Martin Luther King Jr. Classic

Paul L. Dunbar High School
Lexington, KY
January 5, 2008

2008 by Ron Harrison

Schedule of Games

11:15 PM Perry County Central vs. Paul Dunbar
1:00 PM Garrard County vs. Tates Creek
2:45 PM Southwestern vs. Lafayette
4:30 PM Shelby County vs. Bryan Station
6:15 PM Nelson County vs. Henry Clay

Perry County Central (6-7) vs. Paul Dunbar (17-1)

Perry County Central Coach Randy Napier started the following lineup: 5-9 So. D. J. Shepherd, 5-9 Jr. Ashley Neace, 5-10 Sr. Allison Feltner, 5-6 Jr. Cindy Kilburn, and 5-6 Sr. Heather Sturdivant. Paul Dunbar Coach Mike Sowers countered with 5-7 Sr. Chelsey Johnson, 5-7 Sr. Pilar Walker, 6-1 Sr. Chantelle Pressley, 5-7 Sr. Cameron Howard, and 5-5 Sr. Megan LaRue.

Dunbar raced out to a 40-19 halftime lead on their way to a 77-38 victory over Perry County Central. The Lady Bulldogs played excellent defense, holding Perry County Central guard Heather Sturdivant to 10 points. Dunbar was able to substitute liberally today with nine players entering the scoring column. Dunbar 's star 6-0 So. forward Ebony Rowe was unable to play today due to an illness.

Paul Dunbar' Chantelle Pressley was named Crown Trophy MVP and led the Lady Bulldogs with 16 points, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots. Pilar Walker and Megan LaRue added 14 and 13 points respectively. Cindy Kilburn and Heather Sturdivant led Perry County Central with 12 and 10 points respectively. Allison Feltner chipped in with eight points.

Paul Dunbar 77 Perry County Central 38

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Perry County Central 7 12 15 4 38
Paul Dunbar 19 21 22 15 77

Perry County Central (38)- Shepherd 4, Neace 2, Feltner 8, Kilburn 12, Sturdivant 10, Patrick 2.
Paul Dunbar (77)- Johnson 9, Walker 14, Pressley 16, LaRue 13, Howard 5, Christin Haney 6, Ashley Lucas 5, Kendrick 6, McIntosh 3.

Garrard County (3-8) vs. Tates Creek (4-7)

Garrard County Coach Wynn Harris started the following lineup: 5-9 7th grader Kelly Smith, 5-6 Sr. Kasie Prather, 5-11 Jr. Emily Meadows, 5-7 Jr. Hagan Goldey, and 5-6 Fr. Haley Meadows. Tates Creek Coach Justin Cheatham countered with 5-8 So. Lizza Jonas, 5-6 Sr. Marquis Axtell, 5-11 So. Jasmine Franklin, 5-5 Jr. Betsy Goodin, and 5-5 Jr. Kyleigh Kreyenbuhl.

Tates Creek defeated Garrard County 64-57 in overtime. The game remained close throughout and Garrard County's Hagan Goldey hit two free throws in the closing seconds of regulation to force overtime. Tates Creek took the early lead in overtime and held on for the victory.

Lizza Jonas was named Crown Trophy MVP and led the Lady Commodores with 20 points. Kyleigh Kreyenbuhl added 12 points. 6-0 8th grader Peyton Hisel recorded nine points. Hagan Goldey led Garrard County with 18 points. Emily Meadows added 14 points. Kasie Prather chipped in with nine points.

Tates Creek 64 Garrard County 57

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 OT Final
Garrard County 10 7 14 22 4 57
Tates Creek 12 14 7 20 11 64

Garrard County (57)- Smith 0, Prather 9, E. Meadows 14, Goldey 18, H. Meadows 5, Anderson 2, Lanham 5, Morris 4.
Tates Creek (64)- Jonas 20, Axtell 6, Franklin 6, Goodin 6, Kreyenbuhl 12, Hisel 9, Olson 2, Carter 3.

Southwestern (6-7) vs. Lafayette (10-4)

Southwestern Coach Tim Rice started the following lineup: 5-10 Jr. Devin Fothergill, 5-8 Sr. Amber Bruce, 6-1 Jr. Stephanie Salyers, 5-8 Jr. Ashley Fowler, and 5-6 Fr. Danay Fothergill. Lafayette Coach Allison Tate Denton countered with 5-10 Sr. Kennae Demus, 5-9 Sr. Corin Dunn, 6-0 Sr. Katie Aldrich, 5-6 So. Ali Ross, and 5-5 Jr. Maya Hanatani.

Lafayette controlled the boards in a 53-45 victory over Southwestern. Lafayette shot 37.7% from the field including two of eight from the three point line. The Lady Generals connected on five of seven free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 16 Southwestern turnovers. Southwestern shot 35.3% from the field including four of 19 from beyond the arc. The Lady Warriors connected on five of eight free throws, grabbed 28 rebounds, and scored seven points off 12 Lafayette turnovers.

