2018 7th Grade Kentucky Basketball Commission Middle School State Championship (Girls)
Kentucky Basketball Commission
October 13-14, 2018
There were fourteen teams entered in this tournament and placed into four pools as follows: Pool A; Casey County, Meece, Anderson County, and Northern Pulaski. Pool B: Rockcastle County, Morton, Southern Pulaski, and Knox County. Pool C: B. Caudill, Bourbon County, and Lincoln County. Pool F: Adair County, Whitley County, and Elkhorn. Each team will play in two pool games and then enter the tournament. Losers of the first round will then be entered in the Gold Bracket while the victors will advance in the Championship Tournament Bracket.
Saturday October 13th
Knox County 33 Morton 26
Lincoln County 34 Bourbon County 6
Whitley County 45 Elkhorn 31
Northern Pulaski 23 Casey County 22
Meece 22 Anderson County 20
Southern Pulaski 38 Rockcastle County 21
Lincoln County 40 B. Caudill 27
Whitley County 44 Adair County 23
Meece 28 Casey County 26
Rockcastle County 36 Morton 17
Southern Pulaski 53 Knox County 37
Anderson County 42 Northern Pulaski 21
B. Caudill 33 Bourbon County 13
Elkhorn 46 Adair County 33
B. Caudill 33 Northern Pulaski 23
Whitley County 48 Morton 21
Adair County 49 Rockcastle County 28
Elkhorn 40 Knox County 32
Lincoln County 48 Casey County 13
Anderson County 38 Bourbon County 12
B. Caudill 33 Northern Pulaski 23 – Bailey Hensley and Johnna Denny led B. Caudill with 10 points each. Northern Pulaski was led by Allie Blevins and Abbee Coomer with seven and six points respectively.
Whitley County 48 Morton 21 – Marissa Douglas led Whitley County with 22 points. Niah Rhodes led Morton with 10 points including three three point baskets. Lydia Van Metre added eight points.
Adair County 49 Rockcastle County 28 – Ellie Cheatham and Hannah West led Adair County with 20 and 17 points respectively. Haven King led Rockcastle County with seven points.
Elkhorn 40 Knox County 32 – Cameron Ridderkoff led Elkhorn with 14 points including four three point baskets. Leai Hogan added 13 points. Jaylynn Fain and Paige Sharp led Knox County with 13 and seven points respectively.
Lincoln County 48 Casey County 13 – Makayla Greer and Talynne Shearer led Lincoln County with 10 and nine points respectively.
Anderson County 38 Bourbon County 12 – Jenna Satterly and Brylee Briscoe led Anderson County with 14 and 10 points respectively. Laiken Hardin led Bourbon County with three points.
Sunday October 14th
Gold Tournament Bracket
Rockcastle County 34 Morton 7
Bourbon County 26 Casey County 20
Northern Pulaski 32 Rockcastle County 21
Bourbon County 28 Knox County 26
Northern Pulaski 25 Bourbon County 22
Rockcastle County 34 Morton 7 – Camryn Cash led Rockcastle County with 16 points. Niah Rhodes, Lydia Van Metre, and Amari Sims each scored two points for Morton.
Bourbon County 26 Casey County 20 – Bethany Simpson, Jaylynn Goodwin, and Gracie Fryman led Bourbon County with seven, six, and five points respectively. Kate Woods, Claire Parton, and Gaeda Gertler led Casey County with eight, five, and five points respectively.
Northern Pulaski 32 Rockcastle County 21 (Semifinal) – Allie Blevins and Ana Muse led Northern Pulaski with 12 and eight points respectively. Camryn Cash, Smith, and Averi Dillingham led Rockcastle County with five, four, and four points respectively.
Bourbon County 28 Knox County 26 OT (Semifinal) – Gracie Fryman and Laiken Hardin led Bourbon County with 14 and seven points respectively. Jaylynn Fain and Timberly Frederick led Knox County with seven and six points respectively.
Northern Pulaski 25 Bourbon County 22 (Championship) – Sydney Resch nailed a three point field goal at the buzzer to give Northern Pulaski the victory. Allie Blevins, Savannah Heist, and Sydney Resch led the victors with eight, seven, and six points respectively. Gracie Fryman and Laiken Hardin led Bourbon County with eight and six points respectively.
Tournament Championship Bracket
B. Caudill 42 Meece 29
Whitley County 42 Adair County 24
Southern Pulaski 46 Elkhorn 26
Lincoln County 42 Anderson County 31
Whitley County 34 B. Caudill 24
Lincoln County 25 Southern Pulaski 24
Whitley County 32 Lincoln County 24
B. Caudill 42 Meece 29 (Quarterfinal) – Olivia Metcalfe and Johnna Denny led B. Caudill with 15 and nine points respectively. Sarabeth Thurman led Meece with 12 points. Maleiyah Moore and Haley Combs added six points each.
