Forty teams are scheduled to participate in the 6th Grade Boys State Tournament. The teams scheduled to participate are Lexington Christian Academy, Elkhorn, Scott County, Southern (Fayette), Royal Spring, Lincoln County, Mercer County. Mason 6th B, McNabb, Southern Pulaski 6th, Hazard, North Oldham, Adair County. East Jessamine, Anderson County, Beaumont, Bate, Mason 6th, Foley, Southern Pulaski 5th, Farnsley, Elliott County, Eastside, RW Combs, Barret Traditional, West Jessamine, Crosby, Simmons, Kammerer, Morton, Conner, East Hardin, June Buchanan, Northern Middle, Clinton County, Bondurant, Glasgow, JCTMS, Science Hill, and Shelby West.
All of the teams are scheduled to play a preliminary game on Friday. This will help set up the pairings for the elimination tourney starting on Saturday.
|Elkhorn||52||Lexington Christian Academy||27|
|Scott County||48||Southern (Fayette)||4|
|Lincoln County||33||Royal Spring||16|
|Mercer County||54||Mason 6th B||33|
|McNabb||50||Southern Pulaski 6th||33|
|Adair County||38||East Jessamine||21|
|Foley||37||Southern Pulaski 5th||35|
|Barret Traditional||35||West Jessamine||30|
|Northern Middle||42||June Buchanan||15|
|Shelby West||won||Science Hill||forfeit|
Elkhorn 52 Lexington Christian Academy 27Trey Farmer led Elkhorn with 20 points. Jacob Cook and DeMarcus Kennedy added 11 and 10
Wyatt Sabad led Lexington Christian Academy with 10 points.
Scott County 48 Southern (Fayette) 4Keith Guy and Jalen Jenkins led Scott County with 18 and 13
Mason Hightchew and Mason Allen led Southern (Fayette) with two points each.
Lincoln County 33 Royal Spring 16Wade Goode, Nick Scott, and Preston Ledford led Lincoln County with eight, seven, and six
Tucker Sly led Royal Spring with nine points.
Mercer County 54 Mason 6th B 33Drew Davis and Will Hager led Mercer County with 26 and 10
Caleb Habermihl led Mason 6th B with 13 points.
McNabb 50 Southern Pulaski 6th 33Chaiten Tomlin and Art Walker led McNabb with 22 and 10
Hunter Cromer and Brandon Pruitt led Southern Pulaski 6th with 13 and 11
Hazard 45 North Oldham 30Cade Fletcher led Hazard with nine points. Byers led North Oldham with 10 points.
Adair County 38 East Jessamine 21Kel Stotts and Chance Melton led Adair County with 13 and 12
T. J. Downey and Brandon Pitney led East Jessamine with six points each.
Beaumont 33 Anderson County 19Vincent Clark led Beaumont with 13 points. Chase Begley and Josh Quire led Anderson County with four points each.
Mason 6th 36 Bate 8Jesse Morgan led Mason 6th with 12 points. Jakobi Turner led Bate with nine points.
Foley 37 Southern Pulaski 5th 35Brandon Sargent, Stacy Burns, and Tanner Kidwell led Foley with 10, eight, and eight
Steve Fitzgerald and Hunter Stevens led Southern Pulaski 5th with 10 and eight
Elliott County 40 Farnsley 31Landen Griffith led Elliott County with 22 points including four three point baskets. Eddie Murphy led Farnsley with 15 points. Malik Robertson added 14 points including four three point baskets.
RW Combs 70 Eastside 34Braxton Beverly led RW Combs with 30 points including three three point baskets. Troy O'Brien led Eastside with 10 points.
Barret Traditional 35 West Jessamine 30Tony Smyzer led Barret Traditional with 12 points. C. Senter led West Jessamine with 11 points including three three point baskets.
Crosby 51 Simmons 38Kobey Jones and Caleb Schweinsberg led Crosby with nine points each. Connor Tessier and Greg Frist added eight points each. Ashton Hall led Simmons with 17 points including five three point baskets.
Kammerer 55 Morton 19Brandon Wells led Kammerer with 19 points. Derek Wehyl, Jayquise Simpson, and David McAnnelly led Morton with four points each.
