Kentucky AAU State Basketball Tournament
Girls 12 & Under Division I and II
Girls 13 & Under Division I and II

Kentucky Basketball Academy
Lexington, Kentucky
May 11-13, 2007

2007 by Ron Harrison

Four teams competed for the Girls 12 & Under Division I Championship.  The teams entered were Louisville Jaguars, Louisville Select, Lexington Catholic-Blue*, and Lexington Lady Diamonds. 
*Lexington Catholic-Blue forfeited their games and Lexington Blaze filled in their final two games as an exhibition opponent.

Six teams competed for the Girls 12 & Under Division II championship.  The teams were divided into two pools as follows:  Pool 1:  Letcher County Cougars, Northern Kentucky Panthers, and Somerset Future.  Pool 2:  Lexington Catholic-White, Fire & Ice, and Somerset Christian. 

Five teams competed for the Girls 13 & Under Division I Championship.  The teams entered were Louisville Jaguars, Central Kentucky Angels, Lexington Catholic, Louisville Sting, and Kentucky Blast.

Five teams competed for the Girls 13 & Under Division II Championship.  The teams entered were Cloverfork Cougars, Lexington Lady Diamonds, SMS Lady Cats, Somerset Future, and West Jessamine.

 

Friday May 11th

Pool Play

 

Girls 12 & Under Division I

Louisville Jaguars

won

Lexington Catholic Blue

forfeit

Louisville Select

49

Lexington Lady Diamonds

34

Louisville Select   49     Lexington Lady Diamonds   34
Taylor Pate led the victors with 13 points including three three point baskets.  Alexis Stallard added 11 points.  Jaitesha Hanson, Brittani Gay, and Erin Conner led the Lady Diamonds with nine, nine, and seven points respectively. 

 

Girls 12 & Under Division II

Letcher County Cougars

47

Somerset Future

34

Fire & Ice

51

Somerset Christian

4

Letcher County Cougars   47     Somerset Future   34
Vannah Breeding, Kelah Eldridge, and Sierra Dixon led the Cougars with 12, nine, and eight points respectively.  Cassie Bray led Somerset Future with 13 points including three three point baskets.  Mariko Krause added eight points. 

Fire & Ice   51     Somerset Christian   4
Kelsie Jacobs and Whitney Back led the victors with 12 and 11 points respectively.  Lauren Dungan scored all four points for Somerset Christian. 

 

Girls 13 & Under Division I

Louisville Jaguars

61

Lexington Catholic

31

Kentucky Blast

47

Central Kentucky Angels

33

Louisville Jaguars   61     Lexington Catholic   31
Kara Wright led the Jaguars with 18 points.  Heather Wheat and Maggie Hartlage added nine and six points respectively.  Oney Harrison and Jill Maronde led Lexington Catholic with 12 and nine points respectively. 

Kentucky Blast   47     Central Kentucky Angels  33
Lindsey Burd, Adrienne Tarrance, and Chastity Gooch led Kentucky Blast with nine, nine, and eight points respectively.  Alex McKenzie, Jariana Gillespie, and Caroline McDowell led the Angels with 10, six, and six points respectively. 

 

Girls 13 & Under Division II

SMS Lady Cats

67

Cloverfork Cougars

51

Lexington Lady Diamonds

68

West Jessamine

6

SMS Lady Cats   67     Cloverfork Cougars   51
Kendall Noble led SMS with 26 points.  Chelsea Hays and Leslie Spencer added 12 and 11 points respectively.  Miranda Davenport led Cloverfork with 29 points including three three point baskets. 

Lexington Lady Diamonds   68     West Jessamine   6
Macy Clontz, Christin Haney, Kristen Jacob, and Olivia Eastham led the victors with 18, 14, 12, and 10 points respectively.  S. Curry led West Jessamine with four points. 

 

 

Saturday May 12th

Pool Play

 

Girls 12 & Under Division I

Lexington Lady Diamonds

52

Louisville Jaguars

31

 

Louisville Select

42

Lexington Blaze

31

(Exhibition)

Louisville Select

48

Louisville Jaguars

20

 

Lexington Lady Diamonds

60

Lexington Blaze

32

(Exhibition)

Lexington Lady Diamonds   52     Louisville Jaguars   31
Jaitesha Hanson led the victors with 19 points.  The Jaguars were led by Sophie Ford, Jaclyn Ochsner, and Katie Shaheen with eight, six, and five points respectively. 

