2004 Kentucky Bank Invitational

Scott County High School, Georgetown, Kentucky
February 14, 2004

Copyright 2004 Ron Harrison

Schedule of Games

11:30 AM -

Williamstown Demons

vs.

Paris Greyhounds

1:30 PM -

Evarts Wildcats

vs.

Woodford County Yellowjackets

3:30 PM -

East Jessamine Jaguars

vs.

George Rogers Clark Cardinals

5:30 PM -

Powell County Pirates

vs.

Bourbon County Colonels

7:30 PM -

Lexington Catholic Knights

vs.

Scott County Cardinals

Game 1  Williamstown (13-9) vs. Paris (12-8)

Williamstown coach Tim Mefford started the following lineup:  6-0 Jr. Josh Livingood, 6-5 Jr. Zack Mefford, 6-4 Jr. Rob Van Til, 6-0 So. Patrick Steele, and 6-0 Sr. Quinn Mortenson.  Paris coach Cary Barr countered with 6-1 Sr. Pervis Dumphord, 6-0 Sr. Michael Young, 6-2 Jr. William Bryant, 5-9 So. Jordy Allen, and 5-10 Jr. Tyrell Howard. 

Paris utilized their quickness and athleticism to capture a hard-earned 80-74 victory.  Williamstown led 18-15 at the end of the first quarter but Paris rallied to take a 37-34 halftime lead.  Paris increased the lead to 57-48 at the end of three quarters and held on down the stretch to earn the victory.

Pervis Dumphord and Michael Young led Paris with 18 points each.  Tyrell Howard added 17 points.  Quinn Mortenson led Williamstown with 27 points including 11 points in the fourth quarter.  Zack Mefford and Patrick Steele added 18 and 17 points respectively. 

Williamstown

18

16

14

26

-

74

Paris

15

22

20

23

-

80

 

Williamstown

(74) -

Livingood 7, Mefford 18, Van Til 3, Steele 17, Mortenson 27, Charles Jones 2.

Paris

(80) -

P. Dumphord 18, Young 18, Bryant 9, Allen 4, Howard 17, C. Dumphord 6, Rice 7,  Kenney 1.

Game 2  Evarts (8-12) vs. Woodford County (6-15)

Evarts coach Rick Parsons started the following lineup:  6-2 Jr. Shawn Hoskins, 6-1 Sr. Derek Mefford, 6-4 Sr. Jared Bryant, 6-2 Sr. Kevin Reed, and 5-11 Jr. Frank Middleton.  Woodford County coach Bob Gibson countered with 6-3 So. Chris Williams, 6-0 Sr. P. J. Anthony, 6-4 Jr. Josh Clark, 5-9 Sr. Mike Childers, and 5-10 So. Jake Pennington. 

Woodford County held a slim 30-28 halftime lead but outscored Evarts 18-4 in the third quarter on their way to a 76-67 victory.  Kevin Reed and Frank Middleton combined for 28 points in the final quarter to spark an Evarts rally but Woodford County held on for the victory.

Chris Williams led Woodford County today with 23 points.  P. J. Anthony, Josh Clark, and Jake Pennington added 14, 14, and 12 points respectively.  Frank Middleton led Evarts with 22 points.  Kevin Reed and Jared Bryant added 15 and 10 points respectively. 

Evarts

15

13

4

35

-

67

Woodford County

14

16

18

28

-

76

 

Evarts

(67) -

Hoskins 2, Derek Mefford 7, Bryant 10, Reed 15, Middleton 22, Shackleford 9, Combs 2.

Woodford County

(76) -

Williams 23, Anthony 14, Clark 14, Childers 7, Pennington 12, Bracco 1, Tuttle 1, Denny 2, Mosher 2.

Game 3  East Jessamine (9-13) vs. George Rogers Clark (16-6)

East Jessamine coach Chris O’Bryan started the following lineup:  6-4 So. Eurich Downey, 6-2 Sr. Brandon Mason, 6-5 Sr. Ryan McFarland, 5-9 Jr. Brett Durham, and 5-10 Jr. Quandri Caldwell.  Clark County coach Scott Humphrey countered with 6-5 Sr. Jared Strode, 6-1 Jr. Josh Barnes, 6-6 Sr. Bo Harris, 5-8 Sr. Jason Aaron, and 6-0 Jr. Matthew Martin.

Clark County utilized excellent inside play and good outside shooting to easily defeat East Jessamine 87-49.  Clark County led 66-43 at the end of three quarters and outscored East Jessamine 21-6 in the final quarter.  The victors had eight three point baskets for the game.

Clark County was led today by Jared Strode with 25 points including 17 points in the first half.  Matthew Martin added 16 points including four three point goals.  Bo Harris and 5-11 Fr. Preston Knowles chipped in with 10 points each.  Brandon Mason and Eurich Downey led East Jessamine with 17 and 12 points respectively.   

East Jessamine

15

14

14

6

-

49

George Rogers Clark

25

24

17

21

-

87

 

East Jessamine

(49) -

Downey 12, Mason 17, McFarland 8, Durham 7, Caldwell 3, Carpenter 2.

