Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic
Boys Basketball Tournament

McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky

February 3-6, 2005

Copyright 2005 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, 2003 St. Henry, and 2004 Hazard.

 
Thursday February 3rd - Day 1

Game No. 1  Elliott County (16-4) (Region 16) vs. South Floyd (10-12) (Region 15)

Elliott County coach Rick Mays started the following lineup:  5-11 Sr. Justin Harper, 6-0 Sr. Tyler Simmons, 6-2 Jr. Ronald Weddington, 6-1 Sr. Ben Holbrook, and 5-10 8th grader Ethan Faulkner.  South Floyd coach Barry Hall countered with 6-3 Jr. Burnett Little, 5-11 Sr. Wes Hall, 6-6 Sr. Steven Stanley, 5-10 Jr. Mason Hall, and 5-10 Jr. Ryan Johnson.

Elliott County led 36-34 at halftime but South Floyd held a 22-8 advantage in the third quarter on their way to a 72-60 victory.  Burnett Little led South Floyd’s surge in the third quarter with nine points.  South Floyd was nine of 12 from the field in the decisive third quarter while Elliott County could only connect on three of 17 field goal attempts.

South Floyd shot 53.3% from the field, including eight of 15 from the three point line.  The Raiders connected on 16 of 22 free throws, and grabbed 36 rebounds.  Elliott County shot 38.7% from the field, including seven of 28 from the three point line.  The Lions shot 51.7% from the field in the first half but could only manage 27.3% in the second half.  The Lions connected on five of nine free throws, and pulled down 27 rebounds.

Burnett Little led South Floyd with 19 points and nine rebounds.  Ryan Johnson and Mason Hall added 16 and 14 points respectively.  Tyler Simmons led Elliott County with 15 points and seven rebounds.  Ethan Faulkner and 6-0 8th grader Jonathan Ferguson added 11 points each, while Ronald Weddington chipped in with 10 points, six rebounds, and eight assists.

Elliott County

15

21

8

16

-

60

South Floyd

20

14

22

16

-

72

 

Elliott County

(60) -

Harper 9, Simmons 15, Weddington 10, Holbrook 0, Ethan Faulkner 11, Evan Faulkner 2, Ferguson 11, Ison 2.

South Floyd

(72) -

B. Little 19, W. Hall 3, Stanley 6, M. Hall 14, R. Johnson 16, E. Johnson 8, R. Little 6.

Game No. 2  Lexington Christian Academy (11-9) (Region 11) vs. Metcalfe County (9-12) (Region 4)

Lexington Christian Academy coach Jason Seamands started the following lineup:  6-5 Sr. Nick Maloy, 5-11 Jr. Greg Combs, 6-6 Jr. Andre Henderson, 5-11 Jr. Chris Wade, and 5-11 Jr. Rich Ludka.  Metcalfe County coach Tim McMurtrey countered with 6-2 Sr. Brad Hensley, 5-10 Sr. Aaron Glass, 6-2 Sr. Bradley Martin, 6-0 Sr. L. J. Harbison, and 5-9 Jr. Blake Steele.

Metcalfe County led Lexington Christian Academy early in the third quarter by a score of 44-38.  LCA went out on a 13-0 run to take a 51-44 lead on their way to a 72-57 victory over Metcalfe County.  Lexington Christian Academy shot 42.3% from the field, connected on 21 of 35 free throws, and pulled down 37 rebounds.  LCA scored 23 points off 20 Metcalfe County turnovers and held a 25-16 advantage in bench scoring.  Metcalfe County shot 44% from the field, was seven of 15 from the free throw line, and grabbed 33 rebounds. 

5-11 Jr. Zach Sanders came off the bench to score 14 points in 8:12 for Lexington Christian Academy.  Chris Wade score 14 points and Rich Ludka added 13 points.  Andre Henderson recorded eight points, eight rebounds, and five blocked shots.  Bradley Martin led Metcalfe County with 14 points and eight rebounds.  5-10 Fr. Trey Shirley added nine points and Brad Hensley chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds. 