East Hardin 46 Conner 25Jacob Kerr and Ean Barker led East Hardin with 21 and 10
Alec Garnett led Conner with nine points.
Northern Middle 42 June Buchanan 15Riley Hall led Northern Middle with 16 points. Logan Smith and Zack Clark led June Buchanan with five and four
Clinton County 49 Bondurant 41John Davis and Leo Mann led Clinton County with 17 and 13
Keaton Anderson led Bondurant with 11 points.
JCTMS 40 Glasgow 22Seth Vanderpool and Isaiah Knight led JCTMS with 11 and 10
Kolby Green, James Kingery, Dillon Hernandez, and Terrion Johnson led Glasgow with four points each.
|Tournament - First Round|
|Lexington Christian Academy||45||Southern (Fayette)||22|
|Mason 6th B||48||Royal Spring||30|
|North Oldham||38||East Jessamine||21|
Farnsley 57 Eastside 51Shawn Goff and Malik Robertson led Farnsley with 17 and 13
Jalin Troutman led Eastside with 20 points including six three point baskets. Garrett Wilson added 11 points.
West Jessamine 43 Simmons 21C. Senter, Kendall Peters, Zach Flener, and Caleb Bol led West Jessamine with seven points each. Ashton Hall led Simmons with 13 points.
Bondurant 36 Glasgow 20Dylan Tackett and Patrick Foley led Bondurant with eight and seven
Karim Kimble led Glasgow with six points.
Lexington Christian Academy 45 Southern (Fayette) 22Wyatt Sabad led Lexington Christian Academy with 13 points. Nolan Adams and Mikey Diuguid led Southern (Fayette) with seven points each.
Mason 6th B 48 Royal Spring 30Caleb Habermihl and Andrew Thacker led Mason 6th B with 18 and 16
Tucker Sly led Royal Spring with 10 points.
North Oldham 38 East Jessamine 21Yurt and Cochran led North Oldham with six and five
Zach White led East Jessamine with six points.
Bate 39 Anderson County 20Jakobi Turner and Spencer McKinney led Bate with 13 and 11
Josh Quire led Anderson County with nine points.
|Tournament - Second Round|
|Lincoln County||49||Mason 6th||28|
|Mercer County||49||West Jessamine||28|
|Elliott County||46||Southern Pulaski 6th||33|
|RW Combs||48||Lexington Christian Academy||22|
|Crosby||59||Mason 6th B||30|
|Kammerer||63||Southern Pulaski 5th||27|
|North Oldham||36||East Hardin||34|
|Shelby West||41||Northern Middle||33|
Elkhorn 58 Morton 21Trey Farmer and Jacob Cook led Elkhorn with 17 and 12
Jayquise Simpson led Morton with 11 points.
Scott County 47 Farnsley 32Jalen Jenkins, Michael Matsumura, and Keith Guy led Scott County with 12, nine, and nine
Eddie Murphy and Shawn Knight led Farnsley with nine and eight
Lincoln County 49 Mason 6th 28Nick Scott and Dallas New led Lincoln County with 16 and 11
Antwavon Williams and Darrell Henry led Mason 6th with six and five
Mercer County 49 West Jessamine 28Drew Davis and Jackson Baughman led Mercer County with 24 and 10
Zach Flener led West Jessamine with 13 points.
McNabb 44 Science Hill 25Art Walker led McNabb with 12 points. Michael Dobb led Science Hill with eight points.
Hazard 52 Conner 23Cole Ratliff, Griffin Wells, and Cade Fletcher led Hazard with 12, nine, and eight
Alec Garnett led Conner with nine points.
Adair County 40 Foley 33Chance Melton and Kel Stotts led Adair County with 13 and 12
Ty Schadt led Foley with 10 points.
Beaumont 40 Bondurant 26Justin Kelley and Carson Hill led Beaumont with 16 and eight
Landon Hurst and Dylan Tackett led Bondurant with nine and six
Elliott County 46 Southern Pulaski 6th 33Collin Howell and Chase Porter led Elliott County with 17 and 12
Hunter Cromer and Trevor Ridner led Southern Pulaski 6th with 11 and 10
RW Combs 48 Lexington Christian Academy 22Braxton Beverly led RW Combs with 23 points. Wyatt Sabad and Tanner Wilson led Lexington Christian Academy with six points each.
