Madisonville-North Hopkins vs. Lexington Catholic (Boys)
Traditional Bank Holiday Classic (Championship)
Lexington Catholic High School
December 30. 2019
Madisonville-North Hopkins coach started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Kenny White, 6-5 Sr. Dejuan Johnson, 6-9 Sr. Ksaun Casey, 5-10 Sr. Keshawn Stone, and 5-11 Sr. Marquise Parker. Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-4 Sr. Peyton Pelfrey, 6-4 So. Jack Gohmann, 6-2 Sr. Jackson Smith, 6-3 Jr. Ben Johnson, and 6-4 Sr. Luke Wedding.
Peyton Pelfrey scored on a put back on an air ball at the buzzer to give Lexington Catholic a 67-65 overtime victory over Madisonville-North Hopkins. There were seven lead changes and 11 ties in this classic which featured Lexington Catholic’s three point attack against the inside strength of Madisonville-North Hopkins. Fouls plagued Madisonville as Kenny White fouled out while Dejuan Johnson and Ksaun Casey were saddled with four fouls.
Lexington Catholic shot 46% from the field including seven of 24 from the three point line. The Knights connected on 14 of 16 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 14Madisonville-North Hopkins turnovers. Madisonville-North Hopkins shot 59.5% from the field including three of seven from beyond the arc. The Maroons connected on 12 of 19 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 12 Lexington Catholic turnovers.
Tournament MVP led Ben Johnson with 36 points including three three point baskets, seven of seven free throws, and pulled down four rebounds. Jack Gohmann added 14 points including two three point baskets and four assists. Luke Wedding recorded eight points including two three point baskets and five rebounds. Jackson Smith was the unsung hero for Lexington Catholic as he made several key “hustle plays” that resulted in rebounds, changes of possessions, and defensive stops.
Big man Ksaun Casey was unstoppable tonight as he recorded 25 points and nine rebounds. Casey was 10 of 11 from the field and five of eight from the free throw line. Keshawn Stone added 15 points including three three point baskets and four rebounds. Dejuan Johnson recorded 10 points and Marquise Parker chipped in with eight points, four rebounds, and four assists. Kenny White recorded seven points, four rebounds, five assists, two blocked shots, and three steals.
Madisonville-North Hopkins (65) – White 7, Johnson 10, Casey 25, Stone 15, Parker 8.
Lexington Catholic(67) – Pelfrey 5, Gohmann 14, Smith 2, Johnson 36, Wedding 8, Russell 2.
A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.