George Rogers Clark

(87) -

Strode 25, Barnes 6, Harris 10, Aaron 3, Martin 16, Knowles 10, Clarke 9, Everett 7, Hall 1.

Game 4  Powell County (12-10) vs. Bourbon County (8-13)

Powell County coach Greg Coldiron started the following lineup:  6-3 Jr. Ryan Stewart, 6-0 So. Keenan Muncie, 6-5 Sr. Jared Baker, 5-11 Jr. Jermaine Martin, and 6-0 So. Chris Stamper.  Bourbon County coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-1 Jr. Jay Highlander, 5-9 Jr. Cody Swords, 6-8 So. Russell Allen, 5-10 Jr. Deron Brown, and 5-11 Jr. Quinn Hawkins.

Bourbon County held a 52-43 lead entering the final period then survived a furious rally by Powell County to claim a 71-69 victory.  Bourbon County led 39-24 at halftime but Powell County chipped away at the lead.  Chris Stamper led the comeback in the final quarter which barely fell short with 12 points on four three point goals.  The Bourbon County defensive pressure was an early factor which allowed them to take a double digit lead in the first half. 

Bourbon County was led by Cody Swords and Deron Brown with 17 and 15 points respectively.  Quinn Hawkins added 10 points.  Jared Baker and Chris Stamper led Powell County with 22 and 17 points respectively.     

Powell County

13

11

19

26

-

69

Bourbon County

16

23

13

19

-

71

 

Powell County

(69) -

Stewart 7, Muncie 7, Baker 22, Martin 8, Stamper 17, Goodwin 8.

Bourbon County

(71) -

Highlander 7, Swords 17, Allen 4, Brown 15, Hawkins 10, Fields 8, Sosby 1, Harrison 2, Robinson 2, Tyson Jones 3.

Game 5  Lexington Catholic (19-3) vs. Scott County (19-4)

Lexington Catholic coach Bart Flener started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Demetrius Green, 6-3 Sr. Harrison Morton, 6-4 Sr. Mark Balthrop, 5-10 Sr. Drew Morton, and 6-3 Sr. William Graham.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-8 Sr. Zach Van Guilder, 6-1 Sr. Matt Jarvis, 6-4 Sr. Alex Cassady, 6-1 Sr. Troy Harris, and 6-0 Sr. Tyler Hicks.

Lexington Catholic defeated Scott County in a high scoring foul-marred game by a score of 104-96.  There was some excellent basketball played tonight in between trips to the charity stripe.  Scott County connected on 32 of 46 free throws while Lexington Catholic visited the free throw line 39 times, connecting on 30 shots.  Lexington Catholic held a 70-54 lead during the third quarter but Scott County continued to battle until the final buzzer.

William Graham led Lexington Catholic with 26 points and Demetrius Green added 24 points including a highlight dunk in traffic in the third quarter.  Harrison Morton and Drew Morton added 19 and 12 points respectively.  Lexington Catholic got some timely three point bombing off the bench from P. J. Wilson, Joe Boneau, and Brian Hewitt.  Tyler Hicks could not be stopped tonight as he led Scott County with 34 points including 16 of 23 free throws.   Alex Cassady, Troy Harris, and Matt Jarvis added 16, 13, and 10 points respectively. 

Lexington Catholic

28

26

18

32

-

104

Scott County

19

28

13

36

-

96

 

Lexington Catholic

(104) -

Green 24, H. Morton 19, Balthrop 5, D. Morton 12, Graham 26, Wilson 7, Boneau 5, Hewitt 6.

Scott County

(96) -

Van Guilder 8, Jarvis 10, Cassady 16, Harris 13, Hicks 34, Coote 6, Walls 3, Bailey 3, Haddix 3.

Conclusion

This was an excellent day of basketball with some good individual performances.  Quinn Mortenson had a good game for Williamstown and Zack Mefford continues to impress.  Mefford has the ability to contribute and score even when his shot is not falling.  Mefford hustles, works hard, and is always striving to improve his game.  Paris, as usual, has a nice complement of athletes and Coach Barr does an excellent job.  Kevin Reed and Frank Middleton played well for Evarts and almost shot them back in the game in the final period.  6-3 220 pound So. Chris Williams played well for Woodford County, scoring both inside and out.   Clark County has an excellent inside-outside combination in Jared Strode and Matthew Martin.  East Jessamine has some nice players but faced an uphill battle after the first quarter.

Bourbon County has some nice perimeter talent and a promising young big man in 6-8 So. Russell Allen.  Powell County got a good performance from Jared Baker and some outstanding long-range bombing from soph guard Chris Stamper in the final quarter.  The Lexington Catholic versus Scott County matchup was the featured game of the day and it lined up to its sizeable expectations.  The stars lived up to their reputations and Lexington Catholic’s Demetrius Green threw down one of the highlight dunks of the season.  Scott County’s Tyler Hicks had an outstanding effort in a losing cause.  He was pressured the entire game but responded with a big game.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to Sonny Denniston of Scott County for the hospitality extended me during my visit.  

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.angelfire.com/ky/prephoops.