Louisville Select   42     Lexington Blaze   31   (Exhibition)
Kayla Styles and Melena Shankin led Louisville Select with nine and eight points respectively.  April Wilson and Andrea Owen added six points each.  Kearia Pennie and Serena Sandusky led Lexington Blaze with 12 and eight points respectively. 

Louisville Select   48     Louisville Jaguars   20
Alexis Stallard, Melena Shankin, and Kayla Styles led the victors with nine, eight, and six points respectively.  Jaclyn Ochsner and Sophie Ford led the Jaguars with six points each. 

Lexington Lady Diamonds   60     Lexington Blaze   32   (Exhibition)
Kelli Mitchuson and Kierra Muhammad led the Lady Diamonds with 16 and 13 points respectively.  DeShante Clay, Kearia Pennie and Whaley led Lexington Blaze with nine, eight, and six points respectively. 

 

Girls 12 & Under Division II

Somerset Future

41

Northern Kentucky Panthers

28

Letcher County Cougars

51

Northern Kentucky Panthers

25

Lexington Catholic-White

51

Somerset Christian

11

Fire & Ice

43

Lexington Catholic-White

10

Somerset Future   41     Northern Kentucky Panthers   28
Cassie Bray and Mariko Krause led Somerset Future with eight and seven points respectively.  MacKenzie Townsend, Chelsea Coldiron, and Marcy Perkins added six points each.  Ellie Ogle led the Panthers with 13 points. 

Letcher County Cougars   51     Northern Kentucky Panthers   25
Julie Cornett and Vannah Breeding led the Cougars with 13 and 11 points respectively.  Ellie Ogle led the Panthers with 12 points. 

Lexington Catholic-White   51     Somerset Christian   11
Emily Blake and Emily Johns led the victors with 10 points each.  Four players scored two points each for Somerset Christian. 

Fire & Ice   43     Lexington Catholic-White   10
Kelsie Jacobs and Paige Slone led Fire & Ice with 16 and 10 points respectively.  Five players scored two points each for Lexington Catholic. 

 

Girls 13 & Under Division I

Kentucky Blast

41

Louisville Jaguars

32

Central Kentucky Angels

45

Louisville Sting

41

Kentucky Blast

60

Louisville Sting

39

Central Kentucky Angels

45

Lexington Catholic

28

Louisville Sting

35

Lexington Catholic

32

Louisville Jaguars

61

Central Kentucky Angels

58

Kentucky Blast   41     Louisville Jaguars  33
Adelaide Luckett and Chastity Gooch led Kentucky Blast with 11 and nine points respectively.  Kara Wright and Ashley Spratt led the Jaguars with eight and five points respectively. 

Central Kentucky Angels  45      Louisville Sting  41
Jariana Gillespie and Octavia Wilson paced the victors with 18 and 10 points respectively.  Asjah Roan led Louisville Sting with 13 points including three three point baskets.  LeAsia Wright added eight points. 

Kentucky Blast   60      Louisville Sting  39
Natalie Greenwell led Kentucky Blast with 21 points including five three point baskets.  Kelsey Mitchell added 14 points including four three point baskets.  LeAsia Wright, Asjah Roan, and Asia Nichols led Louisville Sting with 10, eight, and six points respectively. 

Central Kentucky Angels  45     Lexington Catholic   28
Octavia Wilson, Candance Morton, and Jariana Gillespie led the victors with 12, nine, and eight points respectively.  Oney Harrison led Lexington Catholic with 12 points. 

Louisville Sting   35     Lexington Catholic   32
LeAsia Wright led the victors with seven points.  Katie Bishop and Chalyse Taylor added five points each.  Alex Botkin, Oney Harrison, and Jill Moronde led Lexington Catholic with nine, eight, and six points respectively. 

Louisville Jaguars   61     Central Kentucky Angels  58
Kara Wright led the Jaguars with 19 points.  Heather Wheat added 11 points including three three point baskets.  Octavia Wilson led the Angels with 17 points including five three point baskets.  Jariana Gillespie and Candance Morton added 13 points each. 

