Kentucky AAU State Basketball Tournament

Girls 9 & Under
Girls 10 & Under
Girls 11 & Under

Kentucky Basketball Academy

Lexington, Kentucky
April 15-17, 2005

2005 by Ron Harrison

Five teams were scheduled to compete for the 2005 AAU Girls 9 and Under State Championship.  The teams were Southern Kentucky Blast, Lady Cougars, Dorton, Paris Stars, and N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze. 

Ten teams were scheduled to compete for the 2005 AAU Girls 10 and Under State Championship.  The teams were divided into three pools as follows: Pool 1:  Louisville Jaguars, Bullitt County Blur, and Lexington Catholic.  Pool 2:  Bullitt East, Letcher County Hawks, Lincoln County Hoopsters, and Somerset.  Pool 3:  Lady Cougars, Lincoln County Red Heat, and Lil Patriots.

Twelve teams were scheduled to compete for the 2005 AAU Girls 11 and Under State Championship.  The teams were divided into three pools as follows:   Pool 1:  Bowling Green Blast, N. Kentucky Lady Tarheels, Lady Eagles, and Central Kentucky Angels.  Pool 2:  Rockcastle Rockets, Lexington Catholic, Lady Cougars-Wilhite and Hart County Stars.  Pool 3:  Grayson County Lady Cougars, Bullitt East, N. Kentucky Shooting Stars, and Louisville Jaguars.

Friday April 15th, 2005

Pool Play

Girls 9 & Under

 

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze

18

Paris Stars

12

 

Southern Kentucky Blast

24

Dorton

19

 

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze  18      Paris Stars  12
Serena Sandusky, Shakeema Jackson, and DeShante Clay led the victors with six, four, and four points respectively.  Destinee Clark led the Paris Stars with nine points.

Southern Kentucky Blast  24     Dorton  19
Madeline Drake led the Southern Kentucky Blast with 14 points while Brianna Fraley led Dorton with 11 points. 

Girls 11 & Under

 

Lexington Catholic

30

Lady Cougars-Whilhite

18

 

Central Kentucky Angels

35

N. Kentucky Lady Tarheels

16

 

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

26

Bullitt East

11

 

Louisville Jaguars

33

Grayson County Lady Cougars

14

 

Hart County Stars

34

Rockcastle Rockets

9

 

Bowling Green Blast

49

Lady Eagles

21

 

Lexington Catholic  30      Lady Cougars-Whilhite  18
Danielle Milburn and Abby Smith led Lexington Catholic with 13 and eight points respectively.  Maddie Thompson, K. Roush, and Kimberly Mingas led the Cougars with with six, four, and four points respectively. 

Central Kentucky Angels  35      N. Kentucky Lady Tarheels  16
Candace Morton and Octavia Wilson led the Angels with 10 and six points respectively.  Miller paced the Lady Tarheels with five points. 

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  26      Bullitt East  11
Kayla Robertson, Lisa Muldoon, and Ashley Wilson led the victors with six, five, and five points respectively.  Shelby Janes led Bullitt East with four points.

Louisville Jaguars  33      Grayson County Lady Cougars  14
Heather Wheat and Ashley Spratt led the Jaguars with 12 and six points respectively.  Chelsea Pharris led Grayson County with nine points.

Hart County Stars  34      Rockcastle Rockets  9
Micah Jones, Leah Burd, and Lindsey Burd led Hart County with nine, seven, and six points respectively.  Four players led the Rockets with two points each.

Bowling Green Blast  49      Lady Eagles  21
Emma Sibalich, Alexis Lawrence, and Chasity Gooch led Blast with 13, 12, and 11 points respectively.  Keisha Perkins, Keisha Slone, and Sasha Pike led the Eagles with seven, six, and six points respectively.



Saturday April 16th, 2005

Pool Play

Girls 9 & Under

 

Southern Kentucky Blast

19

Lady Cougars

7

 

Paris Stars

28

Dorton

20

 

Dorton

22

Lady Cougars

10

 

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze

19

Southern Kentucky Blast

16

 

Paris Stars

37

Lady Cougars

1

 

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze

44

Dorton

9

 

Southern Kentucky Blast  19      Lady Cougars  7
Madeline Drake led Blast with eight points while Kristen Goben paced the Cougars with three points.

Paris Stars  28      Dorton  20
Destinee Clark and Briana Chenault led the Paris Stars with 14 and 10 points respectively.  L. Mullins and B. Fraley led Dorton with 10 and six points respectively.

Dorton  22      Lady Cougars  10
L. Mullins and B. Fraley led Dorton with 14 and six points respectively.  O’Bryan led the Lady Cougars with six points.

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze  19     Southern Kentucky Blast  16
DeShante Clay and Serena Sandusky led the victors with five points each.  Angela Adkins led Blast with 10 points. 

