Lafayette vs. Lexington Catholic (Boys)
Republic Bank Holiday Classic Championship
Lexington Catholic High School
December 30, 2013
Lafayette coach Mike Mendenhall III started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Lance Blakley, 6-1 So. Dontavion “Lucky” Jackson, 6-9 Sr. Jackson Davis, 5-11 Sr. Dequise Robinson, and 5-11 So. Harrison Lane. Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-6 Jr. Tanner Johnson, 6-3 Jr. Reese Ryan, 6-7 Sr. Robert Dence, 5-10 Jr. Michael Talbott, and 6-2 Jr. Jarod Griffin.
Lexington Catholic captured the championship with a 59-54 victory over Lafayette. Lexington Catholic led 36-20 at halftime but Lafayette rallied to take a 52-50 lead with three minutes left in the game. However, Lexington Catholic fueled by two key steals and six points down the stretch by Jarod Griffin earned the victory. Lexington Catholic shot 44.9% from the field including one of eight from the three point line. The Knights connected on 14 of 22 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 19 Lafayette turnovers. Lafayette shot 36.4% from the field including three of 13 from beyond the arc. The Generals connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and scored six points off 14 Lexington Catholic turnovers.
Tanner Johnson led Lexington Catholic with 13 points and seven rebounds. Robert Dence added 13 points and six rebounds. Jarod Griffin chipped in with 11 points including seven of seven free throws and four steals. Michael Talbott scored 10 points. Reese Ryan recorded four points, nine rebounds, six assists, two blocked shots and two steals.
Jackson Davis led Lafayette with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Lance Blakley added 11 points and five rebounds. Dontavion “Lucky” Jackson chipped in with 10 points.
Lafayette Generals 12 8 20 14 – 54
Lexington Catholic 20 16 9 14 – 59
Lafayette (54) – Blakley 11, Jackson 10, Davis 18, Robinson 8, Lane 2, Carpenter 5.
Lexington Catholic (59) – Johnson 13, Ryan 4, Dence 13, Talbott 10, Griffin 11, Morris 4, Boothe 4.
A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.