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Friday, 20 December 2013
Franklin-Simpson vs. Allen County-Scottsville (Girls) December 17, 2013
Topic: Basketball

2013FSACS(G)

 

 

Franklin-Simpson vs. Allen County-Scottsville (Girls)

Allen County-Scottsville High School

Scottsville, KY

December 17, 2013

 

Franklin-Simpson coach Joshua Matthews started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Jenna Curtis, 5-6 Jr. Megan Krantz, 6-0 Sr. Sydney Gooch, 5-2 Sr. Tiara Gamble, and 5-6 8th grader Keely Morrow.  Allen County-Scottsville coach Brad Bonds countered with 5-11 Jr. Morgan Rich, 5-8 So. Savannah Gregory, 6-1 Jr. Holly Robinson, 5-7 So. Jordan Brooks, and 5-7 Sr. Katie Young.

Franklin-Simpson led 18-10 in the second quarter but Allen County-Scottsville rallied for a 47-41 victory.  There were 11 lead changes and four ties in the game.  Allen County-Scottsville shot 26.9% from the field including two of seven from the three point line.  They connected on 17 of 26 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored eight points off 18 Franklin-Simpson turnovers.  Franklin-Simpson shot 30.6% from the field including five of 14 from beyond the arc.  They connected on only six of 20 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 13 Allen County-Scottsville turnovers.

Morgan Rich led Allen County-Scottsville with 19 points, 12 rebounds, six blocked shots, and four steals.  Savannah Gregory added 10 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Megan Krantz led Franklin-Simpson with 13 points including two three point baskets.  Keely Morrow added 11 points.  Sydney Gooch recorded eight points, 10 rebounds, two blocked shots, and three steals.

 

Franklin-Simpson  10  12   8  11 – 41

Allen Co-Scottsv.  10  11  13  13 – 47

 

Franklin-Simpson (41) – Curtis 5, Krantz 13, Gooch 8, Gamble 2, Morrow 11, Baker 2.

 

Allen Co-Scottsv. (47) – Rich 19, Gregory 10, Robinson 4, Brooks 5, Young 2, Hudson 3, King 4.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

A special thanks to Donnie Meador of Allen County-Scottsville for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


Posted by REH at 1:49 AM EST
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Elizabethtown vs. Mercy Academy (Girls) December 17, 2013
Topic: Basketball

2013ELIZMERCY(G)

 

 

Elizabethtown vs. Mercy Academy (Girls)

Mercy Academy

Louisville, KY

December 17, 2013

 

Elizabethtown coach Tim Mudd started the following lineup: 6-2 So. Erin Boley, 5-9 Jr. Livie Bowling, 6-2 Jr. Reauna Cleaver, 5-7 So. Rachel Warden, and 5-8 Jr. Darien Huff.  Mercy Academy coach Keith Baisch countered with 6-0 Fr. Elizabeth Anderson, 5-9 Jr. Kathryn Gross, 6-0 Jr. Malerie Martin, 5-3 So. Jess Leammle, and 5-7 Jr. Hannah Bewley.

Mercy Academy defeated Elizabethtown 55-52 in a battle between two of the state’s perennial basketball powers.  Mercy shot 37.9% from the field including four of 24 from the three point line.  The Jaguars connected on seven of 14 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 19 Elizabethtown turnovers.  Elizabethtown shot 35% from the field including four of 19 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Panthers connected on six of 11 free throws, pulled down 48 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 14 Mercy turnovers.

Elizabeth Anderson led Mercy with 14 points and six rebounds.  Hannah Bewley added 10 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.  Malerie Martin recorded nine points, seven rebounds, and four assists.

Erin Boley led Elizabethtown with 15 points and 15 rebounds.  Darien Huff added 13 points and seven rebounds.  Livie Bowling chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds.  Reauna Cleaver recorded six points and four rebounds.

 

Elizabethtown  11  17  12  12 – 52

Mercy Acad.    14  13  16  12 – 55

 

Elizabethtown (52) – Boley 15, Bowling 8, Cleaver 6, Warden 4, Huff 13, Mudd 5, Stinson 1.

