Kentucky AAU State Basketball Tournament

Girls 12 & Under
Girls 13 & Under

Kentucky Basketball Academy

Lexington, Kentucky
May 13-14, 2006

2006 by Ron Harrison

Eleven teams competed for the 2006 AAU Girls 12 and Under Championship.  Division I and Division II teams were combined with the top two finishers to receive Division I national bids and the next two finishers to receive Division II national bids.  The teams were divided into three pools as follows: Pool 1:  Kentucky Blast, Lexington Catholic, Bullitt Blaze, and Lady Rockets.  Pool 2:  Louisville Jaguars, SMS Lady Kats, Cawood Lady Comets, and N. Kentucky Royals.  Pool 3:  N. Kentucky Shooting Stars, C. Kentucky Angels, and E. Kentucky Intimidators.

Ten teams were competed for the 2006 AAU Girls 13 and Under Championship.  Division I and Division II teams were combined with the top two finishers to receive Division I national bids and the next two finishers to receive Division II national bids.  The teams were divided into three pools as follows:   Pool 1:  Bluegrass Lady Diamonds, Blue Ice, Louisville Sting, and Viper Hornets.  Pool 2:  Kentucky Extreme, CC Heat, and Black Mountain Thunder.  Pool 3:  C. Kentucky Angels, Louisville Press, and Letcher County Cougars.

Saturday May 13

Pool Play

Girls 12 & Under

Louisville Jaguars

76

N. Kentucky Royals

10

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

48

C. Kentucky Angels

44

SMS Lady Kats

50

Cawood Lady Comets

45

Kentucky Blast

67

Lexington Catholic

9

Lady Rockets

50

Bullitt Blaze

33

C. Kentucky Angels

53

E. Kentucky Intimidators

34

Louisville Jaguars

60

Cawood Lady Comets

20

SMS Lady Kats

56

N. Kentucky Royals

26

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

48

E. Kentucky Intimidators

37

Lexington Catholic

34

Bullitt Blaze

27

Kentucky Blast

68

Lady Rockets

30

Louisville Jaguars

68

SMS Lady Kats

45

Cawood Lady Comets

46

N. Kentucky Royals

13

Kentucky Blast

76

Bullitt Blaze

18

Lady Rockets

48

Lexington Catholic

33

Louisville Jaguars  76      N. Kentucky Royals  10
Ashley Spratt paced the victors with 21 points.  Shelby West and Kara Wright added 10 and nine points respectively.  Stacy Cox led the Royals with three points.  Carrie Ayers, Emily Damico, and Aris Kuntz added two points each.

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  48     C. Kentucky Angels  44
Katlyn Sams led the Shooting Stars with 14 points including three three point baskets.  Ashley Wilson added eight points.  Octavia Wilson and Jariana Gillespie led the Angels with 11 points each.  Wilson connected on three three point field goals. 

SMS Lady Kats  50      Cawood Lady Comets  45
Victoria Shouse, Kendell Noble, and Kayla Watts led the Lady Kats with 15, 12, and 11 points respectively.  Miranda Davenport led Cawood with 20 points.  Amber Stapleton added nine points.

Kentucky Blast  67      Lexington Catholic  9
Alexis Lawrence, Adeleade Luckett, and Natalie Greenwell led the victors with 11 points each.  Alex Botkin led Lexington Catholic with 14 points.

Lady Rockets  50      Bullitt Blaze  33
Angie Lawrence, Katie Cowan, and Holly Ham led the Lady Rockets with 11, nine, and nine points respectively.  Valerie Terry led Blaze with 14 points. 

C. Kentucky Angels  53      E. Kentucky Intimidators  34
Jariana Gillespie led the Angels with 22 points.  Octavia Wilson and Candace Morton added 12 and 11 points respectively.  Tori Jackson led the Intimidators with 13 points. 

Louisville Jaguars  60      Cawood Lady Comets  20
Emily Goetz and Kara Wright led the victors with 13 and nine points respectively.  Angela Smith and Miranda Davenport led Cawood with seven and six points respectively.

SMS Lady Kats  56      N. Kentucky Royals  26
Victoria Shouse led the Lady Kats with 10 points.  Kendell Noble, Brooklyn Combs, and Kayla Watts added nine points each.  Emily Damico led the Royals with five points.  Sara Ebner, Malorie Steele, Katie Slavey, and Stacy Cox added four points each.

