Farnham Dudgeon Center, Frankfort, Kentucky
March 7-11, 2000
Copyright © 2000 Ron Harrison
Tuesday March 7th
Frankfort (22-7) vs. Lexington Catholic (26-4)
Lexington Catholic dispatched Frankfort by a score of 87-56. Catholic
utilized a 27-2 run to lead by 34-6 in the first half. They led 47-20
at halftime and cruised to a an easy win. The victors were led by
6-4 Sr. Matt Heissenbuttel with 24 points and 9 rebounds.
6-3 Sr. Ben Wilson added 19 points and 6-5 Sr. Will Harris tallied
17. Franklin was led by 6-0 Sr. Tommy Johnson with 15.
|Frankfort||(56) -||K. Gordon 3, Johnson 15, Current 9, Auxier 8, Hall 10, Redden 2, G. Gordon 2, Hill 2, Stamper 2, Owens 3.|
|Lexington Catholic||(97) -||M. Heissenbuttel 24, Harris 17, Wilson 19, Hewitt 1, Wellman 7, Wolford 3, Morton 9, Rose 5, Rompf 2.|
Frankfort coach Scott Chalk and the Panthers had an excellent campaign
and return some excellent young talent next year.
Berea (10-17) vs. Lafayette (24-5)
The Lafayette Generals defeated the Berea Pirates 77-50 to advance to
the regional semifinals. Lafayette went on a 22-3 run to close out
the first half with a 34-15 lead. 6-2 Sr. J. D. Dixon and
5-9 Jr. James Gentry led Lafayette with 12 each. Berea coach
Bill Smallwood was missing a key weapon in injured Jr. guard Jason Johns.
Berea was led by Rivage-Soul with with 14 points.
|Berea||(50) -||Duerson 7, Rivage-Soul 16, Williams 11, Wilson 2, Bowman 10, Mullins 2, Patton 2.|
|Lafayette||(77) -||Everman 5, Napier 4, Madison 7, Dixon 12, Roberts 9, Beatty 3, Gentry 6, Lee 3, Hazard 10, Slaughter 6, Floyd 2, Baugh 4.|
Wednesday March 8th
Bryan Station (22-7) vs. Madison Central (22-7)
Bryan Station finished 3-20 last year in what must have been a nightmare for the very competitive, proud head man Bobby Washington. However, coach Washington is smiling again as his team has had an outstanding year. Bryan Station has two major upsets over top five teams in wins over Pleasure Ridge Park and Lexington Catholic. The Defenders have been led by standout Jr. 6-6 Terren Harbut and "Mr. Outside" D. J. Moberly. They have got capable performances from point guard Eddie Smith, and forwards Damond Washburn and Donte Tichenor.
Madison Central lost four starters from last year's squad including All-State performers Kenneal Jenkins and Marquis Estill. The Indians have appeared to reload instead of rebuild. They have got good performances from Eric Broomfield, Blake Reichenbach, Ryan Jones, and Kip Kirchbaum. Lloyd Walker has been moved to a starting position and the adds athleticism, rebounding, and adds a lot of energy to the team. Any Allen Feldhaus-coached team will play with intensity.
Bryan Station started the following lineup for tonight's game: 6-1 Sr. Donte Tichenor, 6-0 Sr. Damond Washburn, 6-6 Jr. Terren Harbut, 5-8 Sr. Eddie Smith, and 5-10 Sr. D. J. Moberly. Madison Central countered with 6-3 Jr. Eric Broomfield, 6-1 Jr. Lloyd Walker, 6-8 Sr. Kip Kirchbaum, 6-2 Sr. Blake Reichenbach, and 6-2 Sr. Ryan Jones.
Madison Central defeated Bryan Station tonight by a score of 61-55. Madison Central took the lead early and led at all quarter stops: 16-12, 34-23, 47-42, and 61-55. Bryan Station was unable to hit from outside and Madison Central made Terren Harbut work for his points. Donte Tichenor and Harbut fouled out in the fourth quarter effectively killing any chance for a Bryan Station comeback.
