Twenty-six teams will compete or 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 27th at Rupp Arena.
The teams competing for the championship this season are Crosby, North Laurel, Anderson County, AB Combs, Knox County, Stuart Pepper, McNabb, Bracken County, Lincoln County, Magoffin County, Dorton, Hopkinsville, Casey County, Beaumont, Verity, Clay County, Powell County, Corbin, LaRue County, Hazard, Wayne County, Bluegrass, McCreary County, Crawford, Whitley County, and Phelps.
|Anderson County||52||AB Combs||17|
|Knox County||41||Stuart Pepper||35|
|Lincoln County||45||Magoffin County||43|
Anderson County 52 AB Combs 17Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann led Anderson County with 18 and 10
Kayla Rankin led AB Combs with 11 points.
Knox County 41 Stuart Pepper 35Tyra McNeil led Knox County with 14 points. Raley Johnson led Stuart Pepper with 26 points.
Bracken County 38 McNabb 29Cassidy Jefferson, Jordan Wills, and Holly Brothers led Bracken County with nine, eight, and eight
Mia McDonald led McNabb with six points.
Lincoln County 45 Magoffin County 43Heidi Huffman and Spencer Sims led Lincoln County with 15 and eight
Castle and Reed led Magoffin County with 22 and 14
Dorton 41 Hopkinsville 29Courtney Wright and Taylor Rowe led Dorton with 21 and 13
Haley Cook led Hopkinsville with eight points.
Casey County 55 Beaumont 14Tiara Cochran and Haley Owens led Casey County with 17 and 13
Brooke Todd led Beaumont with six points.
Clay County 26 Verity 24Sara Robinson led Clay County with 10 points. Brett-Ashley Justice led Verity with nine points.
Powell County 51 Corbin 48Nikki Wells, Stephanie Knox, and Keeley Rogers led Powell County with 14, 11, and 10
Kayla Wilson led Corbin with 16 points. Miranda Wilson added 12 points on four three point baskets. Lindsey Barton chipped in with 11 points.
LaRue County 49 Hazard 32Erin Boley, Ivy Brown, and Alexis Brewer led LaRue County with 16, 14, and 11
Susie Chaney, Sarah Pratt, and Maddison Neice led Hazard with eight points each.
Wayne County 35 Bluegrass 34Taylor Alexander led Wayne County with 14 points. Tajah Haley and Zacceha Small led Bluegrass with 10 and nine
Crawford 39 McCreary County 25Shirlisa Demus led Crawford with 15 points. Kaylee Cotton led McCreary County with 14 points.
Whitley County 58 Phelps 5Kandace Craig and Taylor Dingess led Whitley County with 16 and 10
K. Norman led Phelps with three points.
|Tournament (First Round)|
|Powell County||43||McCreary County||23|
Crosby 59 AB Combs 26Erika Hawkins and Tabitha Mitchell led Crosby with 17 and 14
Kayla Rankin led AB Combs with 15 points.
Stuart Pepper 42 McNabb 15Raley Johnson and Carissa Schwartz led Stuart Pepper with 24 and 12
Caitlin Conyers led McNabb with five points.
Verity 54 Dorton 23Brett-Ashley Justice and McKenzie Vanover led Verity with 12 points each. Courtney Wright led Dorton with 12 points.
Casey County 36 Hopkinsville 24Mariah Richardson and Lakken Miller led Casey County with 10 and nine
Jasmine Durham and Madison Duvall led Hopkinsville with eight points each.
Knox County 29 Bluegrass 24 (no statistics available)
Hazard 44 Beaumont 20Susie Chaney, Sarah Pratt, and Maddison Neice led Hazard with 11, 10, and nine
Jordan Probst led Beaumont with nine points.
Powell County 43 McCreary County 23Stephanie Knox led Powell County with 19 points. Kaylee Cotton led McCreary County with 18 points.
Corbin 35 Bracken County 28Kayla Wilson, Lindsey Barton, and Miranda Wilson led Corbin with 10, nine, and six
Emma Conley and Jordan Wills led Bracken County with nine and eight
Wayne County 38 Phelps 10Destinee Duncan led Wayne County with nine points. N. Bizeline led Phelps with six points.
|Tournament (Second Round)|
|Anderson County||49||Magoffin County||31|
|Whitley County||51||Knox County||21|
|Clay County||34||Wayne County||19|
Crosby 26 Lincoln County 16Erika Hawkins and Jade Spaulding led Crosby with eight and seven
Rachel Spangler and Kelsi Honaker led Lincoln County with five points each.
Stuart Pepper 36 Verity 16Raley Johnson and Katelyn Cucino led Stuart Pepper with nine points each. Brett-Ashley Justice and McKenzie Vanover led Verity with four points each.
Anderson County 49 Magoffin County 31Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann led Anderson County with 17 and 11
Castle led Magoffin County with 15 points.