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  48      E. Kentucky Intimidators  37
Jenalee Ginn, Abby Jump, and Ashley Wilson led the Shooting Stars with 15, 10, and eight points respectively.  Kayla Burkhart led E. Kentucky Intimidators with 21 points. 

Lexington Catholic  34      Bullitt Blaze  27
Alex Botkin led Lexington Catholic with 21 points.  Valerie Terry led Bullitt Blaze with 10 points.

Kentucky Blast  68      Lady Rockets  30
Chasity Gooch and Natalie Greenwell led the victors with 16 and 12 points respectively.  Alexis Lawrence added 11 points including three three point baskets.  Adeleade Luckett chipped in with 10 points.  Angie Lawrence and Lindsey Bryan led the Lady Rockets with six points each.

Louisville Jaguars  68      SMS Lady Kats  45
Kara Wright led the Jaguars with 16 points.  Julia Miller and Ashley Spratt added nine points each.  Victoria Shouse, Kayla Watts, and Kendell Noble led the Lady Kats with 13, 13, and 11 points respectively.

Cawood Lady Comets  46      N. Kentucky Royals  13
Miranda Davenport led the Lady Comets with 17 points including three three point baskets.  Elora Middleton added eight points.  Malorie Steele led the Royals with four points.

Kentucky Blast  76      Bullitt Blaze  18
Natalie Greenwell, Kirsten Carter, and Adeleade Luckett led the victors with 19, 14, and 12 points each.  Susan Hoagland and Danielle Biven led Bullitt Blaze with four points each.

Lady Rockets  48      Lexington Catholic  33
Angie Lawrence and Michaela Hunter paced the victors with 11 points each.  Danielle Milburn led Lexington Catholic with 12 points.  Bonnie Rhule and Alex Botkin added nine and seven points respectively.

Girls 13 & Under

Louisville Press

48

C. Kentucky Angels

38

Bluegrass Lady Diamonds

37

Blue Ice

34

Louisville Sting

62

Viper Hornets

13

CC Heat

48

Black Mountain Thunder

28

Louisville Press

48

Letcher County Cougars

40

CC Heat

66

Kentucky Extreme

42

Bluegrass Lady Diamonds

45

Viper Hornets

13

Louisville Sting

54

Blue Ice

53

C. Kentucky Angels

53

Letcher County Cougars

18

Kentucky Extreme

63

Black Mountain Thunder

25

Blue Ice

76

Viper Hornets

34

Louisville Sting

49

Bluegrass Lady Diamonds

44

Louisville Press  48      Central Kentucky Angels  38
Allison Karst led the victors with 22 points.  Lauren Murphy and Antonia Slaughter added 10 points each.  Caroline Smith and Leslie Newsome led the Angels with 11 and eight points respectively. 

Bluegrass Lady Diamonds  37      Blue Ice  34
Brittany Fryer, Hannah Thiem, and Ally Conner paced the victors with nine, eight, and seven points respectively.  Brooke Cable and Jessica Upchurch led Blue Ice with 14 and 11 points respectively. 

Louisville Sting  62      Viper Hornets  8
Bryelle Bonds led Louisville Sting with 15 points.  Aisjah Roan and Whitney Reed added 10 and eight points respectively.  Courtney Asher led Viper with four points.

CC Heat  48      Black Mountain Thunder  28
Whitney (Belle) Jackson and Kayla Smith led the victors with 17 and 16 points respectively.  Johnnie Parker led Black Mountain Thunder with 14 points.

Louisville Press  48      Letcher County Cougars  40
Antonia Slaughter and Allison Karst led the victors with 21 and 17 points respectively.  Kaitlyn Collier and Nicole Revis led the Cougars with 13 and 11 points respectively. 

CC Heat  66      Kentucky Extreme  42
Whitney (Belle) Jackson led the victors with 24 points.  Alisha Mitchell added 16 points including four three point baskets and Kayla Smith chipped in with 15 points.  Kelsey Burnette and Nakia Daniels led Kentucky Extreme with 14 points each.  Daniels connected on three three point baskets.

