Fifth Third Bank Classic

Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, Kentucky
December 26-30, 2006

Copyright 2006-2007 Ron Harrison

Lexington Catholic athletic director Andy Listerman and head coach Brandon Salsman have put together another excellent event.  Eleven of the top twenty-five teams in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are scheduled to participate in this event.  They are #6 Mason County, #8 Lexington Catholic, #9 Doss, #11 Male, #13 Covington Catholic, #16 Apollo, #18 Henry Clay, #19 Clark County, #21 Holmes, #22 Simon Kenton, and #25 Russell.

Several of the top players in the state are scheduled to play in this star-studded event.  Ten of the top twenty-five players in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are featured in this tournament.  The players are #3 Darius Miller (Mason County), #4 Jeff Brooks (Doss), #11 Preston Knowles (Clark County), #12 Jonathan VanHoose (Russell), #15 Tyler Brown (Apollo), #16 Douglas Beaumont (Male), #18 Victor Moses (Henry Clay), #21 Davin Anderson (Doss), #24 Clark Stepp (June Buchanan), and #25 Austin Hill (Holmes).

The Lexington Herald-Leader preview also listed the best players in each region, and the number one player in six of the 16 regions is scheduled to play in this tournament.  The regionally ranked number one players in this event are Tyler Brown (Region 3), Jeff Brooks (Region 6), Mike Hester (Simon Kenton) (Region 8), Austin Hill (Region 9), Darius Miller (Region 10), and Jonathan VanHoose (Region 16).

Please note that players' heights vary from program to program and that even teams' records actually vary from source to source.  Please excuse any unintentional inaccuracies.

December 26th - Day 1

Bourbon County (1-4) vs. Doss (6-2)

Bourbon County coach Mike Flynn started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Brandon Coons, 6-3 Jr. Christian Graham, 6-2 So. Adam Lynch, 5-10 Jr. Jeff Dailey, and 5-11 So. Maurice Hogue.  Doss coach Shawn Purlee countered with 6-8 Sr. Jeff Brooks, 6-3 So. Cameron Clemons, 6-6 Sr. Tony Brown, 6-2 Jr. Dominique Denning, and 6-1 Sr. Davin Anderson

Doss raced out to a 44-17 halftime lead on their way to a decisive 70-33 victory over Bourbon County.  Davin Anderson led a balanced Doss attack with 15 points and five steals.  Jeff Brooks added 12 points, six rebounds, and five steals.  Dominique Denning also reached double figures with 11 points.  5-10 Sr. Dionte Mucker came off the bench to record nine points. 

5-10 Jr. Matt Wigglesworth came off the bench to lead Bourbon County with eight points.  Maurice Hogue added seven points.  Christian Graham, 5-9 Jr. Jacob Drury, and 6-5 So. Matt Kenney each recorded four points.

Bourbon County

11

6

4

12

-

33

Doss

24

20

10

16

-

70

 

Bourbon County

(33) -

Coons 2, Graham 4, Lynch 0, Dailey 0, Hogue 7, Wigglesworth 8, McCombs 3, Kenney 4, Taylor 1, Drury 4.

Doss

(70) -

Brooks 12, Clemons 0, Tony Brown 7, Denning 11, Anderson 15, Glenn 2, Mucker 9, Moss 2, Pile 4, Ricketts 2, Theron Brown 6.

Pendleton County (3-3) vs. June Buchanan  (6-1)

Pendleton County coach Chad Simms started the following lineup:  6-2 So. Doug Lambert, 6-3 Sr. Abe Crozier, 6-8 Sr. Kane Belcher, 6-0 Sr. Jeremy Mudd, and 5-10 Jr. Kyle Feeback.  June Buchanan coach Gary Stepp countered with 6-6 Jr. Trey Short, 6-4 So. Brent Hall, 6-10 So. Garrison Collins, 6-0 Fr. Tate Cox, and 6-4 Jr. Clark Stepp.

June Buchanan led 38-36 at halftime and pulled away in the second half to defeat Pendleton County 76-65.  Trey Short and Tate Cox paced the victors with 18 points each.  Clark Stepp, Garrison Collins, and 6-0 Fr. Clint Stepp added 14, 10, and 10 points respectively. 

Kane Belcher and 5-11 Jr. Richard Harden led Pendleton County with 15 points each.  Doug Lambert added 12 points.  Abe Crozier and Jeremy Mudd each recorded eight points. 

Pendleton County 

17

19

15

14

-

65

June Buchanan

21

17

22

16

-

76

 

Pendleton County

(65) -

Lambert 12, Crozier 8, Belcher 15, Mudd 8, Feeback 2, Myers 2, Desai 3, Harden 15.

June Buchanan

(76) -

Short 18, Hall 6, Collins 10, Cox 18, Clark Stepp 14, Clint Stepp 10.

St. Mary (7-2) vs. Male  (7-2)

St. Mary coach Greg Overstreet started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Johnothan Roof, 6-2 Sr. Gabriel Shaw, 6-1 Sr. Wes Overstreet, 6-2 Sr. Justin Colgan, and 5-11 Sr. Johnathan Byrd.  Male coach Tom Crews countered with 6-0 Sr. Ben Holman, 6-2 Sr. Kris Carree, 6-4 Jr. Dexter Heyman, 5-11 Sr. Corey Gainey, and 5-9 Sr. Doug Beaumont.

Male led 32-27 at halftime and continued to increase the margin in the second half to in a 63-44 victory over St. Mary.  Doug Beaumont led Male with 21 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.  Kris Carree added 12 points. 

Johnothan Roof led St. Mary with 14 points.  Gabriel Shaw added seven points.  Wes Overstreet, Johnathan Byrd, and Justin Colgan each recorded six points. 

St. Mary 

10

17

7

10

-

44

Male

17

15

14

17

-

63

 

St. Mary

(44) -

Roof 14, Shaw 7, Overstreet 6, Colgan 6, Byrd 6, Perrewe 3, Harrison 2.

Male

(63) -

Holman 2, Carree 12, Heyman 4, Gainey 8, Beaumont 21, Miller 8, Mitchell 2, Johnson 4, Jeanty 2.

Johnson Central (4-6) vs. Holmes (7-2)

Johnson Central coach Mark Starns started the following lineup:  6-0 So. Mike Conley, 6-1 So. Joe Whitaker, 6-2 So. Ian Welch, 5-11 Jr. Justin Murray, and 5-8 Jr. Jaryd Crum.  (6-3 Sr. Jamie McCarty did not start due to a sprained hand).  Holmes coach David Henley countered with 6-4 Sr. Greg Rice, 6-2 Sr. Austin Hill, 6-4 Jr. Josh Nelson, 5-11 Sr. Kejuan Arnold, and 5-11 Jr. Arrez Henderson.

Holmes held on down the stretch to eke out a hard-earned 65-61 victory over Johnson Central.  Greg Rice and Austin Hill led the victors with 27 and 24 points respectively.  Arrez Henderson also reached double figures with 10 points.  6-3 Sr. Jamie McCarty came off the bench to lead Johnson Central with 20 points including four three point baskets.  Ian Welch added 18 points.

Johnson Central  

12

16

13

20

-

61

Holmes

18

15

12

20

-

65

 

Johnson Central

(61) -

Conley 0, Whitaker 9, Welch 18, Murray 4, Crum 8, McCarty 20, Blankenship 2.

Holmes

(65) -

Rice 27, Hill 24, Nelson 0, Arnold 2, Henderson 10, Palmer 2.

Lincoln County (6-3) vs. DeSales (2-4)

Lincoln County coach Jeff Jackson started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Chase Overstreet, 6-2 Jr. Noah Keeton, 6-0 Sr. Braxston Miller, 5-10 Jr. Daniel Ralston, and 6-1 Jr. Ryan Young.  DeSales coach Lance Hammond countered with 6-4 Sr. Eric Wilkie, 6-2 Jr. Jeff Mullaney, 6-7 Jr. James Melloan, 6-1 Sr. Aaron Tandy, and 5-8 Sr. Jordan Hines.

