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Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Madison Central vs. Menifee County (Girls) January 5, 2021
Topic: Basketball

2021MCMCG

 

 

Madison Central vs. Menifee County (Girls)

Menifee County High School

Frenchburg, KY

January 5, 2021

 

Madison central coach Brad Lovely started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Raelynn Miller, 5-7 So. Chloe Freeman, 5-11 Sr. Gretchen Hammitt, 5-4 So. Eve Carter, and 5-5 Sr. Brianna Bierbaum.  Menifee County coach Paul Ricker countered with 5-9 So. Cali Wells, 5-9 Jr. Hannah Harris, 6-1 Sr. Kelsie Woodard, 5-6 So. Taylor Parks, and 5-8 So. Morgan Wells.

 

Madison Central scratched and clawed their way to a 48-40 victory on the road at Menifee County in a game that had five ties and 10 lead changes.  The Indians recorded 19 steals and scored 23 points off 29 Menifee County turnovers.  While Madison Central was not able to stop Menifee County’s talented center Kelsie Woodard they were able to limit her effectiveness on offense with a swarming defense and collapsing on her with double and triple teams when she got the ball.  Madison Central shot 33.9% from the field including six of 13 from the three point line.  The Indians connected on four of nine free throws, and pulled down 26 rebounds.  Menifee County shot 30.8% from the field including four of 17 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Cats connected on 12 of 19 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored eight points off 13 Madison Central turnovers.

 

Eve Carter led Madison Central with 17 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, four assists, and seven steals.  Chloe Freeman added 11 points including three three point baskets and three rebounds.  Gretchen Hammitt chipped in with seven points.  5-10 Fr. Bailey Hensley recorded five points and five rebounds.

 

5-6 8th Grade Shalyne Baker led Menifee County with 10 points including five of six free throws.  Kelsie Woodard added eight points, 15 rebounds, five assists, and four blocked shots.  5-3 8th Grade Jaycee Gevedon recorded eight points including two three point baskets.  Morgan Wells recorded four points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots.

 

Madison Central,8,11,15,14,48

Menifee County,8,11,7,14,40

 

Madison Central (48) – Miller 1, Freeman 11, Hammitt 7, Carter 17, Bierbaum 0, Long 2, Strader 3, B. Hensley 5, Lochmueller 2.

 

Menifee County (40) – C. Wells 5, Harris 0, K. Woodard 8, Parks 4, M. Wells 4, Baker 10, Gevedon 8, Eversole 1.

 

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


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Tuesday, 5 January 2021
Western Hills vs. Lexington Christian Academy (Boys) January 4, 2021
Topic: Basketball

2021WHLCAB

 

 

Western Hills vs. Lexington Christian Academy (Boys)

Lexington Christian Academy

Lexington, KY

January 4, 2021

 

Western Hills coach Geoff Cody started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Walter Campbell, 6-2 Sr. Zach Semones, 6-7 Sr. Eric Gabbard, 5-11 Sr. Mason Satterly, and 6-0 Sr. Kolton Perkins.  Lexington Christian Academy coach Ted Hall countered with 6-3 So. Tyler Hall, 6-1 8th Grade Andersen Green, 6-4 Jr. Pierce Ragland, 5-9 Jr. Sawyer West, and 6-1 Jr. Jeffrey Selby.

 

Lexington Christian Academy defeated Western Hills by the score of 67-60.  LCA shot 43.2% from the field including nine of 20 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on 20 of 28 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 12 Western Hills turnovers.  Western Hills shot 40% from the field including one of 17 from beyond the arc.  The Wolverines connected on seven of 16 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 18 LCA turnovers.

 

Tyler Hall led Lexington Christian Academy with 14 points including seven of 10 free throws, four rebounds, and three assists.  Andersen Green added 13 points and five rebounds.  6-1 Jr. Jack Preston recorded 12 points including three three point baskets, five rebounds, and two assists.  5-9 So. Eli Green chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets.  Jeffrey Selby added six points and nine rebounds.  Pierce Ragland pulled down eight rebounds.

 

Walter Campbell led Western Hills with 19 points and 12 rebounds.  Zach Semones added 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.  Eric Gabbard recorded 14 points and five rebounds.

 

Western Hills,15,14,13,18,60

Lexington Christian Academy,18,16,13,20,67

 

Western Hills (60) – Campbell 19, Semones 15, Gabbard 14, Satterly 7, Perkins 1, Smith 2, J. Campbell 2.

 

Lexington Christian Academy (67) – Hall 14, Green 13, Ragland 4, West 3, Selby 6, Newman 5, Preston 12, Green 10.

 

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


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Monday, 4 January 2021
Model vs. Madison Central (Girls) January 4, 2021
Topic: Basketball

2021MOMCG

 

 

Model vs. Madison Central (Girls)

Madison Central High School

Richmond, KY

January 4, 2021

 

Model coach Candace Wells started the following lineup: 5-6 Jr. Keaton Hall, 5-6 7th Grade Emma Lawson, 5-11 Jr. Taylor LeCompte, 5-3 Sr. McKenna Tuttle, and 5-6 Jr. Kenzie Ferguson.  Madison Central coach Brad Lovely countered with 5-7 Sr. Raelynn Miller, 5-7 So. Chloe Freeman, 5-11 Sr. Gretchen Hammitt, 5-4 So. Eve Carter, and 5-5 Sr. Brianna Bierbaum.