Bluegrass Lady Diamonds  45      Viper Hornets  13
Trish Taylor led the victors with 10 points.  Viper was led by Holly Whitaker with eight points. 

Louisville Sting  54      Blue Ice  53
Whitney Reed, Bryelle Bonds, and Aisjah Roan led Louisville Sting with 16, 13, and 12 points respectively.  Jackie Alexander and Jessica Upchurch led Blue Ice with 12 points each.  Brooke Cable and Kristin Abney added 10 and nine points respectively. 

Central Kentucky Angels  53      Letcher County Cougars  18
Kristen Stainback led the Angels with 14 points including four three point baskets.  Caroline Smith and Pilar Morgan added 10 and nine points respectively.  Nicole Revis and Shannon Bays led Letcher County with five points each. 

Kentucky Extreme  63      Black Mountain Thunder  25
Nakia Daniels led Kentucky Extreme with 18 points including three three point baskets.  Adrienne Tarrence added 12 points.  Sarah Evans and Jessica Middleton led Black Mountain Thunder with eight and seven points respectively.

Blue Ice  76      Viper Hornets  34
Brooke Cable led Blue Ice with 26 points.  Nikki Bustle, Jessica Upchurch, and Jackie Alexander added 15, 13, and 12 points respectively.  Kelli Pratt led Viper with 18 points on six three point baskets.

Louisville Sting  49      Bluegrass Lady Diamonds  44
Bryelle Bonds and Aisjah Roan led Louisville Sting with 16 points each.  Larissa Stafford added 12 points.  Cristine Ciafardini and Kelsey Dunn led the Lady Diamonds with 12 and nine points respectively. 



Sunday May 14


Tournament Round

Girls 12 & Under

 

Central Kentucky Angels

56

SMS Lady Kats

49

 

 

Louisville Jaguars

53

E. Kentucky Intimidators

23

 

 

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

62

Lady Rockets

58

 (2OT)

 

Kentucky Blast

55

Central Kentucky Angels

42

 

Semifinal

Louisville Jaguars

64

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

47

 

Semifinal

Louisville Jaguars

73

Kentucky Blast

56

 

Championship

Central Kentucky Angels  56      SMS Lady Kats  49
Jariana Gillespie paced the victors with 18 points.  Candace Morton and Octavia Wilson added 16 and 11 points respectively.  Kendell Noble and Victoria Shouse led SMS with 19 and 15 points respectively.

Central Kentucky Angels  

33

23

-

56

SMS Lady Kats

21

28

-

49

 

Central Kentucky Angels  

(56)

 - 

Morton 16, Gillespie 18, Wilson 11, Raglin 6, McKenzie 3, Sizemore 2.

SMS Lady Kats

(49)

 - 

Noble 19, Shouse 15, Watts 4, Fugate 2, Hays 4, Spencer 4, Couch 2.

Louisville Jaguars  53      E. Kentucky Intimidators  23
Ashley Spratt led Louisville Jaguars with 14 points.  Tori Jackson and Tasha Gilbert led the the Intimidators with eight and six points respectively. 

Louisville Jaguars

42

11

-

53

E. Kentucky Intimidators

10

13

-

23

 

Louisville Jaguars

(53)

 - 

Zax 2, Tubb 2, Lauterbach 2, Miller 5, Hartlage 4, Wheat 3, West 9, Wright 8, Spratt 14, Faris 4.

E. Kentucky Intimidators

(23)

 - 

Marcum 2, Tori Jackson 8, Gilbert 6, Arnett 2, Burkhart 3, Sizemore 2.

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  62      Lady Rockets  58   (2OT)
Jenalee Ginn paced the victors with 25 points including three three point baskets.  Abby Jump added 11 points.  Angie Lawrence led the Lady Rockets with with 20 points.  Katie Cowan added 12 points and Sydney Arvin chipped in with 11 points including three three point field goals.

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

28

21

8

5

-

62

Lady Rockets

30

19

8

1

-

58

 

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

(62)

 - 

Sams 1, Crittendon 5, Wilson 8, Smith 6, Jump 11, Robertson 4, Ginn 25.

Lady Rockets

(58)

 - 

Lawrence 20, Arvin 11, Cobb 3, Cowan 12, Adams 2, Bryant 6, Willis 2.

