Tates Creek High School, Lexington, Kentucky
February 29-March 4, 2000
Copyright © 2000 Ron Harrison
The 43rd district tournament will be played at Tates Creek High School between February 29th and March 4th. The Bryan Station girls finished 10-0 in district competition and the Lafayette boys finished 8-0 against district foes.
Tuesday February 29th
Paul Dunbar (18-10) vs. Tates Creek (17-11) Boys
Dunbar coach Eddie Oakley started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Clay Tate, 6-0 Fr. Marcus Conner, 6-4 Sr. Alexious Osumenya, 5-10 Sr. Rayshon Williams, and 6-0 Jr. Clark Tatum. Tates Creek coach Joe Pat Covington countered with 6-5 Sr. Will Thomas, 6-0 Sr. Jeff Lewis, 6-5 So. Patrick Gray, 6-0 Sr. Joe Warren, and 6-0 Sr. LaMarcus Baker.
Dunbar won a thriller in the opening round of the 43rd district tournament by defeating Tates Creek 58-56 in overtime. Tates Creek led 27-18 at halftime as both teams were cold from the field. The score was tied 38-all at the end of three periods. Dunbar overcame a 52-44 deficit to tie the game 52-all at the end of regulation. Dunbar took the lead in overtime to hang on for the win. Dunbar shot 43 free throws for the game while Tates Creek only visited the charity stripe six times.
The victorious Dunbar squad was led by Alexious Osumenya with
17 points. 5-10 Sr. guard Rayshon Williams added 13.
Tates Creek was led by 6-0 Sr. LaMarcus Baker with 24 points
Will Thomas added 15.
|Paul Dunbar||(58) -||Tate 7, Conner 7, Osumenya 17, R. Williams 13, Dunn 8, Lyvers 4, Byars 2.|
|Tates Creek||(56) -||Thomas 15, Lewis 7, P. Gray 2, Baker 24, S. Gray 6, Taylor 2|
Lafayette (7-18) vs. Tates Creek (11-16) Girls
Lafayette coach Debbie Rose started the following lineup: Sr. Lynne Birmingham, Sr. Theresa Fitzpatrick, Jr. Kimberly Owen, Jr. Allison Byars, and Jr. Savannah Boone. Tates Creek coach Betsy Rains countered with Jr. Cassidy Raibert, Sr. Nicole Jackson, Jr. Shericka Smith, Jr. Renita Cowan, and Sr. Andrea Perez.
Tates Creek survived a scrappy Lafayette team to win by a score of 57-54. Tates Creek led at halftime 32-24 but Lafayette chipped away at the lead to pull within 3, 46-43 at the end of the third quarter. Lafayette tied the score 54-all in the final period but Andrea Perez hit some key free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.
Tates Creek was led by 5-10 Nicole Jackson with 23 points
and 6 rebounds. Lafayette was led by 5-11 Lynne Birmingham
with 19 points, and
Allison Byars added 15 points.
|Lafayette||(54) -||Birmingham 19, Byars 15, Boone 8, Fitzpatrick 2, Owen 7, A. Hamilton 3.|
|Tates Creek||(57) -||Cowan 7, Raibert 2, Perez 7, Smith 8, Jackson 23, Sensenbrenner 3, Walker 7.|
Paul Dunbar boys will now play Lafayette in a semifinal game and Tates Creek will meet Bryan Station in a girls semifinal matchup.
Wednesday March 1st
Henry Clay (17-10) vs. Paul Dunbar (14-13) Girls Semifinal
Henry Clay coach Scott Cromwell started the following lineup: Sr. Emma Witt, Jr. Freddricka Embry, So. Katie Columbus, So. Nastassia Alcius, and Sr. Allison Bair. Paul Dunbar coach Jud Brown countered with Jr. Brooke Johnson, So. Melanie Anderson, Sr. Ashley Roberts, Jr. Neeley Thomas, and Jr. Katie Boaz.
Dunbar raced out to a 35-19 lead at halftime. Henry Clay closed to within 8, 53-45 with five minutes left in the game. Dunbar then went on another run to close out the game with a 70-53 win. Dunbar shot over 50% from the field and hit 83% of their free throw attempts.
The victors were led by 5-7 Neeley Thomas with 20 points.
