Forty-eight teams are scheduled to compete for the championship. The teams scheduled to participate are Beaumont, King, Lexington Christian Academy, Russell County, Highlands, Lexington Traditional, Tates Creek, The Lexington School, Georgetown, Morton, Boyle County, Winburn, Bryan Station, Anderson County, Elkhorn, Shelby West, Knox County, West Jessamine, Estill County, Lincoln County, Southern (Somerset), Fleming County 6th, Harrison County, Betsy Layne, Bracken County, Meece, Fleming County, Northern, Christian Academy of Louisville, Jessie Clark, Whitley County, Russellville, McNabb, Hopkins Central, Graves County, Sebastian, Mayfield, Hazard, Spencer County, Pendleton County, Calloway County, Christian County, Clay County, Royal Spring, Scott County, South Laurel, St. Joseph, and Wayne County.
Forty teams will play on Friday night to help establish bracket position for Saturday. Calloway County, Christian County, Clay County, Royal Spring, Scott County, South Laurel, St. Joseph, and Wayne County will join the single elimination tournament on Saturday.
|Russell County||56||Lexington Christian Academy||38|
|Tates Creek||44||The Lexington School||9|
|Anderson County||47||Bryan Station||33|
|Knox County||51||West Jessamine||31|
|Lincoln County||48||Estill County||21|
|Southern (Somerset)||44||Fleming County 6th||34|
|Betsy Layne||53||Harrison County||45||(2OT)|
|Christian Academy of Louisville||35||Jessie Clark||19|
|Pendleton County||51||Spencer County||20|
Beaumont 49 King 31Joey Avioli, Marcus Givens, and Jamal Aelu-Peasah led Beaumont with 12, 11, and 10
Travis Hooper led King with eight points.
Russell County 56 Lexington Christian Academy 38Tyler Robertson led Russell County with 15 points. Dustin Pierce, Lucas Whittle, and Barton Mann added eight points each. Sam Maybriar led Lexington Christian Academy with 12 points. Taylor Blair and Michael Fugate added eight points each.
Lexington Traditional 52 Highlands 31Braxton McFarland, Jared Hardin, and Teddy Ware led the victors with 16, 13, and 12
Donovan McCoy and Karl Hinkel led Highlands with eight and seven
Tates Creek 44 The Lexington School 9Mike Scarce led Tates Creek with seven points. Austin Younce, Aaron Mitchell, and Denton added six points each. Jake Lindon led The Lexington School with five points.
Georgetown 47 Morton 44Tony Gilkey led Georgetown with 12 points. Hunter Nelson, Kevo Edwards, and Landon Young added nine, eight, and eight
Anthony Lindsey led Morton with 27 points.
Winburn 42 Boyle County 21William Gary and Ladarius Jackson led Winburn with 15 and 14
Brett Jones led Boyle County with 13 points including three three point baskets.
Anderson County 47 Bryan Station 33Logan Woodside, Zack Kearns, and Jay Smith led Anderson County with 14, 12, and 10
Nehemiah Mabson and Chris Gillespie led Bryan Station with 10 and seven
Shelby West 34 Elkhorn 28Miles Rice led Shelby West with 12 points on four three point baskets. Logan Taylor led Elkhorn with nine points.
Knox County 51 West Jessamine 31Tobie Merida and Jonathan Grist led Knox County with 13 and 11
Taylor Frye led West Jessamine with 13 points.
Lincoln County 48 Estill County 21Luke Hill and Chris Luster led Lincoln County with 17 and nine
Mitch Plowman led Estill County with six points.
Southern (Somerset) 44 Fleming County 6th 34Logan Starnes led Southern (Somerset) with 29 points. Brett Fawns led Fleming County 6th with 12 points on four three point baskets. Bryson McKee added 10 points.
Betsy Layne 53 Harrison County 45 (2OT)D. Hamilton and Daniels led Betsy Layne with 21 and 12
Jordan Stubbs, Jordan Martin, and Kyle Foster led Harrison County with 12, 11, and 11
Meece 46 Bracken County 24Ryan Dishman led Meece with 12 points on four three point baskets. Tyler Goins and Taylor Gover added 10 points each. Phillip Jefferson led Bracken County with eight points.
Northern 36 Fleming County 14Matt Smith led Northern with 12 points. Desmond McAdams led Fleming County with six points.
