Thirty-two teams are scheduled to participate in the 6th Grade Boys State Tournament. The teams scheduled to participate are Beaumont, Foley, Eversole 2, Georgetown, Anderson County, McNabb, Elkhorn, Lincoln County, Morton, South Laurel, Clinton County, Grant County, Eversole 1, North Oldham, Lexington Christian Academy, Northern, West Jessamine, Scott County, Monroe County, Southern, Meece, Campbell County, Elliott County, Casey County, Mercer County, Adair County, Chavies, Paris, Mason County, JCTMS, Wayne County, and Walton-Verona.
All of the teams are scheduled to play a preliminary game on Saturday. This will help set up the pairings for the elimination tourney starting on Saturday afternoon.
|Grant County||35||Clinton County||33|
|North Oldham||41||Eversole 1||33|
|Lexington Christian Academy||48||Northern||26|
|West Jessamine||49||Scott County||39|
|Elliott County||51||Casey County||24|
|Mercer County||34||Adair County||30|
Beaumont 62 Foley 14Josh Hamlet and Nicky Avioli led Beaumont with 18 and 10
Hunter France led Foley with four points.
Georgetown 48 Eversole 2 30Clay McKee led Georgetown with 19 points. Cade Fletcher led Eversole 2 with 11 points.
Anderson County 53 McNabb 17Dusty Puckett and Josh Brown led the victors with 10 and nine
Jarred Looney led McNabb with six points.
Lincoln County 50 Elkhorn 36D. J. Torres, Timothy Taylor, and Jacob Conway led Lincoln County with 15, 14, and eight
Rontez Mitchell led Elkhorn with 15 points.
South Laurel 46 Morton 15Zach Allen and Tanner Bell led South Laurel with 13 and 10
Colby Barnes led Morton with eight points.
Grant County 35 Clinton County 33Trenton Wainscott and Jordan Saylor led Grant County with 15 and 14
Lance Claywell led Clinton County with 16 points including four three point baskets.
North Oldham 41 Eversole 1 33Roman Millem and Crosby Cameron led North Oldham with 11 and 10
Isaiah Olinger led Eversole 1 with eight points.
Lexington Christian Academy 48 Northern 26Nick Whitman led the victors with 16 points. Jessie Whitaker led Northern with 13 points.
West Jessamine 49 Scott County 39Troy Merida and Gresham Wilson led West Jessamine with 22 and 14
Hines Jones and Matt Malesick led Scott County with 15 and seven
Monroe County 43 Southern 26Devin Geralds and Michale Capshaw led Monroe County with 12 and nine
John Phelps led Southern with 10 points.
Meece 61 Campbell County 34Kenny Spear and Jacobi Gilmore led Meece with 19 and 11
Connor Brock led Campbell County with 13 points.
Elliott County 51 Casey County 24Jonathan Sloas and Hunter Holbrook led Elliott County with 14 and 11
Brandon Pittman led Casey County with 10 points.
Mercer County 34 Adair County 30Will Hager led Mercer County with 15 points. Adair County was led by Chance Morton with 11 points.
Chavies 46 Paris 18Dylan Cole and Peyton Cooper led Chavies with 20 and 14
Jwans Dumphord and James Clark led Paris with seven and six
Mason County 33 JCTMS 30Brian Henry led Mason County with 16 points. Corey Douglas led JCTMS with 14 points.
Wayne County 55 Walton-Verona 21Carson Staples and Logan Gardner led Wayne County with 11 and 10
Jake Reed led Walton-Verona with six points.
|Tournament - First Round|
|Anderson County||41||Clinton County||39|
|North Oldham||53||Eversole 2||23|
|Lexington Christian Academy||43||Foley||26|
|Elliott County||44||Adair County||23|
|Mercer County||39||Casey County||24|
|Wayne County||57||Scott County||33|
Beaumont 41 Northern 37Josh Hamlet led Beaumont with 22 points. Northern was led by Jessie Whitaker with 18 points.
Georgetown 58 Eversole 1 19Clay McKee and Tyler Grills led Georgetown with 16 and 10
Isaiah Olinger led Eversole 1 with nine points.
Anderson County 41 Clinton County 39Austin Cummins led the victors with 13 points. Keifer Dalton led Clinton County with 17 points including four three point baskets.
