Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic
Boys Basketball Tournament

McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky

February 5-8, 2004

Copyright 2004 Ron Harrison

 The All “A” Classic started in 1980 with eight teams and in 1990 became a true statewide championship with 16 boys regional tournament winners competing for the championship.  Champions crowned to date are 1980 Covington Holy Cross, 1981 Bellevue, 1982 Carlisle County, 1983 Walton-Verona, 1984 Oneida Baptist, 1985 Harlan, 1986 Muhlenberg Central, 1987 Covington Holy Cross, 1988 Bardstown, 1989 Central City, 1990 University Heights, 1991 University Heights, 1992 Lexington Catholic, 1993 Dilce Combs, 1994 Harlan, 1995 Harlan, 1996 University Heights, 1997 Lexington Catholic, 1998 University Heights, 1999 University Heights, 2000 Newport Central Catholic, 2001 Glasgow, 2002 University Heights, and 2003 St. Henry.

 
Thursday February 5th - Day 1

Game No. 1  Hazard (16-4) (Region 14) vs. Todd County Central (13-4) (Region 4)

Hazard coach Kevin Spurlock started the following lineup:  6-5 Sr. Lamar Williams, 6-5 Sr. Eric Mullins, 6-5 Sr. Steven Sizemore, 6-3 Sr. Hank Gabbard, and 6-3 Sr. Parker Carter.  Todd County Central coach Dennis Pardue countered with 6-2 Sr. Shane McIntosh, 6-3 Sr. Keith Pollard, 6-3 So. Calvin Head, 6-0 Jr. Matt Cox, and 5-10 Fr. Lamar Warfield.

Hazard raced out to a 24-10 first quarter lead on their way to a 62-45 victory over Todd County Central.  Hazard scored 20 points off 30 Todd County Central turnovers.  Hazard shot 43.8% from the field, was 17 of 33 from the free throw line, and pulled down 29 rebounds.  Todd County Central shot 37.3% from the field, connected on six of 14 free throws, and claimed 42 rebounds.

Steven Sizemore led Hazard with 15 points, six rebounds, and four steals. Parker Carter, Hank Gabbard, and Lamar Williams added nine, eight, and eight points respectively.  Shane McIntosh and Calvin Head led with 11 and 10 points respectively. 

Hazard

24

7

16

15

-

62

Todd County Central

10

10

12

13

-

45

 

Hazard

(62) -

Williams 8, Mullins 6, Sizemore 15, Gabbard 8, Carter 9, Lyttle 5, Patrick 5, Housley 6.

Todd County Central

(45) -

McIntosh 11, Pollard 4, Head 10, Cox 0, Warfield 6, Clements 4, Gordian 2, Campbell 4, Slater 2, Hudson 2.

Game No. 2  Carlisle County (15-5) (Region 1) vs. Caverna (19-1) (Region 5)

Carlisle County coach Brian O’Neill started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Brett Hoskins, 6-4 Sr. Kevin Cope, 6-4 Sr. Kris Kelley, 6-0 Sr. Kirk Arnold, and 6-1 Sr. Hunter Hoskins.  Caverna coach Paul Childress countered with 6-5 Sr. Jordy Maxey, 6-2 Fr. William Bradley, 6-7 Sr. Boris Siakam, 5-6 So. Carrington Maxey, and 5-10 Jr. Brandon Adams.

Caverna led 25-8 at the end of the first quarter on their way to a 63-47 victory over Carlisle County.  Caverna held a 47.9%-31.7% advantage in field goal shooting and outrebounded Carlisle County 41-32.  Carlisle County scored 20 points off 18 Caverna turnovers.

The victors were led by Boris Siakam with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocked shots.  Brandon Adams scored 16 points, pulled down seven rebounds, and dished out five assists.  William Bradley and Jordy Maxey added 11 and 10 points respectively.  Brett Hoskins led Carlisle County with 17 points and six rebounds.  6-0 So. Tim Dunn added nine points.