DeSales led 43-42 at the end of three quarters and pulled away in the final quarter to defeat Lincoln County 69-60.  James Melloan led the victors with 19 points.  Aaron Tandy added 15 points including 13 points in the final quarter.  Jeff Mullaney chipped in with 11 points.  Chase Overstreet and Ryan Young led Lincoln County with 22 and 20 points respectively.

Lincoln County

8

16

18

18

-

60

DeSales

13

16

14

26

-

69

 

Lincoln County

(60) -

Overstreet 22, Keeton 9, Miller 9, Ralston 0, Young 20.

DeSales

(69) -

Wilkie 9, Mullaney 11, Melloan 19, Tandy 15, Hines 5, Ferry 2, Paddock 1, Cutsinger 6, Miles 1.

Russell (9-0) vs. Louisville Central (6-2)

Russell coach Steve Dodd started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Scott Gill, 6-2 Sr. Austin Robinson, 6-5 Sr. Ross Turner, 6-1 Sr. Austin Blair, and 6-4 Sr. Jonathan VanHoose.  Louisville Central coach Douglas Bibby countered with 6-5 Jr. Leland Banks, 5-10 Jr. Randy Skeens, 6-5 So. Paul Bunton, 5-10 Jr. Chris Starks, and 5-11 Sr. Haris Batalevic.

Russell outscored Central 20-9 in the third quarter on their way to a 57-41 victory.  Russell shot 46.7% from the floor including six of 15 from the three point line.  The Red Devils connected on nine of 17 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and committed 27 turnovers.  Louisville Central shot 20% from the field including only three of 30 from beyond the arc.  The Yellowjackets connected on 12 of 15 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and committed 20 turnovers. 

Jonathan VanHoose led Russell with 25 points including five three point baskets, pulled down eight rebounds, and dished out five assists.  Scott Gill added 15 points and eight rebounds.  Austin Robinson chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds.

Paul Bunton led Louisville Central with 11 points and six rebounds.  Leland Banks and Randy Skeens added eight and seven points respectively.

Russell  

9

17

20

11

-

57

Louisville Central

8

14

8

11

-

41

 

Russell

(57) -

Gill 15, Robinson 12, Turner 0, Blair 3, VanHoose 25, Frazier 2.

Louisville Central

(41) -

Banks 8, Skeens 7, Bunton 11, Starks 2, Batalevic 5, McGee 3, Wilson 5.

Simon Kenton (8-0) vs. Henry Clay (4-3)

Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Josh Elbert, 6-1 Jr. Zach Layne, 6-8 Sr. Josh Hurd, 5-10 Sr. Eric Hopkins, and 5-8 Sr. Mike Hester.  Henry Clay coach Daniel Brown countered with 6-5 Jr. Aaron Boyd, 6-0 Sr. Travis Bowman, 6-6 Jr. Victor Moses, 5-8 Jr. Brian Nichols, and 6-1 Sr. Chase Minnifield.

Henry Clay trailed 42-39 entering the final quarter but rallied to defeat Simon Kenton 60-53.  Simon Kenton led 51-47 with 3:50 left in the game but Henry Clay went on an 11-0 run to take a 58-51 lead and control of the game. 

Henry Clay shot 46.2% from the field including two of five from the three point line.  The Blue Devils connected on 10 of 16 free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and scored nine points off 12 Simon Kenton turnovers.  Simon Kenton shot 37.1% from the field including three of 14 from beyond the arc.  The Pioneers connected on four of four free throws, grabbed 28 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 18 Henry Clay turnovers. 

Chase Minnifield led Henry Clay with 20 points and seven rebounds.  Aaron Boyd added 14 points and 10 rebounds.  Victor Moses chipped in with 12 points and 14 rebounds. 

Zach Layne led Simon Kenton with 14 points.  Mike Hester added 10 points and four assists.  Josh Elbert recorded six points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.

Simon Kenton

15

13

14

11

-

53

Henry Clay

9

18

12

21

-

60

 

Simon Kenton

(53) -

Elbert 6, Layne 14, Hurd 4, Hopkins 6, Hester 10, Parrott 3, Ponzer 2, Kohrs 4, Maegley 4.

Henry Clay

(60) -

Boyd 14, Bowman 4, Moses 12, Nichols 3, Minnifield 20, Guyn 5, Stewart 2.

Clinton County (7-2) vs. Bishop Brossart  (7-0)

Clinton County coach Todd Messer started the following lineup:  6-5 Sr. Justin Vitatoe, 6-0 Sr. Alex Tallent, 6-0 Sr. Michial Conner, 6-0 Sr. Josh Choate, and 6-0 Sr. Sean Parrish.  Bishop Brossart coach Mike Code countered with 6-2 Sr. Kyle Kramer, 6-5 Sr. Nathan Mutsch, 6-5 Sr. Troy Cooper, 5-11 Sr. Josh Kidney, and 6-3 Sr. Jimmy Uebel.

Bishop Brossart outscored Clinton County 23-11 in the second quarter on their way to a 67-56 victory.  Troy Cooper used his 6-5 260 pound frame in the paint to lead Bishop Brossart with 25 points and eight rebounds.  Josh Kidney and Jimmy Uebel added 18 and 16 points respectively.  Josh Choate led Clinton County with 21 points.  Justin Vitatoe added 17 points and eight rebounds. 

Clinton County 

12

11

18

15

-

56

Bishop Brossart

10

23

21

13

-

67

 

Clinton County

(56) -

Vitatoe 17, Tallent 4, Conner 5, Choate 21, Parrish 9.

Bishop Brossart

(67) -

Kramer 2, Mutsch 2, Cooper 25, Kidney 18, Uebel 16, Niemeyer 4.


December 27th - Day 2

Consolation Bracket

Simon Kenton (8-1) vs. Louisville Central (6-3)

Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Josh Elbert, 6-1 Jr. Zach Layne, 6-8 Sr. Josh Hurd, 5-10 Sr. Eric Hopkins, and 5-8 Sr. Ricky Parrott.  Louisville Central coach Douglas Bibby countered with 6-4 So. Lee McGee, 5-10 Jr. Randy Skeens, 6-5 So. Paul Bunton, 5-10 Jr. Chris Starks, and 5-11 Sr. Haris Batalevic.

Simon Kenton led 22-9 at halftime on their way to a 56-49 victory over Central.  Josh Elbert and Josh Hurd led Simon Kenton with 17 points each.  Randy Skeens and Paul Bunton led Louisville Central with 14 and 12 points respectively.

Simon Kenton  

13

9

17

17

-

56

Louisville Central

3

6

22

18

-

49

 

Simon Kenton

(56) -

Elbert 17, Layne 2, Hurd 17, Hopkins 3, Parrott 2, Dressman 6, Kohrs 7, Brown 3.

Louisville Central

(49) -

McGee 7, Skeens 14, Bunton 12, Starks 2, Batalevic 4, Morrison 1, Wilson 9.

Clinton County (7-3) vs. Johnson Central  (4-7)

Clinton County coach Todd Messer started the following lineup:  6-5 Sr. Justin Vitatoe, 6-0 Sr. Alex Tallent, 6-4 Sr. John Papineau, 6-0 Sr. Josh Choate, and 6-0 Sr. Sean Parrish.  Johnson Central coach Mark Starns countered with 6-3 Sr. Jamie McCarty, 6-1 So. Joe Whitaker, 6-2 So. Ian Welch, 5-11 Jr. Justin Murray, and 5-8 Jr. Jaryd Crum.