 

Madison Central led 23-20 at halftime but outscored Model 43-9 in the second half to earn a 66-29 victory over Model.  Madison Central’s suffocating pressure defense forced 30 turnovers that they converted into 31 points.  The Indians recorded 17 steals and blocked three shots with 10 players logging between 10 and 19 minutes and three other players logging six, seven, and nine points with a total of 10 players getting into the scoring column.  Madison Central shot 38.2% from the field including six of 24 from the three point line.  The Indians connected on eight of 16 free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored 31 points off 30 Model turnovers.  Model shot 24.3% from the field including one of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Patriots connected on 10 of 26 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored six points off 16 Madison Central turnovers.

 

Brianna Bierbaum led Madison Central with 12 points including two three point baskets and five rebounds.  5-4 8th Grade Tiana Long added nine points.  5-5 Fr. Eden Carter and 5-7 Fr. Olivia Metcalfe recorded eight points each.  Chloe Freeman chipped in with seven points.  5-10 Fr. Bailey Hensley recorded six points, 13 rebounds, and three steals.  Raelynn Miller also scored six points.  Brittany Campbell had a very productive stat line with three points, three rebounds, five assists, one blocked shot, and five steals.  Eve Carter added five points and five rebounds.

 

Keaton Hall led Model with 11 points and eight rebounds.  Taylor LeCompte added six points and seven rebounds.  McKenna Tuttle also scored six points and 5-9 Sr. McKenzie Johnson pulled down seven rebounds.

 

Model,11,9,6,3,29

Madison Central,16,7,25,18,66

 

Model (29) – Hall 11, Lawson 2, LeCompte 6, Tuttle 6, Ferguson 3, Hudson 1.

 

Madison Central (66) – Miller 6, Freeman 7, Hammitt 0, Eve Carter 5, Bierbaum 12, Long 9, Strader 2, Eden Carter 8, Bri. Campbell 3, Ba. Hensley 6, Metcalfe 8.

 

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

 

 


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Saturday, 2 January 2021
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Austin Peay University (Men) January 2, 2021
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2021EKUAPUM

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Austin Peay University (Men)

Winfield Dunn Center

Austin Peay University

Clarksville, TN

January 2, 2021

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton started the following lineup: 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-5 Fr. Curt Lewis, 6-9 Jr. Tre King, 5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr., and 6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb.  Austin Peay coach Matt Figger countered with 6-5 Sr. Terry Taylor, 6-3 GS Reginald Gee, 6-8 So. Mike Peake, 5-10 So. Carlos Paez, and 6-1 Fr. Tai’Reon Joseph.

 

Eastern Kentucky University utilized a career night bu Wendell Green Jr. and some clutch play down the stretch to defeat Austin Peay by the score of 80-75.  Eastern Kentucky University shot 45.5% from the field including 11 of 22 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 19 of 27 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 15 Austin Peay turnovers.  Austin Peay shot 38.2% from the field including four of 22 from beyond the arc.  The Governors connected on 19 of 21 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 18 EKU turnovers.

 

Wendell Green Jr. led Eastern Kentucky University with 30 points including five three point baskets, seven of eight free throws, and five rebounds.  6-0 Jr. Brandon Knapper added 15 points including seven of 10 free throws.  Tre King recorded 13 points and seven rebounds.  Michael Moreno chipped in with eight points, 11 rebounds, and four steals.

 

6-2 So. Alec Woodard led Austin Peay with 17 points including eight of nine free throws.  Terry Taylor added 16 points and eight rebounds.  6-4 Jr. Elton Walker recorded 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Carlos Paez chipped in with 12 points including two three point baskets, six rebounds, and four assists.  Reginald Gee added 10 points and five rebounds.

 

Eastern Kentucky University,42,38,80

Austin Peay University,32,43,75

 

Eastern Kentucky University (80) – Moreno 8, Lewis 7, King 13, Green Jr. 30, Robb 0, Knapper 15, Cruickshank 3, Blanton 2, Hobbs 2.

 

Austin Peay University (75) – Taylor 16, Gee 10, Peake 4, Paez 12, Joseph 3, Walker 13, Woodard 17.

 

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

 

 


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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Austin Peay University (Women) January 2, 2021
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

2021EKUAPUW

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Austin Peay University (Women)

Winfield Dunn Center

Austin Peay University

Clarksville, TN

January 2, 2021

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach Samantha Williams started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Bria Bass, 5-11 Fr. Corriana Evans, 6-3 So. Emma Hacker, 5-9 Fr. Alice Recanati, and 5-10 Jr. Kynnedy Azubike. ( EKU was without the services of 6-2 Sr. Jayla Johnson who is recovering from a concussion).  Austin Peay coach David Midlick countered with 6-0 Jr. Maggie Knowles, 5-10 Sr. Sr. Myah Leflore, 6-1 Fr. Kemia Ward, 5-4 Sr. Brandi Ferby, and 5-6 Sr. Brianah Ferby.

