2009 Kentucky Basketball Academy 7th Grade Middle School Tourney
The 2009 Kentucky Basketball Academy Boys' 7th Grade state basketball tournament was held in lexington kentucky February6-8, 2009. Fifty teams were from all over the state were scheduled to play in this tourney.
Eight teams advanced to play in the quarterfinals on Sunday February 8th.
Knox County 32 Lexington Traditional Middle School 30 (Quarterfinal) - Knox County jumped out to an 11-2 first quarter lead but had to survive a furious rally by LTMS to earn the victory. Knox County was led by Johnathan Gist and Robbie Williams with 13 and eight points respectively. LTMS was led by Charles "Snoop" Johnson with 13 points. Teddy Ware added nine points on three three point baskets.
Johnson County 33 Scott County 27 (Quarterfinal) - Johnson County outscored Scott County 14-7 in the final quarter to earn the victory. Shane Hall led the victors with 18 points. Hines Jones led Scott County with 15 points on five three point baskets.
Moss 39 Wayne County 27 (Quarterfinal) - Jacob Hall and Wayne Baird led the victors with 11 points each. Peyton Woods, Jason Perkins, and Logan Gardner led Wayne County with eight, six, and six points respectively.
Clinton County 44 South Laurel 43 (Quarterfinal) - Keifer Dalton nailed a three point basket with two seconds left on the clock to give Clinton County the victory. Bailey Rains led the victors with 14 points including four three point baskets. Colby Langford added 10 points. Trevor Grubb and Logan Helton led South Laurel with 16 and 14 points respectively.
Johnson County 49 Knox County 46 (Semifinal) - Johnson County raced out to a 15-4 first quarter lead but had to hold off a Knox County rally to earn the victory. Hunter Ratliff and Shane Hall led Johnson County with 17 and 16 points respectively. Dustin Hensley led Knox County with 13 points including three three point baskets. Robbie Williams and Matthew Barger added 11 and 10 points respectively.
Moss 43 Clinton County 33 (Semifinal) - Chris Porter, Scooter Winn, and Wayne Baird led Moss with 12, nine, and seven points respectively. Colby Langford and Joe Davis led Clinton County with 14 and 10 points respectively.
Moss (30-0) 53 Johnson County (30-0) 28 (Championship) - Jordan Hall and Jacob Hall led Moss with 12 and 10 points respectively. Hunter Ratliff and Shane Hall led Johnson County with seven and six points respectively.
Jacob Hall was named tournament MVP for Moss and had an excellent tournament. Moss out of Bowling Green played excellent team ball with different players stepping up to lead their team in all the games. Moss also got excellent play from their bench and it was difficult to pick one standout on their team as several players had excellent tourneys.
Moss had a battle to reach Sunday's play as they had to defeat an excellent Crosby team 37-33 in the round of sixteen on Saturday night.
This was an excellent tourney with several good teams and many players capable of starring down the road at the high school level. Statistics mentioned here were taken from the official scoresheets and I apologize for any transcription errors.