State Tournament (Boys) Day 1 March 16, 2011
2011 PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament
March 16-19, 2011
Wednesday March 16th
Oldham County (25-7) (Region 8) vs. George Rogers Clark (29-5) (Region 10)
Oldham County coach Jason Holland started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Nolan Denise, 6-1 Sr. Blake Payne, 6-4 Jr. Tyler Wesley, 6-0 Sr. Dylan Henderson, and 6-2 Jr. Kerry Smith. George Rogers Clark coach Scott Humphrey countered with 6-9 Sr. Vinny Zollo, 6-6 Sr. Jaylen Daniel, 6-5 Sr. Corey Rogers, 6-0 Jr. Bopper Stenzel, and 6-4 Sr. Robbie Stenzel.
George Rogers Clark outscored Oldham County 13-2 in the second quarter on their way to a 56-39 victory. George Rogers Clark’s Corey Rogers proved to be to much for Oldham County as he muscled inside for 26 points.
George Rogers Clark shot 48.9% from the field including two of six from the three point line. The Cardinals connected on eight of 10 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 13 Oldham County turnovers. Oldham County shot 30.4% from the field including two of eight from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on nine of 14 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 11 points off nine George Rogers Clark turnovers.
Corey Rogers led George Rogers Clark with 26 points and six rebounds. Rogers was 11 of 15 from the field and four of four from the free throw line. Vinny Zollo added 10 points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots. Bopper Stenzel recorded six assists and three steals.
Tyler Wesley led Oldham County with 11 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots. Kerry Smith chipped in with seven points and five rebounds. Dylan Henderson also recorded seven points.
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Oldham County (39) – Denise 5, Payne 4, Wesley 11, Henderson 7, Smith 7, Gruber 2, Flores 3.
George Rogers Clark (56) – Zollo 10, Daniel 4, Corey Rogers 26, B. Stenzel 0, R. Stenzel 7, Charlie Rogers 1, Purvis 8.
Eastern (31-2) (Region 7) vs. Warren Central (26-7) (Region 4)
Eastern coach Jason Couch started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Lyonell Gaines, 6-3 Sr. Arman Marks, 6-7 Sr. Kameron Woods, 5-11 Sr. Byron Sanford, and 6-3 Sr. Remy Abell. Warren Central coach Tim Riley countered with 6-1 Sr. Vic Smith, 6-1 Jr. Donavan Halsel, 6-7 Sr. George Fant, 5-10 Sr. Cortez Barber, and 6-0 Sr. Jordan Shanklin.
Eastern edged Warren Central 54-51 in a game that would have been worthy of championship billing. There were three lead changes and the score was tied nine times. Remy Abell hit two free throws with 7.9 seconds left on the clock to give Eastern a 54-51 lead. Jordan Shanklin attempted a three point attempt at the buzzer for the tie that just rimmed out.
Eastern shot 45.8% from the field including four of 12 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on six of 11 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 13 Warren Central turnovers. Warren Central shot 45.7% from the field including three of eight from beyond the arc. The Dragons connected on six of 10 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 12 points off eight Eastern turnovers.
Lyonell Gaines led Eastern with 19 points including three three point baskets. Kameron Woods added 14 points, nine rebounds, and two blocked shots. Remy Abell chipped in with 13 points.
George Fant led Warren Central with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocked shots. Jordan Shanklin added 18 points including three three point baskets. Shanklin also recorded four assists and three steals.
Eastern (54) – Gaines 19, Marks 2, Woods 14, Sanford 4, Abell 13, Taylor 2,.
Warren Central (51) – Smith 0, Halsel 4, Fant 21, Barber 4, Shanklin 18, Johnson 4.
Shelby Valley (13-17) (Region 15) vs. Christian County (21-9) (Region 2)
Shelby Valley coach Greg Newsome started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Brett Reynolds, 6-1 Sr. Trey Roberts, 6-10 Fr. Cody Belter, 5-9 Jr. Logan Lucas, and 5-10 8th grader Dalton Richardson. Christian County coach Kerry Stovall countered with 6-0 Sr. Marcoreyon “Bubba” Tandy, 6-0 Sr. Veontae Lewis, 6-5 Sr. Donovan Kates, 5-10 Sr. Nick Riley, and 5-11 Sr. Anthony Hickey.
Christian County scored 13 unanswered points to start the game and was never threatened in an 83-40 victory over Shelby Valley. Christian County scored 37 points off 37 Shelby Valley turnovers.
Christian County shot 50% from the field including 11 of 28 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 14 of 19 free throws and pulled down 26 rebounds. Shelby Valley shot 43.6% from the field including four of 11 from beyond the arc. The Wildcats connected on two of four free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored six points off 15 Christian County turnovers.
Anthony Hickey led Christian County with 20 points, five assists, and 10 steals. Donovan Kates added 16 points including three three point baskets.
6-3 Sr. Rusty Roberts led Shelby Valley with nine points. Cody Belter added eight points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots.
Shelby Valley (40) – Reynolds 6, T. Roberts 3, Belter 8, Lucas 0, Richardson 3, Bentley 2, Bowling 3, R. Roberts 9, Hamilton 3, Newsome 3.
Christian County (83) – Tandy 7, Lewis 9, Kates 16, Riley 5, Hickey 20, Cotton 4, Irby 7, Dooley 3, Mosley 5, Pollard 5, Wheeler 2.
Dixie Heights (29-3) (Region 9) vs. Lexington Catholic (26-7) (Region 11)
Dixie Heights coach Ken Chevalier started the following lineup: 6-0 Jr. Jordan Hassel, 6-4 Jr. Zeke Pike, 6-5 Jr. Parker Stansberry, 5-10 Sr. Matt Trammel, and 6-2 Fr. Brandon Hatton. Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Sr. Taylor Martin, 6-4 Sr. Scott Schuette, 6-5 Jr. Craig Floyd, 5-10 Jr. Bryan Woomer, and 6-0 Sr. Seth Beckham.
Lexington Catholic raced out to a 19-5 first quarter lead in a 69-60 victory over Dixie Heights. Lexington Catholic shot 43.6% from the field including six of 16 from the three point line. The Knights connected on 15 of 25 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 17 Dixie Heights turnovers. Dixie Heights shot 42.6% from the field including four of 19 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on 10 of 15 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 13 Lexington Catholic turnovers.
Scott Schuette led Lexington Catholic with 23 points including four three point baskets and pulled down six rebounds. Taylor Martin added 20 points, 12 rebounds, and four steals. Seth Beckham recorded 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.
Brandon Hatton led Dixie Heights with 18 points including three three point baskets. Zeke Pike added 16 points and eight rebounds. Parker Stansberry recorded seven points and eight rebounds.
Dixie Heights (60) – Hassel 5, Pike 16, Stansberry 7, Trammel 4, Hatton 18, Bruns 2, Evans 2, Cohorn 2, F. Muntis 4.
Lexington Catholic (69) – Martin 20, Schuette 23, Floyd 2, Woomer 3, Beckham 15, Avare 2, Rowady 2, Whitman 2.
A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for all the games in the tournament. Also, a special thanks to the KHSAA for their very informative website which covers all aspects of the tournament.