Lincoln County 55 Morton 18T. J. Torres and B. J. Hoover led Lincoln County with 12 and nine
Felix Wilson led Morton with 10 points.
South Laurel 49 Elkhorn 26Daniel Neal led South Laurel with 15 points. Braden Miller and Zach Allen added 12 and 11
Miller recorded four three point baskets. Malik Barnett led Elkhorn with 10 points.
Grant County 53 McNabb 36Jordan Saylor and Trenton Wainscott led Grant County with 13 and 11
Jarred Looney and Braxton Hopkins led McNabb with eight points each.
North Oldham 53 Eversole 2 23Crosby Cameron and Michael Vissing led North Oldham with 10 points each. Cade Fletcher led Eversole 2 with five points.
Lexington Christian Academy 43 Foley 26Matt Rose led the victors with 10 points. Hunter France led Foley with eight points.
JCTMS 41 West Jessamine 38Corey Douglas led JCTMS with 18 points. West Jessamine was led by Trey Merida with 18 points.
Monroe County 52 Walton-Verona 43Dillon Geralds led Monroe County with 19 points including four three point baskets. Shea Evans led Walton-Verona with 14 points.
Meece 52 Paris 24Chandler Purcell and Jacobi Gilmore led Meece with 14 and 12
Jamal Washington led Paris with 15 points.
Elliott County 44 Adair County 23Hunter Holbrook led Elliott County with 13 points including four three point baskets. Isaiah Griffith and Reece Griffith added 10 and eight
Chance Melton led Adair County with nine points.
Mercer County 39 Casey County 24Deron Bartleson and Austin Sparrow led Mercer County with 11 and eight
Brandon Pittman and Luke Patterson led Casey County with eight and six
Chavies 42 Campbell County 20Peyton Cooper and Dylan Cole led Chavies with 14 and 12
Craig Neltner led Campbell County with six points.
Mason County 49 Southern 43Cameron Frame and Darius Johnson led Mason County with 12 and 11
Chris Lynch, Clayton Phelps, and Dylan Gaskin led Southern with 11, nine, and nine
Wayne County 57 Scott County 33Logan Gardner led Wayne County with 20 points. Carson Staples added 12 points including three three point baskets. Hines Jones and Michael Stainback led Scott County with 10 and eight
|Tournament - Round of Sixteen|
|Lincoln County||44||Anderson County||39|
|South Laurel||59||Grant County||40|
|Lexington Christian Academy||40||North Oldham||33|
|Wayne County||47||Mason County||30|
Georgetown 52 Beaumont 49 (OT)Clay McKee led Georgetown with 28 points. Brandon Hovest and Josh Hamlet led Beaumont with 21 and 14
Lincoln County 44 Anderson County 39T. J. Torres and Kalen Posley led Lincoln County with 11 points each. Damion King led Anderson County with 10 points.
South Laurel 59 Grant County 40Daniel Neal, Zach Allen, and Tanner Bell led South Laurel with 13, 12, and 11
Brennan Dills and Jordan Kearns led Grant County with 15 and nine
Lexington Christian Academy 40 North Oldham 33Drew Trimble led Lexington Christian Academy with nine points. Crosby Cameron led North Oldham with 10 points.
JCTMS 48 Monroe County 30Corey Douglas and Jalen Perry led JCTMS with 17 and 10
Devin Geralds led Monroe County with 16 points.
Meece 43 Elliott County 37Chandler Purcell and Brycen McWilliams led Meece with 15 and eight
Isaiah Griffith and Hunter Holbrook led Elliott County with 11 and 10
Chavies 38 Mercer County 30Dylan Cole led Chavies with 20 points. Drew Davis led Mercer County with 12 points.
