Toyota Classic

Scott County High School, Georgetown, Kentucky
January 25-28, 2006

Copyright 2006 Ron Harrison

This tournament is in its eleventh 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), Scott County (2003-2004), and Scott County (2004-2005).  A good field has been assembled this year to play for the championship.  This year's field will consist of the following teams:  Henry Clay, Simon Kenton, Louisville Male, Elizabethtown, North Oldham, Dixie Heights, North Laurel, and Scott County.  There will also be a girl’s game in this event as Nelson County will play Scott County.

Wednesday January 25th - Day 1

Girl’s Game  Nelson County (13-2) vs. Scott County (15-1)

Nelson County coach Nelson Cundiff started the following lineup:  5-8 Fr. Sara Beth Gillis, 5-10 Jr. Amy Kurtz, 5-10 Sr. Morgan Maupin, 5-6 Jr. Kristen Zutterman, and 5-6 Sr. Shae Mercer.  Scott County coach Steve Helton countered with 6-0 Sr. Suzie Owens, 5-11 Jr. Rebecca Gray, 6-1 Jr. Holly Milburn, 5-5 So. Kayla Moses, and 5-6 Sr. Chelsea Lymon.

Scott County raced out to a 30-12 first quarter lead on their way to a 96-48 victory over Nelson County.  The opportunistic Scott County defense recorded 18 steals and converted 35 Nelson County turnovers into 41 points.

Scott County shot 44.3% from the field, connected on 24 of 34 free throws, and pulled down 51 rebounds.  Scott County held a 22-5 advantage in second chance points and a 28-23 advantage in bench scoring.  Nelson County shot 33.3% from the field, connected on 18 of 33 free throws, and grabbed 37 rebounds.

Rebecca Gray led Scott County with 23 points.  Suzie Owens added 20 points, 12 rebounds, and five steals.  Chelsea Lymon chipped in with 15 points and four steals.  Amy Kurtz led Nelson County with 14 points and six rebounds.  6-0 8th grader Samantha Drake added seven points and pulled down eight rebounds.  

Nelson County

12

14

14

8

-

48

Scott County 

30

16

26

24

-

96

 

Nelson County

(48)

-

Gillis 2, Kurtz 14, Maupin 2, Zutterman 5, Mercer 2, Alanna Miller 2, Lemieux 2, Wilson-Rogers 2, Tiffany Miller 1, Bowling 6, Drake 7, Calvert 3.

Scott County

(96)

-

Owens 20, Gray 23, Milburn 4, Moses 6, Lymon 15, Garr 2, Hoffman 4, Webb 5, Grimes 2, Sarah Wilson 6, Hatton 1, Payne 2, Weathers 6.

Game No. 1   Louisville Male (8-4) vs. Elizabethtown (15-2)

Male coach Tom Crews started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Forrest Smallwood, 6-2 Jr. Kris Carree, 6-6 Sr. Ross Herman, 5-10 Jr. Corey Gainey, and 5-10 Jr. Douglas Beaumont.  Elizabethtown coach James Haire countered with 6-5 Sr. Chase Richardson, 6-2 Sr. Ben Henry, 6-5 Jr. Steffphon Pettigrew, 5-11 Sr. Todd Atcher, and 5-10 Sr. Quinn Harris.

Elizabethtown led 45-35 at the end of three quarters and held on down the stretch to defeat Male 71-66.  The Panthers had to withstand an 18 point barrage by Male’s Douglas Beaumont in the final period. 

Elizabethtown shot 51.2% from the field including seven of 13 from beyond the arc. The Panthers connected on 20 of 25 free throws, pulled down 20 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 21 Male turnovers.  Male shot 50.9% from the field including five of 21 from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on five of eight free throws, grabbed 28 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 18 Elizabethtown turnovers. 

Todd Atcher led Elizabethtown with 21 points, including five baskets from the three point line.  Steffphon Pettigrew and Quinn Harris added 18 and 16 points respectively.  Douglas Beaumont led Male with 24 points including four three point baskets, and dished out six assists.  Forrest Smallwood and Ross Herman added 13 and 10 points respectively. 

Louisville Male 

14

11

10

31

-

66

Elizabethtown

13

13

19

26

-

71

 

Louisville Male

(66)

-

Smallwood 13, Carree 6, Herman 10, Gainey 7, Beaumont 24, Heyman 2, Miller 4.