Clinton County raced out to a 36-15 lead on their way to a 61-42 victory over Johnson Central.  Clinton County shot 43.1% from the field including six of 18 from the three point line.  The Bulldogs connected on five of eight free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 10 Johnson Central turnovers.  Johnson Central shot 26.1% from the field including five of 24 from beyond the arc.  The Golden Eagles connected on 13 of 15 free throws and grabbed 31 rebounds. 

Justin Vitatoe led the victors with 18 points and eight rebounds.  John Papineau added 11 points and 10 rebounds.  Sean Parrish chipped in with nine points, nine assists, and five steals. 

Jaryd Crum led Johnson Central with eight points.  Ian Welch and 5-10 So. Mikie Dale added six points each.  6-2 Fr. Robert Smith added four points and pulled down seven rebounds. 

Clinton County 

24

12

23

2

-

61

Johnson Central

10

5

15

12

-

42

 

Clinton County

(61) -

Vitatoe 18, Tallent 6, Papineau 11, Choate 6, Parrish 9, Flowers 6, Conner 3, Beard 2.

Johnson Central

(42) -

McCarty 2, Whitaker 3, Welch 6, Murray 5, Crum 8, Dale 6, Blankenship 4, Vance 2, Stacy 2, Smith 4.

St. Mary (7-3) vs. Bourbon County  (1-5)

St. Mary defeated Bourbon County by a score of 61-40.  The victors were led by 6-2 Sr. Johnothan Roof with 17 points.  6-2 Sr. Gabriel Shaw added 11 points.  6-3 Jr. Christian Graham led Bourbon County with eight points. 

St. Mary 

20

22

11

8

-

61

Bourbon County

10

12

9

9

-

40

 

St. Mary

(61) -

Overstreet 8, Shaw 11, Roof 17, Colgan 8, Byrd 8, Perrewe 2, Smith 1, Meredith 2, Harrison 3.

Bourbon County

(40) -

Coons 5, Graham 8, Wigglesworth 2, McCombs 4, Sallee 3, Hogue 3, Lynch 4, Kenney 2, Drury 5, Dailey 4.

Lincoln County (6-4) vs. Pendleton County (3-4)

Lincoln County coach Jeff Jackson started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Chase Overstreet, 6-2 Jr. Noah Keeton, 6-0 Sr. Braxston Miller, 5-10 Jr. Daniel Ralston, and 6-1 Jr. Ryan Young.  Pendleton County coach Chad Simms countered with 6-2 So. Doug Lambert, 6-3 Sr. Abe Crozier, 6-8 Sr. Kane Belcher, 6-0 Sr. Jeremy Mudd, and 5-10 Jr. Kyle Feeback.

Lincoln County raced out to a 31-10 first quarter lead on their way to an 89-69 victory over Pendleton County.  Lincoln County nailed 10 three point baskets for the game.

The victors were led today by Daniel Ralston with 24 points including six three point field goals.  Noah Keeton added 21 points including three baskets from beyond the arc.  Ryan Young, Chase Overstreet, and Braxston Miller added 13, 12, and 10 points respectively.

Kane Belcher led Pendleton County with 25 points.  Kyle Feeback added 12 points on four three point baskets.  Abe Crozier recorded 10 points.

Lincoln County

31

23

15

20

-

89

Pendleton County

10

19

26

14

-

69

 

Lincoln County

(89) -

Overstreet 12, Keeton 21, Miller 10, Ralston 24, Young 13, Ramey 2, Calhoun 3, Spurlin 4.

Pendleton County

(69) -

Lambert 0, Crozier 10, Belcher 25, Mudd 6, Feeback 12, Harden 5, Desai 2, Moeves 4, Myers 5.

Winners Bracket

Doss (7-2) vs. Covington Catholic  (5-3)

Doss coach Shawn Purlee started the following lineup:  6-8 Sr. Jeff Brooks, 6-3 So. Cameron Clemons, 6-0 Jr. LeAndre Hobson, 6-2 Jr. Dominique Denning, and 6-1 Sr. Davin Anderson.  Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman countered with 6-2 Jr. Michael Grimes, 6-4 Jr. J. D. Schmerge, 6-7 Jr. Aaron Noll, 6-0 Jr. Chris Bondick, and 6-0 Sr. Todd Jacobs.

Covington Catholic held a 57-41 lead in the fourth quarter but had to survive a furious rally by Doss to earn a 68-63 victory.  Doss cut the lead to two, 61-59, late in the game but Covington Catholic held on for the victory. 

The victors shot 54.2% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line.  Covington Catholic connected on 12 of 18 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 13 Doss turnovers.  Doss shot 39.3% from the field including two of five from beyond the arc.  The Dragons connected on 17 of 23 free throws, grabbed 35 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 19 Covington Catholic turnovers. 

Todd Jacobs led Covington Catholic with 17 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists.  Aaron Noll and Michael Grimes added 14 and 13 points respectively. 

Jeff Brooks led Doss with 24 points and eight rebounds.  Davin Anderson added 13 points, four rebounds, and eight assists. 

Doss 

10

8

14

31

-

63

Covington Catholic

13

19

15

21

-

68

 

Doss

(63) -

Brooks 24, Clemons 7, Hobson 0, Denning 4, Anderson 13, Mucker 7, Tony Brown 2, Theron Brown 4, Meads 2.

Covington Catholic

(68) -

Grimes 13, Schmerge 2, Noll 14, Bondick 9, Jacobs 17, Bovard 2, Brown 4, Maile 7.

Apollo (7-2) vs. Male  (8-2)

Apollo coach Tony Hopper started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Justin Little, 6-1 Sr. Carlos Alas, 6-0 Jr. Michael Pope, 5-8 So. De-Lon Butler, and 6-2 Jr. Tyler Brown.  Male coach Tom Crews countered with 6-0 Sr. Ben Holman, 6-2 Sr. Kris Carree, 6-4 Jr. Dexter Heyman, 5-11 Sr. Corey Gainey, and 5-9 Sr. Doug Beaumont.

Male led 25-21 at halftime and outscored Apollo 22-9 in the third quarter in a 64-41 victory.  Dexter Heyman led the victors with 22 points and 18 rebounds.  Doug Beaumont added 13 points including four three point baskets.  Tyler Brown led Apollo with 15 points on five three point baskets.  Michael Pope also reached double figures with 10 points. 

Apollo 

15

6

9

11

-

41

Male

9

16

22

17

-

64

 

Apollo

(41) -

Little 3, Alas 8, Pope 10, Butler 0, Brown 15, McMichael 3, Johnson 2.

Male

(64) -

Holman 0, Carree 8, Heyman 22, Gainey 2, Beaumont 13, Miller 5, Mitchell 3, Johnson 9, Jeanty 2.

Henry Clay (5-3) vs. Trinity (8-1)

Henry Clay coach Daniel Brown started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Aaron Boyd, 6-0 Sr. Travis Bowman, 6-6 Jr. Victor Moses, 5-8 Jr. Brian Nichols, and 5-11 Fr. Ge-Lawn Guyn.  6-1 Sr. Chase Minnifield was out with an injury tonight.  Trinity coach Michael Szabo countered with 6-5 Jr. Sam Robey, 6-1 Jr. Aaron Tierney, 6-7 Sr. Tanner Jacobs, 6-0 Sr. Brett Berry, and 6-1 Jr. Matt Chambless.

Henry Clay defeated Trinity 76-64 in overtime.  The victorious Blue Devils scored the first seven points in the extra period to take control of the game.  Henry Clay trailed by seven points, 52-45, in the fourth quarter but rallied to take a 60-57 lead in the closing minutes of the quarter.  Trinity’s Aaron Tierney hit a late three point basket to force overtime. 

Henry Clay shot 44.4% from the field including eight of 11 from the three point line.  The Blue Devils connected on 28 of 38 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 11 Trinity turnovers.  Trinity shot 41.3% from the field including five of 16 from beyond the arc.  The Shamrocks connected on seven of eight free throws, grabbed 30 rebounds, and scored six points off nine Henry Clay turnovers. 

