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Sunday, 7 April 2024
2024 Chipotle Nationals Basketball (Boys & Girls) April 4-6, 2024
Topic: Basketball

2024BBCN

2024 Chipotle Nationals Basketball (Boys & Girls)
Presented by Army National Guard

Brownsburg High School, IN
April 4-6, 2024

© 2024 Ron Harrison

April 4th

Grace Christian (NC) vs. IMG Academy (FL) (Girls)

Grace Christian coach Chad Revelle started the following lineup: 5-9 Jr. Isabella Roman, 5-7 Jr. Miyah Campbell, 6-2 Sr. Sarah Strong, 5-6 Jr. Halisi Whitley, and 5-6 Sr. Serenity McNair. IMG Academy coach Frank Oliver Jr. countered with 6-2 Jr. Deniaya Prawl, 5-10 Sr. Tajianna Roberts, 6-4 Sr. Heloisa Carrera, 5-6 Sr. Leah Harmon, and 5-9 Jr. Kelis Fisher.

Grace Christian led by 13 points in the first quarter but IMG Academy outscored the Crusaders 21-13 in the third quarter on their way to a 76-68 victory. There were four ties and two lead changes in this game. IMG Academy shot 53.7% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line. The Ascenders connected on 13 of 17 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 Grace Christian turnovers. Grace Christian shot 38.6% from the field including 15 of 31 from beyond the arc. The Crusaders connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored nine points off seven IMG Academy turnovers.

Tajianna Roberts led IMG Academy with 24 points including two three point baskets, six rebounds, three assists, and five steals. Leah Harmon added 18 points including seven of eight free throws, three rebounds, and four steals. Kelis Fisher recorded 13 points, five rebounds, and two blocked shots. 6-0 Jr. Lena Girardi chipped in with nine points, three rebounds, and three assists. Heloisa Carrera recorded six points and five rebounds.

Sarah Strong led Grace Christian with 31 points including five three point baskets, eight of nine free throws, 19 rebounds, and three assists. Halisi Whitley added 12 points on three three point baskets, two rebounds, and three assists. Miyah Campbell recorded 12 points on four three point baskets, and two rebounds. Isabella Roman chipped in with seven points and three assists. 5-7 So. Reagan Lindholm added six points on two three point baskets and two rebounds.

Grace Christian (NC) - 26,13,13,16,68
IMG Academy (FL) - 15,21,21,19,76

Grace Christian (NC) - (68) – Roman 7, Campbell 12, Strong 31, Whitley 12, McNair 0, Lindholm 6.
IMG Academy (FL) - (76) – Prawl 1, Roberts 24. Carrera 6, Harmon 18, Fisher 13, Girardi 9, Dauer 5.

Sidwell Friends (SC) vs. Montverde Academy (FL) (Girls)

Sidwell Friends coach Tamika Dudley started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Kendall Dudley, 6-1 So. Jayla Jackson, 6-13 Sr. Zania Socka, 5-8 Fr. Jayda Dixon, and 5-10 So. Genesis Schneeberg. Montverde Academy coach Matt Shewmake countered with 6-2 Jr. Lourdes Da Silva Costa, 6-0 Sr. Eris Lester, 6-4 Sr. Vivian Iwuchukwu, 5-7 Sr. Jaloni Cambridge, and 6-0 Sr. Chloe Sotell.

Montverde Academy outscored Sidwell Friends 30-12 in the third quarter on their way to a 65-49 victory. There were two ties and seven lead changes in this game. Montverde Academy shot 49.1% from the field including seven of 18 from the three point line. The Lady Eagles connected on four of 11 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 16 Sidwell Friends turnovers. Sidwell Friends shot 35.2% from the field including six of 18 from beyond the arc. The Quakers connected on five of 15 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 17 Montverded Academy turnovers.

Jaloni Cambridge led Montverde Academy with 19 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, and three steals. Vivian Iwuchukwu added 16 points, seven rebounds, three blocked shots, and two steals. 6-0 Fr. Finley Chastain recorded 12 points on four three point baskets. Lourdes Da Silva Costa chipped in with eight points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Eris Lester added seven points and two blocked shots.

Kendall Dudley led Sidwell Friends with 22 points including four three point baskets, seven rebounds, four assists, and five steals. Jayla Jackson added 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, and two steals. Zania Socka recorded six points, nine rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.

Sidwell Friends (SC) - 15,15,12,7,49
Montverde Academy (FL) - 15.9,30,11,65

Sidwell Friends (SC) - (49) – Dudley 22, Jackson 11, Socka 6, Dixon 3, Schneeberg 4, Yoon 3.
Montverde Academy (FL) - (65) – Da Silva Costa 8, Lester 7, Iwuchukwu 16, Cambridge 19, Sotell 3, Chastain 12.

IMG Academy (FL) vs. Paul VI (VA) (Boys)

IMG Academy coach Sean McAloon started the following lineup: 6-8 Sr. Khani Rooths, 6-5 Sr. Chase McCarty, 6-9 Sr. Donovan Freeman, 6-2 Jr. Darius Acuff, and 6-4 Sr. Cole Certa. Paul VI coach Glenn Farello countered with 6-8 Sr. Isaiah Abraham, 6-6 Sr. Darren Harris, 6-11 Sr. Garrett Sundra, 5-11 Sr. Benjamin Hammond, and 6-3 Jr. Jordan Smith Jr.

Paul VI defeated ING Academy by the score of 101-89. There were five lead changes in this game. Paul VI shot 53.9% from the field including 13 of 23 from the three point line. The Panthers connected on 14 of 15 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 11 IMG Academy turnovers. IMG Academy shot 55.5% from the field including 12 of 26 from beyond the arc. The Ascenders connected on seven of 12 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 10 points off five Paul VI turnovers.

Darren Harris led Paul VI with 36 points including five three point baskets, seven of seven free throws, seven rebounds, and three assists. Benjamin Hammond added 20 points including three three point baskets, five of six free throws, two rebounds, 13 assists, and four steals. Isaiah Abraham recorded 19 points including three three point baskets, and six rebounds. Jordan Smith Jr. chipped in with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists. 6-11 Sr. Patrick Ngongba recorded six points, five rebounds, and two assists.

Cole Certa led IMG Academy with 24 points including six three point baskets. Donovan Freeman added 21 points including three three point baskets, two of two free throws, seven rebounds, and three assists. Khani Rooths recorded 19 points including two three point baskets, and six rebounds. Darius Acuff chipped in with 13 points and six assists.



IMG Academy (FL) - 20,11,13,45,89
Paul VI (VA) - 13,24,36,28,101

IMG Academy (FL) - (89) – Rooths 19, McCarty 2, Freeman 21, Acuff 13, Certa 24, Allen 6, Quinones 2, Stagg 2.
Paul VI (VA) - (101) – Abraham 19, Harris 36, Sundra 5, Hammond 20, Smith Jr. 15, Ngongba 6.

Columbus (FL) vs. Long Island Lutheran (NY) (Boys)

Columbus coach Andrew Moran started the following lineup: 6-9 Jr. Cameron Boozer, 6-5 Jr. Cayden Boozer, 6-7 Sr. Malik Abdullahi, 6-3 Sr. Jase Richardson, and 6-3 Jr. Benny Fragella. Long Island Lutheran coach John Buck countered with 6-8 Sr. Ben Michaels, 6-5 Sr. VJ Edgecombe, 6-11 Jr. Alier Maluk, 6-0 Jr. Nigel James, and 6-3 Jr. Kayden Mingo.

Columbus pulled away in the second half to defeat Long Island Lutheran by the score of 71-58. There were six ties and four lead changes in this game. Columbus shot 51.7% from the field including four of 15 from the three point line. The Explorers connected on seven of eight free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 12 Long Island Lutheran turnovers. Long Island Lutheran shot 36.2% from the field including seven of 19 from beyond the arc. The Crusaders connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored nine points off 12 Columbus turnovers.

Cameron Boozer led Columbus with 20 points including five of five free throws, 10 rebounds, five assists, and four blocked shots. Jase Richardson added 16 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Cayden Boozer recorded 14 points and seven assists. 6-6 So. Jaxon Richardson chipped in with 10 points, four rebounds, and three blocked shots.

Kayden Mingo led Long Island Lutheran with 17 points including three three point baskets, two of two free throws, seven rebounds, and three steals. VJ Edgecombe added 13 points including four of four free throws, five rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Alier Maluk recorded 13 points and five rebounds. Nigel James chipped in with eight points, three rebounds, and two assists. Ben Michels added three points, six rebounds, and two steals.

Columbus (FL) - 13,17,18,23,71
Long Island Lutheran (NY) - 18,16,10,14,58

Columbus (FL) - (71) – Cameron Boozer 20, Cayden Boozer 14, Abdullahi 4, Richardson 16, Fragella 0, Smith 7, Richardson 10.
Long Island Lutheran (NY) - (58) – Michaels 3, Edgecombe 13, Maluk 13, James 8, Mingo 17, Anthony 4.



Link Academy (MO) vs. Prolific Prep (CA) (Boys)

Link Academy coach Bill Armstrong started the following lineup: 6-8 Sr. Jalen Shelley, 6-6 Sr. Tre Johnson, 6-10 Sr. James Brown, 6-4 Sr. Labaron Philon, and 6-6 Jr. Jasper Johnson. Prolific Prep coach Ryan Bernardi countered with 6-8 Jr. AJ Dybantsa, 6-8 So. Tyran Stokes, 6-11 Sr. Aiden Sherrell, 6-3 Sr. Mikey Lewis, and 6-7 Sr. Derrion Reid.

Link Academy defeated Prolific Prep 80-76 in two overtimes. Link Academy trailed by nine points in the final quarter of regulation but rallied for the victory. There were nine ties and seven lead changes in this game. Link Academy shot 43.1% from the field including eight of 23 from the three point line. The Lions connected on 16 of 21 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 15 Prolific Prep turnovers. Prolific Prep shot 41.4% from the field including 10 of 24 from beyond the arc. The Crew connected on 18 of 26 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored six points off eight Link Academy turnovers.

Labaron Philon led Link Academy with 24 points including five three point baskets, three of seven free throws, four rebounds, and four assists. Jalen Shelley added 15 points including four of four free throws, and nine rebounds. Tre Johnson recorded 12 points including three of four free throws, three rebounds, nine assists, and two steals. 6-5 Sr. TO Barrett chipped in with eight points and two assists. Jasper Johnson recorded seven points including five of five free throws, two rebounds, and three steals.

AJ Dybantsa led Prolific Prep with 21 points including 10 of 12 free throws, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Aiden Sherrell added 18 points including four three point baskets, eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. Derrion Reid recorded 14 points including three of five free throws, and nine rebounds. 6-6 Jr. Winters Grady chipped in with 14 points including three three point baskets, three of three free throws, and five rebounds. Tyran Stokes recorded six points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots.

Link Academy (MO) - 10,9,23,14,10,14,80
Prolific Prep (CA) - 14,11,24,7,10,10,76

Link Academy (MO) - (80) – Shelley 15, T. Johnson 12, Brown 6, Philon 24, J. Johnson 7, Barrett 8, Ford 6, Benjamin 2.
Prolific Prep (CA) - (76) – Dybantsa 21, Stokes 6, Sherrell 18, Lewis 3, Reid 14, Grady 14.

AZ Compass Prep vs. Montverde Academy (FL) (Boys)

AZ Compass Prep coach Pete Kaffey started the following lineup: 6-8 Sr. Jayce Nathaniel, 6-6 Sr. Vyctorius Miller, 6-10 Sr. Luke Bamgboye, 6-3 Jr. Cameron Miles, and 6-3 Jr. Jeremiah Fears. Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle countered with 6-9 Sr. Cooper Flagg, 6-8 Sr. Liam McNeeley, 6-10 Sr. Derik Queen, 6-1 Sr. Robert Wright, and 6-3 Sr. Curtis Givens.

Montverde Academy outscored AZ Compass Prep 25-5 in the third quarter on their way to a 64-49 victory. Montverde Academy shot 44.9% from the field including four of 13 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 16 of 25 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 12 AZ Compass Prep turnovers. AZ Compass Prep shot 39.1% from the field including six of 18 from beyond the arc. The Dragons connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 10 points off nine Montverde Academy turnovers.

Cooper Flagg led Montverde Academy with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Derik Queen added 14 points including eight of 10 free throws, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Robert Wright recorded 14 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, anmd four assists. Liam McNeeley chipped in with 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Vyctorius Miller led AZ Compass Prep with 18 points including four three point baskets, four of four free throws, and four rebounds. Jeremiah Fears added 14 points including two three point baskets, six rebounds, and five assists. 6-8 Sr. Sammie Yeaney recorded seven points, two rebounds, and two assists.



AZ Compass Prep - 17,11,5,16,49
Montverde Academy (FL) - 11,13,25,15,64

AZ Compass Prep - (49) – Nathaniel 0, Miller 18, Bamgboye 4, Miles 4, Fears 14, Lathan 2, Yeaney 7.
Montverde Academy (FL) - (64) – Flagg 16, McNeeley 11, Queen 14, Wright 14, Givens 2, Gaskins 1, Newell 6.



April 5th

IMG Academy (FL) vs. Grayson (GA) (Girls) (Semifinals)

IMG Academy coach Frank Oliver Jr. started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Deniaya Prawl, 5-10 Sr. Tajianna Roberts, 6-4 Sr. Heloisa Carrera, 5-6 Sr. Leah Harmon, and 5-9 Jr. Kelis Fisher. Grayson coach Tim Slater countered with 5-10 Sr. Danielle Carnegie, 5-9 Sr. Taj Hunter, 6-0 Sr. Erin Rodgers, 5-5 Sr. Malaya Jones, and 5-6 Jr. Tatum Brown.

IMG Academy defeated Grayson by the score of 65-56. IMG Academy shot 41.8% from the field including three of 11 from the three point line. The Ascenders connected on 16 of 19 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 15 Grayson turnovers. Grayson shot 33.3% from the field including seven of 20 from beyond the arc. The Rams connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 10 IMG Academy turnovers.

Kelis Fisher led ING Academy with 20 points including five of six free throws, five rebounds, and three blocked shots. Tajianna Roberts added 15 points including two three point baskets, five of five free throws, three rebounds, and three steals. Leah Harmon recorded 12 points, two assists, and two steals. Deniaya Prawl chipped in with eight points including four of four free throws, and six rebounds. Heloisa Carrera recorded six points, 16 rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.

Danielle Carnegie led Grayson with 25 points including five three point baskets, nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Erin Rodgers added 19 points including 11 of 14 free throws, eight rebounds, and two assists. Malaya Jones recorded 10 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and three assists.

IMG Academy (FL) - 21,13,18,13,65
Grayson (GA) - 17,13,13,13,56

IMG Academy (FL) - (65) – Prawl 8, Roberts 15, Carrera 6, Harmon 12, Fisher 20, Girardi 4.
Grayson (GA) - (56) – Carnegie 25, Hunter 0, Rodgers 19, Jones 10, Brown 2.



Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Long Island Lutheran (NY) (Girls) (Semifinals)

Montverde Academy coach Matt Shewmake started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Lourdes Da Silva Costa, 6-0 Sr. Eris Lester, 6-4 Sr. Vivian Iwuchukwu, 5-7 Sr. Jaloni Cambridge, and 6-0 Sr. Chloe Sotell. Long Island Lutheran coach Christina Raiti countered with 6-2 So. Savannah Swords, 6-0 Sr. Syla Swords, 6-5 Sr. Kate Koval, 5-6 Sr. Lauryn Swann, and 5-9 Sr. Kayleigh Heckel.

Jaloni Cambridge hit a runner in the closing seconds to give Montverde Academy a 79-78 victory over Long Island Lutheran. There were three ties and 16 lead changes in this game. Long Island Lutheran led by 15 points in the third quarter but Montverde Academy outscored the Lady Crusaders 26-16 in the final quarter to earn the victory. Montverde Academy shot 56.6% from the field including eight of 20 from the three point line. The Lady Eagles connected on 11 of 15 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 10 Long Island Lutheran turnovers. Long Island Lutheran shot 49.1% from the field including 10 of 22 from beyond the arc. The Lady Crusaders connected on 12 of 17 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 12 Montverde Academy turnovers.

Jaloni Cambridge led Montverde Academy with 33 points including four of four free throws, two rebounds, 11 assists, and two steals. Chloe Sotell added 12 points including three three point baskets, eight rebounds, and two assists. Vivian Iwuchukwu recorded 11 points including three of four free throws, two rebounds, and two assists. 6-0 Fr. Finley Chastain chipped in with 11 points including three three point baskets. 6-1 Jr. Holland Harris added six points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots.

Kayleigh Heckel led Long Island Lutheran with 32 points including three three point baskets, five of seven free throws, four rebounds, seven assists, and five steals. Syla Swords added 16 points including four three point baskets, two of three free throws, seven rebounds, and six assists. Savannah Swords recorded 14 points including two three point baskets, and four rebounds. Kate Koval chipped in with eight points, five rebounds, two assists, and three blocked shots.

Montverde Academy (FL) - 17,13,23,26,79
Long Island Lutheran (NY) - 18,25,19,16,78

Montverde Academy (FL) - (79) – Da Silva Costa 4, Lester 2, Iwuchukwu 11, Cambridge 33, Sotell 12, Harris 6, Chastain 11.
Long Island Lutheran (NY) - (78) – Savannah Swords 14, Syla Swords 16, Koval 8, Swann 4, Heckel 32, Jones 4.

Link Academy (MO) vs. Paul VI (VA) (Boys) (Semifinals)

Link Academy coach Bill Armstrong started the following lineup: 6-8 Sr. Jalen Shelley, 6-6 Sr. Tre Johnson, 6-10 Sr. James Brown, 6-4 Sr. Labaron Philon, and 6-6 Jr. Jasper Johnson. Paul VI coach Glenn Farello countered with 6-8 Sr. Isaiah Abraham, 6-6 Sr. Darren Harris, 6-11 Sr. Garrett Sundra, 5-11 Sr. Benjamin Hammond, and 6-3 Jr. Jordan Smith Jr.

Paul VI raced out to a 21-6 first quarter lead on their way to a 58-44 victory over Link Academy. Paul VI shot 41.3% from the field including seven of 15 from the three point line. The Panthers connected on 13 of 20 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored six points off six Link Academy. Link Academy shot 26.7% from the field including four of 26 from beyond the arc. The Lions connected on eight of 11 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored seven points off 10 Paul VI turnovers.

Darren Harris led Paul VI with 20 points including three three point baskets, seven of eight free throws, four rebounds, and two assists. Isaiah Abraham added 15 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and two assists. Benjamin Hammond recorded 11 points including two three point baskets, nine rebounds, and three assists. Jordan Smith Jr. chipped in with nine points, nine rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. 6-11 Sr. Patrick Ngongba recorded seven rebounds and two blocked shots.

Tre Johnson led Link Academy with 11 points including two three point baskets, three of four free throws, and five rebounds. Jalen Shelley added 10 points including three of four free throws, six rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals. Jasper Johnson recorded seven points and four rebounds.

Link Academy (MO) - 6,14,15,9,44
Paul VI (VA) - 21,12,9,16,58

Link Academy (MO) - (44) – Shelley 10, T. Johnson 11, Brown 4, Philon 4, J. Johnson 7, Barrett 4, Benjamin 4.
Paul VI (VA) - (58) – Abraham 15, Harris 20, Sundra 2, Hammond 11, Smith Jr. 9, Ngongba 1.



Columbus (FL) vs. Montverde Academy (FL) (Boys) (Semifinals)

Columbus coach Andrew Moran started the following lineup: 6-9 Jr. Cameron Boozer, 6-5 Jr. Cayden Boozer, 6-7 Sr. Malik Abdullahi, 6-3 Sr. Jase Richardson, and 6-3 Jr. Benny Fragella. Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle countered with 6-9 Sr. Cooper Flagg, 6-8 Sr. Liam McNeeley, 6-10 Sr. Asa Newell, 6-1 Sr. Robert Wright, and 6-3 Sr. Curtis Givens.

Montverde Academy defeated Columbus by the score of 84-70. Montverde Academy shot 53.7% from the field including nine of 17 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 17 of 24 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 13 points off nine Columbus turnovers. Columbus shot 47.4% from the field including six of 22 from beyond the arc. The Explorers connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored four points off three Montverde Academy turnovers.

Cooper Flagg led Montverde Academy with 28 points including three three point baskets, seven of eight free throws, six rebounds, and three assists. 6-10 Sr. Derik Queen added 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Liam McNeeley recorded 14 points including three three point baskets, seven rebounds, and five assists. Robert Wright chipped in with 13 points including two three point baskets, five of seven free throws, four rebounds, and six assists.

Cameron Boozer led Columbus with 29 points including three three point baskets, six of nine free throws, and seven rebounds. Jase Richardson added 19 points, four rebounds, and five assists. 6-6 So. Jaxon Richardson recorded eight points and five rebounds. 6-2 Sr. Randy Smith chipped in with six points on two three point baskets. Cayden Boozer recorded four points, five rebounds, and eight assists.

Columbus (FL) - 6,17,25,22,70
Montverde Academy (FL) - 15,25,21,23,84

Columbus (FL) - (70) – Cameron Boozer 29, Cayden Boozer 4, Abdullahi 4, Jase Richardson 19, Fragella 0, Smith 6, Jaxon Richardson 8.
Montverde Academy (FL) - (84) – Flagg 28, McNeeley 14, Newell 7, Wright 13, Givens 6, Queen 16.



April 6th

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. IMG Academy (FL) (Girls) (Championship)

Montverde Academy coach Matt Shewmake started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Lourdes Da Silva Costa, 6-0 Sr. Eris Lester, 6-4 Sr. Vivian Iwuchukwu, 5-7 Sr. Jaloni Cambridge, and 6-0 Sr. Chloe Sotell. IMG Academy coach Frank Oliver Jr. countered with 6-2 Jr. Deniaya Prawl, 5-10 Sr. Tajianna Roberts, 6-4 Sr. Heloisa Carrera, 5-6 Sr. Leah Harmon, and 5-9 Jr. Kelis Fisher.