Barret Traditional 53 JCTMS 42Tony Smyzer and Chase Coleman led Barret Traditional with 15 points each. Isaiah Knight and Zach Smith led JCTMS with 15 and 12
Crosby 59 Mason 6th B 30Jailen Reed, Caleb Schweinsberg, and Connor Tessier led Crosby with 12, 12, and 10
Andrew Thacker and Caleb Habermihl led Mason 6th B with eight and six
Kammerer 63 Southern Pulaski 5th 27Larry Poyntz led Kammerer with 20 points including four three point baskets. Malik Dow and Brian Alvey added 14 and 12
Steven Fitzgerald and Peyton Cundiff led Southern Pulaski 5th with nine and six
North Oldham 36 East Hardin 34Fischer led North Oldham with 13 points including three three point baskets. Ean Barker, Xavier Arnette, and Jacob Kerr led East Hardin with 10, seven, and seven
Shelby West 41 Northern Middle 33Will McDonald, Malik Manica, and Jacob Dale led Shelby West with 13, 10, and nine
Riley Hall led Northern Middle with 16 points.
Clinton County 42 Bate 26John Davis led Clinton County with 15 points. Madison Goodman led Bate with 11 points including three three point baskets.
|Tournament - Round of Sixteen|
|Mercer County||46||Lincoln County||31|
|RW Combs||38||Elliott County||29|
|Shelby West||48||Clinton County||33|
Elkhorn 55 Scott County 36Trey Farmer led Elkhorn with 18 points. DeShawn Newton added 17 points including three three point baskets. Keith Guy and Jalen Jenkins led Scott County with 12 and 10
|Elkhorn||(55) -||Smith 4, Farmer 18, Cook 7, Kennedy 7, Newton 17, Redmon 2.|
|Scott County||(36) -||Guyn 6, Guy 12, Matsumura 7, Jenkins 10, Menke 2.|
Mercer County 46 Lincoln County 31Drew Davis led Mercer County with 16 points. Wade Goode led Lincoln County with 12 points.
|Mercer County||(46) -||Hager 7, Davis 16, Souder 4, Parker 6, Hendren 6, Moore 7.|
|Lincoln County||(31) -||Harris 1, New 4, Goode 12, Greer 3, Estes 3, Whittemore 2, Ledford 4.|
McNabb 47 Hazard 38Cody Parsley, Shelby Combs, and Art Walker led McNabb with 15, nine, and nine
Cade Fletcher led Hazard with 10 points.
|McNabb||(47) -||C. Fuller 5, Tomlin 8, Walker 9, Parsley 15, S. Combs 9.|
|Hazard||(38) -||Wells 6, Fletcher 10, Ratliff 6, Blanton 2, Spurlock 4, Akemon 2, Hastings 6.|
Adair County 48 Beaumont 30Chance Melton led Adair County with 28 points. Carson Hill led Beaumont with 13 points including three three point baskets.
|Adair County||(48) -||Stotts 6, Melton 28, C. Lasley 2, Pooler 3, Willis 4, J. Lasley 5.|
|Beaumont||(30) -||Langfels 5, Clark 2, Roberts 5, Hill 13, Kelley 5.|
RW Combs 38 Elliott County 29Braxton Beverly led RW Combs with 28 points. Collin Howell led Elliott County with 11 points including three three point baskets.
|RW Combs||(38) -||Beverly 28, Hill 4, Hurt 2, Dunn 3.|
|Elliott County||(29) -||#23 Griffith 8, #24 Griffith 4, Porter 4, Howell 11, Tuttle 2.|
Crosby 51 Barret Traditional 43Greg Frist led Crosby with 15 points. Tony Smyzer led Barret Traditional with 20 points.
|Crosby||(51) -||Sutton 7, Frist 15, Alexander 4, Reed 5, Swan 2, Barber 3, Tessier 6, Jones 2, Farmer 2, Eubanks 2, Schweinsberg 3.|
|Barret Traditional||(43) -||A. Cook 6, Shelton 4, Johnson 9, Coleman 3, Smyzer 20, Barret 2.|
Kammerer 54 North Oldham 13Malik Dow and Brandon Wells led Kammerer with 18 points each. Hagan led North Oldham with six points.
