Kentucky AAU State Basketball Tournament
Boys 14 & Under Division I and II

Kentucky Basketball Academy
Lexington, Kentucky
April 27-29, 2007

2007 by Ron Harrison

Seven teams competed for the Boys 14 & Under Division I Championship.  The teams were divided into two pools as follows:  Pool 1:  Derek Smith Saints, Lexington Blaze-Parker, and Louisville Hawks.  Pool 2:  ICE, KY Gators, The Truth, and KY Thunder. 

Twenty-two teams competed for the Boys 14 & Under Division II Championship.  The teams were divided into six pools as follows:  Pool 1:  Star Sports-Red, Louisville Lions, and Betsy Layne.  Pool 2:  Louisville Lakers, Northeast KY Royals, and Richmond Stars.  Pool 3:  Royal Family, Lexington Catholic, Star Sports-Blue, and East Jessamine.  Pool 4:  Louisville Magic, Lexington Blaze-Ellison, Derek Smith All Stars, and KY Players.  Pool 5:  Higher Level, Cordia, Scott County, and N. Kentucky Wolfpack.  Pool 6:  Lightning, Mason County Royals, Northern KY Bulldogs, and Berea Athletic Center. 

Friday April 27th

Pool Play

 

Boys 14 & Under Division I

Lexington Blaze-Parker

51

Derek Smith Saints

43

 

ICE

84

The Truth

60

 

KY Thunder

62

KY Gators

56

 (OT)

Lexington Blaze-Parker   51     Derek Smith Saints   43
Marcellus Barksdale and Otis Webb led Blaze with 17 and nine points respectively.  Tony Kimbro and Desmond Dorsey led the Saints with 13 and nine points respectively.

ICE   84     The Truth   60
Ryan Fucci led ICE with 29 points including four three point baskets.  Brandon Wilder, Cabot Haggin, and Matt Britt added 15, 13, and 10 points respectively.  Devin Johnson and T. J. Williams led The Truth with 24 and 10 points respectively.

KY Thunder   62     KY Gators   56   (OT)
Traviel Civils, Mike Civils, and Ryan Hudson led the victors with 25, 14, and 10 points respectively.  The Gators were led by Kellen Smith with 18 points including three three point baskets.  Darron Royal added 15 points. 

 

Boys 14 & Under Division II

Betsy Layne

60

Star Sports-Red

56

Louisville Lakers

57

Richmond Stars

24

Lexington Catholic

61

Star Sports-Blue

26

Royal Family

75

East Jessamine

37

Louisville Magic

50

Lexington Blaze-Ellison

49

Kentucky Players

57

Derek Smith All Stars

37

Scott County

57

Higher Level

37

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

54

Cordia

27

N. Kentucky Bulldogs

57

Lightning

52

Mason County Royals

71

Berea Athletic Center

47

Betsy Layne   60     Star Sports-Red   56
Cody Parker led Betsy Layne with 20 points.  Nathan Martin and Tanner Bratton added 12 points each.  Jake Thelan, Alex Connelly, and Michael Rosado led Star Sports with 16, 13, and 10 points respectively. 

Louisville Lakers   57     Richmond Stars   24
Leonard Abell led the Lakers with 14 points.  Jerrell Moore and Desmond Brown added 10 points each.  Riley Birchfield led Richmond with nine points. 

Lexington Catholic   61     Star Sports-Blue   26
Scott Schuette and William Talbot led Lexington Catholic with 27 and 14 points respectively.  Star Sports was led by Mark Bartruff and Chris Wegman with seven and six points respectively. 

Royal Family   75     East Jessamine   37
Chad McDowell led Royal Family with 17 points.  Brandon Whitlock, Darius Stone, and Cedric Garrett added 15, 12, and 10 points respectively.  Jordan Redd and Andrew Brockman led East Jessamine with eight points each.

Louisville Magic   50     Lexington Blaze-Ellison   49
John Giddens and Antonio McKnight led the victors with 12 and nine points respectively.  Lexington Blaze was led by Lamont Johnson with 24 points.

