Mason County at Lafayette (Boys)

Lafayette High School
Lexington Kentucky
February 14, 2004

2004 by Ron Harrison

Mason County (21-2) at Lafayette (14-8)  (Boys)

Mason County coach Kelly Wells started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Chris Lofton, 6-3 Sr. Dustin Grutza, 6-3 Sr. Jarrod Litzinger, 6-0 Jr. Casey Pfeffer, and 6-1 Jr. Wes Jones.  Lafayette coach Damon Kelley countered with 6-6 Sr. Nic Mullins, 6-1 Sr. Marcus Barron, 6-8 Sr. Darnell Dialls, 6-0 Jr. T. J. Chinn, and 6-0 So. Pete Gifford.

This was a game of runs and Mason County made the decisive one, scoring 13 of the final 15 points to capture an 87-79 decision over Lafayette.  Mason County held a 46-39 lead at halftime but Lafayette outscored the Royals 27-14 in the third quarter to lead 66-60 at the end of three quarters.  Lafayette led 77-74 with three minutes remaining on the clock before Mason County took command for the victory.

Mason County shot 47% from the field, connected on 21 of 27 free throws, and pulled down 39 rebounds.  Lafayette shot 51.6% from the field, was eight of 10 from the free throw line, and grabbed 31 rebounds.  Mason County scored 30 points off 22 Lafayette turnovers while Lafayette scored 19 points off 17 Mason County miscues.

The victors were led today by Wes Jones with 26 points and nine rebounds.  Chris Lofton added 20 points, seven rebounds, and six steals.  Dustin Grutza chipped in with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Jarrod Litzinger added 16 points.  Darnell Dialls and Marcus Barron led Lafayette with 20 points each.  Dialls was hampered by foul problems and only played 18:30 of the game.  Pete Gifford and T. J. Chinn chipped in with 17 and 13 points respectively.  Nic Mullins only scored five points but he pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds. 

Mason County 

21

25

14

27

-

87

Lafayette 

15

24

27

13

-

79


 

Mason County 

(87)

 - 

Lofton 20, Grutza 20, Litzinger 16, Pfeffer 2, Jones 26, Schumacher 3.  

Lafayette 

(79)

 - 

Mullins 5, Barron 20, Dialls 20, Chinn 13, Gifford 17, Miller 4.

 

Other Games of Interest (Boys)

Lexington Catholic  

104

   Scott County 

96

 

Henry Clay 

83

   Pendleton County 

70

 

Bryan Station 

65

   Boone County 

45

 

Covington Catholic  

84

   Campbellsville

54

 

Clay County 

75

   Jackson County 

57

 

South Laurel

79

   Knox Central  

57

 

Cawood

77

   Shelby Valley 

74

 

Harrison County 

79

   Knott County Central

57

 

Clark County 

87

   East Jessamine  

49

 

Fern Creek

84

   West Carter 

50

 

Caverna

80

   Casey County 

50

 

Grant County 

59

   Henry County 

51

(OT)

Owensboro Catholic  

55

   Butler County 

53

(OT)

Hopkinsville

84

   University Heights

77

 

Christian County 

74

   Union County 

62

 

Woodford County 

76

   Evarts

67

 

Breathitt County 

79

   Letcher

73

 

 

 

Acknowledgements

 

A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive stats for this game. 

 

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