Elizabethtown

(71)

-

Richardson 7, Henry 0, Pettigrew 18, Atcher 21, Harris 16, Lively 5, Jenkins 4.

Game No. 2  Henry Clay (14-5) vs. Simon Kenton (12-4)

Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles started the following lineup:   6-4 So. Aaron Boyd, 6-2 Sr. Aaron Miller, 6-4 So. Victor Moses, 5-11 Jr. Chase Minnifield, and 6-2 Sr. Aaron Dunaway.  Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner countered with 6-3 Sr. Kevin Hurtt, 6-1 Sr. Phil Schambach, 6-7 Jr. Josh Hurd, 6-3 Jr. Josh Elbert, and 5-8 Jr. Mike Hester.

Henry Clay trailed 50-48 after three quarters but rallied to defeat Simon Kenton 70-66.  The Blue Devils held a decided advantage rebounds (51-34) and 30-11 in second chance points.  The victors shot 40.6% from the field including three of eight from beyond the arc, and connected on 11 of 21 free throws.  Henry Clay scored 20 points off 14 Simon Kenton turnovers.  Simon Kenton shot 44.3% from the field including seven of 20 from the three point line. The Pioneers scored 20 points off 16 Henry Clay turnovers.

Aaron Miller led Henry Clay with 26 points, 15 rebounds, and three steals.  Aaron Dunaway added 23 points.  Aaron Boyd chipped in with 11 points and nine rebounds.  Mike Hester led Simon Kenton with 24 points including five three point baskets, and five steals.  Josh Elbert and Phil Schambach added 14 points each, with Elbert pulling down 11 rebounds.  Josh Hurd recorded 12 points, five rebounds, and five blocked shots. 

Henry Clay 

22

11

15

22

-

70

Simon Kenton

19

16

15

16

-

66

 

Henry Clay

(70)

-

Boyd 11, Miller 26, Moses 4, Minnifield 4, Dunaway 23, Bowman 2.

Simon Kenton

(66)

-

Hurtt 2, Schambach 14, Hurd 12, Elbert 14, Hester 24.

 

Thursday January 26th - Day 2

Game No. 3   Simon Kenton (12-5) vs. Louisville Male (8-5)  (Consolation Game)

Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Kevin Hurtt, 6-1 Sr. Phil Schambach, 6-7 Jr. Josh Hurd, 6-3 Jr. Josh Elbert, and 5-8 Jr. Mike Hester.   Louisville Male coach Tom Crews countered with 6-4 Sr. Forrest Smallwood, 6-2 Jr. Kris Carree, 6-6 Sr. Ross Herman, 5-10 Jr. Corey Gainey, and 5-10 Jr. Douglas Beaumont.

Male outscored Simon Kenton 20-9 in the second quarter on their way to a 73-53 victory.  The Bulldogs shot 62.2% from the field for the game. 

Male connected on 15 of 22 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 15 Simon Kenton turnovers.  Male held a 24-9 advantage in bench scoring.  Simon Kenton shot 36.5% from the field including eight of 19 from beyond the arc. The Pioneers were seven of nine from the free throw line, grabbed 23 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 11 Male turnovers.

Forrest Smallwood led Male with 21 points and eight rebounds.  Douglas Beaumont added 17 points and six assists.  6-2 Jr. Robert Johnson chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds.  Mike Hester and Phil Schambach led Simon Kenton with 16 and 15 points respectively.

Simon Kenton 

20

9

9

15

-

53

Louisville Male

18

20

15

20

-

73

 

Simon Kenton

(53)

-

Hurtt 5, Schambach 15, Hurd 5, Elbert 3, Hester 16, Ponzer 2, Brown 3, Maegley 2, Layne 2.

Louisville Male

(73)

-

Smallwood 21, Carree 1, Herman 8, Gainey 2, Beaumont 17, Holman 1, Pillaschafske 2, Heyman 3, Jeanty 2, Johnson 16.

Game No. 4 North Oldham (5-9) vs. Dixie Heights (5-11)   (Tourney Round)

North Oldham coach Derek Walcott started the following lineup:  6-1 Sr. Alex Buckler, 6-0 So. Mike Rowan, 6-3 Sr. Kyle Johnson, 6-0 Jr. Matt Spencer, and 5-11 Sr. Kevin Allen.  Dixie Heights coach Ken Chevalier countered with 6-3 Sr. Sam Lawson, 6-0 Sr. Justin Cole, 6-0 Sr. Nick Groneman, 5-10 Sr. Jason Muzzillo, and 6-0 Sr. Josh Keener.

