Lafayette at Henry Clay (Boys)

Henry Clay High School
Lexington, Kentucky
December 16, 2003

2003 by Ron Harrison

Lafayette (2-2) at Henry Clay (4-0) 

Lafayette coach Damon Kelley started the following lineup:  6-6 Sr. Nic Mullins, 6-0 Jr. T. J. Chinn, 6-8 Sr. Darnell Dialls, 5-11 Sr. Kevin Trahan, and 6-1 Sr. Marcus Barron.  Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles countered with 6-0 Jr. Bryan Turnage, 6-0 Sr. Chase Mitchell, 6-3 Sr. Aubrey White, 5-10 Sr. Brandon Coles, and 5-8 Jr. Noade Day

Lafayette survived a wild-west shootout to defeat Henry Clay 85-82 in two overtimes.  Henry Clay’s Aubrey White, who had been averaging over 25 ppg, got in early foul trouble and didn’t score his first basket until midway through the fourth quarter.  Some excellent long-range bombing by Noade Day and Brandon Coles allowed the Blue Devils to lead at the first three quarter stops by scores of 18-14, 36-30, and 43-41.  Lafayette took a 58-55 lead late in the game but Noade Day hit a three point shot with eleven seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and Lafayette missed a last second leaner to send the game to overtime.

Henry Clay took a 67-60 lead in the first overtime, but Lafayette charged back to take a 69-67 lead.  Aubrey White hit a nifty spin move in the lane to tie the game 69-69 at the buzzer.  Lafayette’s Marcus Barron took over in the second overtime, scoring eight points as Lafayette took an 85-82 victory.  Nothing came easy tonight as Lafayette held an 83-79 lead but Brandon Coles hit a three pointer to cut the margin to 83-82.  Lafayette got the ball inside to Darnell Dialls who threw down a dunk with seven seconds remaining for the final score.

Lafayette held a 60.8%-40% advantage from the field but was outrebounded 40-33 by Henry Clay.  Lafayette was 19 of 29 from the free throw line while Henry Clay visited the charity stripe 24 times, connecting on 14 shots.  Henry Clay also connected on 12 of 31 from the three point line.  Lafayette scored 29 points off 28 Henry Clay turnovers while Henry Clay scored 24 points off 25 Lafayette miscues.

Lafayette was led tonight by Marcus Barron with 26 points, six rebounds, and six assists.  6-4 Jr. Blake Miller came off the bench to add 22 points.  Darnell Dialls had 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.  Henry Clay was led by Brandon Coles with 27 points, including six three point goals.  Noade Day added 20 points including five baskets from behind the arc.  Chase Mitchell, Bryan Turnage, and Aubrey White chipped in with 14, 11, and 10 points respectively.  White also pulled down nine rebounds. 

Lafayette

14

16

11

17

11

16

-

85

Henry Clay 

18

18

7

15

11

13

-

82


 

Lafayette 

(85)

 - 

Mullins 4, Chinn 8, Dialls 17, Trahan 6, Barron 26, Miller 22, Ayers 2.  

Henry Clay 

(82)

 - 

Turnage 11, Mitchell 14, White 10, Coles 27, Day 20.

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the statistics for tonight’s game. 

 

Other Games of Interest (Boys)

Scott County 

77

   Shelby County 

70

 

Bullitt East 

78

   Anderson County 

74

(OT)

Lincoln County 

78

   Franklin County 

65

 

Lexington Christian

78

   Bracken County 

50

 

Hazard 

73

   Perry County Central 

68

 

Covington Catholic 

67

   Boone County  

54

 

Mason County 

60

   Ashland Blazer

47

 

Manual

58

   Atherton

49

 

Barren County

57

   Caverna

53

 

Clay County 

78

   McCreary Central  

52

 

Apollo

68

   Daviess County    

61

 

East Carter

55

   Greenup County  

48

 

Danville

70

   Harrodsburg 

65

 

Madison Central 

63

   Highlands 

41

 

Knott Central 

95

   Jackson County 

69

 

Mercer County

45

   Burgin

43

 

Middlesboro

68

   Harlan

64

 

Fleming County 

66

   Nicholas County 

48

 

Shelby Valley 

63

   Magoffin County 

47

 

Wayne County 

99

   Monticello 

36

 

Tates Creek  

71

   West Jessamine 

63

 

Western Hills

63

   Casey County 

40

 

Pleasure Ridge Park

110

   Central  

67

 

Trinity

67

   Male

48

 

Fern Creek

64

   Waggener

36

 

 

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