Highlands vs. MCCracken County (Quarterfinal)
2021 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®
presented by UK Health Care Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
April 2, 2021
Highlands coach Kevin Listerman started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Sam Vinson, 6-2 Jr. Oliver Harris, 6-4 Sr. Luke Muller, 5-9 So. William Herald, and 5-9 Jr. Zachary Barth. McCracken County coach Burlin Brower countered with 6-3 Jr. Brent Brower, 6-3 Sr. Ian McCune, 6-6 Jr. Ian Hart, 5-10 Sr. Noah Dumas, and 5-11 Jr. Cason Tilford.
Highlands defeated McCracken County 63-53 in a very competitive, hard played contest. Highlands shot 51.4% from the field including 11 of 18 from the three point line. The Bluebirds connected on 16 of 23 free throws, pulled down 18 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 14 McCracken County turnovers. McCracken County shot 57.1% from the field including eight of 14 from beyond the arc. The Mustangs connected on five of seven free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight Highlands turnovers.
Luke Muller led Highlands with 29 points including seven of nine thre point baskets, eight of 10 free throws. Sam Vinson added 15 points including six of eight free throws, five rebounds, eight assists, and four steals. Zachary Barth recorded eight points, four rebounds, and two assists.
Ian Hart led McCracken County with 15 points including three three point baskets, and six rebounds. Noah Dumas added 14 points including two three point baskets, two rebounds, and two assists. Brant Brower recorded 11 points ans six rebounds.
Highlands (63) – Vinson 15, Harris 3, Muller 29, Herald 6, Barth 8, Kocher 2.
McCracken County (53) – Brower 11, I. McCune 3, Hart 15, Dumas 14, Tilford 0, Blackwell 3, J. McCune 7.
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.