Thirty-two teams will compete for the championship this year. All the teams will play a play-in game Saturday. Single elimination play begins Saturday. The Championship game will be played Friday November 28th at Rupp Arena.
The teams competing for the championship this season are Beaumont, Anderson County, E. J. Hayes, Meyzeek, Crawford, Lincoln County, Jessie Clark, Frankfort, LaRue County, Martin County, Lebanon, A. B. Combs, Trigg County, Wayne County, Herald-Whitaker, Bernheim, Crosby, Middlesboro, Bryan Station, McNabb, Lexington Southern, Somerset Southern, Dorton, Whitley County, Bracken County, Verity, Clay County, McCreary County, Hindman, Ballard County, Elkhorn, and Elkhorn City.
|Meyzeek||57||E. J. Hayes||19|
|Martin County||42||LaRue County||35|
|Lebanon||54||A. B. Combs||25|
|Wayne County||39||Trigg County||31|
|Somerset Southern||43||Lexington Southern||14|
|Clay County||31||McCreary County||28|
Anderson County 42 Beaumont 41 (OT)Eriel McKee led the victors with 20 points. Kierra Muhammad and LaKenna Parks led Beaumont with 11 and 10
Meyzeek 57 E. J. Hayes 19Alexis Stallard and Javonna Layfield led Meyzeek with 15 and 14
Allison Leigeb led E. J. Hayes with 12 points.
Lincoln County 50 Crawford 23Emily Fox and Sydney Harris led Lincoln County with 14 points each. Fox recorded four three point baskets. LaKeysha Stennis and Shirlisa Demus led Crawford with nine and seven
Frankfort 45 Jessie Clark 7Shanae Brown, Jasmine Washington, and Shauntae Brown led Frankfort with 14, 11, and eight
Jessica Bellis led Jessie Clark with five points.
Martin County 42 LaRue County 35Katelyn Newsome and Kandice Porter led Martin County with 15 and 10
Ivy Brown led LaRue County with 16 points.
Lebanon 54 A. B. Combs 25Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Makayla Epps led Lebanon with 12 and 10
Brooke Campbell and Whitney Back led A. B. Combs with seven and six
Wayne County 39 Trigg County 31Jessica Hardin led Wayne County with 11 points including three three point baskets. Hallie Sloan and Hallie Gillespie added seven points each. Khadijah Grubbs led Trigg County with 17 points.
Herald-Whitaker 48 Bernheim 45 (OT)Madison Reed and Morgan Arnett led the victors with 15 and 10
Kayla Riggs and Courtney Riggs led Bernheim with 24 and 10
Crosby 38 Middlesboro 25Katie Long and Erika Hawkins led Crosby with 10 and nine
Carissa Padgett led Middlesboro with nine points.
Bryan Station 36 McNabb 25Hallie Crumbie, DeShante Clay, and Labi Frazier led Bryan Station with 11, nine, and seven
Schyler Tipton led McNabb with eight points.
Somerset Southern 43 Lexington Southern 14Adison Corder, Sydney Van Hook, and Destiny Molden led the victors with 10, 10, and nine
Katie Pippen led Lexington Southern with six points.
Whitley County 34 Dorton 31Jadon Dopel and Beth Powers led Whitley County with 12 and 10
Leeza Mullins and Taylor Rowe led Dorton with 13 and eight
Verity 44 Bracken County 17Katlyn Gambill and Sydney Cullop led Verity with 18 and 10
Savanna Simons, Emma Conley, and Jordan Willis led Bracken County with six, four, and four
Clay County 31 McCreary County 28Morgan Chestnut led Clay County with 10 points. Candace Foster and Kisha Gibson led McCreary County with 15 and 12
Hindman 48 Ballard County 37Reagan King and Paige Slone led Hindman with 18 and 14
Brandy Jones and Natalie Lawrence led Ballard County with 12 and 10
Elkhorn 49 Elkhorn City 31Rachel Hall, Morgan McElmurray, Raven Timmons, and Brittany Mello led the victors with nine, nine, seven, and seven
Breanna Fraley led Elkhorn City with 16 points.
|Tournament (First Round)|
|Lincoln County||56||A. B. Combs||33|
|Martin County||35||Jessie Clark||21|
|Wayne County||55||E. J. Hayes||8|
|Bryan Station||35||Elkhorn City||33|
|Somerset Southern||48||McCreary County||39|
|Whitley County||36||Bracken County||27|
|Clay County||43||Lexington Southern||18|
Anderson County 45 Bernheim 16Makenzie Cann led Anderson County with 14 points. Libby Pike and Eriel McKee added eight and seven
Kayla Riggs led Bernheim with five points.