Aaron Boyd led Henry Clay with 23 points including three three point baskets and 10 of 12 from the free throw line.  Boyd also dished out six assists.  Travis Bowman added 15 points including 13 of 16 free throws and seven assists.  Victor Moses chipped in with 14 points and eight rebounds.  Brian Nichols also reached double figures with 11 points. 

Tanner Jacobs led Trinity with 21 points and nine rebounds.  Matt Chambless added 20 points including four three point baskets.  Aaron Tierney chipped in with 10 points and five assists.

Henry Clay

13

10

16

21

16

-

76

Trinity

12

13

19

16

4

-

64

 

Henry Clay

(76) -

Boyd 23, Bowman 15, Moses 14, Nichols 11, Guyn 8, Stewart 5.

Trinity

(64) -

Robey 2, Tierney 10, Jacobs 21, Berry 7, Chambless 20, Kupper 4.

Holmes (8-2) vs. St. Xavier (4-2)

Holmes coach David Henley started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Greg Rice, 6-2 Sr. Austin Hill, 6-4 Jr. Terrence Clark, 5-11 Sr. Kejuan Arnold, and 5-11 Jr. Arrez Henderson.  St. Xavier coach Joe Bergamini countered with 6-2 Sr. Lee Steiden, 6-2 Jr. Will Brooks, 6-7 Sr. Aaron Robison, 6-0 Sr. Michael Krebs, and 5-11 Sr. Hans Schneider.

Holmes took a 20-12 first quarter lead and utilized the scoring punch of Greg Rice, Austin Hill, and Arrez Henderson to defeat St. Xavier by a score of 61-51.  Greg Rice led the victors with 20 points.  Austin Hill and Arrez Henderson added 15 points each.  Lee Steiden led St. Xavier with 25 points including three three point baskets. 

Holmes  

20

6

14

21

-

61

St. Xavier

12

17

9

13

-

51

 

Holmes

(61) -

Rice 20, Hill 15, Clark 7, Arnold 4, Henderson 15.

St. Xavier

(51) -

Steiden 25, Brooks 6, Robison 4, Krebs 2, Schneider 4, Passafiume 6, Naiser 2, Vollmer 2.

Boyle County (4-4) vs. Bishop Brossart  (8-0)

Boyle County coach Ronnie Bottoms started the following lineup:  6-5 So. Jordan Aumiller, 6-2 Jr. Christian Williams, 6-4 Sr. Spencer Perrin, 5-9 Sr. Nate Collins, and 6-2 Sr. Grant Tamme.  Bishop Brossart coach Mike Code countered with 6-5 Sr. Bryan Niemeyer, 6-5 Sr. Nathan Mutsch, 6-5 Sr. Troy Cooper, 5-11 Sr. Josh Kidney, and 6-3 Sr. Jimmy Uebel.

Bishop Brossart defeated Boyle County by a score of 60-45.  Bishop Brossart outscored Boyle County by a combined score of 30-12 in the first and third quarters.  Troy Cooper lead the victors with 25 points.  Jimmy Uebel and Bryan Niemeyer added 10 points each.  Spencer Perrin led Boyle County with 12 points.  Christian Williams and Jordan Aumiller added 10 points each. 

Boyle County 

6

16

6

17

-

45

Bishop Brossart

17

9

13

21

-

60

 

Boyle County

(45) -

Aumiller 10, Williams 10, Perrin 12, Collins 0, Tamme 6, Perry 5, McShara 2.

Bishop Brossart

(60) -

Niemeyer 10, Mutsch 4, Cooper 25, Kidney 4, Uebel 10, Kramer 4, Lloyd 2, Stortz 1.

Clark County (7-1) vs. DeSales (3-4)

Clark County coach Scott Humphrey started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Josh Wood, 6-0 Sr. Robelle Rogers, 6-7 So. Kendall Bergman, 5-7 Jr. Marc Miller, and 6-2 Sr. Preston Knowles.  DeSales coach Lance Hammond countered with 6-4 Sr. Eric Wilkie, 6-2 Jr. Jeff Mullaney, 6-7 Jr. James Melloan, 6-1 Sr. Aaron Tandy, and 5-8 Sr. Jordan Hines.

Clark County’s Preston Knowles proved to be too much for DeSales as he scored 37 points in a 65-62 victory.  Knowles accomplished this despite missing several minutes in the first half due to a cut over an eye.  Knowles nailed five three pointers for the game and scored 22 points after intermission.  Josh Wood added 10 points including a key field goal and two free throws down the stretch.

Aaron Tandy led DeSales with 23 points.  Jeff Mullaney also reached double figures with 15 points.

Clark County

10

16

22

17

-

65

DeSales

17

9

21

15

-

62

 

Clark County

(65) -

Wood 10, Rogers 4, Bergman 0, Miller 4, Knowles 37, Hatton 3, Bennett 7.

DeSales

(62) -

Wilkie 6, Mullaney 15, Melloan 9, Tandy 23, Hines 4, Ferry 3, Cutsinger 2.

Mason County (8-0) vs. Russell (10-0)

Mason County coach Chris O’Hearn started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Brad Pawsat, 6-5 Jr. Trevor Setty, 6-6 Jr. Darius Miller, 5-8 Sr. Tyreese Scott, and 6-3 So. Russ Middleton.  Russell coach Steve Dodd countered with 6-3 Sr. Scott Gill, 6-2 Sr. Austin Robinson, 6-5 Sr. Ross Turner, 6-1 Sr. Austin Blair, and 6-4 Sr. Jonathan VanHoose

Mason County roared back from a 55-48 deficit with 2:30 remaining in overtime to defeat Russell by a score of 57-55.  Late turnovers and poor free throw shooting led to the defeat for Russell.  The Red Devils still had a chance but missed on a three point attempt at the buzzer.

Mason County shot 42% from the field including seven of 21 from the three point line.  The Royals connected on seven of 21 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 15 Russell turnovers.  Russell shot 51.2% from the field including seven of 20 from beyond the arc.  The Red Devils connected on four of 11 free throws, grabbed 29 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 12 Mason County turnovers.

Tyreese Scott led Mason County with 17 points including three three point baskets.  Darius Miller added 16 points, five rebounds, and four assists.  Trevor Setty chipped in with 10 points.

Jonathan VanHoose led Russell with 22 points including six three point baskets.  Austin Robinson and Scott Gill added 10 points each, and pulled down six and five rebounds respectively.

Mason County

15

7

12

14

9

-

57

Russell

13

10

14

11

7

-

55

 

Mason County

(57) -

Pawsat 0, Setty 10, Miller 16, Scott 17, Middleton 8, Browning 4, Downing 2.

Russell

(55) -

Gill 10, Robinson 10, Turner 4, Blair 5, VanHoose 22, Frazier 2, Ferguson 2.

June Buchanan (7-1) vs. Lexington Catholic (8-2)

June Buchanan coach Gary Stepp started the following lineup:  6-6 Jr. Trey Short, 6-4 So. Brent Hall, 6-10 So. Garrison Collins, 6-0 Fr. Tate Cox, and 6-4 Jr. Clark Stepp.  Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Jr. Taylor Stewart, 6-6 Jr. Jordan Smart, 6-5 Jr. Nathan Novosel, 6-5 So. Taylor Botkin, and 6-3 Sr. Zach Newton.

Lexington Catholic defeated June Buchanan by a score of 73-55.  Lexington Catholic shot 49.2% from the field including nine of 20 from the three point line.  The Knights connected on six of six free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 17 June Buchanan turnovers.  June Buchanan shot 32.1% from the field including five of 21 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 14 of 20 free throws, grabbed 35 rebounds, and scored nine points off 13 Lexington Catholic turnovers.

Nathan Novosel led Lexington Catholic with 20 points.  Zach Newton added 16 points and five assists.  Jordan Smart chipped in with 14 points including four three point baskets.  Taylor Stewart recorded 12 points, five rebounds, and six assists.