 

Mercy Acad. (55) – Anderson 14, Gross 0, Martin 9, Leammle 8, Bewley 10, Woods 3, Parr 6, Muthler 5.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

A special thanks to Mercy Academy coach Keith Baisch for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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Lafayette vs. Lexington Christian Academy (Girls) December 17, 2013
Topic: Basketball

2013LAFLCA(G)

 

 

Lafayette vs. Lexington Christian Academy (Girls)

Lexington Christian Academy

Lexington, KY

December 17, 2013

 

Lafayette coach Allison Denton started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Sarah Cooley, 5-11 Jr. Dee Givens, 6-4 Jr. Ashanti Thomas, 5-7 Sr. Megumi Nagahiro, and 5-8 Sr. Ken’yale Demus.  Lexington Christian Academy coach Nick Cann countered with 5-10 So. Abigail James, 5-8 Jr. Haley Strunk, 5-11 Sr. Holly Huellemeier, 5-3 So. Hannah Hartley, and 5-7 Sr. Katelin Bundy.

Lafayette held a 24-7 advantage in second effort points in a 71-40 victory over Lexington Christian Academy.  Lafayette shot 37.9% from the field including four of 15 from the three point line.  The Lady Generals connected on 17 of 37 free throws, pulled down 55 rebounds, and scored 13 points off LCA 15 turnovers.  LCA shot 28% from the field including two of 21 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Eagles connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored seven points off six Lafayette turnovers.

5-11 Fr. Kiara Pankins led Lafayette with 18 points and seven rebounds.  Ashanti Thomas added 17 points and 12 rebounds.  Dee Givens chipped in with 16 points, seven rebounds, and three steals.  Sarah Cooley recorded six points and 10 steals.

Holly Huellemeier led LCA with 16 points and seven rebounds.  Katelin Bundy added 11 points.

 

Lafayette  21  20  17  13 – 71

LCA           8  11    9  12 – 40

 

Lafayette (71) – Cooley 6, Givens 16, Thomas 17, Nagahiro 0. K. Demus 2, Pankins 18, S. Demus 3, L. Winn 1, N. Winn 2, Powell 4, I. Conwell 2.

 

LCA (40) – James 2, Strunk 2, Huellemeier 16, Hartley 2, Bundy 11, Panter 2, Rodgers 1, Brooks 2, Combs 2.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.

 

 


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Tates Creek vs. Lafayette (Boys) December 17, 2013
Topic: Basketball

2013TCLAF(B)

 

 

Tates Creek vs. Lafayette (Boys)

Lafayette High School

Lexington, KY

December 17, 2013

 

Tates Creek coach Wayne Breeden started the following lineup: 6-4 Fr. Isaiah Patterson, 6-2 Sr. Ian Davis, 6-5 Jr. Jordan Fucci, 6-0 Sr. Tanner Hart, and 6-1 Jr. Desmond Duke.  Lafayette coach Mike Mendenhall III countered with 6-6 So. Ross Jenkins, 6-4 Jr. Ross Blakely, 6-8 Sr. Jackson Davis, 5-11 Sr. Dequise Robinson, and 5-11 So. Harrison Lane.

Lafayette raced out to a 25-9 first quarter lead on their way to a 78-39 victory over Tates Creek.  Lafayette shot 48.5% from the field including eight of 19 from the three point line.  The Generals connected on six of eight free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 20 Tates Creek turnovers.  Tates Creek shot 35% from the field including one of 10 from beyond the arc.  The Commodores connected on 10 of 20 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight Lafayette turnovers.

Jackson Davis led Lafayette with 16 points and eight rebounds.  Harrison Lane added 14 points including four three point baskets.  Dequise Robinson chipped in with 13 points, six assists, and three steals.  Ross Jenkins recorded 11 points and eight rebounds.

Jordan Fucci led Tates Creek with 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Ian Davis added nine points and Tanner Hart chipped in with seven points and six rebounds.

