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Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Elizabethtown vs. Knott County Central (Boys) 2021 KHSAA Boys Sweet 16(R) Tournament March 31, 2021
Topic: Basketball

2021KHSAABEKCC

 

 

Elizabethtown vs. Knott County Central

2021 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®

Presented by UK Healthcare Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 31, 2021

 

Elizabethtown coach James Haire started the following lineup: 6-1 Sr. Camden Williams, 6-0 Sr. Jaquais Franklin, 6-4 Sr. Alandre Murphy, 5-9 Sr. Kam Sherrard, and 5-9 Sr. Khia Sherrard.  Knott County Central coach BB King countered with 6-1 Sr. Colby Napier, 6-0 So. Kizer Slone, 6-6 Sr. Josh McGuire, 5-10 Sr. Scott Shepherd, and 5-10 Sr. Kent Damron.

 

Elizabethtown utilized their speed and quickness to force 20 Knott County Central turnovers which they converted into 34 points on their way to an 87-59 victory.  Elizabethtown shot 53.8% from the field including five of 19 from the three point line.  The Panthers connected on 12 of 14 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and held a 26-2 advantage on fast break points.  Knott County Central shot 53.1% from the field including six of 15 from beyond the arc.  The Patriots connected on one of two free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored nine points off seven Elizabethtown turnovers.

 

Jaquais Franklin led Elizabethtown with 25 points including two three point baskets, five of six free throws, seven rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.  Kam Sherrard added 16 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals.  Alandre Murphy added 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and three steals.  Khia Sherrard chipped in with 13 points and seven assists.  Camden Williams tallied 11 points and six rebounds.

 

Josh McGuire led Knott County Central with 21 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots, and two steals.  Colby Napier added 13 points including three three point baskets and two rebounds.  Kent Damron recorded five points, two rebounds, and seven assists.

 

Elizabethtown,27,22,21,17,87

Knott County Central,12,16,15,16,59

 

Elizabethtown (87) – Williams 11, Franklin 25, Murphy 15, Kam Sherrard 16, Khia Sherrard 13, Moberly 7.

 

Knott County Central (58) – C. Napier 13, K. Slone 5, McGuire 21, Shepherd 2, Damron 5, D. Slone 4, Huff 5, Eversole 4.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.

 

 


Posted by REH at 3:53 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 15 April 2021 2:44 PM EDT
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