Montverde Academy pulled away in the second half to defeat IMG Academy by the score of 61-53. There were 10 times and six lead changes in this game. Montverde Academy shot 41.2% from the field including six of 16 from the three point line. The Lady Eagles connected on 13 of 21 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 16 IMG Academy turnovers. IMG Academy shot 44.4% from the field including two of 13 from beyond the arc. The Ascenders connected on 11 of 15 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 12 Montverde Academy turnovers.

Jaloni Cambridge led Montverde Academy with 17 points including seven of 12 free throws, six rebounds, nine assists, and two steals. Vivian Iwuchukwu added 17 points including five of seven free throws, and six rebounds. Lourdes Da Silva Costa recorded 13 points including two three point baskets, and six rebounds. Chloe Sotell chipped in with six points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and three steals.

Kelis Fisher led IMG Academy with 24 points including eight of 11 free throws, and two rebounds. Tajianna Roberts added 16 points including two three point baskets, and two steals. Deniaya Prawl recorded 10 points including two of two free throws, eight rebounds, and four assists.

Montverde Academy (FL) - 16,9,18,18,61
IMG Academy (FL) - 9,18,11,15,53

Montverde Academy (FL) - (61) – Da Silva Costa 13, Lester 2, Iwuchukwu 17, Cambridge 17, Sotell 6, Harris 3, Chastain 3.
IMG Academy (FL) - (53) – Prawl 10, Roberts 16, Carrera 2, Harmon 1, Fisher 24.

Paul VI (VA) vs. Montverde Academy (FL) (Boys) (Championship)

Paul VI coach Glenn Farello started the following lineup: 6-8 Sr. Isaiah Abraham, 6-6 Sr. Darren Harris, 6-11 Sr. Garrett Sundra, 5-11 Sr. Benjamin Hammond, and 6-3 Jr. Jordan Smith Jr. Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle countered with 6-9 Sr. Cooper Flagg, 6-8 Sr. Liam McNeeley, 6-10 Sr. Asa Newell, 6-1 Sr. Robert Wright, and 6-10 Sr. Derik Queen.

Montverde Academy defeated Paul VI by the score of 79-63. Montverde Academy shot 60% from the field including nine of 20 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 16 of 22 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 14 Paul VI turnovers. Paul VI shot 46.2% from the field including nine of 24 from beyond the arc. The Panthers connected on six of nine free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored nine points off 15 Montverde Academy turnovers.

6-3 Sr. Curtis Givens led Montverde Academy with 24 points including six three point baskets, four of four free throws, three rebounds, and three assists. Derik Queen added 19 points including seven of nine free throws, six rebounds, and four assists. Cooper Flagg recorded 16 points including two three point baskets, two of two free throws, eight rebounds, two assists, six blocked shots, and one steal. Robert Wright chipped in with nine points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Darren Harris led Paul VI with 16 points including three three point baskets, three of three free throws, three rebounds, and three assists. Isaiah Abraham added 12 points including two three point baskets, and four rebounds. 6-11 Sr. Patrick Ngongba recorded 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Benjamin Hammond chipped in with seven points, three rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Garrett Sundra added six points on two three point baskets, and three rebounds. Jordan Smith Jr. recorded six points, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

Paul VI (VA) - 14,18,14,17,63
Montverde Academy (FL) - 21,24,15,19,79

Paul VI (VA) - (63) – Abraham 12, Harris 16, Sundra 6, Hammond 7, Smith Jr. 6, Ngongba 11, Brown Jr. 2, Elamin 3.
Montverde Academy (FL) - (79) – Flagg 16, McNeeley 6, Newell 5, Wright 9, Queen 19, Givens 24.



Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the organizers for putting on this class event and to Legit Stats for providing the comprehensive stats for this entire tourney - nobody does it better.

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on kyprephoops.com.








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Thursday, 4 April 2024
Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass (Championship Bracket) December 19-23, 2023
Topic: Basketball

2023BBKOB

Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass
Championship Bracket

Fairdale, KY
December 19-23, 2023

© 2023 Ron Harrison

December 19th

Spencer County vs. Male

Spencer County coach Jason Burns started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Camden Cox, 6-1 Sr. Drew Barron, 6-5 Sr. Keaton Baird, 5-10 Sr. Kellen Marksbury, and 6-0 Sr. Luke Erhardt. Male coach Tim Haworth countered with 6-5 Jr. Jayson Gasaway, 6-2 Sr. Terrence Hall, 6-6 Jr. Keashawn Jordan, 5-11 Sr. Max Gainey, and 6-2 So. Cole Edelen.

6-5 Jr. Jack Armstrong hit a three point baskets with 35 seconds remaining in the game to give Spencer County a 63-61 victory over Male. Spencer County outscored Male 22-10 in the final quarter. There were three lead changes and five ties in this game. Spencer County shot 47.9% from the field including eight of 20 from the three point line. The Bears connected on nine of 13 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 10 points off nine Male turnovers. Male shot 42.1% from the field including six of 27 from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs connected on seven of 11 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 12 Spencer County turnovers.

Jack Armstrong led Spencer County with 15 points including four of four free throws, seven rebounds, and two steals. Luke Erhardt added 15 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, and two steals. Camden Cox recorded 15 points including three three point baskets, four of five free throws, two rebounds, and three assists. Keaton Baird chipped in with 14 points, six rebounds, and two assists.

Cole Edelen led Male with 16 points including three three point baskets, two rebounds, and four assists. Jayson Gasaway added 13 points including four of five free throws, and five rebounds. Max Gainey recorded 12 points, two rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Keashawn Jordan chipped in with six points, 16 rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Spencer County - 15,13,13,22,63
Male - 11,19,21,10,61

Spencer County - (63) – Cox 15, Barron 4, Baird 14, Marksbury 0, Erhardt 15, J. Armstrong 15.
Male - (61) – Gasaway 13, Hall 6, Jordan 6, Gainey 12, Edelen 16, Harris 2, Cowan 6.

Taylor County vs. Fairdale

Taylor County coach Montrell Irvin started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Keeton Clements, 6-3 Jr. Layken Lyons, 6-6 So. Bryten Close, 6-1 Sr. Jackson Wise, and 6-2 Sr. CJ Johnson. Fairdale coach John Hunt countered with 6-4 Jr. Joseph Hurt, 6-4 Sr. Jacob Tucker, 6-6 Sr. Brandon Smith, 6-1 Sr. Cameron Croney, and 6-3 Sr. Dalton Hicks.

Fairdale defeated Taylor County by the score of 70-67. There were eight lead changes and five ties in this game. Fairdale shot 52.4% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on 21 of 25 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored nine points off eight Taylor County turnovers. Taylor County shot 46% from the field including eight of 23 from beyond the arc. The Cardinals connected on 13 of 14 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 14 Fairdale turnovers.

Dalton Hicks led Fairdale with 21 points including 10 of 11 free throws, five rebounds, and two assists. Joseph Hurt added 18 points including two three point baskets, Brandon Smith recorded 15 points including two three point baskets, three of six free throws, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots.

CJ Johnson led Taylor County with 27 points including four three point baskets, three of four free throws, four rebounds, and three steals. Layken Lyons added 21 points including six of six free throws, and seven rebounds. 6-1 So. Jalen Gribbins recorded eight points including two three point baskets.

Taylor County - 15,19,23,10,67
Fairdale - 20,24,12,14,70

Taylor County - (67) – Clements 7, Lyons 21, Close 2, Wise 2, Johnson 27, Gribbins 8.
Fairdale - (70) – Hurt 18, Tucker 6, Smith 15, Croney 6, Hicks 21, Russell 4,

North Oldham vs. Great Crossing

North Oldham coach David Levitch II started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Grant Neal, 6-3 Sr. Ryan Howard, 6-3 Jr. Ryan Sanders, 6-1 So. Jakobi McRoberts, and 6-2 Sr. Jack Fischer. Great Crossing coach Steve Page countered with 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Jr. Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson.

Graet Crossing defeated North Oldham 64-61 in overtime. There were eight lead changes and six ties in this game. Great Crossing shot 50% from the field including six of 16 from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on four of eight free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 12 North Oldham turnovers. North Oldham shot 36.5% from the field including eight of 29 from beyond the arc. The Mustangs connected on 15 of 20 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 22 Great Crossing turnovers.

Malachi Moreno led Great Crossing with 20 points, 19 rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. Junius Burrell added 16 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, four assists, and five steals. Vince Dawson III recorded nine points, four rebounds, and seven assists.

Grant Neal led North Oldham with 23 points including 10 of 12 free throws, three rebounds, and three assists. Jakobi McRoberts added 12 points including two three point baskets, nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals. 6-0 Jr. Brooks Cargould recorded nine points.

North Oldham - 10,12,13,22,4,61
Great Crossing - 12,9,9,27,7,64

North Oldham - (61) – Neal 23, Howard 6, Sanders 0, McRoberts 12, Fischer 6, Cargould 9, Schmittel 5.
Great Crossing - (64) – Godfrey 4, Dawson III 9, Moreno 20, Burrell 16, Richardson 6, Holman 3, Warren 4, Martin 2.

DeSales vs. Frederick Douglass

DeSales coach Damien Anderson started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Logan Tharp, 6-1 Sr. Brady Cummins, 6-6 Sr. Will Gibson, 6-0 Sr. Damone King, and 6-2 Jr. Prince Kahnplaye. Frederick Douglass coach Stephon Harris countered with 6-4 Jr. Armelo Boone, 6-3 Jr. Aveion Chenault, 6-2 So. Terry Cayson, 6-1 So. Travis Jones, and 6-2 Jr. Logan Busson.

DeSales defeated Frederick Douglass by the score of 74-62. DeSales shot 55.4% from the field including five of 13 from the three point line. The Colts connected on seven of eight free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 21 Frederick Douglass turnovers. Frederick Douglass shot 48.9% from the field including six of 16 from beyond the arc. The Broncos connected on 10 of 12 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 11 DeSales turnovers.

Damone King led DeSales with 20 points including four of five free throws, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Brady Cummins added 18 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, and two steals. Logan Tharp recorded 16 points, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Will Gibson chipped in with 10 points, five rebounds, and six assists.

Armelo Boone led Frederick Douglass with 25 points including five three point baskets, four rebounds, and two blocked shots. Aveion Chenault added 14 points including six of six free throws, five rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots, and two steals. Travis Jones recorded eight points and six rebounds. Logan Busson chipped in with eight points and five rebounds.

DeSales - 20,20,15,19,74
Frederick Douglass - 10,18,17,17,62

DeSales - (74) – Tharp 16, Cummins 18, Gibson 10, King 20, Kahnplaye 2, Thompson 8.
Frederick Douglass - (62) – Boone 25, Chenault 14, Cayson 4, Jones 8, Busson 8, Talbert 3.



December 20th

De La Salle (IL) vs. Little Rock Central

De La Salle coach Gary DeCesare started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Tavariyuan Williams, 6-5 So. Charles Barnes, 6-8 Sr. Alioune Mbaye, 6-0 Sr. Bryant Hedrick, and 6-4 Sr. Richard Lindsey. Little Rock Central coach Brian Ross countered with 6-6 Sr. Annor Boateng, 6-0 Sr. Daniel Culberson, 6-8 Sr. Chris Washington, 6-0 Sr. Chase Allen, and 6-1 Jr. Luke Moore.

Little Rock Central defeated De La Salle by the score of 53-45. The score was tied eight times and there wer nine lead changes in the game. Little Rock Central shot 45.2% from the field including five of 16 from the three point line. The Tigers connected on 10 of 18 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 12 De La Salle turnovers. De La Salle shot 42.6% from the field including five of 14 from beyond the arc. The Meteors missed their only free throw attempt, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored four points off six Little Rock Central turnovers.

Annor Boateng led Little Rock Central with 18 points including five of eight free throws, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Luke Moore added 14 points including two three point baskets, and three rebounds. Chase Allen recorded eight points and two rebounds. Daniel Culberson chipped in with seven points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Charles Barnes led De La Salle with 13 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, and two blocked shots. Richard Lindsey added 10 points and seven rebounds. Tavariyuan Williams recorded eight points and seven rebounds. Alioune Mbaye chipped in with eight points and five rebounds.

De La Salle (IL) - 10,14,13,8,45
Little Rock Central - 16,9,15,13,53

De La Salle (IL) - (45) – Williams 8, Barnes 13, Mbaye 8, Hedrick 2, Lindsey 10, Travis 2, Edwards 2.
Little Rock Central - (53) – Boateng 18, Culberson 7, Washington 2, Allen 8, Moore 14, Blair 4.

Washington County vs. Newport

Washington County coach Stephen Woodson started the following lineup: 6-7 So. Gabe Weis, 6-1 Sr. Noah Reynolds, 6-8 Sr. Beau Baker, 5-11 Jr. Camden Abell, and 6-0 Sr. Kamar Phillips. Newport coach Rodney Snapp countered with 6-3 Jr. Noah Silverton, 6-2 Sr. DeShaun Jackson, 6-7 So. James Turner, 6-0 Sr. Jabari Covington, and 6-1 So. Taylen Kinney.

Newport defeated Washington County by the score of 64-55. Newport shot 48.1% from the field including four of 13 from the three point line. The Wildcats connected on eight of 13 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 14 Washington County turnovers. Washington County shot 44.7% from the field including three of 12 from beyond the arc. The Commanders connected on 10 of 17 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 10 points off nine Newport turnovers.

Taylen Kinney led Newport with 19 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, and two steals. DeShaun Jackson added 17 points on eight of nine from the field, one of two free throws, four rebounds, and seven assists. Jabari Covington recorded 11 points including three of three free throws, eight rebounds, and two steals. James Turner chipped in with seven points and four rebounds.

Gabe Weis led Washington County with 18 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. Beau Baker added 18 points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots. Kamar Phillips recorded eight points. Noah Reynolds chipped in with six points, six rebounds, and three assists.

Washington County - 9,6,15,25,55
Newport - 10,24,12,18,64

Washington County - (55) – Weis 18, Reynolds 6, Baker 18, Abell 2, Phillips 8, Bartley 3.
Newport - (64) – Silverton 0, Jackson 17, Turner 7, Covington 11, Kinney 19, Anderson 4, Starks 4, Lowe 2.

Harlan County vs. Bowling Green

Harlan County coach Kyle Jones started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Trent Noah, 6-3 Jr. Jaycee Carter, 6-4 Sr. Caleb Johnson, 6-2 So. Reggie Cottrell, and 6-2 Jr. Maddox Huff. Bowling Green coach DG Sherrill countered with 6-1 Sr. Ishmael Holcomb, 6-0 Jr. Jace Wardlow, 6-8 Sr. Mason Ritter, 6-0 Sr. MJ Wardlow, and 6-0 Jr. Deuce Bailey.

Bowling Green defeated Harlan County by the score of 73-62. There were six lead changes and three ties in this game. Bowling Green shot 49.1% from the field including nine of 17 from the three point line. The Purples connected on 12 of 15 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 10 points off seven Harlan County turnovers. Harlan County shot 40.7% from the field including seven of 23 from beyond the arc. The Black Bears connected on 11 of 13 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 10 Bowling Green turnovers.

MJ Wardlow led Bowling Green with 25 points including two of two three point baskets, five of six free throws, two rebounds, and three assists. Deuce Bailey added 13 points including three three point baskets, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. 6-0 Jr. Luke Idlett recorded 12 points on four three point baskets, and three rebounds. Mason Ritter chipped in with 13 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots.

Trent Noah led Harlan County with 20 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Maddox Huff added 17 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Reggie Cottrell recorded 13 points including three of four free throws, and seven rebounds. Jaycee Carter chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws and three rebounds.

Harlan County - 19,17,13,13,62
Bowling Green - 23,16,15,19,73

Harlan County - (62) – Noah 20, Carter 10, Johnson 2, Cottrell 13, Huff 17.
Bowling Green - (73- Holcomb 0, J. Wardlow 2, Ritter 13, MJ Wardlow 25, Bailey 13, Idlett 12, Banks 8.

Butler County vs. Trinity

Butler County coach Calvin Dockery started the following lineup: 6-5 Jr. Trever Deweese, 6-2 Jr. Justin Castlen, 6-7 Jr. Lawson Rice, 5-10 Jr. Ty Price, and 6-0 Jr. Briar Griffin. Trinity coach Bret Saxton countered with 6-5 So. Jayden Johnson, 6-4 Sr. Alex Johnson, 6-6 Jr. Julius Edmonds, 6-0 Jr. Josiah Lawson, and 6-3 Sr. Drae Vasser.

Trinity defeated Butler County by the score of 88-61. Trinity shot 53.6% from the field including eight of 28 from the three point line. The Shamrocks connected on six of 10 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 16 Butler County turnovers. Butler County shot 37.3% from the field including four of 24 from beyond the arc. The Bears connected on 13 of 17 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 11 Trinity turnovers.

Julius Edmonds led Trinity with 18 points including three of four free throws, eight rebounds, and three steals. Drae Vasser added 16 points including three three point baskets, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Josiah Lawson recorded 13 points and five rebounds. Jayden Johnson chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, and two steals. 6-1 Jr. Rocco Pfeiffer added nine points and two rebounds.

Ty Price led Butler County with 35 points including four three point baskets and nine of 10 free throws. Lawson Rice added 17 points and seven rebounds. Trever Deweese recorded two points and nine rebounds.

Butler County - 16,4,21,20,61
Trinity - 22,15,30,21,88

Butler County - (61) – T. Deweese 2, Castlen 2, Rice 17, Price 35, Griffin 2, Murphy 2, Hooten 1.
Trinity - (88) – J. Johnson 10, A. Johnson 1, Edmonds 18, Lawson 13, Vasser 16, Frasher 2, Pfeiffer 9, Ladson 3, Nash 2, Hansberry 4, Hornek 4, Chandler 6.

December 21st

Little Rock Central vs. DeSales (Quarterfinal)

Little Rock Central coach Brian Ross started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Annor Boateng, 6-0 Sr. Daniel Culberson, 6-8 Sr. Chris Washington, 6-0 Sr. Chase Allen, and 6-1 Jr. Luke Moore. DeSales coach Damien Anderson countered with 6-3 Sr. Logan Tharp, 6-1 Sr. Brady Cummins, 6-6 Sr. Will Gibson, 6-0 Sr. Damone King, and 6-2 Jr. Prince Kahnplaye.

Little Rock Central defeated DeSales 89-78 in two overtimes. There were three lead changes and 10 ties in this game. Little Rock Central led DeSales 55-40 early in the final quarter but DeSales went on a 27-12 run to earn a 67-67 tie at end of regulation. Little Rock Central outscored DeSales 15-4 in the second overtime. Little Rock Central shot 50.8% from the field including nine of 20 from the three point line. The Tigers connected on 18 of 31 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 15 DeSales turnovers. DeSales shot 44.4% from the field including 10 of 25 from beyond the arc. The Colts connected on 12 of 15 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 15 Little Rock Central turnovers.

Annor Boateng led Little Rock Central with 28 points including two three point baskets, 10 rebounds, and three assists. Luke Moore added 23 points including four three point baskets, three of four free throws, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Daniel Culberson recorded 16 points including three three point baskets, three of five free throws, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Chris Washington chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Chase Allen recorded 10 points, five rebounds, and two steals.

Damone King led DeSales with 21 points including two three point baskets, five of six free throws, and four rebounds. Logan Tharp added 19 points including three three point baskets, four rebounds, and four assists. Prince Kahnplaye recorded 16 points including two three point baskets, four of five free throws, four rebounds, and two steals. Will Gibson chipped in with 13 points including three of four free throws, six rebounds, and four assists. Brady Cummins added nine points on three three point baskets.

Little Rock Central - 13,17,22,15,7,15,89
DeSales - 16,12,12,27,7,4,78

Little Rock Central - (89) – Boateng 28, Culberson 16, Washington 11, Allen 10, Moore 23, Blair 1.
DeSales - (78) – Tharp 19, Cummins 9, Gibson 13, King 21, Kahnplaye 16.

Spencer County vs. Fairdale (Quarterfinal)

Spencer County coach Jason Burns started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Camden Cox, 6-1 Sr. Drew Barron, 6-5 Sr. Keaton Baird, 5-10 Sr. Kellen Marksbury, and 6-0 Sr. Luke Erhardt. Fairdale coach John Hunt countered with 6-4 Jr. Joseph Hurt, 6-4 Sr. Jacob Tucker, 6-6 Sr. Brandon Smith, 6-1 Sr. Cameron Croney, and 6-3 Sr. Dalton Hicks.

Dalton Hicks connected on two free throws with 7.9 seconds remaining in the game to give Fairdale a 69-67 victory over Spencer County. There were four lead changes and four ties in this game. Fairdale shot 44.9% from the field including eight of 21 from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on 17 of 22 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight Spencer County turnovers. Spencer County shot 48.8% from the field including eight of 24 from beyond the arc. The Bears connected on 17 of 20 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 11 points off seven Fairdale turnovers.

Jacob Tucker led Fairdale with 23 points including five three point baskets, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Cameron Croney added 15 points including nine of 10 free throws, three rebounds, and three assists. Dalton Hicks recorded 11 points including six of eight free throws, four rebounds, and three assists. Joseph Hurt chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets, and two rebounds. Brandon Smith recorded six points, five rebounds, and two assists.

Luke Erhardt led Spencer County with 17 points including three three point baskets, four of six free throws, two rebounds, and two steals. Keaton Baird added 16 points including seven of seven free throws, and three rebounds. Camden Cox recorded 15 points including two three point baskets, five of five free throws, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. 6-5 Jr. Jack Armstrong chipped in with nine points and three rebounds. Drew Barron recorded eight points and four rebounds.

Spencer County - 8,18,15,26,67
Fairdale - 14,16,15,24,69

Spencer County - (67) – Cox 15, Barron 8, Baird 16, Marksbury 0, Erhardt 17, J. Armstrong 9, Walters 2.
Fairdale - (69) – Hurt 8, Tucker 23, Smith 6, Croney 15, Hicks 11, Howard 2, Dewboys 4.

Great Crossing vs. Newport (Quarterfinal)

Great Crossing coach Steve Page started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Jr. Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson. Newport coach Rodney Snapp countered with 6-3 Jr. Noah Silverton, 6-2 Sr. DeShaun Jackson, 6-7 So. James Turner, 6-0 Sr. Jabari Covington, and 6-1 So. Taylen Kinney.

