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Saturday, 28 November 2015
Week Fourteen in Review Playoffs Semifinals November 27, 2015
Topic: Football

 

2015REV14

 

 

Week Fourteen in Review November 27, 2015

 

Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bluegrass Playoffs Semifinals

 

Friday November 27th

 

Class 1A

 

Beechwood 34  Russellville 25Brett Slusher scored on runs of 12, 4, and 6 yards to lead Beechwood.

 

Pikeville 42  Paintsville 23Wayne Battaile completed 11 of 12 passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns and Daric Pugh carried the ball 32 times for 234 yards and two touchdowns to lead Pikeville.  Kash Daniel, all everything performer for Paintsville was unable to play tonight due to an injury.

 

Class 2A

 

Mayfield 24  DeSales 19Trajon Bright ran for 145 yards and Nick Workman intercepted two passes to lead Mayfield.

 

Newport Central Catholic 15  Danville 9Jake Smith scored on runs of 5 and 1 yard in the closing minutes to lead Newport central Catholic to victory.

 

Class 3A

 

Belfry 42  Corbin 14Xondre Willis carried the ball nine times for 151 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 52 yard touchdown pass.

 

Lexington Catholic 35  Elizabethtown 14JJ Ogbogu caught eight passes for 107 yards and a touchdown and completed three of three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown to lead Lexington Catholic.

 

Class 4A

 

Johnson Central 21  Wayne County 14Geordan Blanton carried the ball five times for 44 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 126 yards and a touchdown to lead Johnson Central.

 

South Warren 36  Shelby County 6Ryder Litten passed for two touchdowns and scored on runs of 21, 40, and 9 yards to lead south Warren.

 

Class 5A

 

Bowling Green 21  Fern Creek 0Clark Payne completed 14 of 22 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns.  Jamale Carothers caught five passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Pulaski County 41  Highlands 31 George Gregory ran for 132 yards and four touchdowns to lead Pulaski County.

 

Class 6A

 

Lafayette 42  Simon Kenton 28 – Lafayette rallied from a 28-12 deficit to defeat Simon Kenton.  Mason Alstatt carried the ball 22 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns and Walker Wood added 105 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries to lead Lafayette.  Wood also completed 18 of 29 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns and Quinten Brown caught six passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Male 50  Central Hardin 0 – Male had a 348-98 advantage in total offense.


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Lafayette vs. Simon Kenton Class 6A Playoffs Semifinals November 27, 2015
Topic: Football

2015LAFSK6A

Lafayette vs. Simon Kenton


Class 6A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Playoff Semifinals

Simon Kenton High School
Independence, KY
November 27, 2015

© 2015 by Ron Harrison

Lafayette rallied from a 28-12 deficit in the first half to defeat Simon Kenton by a score of 42-28 and earn a title game against Male.  Lafayette recorded 25 first downs and 542 yards of total offense.  The Generals were penalized 14 times for 107 yards, lost a fumble, and had a pass intercepted.  Simon Kenton recorded 18 first downs and 325 yards of total offense.  The Pioneers were penalized seven times for 51 yards and lost three fumbles.

Mason Alstatt led Lafayette’s ground game with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.  Walker Wood carried the ball 26 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns.  Walker Wood completed 18 of 29 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.  Quinten Brown caught six passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns.  M. Guilfoil added five receptions for 44 yards.  M. Silvestri caught two passes for 47 yards.  Branden Layne led the defense with eight solo and four assisted tackles with two of his tackles resulting in losses totaling 10 yards.  Ean Shaw added six solo and four assisted tackles.  Cameron Morgan recorded five solo and one assisted tackles and recovered a fumble he returned 11 yards.  Tejrin McCoy also recovered a fumble.

Cameron Racke led Simon Kenton’s ground game with 115 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.  Dillion Powell carried the ball 23 times for 80 yards.  Cameron Racke completed 14 of 19 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.  Dillion Powell caught five passes for 27 yards.  Tanner Green added four receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown.  Logan Scott caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.  Dalton Finnell led the defense with 10 solo and five assisted tackles with three of his tackles resulting in losses totaling 23 yards.  Jacob Harney added five solo and eight assisted tackles.  Brian Carter recorded seven solo and three assisted tackles with 1.5 of his tackles resulting in losses totaling 14 yards and recovered a fumble.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Lafayette

12

8

15

7

42

Simon Kenton

14

14

0

0

28

 

LAFAYETTE

-

Quinten Brown 4 yard pass from Walker Wood (Walker Wood pass fails)

SKENTON

-

Cameron Racke 44 yard run (Aiden McNamara kick)

SKENTON

-

Logan Scott 35 yard pass from Cameron Racke (Aiden McNamara kick)

LAFAYETTE

-

Walker Wood 3 yard run (Walker Wood pass intercepted)

SKENTON

-

Cameron Racke 1 yard run (Aiden McNamara kick)

SKENTON

-

Tanner Green 8 yard pass from Cameron Racke (Aiden McNamara kick)