Lexington Christian Academy

21

13

19

19

-

72

Metcalfe County

16

22

10

9

-

57

 

Lexington Christian Academy

(72) -

Maloy 6, Combs 6, Henderson 8, Wade 14, Ludka 13, Schmitke 2, Hobbs 4, Turner 5, Sanders 14.

Metcalfe County

(57) -

Hensley 8, Glass 7, Martin 14, L. J. Harbison 7, Steele 5, Warf 7, Shirley 9.

Game No. 3  Hazard (18-4) (Region 14) vs. Bishop Brossart (13-3) (Region 10)

Hazard coach Kevin Spurlock started the following lineup:  6-3 Jr. Durrell Olinger, 6-2 Sr. D. J. Hoskins, 6-4 So. Tyler Bailey, 5-8 So. Justin Hicks, and 6-2 Sr. Chase Patrick.  Bishop Brossart coach Mike Code countered with 6-6 Sr. Kevin Smith, 6-2 Sr. Steve McCarthy, 6-6 Sr. Evan McDole, 5-10 Jr. Brad Seiter, and 6-1 Sr. Jason Cooper.

Bishop Brossart led 24-23 at the end of three quarters but Hazard rallied to take a 41-30 victory.  Hazard was seven of 11 from the field in the final period while Bishop Brossart could only connect on two of nine field goal attempts.  Hazard outscored Bishop Brossart 18-2 over the last 6:46 of the game.

Hazard shot 35.6% from the field, connected on seven of nine from the free throw line, and pulled down 28 rebounds.  Hazard scored 18 points off 16 Bishop Brossart turnovers and held a 9-0 advantage in bench scoring. Bishop Brossart shot 28.6% from the field, including two of 21 from beyond the arc.  The Mustangs connected on four of 14 free throws, and claimed 37 rebounds.

D. J. Hoskins and Durrell Olinger led Hazard with nine points each.  6-2 Sr. Cleve Washington came off the bench to add five points, eight rebounds, and four assists.  Evan McDole led Bishop Brossart with 12 points and 16 rebounds.  Kevin Smith added seven points and six rebounds. 

Hazard

9

8

6

18

-

41

Bishop Brossart

10

7

7

6

-

30

 

Hazard

(41) -

Olinger 9, Hoskins 9, T. Bailey 2, Hicks 7, Patrick 5, Walker 4, Washington 5.

Bishop Brossart

(30) -

Smith 7, McCarthy 4, McDole 12, Seiter 4, J. Cooper 3.

Game No. 4  University Heights Academy (18-3) (Region 2) vs. Shawnee (5-14) (Region 6)

University Heights Academy coach Marty Cline started the following lineup:  6-1 Sr. Cody Stallons, 6-2 So. Chris Evans, 6-3 Jr. Patrick Metcalfe, 6-0 Sr. Nathan Owen, and 5-11 Jr. Joshua Mack.  Shawnee coach Carl Hutchinson countered with 5-9 Sr. Bobby Gatewood, 6-1 So. Kris Bush, 6-4 So. Jeff Brooks, 5-10 Sr. Tim Roach, and 5-8 Sr. Eugene Davis.

University Heights utilized the inside-outside combination of Joshua Mack and Patrick Metcalfe to defeat a determined Shawnee squad by a score of 68-59.  University Heights Academy shot 43.1% from the field, was 11 of 24 from the free throw line, and grabbed 48 rebounds.  Shawnee shot 37.5% from the field, connected on nine of 15 free throws, and pulled down 39 rebounds.

Patrick Metcalfe led the victors with 21 points and 12 rebounds.  Joshua Mack added 19 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.  Chris Evans chipped in with eight points, nine rebounds, and four steals.  Eugene Davis and Tim Roach led Shawnee with 16 and 13 points respectively.  Bobby Gatewood added 11 points and Kris Bush chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds. 