Paris Stars  37      Lady Cougars  1
Jazmen Chenault and Destinee Clark led the Paris Stars with 11 and 10 points respectively.

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze  44      Dorton  9
Hallie Crumbie and Serena Sandusky led Blaze with 10 and eight points respectively.  L. Mullins and B. Fraley led Dorton with four and three points respectively.

Girls 10 & Under

 

Louisville Jaguars

36

Bullitt County Blur

10

 

Bullitt East

25

Somerset

4

 

Lincoln County Hoopsters

33

Letcher County Hawks

21

 

Lady Cougars

32

Lincoln County Red Heat

23

 

Bullitt County Blur

19

Lexington Catholic

18

(OT)

Letcher County Hawks

25

Somerset

18

 

Louisville Jaguars

38

Lexington Catholic

2

 

Lil Patriots

29

Lincoln County Red Heat

11

 

Bullitt East

21

Lincoln County Hoopsters

20

 

Lil Patriots

39

Lady Cougars

20

 

Louisville Jaguars  36      Bullitt County Blur  10
DonJai Ruffin, April Wilson, and Taylor Pate led the victors with eight, eight, and six points respectively.  Kristyn Harned led Bullitt County with four points.

Bullitt East  25      Somerset  4
Nikole Isabel led Bullitt East with eight points while Bethany Edwards and Cassie Bray scored two points each.for Somerset

Lincoln County Hoopsters  33      Letcher County Hawks 21
Emily Fox and Savanah Austin led the Hoopsters with nine and eight points respectively.  Kelah Eldridge led Letcher County with 14 points.

Lady Cougars  32      Lincoln County Red Heat  23
Emily Denton and Alyson Maguire led the Lady Coungars with 10 and eight points respectively.  Vanessa Conley and Sydney Harris led Red Heat with five and four points respectively. 

Bullitt County Blur  19      Lexington Catholic  18   (OT)
Kristen Collins led Blur with nine points while Abby Stamper paced Lexington Catholic with 11 points. 

Letcher County Hawks  25      Somerset  18
Vannah Breeding led the Hawks with 16 points while Somerset was led by Marika Krause with eight points.

Louisville Jaguars  38      Lexington Catholic  2
DonJai Ruffin and Lauren Bodine led the Jaguars with 12 and eight points respectively.

Lil Patriots  29      Lincoln County Red Heat  11
Paige Slone and Bethany Hall led the victors with 11 and eight points respectively.  Ciara Saylor led Lincoln County Red Heat with seven points.

Bullitt East  21      Lincoln County Hoopsters  20
Rachel Broughton led Bullitt East with 12 points.  Emily Fox and Kasey Young led the Lincoln County Hoopsters with seven points each.

Lil Patriots  39      Lady Cougars 20
Bethany Hall and Paige Slone led the Lil Patriots with 14 and 13 points respectively.  C. Wientjes, Alyson Maguire, and E. Maguire led the victors with six, six, and four points respectively.

Girls 11 & Under

 

Lady Cougars-Whilhite

18

Rockcastle Rockets

14

 

Hart County Stars

39

Lexington Catholic

14

 

Bowling Green Blast

44

N. Kentucky Lady Tarheels

7

 

Lady Eagles

41

Central Kentucky Angels

33

 

Louisville Jaguars

38

Bullitt East

21

 

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

42

Grayson County Lady Cougars

18

 

Lexington Catholic

31

Rockcastle Rockets

23

 

Hart County Stars

27

Lady Cougars-Wilhite

11

 

Bowling Green Blast

59

Central Kentucky Angels

45

 

Lady Eagles

35

N. Kentucky Lady Tarheels

5

 

Grayson County Lady Cougars

27

Bullitt East

17

 

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

30

Louisville Jaguars

26

 

Lady Cougars-Whilhite  18      Rockcastle Rockets  14
Maddie Thompson led the Cougars with eight points while Michaela Hunter led Rockcastle with six points. 

Hart County Stars  39      Lexington Catholic  14
Leah Burd paced Hart County with 14 points.  Lindsey Burd and Lexee Wilson added six points each.  Margeau Zeigler led Lexington Catholic with six points. 

Bowling Green Blast  44      N. Kentucky Lady Tarheels  7
Emma Sibalich led Blast with 15 points.  Kelsey Mitchell and Chasity Gooch added nine and eight points respectively.  S. Hanson led the Tarheels with five points.

Lady Eagles  41      Central Kentucky Angels  33
Sasha Pike paced the victors with 29 points.  Jariana Gillespie and Candace Morton led the Angels with 14 and 10 points respectively.

Louisville Jaguars  38      Bullitt East  21
Heather Wheat led the Jaguars with 13 points.  Sidney Blandford and Jessica Philpot led Bullitt East with six and five points respectively.

