West Jessamine at Henry Clay (Boys)

Henry Clay High School
Lexington, Kentucky
February 24, 2005

2005 by Ron Harrison

West Jessamine (19-5) at Henry Clay (25-2)

West Jessamine coach Bart Flener started the following lineup:  6-3 Jr. Brian Johnson, 6-0 Sr. Danny Brown, 6-4 Sr. Cody Schuler, 6-1 Sr. Trevor Gray, and 5-11 Sr. Michael Spann.  Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles countered with 6-2 Jr. Aaron Dunaway, 6-0 Sr. Bryan Turnage, 6-2 Jr. Aaron Miller, 5-9 Sr. Adam Carson, and 5-9 Sr. Noade Day.

Henry Clay's Aaron Dunaway stole the ball and hit a layup with 47 seconds remaining in the game to give hes team a 55-54 lead and the Blue Devils held on for a 59-56 victory over West Jessamine.  Henry Clay held a seemingly safe 45-34 lead late in the third quarter but West Jessamine rallied to take a 54-51 lead on a three point bomb by Michael Spann in the final period.  Dunaway canned a jump shot to cut the lead to one, 54-53, before he came up with his big steal and ensuing layup.  West Jessamine had a chance to tie the game late but Michael Spann was off the mark on a three point field goal attempt.

Henry Clay shot 49% from the field, only connected on eight of 19 free throws, and pulled down 28 rebounds.  The Blue Devils scored 22 points off 19 West Jessamine turnovers.  West Jessamine shot 48.9% from the field, connected on eight of 12 free throws and pulled down 27 rebounds.  West Jessamine scored 14 points off 15 Henry Clay turnovers.

The victors were led tonight by Aaron Dunaway with 16 points and five steals.  Bryan Turnage added 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Aaron Miller chipped in with 10 points.  Noade Day started for Senior Night but only played 36 seconds as he was rested for an injury.  West Jessamine was led tonight by Michael Spann with 27 points and five rebounds.  Trevor Gray added 12 points, all in the second half.

West Jessamine

15

12

14

15

-

56

Henry Clay 

20

12

14

13

-

59

 

West Jessamine 

(56)

 - 

Johnson 1, Brown 1, Schuler 4, Gray 12, Spann 27, Coker 4, Fain 7.

Henry Clay 

(59)

 - 

Dunaway 16, Turnage 10, Miller 10, Carson 4, Day 0, Bowman 8, Boyd 7, Moses 4.

 

Acknowledgements

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

Other Games of Interest (Boys)

Bourbon County

55

Fleming County

45

 

Breathitt County

78

Letcher

63

 

Bryan Station

78

Powell County

49

 

Cawood

60

Clay County

52

(OT)

Graves County

80

Lone Oak

71

 

Hazard

74

Allen Central

48

 

Madison Southern

78

Harrodsburg

51

 

Paris

84

Menifee County

80

 

Sayre

63

Brown

49

 

Simon Kenton

48

Grant County

40

 

South Laurel

80

Bell County

38

 

Woodford County

65

Tates Creek

57

 

 
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