 

Tates Creek   9  17    6   7 – 39

Lafayette     25  23  17  13 – 78

 

Tates Creek (39) – Patterson 3, Davis 9, Fucci 11, Hart 7, Duke 0, Sturdivant 2, Polus 6, Carter 1.

 

Lafayette (78) – Jenkins 11, Blakely 8, Davis 16, Robinson 13, Lane 14, Jackson 5, Watkins 2, Bottom 3, Carpenter 2, Hall 2, Greenup 2.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.

 

 


Posted by REH at 12:02 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 20 December 2013 12:05 AM EST
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Thursday, 19 December 2013
Paul L. Dunbar vs. Lexington Christian Academy (Boys) December 17, 2013
Topic: Basketball

2013PLDLCA(B)

 

 

Paul Laurence Dunbar vs. Lexington Christian Academy (Boys)

Lexington Christian Academy

Lexington, KY

December 17, 2013

 

Paul Laurence Dunbar coach Scott Chalk started the following lineup: 6-3 So. Darius Williams, 6-0 Fr. Taveion Hollingsworth, 6-6 Sr. Kyle Clark, 6-0 Sr. Donnie Lewis, and 6-0 Jr. PJ Corio.  Lexington Christian Academy coach Brad Carter countered with 6-6 Jr. Matt Rose, 6-7 Jr. Drew Trimble, 6-5 Sr. Michael Young, 5-10 Jr. John Stein, and 6-2 So. Trevor Hill.

LCA led 15-2 in the first quarter but Dunbar rallied to earn a 67-63 victory over Lexington Christian Academy.  Dunbar shot 37% from the field including three of 13 from the three point line .  The Bulldogs connected on 30 of 40 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 16 LCA turnovers.  LCA shot 46.8% from the field including three of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Eagles connected on 16 of 25 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored five points off seven Dunbar turnovers.

Darius Williams led Dunbar with 19 points including 13 of 14 free throws and pulled down five rebounds.  Taveion Hollingsworth added 12 points.  6-1 Sr. Troy Black chipped in with 10 points.

Michael Young led LCA with 20 points and nine rebounds.  Matt Rose added 19 points and 10 rebounds. Trevor Hill recorded 15 points.

 

Paul Dunbar     15  15  11  26 – 67

Lexington Chr.  4   23  13  23 – 63

 

Paul Dunbar (67) – Williams 19, Hollingsworth 12, Clark 0, Lewis 6, Corio 6, Means 5, Black 10, Davis 4, Penny 5.

 

Lexington Chr. (63) – M. Rose 19, Trimble 3, Young 20, Stein 0, Hill 15, Schacht 1, Nighbert 3, Calapari 2.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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Sacred Heart Academy vs. Eastern (Girls) December 17, 2013
Topic: Basketball

2013SHAEAST(G)

 

 

Sacred Heart Academy vs. Eastern (Girls)

Eastern High School

Louisville, KY

December 17, 2013

 

Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-9 Sr. DaiJia Ruffin, 5-6 Sr. Raven Merriweather, 5-11 So. Maggie Colley, 5-4 Jr. Ashley Johnson, and 5-4 Jr. Gretchen Samsel.  Eastern coach Josh Leslie countered with 5-8 Sr. Jade Spaulding, 5-8 So. Markeia Porter, 6-0 Sr. Claire Hart, 5-4 Sr. Sydney Fone, and 5-9 Sr. Madison Raque.

Sacred Heart Academy defeated Eastern by a score of 77-49.  Sacred Heart shot 49% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line.  The Valkyries connected on 23 of 34 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 16 Eastern turnovers.  Eastern shot 34.6% from the field including two of 11 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Eagles connected on 11 of 23 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored eight points off 13 Sacred Heart turnovers.

Ashley Johnson led Sacred Heart with 25 points including four three point baskets.  Raven Merriweather added 16 points, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals.  DaiJia Ruffin recorded 15 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, and four steals.

Jade Spaulding and Claire Hart each recorded 12 points and six rebounds for Eastern.  Madison Raque also scored 12 points.