Madison Central was led by Eric Broomfield with 21 points. Kip
Kirchbaum and Blake Reichenbach added 13 each. Lloyd Walker
only scored 4 points but he pulled down 14 rebounds. Bryan Station
was led by Terren Harbut with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
|Bryan Station||(55) -||Washburn 3, Tichenor 8, Harbut 22, Moberly 5, Smith 7, Carpenter 2, Madison 6, Fielder 2.|
|Madison Central||(61) -||Broomfield 21, Walker 4, Kirchbaum 13, Jones 10, Reichenbach 13.|
West Jessamine (14-16) vs. Franklin County (18-9)
West Jessamine coach Tim Peterson started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Travis Spann, 6-3 Fr. Scott Tarvin, 6-1 Sr. Yancey Marcum, 5-8 Sr. Corey Bullock, and 6-1 Fr. Cameron Jackson. Franklin County coach Gary Moore countered with 6-1 Jr. Daniel Scott, 6-2 Jr. Brandon McKee, 6-4 Sr. Drew Tyrer, 6-0 Jr. Justin Durham, and 5-8 Jr. Gordon Miles.
The West Jessamine Colts scored a 69-62 upset win over the Franklin County Flyers in the nightcap. West Jessamine came out running, gunning, and mostly missing but still led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter. Their shooting improved and their lead increased to 33-22 at halftime. Franklin County managed to close the margin but could never catch West Jessamine.
West Jessamine was led by Cameron Jackson with 21, Yancey
Marcum with 14, and Travis Spann added 12. West Jessamine got
40 points from their freshman brigade (Jackson 21, Nate Johnson,
11, and Tarvin 8). Franklin County was led by Brandon McKee
with 13 points. 6-2 Marcus Thomas added 11 points and 5-9
Hayden chipped in with 10.
|West Jessamine||(69) -||Marcum 14, Spann 12, Tarvin 8, Jackson 21, Gilchrest 3, N. Johnson 11.|
|Franklin County||(62) -||Scott 2, McKee 13, Tyrer 8, Durham 5, Miles 8, King 1, Hayden 10, Thomas 11, Hargis 4.|
Friday March 10th
Lafayette (25-5) vs. Lexington Catholic (27-4) Semifinal No. 1
Lafayette coach Don Adkins started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Robert Madison, 6-2 Sr. J. D. Dixon, 6-4 Sr. Rod Napier, 5-11 Jr. Quinton Roberts, and 6-1 Jr. Nick Everman. Lexington Catholic coach Danny Haney countered with 6-5 Sr. Will Harris, 6-2 Sr. Kip Wellman, 6-4 Sr. Matt Heissenbuttel, 5-11 Sr. David Hewitt, and 6-3 Sr. Ben Wilson.
Lexington Catholic defeated Lafayette by a score of 74-53. Catholic led 34-32 at the end of the first half in a hotly contested game. Catholic opened up a little breathing room in the third quarter to lead 56-45. It was all Catholic in the final period as they pulled away for the win. 6-2 Sr. J. D. Dixon got in early foul trouble and only scored 2 points.
Lexington Catholic got outstanding games from 6-5 Sr. Will Harris
23 points and 8 rebounds, and 6-4 Sr. Matt Heissenbuttel with 17
points and 7 rebounds. Lafayette was led by 6-2 Jr. Robert Madison
with 19 points
|Lafayette||(53) -||Madison 19, Dixon 2, Napier 2, Roberts 9, Everman 11, Gentry 6, Lee 2, Beatty 2.|
|Lexington Catholic||(74) -||Harris 23, M. Heissenbuttel 17, Wilson 5, Hewitt 7, Wellman 6, Woody 10, Morton 6.|
West Jessamine (15-16) vs. Madison Central (23-7) Semifinal No. 2
West Jessamine coach Tim Peterson started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Travis Spann, 6-3 Fr. Scott Tarvin, 6-1 Sr. Yancey Marcum, 5-8 Sr. Corey Bullock, and 6-1 Fr. Cameron Jackson. Madison Central coach Allen Feldhaus countered with 6-3 Jr. Eric Broomfield, 6-1 Jr. Lloyd Walker, 6-8 Sr. Kip Kirchbaum, 6-2 Sr. Blake Reichenbach, and 6-2 Sr. Ryan Jones.
