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Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Rick Bolus Blog
Topic: Basketball

REFLECTIONS ON QUEEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Below were my reflections of the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament played on Thursday at Bullitt East High School in Mt. Washington, KY. All players from Kentucky.

  • TOP SENIOR: SEYGAN ROBINS (HARRODSBURG MERCER CO.)
  • TOP JUNIOR: KAMARI GRAHAM (COVINGTON HOLMES)
  • TOP SOPH: REGI CUNDIFF (SOMERSET SOUTHWESTERN)
  • BEST BALLHANDLER: TAYLOR CLOS (ALEXANDRIA CAMPBELL CO.)
  • BEST DAYS AHEAD: MADDIE NALLEY (LOUISVILLE ASSUMPTION)
  • BEST DEFENDER: EMMA RALPH (MT. WASHINGTON BULLITT EAST)
  • BEST INSIDE/OUTSIDE: TYRAH ENGLEMON (COVINGTON HOLMES)
  • BEST PASSER: PEYTON MARTIN (BROWNSVILLE EDMONDSON CO.)
  • BEST REBOUNDER: EMMY SOUDER (HARRODSBURG MERCER CO.)
  • BEST SCORER: SEYGAN ROBINS (HARRODSBURG MERCER CO.)
  • BEST SHOOTER: KAMARI GRAHAM (COVINGTON HOLMES)
  • BEST TEAM: HARRODSBURG MERCER CO.
  • 110% AWARD: GABBY VASQUEZ (LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSS)
  • BEST UPSIDE: WHITNEY HAY (ELIZABETHTOWN)
  • MOST IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE: ORIONA WOODS (LEXINGTON HENRY CLAY) WITH 23 PTS & 6 BOARDS
  • MOST UNDERRATED: LEXI STAPLETON (ALEXANDRIA CAMPBELL CO.)
  • MOST VERSATILE: KEELY MORROW (BOWLING GREEN)
  • NAME TO REMEMBER: LEXI TAYLOR (MT. WASHINGTON BULLITT EAST)
  • SMOOTHEST: ALEXIS SMITH (FERN CREEK)
  • TOP ATHLETE: MARIAH JONES (LOUISVILLE PRP)
  • TOP DIAMIND-IN-THE-RAW: NYANDENG ATHOBA (FERN CREEK)
  • TOP SLASHER: REGI CUNDIFF (SOMERSET SOUTHWESTERN)
  • TOP SLEEPER: TIANNA AUSTIN (FERN CREEK)
  • TOP POST PROJECT: GRACE BRINGARD (LOUISVILLE ASSUMPTION)

QUEEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH (GIRLS)

Thursday I observed the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East High School in Mt. Washington, KY. There were two winner bracket games and six consolation games. Below were the semi-final results. All teams from Kentucky.

  • HARRODSBURG MERCER CO.-74  ALEXANDRIA CAMPBELL CO.-71
  • SOMERSET SOUTHWESTERN-56  MT. WASHINGTON BULLITT EAST-51

The championship game is set for Friday at 7:30 PM.

Now to the top 25+ college prospects based on potential.

TOP 12

  • SEYGAN ROBINS 5-9/SR HARRODSBURG MERCER CO. (LOUISVILLE)
  • EMMY SOUDER 6-1/SR HARRODSBURG MERCER CO. (NKU)
  • KEELY MORROW 5-11/SR BOWLING GREEN (LIPSCOMB)
  • TAYLOR CLOS 5-6/SR ALEXANDRIA CAMPBELL CO. (NKU)
  • MACKENZIE SCHWARBER 5-9/SR ALEXANDRIA CAMPBELL CO. (MOREHEAD STATE)
  • REGI CUNDIFF 5-11/SO SOMERSET SOUTHWESTERN
  • EMMA DAVIS 5-11/SR HARRODSBURG MERCER CO. (UT-MARTIN)
  • WHITNEY HAY 5-6/SO ELIZABETHTOWN
  • TYRAH ENGLEMAN 5-6/SR COVINGTON HOLMES
  • LAILA JOHNSON 5-5/SR COVINGTON HOLMES
  • KAMARI GRAHAM 5-11/JR COVINGTON HOLMES
  • RAEGAN BLACKBURN 5-9/SR GREENVILLE MUHLENBERG CO.