 

Sacred Heart  16  24  18  19 – 77

Eastern           12  15  11  11 – 49

 

Sacred Heart (77) – Ruffin 15, Merriweather 16, Ma. Colley 2, Johnson 25, Samsel 5, Gahafer 3, Randal 4, Me. Colley 2, Moir 4, Meiners 1.

 

Eastern (49) – Spaulding 12, Porter 6, Hart 12, Fone 0, Raque 12, Thompson 2, Sivils 3, Dye 2.

 

Acknowledgements;

 

A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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Lincoln County vs. West Jessamine (Boys) December 17, 2013
Topic: Basketball

2013LCWJ(B)

 

 

Lincoln County vs. West Jessamine (Boys)

West Jessamine High School

Nicholasville, KY

December 17, 2013

 

Lincoln County coach Jeff Jackson started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Andrew Wilks, 6-1 Jr. Brandon Pittman, 6-3 Jr. Jacob Conway, 5-9 Jr. Timmy Taylor, and 5-10 Jr. Neil Conley.  West Jessamine coach Damon Kelley countered with 6-4 Jr. Brooks Ely, 6-3 Sr. Daulton Peters, 6-5 Jr. Dalton Crouse, 5-11 Sr. Landon Adkins, and 6-0 Sr. Will Henderson.

West Jessamine led 19-7 in the first quarter but Lincoln County rallied to defeat the Colts by a score of 64-62.  Lincoln County outscored West Jessamine 22-11 in the second quarter to tie the score at 30 at halftime.  The score was tied twice and there were seven lead changes in the game.  Lincoln County shot 37.3% from the field including eight of 21 from the three point line.  The Patriots connected on 18 of 27 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 15 West Jessamine turnovers.  West Jessamine shot 50% from the field including seven of 16 from beyond the arc.  The Colts connected on seven of 12 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored eight points off nine Lincoln County turnovers.

Jacob Conway led Lincoln County with 20 points and nine rebounds.  Timmy Taylor added 13 points and six assists.  5-8 Jr. Dalton Godbey chipped in with 12 points including three three point baskets.

Daulton Peters led West Jessamine with 24 points and nine rebounds.  Will Henderson added 17 points including four three point baskets.  Dalton Crouse pulled down eight rebounds.

 

Lincoln County     8  22  12  22 – 64

West Jessamine  19  11  13  19 – 62

 

Lincoln County (64) – Wilks 7, Pittman 3, Conway 20, Taylor 13, Conley 6, Cornelius 3, Godbey 12.

 

West Jessamine (62) – Ely 6, Peters 24, Crouse 0, Adkins 7, Henderson 17, Jackson 7, Holifield 1.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


Posted by REH at 12:26 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:28 AM EST
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Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Lafayette vs. Boyle County (Girls) December 16, 2013
Topic: Basketball

2013LAFBC(G)

 

 

Lafayette vs. Boyle County (Girls)

Boyle County High School

Danville, KY

December 16, 2013

 

Lafayette coach Allison Denton started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Sarah Cooley, 5-11 Jr. Dee Givens ,6-4 Jr. Ashanti Thomas, 5-7 Sr. Megumi Nagahiro, and 5-8 Sr. Ken’yale Demus.  Boyle County coach Greg Edwards countered with 5-8 Sr. Devin Conley, 5-7 Sr. Lauren Richards, 5-10 Jr. Kalin Bottoms, 5-7 So. Marlee Smith, and 5-7 Sr. Dee Foster.

Boyle County led 43-35 at halftime but Lafayette outscored the Rebels 15-4 in the third quarter on their way to a hard earned 68-64 victory.  Lafayette shot 40.4% from the field including four of 13 from the three point line.  The Lady Generals connected on 18 of 27 free throws, pulled down 50 rebounds, and scored eight points off 10 Boyle County turnovers.  Lafayette held a 21-4 advantage on second effort points.  Boyle County shot 35.7% from the field including four of 11 from beyond the arc.  The Rebels connected on 30 of 36 free throws, pulled down 15 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 21 Lafayette turnovers.

