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Wednesday, 30 June 2021
High Potential Blue Chip Girls Basketball Camp (Rick Bolus) June 28, 2021
Topic: Basketball




High Potential Blue Chip Girls Basketball Camp (Rick Bolus) June 28, 2021


All-Camp Team


Emma Barnett – 6-0 Jr. Mercy Academy Louisville KY


Maddie Kauffman – 5-5 Sr. Tates Creek Lexington KY


Evie Darnell – 5-10 Sr. Rossview Clarksville TN


Camryn Runner – 5-7 So. Hamilton Heights Arcadia IN


Kyera Thornsbury – 5-7 So. Belfry KY


Shelia “Marissa” Douglas – 5-8 So. Whitley County Williamsburg KY


Allison Spieker – 5-7 So. Whitefield Academy Louisville KY


Kennedy Wenger – 6-0 Sr. Mater Dei Evansville IN


Jada Patton – 5-11 Sr. Penn Mishawaka IN


Taylor Guess – 5-9 Jr. Crittenden County Marion KY


Briante Gowdy – 5-5 Sr. Campbellsville KY


Dee Bradley – 5-3 So. Hart County Munfordville KY


Deborah Davenport – 6-2 Sr. Woodward Cincinnati OH


Peyton Bradley – 5-8 Fr. Meade County Brandenburg KY


Kuryn Brunson – 5-10 Sr. Franklin IN


Jackie Crews – 5-7 Jr. Paoli IN


Chesney Lovins – 5-9 Jr. Berea KY



Posted by REH at 11:50 PM EDT
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High Potential Blue Chip Girls Basketball Camp (Rick Bolus) June 28, 2021
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High Potential Blue Chip Girls Camp (Rick Bolus) June 28, 2021


Selected Camp Awards


 Best Free-Throw Winners - Maddie Kauffman 5-5 Sr. Tates creek Lexington KY


Bailey Poole 5-2 Jr. Hancock County Lewisport KY


Knockout Winners-Camryn Runner 5-7 So. Hamilton Heights Arcadia IN


 Chesney Lovins 5-9 Jr. Berea KY


Top Sleeper – Cassidy Morris 5-10 Sr. Trinity Whitesville KY


Most Improved – MacKenzie Karo 5-7 Sr. Woodford County Versailles KY


Best Ball Handler – Paisley Ford 5-7 Jr. Monroe County Tompkinsville KY


Best Passer – Desaine Mhango 5-3 Jr. Male Louisville KY


Best Defender – Aaliyah Hayes 5-8 So. Holmes Covington KY


Best Rebounder – Kennedy Williams 5-11 Sr. Henry Clay Lexington KY


Best Station Worker – Shelbie Beatty 5-9 Sr. Apollo Owensboro KY


110% Award – Aubrie Naisser 5-4 Fr. Allen Co.-Scottsville Scottsville KY


Best Attitude – Brittany Campbell 5-5 Fr. Madison Central Richmond KY

                           -   Brooke Campbell   5-5 Fr. Madison Central Richmond KY


Top Shooter – Cameryn Ridderikhoff 5-9 Fr. Franklin County Frankfort KY


Top Underclassman – Kyera Thornsbury 5-7 So. Belfry KY


Runner-Up Camp MVP – Kuryn Brunson 5-10 Sr. Franklin IN


Camp MVP – Deborah Davenport 6-2 Sr. Woodward Cincinnati OH



Posted by REH at 10:44 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 2 July 2021 12:32 PM EDT
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High Potential Blue Chip (Rick Bolus) Girls Basketball Camp June 28, 2021
Topic: Basketball




High Potential Blue Chip Girls Camp June 28th


I spent all day Wednesday June 28th at Mid-America East Sports Complex in Louisville observing this camp and will add several blogs over the next week concerning this event.  My first blog will consist of my personal thoughts on several of the girls at this camp.


Deborah Davenport – 6-2 Sr. Woodward Cincinnati OH has all the physical attributes; tall, athletic, and quick and has the ability to run the floor and score either inside or out.


Kuryn Brunson – 5-10 Sr. Franklin IN is strong, athletic, and can score either inside or out.


Emma Barnett – 6-0 Jr. Mercy Academy Louisville KY has the length and athletic ability to score in a variety of ways and has good range on her shot.


Camryn Runner – 5-7 So. Hamilton Heights Arcadia IN is one of the top underclassmen in the Hoosier state and has good skills.


Evie Darnell – 5-10 Sr. Rossview Clarksville TN is fundamentally sound, shoots well, and can get to the rim.


