Fifty-eight teams are scheduled to participate in the 7th Grade Boys State Tournament. The teams scheduled to participate are Lincoln County, Lexington Christian Academy, Bondurant, Southern, Mercer County, Clark County, Mason County, Leestown, Tates Creek, Beaumont, Fleming, LTMS, McNabb, Cowan, Meece, Eastside, Estill County, Anderson County, Bate, Shelby West, Hazard, East Jessamine, Scott County, Boyle County, Clay County, West Jessamine, Whitley County, Virgie, Northern, Betsy Layne, South Laurel, North Oldham, Johns Creek, Highland, Royal Spring, Conner, Ockerman, Mt. Washington, JCTMS, Glasgow, Wayne County, Williamsburg, AB Combs, McCreary, Holmes, Elkhorn, Knox County, Georgetown, Hopkinsville, Elliott County, Jackson County, My Old Kentucky Home, Bowling Green, Letcher County, Calloway County, Johnson County, Morton, and Taylor County.
All of the teams are scheduled to play a preliminary play-in game which will help determine the brackets for tournament play beginning on Saturday.
|Lincoln County||49||Lexington Christian Academy||41|
|Mercer County||37||Clark County||33|
|Anderson County||46||Estill County||27|
|2||Scott County||51||Boyle County||42|
|Clay County||63||West Jessamine||43|
|South Laurel||66||North Oldham||25|
|Jackson County||38||My Old Kentucky Home||21|
|Bowling Green||won||Letcher County||forfeit|
|Johnson County||47||Calloway County||31|
1Games not played for transportation issues, weather, etc.
2Played at Scott County Middle School
Lincoln County 49 Lexington Christian Academy 41T. J. Torres and Casey Roberts led Lincoln County with 14 and 13
Matt Rose and Brad Calipari led Lexington Christian Academy with 13 and 10
Southern 55 Bondurant 26Kenny Isaacs led Southern with 13 points including three three point baskets. Kenny Spear added 12 points. Jordan Wise led Bondurant with seven points.
Mercer County 37 Clark County 33Will Hager, Austin Sparrow, and Dylan French led Mercer County with nine, eight, and seven
Malachi Israel led Clark County with 10 points.
Meece 46 Eastside 26Brycen McWilliams led Meece with 20 points including four three point baskets. Chandler Purcell and Jacobi Gilmore added 14 and 12
Austin Colvin led Eastside with 10 points.
Anderson County 46 Estill County 27Chris Toomey and Dusty Puckett led Anderson County with 11 and nine
Taylor Tate and Nick Lay led Estill County with seven and six
Shelby West 41 Bate 17Jesse Harrod, Brent Kidwell, and Antuan Wells led Shelby West with 11, nine, and eight
Trenton Johnson led Bate with seven points.
Hazard 56 East Jessamine 47Hunter Hardy led Hazard with 32 points including eight three point baskets. Ronnie Carson led East Jessamine with 23 points.
Scott County 51 Boyle County 42Clark Griffith led Scott County with 17 points. Josiah Robbins led Boyle County with 12 points.
Clay County 63 West Jessamine 43Tyler McDaniel and Zach Hicks led Clay County with 25 and 10
Troy Merida led West Jessamine with 20 points.
Virgie 61 Whitley County 34Andrew Newsome, Cory Hamilton, and Dalton Richardson led Virgie with 19, 18, and 15
David Lawson and Justin Bowlin led Whitley County with eight points each.
Betsy Layne 48 Northern 36Peyton Case and Dustin Rogers led Betsy Layne with 17 and 12
Jesse Whitaker led Northern with 11 points.
South Laurel 66 North Oldham 25Zack Allen led South Laurel with 23 points. Zack Baxter added 15 points including three three point baskets. Taylor Heckenberg led North Oldham with eight points.
Conner 43 Royal Spring 22Jacob Barnes led Conner with 15 points including three three point baskets. Jackson Napier led Royal Spring with six points.
JCTMS 69 Glasgow 30Jalen Perry and Cameron Baxter led JCTMS with 18 and 15
Nelson Glass led Glasgow with seven points.
Wayne County 58 Williamsburg 31Peyton Woods led Wayne County with 15 points including five three point baskets. Logan Gardner and Corey Stearns added 10 and eight
Chase Lowrie and Skyler Griffith led Williamsburg with eight and seven
AB Combs 45 McCreary 33Brandon Kilburn and Dusty Hughes led AB Combs with 17 and 15
Tyler Vanover led McCreary with 11 points.