Clark Stepp led June Buchanan with 19 points and seven rebounds.  Tate Cox added 13 points including three three point baskets.

June Buchanan  

13

14

13

15

-

55

Lexington Catholic

19

20

19

15

-

73

 

June Buchanan

(55) -

Short 4, Hall 2, Collins 7, Cox 13, Clark Stepp 19, Conley 5, Clint Stepp 5.

Lexington Catholic

(73) -

Stewart 12, Smart 14, Novosel 20, Botkin 0, Newton 16, Tribble 2, Corvin 4, Peffer 2, Donovan 3.

 

December 28th – Day 3

Consolation Bracket

Simon Kenton (9-1) vs. St. Mary (8-3)

Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Josh Elbert, 6-4 Sr. Justin Kohrs, 6-8 Sr. Josh Hurd, 5-10 Sr. Eric Hopkins, and 5-7 Jr. Nathan Ponzer.  St. Mary coach Greg Overstreet countered with 6-2 Sr. Johnothan Roof, and 5-10 Sr. Blake Harrison, 6-1 Sr. Wes Overstreet, 6-2 Sr. Justin Colgan, and 5-11 Sr. Johnathan Byrd.

Simon Kenton trailed 24-23 at halftime but rallied in the second half to defeat St. Mary 56-47.  The victors were led by Josh Hurd with 23 points.  Josh Elbert and 6-3 Jr. Josh Brown added 10 and eight points respectively. 

Johnothan Roof led St. Mary with 18 points.  Justin Colgan added nine points.

Simon Kenton

15

8

16

17

-

56

St. Mary

11

13

10

13

-

47

 

Simon Kenton

(56) -

Elbert 10, Kohrs 6, Hurd 23, Hopkins 0, Ponzer 2, Parrott 3, Maegley 2, Dressman 2, Brown 8.

St. Mary

(47) -

Roof 18, Harrison 2, Overstreet 7, Colgan 9, Byrd 5, Perrewe 6.

Lincoln County (7-4) vs. Clinton County (8-3)

Lincoln County coach Jeff Jackson started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Chase Overstreet, 6-2 Jr. Noah Keeton, 6-0 Sr. Braxston Miller, 5-10 Jr. Daniel Ralston, and 6-1 Jr. Ryan Young.  Clinton County coach Todd Messer countered with 6-5 Sr. Justin Vitatoe, 6-0 Sr. Alex Tallent, 6-4 Sr. John Papineau, 6-0 Sr. Josh Choate, and 6-0 Sr. Sean Parrish.

Lincoln County defeated Clinton County 65-63.  Lincoln County shot 45.1% from the field including six of 13 from the three point line.  The Patriots connected on 13 of 22 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 12 Clinton County turnovers.  Clinton County shot 42.6% from the field including zero of four from beyond the arc.  The Bulldogs connected on 23 of 30 free throws and grabbed 39 rebounds. 

Braxston Miller led a balanced Lincoln County attack with 17 points and six rebounds.  Ryan Young added 15 points and six assists.  Noah Keeton and Daniel Ralston chipped in with 12 points each and each connected on three three point baskets.

Justin Vitatoe led Clinton County with 34 points including 16 of 21 from the free throw line and 14 rebounds.  Josh Choate added 13 points and eight rebounds.

Lincoln County

24

11

12

18

-

65

Clinton County

14

10

18

21

-

63

 

Lincoln County

(65) -

Overstreet 5, Keeton 12, Miller 17, Ralston 12, Young 15, Spurlin 4.

Clinton County

(63) -

Vitatoe 34, Tallent 2, Papineau 4, Choate 13, Parrish 4, Conner 4, Burchett 2.

Boyle County (4-5) vs. Apollo  (7-3)

Boyle County coach Ronnie Bottoms started the following lineup:  6-5 So. Jordan Aumiller, 6-2 Jr. Christian Williams, 6-4 Sr. Spencer Perrin, 5-9 Sr. Nate Collins, and 6-2 Sr. Grant Tamme.  Apollo coach Tony Hopper countered with 6-3 Sr. Justin Little, 6-1 Sr. Carlos Alas, 6-0 Sr. Brandon McMichael, 5-8 So. De-Lon Butler, and 6-2 Jr. Tyler Brown.

Apollo’s Tony Alas hit a three point basket at the buzzer to defeat by Boyle County 46-43.  Boyle County held a 31-26 lead after three quarters but Apollo held a 20-12 advantage in the final quarter. 

Apollo shot 30.4% from the field including three of 14 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on 15 of 19 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 11 Boyle County turnovers.  Boyle County shot 35.7% from the field but misfired on all four of their attempts from beyond the arc.  The Rebels connected on 13 of 16 free throws and grabbed 33 rebounds. 

Tyler Brown led Apollo with 14 points and eight rebounds.  Carlos Alas and 6-2 Jr. Terrence Johnson added 10 and nine points respectively.  Justin Little chipped in with seven points and 11 rebounds. 

Spencer Perrin led Boyle County with 24 points and eight rebounds.  Grant Tamme, Christian Williams, and Jordan Aumiller added each recorded six points. 

Boyle County 

11

13

7

12

-

43

Apollo

6

10

10

20

-

46

 

Boyle County

(43) -

Aumiller 6, Williams 6, Perrin 24, Collins 0, Tamme 6, Perry 1.

Apollo

(46) -

Little 7, Alas 10, McMichael 2, Butler 2, Brown 14, Johnson 9, Davis 2.

DeSales (3-5) vs. Doss (7-3)

DeSales coach Lance Hammond started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Eric Wilkie, 6-2 Jr. Jeff Mullaney, 6-7 Jr. James Melloan, 6-1 Sr. Aaron Tandy, and 5-8 Sr. Jordan Hines.  Doss coach Shawn Purlee countered with 6-8 Sr. Jeff Brooks, 6-3 So. Cameron Clemons, 6-6 Sr. Tony Brown, 6-2 Sr. Jaxon Meads, and 6-1 Sr. Davin Anderson

Doss eked out a 64-62 victory over DeSales.  Jeff Brooks and Davin Anderson paced the victors with 19 and 18 points respectively.  Anderson had four three point baskets. 

6-1 Jr. Cody Cutsinger led DeSales with 16 points.  Jeff Mullaney, Aaron Tandy, and Eric Wilkie added 15, 14, and 11 points respectively.

DeSales

4

22

21

15

-

62

Doss

14

21

10

19

-

64

 

DeSales

(62) -

Wilkie 11, Mullaney 15, Melloan 0, Tandy 14, Hines 4, Cutsinger 16, Richie 2.

Doss

(64) -

Brooks 19, Clemons 3, Tony Brown 4, Meads 4, Anderson 18, Mucker 9, Theron Brown 7.

Russell (10-1) vs. St. Xavier (4-3)

Russell coach Steve Dodd started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Jacob Ferguson, 6-3 Sr. Scott Gill, 6-5 Sr. Ross Turner, 6-1 Sr. Austin Blair, and 5-10 Sr. Marcus Frazier.  St. Xavier coach Joe Bergamini countered with 6-2 Sr. Lee Steiden, 6-2 Jr. Will Brooks, 6-7 Sr. Aaron Robison, 6-0 Sr. Michael Krebs, and 5-11 Sr. Hans Schneider

St. Xavier easily defeated Russell by a score of 75-38.  St. Xavier led Russell 13-11 after the first quarter but outscored Russell 30-4 in the second quarter to gain control of the game.

St. Xavier shot 62.2% from the field including five of 12 from the three point line.  The Tigers connected on five of 12 free throws and pulled down 29 rebounds.  Russell shot 32.5% from the field including four of 11 from beyond the arc.  The Red Devils connected on eight of 15 free throws and grabbed 21 rebounds.