 

Austin Peay raced out to a 21-7 first quarter lead on their way to a 69-51 victory over Austin Peay.  Austin Peay shot 39.7% from the field including 10 of 35 from the three point line.  The Governors connected on 13 of 19 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 26 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.  Eastern Kentucky University shot 28.8% from the field including two of 15 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on 15 of 20 free throws, pulled down 45 rebounds, and scored six points off 20 Austin Peay turnovers.

 

Maggie Knowles led Austin Peay with 22 points including six three point baskets and five rebounds.  Brianah Ferby added 20 points including three three point baskets, seven of 10 free throws, four rebounds, and three steals.  6-0 Sr. Kelen Kenol recorded 12 points and five rebounds. 

 

5-9 Fr. Amerah Steele led Eastern Kentucky University with 12 points including two three point baskets and three assists.  Bria Bass added nine points and four rebounds.  Alice Recanati recorded eight points, nine rebounds, and four steals.  Corriana Evans chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds. 

 

Eastern Kentucky University,7,13,16,15,51

Austin Peay University,21,14,15,19,69

 

Eastern Kentucky University (51) – Bass 9, Evans 8, Hacker 1, Recanati 8, Azubike 2, Wingler 4, Steele 12, Rosini 2, Jordan 5.

 

Austin Peay University (69) – Knowles 22, Leflore 2, Ward 2, Bra. Ferby 2, Bri. Ferby 20, Sawyer 4, Negron 5, Kenol 12.

 

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


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2020 Beach Ball Classic Myrtle Beach SC
Topic: Basketball

2020BBC

 

 

2020 Beach Ball Classic & Winter Jam Nationals

Myrtle Beach Convention Center and Sports Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

December 26-31, 2010

 

I will mention all the scores of this event with additional coverage of the BBC Semi Final games, the Consolation Bracket Championship, the 5th Place Game, the Third Place game, and the Championship.  I will also include Rick Bolus’ thoughts on the best players potential based on potential for the next level.  Please visit the very comprehensive event website for all the scores and statistics for both divisions.

 

Saturday December 26th

 

First Baptist (SC),58,Cape Fear Academy (NC),55,BBC

Greensboro Day (NC),66,Carolina Forest (SC),57,BBC

Gray Collegiate (SC),70,Cape Fear Christian (NC),57,BBC

Bishop McLaughlin (FL),79,Cheraw (SC),38,BBC

Oak Ridge (FL),59,N. Myrtle Beach (SC),50,BBC

 

Sunday December 27th

 

Winston-Salem Christian (NC),49,Blue Magic (VA),48,JAM

West Oaks (FL),83,Word of God (NC),73,JAM

Baltimore Panthers (MD),65,Real Salt Lake (UT),63,JAM

Combine (NC),65,iSchool of Lewisville (TX),57,JAM

 

Monday December 28th

 

Carolina Forest (SC),105,Cheraw (SC),57,BBC

North Myrtle Beach (SC),46,Cape Fear Academy (NC),39,BBC

Word of God (NC),78,Blue Magic (VA),64,JAM

Real Salt Lake (UT),61,iSchool of Lewisville (TX),60,JAM

West Oaks (FL),70,Winston-Salem Christian (NC),46,JAM

Combine (NC),72,Baltimore Panthers (MD),55,JAM

Calvary Christian (FL),91,Cannon (NC),50,BBC

Archbishop Moeller (OH),71,Socastee (SC),31,BBC

Milton (GA),109,Myrtle Beach (SC),63,BBC

 

Tuesday December 29th

 

Blue Magic (VA),76,iSchool of Lewisville (TX),70,JAM,7th Place Game

Cannon (NC),97,Socastee (SC),60,BBC

Word of God (NC),59,Real Salt Lake (UT),42,JAM,5th Place Game

Cape Fear Christian (NC),75,Myrtle Beach (SC),48,BBC

Baltimore Panthers (MD),54,Winston-Salem Christian (NC),42,JAM,3rd Place Game

West Oaks (FL),69,Combine (NC),65,JAM,Prep Championship

Milton (GA),77,Gray Collegiate (SC),65

Greensboro Day (NC),66,Bishop MCLaughlin (FL),56

Oak Ridge (FL),96,First Baptist (SC),40

Calvary Christian (FL),53,Archbishop Moeller (OH),50

 

Wednesday December 30th

 

Myrtle Beach (SC),59,Cheraw (SC),57

Cape Fear Academy (NC),64,Socastee (SC),47

Cape Fear Christian (NC),90,Carolina Forest (SC),69

Cannon (NC),71,N. Myrtle Beach (SC),49

Bishop McLaughlin (FL),83,Gray Collegiate (SC),71

Archbishop Moeller (OH),64,First Baptist (SC),27

Milton (GA),66,Greensboro Day (NC),65

Calvary Christian (FL),61,Oak Ridge (FL),60

 

Thursday December 31st

 