TOP SLEEPER

        TIANNA AUSTIN 6-2/JR FERN CREEK

SECOND 12

  • FAITH LAKE 5-9/SR HARRODSBURG MERCER CO. (CAMPBELLSVILLE)
  • LEXY LAKE 5-6/SR HARRODSBURG MERCER CO. (CAMPBELLSVILLE)
  • LEXI STAPLETON 5-7/SR (ALEXANDRIA CAMPBELL CO.)
  • ALEXIS SMITH 5-8/SR FERN CREEK
  • LEIKYN WALKER 5-9/JR ELIZABETHTOWN
  • KENNEDY HARRIS 5-5/SO SOMERSET SOUTHWESTERN
  • MARIAH JONES 5-10/SO LOUISVILLE PRP
  • KALLIE SHERON 5-11/JR SOMERSET SOUTHWESTERN
  • NYANDENG ATHOBA 6-0/SR FERN CREEK
  • LEXI TAYLOR 5-10/SO MT. WASHINGTON BULLITT EAST
  • PEYTON MARTIN 5-5/SR BROWNSVILLE EDMONDSON CO.
  • EMMY RALPH 5-5/JR MT. WASHINGTON BULLITT EAST

SECOND SLEEPER

        GRACE BRINGARD 6-1/SR LOUISVILLE ASSUMPTION

THIRD SLEEPER

         KIYA THOMPSON 5-7/JR LEXINGTON HENRY CLAY

FOURTH SLEEPER

         ORIONA WOODS 5-9/SR LEXINGTON HENRY CLAY

 

Posted by REH at 10:51 PM EST
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Rick Bolus Blog
Topic: Basketball

REFLECTIONS ON KING OF THE BLUEGRASS

Below are my reflections after observing the first two days of the opening round of the 37th Annual King of the Bluegrass Tournament in Fairdale, KY.

  • TOP SENIOR: CJ ELLEBY (SEATTLE CLEVELAND, WA)
  • TOP JUNIOR: DAVID JOHNSON (LOUISVILLE TRINITY, KY)
  • TOP SOPH: MICAH GARRETT (PORTLAND WEST LINN, WA)
  • TOP FROSH: ISAIAH MASON (BOWLING GREEN, KY)
  • BEST ATHLETE: KESHAWN LAWRENCE (NASHVILLE ENSWORTH, TN)
  • BEST BALLHANDLER: MIKAL STARKS (MIAMI PALMETTO, FL)
  • BEST BIG: JAKE WALTER (COVINGTON CATHOLIC, KY)
  • BEST DEFENDER: ANTHONY WALES (FERN CREEK, KY)
  • BEST LITTLE MAN: COBE PENNY (LAWRENCEBURG ANDERSON CO., KY)
  • BEST PASSER: BRENNAN STANLEY (WALTON WALTON-VERONA, KY)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE: TREVON FAULKNER (HARRODSBURG MERCER CO., KY WITH 36 PTS & 12 BOARDS)
  • BEST REBOUNDER: JARIUS KEY (BOWLING GREEN, KY)
  • BEST SCORER: STEVE FITZGERALD (SOMERSET PULASKI CO., KY)
  • BEST SHOOTER: CJ FREDRICK 6-4/SR (COVINGTON CATHOLIC, KY)
  • BEST TEAM: LOUISVILLE TRINITY, KY
  • BEST UPSIDE: JOSMEL MARTINEZ (MIAMI PALMETTO, FL)
  • MOST IMPROVED: CARTER HENDRICKSEN (LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN, KY)
  • MOST UNDERRATED: ZACH CLINKENBEARD (WALTON WALTON-VERONA, KY)
  • MOST VERSATILE: KEISHON DAWKINS (PORTLAND WEST LINN, OR)
  • SMOOTHEST: MUBARAK MICHAELS (SEATTLE CLEVELAND, WA)
  • TOP BLUE COLLAR PLAYER: ALEX RODRIGUEZ (MIAMI PALMETTO, FL)
  • TOP DUNKER: CJ ELLEBY (SEATTLE CLEVELAND, WA)
  • TOP POST PROJECT: ETHAN BROOKE (WALTON WALTON-VERONA, KY)
  • TOP SLASHER: DORION TISBY (LOUISVILLE BALLARD, KY)
  • TOP SUB: ALEXANDER HOLLEY (LOUISVILLE BALLARD, KY)
  • TOP SLEEPER: MARKELO SULLIVAN (FAIRDALE, KY)

