Highlands vs. Elizabethtown (Championship)
2021 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®
presented by UK Health Care Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
April 3, 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. Elizabethtown coach James Haire countered with 6-1 Sr. Camden Williams, 6-0 Sr. 6-0 Sr. Jaquais Franklin, 6-4 Sr. Alandre Murphy, 5-9 Sr. Kam Sherrard, and 5-9 Sr. Khia Sherrard.
Highlands connected on 10 three point baskets tonight in a 79-60 victory over Elizabethtown. Highlands shot 45.8% from the field including 10 of 28 from the three point line. The Bluebirds connected on 15 of 17 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 13 Elizabethtown turnovers. Elizabethtown shot 45.3% from the field including three of 16 from beyond the arc. The Panthers connected on nine of 17 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 10 Highlands turnovers.
Sam Vinson led a balanced Highlands scoring attack with 20 points including eight of eight free throws, 14 rebounds, five assists, and three blocked shots. William Herald added 17 points and five rebounds. Luke Muller recorded 11 points including two three point baskets, eight rebounds, and three assists. Oliver Harris chipped in with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Zachary Barth added 10 points including two three point baskets,
Camden Williams led Elizabethtown with 17 points and five rebounds. Alandre Murphy added 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Kam Sherrard recorded 11 points. Jaquais Franklin chipped in with nine points, three rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
Highlands (79) – Vinson 20, Harris 10, Muller 11, Herald 17, Barth 10, Kocher 4, Read 7.
Elizabethtown (60) – Williams 17, Franklin 9, Murphy 13, Kam Sherrard 11, Khia Sherrard 6, Moberly 4.
All Tournament Team – Jerone Morton (George Rogers Clark), Jacobi Huddleston (Bowling Green), Luke Sheperson (Boyle County). Noah Dumas (McCracken County), Chaunte Marrero (Ballard), Maker Bar (Ballard), Cole Villers (Ashland Blazer), Colin Porter (Ashland Blazer), Alandre Murphy (Elizabethtown), Kam Sherrard (Elizabethtown), Jaquais Franklin (Elizabethtown), Zachary Barth (Highlands), Luke Muller (Highlands), and MVP Sam Vinson (Highlands).
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.