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Thursday, 23 December 2021
North Laurel vs. Covington Catholic (Boys) (Championship) Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass December 21, 2021
Topic: Basketball



North Laurel vs. Covington Catholic (Boys) (Championship)

Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass Tournament

Fairdale High School

Fairdale, KY

December 21, 2021


North Laurel coach Nate Valentine started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Caden Harris, 6-0 So. Brody Brock, 6-4 Jr. Ryan Davidson, 5-11 Sr. Clay Sizemore, and 6-3 Jr. Reed Sheppard.  Covington Catholic coach Scott Ruthsatz countered with 6-6 Jr. Chandler Starks, 6-2 Sr. Mekhi Wilson, 6-8 Sr. Mitchell Rylee, 5-11 Jr. Evan Ipsaro, and 6-1 Jr. Kascyl McGillis.


Covington Catholic defeated North Laurel 79-67 ti capture the KOB title.  Covington Catholic shot 58.5% from the field including seven of 20 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 10 of 16 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and committed seven turnovers.  North Laurel shot 53.2% from the field including six of 15 from beyond the arc.  The Jaguars connected on 11 of 13 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and committed 10 turnovers.


Evan Ipsaro led Covington Catholic with 34 points including two three point baskets, six of six free throws, and seven assists.  Mitchell Rylee added 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots.  Rylee was nine of 11 from the field and connected on one of two free throws.  6-1 So. Brady Hussey recorded 13 points including two three point baskets and two assists.  Chandler Starks chipped in with four points, 10 rebounds, and six assists.


Reed Sheppard led North Laurel with 25 points including three three point baskets, six of eight free throws, eight rebounds, nine assists, and three steals.  Ryan Davidson added 24 points including two three point baskets, and four assists.  Caden Harris recorded 10 points.


North Laurel,14,15,19,19,67

Covington Catholic,16,21,18,24,79


North Laurel (67) – Harris 10, Brock 8, Davidson 24, Sizemore 0, Sheppard 25.


Covington Catholic (79) – Starks 4, Wilson 3, Rylee 19, Ipsaeo 34, McGillis 3, Johnson 3, Hussey 13.


All Tournament Team – Reed Sheppard (North Laurel (2021 Bob White Most Valuable Player), Cameron McClain (Trinity), Jerone Morton (George Rogers Clark), Brice Sensabaugh (Lake Highland), Travis Perry (Lyon County), Ethan Sellars (Ashland Blazer), Colin Porter (Ashland Blazer), Noah Clowney (Dorman), Jordyn Surratt (Dorman), Dalton Hicks (Fairdale), Jacob Tucker (Fairdale), Kaleb Glenn (Male), Mitchell Rylee (Covington Catholic), Evan Ipsaro (Covington Catholic), and Ryan Davidson (North Laurel).


A special thanks to the King of the Bluegrass staff for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


Posted by REH at 6:52 PM EST
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