LAFAYETTE

-

Mason Alstatt 9 yard run (Mason Alstatt pass from Walker Wood)

LAFAYETTE

-

Walker Wood 6 yard run (M. Guilfoil pass from Walker Wood)

LAFAYETTE

-

Quinten Brown 83 yard pass from Walker Wood (Colton Duprey kick)

LAFAYETTE

-

Mason Alstatt 4 yard run (Colton Duprey kick)

 

Selected Statistics

Lafayette

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Mason Alstatt

22

136

6.2

17

Walker Wood

26

105

4.0

12

Team

2

-19

-9.5

0

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Walker Wood 

29-18-1

320

2

83

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Quinten Brown

6

194

2

83

M. Guilfoil

5

44

0

13

M. Silvestri

2

47

0

25

Dekwan Edwards

2

14

0

8

Mason Alstatt

2

0

0

5

J. Robinson

1

21

0

21

 

 

Simon Kenton

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Cameron Racke

19

100

5.3

44

Dillion Powell

23

80

3.5

12

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Cameron Racke

19-14-0

119

2

35

Tanner Green

1-1-0

26

0

26

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Dillion Powell

5

27

0

13

Tanner Green

4

12

1

8

Logan Scott

3

56

1

35

Cameron Racke

1

26

0

26

L. Kreidenweis

1

15

0

15

Luke Vance

1

9

0

9

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to WL Stats for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Friday, 27 November 2015
Lexington Catholic vs. Elizabethtown Class 3A Playoffs Semifinals November 27, 2015
Topic: Football

2015LCELIZ3A

Lexington Catholic vs. Elizabethtown


Class 3A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Playoffs Semifinals

Elizabethtown High School
Elizabethtown, KY
November 27, 2015

© 2015 by Ron Harrison

Lexington Catholic rolled up 443 yards of total offense tonight in a 35-14 victory over Elizabethtown and earns a championship game against Belfry.  Lexington Catholic   The Knights took a 14-7 lead late in the second quarter and pulled away in the second half for the victory.  Lexington Catholic recorded 22 first downs and 443 yards of total offense.  The Knights were penalized four times for 50 yards and lost two fumbles.  Elizabethtown recorded 16 first downs and 262 yards of total offense.  The Panthers were penalized nine times for 75 yards and had two passes intercepted.

Jaylen Jones led Lexington Catholic’s ground game with 139 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.  Andy Thompson carried the ball 21 times for 113 yards.  Andy Thompson completed 14 of 20 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown.  JJ Ogbogu completed three of three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown.   JJ Ogbogu caught eight passes for 107 yards and a touchdown.  Donovan Morris added eight receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown.  Austin Pedroche led the defense with five solo and five assisted tackles.  A. Lauterbach added six solo and two assisted tackles with two of his tackles resulting in losses totaling 13 yards.  Jack Fagot recorded three solo and six assisted tackles.  Davis Rowady chipped in with five solo tackles.  Andy Hickey and Zack Newcomb each intercepted a pass.

Berneil Cecil led Elizabethtown’s ground game with 140 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.  Dalonza Cates carried the ball 10 times for 40 yards.  Jack Wilson completed 10 of 18 passes for 69 yards with two interceptions.  Peyton Payne caught five passes for 44 yards.  Jack Wilson led the defense with nine solo and three assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a three yard loss.  Tyson Brown added seven solo and one assisted tackles with two of his tackles resulting in losses totaling seven yards.  Jay Becherer and Dalonza Cates each recorded six solo tackles.  David Wells and Hunter Sullivan each recovered a fumble.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Lexington Catholic

0

14

7

14

35

Elizabethtown

0

7

0

7

14

 

LEXCATH

-

JJ Ogbogu 36 yard pass from Andy Thompson (Connor Frye kick)

ETOWN

-

Berneil Cecil 46 yard run (Tyler Durbin kick)

LEXCATH

-

Jaylen Jones 5 yard run (Connor Frye kick)

LEXCATH

-

JJ Ogbogu 37 yard punt return (Connor Frye kick)

LEXCATH

-

Donovan Morris 20 yard pass from JJ OGbogu (Connor Frye kick)

ETOWN

-

Jack Wilson 1 yard run (Tyler Durbin kick)

LEXCATH

-

Jaylen Jones 25 yard run (Connor Frye kick)

 

Selected Statistics

Lexington Catholic

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Jaylen Jones

20

139

6.9

35

Andy Thompson

21

113

5.4

22

Team

2

-2

-1.0

0

Dameon Jones

1

-4

-4.0

0

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Andy Thompson 

20-14-0

150

1

36

JJ Ogbogu

3-3-0

47

1

22

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

JJ Ogbogu

8

107

1

36

Donovan Morris

8

89

1

22

Jaylen Jones

1

1

0

1

 

 