Maddie Kauffman – 5-5 Sr. Tates Creek Lexington KY has the ability to score points in bunches and has good range on her shot and can get into the lane to score.


Kyera Thornsbury – 5-7 So. Belfry KY came into this camp with a lofty reputation and it was well deserved as she is a very well rounded player with the complete skill package to be at this point in her career.


Shelia “Marissa” Douglas – 5-8 So. Whitley County Williamsburg KY is a strong guard with good range on her jump shot.


Allison Spieker – 5-7 So. Whitefield Academy Louisville KY is another youngster with the ability to score on a jump shot with range.


Kennedy Wenger – 5-11 Jr. Mater Dei Evansville IN is a very active inside scorer.


Carlie Thurmond – 5-7 So. Bethlehem Bardstown KY is a good young floor general who can score as well as direct the offense.


Jada Patton – 5-11 Sr. Penn Mishawaka IN scores off dribble and finishes strong at the rim.


 Brittany Campbell – 5-5 Fr. Madison Central Richmond KY is a prototypical point guard who sees the floor, looks for the open man, scores off penetration or with her jump shot.


Brooke Campbell – 5-5 Fr. Madison Central Richmond KY is a deadly long range shooter who rebounds very well for her size.


Allison Wallace – 5-9 Sr. Frederick Douglass Lexington KY is a strong wing player who scores off her jump shot.


Cameryn Ridderikhoff – 5-9 Fr. Franklin County Frankfort KY put on an exhibition of three point shooting with her range appearing to extend to the Gene Snyder Parkway.  Once she adds consistent scoring off the dribble could be unstoppable.


Briante Gowdy – 5-5 Sr. Campbellsville KY is a quick ball handler who can get to the rim in a hurry.


Jackie Crews – 5-7 Jr. Paoli IN is a very sound guard and a strong finisher.


Juliana Frazee – 6-1 Fr. Franklin County Frankfort KY is a promising young post player who gets results on both ends of the floor.


Chesney Lovins – 5-9 Jr. Berea, KY impressed observers at camp with her excellent all around game.


MacKenzie Karo – 5-7 Sr. Woodford County Versailles, KY is a much improved player with good skills and appears poised for a good senior campaign.


Emma Price – 5-4 Sr. Scott County Georgetown KY is a streaky shooter who scores points in bunches with her deadly jump shot.


Cassidy Morris – 5-10 Sr. Trinity Whitesville KY don’t go to sleep on this girl; she can play the game.


I will add more thoughts on several other players this week as well as adding all camp teams, award winners, and other observers thoughts on some of the players.

Posted by REH at 10:17 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 11:31 PM EDT
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Sunday, 20 June 2021
2021 Titans Rockets Summer Shootout (Boys) June 18-20, 2021
Topic: Basketball



