2008 Chrysler on Nicholasville Kentucky Challenge

Presented by Valvoline

Lexington Catholic High School
Lexington, KY
January 25-26, 2008

2008 by Ron Harrison

Schedule of Games

Friday January 25
6:30 PM Villa Maria Academy (PA) vs. Ballard
8:00 PM St. Joseph's Academy (MO) vs. Scott County
Saturday January 26
1:00 PM Hamilton Southeastern (IN) vs. Jackson County
2:30 PM Dayton Dunbar (OH) vs. Marion County
4:00 PM Villa Maria Academy (PA) vs. Paris
5:30 PM St. Joseph's Academy (MO) vs. Notre Dame Academy
7:00 PM Jackson County (TN) vs. Lexington Catholic
8:30 PM Heritage Christian (IN) vs. Paul Dunbar

Friday January 25

Villa Maria Academy (PA) (14-3) vs. Ballard (7-9)

Villa Maria Coach Scott Dibble started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Maura Natale, 5-11 So. Kayla McBride, 5-10 Jr. Chelsea Lasky, 5-5 So. Kaylyn Maruca, and 5-6 Sr. Megan Hoffman. Ballard Coach Steve Kaufman countered with 5-7 Sr. Amy Lomax, 5-8 Sr. Jovon Richmond, 6-2 Sr. Jade Barber, 5-6 So. Larissa Stafford, and 5-7 So. Nicole Heitz.

Villa Maria connected on nine three point baskets in a 56-46 victory over Ballard. Villa Maria shot 62.9% from the field including nine of 16 from the three point line. The Vickers connected on three of five free throws, pulled down 20 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 19 Ballard turnovers. Ballard shot 41.5% from the field including two of six from beyond the arc. The Lady Bruins connected on 10 of 12 free throws, grabbed 20 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 20 Villa Maria turnovers.

Kayla McBride led the victors with 20 points including three three point baskets. Megan Hoffman added 14 points including four three point baskets. 5-7 Jr. Jess Tarasovitch chipped in with 12 points. Jade Barber led Ballard with 16 points and eight rebounds. Larissa Stafford and Amy Lomax added 12 and 10 points respectively.

Villa Maria Academy (PA) 56 Ballard 46

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Villa Maria Academy (PA) 21 12 10 13 56
Ballard 10 15 8 13 46

Villa Maria Academy (PA) (56)- Natale 0, McBride 20, Lasky 6, Maruca 4, Hoffman 14, Tarasovitch 12.
Ballard (46)- Lomax 10, Richmond 4, Barber 16, Stafford 12, Heitz 4.

St. Joseph's Academy (MO) (13-4) vs. Scott County (11-10)

St. Joseph's Coach Julie Matheny started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Patrice King, 5-9 Jr. Becky Handley, 6-2 Sr. Myrtie Reilly, 5-7 Jr. Ashley Hanlen, and 5-11 Jr. Courtney Harris. Scott County Coach Steve Helton countered with 5-10 Fr. Tanner Tevis, 5-11 So. Madisen Webb, 5-9 Fr. Alex McKenzie, 5-9 Fr. Kristen Stainback, and 5-5 Sr. Kayla Moses.

St. Joseph's outscored Scott County 25-12 in the second quarter on their way to an 86-63 victory. St. Joseph's shot 45.8% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line. The Angels connected on 16 of 21 free throws, pulled down 55 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 13 Scott County turnovers. Scott County shot 32.9% from the field including seven of 19 from beyond the arc. The Cardinals connected on eight of 13 free throws, grabbed 38 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 13 St. Joseph's turnovers.

Patrice King led the victors with 25 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Myrtie Reilly added 22 points, 11 rebounds, and seven blocked shots. Becky Handley chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and five steals. Courtney Harris recorded nine points and nine rebounds. Kayla Moses led Scott County with 35 points including four three point baskets. Madisen Webb added 14 points and six rebounds.