University Heights Academy

17

15

15

21

-

68

Shawnee

14

13

13

19

-

59

 

University Heights Academy

(68) -

Stallons 7, Evans 8, Metcalfe 21, Owen 4, Mack 19, Rager 7, Chestnut 2.

Shawnee

(59) -

Gatewood 11, Bush 10, Brooks 0, Roach 13, Davis 16, Bacon 5, Hill 4.

Game No. 5  Campbellsville (14-5) (Region 5) vs. Owensboro Catholic (16-5) (Region 3)

Campbellsville coach Tim Davis started the following lineup:  6-3 Jr. Josh Parrott, 6-2 Jr. Chance Harker, 6-2 Jr. Lincoln Lawless, 5-8 Sr. Tyson Shivley, and 6-1 Sr. Jake Altman.  Owensboro Catholic coach Mike Orr countered with 6-4 Jr. Jake O’Nan, 6-2 Jr. Andrew Howard, 6-8 Jr. Jay Ivey, 5-11 Jr. Wayne Howard, and 5-11 Jr. Travis Owsley.

Campbellsville pulled to within six points, 41-35, with 3:51 remaining on the clock but Owensboro Catholic held on for a 47-35 victory.  Owensboro Catholic shot 47.4% from the field, connected on nine of 16 free throws, and pulled down 30 rebounds.  Campbellsville only managed 28.6% from the field, was three of four from the free throw line, and also grabbed 30 rebounds.

Travis Owsley led the victors with 18 points and six rebounds.  Andrew Howard added 13 points and 6-1 Jr. David Woodward chipped in with nine points, nine rebounds, and four steals.  Jay Ivey added five points, pulled down 11 rebounds, and blocked five shots.  6-1 Fr. Shumari Bridgewater and Tyson Shivley led Campbellsville with eight points each, and Shivley grabbed seven rebounds. 

Campbellsville

8

12

9

6

-

35

Owensboro Catholic

15

12

10

10

-

47

 

Campbellsville

(35) -

Parrott 5, Harker 0, Lawless 4, Shivley 8, Altman 6, McClain 4, Bridgewater 8.

Owensboro Catholic

(47) -

O’Nan 0, A. Howard 13, Ivey 5, W. Howard 2, Owsley 18, Woodward 9.

Game No. 6  Somerset (15-3) (Region 12) vs. Carroll County (14-3) (Region 8)

Somerset coach Shawn Thacker started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Jacob Todd, 6-1 Sr. Ryan Jamison, 6-5 Jr. Nathan Holton, 6-2 Jr. Andy Cole, and 5-11 Sr. Nathan Bray.  Carroll County coach Jeff Rogers countered with 6-7 So. Eugene Wade, 6-3 Jr. Corey Stark, 6-6 Sr. Ronnie Schaum, 5-8 Sr. Jerik Johnson, and 6-0 Sr. Dustin Conrad.

Somerset raced out to a 15-0 lead on their way to a 61-40 victory over Carroll County.  Somerset shot 35.7% from the field, including eight of 21 from the three point line.  The Briar Jumpers connected on 13 of 16 free throws and pulled down 35 rebounds.  Somerset scored 23 points off 24 Carroll County turnovers.  Carroll County shot 28.6% from the field, was 14 of 23 from the free throw line, and pulled down 38 rebounds.

Nathan Bray led Somerset with 21 points including three three point baskets.  Ryan Jamison added 16 points and Nathan Holton chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.  Dustin Conrad led Carroll County with 14 points.  Eugene Wade added 12 points, 11 rebounds, and blocked five shots.

Somerset

16

16

8

21

-

61

Carroll County

2

12

9

17

-

40

 

Somerset

(61) -

Todd 1, Jamison 16, Holton 9, A. Cole 4, Bray 21, Norman 7, Whittaker 3.