Gray Collegiate (SC),56,First Baptist (SC),48

Socastee (SC),71,Cheraw (SC),59

Myrtle Beach (SC),41,Cape Fear Academy (NC),36

N. Myrtle Beach (SC),55,Carolina Forest (SC),50

Archbishop Moeller (OH),56,Bishop McLaughlin (FL),50,BBC,5th Place Game

Cannon (NC),66,Cape Fear Christian (NC),61,BBC,Consolation Championship

Oak Ridge (FL),54,Greensboro Day (NC),53,BBC,3rd Place Game

Milton (GA),70,Calvary Christian (FL),57,BBC,Championship

 

Milton (GA) vs. Greensboro Day (NC) BBC (Semifinal)

 

Milton (GA) coach Allen Whitehart started the following lineup: 6-5 So. LT Overton, 6-2 Jr. Bruce Thornton, 6-7 Jr. Kendall Campbell, 6-0 So. Kanaan Carlyle, and 6-0 Sr. Broc Bidwell.  Greensboro Day (NC) coach Fred Johnson countered with 6-5 Sr. Tyler Lundblade, 6-5 Jr. Michael Zanoni, 6-10 Jr. CJ Collins, 6-2 Jr. Nikolas Graves, and 6-4 So. Jaydon Young.

 

Milton (GA) defeated Greensboro Day (NC) in overtime by the score of 66-65.  Greensboro Day raced out to a 19-10 lead but Milton scored 10 points to take a 20-19 lead and the game was on.  There were seven ties and 12 lead changes in the game.  Milton shot 41.3% from the field including five of 22 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on nine of 16 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 13 Greensboro Day turnovers.  Greensboro Day shot 48.8% from the field including eight of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Bengals connected on 15 of 24 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 10 points off seven turnovers.

 

Bruce Thornton led Milton with 32 points including three three point baskets, seven rebounds, and three assists.  Kanaan Carlyle added 15 points and seven rebounds.  6-3 Jr. Cameron Walker recorded seven points and five rebounds.  LT Overton also scored seven points.  Kendall Campbell pulled down eight rebounds.

 

Jaydon Young led Greensboro Day with 17 points including three three point baskets and four steals.  Michael Zanoni added 17 points including three three point baskets.  Tyler Lundblade recorded 12 points and five rebounds.  CJ Collins added nine points and 12 rebounds.

 

Milton (GA),15,14,15,16,6,66

Greensboro Day (NC),19,8,13,20,5,65

 

Milton (GA) (66) – Overton 7, Thornton 32, Campbell 3, Carlyle 15, Bidwell 2, Walker 7.

 

Greensboro Day (NC) (65) – Lundblade 12, Zanoni 17, Collins 9, Graves 4, Young 17, Reese 2, Noble 4.

 

 

Oak Ridge (FL) vs. Calvary Christian (FL) BBC (Semifinal)

 

Oak Ridge (FL) coach Steven Reece started the following lineup: 6-6 Jr. Lewis Jones, 6-5 Sr. Mike James, 6-6 Sr. Jermiah Bannister, 6-3 Sr. Jalen Smith, and 6-3 Jr. Fabio Basili.  Calvary Christian (FL) coach C. Macsweeney countered with 6-8 Jr. Gregg Glenn, 6-5 Sr. Dylan Canoville, 6-10 Jr. Taylor Hendricks, 6-5 So. Marvel Allen, and 6-5 So. Carl Cherenfant.

 

Taylor Hendricks hit a three point basket to give Calvary Christian a 61-60 victory over Oak Ridge.  The score was tied five times and there were six lead changes in the game.  Calvary Christian shot 42.9% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on eight of 15 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 16 Oak Ridge turnovers.  Oak Ridge shot 47.1% from the field including seven of 17 from beyond the arc.  The Pioneers connected on five of 10 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 17 Calvary Christian turnovers.

 

Taylor Hendricks led Calvary Christian with 21 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, two blocked shots, and four steals.  Gregg Glenn added 12 points, nine rebounds, and three assists.  Carl Cherenfant also reached double figures with 10 points.  Dylan Canoville recorded nine points, nine rebounds, and three assists.  Marvel Allen added six points and eight rebounds.

 

Fabio Basili led Oak Ridge with 15 points, four rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.  Mike James added 13 points and six rebounds.  Jalen Smith recorded 11 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots.  Jermiah Bannister chipped in with nine points and five rebounds.

 

Oak Ridge (FL),13,18,13,16,60

Calvary Christian (FL),17,20,10,14,61

 

Oak Ridge (FL) (60) – Jones 4, James 13, Bannister 9, Smith 11, Basili 15, Sands 6, Davis 2.

 

Calvary Christian (FL) (61) – Glenn 12, Canoville 9, Tay. Hendricks 21, Allen 6, Cherenfant 10, Ty. Hendricks 3.

 

 

Bishop McLaughlin (FL) vs. Archbishop Moeller (OH) BBC (5th Place Game)

 

Bishop McLaughlin (FL) coach Derrick Sharp started the following lineup: 6-8 Jr. Matthew Webster, 6-6 Jr. Joshua Watkins, 6-8 Jr. Dillon Mitchell, 6-4 Jr. Emanuel Sharp, and 6-5 Jr. Anthony Davis.  Archbishop Moeller coach Carl Kremer countered with 6-6 Sr. Aidan Noyes, 6-5 Jr. Evan Mahaffey, 6-9 Sr. Logan Duncomb, 6-1 Sr. Aidan Turner, and 6-4 Sr. Alex Williams.