St. Joseph's Academy (MO) 86 Scott County 63

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
St. Joseph's Academy (MO) 19 25 20 22 86
Scott County 13 12 17 21 63

St. Joseph's Academy (MO) (86)- King 25, Handley 11, Reilly 22, Hanlen 3, Harris 9, Stirmlinger 5, Wente 1, Jaeger 1, Nash 9.
Scott County (63)- Tevis 0, Webb 14, McKenzie 0, Stainback 8, Moses 35, Howard 3, Grimes 3.

Saturday January 26

Hamilton Southeastern (IN) (14-4) vs. Jackson County (13-3)

Hamilton Southeastern Coach Chris Huppenthal started the following lineup: 6-0 So. Kelsey Lamb, 5-9 Sr. Brett Williams, 6-0 Jr. Paige Smith, 5-9 Jr. Courtney Osborn, and 5-8 Sr. Laura Cook. Jackson County Coach Brian Harris countered with 5-7 Jr. Jamie Martin, 5-5 Jr. Cody Hill, 5-6 Jr. Ashley Bingham, 5-7 Sr. Amber Whitehead, and 5-5 Jr. Kourtney Tyra.

Hamilton Southeastern dominated the first and fourth quarters by a combined 43-21 score in a 54-40 victory. Hamilton Southeastern shot 34% from the field including five of 24 from the three point line. The Royals connected on 13 of 19 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 10 points off eight Jackson County turnovers. Jackson County shot 42.1% from the field including four of 11 from beyond the arc. The Lady Generals connected on four of 12 free throws, grabbed 22 rebounds, and scored seven points off 10 Hamilton Southeastern turnovers. Hamilton Southeastern held an 18-1 advantage in offensive rebounds.

Paige Smith led the victors with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Courtney Osborn added 14 points and nine rebounds. Kelsey Lamb recorded six points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Kourtney Tyra led Jackson County with 19 points and seven assists. Amber Whitehead added 11 points and six rebounds.

Hamilton Southeastern (IN) 54 Jackson County 40

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Hamilton Southeastern (IN) 21 6 5 22 54
Jackson County 11 11 8 10 40

Hamilton Southeastern (IN) (54)- Lamb 6, Williams 7, Smith 24, Osborn 14, Cook 0, Sannella 3.
Jackson County (40)- Martin 3, Hill 2, Bingham 2, Whitehead 11, Tyra 19, Bowling 3.

Dayton Dunbar (OH) (4-7) vs. Marion County (18-1)

Dayton Dunbar Coach Sharon Beuachamp started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Tiffany Smith, 5-7 So. Nyirrah Smith, 5-10 So. Kenyona Simmons, 5-6 Sr. Devinnni Demmings, and 5-6 Jr. Kia Watkins. Marion County Coach Trent Milby countered with 5-7 So. Alyson King, 5-6 Jr. Dee Johnson, 6-0 7th grader Kyvin Goodin, 5-2 Fr. Amber Ballard, and 5-8 Sr. Tacarra Hayes.

Marion County scored 35 points off 26 Dayton Dunbar turnovers and shot 55.6% from beyond the arc in an 86-47 victory. The victors shot 56.3% from the field including 10 of 18 from the three point line. The Lady Knights connected on four of nine free throws and pulled down 36 rebounds. Dayton Dunbar shot 41.7% from the field including two of six from beyond the arc. The Lady Wolverines connected on five of 13 free throws, grabbed 27 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 16 Marion County turnovers.

Tacarra Hayes led Marion County with 18 points, five rebounds, and seven assists. 5-7 Fr. Brooke Roberts added 17 points including five three point baskets. Kyvin Goodin recorded 14 points and seven rebounds. Dee Johnson chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds, and six assists. Kenyona Simmons led Dayton Dunbar with 14 points and nine rebounds. Kia Watkins added 12 points. 6-1 Sr. Frankie Brown chipped in with nine points and five rebounds.

Marion County 86 Dayton Dunbar (OH) 47

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Dayton Dunbar (OH) 12 8 6 21 47
Marion County 24 26 22 14 86

Dayton Dunbar (OH) (47)- T. Smith 2, N. Smith 0, Simmons 14, Demmings 4, Williams 12, Brown 9, Bennett 6.
Marion County (86)- Andrea King 2, Alyson King 2, K. Goodin 14, Ballard 6, Hayes 18, Mudd 6, Roberts 17, Elder 4, S. Goodin 2, Mattingly 3, Johnson 12.