Carroll County

(40) -

Wade 12, Stark 0, Schaum 7, Johnson 0, Conrad 14, Harmon 3, Blankenship 1, Roberts 3.

Game No. 7  Newport Central Catholic (14-3) (Region 9) vs. Christian Academy of Louisville (14-2) (Region 7)

Newport Central Catholic coach Rob Detzel started the following lineup:  6-2 Jr. Luke Heil, 6-3 Sr. Mark Krebs, 6-4 Sr. Michael Shiels, 6-0 Sr. Gary Gearding, and 5-10 Jr. Kevin Bueter.  Christian Academy of Louisville coach Jeff Imlay countered with 6-3 Jr. Adam Ringo, 6-2 Sr. Matt Warren, 6-7 Jr. Jake Peterson, 5-10 Sr. Eric Carpenter, and 5-9 Jr. Jon Hornback.

Newport Central Catholic connected on 14 of 30 three point field goal attempts in a 65-42 victory over Christian Academy of Louisville.  Newport Central Catholic shot 48.1% from the field, connected on one of five free throws, and pulled down 30 rebounds.  CAL shot 47.2% from the field, connected on seven of 17 free throws, and pulled down 24 rebounds.  Newport Central Catholic scored 19 points off 13 CAL turnovers.

Newport Central Catholic was led by Kevin Bueter with 15 points on five three point baskets.  Bueter also dished out eight assists and recorded five steals.  Mark Krebs added 12 points on four three point field goals and pulled down seven rebounds.  Luke Heil chipped in with 11 points including three three point baskets.  Jake Peterson led CAL with 16 points and seven rebounds.

Newport Central Catholic

17

17

19

12

-

65

Christian Academy of Louisville

9

9

7

17

-

42

 

Newport Central Catholic

(65) -

Heil 11, Krebs 12, Shiels 8, Gearding 5, Bueter 15, Hillner 2, Gesenhues 5, Lipscomb 3, Kiernan 4.

Christian Academy of Louisville

(42) -

Ringo 3, Warren 5, Peterson 16, Carpenter 6, Hornback 6, Vittitow 2, Jones 1, Garcia 2, Boehnlein 1.

Game No. 8  Heath (13-7) (Region 1) vs. Barbourville (16-5) (Region 13)

Heath coach Jimmy Long started the following lineup:  6-0 Sr. Brandon Austin, 6-3 Sr. Tiron Peoples, 6-3 Jr. Clint Tilford, 6-1 Jr. Jayce Long, and 5-9 Jr. Virgil Burton.  Barbourville coach Dinky Phipps countered with 6-6 Sr. Chris Jackson, 6-4 Jr. Travis Crawford, 6-4 Jr. Aaron Grubb, 6-1 Jr. Matthew Cox, and 6-3 Jr. Chris Good.

Barbourville held a 39-23 advantage on the boards and a 20-9 advantage in free throw points in a 62-47 victory over Heath.  Barbourville shot 45.2% from the field and connected on 20 of 26 free throws.  Barbourville was 45.2% from the field but could only connect on nine of 21 from the free throw line.

Chris Good led Barbourville with 24 points and eight rebounds.  Aaron Grubb added 11 points and 6-1 Sr. Casey Smith chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds.  Jayce Long led Heath with 15 points.  Tiron Peoples added eight points.

Heath

12

9

14

12

-

47

Barbourville

15

10

19

18

-

62

 

Heath

(47) -

Austin 6, Peoples 8, Tilford 5, Long 15, Burton 0, Lewis 4, Baer 3, Jett 6.

Barbourville

(62) -

Jackson 7, Crawford 2, Grubb 11, Cox 7, Good 24, Warren 1, C. Smith 10.


