Toyota Classic

Scott County High School, Georgetown, Kentucky
January 26-29, 2005

Copyright 2005 Ron Harrison

This tournament is in its tenth year and is already rich in tradition.  Past champions have been Madison Central (1995-1996), Bryan Station (1996-1997), Scott County (1997-1998), Scott County (1998-1999), Scott County (1999-2000), Scott County (2000-2001), Scott County (2001-2002), Dixie Heights (2002-2003), and Scott County (2003-2004).  A good field has been assembled this year to play for the championship.  This year's field will consist of the following teams:  Bryan Station, Covington Catholic, George Rogers Clark, Hancock County (TN), Henry Clay, Louisville Male, Scott County, and Theodore Roosevelt (DC).

Wednesday January 26th - Day 1

Game No. 1  Henry Clay (16-1) vs. Covington Catholic (12-3)

Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles started the following lineup:   6-3 Fr. Aaron Boyd, 6-0 Sr. Bryan Turnage, 6-2 Jr. Aaron Miller, 5-9 Sr. Noade Day, and 6-2 Jr. Aaron Dunaway.  Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman countered with 6-4 Jr. Michael Young, 6-0 So. Todd Jacobs, 6-7 Sr. Brennan Votel, 5-11 So. Kurt Bovard and 5-10 Jr. Tim Tierney.

Henry Clay led 31-29 at halftime and outscored Covington Catholic 18-10 in the third quarter on their way to a 68-58 victory.  Henry Clay shot 51.8% from the field, connected on eight of 11 free throws, and pulled down 39 rebounds.  Covington Catholic shot 40% from the field including four of 20 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on six of 10 free throws, grabbed 27 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 23 Henry Clay turnovers.

Aaron Miller led the victors with 19 points and eight rebounds.  Aaron Dunaway added 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds.  Bryan Turnage chipped in with 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and five steals.  Brennan Votel led Covington Catholic with 15 points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots.  Todd Jacobs and Michael Young added 14 points each with Young pulling down six rebounds. 

Henry Clay 

14

17

18

19

-

68

Covington Catholic

15

14

10

19

-

58

 

Henry Clay

(68)

-

Boyd 4, Turnage 14, Miller 19, Day 4, Dunaway 18, Bowman 7, Moses 2.

Covington Catholic

(58)

-

Young 14, T. Jacobs 14, Votel 15, Bovard 7, Tierney 2, Witzgal 6.

Game No. 2   Louisville Male (8-9) vs. George Rogers Clark (8-7)

Male coach Bryce Hibbard started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Forrest Smallwood, 6-4 Fr. Dexter Heyman, 6-6 Sr. Jacob Bream, 6-2 Sr. Alex Gravelle, and 5-10 So. Douglas Beaumont.  George Rogers Clark coach Scott Humphrey countered with 6-3 Sr. Kiefer Clarke, 6-1 Sr. Josh Barnes, 6-5 Sr. Will Meurer, 6-2 Jr. Durrell Halloman, and 6-0 Sr. Matthew Martin.

Male shot a blistering 61.7% from the field and outscored Clark County 16-4 in the final period in a 65-43 victory.  Male connected on three of eight free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 17 Clark County turnovers.  Clark County shot 30.8% from the field including six of 12 from beyond the arc. The Cardinals connected on 13 of 16 free throws and grabbed 24 rebounds.  Clark County also scored 14 points off 12 Male turnovers. 

Forrest Smallwood led Male with 17 points, five rebounds, and six assists.  Alex Gravelle and Douglas Beaumont added 14 and 12 points respectively.  Beaumont also pulled down six rebounds and dished out five assists.  6-3 Sr. Ryan Newton chipped in with 11 points.  Matthew Martin and Kiefer Clarke led Clark County with 18 and 14 points respectively, with each connecting on three three point baskets. 

Louisville Male 

19

13

17

16

-

65

George Rogers Clark

11

15

13

4

-

43

 

Louisville Male

(65)

-

Smallwood 17, Heyman 2, Bream 3, Gravelle 14, Beaumont 12, Gainey 2, Pillischafske 2, Newton 11, Herman 2.

George Rogers Clark

(43)

-

Clarke 14, Barnes 6, Meurer 0, Halloman 3, Martin 18, Wood 2.

