Twenty-seven teams are scheduled to participate in the inaugural 6th Grade Boys State Tournament. The teams scheduled to participate are West Jessamine, Estill County, Morton, Conner, Lexington Christian-Blue, Boyle County, Lexington Traditional, Sayre, Mason County, Southern (Somerset), Mason County 5th, Lincoln County, Meece, Betsy Layne, Madison, Lexington Christian-White, Hazard, Clinton County, Elkhorn, Salyersville, Rose Hill, Central (Paintsville), Lewis County, Fleming County, McNabb, Wayne County, and Team Elliott.
Twenty-two of the teams are scheduled to play a preliminary game on Friday. This will help set up the pairings for the elimination bracket starting on Saturday. Lewis County, Fleming County, McNabb, Wayne County, and Team Elliott will also begin play on Saturday.
|West Jessamine||48||Estill County||35|
|Lexington Christian-Blue||39||Boyle County||18|
|Mason County||38||Southern (Somerset)||33|
|Lincoln County||46||Mason County 5th||22|
|Central (Paintsville)||63||Rose Hill||23|
West Jessamine 48 Estill County 35Will Henderson and Fred Meyer led West Jessamine with 14 and 13
Randy King led Estill County with 11 points.
Conner 42 Morton 14Adam Yeager and Drew Barker led Conner with nine points each.
Lexington Christian-Blue 39 Boyle County 18Frederick Rupp led Lexington Christian-Blue with 12 points. Chris Honabach and Cody Honabach led Boyle County with nine and eight
Lexington Traditional 39 Sayre 37Teddy Ware led a balanced Lexington Traditional attack with 10 points. Christen Cunningham and D. J. Johnson led Sayre with 18 and 12
Mason County 38 Southern (Somerset) 33Tee. King and L. Greenhill led Mason County with 15 and 11
Stewart Russell led Southern (Somerset) with 11 points.
Lincoln County 46 Mason County 5th 22Brent Ruckel led Lincoln County with eight points. Cameron Frame and Dorian Henry led Mason County 5th with six points each.
Madison 37 Lexington Christian-White 17DeMarcus George and Jarod Adams led Madison with eight points each. Andrew Barker led Lexington Christian-White with seven points.
Meece 68 Salyersville 5th 19 (Exhibition)Lange and Brayden McWilliams led Meece with 14 and 13
Tyler Fitzpatrick led Salyersville 5th with nine points.
Clinton County 56 Hazard 48Keifer Dalton and Colby Langford led Clinton County with 26 and 10
Collier Mobellini and Josh Hollon led Hazard with 15 and nine
Elkhorn 39 Salyersville 31Tyne Nickell led Elkhorn with 14 points. Salyersville was led by Prater Helton with 10 points.
Central (Paintsville) 63 Rose Hill 23Shane Hall and Trevor Sherman led Central (Paintsville) with 14 and 12
Jake Day led Rose Hill with 10 points.
|Tournament First Round|
|Mason County 5th||won||Lexington Christian-Blue||forfeit|
|Lexington Christian-Blue||59||Mason County 5th||20||(Exhibition)|
|Lewis County||56||Estill County||33|
|Fleming County||59||Boyle County||17|
|Mason County||32||Lexington Christian-White||19|
|Team Elliott||37||Morton (Lexington Mustangs)||36|
Lexington Christian-Blue 59 Mason County 5th 20 (Exhibition)Drew Trimble, Nick Whitner, and Cody Kalinowski led Lexington Christian-Blue with 13, 11, and 10
Austin Vice led Mason County 5th with seven points.
Lewis County 56 Estill County 33Daulton Mason and Shawn Johnson led Lewis County with 18 and 13
Travis Adams and Greg Stamper led Estill County with 13 and 11
Wayne County 68 Salyersville 40Jason Perkins led Wayne County with 23 points. Trey Blevins and Guffey added 17 and 12
Ronald Puckett and Daulton Howard led Salyersville with 13 and 12
Fleming County 59 Boyle County 17Brett Fawns, Darion Burns, and Bryce Gooding led Fleming County with 13, 12, and 11
Chris Honabach led Boyle County with seven points.
Southern (Somerset) 35 McNabb 33Stewart Russell led Southern (Somerset) with 11 points. Uvea Moaia led McNabb with 19 points.
Sayre 52 Elkhorn 37Christen Cunningham and Jordan Green led Sayre with 21 and 19
Chris Roberts led Elkhorn with nine points.
Hazard 58 West Jessamine 9Mack Hall and Collier Mobellini led Hazard with 17 and 16
Byron Speech led West Jessamine with three points.
Mason County 32 Lexington Christian-White 19C. Fearis, B. Pitakis, and Tee. King led Mason County with six points each. Andrew Barker led Lexington Christian-White with six points.
