Toyota Classic

Scott County High School, Georgetown, Kentucky
January 24-27, 2007

Copyright 2007 Ron Harrison

This tournament is in its 12th 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), Scott County (2004-2005), and Scott County (2005-2006).  A good field has been assembled this year to play for the championship.  This year's field will consist of the following teams:  Louisville Male, Simon Kenton, Lafayette, Covington Catholic, Clark County, Dixie Heights, Bell County, and Scott County.  There will also be a girl’s game in this event as Dixie Heights will play Scott County.

Wednesday January 24th - Day 1

Girl’s Game  Dixie Heights (5-11) vs. Scott County (15-2)

Dixie Heights coach Holly Spritzky started the following lineup:  6-0 So. Shanece Miller, 5-9 Jr. Alicia Burnett, 6-0 Sr. Katie Mayes, 5-2 Fr. Karli Rader, and 5-7 Sr. Carmen Firth.  Scott County coach Steve Helton countered with 5-11 Sr. Rebecca Gray, 5-10 Fr. Madisen Webb, 6-1 Sr. Holly Milburn, 5-6 Sr. Brillia Garr, and 5-5 Jr. Kayla Moses.

Scott County cruised to a 93-44 victory over Dixie Heights.  The Lady Cardinals played 14 players tonight with 13 of them entering the scoring column.  The Scott County starters playing time only ranged from 10:48 to 17:55 minutes.  Scott County scored 37 points off 37 Dixie Heights turnovers and held a 29-10 advantage in second chance points.

Scott County shot 43.7% from the field including six of 21 from the three point line. The Lady Cardinals connected on 11 of 18 free throws, pulled down 48 rebounds, and held a 41-19 advantage on bench scoring.  Dixie Heights shot 29.2% from the field including three of 13 from beyond the arc. The Lady Colonels connected on 13 of 25 free throws, grabbed 43 rebounds, and scored nine points off 14 Scott County turnovers.

Holly Milburn led Scott County with 24 points and six rebounds.  Rebecca Gray added 13 points, six assists, and five steals.  5-7 Fr. Sachi Howard chipped in with 11 points including three three point baskets.  5-8 8th grader Kristen Stainback recorded 10 points.  

Shanece Miller led Dixie Heights with nine points.  5-9 Fr. Kayla Bowman added six points.  Alicia Burnett, Carmen Firth, and Katie Mayes each recorded five points.  

Dixie Heights

10

13

8

13

-

44

Scott County 

16

29

22

26

-

93

 

Dixie Heights

(44)

-

Miller 9, Burnett 5, Mayes 5, Rader 1, Firth 5, Bowman 6, Green 3, Milligan 1, Schlarman 3, Walter 4, Gadomski 2.

Scott County

(93)

-

Gray 13, Webb 2, Milburn 24, Garr 4, Moses 9, Stainback 10, Howard 11, Grimes 3, Giles 4, Hatton 2, Tevis 3, Payne 4, McKenzie 4.

Louisville Male (16-3) vs. Simon Kenton (15-3)

Male coach Tom Crews started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Tom Pillaschafske, 6-0 Sr. Wes Miller, 6-2 Sr. Kris Carree, 5-11 Sr. Corey Gainey, and 5-9 Sr. Doug Beaumont.  Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner countered with 6-4 Sr. Justin Kohrs, 6-4 Sr. Josh Elbert, 6-8 Sr. Josh Hurd, 5-7 Jr. Nathan Ponzer, and 6-1 Jr. Zach Layne.

Male outscored Simon Kenton 21-13 in second quarter on their way to a 62-51 victory.  Male shot 41.7% from the field including six of 17 from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on 16 of 19 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 14 Simon Kenton turnovers.  Simon Kenton shot 40.8% from the field including three of 16 from beyond the arc. The Pioneers connected on eight of 12 free throws, grabbed 29 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 11 Male turnovers. 

Doug Beaumont led Male with 23 points including four three point baskets.  Beaumont added seven rebounds.  Kris Carree recorded 14 points and four rebounds. 

Josh Elbert led Simon Kenton with 14 points and six rebounds.  Josh Hurd and Nathan Ponzer added 11 and eight points respectively.  Justin Kohrs recorded six points and pulled down nine rebounds. 

Louisville Male 

15

21

13

13

-

62

Simon Kenton

10

13

14

14

-

51

 

Louisville Male

(62)

-

Pillaschafske 2, Miller 8, Carree 14, Gainey 9, Beaumont 23, Mitchell 2, Jeanty 4.

