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Thursday, 25 November 2021
Scott County Pre-Season Hoopfest (Girls) November 20, 2021
Topic: Basketball




20th Annual “Preseason Hoopfest”

Hosted by Scott County Lady Cards Basketball

Scott County High School

November 20, 2021


This year’s Hoopfest will consist of 12 varsity and junior varsity teams.  This event is sponsored by 10th Planet, Bree’s Kitchen, MLS Motor Sports, Southern States, & Shawnee Run Farm & Greenhouse with a special thanks to “Sports Connection for their support and loyalty to the Lady Cardinals, Scott County Schools, and our community.  The scoreboard will be erased at the end of each quarter so the scores mentioned here are just the totals of all four quarters and the stats were reported by me personally except the Scott County game which was reported by their excellent stats crew.  Since this was a scrimmage some players were missing and the coaches were working on various rotations and preparing for the regular season.  The games mentioned in this report were all varsity games.


East Jessamine vs. Harrison County


East Jessamine coach Steve Bridenbaugh started the following lineup: 5-6 Jr. Jeryma Christian, 5-5 So. Shelby Luong, 5-11 Jr. Linzy Napier, 5-4 Jr. Reece Evans, and 5-4 Sr. Irma Hagins.  Harrison County coach Kimberly Marshall countered with 5-9 Sr. Kara Hines, 5-5 Fr. Baylee Hudgins, 5-9 Jr. Caroline VanHook, 5-3 Sr. Gabrielle Hatterick, and 5-3 8th Grade Keylee Custard.


East Jessamine utilized their quickness and athleticism in a 56-47 victory over Harrison County.  5-7 Jr. Iesha Dean was effective in the lane and led the Jaguars with 17 points.  Jeryma Christian added 15 points and Irma Hagins also reached double figures with 11 points.  Reece Evans chipped in with eight points. 


5-8 Sr. Kylie Hudgins led Harrison County with 13 points.  Baylee Hudgins added nine points.  Gabrielle Hatterick recorded seven points and passed the ball for several assists and displayed good court vision.  Kara Hines and Keylee  Custard each scored six points.


East Jessamine,12,19,17,8,56

Harrison County,10,15,9,13,47


East Jessamine (56) – Christian 15, Luong 4, Napier 0, Evans 8, Hagins 11, Dean 17, Smith 1.


Harrison County (47) – Hines 6, B. Hudgins 9, VanHook 4, Hatterick 7, Custard 6, K. Hudgins 13, Kinney 2.



Simon Kenton vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar


Simon Kenton coach Jeff Stowers started the following lineup: 5-8 Jr. Belle Bach, 5-5 So. Ava Slusser, 6-0 Sr. Serenti Webb, 5-4 Sr. Alexis Baker, and 5-3 7th Grade Brynli Pernell.  Paul Laurence Dunbar coach Nick Runyon countered with 5-9 So. Amber Brandon, 5-8 Sr. Maddy Ridge, 5-10 Sr. Quinn Arnold, 5-9 Sr.Kenzi Sizemore, and 5-9 Sr. Aziah Campbell.


Dunbar led 45-36 after three quarters but Simon Kenton outscored the Lady Bulldogs 23-11 in the final quarter to have a 59-56 advantage in the combined scores.  Simon Kenton was led by Alexis Baker with 18 points including four three point baskets.  Serenti Webb, who missed last year with an injury, added 11 points.  5-10 Jr. Emilee Eggleston chipped in with seven points.


Amber Brandon led Dunbar with 15 points including three three point baskets.  Maddy Ridge added 10 points including two three point baskets.  Quinn Arnold also scored 10 points including two three point baskets.  Aziah Campbell chipped in with eight points.


Simon Kenton,11,13,12,23,59

Paul Laurence Dunbar,12,14,19,11,56


Simon Kenton (59) – Bach 2, Slusser 1, Webb 11, Baker 18, Pernell 5, Flynn 4, Hernandez 5, Eggleston 5, Kelch 5, Griffin 3.


Paul Laurence Dunbar (56) – Brandon 15, Ridge 10, Arnold 10, Sizemore 4, Campbell 8, Bolin 2, Franklin 3, Lewis 2.



North Oldham vs. Madison Central


North Oldham coach Mac McIntosh started the following lineup: 5-6 Jr. Katelyn Vize, 5-6 Sr. Kylie Vize, 5-11 Sr. Riley Neal, 5-4 So. Katherine Smith, and 5-5 So. Gracie Sipes.  Madison central coach Brad Lovely countered with 5-10 So. Bailey Hensley, 5-7 Jr. Chloe freeman, 5-9 Sr. Kessaney Melton, 5-7 Fr. Brittany Campbell, and 5-6 Fr. Nataya Strader.


Madison Central captured the combined score totals win with a 73-51 victory over North Oldham.  Bailey Hensley led Madison Central with 25 points and 11 rebounds.  Nataya Straded added 15 points and Brittany Campbell recorded 13 points and did a great job of pushing the tempo and directing the offense. 


Riley Neal was unstoppable in the lane and led North Oldham with 29 points.  5-6 Sr. Alaina Leber added eight points and Katelyn Vize chipped in with seven points.