Vince Dawson III hit a three point shot with 10 seconds remaining on the clock to give Great Crossing a 48-46 victory over Newport in a thriller. There were six lead changes and two ties in this game. Newport trailed 35-25 in the third quarter but Newport rallied to take a 46-45 lead in the final minute setting the stage for Dawson’s heroics. Great Crossing shot 44.2% from the field including three of 11 from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on seven of 12 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored six points off eight Newport turnovers. Newport shot 40% from the field including five of 14 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 11 points off Nine Great Crossing turnovers.

Vince Dawson III led Great Crossing with 20 points including three three point baskets, and three rebounds. Malachi Moreno added 13 points including five of six free throws, 11 rebounds, and two blocked shots. Jeremiah Godfrey pulled down seven rebounds.

Taylen Kinney led Newport with 29 points including five three point baskets, four of four free throws, six rebounds, and two assists. James Turner added five points, three rebounds, and two blocked shots. DeShaun Jackson recorded four points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Great Crossing - 15,10,12,11,48
Newport - 8,13,12,13,46

Great Crossing - (48) – Godfrey 3, Dawson III 20, Moreno 13, Burrell 4, Richardson 2, Holman 4, Warren 2.
Newport - (46) – Silverton 2, Jackson 4, Turner 5, Covington 4, Kinney 29, Starks 2.

Bowling Green vs. Trinity (Quarterfinal)

Bowling Green coach DG Sherrill started the following lineup: 6-1 Sr. Ishmael Holcomb, 6-0 Jr. Jace Wardlow, 6-8 Sr. Mason Ritter, 6-0 Sr. MJ Wardlow, and 6-0 Jr. Deuce Bailey. Trinity coach Bret Saxton countered with 6-5 So. Jayden Johnson, 6-4 Sr. Alex Johnson, 6-6 Jr. Julius Edmonds, 6-0 Jr. Josiah Lawson, and 6-3 Sr. Drae Vasser.

Trinity missed a putback in the closing seconds allowing Bowling Green to hold on for a 56-54 victory. There were 15 lead changes and five ties in this game. Bowling Green shot 44.7% from the field including three of 12 from the three point line. The Purples connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored nine points off 12 Trinity turnovers. Trinity shot 41.8% from the field including five of 21 from beyond the arc. The Shamrocks connected on three of five free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored four points off 10 Bowling Green turnovers.

MJ Wardlow led Bowling Green with 17 points including seven of eight free throws, 12 rebounds, and four steals. Mason Ritter added 16 points and three rebounds. Deuce Bailey recorded 10 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. 6-0 Jr. Braylon Banks chipped in with 10 points, two rebounds, and two assists.

Drae Vasser led Trinity with 13 points including two three point baskets, eight rebounds, and three assists. Alex Johnson added 12 points and seven rebounds. Jayden Johnson recorded 12 points and three rebounds. Josiah Lawson chipped in with nine points and five rebounds. Julius Edmonds pulled down seven rebounds.

Bowling Green - 16,6,21,13,56
Trinity - 13,10,18,13,54

Bowling Green - (56) – Holcomb 0, J. Wardlow 2, Ritter 16, MJ Wardlow 17, Bailey 10, Banks 10, Carpenter 1.
Trinity - (54) – J. Johnson 12, A. Johnson 12, Edmonds 2, Lawson 9, Vasser 13, Chandler 6.





December 22nd

Great Crossing vs. Fairdale (Semifinal)

Great Crossing coach Steve Page started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Jr. Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson. Fairdale coach John Hunt countered with 6-4 Jr. Joseph Hurt, 6-4 Sr. Jacob Tucker, 6-6 Sr. Brandon Smith, 6-1 Sr. Cameron Croney, and 6-3 Sr. Dalton Hicks.

Great Crossing outscored Fairdale 23-9 in the second quarter on their way to a 78-58 victory. Great Crossing shot 57.1% from the field including eight of 19 from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on six of nine free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 13 points off eight Fairdale turnovers. Fairdale shot 42.3% from the field including five of 16 from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs connected on nine of 10 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 14 points off eight Great Crossing turnovers.

Junius Burrell led Great Crossing with 21 points including five three point baskets, two assists, and two steals. Malachi Moreno added 16 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and six blocked shots. 6-1 Fr. LJ Holman recorded 11 points and four rebounds. Vince Dawson III chipped in with 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Jeremiah Godfrey recorded 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Jacob Tucker led Fairdale with 19 points, three rebounds, and three steals. Dalton Hicks added 18 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, four rebounds, and three assists. Joseph Hurt recorded 10 points including two three point baskets. Cameron Croney chipped in with seven points including five of six free throws, and five rebounds.

Great Crossing - 19,23,25,11,78
Fairdale - 18,9,16,15,58

Great Crossing - (78) – Godfrey 10, Dawson III 11, Moreno 16, Burrell 21, Richardson 7, Holman 11, Warren 2.
Fairdale - (58) – Hurt 10, Tucker 19, Smith 2, Croney 7, Hicks 18, E. McCutchen 2.

Little Rock Central vs. Bowling Green (Semifinal)

Little Rock Central coach Brian Ross started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Annor Boateng, 6-0 Sr. Daniel Culberson, 6-8 Sr. Chris Washington, 6-0 Sr. Chase Allen, and 6-1 Jr. Luke Moore. Bowling Green coach DG Sherrill countered with 6-1 Sr. Ishmael Holcomb, 6-0 Jr. Jace Wardlow, 6-8 Sr. Mason Ritter, 6-0 Sr. MJ Wardlow, and 6-0 Jr. Deuce Bailey.

Little Rock Central defeated Bowling Green by the score of 79-62. Little Rock Central shot 51.7% from the field including seven of 22 from the three point line. The Tigers connected on 12 of 14 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 30 points off 13 Bowling Green turnovers. Bowling Green shot 52.2% from the field including three of 10 from beyond the arc. The Purples connected on 11 of 16 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 10 points off seven Little Rock Central turnovers.

Annor Boateng led Little Rock Central with 19 points including two three point baskets, three of five free throws, 11 rebounds, and three assists. Chris Washington added 16 points including four of four free throws, five rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals. Daniel Culberson recorded 16 points including two three point baskets, two rebounds, and two steals. Luke Moore chipped in with 13 points including three of three free throws, six rebounds, six assists, and five steals.

MJ Wardlow led Bowling Green with 21 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Mason Ritter added 14 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots. 6-0 Jr. Braylon Banks recorded 11 points including six of six free throws, and five rebounds. Deuce Bailey chipped in with eight points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Little Rock Central - 22,26,18,13,79
Bowling Green - 14,23,13,12,62

Little Rock Central - (79) – Boateng 19, Culberson 16, Washington 16, Allen 4, Moore 13, Marshall 2, Blair 6, Stewart 3.
Bowling Green - (62) – Holcomb 0, J. Wardlow 5, Ritter 14, MJ Wardlow 21, Bailey 8, Banks 11, Barber 1, Carpenter 2.



December 23rd



Little Rock Central vs. Great Crossing (Championship)

Little Rock Central coach Brian Ross started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Annor Boateng, 6-0 Sr. Daniel Culberson, 6-8 Sr. Chris Washington, 6-0 Sr. Chase Allen, and 6-1 Jr. Luke Moore. Great Crossing coach Steve Page countered with 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Jr. Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson.

Great Crossing defeated Little Rock Central by the score of 54-47. There were three lead changes and one tie in this game. Great Crossing shot 57.9% from the field including five of nine from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on five of seven free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight Little Rock Central turnovers. Little Rock Central shot 36.4% from the field including two of 18 from beyond the arc. The Tigers connected on five of eight free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 16 Great Crossing turnovers.

Junius Burrell led Great Crossing with 17 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, and two assists. Vince Dawson III added 12 points and four assists. Malachi Moreno recorded 11 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots, and three steals. Jeremiah Godfrey chipped in with seven points, five rebounds, and two steals.

Daniel Culberson led Little Rock Central with 15 points, six rebounds, and five steals. Luke Moore added 11 points including three of four free throws, four rebounds, and three steals. Annor Boateng recorded 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Chris Washington chipped in with eight points, seven rebounds, and two assists.

Little Rock Central - 15,5,10,17,47
Great Crossing - 8,16,16,14,54

Little Rock Central - (47) – Boateng 10, Culberson 15, Washington 8, Allen 3, Moore 11.
Great Crossing - (54) – Godfrey 7, Dawson III 12, Moreno 11, Burrell 17, Richardson 4, Holman 3.

All Tournament Team

Vince Dawson III, Junius Burrell (Great Crossing), Daniel Culberson, Chris Washington (Little Rock Central), MJ Wardlow, Mason Ritter (Bowling Green), Dalton Hicks, Jacob Tucker (Fairdale), Drae Vasser (Trinity), DeShaun Jackson, Taylen Kinney (Newport), Trent Noah (Harlan County), Cole Edelen (Male), Damone King (DeSales), Armelo Boone (Frederick Douglass), Bob White MVP Malachi Moreno (Great Crossing), Stanley Hardin Most Outstanding Player Annor Boateng (Little Rock Central).



Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Event Stats Crew for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.

 

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

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2024 114th Annual IHSAA (Indiana) Boy's Basketball State Finals Class A, 2A, 3A. & 4A March 30, 2024
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2024 114th Annual IHSAA (Indiana) Boy’s Basketball State Finals
Class A, 2A, 3A, & 4A

Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
March 30, 2024

© 2024 Ron Harrison

March 30th

Bethesda Christian vs. Fort Wayne Canterbury (Class A Championship)

Bethesda Christian coach Jon Grubaums started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Isaac Mlagan, 6-3 Sr. Luke Douglas, 6-8 Sr. Cooper Jackson, 6-2 Sr. Sam Mlagan, and 6-2 Jr. Steven Tierney. Fort Wayne Canterbury countered with Deric Adams countered with 6-5 Sr. John Parent, 6-5 Sr. Aston Dressler, 6-8 Sr. Tucker Day, 5-10 Sr. Devon Lewis, and 6-0 Sr. Colin Burda.

Fort Wayne Canterbury defeated Bethesda Christian by the score of 48-41. There were 10 lead changes and five ties in this game. Fort Wayne Canterbury shot 46.2% from the field including four of seven from the three point line. The Cavaliers connected on eight of 11 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 12 points off nine Bethesda Christian turnovers. Bethesda Christian shot 32.6% from the field including four of 15 from beyond the arc. The Patriots connected on nine of 17 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 15 Fort Wayne Canterbury turnovers. Bethesda Christian held a 10-0 advantage in fast break points.

John Parent led Fort Wayne Canterbury with 22 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. Devon Lewis added 12 points including three of five free throws, three rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. Tucker Day recorded eight points, nine rebounds, and three assists. Colin Burda dished out five assists.

Luke Douglas led Bethesda Christian with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Cooper Jackson added nine points, seven rebounds, six blocked shots, and two steals. Steven Tierney recorded nine points, two rebounds, and two steals. Sam Mlagan chipped in with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Bethesda Christian - 10,15,8,8,41
Fort Wayne Canterbury - 11,17,7,13,48

Bethesda Christian - (41) – I. Mlagan 2, Douglas 13, Jackson 9, S. Mlagan 8, Tierney 9.
Fort Wayne Canterbury - (48) – Parent 22, Dressler 4, Day 8, Lewis 12, Burda 2.

Brownstown Central vs. Wapahani (Class 2A Championship)

Brownstown Central coach Dave Benter started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Jack Benter, 6-5 Jr. Chace Coomer, 6-6 Jr. Colby Hall, 6-1 Sr. Parker Hehman, and 6-3 So. Micah Sheffer. Wapahani coach Matt Luce countered with 6-1 Sr. Mason Barton, 6-1 Sr. Isaac Andrews, 6-3 Sr. Nick Cook, 5-8 Jr. Nate Luce. And 6-0 So. Camden Bell.

Brownstown Central raced out to an 18-7 first quarter lead on their way to a 55-36 victory and the championship over Wapahani. Brownstown Central shot 48.8% from the field including seven of 20 from the three point line. The Braves connected on eight of nine free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 11 points off eight Wapahani turnovers. Wapahani shot 34.9% from the field including five of 28 from beyond the arc. The Raiders connected on one of two free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored three points off four Brownstown Central turnovers.

Jack Benter led Brownstown Central with 25 points including two three point baskets, five of five free throws, six rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, and two steals. Chace Coomer added 13 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, and two steals. Michael Sheffer recorded 11 points including two three point baskets, and six rebounds. Parker Hehman dished out eight assists.

Isaac Andrews led Wapahani with 21 points including four three point baskets, five rebounds, and four assists. 6-3 So. Eli Andrews added seven points and five rebounds. Nick Cook recorded two points, nine rebounds, and two steals.

Brownstown Central - 18,13,7,17,55
Wapahani - 7,7,14,8,36

Brownstown Central - (55) – Benter 25, Coomer 13, Hall 4, Hehman 2, Sheffer 11.
Wapahani - (36) – Barton 0, I. Andrews 21, Cook 2, Luce 4, Bell 2, E. Andrews 7.

Scottsburg vs. South Bend St. Joseph (Class 3A Championship)

Scottsburg coach Eric Richardson starts the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Jack Miller, 6-4 Sr. Caden Richardson, 6-9 Sr. Wyatt Zallers, 5-7 Jr. Dare Bowles, and 6-4 Sr. Kody Clancy. South Bend St. Joseph coach Eric Gaff countered with 6-4 So. Nick Shrewsberry, 6-3 Jr. Chase Konieczny, 6-4 Sr. Jayce Lee, 5-11 Sr. Jerry Barca, and 6-2 So. Braylen White.

Scottsburg outscored South Bend St. Joseph 18-7 in the final quarter to earn a 67-57 victory and the championship. There were eight lead changes and five ties in this game. Scottsburg shot 55.6% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line. The Warriors connected on 12 of 20 free throws, pulled down 17 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 16 South Bend St. Joseph turnovers. South Bend St. Joseph shot 42.9% from the field including seven of 21 from beyond the arc. The Huskies connected on eight of 11 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and did not score off four Scottsburg turnovers.

Jack Miller led Scottsburg with 32 points including three three point baskets, five of six free throws, and four rebounds. Kody Clancy added 20 pointsiincluding two three point baskets, six of nine free throws, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Wyatt Zellers recorded 10 points and blocked three shots.

Chase Konieczny led South Bend St, Joseph with 15 points including two three point baskets, 11 rebounds, and three assists. Jerry Barca added 12 points including three three point baskets, three of four free throws, two rebounds, and three assists. Jayce Lee recorded 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists. 6-2 Fr. Elijah King chipped in with nine points, two rebounds, and two assists. Braylen White added eight points including four of five free throws and five rebounds.

Scottsburg - 19,16,14,18,67
South Bend St. Joseph - 13,21,16,7,57

Scottsburg - (67) – Miller 32, Richardson 1, Zellers 10, Bowles 2, Clancy 20, Boling 2.
South Bend St. Joseph - (57) – Shrewsberry 2, Konieczny 15, Lee 11, Barca 12, White 8, King 9.

Ben Davis vs. Fishers (Class 4A Championship)

Ben Davis coach Corey Taylor started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Ramone Enis, 6-4 Sr. Mark White, 6-7 Jr. Tavion Williams, 6-1 Jr. Mark Zachery, and 6-4 Sr. Karl Windham. Fishers coach Garrett Winegar countered with 6-3 Jr. Millen McCartney, 6-2 Sr. Taden Metzger, 6-6 Sr. Keenan Garner, 5-9 Jr. Cooper Zachary, and 6-2 Jr. JonAnthony Hall.

Fishers outscored Ben Davis 18-8 in the final quarter to defeat Ben Davis by the score of 65-56. There were six lead changes and four ties in this game. Fishers shot 48.9% from the field including seven of 15 from the three point line. The Tigers connected on 12 of 17 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 11 Ben Davis turnovers. Ben Davis shot 45.2% from the field including two of nine from beyond the arc. The Giants connected on 16 of 22 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 11 Fishers turnovers.

JonAnthony Hall led Fishers with 23 points including two three point baskets, three of five free throws, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Keenan Garner added 19 points including two three point baskets, nine rebounds, and five assists. Taden Metzger recorded 10 points including two three point baskets, two of two free throws, and two assists.

Mark Zachery led Ben Davis with 14 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, three rebounds, and five assists. Ramone Enis added 11 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. Karl Windham recorded 11 points including three of three free throws. Mark White chipped in with 10 points including four of four free throws, three rebounds, and two steals. Tavion Williams recorded eight points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Ben Davis - 16,14,18,8,56
Fishers - 19,17,11,18,65

Ben Davis - (56) – Enis 11, White 10, Williams 8, Zachery 14, Windham 11, Parks 2.
Fishers - (65) – McCartney 2, Metzger 10, Garner 19, Zachary 3, Hall 23, Gardner 3, Kirby 5.



Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the IHSAA for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on kyprephoops.com.








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2023 The Billy Hicks Classic Boy's Tournament December 6-9, 2023
Topic: Basketball

2023BBBHCBOYS

2023 The Billy Hicks Classic Boy’s Tournament
Great Crossing & Scott County High Schools

Georgetown, KY
December 6-9, 2023

© 2023 Ron Harrison

December 6th

Great Crossing vs. Franklin County (Great Crossing High School)

Great Crossing coach Steve Page started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson. Franklin County coach Anthony Bergeron countered with 6-2 Sr. Noah Sowders, 5-11 Jr. Kiyas White, 6-3 Jr. Daylyn Redden, 5-10 So. Kivien Russell, and 5-10 Sr. Xavier Taylor.

Great Crossing defeated Franklin County by the score of 82-46. Great Crossing shot 65.5% from the field including three of 11 from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on seven of 12 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 11 Franklin County turnovers. Franklin County shot 32.7% from the field including six of 24 from beyond the arc. The Flyers connected on four of 10 free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored six points off 13 Great Crossing turnovers.

Malachi Moreno led Great Crossing with 23 points on 10 of 11 field goals and three of four free throws, seven rebounds, and four blocked shots. Vince Dawson III added 18 points including two three point baskets, and five assists. Junius Burrell recorded nine points, five rebounds, and two assists. Jeremiah Godfrey chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds. Gage Richardson added six points, eight rebounds, and three assists.

Kiyas White led Franklin County with 12 points including two three point baskets, two rebounds, and four steals. Noah Sowders added 10 points including two three point baskets. Kivien Russell recorded seven points and four assists.

Great Crossing - 21,18,27,16,82
Franklin County - 7,14,11,14,46

Great Crossing - (82) – Godfrey 8, Dawson III 18, Moreno 23, Burrell 9, Richardson 6, Holman 4, Warren 2, Cooper 2, Orem 6, Holman 4.
Franklin County - (46) – Sowders 10, White 12, Redden 4, Russell 7, Taylor 4, Perry 3, Chong 6.

Frederick Douglass vs. Woodford County (Great Crossing High School)

Frederick Douglass coach Stephon Harris started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Armelo Boone, 6-3 Jr. Aveion Chenault, 6-5 So. Nate Coen, 6-1 So. Travis Jones, and 6-4 So. DeMarcus Surratt. Woodford County coach Jaron Brown countered with 6-2 Jr. Jaunte Jenkins, 5-11 Jr. Nolan Asher, 6-6 Jr. Carson Probst, 5-9 Fr. Omari Jointer, and 5-11 Jr. Santonio Waide.

Frederick Douglass outscored Woodford County 12-6 in the final quarter to earn a 56-55 victory. Frederick Douglass shot 46.8% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line. The Broncos connected on eight of 15 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 14 Woodford County turnovers. Woodford County shot 38.9% from the field including three of 13 from beyond the arc. The Yellow Jackets connected on 10 of 15 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 11 Frederick Douglass turnovers.

Armelo Boone led Frederick Douglass with 20 points including three three point baskets, and eight rebounds. Aveion Chenault added 20 points including five of eight free throws, seven rebounds, three assists, and three blocked shots. DeMarcus Surratt recorded 10 points, three rebounds, and three steals.

Santonio Waide led Woodford County with 13 points, two rebounds, and three assists. Jaunte Jenkins added 12 points including four of four free throws, five rebounds, and two steals. 6-4 Sr. Layton Starks recorded 11 points and five rebounds. Omari Jointer chipped in with 10 points, six rebounds, and two assists.

GameWriteup

Frederick Douglass - 17,13,14,12,56
Woodford County - 13,22,14,6,55

Frederick Douglass - (56) – Boone 20, Chenault 20, Coen 0, Jones 4, Surratt 10, Cayson 2.
Woodford County - (55) – Jenkins 12, Asher 2, Probst 0, Jointer 10, Waide 13, Starks 11, Wade 7.

Lafayette vs. Scott County (Scott County High School)

Lafayette coach Vince Sanford started the following lineup: 6-0 Jr. Eli Thomas, 6-0 Sr. Peyton Prichard, 6-4 Jr. Eli Steele, 5-6 Sr. Yashiro Hurst, and 5-8 So. Clay Noble. Scott County coach Tim Glenn countered with 6-2 Jr. Ben Glenn, 6-1 Jr. Tristan Christopher, 6-3 Jr. Greg Skinner, 5-7 Jr. Xyier Wray, and 6-0 Sr. Harrison Owens.

Scott County trailed 29-25 at halftime but rallied to defeat Lafayette 59-50. There were six lead changes and two ties in this game. Scott County shot 44.7% from the field including three of nine from the three point line. The Cardinals connected on 14 of 18 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 18 Lafayette turnovers. Lafayette shot 45.7% from the field including five of 15 from beyond the arc. The Generals connected on three of seven free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored eight points off nine Scott County turnovers.

Tristan Christopher led Scott County with 18 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and six assists. Greg Skinner added 12 points including four of six free throws, and three rebounds. Ben Glenn recorded nine points and four rebounds. Xyier Wray chipped in with seven points, two rebounds, and four assists. Harrison Owens added seven points and two steals.

Yashiro Hurst led Lafayette with 10 points and six rebounds. Eli Steele added seven points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. Peyton Prichard recorded seven points and two rebounds. 5-10 So. KJ Jones chipped in with six points and three rebounds. 5-8 So. Clay Noble added six points on two three point baskets and two rebounds.