KING OF BLUEGRASS (DAY 2)

Wednesday I oberved the final first round session of the 37th Annual King of the Bluegrass Tournament held in Fairdale, KY. Below were the game results.

  • PORTLAND WEST LINN (OR)-71  MIAMI PALMETTO (FL)-69
  • LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN (KY)-65  HARRODSBURG MERCER CO. (KY)-50
  • COVINGTON CATHOLIC (KY)-84  NASHVILLE ENSWORTH (TN)-59
  • FERN CREEK (KY)-75  SEATTLE CLEVELAND (WA)-57

Below were the top prospects based on college potential.

TOP 8

  • CJ ELLEBY 6-7/SR SEATTLE CLEVELAND, WA (WASHINGTON STATE)
  • TREVON FAULKNER 6-4/SR HARRODSBURG MERCER CO., KY (NKU)
  • CJ FREDRICK 6-4/SR COVINGTON CATHOLIC, KY (IOWA)
  • KEISHON DAWKINS 6-7/SR PORTLAND WEST LINN, OR (FB & HOOPS AT OREGON STATE)
  • JAKE WALTER 7-1/SR COVINGTON CATHOLIC, KY (XAVIER)
  • ANTHONY WALES 6-0/SR FERN CREEK, KY (SAMFORD)
  • CARTER HENDRICKSEN 6-7/SR LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN, KY (NORTH FLORIDA)
  • JOSMEL MARTINEZ 6-6/JR MIAMI PALMETTO, FL

TOP SLEEPER

         MICAH GARRETT 6-3/SO PORTLAND WEST LINN, OR

SECOND 8

  • MUBARAK MICHAELS 5-11/SR SEATTLE CLEVELAND, WA
  • MIKAL STARKS 5-11/SR MIAMI PALMETTO, FL
  • NICK THELEN 6-8/JR COVINGTON CATHOLIC, KY
  • AUSTIN HALL 6-6/SR LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN, KY (UNIVERSITY OF CUMBERLANDS)
  • AHMAD PRICE 6-2/SR FERN CREEK, KY
  • AIDEN RUTHSATZ 5-10/SR COVINGTON CATHOLIC, KY (CHRISTIAN BROTHERS)
  • ALEX RODRIGUEZ 6-5/JR MIAMI PALMETTO, FL
  • KESHAWN LAWRENCE 6-3/SO NASHVILLE ENSWORTH, TN

SECOND SLEEPER

         DARIUS WASHINGTON 6-5/FR FERN CREEK, KY

THE FOLLOWING TOP PLAYERS DIDN'T PLAY EITHER ON TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY DUE TO INJURIES:

  • DIEONTE MILES 6-10/JR WALTON WALTON-VERONA, KY
  • KYLE RODE 6-7/JR LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN, KY

KING OF BLUEGRASS (DAY 1)

Tuesday I took in the 37th Annual King of the Bluegrass Tournament in Fairdale, KY. Below were the game results. All teams from Kentucky.

  • LOUISVILLE BALLARD-75  WALTON WALTON-VERONA-60
  • FAIRDALE-89  BOWLING GREEN-77
  • LOUISVILLE TRINITY-90  LAWRENCEBURG ANDERSON CO.-54
  • UNION COOPER-74  SOMERSET PULASKI CO.-52

Below were the top prospects based on college potential.