Kentucky Players  57     Derek Smith All Stars   37
K'Ron Covington and Emanuel Nelson led the victors with nine points each.  Mumford and Ian Wooldridge led Derek Smith All Stars with 14 and 10 points respectively. 

Scott County   57     Higher Level   37
Scott County was led by Tamron Manning and Trey Reliford with 15 points each.  Logan Dunbar led Higher Level with 18 points.

N. Kentucky Wolfpack   54     Cordia   27
Travis Montgomery and Lee Pinkston led Wolfpack with 12 and 10 points respectively.  Todd Vollet and Trevan Brown added nine and eight points respectively.  Cordia was led by Kyle Spencer with 13 points.

N. Kentucky Bulldogs   57     Lightning   52
Jake Flesch, Bobby Stauffer, and Adam Shumate led Bulldogs with 14, 14, and 13 points respectively.  Hayden Sweat and Sam Keehner led Lightning with 17 and 11 points respectively.

Mason County Royals   66     Berea Athletic Center   63
Josh Harris led a balanced Mason County attack with 12 points.  Chad Wheaten and Aaron Ponder led Berea with 16 and 10 points respectively. 

 

 

Saturday April 28th

Pool Play

 

Boys 14 & Under Division I

Derek Smith Saints

78

Louisville Hawks

42

 

Lexington Blaze-Parker

42

Louisville Hawks

41

 

ICE

67

Kentucky Thunder

51

 

Kentucky Gators

59

The Truth

54

 (OT)

ICE

65

Kentucky Gators

45

 

The Truth

74

Kentucky Thunder

72

 (OT)

Derek Smith Saints   78     Louisville Hawks   42
Andre Gray and DeVante Parker led the Saints with 18 and 15 points respectively.  Robbie Stenzel and Joshua Stroud added 11 and 10 points respectively.  Martez Harris, Lyonell Gaines, and Jon Davis led the Hawks with eight, seven, and seven points respectively. 

Lexington Blaze-Parker   42     Louisville Hawks   41
Marcellus Barksdale hit a shot in the lane with 1.5 seconds remaining to give Blaze the victory.  Blaze was led by Barksdale with 24 points.  Martez Harris led the Hawks with 18 points. 

ICE   67     KY Thunder   51
Ryan Fucci and Brandon Wilder led ICE with 25 and 23 points respectively.  Wilder connected on three three point baskets.  Ryan Hudson led KY Thunder with 23 points.  Jonathan Noffsinger added 11 points including three three point baskets. 

KY Gators   59     The Truth   54   (OT)
Kellen Smith and Jones led the victors with 21 and 20 points respectively.  Smith and Jones recorded five and three three point baskets respectively.  Devin Johnson and Corey Key led The Truth with 22 and 15 points respectively. 

ICE   65     KY Gators   45
Ryan Fucci, Daniel Kiesling, and Taylor Barnette led ICE with 13, 12, and 12 points respectively.  Jones and Darron Royal led the Gators with 15 and 13 points respectively. 

The Truth   74     KY Thunder   72   (OT)
Corey Key led The Truth with 29 points including seven three point baskets.  T. J. Williams added 15 points.  Ryan Hudson led KY Thunder with 26 points.  Jonathan Noffsinger added 15 points on five three point baskets.  Mike Civils and Traviel Civils chipped in with 13 and 11 points respectively. 

 

Boys 14 & Under Division II

Louisville Lions

57

Betsy Layne

47

 

Louisville Lions

55

Star Sports-Red

50

 

Northeast KY Royals

66

Richmond Stars

29

 

Louisville Lakers

57

Northeast KY Royals

46

 

Royal Family

72

Star Sports-Blue

22

 

Lexington Catholic

64

East Jessamine

21

 

Royal Family

68

Lexington Catholic

59

 

Star Sports-Blue

56

East Jessamine

55

 

Derek Smith All Stars

50

Louisville Magic

49

 

Kentucky Players

55

Lexington Blaze-Ellison

29

 

Kentucky Players

60

Louisville Magic

37

 

Lexington Blaze-Ellison

47

Derek Smith All Stars

39

 (OT)

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

62

Higher Level

32

 

Scott County

58

Cordia

51

 

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

56

Scott County

30

 

Higher Level

51

Cordia

48

 

Mason County Royals

60

N. Kentucky Bulldogs

25

 

Lightning

80

Berea Athletic Center

41

 

N. Kentucky Bulldogs

64

Berea Athletic Center

25

 

Lightning

51

Mason County Royals

50

 

Louisville Lions   57     Betsy Layne   47
Mark Cummins, Doss Dunn, and Jonathan Clements led the Lions with 17, 14, and 12 points respectively.  Tanner Bratton and Cody Parker led Betsy Layne with 17 and 10 points respectively. 