|Kammerer||(54) -||Dow 18, Wells 18, Lowe 2, Ellis 5, Harden 1, Anderson 3, Jones 4.|
|North Oldham||(13) -||Fischer 2, Hagan 6, Geohagen 3, Karcell 2.|
Shelby West 48 Clinton County 33Will McDonald, Grant Clarkson, and Malik Manica led Shelby West with 11, 10, and 10
John Davis led Clinton County with 11 points.
|Tournament Final Eight|
Elkhorn 47 Mercer County 36 (Quarterfinal)Trey Farmer led Elkhorn with 25 points. Drew Davis led Mercer County with 22 points.
|Elkhorn||(47) -||Smith 6, Farmer 25, Newton 8, Rhodemon 4, Cook 4.|
|Mercer County||(36) -||Hager 8, Davis 22, Moore 4, Parker 2.|
Adair County 40 McNabb 26 (Quarterfinal)Chance Melton led Adair County with 22 points. Kel Stotts added 15 points including three three point baskets. Art Walker and Cody Parsley led McNabb with 11 and nine
|Adair County||(40) -||Stotts 15, Melton 22, C. Lasley 3.|
|McNabb||(26) -||Walker 11, Parsley 9, Combs 3, Glass 3.|
RW Combs 46 Crosby 29 (Quarterfinal)Braxton Beverly and Tyler Lawson led RW Combs with 25 and 10
Jailen Reed and Omari Alexander led Crosby with 10 and seven
|RW Combs||(46) -||Beverly 25, Hill 2, Lawson 10, Dunn 5, Back 6.|
|Crosby||(29) -||Reed 10, Swan 2, Tessier 2, Jones 2, Alexander 7, Frist 3, Farmer 4.|
Adair County 29 Elkhorn 27 (Semifinal)Kel Stotts led Adair County with 13 points including three three point baskets. Chance Melton added 11 points. Trey Farmer and Jacob Cook led Elkhorn with 10 and seven
|Adair County||(29) -||Stotts 13, Melton 11, Pooler 3, Willis 2.|
|Elkhorn||(27) -||Smith 2, Farmer 10, Newton 4, Kennedy 2, Cook 7, Rhodeman 2.|
Kammerer 67 RW Combs 46 (Semifinal)Malik Dow led Kammerer with 24 points. Mike Harris, Brandon Wells, and Zach Marcy added 14, 13, and 11
Marcy recorded three three point baskets. Braxton Beverly led RW Combs with 35 points.
|Kammerer||(67) -||Marcy 11, Harris 14, Dow 24, Alvey 5, Wells 13.|
|RW Combs||(46) -||Beverly 35, Hill 1, Lawson 4, Hurt 2, Dunn 3, Miller 2.|
Kammerer 47 Adair County 37 (Championship) Kammerer entered the game with a 32-2 record with their two losses coming at the hands of 8th grade teams. Adair County came into the game with a 30-0 record. Malik Dow and Brandon Wells led Kammerer with 13 and 11
Kel Stotts and Chance Melton led Adair County with 21 and 11
|Kammerer||(47) -||Marcy 6, Harris 6, Dow 13, Alvey 7, Wells 11, Harden 2, Poyntz 2.|
|Adair County||(37) -||Stotts 21, Melton 11, C. Lasley 1, J. Lasley 4.|
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 report is not meant to be used for official records but for general coverage of this event.
Congratulations to Kammerer for their championship run and to all the fine teams and players who participated this weekend. Also congratulations to Tourney MVP Brandon Wells (Kammerer), a crafty point guard who directed the offense like a seasoned veteran. 6-2 Malik Dow (Kammerer) displayed excellent moves and a deft shooting touch around the basket. Kel Stotts and Chance Melton both played well for Adair County. Trey Farmer (Elkhorn) averaged 18 ppg for the tourney. Drew Davis (Mercer County) averaged 22 ppg and Braxton Beverly (RW Combs) averaged 28.5 ppg.
A special thanks to Ken Farley 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.
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.