Scott County vs. Lexington Catholic (Boys) 11th Region Tournament (Championship) March 6, 2017
Scott County vs. Lexington Catholic (Boys)
11th Region Tournament Championship
Paul S. McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
March 6, 2017
Scott County coach Billy Hicks started the following lineup: 6-6 So. Michael Moreno, 6-2 Jr. Cooper Robb, 6-4 Sr. Cooper Watts, 6-0 So. Lorenzo Williams, and 6-1 So. Bryce Long. Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Jr. Zan Payne, 6-3 Jr. TC Price, 6-7 Sr. Peter Whitman, 6-2 Sr. Blake Scott, and 6-3 Sr. Luke Johnson.
Scott County utilized a stifling defense to defeat Lexington Catholic 56-44 in a very physical game that featured trainers trying to patch up Lexington Catholic’s Peter Whitman and Luke Johnson and attempting to clean the blood off the floor. Whitman left first with a cut above the eye and minutes later Johnson left with a busted lip. Both were able to return to the game. Scott County led 39-21 late in the third quarter but Lexington Catholic fought back and cut the lead to eight points in the final quarter.
Scott County shot 36.2% from the field including two of 10 from the three point line. The Cardinals connected on 20 of 36 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 20 Lexington Catholic turnovers. Lexington Catholic shot 26.8% from the field including three of eight from beyond the arc. The Knights connected on 19 of 23 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 14 Scott County turnovers.
Michael Moreno led Scott County with 20 points including nine of 11 free throws, six rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots, and two steals. Cooper Robb added 17 points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots, and eight steals. Lorenzo Williams recorded eight points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Cooper Watts pulled down eight rebounds.
Luke Johnson led Lexington Catholic with 18 points including eight of nine free throws, all in the second half and two blocked shots. TC Price added nine points and four rebounds. Zan Payne pulled down 10 rebounds and Peter Whitman pulled down seven rebounds and blocked two shots.
Scott County (56) – Moreno 20, Robb 17, Watts 4, Williams 8, Long 7.
Lexington Catholic (44) – Payne 5, Price 9, Whitman 4, Scott 6, Johnson 18, Hardin 2.
All Tournament Team – Diablo Stewart (Franklin County), Caleb Miller (Madison Southern), Cody Carter (Frankfort), Nathan Harper (Lexington Christian Academy), Robert Goodman (Sayre), Kaden Silverburg (Sayre), Isaiah Minter (Madison Central), Isaiah Cozart (Madison Central), Luke Johnson (Lexington Catholic), Zan Payne (Lexington Catholic), Peter Whitman (Lexington Catholic), Bryce Long (Scott County), Michael Moreno (Scott County), Lorenzo Williams (Scott County), and Cooper Robb (Scott County) (MVP).
A special thanks to the 11th Region Stats Crew, Scott County Stats Crew, and the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.