 

Thursday January 27th - Day 2

Game No. 3   Covington Catholic (12-4) vs. George Rogers Clark (8-8)  (Consolation Game)

Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman started the following lineup:  6-4 Jr. Michael Young, 6-0 So. Todd Jacobs, 6-7 Sr. Brennan Votel, 5-11 So. Kurt Bovard and 5-10 Jr. Tim Tierney.   George Rogers Clark coach Scott Humphrey countered with 6-3 Sr. Kiefer Clarke, 6-1 Sr. Josh Barnes, 6-3 So. Josh Woods, 6-2 Jr. Durrell Halloman, and 6-0 Sr. Matthew Martin.

Clark County raced out to a 61-57 lead in overtime but Covington Catholic responded with a 9-0 run to take a 66-61 victory.  Clark County missed some key free throws in the overtime period. 

Covington Catholic shot 41.8% from the field, connected on 19 of 27 free throws, and pulled down 32 rebounds.  Covington Catholic scored 19 points off 13 Clark County turnovers.  Clark County shot 43.2% from the field including six of 19 from beyond the arc. The Cardinals connected on 17 of 26 free throws, grabbed 27 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 14 Covington Catholic turnovers.  Clark County held a 21-7 advantage in bench scoring.

Michael Young led the victors with 20 points.  Brennan Votel added 19 points and 11 rebounds.  6-0 So. Preston Knowles came off the bench to lead Clark County with 15 points and eight rebounds.  Josh Barnes, Matthew Martin, and Kiefer Clarke added 14, 12, and 12 points respectively.

Covington Catholic 

20

10

12

15

9

-

66

George Rogers Clark

14

12

13

18

4

-

61

 

Covington Catholic

(66)

-

Young 20, T. Jacobs 9, Votel 19, Bovard 7, Tierney 4, Myers 2, Noll 2, Schult 3.

George Rogers Clark

(61)

-

Clarke 12, Barnes 14, Wood 0, Halloman 2, Martin 12, Knowles 15, Meurer 6.

Game No. 4 Theodore Roosevelt (DC) (7-8) vs. Bryan Station (12-3)   (Tourney Round)

Theodore Roosevelt coach Jenkins Dormu started the following lineup:  6-4 Jr. Todd Green, 6-5 Jr. Jeffrey Owens, 6-0 Jr. Charles Wallace, 5-10 Sr. Tony Watson, and 6-0 Sr. Mason Binion.  Bryan Station coach Champ Ligon Jr. countered with 6-1 Sr. Martin Ashford, 6-3 Jr. Brandon Watts, 6-4 So. Jaron Jones, 5-11 Sr. D. J. Adams, and 5-8 Sr. Tino Washington.

Bryan Station scored 46 points off 37 Theodore Roosevelt turnovers and held a 40-9 advantage in bench scoring in a 69-40 victory.  Bryan Station shot 45.2% from the field, connected on eight of 13 free throws, and pulled down 29 rebounds.  Roosevelt shot 36.6% from the field, connected on 10 of 19 free throws, and pulled down 38 rebounds.

Twelve Bryan Station players cracked the scoring column led by 6-1 Fr. Shelvin Mack and 5-11 Sr. Jarrod Gay with 11 and 10 points respectively.  Todd Green led Roosevelt with 21 points and eight rebounds.  Jeffrey Owens only scored two points but pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds. 

Theodore Roosevelt (DC) 

6

8

14

12

-

40

Bryan Station 

13

18

14

24

-

69

 

Theodore Roosevelt (DC)

(40)

-

Green 21, Owens 2, Wallace 6, Watson 2, Binion 0, K. Smith 2, Harris 5, West 2.

Bryan Station

(69)

-

Ashford 2, Watts 6, Jones 4, Adams 8, Washington 9, Moment 2, Foxx 6, Mack 11, Harless 8, Gay 10, Walker 2, Jackson 1.

Game No. 5 Hancock County (TN) (?-?) vs. Scott County (13-2)   (Tourney Round)

Hancock County coach Clark Powers started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Jeff Holt, 6-2 Jr. Cory Holt, 5-9 Sr. Justin Collins, 5-11 So. Jeremy Cope, and 5-11 Jr. Nolan Campbell.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-6 Sr. Anthony Coote, 6-3 So. Rodney Haddix, 7-2 Sr. Jared Carter, 5-8 Jr. Joe Siler, and 6-3 So. Matt Walls.