TOP 8

  • DAVID JOHNSON 6-5/JR LOUISVILLE TRINITY
  • JAY SCRUBB 6-5/SR LOUISVILLE TRINITY
  • COBE PENNY 5-10/SR LAWRENCEBURG ANDERSON CO. (34 PTS)
  • STEVEN FITZGERALD 6-4/SR SOMERSET PULASKI CO. (SAMFORD)
  • ADAM KUNKEL 6-3/SR UNION COOPER (BELMONT)
  • ZACH CLINKENBEARD 6-6/SR WALTON WALTON-VERONA
  • JUSTIN POWELL 6-5/SR LOUISVILLE TRINITY
  • JARIUS KEY 6-6/SR BOWLING GREEN

TOP SLEEPER

         MARKELO SULLIVAN 6-2/SR FAIRDALE

SECOND 8

  • DORION TISBY 6-2/SR LOUISVILLE BALLARD
  • GLENN QUEEN 5-9/SR FAIRDALE
  • ALEXANDER HOLLEY 6-4/JR LOUISVILLE BALLARD
  • CRAIG ASH 6-4/SR FAIRDALE
  • BRENNAN STANLEY 5-6/SR WALTON WALTON-VERONA
  • DANNY BUTT 6-3/SR SOMERSET PULASKI CO.
  • CHRIS MCNEIL 6-0/SR UNION COOPER
  • ISAIAH MASON 6-4/JR BOWLING GREEN

SECOND SLEEPER

         ELI THURMAN 6-2/SR BOWLING GREEN



Posted by REH at 10:47 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:49 PM EST
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Bryan Station vs. Berea (Boys) Berea Holiday Classic December 17, 2017
Topic: Basketball

2017BSBEREAB

 

 

Bryan Station vs. Berea (Boys)

Berea Holiday Classic

Berea High School

Berea, KY

December 17, 2017

 

Bryan Station coach Tommy Johnson started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Eric Boone, 6-2 Sr. Terence Clayton-Murphy, 6-2 Jr. Jalen Burbage, 5-11 Fr. Myles Morones, and 5-11 Jr. Kendrick Curry.  Berea coach Eric Swords countered with 6-2 Sr. Tylen Hall, 6-0 Jr. Zane Brown, 6-3 Jr. Whaylen Connor, 5-11 Jr. Tristen Duckworth, and 6-0 Sr. David Gadd.

 

Bryan Station defeated Berea by a score of 76-38.  Bryan Station shot 43.8% from the field including eight of 25 from the three point line.  The Defenders connected on 12 of 14 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 33 points off 26 Berea turnovers.  Berea shot 38.6% from the field including four of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Pirates did not attempt a free throw, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored two points off seven Bryan Station turnovers.

 

Eric Boone led a balanced Bryan Station scoring attack with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists.  5-9 Jr. Keaton Simpson added 15 points including two three point baskets and six steals.  5-11 So. James Lindsay recorded 13 points, five rebounds, and five steals.  Jalen Burbage chipped in with 11 points.  Myles Morones added 10 points and six rebounds.

 

Tylen Hall led Berea with 16 points including four three point baskets and six rebounds.  David Gadd added eight points.

 

Bryan Station,25,11,24,16,76

Berea,11,12,8,7,38

 

Bryan Station (76) – Boone 18, Clayton-Murphy 3, Burbage 11, Morones 10, Curry 0, Simpson 15, Lindsay 13, Pickett 2, Black 2, Green 2.

 

Berea (38) – Hall 16, Brown 2, Connor 2, Duckworth 6, Gadd 8, West 2, Dorsey 2.