Holmes 45 Elkhorn 19Jason Covington led Holmes with 12 points. Trey Farmer led Elkhorn with seven points.
Knox County 50 Georgetown 28Jeffery Adams and Matthew Barger led Knox County with 21 and 14
Cory Belt and Beau Revlett led Georgetown with eight points each.
Hopkinsville 50 Elliott County 31Jaqualis Matlock led Hopkinsville with 26 points. Isaiah Griffith and Hunter Holbrook led Elliott County with 10 and nine
Jackson County 38 My Old Kentucky Home 21Jacob Hammans led Jackson County with 19 points. Tyler Reynolds led My Old Kentucky Home with 11 points.
Johnson County 47 Calloway County 31Hunter Ratliff, Truman Salyer, and Braxton Blair led Johnson County with 14, 13, and 12
Connor Wagner and Parker Adams led Calloway County with 10 and eight
Morton 49 Taylor County 30Felix Wilson, David McCovey, and Colby Barnes led Morton with 21, 10, and 10
Cole Barnard led Taylor County with six points.
|Tournament - First Round|
|Shelby West||44||Royal Spring||27|
|Scott County||56||Elliott County||35|
|Clay County||57||My Old Kentucky Home||32|
|Calloway County||54||Taylor County||20|
|Lexington Christian Academy||54||Johns Creek||44|
|Clark County||42||Mt. Washington||39||(2OT)|
|Jackson County||39||Estill County||22|
|Johnson County||61||East Jessamine||38|
|West Jessamine||46||Boyle County||31|
Southern 67 North Oldham 45Zane Burkhart, Tyler Dishman, and Gunnar Pittman led Southern with 14, 13, and 12
Johnathon Henry led North Oldham with 15 points.
Shelby West 44 Royal Spring 27Antuan Wells and Brent Kidwell led Shelby West with 13 and nine
Jackson Napier led Royal Spring with 10 points.
Wayne County 66 Glasgow 39Corey Stearns, Logan Gardner, and Trey Blevins led Wayne County with 18, 12, and 12
Dylan Poore led Glasgow with 11 points.
LTMS 46 McNabb 36Sydney Hugle and Lucky Jackson led LTMS with 14 and 12
Joe Chism and Tommy Turner led McNabb with 11 and seven
Meece 31 McCreary 22Jacobi Gilmore and Chandler Purcell led Meece with 12 points each. Tyler Vanover led McCreary with eight points.
Mason County 52 Elkhorn 48Cameron Frame and Will Griffith led Mason County with 13 and 12
Trey Farmer led Elkhorn with 27 points including three three point baskets.
Georgetown 53 Hazard 50Clay McKee led Georgetown with 24 points. Hunter Hardy led Hazard with 26 points including seven three point baskets.
Scott County 56 Elliott County 35Matt Malesick and Keith Guy led Scott County with 15 and 12
Reese Griffith, Hunter Holbrock, and Landen Griffith led Elliott County with nine, nine, and eight
Clay County 57 My Old Kentucky Home 32Tyler McDaniel, Ryan Holland, and Travis Mills led Clay County with 17, 17, and 10
Wesley Curtsinger led My Old Kentucky Home with nine points.
Calloway County 54 Taylor County 20Connor Wagner led Calloway County with 19 points including four three point baskets. Parker Adams added 15 points including three three point baskets. Quentin Goodin led Taylor County with eight points.
Lexington Christian Academy 54 Johns Creek 44Nick Whitman and Matt Rose led Lexington Christian Academy with 12 and 11
Blackburn led Johns Creek with 21 points.
Conner 45 Bondurant 25Jacob Barnes, Jonathan Liechty, and Jaydon Whalen led Conner with 10, nine, and eight
Jordan Wise led Bondurant with 12 points.
Clark County 42 Mt. Washington 39 (2OT)Malachi Isreal, Luke Sharrock, and Jordan Williams led Clark County with 12, nine, and nine
Tyler Sharpe led Mt. Washington with 21 points.
JCTMS 55 Bate 32Ellis Cain and Jalen Perry led JCTMS with 13 and 10
Trenton Johnson and Cody Woolridge led Bate with 12 and nine
AB Combs 47 Williamsburg 43Dusty Hughes and Brandon Kilburn led AB Combs with 20 and 12
Skyler Griffith, Chase Lowrie, and Cory Shelton led Williamsburg with 10, nine, and nine
Hopkinsville 50 Eastside 41Jaqualis Matlock and Nicholas Hatcher led Hopkinsville with 17 and 12
Zack Allen and Austin Colvin led Eastside with 14 and 10
Jackson County 39 Estill County 22Jacob Hammans led Jackson County with 13 points. Trevor Jones led Estill County with 12 points.