Team Elliott 37 Morton (Lexington Mustangs) 36Logan Nickell led Team Elliott with 15 points. Aaron Vance led Morton (Lexington Mustangs) with 10 points.
Rose Hill 42 Madison 31Ross Thompson and Josh Day led Rose Hill with 16 and 11
DeMarcus George led Madison with 13 points.
|Tournament Round of Sixteen|
|Clinton County||44||Mason County 5th||27|
|Central (Paintsville)||61||Wayne County||53|
|Lincoln County||56||Fleming County||45|
|Lexington Traditional||42||Mason County||28|
|Team Elliott||50||Rose Hill||47||(OT)|
Clinton County 44 Mason County 5th 27Keifer Dalton and Colby Langford led Clinton County with 16 and 10
Ryan Johnson led Mason County 5th with 14 points.
|Mason County 5th||4||7||4||12||27|
|Clinton County||(44) -||Dalton 16, Choate 4, Langford 10, Claywell 6, Anderson 1, Tallent 1, Means 3, Speck 3.|
|Mason County 5th||(27) -||King 5, R. Johnson 16, Henry 4, Boone 2.|
Conner 42 Lewis County 30Jesse McKeehan led Conner with 13 points. Andrew Way added 12 points on four three point baskets. Daulton Mason and Shawn Johnson led Lewis County with eight and seven
|Conner||(42) -||Barker 5, Way 12, Hemmerich 5, Lamblez 3, McKeehan 13, Gilbreath 4.|
|Lewis County||(30) -||Ruckel 3, Adams 1, Mason 8, Johnson 7, Weddington 6, Holder 3, Zorns 2.|
Central (Paintsville) 61 Wayne County 53 Central outscored Wayne County 25-9 in the final quarter. Shane Hall led the victors with 36 points. Jason Perkins, Trey Blevins, and Cory Stearns led Wayne County with 16, 16, and 11
Blevins recorded three three point baskets.
|Central (Paintsville)||(61) -||Shane Hall 36, Seaton Hall 5, B. Blair 9, Sherman 4, Hensley 7.|
|Wayne County||(53) -||J. Perkins 16, Staples 5, Blevins 16, Shearer 2, Stearns 11, Tyler C. Guffey 3.|
Lincoln County 56 Fleming County 45Brent Ruckel and Kody Cornelius led Lincoln County with 15 and 14
Brett Fawns led Fleming County with 17 points including five three point baskets.
|Lincoln County||(56) -||Gaines 5, Hart 2, Sims 9, Dunn 4, Rowe 3, Goens 4, Ruckel 15, Cornelius 14.|
|Fleming County||(45) -||Burns 9, McKee 4, Saunders 4, Fawns 17, Gooding 3, Steward 4, Golfman 4.|
Meece 43 Southern (Somerset) 15Tyler Thacker and Brayden McWilliams led Meece with nine and seven
Stewart Russell led Southern (Somerset) with five points.
|Meece||(43) -||Thompson 1, Cheuvront 5, McWilliams 7, Perry 2, Cowan 2, Jones 4, Thacker 9, Lange 6, Griffith 5.|
|Southern (Somerset)||(15) -||Gibson 4, Lynch 2, Russell 5, Profit 4.|
Sayre 56 Hazard 45Christen Cunningham led Sayre with 26 points. Benji Headley and Jordan Green added 11 and nine
Collier Mobellini and Mack Hall led Hazard with 13 and nine
|Sayre||(56) -||Dunn 6, Headley 11, Cunningham 26, Ball 2, Green 9, Fahmy 2.|
|Hazard||(45) -||Haynes 6, M. Hall 9, Mobellini 13, Hollon 4, Arnett 2, Eversole 3, Hardy 8.|
Lexington Traditional 42 Mason County 28Charles "Snoop" Johnson and Teddy Ware led the victors with 14 and 10
Tee. King and L. Greenhill led Mason County with six points each.
|Lexington Traditional||(42) -||Owsley 1, Lewis 6, Ware 10, Dunn 2, Johnson 14, Rose 9.|
|Mason County||(28) -||Greenhill 6, King 6, Fearis 4, Menke 5, Pitakas 2, Sargent 1, Whitsman 2, Sutton 2.|
Team Elliott 50 Rose Hill 47 (OT)Reece Griffith and Logan Nickell led Team Elliott with 15 and 13
Ross Thompson led Rose Hill with 20 points.
|Team Elliott||(50) -||Nickell 13, L. Griffith 7, R. Griffith 15, Sloas 9, Holbrook 2, I. Griffith 4.|
|Rose Hill||(47) -||Thompson 20, Jake Day 4, Josh Day 4, Bush 2, Paulus 3, Marsh 6, Mulloy 6, Bare 2.|
|Central (Paintsville)||62||Lincoln County||52||(Quarterfinal)|
|Lexington Traditional||60||Team Elliott||12||(Quarterfinal)|
Clinton County 49 Conner 28 (Quarterfinal)Colby Langford led Clinton County with 20 points. Samuel Hemmerich led Conner with seven points.