Carlisle County

8

10

11

18

-

47

Caverna

25

2

26

10

-

63

 

Carlisle County

(47) -

B. Hoskins 17, Cope 0, Kelley 4, Arnold 5, H. Hoskins 7, Burpo 3, Dunn 9, Cunningham 2.

Caverna

(63) -

J. Maxey 10, Bradley 11, Siakam 17, C. Maxey 7, Adams 16, Igwe 2.

Game No. 3  Shawnee (6-10) (Region 6) vs. Shelby Valley (14-3) (Region 15)

Shawnee coach Howard Johnson started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Bobby Summers, 6-1 Sr. Dre Thompson, 6-5 Sr. Sam Owens, 5-10 Jr. Tim Roach, and 5-6 Jr. Eugene Davis.  Shelby Valley coach Rodney Rowe countered with 6-2 Jr. Patrick Tackett, 6-1 Jr. Kelsey Friend, 6-1 Jr. Jordan Kiser, 6-1 Jr. Seth Kiser, and 5-9 Jr. Kris Bentley.

Shelby Valley led 36-34 at the end of three quarters but Shawnee utilized its athleticism to rally in the fourth quarter for a 52-42 victory.  Shawnee shot 48.8% from the field, connected on five of seven from the free throw line, and grabbed 32 rebounds.  Shawnee was five of 10 from the three point line.  Shelby Valley shot 30.4% from the field, connected on 10 of 18 free throws, and grabbed 29 rebounds.

Shawnee was led by Eugene Davis with 16 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.  Tim Roach added 11 points and six rebounds.  Patrick Tackett led Shelby Valley with 18 points and seven rebounds.  Seth Kiser chipped in with nine points. 

Shawnee

17

7

10

18

-

52

Shelby Valley

12

10

14

6

-

42

 

Shawnee

(52) -

Summers 16, Thompson 9, Owens 3, Roach 11, Davis 7, Knox 6.

Shelby Valley

(42) -

Tackett 18, Friend 2, J. Kiser 2, S. Kiser 9, K. Bentley 8, Bartley 3.

Game No. 4  Walton-Verona (13-4) (Region 8) vs. Barbourville (19-1) (Region 13)

Walton-Verona coach Kyle Bennett started the following lineup:  6-0 Sr. Will O’Reilly, 5-10 Jr. Jason Frilling, 6-8 Sr. Cody Ryan, 5-10 Sr. Nick Dorman, and 5-9 Jr. Mike Afterkirk.  Barbourville coach Dinky Phelps countered with 6-0 Sr. Travis Gregory, 6-1 Jr. Casey Smith, 6-6 Jr. Chris Jackson, 6-1 So. Matthew Cox, and 6-1 Sr. David Vance.

Walton-Verona hustled and scrapped their way to a 56-48 victory over Barbourville.  Walton-Verona led 38-27 at the end of three quarters but Barbourville pulled to within two, 48-46, before Walton-Verona pulled away for the victory.  Walton-Verona shot 43.9% from the field, connected on 15 of 25 free throws, and pulled down 28 rebounds.  Barbourville was 42.1% from the field, was 11 of 20 from the free throw line, and grabbed 27 rebounds.

The victors were led by Cody Ryan with 14 points and eight rebounds.  Nick Dorman added 12 points.  Mike Afterkirk and Jason Frilling chipped in with 10 points each.  David Vance led Barbourville with 28 points including four of seven three pointers, and pulled down six rebounds.  Travis Gregory added 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Walton-Verona

10

13

15

18

-

56

Barbourville

6

9

12

21

-

48

 

Walton-Verona

(56) -

O’Reilly 2, Frilling 10, Ryan 14, Dorman 12, Afterkirk 10, Crouch 4, Ellis 2, Perdue 2.

Barbourville

(48) -

Gregory 10, C. Smith 3, Jackson 4, Cox 3, Vance 28.

Game No. 5  Somerset (10-7) (Region 12) vs. Bishop Brossart (15-3) (Region 10)

Somerset coach Shawn Thacker started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Josh Thompson, 6-1 Sr. Neal Tucker, 6-2 So. Ray Norman, 5-11 Jr. Nathan Bray, and 6-1 Jr. Ryan Jamison.  Bishop Brossart coach Willie Schlarman countered with 6-5 Jr. Evan McDole, 6-2 Jr. Steve McCarthy, 6-6 Jr. Kevin Smith, 6-3 Sr. Rob Doyle, and 6-1 Jr. Jason Cooper.