Simon Kenton

(51)

-

Kohrs 6, Elbert 14, Hurd 11, Ponzer 8, Layne 6, Maegley 6.

 

Thursday January 25th - Day 2

Lafayette (7-10) vs. Covington Catholic (13-4)

Lafayette coach Damon Kelley started the following lineup:  6-1 So. Vincent Sanford, 5-11 Jr. Tommy Gifford, 6-4 So. Deron Linton, 5-8 Sr. Scott Bauman, and 5-11 Jr. Dante Stewart.   Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman countered with 6-2 Jr. Michael Grimes, 6-2 So. Luke Maile, 6-7 Jr. Aaron Noll, 6-1 Sr. Kurt Bovard, and 6-0 Jr. Chris Bondick.

Covington Catholic defeated Lafayette by a score of 67-58.  Covington Catholic shot 49.1% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on nine of 16 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 11 Lafayette turnovers.  Lafayette shot 34.6% from the field including seven of 21 from beyond the arc.  The Generals were 15 of 20 from the free throw line, grabbed 28 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 12 Covington Catholic turnovers.

Michael Grimes and Chris Bondick paced the victors with 14 points each.  Luke Maile added 13 points and eight rebounds.  Aaron Noll recorded eight points and nine rebounds.

Tommy Gifford led Lafayette with 24 points including three three point baskets.  Dante Stewart added 14 points including four three point baskets, all in the first half.

Lafayette 

17

13

12

16

-

58

Covington Catholic

15

20

15

17

-

67

 

Lafayette

(58)

-

V. Sanford 6, Gifford 24, Linton 2, Bauman 2, Stewart 14, Tune 1, Langfels 4, D. Sanford 3, Morris 2.

Covington Catholic

(67)

-

Grimes 14, Maile 13, Noll 8, Bovard 5, Bondick 14, Roll 4, Schmerge 5, Brown 4.

Clark County (15-2) vs. Dixie Heights (12-5)

Clark County coach Scott Humphrey started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Josh Wood, 6-0 Sr. Robelle Rogers, 6-4 Sr. Tristan Jones, 6-3 8th grader Robbie Stenzel, and 6-2 Sr. Preston Knowles.  Dixie Heights coach Ken Chevalier countered with 6-3 Jr. Eflin Tyler, 6-3 Jr. Kyle Kendall, 6-8 Jr. Luke Mace, 5-10 Sr. Jared Shields, and 5-10 Sr. Matt Mosier.

Clark County held a 46-20 advantage in total rebounds in a 71-41 victory over Dixie Heights.  Clark County shot 50.8% from the field including four of 14 from the three point line. The Cardinals connected on one of two free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 15 Dixie Heights turnovers.  Dixie Heights shot 36.2% from the field including two of nine from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on five of 14 free throws, pulled down 20 rebounds, and scored eight points off 15 Clark County turnovers.

Preston Knowles led Clark County with 24 points and eight rebounds.  Knowles connected on four of seven three point attempts.  Tristan Jones added 16 points and 12 rebounds.  Robelle Rogers also reached double figures with 10 points. 

Kyle Kendall led Dixie Heights with 12 points.  5-10 Sr. T. J. Richardson and Jared Shields added 10 and nine points respectively. 

Clark County 

16

11

21

23

-

71

Dixie Heights 

13

7

10

11

-

41

 

Clark County

(71)

-

Wood 8, Rogers 10, Jones 16, Stenzel 0, Knowles 24, Hatton 4, Mason 4, Bergman 2, Bennett 3.

Dixie Heights

(41)

-

Tyler 0, Kendall 12, Mace 2, Shields 9, Mosier 0, Hughes 2, Benge 4, Pompilio 2, Richardson 10.

Bell County (14-3) vs. Scott County (15-1)

Bell County coach Eddie Whitaker started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Ryan Whitaker, 6-4 Sr. Trey Goins, 6-3 So. Robert Warren, 5-11 So. Shawnta Zachary, and 5-9 Fr. Josh Whitaker.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-4 Jr. Tyler Portwood, 6-3 Jr. Cameron Hundley, 6-7 Jr. Jordan Lee, 6-4 Jr. Bud Mackey, and 6-3 Sr. Matt Walls.