Dixie Heights trailed 38-35 at the end of three quarters but rallied to outscore North Oldham 20-13 in the final quarter to earn a 55-51 victory.  This was a game of runs as Dixie Heights led 28-19 at halftime only to get outscored 19-7 in the third quarter, forcing the Colonels to rally again for the victory.

Dixie Heights shot 39.2% from the field including five of 18 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on 10 of 12 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 17 North Oldham turnovers.  North Oldham shot 43.9% from the field including four of 13 from the three point line. The Mustangs connected on 11 of 13 free throws, and grabbed 31 rebounds.

Justin Cole and Sam Lawson led Dixie Heights with 19 points each.  Kevin Allen led North Oldham with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals.  Kyle Johnson and Alex Buckler added 13 and 10 points respectively. 

North Oldham 

9

10

19

13

-

51

Dixie Heights 

16

12

7

20

-

55

 

North Oldham

(51)

-

Buckler 10, Rowan 0, Johnson 13, Spencer 4, Allen 15, Naegle 1, Gooch 8.

Dixie Heights

(55)

-

Lawson 19, Cole 19, Groneman 4, Muzzillo 6, Keener 0, Lubrano 7.

Game No. 5 North Laurel (9-8) vs. Scott County (11-2)   (Tourney Round)

North Laurel coach Jim Conway started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Taylor Smith, 6-2 Sr. Justin Howard, 6-5 Jr. Shawn Asher, 6-1 Sr. Billy Carson, and 5-11 Sr. Shanade Allen.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-0 Jr. Jimmie Warren, 6-1 Jr. Chris James, 6-3 So. Bud Mackey, 5-10 Sr. Jesse Thompson, and 6-4 Jr. Matt Walls.

Scott County outscored North Laurel 25-7 in the third quarter lead in an 81-52 victory.  The Cardinals scored 36 points off 26 North Laurel turnovers.

Scott County shot 43.8% from the field including eight of 23 from beyond the arc .  The Cardinals connected on nine of 10 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and held a 33-10 advantage in bench scoring.  North Laurel shot 39.6% from the field, connected on 13 of 23 free throws, and pulled down 38 rebounds.

Bud Mackey and Jesse Thompson led Scott County with 19 and 16 points respectively.  6-5 So. Tyler Portwood added 12 points.  6-3 Jr. Rodney Haddix chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds while Matt Walls recorded seven points, eight rebounds, and nine assists.  Billy Carson led North Laurel with 18 points and seven rebounds.  Shanade Allen added 14 points.  

North Laurel 

14

13

7

18

-

52

Scott County 

14

24

25

18

-

81

 

North Laurel

(52)

-

Smith 0, Howard 4, Asher 6, Carson 18, Allen 14, Gilbert 2, Shannon 2, Trabish 6.

Scott County

(81)

-

Warren 0, James 6, Mackey 19, Thompson 16, Walls 7, Portwood 12, Adams 2, Haddix 7, Hundley 2, Lee 4, Givens 4, Burchfield 2.

 

Friday January 27th - Day 3

Game No. 6   North Oldham (5-10) vs. North Laurel (9-9)   (Consolation Game)

North Oldham coach Derek Walcott started the following lineup:  6-1 Sr. Alex Buckler, 6-0 So. Mike Rowan, 6-3 Sr. Tyler Gooch, 6-0 Jr. Matt Spencer, and 5-11 Sr. Kevin Allen.  North Laurel coach Jim Conway countered with 6-2 Sr. Taylor Smith, 6-2 Sr. Justin Howard, 6-5 Jr. Shawn Asher, 6-1 Sr. Billy Carson, and 5-11 Sr. Shanade Allen.

North Oldham erased a 40-35 deficit at the end of three quarters to outscore North Laurel 27-15 in the final period and take a 62-55 victory.  The victors shot 41.7% from the field including seven of 15 from the three point line.  They connected on 15 of 21 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 17 North Laurel turnovers.

North Laurel shot 46.7% from the field including six of 14 from beyond the arc .  The Jaguars connected on seven of 14 free throws, grabbed 26 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 14 North Oldham turnovers.

Matt Spencer led North Oldham with 23 points, eight rebounds, and four steals.  Kevin Allen added 15 points.  Billy Carson led North Laurel with 16 points and seven rebounds.  Shawn Asher added 14 points.  