2021 Titans Rockets Summer Shootout (Boys)

Hosted by Martha Layne Collins and Shelby County

Shelbyville, KY

June 18-20, 2021


Friday June 18th


Varsity Championship Bracket


Ballard,61,Pulaski County,58

Great Crossing,61,Grant County,50

LCA,71,Oldham County,56

Fern Creek,72,North Hardin,60

Lexington Catholic,67,Jeffersontown,54

Manual,56,Madisonville North Hopkins,41

Collins,66,McCreary County,63

Madison Southern,66,Marion County,35

Ocoee High School,72,Frankfort,62

Western,45,Christian County,25

North Laurel,66,Lyon County,62

Shelby County,69,DeSales,63

WH Bulldogs,53,Bullitt East,44

Spencer County,66,Taylor County,52

St. Xavier,68,Henderson County,43

Bowling Green,54,Bardstown,41

Coral Gables,44,Evangel,32

George Rogers Clark,58,Central,36

Boyle County,65,South Oldham,48


St. Ignatius,64,North Oldham,53

Eastern,67,John Hardin,5

Bryan Station,64,Martin County,62

Christian Academy of Louisville,75,WestministerAcademy,69

Male,59,Calloway County,51

Doss,62,Woodford County,37

Henry Clay,56,Collegiate,41

St. Vincent St. Mary,63,Butler,41

Greenwood,55,South Laurel,43

Paul Laurence Dunbar,69,Holy Cross,55

Brush High School,62,Grayson County,32

McCracken County,41,Trinity,35

Ballard,73,Great Crossing,52

Fern Creek,51,LCA,36

Manual,74,Lexington Catholic,47

Collins,53,Madison Southern,51

Western,64,Ocoee High School,25

North Laurel,70,Shelby County,64

WH Bulldogs,62,Spencer County,50

Bowling Green,67,St. Xavier,62

George Rogers Clark,68,Coral Gables,61

PRP,64,Boyle County,37

St. Ignatius,51,Eastern,48

Christian Academy of Louisville,49,Bryan Station,41


St. Vincent St. Mary,72,Henry Clay,64

Greenwood,54,Paul Laurence Dunbar.52

McCracken County,41,Brush High School,33

Pulaski County,73,Grant County,70

Oldham County,56,North Hardin,43

Jeffersontown,69,Madisonville North Hopkins,52

McCreary Central,57,Marion County,51

Frankfort,55,Christian County,49

DeSales,61,Lyon County,56

Bullitt East,64,Taylor County,35

Bardstown,58,Henderson County,41


South Oldham,58,Murray,44

North Oldham,76,John Hardin,72

Westminister Academy,61,Martin County,56

Calloway County,73,Woodford County,64


South Laurel,75,Holy Cross,59

Trinity,53,Grayson County,41


Saturday June 19th


Varsity Championship Bracket


Oldham County,67,Pulaski County,61

McCreary Central,60,Jeffersontown,56


Bullitt East,61,Bardstown,55

South Oldham,46,Evangel,44

North Oldham,73,Westminister Academy,66

Butler,60,Calloway County,56

Trinity,47,South Laurel,39

McCreary Central,52,Oldham County,43

DeSales,59,Bullitt East,57

South Oldham,59,North Oldham,56


Ballard,61,Fern Creek,42


Western,73,North Laurel,54

WH Bulldogs,62,Bowling Green,50


St. Ignatius,68,Christian Academy of Louisville,49

Male,71,St. Vincent St. Mary,66

McCracken County,47,Greenwood,42


WH Bulldogs,47,Western,28

GRC,68,St. Ignatius,58,Quarterfinal

Male,63,McCracken County,47,Quarterfinal


Varsity Sweet 16 Bracket


Fern Creek,57,Collins,44,Quarterfinal

Bowling Green,81,North Laurel,57,Quarterfinal

PRP,72,Christian Academy of Louisville,62,Quarterfinal

Greenwood,61,St. Vincent St. Mary,58,Quarterfinal


Varsity Bubble Bracket


Great Crossing,72,LCA,62

Lexington Catholic,62,Madison Southern,46

Ocoee High School,60,Shelby County,58

St. Xavier,67,Spencer County,48

Coral Gables,51,Boyle County,49

Eastern,70,Bryan Station,49

Doss,58,Henry Clay,41

Paul Laurence Dunbar,58,Brush High School,50

Great Crossing,71,Lexington Catholic,61,Quarterfinal

St. Xavier,68,Ocoee High School,60,Quarterfinal

Eastern,59,Coral Gables,52,Quarterfinal

Doss,44,Paul Laurence Dunbar,36,Quarterfinal


Varsity Participation Bracket


Grant County,63,North Hardin,45

Madisonville North Hopkins,44,Marion County,31

Lyon County,39,Christian County,38

Henderson County,49,Taylor County,37


John Hardin,68,Martin County,52

Woodford County,45,Collegiate,35

Holy Cross,48,Grayson County,42

Grant County,57,Madisonville North Hopkins,44,Quarterfinal

Henderson County,55,Lyon County,28,Quarterfinal

Murray 53,John Hardin,44,Quarterfinal

Woodford County,56,Holy Cross, 52,Quarterfinal


Sunday June 20th


Tournament Bracket


*The final scores on Sunday can be confusing because some teams leave town early and are replaced in the bracket to have a full slate of games.