Scott County outscored Bell County 31-17 in the second quarter on their way to a 78-52 victory.  Scott County shot 44.1% from the field including seven of 15 from the three point line. The Cardinals connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 48 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 19 Bell County turnovers.  Bell County shot 26.3% from the field including only three of 23 from beyond the arc.  The Bobcats connected on 19 of 24 free throws, grabbed 34 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 20 Scott County turnovers.

6-6 So. Richie Phares came off the bench to lead Scott County with 19 points and 10 rebounds in only 14:55 minutes of playing time.  Matt Walls added 13 points and nine rebounds.  Cameron Hundley also recorded 13 points.  

Trey Goins led Bell County with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  Ryan Whitaker and Josh Whitaker added 14 and 10 points respectively.  

Bell County 

8

17

14

13

-

52

Scott County 

14

31

17

16

-

78

 

Bell County

(52)

-

R. Whitaker 14, Goins 16, Warren 6, Zachary 4, J. Whitaker 10, Mickey 1, Turner 1.

Scott County

(78)

-

Portwood 4, Hundley 13, Lee 6, Mackey 9, Walls 13, Birchfield 3, James 4, Royse 3, Phares 19, Mingua 4.

 

Friday January 26th - Day 3

Simon Kenton (15-4) vs. Lafayette (7-11)   (Consolation Game)

Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Justin Kohrs, 6-4 Sr. Josh Elbert, 6-8 Sr. Josh Hurd, 5-7 Jr. Nathan Ponzer, and 6-1 Jr. Zach Layne.  Lafayette coach Damon Kelley countered with 6-1 So. Vincent Sanford, 5-11 Jr. Tommy Gifford, 6-3 Sr. Jayson Langfels, 5-8 Sr. Scott Bauman, and 5-11 Jr. Dante Stewart.

Simon Kenton shot a sizzling 72.4% from the field in the first half on their way a 75-67 victory over Lafayette.  The Pioneers took advantage of their field goal accuracy to take a 47-33 lead at halftime.

Simon Kenton shot 68.9% from the field including only one of four from the three point line.  The Pioneers connected on 12 of 21 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 14 Lafayette turnovers.  Lafayette shot 40% from the field including seven of 24 from beyond the arc.  The Generals connected on eight of 16 free throws, grabbed 26 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 25 Simon Kenton turnovers.

Josh Hurd led Simon Kenton with 32 points and seven rebounds.  Hurd was 15 of 17 from the field and two of four from the free throw line.  Josh Elbert added 15 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists.  Zach Layne chipped in with 10 points.  

Tommy Gifford led Lafayette with 20 points.  Vincent Sanford added 19 points.  Gifford and Sanford each connected on three three point baskets and Gifford recorded six steals.  

Simon Kenton 

25

22

13

15

-

75

Lafayette 

14

19

20

14

-

67

 

Simon Kenton

(75)

-

Kohrs 4, Elbert 15, Hurd 32, Ponzer 5, Layne 10, Brown 3, Slavey 3, Clark 1, Maegley 2.

Lafayette

(67)

-

V. Sanford 19, Gifford 20, Langfels 9, Bauman 8, Stewart 4, D. Sanford 5, Morris 2.

Dixie Heights (12-6) vs. Bell County (14-4)  (Consolation Game)

Dixie Heights coach Ken Chevalier started the following lineup:  5-10 Sr. T. J. Richardson, 6-3 Jr. Kyle Kendall, 6-8 Jr. Luke Mace, 5-10 Sr. Jared Shields, and 5-10 Sr. Matt Mosier.  Bell County coach Eddie Whitaker countered with 6-3 Sr. Ryan Whitaker, 6-4 Sr. Trey Goins, 6-3 So. Robert Warren, 5-11 So. Shawnta Zachary, and 5-9 Fr. Josh Whitaker.

Bell County trailed 39-36 after three quarters but rallied in the final period to defeat Dixie Heights by a score of 51-48.  Dixie Heights had a last second chance to tie the game but missed a three point shot at the buzzer.

Bell County shot 46.5% from the field including four of 13 from the three point line.  The Bobcats connected on seven of 12 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 18 Dixie Heights turnovers.  Dixie Heights shot 43.2% from the field, including one of eight from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on nine of 18 free throws, grabbed 31 rebounds, and scored eight points off 16 Bell County turnovers.

Josh Whitaker led the victors with 19 points including two three point baskets.  Ryan Whitaker added 10 points.  Shawnta Zachary chipped in with nine points. 