North Oldham 

14

13

8

27

-

62

North Laurel 

14

9

17

15

-

55

 

North Oldham

(62)

-

Buckler 7, Rowan 2, Gooch 0, Spencer 23, Allen 15, Cooper 3, Johnson 2, Naegle 4, Krall 6.

North Laurel

(55)

-

Smith 9, Howard 5, Asher 14, Carson 16, Allen 7, Shannon 4.

Game No. 7   Henry Clay (15-5) vs. Elizabethtown (16-2)  (Semifinal)

Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles started the following lineup:   6-4 So. Aaron Boyd, 6-2 Sr. Aaron Miller, 6-4 So. Victor Moses, 5-11 Jr. Chase Minnifield, and 6-2 Sr. Aaron Dunaway.  Elizabethtown coach Scott Humphrey countered with 6-5 Sr. Chase Richardson, 6-2 Sr. Ben Henry, 6-5 Jr. Steffphon Pettigrew, 5-11 Sr. Todd Atcher, and 5-10 Sr. Quinn Harris.

Elizabethtown shot 52.1% from the field including seven of 12 from beyond the arc a 64-52 victory over Henry Clay.  Elizabethtown connected on seven of 14 free throws, and pulled down 28 rebounds.  The Panthers held a 12-3 advantage in bench scoring.  Henry Clay shot 32.7% from the field including a dismal one of 17 from the three point line.  The Blue Devils connected on 17 of 20 free throws and pulled down 32 rebounds.

Todd Atcher led Elizabethtown with 22 points, including six of seven from the three point line.  Steffphon Pettigrew added 16 points and 10 rebounds.  Aaron Miller led Henry Clay with 16 points and Aaron Boyd added 14 points and eight rebounds.  Victor Moses chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds.

Henry Clay 

10

16

14

12

-

52

Elizabethtown 

18

15

13

18

-

64

 

Henry Clay

(52)

-

Boyd 14, Miller 16, Moses 9, Minnifield 6, Dunaway 4, Bowman 3.

Elizabethtown

(64)

-

Richardson 6, Henry 0, Pettigrew 16, Atcher 22, Harris 8, Lively 4, Jenkins 6, Baldwin 2.

Game No. 8   Dixie Heights (6-11) vs. Scott County (12-2)  (Semifinal)

Dixie Heights coach Ken Chevalier started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Sam Lawson, 6-0 Sr. Justin Cole, 6-0 Sr. Nick Groneman, 5-10 Sr. Jason Muzzillo, and 6-0 Sr. Josh Keener.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-3 So. Bud Mackey, 6-5 So. Tyler Portwood, 6-6 So. Jordan Lee, 5-10 Sr. Jesse Thompson, and 6-4 Jr. Matt Walls.  

Scott County led 37-32 at halftime but outscored Dixie Heights 24-11 in the third quarter on their way to an 81-60 victory.  Scott County shot 50% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line.  The Cardinals connected on 21 of 27 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 21 Dixie Heights turnovers.  Scott County held a 30-12 advantage in bench scoring.

Dixie Heights shot 39.1% from the field, including eight of 22 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on 16 of 25 free throws, grabbed 27 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 18 Scott County turnovers. 

Bud Mackey led Scott County with 22 points.  Matt Walls added 19 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.  6-3 Jr. Rodney Haddix chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds.  6-3 So. Cam Hundley reached double figures with 10 points.  Sam Lawson, Jason Muzzillo, and Nick Groneman led Dixie Heights with 11, 11, and 10 points respectively. 

Dixie Heights 

13

19

11

17

-

60

Scott County 

17

20

24

20

-

81

 

Dixie Heights

(60)

-

Lawson 11, Cole 7, Groneman 10, Muzzillo 11, Keener 9, Lubrano 9, Kendall 3.

Scott County

(81)

-

Mackey 22, Portwood 2, Lee 2, Thompson 6, Walls 19, Givens 2, Adams 2, James 2, Haddix 14, Hundley 10.

 

Saturday January 28th - Day 4

Game No. 9   Simon Kenton (12-6) vs. North Laurel (9-10)   (Consolation Game)

Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Kevin Hurtt, 6-1 Sr. Phil Schambach, 6-7 Jr. Josh Hurd, 6-3 Jr. Josh Elbert, and 5-8 Jr. Mike Hester.  North Laurel coach Jim Conway countered with 6-2 Sr. Taylor Smith, 6-5 Jr. Anthony Trabish, 6-5 Jr. Shawn Asher, 6-1 Sr. Billy Carson, and 5-11 Sr. Shanade Allen.