5-11 Fr. Kiara Pankins led Lafayette with 22 points and seven rebounds.  Ashanti Thomas added 14 points and 15 rebounds.  Dee Givens chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds, and four assists.  Sarah Cooley recorded 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Marlee Smith led Boyle County with 21 points.  Devin Conley added 17 points.  Dee Foster also reached double figures with 14 points.

 

Lafayette        13  22  15  18 – 68

Boyle County  25  18    4  17 – 64

 

Lafayette (68) – Cooley 10, Givens 11, Thomas 14, Nagahiro 0, K. Demus 3, Pankins 22, S. Demus 8.

 

Boyle County (64) – Conley 17, Richards 2, Bottoms 2, Smith 21, Foster 14, Hall 2, Harris 6.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.

 

 


Posted by REH at 11:23 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:25 PM EST
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2013 Republic Bank Holiday Classic (Girls) Team Capsules
Topic: Basketball

2013RBHCC

 

 

2013 Republic Bank Holiday Classic (Girls) Participating Teams

 

Allen County-Scottsville (Region 4)Coach Brad Bonds’ Lady Patriots finished 27-5 last season and are expected to contend for the regional title this season.  The Lady Patriots will be led by 5-11 Jr. Morgan Rich who is an athletic, versatile scorer.  5-9 So. Guard Savannah Gregory’s aggressiveness and high energy and 6-1 Jr. Holly Robinson’s ability to play inside or out creates match-up problems for their opponents.

 

Anderson County (Region 8)Coach Tony Kays’ Lady Bearcats finished 34-2 last season and should be one of the top contenders for state supremacy this season.  They will be led by the dynamic duo of 5-11 Sr. guard Makenzie Cann and 5-10 Sr. Eriel McKee both who are four year starters.  Cann is a deadly outside shooter and an excellent passer and McKee is virtually unstoppable in the open court.  5-5 Sr. Destiny Stewart is a savvy point guard and a three year starter.  5-9 Sr. guard Alex Avritt is a solid defender and 5-7 Sr. guard Jessica Rice is a solid contributor.  Other players expected to contribute include 5-2 Jr. Corrin Robinson and 5-7 So. Kaci Currens who has good range on her shot.  Anderson County has some tough competition in its own region but this team should be focused and if they compensate for the graduation loss of 6-1 center Kali Whiteside should be extremely difficult to beat.

 

Assumption (Region 7)Coach Steve Small’s Rockets finished 22-8 last season and graduated most of their experienced players.  However, they return highly recruited 6-6 Jr. center Nora Kiesler.  Other players expected to contribute this season include 5-8 Jr. Cassidy Janes, 5-4 So. Sabrina Fussenegger, 5-10 Sr. Molly Steinmetz, 5-7 Jr. Katie Monaghan, 5-9 Jr. Lauren Monaghan, 5-10 Jr. Leah Mattingly, and 5-7 Sr. Caroline Deeley.

 

Bourbon County (Region 10) – The Lady Colonels finished 10-21 last season and Bill Watson takes over as head coach this season.  5-10 Jr. guard Asia Sims is a versatile performer capable of putting up big numbers this season.  5-8 Sr. Jessica Stamper and 5-6 Sr. Alex Rankin are also key returnees.

 

Bryan Station (Region 11) – The Lady Defenders finished 18-11 last season and Shawn Ransom takes over as head coach this season.  Bryan Station graduated several players but still remain quick and very athletic.  Key players include 5-9 So. Jamayah Fields, 5-9 Sr. Lakeysha Stennis, 5-9 So. Destiny Cozart, and 5-5 Jr. Zaria Elery.  5-10 Sr. Victoria McCoy is an inside presence but will not be available until January due to a knee injury.

 

Christian Academy of Louisville (Region 7) Coach Don Rice’s Lady Centurions finished 18-12 last season but graduated prolific scorer China Dow.  5-9 So. Emma Bowman is expected to have a break-out season.  Other key players are expected to be 6-0 Sr. McKenzie Campbell, 5-10 So. Allie Blackburn, and 5-8 Sr. Lindsey Dunn.  Coach Rice has some promising young players including 5-7 Fr. Summer Conti, 5-7 Fr. Emma Wesley, and 5-7 7th grader Raqueal Reese.

