

 

Brian Smith

 

Lexington Catholic 

 

5-11

 

Jr.

 

3 games

 

10.3 ppg

 

 

 

 

Gordon Duke

 

East Jessamine

 

6-2

 

Sr.

 

3 games

 

9.3 ppg

 

 

 

 

Butch Jointer

 

East Jessamine

 

6-3

 

Sr.

 

3 games

 

15.7 ppg

 

 

 

MVP

Conclusion

This was a strong field with several teams capable of capturing the title.  When the smoke finally cleared, it came down to the favorites East Jessamine and Lexington Catholic meeting for the third time this season.  East Jessamine gave Lexington Catholic a real battle but in the end Lexington Catholic prevailed and advanced to the Sweet 16.  It was a very emotional loss for the East Jessamine Jaguars but this team left it all on the floor and will be remembered for years in Jessamine County.  Catholic notched their 29th victory of the year and should represent the region well in the big show.  This tournament was the swan song for two of the top seniors in the state, 6-6 Clay List (Henry Clay) and 6-3 Butch Jointer (East Jessamine).
 

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