Varsity Sweet 16 Bracket


Fern Creek,77,Christian Academy of Louisville,66,Semifinal


Greenwood,71,Fern Creek,59,Championship


Varsity Bubble Bracket


Eastern,79,Great Crossing,55,Semifinal

St. Xavier,73,St. Ignatius,67,Semifinal

St. Ignatius,69,Great Crossing,50,add-on

Eastern,66,St. Xavier,64,Championship


Varsity Participation Bracket


Grant County,51,Henderson County,42,Semifinal

Woodford County,47,Murray,44,Semifinal

Henderson County,44,Murray,33,add-on

Woodford County,63,Grant County,61,Championship


Tournament Championship Bracket


DeSales,65,McCreary Central,61

Butler,71,South Oldham,56

South Oldham,96, McCreary Central,60







Some of the top players in this three day event included 6-3 (2023) Reed Sheppard (North Laurel), 6-6 (2023) Kaleb Glenn (Male), 6-3 (2023) George Washington III (CAL), 6-5 (2023) Gabe Sisk (Ballard), 6-4 (2022) Kennedy (Keno) Hayden (Ballard), 6-11 (2023) Cyr Malonga (Evangel), 6-1 (2022) Paul McMillan IV (Woodward High School), 6-3 (2022) Sincere Harris (St. Vincent-St. Mary), 6-0 (2024) Travis Perry (Lyon County), 6-8 (2023) Jalen Carey (Westminister Academy), 5-11 (2023) Jack Edelen (Male), 5-11 (2024) Damone King (Manual), 6-9 (2023) John McCrear (Lexington Catholic), 6-11 (2023) Reece Potter (Lexington Catholic), 6-3 (2023) Jamal Chambers (Western), 5-11 (2022) Tanner Buttry, 6-1 (2023) Jacob Meyer (Covington Holy Cross), 6-10 (2022) Maker Bar (Ballard), 6-5 (2022) Dez Lindsey (Male), 6-5 (2023) Tim Fuller II (Shelby County), 5-11 (2023) Trent Hinkle (Western), and 6-1 (2023) Dallas Roberts (North Oldham).


This was an excellent event with unbelievable talent, many college coaches in attendance, and several power house teams.  There were 64 teams in this event with great organization and proved to be an excellent venue for coaches evaluating talent.  A special thanks to the event staff for providing the updated scores and brackets and for the many recruiting gurus who provided valuable insight on the players.






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Kentucky/West Virginia Shootout (Boys) June 18-19, 2021
Topic: Basketball



Kentucky / West Virginia Shootout (Boys)

Ashland Blazer H.S., Ashland Middle, Boyd County H.S., and Boyd County Middle

Ashland, KY

June 18-19, 2021


Ashland Blazer coach Jason Mays has put together a fine event with 29 teams playing a pool schedule and then playing a tournament format Saturday with four brackets, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Divisions.  These teams will represent four states.  The teams will be placed into Seven pools as follows: Pool A: (Lima, Central Florida Christian Academy, Capital, and Breathitt County), Pool B: (Hamilton, Menifee County, Bracken County, and Garfield Heights), Pool C: (Pikeville, Perry Central, Poca, and Harlan), Pool D: (Ashland Blazer, Elkins, East Ridge, and Chapmanville WV), Pool E: Dublin Coffman, Belfry, Portsmouth, and Boyd County), Pool F: (South Point, Scott, Huntington, and Paintsville), and Pool G: (Russell, Lawrence County, Mason County, and Hurricane).


June 18th (Pool Play)


Huntington,62,South Point,42

Dublin Coffman,78,Belfry,52


Ashland Blazer,95,Elkins,55

Lawrence County,64,Russell,47

Mason County,55,Highlands,53

Lima,57,Central Florida Christian Academy,55

Hamilton,72,Menifee County,46

Dublin Coffman,64,Boyd County,57



Mason County,59,Russell,55

Lawrence County,80,Hurricane,68

Paintsville,48,South Point,44

Central Florida Christian Academy,88,Capital,62

Hamilton,65,Bracken County,46

Boyd County,87,Portsmouth,62

East Ridge,71,Elkins,53


Garfield Heights,63,Menifee County,41

Perry Central,66,Pikeville,42


East Ridge,58,Chapmanville (WV),47

Bracken County,76,Menifee County,46

Breathitt County,75,Capital,72


Saturday June 19th (Pool Play)


Boyd County,59,Belfry,41

Elkins,55,Chapmanville (WV),49

Perry Central,70,Poca,60

Mason County,66,Hurricane,60


Dublin Coffman,77,Portsmouth,47



Central Florida Christian Academy,75,Breathitt County,49


Saturday June 20th (Tournament Play)