 

Archbishop Moeller (OH) defeated Bishop McLaughlin (FL) by the score of 56-50.  Archbishop Moeller shot 48.9% from the field including two of 10 from the three point line.  The Crusaders connected on eight of 13 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored six points off nine Bishop McLaughlin turnovers.  Bishop McLaughlin shot 41.5% from the field including three of 15 from beyond the arc.  The Hurricanes connected on 23 of 20 free throws, pulled down 18 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 15 Archbishop Moeller turnovers.

 

Evan Mahaffey led a balance Archbishop Moeller (OH) offense with 15 points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Logan Duncomb added 14 points and 10 rebounds.  Alex Williams recorded 12 points, eight rebounds, and three steals.  Aidan Noyes chipped in with 11 points and six rebounds.

 

Emanuel Sharp led Bishop McLaughlin (FL) with 31 points including two three point baskets, and nine of 10 free throws.  Dillon Mitchell added 10 points.

 

Bishop McLaughlin (FL),8,14,15,13,50

Archbishop Moeller (OH),16,10,19,11,56

 

Bishop McLaughlin (FL) (50) – Webster 2, Watkins 2, Mitchell 10, Sharp 31, Davis 5.

 

Archbishop Moeller (OH) (56) – Noyes 11, Mahaffey 15, Duncomb 14, Turner 4, Williams 12.

 

 

Cape Fear Christian Academy (NC) vs. Cannon (NC) BBC (Consolation Bracket Championship)

 

Cape Fear Christian Academy coach Steve Mims Jr. started the following lineup: 6-8 Sr. Paul Tako, 6-6 Jr. Cinque Lemon, 6-8 Jr. Jabare Perry, 6-1 Jr. Tristin Harkins, and 6-2 So. Caden Bell.  Cannon (NC) Coach Roth countered with 6-6 Jr. DJ Nix, 6-5 Jr. Karon Boyd, 6-8 Sr. Elijah Ormiston, 6-2 Sr. Deuce Rolle, and 6-5 Sr. Jarvis Moss.

 

Canon (NC) outscored Cape Fear Christian (NC) 19-8 in the final quarter to earn a 66-61 victory.  The score was tied eight times and there were nine lead changes in the game.  Canon (NC) shot 39.6% from the field including 11 of 27 from the three point line.  The Cougars connected on 13 of 14 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored five points off six Cape Fear Christian turnovers.  Cape Fear Christian Academy (NC) shot 44.6% from the field including five of 10 from beyond the arc.  The Eagles connected on six of 11 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 10 Cannon turnovers.

 

DJ Nix led Cannon (NC) with 31 points including eight three point baskets, eight rebounds, and three assists.  Karon Boyd added 14 points including six of six free throws and pulled down 12 rebounds.  Jarvis Moss recorded 12 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, and five assists.

 

Cinque Lemon led Cape Faer Christian (NC) with 21 points including two three point baskets and seven rebounds.  Caden Bell added nine points, six rebounds, and five assists.  6-5 So. Truman Claytor recorded nine points.  Jabare Perry chipped in with eight points and five rebounds.

 

Cape Fear Christian Academy (NC),15,17,21,8,61

Cannon (NC),15,12,20,19,66

 

Cape Fear Christian Academy (NC) (61) – P. Tako 5, Lemon 21, Perry 8, Harkins 5, Bell 9, Pearson 2, Claytor 9, S. Tako 2.

 

Cannon (NC) (66) – Nix 31, Boyd 14, Ormiston 0, Rolle 3, Moss 12, Swartz 6.

 

 

Greensboro Day (NC) vs. Oak Ridge (FL) BBC (3rd Place Game)

 

Greensboro Day (NC) coach Fred Johnson started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Tyler Lundblade, 6-5 Jr. Michael Zanoni, 6-10 Jr. CJ Collins, 6-7 Jr. Jackson Noble, and 6-4 So. Jaydon Young.  Oak Ridge (FL) coach Steven Reece countered with 6-6 Jr. Lewis Jones, 6-5 Sr. Mike James, 6-6 Sr. Jermiah Bannister, 6-3 Sr. Jalen Smith, and 6-3 Jr. Fabio Basili. 

 

Oak Ridge (FL) eked out a 54-53 victory over Greensboro Day (NC) to capture third place in the BBC.  The score was tied three times and there were three lead changes in the game.  Oak Ridge shot 41.7% from the field including seven of 23 from the three point line.  The Pioneers connected on seven of 12 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 27 points off 17 Greensboro Day turnovers.  Greensboro Day (NC) shot 44.7% from the field including eight of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Bengals connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored eight points off nine Oak Ridge turnovers.

 

Jalen Smith led Oak Ridge (FL) with 15 points and four steals.  Mike James added 12 points including two three point baskets and nine rebounds.  Fabio Basili recorded 12 points including two three point baskets.

 

Jaydon Young led Greensboro Day (NC) with 14 points including two three point baskets, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals.  Tyler Lundblade added 12 points including two three point baskets.  Michael Zanoni recorded 10 points including three three point baskets.  CJ Collins chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.