Whitley County 42 Adair County 24 (Quarterfinal) – Gracie Jo Wilder and Marissa Douglas led Whitley County with 14 and 13 points respectively. Ellie Cheatham and Hannah West led Adair County with eight points each.
Southern Pulaski 46 Elkhorn 26 (Quarterfinal) – Kinsey Molden led Southern Pulaski with 19 points including four three point baskets. Audrey Teeter added 12 points on four three point baskets. Cameron Ridderkoff led Elkhorn with eight points.
Lincoln County 42 Anderson County 31 (Quarterfinal) – Talynne Shearer led Lincoln County with 20 points including three three point baskets. Brylee Briscoe, Jenna Satterly, and Lainey Johnson led Anderson County with eight, five, and five points respectively.
Whitley County 34 B. Caudill 24 (Semifinal) – Marissa Douglas and Darcie Anderson led Whitley County with 11 and 10 points respectively. Gracie Jo Wilder and Emily Worley added six points each.
Lincoln County 25 Southern Pulaski 24 (Semifinal) – Makayla Greer hit a free throw in the closing seconds to give Lincoln County the victory. Talynne Shearer and Makayla Greer led the victors with nine and five points respectively. Kinsey Molden led Southern Pulaski with 11 points. Molden, who is polished skill wise beyond her years missed several minutes due to an injury but was able to come back in the game.
Whitley County 32 Lincoln County 24 (Championship) – Whitley County outscored Lincoln County 13-2 in the final quarter to earn the come-from-behind victory. Marissa Douglas led the victors with 12 points. Darcie Anderson who was name the Most Outstanding Player in the tournament controlled the tempo and added 10 points. Talynne Shearer and Makayla Greer led Lincoln County with 14 and five points respectively.
All Tournament Team First Team – Darcie Anderson Most Outstanding Player (Whitley County), Marissa Douglas (Whitley County), Gracie Jo Wilder (Whitley County), Talynne Shearer (Lincoln County), Makayla Greer (Lincoln County), Kinsey Molden (Southern Pulaski), Olivia Metcalfe (B. Caudill), Cameron Ridderkoff (Elkhorn), Gracie Fryman (Bourbon County), Allie Blevins (Northern Pulaski), Brylee Briscoe (Anderson County), and Jaylynn Fain (Knox County).
All Tournament Team Second Team – Emily Worley (Whitley County), Shelby Hensley (B. Caudill), Audrey Teeter (Southern Pulaski), Leai Hogan (Elkhorn), Timberly Frederick (Knox County), Sarabeth Thurman (Meece), Ellie Cheatham (Adair County), Hannah West (Adair County), Kate Woods (Casey County), Camryn Cash (Rockcastle County), and Niah Rhodes (Morton).
Whitley County is coached by Randy Love and his two assistants Heather Housley and Brandon Anderson. Members of the team are Kylee Brown, Megan Gibbs, Jaelyn Bracket, Katlynn Collier, Emily Worley, Darcie Anderson, Emily Gaylor, Amber Brown, Marissa Douglas, Jalicia Brummett, Gracie Jo Wilder, Makayla Frazier, and Kloey Gibson.
This team is a well coached, cohesive unit with their share of star power. However it is a complete team that utilizes a lot of players. Darcie Anderson is a cool quarterback who directs traffic but can score when needed and is an excellent passer. Marissa Douglas is a big time scorer who is not afraid to take the big shot. Gracie Jo Wilder is another player who can get it done under pressure. Although the team finished 6-0 in the tournament they faced some formidable competition.
There were several excellent players in this event that will be heard on in the near future and will well represent the class of 2024. Darcie Anderson and Marissa Douglas have already been mentioned and Kinsey Molden (Southern Pulaski) is another future star. Molden is a very savvy, polished player and is an excellent scorer from the perimeter and off the dribble. Talynne Shearer is an excellent scorer with good size and gets to the rim at will. Many other players impressed in this tournament.
A special thanks to Tom Bower and his fine staff at the Kentucky Basketball Commission for the hospitality extended me this last week end. The scores and all tournament teams were provided by the KBC staff and the scores came from the official score sheets. Please forgive any misspelling of names or any errors in the player’s numbers as I was hurriedly collecting the info from the stat sheets after the games. This report is merely an indicator of the event and not intended to be official.