 

Girls 13 & Under Division II

Somerset Future

73

West Jessamine

2

Lexington Lady Diamonds

49

SMS Lady Cats

38

Somerset Future

50

Lexington Lady Diamonds

39

Cloverfork Cougars

33

West Jessamine

26

SMS Lady Cats

59

West Jessamine

19

Somerset Future

55

Cloverfork Cougars

43

Somerset Future   73     West Jessamine   2
Tiarra Barnes led Somerset Future with 25 points.  Samantha Gadberry and Lori Thomas added 13 and 10 points respectively.  S. Curry scored two points for West Jessamine. 

Lexington Lady Diamonds   49     SMS Lady Cats   38
Christin Haney led the victors with 17 points including three three point baskets.  Macy Clontz added 11 points.  Kendall Noble led SMS with 16 points.  Chelsea Hays added nine points. 

Somerset Future   50     Lexington Lady Diamonds   39
Jessica Coffey and Samantha Gadberry led Somerset Future with 14 and 12 points respectively.  Macy Clontz and Christin Haney led the Lady Diamonds with 19 and eight points respectively. 

Cloverfork Cougars   33     West Jessamine   26
Miranda Davenport led the Cougars with 16 points.  S. Curry led West Jessamine with 14 points. 

SMS Lady Cats   59     West Jessamine   19
Leslie Spencer and Amber Gross led SMS with 12 and eight points respectively.  S. Curry led West Jessamine with 10 points. 

Somerset Future   55     Cloverfork Cougars   43
Tiarra Barnes, Lori Thomas, and Jessica Coffey led the victors with 17, 12, and 10 points respectively.  Miranda Davenport led Cloverfork with 24 points including four three point baskets.  Hendrix added 10 points. 

 

Tournament Round

 

Girls 12 & Under Division II

Northern Kentucky Panthers

46

Lexington Catholic-White

30

Somerset Future

36

Somerset Christian

8

Northern Kentucky Panthers   46     Lexington Catholic-White   30
Ellie Ogle led the Panthers with 13 points.  Lexington Catholic was led by Emily Blake with 12 points. 

Somerset Future   36     Somerset Christian   8
Mariko Kranse and Alyssa Anciro led the victors with eight and six points respectively.  Sarah Correll led Somerset Christian with six points. . 

 

 

Sunday May 13th

 

Pool Play

 

Girls 13 & Under Division I

Louisville Jaguars

45

Louisville Sting

36

Kentucky Blast

55

Lexington Catholic

21

Louisville Jaguars   45      Louisville Sting  36
Heather Wheat and Shelby West led the Jaguars with nine points each.  Asjah Roan and LeAsia Wright led Louisville Sting with with 13 and 12 points respectively. 

Kentucky Blast   55     Lexington Catholic   21
Adelaide Luckett and Kelsey Mitchell led Kentucky Blast with 10 and eight points respectively.  Lindsey Burd and Adrienne Tarrence added six points each.  Abbi Stamper led Lexington Catholic with seven points. 

 

Girls 13 & Under Division II

Lexington Lady Diamonds

53

Cloverfork Cougars

31

Somerset Future

52

SMS Lady Cats

50

Lexington Lady Diamonds   55     Cloverfork Cougars   43
Christin Haney, Macy Clontz, and Kristen Jacob led the victors with 13, 13, and 12 points respectively.  Miranda Davenport led the Cougars with 16 points. 

Somerset Future   52     SMS Lady Cats   50
Lori Thomas, Jessica Coffey, and Samantha Gadberry led Somerset Future with 16, 11, and 10 points respectively.  Kendall Noble and Victoria Shouse led SMS with 22 and 12 points respectively. 

 

Tournament Round

 

Girls 12 & Under Division I

Louisville Select

47

Lexington Lady Diamonds

38

Championship

 

Louisville Select   47     Lexington Lady Diamonds   38   (Championship)
Melena Shanklin led Louisville Select with 11 points.  April Wilson and Josie Gomez added six points each.  Dawn Johnson led the Lady Diamonds with 18 points. 