Bronze Bracket


Menifee County,55,Pikeville,52


Belfry,54,Chapmanville (WV),53

Russell,73,Menifee County,59,Semifinal




Silver Bracket


Garfield Heights,60,Elkins,34

South Point,56,Poca,52

Breathitt County,81,Portsmouth,56

Lawrence County,won,Garfield Heights,forfeit,Semifinal

South Point,68,Breathitt County,Semifinal

Lawrence County,74,South Point,56,Championship


Gold Bracket


Perry County Central,67,East Ridge,46


Boyd County,77,Bracken County,50,Semifinal

Perry Central,55,Central Florida Christian Academy,54,Semifinal

Perry Central,65,Boyd County,53,Championship


Platinum Bracket




Dublin Coffman,72,Mason County,48

Ashland Blazer,75,Lima,59,Semifinal

Dublin Coffman,43,Hamilton,40,Semifinal

Ashland Blazer,68,Dublin Coffman,62,Championship


There were many outstanding players in this venue and several had excellent games.  I have included some names but understand there were many others that impressed this week end.  Chase Keen (2023) (Dublin Coffman), Jon Mills (East Ridge), 5-9 (2024) Blake Reed (Bracken County), 5-11 (2023) Colin Porter (Ashland Blazer) tallied 41 points in one game, 6-1 (2022) Ethan Sellars (Ashland Blazer), 6-8 (2022) Christian Collins (Breathitt County), 6-3 (2025) Austin Sperry (Breathitt County), 6-0 (2022) Anthony Hersch (Capital), 6-3 (2022) Isaac McKneely (Poca), 6-1 (2023) Will Herald (Highlands) recorded 48 points including 10 three point baskets in one game, 6-1 (2023) Nate Mitchell (Mason County), 6-1 (2022) Ajay Sheldon (Dublin Coffman), and (2022) Rheyce DeBoard (Boyd County).  6-2 (2022) Cole Villers has always been a key performer for Ashland Blazer. Villers averaged 23.0 ppg last season and is a deadly shooter.


Coach Mays and his staff did an excellent job with this event and under his direction will only get better and bigger.  Also the website did an excellent job with the score updates and Coach Mays was very informative and provided a lot of info about the event



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Saturday, 19 June 2021
Georgetown Team Count (Madison Central) July 14-16, 2021
Topic: Basketball




Madison Central Girls Basketball at Georgetown Team Camp

Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY

June 14-16, 2021


Madison Central attended the Georgetown College Team Count on June 14-16, 2021 and went 11-4 in the fifteen varsity games they played.  Madison Central enters the season with a young but talented squad and appears to have a bright future.  I watched several of their games and have added some of my personal observations on the players I observed.  They were missing some players due to injuries or other obligations.


5-4 2025 Nataya Strader is quick athletic, can get to the rim and when she sets her feet has an excellent shooting stroke.  5-6 2025 Brittany Campbell has excellent court vision and is a true point guard who will find the open person.  She can get to the rim and has a nice outside shot.  5-6 2025 Brooke Campbell is an excellent long range shooter, a ferocious rebounder for size, and is now scoring off the dribble.  5-10 2024 Bailey Hensley has all the physical attributes, quick, athletic, and can jump.  Bailey scores at will inside, has an improving jump shot, and works hard on the boards.  5-6 2025 Tiana Long is a “glue” player who does a little of everything and always gets results on the court.  5-4 2023 Eve Carter is strong, athletic, and has great anticipation on defense.  Eve gets to the rim and scores on a “floater” that is difficult to defend.  5-6 2024 Eden Carter is quick, strong. athletic, and is a tireless worker.  5-7 2024 Olivia Metcalfe is very athletic with excellent potential.  5-9 2022 Kessaney Melton transferred from Rowan County is a strong inside player who pounds the board and can finish in the paint and has a nice shooting touch.  Other players will contribute once the season starts and the ones that are rehabbing injuries recover.  This is a young team that has a lot of potential and despite their youth have logged serious varsity minutes and are experienced basketball wise beyond their years.

Posted by REH at 7:25 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 20 June 2021 4:48 PM EDT
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2021 Coaster Classic (8th Grade Girls Division) May 21-23, 2021
Topic: Basketball



2021 Coaster Classic (8th Grade Girls Division)

Cedar Point Sports Center

Sandusky, Ohio

May 21-23, 2021


There were twenty seven teams in this division that were placed into seven pools as follows: Pool A: (North Coast Showtime-Bryce, North Coast Showtime-Josh, and Westside Irish), Pool B: (4K, Buckeye Blast NL Bohn, NOW Jets, and SMAC Hustle), Pool C: (Bluegrass Girls Basketball, Athlete HQ White, SMAC Huskies, and JH 95 AfterShock), Pool D: (Athlete HQ Local, Buckeye Blast NL Neil, Findlay Bombers, and Midwest Power), Pool E: (Ohio Lakers, Ohio Xtreme Black, PSA, Westside Elite, and SMAC NCO Webb), Pool F(NLA Swish, Ohio Xtreme Huffman, Richmond Heat 2025, and Shutem Down), and Pool G: (SMAC Tastic, Team Huddle Teal, and MAC Spiak).