 

Covington Holy Cross (Region 9)Coach Kes Murphy’s Lady Indians finished 21-7 last season and returns an experienced squad with good size.  6-2 Jr. Ally Mayhaus, 6-2 Jr. Cessie Mayhaus, and 6-2 Jr. Michelle Hungler provides strong inside play.  Other key performers include 5-10 Jr. Abby Hassert and 5-5 So. Dajah McClendon.

 

East Carter (Region 16)Coach Hager Easterling’s Lady Raiders finished 24-8 last season and are expected to challenge for the regional crown.  The Lady Raiders are deep and talented and will be led by 5-9 Sr. Bryana Greenhill, 5-9 Jr. Megan Stickler, and 6-1 Jr. Kelsey Stumbo.  5-5 Fr. Kristen Mayo will trigger the offense.  Mayo is a seasoned and talented performer despite her youth.

 

Elizabethtown (Region 5)Coach Tim Mudd’s Lady Panthers finished 23-8 last season and should be one of the elite teams in the state this season.  They will be led by two of the best players in the state in 6-1 So. Erin Boley and 6-2 Jr. Reauna Cleaver.  Other key players include 5-8 Jr. Darien Huff, 5-9 Jr. Livie Bowling, 5-4 Sr. Kinsey Mudd, 5-5 So. Rachel Warden, and 5-10 Fr. Taylor Thomas.  5-7 Fr. Jada Stinson as also a talented young player expected to provide quality minutes.

 

Franklin County (Region 11)Coach Joey Thacker’s Lady Flyers finished 23-11 last season and return a lot of talent this season even though they are still extremely young.  They will be led by 5-9 So. Malaka Frank a versatile forward who gets it done on both ends of the court.  5-4 Sr. PG Nannilena White triggers the offense and 5-8 So. Dasia Kilbourne is a versatile scorer.  Other key contributors include 5-5 So. Anna Arrastia, 5-8 Fr. Rebecca Cook, and 5-6 Fr. Princess Stewart.

 

George Rogers Clark (Region 10)Coach Robbie Graham’s Lady Cardinals finished 13-18 last season but returns the size, depth, and talent to be a regional contender this season.  6-0 Jr. Sandra Skinner is a force in the paint and 5-5 Sr. Lexxus Graham will direct the offense.  6-1 Sr. Maddie Hamlin and 5-10 So. Sydney Anderson is also expected to be key contributors.

 

Harrison County (Region 10)Coach Kimberly Furnish’s Fillies finished 5-22 last season but should be an improved team this season.  They will be led by 6-0 Sr. Jordan Doram a force in the paint who averaged a double-double (points and rebounds) last season.  5-5 Jr. guard Chelsea Ingram is also a key returnee and 5-5 7th grader Madison Kellione is a promising point guard.

 

Hazard (Region 14) – The Lady Dogs finished 15-14 last season and Harold Brashears takes over as head coach this season.  5-7 Sr. PG Maddison Niece, 5-9 Sr. Tori Wells, 5-6 Sr. Brittany Miller, and 5-9 So. Kelsi Caudill are expected to lead Hazard this season.

 

Henry Clay (Region 11)Eric Sanford’s Lady Blue Devils finished 15-14 last season and returns a deep, athletic team but is lacking in size.  5-6 So. T’laya Lyvers and 5-5 Jr. Destiny Carter will lead the team and 6-0 Jr. Hannah Young will play inside.  5-9 Sr. Kamari Boyd, 5-9 Jr. Kerrigan Davis, 5-6 Jr. Jazmine Richmond, 5-6 Jr. Kennedy Coney, 5-6 Jr. Nakirya Joyce, and 5-10 Sr. Areanna Porter are also key players to watch this season.

