Bryan Station vs. Madison Central (Girls)
Madison Central High School
February 12, 2019
Bryan Station coach Brian Hall started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Kelynn Clay, 5-7 Sr. Kristen McGeachy, 5-8 Sr. Amilleon Black, 5-0 So. Tori Godoy, and 5-3 Sr. Stephanie Bueno. Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey countered with 5-10 Jr. Jekauri McKeithen, 5-7 Jr. Taleya Todd, 5-9 Sr. Logan Hudson, 5-6 Sr. Kelsey Powell, and 5-6 Sr. Madison Barnard.
Tori Godoy hit a runner in the lane with less than 10 seconds remaining on the clock to give Bryan Station a 54-53 victory over Madison Central. However the drama was far from over. Madison Central rapidly advanced the ball up the floor and took the ball hard to the rim. There appeared to be a lot of contact but nothing was called and the ball was knocked loose and lay tantalizingly in the lane with nobody able to gain possession as time expired. The referees exited the floor immediately and while the Madison Central coaches were visibly upset the comment I overheard was that there should have been a call, either blocking or charging. From my vantage point there was probably contact but I could not have made the correct call. However it takes nothing away from an intense, hard played game with six ties and 17 lead changes. Madison Central had a six point lead in the final quarter but was not able to shut down Bryan Station’s three point attack (10 three point baskets).
Bryan Station shot 33.3% from the field including 10 of 32 from the three point line. The Lady Defenders connected on four of 10 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 19 Madison Central turnovers. Madison Central shot 46.9% from the field including one of seven from beyond the arc. The Lady Indians connected on six of 15 free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 10 Bryan Station turnovers.
Kelynn Clay (why doesn’t she get more publicity?) led Bryan Station with 19 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, and four steals. Tori Godoy added nine points, five rebounds, and four assists. Stephanie Bueno also scored nine points on three three point baskets and four assists. 5-7 Fr. Tania Woodall recorded six points on two three point baskets, four assists, and two steals. Amilleon Black pulled down 11 rebounds.
Taleya Todd led Madison Central tonight with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots, and three steals. Todd was only charged with four turnovers despite logging 32 minutes and having the ball in her hands for a lot of time. Jekauri McKeithen (the double-double machine) added 18 points and 12 rebounds. Madison Barnard recorded seven points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Kelsey Powell chipped in with four points, five rebounds, and three assists. Logan Hudson made her presence felt in the paint with four points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots.
Bryan Station (54) – Clay 19, McGeachy 2, Black 4, Godoy 9, Bueno 9, T. Woodall 6, O. Woodall 5.
Madison Central (53) – McKeithen 18, Todd 18, Hudson 4, Powell 4, Barnard 7, Gill 2.
A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.