Lafayette - 16,13,11,10,50
Scott County - 9,16,16,18,59

Lafayette - (50) – Thomas 5, Prichard 7, Steele 7, Hurst 10, Noble 6, Jones 6, Hunt 5, Kirk 4.
Scott County - (59) – Glenn 9, Christopher 18, Skinner 12, Wray 7, H. Owens 7, Bryant 2, Luckett 4.

Montgomery County vs. Ballard (Scott County High School)

Montgomery County coach Jason Mays started the following lineup: 6-5 Fr. Tyce Jarvis, 6-3 So. Dawson Gentry, 6-7 So. Luke Fawns, 5-10 Jr. Ethan Dunn, and 6-2 Sr. Breccan Decker. Ballard coach Gregory Willis countered with 6-3 Sr. Javeon Fairman, 6-3 So. Cash Whitehead, 6-6 So. Cayon Gaines, 5-9 Jr. Nate Richardson, and 6-2 Jr. Sam Frazier.

Ballard outscored Montgomery County 30-19 in the second quarter on their way to a 98-65 victory. There were five lead changes and five ties in this game. Ballard shot 58.8% from the field including 11 of 23 from the three point line. The Bruins connected on seven of eight free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 20 Montgomery County turnovers. Montgomery County shot 40% from the field including 11 of 29 from beyond the arc. The Indians connected on 10 of 10 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored six points off 11 Ballard turnovers.

Nate Richardson led Ballard with 27 points including five three point baskets, two rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Sam Frazier added 18 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Cayon Gaines recorded 13 points including three of four free throws, and five rebounds. Javeon Fairman chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Cash Whitehead added 10 points and five rebounds.

Luke Fawns led Montgomery County with 20 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, and six rebounds. Dawson Gentry added 15 points including three three point baskets. Tyce Jarvis recorded 12 points inluding two three point baskets, four of four free throws, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Ethan Dunn chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets, and two assists.

Montgomery County - 20,19,15,11,65
Ballard - 21,30,22,25,98

Montgomery County - (65) – Jarvis 12, Gentry 15, Fawns 20, Dunn 8, Decker 5, Rose 3, Hatton 2.
Ballard - (98) – Fairman 11, Whitehead 10, Gaines 13, Richardson 27, Frazier 18, Shy 5, Hayden 7, Faulkner 4, Miller 3.





December 8th

Woodford County vs. Franklin County (Great Crossing High School Consolation Bracket)

Woodford County coach Jaron Brown started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Jaunte Jenkins, 5-11 Jr. Nolan Asher, 6-4 Sr. Layton Starks, 5-9 Fr. Omari Jointer, and 5-11 Jr. Santonio Waide. Franklin County coach Anthony Bergeron countered with 6-2 Sr. Noah Sowders, 6-1 Jr. Tyler Broyles, 6-3 Jr. Daylyn Redden, 5-10 So. Kivien Russell, and 5-10 Sr. Xavier Taylor.

Woodford County led 49-31 at halftime and withstood a second half rally by Franklin County to earn a 72-66 victory. Woodford County shot 55.6% from the field including seven of 12 from the three point line. The Yellow Jackets connected on 15 of 24 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 19 Franklin County turnovers. Franklin County shot 49.1% from the field including five of 14 from beyond the arc. The Flyers connected on seven of 12 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 21 Woodford County turnovers.

Santonio Waide led Woodford County with 20 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, and two assists. Layton Starks added 13 points including four of six free throws, and seven rebounds. Omari Jointer recorded 12 points, three rebounds, and three assists. 6-0 Fr. Wyatt Peters chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets, and five rebounds.

Noah Sowders led Franklin County with 24 points including four three point baskets, and two rebounds. 5-9 Jr. Dre Chenault added 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Tyler Broyles recorded nine points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Daylyn Redden chipped in with nine points and five rebounds. 5-9 Sr. Duri Trahan added seven points, two rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

Woodford County - 23,26,13,10,72
Franklin County - 15,16,19,16,66

Woodford County - (72) – Jenkins 5, Asher 4, Starks 13, Jointer 12, Waide 20, Peters 8, Sturgis 2, Probst 3, Brown 3, McKee 2.
Franklin County - (66) – Sowders 24, Broyles 9, Redden 9, Russell 4, Taylor 2, Chenault 11, Trahan 7.

Montgomery County vs. Lafayette (Great Crossing High School Consolation Bracket)

Montgomery County coach Jason Mays started the following lineup: 6-5 Fr. Tyce Jarvis, 6-3 So. Dawson Gentry, 6-7 So. Luke Fawns, 5-10 Jr. Ethan Dunn, and 6-2 Sr. Breccan Decker. Lafayette coach Vince Sanford countered with 6-0 Jr. Eli Thomas, 6-0 Sr. Peyton Prichard, 6-4 Jr. Eli Steele, 5-6 Sr. Yashiro Hurst, and 5-8 So. Clay Noble.

Montgomery County led 33-18 in the second quarter but had to withstand a furious rally to defeat Lafayette by the score of 66-64. There were four lead changes and two ties in this game. Montgomery County shot 41.7% from the field including 12 of 25 from the three point line. The Indians connected on 14 of 25 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 15 Lafayette turnovers. Lafayette shot 45.6% from the field including three of 14 from beyond the arc. The Generals connected on nine of 13 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 16 Montgomery County turnovers.

Ethan Dunn led Montgomery County with 22 points including six three point baskets, four of eight free throws, three assists, and two steals. Luke Fawns added 18 points including three three point baskets, and four rebounds. Breccan Decker recorded 14 points including five of eight free throws, seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Dawson Gentry chipped in with nine points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and two assists. Tyce Jarvis added three points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots.

Yashiro Hurst led Lafayette with 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Eli Steele added 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots, and three steals. Eli Thomas recorded 15 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and two assists.

Montgomery County - 25,12,15,14,66
Lafayette - 14,14,17,19,64

Montgomery County - (66) – Jarvis 3, Gentry 9, Fawns 18, Dunn 22, Decker 14.
Lafayette - (64) – Thomas 15, Prichard 4, Steele 15, Hurst 17, Noble 3, Kirk 6, Hunt 4.

Scott County vs. Ballard (Scott County High School Semifinal)

Scott County coach Tim Glenn started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Ben Glenn, 6-1 Jr. Tristan Christopher, 6-3 Jr. Greg Skinner, 5-7 Jr. Xyier Wray, and 6-0 Sr. Harrison Owens. Ballard coach Gregory Willis countered with 6-3 Sr. Javeon Fairman, 6-3 So. Cash Whitehead, 6-6 So. Cayon Gaines, 5-9 Jr. Nate Richardson, and 6-2 Jr. Sam Frazier.

Ballard outscored Scott County 26-11 in the third quarter to erase a 28-23 halftime deficit on their way to a 71-55 victory over the Cardinals. There were six lead changes and three ties in this game. Ballard shot 45.6% from the field including nine of 24 from the three point line. The Bruins connected on 10 of 10 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 Scott County turnovers. Scott County shot 46.7% from the field including four of nine from beyond the arc. The Cardinals connected on nine of 12 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 11 Ballard turnovers.

Sam Frazier led Ballard with 15 points including three three point baskets, five rebounds, two blocked shots, and three steals. 6-3 Jr. Nick Hayden added 12 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Cash Whitehead recorded 11 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Javeon Fairman chipped in with nine points, six rebounds, and two steals. Nate Richardson added nine points and two assists. Cayon Gaines recorded eight points and six rebounds.

Ben Glenn led Scott County with 18 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and two assists. Tristan Christopher added 17 points including four of four free throws, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Harrison Owens recorded eight points. Greg Skinner chipped in with six points, four rebounds, and two assists.

Scott County - 9,19,11,16,55
Ballard - 15,8,26,22,71

Scott County - (55) – Glenn 18, Christopher 17, Skinner 6, Wray 5, H. Owens 8, Bryant 1.
Ballard - (71) – Fairman 9, Whitehead 11, Gaines 8, Richardson 9, Frazier 15, Hayden 12, Shy 5, Faulkner 2.

Great Crossing vs. Frederick Douglass (Scott County High School Semifinal)

Great Crossing coach Steve Page started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson. Frederick Douglass coach Stephon Harris countered with 6-4 Jr. Armelo Boone, 6-3 Jr. Aveion Chenault, 6-2 So. Terry Cayson, 6-1 So. Travis Jones, and 6-4 So. DeMarcus Surratt.

Great Crossing led 58-43 after three quarters and withstood a late Frederick Douglass rally to earn a 71-66 victory. Great Crossing shot 50% from the field including five of 15 from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on 10 of 18 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 13 points off seven Frederick Douglass turnovers. Frederick Douglass shot 36.1% from the field including five of 24 from beyond the arc. The Broncos connected on 17 of 22 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 14 Great Crossing turnovers.

Malachi Moreno led Great Crossing with 22 points including six of eight free throws, 14 rebounds, six blocked shots, and two steals. Vince Dawson III added 22 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, nine assists, and two steals. Junius Burrell recorded 17 points including two three point baskets, three of four free throws, and two assists. Jeremiah Godfrey chipped in with four points and seven rebounds.

Armelo Boone led Frederick Douglass with 27 points including 10 of 12 free throws, 11 rebounds, two assists, and three steals. DeMarcus Surratt added 17 points including two three point baskets, three of four free throws, and four rebounds. Terry Cayson recorded eight points including two three point baskets, and three rebounds. Aveion Chenault chipped in with seven points, five rebounds, and two steals.



Great Crossing - 17,20,21,13,71
Frederick Douglass - 13,18,12,23,66

Great Crossing - (71) – Godfrey 4, Dawson III 22, Moreno 22, Burrell 17, Richardson 0, Holman 3, Warren 3.
Frederick Douglass - (66) – Boone 27, Chenault 7, Cayson 8, Jones 5, Surratt 17, Talbert 2.

December 9th

Franklin County vs. Lafayette (Scott County High School 7th Place Game)

Franklin County coach Anthony Bergeron started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Noah Sowders, 6-1 Jr. Tyler Broyles, 6-3 Jr. Daylyn Redden, 5-10 So. Kivien Russell, and 5-9 Jr. Dre Chenault. Lafayette coach Vince Sanford countered with 6-0 Jr. Eli Thomas, 6-0 Sr. Peyton Prichard, 6-4 Jr. Eli Steele, 5-6 Sr. Yashiro Hurst, and 5-8 So. Clay Noble.

Franklin County led 54-34 at halftime and held on for a 70-69 victory over Lafayette. Lafayette outscored Franklin County 35-16 in the second half. There were four lead changes and three ties in this game. Franklin County shot 43.1% from the field including 11 of 30 from the three point line. The Flyers connected on three of five free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 20 Lafayette turnovers. Lafayette shot 51% from the field including four of 16 from beyond the arc. The Generals connected on 15 of 17 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 19 Franklin County turnovers.

Noah Sowders led a balanced Franklin County scoring attack with 15 points including three three point baskets, and two steals. Tyler Broyles added 12 points on four three point baskets, and four rebounds. 6-1 Sr. Zach Perry recorded 11 points including three three point baskets, and four rebounds. Daylyn Redden chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds. 5-9 Sr. Duri Trahan recorded 10 points, seven rebounds, and two assists.

Peyton Prichard led Lafayette with 25 points including two three point baskets, seven of seven free throws, and two rebounds. Yashiro Hurst added 15 points, two rebounds, and two steals. Eli Steele recorded 12 points including three of three free throws, seven rebounds, two blocked shots, and three steals.

Franklin County - 27,27,8,8,70
Lafayette - 10,24,20,15,69

Franklin County - (70) – Sowders 15, Broyles 12, Redden 11, Russell 5, Chenault 0, Davis 4, Trahan 10, Chong 2, Perry 11.
Lafayette - (69) – Thomas 4, Prichard 25, Steele 12, Hurst 15, Noble 5, Jones 2, Hunt 6.

Woodford County vs. Montgomery County (Scott County High School 5th Place Game)

Woodford County coach Jaron Brown started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Jaunte Jenkins, 5-11 Jr. Nolan Asher, 6-4 Sr. Layton Starks, 5-9 Fr. Omari Jointer, and 5-11 Jr. Santonio Waide. Montgomery County coach Jason Mays countered with 6-1 Jr. Dane Klute, 6-3 So. Dawson Gentry, 6-7 So. Luke Fawns, 5-10 Jr. Ethan Dunn, and 6-2 Sr. Breccan Decker.

Woodford County defeated Montgomery County by the score of 91-65. There were 10 lead changes and three ties in this game. Woodford County shot 59.7% from the field including five of 14 from the three point line. The Yellow Jackets connected on 12 of 24 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 12 Montgomery County turnovers. Montgomery County shot 45.7% from the field including 10 of 24 from beyond the arc. The Indians connected on 13 of 16 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored two points off six Woodford County turnovers.

Layton Starks led Woodford County with 27 points including six of eight free throws, and two rebounds. Santonio Waide added 20 points including two three point baskets. Omari Jointer recorded 10 points, six rebounds, and two steals. Juante Jenkins recorded nine points, three rebounds, and two steals.

Luke Fawns led Montgomery County with 38 points including four three point baskets, 10 of 12 free throws, and nine rebounds. Dawson Gentry added 17 points including four three point baskets, and two rebounds.

Woodford County - 20,27,21,23,91
Montgomery County - 17,20,18,10,65

Woodford County - (91) – Jenkins 9, Asher 3, Starks 27, Jointer 10, Waide 20, Wade 5, Sturgis 8, Brown 7, Mitchell 2.
Montgomery County - (65) – Klute 0, Gentry 17, Fawns 38, Dunn 7, Decker 0, Rowlett 3.

Scott County vs. Frederick Douglass (Great Crossing High School 3rd Place Game)

Scott County coach Tim Glenn started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Ben Glenn, 6-1 Jr. Tristan Christopher, 6-3 Jr. Greg Skinner, 5-7 Jr. Xyier Wray, and 6-0 Sr. Harrison Owens. Frederick Douglass coach Stephon Harris countered with 6-4 Jr. Armelo Boone, 6-2 So. Terry Cayson, 6-5 So. Nate Coen, 6-1 So. Travis Jones, and 6-4 So. DeMarcus Surratt.

Frederick Douglass defeated Scott County 72-65 in overtime. There were seven lead changes and eight ties in this game. Frederick Douglass shot 48.3% from the field including zero of 13 from the three point line. The Broncos connected on 14 of 17 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 26 points off 21 Scott County turnovers. Scott County shot 46.2% from the field including four of 13 from beyond the arc. The Cardinals connected on 13 of 19 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 12 Frederick Douglass turnovers.

Armelo Boone led Frederick Douglass with 23 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. DeMarcus Surratt added 13 points and eight rebounds. Terry Cayson recorded 10 points, two points and two assists. 6-3 Jr. Aveion Chenault chipped in with nine points, three rebounds, two blocked shots, and four steals. Travis Jones added eight points including four of four free throws, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Tristan Christopher led Scott County with 26 points including three three point basketsm three of three free throws, and two rebounds. Greg Skinner added 16 points including eight of nine free throws, six rebounds, and two assists. Xyier Wray recorded eight points, two rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Scott County - 14,12,18,16,5,65
Frederick Douglass - 11,20,14,15,12,72

Scott County - (65) – Glenn 4, Christopher 26, Skinner 16, Wray 8, H. Owens 6, Washburn 5.
Frederick Douglass - (72) – Boone 23, Cayson 10, Coen 4, Jones 8, Surratt 13, Wright 2, Chenault 9, Talbert 3.

Ballard vs. Great Crossing (Great Crossing High School Championship)

Ballard coach Gregory Willis started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Javeon Fairman, 6-3 So. Cash Whitehead, 6-6 So. Cayon Gaines, 5-9 Jr. Nate Richardson, and 6-2 Jr. Sam Frazier. Great Crossing coach Steve Page countered with 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson.

Great Crossing defeated Ballard by the score of 88-60. Great Crossing shot 61.3% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 49 rebounds, and scored 15 points off nine Ballard turnovers. Ballard shot 28.2% from the field including 10 of 32 from beyond the arc. The Bruins connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 16 Great Crossing turnovers.

Vince Dawson III led Great Crossing with 31 points including two three point baskets, three of five free throws, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Malachi Moreno added 16 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, and nine blocked shots. Gage Richardson recorded 16 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Junius Burrell chipped in with seven points, five rebounds, and four assists. Jeremiah Godfrey recorded six points, six rebounds, and three assists.

Javeon Fairman led Ballard with 12 points including three three point baskets, and seven rebounds. Cash Whitehead added 12 points including two three point baskets, and six rebounds. 6-3 Jr. Nick Hayden recorded 12 points including three of three free throws. Cayon Gaines chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and two steals. Sam Frazier recorded eight points including three of three free throws, two rebounds, and two assists.

Ballard - 17,10,16,17,60
Great Crossing - 25,19,21,23,88

Ballard - (60) – Fairman 12, Whitehead 12, Gaines 10, Richardson 0, Frazier 8, Hayden 12, Faulkner 3, Miller 3.
Great Crossing - (88) – Godfrey 6, Dawson III 31, Moreno 16, Burrell 7, Richardson 16, Warren 4, Cooper 1, Martin 2, Mason 4, Koonce 1.



Acknowledgements

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

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2023 The Billy Hicks Classic Girl's Tournament December 5-9, 2023
Topic: Basketball

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2023 The Billy Hicks Classic Girl’s Tournament
Great Crossing and Scott County High Schools

Georgetown, KY
December 5-9, 2023

© 2023 Ron Harrison

December 5th

Bourbon County vs. Great Crossing (Great Crossing High School)

Bourbon County coach Kylie Hilander started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Laiken Hardin, 5-10 Sr. Caylie Baker, 6-1 Jr. Morgan Howell, 5-4 Sr. Isabella Sears, and 5-7 Jr. Tiffany Jones. Great Crossing coach Matt Walls countered with 5-8 Sr. Olivia Tierney, 5-6 Jr. Keira Iriondo, 5-11 Sr. Ava Schureman, 5-5 Jr. Jenelle Henderson, and 5-6 Jr. Jaelle Henderson.

Great Crossing defeated Bourbon County by the score of 47-33. Great Crossing shot 35.6% from the field including two of 11 from the three point line. The Lady Warhawks connected on three of seven free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 26 Bourbon County turnovers. Bourbon County shot 27% from the field including zero of nine from beyond the arc. The Lady Colonels connected on 13 of 19 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored two points off 16 Great Crossing turnovers.

Olivia Tierney led Great Crossing with 12 points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots. Jaelle Henderson added 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Ava Schureman recorded nine points including three of four free throws, nine rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. Keira Iriondo chipped in with five points and five rebounds.

Caylie Baker led Bourbon County with 21 points including 13 of 18 free throws, seven rebounds, and three steals. Morgan Howell added four points, six rebounds, and four blocked shots. Laiken Hardin recorded four points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

Bourbon County - 6,9,12,6,33
Great Crossing - 13,12,12,10,47

Bourbon County - (33) – Hardin 4, Baker 21, Howell 4, Sears 2, Jones 0, Hunt 2.
Great Crossing - (47) – O. Tierney 12, Iriondo 5, Schureman 9, Jenelle Henderson 2, Jaelle Henderson 11, Custard 2, Brown 2, C. Tierney 4.

Madison Southern vs. Grant County (Great Crossing High School)

Madison Southern coach Josh Curtis started the following lineup: 5-10 So. Laci Sandlin, 5-5 Jr. Ashlan Estep, 5-9 Sr. Olivia Wagoner, 5-1 Jr. Maria Himes, and 5-4 So. Hadley French. Grant County coach Shawn West countered with 5-9 Sr. Sarah Russell, 5-7 Jr. Caroline Barnes, 5-9 Jr. Jada Cummins, 5-2 Fr. Olivia Ginn, and 5-4 Jr. Skyler Menefee.

Grant County defeated Madison Southern by the score of 50-47. The score was tied seven times and there were eight lead changes in the game. Grant County shot 44.4% from the field including four of 17 from the three point line. The Lady Braves connected on six of eight free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 16 Madison Southern turnovers. Madison Southern shot 35.3% from the field including eight of 17 from beyond the arc. The Lady Eagles connected on three of four free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 19 Grant County turnovers.

Jada Cummins led Grant County with 24 points including five of six free throws, and four rebounds. Olivia Ginn added 11 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots. Caroline Barnes recorded nine points and three rebounds. Sarah Russell chipped in with four points, nine rebounds, and three steals.

Hadley French led Madison Southern with 18 points on six three point baskets, and five rebounds. Laci Sandlin added 10 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and two steals. 5-11 8th Grade Olivia Coburn recorded eight points, six rebounds, and two steals.

Madison Southern - 15,12,10,10,47
Grant County - 11,16,11,12,50

Madison Southern - (47) – Sandlin 10, Estep 4, Wagoner 0, Himes 2, French 18, Coburn 8, Briana Hensley 5.
Grant County - (50) – S. Russell 4, Barnes 9, Cummins 24, Ginn 11, Menefee 0, I. Russell 2.

Woodford County vs. Scott County (Scott County High School)

Woodford County coach Lafear Eason started the following lineup: 5-8 So. Emma Ruby, 5-7 Sr. Taylor Patterson, 5-10 Fr. Evie Hall, 5-4 So. Hailee Gordon, and 5-6 Sr. Ella Webster. Scott County coach Steve Helton countered with 5-8 Jr. Allison Mosby, 5-7 Jr. Nyma Summers, 6-0 So. Kierstin Young, 5-6 So. Belle Banner, and 5-7 Jr. Maleiyah Moore.

Scott County outscored Woodford County 27-9 in the third quarter on their way to a 61-31 victory. Scott County shot 39.1% from the field including five of 21 from the three point line. The Lady Cardinals connected on six of eight free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 29 points off 31 Woodford County turnovers. Woodford County shot 22.4% from the field including one of 19 from beyond the arc. The Lady Yellow Jackets connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored nine points off 16 Scott County turnovers.

