Tates Creek High School, Lexington, Kentucky
November 30th-December 1st, 2001
© 2001 Ron Harrison
Tates Creek coach Joe Pat Covington has put together a good lineup for this early season event. Simon Kenton is located in Northern Kentucky and will be led this year by 6-7 Jr. Mike Brock. Eastern Kentucky is represented by South Floyd who will be led by 6-1 Sr. Rusty Tackett and 5-11 Jr. Michael Hall. The two Central Kentucky teams are Paul Laurence Dunbar and the host school Tates Creek. Dunbar is led by 6-7 Sr. Kenneth Fox and Tates Creek expects a big season from 6-2 So. Justin Taylor.
November 30th-Day 1
Game No. 1 Simon Kenton (1-0) vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar (0-0)
Simon Kenton coach Scott Humphrey started the following lineup: 6-6 Jr. Eric Reed, 6-1 Sr. Tyler Schoborg, 6-7 Jr. Mike Brock, 5-7 Sr. Brent Hopkins, and 5-10 Sr. Mike Egan. Dunbar coach Eddie Oakley countered with 6-1 Jr. Kenny Hale, 6-4 Sr. Kenny Bledsoe, 6-7 Sr. Kenneth Fox, 5-10 Jr. Jamie Adams, and 5-9 Jr. Justin Frees.
Simon Kenton went on a 15-0 spurt in the final 3:35 to pull away for a 62-46 victory over Dunbar. Dunbar had pulled within 1; 47-46 with 3:35 remaining when Mike Brock scored a basket in the paint for Simon Kenton. A technical foul was assessed on the Dunbar bench and Brock hit two free throws to make the score 51-46 and Dunbar did not score the rest of the game. Simon Kenton was led tonight by Mike Brock with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Eric Reed and 5-10 Sr. Jared Smock added 11 and 10 points respectively. Dunbar was led by Kenneth Fox who tallied 14 points and 11 rebounds despite being hampered by foul problems. Fox finally fouled out with 1:52 remaining in the game. 6-0 Jr. Mike Matthews added 10 points for the Bulldogs.
Simon Kenton 15 15 13 19 - 62
Paul Dunbar 14 12 11 9 – 46
Simon Kenton (62)- Reed 11, Schoborg 3, Brock 21, Hopkins 3, Egan 9, Kannady 5, Smock 10.
Game No. 2 South Floyd (0-0) vs. Tates Creek (0-0)
South Floyd coach Henry Webb started the following lineup: 6-1 Sr. Rusty Tackett, 6-2 Jr. Tyler Hall, 6-5 Jr. Charles Ray, 5-11 Jr. Michael Hall, and 5-11 Sr. Joe Skeans. Tates Creek coach Joe Pat Covington countered with 6-2 Sr. Josh Stigall, 6-1 Sr. LaTodd Holman, 6-6 Jr. Michael Cross, 6-0 Sr. Bobby McCoy and 6-2 So. Justin Taylor.
Tates Creek led at halftime by a score of 31-27 and pulled away to defeat South Floyd 78-57. Tates Creek had a balanced scoring attack with four players reaching double figures. They were led by Michael Cross with 18 points. 5-10 Sr. Albert Hughes, Bobby McCoy, and 6-2 Sr. Brad Schueler added 12, 12, and 10 points respectively. South Floyd was led by Rusty Tackett with 21 points. Tyler Hall and Michael Hall added 13 and 11 points respectively.
South Floyd 9 18 14 16 - 57
Tates Creek 16 15 19 28 – 78
South Floyd (57)- R. Tackett 21, T. Hall 13, Ray 4, M. Hall 11, Skeans1, Johnson 7.
Tates Creek (78)- Stigall 4, Holman 8, Cross 18, McCoy 12, Taylor 2, Butler 4, Hughes 12, Bell 2, Schueler 10, Adams 4, Gray 2.