Elizabethtown

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Berneil Cecil

15

140

9.3

46

Dalonza Cates

10

40

4.0

9

Hunter Sullivan

5

27

5.4

14

Chris Bridges

1

4

4.0

4

Jay Becherer

1

-2

-2.0

0

Jack Wilson

5

-16

-3.2

1

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Jack Wilson

18-10-2

69

0

12

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Peyton Payne

5

44

0

12

Chris Bridges

2

9

0

5

Berneil Cecil

1

12

0

12

Hunter Sullivan

1

3

0

3

Jay Becherer

1

1

0

1

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to WL Stats for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Wednesday, 25 November 2015
2015 Scott County Hoopfest (Preseason)
Topic: Basketball

2015Hoopfest

 

 

2015 Sports Connection Hoopfest

Scott County High School

Georgetown, KY

November 13-14, 2015

 

This has become recognized as one of the premier Girls’ Pre-Season event in the game warm-up in the main gym

 

Game Rules

 

  • 5 to 8 minute
  • Two 19 minutes running clock halves
  • Clock will stop on free throws
  • Clock will stop last minute of each half
  • Score will clear at the half
  • 3 to 5 minute halftime
  • Time outs 4-30’s for the game
  • Shooting bonus on the 10th team foul
  • Team fouls will clear at halftime
  • No individual player fouls will be kept
  • First team listed will be the home team

 

Schedule

 

Friday November 13th

 

  • 4:50  Williamstown vs. Paris
  • 5:55 Owen County vs. Beechwood
  •  7:00 Carroll County vs. Jeffersontown
  •  8:05 Anderson County vs. East Jessamine
  •  9:05 Scott County vs. Holmes

 

Saturday November 14th

 

  • 9:00   Grant County vs. Frankfort
  • 10:05 Villa Madonna vs. Lexington Christian Academy
  • 11:10 Bath County vs. Western Hills
  • 12:15 Whitley County vs. St. Henry
  • 1:20   South Laurel vs. Scott High
  • 2:25   Assumption vs. Metcalfe County
  • 3:30   North Laurel vs. Covington Holy Cross
  • 4:35   Harrison County vs. Powell County
  • 5:40   Elizabethtown vs. Lincoln County
  • 6:45   Ballard vs. Montgomery County
  • 8:00   Manual vs. Simon Kenton

 

I was unable to attend Friday night and according to many observers missed some good games.  I will provide a capsule report on all the games on Saturday. 

 

Saturday November 14th

 

Grant County vs. Frankfort

 

Frankfort coach Deron Norman started the following lineup: 6-1 Sr. Brianna Burbridge, 5-11 Sr. Jasmine Turpin, 6-2 So. Grace Yokum, 5-2 Fr. TT Barnett, and 5-5 So. Ellen Williams.  Grant County coach Shawn West countered with 5-8 Sr. Sydney Jones, 5-7 Sr. Destiny Chaidez, 6-0 So. Lindsey Kinard, 5-4 Sr. EJ Kearns, and 5-5 8th Grade Abby West.

 

Frankfort won the first half 24-17 and the second half 20-14 for a combined score of 44-31 over Grant County.  Brainna Burbridge displayed her talent and athleticism and led Frankfort with 21 points including two three point baskets.  Jasmine Turpin added 10 points.  Lindsey Kinard displayed a nice mid-range jump shot and led Grant County with eight points.

 

Frankfort,24,20,44

Grant County,17,14,31

 

Frankfort (44) – Burbridge 21, Turpin 10. Yokum 6, Barnett 1, Williams 2, Washington 2, James 2.

 

Grant County (31) – Jones 1, Chaidez 5, Kinard 8, Kearns 2, West 1, Kerst 2, Thornberry 4, Gutman 3, Ezell 5.

 

Villa Madonna vs. Lexington Christian Academy

 

Lexington Christian Academy coach Kent Miller started the following lineup: 5-8 Fr. Grace Combs, 5-8 Jr. Payton Rogers, 5-8 Jr. Charis Hill, 5-5 Sr. Hannah Sue Hartley, and 5-7 Jr. Sydney Weeks.  Villa Madonna coach Brian Coburn countered with 5-7 So. Madison Perry, 5-6 Sr. Lexie Aytes, 5-8 Sr. Sarah Ernst, 5-4 Fr. Brooke Meier, and 5-6 Sr. Abby Hengge.

 

Lexington Christian Academy won the first half 16-5 but Villa Madonna nipped LCA 10-9 in the second half for a combined 25-15 victory for LCA.  Grace Combs was impressive today and led LCA with 12 points including two three point baskets.  Madison Perry led Villa Madonna with six points.

 

Lexington Christian Academy,16,9,25

Villa Madonna,5,10,15

 

Lexington Christian Academy (25) – Combs 12, Rogers 2, Hill 3, Hartley 2, Weeks 4, Benson 2.

 

Villa Madonna (15) – Perry 6, Aytes 4, Ernst 3, Meier 0, Hengge 2.

 

Bath County vs. Western Hills

 

Western Hills coach Buddy Ritchie started the following lineup: 5-7 So. Katherine Mangeot, 5-6 Jr. Kayla Hortenbury, 5-11 Sr. Taylor Slade, 5-3 So. Alexis True, and 5-6 Sr. Lakenzie Ritchie.  Bath County coach Melanie Rogers countered with 5-11 Fr. Kylen Messer, 5-11 So. Darby Fraley, 6-2 Sr. Sarah Price, 5-8 So. Paige Faudere, and 5-7 Fr. McKenna Moore.