|Clinton County||(49) -||Davis 6, Dalton 7, Choate 4, Langford 20, B. Rains 7, Claywell 2, Anderson 1, Speck 2.|
|Conner||(28) -||Barker 5, Way 2, Yeager 5, Hemmerich 7, Lamblez 3, McKeehan 4, B. Hart 3.|
Central (Paintsville) 62 Lincoln County 52 (Quarterfinal)Braxton Blair led the victors with 19 points. Seaton Hall, Sherman, and Braxton Hensley added 12, 12, and 10
Kody Cornelius, Carter Dunn, and Trevor Gaines led Lincoln County with 14, nine, and nine
|Central (Paintsville)||(62) -||Shane Hall 3, Seaton Hall 12, B. Blair 19, Sherman 12, Hensley 10, Hampton 6.|
|Lincoln County||(52) -||Hart 6, Gaines 9, Sims 5, C. Dunn 9, Goens 3, Ruckel 6, Cornelius 14.|
Sayre 37 Meece 30 (Quarterfinal) Sayre outscored Meece 13-5 in the final quarter. Christen Cunningham and Jordan Green led Sayre with 11 and 10
Tyler Thacker and Cam Cheuvront led Meece with 11 and nine
|Sayre||(37) -||Dunn 5, Headley 5, Johnson 7, Cunningham 11, Green 10.|
|Meece||(30) -||Cheuvront 9, Jones 2, Thacker 11, Lange 2, Griffith 6.|
Lexington Traditional 60 Team Elliott 12 (Quarterfinal)Charles "Snoop" Johnson, Lance Blakely, and Teddy Ware led Lexington Traditional with 16, 10, and nine
Tyne Nickell and Hunter Holbrook led Team Elliott with six and four
|Lexington Traditional||(60) -||Owsley 6, Lewis 6, Dunn 5, Rose 8, Johnson 16, Ware 9, Blakely 10.|
|Team Elliott||(12) -||Nickell 6, Sloas 2, Holbrook 4.|
|Tournament Final Four|
|Clinton County||38||Central (Paintsville)||33||(Semifinal)|
Clinton County 38 Central (Paintsville) 33 (Semifinal)Colby Langford and Keifer Dalton led Clinton County with 16 and 13
Bailey Rains added 12 points on four three point baskets. Shane Hall and Seaton Hall led Central (Paintsville) with 11 and nine
|Clinton County||(38) -||Davis 2, Dalton 13, Choate 5, Langford 16, B. Rains 12.|
|Central (Paintsville)||(33) -||Shane Hall 11, Seaton Hall 9, Sherman 2, Hensley 8, Cline 1, M. Blair 1.|
Sayre 53 Lexington Traditional 40 (Semifinal)D. J. Johnson and Jordan Green led Sayre with 27 and 12
Blake Rose and Charles "Snoop" Johnson led Lexington Traditional with 11 and nine
|Sayre||(53) -||Ball 6, Green 12, Johnson 27, Cunningham 8.|
|Lexington Traditional||(40) -||Owsley 6, Ware 6, Blakely 4, Johnson 9, Rose 11, Lewis 4.|
Sayre 39 Clinton County 24 (Championship) Sayre raced out to a 14-2 first quarter lead on their way to victory. D. J. Johnson led Sayre with 18 points and was a force inside on both ends of the court. Christen Cunningham added 10 points. Keifer Dalton, Lance Claywell, and Colby Langford led Clinton County with seven, six, and six
|Sayre||(39) -||Headley 3, Green 4, Johnson 18, Cunningham 10, Ball 4.|
|Clinton County||(24) -||Langford 6, B. Rains 3, Dalton 7, Claywell 6, Choate 2.|
|D. J. Johnson||Sayre|
|Keifer Dalton||Clinton County|
|Colby Langford||Clinton County|
|Teddy Ware||Lexington Traditional|
|Charles "Snoop" Johnson||Lexington Traditional|
|Blake Rose||Lexington Traditional|
|Shane Hall||Central - Paintsville|
|Seaton Hall||Central - Paintsville|
|Braxton Blair||Central - Paintsville|
I have attempted to give a brief recap of each game played this weekend. The stats in this report came from the game scoresheets. I apologize in advance for any errors or misspelling of names. This writeup is not meant to be used for official records but for general coverage of this event.
Congratulations to the Sayre Spartans for their championship run and all the fine teams and players who participated this weekend. Also congratulations to Tourney MVP Christen Cunningham for flawlessly directing his team's offense this weekend.
A special thanks to Sean Vinsel, Steve Hatton, and the rest of the Kentucky Basketball Academy staff for the hospitality extended me this weekend. It would be impossible for me to cover these events without the outstanding cooperation and help I get from the staff.
Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, teams, or players to me at email@example.com.
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.