Scott County raced out to a 36-3 first quarter lead on their way to a 110-52 victory over Hancock County.  Eighteen players saw playing time tonight ranging from 4:29 to 15:16 minutes logged with all eighteen cracking the scoring column.  Scott County scored 55 points off 32 Hancock County turnovers and blocked 22 shots tonight .  Scott County shot 48.8% from the field including eight of 17 from beyond the arc .  The Cardinals connected on 18 of 25 free throws and pulled down 52 rebounds.  Scott County held a 53-14 advantage in bench scoring.  Hancock County shot 31.1% from the field, connected on 12 of 21 free throws, and pulled down 41 rebounds.

Anthony Coote led Scott County with 17 points in 11:44 playing time.  Matt Walls added 11 points and dished out eight assists.  Rodney Haddix also added 11 points and Jared Carter chipped in with 10 points, seven rebounds, and 13 blocked shots.  Hancock County was paced by Justin Collins with 13 points.  Jeff Holt added 12 points pulled down eight rebounds.  

Hancock County (TN) 

3

15

20

14

-

52

Scott County 

36

21

30

23

-

110

 

Hancock County (TN)

(52)

-

J. Holt 12, C. Holt 5, Collins 13, Cope 5, Campbell 3, McCoy 5, Mullins 2, Trent 1, Burdine 2, Greene 3, Dalton 4.

Scott County

(110)

-

Coote 17, Haddix 11, J. Carter 10, Siler 8, Walls 11, Holman 8, Thompson 5, Portwood 5, Karrick 2, R. Carter 2, Mackey 7, Taylor 2, James 2, Hundley 4, Marks 5, Warren 1, Durr 4, Lee 6.

 

Friday January 28th - Day 3

Game No. 6   Theodore Roosevelt (DC) (7-9) vs. Hancock County (TN) (?-?)   (Consolation Game)

Theodore Roosevelt coach Jenkins Dormu started the following lineup:  6-4 Jr. Todd Green, 6-5 Jr. Jeffrey Owens, 6-0 Jr. Charles Wallace, 5-10 Sr. Tony Watson, and 6-5 Jr. Keenan Smith.  Hancock County coach Clark Powers countered with 6-3 Sr. Jeff Holt, 6-2 Jr. Cory Holt, 5-9 Sr. Justin Collins, 5-11 So. Jeremy Cope, and 5-11 Jr. Nolan Campbell.

Roosevelt only led 32-38 at halftime but pulled away in the second half to win 70-50 over Hancock County.  Roosevelt scored 34 points off 36 Hancock County turnovers. The Roughriders also dominated in the paint, holding a 42-22 advantage in rebounds and a 23-0 margin in second chance points.

Roosevelt shot 41% from the field and connected on five of nine free throws, while Hancock County shot 55.3% and connected on six of nine free throws.  Roosevelt attempted 40 more shots from the field as they were 32 of 78 from the field while Hancock County connected on 21 of 38 shots.

Jeffrey Owens led the victors with 20 points and 11 rebounds.  Charles Wallace added 18 points while Todd Green chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds.  Cory and Jeff Holt led Hancock County with 14 and 13 points respectively.  Justin Collins added eight points and dished out seven assists.  

Theodore Roosevelt (DC) 

16

16

19

19

-

70

Hancock County (TN) 

11

17

12

10

-

50

 

Theodore Roosevelt (DC)

(70)

-

Green 13, Owens 20, Wallace 18, Watson 2, Chatwell 2, K. Smith 6, Hamilton 5, Binion 2, Gardner 2.

Hancock County (TN)

(50)

-

J. Holt 13, C. Holt 14, Collins 8, Cope 3, Campbell 2, Burdine 2, Greene 1, Dalton 2, Bales 3, Collinsworth 2.

Game No. 7   Henry Clay (17-1) vs. Louisville Male (9-9)  (Semifinal)

Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles started the following lineup:   6-3 Fr. Aaron Boyd, 6-0 Sr. Bryan Turnage, 6-2 Jr. Aaron Miller, 5-9 Sr. Noade Day, and 6-2 Jr. Aaron Dunaway.  Louisville Male coach Bryce Hibbard countered with 6-5 Jr. Forrest Smallwood, 6-3 Sr. Ryan Newton, 6-6 Sr. Jacob Bream, 6-2 Sr. Alex Gravelle, and 5-10 So. Douglas Beaumont.