Friday May 21st


Pool Play


Westside Irish,48,North Coast Showtime-Bryce,18

North Coast Showtime-Josh,43,North Coast Showtime-Bryce,17

Westside Irish,56,North Coast Showtime-Josh,37


Saturday May 22nd


Pool Play


4K,35,Buckeye Blast NL Bohn,23

SMAC Hustle,33,NWO Jets,16

Midwest Power,30,Findlay Bombers,24

Buckeye Blast NL Neil,46,Athlete HQ Local,5

4K,50,NOW Jets,24

Ohio Xtreme Black,42,Ohio Lakers,23

SMAC NCO Webb,36,PSA,7

Buckeye Blast NL Bohn,42,SMAC Hustle,22

Buckeye Blast NL Neil,40,Findlay Bombers,24

PSA,34,Ohio Lakers,31

Westside Elite,57,Ohio SMAC NCO Webb,24

Westside Elite,51,Ohio Xtreme Black,22

Midwest Power,37,Athlete HQ Local,6

Bluegrass Girls Basketball,47,Athlete HQ White,11

JH 95 AfterShock,50,SMAC Huskies,43

Richmond Heat 2025,41,Shutem Down,31

Bluegrass Girls Basketball,50,SMAC Huskies,37

JH 95 AfterShock,48,Athlete HQ White,27

Team Huddle Teal,35,SMAC Tastic,24

Shutem Down,45,NLA Swish,21

Richmond Heat 2025,59,Ohio Xtreme Huffman,25

Ohio Xtreme Huffman,38,NLA Swish,29

MAC Spiak,50,Team Huddle Teal,29

MAC Spiak,42,SMAC Tastic,25


Sunday May 23rd


Tournament Play


Bronze Division Consolation


PSA,23,Athlete HQ Local,21,Quarterfinal

NWO Jets,won,forfeit,Quarterfinal

Athlete HQ White,37,Ohio Lakers,35.Quarterfinal

NLA Swish,36,PSA,8,Semifinal

NWO Jets,39.Athlete HQ White,26,Semifinal

NLA Swish,43,NWO Jets,10,Championship


Silver Division


Findlay Bombers,39,Ohio Xtreme Black,26,Quarterfinal

SMAC Hustle,36,SMAC Tastic,35,Quarterfinal

SMAC Huskies,43,Ohio Xtreme Huffman,40,Quarterfinal

North Coast Showtime-Bryce vs. Findaly Bombers,Unknown,Semifinal

SMAC Huskies,42,SMAC Hustle,24,Semifinal

SMAC Huskies defeated unknown,Championship


Gold Division


SMAC NCO Webb,39,Midwest Power,34,Quarterfinal

Team Huddle Teal,45,Buckeye Blast NL Bohn,30,Quarterfinal

Shutem Down,35,JH 95 AfterShock,11,Quarterfinal

North Coast Showtime-Josh,36,SMAC NCO Webb,30,Semifinal

Shutem Down,55,Team Huddle Teal,30,Semifinal

Shutem Down,44,North Coast Showtime-Josh,36,Championship


Platinum Division


Buckeye Blast NL Neil,33,Westside Elite,31,Quarterfinal

MAC Spiak,43,4K,19,Quarterfinal

Richmond Heat 2025,51,Bluegrass Girls Basketball,38,Quarterfinal

Buckeye Blast NL Neil,30,Westside Irish,16,Semifinal

Richmond Heat 2025,65,MAC Spiak,50,Semifinal

Richmond Heat 2025,45,Buckeye Blast NL Neil,35,Championship


Richmond Heat 2025 finished 5-0 with an average win margin of 17.6 PPG.  The team is coached by Dennis Campbell and Erin McClain.  Members include Brittany Campbell, Brooke Campbell, Jayci Long, Nataya Strader, Tiana Long, Abby Gilbert, Cameryn Ridderkhoff, Maria Himes, and Skylar Collingsworth.


A special thanks to the event staff for providing scores and updates.




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2021 Mack, Miller, and Lofton Varsity High School Event (Boys)
Topic: Basketball




2021 Mack, Miller, and Lofton Varsity High School Event (Boys)

Presented by the Kentucky Basketball Commission

Frederick Douglass High School and Lexington Catholic

Lexington, KY

June 10-13, 2021


Friday June 10th (Pool Play)


