Lafayette High School Lexington Kentucky
December 11, 1999
©1999 by Ron Harrison
Today's schedule will include six teams ranked in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season top 25 squads. They will include No. 3 Pleasure Ridge Park, No. 4 Lexington Catholic, No. 7 Male, No. 12 Iroquois, No. 16 Lafayette, and No. 21 Dunbar. There will be eight games on today's schedule.
Game No. 1 Highview Baptist (4-0) vs. Lexington Christian (1-3)
Highview Baptist coach Mike Doig's starting lineup consists of 6-8 Sr. Glyn Turner, 6-2 Sr. Brad Smith, 5-11 Sr. Matt Webber, 5-11 Sr. John Mark Schuster, and 5-6 Sr. Jacob Saltsman.
Keith Galloway, coach of Lexington Christian Academy, will start the following lineup: 6-4 So. Mark Griffith, 6-0 So. William Buzo, 6-5 Sr. Stephen Horn, 6-1 So. John-Michael Holtman, and 6-0 Jr. Brian Shuff.
Highview Baptist raced out to an early lead and never looked back on their way to a 74-47 victory. They were led by Matt Webber with 25 points including five three-pointers. Glyn Turner, the 6-8 exchange student from New Zealand, added 13 points despite early foul trouble. John-Michael Holtman led Lexington Christian with 14 points.
Highview Baptist (74) - Turner 13, Smith 12, Webber 25, Schuster 7, Saltsman 7, Austin 4, Neal 4, Hutchens 2.
Lexington Christian (47) - Griffith 2, Buzo 5, Horn 7, Holtman 14, Shuff 2, Toth 3, McKee 7, Haffley 2, Bower 2, Sizemore 2, Vogel 1.
Game No. 2 Manual (3-1) vs. Lexington Catholic (3-0)
Manual coach Geoff Lamb's starting lineup consists of 6-6 Sr. Rob King, 6-3 Sr. James Bartlett, 6-8 Jr. Brian Thornton, 6-0 Jr. Ian McClure, and 6-1 Sr. James Booker.
Lexington Catholic's coach Danny Haney counters with an all senior lineup of 6-5 Will Harris, 6-4 Matt Heissenbuttel, 5-11 David Hewitt, 6-3 Ben Wilson, and 6-2 Kip Wellman.
Lexington Catholic had to rely on their excellent defense to overcome terrible shooting to finally subdue a scrappy Manual squad 64-58. Will Harris led Catholic with 15 points and 6-3 So. Ryan Morton added 14 points. Matt Heissenbuttel chipped in with 13. Kip Wellman secured the victory with some key free throws down the stretch. Brian Thornton led Manual with 16 points and 12 rebounds. King and 6-3 Sr. Pat Fisher each added 12 points.
Manual (58) - Thornton 16, King 12, P. Fisher 12, McClure 5, Booker 8, Caffey 3, Maxey 2.
Lexington Catholic (64) - Harris 15, M. Heissenbuttel 13, Wilson 2, Hewitt 6, Wellman 9, Morton 14, Smith 3, Woody 2.
Game No. 3 Eastern (2-2) vs. Lafayette (3-1)
Eastern's coach Doug Bibby starts the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Louis West, 6-0 Sr. William Morris, 6-5 Jr. Micah McCoy, 6-1 Sr. Brandon Arnold, and 5-8 Sr. Raymond Trowell.
Coach Don Adkins of Lafayette counters with 6-2 Sr. J.D. Dixon, 6-1 Jr. Nick Everman, 6-1 Sr. Norman Lee, 6-2 Jr. Robert Madison, and 5-9 Jr. James Gentry. 6-4 Sr. Rod Napier is expected back next week.
Lafayette used their speed and athleticism to win by a score of 74-56. Dixon and Madison led Lafayette with 18 each. Eastern was led by lightning fast Ray Trowell with 16 points. Madison continues to impress with a quick first step and the ability to step outside for the three.
Eastern (56) - West 7, Morris 8, Arnold 2, McCoy 2, Trowell 16, Dorsey 4, Landrey 3, Hammond 5, Doty 5, Simpson 3, Bolz 1.
