2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament
Madisonville-North Hopkins (29-5) vs. Lincoln County (23-12) Game 7
March 7, 2019
Madisonville-North Hopkins coach Brent Gibson started the following lineup: 6-7 Jr. Kenny White, 6-1 Sr. JD Gilbert, 6-9 Jr. Ksuan Casey, 5-10 Jr. Keshawn Stone, and 6-0 Sr. Cade Cunningham. Lincoln County coach Jeff Jackson countered with 6-0 Sr. Bryson Yaden, 5-11 Sr. Blake Smith, 6-8 Jr. Riley Bodner, 5-10 Jr. Elijah Frye, and 5-10 Fr. Jaxon Smith.
Madisonville- North Hopkins held a 36-16 advantage in points in the paint in a hard fought 57-49 victory over Lincoln County. Madisonville-North Hopkins shot 54.1% from the field including one of eight from the three point line. The Maroons connected on 16 of 22 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 11 points off eight Lincoln County turnovers. Lincoln County shot 35.3% from the field including five of 15 from beyond the arc. The Patriots connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored seven points off 11 Madisonville-North Hopkins turnovers.
Kenny White had a “monster” game tonight and led Madisonville-North Hopkins with 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists, six blocked shots, and two steals. Ksuan Casey added 11 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shot. Cade Cunningham recorded nine points and three rebounds.
Star freshman Jaxon Smith led Lincoln County with 19 points, six assists, and two steals. Riley Bodner added 11 points and eight rebounds. Blake Smith recorded 10 points including two three point baskets and three rebounds.
Madisonville-North Hopkins (57) – White 21, Gilbert 6, Casey 11, Stone 2, Cunningham 9, Parker 4, Vaughn 4.
Lincoln County (49) – Yaden 3, B. Smith 10, Bodner 11, Frye 1, J. Smith 19, Alcorn 2, Mattingly 3.
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.