Harlan County,80,Lafayette,62

Woodford County,57,Chapmanville (WV),42

South Laurel,49,Tates Creek,43

Harlan County,64,Chapmanville (WV),46

Great Crossing,79,Paris,46

GRC,66,Bath County,24

Madison Central,70,Garrard County,43

Scott County,72,Belfry,58

PRP,88,Taylor County,45

Bryan Station,74,Bourbon County,38

Great Crossing,56,South Laurel,49

Fern Creek,71,Frederick Douglass,69

Henry Clay,67,West Jessamine,61

Lexington Catholic,71,Breathitt County,66

Woodford County,71,Harlan County,55

Lafayette,60,Chapmanville (WV),55

Madison Central,won,GRC,lost

Taylor County,72,Belfry,60

PRP,79.Scott County,45

Garrard County,65,Bath County,48

Fern Creek,70,Bourbon County,49

Tates Creek,69,Paris,45

Lexington Catholic,83,West Jessamine,65

Henry Clay,80,Breathitt County,70


Saturday June 11th (Pool Play)


Great Crossing,79,Tates Creek,64

Frederick Douglass,61,Bourbon County,30

GRC,79,Garrard County,58

Lexington Catholic,56,Henry Clay,54

South Laurel,60,Paris,31

Breathitt County,71,West Jessamine,67

Taylor County,67,Scott County,58


Bryan Station,72,Frederick Douglass,62

Madison Central,74,Bath County,29

Woodford County,56,Lafayette,28

Bryan Station,70,Fern Creek,43


Final Pool Standings: Pool A (PRP 3-0, Taylor County 2-1, Scott County 1-2, and Belfry 0-3), Pool B (Madison Central 3-0, GRC 2-1, Garrard County 1-2, and Bath County 0-3), Pool C (Great Crossing 3-0, South Laurel 2-1, Tates Creek 1-2, and Paris 0-3), Pool D (Woodford County 3-0, Harlan County 2-1, Lafayette 1-2, and Chapmanville WV 0-3), Pool E (Lexington Catholic 3-0, Henry Clay 2-1, Breathitt County 1-2, and West Jessamine 0-3), and Pool F (Bryan Station 3-0, Fern Creek 2-1, Frederick Douglass 1-2, and Bourbon County 0-3).


Saturday June 11th (Tournament Play)


Gold Division


Frederick Douglass,67,West Jessamine,45

Bath County,65,Paris,39

Breathitt County,71,Bourbon County,49

Chapmanville WV,66,Belfry,56

Scott County,51,Frederick Douglass,49,Quarterfinal

Tates Creek,62,Chapmanville WV,41,Quarterfinal

Bath County,56,Lafayette,53,Quarterfinal

Breathitt County,69,Garrad County,63,Quarterfinal


Platinum Division


Lexington Catholic,50,Fern Creek,35

GRC,57,South Laurel,38

Taylor County,75,Harlan County,70

Henry Clay,77,Bryan Station,57

Madison Central,78,Lexington Catholic,68,Quarterfinal

Great Crossing,77,Taylor County,59,Quarterfinal

GRC,75,Woodford County,66,Quarterfinal

PRP,79.Henry Clay,48,Quarterfinal


Saturday June 12th (Tournament Play)


Gold Division


Breathitt County,66,Tates Creek,56,Semifinal

Scott County,45,Bath County,30,Semifinal

Breathitt County,76,Scott County,69,Championship


Platinum Division



Madison Central,67,Great Crossing,50,Semifinal

GRC,62,Madison Central,47,Championship


Congratulations to Josh Cook and the George Rogers Clark for capturing the tournament championship and to Jerone Morton for being selected as the tournament MVP.  Some players mentioned by veteran observers included Tyler Buckhanon 2022 (Bath County), Samuel Parrish 6-0 2023 (GRC), 6-6 2022 Tyson Barrett (Frederick Douglass), 6-5 2023 Hudson Sparks (Lexington Catholic), 6-8 2023 John McCrear (Lexington Catholic), 6-1 2022 Hagan Harrison (Madison Central), 6-5 2023 Jaylen Davis (Madison Central), 6-7 2023 Trent Edwards (GRC), 6-3 2022 Jerone Morton (GRC), 6-6 2023 Jaden Biggers (Bryan Station), 6-2 2022 Kanye Henderson (Henry Clay), 6-1 2023 Parker Payne (South Laurel), 6-1 2022 Tanner Walton (GRC), 6-8 2023 Keith Robinson (PRP), and 6-1 2023 Kai Simpson (Frederick Douglass).


A special thanks to the KBC for providing the up-to-date results on this event.





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Monday, 14 June 2021
2021 Kentucky vs. Indiana (Boys) All Star Game June 12, 2021
Topic: Basketball




Kentucky-Indiana Senior All Star Game (Boys)

Southport Fieldhouse

Indianapolis, IN

June 12, 2021


Kentucky coach David Henley started the following lineup: 6-7 Ayden Mudd (St. Xavier), 6-3 Sam Vinson (Highlands), 6-10 Sekou Kalle (DeSales), 6-1 Deshaun Jackson (Frederick Douglass), and 6-3 Ben Johnson (Lexington Catholic).  Indiana coach Ryan Osborn countered with 6-9 Trey Kaufman-Renn (Silver Creek), 6-7 Brooks Barnhizer (Lafayette Jeff), 6-10 Caleb Furst (Blackhawk Christian), 6-5 Blake Wesley (South Bend Riley), and 6-2 Luke Brown (Blackford).