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  42      Grayson County Lady Cougars  18
Sarah Begley led the Shooting Stars with 17 points.  Ashley Wilson and Katlyn Sams added eight points each.  Chelsea Pharris led the Lady Cougars with 11 points.

Lexington Catholic  31      Rockcastle Rockets 23
Abby Smith and Margeau Zeigler led Lexington Catholic with 13 and eight points respectively.  Kadi Cobb and Katelyn Blair led the Rockets with nine and eight points respectively.

Hart County Stars  27      Lady Cougars-Wilhite  11
Micah Jones and Leah Burd led the Hart County Stars with eight and six points respectively.  Blair led the Lady Cougars with seven points. 

Bowling Green Blast  59      Central Kentucky Angels  45
Emma Sibalich led Bowling Green with 22 points.  Candace Morton and Jariana Gillespie led the Angels with 10 and nine points respectively. 

Lady Eagles  35      N. Kentucky Lady Tarheels  5
Sasha Pike and Keisha Slone led the Lady Eagles with 15 and 10 points respectively.  Housley led the Lady Tarheels with three points.

Grayson County Lady Cougars  27      Bullitt East  17
Chelsea Pharris led the victors with 14 points.  Jessica Philpot led Bullitt East with eight points.

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  30      Louisville Jaguars  26
Katlyn Sams and Lisa Muldoon led N. Kentucky Shooting Stars with seven points each.  Heather Wheat and Nicole Baker paced the Jaguars with six points each.


Tournament Round

Girls 10 & Under

 

Lexington Catholic

25

Somerset

6

 

Letcher County Hawks

32

Lincoln County Red Heat

19

 

Lexington Catholic  25      Somerset  6
Kelly O’Brien and Abby Stamper led Lexington Catholic with 12 and nine points respectively.  Three players led Somerset with two points each.

Letcher County Hawks  32      Lincoln County Red Heat  19
Vannah Breeding and Kelah Eldridge led the Hawks with 16 and 13 points respectively.  Kaneesha Hodge and Hannah Harris led Lincoln County with eight and six points respectively. 

Girls 11 & Under

Central Kentucky Angels

46

Grayson County Lady Cougars

10

Central Kentucky Angels  46      Grayson County Lady Cougars  10
Olivia Burkett, Octavia Wilson, and Jasmine White led the Angels with nine, seven, and six points respectively.  Chelsea Pharris led Grayson County with eight points.



Sunday April 17th, 2005

Pool Play

Girls 9 & Under

 

Paris Stars

20

Southern Kentucky Blast

18

(2OT)

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze

30

Lady Cougars

0

 

Paris Stars  20      Southern Kentucky Blast  18    (2OT)
Briana Chenault hit a field goal at the buzzer in the second overtime to give the Paris Stars a 20-18 victory.  Destinee Clark led the victors with 10 points.  Angela Adkins and Kathryn Downing led Southern Kentucky Blast with seven and five points respectively.

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze  30      Lady Cougars  0
Alexis Whaley and Walker led the Lady Blaze with nine and six points respectively. 


Tournament Round

Girls 9 & Under

 

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze

34

Paris Stars

10

 

Championship

N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze  34      Paris Stars  10      (Championship)
Serena Sandusky and Shakeema Jackson led the victors with 14 and six points respectively.  Jazmen Chenault led Paris with four points.

 

Girls 10 & Under

 

Bullitt East

18

Lexington Catholic

16

 

Quarterfinal

Lincoln County Hoopsters

16

Lady Cougars

15

(OT)

Quarterfinal

Lil Patriots

33

Bullitt County Blur

13

 

Quarterfinal

Louisville Jaguars

52

Letcher County Hawks

6

 

Quarterfinal

Bullitt East

27

Lincoln County Hoopsters

19

 

Semifinal

Louisville Jaguars

40

Lil Patriots

9

 

Semifinal

Lil Patriots

35

Lincoln County Hoopsters

33

 

Third Place Game

Louisville Jaguars

45

Bullitt East

24

 

Championship

Bullitt East  18      Lexington Catholic  16  (Quarterfinal)
Rachel Broughton, Rachel Simms, and Nikole Isabel led the victors with seven, five, and four points respectively.  Abby Stamper and Kelly O’Brien led Lexington Catholic with six and five points respectively.

Lincoln County Hoopsters  16      Lady Cougars  15 (OT)  (Quarterfinal)
Kasey Young hit a free throw with 4.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Hoopsters a victory.  Lincoln County Hoopsters were led by Emily Fox and Kasey Young with eight and four points respectively.  The Lady Cougars were led by Alyson Maguire with six points.

Lil Patriots  33      Bullitt County Blur  13  (Quarterfinal)
Paige Slone and Bethany Hall paced the victors with 17 and eight points respectively.  Six Bullitt County players scored two points each. 

