Covington Catholic vs. Lexington Catholic (Boys)
Lexington Catholic High School
November 29, 2017
Covington Catholic coach Scott Ruthsatz started the following lineup: 6-8 Jr. Jack Thelen, 6-5 Jr. Jack Davin, 7-1 Sr. Jake Walter, 5-10 Sr. Aiden Ruthsatz, and 6-4 Sr. CJ Fredrick. (CovCath was missing AJ Mayer, Michael Mayer, and Luke Lenihan who are preparing for the football championship game). Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Sr. Zan Payne, 6-3 Sr. TC Price, 6-7 Sr. Max Sparkman, 6-0 Sr. Keegan Bailey, and 6-1 Fr. Ben Johnson.
Covington Catholic defeated Lexington Catholic by a score of 54-53. Covington Catholic led 48-35 in the final quarter but Lexington Catholic rallied and led 53-52. Covington Catholic’s Aiden Ruthsatz hit two free throws to give the Colonels a 54-53 with less than a minute to play. Lexington Catholic missed a three point attempt at the buzzer and Covington Catholic escapes with an impressive road win. There were four ties and four lead changes in a game in which the Colonels seem to have control of until the closing minutes of the game.
Covington Catholic shot 56.7% from the field including six of 14 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 14 of 17 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 10 points off six Lexington Catholic turnovers. Lexington Catholic shot 31.1% from the field including five of 25 from beyond the arc. The Knights connected on 20 of 23 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 15 Covington Catholic turnovers.
Aiden Ruthsatz had a great game for Covington Catholic tonight with 27 points. Ruthsatz was seven of nine from the field including five of six from the three point line, and eight of eight free throws. CJ Fredrick added 11 points, three rebounds, and six assists. 6-4 Jr. Tyler Fleek recorded seven points and six rebounds.
Zan Payne came up big for Lexington Catholic with 28 points including 13 of 13 free throws, nine rebounds, and two steals. TC Price added eight points, four assists, and three steals.
Covington Catholic (54) – Thelen 5, Davin 0, Walter 4, Ruthsatz 27, Fredrick 11, Fleek 7.
Lexington Catholic (53) – Payne 28, Price 8, Sparkman 2, Bailey 3, Johnson 6, Hardin 4, Scott 2.
A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.