43rd District Tournament Championship (Boys)
Lexington Christian Academy vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
February 22, 2019
Lexington Christian Academy coach Nate Valentine started the following lineup: 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. Paul Laurence Dunbar coach Scott Chalk countered with 6-7 Sr. Trevor Rogers, 6-3 Sr. Michael Corio, 6-8 Jr. Rabby Kamona, 6-1 Sr. Grayson Shively, and 6-2 Sr. Jared Gadd.
Lexington Christian Academy defeated Paul Laurence Dunbar by a score of 68-55. The score was tied six times and there were five lead changes in the game. The score was tied 37-37 at halftime but LCA pulled away in the second half for the victory. Lexington Christian Academy shot 45.1% from the field including nine of 19 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 13 of 19 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 14 Dunbar turnovers. Paul Laurence Dunbar shot 42.3% from the field including six of 19 from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs connected on five of eight free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored one points off five LCA turnovers.
Kyle Rode led Lexington Christian Academy with 32 points including two three point baskets, 10 of 13 free throws, 13 rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Baylor Brown added 14 points including two three point baskets and four assists. Will Hacker recorded nine points on three three point baskets and four rebounds.
Jared Gadd led Paul Laurence Dunbar with 25 points including two three point baskets, six rebounds, and three assists. Grayson Shively added nine points on three three point baskets. 6-4 Fr. Tim Hall recorded six points and 10 rebounds. Michael Corio chipped in with six points and five rebounds.
Lexington Christian Academy,17,20,16,15,68
Paul Laurence Dunbar,16,21,10,8,55
Lexington Christian Academy (68) – Hacker 9, M. Johnson 0, Rode 32, Brown 14, Dalton 5, Walton 5, Grier 3.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (55) – Rogers 4, Corio 6, Kamona 2, Shively 9, Gadd 25, Hall 6, Clark 3.
A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.