Lee Steiden led St. Xavier with 16 points.  5-11 Jr. John Evans added 14 points.  Jacob Ferguson and Austin Robinson led Russell with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Russell

11

4

11

12

-

38

St. Xavier

13

30

13

19

-

75

 

Russell

(38) -

Ferguson 11, Gill 3, Turner 4, Blair 10, Frazier 2, Mabery 2, Harvey 6.

St. Xavier

(75) -

Steiden 16, Brooks 4, Robison 4, Krebs 6, Schneider 6, Evans 14, Passafiume 6, Naiser 4, Anderson 5, Boone 6, Gunter 2, Brutscher 2.

June Buchanan (7-2) vs. Trinity (8-2)

June Buchanan coach Gary Stepp started the following lineup:  6-6 Jr. Trey Short, 6-4 So. Brent Hall, 6-10 So. Garrison Collins, 6-0 Fr. Tate Cox, and 6-4 Jr. Clark Stepp.  Trinity coach Michael Szabo countered with 6-5 Jr. Sam Robey, 6-1 Jr. Aaron Tierney, 6-7 Sr. Tanner Jacobs, 6-0 Sr. Brett Berry, and 6-1 Jr. Matt Chambless.

Trinity raced out to a 22-9 first quarter lead on their way to an 84-55 victory over June Buchanan.  Chris Chambless led Trinity with 17 points.  Tanner Jacobs, Aaron Tierney, and 6-3 Jr. Alex Kupper added 16, 14, and 13 points respectively.  Clark Stepp led June Buchanan with 27 points.  Tate Cox added 16 points.

June Buchanan

9

23

12

11

-

55

Trinity

22

23

15

24

-

84

 

June Buchanan

(55) -

Short 6, Hall 2, Collins 4, Cox 16, Stepp 27.

Trinity

(84) -

Robey 0, Tierney 14, Jacobs 16, Berry 9, Chambless 17, Sewell 2, Anderson 9, Lawson 4, Kupper 13.

Winners Bracket

Covington Catholic (6-3) vs. Male (9-2)  Quarterfinal

Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman started the following lineup:  6-2 Jr. Michael Grimes, 6-4 Jr. J. D. Schmerge, 6-7 Jr. Aaron Noll, 6-0 Jr. Chris Bondick, and 6-0 Sr. Todd Jacobs.  Male coach Tom Crews countered with 6-0 Sr. Ben Holman, 6-2 Sr. Kris Carree, 6-4 Jr. Dexter Heyman, 5-11 Sr. Corey Gainey, and 5-9 Sr. Doug Beaumont.

Male trailed 24-11 in the first quarter but scored 16 consecutive points to take a 27-24 lead on their way to a 55-47 victory over Covington Catholic.  Covington Catholic closed the margin to one, 42-41, in the fourth quarter but could never overtake Male.

Male shot 42% from the field including two of 11 from the three point line.  The Bulldogs connected on 11 of 17 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 18 Covington Catholic turnovers.  Covington Catholic shot 40.9% from the field but including six of 19 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on five of eight free throws and grabbed 30 rebounds. 

Kris Carree led Male with 16 points and six rebounds.  Dexter Heyman added 15 points and Doug Beaumont chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds. 

6-2 So. Luke Maile led Covington Catholic with 14 points six rebounds.  Todd Jacobs added 13 points.

Covington Catholic 

15

9

5

18

-

47

Male

9

10

13

23

-

55

 

Covington Catholic

(47) -

Grimes 5, Schmerge 2, Noll 1, Bondick 6, Jacobs 13, Bovard 2, Maile 14, Brown 4.

Male

(55) -

Holman 5, Carree 16, Heyman 15, Gainey 8, Beaumont 11.

Holmes (9-2) vs. Clark County (8-1)  Quarterfinal

Holmes coach David Henley started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Greg Rice, 6-2 Sr. Austin Hill, 6-4 Jr. Josh Nelson, 5-11 Sr. Kejuan Arnold, and 5-11 Jr. Arrez Henderson.  Clark County coach Scott Humphrey countered with 6-3 Sr. Josh Wood, 6-0 Sr. Robelle Rogers, 6-7 So. Kendall Bergman, 5-7 Jr. Marc Miller, and 6-2 Sr. Preston Knowles.

Clark County rallied late in the game to take a 56-54 victory over Holmes.  Holmes took a 49-48 lead with 1:35 left in the game on a field goal by Greg Rice.  Clark County regained the lead on a field goal by 8th grader Robbie Stenzel and connected on six free throws in the final minutes to ensure the victory.

Clark County was led by Preston Knowles with 22 points including three three point baskets.  Josh Wood added 11 points and Robbie Stenzel chipped in with nine points.

Austin Hill and Greg Rice led Holmes with 23 and 21 points respectively.  The duo combined for all 17 of Holmes’ points in the fourth quarter.  The Bulldogs suffered a blow when Arrez Henderson fouled out with 5:44 left in the game. 

Holmes  

12

19

6

17

-

54

Clark County

7

17

11

21

-

56

 

Holmes

(54) -

Rice 21, Hill 23, Nelson 2, Arnold 3, Henderson 5.

Clark County

(56) -

Wood 11, Rogers 5, Bergman 0, Miller 2, Knowles 22, Stenzel 9, Hatton 7.

Lexington Catholic (9-2) vs. Bishop Brossart  (9-0)  Quarterfinal

Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Taylor Stewart, 6-6 Jr. Jordan Smart, 6-5 Jr. Nathan Novosel, 6-5 So. Taylor Botkin, and 6-3 Sr. Zach Newton.  Bishop Brossart coach Mike Code countered with 6-2 Sr. Kyle Kramer, 6-5 Sr. Nathan Mutsch, 6-5 Sr. Troy Cooper, 5-11 Sr. Josh Kidney, and 6-3 Sr. Jimmy Uebel.

Lexington Catholic finally captured the lead late in the game and survived a potential game-tying three pointer in the closing seconds to defeat Bishop Brossart 53-50.  Bishop Brossart led 46-42 in the fourth quarter but Lexington Catholic rallied and finally took the lead for good at 51-49 on a field goal by Nathan Novosel.

Lexington Catholic shot 47.6% from the field including four of 12 from the three point line.  The Knights connected on nine of 14 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 12 Bishop Brossart turnovers.  Bishop Brossart shot 39.5% from the field including six of 20 from beyond the arc.  The Mustangs connected on 10 of 14 free throws, grabbed 21 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 16 Lexington Catholic turnovers.

Nathan Novosel led Lexington Catholic with 18 points and eight rebounds.  6-2 Jr. Tyler Corvin came off the bench to add nine points and six rebounds.  Zach Newton had a busy night as he recorded six points, eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals.

Troy Cooper led Bishop Brossart with 18 points and seven rebounds.  Jimmy Uebel and Josh Kidney added 13 and 11 points respectively, with each recording three three point baskets. 

Lexington Catholic 

16

10

10

17

-

53

Bishop Brossart

14

12

9

15

-

50

 

Lexington Catholic

(53) -

Stewart 7, Smart 8, Novosel 18, Botkin 3, Newton 6, Tribble 2, Corvin 9.

Bishop Brossart

(50) -

Kramer 0, Mutsch 8, Cooper 18, Kidney 11, Uebel 13.

Henry Clay (6-3) vs. Mason County (9-0)  Quarterfinal

Henry Clay coach Daniel Brown started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Aaron Boyd, 6-0 Sr. Travis Bowman, 6-6 Jr. Victor Moses, 5-8 Jr. Brian Nichols, and 6-1 Sr. Chase Minnifield.  Mason County coach Chris O’Hearn countered with 6-4 Sr. Brad Pawsat, 6-5 Jr. Trevor Setty, 6-6 Jr. Darius Miller, 5-8 Sr. Tyreese Scott, and 6-3 So. Russ Middleton.

