5th Annual Gene Lowe Jr. All Star Game

12th Region Jr. All Stars vs. 13th Region Jr. All Stars
North Laurel High School
London, KY
June 24, 2007

2007 by Ron Harrison

This game is dedicated to the memory of Gene Lowe for his many contributions to the 12th and 13th Region basketball and for the love he had for our youth for over 40 years.

12th Region Jr. All Stars 2007 

Christian Williams (Boyle County), Matt Whitley (East Jessamine), Noah Keeton (Lincoln County), Daniel Ralston (Lincoln County), Ryan Young (Lincoln County), Josh Phillips (McCreary Central), Tyler Bourne (Somerset), Adam Wallen (Somerset), Cody Decker (Wayne County), Jacob Gregory (Wayne County), Dustin Wells (Wayne County).

Head coach Jeff Jackson (Lincoln County), Honarary coach Raymond Reed (Laurel County).

13th Region Jr. All Stars 2007 

Dustin Day (Pineville), Nick Brumback (Jackson County), Desmond Johnson (Cumberland), Justin Hobbs (Clay County), Adam Rhymer (Cawood), Cody Messer (Barbourville), Nick Shannon (North Laurel), Jacob Scalf (Knox Central), Daniel Griffin (Middlesboro), Dustin Warren (Pineville), Brock Lesige (Cumberland), Corey Williamson (Knox Central).

Head coach Eddie Whitaker (Bell County), Assistant coach Patrick Robinson (Williamsburg), Honarary coach Gerald Foley (Corbin).

The 12th Region All-Stars nipped the 13th Region All-Stars by a score of 91-89.  The victors shot 42.5% from the field including eight of 29 from beyond the arc.  They were an ice-cold one of 15 from beyond the arc in the first half but found the range in the second half and connected on seven of 14 from long range.  The 12th Region All-Stars connected on nine of 15 free throws and pulled down 59 rebounds.  The 13th Region All-Stars shot 38.6% from the field including eight of 31 from the three point line.  They connected on 13 of 18 free throws and grabbed 49 rebounds.  The 12th Region All-Stars held a 20-10 advantage in second chance points.

The victors were led by Noah Keeton with 17 points and 10 rebounds.  Christian Williams, Matt Whitley, and Adam Wallen also reached double figures with 14, 14, and 12 points respectively.  Jacob Gregory pulled down nine rebounds and captured the slam dunk contest.

The 13th Region All-Stars were led by Desmond Johnson with 20 points and nine rebounds.  Nick Brumback and Cody Messer added 17 and 11 points respectively.  Dustin Warren captured the three point shooting contest.

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13th Region








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Williams 14, Whitley 14, Keeton 17, Ralston 2, Young 7, Bourne 6, Wallen 12, Decker 9, Gregory 5, Wells 5.

13th Region



Day 6, Brumback 17, Johnson 20, Hobbs 6, Rhymer 5, Messer 11, Griffin 9, Warren 3, Lesige 6, Williamson 6. 


A special thanks to Roscoe Denney for providing me the program and stats for this event in memory of Gene Lowe.  Mr Denney recently received another honor as he was inducted into the 12th Region Hall of Fame for the second time in his distinguished career.  He was inducted the first time as a contributor and on May 28, 2007, he was inducted as a coach.  Eleven people were inducted at this time as either contributors, players, or coaches.  This year’s inductees were Jesse Flynn, Joe Lindsey, Joe Shearer, Doug Eads, Todd Wood, Shane Blevins, Roscoe Denney, Jack Cupp, Sam Karr, Raymond Cox, and Jack Adams.

Please send your comments and questions to Ron Harrison at prephoops@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.