Bishop Brossart’s defense held Somerset to 25.6% field goal shooting on their way to a 53-32 victory.  Bishop Brossart shot 42.5% from the field, was 16 of 22 from the free throw line, and pulled down 36 rebounds.  Somerset shot 25.6% from the field, was 10 of 17 from the free throw line, and pulled down 25 rebounds.

The victors were led by Evan McDole with 15 points and 10 rebounds.  Jason Cooper added 12 points and Kevin Smith chipped in with nine points and nine rebounds.  Josh Thompson led Somerset with eight points. 

Somerset

5

8

7

12

-

32

Bishop Brossart

10

12

16

15

-

53

 

Somerset

(32) -

Thompson 8, Tucker 0, Norman 6, Bray 5, Jamison 6, Megargel 2, Green 2, Holton 3.

Bishop Brossart

(53) -

McDole 15, McCarthy 2, Smith 9, Doyle 3, Cooper 12, Reilly 4, Clark 4, Anderson 4.

Game No. 6  Whitesville Trinity (16-5) (Region 3) vs. University Heights (9-8) (Region 2)

Whitesville Trinity coach Brad Payne started the following lineup:  5-11 Jr. Justin Evans, 6-2 Sr. Wes Hamilton, 6-3 Sr. Caleb Payne, 6-1 Sr. Michael Hagan, and 5-10 Sr. Jamerson Mattingly, and 6-1 Jr. Michael Hagan.  University Heights coach Marty Cline countered with 6-2 Fr. Chris Evans, 6-1 Jr. Cody Stallons, 6-3 Sr. Hiram Metcalfe, 6-0 Jr. Nathan Owen, and 5-11 So. Joshua Mack.

Whitesville Trinity missed a three point field goal attempt in the closing seconds and University Heights held on for a 58-55 victory. University Heights shot 41.8% from the field, connected on seven of 10 from the free throw line, and pulled down 32 rebounds.  Whitesville Trinity shot 42.3% from the field, connected on eight of 15 free throws, and grabbed 35 rebounds.

The victors were led by Joshua Mack with 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and four steals.  Nathan Owen added 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds while Hiram Metcalfe chipped in with 12 points.  Wes Hamilton led University Heights with 20 points and 15 rebounds.  Michael Hagan added 12 points.

Whitesville Trinity

16

11

11

17

-

55

University Heights

15

8

20

15

-

58

 

Whitesville Trinity

(55) -

Evans 5, Hamilton 20, C. Payne 6, Hagan 12, Mattingly 9, Boarman 3.

University Heights

(58) -

Evans 4, Stallons 9, H. Metcalfe 12, Owen 14, Mack 17, Rager 2.

Game No. 7  Christian Academy of Louisville (10-8) (Region 7) vs. Newport Central Catholic (16-2) (Region 9)

Christian Academy of Louisville coach Jeff Imlay started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Chris Mills, 6-2 Sr. Wes Elmore, 6-7 So. Jake Peterson, 5-11 So. Jon Hornback, and 5-10 Jr. Eric Carpenter.  Newport Central Catholic coach Rob Detzel countered with 6-2 Sr. Brad Heil, 6-3 Jr. Mark Krebs, 6-7 Sr. Kevin Koeninger, 6-0 Jr. Gary Gearding, and 6-0 Sr. Michael Zimmerman.

Newport Central Catholic scored 18 points off 16 Christian Academy turnovers and held a 40.4%-28.2% edge in field goal shooting on their way to a 55-32 victory.  Neither team shot well from the free throw line as Newport Central Catholic was eight of 18 and Christian Academy connected on five of 10 shots.  Newport Central Catholic held a 36-31 advantage in rebounds.

Mark Krebs led Newport Central Catholic with 18 points and 11 rebounds.  Gary Gearding added 14 points and Michael Zimmerman chipped in with 13 points and eight assists.  Jon Hornback and Wes Elmore led Christian Academy with 14 and nine points respectively.

Christian Academy of Louisville

5

10

7

10

-

32

Newport Central Catholic

9

17

15

14

-

55

 

Christian Academy of Louisville

(32) -

Mills 3, Elmore 9, Peterson 2, Hornback 14, Carpenter 4.

