Henry Clay at Tates Creek (Boys)

Tates Creek High School
Lexington Kentucky
January 14, 2005

2005 by Ron Harrison

Henry Clay (13-1) at Tates Creek (6-7) 

Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Bryan Turnage, 6-3 Fr. Aaron Boyd, 6-2 Jr. Aaron Miller, 5-9 Sr. Noade Day, and 6-3 Jr. Aaron Dunaway.  Tates Creek coach Joe Pat Covington countered with 6-5 Jr. Patrick Workman, 6-4 So. John Watkins, 6-6 Jr. Pete Nochta, 5-10 Jr. Drew Williams, and 6-2 Fr. Michael Sparks.

Henry Clay went on a 17-0 run in the first half to erase a 17-7 deficit on their way to a 73-55 victory over Tates Creek.  Nothing came easy for the Blue Devils in their fourteenth consecutive victory.  Jr. star Aaron Dunaway picked up two early fouls and missed his first nine shots from the field before unleashing a 13 point barrage in the final quarter.  Henry Clay held a narrow 45-40 lead at the end of three quarters but outscored Tates Creek 28-15 in the final period.

Henry Clay shot 50.9% from the field including 70.4% in the second half.  The Blue Devils connected on 14 of 21 free throws and pulled down 38 rebounds.  Tates Creek shot 40% from the field, connected on four of 12 free throws and grabbed 34 rebounds.

Aaron Miller led the victors with 21 points.  Aaron Dunaway and 6-3 Fr. Victor Moses added 15 and 11 points respectively.  Bryan Turnage added nine points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and four steals.  Turnage also brought the crowd to its feet with a one-hand slam on a fast break in the final period.  Tates Creek was led tonight by Michael Sparks and 5-11 Jr. Dyron Carter with 10 and nine points respectively. 

Henry Clay 

11

18

16

28

-

73

Tates Creek 

17

9

14

15

-

55

Henry Clay 

(73)

 - 

Turnage 9, Boyd 2, Miller 21, Day 9, Dunaway 15, Shelton 4, Bowman 2, Moses 11.

Tates Creek 

(55)

 - 

Workman 5, Watkins 4, Nochta 5, Williams 6, Sparks 10, Covington 7, Carter 9, Dowlen 3, Spaulding 6.

 

Other Games of Interest (Boys)

Lafayette

87

Lexington Christian 

82

 

Sayre

59

Portland Christian 

42

 

Shelby Valley

89

Middlesboro

78

 

West Jessamine

46

Paul Dunbar

45

 

Greenup County 

103

Augusta

44

 

Madison Southern

88

Berea

55

 

Cawood

75

Rockcastle County

67

 

Corbin

83

Evarts

54

 

Franklin County 

66

Frankfort

53

 

Paris

59

Nicholas County

45

 

Pendleton County

67

Campbell County

27

 

Woodford County

65

Madison Central

61

 

Apollo

57

Warren Central

49

 

North Hardin

84

Fort Knox

66

 

University Heights

75

Madisonville

59

 

Jeffersontown

72

Montgomery County

68

 

Trinity

53

Muhlenberg North

51

(OT)

Pleasure Ridge Park

64

Bullitt East

53

 

South Laurel

63

Ballard

57

 

 

Acknowledgements

 

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

 

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