 

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


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Fern Creek vs. Trinity (Boys) 37th Annual Chad Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic December 23, 2017
Topic: Basketball

2017FCTRINB

 

 

Fern Creek vs. Trinity (Boys) (Championship)

Chad Gardner Law 37th Annual King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic

Fairdale High School

Fairdale, KY

December 23, 2017

 

Fern Creek coach James Schooler started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Tony Rogers, 6-2 Sr. Ahmad Price, 6-6 Sr. Clint Wickliffe, 6-0 Sr. Jalen Howard, and 6-0 Sr. Anthony Wales.  Trinity coach Mike Szabo countered with 6-5 Jr. David Johnson, 6-3 Jr. Jamil Hardaway, 6-4 Jr. Stan Turnier, 6-5 Sr. Jay Scrubb, and 6-5 So. Justin Powell.

 

Fern Creek captured the King of the Bluegrass Championship with a 65-57 victory over Trinity.  Fern Creek shot 52.1% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line.  The Tigers connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored six points off nine Trinity turnovers.  Trinity shot 42.1% from the field including five of 17 from beyond the arc.  The Shamrocks connected on four of five free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored seven points off eight Fern Creek turnovers.

 

Anthony Wales led Fern Creek with 26 points including three three point baskets, seven of seven free throws, four rebounds, and three assists.  Ahmad Price added 21 points and eight rebounds.  Clint Wickliffe recorded eight points and nine rebounds.

 

David Johnson led Trinity with 18 points including three three point baskets, five rebounds, and seven assists.  Jay Scrubb added 11 points and six rebounds.  Justin Powell also scored 11 points.

 

Fern Creek,13,15,18,19,65

Trinity,16,10,12,19,57

 

Fern Creek (65) – T. Rogers 2, Price 21, Wickliffe 8, Howard 3, A. Wales 26, Thomas 3, Coleman 2.

 

Trinity (57) – Johnson 18, Hardaway 8, Turnier 5, Scrubb 11, Powell 11, Slaughter 4.

 

Anthony Wales (Fern Creek) was named Bob White Most Valuable Player.

 

A special thanks to the King of the Bluegrass staff for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.


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Male vs. Murray (Girls) (Championship) Traditional Bank Holiday Classic December 23, 2017
Topic: Basketball

2017MAMUG

 

 

Male vs. Murray (Girls)

Traditional Bank Holiday Classic (Championship)

Lexington Catholic High School

Lexington, KY

December 23, 2017

 

Male coach Champ Ligon started the following lineup: 6-0 Jr. Joelle Johnson, 5-9 Fr. Alana Striverson, 6-1 Jr. Cameron Browning, 5-6 Sr. Ciaja Harbison, and 5-6 8th Grade Kynidi Striverson.  Murray Coach Wayne Foust countered with 5-8 Jr. Parker Greer, 5-7 Jr. Lizzy Curtis, 5-9 Sr. Alexis Burpo, 5-7 Sr. Macey Turley, and 5-7 Sr. Lex Mayes.

 

Murray led 30-19 in the second quarter but rallied behind the clutch play of Emilia Sexton (11 points) and Ciaja Harbison (7 points) in the final quarter to earn a 63-58 victory and the championship over the Lady Tigers.  The score was tied five times and there were four lead changes in the game.  Male shot 42.6% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line.  The Lady Bulldogs connected on 19 0f 25 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 16 Murray turnovers.  Murray shot 45.5% from the field including six of 14 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Tigers connected on 12 of 19 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 14 points off nine Male turnovers.

 

Ciaja Harbison led Male with 14 points, five rebounds, and four steals.  5-6 Sr. Emilia Sexton added 13 points including two three point baskets.  Cameron Browning recorded 10 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots.  Alana Striverson chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets.  Joelle Johnson added seven points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots.

 

Alexis Burpo led Murray with 20 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.  Macey Turley added 15 points including two three point baskets, seven of eight free throws, six rebounds, six assists, and four steals.  Lex Mayes recorded 13 points including two three point baskets and seven rebounds.