Louisville Lions   55     Star Sports-Red   50
Mark Cummins and Brendan Carroll led the Lions with 19 and 12 points respectively.  Albert Powell led Star Sports-Red with 17 points. 

Northeast KY Royals   66     Richmond Stars   29
Mike Terry, Corey Gregg, and Zach Davis led the Royals with 17, 11, and 11 points respectively.  Dominique Hawkins and Kenton Rogers led Richmond Stars with nine and six points respectively. 

Louisville Lakers   57     Northeast KY Royals   46
Jerrell Moore led the Lakers with 19 points including three three point baskets.  Mike Fluellen added 16 points.  Corey Gregg and Mike Terry led the Royals with 14 and 10 points respectively. 

Royal Family   72     Star Sports-Blue   22
Cedric Garrett, Brandon Whitlock, Jordan Parrish, and Jakki Hobbs led Royal Family with 13, 12, 12, and 10 points respectively.  Jordan Burlingame led Star Sports-Blue with six points. 

Lexington Catholic   64     East Jessamine   21
Scott Schuette, Hunter Porter, William Talbot, and Ryan Madaleno led Lexington Catholic with 12, 11, nine and nine points respectively.  East Jessamine was led by Andrew Brockman with 10 points. 

Royal Family   68     Lexington Catholic   59
Chadwick McDowell and Tywon Pope led the victors with 16 points each.  Jordan Parrish and Jakki Hobbs added 10 points each.  Taylor Martin and William Talbot led Lexington Catholic with 20 and 16 points respectively. 

Star Sports-Blue   56     East Jessamine   55
Mark Bartruff led Star Sports with 20 points.  Joshua Armbruster added 13 points including four three point baskets.  Christopher Lower chipped in with 10 points.  Andrew Brockman led East Jessamine with 26 points.  Jordan Redd added 12 points. 

Derek Smith All Stars   50     Louisville Magic   49
Caleb Craddock hit a three point basket at the buzzer to give Derek Smith All Stars the victory.  Ian Wooldridge and Caleb Craddock led the victors with 11 and 10 points respectively.  Rex Hagerman and Matt Bruderle led Louisville Magic with 13 and 11 points respectively. 

Kentucky Players   55     Lexington Blaze-Ellison   29
K'Ron Covington led the victors with 17 points.  Wesley Kimball led Blaze with nine points. 

Kentucky Players   60     Louisville Magic   37
K'Ron Covington, Ryan Hill, and Emanuel Nelson led the victors with 14, 13, and 10 points respectively.  Jake Simpson and Rex Hagerman led Louisville Magic with 11 and 10 points respectively. 

Lexington Blaze-Ellison   47     Derek Smith All Stars   39   (OT)
Todd Bradley led Blaze with 16 points including three three point baskets.  Drew Mumford and Ian Wooldridge led Derek Smith All Stars with 13 and 10 points respectively. 

N. Kentucky Wolfpack   62     Higher Level   32
Lee Pinkston and Trevan Brown led Wolfpack with 12 and 10 points respectively.  Tray Denning led Higher Level with 13 points. 

Scott County   58     Cordia   51
Josh Walls, Tamron Manning, and Happy led Scott County with 11, 10, and eight points respectively.  Brian Roark and Brandon Porter led Cordia with 14 and 10 points respectively. 

N. Kentucky Wolfpack   56     Scott County   30
Trevan Brown, Travis Montgomery, and Lee Pinkston led Wolfpack with 15, 13, and 10 points respectively.  Tamron Manning and Campbell led Scott County with seven and six points respectively. 