Bowling Green 50 Leestown 41Tucker Sine and Antonio Shields led Bowling Green with 12 and 11
Perkins led Leestown with six points.
Johnson County 61 East Jessamine 38Hunter Ratliff, Tristan Salyer, and Braxton Blair led Johnson County with 16, 16, and 12
Ronnie Carson and Hayden Smith led East Jessamine with 19 and 14
West Jessamine 46 Boyle County 31Rashawn Jackson and Troy Merida led West Jessamine with 12 and 11
Josiah Robbins led Boyle County with 15 points.
Northern 46 Whitley County 44Mason Helton led Northern with 11 points. Matthew Crawford added 10 points including three three point baskets. Justin Bowlin and James Sasko led Whitley County with 12 and nine
|Tournament - Second Round|
|Shelby West||28||Mercer County||22|
|Wayne County||57||Tates Creek||37|
|Anderson County||38||Mason County||32|
|Calloway County||54||Betsy Layne||31|
|South Laurel||62||Lexington Christian Academy||43|
|Jackson County||47||Bowling Green||46|
|Johnson County||55||West Jessamine||30|
Southern 42 Lincoln County 21Adam Isaacs led Southern with 21 points including three three point baskets. Jacob Conway led Lincoln County with 12 points.
Shelby West 28 Mercer County 22Antuan Wells and Mark Sorrels led Shelby West with 10 and eight
Deron Bartleson led Mercer County with 10 points.
Wayne County 57 Tates Creek 37Logan Gardner, Corey Stearns, and Trey Blevins led Wayne County with 12, 12, and 11
Jeremiah Tisdale led Tates Creek with nine points.
LTMS 46 Meece 38 (OT)Josh Owsley and Daontie Alcorn led LTMS with 10 points each. Chandler Purcell and Jacobi Gilmore led Meece with 11 points each.
Anderson County 38 Mason County 32Zach Carmichael and Dusty Puckett led Anderson County with 12 and 10
Cameron Frame led Mason County with 14 points including three three point baskets.
Scott County 49 Georgetown 46Clark Griffith and Matt Malesick led Scott County with 13 and nine
Cory Belt and Clay McKee led Georgetown with 17 and 14
Virgie 58 Clay County 40Dalton Richardson led Virgie with 19 points. Cory Hamilton added 14 points including four three point baskets. Andrew Newsome chipped in with 12 points. Tyler McDaniel and Travis Mills led Clay County with 13 and 12
Calloway County 54 Betsy Layne 31Connor Wagner and Parker Adams led Calloway County with 27 and 16
Jarred Jarrell led Betsy Layne with 22 points.
South Laurel 62 Lexington Christian Academy 43Zack Baxter, Daniel Neal, Zack Allen, and Joe Gaines led South Laurel with 15, 14, 12, and 11
Matt Rose led Lexington Christian Academy with 18 points.
Conner 41 Clark County 38Jacob Barnes led Conner with 13 points. Jordan Williams led Clark County with 10 points including three three point baskets. Luke Sharrock added eight points.
JCTMS 38 Beaumont 26Jalen Perry led JCTMS with 16 points including three three point baskets. Josh Hamlett led Beaumont with eight points.
AB Combs 39 Holmes 37Brandon Kilburn, Dusty Hughes, and Josh Curry led AB Combs with 13, 12, and 12
Markel McClendon led Holmes with 17 points including three three point baskets.
Knox County 73 Hopkinsville 55Matthew Barger, Brandon Gray, Jeffery Adams, and Chad Marsee led Knox County with 19, 15, 15, and 14
Marcus Wade, Nicholas Hatcher, Jaqualis Matlock, and Chris Govan led Hopkinsville with 15, 13, 12, and 12
Jackson County 47 Bowling Green 46Jacob Hammans and Dakota Tillery led Jackson County with 26 and 11
Tucker Sine and Malik Carothers led Bowling Green with 11 and 10
Johnson County 55 West Jessamine 30Hunter Ratliff and Braxton Blair led Johnson County with 10 and seven
T. Merida and Troy Merida led West Jessamine with 10 and eight
Northern 41 Morton 36Blake Burton and Riley Hall led Northern with 12 and seven
Felix Wilson and Daerion Jones led Morton with 12 and 10
|Tournament - Round of Sixteen|
|Scott County||43||Anderson County||40|
|Knox County||55||Jackson County||34|
Southern 61 Shelby West 31Kenny Spear led Southern with 19 points including five three point baskets. Adam Isaacs and Chris Lynch added 12 and 10
Deion Cochran led Shelby West with 10 points.