Male broke Henry Clay’s 17-game winning streak with a 68-52 victory over the Blue Devils tonight.  Male led 32-29 at halftime and held Henry Clay to 34.8% field goal shooting in the second half.  Male outscored Henry Clay 24-3 from the three point line as they connected on eight of 13 shots from beyond the arc. 

Male shot 49% from the field, connected on 12 of 22 free throws, and pulled down 33 rebounds.  Henry Clay shot 40.8% from the field, connected on 11 of 13 free throws, and pulled down 27 rebounds.

Forrest Smallwood led a balanced Male attack with 15 points including three three point baskets.  Douglas Beaumont and Alex Gravelle added 14 points each.  Jacob Bream chipped in with 13 points including three baskets from beyond the arc.  Aaron Miller led Henry Clay with 13 points.  Aaron Dunaway added nine points but was only two of 12 from the field.  Dunaway pulled down eight rebounds.

Henry Clay 

17

12

13

10

-

52

Louisville Male 

14

18

17

19

-

68

 

Henry Clay

(52)

-

Boyd 6, Turnage 6, Miller 13, Day 6, Dunaway 9, Bowman 8, Moses 4.

Louisville Male

(68)

-

Smallwood 15, Newton 7, Bream 13, Gravelle 14, Beaumont 14, Gainey 1, Herman 4.

Game No. 8   Bryan Station (13-3) vs. Scott County (14-2)  (Semifinal)

Bryan Station coach Champ Ligon Jr. started the following lineup:  6-1 Sr. Martin Ashford, 6-3 Jr. Brandon Watts, 6-4 So. Jaron Jones, 5-11 Sr. D. J. Adams, and 5-8 Sr. Tino Washington.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with:  6-6 Sr. Anthony Coote, 6-3 So. Rodney Haddix, 7-2 Sr. Jared Carter, 5-8 Jr. Joe Siler, and 6-3 So. Matt Walls.  

Scott County led 46-42 after three quarters and outscored Bryan Station 19-12 in the final period to claim a 65-54 victory.  Scott County shot 47.9% from the field including six of 12 from the three point line.  The Cardinals connected on 13 of 25 free throws and pulled down 38 rebounds.  Scott County scored 20 points off 24 Bryan Station turnovers.

Bryan Station shot 26.8% from the field, including three of 25 from beyond the arc.  Bryan Station connected on seven of 14 free throws, and pulled down 49 rebounds.  The Defenders scored 14 points off 26 Scott County turnovers and held an 18-3 advantage in second chance points. 

Rodney Haddix led the victors with 20 points.  Jared Carter added 14 points, 12 rebounds, and eight blocked shots.  5-10 Jr. Jesse Thompson chipped in with 11 points.  D. J. Adams led Bryan Station with 22 points.  5-11 Sr. Jarod Gay and Martin Ashford led Bryan Station in rebounding with 10 and nine rebounds respectively. 

Bryan Station 

13

17

12

12

-

54

Scott County 

13

17

16

19

-

65

 

Bryan Station

(54)

-

Ashford 6, Watts 7, Jones 0, Adams 22, Washington 7, Moment 2, Foxx 2, Harless 4, Gay 2, Walker 2.

Scott County

(65)

-

Coote 0, Haddix 20, Carter 14, Siler 6, Walls 8, Thompson 11, Mackey 4, Lee 2.

 

Saturday January 29th - Day 4

Game No. 9   George Rogers Clark (8-9) vs. Hancock County (TN) (?-?)   (Seventh Place)

George Rogers Clark coach Scott Humphrey started the following lineup:   6-3 Sr. Kiefer Clarke, 6-1 Sr. Josh Barnes, 6-0 So. Preston Knowles, 6-2 Jr. Durrell Halloman, and 6-0 Sr. Matthew Martin.  Hancock County coach Clark Powers countered with 6-3 Sr. Jeff Holt, 6-2 Jr. Cory Holt, 5-9 Sr. Justin Collins, 5-11 So. Jeremy Cope, and 5-11 Jr. Nolan Campbell.