Higher Level   51     Cordia   48
Logan Dunbar and Nate Lilly led Higher Level with 17 and 16 points respectively.  Brian Roark, Kyle Spencer, and Dillon Cornett led Cordia with 14, 11, and 10 points respectively. 

Mason County Royals   60     N. Kentucky Bulldogs   25
Jeris Carver, Treg Setty, and Connor Osborne led Mason County with 14, 11, and 11 points respectively.  Jacob Flesch and Bobby Stauffer led the Bulldogs with six points each. 

Lightning   80     Berea Athletic Center   41
Chancellor Armstrong, Cody Powers, and Hayden Sweat led Lightning with 18, 14, and 13 points respectively.  Aaron Ponder led Berea with 20 points. 

N. Kentucky Bulldogs   64     Berea Athletic Center   25
Adam Shumate, Jacy Allen, and Bobby Stauffer, led the Bulldogs with 17, 16, and 14 points respectively.  Anthony Jeck and Wes Kidwell led Berea with eight and seven points respectively. 

Lightning   51     Mason County Royals   50
Hayden Sweat, Chancellor Armstrong, and Phillip Leopold led Lightning with 17, 12, and 12 points respectively.  Mason County was led by Treg Setty and Josh Harris with 16 and 11 points respectively. 

 

Tournament Round

Boys 14 & Under Division I

KY Thunder

55

Louisville Hawks

53

Derek Smith Saints

54

KY Gators

43

KY Thunder   55     Louisville Hawks   53
Ryan Hudson and Traviel Civils led KY Thunder with 26 and 18 points respectively.  Darick Nix, Martez Harris, and Chris Harrison led the Hawks with 14, 14, and 11 points respectively. 

Derek Smith Saints   54     KY Gators   43
The Saints were led by Tony Kimbro and Robbie Stenzel with 15 and 13 points respectively.  Jones led the Gators with 22 points.  Kellen Smith added 15 points on five three point baskets. 

 

Boys 14 & Under Division II

Scott County

61

Lightning

44

 

Northeast KY Royals

54

Kentucky Players

46

 

Royal Family

61

Star Sports-Red

46

Betsy Layne

53

Louisville Lakers

52

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

60

Richmond Stars

35

Lexington Catholic

66

Lexington Blaze-Ellison

46

Scott County   61     Lightning   44
Tamron Manning and Josh Walls led Scott County with 18 and 12 points respectively.  Hayden Sweat and Hunter Kopp led Lightning with 10 and nine points respectively. 

Northeast KY Royals   54     Kentucky Players   46
Ryan Whetsel and Zach Davis led the Royals with 22 and 10 points respectively.  Damion Oden, Ryan Hill, and Emanuel Nelson led the Players with 12, nine, and eight points respectively. 

Royal Family   61     Star Sports-Red   46
Brandon Whitlock, Tywon Pope, and Jakki Hobbs led Royal Family with 13, 12, and 12 points respectively.  K'Von Arnold led Star Sports-Red with 15 points including three three point baskets. 

Betsy Layne   53     Louisville Lakers   52
Cody Parker led Betsy Layne with 18 points.  Tanner Bratton, Nathan Martin, and Dylan Maldonado added 13, 10, and 10 points respectively.  Jerrell Moore and Dominique Smith led the Lakers with 17 and 12 points respectively. 

N. Kentucky Wolfpack   60     Richmond Stars   35
Jordan Oppenheimer and Lee Pinkston led Wolfpack with 12 and 11 points respectively.  Kenton Rogers led Richmond Stars with 13 points. 

Lexington Catholic   66     Lexington Blaze-Ellison   46
Taylor Martin and William Talbot led Lexington Catholic with 16 and 10 points respectively.  Wesley Kimball led Blaze with 21 points including five three point baskets. 

 

 

Sunday April 29th

Tournament Round

 

Boys 14 & Under Division I

Lexington Blaze-Parker

50

KY Thunder

36

Semifinal

Derek Smith Saints

58

ICE

50

Semifinal

Derek Smith Saints

54

Lexington Blaze-Parker

52

Championship

 

Lexington Blaze-Parker   50     KY Thunder   36   (Semifinal)
Otis Webb, Marcellus Barksdale, and Seth Beckham led the victors with 14, 13, and 10 points respectively.  KY Thunder was led by Ryan Hudson and Traviel Civils with 14 points each. 