Madison Central overcame a 39-36 halftime deficit to defeat West
Jessamine by a score of 77-63. West Jessamine used their run-and-gun
style to gram the halftime lead but Madison Central turned their defensive
heat up in the second half to gain the win. Central was led by Eric
Broomfield with 20 points. Kip Kirchbaum added 17 and
Reichenbach chipped in with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
West Jessamine was led by Cameron Jackson with 25 points.
6-1 230 pound center Yancey Marcum had 8 points and 12 rebounds.
|West Jessamine||(63) -||Marcum 8, Spann 11, Tarvin 10, Jackson 25, Bullock 5, Gilchrest 2, N. Johnson 2.|
|Madison Central||(77) -||Broomfield 20, Walker 6, Kirchbaum 17, Jones 4, Reichenbach 12, Land 7, N. Stephens 11.|
Saturday March 11th
Madison Central (24-7) vs. Lexington Catholic (28-4) Championship Game
Madison Central coach Allen Feldhaus started the following lineup: 6-3 Jr. Eric Broomfield, 6-1 Jr. Lloyd Walker, 6-8 Sr. Kip Kirchbaum, 6-2 Sr. Blake Reichenbach, and 6-2 Sr. Ryan Jones. Lexington Catholic coach Danny Haney countered with 6-5 Sr. Will Harris, 6-2 Sr. Kip Wellman, 6-4 Sr. Matt Heissenbuttel, 5-11 Sr. David Hewitt, and 6-3 Sr. Ben Wilson.
Lexington Catholic survived a thriller to win 67-60 in overtime. Catholic led 16-9 at the end of the first quarter. Madison Central followed their game plan to perfection in the second quarter to grab a 24-21 halftime lead. The game was tied 37-all at the end of three quarters. Madison Central led 46-38 in the fourth but Catholic mounted a furious comeback to tie the game at 51. Central had a chance to win in regulation but Ryan Jones missed a long jump shot at the buzzer. Lexington Catholic took control in overtime and held on for the win.
Lexington Catholic was led by Ben Wilson with 20 points.
Heissenbuttel and Will Harris added 15 and 14 points respectively.
Madison Central was led by Ryan Jones with 16. Kip
Kirchbaum added 15 points and 13 rebounds.
|Madison Central||(60) -||Broomfield 12, Kirchbaum 15, Jones 16, Reichenbach 9, Land 2, N. Stephens 6.|
|Lexington Catholic||(67) -||Harris 14, M. Heissenbuttel 15, Wilson 20, Hewitt 8, Wellman 3, Woody 5, Wolford 2.|
This was truly a game in which both teams deserved to win. Madison Central had a great game plan and executed well. Coach Feldhaus should be considered for Coach of the Year. Considering what he lost from last year, the team accomplished a great deal this year.
What can you say about Lexington Catholic? Their refuse-to-lose
mentality carried them to a regional championship and a date in the Sweet
All Tournament Team
|Cameron Jackson||West Jessamine||6-1||Fr.|
|Yancey Marcum||West Jessamine||6-1||Sr.|
|Gordon Miles||Franklin County||5-8||Jr.|
|Terren Harbut||Bryan Station||6-6||Jr.|
|Eric Broomfield||Madison Central||6-3||Jr.|
|Kip Kirchbaum||Madison Central||6-8||Sr.|
|Blake Reichenbach||Madison Central||6-2||Sr.|
|Ben Wilson||Lexington Catholic||6-3||Sr.|
|Will Harris||Lexington Catholic||6-5||Sr.|
|Matt Heissenbuttel||Lexington Catholic||6-4||Sr.|
A special note of thanks to Franklin County Athletic Director Don Sturgeon
for his hospitality.
Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the
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