Lafayette (74) - Dixon 18, Everman 9, Lee 4, Madison 18, Gentry 8, Roberts 14, Hazard 2, Slaughter 1.
Game No. 4 Iroquois (4-0) vs Henry Clay (4-0)
Iroquois coach Jimmy Just will start the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Anthony Johnson, 5-10 Sr. Jordan Bricest, 5-8 Sr. Deshawn Bowman, 5-8 Sr. Lawrence McKinney, and 6-0 Sr. Herana-Daze Jones.
Henry Clay's coach Kirk Chiles' starters for the evening are 6-0 Sr. Banks Douglass, 6-2 Sr. Daryl Carden, 6-2 Jr. Rod Dunham, 5-10 Sr. Rod Cotton, and 6-0 Sr. J.C. Mitchell. Shane Boyd, a 6-1 Sr. and leading scorer last year, is still recovering from an injury and should return next month.
Iroquois star Anthony Johnson picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter with his team leading by one point. Iroquois then went on a run breaking open the game on their way to a 71-42 win. Deshawn Bowman led Iroquois with 13 points. Johnson was held to 8 points due to foul problems and woeful free throw shooting. Daryl Carden led Henry Clay with 10 points. Kirk Chiles has a history of re-building programs and the return of Shane Boyd will give him an additional weapon later in the season.
Iroquois (71) - Johnson 8, Bricest 8, Bowman 13, McKinney 5, Jones 5, Fuqua 7, Campbell 11, Crenshaw 2, Williams 10, Bartlett 2.
Henry Clay (42) - Douglass 9, Carden 10, Dunham 7, Mitchell 5, Johnson 2, List 9.
Game No. 5 Holy Cross (1-3) vs. Sayre (0-4)
Holy Cross's coach Stan Harden starts the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Cory Murphy, 6-2 Jr. Chase Blume, 6-5 Sr. Fernando Alvarez who is an exchange student from Uruguay, 6-1 Sr. Anthony Easley, and 5-9 Jr. Brian Runyan.
Sayre coach Tony Russell counters with 6-3 Sr. Chris LeMaster, 6-2 Sr. Allen Balderson, 5-11 Sr. Rob Dalton, 6-1 Jr. Joe Porter, and 6-2 So. Adam Moody. Sayre is playing short-handed without the services of injured starters Grayson Vandegrift and Nick Nicholson.
Sayre gave a good effort but was unable to catch Holy Cross down the stretch as Holy Cross won their second game of the year by a score of 45-38. Murphy led Holy Cross with 16 points and Alvarez added 11 points and 9 rebounds. Sayre was led by Allen Balderson with 17 points.
Holy Cross (45) - Murphy 16, Blume 6, Alvarez 11, Easley 4, Fouschee 2, Hardesty 3, Lindsay 3.
Sayre (38) - LeMaster 9, Balderson 17, Dalton 4, Moody 8.
Game No. 6 Jeffersontown (3-1) vs. Tates Creek (2-1)
Jeffersontown's coach Jeff Morrow starts the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Duane Lightfoot, 6-1 Jr. Tyler Phillips, 6-0 Jr. Scotty Fluhr, 6-1 Jr. Scott Shehan, and 6-2 So. Demar Smith.
Tates Creek coach Joe Pat Covington starts the following players: 6-4 Sr. Stephen Gray, 6-5 Sr. Will Thomas, 6-0 Sr. LaMarcus Baker, 6-0 Jr. Justin Hughes, and 6-0 Sr. Jeff Lewis.
LaMarcus Baker hit two key baskets midway through the final quarter to help Tates Creek hold on for a hard fought 55-48 victory. Will Thomas and LaMarcus Baker led Tates Creek with 10 points each. Jeffersontown was led by Duane Lightfoot with 20 points.
Jeffersontown (48) - Lightfoot 20, Phillips 2, Fluhr 6, Shehan 6, Smith 10, Budenas 4.