|Southern||(61) -||Isaacs 12, Dishman 8, Spear 19, Phelps 3, Lynch 10, Pittman 4, Gaskin 3, Burkhart 2.|
|Shelby West||(31) -||Kidwell 5, Cochran 10, Sorrells 3, Wells 2, Burk 3, Lay 2, Becherer 4, Blunt 2.|
Wayne County 53 LTMS 38 Wayne County outscored LTMS 17-2 in the final quarter. Corey Stearns and Logan Gardner led Wayne County with 24 and 17
Josh Owsley and Sydney Hugle led LTMS with 18 and 10
|Wayne County||(53) -||Woods 6, Blevins 1, Staples 3, Stearns 24, Gardner 17, Taylor 2.|
|LTMS||(38) -||Owsley 18, Hugle 10, Jackson 6, Alcorn 2, Ogbulu 2.|
Scott County 43 Anderson County 40 Scott County outscored Anderson County 17-7 in the final quarter to earn the victory. Matt Malesick and Clark Griffith led Scott County with 16 and 15
Chris Toomey and Brice Stockton led Anderson County with 13 and eight
|Scott County||(43) -||Malesick 16, Jones 9, Guy 5, Griffith 15.|
|Anderson County||(40) -||King 3, Puckett 4, Brown 2, Shepherd 3, Stockton 9, Toomey 13, Cummins 3, Carmichael 5.|
Virgie 50 Calloway County 34Andrew Newsome led Virgie with 22 points. Cory Hamilton added 12 points on four three point baskets. Connor Wagner led Calloway County with 20 points including four three point baskets.
|Virgie||(50) -||Richardson 6, Hamilton 12, Newsome 22, Rowe 8, Maldonado 2.|
|Calloway County||(34) -||Wagner 20, Hunter 7, Smothers 7.|
South Laurel 60 Conner 34Zack Allen led South Laurel with 20 points. Jacob Barnes and Jaydon Whalen led Conner with nine and six
|South Laurel||(60) -||Bell 6, Miller 5, Baxter 7, J. McFarland 2, Gaines 6, Neal 7, S. McFarland 7, Allen 20.|
|Conner||(34) -||Barnes 9, Black 2, Lainhart 3, Liechty 4, Whalen 6, Watts 4, Baker 2, Schneider 3.|
AB Combs 43 JCTMS 33Dusty Hughes, Brandon Kilburn, and Austin Neace led AB Combs with 14, nine, and eight
Corey Douglas led JCTMS with 12 points.
|AB Combs||(43) -||Neace 8, Pray 4, Kilburn 9, Garry 8, Hughes 14.|
|JCTMS||(33) -||Douglas 12, Perry 7, Cain 6, Horne 4, Janocik 2, Vaxter 2.|
Knox County 55 Jackson County 34Jeffery Adams led Knox County with 17 points including five three point baskets. Brandon Gray and Trent Tuttle added 15 and nine
Jacob Hammans led Jackson County with 12 points.
|Knox County||(55) -||Barger 6, Tuttle 9, Gray 11, Adams 17, Marsee 8, Yeager 2, Sandborn 2.|
|Jackson County||(34) -||Hammans 12, Cunnigan 2, Huff 8, Tillery 5, Stone 2, Garrison 2, Sizemore 3, .|
Johnson County 42 Northern 24Braxton Blair led Johnson County with 13 points. Caleb Cox led Northern with seven points.
