Berkmar (GA) vs. Trinity (Boys) (Championship)
Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Tournament
Fairdale High School
December 20, 2016
Berkmar (GA) coach Greg Phillips started the following lineup: 6-3 Jr. Ben Soumahoro, 6-3 So. Ian Hardy, 6-5 Sr. Jay Estime, 5-11 Sr. Zach Cooks, and 6-4 Sr. Al Durham. Trinity coach Mike Szabo countered with 6-4 So. David Johnson, 6-6-2 Sr. David Burton, 6-3 Sr. LJ Harris, 6-2 Sr. Lukas Burkman, and 6-4 Fr. Justin Powell.
Trinity defeated Berkmar (GA) by a score of 73-69 in an epic battle for the championship. The score was tied three times and there were three lead changes in the game. Berkmar trailed 28-26 in the second quarter but Trinity finished the half on a 16-4 run to lead 44-30 at halftime. Berkmar rallied in the second half but could never overcome the Shamrocks. Trinity shot 61% from the field including 11 of 19 from the three point line. The Shamrocks connected on 12 of 17 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 12 points off eight Berkmar turnovers. Berkmar shot 43.9% from the field including eight of 23 from beyond the arc. The Patriots connected on 11 of 16 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 15 Trinity turnovers.
6-5 Jr. Jayden Scrubb led Trinity with 16 points, five rebounds, and three blocked shots. Lukas Burkman also scored 16 points including four three point baskets. David Johnson recorded 12 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. David Burton chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds. Justin Powell added 10 points and four assists.
Al Durham led Berkmar (GA) with 30 points including four three point baskets and five rebounds. Zach Cooks added 19 points including three three point baskets and six steals. Jay Estime recorded 11 points and four rebounds.
Berkmar (GA) (69) – Soumahoro 2, Hardy 7, Estime 11, Cooks 19, Durham 30.
Trinity (73) – Johnson 12, Burton 10, Harris 6, Burkman 16, Powell 10, Scrubb 16, Turnier 3.
2016 All Tournament Team – Bob White Most Valuable Player David Johnson (Trinity), Ralph Beard Spirit Award Deangelo Wiulson, Tavin Lovan (Franklin-Simpson), Taveion Hollingsworth (Paul Laurence Dunbar), Jaylon Hall (Doss), Jaylen Sebree (Christian County), Sean McNeil (Cooper), Anthony Wales (Fern Creek), Terry Taylor (Bowling Green), Zion Harmon (Bowling Green), Jamil Wilson (Ballard), Trey Doomes (Allatoona), CJ Fredrick (Covington Catholic), Cole VonHandorf (Covington Catholic), Al Durham (Berkmar), Zach Cooks (Berkmar), and Lukas Burkman (Trinity).
A special thanks to the King of the Bluegrass Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics and to the staff for providing the awards and all tournament team.