Mason County led 49-46 after three quarters and pulled away in the final quarter to defeat Henry Clay 75-65.  Mason County sizzled from the three point line as they connected on 12 of 23 for the game.  Henry Clay suffered a blow when Chase Minnifield, who had scored eight points midway through the first quarter, went down with a knee injury and could not return.

Mason County shot 43.6% from the field, connected on 15 of 19 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 Henry Clay turnovers.  The Royals held a 36-9 advantage in three point points.  Henry Clay shot 49.1% from the field including only three of 17 from beyond the arc.  The Blue Devils connected on 10 of 17 free throws, grabbed 36 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 10 Mason County turnovers.

Darius Miller led Mason County with 24 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.  Russ Middleton added 22 points including five three point baskets and pulled down eight rebounds.  Tyreese Scott and Trevor Setty added 12 and 10 points respectively.

Aaron Boyd led Henry Clay with 21 points and five rebounds.  Travis Bowman added 17 points, all in the second half.  Victor Moses chipped in with 15 points and 17 rebounds.

Henry Clay  

16

10

20

19

-

65

Mason County

10

24

15

26

-

75

 

Henry Clay

(65) -

Boyd 21, Bowman 17, Moses 15, Nichols 0, Minnifield 8, Guyn 2, Oakley 2.

Mason County

(75) -

Pawsat 0, Setty 10, Miller 24, Scott 12, Middleton 22, Browning 5, Thompson 2.

 

December 29th – Day 4

Consolation Bracket

Simon Kenton (10-1) vs. Lincoln County (8-4)

Simon Kenton coach Trent Steiner started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Josh Elbert, 6-4 Sr. Justin Kohrs, 6-8 Sr. Josh Hurd, 5-10 Sr. Eric Hopkins, and 5-7 Jr. Nathan Ponzer.  Lincoln County coach Jeff Jackson countered with 6-2 Sr. Chase Overstreet, 6-2 Jr. Noah Keeton, 6-0 Sr. Braxston Miller, 5-10 Jr. Daniel Ralston, and 6-1 Jr. Ryan Young.

Simon Kenton defeated Lincoln County by a score of 58-53.  Josh Hurd and Nathan Ponzer led the victors with 18 and 10 points respectively.  Daniel Ralston led Lincoln County with 14 points including four three point baskets.  Noah Keeton added 12 points on four three point field goals.

Simon Kenton

15

13

11

19

-

58

Lincoln County

17

8

8

20

-

53

 

Simon Kenton

(58) -

Elbert 5, Kohrs 2, Hurd 18, Hopkins 3, Ponzer 10, Maegley 9, Layne 9, Brown 2.

Lincoln County

(53) -

Overstreet 9, Keeton 12, Miller 2, Ralston 14, Young 7, Calhoun 9.

St. Xavier (5-3) vs. Apollo  (8-3)

St. Xavier coach Joe Bergamini started the following lineup:  6-2 Sr. Lee Steiden, 6-2 Jr. Will Brooks, 6-7 Sr. Aaron Robison, 6-0 Sr. Michael Krebs, and 5-11 Sr. Hans Schneider.  Apollo coach Tony Hopper countered with 6-3 Sr. Justin Little, 6-1 Sr. Carlos Alas, 6-0 Sr. Brandon McMichael, 5-8 So. De-Lon Butler, and 6-2 Jr. Tyler Brown.

Apollo held a 36-27 lead after three quarters but had to withstand a fourth quarter rally by St. Xavier to earn a 48-43 victory.  Tyler Brown and Carlos Alas led Apollo with 14 and 13 points respectively.  Lee Steiden led St. Xavier with 13 points.  6-4 Jr. Patrick Ratterman and Hans Schneider added 12 and 10 points respectively. 

St. Xavier 

9

9

9

16

-

43

Apollo

10

11

15

12

-

48

 

St. Xavier

(43) -

Steiden 13, Brooks 4, Robison 4, Krebs 0, Schneider 10, Ratterman 12.

Apollo

(48) -

Little 5, Alas 13, McMichael 0, Butler 8, Brown 14, Johnson 6, Davis 2.

Trinity (9-2) vs. Doss (8-3)

Trinity coach Michael Szabo started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Sam Robey, 6-1 Jr. Aaron Tierney, 6-7 Sr. Tanner Jacobs, 6-0 Sr. Brett Berry, and 6-1 Jr. Matt Chambless.  Doss coach Shawn Purlee countered with 6-8 Sr. Jeff Brooks, 6-3 So. Cameron Clemons, 6-6 Sr. Tony Brown, 6-2 Sr. Jaxon Meads, and 6-1 Sr. Davin Anderson

The game was tied 46-46 at the end of three quarters but Trinity pulled away in the final quarter to defeat Doss 69-60.  Tanner Jacobs and Brett Berry paced the victors with 17 points each and Jacobs pulled down 14 rebounds.  Matt Chambless and 6-3 Fr. Josh Sewell added 15 and 10 points respectively.  Davin Anderson led Doss with 28 points including four three point baskets.  Jeff Brooks added 10 points.

Trinity

14

14

18

23

-

69

Doss

12

13

21

14

-

60

 

Trinity

(69) -

Robey 0, Tierney 5, Jacobs 17, Berry 17, Chambless 15, Lawson 1, Kupper 4, Sewell 10.

Doss

(60) -

Brooks 10, Clemons 0, Tony Brown 4, Meads 4, Anderson 28, Theron Brown 4, Mucker 6, Denning 4.

Holmes (9-3) vs. Covington Catholic  (6-4)

Holmes coach David Henley started the following lineup:  6-4 Sr. Greg Rice, 6-2 Sr. Austin Hill, 6-4 Jr. Josh Nelson, 5-11 Sr. Kejuan Arnold, and 5-11 Jr. Arrez Henderson.  Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman countered with 6-2 Jr. Michael Grimes, 6-1 Sr. Kurt Bovard, 6-7 Jr. Aaron Noll, 6-0 Jr. Chris Bondick, and 6-0 Sr. Todd Jacobs.

Covington Catholic eked out a 42-41 overtime victory over Holmes.  Covington Catholic shot 29.8% from the field including five of 16 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 12 Holmes turnovers.  Holmes shot 34.9% from the field including two of five from beyond the arc.  The Bulldogs connected on nine of 10 free throws and grabbed 31 rebounds. 

Todd Jacobs led Covington Catholic with 10 points, five rebounds, and six assists.  Michael Grimes and 6-2 So. Luke Maile each scored nine points and pulled down six and five rebounds respectively. 

Greg Rice led Holmes with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Austin Hill added 11 points and Arrez Henderson chipped in with seven points and five rebounds. 

Holmes 

9

6

9

13

4

-

41

Covington Catholic

6

12

6

13

5

-

42

 

Holmes

(41) -

Rice 12, Hill 11, Nelson 5, Arnold 2, Henderson 7, Palmer 2, Johnson 2.

Covington Catholic

(42) -

Grimes 9, Bovard 6, Noll 3, Bondick 3, Jacobs 10, Brown 2, Maile 9.

Henry Clay (7-4) vs. Bishop Brossart  (9-1)

Henry Clay coach Daniel Brown started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Aaron Boyd, 6-0 Sr. Travis Bowman, 6-6 Jr. Victor Moses, 5-8 Jr. Brian Nichols, and 5-11 Fr. Ge-Lawn Guyn.  Bishop Brossart coach Mike Code countered with 6-5 Sr. Bryan Niemeyer, 6-5 Sr. Nathan Mutsch, 6-5 Sr. Troy Cooper, 5-11 Sr. Josh Kidney, and 6-3 Sr. Jimmy Uebel.

Bishop Brossart defeated Henry Clay by a score of 46-40.  Bishop Brossart shot 42.4% from the field including one of five from the three point line.  The Mustangs connected on 17 of 21 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 10 Henry Clay turnovers.  Henry Clay shot 39% from the field including only one of 12 from beyond the arc.  The Blue Devils connected on seven of 11 free throws, grabbed 26 rebounds, and scored only six points off 10 Bishop Brossart turnovers.

