Ballard at Scott County (Boys)

Scott County High School
Georgetown Kentucky
December 1, 2006

2006 by Ron Harrison

Ballard (0-0) at Scott County (1-0)

Ballard coach Chris Renner started the following lineup:  6-3 Sr. Chris Gowers, 6-5 Sr. Antiquawn Beckham, 6-1 Sr. Paul Dowell, 6-1 Sr. Johonne Hamilton, and 6-1 Jr. Jamal Crook.  Scott County coach Billy Hicks countered with 6-3 Jr. Cam Hundley, 6-5 Jr. Tyler Portwood, 6-6 Jr. Jordan Lee, 6-4 Jr. Bud Mackey, and 6-3 Sr. Matt Walls.

This was a highly anticipated matchup between #1 pre-season ranked Scott County and #2 ranked Ballard.  Scott County took an 88-67 decision over a cold-shooting Ballard squad to cement their early season status as the number one ranked team in the state.  Scott County raced out to a 45-29 first half lead as Ballard could only connect on 19% of their first half field goal attempts.

Scott County shot 47% from the field including eight of 19 from the three point line.  The Cardinals connected on 18 of 24 free throws, pulled down 53 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 16 Ballard turnovers.  Ballard shot 26.3% from the field including six of 26 from beyond the arc.  The Bruins connected on 21 of 38 free throws, grabbed 51 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 22 Scott County turnovers.

Matt Walls led Scott County with 31 points including five three point baskets and eight rebounds.  Bud Mackey added 25 points and 11 rebounds.  Cam Hundley and 6-6 So. Richie Phares added eight points each.  Lee only recorded two points but he pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked five shots. 

Antiquawn Beckham led Ballard with 15 points and 20 rebounds.  Jamal Crook and Chris Gowers added nine points each.  5-8 So. Wesley Cox came off the bench to record eight points.








Scott County 











Gowers 9, Beckham 15, Dowell 0, Hamilton 7, Crook 9, Cox 8, Gholson 6, Chiles 1, Kottak 3, Stanley 5, Gardner 4.  

Scott County 



Hundley 8, Portwood 6, Lee 2, Mackey 25, Walls 31, Riddle 2, Givens 2, Phares 8, Mingua 4.



A special thanks to the Scott County Stats Crew for the providing the computer statistics for tonight's game.

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