Meyzeek 45 Trigg County 27Alexis Stellard led the victors with 16 points. Khadijah Grubbs and Allison Greene led Trigg County with nine and seven
Lincoln County 56 A. B. Combs 33Emily Fox led Lincoln County with 17 points. Lindsey Gifford, Chandler Gilbert, and Sydney Harris added 13, 10, and 10
Whitney Back led A. B. Combs with 14 points.
LaRue County 39 Frankfort 28Anna Bowling, Ivy Brown, and Haley Holt led LaRue County with 13, eight, and eight
Shauntae Brown and Jasmine Washington led Frankfort with 12 and eight
Martin County 35 Jessie Clark 21Katelyn Newsome, Paige Hammonds, and Jamie Maynard led Martin County with 10, eight, and seven
Jessica Bellis and Hannah Dearing led Jessie Clark with eight points each.
Lebanon 41 Crawford 17Kyvin Goodin-Rogers led Lebanon with 16 points. Whitney Smith and Makayla Epps added nine and eight
LaKeysha Stennis led Crawford with seven points.
Wayne County 55 E. J. Hayes 8Eliza Smith, Hallie Sloan, and Racheal Jones led Wayne County with 10, nine, and eight
Riley Stokes led E. J. Hayes with four points.
Herald-Whitaker 41 Beaumont 29Morgan Connelley and Morgan Arnett led the victors with 16 and 11
Kierra Muhammad led Beaumont with 11 points.
Crosby 38 Ballard County 23China Dow and Katie Long led Crosby with 11 and eight
Brandy Jones and Natalie Lawrence led Ballard County with nine and eight
Bryan Station 35 Elkhorn City 33Labi Frazier and DeShante Clay led Bryan Station with 17 and 12
Breanna Fraley and Teena Rowe led Elkhorn City with 14 and 13
Somerset Southern 48 McCreary County 39Destiny Molden and Sydney Van Hook led Somerset Southern with 23 and nine
Kaylee Shepherd, Kisha Gibson, and Brittany King led McCreary County with nine, nine, and eight
Whitley County 36 Bracken County 27Lindsay Terry and Kayleigh Lawson led Whitley County with seven and six
Mallory Bell and Cassidy Jefferson led Bracken County with nine and seven
Verity 38 Dorton 20Katlyn Gambill led Verity with 17 points. Leeza Mullins led Dorton with 18 points.
Clay County 43 Lexington Southern 18Heather Hinkle, Brianna Smith, and Lakin Woolum led Clay County with 14, 10, and nine
Katie Pippen led Lexington Southern with 13 points.
Hindman 48 McNabb 30Paige Slone and Hillary Ratliff led Hindman with 15 and eight
Caitlin Conyers led McNabb with 15 points.
Elkhorn 37 Middlesboro 28Raven Timmons and Brittany Mello led Elkhorn with 15 and 10
Carissa Padgett led Middlesboro with 15 points.
|Tournament (Second Round)|
|Lincoln County||54||LaRue County||47||(2OT)|
|Whitley County||42||Somerset Southern||30|
Anderson County 42 Meyzeek 39 (OT)Makenzie Cann, Corrin Robinson, and Eriel McKee led Anderson County with 11, 11, and 10
Alexis Stallard and Javonna Layfield led Meyzeek with 16 and 10
Lincoln County 54 LaRue County 47 (2OT)Emily Fox, Lindsey Gifford, and Sydney Harris led Lincoln County with 19, 14, and 10
Ivy Brown led LaRue County with 15 points including three three point baskets. Anna Bowling added 14 points.
Lebanon 42 Martin County 32Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers led Lebanon with 21 and 13
Jodie Jude and Hannah Burkett led Martin County with 12 and seven
Wayne County 43 Herald-Whitaker 38Jessica Hardin led Wayne County with 25 points. Morgan Connelley led Herald-Whitaker with 17 points.
Crosby 40 Bryan Station 24China Dow, Katie Long, and Alexus Colbert led Crosby with 16, nine, and nine
DeShante Clay and Labi Frazier led Bryan Station with 11 and eight
Whitley County 42 Somerset Southern 30Beth Powers, Jadon Dopel, and Megan Lawson led Whitley County with 10, 10, and eight
Adison Corder led Somerset Southern with 15 points on five three point baskets. Destiny Molden added 12 points.