 

Western Hills won the first half 22-21 but Bath County held a 24-20 advantage in the second half to give Bath County a 45-42 combined score advantage.  Taylor Slade led Western Hills with 21 points including three three point baskets.  Sarah Price displayed inside-outside skills and led Bath County with 18 points including three three point baskets.  Darby Fraley added nine points.

 

Western Hills,22,20,42

Bath County,21,24,45

 

Western Hills (42) – Mangeot 0, Hortenbury 7, Slade 21, True 7, Ritchie 6, Muravchick 1.

 

Bath County (45) – Messer 0. Fraley 9, Price 18, Faudere 6, Moore 4, Robertson 8.

 

Whitley County vs. St. Henry

 

Whitley County coach David Estes started the following lineup: 5-8 So. Sierra Feltner, 5-4 So. Abby Estes, 5-8 Sr. Emily Vanderpool, 5-2 Fr. Kaelie Frazier, and 5-3 So. Hannah Clear.  St. Henry coach Paul Sturgeon countered with 5-9 Sr. Taylor Potts, 5-9 Jr. Anna Voskuhl, 5-9 Jr. Paige Noble, 5-6 Jr. Marlena Kellam, and 5-7 Jr. Lauren Ackley.

 

Whitley County won the first half 19-17 and the second half 25-19 for a combined advantage of 44-36 over St. Henry.  Whitley County connected on ten three point baskets today.  Abby Estes led Whitley County with 18 points on six three point baskets.  Emily Vanderpool added seven points and Kaelie Frazier chipped in with six points on two three point baskets.  Paige Noble led St. Henry with eight points.  5-10 Fr. Chisom Illoegbunam added six points.

 

St. Henry,17,19,36

Whitley County,19,25,44

 

St. Henry (36) – Potts 0, Voskuhl 2, Noble 8, Kellam 1, Ackley 4, Landry 3, Beetem 4, Darlington 2, Pollard 3, Cline 3, IIoegbunam 6.

 

Whitley County (44) – Feltner 5, Estes 18, Vanderpool 7, Frazier 6, Clear 3, Kinder 2, Bolton 3.

 

South Laurel vs. Scott High

 

Scott High coach Rhonda Klette started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Tori Dant, 5-9 So. Anna Clephane, 5-8 Sr. Holly Kallmeyer, 5-3 Jr. Morgan Wagner, and 5-7 So. Alexis Stapleton.  South Laurel coach Troy L. Thomas countered with 5-9 Fr. Emily Royster, 5-6 So. Rebecca Phelps, 5-11 Fr. Dianna Morgan, 5-0 So. Mariah Riley, and 5-6 Jr. Shelby Davis.

 

Scott won the first half 20-7 and the second half 29-23 for a combined advantage of 49-30 over South Laurel.  Anna Clephane and Alexis Stapleton led Scott with 12 and 11 points respectively.  5-8 So. Taylor Cromer led South Laurel with eight points including two three point baskets.  5-4 8th Grade Allie Collett added six points.

 

Scott High,20,29,49

South Laurel,7,23,30

 

Scott High (49) – Dant 4, Clephane 12, Kallmeyer 4, Wagner 2, Stapleton 11, Franxman 2, Secrist 2, Stevers 3, Profitt 1, Davis 1, Brown 7.

 

South Laurel (30) – Royster 0, Phelps 0, Morgan 0, Riley 0, Davis 1, Collett 6, Cromer 8, Smith 4, Hibbitts 3, Reynolds 4, Hacker 2, #23 2.

 

Assumption vs. Metcalfe County

 

Metcalfe County coach Josh Hurt started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Kennedy Harbison, 5-4 So. Ellie Caffee, 6-2 Jr. Mackenzie Coleman, 5-2 Fr. Shawna Edwards, and 5-4 So. Abbie Walker.  Assumption coach Amy Siegel countered with 5-8 So. Samantha Babey, 5-7 Jr. Kristen Olnick, 6-0 Jr. Piper Gray, 5-6 So. Taylor Allen, and 5-6 Jr. Jenna Calhoun.

 

Assumption won the first half 30-12 and the second half 23-10 for a combined score margin of 53-22 over Metcalfe County.  Samantha Babey led Assumption with 17 points including four three point baskets.  5-6 Fr. Ally Willis, 5-6 Fr. Jasmine Elder, and Kristen Olnick added seven, six, and six points respectively.  Mackenzie Coleman led Metcalfe County with 13 points including two three point baskets.

 

Metcalfe County,12,10,22

Assumption,30,23,53

 

Metcalfe County (22) – Harbison 0, Caffee 0, Coleman 13, Edwards 3, Walker 2, Capshaw 2, Vrocher 2.

 

Assumption (53) – Babey 17, Olnick 6, Gray 2, Allen 4, Calhoun 4, Willis 7, McQueary 4, Metzger 3, Elder 6.