Lexington Blaze-Parker  

13

9

12

16

-

50

KY Thunder

7

13

9

7

-

36


 

Lexington Blaze-Parker

(50)

 - 

Webb 14, Anderson 6, Beckham 10, Barksdale 13, Hill 5, Prewitt 2.

KY Thunder

(36)

 - 

M. Civils, 7, T. Civils 14, Hudson 14, Noffinger 1.

Derek Smith Saints   58     ICE   50   (Semifinal)
The Saints outscored ICE 22-11 in the final quarter to earn the victory.  Robbie Stenzel paced the victors with 20 points including three three point baskets.  Tony Kimbro added 12 points.  ICE was led by Ryan Fucci and Brandon Wilder with 17 and 15 points respectively. 

Derek Smith Saints  

14

7

15

22

-

58

ICE

7

19

13

11

-

50


 

Derek Smith Saints

(58)

 - 

Smith 2, Kimbro 12, Cross 1, Stenzel 20, Stroud 9, Parker 5, Dorsey 2, Gray 7.

ICE

(50)

 - 

Fucci 17, Wilder 15, Barnette 7, Helton 2, Kiesling 3, Britt 4, Shotwell 2.

Derek Smith Saints   54     Lexington Blaze-Parker   52   (Championship)
Andre Gray and Desmond Dorsey led the Saints with nine points each.  DeMarcus Smith and Robbie Stenzel added eight points each.  Marcellus Barksdale and Seth Beckham led Blaze with 19 and 11 points respectively. 

Derek Smith Saints  

12

8

18

16

-

54

Lexington Blaze-Parker

12

6

11

23

-

52


 

Derek Smith Saints

(54)

 - 

Stroud 2, Cross 6, Parker 5, Kimbro 7, Dorsey 9, Gray 9, Smith 8, Stenzel 8.

Lexington Blaze-Parker

(52)

 - 

Webb 4, Anderson 8, Brown 6, Beckham 11, Barksdale 19, Hill 4.

 

Boys 14 & Under Division II

Louisville Lions

63

Scott County

45

Quarterfinal

Royal Family

59

Northeast KY Royals

55

Quarterfinal

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

65

Betsy Layne

40

Quarterfinal

Mason County Royals

63

Lexington Catholic

42

Quarterfinal

Royal Family

50

Louisville Lions

48

Semifinal

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

54

Mason County Royals

53

Semifinal

Royal Family

58

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

55

Championship

 

Louisville Lions   63     Scott County   45   (Quarterfinal)
Brendan Carroll and Michael Ising led Louisville Lions with 20 and 19 points respectively.  Kevin Bryant and Cody Campbell led Scott County with 14 and nine points respectively. 

Louisville Lions  

16

17

14

16

-

63

Scott County

10

9

13

13

-

45


 

Louisville Lions

(63)

 - 

Cummins 3, Dunn 4, Ising 19, Clements 6, Albanese 6, Bickel 1, Carroll 20, Brohm 4.

Scott County

(45)

 - 

Defoor 2, Walls 3, Bryant 14, Allen 6, Manning 7, Campbell 9, Ford 4.

Royal Family   59     Northeast KY Royals   55   (Quarterfinal)
Tywon Pope, Cedric Garrett, and Jordan Parrish led Royal Family with 18, 15, and 12 points respectively.  Roberts, Ryan Whetsel, and Kyle Bush led the Royals with 19, 16, and 14 points respectively.  (Note: Mike Terry missed the game due to an ankle injury.) 

Royal Family  

14

13

12

20

-

59

Northeast KY Royals

12

17

9

17

-

55


 

Royal Family

(59)

 - 

Hobbs 7, Garrett 15, Stone 5, Whitlock 2, Parrish 12, Pope 18.

Northeast KY Royals

(55)

 - 

Bush 14, Davis 1, Whetsel 16, Roberts 19, Gregg 5.