 Friday February 4th - Day 2  (Quarterfinals)

Game No. 9  Lexington Christian Academy (12-9) vs. South Floyd (11-12) Quarterfinal #1

Lexington Christian Academy coach Jason Seamands started the following lineup:  6-5 Sr. Nick Maloy, 5-11 Jr. Greg Combs, 6-6 Jr. Andre Henderson, 5-11 Jr. Chris Wade, and 5-11 Jr. Rich Ludka.  South Floyd coach Barry Hall countered with 6-3 Jr. Burnett Little, 5-11 Sr. Wes Hall, 6-6 Sr. Steven Stanley, 5-10 Jr. Mason Hall, and 5-10 Jr. Ryan Johnson.

Lexington Christian Academy raced out to a 48-17 halftime lead and held a 57-39 rebounding margin in an 85-50 victory over South Floyd.  LCA scored 23 points off 19 South Floyd turnovers and held a 51-28 advantage in bench scoring.  Fourteen players saw action for LCA and all fourteen cracked the scoring column.

Lexington Christian Academy shot 49.3% from the field, including nine of 23 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on six of 16 free throws.  South Floyd only managed 25.4% from the field, including seven of 31 from beyond the arc.  The Raiders connected on 11 of 21 free throws.

Chris Wade and 6-2 So. Jeremy Hobbs led Lexington Christian Academy with 12 and 10 points respectively.  Ryan Johnson led South Floyd with nine points.  6-2 Jr. Ryan Little and 5-8 Sr. Joe Osborne added eight points each.

Lexington Christian Academy

21

27

17

20

-

85

South Floyd

7

10

16

17

-

50

 

Lexington Christian Academy

(85) -

Maloy 9, Combs 2, Henderson 4, Wade 12, Ludka 7, T. Rogers 6, Schmitke 6, Morris 5, Hobbs 10, Sanders 5, Turner 6, Lawless 5, Nevitt 6, W.Rogers 2.

South Floyd

(50) -

B. Little 3, W. Hall 3, Stanley 1, M. Hall 6, R. Johnson 9, E. Johnson 5, Osborne 8, T. J. Hall 6, Parker 1, R. Little 8.

Game No. 10  University Heights Academy (19-3) vs. Hazard (19-4) Quarterfinal #2

University Heights Academy coach Marty Cline started the following lineup:  6-1 Sr. Cody Stallons, 6-2 So. Chris Evans, 6-3 Jr. Patrick Metcalfe, 6-0 Sr. Nathan Owen, and 5-11 Jr. Joshua Mack.  Hazard coach Kevin Spurlock countered with 6-3 Jr. Durrell Olinger, 6-2 Sr. D. J. Hoskins, 6-4 So. Tyler Bailey, 5-8 So. Justin Hicks, and 6-2 Sr. Chase Patrick.

University Heights Academy’s held off Hazard down the stretch to capture a hard fought 61-56 victory.  University Heights Academy shot 36.8% from the field, and connected on 16 of 26 free throws, and pulled down 40 rebounds.  Hazard shot 36.2% from the field including seven of 22 from the three point line.  The Bulldogs connected on seven of nine free throws and grabbed 40 rebounds.  Hazard held a 30-11 advantage in bench scoring.

Joshua Mack led UHA with 14 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.  Chris Evans added 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds while Nathan Owen chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds.  6-2 Sr. Cleve Washington led Hazard with 25 points and eight rebounds.  D. J. Hoskins added 10 points and seven rebounds.

University Heights Academy

14

9

18

20

-

61

Hazard

13

11

16

16

-

56

 

University Heights Academy

(61) -

Stallons 6, Evans 12, Metcalfe 8, Owen 10, Mack 14, Whitaker 3, Rager 8.

Hazard

(56) -

Olinger 0, Hoskins 10, T. Bailey 0, Hicks 8, Patrick 8, Wallace 5, Washington 25.