Christian Academy of Louisville 35 Jessie Clark 19Ryan Long led Christian Academy of Louisville with 14 points. Adam Disponett led Jessie Clark with six points.
Whitley County 61 Russellville 30Dalton Sizemore led Whitley County with 18 points. Boston Bryant and Skyler McCulley added 12 points each. Jordan Kennedy and Zack Hines led Russellville with 13 and nine
Hopkins Central 65 McNabb 62Jordan Allen and Ty Martin led the victors with 33 and 16
Omar Prewitt led McNabb with 21 points including five three point baskets. Tanner Combs and Matt Tuttle added 10 points each.
Sebastian 42 Graves County 36Dillon Creech and Alex Hamilton led Sebastian with 13 and 11
Ty Starky and Eli Wilson led Graves County with 15 and 12
Mayfield 48 Hazard 42Shaquan Hayes led Mayfield with 23 points. Hazard was led by Jordan Olinger and Jarrod Combs with 17 and 15
Pendleton County 51 Spencer County 20Mason Monroe led Pendleton County with 19 points. Stephon Porter led Spencer County with 11 points.
|Tournament Bracket - First Round|
|Estill County||54||The Lexington School||16|
|Lexington Christian Academy||45||Tates Creek||25|
|Bracken County||44||West Jessamine||39|
|Southern (Somerset)||42||Bryan Station||29|
|Fleming County 6th||39||Betsy Layne||32|
|Wayne County||39||Jessie Clark||30|
|Whitley County||42||Spencer County||20|
Estill County 54 The Lexington School 16Colby Baber and Joey Grove led Estill County with 15 and 11
Duncan Courtney led The Lexington School with seven points.
Lexington Christian Academy 45 Tates Creek 25Michael Fugate led Lexington Christian Academy with 21 points. Michael Scarce led Tates Creek with eight points.
Bracken County 44 West Jessamine 39Phillip Jefferson and Conner Rigg led Bracken County with 18 and 11
Chase Fain led West Jessamine with 14 points.
Lincoln County 50 King 25Luke Hill led Lincoln County with 15 points. Carl-Lewis Cummins added 13 points including three three point baskets. John Ingram led King with five points.
Morton 59 Harrison County 52Anthony Lindsey led Morton with 24 points. Ross Cook added 10 points. Eli Gross and Jordan Stubbs led Harrison County with 13 and 11
Southern (Somerset) 42 Bryan Station 29Logan Starnes and Justin Schultz led Southern (Somerset) with 21 and 11
Nehemiah Mabson and Jackson Davis led Bryan Station with seven and six
Georgetown 54 Fleming County 23Landon Young led Georgetown with 18 points including three three point baskets. Tony Gilkey added 10 points. Dillon Wright led Fleming County with seven points.
Fleming County 6th 39 Betsy Layne 32Brett Fawns led the victors with 21 points including six three point baskets. T. Daniels led Betsy Layne with 18 points.
Hazard 65 Boyle County 23Austin Johnson and Mack Hall led Hazard with 18 and 12
David True and Brett Jones led Boyle County with six points each.
Elkhorn 53 Winburn 35Ryan Timmons and Tim Mattison led Elkhorn with 19 and 17
Ladarius Jackson led Winburn with 19 points.
Royal Spring 49 Russellville 33Mustafa Diaw and Patrick Murray led Royal Spring with 17 and 10
Jordan Kennedy led Russellville with 17 points.
McNabb 46 Pendleton County 38Omar Prewitt led McNabb with 17 points including three three point baskets. Mason Monroe led Pendleton County with 17 points.
Wayne County 39 Jessie Clark 30Jason Perkins, Landry Woods, and Kyle Gehring led Wayne County with 11, nine, and eight
Adam Disponett led Jessie Clark with nine points.
Whitley County 42 Spencer County 20Dalton Sizemore and Boston Bryant led Whitley County with 16 and 12
Brandon Miller led Spencer County with 11 points.
Meece 58 Graves County 35Ryan Dishman, Taylor Gover, and Tyler Megargel led Meece with 14, 13, and 10
Eli Wilson led Graves County with 15 points.