 

Male,14,18,13,18,63

Murray,21,14,6,17,58

 

Male (63) – Johnson 7, A. Striverson 8, Browning 10, Harbison 14, K. Striverson 3, Sexton 13, Combs 4, Green 2, Crimes 2.

 

Murray (58) – Greer 2, Curtis 5, Burpo 20, Turley 15, Mayes 13, Gierhart 3.

 

Ciaja Harbison (Male) was named 2017 Traditional Bank Holiday Classic MVP.

 

A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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Madison Central vs. Casey County (Girls) December 5, 2017
Topic: Basketball

2017MCCCG

 

 

Madison Central vs. Casey County (Girls)

Casey County High School

Liberty, KY

December 5, 2017

 

Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey started the following lineup: 5-7 Taleya Todd, 5-7 Sr. Blaze Pacheco, 5-10 So. Je’Kauri McKeithen, 5-5 Sr. Bailey Vanover, and 5-6 Jr.  Madison Barnard.  Casey County coach Tara Weddle countered with 5-6 So. Gena Cravens, 5-6 So. Jordyn Stephens, 5-8 So. Natalie Duggins, 5-5 So. Lauren Lee, and 5-6 Sr. Myla McGowan.

 

Casey County defeated Madison Central by a score of 66-36.  Casey County shot 41.9% from the field including seven of 23 from the three point line.  The Lady Rebels connected on seven of seven free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 15 Madison Central turnovers.  Madison Central shot 27.7% from the field including zero of nine from beyond the arc.  The Indians connected on 10 of 27 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored three points off 10 Casey County turnovers.

 

Lauren Lee led Casey County with 15 points including two three point baskets.  Natalie Duggins added 13 points, seven rebounds, and six steals.  Gena Cravens recorded 12 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and three steals.  5-9 So. Haley Brock added 1o points and five rebounds.  5-10 So. Shaylah Wilkey chipped in with six points and nine rebounds.

 

Bailey Vanover led Madison Central with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and four steals.  Je’Kauri McKeithen added seven points and six rebounds.  Madison Barnard also scored seven points.

 

Madison Central,9,10,9,8,36

Casey County,19,19,15,13,66

 

Madison Central (36) – Todd 4, Pacheco 1, McKeithen 7, Vanover 13, Barnard 7, Duerson 2, Minter 2.

 

Casey County (66) – Cravens 12, Stephens 2, Duggins 13, Lee 15, McGowan 3, Wilkey 6, Brock 10, Cundiff 5.

 

A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.

 


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Belfry vs. Madison Central (Girls) Jack Burford Chevy Christmas Classic December 22, 2017
Topic: Basketball

2017BELMCG

 

 

Belfry vs. Madison Central (Girls)

Jack Burford Chevy Christmas Classic

Madison Central High School

Richmond, KY

December 22, 2017

 

Belfry coach Kevin Deskins started the following lineup: 5-8 Jr. Kailee Rash, 5-7 Jr. Lyndsey Miller, 5-10 Fr. McKenzie Maynard, 5-2 Jr. Ariel Mounts, and 5-5 Jr. Robbi-Ann Brewer.  Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey countered with 5-7 So. Taleya Todd, 5-7 Sr. Blaze Pacheco, 5-10 So. Je’Kauri McKeithen, 5-5 Sr. Bailey Vanover, and 5-7 Sr. Eliza Minter.

 

Madison Central led 14-4 after the first quarter on their way to a 53-45 victory over Belfry.  Foul problems plagued Belfry today as they finished the game with three players saddled with four fouls and Madison Central holding a 22-4 advantage in free throws attempted.  Madison Central shot 40.4% from the field including one of seven from the free throw line.  The Indians connected on 14 of 22 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 15 Belfry turnovers.  Belfry shot 32.7% from the field including five of 25 from beyond the arc.  The Pirates connected on four of four free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored seven points off 18 Madison Central turnovers.

 

Bailey Vanover led Madison Central with 24 points, seven rebounds, and four steals.  Taleya Todd added 14 points.  Je’Kauri McKeithen recorded 11 points and 15 rebounds.  Eliza Minter also pulled down seven rebounds.

