Ballard (31-2) (Region 7) vs. Johnson Central (23-9) (Region 15)
2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®
March 19, 2015
Ballard coach Chris Renner started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Anthony Eaves, 6-1 Sr. Jalen Perry, 6-7 Sr. Corey Douglas, 5-7 So. Jamil Wilson, and 5-11 Sr. Paul Schiavone. Johnson Central coach Tommy McKenzie countered with 6-1 Sr. Patrick Rice, 5-11 Sr. Braxton Blair, 6-6 Sr. Kyle Gullett, 5-6 Sr. Dalton Adkins, and 5-11 So. Mason Blair.
Ballard outscored Johnson Central 27-17 in the final quarter to pull away for an 82-69 victory. There were 10 ties and five lead changes in this game. Ballard held a 20-4 advantage in second chance points. Ballard shot 40.5% from the field including five of 24 from the three point line. Ballard attempted 19 more shots (74-55) from the field than Johnson Central. The Bruins connected on 17of 33 free throws, pulled down 48 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 16 Johnson Central turnovers. Johnson Central shot 49.1% from the field including eight of 23 from beyond the arc. The Golden Eagles connected on seven of 17 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored nine points off 10 Ballard turnovers.
Jalen Perry led Ballard with 23 points including two three point baskets and nine rebounds. Corey Douglas added 14 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocked shots. Anthony Eaves also scored 14 points. Jamil Wilson recorded 13 points including two three point baskets and four assists.
Kyle Gullett led Johnson Central with 23 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Braxton Blair added 17 points, five rebounds, and seven assists. Mason Blair recorded 12 points on four three point baskets.
Ballard (82) – Eaves 14, Perry 23, Douglas 14, Wilson 13, Schiavone 7, O. Douglas 2, Tisby 2, Ramsey 5, Wimberly 2.
Johnson Central (69) – Rice 6, B. Blair 17, Gullett 23, Adkins 7, M. Blair 12, Grace 1, Hitchcock 3.
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.