Clark County scored 31 points off 25 Hancock County turnovers and held a 40-20 rebounding advantage in a 99-46 victory.  Clark County shot 59.7% from the field including 11 of 24 from beyond the arc and connected on eight of 10 free throws.  Clark County held a 42-11 advantage in bench scoring and a 17-2 advantage in second chance points.

Hancock County shot 45% from the field and only connected on nine of 23 free throws.  Preston Knowles led Clark County with 21 points. Kiefer Clarke added 16 points and eight rebounds while 5-9 Jr. L. J. Greene added 14 points.  5-11 Sr. Dane Fritts chipped in with 11 points.  Justin Collins and Cory Holt led Hancock County with 14 and 13 points respectively. 

George Rogers Clark 

21

23

28

27

-

99

Hancock County (TN) 

11

16

10

9

-

46

 

George Rogers Clark

(99)

-

Clarke 16, Barnes 2, Knowles 21, Halloman 9, Martin 9, Hudson 4, Oliver 2, Greene 14, Wood 7, Fritt 11, Bennett 4.

Hancock County (TN)

(46)

-

J. Holt 6, C. Holt 13, Collins 14, Cope 2, Campbell 0, Mullins 2, Trent 1, Greene 2, Johnson 3, Bales 2, Collinsworth 1.

Game No. 10 Covington Catholic (13-4) vs. Theodore Roosevelt (DC) (8-9)   (Fifth Place) 

Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman started the following lineup:  6-4 Jr. Michael Young, 6-0 So. Todd Jacobs, 6-7 Sr. Brennan Votel, 5-11 So. Kurt Bovard, and 5-10 Jr. Tim Tierney.   Theodore Roosevelt coach Jenkins Dormu countered with 6-4 Jr. Todd Green, 6-5 Jr. Jeffrey Owens, 6-0 Jr. Charles Wallace, 5-10 Sr. Tony Watson, and 6-0 Sr. Mason Binion.

Covington Catholic led 38-34 after three quarters but outscored Roosevelt 25-12 in the final quarter to earn a 63-46 decision.  Covington Catholic shot 55.8% from the field, only visited the free throw line five times connecting on three shots, and pulled down 26 rebounds.  The Colonels scored 23 points off 22 Roosevelt turnovers.  Roosevelt shot 39.6% from the field, connected on seven of 11 free throws, and pulled down 29 rebounds. The Roughriders held a 17-2 advantage in second chance points.

Michael Young led Covington Catholic with 22 points and nine rebounds.  Todd Jacobs and Kurt Bovard added 12 points each.  Jeffrey Owens led Roosevelt with 21 points and 11 rebounds.  Todd Green added 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds. 

Covington Catholic 

20

10

8

25

-

63

Theodore Roosevelt (DC) 

11

11

12

12

-

46

 

Covington Catholic

(63)

-

Young 22, T. Jacobs 12, Votel 5, Bovard 12, Tierney 6, Witzgal 2, Schult 4.

Theodore Roosevelt (DC)

(46)

-

Green 12, Owens 21, Wallace 2, Watson 9, K. Smith 2.

 

Game No. 11   Henry Clay (17-2) vs. Bryan Station (13-4)  (Third Place)  

Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles started the following lineup:   6-3 Fr. Aaron Boyd, 6-0 Sr. Bryan Turnage, 6-2 Jr. Aaron Miller, 5-9 Sr. Noade Day, and 6-2 Jr. Aaron Dunaway.   Bryan Station coach Champ Ligon Jr. countered with 6-1 Sr. Martin Ashford, 6-3 Jr. Brandon Watts, 6-4 So. Jaron Jones, 5-11 Sr. D. J. Adams, and 5-8 Sr. Tino Washington.

Henry Clay trailed 40-37 at the end of three quarters but rallied to defeat Bryan Station 66-59.  Henry Clay shot 52.5% from the field including 59.1% in the second half.  The Blue Devils connected on 20 of 28 free throws and pulled down 34 rebounds.

Bryan Station shot 37.3% from the field including seven of 21 from beyond the arc. The Defenders connected on eight of 11 free throws and grabbed 27 rebounds. Bryan Station held a 24-7 advantage in bench scoring. 