Troy Cooper lead the victors with 12 points.  Jimmy Uebel and Nathan Mutsch added 11 points each and Uebel pulled down six rebounds.  Victor Moses led Henry Clay with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocked shots. 

Henry Clay 

6

12

6

16

-

40

Bishop Brossart

10

10

12

14

-

46

 

Henry Clay

(40) -

Boyd 7, Bowman 5, Moses 17, Nichols 2, Guyn 2, Stewart 4, Oakley 1, Gardner 2.

Bishop Brossart

(46) -

Niemeyer 2, Mutsch 11, Cooper 12, Kidney 6, Uebel 11, Rebholz 2, Kramer 2.

Winners Bracket

Lexington Catholic (10-2) vs. Mason County  (10-0)  Semifinal

Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman started the following lineup:  6-5 Jr. Taylor Stewart, 6-6 Jr. Jordan Smart, 6-5 Jr. Nathan Novosel, 6-2 Jr. Tyler Corvin, and 6-3 Sr. Zach Newton.  Mason County coach Chris O’Hearn countered with 6-4 Sr. Brad Pawsat, 6-5 Jr. Trevor Setty, 6-6 Jr. Darius Miller, 5-8 Sr. Tyreese Scott, and 6-3 So. Russ Middleton.

Lexington Catholic led 51-40 at the end of three quarters but had to withstand a Mason County rally in the fourth quarter to earn a 64-59 victory.  Mason County tied the game at 59-59 but Lexington Catholic’s Nathan Novosel hit a field goal to give the Knights a 61-59 lead and they hit their free throws down the stretch to ensure the victory.

Lexington Catholic shot 47.1% from the field including four of 15 from the three point line.  The Knights connected on 12 of 18 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 16 Mason County turnovers.  Mason County shot 41.2% from the field including six of 19 from beyond the arc.  The Royals connected on 11 of 14 free throws, grabbed 27 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 15 Lexington Catholic turnovers.

Nathan Novosel led Lexington Catholic with 28 points and eight rebounds.  Novosel was 10 of 14 from the field and eight of 10 from the free throw line.  Jordan Smart added 18 points including four three point baskets.  Taylor Stewart chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds.

Darius Miller led Mason County with 26 points including 21 points in the second half and pulled down seven rebounds.  Tyreese Scott and Trevor Setty added eight points each. 

Lexington Catholic 

16

11

24

13

-

64

Mason County

14

10

16

19

-

59

 

Lexington Catholic

(64) -

Stewart 12, Smart 18, Novosel 28, Corvin 0, Newton 2, Botkin 4.

Mason County

(59) -

Pawsat 2, Setty 8, Miller 26, Scott 8, Middleton 7, Browning 2, Stahl 4, Tolle 2.

Male (10-2) vs. Clark County (9-1)  Semifinal

Male coach Tom Crews started the following lineup:  6-0 Sr. Ben Holman, 6-2 Sr. Kris Carree, 6-4 Jr. Dexter Heyman, 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, 6-7 So. Kendall Bergman, 5-7 Jr. Marc Miller, and 6-2 Sr. Preston Knowles.

Male played an almost flawless game in a 73-55 victory over Clark County tonight.  Male led 57-38 late in the third quarter but Clark County rallied to cut the lead to seven, 59-52, in the final quarter.  However, Male had another run left and outscored Clark County 14-3 in the closing minutes to close out a 73-55 victory.

Male shot 55% from the field including seven of 20 from the three point line.  The Bulldogs connected on 10 of 15 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and only committed six turnovers and two personal fouls.  Clark County shot 50% from the field including seven of 17 from beyond the arc.  The Cardinals did not attempt a free throw, grabbed 26 rebounds, and committed 16 turnovers. 

Doug Beaumont led Male with 30 points including six three point baskets.  Dexter Heyman and Kris Carree added 12 and 11 points respectively.

Preston Knowles led Clark County with 25 points including five three point baskets.  6-2 8th grader Robbie Stenzel added 11 points. 

Male  

19

18

22

14

-

73

Clark County

17

11

16

11

-

55

 

Male

(73) -

Holman 3, Carree 11, Heyman 12, Gainey 5, Beaumont 30, Miller 8, Johnson 2, Pillaschafske 2.

Clark County

(55) -

Wood 8, Rogers 6, Bergman 0, Miller 5, Knowles 25, Stenzel 11.

 

December 30th – Day 5

Championship Game

Male (11-2) vs. Lexington Catholic (11-2)  Championship

Male coach Tom Crews started the following lineup:  6-0 Sr. Ben Holman, 6-2 Sr. Kris Carree, 6-4 Jr. Dexter Heyman, 5-11 Sr. Corey Gainey, and 5-9 Sr. Doug Beaumont.  Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Jr. Taylor Stewart, 6-6 Jr. Jordan Smart, 6-5 Jr. Nathan Novosel, 6-5 So. Taylor Botkin, and 6-2 Jr. Tyler Corvin.

Male continued their sterling play this week with a 66-49 championship game victory over Lexington Catholic.  The Knights trailed by four, 39-35, midway through the third quarter but Male pulled away for a decisive victory.  Lexington Catholic was hampered tonight by the absence of 6-3 Sr. Zach Newton, who was out with the flu.

Male shot 40.7% from the field including six of 21 from beyond the arc.  The Bulldogs connected on 12 of 23 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 28 points off 23 Lexington Catholic turnovers.  Male also held a 15-6 advantage on second chance points and a 20-10 advantage in bench scoring. 

Lexington Catholic shot 38.3% from the field including six of 15 from the three point line.  The Knights connected on seven of nine free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 11 Male turnovers. 

Doug Beaumont led Male with 20 points, five rebounds, and five steals.  Dexter Heyman added 18 points and 14 rebounds.  6-0 Sr. Wes Miller chipped in with 14 points including four three point baskets.

Taylor Stewart led Lexington Catholic with 11 points and 10 rebounds.  Nathan Novosel and Taylor Botkin added 10 points each. 

Male  

15

17

15

19

-

66

Lexington Catholic

13

13

9

14

-

49

 

Male

(66) -

Holman 2, Carree 2, Heyman 18, Gainey 6, Beaumont 20, Miller 14, Johnson 4.

Lexington Catholic

(49) -

Stewart 11, Smart 6, Novosel 10, Corvin 2, Botkin 10, Tribble 3, Donovan 7.

 

All Tournament Team  

Josh Hurd

Simon Kenton

6-8 Sr.

Tyler Brown

Apollo

6-2 Jr.

Tanner Jacobs

Trinity

6-7 Sr.

Austin Hill

Holmes

6-2 Sr.

Todd Jacobs

Covington Catholic

6-0 Sr.

Troy Cooper

Bishop Brossart

6-5 Sr.

Aaron Boyd

Henry Clay

6-5 Jr.

Preston Knowles

Clark County

6-2 Sr.

Josh Wood

Clark County

6-3 Sr.

Russ Middleton

Mason County

6-3 So.

Darius Miller

Mason County

6-6 Jr.

Jordan Smart

Lexington Catholic

6-6 Jr.

Nathan Novosel

Lexington Catholic

6-5 Jr.

Corey Gainey

Male

5-11 Sr.

Dexter Heyman

Male

6-4 Jr.

Doug Beaumont

Male

5-9 Sr. . . MVP

 

Conclusion

Congratulations to Lexington Catholic athletic director Andy Listerman, Coach Brandon Salsman, and all the sponsors for putting together an excellent tournament.  Congratulations to Male for capturing the championship over an excellent field.  There were some excellent teams and individual performers on display this week.  These results and stats were pulled from several sources and, although not official, provide a good overview of the tourney.

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.