The Lady Defender Classic

 

Bryan Station High School,

Lexington, Kentucky

December 13, 2003

 

© 2003 Ron Harrison

 

Lady Defender Classic History

 

The Lady Defender Classic has a rich history of tradition and excellent play over the past 20 years. The Classic is proud to have had 10 Miss Basketballs, 11 State Tournament MVPs, two Parade All-Americans, and 11 State Champions participate in our one-day showcase of Kentuckyís finest teams and players in girls basketball.You will be in for a treat as more girls basketball history will be made today.

 

Lady Defender Classic Distinguished Alumni

 

Lisa Harrison

 - 

Louisville Southern

 - 

WNBA

Ukari Figgs

 - 

Scott County

 - 

WNBA

Camille Cooper

 - 

Scott County

 - 

WNBA

Jamie Walz

 - 

Highlands

 - 

Miss Basketball

Kandi Brown

 - 

West Carter

 - 

All-State

Carolyn Alexander

 - 

Hazard

 - 

All-State

Beth Vice

 - 

Montgomery County

 - 

Miss Basketball

Bebe Croley

 - 

Henry Clay

 - 

Parade All-American

Marcia Webb

 - 

Bryan Station

 - 

All-State

Leslie Logsdon

 - 

Hart County

 - 

All-State

 

Game Schedule

 

10:00

AM

Assumption

vs.

Bryan Station

11:45

AM

Louisville Butler

vs.

Madison Central

1:30

PM

Jackson County

vs.

Tates Creek

3:15

PM

DuPont Manual

vs.

Woodford County

5:00

PM

Boyd County

vs.

Henry Clay

6:45

PM

Pikeville

vs.

Rockcastle County

 

 

Game No. 1Assumption (1-2)vs.Bryan Station (1-2)

 

Assumption coaches Bob and Martha Todd started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Jennifer Wiedmar, 5-11 Sr. Jessica Gilbert, 6-1 So. Amber Norton, 5-9 So. Liz Todd, and 5-8 Sr. Trish Todd.Bryan Station coach Jackie Williams countered with 5-9 Jr. Brittney Clark, 5-5 Jr. Denetria Nichols, 6-3 So. Crystal Leach, 5-7 So. Bradli Stinson, and 5-6 So. Carley Blankenship.

 

Assumption scored 21 points off 15 Bryan Station turnovers on their way to a 51-44 victory.Both teams were cold from the field today as Assumption shot 33.9% from the field and Bryan Station could only manage 29.2%.Assumption was 11 of 18 from the free throw line while Bryan Station visited the charity stripe 23 times, connecting on 13 shots.

 

Assumption was led today by Amber Norton with 17 points and nine rebounds.Trish Todd added 14 points and dished out six assists.Jessica Gilbert chipped in with six points and eight rebounds.Brittney Clark led Bryan Station with 15 points and 12 rebounds.Carley Blankenship added 11 points.†† Crystal Leach scored eight points today and pulled down seven rebounds.†††

 

Assumption

13

8

14

16

-

51

Bryan Station

14

11

9

10

-

44

 

Assumption

(51)

 - 

Wiedmar 2, Gilbert 6, Norton 17, L. Todd 4, T. Todd 14, Kennedy 4, Mitchell 2, Kaiser 2.  

Bryan Station

(44)

 - 

B. Clark 15, Denetria Nichols 0, Leach 8, Stinson 7, Blankenship 11, Demetria Nichols 1, Smith 2.  

 

Game No. 2Butler (1-2)vs.Madison Central (1-3)

 

Butler coach Stephanie Greathouse started the following lineup: 5-10 Jr. Racheal Cummings, 5-7 Sr. Mandy Evans, 6-0 Sr. Ashley Lewallen, 5-6 Jr. Dana Price, and 5-4 Sr. Jenna Hedges.Madison Central countered with 5-8 Jr. Melinda Champ, 5-7 Sr. Olivia Terry, 5-6 Jr. Ashley Wiseman, 5-3 Jr. Brooke Barnett, and 5-6 So. Kandie Warford.

 

Butler held a 45.1%-35.8% field goal advantage over Madison Central on their way to a 72-54 victory.Butler was 24 of 39 from the free throw line while Madison Central visited the charity stripe 19 times connecting on 11 shots.Madison Central was assessed four technical fouls today, including three on the bench.Butler led 30-29 at halftime and held a nine point lead, 43-34, at the end of three quarters.Madison Central played hard today but the Lady Indians didnít have an answer for Lewallen in the paint.

 

Ashley Lewallen led Butler with 25 points and 11 rebounds.Mandy Evans excels in an up-tempo game and she chipped in with 19 points.Madison Central was led today by Olivia Terry with 20 points.Kandie Warford added 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.†††

 

Butler

15

15

13

29

-

72

Madison Central 

15

14

5

20

-

54

 

Butler

(72)

 - 

Cummings 8, Evans 19, Lewallen 25, Price 2, Hedges 7, Gibb 11.  