Scott County 62 Highlands 41Austin Downey led Scott County with 16 points including three three point baskets. Dylan Portwood and Quin Richardson added 10 and nine
|Tournament Bracket - Second Round|
|Sebastian||58||Lexington Christian Academy||29|
|Anderson County||40||Bracken County||26|
|Lincoln County||54||St. Joseph||40|
|Lexington Traditional||49||Southern (Somerset)||41|
|Christian County||45||Fleming County 6th||27|
|Wayne County||45||Shelby West||31|
|South Laurel||45||Whitley County||38|
|Meece||53||Christian Academy of Louisville||38|
Mayfield 54 Estill County 32Jonathan Jackson and Dondre Jackson led Mayfield with 11 and 10
Colby Baber led Estill County with six points.
Sebastian 58 Lexington Christian Academy 29Bobby Fraley and Dillon Chaney led Sebastian with 12 and nine
Michael Fugate led Lexington Christian Academy with 11 points including three three point baskets. David Malicote added six points.
Anderson County 40 Bracken County 26Logan Woodside led Anderson County with 13 points. Jay Smith and Ryan McGregor added nine and eight
Phillip Jefferson and Grant Crawford led Bracken County with 10 and seven
Lincoln County 54 St. Joseph 40Luke Hill and Dustin Burchfield led Lincoln County with 28 and 11
Jacob Browning and Ben Russell led St. Joseph with 10 and eight
Hopkins Central 44 Morton 30Jordan Allen and Ty Martin led Hopkins Central with 16 and 13
Anthony Lindsey led Morton with 13 points.
Lexington Traditional 49 Southern (Somerset) 41Snoop Johnson led Lexington Traditional with 14 points. Braxton McFarland added 10 points and 13 blocked shots. Logan Starnes and Justin Schultz led Southern (Somerset) with 13 and 12
Knox County 40 Georgetown 29Jeffrey Canady led Knox County with 24 points. Tony Gilkey led Georgetown with 16 points.
Christian County 45 Fleming County 6th 27Juan Jones and Ryan Knight led Christian County with 10 points each. Darion Burns and Brett Fawns led Fleming County 6th with six points each.
Russell County 44 Hazard 43Dustin Pierce and Tyler Robertson led Russell County with 14 points each. Jordan Olinger and Austin Johnson led Hazard with 18 and 10
Elkhorn 45 Calloway County 16Ryan Timmons and Casey Tabor led Elkhorn with 13 and 10
Bailey Futrell and Tyler Scharbacher led Calloway County with five points each.
Royal Spring 48 Beaumont 43 (OT)Zac Humphrey, Jervon Christopher, and Mustafa Diaw led Royal Spring with 13, 11, and nine
Marcus Givens and Joey Avioli led Beaumont with 19 and 17
McNabb 53 Clay County 49Omar Prewitt led McNabb with 22 points including four three point baskets. Matt Tuttle added 10 points including three three point baskets. Travis Smith, Stephon Lyttle, and Jordan Miller led Clay County with 11, 11, and 10
Wayne County 45 Shelby West 31Dagan Shelton and Kyle Gehring led Wayne County with 18 and 15
Darryl Hicks led Shelby West with 14 points.
South Laurel 45 Whitley County 38Matthew Slavey and Austin Rader led South Laurel with 10 and eight
Boston Bryant and Dalton Sizemore led Whitley County with 21 and 17
Meece 53 Christian Academy of Louisville 38Taylor Gover led Meece with 18 points. Tyler Megargel added 11 points and 16 rebounds. Ryan Dishman also recorded 11 points. Ryan Long and Chase Darst led Christian Academy of Louisville with nine points each.
Scott County 58 Northern 40Quin Richardson, Austin Downey, and Tyler Page led Scott County with 13, 12, and 10
Matt Smith and Kody Johnson led Northern with 16 and 15
|Tournament Bracket - Round of Sixteen|
|Lincoln County||39||Anderson County||18|
|Hopkins Central||43||Lexington Traditional||41|
|Christian County||42||Knox County||36|
|Wayne County||39||South Laurel||28|
Mayfield 61 Sebastian 50Jacob Tylee led Mayfield with 18 points including five three point baskets. Shaquan Hayes and Dondre Jackson added 13 and 10
Dillon Creech and Bobby Fraley led Sebastian with 15 and 10
|Mayfield||(61) -||S. Hayes 13, Overton 9, J. Jackson 8, Tylee 18, D, Jackson 10, Wiggins 3.|
|Sebastian||(50) -||Watkins 5, Chaney 5, Hamilton 9, Shouse 3, Fraley 10, Creech 15, Weems 3.|
Lincoln County 39 Anderson County 18Dustin Burchfield and Luke Hill led Lincoln County with 11 and nine
Jay Smith and Logan Woodside led Anderson County with six points each.