Nmya Summers led Scott County with 18 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Allison Mosby added 13 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, and three steals. 5-7 Sr. Kaylen Perry recorded eight points, four rebounds, and two assists. Maleiyah Moore chipped in with six points, three rebounds, three assists, and five steals.

Hailee Gordon led Woodford County with seven points and seven rebounds. Evie Hall added six points and seven rebounds. Ella Webster recorded six points including four of four free throws, two assists, two blocked shots, and two steals.

Woodford County - 6,10,9,6,31
Scott County - 10,8,27,16,61

Woodford County - (31) – Ruby 5, Patterson 0, Hall 6, Gordon 7, Webster 6, Williams 3, Gribble 1, Coffey 1, Long 2.
Scott County - (61) – A. Mosby 13, Summers 18, Young 3, Banner 3, Moore 6, Perry 8, Percell 6, Strong 4.



Simon Kenton vs. West Jessamine (Scott County High School)

Simon Kenton coach Brenden Stowers started the following lineup: 5-10 So. Anna Kelch, 5-7 So. Meg Gadzala, 5-9 So. Haylie Webb, 5-3 Fr. Brynli Pernell, and 5-4 8th Grade Bella Ober. West Jessamine coach Matt Hikens countered with 5-10 Fr. Claire Marshall, 5-9 So. Isabella Lewis, 5-11 So. Kimberly Johnson, 5-4 So. Katie Mastin, and 5-7 So. Arianna McLoney.

Simon Kenton defeated West Jessamine by the score of 58-37. The score was tied twice and there were four lead changes in the game. Simon Kenton shot 36.9% from the field including six of 24 from the three point line. The Lady Pioneers connected on four of six free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 25 West Jessamine turnovers. West Jessamine shot 32.6% from the field including zero of seven from beyond the arc. The Colts connected on nine of 15 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored four points off eight Simon Kenton turnovers.

Brynli Pernell led Simon Kenton with 16 points including four three point baskets, and two assists. Haylie Webb added 13 points including three of four free throws, and four rebounds. Anna Kelch recorded 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots, and three steals. Meg Gadzala chipped in with eight points, six rebounds, and four steals.

Claire Marshall led West Jessamine with 10 points, 18 rebounds, and three assists. Katie Mastin added nine points and two rebounds. Kimberly Johnson recorded eight points and eight rebounds. Isabella Lewis chipped in with six points, three rebounds, and four assists.

Simon Kenton - 14,12,17,15,58
West Jessamine - 13,4,7,13,37

Simon Kenton - (58) – Kelch 10, Gadzala 8, Webb 13, Pernell 16, Ober 3, Flynn 4, Katelin Blevins 2, Neltner 2.
West Jessamine - (37) – Marshall 10, Lewis 6, K. Johnson 8, Mastin 9, McLoney 2, Spencer 2.



December 7th

Madison Southern vs. Bourbon County (Great Crossing High School Consolation Bracket)

Madison Southern coach Josh Curtis started the following lineup: 5-6 So. Bailee Sparks, 5-5 Jr. Ashlan Estep, 5-9 Sr. Olivia Wagoner, 5-1 Jr. Maria Himes, and 5-4 So. Hadley French. Bourbon County coach Kylie Hilander countered with 5-11 Sr. Laiken Hardin, 5-10 Sr. Caylie Baker, 5-10 So. Regan Ring, 5-4 Sr. Isabella Sears, and 5-7 Jr. Tiffany Jones.

Madison Southern defeated Bourbon County by the score of 56-37. Madison Southern shot 40% from the field including nine of 26 from the three point line. The Lady Eagles connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 24 Bourbon County turnovers. Bourbon County shot 37.5% from the field including seven of 18 from beyond the arc. The Lady Colonels were zero of two from the free throw line, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored eight points off 15 Madison Southern turnovers.

Ashlan Estep led Madison Southern with 16 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, six assists, and six steals. Hadley French added 16 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, five assists, and four steals. 5-8 8th Grade Briana Hensley recorded 12 points including two three point baskets, two rebounds, and three steals. Maria Himes chipped in with 10 points including five of eight free throws, and two assists. Olivia Wagoner pulled down seven rebounds.

Laiken Hardin led Bourbon County with 12 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Caylie Baker added nine points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Tiffany Jones recorded eight points including two three point baskets. 5-6 Jr. Riley Hunt chipped in with six points on two three point baskets, and three rebounds.

Madison Southern - 12,6,22,16,56
Bourbon County - 2,15,5,15,37

Madison Southern - (56) – Sparks 0, Estep 16, Wagoner 0, Himes 10, French 16, Briana Hensley 12, Coburn 2.
Bourbon County - (37) – Hardin 12, Baker 9, Ring 2, Sears 0, Jones 8, Hunt 6.

Woodford County vs. West Jessamine (Great Crossing High School Consolation Bracket)

Woodford County coach Lafear Eason started the following lineup: 5-8 So. Emma Ruby, 5-7 Sr. Taylor Patterson, 5-10 Fr. Evie Hall, 5-4 So. Hailee Gordon, and 5-6 Sr. Ella Webster. West Jessamine coach Matt Hikens countered with 5-10 Fr. Claire Marshall, 5-9 So. Isabella Lewis, 5-11 So. Kimberly Johnson, 5-4 So. Katie Mastin, and 5-7 So. Arianna McLoney.

West Jessamine defeated Woodford County by the score of 51-33. West Jessamine shot 46.5% from the field including six of 15 from the three point line. The Colts connected on five of nine free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 19 Woodford County turnovers. The Lady Yellow Jackets connected on five of 10 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored four points off 16 West Jessamine turnovers.

Katie Mastin led West Jessamine with 12 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and two steals. Isabella Lewis added 12 points and five steals. Kimberly Johnson recorded 10 points including four of six free throws, six rebounds, two assists, four blocked shots, and three steals. Claire Marshall added six points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists.

Ella Webster led Woodford County with 12 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, four rebounds, and two assists. Hailee Gordon added six points on two three point baskets, and three rebounds. Taylor Patterson pulled down eight rebounds. 5-10 Fr. Caroline Gribble recorded four points, six rebounds, and two assists.

Woodford County - 6,7,12,8,33
West Jessamine - 15,11,9,16,51

Woodford County - (33) – Ruby 2, Patterson 2, Hall 2, Gordon 6, Webster 12, Williams 5, Gribble 4.
West Jessamine - (51) – Marshall 6, Lewis 12, K. Johnson 10, Mastin 12, McLoney 5, Dowell 6.

Great Crossing vs. Grant County (Scott County High School Semifinal)

Great Crossing coach Matt Walls started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Olivia Tierney, 5-6 Jr. Keira Iriondo, 6-1 Jr. Kennedy Harrison, 5-7 Sr. Meredith Turner, and 5-6 Jr. Jaelle Henderson. Grant County coach Shawn West countered with 5-9 Sr. Sarah Russell, 5-7 Jr. Caroline Barnes, 5-9 Jr. Jada Cummins, 5-2 Fr. Olivia Ginn, and 5-4 Jr. Skyler Menefee.

Grant County raced out to a 27-11 first quarter lead on their way to a 65-54 victory over Great Crossing. Grant County shot 38.8% from the field including five of 13 from the three point line. The Lady Braves connected on 22 of 25 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 22 Great Crossing turnovers. Great Crossing shot 38% from the field including three of 11 from beyond the arc. The Lady Warhawks connected on 13 of 15 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 11 Grant County turnovers.

Jada Cummins led Grant County with 23 points including two three point baskets, nine of 10 free throws, four rebounds, two assists, and five steals. Olivia Ginn added 17 points, two rebounds, three assists, and five steals. Caroline Barnes recorded 12 points including six of seven free throws, and four rebounds.

Olivia Tierney led Great Crossing with 14 points including seven of eight free throws, and two rebounds. 5-11 Sr. Ava Schureman added 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. 5-5 Fr. Nikki Carr recorded nine points and six rebounds. 5-4 Fr. Adrianna Brown chipped in with seven points, two rebounds, and two steals. Kennedy Harrison recorded four points and nine rebounds.

Great Crossing - 11,19,9,15,54
Grant County - 27,9,11,18,65

Great Crossing - (54) – O. Tierney 14, Iriondo 3, Harrison 4, Turner 0, Jaelle Henderson 4, Brown 7, Jenelle Henderson 2, Schureman 11, Carr 9.
Grant County - (65) – S. Russell 4, Barnes 12, Cummins 23, Ginn 17, Menefee 2, Vanholten 6, I. Russell 1,

Simon Kenton vs. Scott County (Scott County High School Semifinal)

Simon Kenton coach Brenden Stowers started the following lineup: 5-10 So. Anna Kelch, 5-7 So. Meg Gadzala, 5-9 So. Haylie Webb, 5-3 Fr. Brynli Pernell, and 5-4 8th Grade Bella Ober. Scott County coach Steve Helton countered with 5-8 Jr. Allison Mosby, 5-7 Jr. Nyma Summers, 6-0 So. Kierstin Young, 5-6 So. Belle Banner, and 5-7 Jr. Maleiyah Moore.

Simon Kenton defeated Scott County by the score of 76-53. Simon Kenton shot 36.5% from the field including two of 19 from the three point line. The Lady Pioneers connected on 28 of 38 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 32 points off 30 Scott County turnovers. Scott County shot 34.4% from the field including three of 14 from beyond the arc. The Lady Cardinals connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 18 Simon Kenton turnovers.

Haylie Webb led Simon Kenton with 20 points including six of 10 free throws, and 14 rebounds. 5-9 Sr. Rylie Flynn added 11 points including seven of 10 free throws, five rebounds, and two steals. Anna Kelch recorded 11 points including two three point baskets. Bella Ober chipped in with nine points including five of six free throws, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Meg Gadzala added six points, three assists, and six steals. Brynli Pernell recorded six points, five rebounds, and four steals.

Maleiyah Moore led Scott County with 14 points including two three point baskets, and two rebounds. Nmya Summers added 13 points and 11 rebounds. 5-7 Sr. Kaylen Perry recorded eight points, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Belle Banner chipped in with eight points.

Simon Kenton - 19,24,21,12,76
Scott County - 8,19,17,9,53

Simon Kenton - (76) – Kelch 11, Gadzala 6, Webb 20, Pernell 6, Ober 9, Flynn 11, Jones 3, Goetz 2, Hernandez 2, Katelin Blevins 6.
Scott County - (53) – A. Mosby 4, Summers 13, Young 0, Banner 8, Moore 14, Horn 2, Perry 2.



December 9th

Bourbon County vs. Woodford County (Scott County High School 7th Place Game)

Bourbon County coach Kylie Hilander started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Laiken Hardin, 5-10 Sr. Caylie Baker, 5-10 So. Regan Ring, 5-4 Sr. Isabella Sears, and 5-7 Jr. Tiffany Jones. Woodford County coach Lafear Eason countered with 5-8 So. Emma Ruby, 5-7 Sr. Taylor Patterson, 5-10 Fr. Evie Hall, 5-4 So. Hailee Gordon, and 5-6 Sr. Ella Webster.

Woodford County trailed Bourbon County 37-27 after three quarters but outscored the Lady Colonels 22-2 in the final quarter o earn a 49-39 victory. There were four lead changes and five ties in this game. Woodford County shot 35.6% from the field including nine of 25 from the three point line. The Lady Yellow Jackets connected on eight of 15 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 17 Bourbon County turnovers. Bourbon County shot 32.6% from the field including two of 12 from beyond the arc. The Lady Colonels connected on nine of 14 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 15 Woodford County turnovers.

Ella Webster led Woodford County with 30 points including six three point baskets, four of eight free throws, three rebounds, two assists, and four steals. Hailee Gordon added 10 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and two assists.

Laike Hardin led Bourbon County with 13 points including four of four free throws, eight rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Caylie Baker added nine points and two rebounds. 6-1 Jr. Morgan Howell recorded six points, seven rebounds, and four blocked shots. Tiffany Jones chipped in with five points and seven rebounds.

Bourbon County - 8,18,11,2,39
Woodford County - 10,8,9,22,49

Bourbon County - (39) – Hardin 13, Baker 9, Ring 4, Sears 2, Jones 5, Howell 6.
Woodford County - (49) – Ruby 3, Patterson 1, Hall 2, Gordon 10, Webster 30, Williams 3.

Madison Southern vs. West Jessamine (Scott County High School 5th Place Game)

Madison Southern coach Josh Curtis started the following lineup: 5-6 So. Bailee Sparks, 5-5 Jr. Ashlan Estep, 5-9 Sr. Olivia Wagoner, 5-1 Jr. Maria Himes, and 5-4 So. Hadley French. West Jessamine coach Matt Hikens countered with 5-10 Fr. Claire Marshall, 5-9 So. Isabella Lewis, 5-11 So. Kimberly Johnson, 5-4 So. Katie Mastin, and 5-7 So. Arianna McLoney.

West Jessamine outscored Madison Southern 21-7 in the second quarter on their way to a 61-54 victory. West Jessamine shot 38.9% from the field including four of 21 from the three point line. The Colts connected on 15 of 23 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 18 Madison Southern turnovers. Madison Southern shot 37% from the field including five of 25 from beyond the arc. The Lady Eagles connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 13 West Jessamine turnovers.

Claire Marshall led West Jessamine with 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and six steals. Kimberly Johnson added 12 points and six rebounds. Katie Mastin recorded 12 points including five of six free throws, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Ariana McLoney chipped in with 12 points including three three point baskets, three of four free throws, and two rebounds. Isabella Lewis recorded eight points, five rebounds, and two assists.

Laci Sandlin led Madison Southern with 37 points including four three point baskets, three of three free throws, four rebounds, and four steals in only 21:29 minutes of playing time. 5-8 8th Grade Briana Hensley added six points and three rebounds. Ashlan Estep recorded five points, five rebounds, and three assists. Maria Himes chipped in with four points, six rebounds, and three assists.

Madison Southern - 11,7,12,24,54
West Jessamine - 5,21,15,20,61

Madison Southern - (54) – Sparks 0, Estep 5, Wagoner 2, Himes 4, French 0, Sandlin 37, Briana Hensley 6,
West Jessamine - (61) – Marshall 17, Lewis 8, K. Johnson 12, Mastin 12, McLoney 12.

Scott County vs. Great Crossing (Great Crossing High School 3rd Place Game)

Scott County coach Steve Helton started the following lineup: 5-7 So. Dymon Percell, 5-7 Jr. Nyma Summers, 5-7 Sr. Kaylen Perry, 5-6 So. Belle Banner, and 5-7 Jr. Maleiyah Moore. Great Crossing coach Matt Walls countered with 5-8 Sr. Olivia Tierney, 5-11 Sr. Ava Schureman, 6-1 Jr. Kennedy Harrison, 5-5 Fr. Nikki Carr, and 5-6 Jr. Jaelle Henderson.

Scott County eked out a 60-59 victory over Great Crossing. There were 17 lead changes and nine ties in this game. Scott County shot 28.8% from the field including 11 of 31 from the three point line. The Lady Cardinals connected on 11 of 17 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 25 Great Crossing turnovers. Great Crossing shot 33.8% from the field including two of eight from beyond the arc. The Lady Warhawks connected on 11 of 22 free throws, pulled down 59 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 21 Scott County turnovers.

Maleiyah Moore led Scott County with 19 points including five three point baskets, two rebounds, and five steals. Kaylen Perry added 14 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, and two steals. Dymon Percell recorded 14 points including two three point baskets, and eight rebounds. 6-0 So. Kierstin Young chipped in with five points, nine rebounds, and four assists.

Kennedy Harrison led Great Crossing with 30 points, 20 rebounds, and three steals. Olivia Tierney added nine points, three rebounds, and two assists. Ava Schureman recorded eight points including two three point baskets, nine rebounds, and five steals.

Scott County - 14,12,20,14,60
Great Crossing - 15,11,20,13,59

Scott County - (60) – Percell 14, Summers 4, Perry 14, Banner 0, Moore 19, Young 5, A. Mosby 4.
Great Crossing - (59) – O. Tierney 9, Schureman 8, Harrison 30, Carr 5, Jaelle Henderson 5, Kearney 2.



Grant County vs. Simon Kenton (Great Crossing High School Championship)

Grant County coach Shawn West started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Sarah Russell, 5-7 Jr. Caroline Barnes, 5-9 Jr. Jada Cummins, 5-2 Fr. Olivia Ginn, and 5-4 Jr. Skyler Menefee. Simon Kenton coach Brenden Stowers countered with 5-10 So. Anna Kelch, 5-7 So. Meg Gadzala, 5-9 So. Haylie Webb, 5-3 Fr. Brynli Pernell, and 5-4 8th Grade Bella Ober.

Simon Kenton defeated Grant County by the score of 53-42. There were six lead changes and five ties in this game. Simon Kenton shot 33.3% from the field including five of 23 from the three point line. The Lady Pioneers connected on 14 of 18 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 21 Grant County turnovers. Grant County shot 36% from the field including three of 16 from beyond the arc. The Lady Braves connected on three of nine free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 19 Simon Kenton turnovers.

Brynli Pernell led Simon Kenton with 19 points including three three point baskets, six of six free throws, and two assists. Haylie Webb added 13 points including five of six free throws, 13 rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots. Meg Gadzala recorded eight points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and three steals. Bella Ober chipped in with six points, four rebounds, two blocked shots, and four steals. Anna Kelch recorded five points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Caroline Barnes led Grant County with 17 points and two rebounds. Olivia Ginn added nine points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, and two steals. Jada Cummins recorded nine points, four rebounds, and two assists. Sarah Russell chipped in with four points, 11 rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.

Grant County - 11,9,13,9,42
Simon Kenton - 8,16,16,13,53

Grant County - (42) – Russell 4, Barnes 17, Cummins 9, Ginn 9, Menefee 0, Vanholten 3.
Simon Kenton - (53) – Kelch 5, Gadzala 8, Webb 13, Pernell 19, Ober 6, Flynn 2.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Event Stats Crew for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on kyprephoops.com.








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2023 White Greer Maggard Holiday Classic (Girls) (Championship Bracket) December 20-23, 2023
Topic: Basketball

2023BBWGMHCG

2023 White Greer Maggard Holiday Classic (Girls)
Championship Bracket

Lexington Catholic High School Lexington, KY
December 20-23, 2023

© 2023 Ron Harrison

March 20th

Conner vs. Frederick Douglass

Conner coach Michelle Gambrell started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Aubree Depenbrock, 5-7 Sr. Anna Hamilton, 5-8 So. Izelee Kerns, 4-11 Jr. Avery Burchem, and 5-6 Jr. Alexis Craddock. Frederick Douglass coach Daryl Moberly countered with 5-10 Fr. Jaylee Knowles, 5-9 Jr. Amayah Maxwell, 6-2 Sr. Ayanna-Sarai Darrington, 5-3 Jr. Kate Baker, and 5-7 Jr. Niah Rhodes.

Frederick Douglass raced out to a 16-4 first quarter lead on their way to a 70-35 victory over Conner. Frederick Douglass shot 45% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line. The Broncos connected on 11 of 16 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 32 points off 21 Conner turnovers. Conner shot 31.8% from the field including one of 11 from beyond the arc. The Lady Cougars connected on six of 10 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored two points off 13 Frederick Douglass turnovers.

Nia Rhodes led Frederick Douglass with 21 points including five three point baskets, and four rebounds. 5-7 Sr. Ella Bolden added nine points. Ayanna-Sarai Darrington recorded eight points, seven rebounds, and two steals. 5-6 So. Mikalee Bennett chipped in with eight points, five rebounds, and three steals. Jaylee Knowles recorded four points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Anna Hamilton led Conner with 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Aubree Depenbrock added seven points, six rebounds, and two assists. Alexis Craddock recorded seven points and two rebounds. Izelee Kerns chipped in with six points and six rebounds.

Conner - 4,14,13,4,35
Frederick Douglass - 16,15,21,18,70

Conner - (35) – Depenbrock 7, Hamilton 11, Kerns 6, Burchem 0, Craddock 7, Smith 4.
Frederick Douglass - (70) – Knowles 4, Maxwell 2, Darrington 8, Baker 4, Rhodes 21, Bennett 8, Gregonis 2, Okorley 2, Bolden 9, King 4, Cheek 2, Major 4.

Anderson County vs. Dixie Heights

Anderson County coach Clay Birdwhistell started the following lineup: 6-0 Jr. Lainey Johnson, 5-7 Sr. Faith Hyatt, 5-10 Jr. Ella Baum, 5-9 Sr. Jenna Satterly, and 5-9 Sr. Claire Cooper. Dixie Heights coach Joel Steczynski countered with 5-9 Jr. Bella Crawford, 5-9 Sr. Avery Moore, 5-11 Sr. Abby Thelen, 5-7 8th Grade Peyton Gibson, and 5-7 Sr. Jalynn Brooks.

Anderson County pulled away in the second half to defeat Dixie Heights 50-31. Anderson County shot 32.7% from the field including four of 24 from the three point line. The Lady Bearcats connected on 14 of 14 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored six points off 14 Dixie Heights turnovers. Dixie Heights shot 35.1% from the field including two of 11 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on three of five free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored three points off 10 Anderson County turnovers.

Lainey Johnson led Anderson County with 21 points including six of six free throws, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Jenna Satterly added 15 points including four of four free throws, seven rebounds, and four steals. Claire Cooper recorded six points on two three point baskets, seven rebounds, and two steals. Faith Hyatt pulled down eight rebounds.

Abby Thelen led Dixie Heights with 10 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Avery Moore added eight points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots. Jalynn Brooks recorded six points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Anderson County - 8,10,18,14,50
Dixie Heights - 8,5,12,6,31

Anderson County - (50) – Johnson 21, Hyatt 2, Baum 4, Satterly 15, Cooper 6, Glass 2.
Dixie Heights - (31) – Crawford 2, Moore 8, Thelen 10, Gibson 5, Brooks 6.

Mercy Academy vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar

Mercy Academy coach Nick Cann started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Peyton Arnold, 5-8 So. Abby Reitzel, 6-2 Sr. Leah Kaelin, 5-5 Jr. Olivia Pifer, and 5-7 Jr. Addyson Becker. Paul Laurence Dunbar coach Erik Daniels countered with 5-10 Fr. Ellie Lavey, 5-9 Sr. Bella Rusing, 6-0 So. Ava Rankin, 5-4 Fr. Layla Flynn, and 5-7 Sr. Justice Biggerstaff.