Madison Central 

(54)

 - 

M. Champ 2, Terry 20, Wiseman 5, Barnett 5, Warford 12, Scott 2, Bosley 3, Letcher 5.  

 

Game No. 3Jackson County (2-1)†† vs.Tates Creek (3-1)

 

Jackson County coach Greg Parrett started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Candrea Bingham, 5-9 Sr. Stisha Rose, 5-9 Jr. Brittany Bingham, 5-3 Sr. Whitney Moore, and 5-4 7th grader Kourtney Tyra.Tates Creek coach Jan Ulmer-Hintz countered with 5-7 Jr. Derrica Morton, 6-1 Jr. Kristen Pendleton, 6-2 Jr. Brittany Pittman, 5-8 Jr. Shaquita Dowlen, and 5-2 Jr. Ginneria Harley.

 

Tates Creek took advantage of Jackson Countyís 6-6 Sr. Sarah Elliott not starting today because of illness to race out to a 19-9 first quarter lead.Elliott was quickly inserted in the lineup midway through the opening quarter but Tates Creek still led 25-21 at the half.Jackson County led 36-30 at the end of the third quarter and won a hard-fought 56-47 victory.Jackson County shot 41.9% from the field while Tates Creek could only manage 19.4%.Tates Creekwas 22 of 39 from the free throw line and pulled down 44 rebounds while Jackson County was 13 of 15 from the charity stripe and grabbed 35 rebounds.

 

Jackson County was led by Sarah Elliott with 21 points, 17 rebounds, and five blocked shots.Whitney Moore, Kourtney Tyra, and Brittany Bingham added 12, 11, and 10 points respectively.Tates Creek was led by Brittany Pittman with 19 points and 14 rebounds.Kristen Pendleton also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

 

Jackson County 

9

12

15

20

-

56

Tates Creek 

19

6

5

17

-

47

 

Jackson County 

(56)

 - 

C. Bingham 2, Rose 0, B. Bingham 10, Moore 12, Tyra 11, Elliott 21.  

Tates Creek 

(47)

 - 

Morton 3, Pendleton 11, Pittman 19, Dowlen 3, Harley 3, Lindsey 6, Hamby 2.  

 

Game No. 4Manual (4-1)†† vs.Woodford County (4-0)

 

Manual coach Mina Todd started the following lineup:  6-1 So. Marissa Williams, 6-1 Sr. Candyce Bingham, 5-11 Sr. Hussai Nadeem, Sr. Kala McNally, and 5-8 Jr. Dominica Blakemore.   Woodford County coach Jay Lucas countered with 5-9 Sr. Katie Routt, 5-11 Jr. Emily Freibert, 5-11 Sr. Blythe Brown, 5-7 So. Brittany Henderlight, and 5-9 Jr. Destiny Mattingly.

 

Woodford County pulled away late in to earn a 55-48 victory in a hotly contested game.Manual shot 39.1% from the field while Woodford County could only manage 28.8% which included seven of 30 from the three point line.Woodford County scored 25 points off 25 Manual turnovers.

 

Woodford County was led today by Destiny Mattingly with 32 points and nine rebounds.Brittany Henderlight and 5-7 Sr. Beth Nunnelley added nine points each.Candyce Bingham led Manual with 20 points and 10 rebounds.Dominica Blakemore added nine points and while Marissa Williams only scored two points she pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.

 

Manual 

16

7

16

9

-

48

Woodford County 

16

10

14

15

-

55

 

Manual 

(48)

 - 

Williams 2, Bingham 20, Nadeem 2, McNally 5, Blakemore 9, Hazelwood 4, Burton 6.  

Woodford County 

(55)

 - 

Routt 0, Freibert 3, Brown 0, Henderlight 9, Mattingly 32, Nunnelley 9, Penny 2.  

 

 

Game No. 5Boyd County (2-1)vs.Henry Clay (3-0)

 

Cancelled due to icy road conditions.

 

Game No. 6Pikeville (2-2)†† vs.Rockcastle County (3-0)

 

Cancelled due to icy road conditions.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This was an excellent although abbreviated slate of games played today at Bryan Station.Some of the teams scheduled to play in the final two games could not make the trip due to hazardous road conditions.There were some excellent performances turned in today including Trish Todd and Amber Norton (Assumption), Brittney Clark (Bryan Station), Ashley Lewallen and Mandy Evans (Butler), Olivia Terry and Kandie Warford (Madison Central), Sarah Elliott (Jackson County), Brittany Pittman and Kristen Pendleton (Tates Creek), Destiny Mattingly (Woodford County), and Candyce Bingham (Manual).Although several players performing here today have been affected by the influenza bug the games were very competitive today.

 

 

Acknowledgements

 

A special thanks to Bryan Station athletic director Susan Montgomery for the hospitality extended me.The introductory paragraphs at the beginning of this report come from a very nice program put together yearly for this event.Also, a special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for todayís games.