 

Kailee Rash led Belfry with 15 points including three three point baskets and five assists.  Lyndsey Miller added 12 points, seven rebounds, and three steals.  McKenzie Maynard recorded six points, four rebounds, and one blocked shot despite being limited to 13:36 minutes of playing time due to foul problems.

 

Belfry,4,17,13,11,45

Madison Central,14,17,7,15,53

 

Belfry (45) – Kailee Rash 15, Miller 12, Maynard 6, Mounts 5, Brewer 3, Phillips 2, Kennedy Rash 2.

 

Madison Central (53) – Todd 14, Pacheco 0, McKeithen 11, Vanover 24, Minter 0, Powell 2, Hudson 2.

 

A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.

 

 

 


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Menifee County vs. Madison Central (Girls) Jack Burford Chevy Christmas Classic December 21, 2017
Topic: Basketball

2017MENMCG

 

 

Menifee County vs. Madison Central (Girls)

Jack Burford Chevy Christmas Classic

Madison Central High School

Richmond, KY

December 21, 2017

 

Menifee County coach Paul Ricker started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Emma Hacker, 5-8 Sr. Alexuz Stidom, 6-1 Fr. Kelsey Woodard, 5-5 Jr. Alison Johnson, and 5-10 Sr. Mara Walker.  Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey countered with 5-7 So. Taleya Todd, 5-7 Sr. Blaze Pacheco, 5-10 So. Je’Kauri McKeithen, 5-5 Sr. Bailey Vanover, and 5-7 Sr. Eliza Minter.

 

Madison Central raced out to an early 11-2 lead and defeated Menifee County by a score of 65-58.  The score was tied six times and both teams had key players in foul problems during the game.  Madison Central shot 40% from the field including five of 15 from the three point line.  The Indians connected on eight of 18 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 27 Menifee County turnovers.  Menifee County shot 41.3% from the field including zero of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Cats connected on 20 of 29 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 16 Madison Central turnovers.

 

Taleya Todd came up big today and led Madison Central with 22 points, four assists, and five steals.  Todd was 10 of 14 from the field including two of six from beyond the arc.  Bailey Vanover added 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and five steals.  Je’Kauri McKeithen chipped in with six points, seven rebounds, and three steals.  Madison Central got a major contribution from their bench today.  5-6 Fr Lacie Parks had eight points including two three point baskets and two steals.  5-6 Jr. Kelsey Powell added seven points, three rebounds, and three steals.  5-9 Jr. Logan Hudson battled inside against a tall Menifee County front line and pulled down six rebounds.

 

Emma Hacker led Menifee County with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, five blocked shots, and four steals despite being hampered with foul woes.  Alison Johnson added 15 points including seven of nine free throws.  Kelsey Woodard recorded 10 points, three rebounds, and two blocked shots despite being limited to 9:57 of playing time due to foul problems.  Mara Walker added eight points including six of six free throws and pulled down seven rebounds.

 

Menifee County,8,16,16,18,58

Madison Central,13,14,21,17,65

 

Menifee County (58) – Hacker 16, Stidom 0, K. Woodard 10, Johnson 15, Walker 8, Evans 5, Wells 2, Lykins 2.

 

Madison Central (65) – Todd 22, Pacheco 2, McKeithen 6, Vanover 15, Minter 3, Powell 7, Parks 8, Duerson 2.

 

A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.

 


Posted by REH at 2:27 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 2 January 2018 8:59 PM EST
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Frederick Douglass vs. Madison Central (Girls) Jack Burford Chevy Christmas Classic December 20, 2017
Topic: Basketball

2017FDMCG

 

 

Frederick Douglass vs. Madison Central (Girls)

Jack Burford Chevy Christmas Classic

Madison Central High School

Richmond, KY

December 20, 2017

 

Frederick Douglass coach Shawn Ransom started the following lineup: 5-7 So. Ashanti Hollingsworth, 5-7 Fr. Niyaune Gentry, 5-10 Sr. Shawna Fogle, 5-6 8th Grade Timothi Williams, and 5-9 Jr. Destyne Jackson.  Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey countered with 5-7 So. Taleya Todd, 5-7 Sr. Blaze Pacheco, 5-10 So. Je’Kauri McKeithen, 5-5 Sr. Bailey Vanover, and 5-7 Sr. Eliza Minter.