Louisville Jaguars  52      Letcher County Hawks  6  (Quarterfinal)
DonJai Ruffin led the Jaguars with 12 points.  Lauren Bodine, Whitney Hartlage, and Dee Dee Sliter added six points each.  Kelah Eldridge led the Letcher County Hawks with with six points.

Bullitt East  27      Lincoln County Hoopsters  19     (Semifinal)
Nikole Isabel led the the victors with 17 points.  Emily Fox and Kasey Young led Lincoln County Hoopsters with eight and five points respectively.

Louisville Jaguars  40       Lil Patriots  9    (Semifinal)
April Wilson, Lauren Bodine, Aareon Smith, and DonJai Ruffin led the Jaguars with eight, six, six, six, and six points respectively.  Bethany Hall led the Lil Patriots with three points.

Lil Patriots  35      Lincoln County Hoopsters  33      (Third Place Game)
Bethany Hall and Paige Slone led Lil Patriots with 12 and eight points respectively.  Emily Fox and Kasey Young led the Lincoln County Hoopsters with 14 and 11 points respectively.

Louisville Jaguars  45      Bullitt East  24      (Championship)
The Jaguars were led by Dee Dee Sliter, Bechina, and April Wilson with 10, nine, and seven points respectively.  Sara Stevens and Kaylee McClure led Bullitt East with six and four points respectively.

 

Girls 11 and Under

 

Hart County Stars

32

Central Kentucky Angels

29

 

Quarterfinal

Louisville Jaguars

43

Lady Eagles

27

 

Quarterfinal

Bowling Green Blast

34

Lady Cougars-Whilhite

24

 

Quarterfinal

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

38

Lexington Catholic

20

 

Quarterfinal

Louisville Jaguars

38

Hart County Stars

21

 

Semifinal

Bowling Green Blast

38

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

31

 

Semifinal

Hart County Stars

30

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

22

 

Third Place Game

Bowling Green Blast

47

Louisville Jaguars

37

 

Championship

Hart County Stars  32      Central Kentucky Angels  29  (Quarterfinal)
Leah Burd, Lindsey Burd, and Micah Jones paced the Hart County Stars with nine, seven, and seven points respectively.  Indya Raglin, Danielle Sizemore, and Jariana Gillespie led the angels with eight, six, and five points respectively.

Louisville Jaguars  43      Lady Eagles  27  (Quarterfinal)
Heather Wheat, Kara Wright, and Nicole Baker led the Jaguars with seven, seven, and six points respectively.  Sasha Pike and Kayla Pike led the Lady Eagles with nine and six points respectively.

Bowling Green Blast  34      Lady Cougars-Whilhite  24  (Quarterfinal)
Emma Sibalich and Chasity Gooch led the victors with 14 and 12 points respectively.  Maddie Thompson and Kimberly Mingas led the Lady Cougars with 13 and seven points respectively. 

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  38      Lexington Catholic  20  (Quarterfinal)
Lisa Muldoon and Katlyn Sams led the Shooting Stars with 12 and nine points respectively.  Abby Smith and Margeau Zeigler led Lexington Catholic with nine and six points respectively.

Louisville Jaguars   38      Hart County Stars  21      (Semifinal)
Ashley Spratt and Heather Wheat led Louisville Jaguars with 12 and seven points respectively.  Lexee Wilson and Micah Jones led Hart County with eight and seven points respectively.

Bowling Green Blast  38       N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  31      (Semifinal)
Chasity Gooch and Emma Sibalich paced the victors with 14 and 13 points respectively.  Katlyn Sams led the Shooting Stars with 15 points. 

Hart County Stars  30      N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  22      (Third Place Game)
Micah Jones, Leah Burd, and Jordan Strother led Hart County Stars with nine, six, and six points respectively.  Lisa Muldoon led the Shooting Stars with 12 points.

Bowling Green Blast  47      Louisville Jaguars  37      (Championship)
Emma Sibalich led Bowling Green Blast with 24 points.  Kelsey Mitchell added with nine points.  Heather Wheat and Emily Goetz led the Jaguars 16 and seven points respectively.


Conclusion

I have attempted to give a brief recap of each game played in this tournament.  I apologize in advance for any misspelled names or errors in stats as I hurriedly transcribed the statistics from the scoresheets.  This report is meant to be an overview of the tournament and not an instrument for ascertaining precise individual records. 

Congratulations to the N. Lexington YMCA Lady Blaze, Louisville Jaguars, and Bowling Green Blast for capturing their respective division championships.

Acknowledgments

A special thanks to the Kentucky Basketball Academy family for the hospitality extended me during this event.  The KBA staff does an excellent job running these tourneys and the facility is tailor-made for multi-game events. 

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.