 

Greensboro Day (NC),15,13,12,13,53

Oak Ridge (FL),11,11,16,16,54

 

Greensboro Day (NC) (53) – Lundblade 12, Zanoni 10, Collins 9, Noble 5, Young 14, Reese 3.

 

Oak Ridge (FL) (54) – Jones 1, James 12, Bannister 2, Smith 15, Basili 12, Buckner 2, Thomas 2, Sands 3, Davis 5.

 

 

Milton (GA) vs. Calvary Christian (FL) BBC (Championship)

 

Milton (GA) coach Allen Whitehart started the following lineup: 6-5 So. LT Overton, 6-2 Jr. Bruce Thornton, 6-7 Jr. Kendall Campbell, 6-0 So. Kanaan Carlyle, and 6-0 Sr. Broc Bidwell.   Calvary Christian (FL) coach C. Macsweeney countered with 6-8 Jr. Gregg Glenn, 6-5 Sr. Dylan Canoville, 6-10 Jr. Taylor Hendricks, 6-5 So. Marvel Allen, and 6-5 So. Carl Cherenfant.

 

Milton (GA) outscored Calvary Christian (FL) 21-9 in the final quarter to break open a close game and earn a 70-57 victory.  Calvary Christian led 22-11 after the first quarter and held a 36-28 lead at halftime.  However, Milton outscored Calvary Christian 42-21 in the second half.  Milton (GA) shot 46.8% from the field including four of 16 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on 22 of 24 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 28 points off 25 Calvary Christian turnovers.  Calvary Christian (FL) shot 38.5% from the field including three of 14 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on 14 of 19 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 14 Milton turnovers.

 

Bruce Thornton led Milton (GA) with 22 points including 12 of 12 free throws, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals.  Broc Bidwell added 10 points including two three point baskets.  Kandall Campbell recorded eight points, seven rebounds, and three steals.  LT Overton chipped in with eight points and six rebounds. 

 

Marvel Allen led Calvary Christian (FL) with 17 points and four rebounds.  Gregg Glenn added 13 points and 13 rebounds.  Taylor Hendricks recorded 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

 

Milton (GA),11,17,21,21,70

Calvary Christian (FL),22,14,12,9,57

 

Milton (GA) (70) – Overton 8, Thornton 22, Campbell 8, Carlyle 7, Bidwell 10, Farrell 7, Walker 8.

 

Calvary Christian (FL) (57) – Glenn 13, Canoville 8, Tay. Hendricks 11, Allen 17, Cherenfant 5, Elkamel 3.

 

 

On New Year's Eve, I took in the final day via live streaming of the 40th Annual Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, SC. Below were the game results and top players based on college potential.

CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP

CANNON, NC-66  ERWIN CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN, NC-61

THIRD PLACE

ORLANDO OAK RIDGE, FL-54  GREENSBORO DAY, NC-53

CHAMPIONSHIP

MILTON, GA-70  FT. LAUDERDALE CALVARY CHRISTIAN, FL-57

TOP 9

  • MICHAEL JAMES 6-5/SR ORLANDO OAK RIDGE, FL (LOUISVILLE)
  • BRUCE THORNTON 6-2/JR MILTON, GA (OHIO STATE)
  • GREGG GLENN 6-8/JR FT. LAUDERDALE CALVARY CHRISTIAN, FL
  • TAYLOR HENDRICKS 6-10/JR FT. LAUDERDALE CALVARY CHRISTIAN, FL
  • JALEN SMITH 6-3/SR ORLANDO OAK RIDGE, FL (SMU)
  • JADON YOUNG 6-4/SO GREENSBORO DAY, NC
  • KANAAN CARLYLE 6-0/SO MILTON, GA
  • CINQUE LEMON 6-6/JR ERWIN CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN, NC
  • DJ NIX 6-6/JR CANNON, NC

TOP SLEEPER

         CJ COLLINS 6-10/JR GREENSBORO DAY, NC

SECOND 9 (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

  • MARVEL ALLEN 6-5/SO FT. LAUDERDALE CALVARY CHRISTIAN, FL
  • KENDALL CAMPBELL 6-7/JR MILTON, GA
  • DYLAN CANOVILLE 6-5/SR FT. LAUDERDALE CALVARY CHRISTIAN, FL
  • CARL CHERENFANT 6-5/SO FT. LAUDERDALE CALVARY CHRISTIAN, FL
  • TYLER DAVIS 6-5/FR ORLANDO OAK RIDGE, FL
  • DAMI ELKAMEL 6-8/SO FT. LAUDERDALE CALVARY CHRISTIAN, FL
  • TYLER LUNDBLADE 6-5/SR GREENSBORO DAY, NC
  • JARVIS MOSS 6-5/SR CANNON, NC
  • MICHAEL ZANONI 6-5/JR GREENSBORO DAY, NC

SECOND SLEEPER

         PAUL TAKO 6-8/SR ERWIN CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN, NC

 

Acknowledgements

 