Luke Mace led Dixie Heights with 15 points and six rebounds.  Kyle Kendall added seven points and nine rebounds.  Jared Shields and 6-3 Jr. Eflin Tyler also recorded seven points each. 

Dixie Heights 

20

10

9

9

-

48

Bell County 

10

18

8

15

-

51

 

Dixie Heights

(48)

-

Richardson 3, Kendall 7, Mace 15, Shields 7, Mosier 1, Benge 2, Lawson 6, Tyler 7.

Bell County

(51)

-

R. Whitaker 10, Goins 2, Warren 3, Zachary 9, J. Whitaker 19, Robbins 6, Brock 2.

Louisville Male (17-3) vs. Covington Catholic (14-4)  (Semifinal)

Male coach Tom Crews started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Tom Pillaschafske, 6-0 Sr. Wes Miller, 6-2 Sr. Kris Carree, 5-11 Sr. Corey Gainey, and 5-9 Sr. Doug Beaumont.   Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman countered with 6-2 Jr. Michael Grimes, 6-2 So. Luke Maile, 6-7 Jr. Aaron Noll, 6-1 Sr. Kurt Bovard, and , 6-0 Jr. Chris Bondick.

Covington Catholic held a 44-28 rebounding advantage and shot 55% from beyond the arc to defeat Male by a score of 66-56.  Covington Catholic went on a 19-8 run in the second quarter to take control of the game.

Covington Catholic shot 50% from the field including 11 of 20 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on nine of 18 free throws and scored 10 points off seven Male turnovers.  Male shot 34.4% from the field including four of 21 from beyond the arc.  The Bulldogs connected on eight of 12 free throws and scored 33 points off 23 Covington Catholic turnovers.

Kurt Bovard led the victors with 18 points including five three point baskets.  Michael Grimes and Luke Maile added 12 and 10 points respectively.  Aaron Noll recorded five points and pulled down 10 rebounds.  Chris Bondick chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds.

Doug Beaumont led Male with 22 points and 11 rebounds.  Kris Carree added 12 points.  Corey Gainey chipped in with eight points.

Louisville Male 

11

9

17

19

-

56

Covington Catholic

15

19

18

14

-

66

 

Louisville Male

(56)

-

Pillaschafske 3, Miller 3, Carree 12, Gainey 8, Beaumont 22, Branch 2, Jeanty 2, Johnson 4.

Covington Catholic

(66)

-

Grimes 12, Maile 10, Noll 5, Bovard 18, Bondick 7, Roll 6, Shover 2, Schmerge 6.

Clark County (16-2) vs. Scott County (16-1)  (Semifinal)

Clark County coach Scott Humphrey started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Josh Wood, 6-0 Sr. Robelle Rogers, 6-4 Sr. Tristan Jones, 6-3 8th grader Robbie Stenzel, and 6-2 Sr. Preston Knowles.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-6 So. Richie Phares, 6-3 Jr. Cameron Hundley, 6-7 Jr. Jordan Lee, 6-4 Jr. Bud Mackey, and 6-3 Sr. Matt Walls.  

Scott County raced out to a 30-19 first quarter lead and led by 40, 81-41, after three quarters in a decisive 94-59 victory over Clark County.  Scott County lived up to their lofty ranking with an excellent performance on both ends of the floor.

Scott County shot 50% from the field including 10 of 17 from the three point line.  The Cardinals connected on 18 of 23 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 33 points off 28 Clark County turnovers.  Clark County shot 33.3% from the field, including five of 21 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 16 of 34 free throws, grabbed 42 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 18 Scott County turnovers. 

Bud Mackey led Scott County with 33 points including 10 of 10 from the free throw line.  Matt Walls added 24 points including four of five from beyond the arc.  Walls also pulled down seven rebounds and dished out seven assists.  Jordan Lee also reached double figures with 11 points.  

Preston Knowles led Clark County with 13 points despite fouling out midway through the third quarter.  Tristan Jones and Robelle Rogers each scored 10 points and Jones pulled down 11 rebounds. 

Clark County 

19

12

10

18

-

59

Scott County 

30

24

27

13

-

94

 

Clark County

(59)

-

Wood 5, Rogers 10, Jones 10, Stenzel 2, Knowles 13, Davis 5, Lewis 4, Ridgeway 1, Bergman 1, Bennett 8.

