Madison Central vs. Madison Southern (Boys)
44th District Tournament Championship
Eastern Kentucky University
February 24, 2017
Madison Central coach Allen Feldhaus Jr. started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Dustin Gerald, 6-1 Sr. Michael Roberts, 6-7 So. Isaiah Cozart, 5-10 Jr. Jacori Miller, and 5-10 Jr. Isaiah Minter. Madison Southern coach Shane Buttry countered with 6-2 Sr. Michael Jefferson, 6-2 Sr. Bryar Rose, 6-1 Sr. Noah Marshall, 5-9 Jr. Shawn Short, and 5-11 Sr. Caleb Miller.
Madison Southern ended Madison Central’s 21 year stranglehold on the district title as they defeated the Indians by a score of 44-33. Madison Southern controlled the pace of the game only attempting 26 shots from the field but connecting on 50% of their attempts and not allowing Madison Central to gain any effective rhythm on offense. Madison Central’s promising big man Isaiah Cozart pulled down nine rebounds and blocked two shots but never got in the flow of the offense as he only attempted one shot.
Madison Southern shot 50% from the field including six of 12 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 12 of 27 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 12 Madison Central turnovers. Madison Central shot 29.3% from the field including four of 13 from beyond the arc. The Indians connected on five of nine free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored six points off nine Madison Southern turnovers.
Bryar Rose led Madison Southern with 13 points including two three three point baskets. Shawn Short added 11 points including two three point baskets. Caleb Miller chipped in with nine points and four rebounds. Michael Jefferson recorded seven points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
Jacori Miller led Madison Central with nine points. Dustin Gerald added five points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
Madison Central (33) – Gerald 5, Roberts 5, Cozart 0, Miller 9, Minter 2, McKee 5, Mayes 5, Muntz 2.
Madison Southern (44) – Jefferson 7, Rose 13, Marshall 0, Short 11, Miller 9, McCreath 1, Rogers 3.
All Tournament Team: Jacob Backus (Model), Will Feese (Model), David Gadd (Berea), Tylen Hall (Berea), Jacori Miller (Madison Central), Dustin Gerald (Madison Central), Alex Mayes (Madison Central), Caleb Miller (Madison Southern), Shawn Short (Madison Southern), Bryar Rose (Madison Southern), and Michael Jefferson (Madison Southern) (MVP).
A special thanks to the 44th District Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.