Louisville Select  

24

23

-

47

Lexington Lady Diamonds

23

15

-

38

 

Louisville Select

(47)

 - 

Pate 3, Callahan 2, Jones 2, Stallard 4, Wilson 6, Gomez 6, Styles 5, Shanklin 11, Owen 5, Bodine 3.

Lexington Lady Diamonds

(38)

 - 

Hanson 4, Mitchuson 3, Muhammad 5, Conner 4, Johnson 18, Douthi 4.

 
 

Girls 12 & Under Division II

Letcher County Cougars

58

Northern Kentucky Panthers

53

Semifinal

Fire & Ice

54

Somerset Future

34

Semifinal

Fire & Ice

62

Letcher County Cougars

52

Championship

 

Letcher County Cougars   58     Northern Kentucky Panthers   53   (Semifinal)
Julie Cornett led the Cougars with 13 points.  Kelah Eldridge, Janette Dixon, and Vannah Breeding each recorded 12 points.  Ellie Ogle led the Panthers with 16 points. 

Fire & Ice   54     Somerset Future   34   (Semifinal)
Kelsie Jacobs and Whitney Back led Fire & Ice with 20 and 16 points respectively.  Cassie Bray led Somerset Future with 10 points. 

Fire & Ice   62     Letcher County Cougars   52   (Championship)
Kelsie Jacobs, Paige Slone, and Whitney Back led Fire & Ice with 22, 18, and 12 points respectively.  Julie Cornett, Kelah Eldridge, and Janette Dixon led Letcher County with 16, 11, and 11 points respectively. 

Fire & Ice  

33

29

-

62

Letcher County Cougars

21

31

-

52

 

Fire & Ice

(62)

 - 

Slone 18, Back 12, K. King 2, R. King 4, Jacobs 22, McAdams 4.

Letcher County Cougars

(52)

 - 

Eldridge 11, Breeding 4, Cornett 16, J. Dixon 11, S. Dixon 4, A. Nichols 2, E. Nichols 4.

 

 

Girls 13 & Under Division I

Kentucky Blast

62

Louisville Jaguars

52

Championship

 

Kentucky Blast   62     Louisville Jaguars   52   (Championship)
Natalie Greenwell led Kentucky Blast with 26 points including four three point baskets.  Kelsey Mitchell and Adelaide Luckett added 13 and 10 points respectively.  Ashley Spratt and Shelby West led the Jaguars with 18 and 12 points respectively. 

Kentucky Blast  

32

30

-

62

Louisville Jaguars

24

28

-

52

 

Kentucky Blast

(62)

 - 

Luckett 10, Burd 7, Greenwell 26, Mitchell 13, Gooch 2, Tarrence 1, Sibalich 5.

Louisville Jaguars

(52)

 - 

Tubb 4, Baker 2, Goetz 3, Lauterback 2, Miller 6, Wheat 4, Wright 2, West 12, Spratt 18.

 

 

Girls 13 & Under Division II

Somerset Future

59

Lexington Lady Diamonds

41

Championship

 

Somerset Future   59     Lexington Lady Diamonds   41   (Championship)
Jessica Coffey and Lori Thomas led Somerset Future with 22 and 16 points respectively.  Christin Haney led Lady Diamonds with 17 points including four three point baskets.  Macy Clontz added 13 points. 

Somerset Future  

30

29

-

59

Lexington Lady Diamonds

19

22

-

41

 

Somerset Future

(59)

 - 

Thomas 16, Burkett 5, Moore 6, Gadberry 5, Coffey 22, Barnes 5.

Lexington Lady Diamonds

(41)

 - 

Haney 17, Jacob 4, Clontz 13, Drake 2, Vinson 4, Eastham 1.

 

 

 

Conclusion

Congratulations to Louisville Select, Fire & Ice, Kentucky Blast, and Somerset Future for capturing their respective division titles. 

I have attempted to give a brief recap of this tournament and the statistics came from the game scoresheets.  I apologize for any misspelled names or errors in stats as I hurriedly transcribed the statistics from the scoresheets.  This report is meant to be an overview of the tourney and not an instrument for ascertaining official statistics.

Acknowledgments

Congratulations to the staff at Kentucky Basketball Academy for hosting another excellent week of basketball.

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.