Kentucky Blast  55      Central Kentucky Angels  42   (Semifinal)
Natalie Greenwell led the victors with 16 points.  Chasity Gooch and Adeleade Luckett added nine and eight points respectively.  Octavia Wilson and Jariana Gillespie led Central Kentucky Angels with 12 points each.

Kentucky Blast  

35

20

-

55

Central Kentucky Angels

16

26

-

42

 

Kentucky Blast  

(55)

 - 

Gooch 9, Greenwell 16, Lamb 2, Lawrence 7, Luckett 8, Manning 2, Mitchell 6, Sibalich 7.

Central Kentucky Angels

(42)

 - 

Raglin 4, Wilson 12, Morton 5, Gillespie 12, Hausley 6, McKenzie 3.

Louisville Jaguars  64       N. Kentucky Shooting Stars  47   (Semifinal)
Kara Wright, Ashley Spratt, Shelby West, and Nicole Lauterbach all reached double figures for the Jaguars with 15, 11, 11, and 10 points respectively.  Jenalee Ginn led the Shooting Stars with 21 points including six three point baskets.  Sarah Begley added 11 points.

Louisville Jaguars

35

29

-

64

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

18

29

-

47

 

Louisville Jaguars

(64)

 - 

Zax 2, Tubb 4, Lauterbach 10, Miller 6, Wheat 7, West 11, Wright 15, Spratt 11.

N. Kentucky Shooting Stars

(47)

 - 

Sams 4, Wilson 2, Smith 2, Jump 3, Begley 11, Robertson 6, Ginn 21.

 Louisville Jaguars  73      Kentucky Blast  56      (Championship)
The Jaguars raced out to a 39-22 halftime lead on their way to a 73-56 victory over Kentucky Blast.  Shelby West, Kara Wright, and Ashley Spratt led the Jaguars with 22, 19, and 13 points respectively.  Natalie Greenwell led Kentucky Blast with 23 points.  Kelsy Mitchell and Chasity Gooch added 12 and 11 points respectively.

Louisville Jaguars

39

34

-

73

Kentucky Blast 

22

34

-

56

 

Louisville Jaguars

(73)

 - 

Zax 2, Tubb 1, Goetz 2, Miller 6, Wheat 7, West 22, Wright 19, Spratt 13.

Kentucky Blast 

(56)

 - 

Carter 3, Gooch 11, Greenwell 23, Lamb 2, Lawrence 5, Luckett 2, Mitchell 12.

 

Girls 13 and Under

 

Louisville Sting

70

Black Mountain Thunder

36

 

Quarterfinal

C. Kentucky Angels

49

Kentucky Extreme

31

 

Quarterfinal

CC Heat

50

Letcher County Cougars

26

 

Quarterfinal

Louisville Press

50

Bluegrass Lady Diamonds

39

 

Quarterfinal

Louisville Sting

63

C. Kentucky Angels

51

 

Semifinal

CC Heat

69

Louisville Press

66

(OT)

Semifinal

Louisville Sting

62

CC Heat

50

 

Championship

Louisville Sting 70      Black Mountain Thunder  36  (Quarterfinal)
Whitney Reed led Louisville Sting with 15 points.  Catie Scott and Bryelle Bonds added 12 and 10 points respectively.  Johnnie Parker led Black Mountain Thunder with 17 points.

Louisville Sting 

33

37

-

70

Black Mountain Thunder

21

15

-

36

 

Louisville Sting 

(70)

 - 

Stafford 9, Sanders 2, Scott 12, Bonds 10, Averette 8, Roan 8, Reed 17, Jones 2.

Black Mountain Thunder

(36)

 - 

Middleton 3, Parker 17, Shacklesford 5, Long 2, Shular 3, Brewer 4, White 2.

C. Kentucky Angels  49      Kentucky Extreme  31  (Quarterfinal)
Leslie Newsome led the Angels with 17 points including three three point baskets.  Elizabeth Jonas added 10 points.  Shelby Lawson led Kentucky Extreme with 13 points.

C. Kentucky Angels  

28

21

-

49

Kentucky Extreme

12

19

-

31

 

C. Kentucky Angels  

(49)

 - 

Newsome 17, Stainback 2, Smith 7, Morgan 5, Jonas 10, Minix 2, Bleuel 3, Reed 4.