Wayne County 47 Mason County 30Logan Gardner and Cory Stearns led Wayne County with 17 and 12
Brian Henry led Mason County with seven points.
|Tournament Final Eight|
|South Laurel||43||Lexington Christian Academy||31||(Quarterfinal)|
|South Laurel||55||Lincoln County||37||(Semifinal)|
|Wayne County||60||South Laurel||30||(Championship)|
Lincoln County 62 Georgetown 51 (Quarterfinal)T. J. Torres, Kalen Posley, and Jacob Conway led Lincoln County with 25, 14, and 12
Clay McKee led Georgetown with 34 points.
|Lincoln County||(62) -||Taylor 9, Conway 12, Torres 25, Posley 14.|
|Georgetown||(51) -||McKee 34, Banks 7, Lewis 6, Humphrey 2, Grills 2.|
South Laurel 43 Lexington Christian Academy 31 (Quarterfinal)Zach Allen, Tanner Bell, and Joe Gaines led South Laurel with 10, 10, and nine
Drew Trimble and Andrew Barker led Lexington Christian Academy with eight points each.
|Lexington Christian Academy||5||16||6||4||31|
|South Laurel||(43) -||Allen 10, Bell 10, Hayes 3, Neal 4, Gaines 9, Miller 7.|
|Lexington Christian Academy||(31) -||Whitman 3, Rupp 6, Barker 8, Nighbert 5, Rose 1, Trimble 8.|
JCTMS 47 Meece 24 (Quarterfinal)Corey Douglas, Ellis Cain, and Anthony Swan led JCTMS with 15, nine, and eight
Chandler Purcell led Meece with 11 points.
|JCTMS||(47) -||Swan 8, Horne 5, Carrolton 3, Douglas 15, DeWalt 3, Jancik 2, Jackson 2, Cain 9.|
|Meece||(24) -||McWilliams 3, Spear 3, Purcell 11, Coomer 2, Gilmore 5.|
Wayne County 48 Chavies 25 (Quarterfinal)Trey Blevins and Logan Gardner led Wayne County with 11 and 10
Dylan Cole led Chavies with 14 points.
|Wayne County||(48) -||Blevins 11, Woods 7, Staples 7, Gardner 10, Stearns 6, Philpott 5, Sexton 2.|
|Chavies||(25) -||Cole 14, Cooper 4, Hoskins 5, Engle 2.|
South Laurel 55 Lincoln County 37 (Semifinal)Braden Miller, Daniel Neal, and Tanner Bell led South Laurel with 15, 14, and 10
Jacob Conway led Lincoln County with 12 points.
|South Laurel||(55) -||Allen 6, Bell 10, Gaines 5, Neal 14, Miller 15, Hayes 5.|
|Lincoln County||(37) -||Taylor 5, Conway 12, Torres 6, Hoover 2, Posley 7, Smith 3, Roberts 2.|
Wayne County 42 JCTMS 30 (Semifinal)Carson Staples led Wayne County with 11 points including three three point baskets. Peyton Woods, Trey Blevins, and Logan Gardner added nine, seven, and seven
Corey Douglas led JCTMS with 17 points.
|Wayne County||(42) -||Blevins 7, Woods 9, Staples 11, Gardner 7, Stearns 6, Philpott 2.|
|JCTMS||(30) -||Swan 2, Cain 4, Horne 2, Douglas 17, DeWalt 2, Jancik 3.|
Wayne County 60 South Laurel 30 (Championship) Wayne County, led by Logan Gardner's 12 points, outscored South Laurel 20-2 in the third quarter on their way to a 60-30 victory. Logan Gardner, Trey Blevins, and Cory Stearns led the victors with 18, 11, and 10
Zach Allen, Tanner Bell, and Austin Hayes led South Laurel with eight, eight, and six
|Wayne County||(60) -||Blevins 11, Woods 5, Staples 8, Gardner 18, Stearns 10, Philpott 3, Williams 2, Sexton 3.|
|South Laurel||(30) -||Allen 8, Bell 8, Hayes 6, Neal 2, Gaines 4, Royster 2.|
I have attempted to give a brief recap of each game played this weekend. The stats in this report came from the game scoresheets. I apologize in advance for any errors or misspelling of names. This writeup is not meant to be used for official records but for general coverage of this event.
Congratulations to the Wayne County for their championship run and to all the fine teams and players who participated this weekend. Also congratulations to Tourney MVP Logan Gardner (Wayne County) who averaged 13.7 ppg for six games. Georgetown's Clay McKee had an excellent tourney, averaging 24.3 ppg for four games.
A special thanks to Eric Armstrong, Ken Farley, Steve Hatton, Marc Hall, and the rest of the Kentucky Basketball Academy staff for the hospitality extended me this weekend. It would be impossible for me to cover these events without the outstanding cooperation and help I get from the staff.
Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, teams, or players to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.