Jim Rose Central Bank Classic (Boys) (Championship)
Central Hardin vs. Lexington Christian Academy
Lexington Christian Academy
December 29, 2018
Central Hardin coach Matt Nickell started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Chase Elmore, 6-4 Jr. Gavin George, 6-8 Sr. Jacob Hobbs, 5-10 Jr. Deonco Wilkerson, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Kisselbaugh. Lexington Christian Academy coach Nate Valentine countered with 6-2 Sr. Will Hacker, 6-1 Sr. Matthew Johnson, 6-7 Sr. Kyle Rode, 5-10 Sr. Baylor Brown, and 6-0 Sr. Pearce Dalton.
Lexington Christian Academy connected on 14 three point baskets and outscored Central Hardin 23-12 in the second quarter on their way to a 69-58 victory. The score was tied twice and there were seven lead changes in the game. LCA shot 50% from the field including 14 of 30 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 13 of 15 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 12 Central Hardin turnovers. Central Hardin shot 47.1% from the field including eight of 24 from beyond the arc. The Bruins connected on two of two free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 14 LCA turnovers.
Will Hacker led LCA with 28 points including eight three point baskets and four rebounds. Pearce Dalton added 17 points including three three point baskets, four rebounds, and four assists. Kyle Rode recorded 12 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists.
Jacob Hobbs led Central Hardin with 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots, and four steals. Jack Kisselbaugh added 11 points including three three point baskets and three assists. Deonco Wilkerson also scored 11 points. Chase Elmore chipped in with nine points including three three point baskets and five rebounds.
Lexington Christian Academy,16,23,13,17,69
Central Hardin (58) – Elmore 9, George 8, Hobbs 15, Wilkerson 11, Kisselbaugh 11, Hay 2, Nelson 2.
Lexington Christian Academy (69) – Hacker 28, Johnson 4, Rode 12, Brown 2, Dalton 17, Harrison 3, Walton 3.
A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.