Corin Dunn was named Crown Trophy MVP and led the Lady Generals with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Ali Ross added 11 points. Katie Aldrich chipped in with eight points and 11 rebounds. Stephanie Salyers led Southwestern with 15 points. Danay Fothergill and Ashley Fowler added nine points each.Devin Fothergill recorded eight points and eight rebounds.

Lafayette 53 Southwestern 45

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Southwestern 10 10 11 14 45
Lafayette 12 14 15 12 53

Southwestern (45)- Devin Fothergill 8, Bruce 2, Salyers 15, Fowler 9, Danay Fothergill 9, Morris 2.
Lafayette (53)- Demus 2, Dunn 16, Aldrich 8, Ross 11, Hatatani 8, Christian 8.

Shelby County (8-5) vs. Bryan Station (6-8)

Shelby County Coach Sally Zimmerman started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Karissa Nicholson, 5-10 Sr. Jennica Garitty, 5-5 Sr. Allison Morris, 5-7 Jr. Haleigh LeCompte, and 5-5 Sr. Raechele Gray. Bryan Station Coach Karra Jackson countered with 5-11 Sr. Ciera Jackson, 5-9 So. Nealy Williams, 5-11 So. Alesha Prince, 5-6 So. Mikyla Mosby, and 5-7 Jr. Monique Collier.

Shelby County rallied from a 31-25 halftime deficit to defeat Bryan Station 58-47. The Lady Rockets outscored Bryan Station 16-6 in the final quarter. Shelby County's comeback was led by Jennica Garitty , who played like a woman possessed in the second half as she scored all 14 of her points in the second half. Garitty was limited to 17:08 minutes because of early foul woes.

Shelby County shot 32.3% from the field including four of 16 from the three point line. The Lady Rockets connected on 14 of 16 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 18 Bryan Station turnovers. Bryan Station shot 34.5% from the field including one of eight from beyond the arc. The Lady Defenders connected on six of 12 free throws, grabbed 33 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 16 Shelby County turnovers.

Jennica Garitty led Shelby County with 14 points. Raechele Gray was named Crown Trophy MVP and recorded 11 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Haleigh LeCompte also tallied 11 points. Nealy Williams led Bryan Station with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Monique Collier added 11 points.

Shelby County 58 Bryan Station 47

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Shelby County 12 13 17 16 58
Bryan Station 13 18 10 6 47

Shelby County (58)- Nicholson 5, Garitty 14, Morris 9, LeCompte 11, Gray 11, Davis 1, Morton 5, Radcliff 2.
Bryan Station (47)- Jackson 4, Williams 17, Prince 2, Mosby 2, Collier 11, Washington 4, Scott 3, Crumbie 2, Burdette 2.

Nelson County (8-6) vs. Henry Clay (6-5)

Nelson County Coach Kelly Wood started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Brittany Weakley, 5-9 Jr. Sarah Beth Hutchins, 6-2 So. Samantha Drake, 5-5 Jr. Kelsey Robinson, and 5-6 Jr. Sarah Beth Gillis. Henry Clay Coach Scott Cromwell countered with 5-11 Jr. Brittany Coles, 5-5 Sr. Raven Price, 6-2 Sr. Gwen Rucker, 5-6 Sr. Hannah Blakenship, and 5-5 Sr. Demetria Nichols.

Henry Clay outscored Nelson County 16-7 in the third quarter in a 73-59 victory. Henry Clay shot 50% from the field including three of seven from the three point line. The Lady Blue Devils connected on 20 of 26 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 28 Nelson County turnovers. Nelson County shot 45.9% from the field including four of 12 from beyond the arc. The Lady Cardinals connected on 21 of 39 free throws, grabbed 26 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 25 Henry Clay turnovers.

Gwen Rucker led Henry Clay with 15 points and nine rebounds. Raven Price added 14 points. Demetria Nichols was named Crown Trophy game MVP and recorded 11 pointssix assists and three steals. Samantha Drake led Nelson County with 18 points and five rebounds. Sarah Beth Gillis added 12 points.

Henry Clay 73 Nelson County 59

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Nelson County 15 16 7 21 59
Henry Clay 24 15 16 18 73

Nelson County (59)- Weakley 0, Hutchins 5, Drake 18, Robinson 1, Gillis 12, Hogan 2, Hagan 8, K. Metcalf 2, Filiatreau 6, Roby 4, Miller 1.
Henry Clay (73)- Coles 6, R. Price 14, Rucker 15, Blankenship 8, Nichols 11, Morgan 5, K. Price 2, Morton 6, Abell 6.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Paul Dunbar coaching staff for the hospitality extended me during this event. Also a note of appreciation to the various teams stat crews who provided me with info during the event.

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, 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.