A note of appreciation to the Event Staff for a well run website that covers this event from A-Z with loads of info.  Also, a special thanks to Rick Bolus for his thoughts and insights on this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thursday, 31 December 2020
Eastern Illinois University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) December 30, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2020EIUEKUM

 

 

Eastern Illinois University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

December 30, 2020

 

Eastern Illinois University coach Jay Spoonhour started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Marvin Johnson, 6-5 Sr. George Dixon, 6-9 Gr. Sammy Friday IV, 6-2 Sr. Mack Smith, and 6-3 Jr. Junior Farquhar.  Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 6-7 Jr. Cheikh Faye, 6-6 Fr. Devontae Blanton, 6-10 So. Tariq Balogun, 6-0 Sr. Russhard Cruickshank, and 6-2 Sr. Jacquess Hobbs.  (Coach Hamilton was without the services of 6-2 Jr. Jomaru Brown and 6-0 Jr. Brandon Knapper, out with injuries).

 

The old adage states “It’s better to win ugly than lose pretty” fit tonight’s game as Eastern Kentucky survived to earn a 69-61 victory in a game punctuated  by fouls and turnovers.  There were three ties and six lead changes in the game.  Eastern Kentucky shot 44.1% from the field including five of 20 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 12 of 23 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 24 EIU turnovers.  Eastern Illinois University shot 33.3% from the filed including six of 20 from beyond the arc.  The Panthers connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 49 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 18 EKU turnovers.

 

6-9 Jr. Tre King led Eastern Kentucky with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and two steals.  6-5 Fr. Curt Lewis added nine points, six rebounds, and four steals.  5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr. recorded nine points, three rebounds, three assists, and five steals.  6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb chipped in with nine points, three rebounds, and two steals.  Russhard Cruickshank added eight points and Tariq Balogun blocked five shots.

 

George Dixon led Eastern Illinois University with 12 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, and two steals.  Marvin Johnson added nine points, five rebounds, and three assists.  6-0 Fr. Henry Abraham also scored nine points.  Mack Smith added eight points including two three point baskets.  Sammy Friday IV recorded seven points and eight rebounds.  6-6 Sr. Jordan Skipper-Brown added seven points, four rebounds, and three steals.  Junior Farquhar also tallied seven points.

 

Eastern Illinois University,36,25,61

Eastern Kentucky University,43,26,69

 

Eastern Illinois University (61) – Johnson 9, Dixon 12, Friday IV 7, Smith 8, Farquhar 7, Charles 2, Skipper-Brown 7, Abraham 9.

 

Eastern Kentucky University (69) – Faye 0, Blanton 7, Balogun 2, Cruickshank 8, Hobbs 0, King 22, Lewis 9, Robb 9, Green Jr. 9, Moreno 3.

 

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.

 


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Eastern Illinois University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women) December 30, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

2020EIUEKUW

 

 

Eastern Illinois University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

December 30, 2020

 

Eastern Illinois University coach Matt Bollant started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Taylor Steele, 5-9 So. Lariah Washington, 5-11 So. Morgan Litwiller, 5-8 Jr. Kira Arthofer, and 5-8 Sr. Karle Pace.  (Coach Bollant was without the services of 6-1 Jr. Abby Wahl, out with an injury).  Eastern Kentucky University coach Samantha Williams countered with 5-11 Sr. Bria Bass, 5-10 Jr. Kynnedy Azubike, 6-3 So. Emma Hacker, 5-9 Fr. Alice Recanati, and 5-10 Fr. Kendall Wingler.  (Coach Williams was without the services of 6-2 Sr. Jayla Johnson, out with an injury).

 

Eastern Kentucky University rallied from a 10 point deficit in the first half to defeat Eastern Illinois University by the score of 80-69.  The Panthers flawlessly executed their dribble-drive offense and turned over the young EKU guards in the first half to take a 43-35 halftime lead.  The only saving grace for the young Colonel squad was their hot 12 of 22 from the field in the first half.  EKU made some adjustments at halftime and fueled by a career night by Emma Hacker and excellent games by 6-1 So. Anysa Jordan and Bria Bass earned the come-from-behind victory.

 

Eastern Kentucky University shot 53.1% from the field including 10 of 19 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 18 of 22 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, scored 22 points off 13 Eastern Illinois University turnovers, and held a 27-9 advantage in bench scoring.  Eastern Illinois University shot 41% from the field including seven of 23 from beyond the arc.  The Panthers connected on 12 of 12 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 24 EKU turnovers. 

 

Emma Hacker recorded a career night with 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots, and two steals.  Hacker was seven of seven from the field including six of six from beyond the arc, and two of two free throws, and only committed one foul.  6-1 So. Anysa Jordan added 18 points and four rebounds in only 18 minutes of playing time.  Bria Bass recorded 14 points and nine rebounds.  Alice Recanati came up big after the intermission and added 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists. 

 

Karle Pace led Eastern Illinois University with 21 points including three three point baskets, four assists, and three steals.  Taylor Steele added 16 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and five assists.  Lariah Washington recorded 12 points and seven rebounds.  Kira Arthofer chipped in with eight points, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals.  5-9 So. Briana Mishler added seven points, two rebounds, and two steals.

