Cooper vs. Lexington Catholic (Boys) (Championship)
Traditional Bank Holiday Classic
Lexington Catholic High School
December 30, 2016
Cooper coach Tim Sullivan started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Dante Hendrix, 6-3 Jr. Adam Kunkel, 6-4 So. Blaine Walters, 6-0 Jr. Brayden Runion, and 6-2 Jr. Tyler Ollier. Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Jr. Zan Payne, 6-3 Jr. TC Price, 6-7 Sr. Peter Whitman, 6-3 Sr. Blake Scott, and 6-3 Sr. Luke Johnson.
Cooper defeated a cold shooting Lexington Catholic team by a score of 49-45 to capture the tournament championship. Cooper shot 55.6% from the field including six of 13 from the three point line. The Jaguars connected on six of 13 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored four points off eight Lexington Catholic turnovers. Lexington Catholic shot 31.7% from the field including four of 14 from beyond the arc. The Knights connected on 15 of 20 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 13 Cooper turnovers.
Adam Kunkel led Cooper with 20 points including two three point baskets. Blaine Walters added nine points and five rebounds. 6-5 Sr. Daniel Wasser chipped in with eight points and five rebounds. Dante Hendrix recorded five points, three rebounds, six assists, and two steals.
Luke Johnson led Lexington Catholic with 24 points including three three point baskets. Zan Payne added 13 points and nine rebounds.
Adam Kunkel was named Tournament MVP.
Cooper (49) – Hendrix 5, Kunkel 20, Walters 9, Runion 2, Ollier 5, Wasser 8.
Lexington Catholic (45) – Payne 13, Price 1, Whitman 2, Blake Scott 5, L. Johnson 24.
A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.
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