RBHC5(Boys) December 30th
Seneca 74 Clark County 69 (Consolation Bracket) – Clark County led 36-13 in the second quarter but Seneca rallied for a 74-69 victory. Seneca outscored Clark County 23-10 in the third quarter to gain control of the game. 6-4 Sr. Aaron Nance led Seneca with 22 points and 12 points. 6-4 Jr. Walter Alexander, 6-2 Jr. Kevin Shaw, and 6-3 Jr. Martez Harris added 14, 12, and 11 points respectively. 6-8 Jr. Vinny Zollo led Clark County with 20 points and 19 rebounds. 6-6 Jr. Jaylen Daniel added 19 points. 6-4 Jr. Robbie Stenzel recorded 12 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists. Aaron Nance (Seneca), Martez Harris (Seneca), Vinny Zollo (Clark County) , and Corey Rogers (Clark County) were all named to the all tournament team.
McCreary Central 53 Male 47 (Consolation Bracket 3rd Place Game) – McCreary Central took a 36-18 lead in the third quarter and held on for a victory. Male pulled to within three points; 41-38 but could never take control of the game. 6-2 Sr. Aaron Watts led the victors with 26 points and 15 rebounds. 6-4 Jr. Jacob Dixon added 11 points and seven rebounds. 6-2 Sr. James Pillschafske led Male with 14 points including four three point baskets. 5-11 Sr. D’Carlo Hayes added 12 points. Aaron Watts (McCreary Central), Jacob Dixon (McCreary Central), D’Carlo Hayes (Male), and Kevin Glenn (Male) were all named to the all tournament team.
Trinity (Louisville) 60 Lexington Catholic 58 (OT) (Tournament Bracket) (Championship) – Trinity led 29-15 at halftime but Lexington Catholic’s defensive pressure allowed the Knights to stage a comeback and actually take a 46-38 in the final quarter. Trinity rallied and finished the quarter on a 13-5 run to force overtime. 6-1 So. Troy Saxton hit a key field goal and two free throws in overtime to help the Shamrocks to victory. LexCath had one last opportunity but could not get the shot to fall.
Trinity shot 48.9% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line. The Shamrocks connected on 10 of 16 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 16 Lexington Catholic turnovers. Lexington Catholic shot 40% from the field including five of 15 from beyond the arc. The Knights connected on 13 of 19 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 26 points off 19 Trinity turnovers.
6-5 Sr. Taylor Epley led Trinity with 21 points including four three point baskets and pulled down seven rebounds. 6-4 Sr. Josh Sewell added 17 points and six rebounds.
6-0 So. Jaylen Beckham led Lexington Catholic with 27 points and five rebounds. 6-3 Jr. Scott Schuette added nine points on three three point baskets. 6-4 Jr. Taylor Martin added eight points and eight rebounds.
Trinity (Louisville) 13 16 6 16 9 - 60
Lexington Catholic 9 6 14 22 7 - 58
Trinity (60) – Sewell 17, Epley 21, Kupper 0. Foster 9, Corbett 0, Saxton 6, Dieudonne 7.
LexCath (58) – Schuette 9, Martin 8, Peurach 5, S. Beckham 3, J. Beckham 27, Floyd 6.
Josh Sewell (Trinity), Taylor Epley (Trinity), Charles Foster (Trinity), Daniel Corbett (Trinity), Jaylen Beckham (Lexington Catholic), Taylor Martin (Lexington Catholic), and Scott Schuette (Lexington Catholic) were all named to the all tournament team and Josh Sewell was named Tournament MVP.
Congratulations to both teams for a well played, exciting game and to Trinity for capturing both the King of the Bluegrass and the Republic Bank Holiday Classic titles. Also congratulations to McCreary Central who actually played five games in this tourney and went home with a 3rd place finish and a 4-1 tourney record.
A special note of appreciation to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew who provided the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s games.