Game No. 11  Somerset (16-3) vs. Owensboro Catholic (17-5) Quarterfinal #3

Somerset coach Shawn Thacker started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Jacob Todd, 6-1 Sr. Ryan Jamison, 6-5 Jr. Nathan Holton, 6-2 Jr. Andy Cole, and 5-11 Sr. Nathan Bray.  Owensboro Catholic coach Mike Orr countered with 6-4 Jr. Jake O’Nan, 6-2 Jr. Andrew Howard, 6-8 Jr. Jay Ivey, 5-11 Jr. Wayne Howard, and 5-11 Jr. Travis Owsley.

Somerset trailed 26-18 at halftime but outscored Owensboro Catholic 17-8 in the third quarter on their way to a 42-37 victory.  Owensboro Catholic scored on a three point basket to take a 37-35 lead with 6:28 remaining in the game but was held scoreless for the rest of the game.

Somerset was led by Nathan Holton who recorded a career-high 21 points.  Holton also pulled down six rebounds.  Nathan Bray added 11 points.  Andrew Howard led Owensboro Catholic with 11 points.  Jay Ivey was hampered by foul woes tonight but added seven points and six rebounds, while 6-1 Jr. David Woodward also tallied seven points.

Somerset

10

8

17

7

-

42

Owensboro Catholic

15

11

8

3

-

37

 

Somerset

(42) -

Todd 0, Jamison 4, Holton 21, A. Cole 2, Bray 11, Clay 4.

Owensboro Catholic

(37) -

O’Nan 4, A. Howard 11, Ivey 7, W. Howard 3, Owsley 5, Woodward 7.

Game No. 12  Barbourville (17-5) vs. Newport Central Catholic (15-3) Quarterfinal #4

Barbourville coach Dinky Phipps started the following lineup:  6-6 Sr. Chris Jackson, 6-1 Sr. Casey Smith, 6-4 Jr. Aaron Grubb, 6-1 Jr. Matthew Cox, and 6-3 Jr. Chris Good.  Newport Central Catholic coach Rob Detzel countered with 6-2 Jr. Luke Heil, 6-3 Sr. Mark Krebs, 6-4 Sr. Michael Shiels, 6-0 Sr. Gary Gearding, and 5-10 Jr. Kevin Bueter.

Newport Central Catholic led 47-27 after three quarters and weathered a comeback by Barbourville in the final period to earn a 63-53 victory.  Newport Central Catholic shot 45% from the field, including 11 of 23 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 16 of 26 free throws and pulled down 29 rebounds.  Barbourville shot 40.8% from the field, including five of 19 from the three point line.  The Tigers connected on eight of 13 free throws, and pulled down 30 rebounds.

The victors were led by Mark Krebs with 22 points and eight rebounds.  Gary Gearding and Luke Heil added 15 points each.  Krebs, Gearding, and Heil each nailed three three point field goals.  Chris Good, Aaron Grubb, and 6-1 Sr. Matt Warren led Barbourville with 11, 10, and 10 points respectively.  Matthew Cox chipped in with nine points, seven rebounds, and six assists.

Barbourville

12

6

9

26

-

53

Newport Central Catholic

14

13

20

16

-

63

 

Barbourville

(53) -

Jackson 8, C. Smith 5, Grubb 10, Cox 9, Good 11, Warren 10.

Newport Central Catholic

(63) -

Heil 15, Krebs 22, Shiels 0, Gearding 15, Bueter 7, Gesenhues 4.

 
 Saturday February 5th - Day 3 (Semifinals)

Game No. 13  University Heights Academy (20-3) vs. Lexington Christian Academy (13-9) Semifinal #1

University Heights Academy coach Marty Cline started the following lineup:  6-1 Sr. Cody Stallons, 6-2 So. Chris Evans, 6-3 Jr. Patrick Metcalfe, 6-0 Sr. Nathan Owen, and 5-11 Jr. Joshua Mack.  Lexington Christian Academy coach Jason Seamands countered with 6-5 Sr. Nick Maloy, 5-11 Jr. Greg Combs, 6-6 Jr. Andre Henderson, 5-11 Jr. Chris Wade, and 5-11 Jr. Rich Ludka

University Heights Academy led 47-41 at the end of three quarters and outscored Lexington Christian Academy 25-14 in the final period to gain a 72-55 victory.  The Blazers were nearly flawless from the free throw line in the final quarter as they connected on 13 of 14 shots to ensure the victory.