Simon Kenton shot 55.8% from the field a 67-62 victory over North Laurel.  The Pioneers’ 55.8% from the field included six of 15 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 13 of 22 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 North Laurel turnovers.

North Laurel shot 40.8% from the field including five of 12 from the three point line.  The Jaguars connected on 17 of 24 free throws, grabbed 24 rebounds, and scored 31 points off 24 Simon Kenton turnovers.

Phil Schambach led Simon Kenton with 25 points.  Schambach was eight of 11 from the field, including three of five from beyond the arc and six of six from the free throw line.  Josh Elbert added 14 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists, while Mike Hester chipped in with 10 points.  Billy Carson led North Laurel with 24 points including four three point baskets.  Shanade Allen added 19 points.  

Simon Kenton 

22

11

14

20

-

67

North Laurel 

11

14

14

23

-

62

 

Simon Kenton

(67)

-

Hurtt 4, Schambach 25, Hurd 9, Elbert 14, Hester 10, Hopkins 3, Brown 2.

North Laurel

(62)

-

Smith 0, Trabish 2, Asher 9, Carson 24, Allen 19, Howard 8.

Game No. 10   North Oldham (6-10) vs. Louisville Male (9-5)  (Fifth Place)

North Oldham coach Derek Walcott started the following lineup:  6-1 Sr. Alex Buckler, 6-3 Sr. Tyler Gooch, 6-3 Sr. Kyle Johnson, 6-0 Jr. Matt Spencer, and 5-11 Sr. Kevin Allen.   Louisville Male coach Tom Crews countered with 6-4 Sr. Forrest Smallwood, 6-2 Jr. Kris Carree, 6-6 Sr. Ross Herman, 5-10 Jr. Corey Gainey, and 5-10 Jr. Douglas Beaumont.

Male dominated play in this game as they defeated North Oldham 85-40.  Male shot 54.2% from the field including eight of 15 from the three point line.  The Bulldogs connected on 13 of 24 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 15 North Oldham turnovers.  Male held a 25-2 advantage in second chance points and a 36-5 margin in bench scoring. 

North Oldham shot 31.3% from the field including six of 16 from beyond the arc. The Jaguars were four of eight from the free throw line and grabbed 24 rebounds.

Douglas Beaumont led Male with 21 points including five of eight three point baskets.  Forrest Smallwood and 6-2 Jr. Robert Johnson added 13 and 10 points respectively.  Corey Gainey dished out nine assists.  Matt Spencer and Kevin Allen led North Oldham with 17 and 16 points respectively.

North Oldham 

7

8

15

10

-

40

Louisville Male

23

20

19

23

-

85

 

North Oldham

(40)

-

Buckler 2, Gooch 0, Johnson 0, Spencer 17, Allen 16, Spaulding 3, Roach 2.

Louisville Male

(85)

-

Smallwood 13, Carree 7, Herman 6, Gainey 2, Beaumont 21, Lanon 4,Holman 4, Miller 5, Pillaschafske 4, Heyman 7, Spence 2, Johnson 10.

 

Game No. 11   Henry Clay (15-6) vs. Dixie Heights (6-12)  (Third Place)  

Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles started the following lineup:   6-4 So. Aaron Boyd, 6-2 Sr. Aaron Miller, 6-4 So. Victor Moses, 5-11 Jr. Chase Minnifield, and 6-2 Sr. Aaron Dunaway.   Dixie Heights coach Ken Chevalier countered with 6-3 Sr. Sam Lawson, 6-0 Sr. Justin Cole, 6-0 Sr. Nick Groneman, 5-10 Sr. Jason Muzzillo, and 6-0 Sr. Josh Keener.

Henry Clay trailed 49-39 midway through the third quarter but rallied for a 77-67 victory over Dixie Heights.  The Blue Devils shot 65% from the field in the decisive second half.

Henry Clay shot 56.3% from the field, connected on 20 of 26 free throws, and pulled down 39 rebounds.  The Blue Devils scored 15 points off eight Dixie Heights turnovers.  Dixie Heights shot 47.2% from the field including 13 of 20 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on four of nine free throws, grabbed 14 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 Henry Clay turnovers. 