North Oldham,16,18,9,8,51

Madison Central,22,18,24,9,73


North Oldham (51) – Katelyn Vize 7, Kylie Vize 2, Neal 29, Smith 3, Sipes 0, Moffett 2, Leber 8, Raisor 2.


Madison Central (73) – Hensley 25, Freeman 3, Melton 7, Bri. Campbell 13, Strader 15, Long 1, Eden Carter 5, Metcalfe 3, Long 1.



Rockcastle County vs. Tates Creek


Rockcastle County coach Chrysti Noble started the following lineup: 6-1 So. Talynne Shearer, 6-0 Jr. Keelee King, 5-10 So. Alexa Cameron Cash, 5-3 Sr. Addison McClure, and 5-1 Jr. Karlee Smith.  Tates Creek coach Matt Yates countered with 5-8 Sr. Caty Armishaw, 5-8 Sr. Joyce Mukalamusi, 5-11 Sr. Elyse Baker, 5-2 Sr. Alisce Lyvers, and 5-5 Sr. Maddie Kauffman.


Rockcastle County outscored Tates Creek 26-19 in the final quarter to earn a combined scores victory of 82-79 over Tates Creek.  Keelee King led Rockcastle County with 25 points including five three point baskets.  Talynne Shearer added 23 points.


Elyse Baker led Tates Creek with 21 points.  Maddie Kauffman added 12 points including three three point baskets.  5-7 Sr. Jameela Shalash and Jada Bell recorded 11 and 10 points respectively.


Rockcastle County,24,14,18,26,82

Tates creek,19,18,23,19,79


Rockcastle County (82) – Shearer 23, Keelee King 25, Cash 6, McClure 6, Smith 9, Taylor King 8, Santo 2, Mullins 2.


Tates Creek (79) – Armishaw 5, Mukalamusi 4, Baker 21, Lyvers 5, Kauffman 12, Shalash 11, Bell 10, Ruehrwein 2, Harris 2, Jackson 6.



Anderson County vs. North Bullitt


Anderson County coach Clay Birdwhistell started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Paige Serafini, 5-11 Fr. Lainey Johnson, 6-1 Sr. Jacie Chesser, 5-7 So. Jenna Satterly, and 5-8 Sr. Kinley Lucas.  Amiya Jenkins one of the leading candidates for Miss Basketball did not play today for Anderson County.  North Bullitt coach Christopher Downey countered with 5-6 8th Grade Kylie Downey, 5-7 Jr. Ally Klutey, 6-0 Fr. Addison Soutar, 5-5 Jr. Riley Dawson, and 5-4 So. Taylor McKnight.


Anderson County utilized their defense and perimeter shooting to defeat North Bullitt by the score of 82-40.  Paige Serafini led Anderson County with 27 points including five three point baskets.  Lainey Johnson added 21 points including three three point baskets.  Jacie Chesser recorded 13 points and 5-5 Jr. Jenna Beasley chipped in with 12 points including three three point baskets. 


5-3 Jr. Emily Thorpe led North Bullitt with 13 points including two three point baskets.  Ally Klutey added eight points including two three point baskets.  5-7 Fr. Gracey Egnor chipped in with seven points.


Anderson County,28,16,17,21,82

North Bullitt,8,10,11,11,40


Anderson County (82) – Serafini 27, Johnson 21, Chesser 13, Satterly 2, K. Lucas 8, Baum 1, Beasley 12.


North Bullitt (40) – Downey 0, Klutey 8, Soutar 4, Dawson 2, McKnight 1, Thorpe 13, Egnor 7, Heimann 2, James 2



Newport Central Catholic vs. Scott County


Newport Central Catholic coach Ralph Meyer started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Rylee Turner, 5-8 Jr. Joelle Kinnett, 5-4 Sr. Ella Meyer, 5-4 Fr. Caroline Eaglin, and 5-2 Sr. Emily Heck.  Scott County coach Steve Helton countered with 5-7 Jr. Tyra Young, 5-4 Sr. Brianna Penney, 6-1 Sr. Kenady Tompkins, 5-6 Fr. Maleiyah Moore, and 5-6 Sr. Emma Price.


Newport Central Catholic defeated Scott County by the score of 71-54 as Scott County was charged with 40 fouls and 27 turnovers as Newport Central was 35 of 49 from the charity stripe.  Rylee Turner led Newport Central Catholic with 34 points including 25 of 30 from the three point line, 11 rebounds, and seven steals.  Caroline Eaglin added 19 points.


Kenady Tompkins led Scott County with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and six blocked shots.  Tyra Young added nine points, seven rebounds, and three steals. 


Newport Central Catholic,13,20,21,17,71

Scott County,12,12,24,6,54


Newport Central Catholic (71) – Turner 34, Kinnett 5, Meyer 1, Eaglin 19, Heck 6, J. Brannen 4, K. Brannen 2.


Scott County (54) – Young 9, Penney 6, Tompkins 19, Moore 4, Price 9, Banner 4, Hall 3.


This was an excellent day of basketball with several good teams and some very talented players.  Some teams especially with a lot of returning players appeared to be in mid-season form while others were experimenting with rotations and strategies for the upcoming season.  A special thanks to Coach Steve Helton and the Scott County staff for the hospitality extended me during the event.  This event was well run and the teams definitely got the opportunity to get in a good work out to prepare for the season.


Posted by REH at 9:32 PM EST
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