Newport Central Catholic

(55) -

B. Heil 3, Krebs 18, Koeninger 6, Gearding 14, Zimmerman 13, Shiels 1.

Game No. 8  Lexington Christian Academy (13-6) (Region 11) vs. Elliott County (10-7) (Region 16)

Lexington Christian Academy coach Jason Seamands started the following lineup:  6-5 So. Nick Maloy, 6-3 So. Clay Turner, 6-5 So. Seth Lawless, 5-11 So. Rich Ludka, and 5-11 So. Chris Wade.  Elliott County coach Rick Mays countered with 6-1 Sr. David Flatt, 6-2 Jr. Ben Holbrook, 6-3 Jr. Jacob Ison, 6-0 Jr. Justin Harper, and 5-11 Jr. Tyler Simmons.

Lexington Christian Academy scored 29 points off 15 Elliott County turnovers on their way to an 87-59 victory.  Lexington Christian Academy shot 52.3% from the field, connected on 12 of 16 free throws, and pulled down 45 rebounds.  Elliott County shot 36.7% from the field, was 12 of 24 from the free throw line, and grabbed 33 rebounds.  Elliott County scored 19 points off 18 Lexington Christian Academy turnovers. 

Lexington Christian Academy had five players in double figures, led by 5-10 Sr. David Hofe with 19 points.  Chris Wade added 16 points.  Seth Lawless added 13 points, nine rebounds, and four blocked shots while Clay Turner chipped in with 10 points and 10 rebounds.  6-2 So. Ronald Weddington led Elliott County with 20 points.  David Flatt added 10 points and eight rebounds while Justin Harper tallied 12 points. 

Lexington Christian Academy

23

25

20

19

-

87

Elliott County

19

5

12

23

-

59

 

Lexington Christian Academy

(87) -

Maloy 10, Turner, 10, Lawless 13, Ludka 0, Wade 16, Rogers 4, Hobbs 2, Morris 5, Moore 2, Hofe 19, Anderson 3, Sanders 3.

Elliott County

(59) -

D. Flatt 10, Holbrook 0, Ison 2, Harper 12, Simmons 2, Weddington 20, C. Flatt 9, Greene 2, Sturgill 2.


 Friday February 6th - Day 2  (Quarterfinals)

Game No. 9  Caverna (20-1) vs. Hazard (17-4) Quarterfinal #1

Caverna coach Paul Childress started the following lineup:  6-5 Sr. Jordy Maxey, 6-2 Fr. William Bradley, 6-7 Sr. Boris Siakam, 5-6 So. Carrington Maxey, and 5-10 Jr. Brandon Adams.  Hazard coach Kevin Spurlock countered with 6-5 Sr. Lamar Williams, 6-5 Sr. Eric Mullins, 6-5 Sr. Steven Sizemore, 6-3 Sr. Hank Gabbard, and 6-3 Sr. Parker Carter.

Hazard held a 10 point lead midway throught the final period but had to survive a Caverna rally to claim a 55-52 victory.  Caverna had a couple of opportunities to tie the score in the final seconds but could not capitalize. Hazard shot 35.3% from the field, connected on 13 of 18 free throws, and pulled down 31 rebounds.  Caverna was 35.8% from the field, was 10 of 15 from the free throw line, and grabbed 40 rebounds

6-1 Sr. Robert Lyttle, Parker Carter, and Eric Mullins led Hazard with 14, 13, and 10 points respectively.  Lamar Williams added eight points and pulled down 11 rebounds.  Caverna was led by Boris Siakam with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots.  Jordy Maxey and William Bradley added 14, and 10 points respectively.

Caverna

15

9

13

15

-

52

Hazard

12

16

17

10

-

55

 

Caverna

(52) -

J. Maxey 14, Bradley 10, Siakam 17, C. Maxey 0, Adams 4, Wilson 7.

Hazard

(55) -

Williams 8, Mullins 10, Sizemore 3, Gabbard 5, Carter 13, Housley 2, Lyttle 14.