 

Eastern Illinois University,21,22,10,16,69

Eastern Kentucky University,17,18,22,23,80

 

Eastern Illinois University (69) – Steele 16, Washington 12, Litwiller 3, Arthofer 8, Pace 21, Mishler 7, Hughes 2.

 

Eastern Kentucky University (80) – Bass 14, Azubike 5, Hacker 22, Recanati 10, Wingler 2, Evans 7, Steele 2, Jordan 18.

 

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonights game.


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Saturday, 26 December 2020
High Point University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) December 22, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2020MBBHPUEKUM

 

 

High Point University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

December 22, 2020

 

High Point University coach Tubby Smith started the following lineup: 6-9 Jr. Lydell Elmore, 6-4 So. Bryant Randleman, 6-8 So. Emmanuel Izunabor, 6-1 So. John-Michael Wright, and 6-3 Fr. Ahmil Flowers.  Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-5 Fr. Curt Lewis, 6-9 Fr. Tre King, 5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr., and 6-0 Jr. Brandon Knapper.

 

Eastern Kentucky University took an early lead and was never threatened in an 86-67 victory over High Point University.  Eastern Kentucky shot 44.8% from the field including 10 of 31 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 24 of 33 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 23 High Point turnovers.  High Point shot 42.1% from the field including eight of 23 from beyond the arc.  The Panthers connected on 11 of 20 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 17 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

Brandon Knapper led Eastern Kentucky with 21 points including three three point baskets, eight of 10 free throws, and three assists.  Wendell Green Jr. added 13 points, three rebounds, eight assists, and three steals.  Michael Moreno recorded 12 points including two three point baskets.  Tre King chipped in with nine points.  6-2 Sr. Jacquess Hobbs added seven points and five rebounds.  6-6 Fr. Devontae Blanton added six points and five rebounds.  6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb had an excellent stat line today with five points, six rebounds, and eight steals.

 

5-11 Sr. Denny Slay II led High Point with 12 points including two three point baskets.  6-8 So. Eric Coleman Jr. added 10 points and 10 rebounds.  6-4 Fr. Jaden House recorded nine points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.  Ahmil Flowers chipped in with nine points and three rebounds.  John-Michael Wright recorded eight points, six rebounds, and three assists.  5-8 Fr. Bryson Childress added eight points including two three point baskets.

 

High Point University,30,37,67

Eastern Kentucky University,46,40,86

 

High Point University (67) – Elmore 6, Randelman 0, Izunabor 3, Wright 8, Flowers 9, Slay II 12, Childress 8, House 9, Coleman Jr. 10, Sanchez 2.

 

Eastern Kentucky University (86) – Moreno 12, Lewis 7, King 9, Green Jr. 13, Knapper 21, Hobbs 7, Broughton 3, Robb 5, Balogun 3, Blanton 6.

 

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Northwestern University (Women) December 22, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

2020WBBEKUNW

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Northwestern (Women)

Welsh-Ryan Arena

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

December 22. 2020

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach Samantha Williams started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Bria Bass, 5-11 Fr. Corriana Evans, 6-2 Sr. Jayla Johnson, 5-11 Fr. Kendall Wingler, and 5-9 Fr. Alice Recanati.  Northwestern coach Joe McKeown countered with 5-11 Jr. Sydney Wood, 5-10 Sr. Lindsey Pulliam, 6-0 Jr. Courtney Shaw, 5-8 Sr. Jordan Hamilton 7, and 5-9 Jr. Veronica Burton.

 

Northwestern raced out to a 26-14 first quarter lead and was never threatened in a 79-50 victory over Eastern Kentucky University.  Northwestern scored 40 points off 33 Eastern Kentucky turnovers, recorded 18 steals, and blocked five shots.  Northwestern shot 39.7% from the field including three of 20 from the three point line.  The Wildcats connected on 18 of 29 free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and held a 16-7 advantage in second chance points.  Eastern Kentucky shot 38.5% from the field including six of 15 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on 14 of 15 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 12 Northwestern turnovers.

 

Veronica Burton led Northwestern with 17 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals.  Lindsey Pulliam added 15 points, five rebounds, and four steals.  Sydney Wood recorded 13 points, four rebounds, and four steals.  Courtney Shaw chipped in with eight points.  Jordan Hamilton added seven points, five rebounds, and three steals.

 

5-10 Fr. Dafne Gianesini led Eastern Kentucky with 14 points including three three point baskets.  Corriana Evans added eight points.  Jayla Johnson recorded six points and four rebounds.  6-3 So. Emma Hacker also scored six points and two blocked shots.

 

Eastern Kentucky University,14,6,18,12,50

Northwestern University,26,21,17,15,79

 

Eastern Kentucky University (50) – Bass 5, Evans 8, Johnson 6, Wingler 5, Recanati 2, Hacker 6, Jordan 2, Azubike 2, Gianesini 14.

 

Northwestern University (79) – Wood 13, Pulliam 15, Shaw 8,  Hamilton 7, Burton 17, Satterwhite 5, Mott 3, Hartman 2, Rainey 5, McWilliams 2, Morris 2.

 

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

 


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Updated: Saturday, 26 December 2020 2:32 PM EST
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