Jr. Erin Greene came off the bench to add 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Henry Clay was led by 5-6 Nastassia Alcius with 20. 5-11 Freddricka
Embry added 13 points and 8 rebounds.
|Henry Clay||(53) -||Witt 4, Embry 13, Columbus 5, Alcius 20, Hill 2, Wilson 1. Carlisle 8.|
|Paul Dunbar||(70) -||Johnson 6, Anderson 4, Roberts 5, Thomas 20, Boaz 12, Greene 14, Marnitz 2, Koseniak 4, Hanson 1, Gillespie 2.|
Henry Clay (19-9) vs. Bryan Station (21-6) Boys Semifinal
Henry Clay coach Kirk Chiles started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Daryl Carden, 6-2 Jr. Rod Dunham, 6-5 So. Clay List, 5-10 Sr. Rod Cotton, and 6-0 Sr. Banks Douglass. Bryan Station coach Bobby Washington countered with 6-1 Sr. Donte Tichenor, 6-0 Sr. Damond Washburn, 6-6 Jr. Terren Harbut, 5-8 Sr. Eddie Smith, and 5-10 Sr. D. J. Moberly.
Bryan Station managed to subdue Henry Clay tonight by a score of 69-60. Bryan Station jumped out to a 21-9 first quarter lead but Henry Clay fought back to only trail 31-27 at halftime. Henry Clay battled Bryan Station throughout the second half but Bryan Station held on for the win.
Eddie Smith led Bryan Station with 16 points. Terren Harbut added 14 points and 7 rebounds. Damond Washburn and D. J. Moberly each added 13. Henry Clay was led by 6-1 Sr. Shane Boyd and Rod Cotton with 11 each. Rod Dunham and Banks Douglass added 10 each.
This concludes a fine season for Kirk Chiles and the Henry Clay Blue
Devils who won 19 games against a very competitive schedule. The
season continues for Bobby Washington and the Bryan Station Defenders.
Bryan Station improves to 2-6 after a 3-20 campaign last season.
|Henry Clay||(60) -||Carden 6, Dunham 10, Cotton 11, Douglass 10, List 4, Boyd 11, Andrews 1, Johnson 7.|
|Bryan Station||(69) -||Tichenor 8, Washburn 13, Harbut 14, Smith 16, Moberly 13, Carpenter 1, Ferguson 3, Madison 1.|
Paul Dunbar girls will now play the winner of the Bryan Station-Tates Creek game in the championship. The Bryan Station boys will meet the winner of the Lafayette-Paul Dunbar game for the boys 43rd district title.
Thursday March 2nd
Paul Dunbar (19-10) vs. Lafayette (22-5) Boys Semifinal
Paul Dunbar coach Eddie Oakley started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Clay Tate, 6-0 Fr. Marcus Conner, 6-4 Sr. Alexious Osumenya, 5-10 Sr. Rayshon Williams, and 6-0 Jr. Clark Tatum. Lafayette coach Don Adkins countered with 6-2 Jr. Robert Madison, 6-2 Sr. J. D. Dixon, 6-4 Sr. Rod Napier, 5-11 Jr. Quinton Roberts, and 6-1 Jr. Nick Everman.
Lafayette held on to subdue Dunbar by a score of 72-66. Dunbar used their inside strength and athleticism to lead at halftime by a score of 39-33. Osumenya and 6-3 Jr. Roderick Lyvers had 11 and 9 points respectively by the half. Lafayette stormed back in the third quarter behind J. D. Dixon to take a 54-50 third quarter lead. Lyvers fouled out with two minutes remaining and Lafayette clinging to a 64-63 lead. Lafayette managed to hold on for the victory.
Lafayette was led by their emotional leader J. D. Dixon with
27 points. Dunbar was led by Osumenya with 17 points. Lyvers
added 11 points and 11 rebounds. 5-10 Sr. Brannon Dunn
chipped in with 14 points.
|Paul Dunbar||(66) -||Tate 7, Conner 1, Osumenya 17, R. Williams 9, Tatum 7, Dunn 14, Lyvers 11.|
|Lafayette||(72) -||Madison 11, Dixon 27, Napier 9, Roberts 7, Everman 10, Hazard 2, Gentry 6.|
Tates Creek (12-16) vs. Bryan Station (25-1) Girls Semifinal
Tates Creek coach Betsy Rains started the following lineup: Jr. Cassidy Raibert, Sr. Nicole Jackson, Jr. Shericka Smith, Jr. Renita Cowan, and Sr. Andrea Perez. Bryan Station coach Jackie Williams countered with Fr. Tracy Harbut, Sr. Tierra Martin, Sr. DeVonda Williams, So. Sharia Young, and Sr. Tamaka Clay.
This was supposed to be an automatic win for the No. 3 ranked team in the state Bryan Station, but someone forgot to tell Tates Creek. Tates Creek battled to a 41-all tie with seven minutes left in the game. Bryan Station then went on a 17-0 run to lead by 58-41. Bryan Station won the game by a score of 64-49.
Bryan Station was led by 5-7 guard Sharia Young Sr. with 17 points.
6-0 forward Tracy Harbut added 15 and 5-7 Sr. Tamaka Clay
chipped in with 12 points. Tates Creek was led by 5-10 Cassidy
Raibert with 12 points. 5-7 Renita Cowan added 11 points.