Aaron Dunaway led Henry Clay with 23 points and seven rebounds.  Dunaway was six of 11 from the field and 10 of 10 from the free throw line. Aaron Miller added 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds.  . D. J. Adams led Bryan Station with 17 points.  6-1 Fr. Shelvin Mack added 11 points including three three point baskets.  Brandon Watts chipped in with 10 points.
 

Henry Clay 

12

11

14

29

-

66

Bryan Station 

14

14

12

19

-

59

 

Henry Clay

(66)

-

Boyd 6, Turnage 7, Miller 14, Day 9, Dunaway 23, Bowman 5, Moses 2.

Bryan Station

(59)

-

Ashford 0, Watts 10, Jones 2, Adams 17, Washington 6, Moment 4, Foxx 1, Mack 11, Harless 4, Gay 4.

Game No. 12 Louisville Male (10-9) vs. Scott County (15-2)   (Championship Game) 

Louisville Male coach Bryce Hibbard started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Forrest Smallwood, 6-3 Sr. Ryan Newton, 6-6 Sr. Jacob Bream, 6-2 Sr. Alex Gravelle, and 5-10 So. Douglas Beaumont.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-5 Fr. Jordan Lee, 6-3 So. Rodney Haddix, 7-2 Sr. Jared Carter, 5-10 Jr. Jesse Thompson, and 6-3 So. Matt Walls.

Scott County shot 50% from the field, connected on 15 of 22 free throws, and pulled down 38 rebounds.  Scott County scored 16 points off 13 Male turnovers.  Male shot 31.4% from the field including 10 of 33 from the three point line.  The Bulldogs connected on eight of 14 free throws and pulled down 41 rebounds.  Male scored 18 points off 17 Scott County turnovers.

Scott County was led by Jared Carter with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and eight blocked shots. Rodney Haddix added 19 points and Matt Walls chipped in with 12 points.  Alex Gravelle led Male with 21 points including four three point baskets.  Forrest Smallwood added 13 points and Douglas Beaumont chipped in with 12 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.    

Louisville Male 

19

14

15

14

-

62

Scott County 

26

19

8

14

-

67

 

Louisville Male

(62)

-

Smallwood 13, Newton 2, Bream 9, Gravelle 21, Beaumont 12, Heyman 4, Herman 1.

Scott County

(67)

-

Lee 4, Haddix 19, Carter 25, Thompson 2, Walls 12, Warren 3, Durr 2.

All Tournament Team  

Jared Carter

Scott County

3 games

16.3 ppg

10.3 rpg

9.7 bpg

Rodney Haddix

Scott County

3 games

16.7 ppg

 

 

Forrest Smallwood

Louisville Male

3 games

15.0 ppg

4.3 apg

 

Matthew Martin

George Rogers Clark

3 games

13.0 ppg

 

 

Jeffrey Owens

Theodore Roosevelt (DC) 

3 games

14.3 ppg

13.0 rpg

 

Bryan Turnage

Henry Clay

3 games

9.0 ppg

6.3 rpg

6.0 apg

Matt Walls

Scott County

3 games

10.3 ppg

 4.0 apg

 

Douglas Beaumont

Louisville Male

3 games

12.7 ppg

5.3 rpg

4.0 apg

Alex Gravelle

Louisville Male

3 games

16.3 ppg

 

 

Michael Young

Covington Catholic 

3 games

18.7 ppg

 

 

D. J. Adams

Bryan Station

3 games

15.7 ppg

 

 

Aaron Dunaway

Henry Clay

3 games

16.7 ppg

8.0 rpg

 

Conclusion

Congratulations to the organizers for putting together another excellent field and to the Scott County Cardinals for capturing their seventh Toyota Classic championship in 10 years.  There was some excellent basketball played this week and 7-2 Sr. Jared Carter of Scott County continues to draw the interest of several top D-1 programs including Tubby Smith of Kentucky who was in attendance this week.

The Toyota Classic organizers continue to send the right message as they recognize student athletes with recognition of juniors and seniors who have maintained a cumulative average of 3.0 or better. This year 35 student athletes were recognized for their accomplishments.

Acknowledgments

A special thanks to Scott County Director of Athletics Sonny Denniston for the hospitality extended me during my visit this week.  Also, a special thanks to WL Stats for providing the computer statistics for all the games.

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.kyprephoops.com.