 

Madison Central’s pressure defense recorded 27 steals, three blocked shots, and recorded 37 points off 34 Frederick Douglass turnovers in a 70-46 victory.  Madison Central shot 39.7% from the field including four of 12 from the three point line.  The Indians connected on 16 of 28 free throws and pulled down 41 rebounds.  Frederick Douglass shot 32.1% from the field including five of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Broncos connected on five of 13 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 18 Madison Central turnovers.  The Broncos also recorded nine blocked shots.

 

Je’Kauri McKeithen led Madison Central with 20 points, eight rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.  McKeithen was eight of 12 from the field and four of six from the free throw line.  Taleya Todd added 18 points including two three point baskets, five assists, and eight steals.  Bailey Vanover recorded a rare triple double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 steals.  Blaze Pacheco chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets, four assists, and two steals.

 

Destyne Jackson led 23 points including two three point baskets, eight rebounds, three blocked shots, and five steals.  Timothi Williams added eight points and four rebounds.

 

Frederick Douglass,10,14,6,16,46

Madison Central,20,12,19,19,70

 

Frederick Douglass (46) – Hollingsworth 0, Gentry 3, Fogle 2, Williams 8, Jackson 23, Taylor 5, K. Williams 4, Price 1.

 

Madison Central (70) – Todd 18, Pacheco 8, McKeithen 20, Vanover 16, Minter 0, Hudson 3, Powell 2, Duerson 2, Parks 1.

 

A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.


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Monday, 25 December 2017
Lafayette vs. Doss (Boys) Peoples Exchange Bank Holiday Invitational December 22, 2017
Topic: Basketball

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Lafayette vs. Doss (Boys)

Peoples Exchange Bank Holiday Invitational

Henry Clay High School

Lexington, KY

December 22, 2017

 

Lafayette coach Michael Mendenhall III started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Eric Powell, 6-1 Sr. Cameron King, 6-9 So. Ray Surratt, 5-10 Jr. Evan Dreux, and 5-11 Sr. Fousseyni Diallo.  Doss coach Blake Stone countered with 6-4 Sr. LaQuay Kennerly, 6-3 Sr. Taye Calloway, 6-6 Sr. Daron Washington, 6-2 Jr. Jeremiah Boyd, and 6-2 Sr. Stephon Franklin.

 

Lafayette defeated Doss by a score of 48-40.  Lafayette shot 41.7% from the field including five of 16 from the three point line.  The Generals connected on three of 11 from the free throw line, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored eight points off 12 Doss turnovers.  Doss shot 25% from the field including two of 20 from beyond the arc.  The Dragons connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 19 Lafayette turnovers.

 

Cameron King led Lafayette with 13 points including three three point baskets.  Ray Surratt added 10 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocked shots.  Fousseyni Diallo chipped in with seven points.  6-2 Sr. Devontae Hayes added six points and seven rebounds.

 

6-0 Sr. Josh Nichols led Doss with eight points, five rebounds, and three steals.  Taye Calloway added seven points.  Jeremiah Boyd recorded six points and 12 rebounds.  Stephon Franklin added six points and four rebounds.

 

Lafayette,13,12,13,10,48

Doss,4,9,13,14,40

 

Lafayette (48) – Powell 5, King 13, Surratt 10, Dreux 3, F. Diallo 9, Newcomb 2, Hayes 6.

 

Doss (40) – Kennerly 4, Calloway 7, Washington 4, Boyd 6, Franklin 6, Robinson 3, Nichols 8, Reclow 2.

 

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

 

 


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