|Johnson County||(42) -||Blair 13, Ratliff 6, T. Salyer 4, Price 2, Hall 4, Rowland 2, Hitchcock 3, Adkins 6, K. Salyer 2.|
|Northern||(24) -||Crawford 2, Whitaker 5, S. Helton 2, Phelps 2, Cox 7, Ellington 2, Wesley 4.|
|Tournament Final Eight|
|South Laurel||67||AB Combs||36||(Quarterfinal)|
|Knox County||52||Johnson County||44||(Quarterfinal)|
|Knox County||65||South Laurel||56||(Semifinal)|
|Wayne County||65||Knox County||61||(Championship)|
Wayne County 60 Southern 42 (Quarterfinal)Logan Gardner led Wayne County with 25 points. Corey Stearns added 17 points. Trey Blevins chipped in with 13 points including three three point baskets. Adam Isaacs and Tyler Dishman led Southern with 23 and 10
|Wayne County||(60) -||Taylor 1, Woods 1, Blevins 13, Staples 3, Stearns 17, Gardner 25.|
|Southern||(42) -||Isaacs 23, Dishman 10, Spear 9.|
Virgie 48 Scott County 26 (Quarterfinal)Andrew Newsome, Dalton Richardson, and Cory Hamilton led Virgie with 17, 12, and 12
Clark Griffith and Matt Malesick led Scott County with nine and seven
|Virgie||(48) -||Richardson 12, Hamilton 12, Newsome 17, Rowe 4, Donavan 3.|
|Scott County||(26) -||Malesick 7, Birdsong 5, Guy 5, Griffith 9.|
South Laurel 67 AB Combs 36 (Quarterfinal)Zack Baxter, Zack Allen, Tanner Bell, and Joe Gaines led South Laurel with 17, 14, 11, and 10
Josh Garry and Brandon Kilburn led AB Combs with nine and seven
|South Laurel||(67) -||Bell 11, Hayes 4, Miller 3, Baxter 17, T. McFarland 2, Gaines 10, Neal 6, Allen 14.|
|AB Combs||(36) -||Neace 1, Pray 5, Kilburn 7, Garry 9, Hughes 6, Stacey 6, Smith 2.|
Knox County 52 Johnson County 44 (Quarterfinal) Knox County pulled away in the final quarter to earn the victory. Matthew Barger, Chad Marsee, and Trent Tuttle led Knox County with 21, 11, and nine
Hunter Ratliff, Braxton Blair, and Truman Salyer led Johnson County with 12, 11, and 10
|Knox County||(52) -||Barger 21, Tuttle 9, Gray 8, Adams 4, Marsee 11, Stewart 1.|
|Johnson County||(44) -||Blair 11, Ratliff 12, Truman Salyer 10, Rice 3, Gullett 2, Hitchcock 6.|
Wayne County 65 Virgie 63 (Semifinal) Wayne County recorded nine three point baskets in their victory. Logan Gardner and Corey Stearns led Wayne County with 23 and 13
Trey Blevins and Peyton Woods recorded 12 points each. Andrew Newsome and Dalton Richardson led Virgie with 27 and 20
|Wayne County||(65) -||Taylor 2, Woods 12, Blevins 12, Staples 3, Stearns 13, Gardner 23.|
|Virgie||(63) -||Richardson 20, Hamilton 6, Newsome 27, Rowe 7, Maldonado 3.|
Knox County 65 South Laurel 56 (Semifinal)Matthew Barger led Knox County with 23 points. Brandon Gray and Trent Tuttle added 16 and 13
Zack Baxter led South Laurel with 21 points. Tanner Bell, Zack Allen, and Joe Gaines added 12, 10, and 10
|Knox County||(65) -||Barger 23, Tuttle 13, Gray 16, Adams 8, Marsee 5.|
|South Laurel||(56) -||Bell 12, Baxter 21, Gaines 10, Neal 3, Allen 10.|
Wayne County 65 Knox County 61 (Championship) Wayne County defeated Knox County by a score of 65-61. Wayne County recorded six three point baskets while Knox County connected on eight three point baskets. Logan Gardner led Wayne County with 26 points. Corey Stearns added 17 points. Trey Blevins chipped in with 15 points on five three point baskets. Jeffery Adams and Trent Tuttle led Knox County with 19 points each. Adams and Tuttle recorded four and three
three point baskets respectively.
|Wayne County||(65) -||Woods 4, Blevins 15, Staples 3, Stearns 17, Gardner 26.|
|Knox County||(61) -||Barger 15, Tuttle 19, Gray 4, Adams 19, Marsee 4.|
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 report is not meant to be used for official records but for general coverage of this event.
Congratulations to Wayne County for their excellent championship run. Also congratulations to both Corey Stearns and Logan Gardner for a great tourney with Gardner receiving the Tourney MVP trophy. The talent level was extremely good at this event.
A special thanks to Ken Farley and the rest of the Kentucky Basketball Academy staff for the hospitality extended me this weekend. It would be impossible for me to cover an event of this mmagnitude without their help.
Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, teams, or players to me at email@example.com.
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.