Casey County 55 Crawford 41Sarah Beard led Casey County with 12 points including three three point baskets. Christin Terry added nine points. McCoy and Shirlisa Demus led Crawford with 14 and 13
Whitley County 51 Knox County 21Brandy Smith led Whitley County with 14 points including four three point baskets. Kandace Craig and Maria Johnson added nine points each. Shelby Baker and Tyra McNeil led Knox County with six and five
Powell County 32 Hazard 26Erica Rogers and Tristan Curtis led Powell County with 11 and nine
Sarah Pratt led Hazard with nine points.
Corbin 38 LaRue County 32Miranda Wilson led Corbin with 12 points on four three point baskets. Lindsey Barton and Kayla Wilson added 11 and eight
Ivy Brown and Erin Boley led LaRue County with 20 and 10
Clay County 34 Wayne County 19Briana Smith and Sara Robinson led Clay County with 11 and 10
Taylor Alexander led Wayne County with nine points.
|Anderson County||50||Casey County||35||(Quarterfinal)|
|Whitley County||37||Powell County||33||(Quarterfinal)|
Crosby 55 Stuart Pepper 44 (Quarterfinal)Tabitha Mitchell and Erika Hawkins led Crosby with 20 and 10
Raley Johnson led Stuart Pepper with 23 points.
|Crosby||(55) -||Fone 5, Spaulding 6, Hawkins 10, Howell 9, Mitchell 20, Valley 4, Lally 2.|
|Stuart Pepper||(44) -||Bruner 5, Casey 2, Cucino 8, Kasey 2, Johnson 23, Schwartz 4, Vance 2.|
Anderson County 50 Casey County 35 (Quarterfinal)Makenzie Cann, Eriel McKee, and Destiny Stewart led Anderson County with 16, 13, and 12
Haley Owens led Casey County with 17 points.
|Anderson County||(50) -||Cann 16, Avritt 6, McKee 13, Stewart 12, Robinson 3.|
|Casey County||(35) -||Owens 17, Beard 7, Miller 2, Terry 2, Cochran 5, Richardson 2.|
Whitley County 37 Powell County 33 (Quarterfinal)Kandace Craig and Brandy Smith led Whitley County with 14 and 10
Erica Rogers led Powell County with 15 points including three three point baskets. Kelsey Rogers added 11 points.
|Whitley County||(37) -||Smith 10, Johnson 5, Craig 14, Davis 6, Dingess 2.|
|Powell County||(33) -||E. Rogers 15, Wells 2, K. Rogers 11, Knox 2, Curtis 3.|
Corbin 28 Clay County 24 (Quarterfinal)Miranda Wilson led Corbin with 13 points. Sara Robinson led Clay County with 11 points.
|Corbin||(28) -||M. Wilson 13, K. Wilson 9, Barton 6.|
|Clay County||(24) -||Robinson 11, Smith 8, K. Allen 2, E. Allen 3.|
Anderson County 42 Crosby 27 (Semifinal)Makenzie Cann led Anderson County with 23 points including three three point baskets. Eriel McKee added nine points. Tabitha Mitchell, Erika Hawkins, and Carolyn Howell led Crosby with nine, seven, and seven
|Anderson County||(42) -||Cann 23, Avritt 6, McKee 9, Stewart 2, Robinson 2.|
|Crosby||(27) -||Spaulding 2, Hawkins 7, Howell 7, Mitchell 9, Lally 2.|
Whitley County 35 Corbin 31 (Semifinal) Whitley County rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Corbin 35-31. Hallie Jones led Whitley County with 11 points. Miranda Wilson and Lindsey Barton led Corbin with 11 and eight
|Whitley County||(35) -||Smith 5, Johnson 3, Craig 6, Davis 4, Gray 3, Jones 12, Osborne 2.|
|Corbin||(31) -||M. Wilson 11, K. Wilson 5, Ashley 2, Ashurst 3, Barton 8, Farley 2.|
|Anderson County||34||Whitley County||26||(Championship)|
Anderson County 34 Whitley County 26 (Championship)Anderson County Clay Birdwhistell started the following lineup: Corrin Robinson, Alex Avritt, Eriel McKee, Destiny Stewart, and Makenzie Cann. Whitley County countered with Chelsea Gray, Tara Davis, Kandace Craig, Brandy Smith, and Maria Johnson.
Anderson County pulled away in the final quarter to defeat Whitley County 34-26. Destiny Stewart led the rally with nine points in the final quarter. Eriel McKee and Stewart led Anderson County with 13 and nine points respectively. Hallie Jones and Brandy Smith led Whitley County with 10 and eight points respectively.
|Anderson County||(34) -||Robinson 4, Avritt 0, McKee 13, Stewart 9, Cann 8.|
|Whitley County||(26) -||Gray 2, Davis 2, Craig 2, Smith 8, Johnson 0, Jones 10, Osborne 2.|
Congratulations to Anderson County for capturing the championship and also to Whitley County. Both teams played well in the tourney and earned the right to compete for the title at Rupp Arena.
A special thanks to Ken Farley and the Kentucky Basketball Academy staff for the hospitality extended me during this event.
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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