 

Lexington Catholic (Region 11)Coach Scott True’s Lady Knights finished 11-18 last season and are looking to improve despite the loss of leading scorer Octavia Wilson to graduation.  5-8 Jr. Rachel Blake is expected to lead the team in scoring this season.  Other key returnees include 5-5 Sr. Suzanne Miller, 5-9 Jr. Caroline Lynch, 5-5 Jr. Bailey Browning, 5-10 Sr. Hannah Gadberry, and 5-9 So. Sarah Bonn.  6-0 Fr. Mallie Cornett is a promising newcomer with good skills.

 

Lincoln County (Region 12)Coach Cassandra McWhorter’s Lady Patriots finished 27-6 last season but graduated all five starters.  5-9 Jr. Tiondra Hacker and 5-6 Jr. Spencer Sims are expected to lead the team.  5-3 So. Caitlin Hall and 5-4 So. Cristin Hall are also expected to be key performers this season.

 

Louisville Collegiate (Region 7) – The Amazons finished 12-8 last season and Scott Willard takes over as head coach this season.  5-6 Jr. PG Mikaela Wright will be the team leader.  Other key players include 5-7 Jr. Bailey Overstreet and 6-2 So. Rachel Cooper.  Coach Willard also has two promising youngsters in 5-10 7th grader Nila Blackford and 5-7 8th grader Kate Severtson.

 

Mason County (Region 10)Coach Piper Lindsey’s Lady Royals finished 20-9 last season and has a solid nucleus returning this season including 5-8 Sr. Alivia Bierley, 5-6 Sr. PG McKenzie Butler, and 5-9 Jr. forward Cara Green.  5-8 Fr. Whitney O’Mara and 5-9 Fr. Center Maddie Boone are also expected to be key contributors.

 

Meade County (Region 3)Coach Josh Hurt’s lady Waves finished 23-10 last season and are expected to compete for the region title this season.  6-2 Jr. guard Morgan Turner can play any position, passes well, and can shoot the three pointer.  Turner averaged 16.9 ppg and 7.2 rpg last season.  5-7 Sr. Raley Johnson averaged 14.6 ppg and is an excellent long range shooter and a great hard-nosed defender.  Johnson is also a deadly free throw shooter.  5-7 Jr. PG Addi Lynch handles the ball well and is an excellent shooter with range.  5-2 Sr. Katelyn Cucino is a three year starter and a lock down defender on the perimeter.  Other key players include 6-1 So. Karissa Reader, 5-4 So. Katie Wilson, and 5-7 Jr. Kelsey Sutton.

 

Mercy Academy (Region 6) – The Jaguars finished 20-11 last season and long time assistant head coach Keith Baisch takes over as head coach. The Jaguars have graduated a ton of talent over the last four years with eight girls playing college basketball this season.  Tradition never graduates and there is still a lot of talent in the program.  6-0 Jr. Malerie Martin is a versatile scorer who will be counted on early as this team works to create their own identity.  Other key players are expected to be 5-7 Jr. Hannah Bewley and 6-1 Fr. Elizabeth Anderson.

 

Owensboro Catholic (Region 3)Coach Michael Robertson’s Lady Aces finished 25-8 last season and should contend for the regional title despite the graduation of All-American Becca Greenwell.  5-9 Sr. Kaylyn Pearson averaged 14 ppg and 9 rpg last season. 5-9 Sr. Haley Garvin has recovered from numerous injuries last season and is greatly improved.  5-9 Jr. Destiny Howard has excellent potential and could be a force inside this season.  5-6 So. Mikayla Berry is expected to increase her scoring this season.

 

Ryle (Region 9) – The Lady Raiders finished 12-19 last season and Karra Jackson takes over as coach this season.  Key players are expected to include 5-7 Sr. guard Mackenzie Senvisky, 6-1 So. Carly Lange, and 6-2 So. Aimee Jump.  Ryle graduated most of their offensive firepower from last season but has some excellent young players with size returning this year.