Mercy Academy trailed Paul Laurence Dunbar 28-26 at halftime but outscored the Lady Bulldogs 23-6 in the third quarter on their way to a 57-47 victory. There were two lead changes and two ties in this game. Mercy Academy shot 40% from the field including six of 26 from the three point line. The Jaguars connected on seven of 11 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 24 Paul Laurence Dunbar turnovers. Paul Laurence Dunbar shot 38% from the field including one of seven from beyond the arc. The Lady Bulldogs connected on eight of nine free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 19 Mercy Academy turnovers.

5-5 Jr. Hadley O’Bryan led Mercy Academy with 17 points including three three point baskets, six of six free throws, and three rebounds. Leah Kaelin added 17 points, three rebounds, and two blocked shots. Abby Reitzel recorded 14 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, four assists, and five steals.

Justice Biggerstaff led Paul Laurence Dunbar with 17 points including three of three free throws, nine rebounds, four assists, and five steals. Layla Flynn added eight points, five rebounds, four assists, and five steals. Bella Rusing recorded four points, five rebounds, two assists, four blocked shots, and two steals.

Mercy Academy - 17,9,23,8,57
Paul Laurence Dunbar - 10,18,6,13,47

Mercy Academy - (57) – Arnold 4, Reitzel 14, Kaelin 17, Pifer 2, Becker 0, O’Bryan 17, Freeman 3.
Paul Laurence Dunbar - (47) – Lavey 2, Rusing 4, Rankin 0, Flynn 8, Biggerstaff 17, Day 6, Alexander 3, Yaden 3, Lewis 4.



December 21st

Frankfort vs. Lexington Catholic

Frankfort coach Maurice Garrard started the following lineup: 5-9 8th Grade Taylin Wade, 5-8 So. Destini Sims, 5-10 Jr. Kendall Cook, 5-2 Sr. Charlotte Barnett, and 5-5 Jr. Charlianne Robinson. Lexington Catholic coach Michael Menifee countered with 5-9 Sr. Marielle Sackleh, 5-8 Sr. Mary Hall, 5-9 Sr. Lydia Kennedy, 5-6 Sr. Brooke Russell, and 5-5 So. Josey Cox.

Lexington Catholic defeated Frankfort by the score of 47-36. Lexington Catholic shot 33.9% from the field including two of eight from the three point line. The Lady Knights connected on seven of 11 free throws, pulled down 45 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 24 Frankfort turnovers. Frankfort shot 28% from the field including two of 13 from beyond the arc. The Lady Panthers connected on six of 18 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 23 Lexington Catholic turnovers.

Marielle Sackleh led Lexington Catholic with 12 points, nine rebounds, and three steals. Lydia Kennedy added nine points, six rebounds, three blocked shots, and two steals. 5-9 So. Payton Avilez recorded nine points including three of four free throws, five rebounds, and three steals. Mary Hall chipped in with eight points and four rebounds. Josey Cox added six points and two rebounds. 5-9 So. Bella Bretz recorded three points, 10 rebounds, and two assists.

Taylin Wade led Frankfort with 11 points and six rebounds. Charlianne Robinson added 11 points, three rebound, three assists, and four steals. Kendall Cook recorded 10 points including two three point baskets, 11 rebounds, six blocked shots, and five steals.

Frankfort - 8,5,7,16,36
Lexington Catholic - 10,17,12,8,47

Frankfort - (36) – Wade 11, Sims 0, Cook 10, Barnett 2, Robinson 11, Summers 2.
Lexington Catholic - (47) – Sackleh 12, Hall 8, Kennedy 9, Russell 0, Cox 6, Avilez 9, Bretz 3.



Henry Clay vs. Christian Academy of Louisville

Henry Clay coach Ashley Garrard started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Allison Stone, 5-8 Sr. Lydia Van Metre, 5-10 Sr. Elizabeth Nelson, 5-2 Jr. Ariyanna Sutton, and 5-6 Sr. Timarri Miller. Christian Academy of Louisville coach Byron Wilkins Jr. countered with 5-8 So. Brianna Wilkins, 5-8 So. Jaida Allen, 5-9 So. Ava Moore, 5-3 Jr. Maggie Hydes, and 5-7 Jr. Bailee Duck.

Christian Academy of Louisville outscored Henry Clay 26-16 in the third quarter to pull away for a 64-49 victory. Christian Academy of Louisville shot 46.7% from the field including zer of six from the three point line. The Lady Centurions connected on 22 of 30 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 26 Henry Clay turnovers. Henry Clay shot 33.3% from the field including six of 34 from beyond the arc. The Lady Blue Devils connected on nine of 13 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 18 CAL turnovers.

Brianna Wilkins led Christian Academy of Louisville with 28 points including eight of nine free throws, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Bailee Duck added nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Ava Moore recorded eight points and six rebounds. Maggie Hydes chipped in with seven points including five of six free throws, six rebounds, and four steals.

Allison Stone led Henry Clay with 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and four steals. 5-5 7th Grade Tamia Waide added 12 points including three three point baskets, and five rebounds. Timarri Miller recorded nine points including five of eight free throws, and five rebounds.

Henry Clay - 10,8,16,15,49
Christian Academy of Louisville - 12,12,26,14,64

Henry Clay - (49) – Stone 17, Van Metre 5, Nelson 1, Sutton 2, Miller 9, Waide 12, Dumphord 3.
Christian Academy of Louisville - (64) – Wilkins 28, Allen 3, A. Moore 8, Hydes 7, Duck 9, Parker 4, K. Moore 3.

Ryle vs. Male

Ryle coach Katie Haitz started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Quinn Eubank, 5-10 So. Jaelyn Jones, 6-2 Sr. Sarah Baker, 5-4 Sr. Kassidy Peters, and 5-8 Sr. Gracie Carrigan. Male coach Maurice Ponder countered with 5-10 Jr. Aubrey Bradshaw, 5-10 Sr. MaKrya Humphrey, 6-0 Sr. Lillian Holt, 5-8 Fr. Khmiah Verble, and 5-8 Sr. Kalani Brock.

Ryle raced out to a 29-14 first quarter lead on their way to a 70-51 victory over Male. Ryle shot 53.1% from the field including six of 15 from the three point line. The Lady Raiders connected on 12 of 17 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 28 points off 17 Male turnovers. Male shot 50% from the field including four of nine from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs connected on 11 of 20 free throws, pulled down 16 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 16 Ryle turnovers.

Quinn Eubank led Ryle with 18 points including four of seven free throws, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Jaelyn Jones added 14 points including four of four free throws, six rebounds, four assists, and five steals. Kassidy Peters recorded 14 points including four three point baskets, and four rebounds. Sarah Baker chipped in with six points, three rebounds, and four assists.

Kalani Brock led Male with 18 points including three of four free throws, three rebounds, three assists, and seven steals. Aubrey Bradshaw added 15 points including four of six free throws, and two rebounds. MaKrya Humphrey recorded 12 points and three rebounds.

Ryle - 29,25,14,2,70
Male - 14,9,17,11,51

Ryle - (70) – Eubank 18, Jones 14, Baker 6, Peters 14, Carrigan 4, McClain 5, Miller 4, Singel 3, R. Warner 2.
Male - (51) – Bradshaw 15, Humphrey 12, Holt 0, Verble 0, Brock 18, Ellis 5, Johnson 1.

Ashland Blazer vs. Southwestern

Ashland Blazer coach Stacy Davis started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Ella Sellars, 5-8 So. Gabby Karle, 5-9 So. Aryanna Gulley, 5-3 Jr. Kenleigh Woods, and 5-5 Fr. Brookelyn Duckwyler. Southwestern coach Junior Molden countered with 5-7 So. Jordyn McDonald, 5-7 Fr. Jaelyn Dye, 6-1 Sr. Payton Acey, 5-5 Jr. Jessalyn Flynn, and 5-7 Jr. Kinsley Molden.

Ashland Blazer defeated Southwestern by the score of 63-44. Ashland Blazer shot 42.4% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line. The Kittens connected on eight of 16 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 24 Southwestern turnovers. Southwestern shot 38.2% from the field including four of 15 from beyond the arc. The Warriors connected on 14 of 19 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 14 Ashland Blazer turnovers.

Ella Sellars led Ashland Blazer with 22 points including three three point baskets, three of four free throws, four rebounds, and three steals. Brookelyn Duckwyler added 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals. Aryanna Gulley recorded 10 points, five rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals. Gabby Karle chipped in with nine points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two steals. 5-9 Fr. Jenny Delaney added seven points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Payton Acey led Southwestern with 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. Kinsley Molden added 12 points including two three point baskets, and two of two free throws. Jaelyn Dye recorded nine points, two rebounds, and four steals.

Ashland Blazer - 17,16,14,16,63
Southwestern - 10,9,12,13,44

Ashland Blazer - (63) – Sellars 22, Karle 9, A. Gulley 10, Woods 0, Duckwyler 11, Delaney 7, Troxier 4.
Southwestern - (44) – McDonald 2, Dye 9, Acey 12, Flynn 1, Molden 12, Loudermilk 2, Williams 3, Jones 3.



December 22nd

Anderson County vs. George Rogers Clark (Quarterfinal)

Anderson County coach Clay Birdwhistell started the following lineup: 6-0 Jr. Lainey Johnson, 5-7 Sr. Faith Hyatt, 5-10 Jr. Ella Baum, 5-9 Sr. Jenna Satterly, and 5-9 Sr. Claire Cooper. George Rogers Clark coach Robbie Graham countered with 5-8 Sr. Makili Tabor, 5-8 So. Teigh Yeast, 6-2 Jr. Ciara Byars, 5-5 Fr. Kennedy Stamper, and 5-7 So. Anaya Chestnut.

George Rogers Clark pulled away in the second half to defeat Anderson County by the score of 61-39. There were two lead changes and three ties in this game. George Rogers Clark shot 39.2% from the field including six of 19 from the three point line. The Lady Cardinals connected on 15 of 25 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 18 turnovers. Anderson County shot 34.4% from the field including eight of 14 from beyond the arc. The Lady Bearcats connected on nine of 16 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and did not score off two George Rogers Clark turnovers.

Ciara Byars led George Rogers Clark with 16 points and eight rebounds. Anaya Chestnut added 12 points including three three point baskets, and two steals. 5-10 Jr. Khania Jones recorded 10 points including six of six free throws, eight rebounds, and two steals. Teigh Yeast chipped in with nine points, two rebounds, and three assists. Kennedy Stamper recorded six points, three rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Lainey Johnson led Anderson County with 17 points including four three point baskets, three of four free throws, five rebounds, and two assists. Ella Baum added 12 points including two three point baskets, and nine rebounds. Claire Cooper recorded six points on two three point baskets, and three rebounds. Jenna Satterly chipped in with two points, eight rebounds, and four assists.

Anderson County - 12,10,8,9,39
George Rogers Clark - 14,11,18,18,61

Anderson County - (39) – Johnson 17, Hyatt 0, Baum 12, Satterly 2, Cooper 6, Glass 2.
George Rogers Clark - (61) – Tabor 5, Yeast 9, Byars 16, Stamper 6, A. Chestnut 12, Jones 10, Green 3.

Ryle vs. Lexington Catholic (Quarterfinal)

Ryle coach Katie Haitz started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Quinn Eubank, 5-10 So. Jaelyn Jones, 6-2 Sr. Sarah Baker, 5-4 Sr. Kassidy Peters, and 5-8 Sr. Gracie Carrigan. Lexington Catholic coach Michael Menifee countered with 5-9 Sr. Marielle Sackleh, 5-8 Sr. Mary Hall, 5-9 Sr. Lydia Kennedy, 5-6 Sr. Brooke Russell, and 5-5 So. Josey Cox.

Ryle defeated Lexington Catholic by the score of 62-25. Ryle shot 66.7% from the field including three of seven from the three point line. The Lady Raiders connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 28 points off 18 Lexington Catholic turnovers. Lexington Catholic shot 19.1% from the field including zero of 14 from beyond the arc. The Lady Knights connected on seven of 16 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 13 Ryle turnovers.

Jaelyn Jones led Ryle with 16 points and two rebounds. Quinn Eubank added 14 points, three rebounds, six assists, two blocked shots, and five steals. Sarah Baker recorded 11 points, six rebounds, and two assists.

Lydia Kennedy led Lexington Catholic with 11 points, eight rebounds, and five steals. Mary Hall added four points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Ryle - 16,15,12,19,62
Lexington Catholic - 4,3,8,10,25

Ryle - (62) – Eubank 14, Jones 16, Baker 11, Peters 3, Carrigan 4, Miller 4, McClain 4, Elliot 3, R. Warner 3.
Lexington Catholic - (25) – Sackleh 2, Hall 4, Kennedy 11, Russell 4, Cox 1, Hodkins 1, Bretz 2.

Ashland Blazer vs. Christian Academy of Louisville (Quarterfinal)

Ashland Blazer coach Stacy Davis started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Ella Sellars, 5-8 So. Gabby Karle, 5-9 So. Aryanna Gulley, 5-9 Fr. Jenna Delaney, and 5-5 Fr. Brookelyn Duckwyler. Christian Academy of Louisville coach Byron Wilkins Jr. countered with 5-8 So. Brianna Wilkins, 5-8 So. Jaida Allen, 5-9 So. Ava Moore, 5-3 Jr. Maggie Hydes, and 5-7 Jr. Bailee Duck.

Christian Academy of Louisville raced out to an 18-2 first quarter lead on their way to a 66=53 victory over Ashland Blazer. Christian Academy of Louisville shot 53.8% from the field including two of nine from the three point line. The Lady Centurions connected on eight of 11 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 19 Ashland Blazer turnovers. Ashland Blazer shot 35.3% from the field including five of 17 from beyond the arc. The Kittens connected on 12 of 15 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 17 CAL turnovers.

Brianna Wilkins led Christian Academy of Louisville with 30 points, six rebounds, and four steals. Bailee Duck added 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Jaida Allen recorded 10 points, four rebounds, and five assists. Ava Moore chipped in with nine points, seven rebounds, and three steals.

Jenna Delaney led Ashland Blazer with 16 points including three of four free throws, four rebounds, and four steals. Gabby Karle added 13 points including five of five free throws, seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Brookelyn Duckwyler recorded 12 points including three of four free throws, six rebounds, and two steals. Ella Sellars chipped in with seven points, four assists, and two steals.

Ashland Blazer - 2,18,20,13,53
Christian Academy of Louisville - 18,19,11,18,66

Ashland Blazer - (53) – Sellars 7, Karle 13, A. Gulley 3, Delaney 16, Duckwyler 12, Rogers 2.
Christian Academy of Louisville - (66) – Wilkins 30, Allen 10, Moore 9, Hydes 5, Duck 12.

Mercy Academy vs. Frederick Douglass (Quarterfinal)

Mercy Academy coach Nick Cann started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Peyton Arnold, 5-8 So. Abby Reitzel, 6-2 Sr. Leah Kaelin, 5-5 Jr. Olivia Pifer, and 5-7 Jr. Addyson Becker. Frederick Douglass coach Daryl Moberly countered with 5-10 Fr. Jaylee Knowles, 5-9 Jr. Amayah Maxwell, 6-2 Sr. Ayanna-Sarai Darrington, 5-3 Jr. Kate Baker, and 5-7 Jr. Niah Rhodes.

Frederick Douglass defeated Mercy Academy by the score of 58-39. Frederick Douglass shot 48% from the field including four of eight from the three point line. The Lady Broncos connected on six of eight free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 17 Mercy Academy turnovers. Mercy Academy shot 29.5% from the field including six of 22 from beyond the arc. The Jaguars connected on seven of 17 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored two points off 17 Frederick Douglass turnovers.

Ayanna-Sarai Darrington led Frederick Douglass with 19 points including five of six free throws, 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots, and five steals. Niah Rhodes added 19 points including three three point baskets, and two assists. 5-9 So. Miami King recorded seven points and two rebounds.

Abby Reitzel led Mercy Academy with 12 points including two three point baskets, and two rebounds. Peyton Arnold added seven points, four rebounds, and two assists. Leah Kaelin recorded six points, three rebounds, and four steals. Addyson Becker chipped in with four points, six rebounds, and four assists.

Mercy Academy - 8,6,14,11,39
Frederick Douglass - 19,17,15,7,58

Mercy Academy - (39) – Arnold 7, Reitzel 12, Kaelin 6, Pifer 4, Becker 4, O’Bryan 3, Freeman 3.
Frederick Douglass - (58) – Knowles 2, Maxwell 2, Darrington 19, Baker 0, Rhodes 19, King 7, Bennett 4, Gregonis 3, Hudspeth 2.



December 23rd

Frederick Douglass vs. George Rogers Clark (Semifinal)

Frederick Douglass coach Daryl Moberly started the following lineup: 5-10 Fr. Jaylee Knowles, 5-9 Jr. Amayah Maxwell, 6-2 Sr. Ayanna-Sarai Darrington, 5-3 Jr. Kate Baker, and 5-7 Jr. Niah Rhodes. George Rogers Clark coach Robbie Graham countered with 5-8 Sr. Makili Tabor, 5-8 So. Teigh Yeast, 6-2 Jr. Ciara Byars, 5-5 Fr. Kennedy Stamper, and 5-7 So. Anaya Chestnut.

George Rogers Clark outscored Frederick Douglass 15-0 in the third quarter on their way to a 65-42 victory. There were 11 lead changes and five ties in this game in the first half. George Rogers Clark shot 46.4% from the field including four of 21 from the three point line. The Lady Cardinals connected on nine of 10 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 19 Frederick Douglass turnovers. Frederick Douglass shot 36.6% from the field including four of 10 from beyond the arc. The Lady Broncos connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored four points off eight GRC turnovers.

Ciara Byars led George Rogers Clark with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four blocked shots. Anaya Chestnut added 12 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. 5-7 Jr. Jailenn Green recorded 12 points including four of five free throws, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Teigh Yeast chipped in with nine points, six rebounds, and two assists. 5-10 Jr. Khania Jones recorded eight points and four rebounds.

Niah Rhodes led Frederick Douglass with 21 points including four three point baskets. Jaylee Knowles added 11 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots. 5-6 So. Mikalee Bennett recorded six points. Ayanna-Sarai Darrington was hampered with foul problems and was limited to 14 minute of playing time and recorded two points and five rebounds.

Frederick Douglass - 13,10,0,19,42
George Rogers Clark - 11,17,15,22,65

Frederick Douglass - (42) – Knowles 11, Maxwell 0, Darrington 2, Baker 2, Rhodes 21, Bennett 6.
George Rogers Clark - (65) – Tabor 3, Yeast 9, Byars 17, Stamper 2, A, Chestnut 12, Green 12, Jones 8, Miller 2.



Christian Academy of Louisville vs. Ryle (Semifinal)

Christian Academy of Louisville coach Byron Wilkins Jr. started the following lineup: 5-8 So. Brianna Wilkins, 5-8 So. Jaida Allen, 5-9 So. Ava Moore, 5-3 Jr. Maggie Hydes, and 5-7 Jr. Bailee Duck. Ryle coach Katie Haitz countered with 6-0 Sr. Quinn Eubank, 5-10 So. Jaelyn Jones, 6-2 Sr. Sarah Baker, 5-4 Sr. Kassidy Peters, and 5-8 Sr. Gracie Carrigan.

Ryle outscored Christian Academy of Louisville 18-13 in the final quarter to earn a 62-58 victory. There were eight lead changes and four ties in this game. Ryle shot 36% from the field including eight of 19 from the three point line. The Lady Raiders connected on 18 of 22 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 17 CAL turnovers. Christian Academy shot 44.7% from the field including seven of 14 from beyond the arc. The Lady Centurions connected on nine of 12 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 15 Ryle turnovers.

Quinn Eubank led Ryle with 27 points including four three point baskets, five of five free throws, two assists, two blocked shots, and three steals. Sarah Baker added 13 points including five of five free throws, five rebounds, and five assists. Jaelyn Jones recorded 13 points including two three point baskets, five of six free throws, two rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Bailee Duck led Christian Academy of Louisville with 21 points and nine rebounds. Brianna Wilkins added 18 points including four three point baskets, two of three free throws, six rebounds, and four steals. Jaida Allen recorded nine points including four of four free throws, two rebounds, two assists, and five steals. Maggie Hydes chipped in with seven points, eight rebounds, and two assists.

Christian Academy of Louisville - 12,13,20,13,58
Ryle - 13,11,20,18,62

Christian Academy of Louisville - (58) – Wilkins 18, Allen 9, A. Moore 3, Hydes 7, Duck 21.
Ryle - (62) – Eubank 27, Jones 13, Baker 13, Peters 3, Carrigan 1, Miller 5.

George Rogers Clark vs. Ryle (Championship)

George Rogers Clark coach Robbie Graham started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Makili Tabor, 5-8 So. Teigh Yeast, 6-2 Jr. Ciara Byars, 5-5 Fr. Kennedy Stamper, and 5-7 So. Anaya Chestnut. Ryle coach Katie Haitz countered with 6-0 Sr. Quinn Eubank, 5-10 So. Jaelyn Jones, 6-2 Sr. Sarah Baker, 5-4 Sr. Kassidy Peters, and 5-8 Sr. Gracie Carrigan.

George Rogers Clark defeated Ryle by the score of 79-43. George Rogers Clark shot 55.4% from the field including nine of 16 from the three point line. The Lady Cardinals connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 31 points off 24 Ryle turnovers. Ryle shot 35.6% from the field including three of seven from beyond the arc. The Lady Raiders connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 12 George Rogers Clark turnovers.

Kennedy Stamper led George Rogers Clark with 18 points including three three point baskets, three of four free throws, three rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Ciara Byars added 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three blocked shots. Anaya Chestnut recorded 13 points including three three point baskets, two rebounds, and four assists. 5-10 Jr. Khania Jones chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots, and three steals. 5-7 Jr. Jailenn Green added 10 points including three of four free throws, and two rebounds. Teigh Yeast recorded 10 points, four rebounds, and two steals.