 

North Laurel vs. Covington Holy Cross

 

Holy Cross coach Kes Murphy starts the following lineup: 5-8 Jr. Zyah Beal, 5-9 Jr. Courtney Turner, 5-9 Sr. Morgan Gabbard, 5-7 Sr. Dajah McClendon, and 5-6 Jr. Aleah Tucker.  North Laurel coach Eddie Mahan Jr. countered with 5-11 Sr. Kayla Bruner, 5-9 So. Hannah Lawson, 5-11 Sr. Makayla Sexton, 5-7 Jr. Ashton Bridges, and 5-7 So. Madison Sheppard.

 

Holy Cross won the first half but North Laurel captured the second half by a score of 21-19 with a combined score of Holy Cross 39  North Laurel 35.  Morgan Gabbard and Zyah Beal led Holy Cross with 11 and 10 points respectively.  Aleah Tucker and Dajah McClendon added seven and six points respectively.  Madison Sheppard and Kayla Bruner led North Laurel with 12 and 10 points respectively.  Hannah Lawson added eight points.

 

Holy Cross,20,19,39

North Laurel,14,21,35

 

Holy Cross (39) – Beal 10, Turner 4, Gabbard 11, McClendon 6, Tucker 7, Riep 1.

 

North Laurel (35) – Bruner 10, Lawson 8, Sexton 0, Bridges 3, Sheppard 12, Jervis 2.

 

Harrison County vs. Powell County

 

Powell County coach Ken Jones started the following lineup:  5-4 So. Haleigh Bauer, 5-2 Sr. Amber Branham, 5-7 So. Dakota Brown, 5-0 Sr. Brianna Elam, and 5-1 Sr. Shayla Lindon.  Harrison County coach Kimberly Furnish countered with 5-9 Sr. Madison Philpot, 5-6 Sr. Kayla Ford, 6-0 Jr. Emma Darnell, 5-6 Sr. Meghan Clem, and 5-5 7th Grade Kendall Box.

 

Powell County won the first half 24-5 but Harrison County captured the second half by a score of 16-13.  The combined score was Powell County 37  Harrison County 21.  Dakota Brown and Brianna Elam led Powell County with 13 and 12 points respectively.  Shayla Lindon, a pint-sized stick of dynamite added seven but totally creates havoc from end  line to end line.  She challenges every pass and dares you to put the ball on the floor.  She has the ability to get to the rim and rebounds well for her size.  Madsion Philpot led Harrison County with nine points.

 

Powell County,24,13,37

Harrison County,5,16,21

 

Powell County (37) – Bauer 0, Branham 4, Brown 13, Elam 12, Lindon 7, Scott 1.

 

Harrison County (21) – Philpot 9, Ford 0, Darnell 2, Clem 5, Box 3, Clements 2.

 

Elizabethtown vs. Lincoln County

 

Lincoln County coach Cassandra McWhorter started the following lineup:  5-7 Fr. Emma King, 5-7 Jr. Logan Godbey, 5-10 Fr. Kaitlynn Wilks, 5-5 Sr. Cristin Hall, and 5-6 Sr. Caitlin Hall.  Elizabethtown coach Tim Mudd countered with 5-9 Jr. Taylor Thomas, 5-8 Jr. Ramsey Deaton, 6-2 Sr. Erin Boley, 5-7 Jr. Jada Stinson, and 5-7 Sr. Rachel Warden.

 

Elizabethtown defeated Lincoln County 23-22 in the first half and 37-28 in the second half for a combined advantage of 60-50 in a very hard fought and competitive match up.  Erin Boley led Elizabethtown with 22 points.  Rachel Warden added 16 points including four three point baskets and Taylor Thomas chipped in with 14 points.  Jada Stinson recorded eight points and is a flawless floor general.  Emma King led Lincoln County with 14 points.  Cristin and Caitlin Hall each recorded eight points including two three point baskets each.

 

Lincoln County,22,28,50

Elizabethtown,23,37,60

 

Lincoln County (50) – E. King 14, Godbey 7. Wilks 5, Cr. Hall 8, Ca. Hall 8, Holton 2, Southerland 6.

 

Elizabethtown (60) – Thomas 14, Deaton 0, Boley 22, Stinson 8, Warden 16.

 

Ballard vs. Montgomery County

 

Montgomery County coach John High started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Sarah Arnett, 5-5 Jr. Sydney Greene, 5-8 Fr. Makayla Harris, 5-4 So. Delaney Bromagen, and 5-7 8th Grade Kennedy Igo.  Ballard coach Carl White Sr. countered with 5-10 Sr. Hannah Coleman, 5-6 So. Sayde Valentine, 5-11 Sr. Ebony Reed, 5-3 Sr. Alexis McDowell, and 5-5 Sr. Angel Chambers.