Villa Maria Academy (PA) (15-3) vs. Paris (10-6)

Villa Maria Coach Scott Dibble started the following lineup: 5-7 Jr. Jess Tarasovitch, 5-11 So. Kayla McBride, 5-10 Jr. Chelsea Lasky, 5-5 So. Kaylyn Maruca, and 5-6 Sr. Megan Hoffman. Paris Coach Terrence Brooks countered with 5-7 Sr. Nakita Jones, 5-8 Jr. Emily Hinkson, 6-1 Sr. Lauren Forsythe, 5-5 Sr. Sasha Davis, and 5-7 Sr. Janette Pacas.

Paris defeated Villa Maria 45-44 in a double overtime. Paris's Nakita Jones hit a three point basket with one second remaining to tie the score at 35-35 and force a second overtime. 5-5 Jr. Talaken Myers hit a three point basket at the buzzer to give Paris the victory.

Paris shot 34% from the field including five of 10 from the three point line. The Lady Hounds connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored eight points off 17 Villa Maria turnovers. Villa Maria shot 37.1% from the field including three of 11 from beyond the arc. The Vickers connected on 15 of 25 free throws, grabbed 32 rebounds, and scored eight points off 12 Paris turnovers.

Nakita Jones led Paris with 12 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Emily Hinkson added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Janette Pacas and Sasha Davis scored eight points each.Megan Hoffman led Villa Maria with 15 points including three three point baskets. Hoffman also recorded 11 rebounds. Kayla McBride added 14 points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots.

Paris 45 Villa Maria Academy (PA) 44

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 OT1OT2 Final
Villa Maria Academy (PA) 4 8 8 9 6 9 44
Paris 10 4 8 7 6 10 45

Villa Maria Academy (PA) (44)- Tarasovitch 0, McBride 14, Lasky 9, Maruca 3, Hoffman 15, Natale 1, Wyant 3.
Paris (45)- Jones 12, Hinkson 11, Forsythe 3, Davis 8, Pacas 8, Myers 3.

St. Joseph's Academy (MO) (14-4) vs. Notre Dame Academy (10-7)

St. Joseph's Academy Coach Julie Matheny started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Patrice King, 5-9 Jr. Becky Handley, 6-2 Sr. Myrtie Reilly, 5-7 Jr. Ashley Hanlen, and 5-11 Jr. Courtney Harris. Notre Dame Academy Coach Cheryl Darpel countered with 5-11 Jr. Maddie Walker, 5-7 Sr. Katie Tierney, 5-9 Sr. Molly Johnson, 5-5 Jr. Emily Ludwig, and 5-8 Jr. Casey Jackson.

St. Joseph's Academy scored 30 points off 28 Notre Dame turnovers in a 79-51 victory. St. Joseph's Academy shot 39.2% from the field including six of 10 from the three point line. The Angels connected on 13 of 21 free throws and pulled down 34 rebounds. Notre Dame Academy shot 39.2% from the field including six of 21 from beyond the arc. The Pandas connected on five of eight free throws, grabbed 29 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 16 St. Joseph's Academy turnovers.

Patrice King and Courtney Harris led the victors with 22 and 20 points respectively. Ashley Hanlen added 14 points. Myrtie Reilly chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds. Casey Jackson and 5-8 Jr. Kirsten Delph led Notre Dame with 14 points each.

St. Joseph's Academy (MO) 79 Notre Dame Academy 51

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
St. Joseph's Academy (MO) 18 20 11 30 79
Notre Dame Academy 10 13 12 16 51

St. Joseph's Academy (MO) (79)- King 22, Handley 3, Reilly 10, Hanlen 14, Harris 20, Nash 5, Ruppe 2, Stirmlinger 3.
Notre Dame Academy (51)- Walker 3, Tierney 3, Johnson 8, Ludwig 3, Jackson 14, Delph 14, Albanese 2, Ammerman 2, Smith 2.