Quinn Eubank led Ryle with 17 points including three of three free throws, nine rebounds, and three steals. Sarah Baker added eight points, four rebounds, and three assists. Jaelyn Jones recorded seven points, five rebounds, and two blocked shots.

George Rogers Clark - 18,22,17,22,79
Ryle - 8,13,16,6,43

George Rogers Clark - (79) – Tabor 0, Yeast 10, Byars 14, Stamper 18, A. Chestnut 13, Jones 12, Green 10, Miller 2.
Ryle - (43) – Eubank 17, Jones 7, Baker 8, Peters 3, Carrigan 3, Fong 1, McClain 4.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.

 

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

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2024 OHSAA (Ohio) Boys' Basketball Championships Division I. II, III, & IV March 24, 2024
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2024 OHSAA (Ohio) Boys’ Basketball Championships Division I, II, III, & IV
University of Dayton Arena

Dayton, OH

March 24, 2024

© 2024 Ron Harrison

March 24th

Richmond Heights vs. Berlin Hiland (Division IV Championship)

Richmond Heights coach Quentin Rogers started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Hosea Steele Jr., 6-4 Jr. Dorian Jones, 6-5 Sr. Jeremy Wilson, 5-11 Jr. DeErick Barber, Jr. and 6-2 Jr. Demaris Winters Jr. Berlin Hiland coach David Schlabach countered with 6-1 Sr. Sammy Detweiler, 6-0 Jr. Sam Wengard, 6-3 Jr. Nick Wigton, 5-9 So. Alex Miller, and 5-11 Jr. Logan Hershberger.

Richmond Heights captured their third consecutive championship with a 62-35 victory over Berlin Hiland. Richmond Heights shot 45.6% from the field including eight of 28 from the three point line. The Spartans connected on two of four free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 28 points off 16 Berlin Hiland turnovers. Berlin Hiland shot 26.7% from the field including four of 19from beyond the arc. The Hawks connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored five points off nine Richmond Heights turnovers.

Demaris Winters Jr. led Richmond Heights with 19 points including five three point baskets, seven rebounds, and three assists. Dorian Jones added 13 points, three rebounds, and two steals. Hosea Steele Jr. recorded 12 points, six rebounds, and two steals. DeErick Barber Jr, pulled down six rebounds, and dished out nine assists.

Nick Wigton led Berlin Hiland with 16 points including three three point baskets, and five rebounds. Sammy Detweiler added seven points and two rebounds.

Richmond Heights - 12,13,19,18,62
Berlin Hiland - 7,7,8,13,35

Richmond Heights - (62) – Steele Jr. 12, Jones 13, Wilson 4, Barber Jr. 0, Winters Jr, 19, McWilliams 3, Salters 5, Garner 4, Dozier 2.
Berlin Hiland - (35) – Detweiler 7, Wengard 4, Wigton 16, Miller 4, Hershberger 2, Weaver 2.

Cleveland Heights Lutheran East vs. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (Division III Championship)

Lutheran East coach Sam Liggins started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Ronald Taylor, 6-2 Fr. Chris Hill, 6-11 Sr. Jesse McCulloch, 5-9 Sr. Anthony Bruce, and 6-0 Sr. Chauncey Brashers. Harvest Prep coach David Dennis Sr. countered with 6-4 Sr. London Foggie, 6-4 Jr. Khalil Daniel, 6-5 So. Ephraim Campbell, 6-0 Jr. Brandon Roddy, and 6-1 Sr. Adonus Abrams.

Lutheran East captured their third championship in four years with a 45-36 victory over Harvest Prep. Lutheran East shot 50% from the field including three of 10 from the three point line. The Falcons connected on four of six free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored eight points off 11 Harvest Prep turnovers. Harvest Prep shot 37.2% from the field including one of 15 from beyond the arc. The Warriors connected on three of nine free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored nine points off 12 Lutheran East turnovers.

Jesse McCulloch led Lutheran East with 18 points, nine rebounds, and four blocked shots. Chris Hill added 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Chauncey Brashers recorded five points, two rebounds, six assists, and four steals.

Khalil Daniel led Harvest Prep with nine points and seven rebounds. London Foggie added seven points. Adonus Abrams added six points, two rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Ephraim Campbell chipped in with six points and three rebounds.

Cleveland Heights Lutheran East - 13,17,7,8,45
Canal Winchester Harvest Prep - 10,12,2,12,36

Cleveland Heights Lutheran East - (45) – Taylor 5, Hill 10, McCulloch 18, Bruce 5, Brashers 5, Mallory 2.
Canal Winchester Harvest Prep - (36) – Foggie 7, Daniel 9, Campbell 6, Roddy 4, Abrams 6, Pollard 2, Chiles 2.

Zanesville Maysville vs. Kettering Archbishop Alter (Division II Championship)

Zanesville Maysville coach Dave Brown started the following lineup: 6-2 So. Jordyn Watson, 6-1 Sr. Alex Bobb, 6-5 So. Kane Roehrig, 5-10 So. Gator Nichols, and 5-11 Sr. Wesley Armstead. Kettering Archbishop Alter coach Eric Coulter countered with 6-6 Jr. Brady Conner, 6-3 Jr. RJ Greer, 6-8 Jr. Charlie Uhl, 6-0 Sr. Joe Brand, and 6-2 Sr. Gavin Leen.

Archbishop Alter defeated Zanesville Maysville by the score of 68-54. Archbishop Alter shot 52.5% from the field including eight of 19 from the three point line. The Knights connected on 18 of 21 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 12 Zanesville Maysville turnovers. Zanesville Maysville shot 37% from the field including 14 of 36 from beyond the arc. The Panthers did not attempt a free throw, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 14 points off nine Archbishop Alter turnovers.

Joe Brand led Archbishop Alter with 23 points including three three point baskets, six of eight free throws, four rebounds, two assists, and four steals. RJ Greer added 17 points including two three point baskets, five of five free throws, two rebounds, and three assists. Brady Conner recorded 13 points including four of four free throws, six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Gavin Leen chipped in with 12 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and two steals. Charlie Uhl recorded two points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two blocked shots.

Alex Bobb led Zanesville Maysville with 24 points including six three point baskets, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jordyn Watson added 17 points including five three point baskets, five rebounds, and five assists. Gator Nichols recorded six points on two three point baskets, four rebounds, and three assists.

Zanesville Maysville - 9,15,10,20,54
Kettering Archbishop Alter - 13,14,21,20,68

Zanesville Maysville - (54) – Watson 17, Bobb 24, Roehrig 4, Nichols 6, Armstead 3.
Kettering Archbishop Alter - (68) – Conner 13, Greer 17, Uhl 2, Brand 23, Leen 12, Focht 1.

Centerville vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius (Division I Championship)

Centerville coach Brook Cupps started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Jonathan Powell, 6-4 Jr. Ethan Greenberg, 6-7 Sr. Njie Baboucarr, 6-3 Jr. Jamar Montgomery, and 6-4 Jr. Eli Greenberg. Cleveland St. Ignatius coach Cam Joyce countered with 6-8 Sr. Reece Robinson, 6-4 Sr. Michael Lamirand, 6-9 Jr. Damon Friery, 6-0 Jr. Quinn Woidke, and 6-0 Sr. Jack Zapolnik.

Cleveland Ignatius defeated Centerville by the score of 66-56. There was one tie and four lead changes in this game. Cleveland Ignatius shot 53.5% from the field including seven of 15 from the three point line. The Wildcats connected on 13 of 20 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 10 Centerville turnovers. Centerville shot 35.2% from the field including five of 19 from beyond the arc. The Elks connected on 13 of 15 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 11 St. Ignatius turnovers.

Jack Zapolnik led a balanced Cleveland St. Ignatius attack with 14 points including six of six free throws, five rebounds, and seven assists. 6-1 Sr. Matt Ellis added 12 points. Michael Lamirand recorded 11 points including three three point baskets, seven rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots, and two steals. Reece Robinson chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds. Damon Friery recorded nine points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and two assists. Quinn Woidke added eight points including three of four free throws, two rebounds, and two assists.

Jonathan Powell led Centerville with 17 points including three three point baskets, 11 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Eli Greenberg added 15 points including six of six free throws, and three rebounds. Ethan Greenberg recorded 11 points. Njie Baboucarr chipped in with 10 points including four of four free throws, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots.

Centerville - 14,10,8,24,56
Cleveland St. Ignatius - 15,15,15,21,66

Centerville - (56) – Powell 17, Ethan Greenberg 11, Baboucarr 10, Montgomery 3, Eli Greenberg 15.
Cleveland St. Ignatius - (66) – Robinson 10, Lamirand 11, Friery 9, Woidke 8, Zapolnik 14, Johnson 2, Ellis 12.



Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the OHSAA for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on kyprephoops.com.








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2024 UK HealthCare Boys' Basketball Sweet 16(R) Tournament March 20-23, 2024
Topic: Basketball

BB2024BS16

UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® Tournament
Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY
March 20-23, 2024

© 2024 Ron Harrison

March 20th

Perry County Central vs. Magoffin County

Perry County Central coach Shaannon Hoskins started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Carter Castle, 5-11 So. Mason Sumner, 6-3 Sr. Kizer Slone, 5-8 Jr. Tyson Neace, and 5-10 Jr. Trayten Woods. Magoffin County coach Scott Castle countered with 6-2 Sr. Aden Barnett, 6-0 Sr. Ethan Salyer, 6-5 Sr. Zane Whitaker, 5-10 Sr. Grayson Whitaker, and 5-11 So. Walker Russell.

Magoffin County trailed Perry County Central 38-35 after three quarters but outscored the Commodores 19-9 in the final quarter to earn a 54-47 victory. There were seven ties and two lead changes in this game. Magoffin County shot 46.7% from the field including one of seven from the three point line. The Hornets connected on 11 of 12 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 12 Perry County Central turnovers. Perry County Central shot 39.5% from the field including three of 16 from beyond the arc. The Commodores connected on 10 of 12 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored five points off 10 Magoffin County turnovers.

Aden Barnett led Magoffin County with 24 points including four of four free throws, three assists, and four steals. Walker Russell added 14 points including two of two free throws, and seven rebounds. Zane Whitaker recorded 13 points including four of four free throws, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots.

Trayten Woods led Perry County Centyral with 14 points and two assists. Carter Castle added 14 points including four of four free throws, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Kizer Slone recorded nine points including three of four free throws, 11 rebounds, and three assists. Tyson Neace chipped in with seven points, four rebounds, and two steals.

Perry County Central - 13,12,13,9,47
Magoffin County - 13,6,16,19,54

Perry County Central - (47) – Castle 14, Sumner 3, Slone 9, Neace 7, Woods 14.
Magoffin County - Neace 7, (54) – Barnett 24, Salyer 3, Z. Whitaker 13, G. Whitaker 0, Russell 14.

Lyon County vs. Ashland Blazer

Lyon County coach Ryan Perry started the following lineup: 6-6 So. Lukas Breedlove, 6-2 So. Bray Kirk, 6-6 Sr. Brady Shoulders, 6-2 Sr. Travis Perry, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Reddick. Ashland Blazer coach Ryan Bonner countered with 6-4 Jr. Zander Carter, 6-3 Sr. Asher Adkins, 6-5 Sr. Nate Freize, 6-1 So. Cameron Davis, and 6-1 Jr. Braxton Jennings.

Brady Shoulders connected on two free throws with seconds remaining to give Lyon County a 45-43 come-from-behind vicory over Ashland Blazer. Lyon County trailed Ashland Blazer 36-32 entering the final quarter, There were four ties and six lead changes in this game. Lyon County shot 44.2% from the field including two of 16 from the three point line. The Lyons connected on five of six free throws, pulled down 20 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 14 Ashland Blazer turnovers. Ashland Blazer shot 48.6% from the field including six of 16 from beyond the arc. The Tomcats connected on three of four free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 10 Lyon County turnovers.

Brady Shoulders led Lyon County with 17 points including four of four free throws, four rebounds, and three assists. Travis Perry added 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

Braxton Jennings led Ashland Blazer with 12 points including two three point baskets, two rebounds, and three assists. Asher Adkins added 11 points and five rebounds. Zander Carter recorded nine points, three rebounds, and two steals. Cameron Davis chipped in with six points on two three point baskets, two rebounds, and five assists. Nate Freize recorded five points, five rebounds, and three assists.

Lyon County - 13,13,6,13,45
Ashland Blazer - 7,10,19,7,43

Lyon County - (45) – Breedlove 2, Kirk 4, Shoulders 17, Perry 16, Reddick 4, Defew 2.
Ashland Blazer - (43) – Carter 9, Adkins 11, Freize 5, Davis 6, Jennings 12.

Marshall County vs. Adair County

Marshall County coach Sawyer Donohoo started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Logan Parker, 6-1 Jr. Tommy Robertson, 6-4 Fr. Matthew Langhi, 5-11 Jr. Alex Staples, and 6-0 So. Ryan Stokes. Adair County coach Jeffrey Breeze countered with 6-6 Jr. Brayton Coomer, 6-1 Jr. Lane Grant, 6-7 Jr. Isaiah Cochran, 5-11 Jr. Carter White, and 6-0 Jr. Connor Loy.

Adair County defeated Marshall County by the score of 72-55. Adair County shot a sizzling 62.2% from the field including nine of 17 from the three point line. The Indians connected on seven of 12 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 12 Marshall County turnovers. Marshall County shot 51.1% from the field including five of 12 from beyond the arc. The Marshals connected on four of four free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 20 points off nine Adair County turnovers.

Isaiah Cochran led a balanced Adair County scoring attack with 16 points, nine rebounds, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots. 6-3 So. Gilbert Dawson added 12 points including two three point baskets, and two rebounds. Connor Loy recorded 11 points, three rebounds, and eight assists. Lane Grant chipped in with 11 points including three three point baskets. Brayton Coomer recorded 10 points and four rebounds.

Alex Staples led Marshall County with 13 points including four of four free throws, four rebounds, and three assists. Matthew Langhi added 12 points and two rebounds. Logan Parker recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds. Tommy Robertson chipped in with nine points and two assists.

Marshall County - 9,15,12,19,55
Adair County - 18,13,17,24,72

Marshall County - (55) – Parker 11, Robertson 9, Langhi 12, Staples 13, Stokes 0, Phelps 2, Mohler 2, Darnall 3, Jezik 3.
Adair County - (72) – Coomer 10, Grant 11, Cochran 16, White 6, Loy 11, Gilbert 12, Bardin 6.

Great Crossing vs. Spencer County

Great Crossing coach Steve Page started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Jr. Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson. Spencer County coach Jason Burns countered with 6-2 Sr. Camden Cox, 6-1 Sr. Andrew Barron, 6-5 Sr. Keaton Baird, 5-10 Sr. Kellen Marksbury, and 6-0 Sr. Luke Erhardt.

Spencer County led Great Crossing by seven points in the third quarter but Great Crossing rallied outscoring Spencer County 18-4 in the final quarter to earn a 62-48 victory. Great Crossing shot 47.5% from the field including one of nine from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on five of 14 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 11 Spencer County turnovers. Spencer County shot 36.7% from the field including nine of 31 from beyond the arc. The Bears connected on three of three free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored eight points off six Great Crossing turnovers. Great Crossing held an 18-8 advantage in second chance points.

Malachi Moreno led Great Crossing with 24 points, 19 rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. Jeremiah Godfrey added 11 points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots. Junius Burrell recorded nine points, four rebounds, and six assists. Gage Richardson chipped in with eight points, three rebounds, and three assists. Vince Dawson III recorded six points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Camden Cox led Spencer County with 15 points including three three point baskets, two rebounds, and six assists. Luke Erhardt added 11 points including two three point baskets, and four assists. Kellen Marksbury recorded six points on two three point baskets. Keaton Baird chipped in with four points, six rebounds, and three assists,

Great Crossing - 21,8,15,18,62
Spencer County - 12,16,16,4,48

Great Crossing - (62) – Godfrey 11, Dawson 6, Moreno 24, Burrell 9, Richardson 8, Warren 4.
Spencer County - (48) – Cox 15, Barron 3, Baird 4, Marksbury 6, Erhardt 11, Seawright 2, Armstrong 5, Combs 2.



March 21st

Warren Central vs. Harlan County

Warren Central coach William Unseld started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Kade Unseld, 6-4 Sr. Drevin Bratton, 6-5 Sr. Elijah Starks, 5-8 Sr. Cadin Hammer, and 6-1 Sr. Elijah Howard. Harlan County coach Kyle Jones countered with 6-6 Sr. Trent Noah, 6-3 Jr. Jaycee Carter, 6-4 Sr. Caleb Johnson, 6-2 So. Reggie Cottrell, and 6-2 Jr. Maddox Huff.

Harlan County defeated Warren Central by the score of 67-59. Harlan County shot 48.8% from the field including 10 of 19 from the three point line. The Black Bears connected on 17 of 19 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scorede six points off five Warren Central turnovers. Warren Central shot 46.9% from the field including seven of 19 from beyond the arc. The Dragons connected on six of nine free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 14 points off six Harlan County turnovers.

Trent Noah led Harlan County with 35 points including six three point baskets, seven of nine free throws, 11 rebounds, and three assists. Maddox Huff added 15 points including three three point baskets, six of six free throws, five rebounds, and four assists. Jaycee Carter recorded eight points and two rebounds.

Kade Unseld led Warren Central with 23 points including three three point baskets, two of two free throws, six rebounds, and four assists. Drevin Bratton added 13 points including three of four free throws, and two rebounds. Elijah Starks recorded 12 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists. Cadin Hammer chipped in with nine points on three three point baskets.

Warren Central - 12,16,16,15,59
Harlan County - 18,14,23,12,67

Warren Central - (59) – Unseld 23, Bratton 13, Starks 12, Hammer 9, Howard 2.
Harlan County - (67) – Noah 35, Carter 8, Johnson 0, Cottrell 5, Huff 15, Napier 4.

Evangel Christian vs. Butler County

Evangel Christian coach Larry Miller started the following lineup: 6-4 Fr. Davier White, 6-3 Sr. Isaiah Chitapa, 6-8 Sr. Ben Mukadi, 6-2 Sr. Kyran Tilley, and 6-3 Sr. Christian Doerr. Butler County coach Calvin Dockery countered with 6-5 Jr. Trever DeWeese, 6-2 Jr. Justin Castlen, 6-7 Jr. Lawson Rice, 5-1- Jr. Ty Price, and 6-0 Jr. Briar Griffin.

Evangel Christian utilized good shooting and a strong defensive effort on high scoring Butler County guard Ty Price to earn a 71-60 victory over the Bears. There were three ties and three lead changes in this game. Evangel Christian shot 50 % from the field including five of 14 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 12 of 20 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 16 Ohio County turnovers. Ohio County shot 41.4% from the field including five of 23 from beyond the arc. The Bears connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored eight points off 12 Evangel Christian turnovers.

Christian Doerr led Evangel Christian with 21 points including three of four free throws, three rebounds, five assists, and five steals. Davier White added 18 points including four three point baskets, and six rebounds. Isaiah Chitapa recorded 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Kyran Tilley chipped in with nine points including three of four free throws, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Ben Mukadi added eight points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Lawson Rice led Butler County with 19 points including five of six free throws, six rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. Justin Castlen added 16 points including four three point baskets, and 10 rebounds. Ty Price recorded 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Trever DeWeese chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds.

Evangel Christian - 18,17,16,20,71
Butler County - 15,11,17,17,60

Evangel Christian - (71) – White 18, Chitapa 10, Mukadi 8, Tilley 9, Doerr 21, Djema 1, Trice 4.
Butler County - (60) – DeWeese 9, Castlen 16, Rice 19, Price 12, Griffin 4.

Trinity vs. Pulaski County

Trinity coach Bret Saxton started the following lineup: 6-5 So. Jayden Johnson, 6-4 Sr. Alex Johnson, 6-6 Jr. Julius Edmonds, 5-10 Jr. Lance Chandler, and 6-3 Sr. Drae Vasser. Pulaski County coach John Fraley countered with 6-4 Jr. Gavin Cook, 6-1 Sr. Jason Wooldridge, 6-4 So. Zak Anderson, 5-10 Sr. Will Blankenship, and 6-1 So. Carson Fraley.

Trinity defeated Pulaski County by the score of 50-43. There was one tie and eight lead changes in the game. Trinity shot 52.8% from the field including four of 14 from the three point line. The Shamrocks connected on eight of 13 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 12 Pulaski County turnovers. Pulaski County shot 38.1% from the field including two of 11 from beyond the arc. The Maroons connected on nine of 15 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 12 Trinity turnovers.

Drae Vasser led Trinity with 19 points including three three point baskets, two rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Lance Chandler added nine points including five of six free throws, and two steals. Alex Johnson recorded eight points and three rebounds. Julius Edmonds chipped in with five points and six rebounds. Jayden Johnson recorded five points, three rebounds, and three assists.

Will Blankenship led Pulaski County with 14 points including three of four free throws, and four steals. Zak Anderson added nine points, 10 rebounds, and two assists. Carson Fraley recorded eight points, two rebounds, and three assists. Gavin Cook chipped in with six points and six rebounds. 6-2 Jr. Ethan Idlewine added six points including four of six free throws, and two rebounds.

Trinity - 9,12,17,12,50
Pulaski County - 11,8,12,12,43

Trinity - (50) – JJ. Johnson 5, A. Johnson 8, Edmonds 5, Chandler 9, Vasser 19, Frasher 2, Lawson 2.
Pulaski County - (43) – Cook 6, Wooldridge 0, Anderson 9, Blankenship 14, C. Fraley 8, Idlewine 6.

Campbell County vs. Newport

Campbell County coach Brent Sowder started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Nathan Smith, 6-2 Sr. William Johnson, 6-4 Sr. Connor Weinel, 5-11 Jr. Garyn Jackson, and 6-0 Sr. Broc Sorgenfrei. Newport coach Rodney Snapp countered with 6-7 So. James Turner, 6-4 Jr. DaShawn Anderson, 6-8 Fr. Griffin Starks, 6-0 Sr. Jabari Covington, and 6-2 Sr. DeShaun Jackson. (Star PG Taylen Kinney attempted to play tonight but was unable to continue because of a hamstring injury).