Aaron Dunaway led Henry Clay with 24 points.  Dunaway was 10 of 13 from the field including two of three three pointers and two of two free throws. Victor Moses added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Aaron Miller chipped in with 17 points and six rebounds.  Josh Keener led Dixie Heights with 22 points including four three pointer baskets and six assists.  Nick Groneman added 16 points including four three point baskets.  Jason Muzzillo and Justin Cole also reached double figures with 13 and 10 points respectively.
 

Henry Clay 

20

17

13

27

-

77

Dixie Heights 

17

18

18

14

-

67

 

Henry Clay

(77)

-

Boyd 7, Miller 17, Moses 18, Minnifield 9, Dunaway 24, Bowman 1, Burton 1.

Dixie Heights

(67)

-

Lawson 6, Cole 10, Groneman 16, Muzzillo 13, Keener 22.

Game No. 12 Elizabethtown (17-2) vs. Scott County (13-2)   (Championship Game) 

Elizabethtown coach James Haire started the following lineup:  6-5 Sr. Chase Richardson, 6-2 Sr. Ben Henry, 6-5 Jr. Steffphon Pettigrew, 5-11 Sr. Todd Atcher, and 5-10 Sr. Quinn Harris.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-3 Jr. Rodney Haddix, 6-3 So. Bud Mackey, 6-6 So. Jordan Lee, 5-10 Sr. Jesse Thompson, and 6-4 Jr. Matt Walls.

Scott County led 57-46 after three quarters but had to withstand a furious rally by Elizabethtown to earn a 65-62 victory.  Elizabethtown went on a 15-4 run to start the fourth quarter to tie the game at 61-61 with 2:04 remaining in the game.  Bud Mackey hit a field goal and Matt Walls hit two free throws down the stretch to give Scott County the victory.

Scott County shot 42.3% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line.  The Cardinals connected on 16 of 22 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 22 Elizabethtown turnovers.  Elizabethtown shot 36.2% from the field including eight of 20 from beyond the arc.  The Panthers connected on 12 of 16 free throws, grabbed 32 rebounds, and scored 29 points off 24 Scott County turnovers.

Bud Mackey led Scott County with 22 points.  Rodney Haddix added 20 points and 11 rebounds.  6-5 So. Tyler Portwood chipped in with 12 points.  Matt Walls recorded seven points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Todd Atcher led Elizabethtown with 20 points, including five three point baskets.  Steffphon Pettigrew added 15 points and seven rebounds.    

Elizabethtown 

25

12

9

16

-

62

Scott County 

12

27

18

8

-

65

 

Elizabethtown

(62)

-

Richardson 7, Henry 0, Pettigrew 15, Atcher 20, Harris 6, Lively 2, Jenkins 5, Baldwin 7.

Scott County

(65)

-

Haddix 20, Mackey 22, Lee 0, Thompson 2, Walls 7, Portwood 12, Hundley 2.

All Tournament Team  

Matt Walls

Scott County

3 games

11.0 ppg

7.7 rpg

6.7 apg

Rodney Haddix

Scott County

3 games

13.7 ppg

8.7 rpg

 

Todd Atcher

Elizabethtown

3 games

21.0 ppg

 

 

Aaron Miller

Henry Clay

3 games

19.7 ppg

7.7 rpg

 

Douglas Beaumont

Louisville Male

3 games

20.7 ppg

4.7 apg

 

Billy Carson

North Laurel

3 games

19.3 ppg

5.7 rpg

 

Bud Mackey

Scott County

3 games

21.0 ppg

 

 

Tyler Portwood

Scott County

3 games

8.7 ppg

 

 

Steffphon Pettigrew

Elizabethtown

3 games

16.3 ppg

7.0 rpg

 

Sam Lawson

Dixie Heights

3 games

12.0 ppg

4.3 rpg

3.0 apg

Kevin Allen

North Oldham

3 games

15.3 ppg

3.0 apg

2.3 spg

Phil Schambach

Simon Kenton

3 games

18.0 ppg

 

 

Conclusion

Congratulations to the organizers for putting together another excellent field and to the Scott County Cardinals for capturing their eighth Toyota Classic championship in 11 years.  The Toyota Classic organizers continue to send the right message with the recognition of juniors and seniors who have maintained a cumulative average of 3.0 or better.  This year 63 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.  Also check out the official Toyota Classic website at http://www.toyotaclassic.com .  It is an excellent and comprehensive website on this event, both past and present.

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.