Tates Creek (55) - S. Gray 4, Thomas 10, Baker 10, Lewis 2, Warren 6, Cummins 1, Adams 7, Schuler 6, P. Gray 5, Taylor 4.
Game No. 7 Male (2-1) vs. Paul Dunbar (3-1)
This should be one of the marquee games of the day pitting No. 7 Male against No. 21 Paul Dunbar. This game will also feature Male's 6-5 Jr. star Larry O'Bannon.
Male's coach Bryce Hibbard starts the following lineup: 6-5 Jr. Larry O'Bannon, 6-2 Sr. Ryan Bridgeman, 6-3 Sr. Jermaine Burks, 5-11 So. Johnny Mathies, and 5-11 Jr. Leslie Powell.
Dunbar's coach Eddie Oakley counters with 6-4 Jr. Rod Lyvers, 6-2 Jr. David Byars, 6-2 Jr. Clay Tate, 5-10 Sr. Rayshon Williams, and 5-10 Sr. Brannon Dunn.
This was a prime example of a game within a game. The first half was all Male as they raced to a 41-29 halftime lead behind 18 first half points by Larry O'Bannon. Dunbar tightened up the defense in the second half and pulled within 1 61-60 before Mathies and Brad Eisert hit clutch free throws to close out a narrow 65-62 win. O'Bannon led Male with 22 points. Mathies added 12 including some key free throws in the final period. Dunn led Dunbar with 12 points. Tate and 6-5 Sr. Alexious Osumenya each scored 11 and Lyvers added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Male (65) - O'Bannon 22, Bridgeman 2, J. Burks 11, Mathies 12, Eisert 2, Carter 6, Young 4, A. Burks 6.
Dunbar (62) - Lyvers 10, Byars 2, Tate 11, R. Williams 7, Dunn 12, Osumenya 11, Tatum 4, Goree 5.
Game No. 8 Pleasure Ridge Park (4-0) vs. Bryan Station (3-1)
Coach Dale Mabrey of Pleasure Ridge Park starts the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Blake Downing, 6-2 Jr. Stephen Koger, 6-2 Sr. Jeremy McBroom, 5-9 Jr. Stevie Gaines, and 5-10 Sr. Matt Morris.
Bryan Station's coach Bobby Washington counters with the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Damond Washburn, 6-1 Sr. Donte Tichenor, 6-6 Jr. Terren Harbut, 5-8 Sr. Eddie Smith, and 5-10 Sr. D.J. Moberly.
What a difference a year makes! Last year Bryan Station won only three games and they won number four tonight in only five games. They have done it with style; beating No. 21 Dunbar last night and tonight upsetting No. 3 PRP by a score of 72-67. PRP led 33-28 at halftime but Bryan Station's Terren Harbut went on a rampage in the third quarter; scoring 15 points and propelling the Defenders to a 58-46 lead at the break. Harbut fouled out with 6:19 to go in the last period. His teammates pulled together and hit some key free throws to seal the victory. Harbut, one of the best juniors in the state, led the victors with 21 points and Eddie Smith added 18. PRP was led by Blake Downing one of the top seniors in the state with 20 points and 13 rebounds. 5-6 Sr. Keyonn Tutt added 18 points.
PRP (67) - Koger 2, Downing 20, McBroom 8, Gaines 6, Morris 8, Brooks 4, Tutt 18, Kelly 1.
Bryan Station (72) - Washburn 3, Tichenor 6, Harbut 21, Smith 18, Moberly 8, Carpenter 14, Ferguson 2.
Many thanks to Lafayette coach Don Adkins, his fine staff, and all the sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible. Eight games in one day presents quite a challenge. However, it is a wonderful opportunity to see 16 teams from Louisville and Lexington play early in the year. Lexington and Louisville split the eight game event with four victories each.
Bryan Station produced the shocker of the day and marked them as a team to watch. PRP, Lexington Catholic, and Male should remain in the top 10 all year. Iroquois and Dunbar have the potential to be very good. I really like the Lafayette team. They have a bevy of athletic wing players and with the return of Rod Napier and continued improvement from 6-7 Vernard Hazard will be very difficult to beat.