Game No. 10  Walton-Verona (14-4) vs. Shawnee (7-10) Quarterfinal #2

Walton-Verona coach Kyle Bennett started the following lineup:  6-0 Sr. Will O’Reilly, 5-10 Jr. Jason Frilling, 6-8 Sr. Cody Ryan, 5-10 Sr. Nick Dorman, and 5-9 Jr. Mike Afterkirk.  Shawnee coach Howard Johnson countered with 6-3 Sr. Bobby Summers, 6-1 Sr. Dre Thompson, 6-5 Sr. Sam Owens, 5-10 Jr. Tim Roach, and 5-6 Jr. Eugene Davis.

Walton-Verona’s defensive effort and a 30-21 rebounding advantage halped them to a 54-41 victory over Shawnee.  Walton-Verona shot 43.8% from the field, and connected on 23 of 27 free throws.  Shawnee shot 37% and only visited the free throw line six times, connecting on five shots.

Walton-Verona was led by Jason Frilling, Nick Dorman, and Mike Afterkirk with 17, 14, and 14 points respectively. Bobby Summers and Tim Roach led Shawnee with 11 points each.  Dre Thompson and Bobby Summers pulled down eight and seven rebounds respectively.

Walton-Verona

14

13

7

20

-

54

Shawnee

10

8

8

15

-

41

 

Walton-Verona

(54) -

O’Reilly 1, Frilling 17, Ryan 2, Dorman 14, Afterkirk 14, Crouch 6.

Shawnee

(41) -

Summers 11, Thompson 6, Owens 4, Roach 11, Davis 4, Knox 5.

Game No. 11  University Heights (10-8) vs. Bishop Brossart (16-3) Quarterfinal #3

University Heights coach Marty Cline started the following lineup:  6-2 Fr. Chris Evans, 6-1 Jr. Cody Stallons, 6-3 Sr. Hiram Metcalfe, 6-0 Jr. Nathan Owen, and 5-11 So. Joshua Mack.  Bishop Brossart coach Willie Schlarman countered with 6-5 Jr. Evan McDole, 6-2 Jr. Steve McCarthy, 6-6 Jr. Kevin Smith, 6-3 Sr. Rob Doyle, and 6-1 Jr. Jason Cooper.

Bishop Brossart scored 20 points off 15 University Heights turnovers, and held a 32-25 rebound advantage in a 60-50 victory.  The victors outscored University Heights 20-8 in the second quarter to take a 30-19 lead at halftime.  Bishop Brossart shot 44.2% from the field and connected on 20 of 30 free throws, while University Heights was 40.5% from the field and 10 of 12 from the free throw line.

7-0 Sr. Derek Rhoden led Bishop Brossart with 12 points and six rebounds.  Jason Cooper added 11 points.  Joshua Mack led University Heights with 19 points and 5-9 Sr. Ve’Airrus Leavell added 10 points.

University Heights

11

8

6

25

-

50

Bishop Brossart

10

20

7

23

-

60

 

University Heights

(50) -

Evans 1, Stallons 5, H. Metcalfe 2, Owen 2, Mack 19, Leavell 10, P. Metcalfe 2, Rager 9.

Bishop Brossart

(60) -

McDole 8, McCarthy 7, Smith 9, Doyle 5, Cooper 11, Reilly 4, Anderson 4, Rhoden 12.

Game No. 12  Lexington Christian Academy (14-6) vs. Newport Central Catholic (17-2) Quarterfinal #4

Lexington Christian Academy coach Jason Seamands started the following lineup:  6-5 So. Nick Maloy, 6-3 So. Clay Turner, 6-5 So. Seth Lawless, 5-11 So. Rich Ludka, and 5-11 So. Chris Wade.  Newport Central Catholic coach Rob Detzel countered with 6-2 Sr. Brad Heil, 6-3 Jr. Mark Krebs, 6-7 Sr. Kevin Koeninger, 6-0 Jr. Gary Gearding, and 6-0 Sr. Michael Zimmerman.

Newport Central Catholic only scored ten field goals for the game but they were 18 of 27 (including 17 of 25 in the second half) free throws on their way to a 43-38 victory over Lexington Christian Academy.  Newport Central Catholic shot 33.3% from the field, and grabbed 23 rebounds while Lexington Christian Academy shot 36.8% from the field, was four of six from the free throw line, and pulled down 28 rebounds.  Lexington Christian Academy held a 19-0 advantage in bench scoring.