University Heights Academy shot 41.9% from the field, connected on 15 of 20 free throws, and pulled down 39 rebounds.  The Blazers scored 17 points off 13 Lexington Christian Academy turnovers and held a 13-3 advantage in second chance points.  Lexington Christian Academy shot 44.4% from the field, but could only manage three of 14 from beyond the arc.  The Eagles connected on 12 of 19 free throws and pulled down 30 rebounds. 

Joshua Mack led the victors with 30 points including four three point baskets.  Patrick Metcalfe and Nathan Owen each added 11 points and Metcalfe also pulled down 11 rebounds.  Greg Combs led Lexington Christian Academy with 17 points and Andre Henderson chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds.  Chris Wade added 10 points.

University Heights Academy

16

18

13

25

-

72

Lexington Christian Academy

14

12

15

14

-

55

 

University Heights Academy

(72) -

Stallons 4, Evans 1, Metcalfe 11, Owen 11, Mack 30, Whitaker 3, Hopson 2, Rager 8, Chestnut 2.

Lexington Christian Academy

(55) -

Maloy 7, Combs 17, Henderson 13, Wade 10, Ludka 0, Hobbs 7, Sanders 1.

Game No. 14  Newport Central Catholic (16-3) vs. Somerset (17-3) Semifinal #2

Newport Central Catholic coach Rob Detzel started the following lineup:  6-2 Jr. Luke Heil, 6-3 Sr. Mark Krebs, 6-4 Sr. Michael Shiels, 6-0 Sr. Gary Gearding, and 5-10 Jr. Kevin Bueter.  Somerset coach Shawn Thacker countered with 6-4 Sr. Jacob Todd, 6-1 Sr. Ryan Jamison, 6-5 Jr. Nathan Holton, 6-3 Jr. Ray Norman, and 5-11 Sr. Nathan Bray.

Somerset trailed Newport Central Catholic 35-24 with 3:17 remaining in the third quarter but rallied to capture a 43-42 decision.  Somerset trailed 42-41 with eight seconds remaining on the clock but Nathan Bray crossed the mid-court line and threw a pass to Jacob Todd for the game-winning layup as time expired.

Somerset shot 40.5% from the field, including seven of 15 from the three point line.  The Briar Jumpers connected on six of 12 free throws and pulled down 22 rebounds.  Newport Central Catholic was 40.6% from the field including four of 10 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 12 of 16 free throws and grabbed 24 rebounds.  Newport Central Catholic scored 15 points off eight Somerset turnovers.

Nathan Bray led Somerset with 18 points including four baskets from beyond the arc.  Ryan Jamison added 12 points including three three point baskets.  Mark Krebs led Newport Central Catholic with 14 points and six rebounds.  Luke Heil added 10 points.

Newport Central Catholic

16

13

6

7

-

42

Somerset

13

10

7

13

-

43

 

Newport Central Catholic

(42) -

Heil 10, Krebs 14, Shiels 6, Gearding 3, Bueter 5, Gesenhues 2, Kiernan 2.

Somerset

(43) -

Todd 5, Jamison 12, Holton 3, Norman 4, Bray 18, Clay 1.

