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Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Madison Central vs. Lexington Catholic (Girls) January 28, 2020
Topic: Basketball




Madison Central vs. Lexington Catholic (Girls)

Lexington Catholic High School

Lexington, KY

January 28, 2020


Madison Central coach Brad Lovely started the following lineup: 5-10 Jr. Gretchen Hammitt, 5-9 Sr. Taleya Todd, 5-11 Sr. Jekauri McKeithen, 5-4 Fr. Eve Carter, and 5-5 Jr. Brianna Bierbaum.  Lexington Catholic coach Lee Tegt countered with 5-11 So. Chloe Treece, 5-8 Jr. Ariel West, 5-10 Jr. Emma Frank, 5-6 So. Hannah Carlisle, and 5-8 Jr. Farah Weldon.


Gretchen Hammitt hit a 15’jump shot from the side as time expired to give Madison Central a 45-43 victory over Lexington Catholic.  Madison Central’s 5-4 7th Grade Tiana Long hit a free throw to tie the game at 45-45 and Lexington Catholic turned the ball over giving Madison Central the opportunity for the win.  The score was tied five times and there were seven lead changes in the game. 


Madison Central shot 38% from the field including two of nine from the three point line.  The Indians connected on five of 15 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 17 Lexington Catholic turnovers.  Lexington Catholic shot 35.4% from the field including three of 11 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Knights connected on six of 10 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored nine points off 11 Madison Central turnovers.


Jekauri McKeithen led Madison Central with 20 points and six rebounds.  Taleya Todd added 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots.  Brianna Bierbaum recorded eight points including two three point baskets.  Eve Carter chipped in with eight rebounds, six assists, and two steals.


Ariel West led Lexington Catholic with 17 points including four of five free throws, five rebounds, and three assists.  Chloe Treece added 12 points and three rebounds.  Emma Frank, Farah Weldon, and 5-10 Sr. Lily Giles pulled down eight, seven, and seven rebounds respectively.


Madison Central,11,7,17,10,45

Lexington Catholic,9,15,13,6,43


Madison Central (45) – Hammitt 4, Todd 12, McKeithen 20, Eve Carter 0, Bierbaum 8, Long 1.


Lexington Catholic (43) – Treece 12, West 17, Frank 2, Carlisle 5, Weldon 4, Truitt 1, Mayo 2.


A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.



Posted by REH at 6:54 PM EST
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