Bourbon County vs. John Hardin (Boys)
Kentucky 2A Championship
The Owensboro Sportscenter
January 19, 2020
Bourbon County coach Lamont Campbell started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Koko Lukonga, 6-4 Jr. Jack Huckabay, 6-7 Sr. Brycen Collins, 5-9 Sr. Nakyir Joyce, and 6-1 Sr. Amirion Joyce. John Hardin coach Jared McCurry countered with 6-6 Sr. Alex Matthews, 6-4 Sr, Trevon Harris, 6-9 Sr. Preston Murrell, 5-6 Sr. Tavente Stone, and 5-9 So. Devon Rogers.
John Hardin outscored Bourbon County 23-11 in the third quarter on their way to a 73-53 victory over Bourbon County. John Hardin shot 44.9% from the field including five of 13 from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on 24 of 31 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 11 points off nine Bourbon County turnovers. Bourbon County shot 31.5% from the field including two of 14 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on 17 of 20 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored nine points off 12 John Hardin turnovers,
Preston Murrell led John Hardin with 18 points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots. Alex Matthews added 16 points including eight of eight free throws and eight rebounds. 5-10 So. Jalen Tyus recorded 15 points including four three point baskets. Tavente Stone chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds. Trevon Harris added four points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Preston Murrell, Devon Rogers, Trevon Harris, and MVP Alex Matthews were named to the All Tournament Team.
Amirion Joyce led Bourbon County with 17 points including six of seven free throws, five rebounds, and five steals. Brycen Collins added 15 points including five of six free throws, five rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals. Nakyir Joyce, Nathan Mack, and Brycen Collins were named to the All Tournament Team.
Bourbon County (53) – Lukonga 2, Huckabay 3, Collins 15, Nakyir Joyce 3, A. Joyce 17, Nakwan Joyce 4, Mack 5, Faulkner 2, Ezel 2.
John Hardin (73) – Matthews 16, Harris 4, Murrell 18, Stone 10, Rogers 6, Tyus 15, Montgomery 4.
A special thanks to the 2A Staff for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.