5-10 Nicole Jackson and Shericka Smith each tallied 10.
|Tates Creek||(49) -||Jackson 10, Raibert 12, Smith 10, Cowan 11, Perez 4, Sensenbrenner 2.|
|Bryan Station||(64) -||Harbut 15, Williams 5, Martin 7, Young 17, Clay 12, Penman 6, Bush 2.|
The Lafayette boys will now play Bryan Station for the boys 43rd district
championship while Paul Dunbar will play Bryan Station for the girls title.
Saturday March 4th
Paul Dunbar (15-13) vs. Bryan Station (26-1) Girls Championship
Paul Dunbar coach Jud Brown started the following lineup: Jr. Brooke Johnson, So. Melanie Anderson, Sr. Ashley Roberts, Jr. Neeley Thomas, and Jr. Katie Boaz. Bryan Station coach Jackie Williams countered with Fr. Tracy Harbut, Sr. Tierra Martin, Sr. DeVonda Williams, So. Sharia Young, and Sr. Tamaka Clay.
Bryan Station defeated dunbar by a score of 63-42 to claim the 43rd District Championship. Bryan Station led at all four quarter breaks: 17-12, 31-20, 43-32, and 63-42. Bryan Station got a fine game from their 5-11 Sr, center DeVonda Williams with 19 points and 9 rebounds. 5-7 Tamaka Clay and 5-7 Sharia Young tallied 15 and 12 points respectively. 6-0 Tracy Harbut added 10 points. Dunbar was led by 5-7 Neeley Thomas with 20 points including 12-12 from the free throw line.
Both teams should have a bright future. Dunbar only has one senior,
Roberts, on their roster and returns a lot of young talent. Bryan
Station loses four seniors including starters DeVonda Williams,
Clay, and Tierra Martin. However, they return some outstanding
young players including Sharia Young and
|Paul Dunbar||(42) -||Thomas 20, Boaz 6, Johnson 2, Anderson 4, Greene 2, Marnitz 2, Gillespie 6.|
|Bryan Station||(63) -||Harbut 10, Williams 19, Martin 3, Young 12, Clay 15, Crump 2, Combs 2.|
Girls All Tournament Team
|Nastassia Alcius||Henry Clay|
|Nicole Jackson||Tates Creek|
|Neeley Thomas||Paul Dunbar|
|Katie Boaz||Paul Dunbar|
|Tracy Harbut||Bryan Station|
|DeVonda Williams||Bryan Station|
|Sharia Young||Bryan Station|
Bryan Station (22-6) vs. Lafayette (23-5) Boys Championship
Bryan Station coach Bobby Washington started the following lineup: 6-1 Sr. Donte Tichenor, 6-0 Sr. Damond Washburn, 6-6 Jr. Terren Harbut, 5-8 Sr. Eddie Smith, and 5-10 Sr. D. J. Moberly. Lafayette coach Don Adkins countered with 6-2 Jr. Robert Madison, 6-2 Sr. J. D. Dixon, 6-4 Sr. Rod Napier, 5-11 Jr. Quinton Roberts, and 6-1 Jr. Nick Everman.
The gym was packed to capacity for this game and the fans got their money's worth. Lafayette survived a wild one to win by a score of 74-68. Bryan Station dominated the first quarter to lead 22-13 at the end of the first period. J. D. Dixon went to the bench at the 3:10 mark of the first quarter with two fouls and things looked bleak for Lafayette. Robert Madison lit up the scoreboard for Lafayette with 15 second quarter points to lead Lafayette to a 38-37 halftime advantage. Bryan Station was led in the first half by Terren Harbut with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Lafayette was led by Robert Madison with 17 points.
The lead went back and forth in the third quarter with Lafayette clinging
to a 55-54 lead at the end of the period. Lafayette secured the lead
for good in an emotionally charged fourth quarter which resulted in three
technical fouls. Lafayette was led by Madison with 26 points.
Bryan Station was led by Harbut with 29 points and 14 rebounds.
D. J. Moberly also added 25 points.
|Bryan Station||(68) -||Tichenor 8, Washburn 2, Harbut 29, Smith 2, Moberly 25, Fielder 2.|
|Lafayette||(74) -||Madison 26, Dixon 13, Napier 6, Roberts 8, Everman 6, Hazard 2, Beatty 3, Gentry 10.|
Boys All Tournament Team
|Rod Cotton||Henry Clay|
|Alexious Osumenya||Paul Dunbar|
|LaMarcus Baker||Tates Creek|
|Terren Harbut||Bryan Station|
|Donte Tichenor||Bryan Station|
|J. D. Dixon||Lafayette|
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