Mark Krebs and Kevin Koeninger led the victors with 12 and 10 points respectively.  Michael Zimmerman and Gary Gearding chipped in with nine points each.  5-10 Sr. David Hofe led Lexington Christian Academy with 18 points.

Lexington Christian Academy

9

11

11

7

-

38

Newport Central Catholic

17

7

4

15

-

43

 

Lexington Christian Academy

(38) -

Maloy 3, Turner 7, Lawless 2, Ludka 3, Wade 4, Henderson 1, Hofe 18.

Newport Central Catholic

(43) -

B. Heil 3, Krebs 12, Koeninger 10, Gearding 9, Zimmerman 9.

 
 Saturday February 7th - Day 3 (Semifinals)

Game No. 13  Walton-Verona (15-4) vs. Hazard (18-4) Semifinal #1

Walton-Verona coach Kyle Bennett started the following lineup:  6-0 Sr. Will O’Reilly, 5-10 Jr. Jason Frilling, 6-8 Sr. Cody Ryan, 5-10 Sr. Nick Dorman, and 5-9 Jr. Mike Afterkirk.  Hazard coach Kevin Spurlock countered with 6-5 Sr. Lamar Williams, 6-5 Sr. Eric Mullins, 6-5 Sr. Steven Sizemore, 6-3 Sr. Hank Gabbard, and 6-3 Sr. Parker Carter

Hazard defeated Walton-Verona in a defensive struggle by a score of 49-41 to advance to the championship.  Walton-Verona led late in the third quarter before Hazard went on a 10-0 run to regain control of the game.  Hazard shot 38.5% from the field, connected on 15 of 25 free throws, and pulled down 37 rebounds.  Walton-Verona shot 29.2% from the field, was 10 of 10 from the free throw line, and grabbed 26 rebounds. 

Steven Sizemore and Lamar Williams led Hazard with 13 points each.  Eric Mullins scored five points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.  6-1 Sr. Robert Lyttle and 6-2 Jr. Chase Patrick came off the bench to add nine and eight points respectively.  Nick Dorman, and Mike Afterkirk led Walton-Verona with 14 and 12 points respectively.

Walton-Verona

7

11

11

12

-

41

Hazard

15

3

13

18

-

49

 

Walton-Verona

(41) -

O’Reilly 3, Frilling 2, Ryan 4, Dorman 14, Afterkirk 12, Crouch 2, Perdue 4.

Hazard

(49) -

Williams 13, Mullins 5, Sizemore 13, Gabbard 0, Carter 1, Lyttle 9, Patrick 8.

Game No. 14  Newport Central Catholic (18-2) vs. Bishop Brossart (17-3) Semifinal #2

Newport Central Catholic coach Rob Detzel started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Brad Heil, 6-3 Jr. Mark Krebs, 6-7 Sr. Kevin Koeninger, 6-0 Jr. Gary Gearding, and 6-0 Sr. Michael Zimmerman.  Bishop Brossart coach Willie Schlarman countered with 6-5 Jr. Evan McDole, 6-2 Jr. Steve McCarthy, 6-6 Jr. Kevin Smith, 6-3 Sr. Rob Doyle, and 6-1 Jr. Jason Cooper.

Newport Central Catholic missed a couple of three point attempts in the closing seconds and Bishop Brossart held on for a 38-35 victory.  Newport Central Catholic’s free throw shooting came back to haunt them as they were only three of 11 from the charity stripe.  Bishop Brossart shot 41.9% from the field, connected on 11 of 17 free throws and pulled down 25 rebounds.  Newport Central Catholic was 41.2% from the field and pulled down 21 rebounds.  Bishop Brossart was led by Kevin Smith and 7-0 Sr. Derek Rhoden with eight points each.  Evan McDole added seven points and pulled down 12 rebounds.  Michael Zimmerman and Mark Krebs led Newport Central Catholic with 17 and 14 points respectively.

Newport Central Catholic

2

11

6

16

-

35

Bishop Brossart

8

6

10

14

-

38

 

Newport Central Catholic

(35) -

B. Heil 0, Krebs 14, Koeninger 0, Gearding 4, Zimmerman 17.

Bishop Brossart

(38) -

McDole 7, McCarthy 2, Smith 8, Doyle 3, Cooper 3, Reilly 2, Anderson 5, Rhoden 8.

