Henry Clay vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar (Boys)
11th Region Tournament
Eastern Kentucky University
February 26, 2013
Henry Clay coach Daniel Brown started the following lineup: 6-6 Jr. Trey Grundy, 6-4 Jr. Jordan Green, 6-5 Sr. Darien Tichenor, 6-1 Jr. Christen Cunningham, and 6-2 So. Jeremiah Tisdale. Paul Laurence Dunbar coach Scott Chalk countered with 6-5 Sr. E.J. Floreal, 6-2 Sr. William Gary, 6-7 Sr. Taylor King, 6-1 Jr. Donnie Lewis, and 5-10 Sr. Mike Smith.
Henry Clay captured a 63-55 double overtime victory over Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar led 37-30 in the third quarter but Henry Clay rallied to take a 44-41 lead late in regulation but Dunbar tied the game at 44-44 to force overtime. Dunbar took a 49-45 lead in the first overtime period but Henry Clay rallied to tie the score at 49-49 and force a second overtime. 6-0 Jr. Teddy Ware nailed a three point basket to give Henry Clay a 52-49 lead and Henry Clay hit their free throws to earn the victory. Christen Cunningham was six of six free throws down the stretch.
Henry Clay shot 44.9% from the field including three of eight from the three point line. The Blue Devils connected on 16 of 23 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 12 Dunbar turnovers. Trey Grundy and Jordan Green scored on several crowd pleasing dunks tonight. Dunbar shot 37.5% from the field including three of 15 from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs connected on 10 of 20 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored eight points off 16 Henry Clay turnovers.
Jordan Green led Henry Clay with 24 points and seven rebounds. Trey Grundy added 19 points and 12 rebounds. Christen Cunningham recorded nine points, five rebounds, and nine assists. Darien Tichenor pulled down 11 rebounds.
William Gary led Dunbar with 17 points including two three point baskets. Mike Smith added nine points, seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals. 6-5 Sr. Eric Trigg also scored nine points. Taylor King chipped in with eight points and Donnie Lewis recorded seven points, six rebounds, and three assists.
Henry Clay 12 10 14 8 5 14 – 63
Paul Dunbar 10 16 13 5 5 6 – 55
Henry Clay (63) – Grundy 19, Green 24, Tichenor 2, Cunningham 9, Tisdale 2, Ware 7.
Paul Dunbar (55) – Floreal 2, Gary 17, King 8, Lewis 7, Smith 9, Trigg 9, Black 3.
A special thanks to the EKU Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.