 

Montgomery County defeated Ballard 32-19 in the first half and Ballard won the second half 12-10 for a final score of Montgomery County 42  Ballard 31.  Sarah Arnett led Montgomery County with 19 points including four three point baskets and Kennedy Igo added 13 points.  Ebony Reed, Alexis McDowell, and D. Richardson led Ballard with six, five, and five points respectively.

 

Montgomery County,32,10,42

Ballard,19,12,31

 

Montgomery County (42) – Arnett 19, Greene 2, Harris 2, Bromagen 6, Igo 13.

 

Ballard (31) – Coleman 5, Valentine 3, Reed 6, McDowell 5, Chambers 3, Marshall 2, Wilson 3, Richardson 5.

 

Manual vs. Simon Kenton

 

Simon Kenton coach Jeff Stowers started the following lineup: 5-9 So. Shelby Harmeyer, 5-9 So. Megan Buckner, 6-2 Jr. Madi Meier, 5-3 Jr. Kendyl Gilliam, and 5-8 So. Ally Niece.  Manual coach Jeff Sparks countered with 5-11 So. Aniah Griffin, 5-6 Sr. Amanda Ballard, 6-3 Sr. Krys McCune, 5-5 Sr. Roncayle Hunter, and 5-5 So. Jaela Johnson.  (5-9 Jr. Tonysha Curry out today with injury).

 

Simon Kenton won the first half 20-11 and the second half 26-25 for a combined advantage of 46-36 over Manual.  Ally Niece and Madi Meier led Simon Kenton with 18 and 13 points respectively.  Jaela Johnson led Manual with 14 points including two three point baskets.

 

Simon Kenton,20,26,46

Manual,11,25,36

 

Simon Kenton (46) – Harmeyer 9, Buckner 3, Meier 13, Gilliam 3, Niece 18.

 

Manual (36) – Griffin 2, Ballard 2, McCune 4, Hunter 7, Johnson 14, Blackford 2, Brown 2, J. Ballard 2, McBride 1.

 

Even though I missed Friday night I viewed eleven games and saw some excellent teams and outstanding players.  The stars lived up to their reputations and there were several players that I had not had the opportunity to see before that was very impressive.  A special thanks to Scott County coach Steve Helton and his staff for another outstanding event.


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Thomas More vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) November 25, 2015
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

 

2015TMEKUM

 

 

Thomas More vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

November 25, 2015

 

Thomas More coach Drew Cooper started the following lineup: 6-3 Fr. Brandon Horne, 6-0 Jr. Sawyer Pauly, 6-6 Jr. Simon Clifford, 5-10 So. Jacob Hall, and 5-10 So. Daniel Williams.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Dan McHale countered with 6-7 Sr. Jarelle Reischel, 6-5 Jr. Javontae Hawkins, 6-9 Fr. Nick Mayo, 6-1 So. Paul Jackson, and 6-2 Jr. Isaac McGlone. 

 

Nick Mayo keyed a late Eastern Kentucky 15-2 run to end the first half and give the Colonels a 51-35 halftime lead on their way to a 101-67 victory over Thomas More.  Eastern Kentucky shot 59.4% from the field including nine of 22 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 10 of 18 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 21 Thomas More turnovers.  Thomas More shot 42.1% from the field including 10 of 27 from beyond the arc.  They connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored seven points off 12 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

Nick Mayo led Eastern Kentucky with 21 points, all in the first half.  Jarelle Reischel added 16 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, and five steals.  Javontae Hawkins recorded 16 points and six rebounds.  6-7 Fr. Anthony Pratt Jr. chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds.  5-10 Fr. Dujuanta Weaver dished out nine assists.  6-1 So. Daniel Parke, a Richmond native tallied his first points as a Colonel as he recorded six points and a steal in two minutes of playing time.

 

6-4 Fr. Junior Stockwell led Thomas More with 11 points.  Sawyer Pauly and 6-5 So. Austin Young each recorded nine points on three three point baskets.

 

Thomas More,35,32,67

Eastern Kentucky,51,50,101

 

Thomas More (67) – Horne 4, Pauly 9, Clifford 8, Hall 3, Williams 8, Griffin 4, King 4, Pracht 2, Fitts 2, Young 9, Blewett 3, Stockwell 11.

 

Eastern Kentucky (101) – Reischel 16, Hawkins 16, Mayo 21, Jackson 2, McGlone 6, Weaver 3, King 5, Matthews 2, Babb-Harrison 8, Parke 6, Bluford 6, Pratt Jr. 10.

 

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


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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Miami University (Ohio) (Women) November 24, 2015
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

 

2015EKUMIAMIOW

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Miami University (Ohio) (Women)

Millett Hall

Miami Ohio University

Oxford, OH

November 24, 2015

 

Eastern Kentucky Ohio coach Chrissy Roberts started the following lineup: 5-11 Fr. Abby Wright, 5-10 Sr. Shameekia Murray, 6-1 Jr. Jalen O’Bannon, 5-5 Jr. Mariah Massengill, and 5-10 Jr. Michaela Hunter.  Miami Ohio coach Cleve Wright countered with 6-0 So. Molly McDonagh, 6-1 So. Ana Richter, 6-2 Fr. Kristen Levering, 5-6 Fr. Leah Purvis, and 5-10 So. Baleigh Reed.