Jackson County (TN) (21-1) vs. Lexington Catholic (18-4)

Jackson County Coach Jim Brown started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Amy Anderson, 5-8 So. Emily Bowman, 5-10 So. Laken Leonard, 5-2 Sr. Misti Maxwell, and 5-6 Jr. Talica Bowman. Lexington Catholic Coach Jeff Hans countered with 5-11 Sr. Natalie Novosel, 5-10 Jr. Shaneque McGhee, 6-0 Sr. Lauren Conrad, 5-10 Jr. Maggie Wilson, and 5-8 Sr. Briana Green.

Lexington Catholic outscored Jackson County 23-5 in the final quarter to erase a 44-38 deficit to earn a 61-49 victory. The score was tied at 49-49 but Lexington Catholic finished the game with a 12-0 run. Natalie Novosel led the fourth quarter surge with 12 points.

Lexington Catholic shot 47.8% from the field including three of six from the three point line. The Lady Knights connected on 14 of 18 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 15 Jackson County turnovers. Jackson County shot 41.9% from the field including nine of 21 from beyond the arc. The Lady Blue Devils connected on four of six free throws, grabbed 24 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 10 Lexington Catholic turnovers.

Natalie Novosel led Lexington Catholic with 20 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and five steals. Briana Green added 10 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Laken Leonard led Jackson County with 17 points, four rebounds, and six assists. Emily Bowman also scored 17 points including five three point baskets.

Lexington Catholic 61 Jackson County (TN) 49

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Jackson County (TN) 22 6 16 5 49
Lexington Catholic 15 7 16 23 61

Jackson County (TN) (49)- Anderson 2, E. Bowman 17, Leonard 17, Maxwell 5, T. Bowman 6, Daily 2.
Lexington Catholic (61)- Novosel 20, McGhee 9, Conrad 4, Wilson 8, Green 10, Scott 4, Corbett 6.

Heritage Christian (IN) (19-0) vs. Paul Dunbar (22-1)

Heritage Christian Coach Rick Risinger started the following lineup: 5-10 Jr. Kelly Faris, 5-8 Jr. Claire Freeman, 6-1 Fr. Liz Stratman, 5-7 So. Kaycee Jones, and 5-7 Jr. Emily Anderson. Paul Dunbar Coach Mike Sowers countered with 6-0 So. Ebony Rowe, 5-7 Sr. Chelsey Johnson, 6-1 Sr. Chantelle Pressley, 5-5 Sr. Megan LaRue, and 5-7 Sr. Pilar Walker.

Paul Dunbar outscored Heritage Christian 15-9 in the final quarter to defeate the previously unbeaten Lady Eagles 47-41. Dunbar shot 31.4% from the field including four of 17 from the three point line. The Lady Bulldogs connected on 11 of 21 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored nine points off 22 Heritage Christian turnovers. Heritage Christian shot 45.7% from the field including three of 10 from beyond the arc. The Lady Eagles connected on six of eight free throws, grabbed 32 rebounds, and scored nine points off 12 Dunbar turnovers.

Pilar Walker led the victors with 16 points and five steals. Chelsey Johnson added 14 points. Ebony Rowe pulled down 10 rebounds. Kelly Faris led Heritage Christian with 15 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. Liz Stratman pulled down 10 rebounds.

Paul Dunbar 47 Heritage Christian (IN) 41

School Q1Q2Q3Q4 Final
Heritage Christian (IN) 9 12 11 9 41
Paul Dunbar 8 16 8 15 47

Heritage Christian (IN) (41)- Faris 15, Freeman 7, Stratman 2, Jones 2, Anderson 7, Burton 8.
Paul Dunbar (47)- Rowe 3, Johnson 14, Pressley 4, LaRue 4, Walker 16, Howard 3, Ch. Haney 3.

Conclusion

Congratulations to Lexington Catholic Coach Jeff Hans for putting together a class field for this well-organized event. Kentucky and the out-of-state teams split today with each claiming four victories.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic stats crew Glenn Gentry and Gary Long for providing the computer stats for each game.

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.