Clay County 41 Verity 30Heather Hinkle and Morgan Chestnut led Clay County with 23 and nine
Katlyn Gambill led Verity with 17 points including three three point baskets. Sydney Cullop added seven points.
Hindman 34 Elkhorn 33Reagan King and Morgan Adams led Hindman with 12 and 11
Adams recorded three three point baskets. Rachel Hall, Lauren Taylor, and Raven Timmons led Elkhorn with nine, eight, and seven
|Lincoln County||30||Anderson County||24||(Quarterfinal)|
Lincoln County 30 Anderson County 24 (Quarterfinal)Emily Fox led Lincoln County with 15 points. Destiny Stewart and Makenzie Cann led Anderson County with nine and seven
|Lincoln County||(30) -||Fox 15, S. Harris 6, Gifford 8, Belcher 1.|
|Anderson County||(24) -||Stewart 9, Cann 7, McKee 5, Robinson 3.|
Lebanon 44 Wayne County 30 (Quarterfinal)Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers led Lebanon with 27 and 10
Jessica Hardin and Eliza Smith led Wayne County with nine and seven
|Lebanon||(44) -||Epps 27, Goodin-Rogers 10, Smith 5, Abell 2.|
|Wayne County||(30) -||Hardin 9, Smith 7, Bell 4, Bunch 2, Jones 2, Steele 2, Slean 4.|
Crosby 46 Whitley County 42 (Quarterfinal)China Dow and Katie Long led Crosby with 21 and 10
Brandi Smith and Jerrica Daniels led Whitley County with 11 and 10
|Crosby||(46) -||Long 10, Hawkins 7, Dow 21, Dye 3, Colbert 2, Fone 2, Zimmer 1.|
|Whitley County||(42) -||Power 8, Dopel 3, Daniels 10, Sizemore 2, Lawson 4, Grubb 2, Smith 11, Johnson 2.|
Clay County 35 Hindman 32 (Quarterfinal) Clay County rallied from a 16-4 first quarter deficit to defeat Hindman 35-32. Heather Hinkle and Lakin Woolum led Clay County with 13 and eight
Reagan King led Hindman with 17 points.
|Clay County||(35) -||Hinkle 13, Chestnut 4, E. Allen 2, Robinson 6, Woolum 8, Smith 2.|
|Hindman||(32) -||M. Adams 2, H. Ratliff 2, R. King 17, Sloan 6, K. King 5.|
Lebanon 44 Lincoln County 38 (Semifinal)Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers led Lebanon with 19 and 14
Emily Fox and Sydney Harris led Lincoln County with 11 points each.
|Lebanon||(44) -||Epps 19, Goodin-Rogers 14, Smith 8, Abell 2, Burton 1.|
|Lincoln County||(38) -||Fox 11, C. Gilbert 3, Saylor 6, S. Harris 11, Spangler 7.|
Crosby 50 Clay County 41 (Semifinal)China Dow led Crosby with 25 points. Heather Hinkle led Clay County with 14 points.
|Crosby||(50) -||Long 9, Hawkins 9, Dow 25, Deschamp 1, Colbert 6.|
|Clay County||(41) -||Hinkle 14, Arnett 2, Chestnut 4, Allen 8, Robinson 2, Woolum 8, Smith 3.|
Lebanon 40 Crosby 33 (OT) (Championship) Lebanon's Makayla Epps hit a basket with 2.5 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 30-30 and force overtime. Lebanon outscored Crosby 10-3 in overtime to earn the title. Makayla Epps was named tourney MVP and led the victors with 19 points. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers added 16 points. China Dow led Crosby with 17 points. Katie Long added nine points.
|Lebanon||(40) -||Epps 19, Goodin-Rogers 16, Smith 2, Burton 3.|
|Crosby||(33) -||Colbert 2, Dow 17, Long 9, Dye 1, Hawkins 4.|
Congratulations to Lebanon for their impressive championship over some good competition during this tournament. While there was some excellent talent in this tournament, Makayla Epps (Lebanon), Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (Lebanon), China Dow (Crosby), and Emily Fox (Lincoln County) seemed to stand out. It was a great atmosphere and an excellent crowd at Rupp Arena for the championship. Congratulations to all the teams and players who put in an excellent effort this weekend. Several of these young ladies are destined for future stardom.
A special thanks to the Kentucky Basketball Academy staff for the hospitality extended me during this event. The stats reported here were copied by me from the scoresheets and I apologize for any errors in the numbers or names.
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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