 
 Sunday February 6th - Day 4 (Championship)

Game No. 15  Somerset (18-3) vs. University Heights Academy (21-3) Championship

Somerset coach Shawn Thacker started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Jacob Todd, 6-1 Sr. Ryan Jamison, 6-5 Jr. Nathan Holton, 6-2 Jr. Andy Cole, and 5-11 Sr. Nathan Bray.  University Heights Academy coach Marty Cline countered with 6-1 Sr. Cody Stallons, 6-2 So. Chris Evans, 6-3 Jr. Patrick Metcalfe, 6-0 Sr. Nathan Owen, and 5-11 Jr. Joshua Mack.

University Heights Academy outrebounded Somerset 47-33 to capture their seventh All “A” Title with a 61-52 victory.  University Heights Academy shot 40.9% from the field, including five of 13 from beyond the arc, and connected on 20 of 32 free throws.  Somerset shot 35% from the field, including four of 22 from the three point line, and was only six of 18 from the free throw line.

The victors were led by Joshua Mack with 16 points and seven assists.  Nathan Owen added 14 points and eight rebounds.  Patrick Metcalfe only tallied five points but pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds.  Nathan Bray led Somerset with 17 points including four three point baskets.  Bray also pulled down six rebounds.  6-3 Jr. Ray Norman added 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds.  Ryan Jamison chipped in with 11 points.

Somerset

8

10

11

23

-

52

University Heights Academy

10

16

13

22

-

61

 

Somerset

(52) -

Todd 4, Jamison 11, Holton 2, A. Cole 3, Bray 17, Norman 15.

University Heights Academy

(61) -

Stallons 9, Evans 3, Metcalfe 5, Owen 14, Mack 16, Whitaker 3, Rager 9, Chestnut 2.

All Tournament Team

Chris Good

Barbourville

2 games 

17.5 ppg

 

 

 

Mark Krebs

Newport Central Catholic

3 games

16.0 ppg

7.0 rpg

 

 

Cleve Washington

Hazard

2 games

15.0 ppg

 

 

 

Andre Henderson

Lexington Christian Academy

3 games

8.3 ppg

7.3 rpg

 

 

Nathan Holton

Somerset

4 games

8.8 ppg

 

 

 

Andrew Howard

Owensboro Catholic

2 games

  12.0 ppg

 

 

 

Evan McDole

Bishop Brossart

1 game

12.0 ppg

16.0 rpg

 

 

Patrick Metcalfe

University Heights Academy

4 games

11.3 ppg

11.0 rpg

 

 

Chris Wade

Lexington Christian Academy

3 games

12.0 ppg

 

 

 

Ryan Jamison

Somerset

4 games

 11.8 ppg

 

 

 

Nathan Owen

University Heights Academy

4 games

 9.8 ppg

 6.0 rpg

 

 

Nathan Bray

Somerset

4 games

16.8 ppg

 

 

 

Joshua Mack

University Heights Academy

4 games

19.8 ppg

6.0 apg

MVP

 

 
Conclusion
 
This was an excellent tourney and an outstanding week of basketball.  University Heights Academy concluded an excellent tourney run with their seventh All “A” Classic championship.  MVP Joshua Mack had a great week averaging 19.8 ppg and 6.0 apg for the tourney.  Patrick Metcalfe was a force inside and Nathan Owen had an excellent tourney.  Several of the teams are relatively young and should be contenders again next season.

This event was special and very touching for me.  I graduated from a school many years ago with a senior class of 37 students.  This tournament truly epitomizes the ideals and standards that the founders wisely saw in their crystal ball several years ago.  The talent was excellent, the fan support outstanding, and some of these teams should challenge for regional championships and berths in the Sweet 16 later this season.  Congratulations to all for a job well done.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to All “A” Classic Secretary and Media Coordinator Mike Reeves for the hospitality extended me during the many hours spent at this event.  Also a note of appreciation to David Parke, Coordinator of Arena Facilities and to Hugh Davis  and the Eastern Kentucky University stats crew and All “A” Committee.  The All “A” Classic in my opinion is first class and is one of the most enjoyable events I have ever attended or worked.

Also, kudos to Mike Reeves and everyone contributing to 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.