 

Simon Kenton (Region 8) – Coach Jeff Stowers Lady Pioneers finished 28-6 last season and will challenge for the region crown this season.  They will be led by 5-3 Sr. dynamo Abby Owings who creates havoc on both ends of the court.  Owings thrives under pressure, always plays at full speed and can score from the perimeter.  6-0 Sr. Rachel Cox, 5-5 Sr. Sarah Tomlin, and 5-5 Sr. Christina Cook are also key returnees.  Also, expect major contributions from 5-8 Jr. Maggi Bosse this year.

 

South Laurel (Region 13)Coach Konnie Snyder’s Lady Cardinals finished 13-14 last season and graduated three starters.  5-6 Sr. Bailey Miller and 5-2 Jr. Preslie Baker are expected to be the key players this season.

 

Southwestern (Region 12) – The Lady Warriors finished 19-12 last season and Stephen Butcher takes over as head coach.  The Lady Warriors have a high octane offense and are favored to capture the region crown.  5-9 Jr. Adison Corder is a deadly outside shooter and 6-0 So. Samantha Fitzgerald is a versatile performer with a bright future.  Other key performers include 6-1 So. Elisabeth Lathem, 6-0 Jr. Dylana Fothergill, 5-7 Jr. Brittany Combs, and 5-5 Jr. Destiny Molden.

 

Tates Creek (Region 11)Coach Tina Winn’s Lady Commodores finished 10-18 last season but suffered heavy graduation losses.  Some of the players expected to contribute this season include 5-8 Jr. Myra Brown, 5-5 Jr. Lori Nsimpasi, 5-10 Jr. Haley Blackburn, 5-8 Sr. McKenna Cummins, and 5-6 Jr. Hannah Hamill.

 

Warren Central (Region 4) – The Lady Dragons finished 14-18 last season and Joe Hood takes over as head coach this season.  5-7 So. Tia Barnett is the returning leading scorer.  Other key players are expected to be 5-9 Sr. Angel Hill, 5-3 Sr. Jhovan Satterfield, 6-0 Jr. Lashae Halsel, 5-6 Sr. TiAvion Patterson, and 5-10 8th grader Zakoria Hill.

 

Webster County (Region 2) – The Lady Trojans finished 23-6 last season and Tonya Wells takes over as head coach.  Webster County returns a solid nucleus including 5-6 Sr. Darrian McNary, 5-8 Sr. Bailey Townsend, and 5-9 Jr. Christian Papineau.


Posted by REH at 9:42 PM EST
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Monday, 16 December 2013
2013 Republic Bank Holiday Classic (Girls) Preview
Topic: Basketball

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2013 Republic Bank Holiday Classic (Girls)

Lexington Catholic High School

Lexington, KY

December 19-23, 2013

 

Lexington Catholic has put together another great five days of basketball.  Three of the top ten and seven of the top twenty-five teams in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are entered in this tournament.  They are #1 Anderson County, #2 Elizabethtown, #9 Assumption, #12 Simon Kenton, Tie #13 Mercy Academy, #16 Allen County-Scottsville, and #18 Southwestern.

Many of the top players in the state are scheduled to play in this star-studded event.  Four of the top ten and eight of the top twenty-five players in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are featured in this tournament.  The players are #2 Makenzie Cann (Anderson County), #4 Eriel McKee (Anderson County), #6 Erin Boley (Elizabethtown), #10 Nora Kiesler (Assumption), #12 Morgan Turner (Meade County), #17 Reauna Cleaver (Elizabethtown), #18 Morgan Rich (Allen County-Scottsville), and #19 Abby Owings (Simon Kenton).

The Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview also listed the best players in each region, and the number one player in five of the sixteen regions are scheduled to play in this event.  The regionally ranked number one players are (Region #3) Morgan Turner (Meade County), (Region #4) Morgan Rich (Allen County-Scottsville), (Region #8) Makenzie Cann (Anderson County), (Region #10) Sandra Skinner (George Rogers Clark), and (Region #12) Adison Corder (Southwestern).

I will attempt to provide a capsule report for each game with expanded coverage given to each game I personally view.  Spelling of players names varies from program to program and sometimes the heights of the players are not provided so I apologize in advance for any inaccuracies.


Posted by REH at 10:46 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 16 December 2013 10:48 PM EST
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