Lexington Catholic vs. Cordia (Boys)
December 7, 2013
Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman started the following lineup: 6-5 Jr. Tanner Johnson, 6-3 Jr. Reese Ryan, 6-7 Sr. Robert Dence, 5-10 Jr. Michael Talbott, and 6-2 Jr. Jarod Griffin. Cordia coach Rodrick Rhodes countered with 6-8 Sr. Fritz Lucien, 6-2 Sr. Anthony Tagaloa, 7-0 8th grader Oumar Keita, 5-10 Fr. Austin Combs, and 6-2 Sr. Christen Cunningham.
Cordia captured a hard fought 74-71 overtime victory over Lexington Catholic in a game in which both teams combined for 94 free throw attempts. Reese Ryan, Jarod Griffin, Donovan Morris, and Walker Boothe fouled out for Lexington Catholic while Anthony Tagaloa, JJ Catchings, Felix Frimpong, and Ajenee Chisolm all fouled out for Cordia. There were nine lead changes and eight ties in the game.
Cordia shot 32.7% from the field including six of 31 from the three point line. The Lions connected on 32 of 48 free throws including five of six in overtime, pulled down 47 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 16 Lexington Catholic turnovers. Lexington Catholic shot 36.2% from the field including eight of 21 from beyond the arc. The Knights connected on 29 of 46 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored eight points off 16 Cordia turnovers.
Christen Cunningham led Cordia with 23 points including 16 of 23 free throws and dished out four assists. Fritz Lucien added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Tagaloa chipped in with 12 points and 6-3 Sr. JJ Catchings chipped in with 11 points including three three point baskets. Oumar Keita pulled down 12 rebounds.
Tanner Johnson led Lexington Catholic with 21 points including four three point baskets and pulled down 12 rebounds. Michael Talbott added 14 points and eight assists. 5-9 So. Donovan Morris chipped in with 11 points.
Lexington Catholic 12 19 13 22 5 – 71
Cordia 12 17 13 24 8 – 74
Lexington Catholic (71) – Johnson 21, Ryan 7, Dence 4, Talbott 14, Griffin 8, Morris 11, Boothe 3, L. Johnson 3.
Cordia (74) – Lucien 14, Tagaloa 12, Keita 3, Combs 2, Cunningham 23, Catchings 11, Frimpong 6, Chisolm 3.
A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew Glenn Gentry and Gary Long for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.