 

Eastern Kentucky trailed by 10 points in the final quarter but rallied to earn a 77-72 victory in overtime.  Miami was plagued by poor free throw shooting down the stretch (eight of 14) which allowed Eastern Kentucky to get back in the game.  Eastern Kentucky shot 35.1% from the field including seven of 22 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 18 of 25 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and committed 16 turnovers.  Miami (Ohio) shot 42.1% from the field including six of 19 from beyond the arc.  The Red Hawks connected on 18 of 26 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and committed 21 turnovers.

 

Shameekia Murray led Eastern Kentucky with 25 points and nine rebounds.  Michaela Hunter added 22 points including three three point baskets and seven rebounds.  Jalen O’Bannon recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds.  6-1 Sr. Miranda Maples chipped in with nine points.

 

Leah Purvis led Miami (Ohio) with 23 points including three three point baskets.  Baleigh Reed added 16 points.  Molly McDonagh recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Ana Richter pulled down 10 rebounds.

 

Eastern Kentucky,12,13,15,19,18,77

Miami (Ohio),17,16,15,11,13,72

 

Eastern Kentucky (77) – Wright 3, Murray 25, O’Bannon 12, Massengill 1, Hunter 22, Cooper 5, Maples 9.

 

Miami (Ohio) (72) – MvDonagh 10, Richter 5, Levering 2, Purvis 23, Reed 16, Hunter 1, Smith 2, Galloway 7, McCoy 3, Rupright 3.

 

A special thanks to the Miami (Ohio) Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.


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Western Carolina vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women) November 21. 2015
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

 

2015WCEKU

 

 

Western Carolina vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)

McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

November 21, 2015

 

Western Carolina coach 6-0 Sr. Erika Joseph, 5-10 So. Ace Easter, 6-2 Sr. Lindsey Burleson, 5-5 So. Kyla Hough, and 5-7 Sr. Lindsay Simpson.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts countered with 5-11 Fr. Abby Wright, 5-10 Sr. Shameekia Murray, 6-1 Jr. Jalen O’Bannon, 5-5 Jr. Mariah Massengill, and 5-10 Jr. Michaela Hunter.

 

Eastern Kentucky University defeated Western Carolina by a score of 91-62.  Eastern Kentucky shot 43.4% from the field including eight of 25 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 11 of 15 free throws, pulled down 51 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 20 Western Carolina turnovers.  Western Carolina shot 32.8% from the field including one of 12 from beyond the arc.  The Catamounts connected on 21 of 32 free throws, pulled down 45 rebounds, and scored seven points off 14 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

Jalen O’Bannon led Eastern Kentucky with 21 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots.  Shameekia Murray added 20 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and five steals.  Michaela Hunter recorded eight points, eight rebounds, and four assists.  Mariah Massengill chipped in with eight points and six rebounds.  6-1 Sr. Miranda Maples added eight points and seven rebounds.

 

6-2 So. Sherae Bonner led Western Carolina with 12 points and two blocked shots.  Erika Joseph added 10 points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Kyla Hough recorded nine points, three assists, and three steals.

 

Western Carolina,13,17,11,21,62

Eastern Kentucky,18,24,21,28,91

 

Western Carolina (62) – Joseph 10, Easter 2, Burleson 0, Hough 9, Simpson 0, Bonner 12, Mitchem 6, Farrington 6, Brown 2, Wester 7, Mack 5, Hatfield 3.

 

Eastern Kentucky (91) – Wright 4, Murray 20, O’Bannon 21, Massengill 8, Hunter 8, Triplett 6, Cooper 4, Willix 6, Pippen 6, Maples 8.

 

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


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Ball State vs. South Carolina State (Men) @EKUHoops Classic November 22, 2015
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

 

2015BALLSCSM

 

 

Ball State vs. South Carolina State (Men)

@EKUHoops Classic

McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

November 22, 2015

 

Ball State coach James Whitford started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Bo Calhoun, 6-6 Sr. Ryan Weber, 6-6 Jr. Franko House, 6-3 So. Francis Kiapway, and 6-4 Jr. Naiel Smith.  South Carolina State coach Murray Gavin countered with 6-7 Sr. Gabriel McCray, 6-3 Jr. Eric Eaves, 6-8 Sr. Darryl Palmer, 6-0 Jr. Greg Mortimer, and 6-2 So. Ed Stephens.

 

Ball State defeated South Carolina State by a score of 72-60.  Ball State shot 41.8% from the field including six of 19 from the three point line.  The Cardinals connected on 20 of 27 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight South Carolina State turnovers.  South Carolina State shot 37.3% from the field including five of 15 from beyond the arc.  The Bulldogs connected on 11 of 16 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 11 Ball State turnovers.

 

Franko House led Ball State with 18 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Bo Calhoun added 16 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists.  6-6 So. Sean Sellers chipped in with 12 points on four three point baskets.  Ryan Weber also reached double figures with 10 points.