Indiana completed the sweep with a 86-70 victory over Kentucky.  Indiana shot 35.4% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line.  They connected on 13 of 20 free throws, pulled down 75 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 11 Kentucky turnovers.  Kentucky shot 32.9% from the field including four of 29 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 12 of 17 free throws, pulled down 48 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 13 Indiana turnovers.


Caleb Furst led Indiana with 14 points and 17 rebounds.  6-1 Shamar Avance (Lawrence North) added 13 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists.  Blake Wesley added 12 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Trey Kaufman-Renn recorded 10 points and six rebounds.  Luke Brown chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and four assists.  6-4 Jayden Taylor (Perry Meridian) recorded 10 points, four rebounds, and four assists.


6-0 Cam Pope (Male) led Kentucky with 19 points.  Sam Vinson added 18 points including seven of nine free throws and five rebounds.  Deshaun Jackson recorded 10 points, two assists, and two steals.  Ben Johnson chipped in with nine points, six rebounds, and four assists.  Sekou Kalle added eight points and 11 rebounds.  Ayden Mudd pulled down eight rebounds and blocked three shots.





Kentucky (70) – Mudd 4, Vinson 18, Kalle 8, Jackson 10, Johnson 9, Pope 19, Moore 2.


Indiana (86) – Kaufman-Renn 10, Barnhizer 2, Furst 14, Wesley 12, Brown 10, Goode 5, Avance 13, Waddell 1, Blackmon 1, Taylor 10, Jacobi 6, Thomas 2.


A special thanks to the event staff for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game. 





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2021 Kentucky vs. Indiana (Girls) All Star Game June 12, 2021
Topic: Basketball




Kentucky-Indiana Senior All Star Game (Girls)

Southport Fieldhouse

Indianapolis, IN

June 12, 2021


Kentucky coach Kes Murphy started the following lineup: 5-11 Ella Thompson (Bethlehem), 5-10 Macey Daniels (Wayne County), 6-2 Maria Kiefer (Bishop Brossart), 5-7 Dynastee White (Butler), and 5-7 Alexa Smiddy (Southwestern).  Indiana coach Jeff Allen countered with 6-0 Jayla Smith (Lawrence North), 6-3 Bridget Dunn (Carmel), 6-3 Meg Newman (North Central), 5-6 Kaitlyn Costner (Penn), and 5-7 Ariana Wiggins (Heritage Christian).


Kentucky rallied from a 44-35 half time deficit to defeat Indiana by the score of 78-76.  The score was tied seven times and there were eight lead changes in the game.  This was especially impressive because Kentucky for the two games were missing Brooklynn Miles (Franklin County) who was named Miss Basketball, Harley Paynter (Boyd County), and Tiarra East (Butler).  Kentucky shot 41.2% from the field including seven of 18 from the three point line.  They connected on 15 of 27 free throws, pulled down 51 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 14 Indiana turnovers.  Indiana shot 37.8% from the field including two of 17 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 18 of 26 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 22 Kentucky turnovers.


Dynastee White led Kentucky with 21 points including seven of 12 free throws and two steals.  Macey Blevins added 20 points including four three point baskets, 12 rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Ella Thompson recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists.  Maria Kiefer chipped in with 11 points, nine rebounds, and five blocked shots.  5-7 Amelia Hodges added eight points including two three point baskets and three rebounds.  Alexa Smiddy recorded five points, eight rebounds, and 12 assists.


Ariana Wiggins led Indiana with 18 points and three assists.  Meg Newman added 10 points, 11 rebounds, and three steals.  Jayla Smith recorded 10 points, five rebounds, six assists, and three steals.  5-7 Courtney Blakely chipped in with nine points including five of six free throws and three steals.





Kentucky (78) – Thompson 13, Daniels 20, Kiefer 11, White 21, Smiddy 5, Hodges 8.


Indiana (76) – Smith 10, Dunn 2, Newman 10, Costner 4, Wiggins 18, Becki 4, McKnight 6, Bischoff 2, Blakely 9, Burton 3, Thompson 2, Shoup-Hill 2, Jaynes 4.


A special thanks to the event staff for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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