December 1st-Day 2
Game No. 3 Paul Laurence Dunbar (0-1) vs. South Floyd (0-1)
Dunbar coach Eddie Oakley started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Kenny Hale, 6-0 Jr. Mike Matthews, 6-7 Sr. Kenneth Fox, 5-10 Jr. Jamie Adams, and 5-9 Sr. Steve Greene. South Floyd coach Henry Webb countered with 6-1 Sr. Rusty Tackett, 6-2 Jr. Tyler Hall, 6-5 Jr. Charles Ray, 5-11 Jr. Michael Hall, and 5-11 Sr. Joe Skeans.
Paul Dunbar defeated South Floyd 57-56 in a real thriller in the first game of the evening. Kenneth Fox hit a tip-in shot under the basket with 3.2 seconds remaining on the clock. South Floyd took a 45-38 lead at the end of three periods and the lead changed hands frequently in the final quarter until Fox settled the issue. Fox led Dunbar with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Steve Greene chipped in with 14 points. South Floyd was led by Michael Hall with 24 points including three three-pointers. Tyler Hall added 16 points including three goals from beyond the arc before fouling out with 2:44 remaining in the game.
Paul Dunbar 16 16 6 19 - 57
South Floyd 15 12 18 11 – 56
Paul Dunbar (57)- Hale 6, Matthews 2, Fox 22, Adams 3, Greene 14, Robertson 7, Bledsoe 2, Vyverberg 1.
South Floyd (56)- R. Tackett 10, T. Hall 16, Ray 0, M. Hall 24, Skeans 2, Johnson 3, A. Tackett 1.
Game No. 4 Tates Creek (1-0) vs. Simon Kenton (1-0)
Tates Creek coach Joe Pat Covington started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Josh Stigall, 6-1 Sr. LaTodd Holman, 6-6 Jr. Michael Cross, 6-0 Sr. Bobby McCoy, and 6-2 So. Justin Taylor. Simon Kenton coach Scott Humphrey countered with 6-6 Jr. Eric Reed, 6-1 Sr. Tyler Schoborg, 6-7 Jr. Mike Brock, 5-7 Sr. Brent Hopkins, and 5-10 Sr. Mike Egan.
Tates Creek took a 11-6 lead in the first quarter but Simon Kenton went on a 22-0 run to take a 28-11 lead on their way to a 43-26 halftime lead. Tates Creek roared back in the third period to take a 50-47 lead at the end of three quarters. Justin Taylor led the charge with 12 third quarter points. Tates Creek held on in the final period to claim a 70-65 victory. They were led by Justin Taylor with 26 points. Michel Cross and LaTodd Holman added 17 and 10 points respectively. Simon Kenton was led by Mike Brock with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Mike Egan, 5-10 Sr. Jared Smock, and 6-2 Jr. Mike Kannady added 13, 12, and 11 points respectively.
Tates Creek 11 15 24 20 - 70
Simon Kenton 21 22 4 18 – 65
Tates Creek (70)- Stigall 6, Holman 10, Cross 17, McCoy 2, Taylor 26, Hughes 5, Butler 2, Gray 2.
Simon Kenton (65) – Reed 4, Schoborg 3, Brock 18, Hopkins 0, Egan 13, Kannady 11, Clay 2, Smock 12, Stowers 2.
The Tates Creek Commodore 4 All Classic team was Michael Hall (South Floyd), Kenneth Fox (Dunbar), Mike Egan (Simon Kenton), Mike Brock (Simon Kenton), Michael Cross (Tates Creek), and Justin Taylor (Tates Creek). Each of these teams should be very competitive in their respective regions. South Floyd has some deadly outside bombers. Dunbar has an excellent post player in Kenneth Fox and 6-1 Fr. Tory Robertson shows promise. Simon Kenton has a very nice team led by their inside warrior Mike Brock. Congratulations to Tates Creek coach Joe Pat Covington for putting on this fine event and for winning two games against quality competition. Tates Creek was 8-18 last year but it looks like they could be a real sleeper in the very competitive 11th region. Justin Taylor is only a soph. But it looks he could be a good one.