Scott County

(94)

-

Phares 2, Hundley 4, Lee 11, Mackey 33, Walls 24, Adams 7, Birchfield 3, James 1, Royse 2, Warren 2, Mingua 1, Givens 4.

 

Saturday January 27th - Day 4

Lafayette (7-12) vs. Dixie Heights (12-7)   (Consolation Game)

Lafayette coach Damon Kelley started the following lineup:  6-1 So. Vincent Sanford, 5-11 Jr. Tommy Gifford, 6-3 Sr. Jayson Langfels, 5-8 Sr. Scott Bauman, and 6-5 Jr. Bobby Morris.  Dixie Heights coach Ken Chevalier countered with 5-10 Sr. T. J. Richardson, 6-3 Jr. Kyle Kendall, 6-8 Jr. Luke Mace, 5-10 Sr. Jared Shields, and 5-10 Sr. Matt Mosier.

Lafayette trailed 43-39 after three quarters but rallied to defeat Dixie Heights 61-54.  Lafayette shot 46.2% from the field including two of 11 from the three point line. The Generals connected on 11 of 18 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 18 Dixie Heights turnovers.  Dixie Heights shot 56.4% from the field including two of eight from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on eight of 18 free throws, grabbed 27 rebounds, and scored seven points off nine Lafayette turnovers.

Vincent Sanford led a balanced Lafayette attack with 12 points.  Scott Bauman added 11 points and seven assists.  6-1 Sr. Dominique Sanford chipped in with 10 points. 

Kyle Kendall led Dixie Heights with 12 points.  Jared Shields and 6-1 So. Stephen Pompilio added 11 points each. 

Lafayette 

14

10

15

22

-

61

Dixie Heights 

14

12

17

11

-

54

 

Lafayette

(61)

-

V. Sanford 12, Gifford 9, Langfels 7, Bauman 11, Morris 8, Tune 2, Hunter 2, D. Sanford 10.

Dixie Heights

(54)

-

Richardson 4, Kendall 12, Mace 0, Shields 11, Mosier 0, Carter 2, Lawson 5, Tyler 9, Pompilio 11.

Simon Kenton (16-4) vs. Bell County (15-4)  (Fifth Place)

Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Justin Kohrs, 6-4 Sr. Josh Elbert, 6-8 Sr. Josh Hurd, 5-7 Jr. Nathan Ponzer, and 6-1 Jr. Zach Layne.  Bell County coach Eddie Whitaker countered with 6-3 Sr. Ryan Whitaker, 6-4 Sr. Trey Goins, 6-3 So. Robert Warren, 5-11 So. Shawnta Zachary, and 5-9 Fr. Josh Whitaker.  

Bell County defeated Simon Kenton by a score of 59-56.  Bell County shot 51.2% from the field including two of four from the three point line.  The Bobcats connected on 15 of 24 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 22 Simon Kenton turnovers.  Simon Kenton shot 62.2% from the field, including four of five from beyond the arc.  The Pioneers connected on six of 12 free throws, grabbed 18 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 17 Bell County turnovers.

Ryan Whitaker led Bell County with 32 points.  6-4 Sr. Jordan Turner and Shawnta Zachary added eight and seven points respectively. 

Josh Hurd led Simon Kenton with 14 points.  Josh Elbert added 10 points and six assists. 

Simon Kenton 

14

13

16

13

-

56

Bell County 

16

9

19

15

-

59

 

Simon Kenton

(56)

-

Kohrs 5, Elbert 10, Hurd 14, Ponzer 8, Layne 0, Brown 4, Hopkins 3, Slavey 8, Maegley 4.

Bell County

(59)

-

R. Whitaker 32, Goins 0, Warren 6, Zachary 7, J. Whitaker 6, Turner 8.

 

Louisville Male (17-4) vs. Clark County (16-3)  (Third Place)

Male coach Tom Crews started the following lineup:  6-5 So. O. J. Bell, 6-0 Sr. Wes Miller, 6-2 Sr. Kris Carree, 5-11 Sr. Corey Gainey, and 5-9 Sr. Doug Beaumont.  Clark County coach Scott Humphrey countered with 6-3 Sr. Josh Wood, 6-0 Sr. Robelle Rogers, 6-4 Sr. Tristan Jones, 6-2 So. Robert Hatton, and 6-2 Sr. Preston Knowles.

Male defeated Clark County by a score of 71-64.  Male shot 45.6% from the field including five of 19 from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on 14 of 24 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 19 Clark County turnovers.  Clark County shot 58.5% from the field including six of 14 from beyond the arc.  The Cardinals connected on 10 of 17 free throws, grabbed 22 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 13 Male turnovers. 