|Lincoln County||(39) -||Burchfield 11, Hill 9, Luster 4, Cummins 2, Ersham 3, Elliott 2, Dutson 2, King 2, Ruckel 1, Jacobs 4.|
|Anderson County||(18) -||Smith 6, Woodside 6, Newton 2, Simmons 2, Kearns 2.|
Hopkins Central 43 Lexington Traditional 41Jordan Allen and Ty Martin led Hopkins Central with 20 and 12
Snoop Johnson and Teddy Ware led Lexington Traditional with 13 and 11
|Hopkins Central||(43) -||Martin 12, Allen 20, Duncan 2, Smiley 5, Nance 2, Shadrick 2.|
|Lexington Traditional||(41) -||Owsley 2, Ware 11, Johnson 13, Hardin 8, McFarland 7.|
Christian County 42 Knox County 36Jarvis Irby led Christian County with 16 points. Jeffrey Canady led Knox County with 19 points.
|Christian County||(42) -||Cotton 9, Jones 8, Knight 5, Small 4, Irby 16.|
|Knox County||(36) -||Canady 19, Wilburn 1, Merida 7, Gist 3, Shepherd 6.|
Russell County 56 Elkhorn 42Nick Britt, Lucas Whittle, and Tyler Robertson led Russell County with 16, 12, and 10
Ryan Timmons led Elkhorn with 16 points. Eric Anderson added 12 points on four three point baskets.
|Russell County||(56) -||D. Pierce 7, Britt 16, Whittle 12, Mann 6, Beard 2, Robertson 10, Bennett 3.|
|Elkhorn||(42) -||Timmons 16, Tabor 3, Mattison 6, Taylor 5, Anderson 12.|
Royal Spring 57 McNabb 48Zac Humphrey and Mustafa Diaw led Royal Spring with 18 and 14
Blake Preston led McNabb with 15 points.
|Royal Spring||(57) -||Diaw 14, P. Murray 7, Gillette 4, Humphrey 18, Christopher 6, Wickline 1, Blankenship 4.|
|McNabb||(48) -||Preston 15, Prewitt 8, Tuttle 3, Combs 7, Hall 3, Lockridge 5, Baker 6.|
Wayne County 39 South Laurel 28Landry Woods led Wayne County with 12 points on four three point baskets. Dagan Shelton added 11 points. Devin Pennington and Trent Abner led South Laurel with eight and seven
|Wayne County||(39) -||Shelton 11, Gehring 9, Woods 12, C. Parmley 4, Perkins 3.|
|South Laurel||(28) -||Byrd 2, Rader 2, Pennington 8, Slavey 2, Sears 3, Abner 7, Schaser 4.|
Scott County 56 Meece 40Quin Richardson and Dylan Portwood led Scott County with 16 and 13
Taylor Gover and Ryan Dishman led Meece with 14 and nine
|Scott County||(56) -||Richardson 16, Downey 6, Page 9, Gaines 8, Portwood 13, Brantt 2, Saunders 2.|
|Meece||(40) -||Gover 14, Hall 5, Laign 2, Megargel 2, Dishman 9, Goins 5.|
|Christian County||68||Hopkins Central||36||(Quarterfinal)|
|Russell County||61||Royal Spring||50||(Quarterfinal)|
|Scott County||46||Wayne County||43||(OT)||(Quarterfinal)|
|Christian County||50||Lincoln County||46||(Semifinal)|
|Scott County||59||Russell County||50||(OT)||(Semifinal)|
|Scott County||46||Christian County||45||(Championship)|
Lincoln County 37 Mayfield 35 (Quarterfinal)Luke Hill and Dustin Burchfield led Lincoln County with 13 and 11
Shaquan Hayes and Jonathan Jackson led Mayfield with 13 and 11
|Lincoln County||(37) -||Cummins 3, Burchfield 11, Luster 4, Hill 13, Ruckel 6.|
|Mayfield||(35) -||S. Hayes 13, Overton 3, J. Jackson 11, Tylee 6, D, Jackson 3.|
Christian County 68 Hopkins Central 36 (Quarterfinal)C. J. Cotton, Ryan Knight, and Juan Jones led Christian County with 14, 13, and 10
Ty Martin and Jordan Allen led Hopkins Central with 18 and 10
|Christian County||(68) -||Cotton 14, P'pool 2, Jones 10, Knight 13, Small 7, Mumford 4, Mosley 6, Walker 3, Wharton 2, Brown 2, Irby 7.|
|Hopkins Central||(36) -||Martin 18, Shadrick 2, Allen 10, Duncan 2, Smiley 2, Nance 2.|
