2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament
Scott County (35-3) vs. Trinity (29-8) Game 15 Championship
March 10, 2019
Scott County coach Billy Hicks started the following lineup: 6-1 Sr. Bryce Long. 6-0 Sr. Lorenzo Williams, 6-7 Sr. Michael Moreno, 5-9 Sr. Diablo Stewart, and 6-0 Sr. Glenn Covington. Trinity coach Mike Szabo countered with 6-5 Sr. David Johnson, 6-3 Sr. Jamil Hardaway, 6-4 Sr. Stan Turnier, 5-8 Sr. Kolton Rice, and 6-0 Sr. Kamari Kenemore.
Trinity trailed 33-29 after three quarters but rallied in the final quarter to outscore Scott County 21-7 to earn a 50-40 victory and the state championship. Scott County missed too many opportunities in the final quarter and Trinity took advantage including connecting on three of four from beyond the arc in the final quarter. There were three ties and three lead changes in the game. Coach Hicks was asked after the game if this would be his last game and he said that he was 99% sure this would be the final game. If this is a fact a true legend has left the game. Scott County raced out to an early seven point lead but Coach Szabo called a timeout to calm the troops and get the ball in the hands of star David Johnson who dominated the game tonight.
Trinity shot 42.1% from the field including seven of 15 from the three point line. The Shamrocks connected on 11 of 16 free throws, pulled own 30 rebounds, and scored 12 points off seven Scott County turnovers. Scott County shot 32.7% from the field including four of 20 from beyond the arc. The Cardinals connected on four of eight free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 10 points off seven Scott County turnovers.
David Johnson led Trinity with 22 points including five three point baskets, 12 rebounds, two assists, and four blocked shots. Stan Turnier added 17 points including two three point baskets, five of six free throws, seven rebounds, and two steals. Jamil Hardaway recorded eight points and six rebounds.
Michael Moreno led Scott County with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and two assists. Diablo Stewart added 10 points, two assists, and three steals. Glenn Covington recorded eight points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Bryce Long chipped in with six points and four rebounds.
Scott County (40) – Long 6, Williams 4, Moreno 12, Stewart 10, Covington 8.
Trinity (50) – Johnson 22, Hardaway 8, Turnier 17, Rice 1, Kenemore 1, Hodge 1.
2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® All-Tournament Team – Dieonte Miles (Walton-Verona), Devaunte Robinson (Ashland Blazer), Marquis Dorsey (Butler), Kenny White (Madisonville-North Hopkins), Drew Wilson (Campbell County), Reid Jolly (Campbell County), Tayshaun Bibb (Warren Central), Dre Boyd (Warren Central), Glenn Covington (Scott County), Jamil Hardaway (Trinity), Diablo Stewart (Scott County), Stan Turnier (Trinity), Michael Moreno (Scott County), and UPS Most Valuable Player David Johnson (Trinity).
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.