Kris Carree led Male with 21 points and 13 rebounds.  Wes Millerand Doug Beaumont added 14 and 12 points respectively.  6-2 Sr. Robert Johnson also reached double figures with 10 points. 

Preston Knowles led Clark County with 23 points including four three point baskets and pulled down seven rebounds.  Tristan Jones added 15 points and six rebounds.  Robert Hatton chipped in with 12 points.  Hatton was five of from the field and two of two from the free throw line. 

Louisville Male 

11

14

21

25

-

71

Clark County

10

16

14

24

-

64

 

Louisville Male

(71)

-

Bell 1, Miller 14, Carree 21, Gainey 5, Beaumont 12, Woodford 5, Jeanty 3, Johnson 10.

Clark County

(64)

-

Wood 6, Rogers 2, Jones 15, Hatton 12, Knowles 23, Bergman 1, Stenzel 5.

Covington Catholic (17-2) vs. Scott County (17-1)   (Championship Game) 

Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman started the following lineup:  6-2 Jr. Michael Grimes, 6-2 So. Luke Maile, 6-7 Jr. Aaron Noll, 6-1 Sr. Kurt Bovard, and 6-0 Jr. Chris Bondick.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-6 So. Richie Phares, 6-3 Jr. Cameron Hundley, 6-7 Jr. Jordan Lee, 6-4 Jr. Bud Mackey, and 6-3 Sr. Matt Walls.

Scott County defeated Covington Catholic 63-58 to claim the Toyota Classic Championship.  Scott County led 26-23 at halftime and increased their lead to 14 points, 49-35, at the end of three quarters.  Covington Catholic outscored the Cardinals 23-14 in the final period but Scott County held on for the victory.

Scott County shot 52.9% from the field including five of 11 from the three point line.  The Cardinals connected on four of five free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 27 points off 22 Covington Catholic turnovers.  Covington Catholic shot 39.6% from the field including seven of 24 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on nine of 12 free throws, grabbed 29 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 21 Scott County turnovers.

Matt Walls led Scott County with 24 points including four three point baskets, pulled down six rebounds, and dished out five assists.  Bud Mackey added 17 points and six rebounds.  Cameron Hundley chipped in with 16 points.  Hundley was eight of 11 from the field.    

Kurt Bovard led Covington Catholic with 16 points including four three point baskets.  Michael Grimes added 12 points and eight rebounds.  Luke Maile and 5-11 Jr. Chris Roll added 10 points each.    

Covington Catholic 

13

10

12

23

-

58

Scott County 

8

18

23

14

-

63

 

Covington Catholic

(58)

-

Grimes 12, Maile 10, Noll 4, Bovard 16, Bondick 1, Roll 10, Schmerge 5.

Scott County

(63)

-

Phares 0, Hundley 16, Lee 4, Mackey 17, Walls 22, Warren 2, Mingua 2.

All Tournament Team  

Matt Walls

Scott County

3 games

19.7 ppg

7.3 rpg

11 3’s

Bud Mackey

Scott County

3 games

19.7 ppg

4.7 rpg

 

Richie Phares

Scott County

3 games

7.0 ppg

6.0 rpg

 

Kurt Bovard

Covington Catholic

3 games

13.0 ppg

 

 

Michael Grimes

Covington Catholic

3 games

12.7 ppg

6.3 rpg

 

Douglas Beaumont

Louisville Male

3 games

19.0 ppg

7.0 rpg

8 3’s 

Preston Knowles

Clark County

3 games

20.0 ppg

 6.0 rpg

10 3’s 

Tristan Jones

Clark County

3 games

13.7 ppg

9.7 rpg

 

Josh Hurd

Simon Kenton

3 games

19.0 ppg

4.7 rpg

 

Josh Elbert

Simon Kenton

3 games

13.0 ppg

5.7 rpg

6.0 apg

Ryan Whitaker

Bell County

3 games

18.7 ppg

 

 

Tommy Gifford

Lafayette

3 games

17.0 ppg

 

7 3’s

Conclusion

Congratulations to the organizers for putting together another excellent field and to the Scott County Cardinals for capturing their ninth Toyota Classic championship in 12 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 58 student athletes were recognized for their academic 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.  The Toyota Classic is well run and first class in all aspects.

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.