Thursday March 15th
Oldham County (29-5) Region 8 vs. Bowling Green (29-6) Region 4
Oldham County coach Jason Holland started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Jacob Kopp, 6-1 Sr. Kerry Smith, 6-6 Sr. Tyler Wesley, 5-10 Jr. Sam Gruber, and 5-11 Sr. Parker Simpson. Bowling Green coach D.G. Sherrill countered with 5-11 Sr. Scooter Hollis, 5-10 Sr. Dareon Simmons, 6-4 Sr. Jalen Hunter, 5-8 Sr. Clay Sowell, and 5-10 So. Nacarius Fant.
Oldham County was deadly from the free throw line 20 of 24 (83.3%) in a 55-48 victory over Bowling Green. The game was close throughout with Oldham County leading 36-34 entering the final quarter and outscoring the Purples 19-14 in the final quarter. Oldham County shot 44.1% from the field including five of 15 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 20 of 24 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored nine points off 15 Bowling Green turnovers. Bowling Green shot 40.4% from the field including five of 17 from beyond the arc. The Purples connected on five of 12 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 16 Oldham County turnovers. Bowling Green attempted 13 more shots (47-34) from the field than Oldham County.
Sam Gruber led Oldham County with 16 points including four three point baskets. Jacob Kopp added 13 points. Tyler Wesley recorded 12 points including eight of nine free throws, 10 rebounds, six assists, and two blocked shots. 6-0 Sr. Alante Flores chipped in with eight points.
Scooter Hollis led Bowling Green with 14 points including three three point baskets. Jalen Hunter added 12 points on six of seven from the field and seven rebounds. Hunter was limited to 20 minutes of playing time and fouled out of the game. Nacarius Fant chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds, and four assists.
Oldham County (55) – Kopp 13, Smith 3, Wesley 12, Gruber 16, Simpson 3, Flores 8.
Bowling Green (48) – Hollis 14, Simmons 0, Hunter 12, Sowell 0, Fant 11, Wright 1, Hayes 3, Ayers 7.
Knott County Central (28-5) Region 14 vs. Boone County (27-7) Region 9
Knott County Central coach B.B. King started the following lineup: 6-2 Fr. Simon Christon, 6-2 Sr. Zack Davis, 6-5 Fr. Evan Hall, 6-0 Sr. Seth Adams, and 6-1 Fr. Camron Justice. Boone County coach Greg McQueary countered with 6-0 Sr. Keenan Palmer, 5-10 Sr. Cooper Downs, 6-6 Sr. Zane McQueary, 5-8 Sr. Jakeith Pitts, and 5-9 Sr. Chase Stanley.
Knott County Central led 32-27 at halftime and shot a blistering 81.3% from the field in the second half on their way to a 71-54 victory over Boone County. Knott County Central shot 65.7% from the field including six of 11 from the three point line. The Patriots connected on 19 of 33 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored eight points off six Boone County turnovers. Boone County shot 35.6% from the field including five of 22 from beyond the arc. The Rebels connected on seven of 11 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 15 Knott County Central turnovers. Boone County attempted 24 more shots (59-35) from the field than Knott County Central.
Zack Davis led Knott County Central with 19 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, and four assists. Simon Christon also scored 19 points. Evan Hall chipped in with 12 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots. Camron Justice recorded 11 points, three rebounds, and five assists. Seth Adams added eight points and seven rebounds.
Zane McQueary led Boone County with 18 points including two three point baskets and six rebounds. Jakeith Pitts added 13 points including three three point baskets. Chase Stanley and Keenan Palmer added eight and seven points respectively.
Knott County Central,19,13,17,22,71
Knott County Central (71) – Christon 19, Davis 19, Hall 12, Adams 8, Justice 11, Cornett 2.
Boone County (54) – Palmer 7, Downs 2, McQueary 18, Pitts 13, C. Stanley 8, Carr 2, B. Stanley 4.
Scott County (31-4) Region 11 vs. Marshall County (32-2) Region 1
Scott County coach Billy Hicks started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Tamron Manning, 6-2 Sr. Isaiah Ivey, 6-4 Sr. Josh Harris, 6-0 Jr. Quin Richardson, and 6-2 So. Trent Gilbert. Marshall County coach Gus Gillespie countered with 6-1 Sr. Chase Buchanan, 6-2 Jr. Chase Clark, 6-5 So. Austin Rentfrow, 6-0 Sr. Chase York, and 6-1 Sr. Cole Nelson.
Scott County defeated Marshall County by a score of 59-43. It was a tale of two halves tonight as Marshall County shot 56.3% from the field in the first half and led 27-20 at the intermission. Scott County rallied in the second half shooting 72.2% (13 of 18) from the field and outscoring Marshall County 39-16. Scott County shot 51.2% from the field including six of 12 from the three point line. The Cardinals connected on 11 of 17 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored eight points off 17 Marshall County turnovers. Marshall County shot 45.5% from the field including two of 10 from beyond the arc. The Marshals connected on 11 of 21 free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 12 Scott County turnovers.
Isaiah Ivey led Scott County with 19 points on six of nine from the field including one of one from beyond the arc, and six of seven free throws. Tamron Manning added 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Quin Richardson and Josh Harris recorded nine and eight points respectively.
Chase Clark led Marshall County with 13 points and four rebounds. Cole Nelson added 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists.
Scott County (59) – Manning 12, Ivey 19, Harris 8, Richardson 9, Gilbert 6, Haddix 5.
Marshall County (43) – Buchanan 1, Clark 13, Rentfrow 5, York 5, Nelson 11, Landon Taylor 1, Solomon 2, Northcutt 3, Logan Taylor 2.
Johnson Central (25-10) Region 15 vs. John Hardin (22-8) Region 5
Johnson Central coach Tommy McKenzie started the following lineup: 6-3 So. Nick McKenzie, 5-11 So. Slade McPeek, 6-8 So. Shane Hall, 5-9 Fr. Dalton Adkins, and 5-11 Fr. Braxton Blair. John Hardin coach Mark Wells countered with 6-3 Sr. Ervin Montgomery, 6-2 Jr. Daveon Greene, 6-4 So. Keon Williams, 5-7 Jr. Brandon Price, and 5-10 Sr. Jeremy Harness.
The score was tied 30-30 after three quarters but John Hardin outscored Johnson Central 19-6 in the final quarter to earn a 49-36 victory. Daveon Greene led the rally with nine points. John Hardin shot 37% from the field including zero of 10 from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on 15 of 21 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 19 Johnson Central turnovers. Johnson Central shot 36.4% from the field including one of seven from beyond the arc. The Golden Eagles connected on 11 of 18 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 15 John Hardin turnovers.
Brandon Price led John Hardin with 18 points including 12 of 14 free throws, six rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Daveon Greene added 12 points, nine rebounds, and three steals. Ervin Montgomery chipped in with eight points.
Shane Hall led Johnson Central with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocked shots. Dalton Adkins added 10 points. Slade McPeek chipped in with seven points.
Johnson Central (36) – McKenzie 2, McPeek 7, Hall 11, Adkins 10, Blair 2, Gallagher 3, Salyer 1.
John Hardin (49) – Montgomery 8, Greene 12, Williams 4, Price 18, Harness 4, Smith 3.
A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for all the games and to the KHSAA for maintaining their very comprehensive website with all the info on this tourney.