Kentucky Extreme

(31)

 - 

Lawson 13, Bridges 8, Burnette 2, Hart 2, Tarrence 4, Purpus 1.

CC Heat  50      Letcher County Cougars  26  (Quarterfinal)
Whitney (Belle) Jackson and Kayla Smith led the victors with 16 and 10 points respectively.  Haley Whitaker and Shannon Bays led the Cougars with seven points each. 

CC Heat

29

21

-

50

Letcher County Cougars

11

15

-

26

 

CC Heat

(50)

 - 

Jackson 16, Mitchell 6, Smith 10, Davis 9, Wilson 5, Trieschman 4.

Letcher County Cougars

(26)

 - 

Whitaker 7, Collier 6, Bays 7, Corbett 4, Gose 2.

Louisville Press  50      Bluegrass Lady Diamonds  39  (Quarterfinal)
Antonita Slaughter and Allison Karst paced the victors with 21 and 13 points respectively.  Ally Conner led the Lady Diamonds with 19 points.

Louisville Press

31

19

-

50

Bluegrass Lady Diamonds

18

21

-

39

 

Louisville Press

(50)

 - 

Murphy 3, Karst 13, Slaughter 21, Reese 1, Williams 2, Finner 4, Hart 4, Walden 2.

Bluegrass Lady Diamonds

(39)

 - 

Thiem 2, Fryer 2, West 5, Taylor 4, Giesler 1, Conner 19, Ciafardini 6.

Louisville Sting   63      C. Kentucky Angels  51      (Semifinal)
Bryelle Bonds led Louisville Sting with 19 points.  Larissa Stafford added 16 points including three three point baskets.  Whitney Reed and Raniesha Jones added 11 and 10 points respectively.  Leslie Newsome and Amber Minix led the Angels with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Louisville Sting  

39

24

-

63

C. Kentucky Angels

26

25

-

51

 

Louisville Sting  

(63)

 - 

Stafford 16, Hockenbury 2, Scott 3, Bonds 19, Averette 2, Reed 11, Jones 10.

C. Kentucky Angels

(51)

 - 

Newsome 11, Stainback 6, Smith 8, Morgan 6, Jonas 8, Minix 10, Reed 2.

CC Heat  69       Louisville Press  66   (OT)      (Semifinal)
Alisha Mitchell hit three free throws with 5.4 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 58-58 and force overtime.  Whitney (Belle) Jackson and Makayla Wilson led the victors with 16 points each.  Kayla Smith and Emily Trieschman added 14 and 10 points respectively.  Antonita Slaughter led Louisville Press with 29 points including four three point baskets.  Allison Karst added 20 points. 

CC Heat

33

25

11

-

69

Louisville Press

24

34

8

-

66

 

CC Heat

(69)

 - 

Smith 14, Mitchell 9, Jackson 16, Davis 2, Trieschman 10, Wilson 16.

Louisville Press

(66)

 - 

Murphy 8, Finner 5, Karst 20, Walden 4, Slaughter 29.

Louisville Sting  62      CC Heat  50      (Championship)
Whitney Reed, Bryelle Bonds, and Brianna Averette led Louisville Sting with 20, 15, and 12 points respectively.  Whitney (Belle) Jackson and Alisha Mitchell led CC Heat 27 and 10 points respectively.

Louisville Sting

39

23

-

62

CC Heat 

27

23

-

50

 

Louisville Sting

(62)

 - 

Stafford 5, Scott 2, Bonds 15, Averette 12, Roan 6, Reed 20, Jones 2.

CC Heat 

(50)

 - 

Jackson 27, Mitchell 10, Smith 9, Wilson 2.


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 Louisville Jaguars and Louisville Sting for capturing their respective championships.  There were some very good teams and some very talented individuals on display this weekend.  6-1 Whitney (Belle) Jackson of the Clay County Heat is a force in the paint and controls the boards.  Several of the ladies in this tournament appear to be poised for future stardom and some have already logged varsity time at an early age.

Acknowledgments

A special thanks to the Kentucky Basketball Academy family for the hospitality extended me during this event. 

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.