 
 Sunday February 8th - Day 4 (Championship)

Game No. 15  Bishop Brossart (18-3) vs. Hazard (19-4) Championship

Bishop Brossart coach Willie Schlarman started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Evan McDole, 6-2 Jr. Steve McCarthy, 6-6 Jr. Kevin Smith, 6-3 Sr. Rob Doyle, and 6-1 Jr. Jason Cooper.  Hazard coach Kevin Spurlock countered with 6-5 Sr. Lamar Williams, 6-5 Sr. Eric Mullins, 6-5 Sr. Steven Sizemore, 6-3 Sr. Hank Gabbard, and 6-3 Sr. Parker Carter.

Hazard used their pressure defense to defeat Bishop Brossart 43-38 and gain their first boy’s basketball championship in 49 years.  Bishop Brossart had an opportunity to tie the game but a three point attempt with six seconds remaining fell short and Hazard scored at the buzzer.  Hazard shot 34.9% from the field, connected on nine of 16 free throws, and pulled down 28 rebounds.  Hazard scored 15 points off 17 Bishop Brossart turnovers.  Bishop Brossart shot 30.2% from the field, was 10 of 19 from the free throw line, and grabbed 42 rebounds.

Hazard was led today by Lamar Williams with 13 points and 10 rebounds.  Eric Mullins added nine points and dished out five assists.  7-0 Sr. Derek Rhoden led Bishop Brossart with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocked shots.  Kevin Smith added seven points and pulled down seven rebounds.

Bishop Brossart

4

13

10

11

-

38

Hazard

5

12

14

12

-

43

 

Bishop Brossart

(38) -

McDole 2, McCarthy 6, Smith 7, Doyle 0, Cooper 4, Anderson 3, Rhoden 16.

Hazard

(43) -

Williams 13, Mullins 9, Sizemore 4, Gabbard 5, Carter 7, Lyttle 4, Patrick 1.

All Tournament Team

Mike Afterkirk

5-9

Jr.

Walton-Verona

3 games 

12.0 ppg

4.0 apg

 

 

Mark Krebs

6-3

Jr.

Newport Central Catholic

3 games

14.7 ppg

6.3 rpg

 

 

Boris Siakam

6-7

Sr.

Caverna

2 games

17.0 ppg

14.0 rpg

4.5 bpg

 

Evan McDole

6-5

Jr.

Bishop Brossart

4 games

8.0 ppg

9.5 rpg

 

 

Joshua Mack

5-11

So.

University Heights

3 games

18.0 ppg

5.0 apg

 

 

Michael Zimmerman

6-0

Sr.

Newport Central Catholic

3 games

  13.0 ppg

4.7 apg

 

 

David Vance

6-1

Sr.

Barbourville

1 game

28.0 ppg

6.0 rpg

 

 

Nick Dorman

5-10

Sr.

Walton-Verona

3 games

13.3 ppg

 

 

 

Kevin Smith

6-6

Jr.

Bishop Brossart

4 games

  8.3 ppg

6.3 rpg

 

 

Steven Sizemore

6-5

Sr.

Hazard

4 games

  8.8 ppg

6.0 rpg

 

 

Derek Rhoden

7-0

Sr.

Bishop Brossart

4 games

 9.0 ppg

 6.0 rpg

 

 

Robert Lyttle

6-1 

Sr.

Hazard

4 games

 8.0 ppg

 

 

 

Lamar Williams

6-5

Sr.

Hazard

4 games

12.3 ppg

8.5 rpg

MVP

 

 
Conclusion
 
This was an excellent tourney and an outstanding week of basketball.  There was some excellent defensive basketball played this week and Hazard utilized strong defensive efforts to claim the title.  This was Hazard’s first boys’ basketball title in 49 years.  Hazard captured state championships in 1932 and 1955.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to Hugh Davis (Eastern Kentucky University) and everyone else who made this event such a success.  Also, kudos to the people behind the allaclassic.org website.  It was extremely well done with tons of comprehensive and very timely information.

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, 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.