Russell County 61 Royal Spring 50 (Quarterfinal)Dustin Pierce, Tyler Robertson, and Nick Britt led Russell County with 19, 16, and 12
Zac Humphrey and Mustafa Diaw led Royal Spring with 19 and 16
|Russell County||(61) -||D. Pierce 19, Britt 12, Whittle 9, Beard 6, Robertson 16.|
|Royal Spring||(50) -||Diaw 16, Gillette 4, P. Murray 2, Humphrey 21, Christopher 6.|
Scott County 46 Wayne County 43 (OT) (Quarterfinal) Scott County rallied from a 34-25 deficit after three quarters to defeat Wayne County 46-43. Scott County's Austin Downey hit a three point shot to send the game to overtime. Dylan Portwood, Derek Gaines, and Quin Richardson led the victors with 14, 13, and 11
Dagan Shelton led Wayne County with 18 points. Landry Woods added 12 points on four three point baskets.
|Scott County||(46) -||Richardson 11, Downey 5, Page 3, Portwood 14, Gaines 13.|
|Wayne County||(43) -||Shelton 18, Gehring 7, Woods 12, Parmley 3, Perkins 3.|
Christian County 50 Lincoln County 46 (Semifinal)Anthony Small and Juan Jones led Christian County with 18 and 12
Luke Hill led Lincoln County with 24 points.
|Christian County||(50) -||Cotton 5, Irby 5, Jones 12, Knight 2, Small 18, Mosley 4, Mumford 2.|
|Lincoln County||(46) -||Burchfield 2, Luster 6, Hill 24, Ersham 3, Ruckel 8, Cummins 3.|
Scott County 59 Russell County 50 (OT) (Semifinal) Scott County led 38-28 after three quarters but Russell County outscored the Cardinals 20-10 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Scott County outscored Russell County 11-2 in overtime to earn the victory. Dylan Portwood led Scott County with 18 points. Austin Downey added 17 points including five three point baskets. Derek Gaines chipped in with 12 points. Tyler Robertson and Nick Britt led Russell County with 21 and 10
|Scott County||(59) -||Richardson 7, Downey 17, Portwood 18, Gaines 12, Page 5.|
|Russell County||(50) -||Britt 10, Whittle 4, Mann 8, Beard 4, Robertson 21, Bennett 3.|
Scott County 46 Christian County 45 (Championship) Scott County improved their record to 29-0 by handing Christian County (18-1) their first loss of the season in a 46-45 thriller. Austin Downey led the victors with 16 points including five three point baskets. Quin Richardson and Tyler Page added 14 and 12
C. J. Cotton led Christian County with 23 points.
|Scott County||(46) -||Richardson 14, Downey 16, Page 12, Portwood 4.|
|Christian County||(45) -||Cotton 23, Irby 7, Jones 6, Knight 2, Small 6, Mosley 1.|
|Quin Richardson||Scott County||MVP|
|Dylan Portwood||Scott County|
|Austin Downey||Scott County|
|C. J. Cotton||Christian County|
|Anthony Small||Christian County|
|Juan Jones||Christian County|
|Tyler Robertson||Russell County|
|Nick Britt||Russell County|
|Dustin Burchfield||Lincoln County|
|Luke Hill||Lincoln County|
|Jordan Allen||Hopkins Central|
|Zac Humphrey||Royal Spring|
|Dagan Shelton||Wayne County|
|Braxton McFarland||Lexington Traditional|
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 Scott County Cardinals for their championship run and all the fine teams and players who participated this weekend. Scott County had to survive overtime victories in the quarterfinal and semifinal to advance to the title game.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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