 

Gabriel McCray led South Carolina State with 11 points and six rebounds.  Eric Eaves and 5-10 So. Ty Soloman also scored 11 points each.  Darryl Palmer and Ed Stephens added 10 points each.  6-7 So. Tashombe Riley recorded six points and nine rebounds.

 

Ball State,33,39,72

South Carolina State,27,33,60

 

Ball State (72) – Calhoun 16, Weber 10, House 18, Kiapway 0, Smith 2, Tyler 7, Davis 6, Sellers 12, Wells 1.

 

South Carolina State (60) – McCray 11, Eaves 11, Palmer 10, Mortimer 1, Stephens 10, Riley 6, Soloman 11.

 

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


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Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Longwood vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) @EKUHoops Classic November 22, 2015
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

 

2015LONEKUM

 

 

Longwood vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

@EKUHoops Classic

McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

November 22, 2015

 

Longwood coach Jayson Gee started the following lineup: 6-6 So. Khris Lane, 6-3 So. Kanayo Obi-Rapu, 6-8 Sr. Lotanna Nwogbo, 5-10 Sr. Tra’Vaughn White, and 6-2 Jr. Darrion Allen.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Dan McHale countered with 6-7 Sr. Jarelle Reischel, 6-5 Jr. Javontae Hawkins, 6-9 Fr. Nick Mayo, 6-1 So. Paul Jackson, and 6-2 Jr. Isaac McGlone.

 

Eastern Kentucky University shot a blistering 66.7% from the field in a 110-97 victory over Longwood.  Longwood led 43-42 at halftime but EKU shot 81.3% from the field in the second half to pull away for the victory.  The score was tied nine times and there were 14 lead changes in the game.  EKU shot 66.7% from the field including 13 of 24 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 17 of 25 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 12 Longwood turnovers.  Longwood shot 50% from the field including 10 of 17 from beyond the arc.  The Lancers connected on 21 of 26 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 11 EKU turnovers.

 

Jarelle Reischel led EKU with 37 points including three three point baskets and eight of 11 free throws. 13 rebounds, six assists, and three steals.  Javontae Hawkins added 26 points and five assists.  Paul Jackson recorded 14 points including three three point baskets and 13 assists.

 

Lotanna Nwogbo led Longwood with 26 points and seven rebounds.  Tra’Vaughn White added 21 points including five three point baskets.  5-11 Sr. Leron Fisher recorded 18 points including 11 of 11 free throws and nine assists.  Darrion Allen chipped in with 10 points.

 

Longwood,43,54,97

Eastern Kentucky,42,68,110

 

Longwood (97) – Lane 8, Obi-Rapu 8, Nwogbo 26, White 21, Allen 10, Fisher 18, Shields 6.

 

Eastern Kentucky (110) – Reischel 37, Hawkins 26, Mayo 8, Jackson 14, McGlone 9, King 7, Hood 1, Bluford 6, Pratt Jr. 2.

 

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


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Longwood vs. Ball State (Men) @EKUHoops Classic November 21, 2015
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

 

2015LONBALLM

 

 

Longwood vs. Ball State (Men)

@EKUHoops Classic

McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

November 21, 2015

 

Longwood coach Jayson Gee started the following lineup: 6-6 So. Khris Lane, 6-3 So. Kanayo Obi-Rapu, 6-8 Sr. Lotanna Mwogbo, 5-10 Sr. Tra’Vaughn White, and 6-2 Jr. Darrion Allen.  Ball State coach James Whitford countered with 6-6 Sr. Bo Calhoun, 6-6 Sr. Ryan Weber, 6-6 Jr. Franko House, 6-3 So. Francis Kiapway, and 6-4 Jr. Naiel Smith.

 

Ball State pulled away in the second half to defeat Longwood by a score of 78-67.  The score was tied six times and there were 12 lead changes.  Ball State shot 45.3% from the field including six of 21 from the three point line.  The Cardinals connected on 24 of 28 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 13 Longwood turnovers.  Longwood shot 42.9% from the field including eight of 21 from beyond the arc.  The Lancers connected on 11 of 16 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 13 Ball State turnovers.

 

Ryan Weber led Ball State with 17 points including two three point baskets, nine of 10 free throws, and six rebounds.  Franko House added 14 points and six rebounds.  6-4 Sr. Jeremiah Davis chipped in with nine points including seven of seven free throws.

 

Kanayo Obi-Rapu led Longwood with 21 points including five three point baskets.  Khris Lane added 18 points and nine rebounds.  6-8 Fr. Chris Shields recorded nine points, eight rebounds, and three steals.

 

Longwood,31,36,67

Ball State,32,46,78

 

Longwood (67) – Lane 18, Obi-Rapu 21, Nwogbo 4, White 2, Allen 6, Fisher 5, Gee 2, Shields 9.

 

Ball State (78) – Calhoun 8, Weber 17, House 14, Kiapway 8, Smith 4, Tyler 5, Davis 9, Sellers 7, Moses 2, Wells 4.

 

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


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