N. Kentucky Wolfpack   65     Betsy Layne   40   (Quarterfinal)
Travis Montgomery and Trevan Brown led Wolfpack with 15 and 10 points respectively.  Nathan Martin led Betsy Layne with 14 points. 

N. Kentucky Wolfpack  

6

18

20

21

-

65

Betsy Layne

14

2

7

17

-

40


 

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

(65)

 - 

Montgomery 15, Oppenheimer 6, Vollet 8, Brown 10, Fookes 2, Trammel 8, Bennett 4, Crabtree 1, Pinkston 8, Cooper 3.

Betsy Layne

(40)

 - 

Parker 8, Martin 14, Maldonado 8, Bratton 8, Hall 2.

Mason County Royals   63     Lexington Catholic   42   (Quarterfinal)
Jordan Gilbert led Mason County with 20 points including four three point baskets.  Neal Pawsat added 10 points.  Scott Schuette led Lexington Catholic with 19 points including four three point baskets. 

Mason County Royals  

18

20

16

9

-

63

Lexington Catholic

14

8

10

10

-

42


 

Mason County Royals

(63)

 - 

Gilbert 20, Carver 6, Setty 9, Pawsat 10, Bluford 8, McBride 3, Appleman 2, Osborne 3, Harris 4.

Lexington Catholic

(42)

 - 

DeLuca 4, Martin 5, Talbott 6, Schuette 19, Woomer 6, Elson 3, Wilhelmus 2.

Royal Family   50     Louisville Lions   48   (Semifinal)
Chadwick McDowell and Tywon Pope led the victors with 12 and 11 points respectively.  Mark Cummins led Louisville Lions with 17 points. 

Royal Family  

14

10

13

13

-

50

Louisville Lions

15

11

8

14

-

48


 

Royal Family

(50)

 - 

Stone 4, McDowell 12, Parrish 9, Hobbs 8, Pope 11, Garrett 6.

Louisville Lions

(48)

 - 

Cummins 17, Dunn 2, Ratterman 8, Ising 9, Clements 4, Carroll 8.

N. Kentucky Wolfpack   54     Mason County Royals   53   (Semifinal)
Travis Montgomery hit a free throw with 0.8 seconds remaining on the clock to give Wolfpack the victory.  Trevan Brown, Lee Pinkston, and Matt Trammel led the victors with 17, 13, and 10 points respectively.  Jordan Gilbert, Treg Setty, and Neal Pawsat led Mason County with 15, 13, and 10 points respectively. 

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

13

15

15

11

-

54

Mason County Royals

12

11

18

12

-

53


 

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

(54)

 - 

Montgomery 6, Oppenheimer 4, Vollet 2, Brown 17, Trammel 10, Bennett 2, Pinkston 13.

Mason County Royals

(53)

 - 

Gilbert 15, Carver 5, Setty 13, Pawsat 10, Bluford 4, Harris 6.


Royal Family   58     N. Kentucky Wolfpack   55   (Championship)
Tevin Roberts hit a three point basket at the buzzer to give Royal Family the victory.  Royal Family was led by Jakki Hobbs and Cedric Garrett with 12 and 11 points respectively.  Lee Pinkston led N. Kentucky Wolfpack with 17 points. 

Royal Family  

7

14

18

19

-

58

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

17

11

15

12

-

55


 

Royal Family

(58)

 - 

Hobbs 12, Garrett 11, Pope 6, Parrish 6, Stone 8, McDowell 8, Roberts 7.

N. Kentucky Wolfpack

(55)

 - 

Montgomery 5, Oppenheimer 8, Vollet 9, Brown 9, Trammel 7, Pinkston 17.


 

 

 

Conclusion

Congratulations to the Derek Smith Saints and Royal Family for capturing their respective division titles.  I have attempted to give a brief recap this tournament and the statistics came from the game scoresheets.  I apologize in advance for any errors for misspelled names.  This report is meant to be an overview of the tourney and not an instrument for ascertaining official statistics.

Acknowledgments

A special thanks to the staff at Kentucky Basketball Academy family for hosting another excellent 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.