Campbell County held on down the stretch to earn a 43-40 victory over Newport. There were three ties and three lead changes in the game. Campbell County led 23-14 at halftime but Newport battled back to tie the score at 32-32 after three quarters. Campbell County connected five of six free throws down the stretch to ensure the victory. Campbell County shot 42.4% from the field including five of 12 from the three point line. The Camels connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored six points off four Newport turnovers. Newport shot 36.7% from the field including two of 12 from beyond the arc. The Wildcats connected on two of four free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored four points off six Campbell County turnovers.

Broc Sorgenfrei led Campbell County with 12 points including two three point baskets, and four rebounds. Garyn Jackson added 11 points and seven rebounds. Connor Weinel recorded nine points and 10 rebounds.

James Turner led Newport with 14 points and five rebounds. Jabari Covington added 11 points and seven rebounds. DeShaun Jackson recorded six points, four rebounds, and two assists. DaShawn Anderson chipped in with five points and three rebounds.

Campbell County - 11,13,8,11,43
Newport - 10,4,18,8,40

Campbell County - (43) – Smith 2, Johnson 3, Weinel 9, Jackson 11, Sorgenfrei 12, Franzen 1, Francher 5.
Newport - (40) – Turner 14, Anderson 5, Starks 2, Covington 11, Jackson 6, Lowe 2.

March 22nd

Great Crossing vs. Magoffin County (Quarterfinal)

Great Crossing coach Steve Page started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Jr. Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson. Magoffin County coach Scott Castle countered with 6-2 Sr. Aden Barnett, 6-0 Sr. Ethan Salyer, 6-5 Sr. Zane Whitaker, 5-10 Sr. Grayson Whitaker, and 5-11 So. Walker Russell.

Great Crossing raced out to a 31-8 first quarter lead on their way to an 83-48 victory over Magoffin County. Great Crossing shot 50% from the field including four of 12 from the three point line. The Warhawks connected on nine of 12 free throws, pulled down 48 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 15 Magoffin County turnovers. Magoffin County shot 33.3% from the field including four of 25 from beyond the arc. The Hornets connected on six of 12 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored eight points off nine Great Crossing turnovers.

Vince Dawson III led Great Crossing with 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Malachi Moreno added 16 points, 15 rebounds, and four blocked shots. Gage Richardson recorded 15 points including three three point baskets, and seven assists. Junius Burrell chipped in with 12 points including four of four free throws, six rebounds, eight assists, and three steals. Jeremiah Godfrey added six points and three rebounds.

Walker Russell led Magoffin County with 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Ethan Salyer added 12 points including two three point baskets. Aiden Barnett recorded 11 points including three of four free throws, three rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Zane Whitaker chipped in with six points, 10 rebounds, and four blocked shots.

Great Crossing - 31,24,18,10,83
Magoffin County - 8,17,16,7,48

Great Crossing - (83) – Godfrey 6, Dawson 18, Moreno 16, Burrell 12, Richardson 15, Holman 2, Payne 2, Warren 2, Cooper 2, Martin 2, Koonce 4, Orem 2.
Magoffin County - (48) – Barnett 11, Salyer 12, Z. Whitaker 6, G. Whitaker 3, Russell 12, Meadows 4.

Adair County vs. Lyon County (Quarterfinal)

Adair County coach Jeffrey Breeze started the following lineup: 6-6 Jr. Brayton Coomer, 6-1 Jr. Lane Grant, 6-7 Jr. Isaiah Cochran, 5-11 Jr. Carter White, and 6-0 Jr. Connor Loy. Lyon County coach Ryan Perry countered with 6-6 So. Lukas Breedlove, 6-2 So. Bray Kirk, 6-6 Sr. Brady Shoulders, 6-2 Sr. Travis Perry, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Reddick.

Lyon County defeated Adair County by the score of 80-65. There were five ties and three lead changes in this game. Lyon County shot 45.1% from the field including seven of 22 from the three point line. The Lyons connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 11 Adair County turnovers. Adair County shot 40.7% from the field including nine of 29 from beyond the arc. The Indians connected on eight of 11 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored eight points off four Lyon County turnovers.

Travis Perry led Lyon County with 21 points including four three point baskets, five of six free throws, two rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Brady Shoulders added 18 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Bray Kirk recorded 18 points including two three point baskets, nine rebounds, and two assists. Jack Reddick chipped in with nine points, two rebounds, and seven assists. Lukas Breedlove blocked four shots.

Connor Loy led Adair County with 14 points including four of six free throws, six rebounds, and eight assists. 6-3 So. Dawson Gilbert added 14 points including four three point baskets, and three rebounds. Lane Grant recorded 11 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, and two assists. Carter White chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets, two rebounds, and three assists. Brayton Coomer added seven points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Isaiah Cochran recorded six points, five rbounds, and two blocked shots.

Adair County - 10,10,12,33,65
Lyon County - 12,18,26,24,80

Adair County - (65) – Coomer 7, Grant 11, Cochran 6, White 10, Loy 14, Gilbert 14, Brady 3.
Lyon County - (80) – Breedlove 4, Kirk 18, Shoulders 18, Perry 21, Reddick 9, Collins 2, Defew 8.

Campbell County vs. Harlan County (Quarterfinal)

Campbell County coach Brent Sowder started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Nathan Smith, 6-2 Sr. William Johnson, 6-4 Sr. Connor Weinel, 5-11 Jr. Garyn Jackson, and 6-0 Sr. Broc Sorgenfrei. Harlan County coach Kyle Jones countered with 6-6 Sr. Trent Noah, 6-3 Jr. Jaycee Carter, 6-4 Sr. Caleb Johnson, 6-2 So. Reggie Cottrell, and 6-2 Jr. Maddox Huff.

Harlan County defeated Campbell County 85-71 in overtime. Campbell County led by 16 points mid way through the third quarter but Harlan County’s Trent Noah hit a three point shot with 45 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 69-69 and force overtime. Harlan County outscored Campbell County 16-2 in overtime. The score was tied four times and there were five lead changes in this game. Harlan County shot 51.9% from the field including eight of 20 from the three point line. The Black Bears connected on 23 of 27 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 12 Campbell County turnovers. Campbell County shot 43.1% from the field including 11 of 32 from beyond the arc. The Camels connected on 10 of 13 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 13 Harlan County turnovers.

Trent Noah led Harlan County with 48 points including seven three point baskets, nine of nine free throws, nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Maddox Huff added 22 points including eight of 10 free throws, nine rebounds, and seven assists. Reggie Cottrell recorded eight points and six rebounds.

Broc Sorgenfrei led Campbell County with 17 points including five three point baskets, four rebounds, and six assists. Garyn Jackson added 16 points including four of four free throws, seven rebounds, and six assists. Nathan Smith recorded 12 points including three three point baskets, two rebounds, and two steals. William Johnson chipped in with nine points and two rebounds. Connor Weinel recorded seven points including three of four free throws, four rebounds, and three assists.

Campbell County - 17,18,20,14,2,71
Harlan County - 14,14,16,25,16,85

Campbell County - (71) – Smith 12, Johnson 9, Weinel 7, Jackson 16, Sorgenfrei 17, Franzen 7, Francher 3.
Harlan County - (85) – Noah 48, Carter 3, Johnson 2, Cottrell 8, Huff 22, Napier 2.

Evangel Christian vs. Trinity (Quarterfinal)

Evangel Christian coach Larry Miller started the following lineup: 6-4 Fr. Davier White, 6-3 Sr. Isaiah Chitapa, 6-8 Sr. Ben Mukadi, 6-2 Sr. Kyran Tilley, and 6-3 Sr. Christian Doerr. Trinity coach Bret Saxton countered with 6-5 So. Jayden Johnson, 6-4 Sr. Alex Johnson, 6-6 Jr. Julius Edmonds, 5-10 Jr. Lance Chandler, and 6-3 Sr. Drae Vasser.

Evangel Christian defeated Trinity by the score of 57-46. Evangel Christian got excellent games from their guard combo of Christian Doerr and Kyran Tilley while Trinity was hampered by an injury mid way through the third quarter to Drae Vasser who was limited to 19 minutes of action tonight. Evangel Christian shot 38.5% from the field including four of 15 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 13 of 20 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored eight points off 13 Trinity turnovers. Trinity shot 36.4% from the field including two of 11 from beyond the arc. The Shamrocks connected on 12 of 18 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored eight points off seven Evangel Christian turnovers.

Kyran Tilley led Evangel Christian with 20 points including three of four free throws, three rebounds, and four steals. Christian Doerr added 19 points including three three point baskets, six of eight free throws, four rebounds, and five assists. Davier White recorded seven points, five rebounds, and three blocked shots. Ben Mukadi chipped in with six points and 11 rebounds. Isaiah Chitapa recorded five points, six rebounds, and three assists.

Alex Johnson led Trinity with 15 points including six of six free throws, and three rebounds. 6-3 So. Keriawn Berry added 11 points and three rebounds. Drae Vasser recorded eight points and five rebounds. Julius Edmonds chipped in with six points, five rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Evangel Christian - 12,16,14,15,57
Trinity - 8,14,12,12,46

Evangel Christian - (57) – White 7, Chitapa 5, Mukadi 6, Tilley 20, Doerr 19.
Trinity - (46) – J. Johnson 2, A. Johnson 15, Edmonds 6, Chandler 4, Vasser 8, Berry 11.





March 23rd

Lyon County vs. Great Crossing (Semifinal)

Lyon County coach Ryan Perry started the following lineup: 6-6 So. Lukas Breedlove, 6-2 So. Bray Kirk, 6-6 Sr. Brady Shoulders, 6-2 Sr. Travis Perry, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Reddick. Great Crossing coach Steve Page countered with 6-7 Sr. Jeremiah Godfrey, 6-5 Jr. Vince Dawson III, 7-1 Jr. Malachi Moreno, 5-9 Jr. Junius Burrell, and 6-4 Jr. Gage Richardson.

Lyon County defeated Great Crossing 58-49 in a game that many believed are the best two teams in the state. There were three ties and three lead changes in tis game. Lyon County was able to prevent Great Crossing from totally dominating in the paint by limiting the “bigs” touches and once they got the lead controlled the tempo of the game. Lyon County shot 44.2% from the field including nine of 21 from the three point line. The Lyons connected on 11 of 18 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 16 points off nine Great Crossing turnovers. Great Crossing shot 37% from the field including five of 20 from beyond the arc. The Warhawks connected on 10 of 15 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored two points off five Lyon County turnovers.

Travis Perry led Lyon County with 24 points including four three point baskets, six of eight free throws, four rebounds, and four assists. Brady Shoulders added 13 points including two three point baskets, five of six free throws, three rebounds, two assists, and four steals. Jack Reddick recorded 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Bray Kirk chipped in with six points, four rebounds, and two assists.

Gage Richardson led Great Crossing with 16 points including four three point baskets, and two assists. Malachi Moreno added 12 points, 14 rebounds, and one blocked shot. Vince Dawson III recorded 11 points including four of four free throws, six rebounds, and three assists. Jeremiah Godfrey chipped in with six points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots.

Lyon County - 15,13,16,14,58
Great Crossing - 16,8,12,13,49

Lyon County - (58) – Breedlove 4, Kirk 6, Shoulders 13, Perry 24, Reddick 11.
Great Crossing - (49) – Godfrey 6, Dawson III 11, Moreno 12, Burrell 4, Richardson 16.

Evangel Christian vs. Harlan County (Semifinal)

Evangel Christian coach Larry Miller started the following lineup: 6-4 Fr. Davier White, 6-3 Sr. Isaiah Chitapa, 6-8 Sr. Ben Mukadi, 6-2 Sr. Kyran Tilley, and 6-3 Sr. Christian Doerr. Harlan County coach Kyle Jones countered with 6-6 Sr. Trent Noah, 6-3 Jr. Jaycee Carter, 6-4 Sr. Caleb Johnson, 6-2 So. Reggie Cottrell, and 6-2 Jr. Maddox Huff.

The Harlan County faithful serenaded the audience with the song “You Will Never Leave Harlan Alive” as they celebrated their team’s 55-47 victory over Evangel Christian to advance to the championship. There were two ties in this game and four lead changes. Harlan County shot 32.6% from the field including four of 24 from the three point line. The Black Bears connected on 21 of 25 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored four points off six Evangel Christian turnovers. Evangel Christian shot 29.4% from the field including five of 25 from beyond the arc. The Eagles connected on 12 of 15 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored five points off eight Harlan County turnovers.

Trent Noah led Harlan County with 29 points including three three point baskets, 16 of 18 free throws, 10 rebounds, and two steals. Maddox Huff added 15 points, nine rebounds, and two assists. Reggie Cottrell recorded six points and three rebounds.

Kyran Tilley led Evangel Christian with 25 points including three three point baskets, six of seven free throws, and three rebounds. Christian Doerr added 17 points including two three point baskets, five of six free throws, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Ben Mukadi and Davier White pulled down seven and six rebounds respectively.

Evangel Christian - 12,18,5,12,47
Harlan County - 15,17,11,12,55

Evangel Christian - (47) – White 0, Chitapa 2, Mukadi 0, Tilley 25, Doerr 17, Djema 3.
Harlan County - (55) – Noah 29, Carter 0, Johnson 4, Cottrell 6, Huff 15, Napier 1.

Harlan County vs. Lyon County (Championship)

Harlan County coach Kyle Jones started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Trent Noah, 6-3 Jr. Jaycee Carter, 6-4 Sr. Caleb Johnson, 6-2 So. Reggie Cottrell, and 6-2 Jr. Maddox Huff. Lyon County coach Ryan Perry countered with the following 6-6 So. Lukas Breedlove, 6-2 So. Bray Kirk, 6-6 Sr. Brady Shoulders, 6-2 Sr. Travis Perry, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Reddick.

Lyon County realized their dream season tonight with a 67-58 victory over Harlan County. The score was tied 45-45 after three quarters but Lyon County outscored the Black Bears 22-13 in the final quarter to earn the championship. There were seven ties and one lead change in this game. This was a dream come true for Travis Perry, Brady Shoulders, and Jack Reddick who started playing basketball together 10 years ago. Lyon County shot 54.8% from the field including 10 of 19 from the three point line. The Lyons connected on 11 of 18 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 12 points off seven Harlan County turnovers. Harlan County shot 50% from the field including 11 of 28 from beyond the arc. The Black Bears connected on one of two free throws, pulled down 17 rebounds, and scored 10 points off eight Lyon County turnovers.

Travis Perry led Lyon County with 27 points including five three point baskets, five assists, and two steals. Jack Reddick added 16 points including four three point baskets, and four assists. Brady Shoulders recorded 15 points including four of eight free throws, seven rebounds, and three steals. Lukas Breedlove chipped in with four points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots. Bray Kirk added three points on three of four free throws, and six rebounds.

Maddox Huff led Harlan County with 22 points including six three point baskets, and four assists. Trent Noah added 17 points including three three point baskets, nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. Reggie Cottrell recorded five points, four rebounds, and three assists. 6-0 Jr. Brody Napier added seven points and six assists.

Harlan County - 10,20,15,13,58
Lyon County - 18,18,9,22,67

Harlan County - (58) – Noah 17, Carter 5, Johnson 2, Cottrell 5, Huff 22, Napier 7.
Lyon County - (67) – Breedlove 4, Bray 3, Shoulders 15, Perry 27, Reddick 16, Defew 2.

All Tournament Team

Sweet Sixteen® Aacdemic Scholarship – Zane Whitaker (Magoffin County)

Ted Sanford Award – Sponsored by the Courier-Journal given to a tournament participant based on citizenship, basketball ability, academic achievement, and sportsmanship. Camden Cox (Spencer County).

2024 All-Tournamen Team Aden Barnett (Magoffin County), Connor Loy (Adair County), Broc Sorgenfrei (Campbell County), Drae Vasser (Trinity), Malachi Moreno (Great Crossing), Gage Richardson (Great Crossing), Christian Doerr (Evangel Christian), Kyran Tilley (Evangel Christian), Reggie Cottrell (Harlan County), Maddox Huff (Harlan County), Trent Noah (Harlan County), Jack Reddick (Lyon County), Brady Shoulders (Lyon County), and MVP Travis Perry (Lyon County).

Congratulations to Lyon County Star Travis Perry for achieving the Trifecta of Mr. Basketball, State Champion, and MVP of State Tournament.



Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Wl Stats for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on kyprephoops.com.








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2023 White Greer Maggard Holiday Classic (Boys) December 27-30, 2023
Topic: Basketball

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2023 White Greer Maggard Holiday Classic (Boys)
(Championship Bracket)

Lexington Catholic High School Lexington, KY
December 27-30 2023

© 2023 Ron Harrison

December 27th

Harrison County vs. Woodford County

Harrison County coach Terrence Brooks started the following lineup: 6-1 Sr. Garrett Wilson, 6-0 Sr. Braxton Grubb, 6-5 Jr. Jayden Boyers, 5-9 Sr. Mason Smiley, and 5-9 Sr. Elijah Harris. (Note: Multi-Sport star Kaydon Custard is still recuperating from an injury). Woodford County coach Jaron Brown countered with 6-2 Jr. Jaunte Jenkins, 5-11 Jr. Nolan Asher, 6-4 Sr. Layton Starks, 5-9 Fr. Omari Jointer, and 5-11 Jr. Santonio Waide.

Woodford County defeated Harrison County by the score of 74-56. Woodford County shot 57.1% from the field including four of nine from the three point line. The Yellow Jackets connected on 14 of 20 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 16 Harrison County turnovers. Harrison County shot 51.2% from the field including five of 13 from beyond the arc. The Thorobreds connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 11 points off nine Woodford County turnovers.

Santonio Waide led Woodford County with 21 points, three rebounds, six assists, and four steals. 6-2 Fr. Thurman Wade added 10 points, two rebounds, and two steals. Layton Starks recorded nine points. 6-2 Jr. Justus Wertzler chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and two assists. Nolan Asher recorded seven points and four rebounds.

Elijah Harris led Harrison County with 20 points including three three point baskets, three of four free throws, three rebounds, and two assists. 6-6 Sr. Justin Craycraft added 11 points and two rebounds. Braxton Grubb recorded nine points including three of four free throws, and four rebounds.

Harrison County - 21,5,14,16,56
Woodford County - 16,16,27,15,74

Harrison County - (56) – Wilson 5, Grubb 9, Boyers 0, Smiley 4, Harris 20, Larue 2, Lewis 5, Craycraft 11.
Woodford County - (74) – Jenkins 4, Asher 7, Starks 9, Jointer 8, Waide 21, Wade 10, Wertzler 8, Brown 3, Sturgis 4.

Cooper vs. Madison Southern

Cooper coach Tim Sullivan started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Isaiah Johnson, 6-3 Jr. Chris Rodriguez, 6-6 Sr. Shaun Pouncy, 5-10 Sr. Evan Blackburn, and 5-10 Jr. Yamil Rondon. Madison Southern coach Steve Wright countered with 6-4 Sr. Jay Rose, 6-1 Jr. Mason Davis, 6-2 Sr. Avery Davidson, 5-8 Jr. Casen Nobbe, and 6-1 Sr. Zach Hudson.

Yamil Rondon made an unbelievable four point play with 18 seconds remaining to give Cooper a 65-64 victory over Madison Southern. Rondon hit a running three point shot and was also fouled and made the free throw on the play. There were six lead changes and eight ties in this game. Cooper shot 47.3% from the field including seven of 18 from the three point line. The Jaguars connected on six of nine free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 12 Madison Southern turnovers. Madison Southern shot 47.6% from the field including seven of 13 from beyond the arc. The Eagles connected on 17 of 20 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 11 Cooper turnovers.

Yamil Rondon led Cooper with 22 points including five three point baskets, five of five free throws, two rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Shaun Pouncy added 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Isaiah Johnson recorded seven points, five rebounds, and two steals. Evan Blackburn chipped in with seven points, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

Jay Rose led Madison Southern with 25 points including two three point baskets, seven of eight free throws, 13 rebounds, and three assists. Casen Nobbe added 15 points including six of eight free throws, and four assists. Zach Hudson recorded 11 points including four of four free throws, four rebounds, and two assists. Avery Davidson chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and two assists.

Cooper - 17,14,14,20,65
Madison Southern - 15,18,17,14,64

Cooper - (65) – Johnson 7, Rodriguez 2, S. Pouncy 19, Blackburn 7, Rondon 22, Combs 6, Alexander 2.
Madison Southern - (64) – Rose 25, Davis 2, Davidson 8, Nobbe 15, Z. Hudson 11, Whitaker 3.

DeSales vs. Lexington Christian Academy

DeSales coach Damien Anderson started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Logan Tharp, 6-1 Sr. Brady Cummins, 6-6 Sr. William Gibson, 6-0 Sr. Damone King, and 6-2 Jr. Prince Kahnplaye. Lexington Christian Academy coach Ted Hall countered with 6-5 Jr. Colt Cummins, 6-2 Jr. Andersen Green, 6-5 So. Simon King, 6-0 Jr. Saxton Howard, and 6-2 Jr. Hagan Preston.

DeSales defeated Lexington Christian Academy by the score of 77-72. There were 23 lead changes and 10 ties in this game. DeSales shot 53.1% from the field including 11 of 22 from the three point line. The Colts connected on 14 of 16 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 13 Lexington Christian Academy turnovers. Lexington Christian Academy shot 53.1% from the field including 11 of 24 from beyonbd the arc. The Eagles connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 15 DeSales turnovers.

Damone King led DeSales with 26 points including three three point baskets, seven of eight free throws, eight rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Prince Kahnplaye added 17 points including five three point baskets, and four rebounds. Logan Tharp recorded 14 points, four rebounds, and two steals. Brady Cummins chipped in with 13 points including threenthree point baskets, three rebounds, five assists, and two steals.

Hagan Preston led Lexington Christian Academy with 24 points on 10 of 10 from the field including three of three from beyond the arc, one of one free throws, and three assists. Saxton Howard added 15 points including four three point baskets, six rebounds, and three steals. Andersen Green recorded eight points including three of four free throws, and two assists.

DeSales - 15,22,22,18,77
Lexington Christian Academy - 13,20,27,12,72

DeSales - (77) – Tharp 14, Cummins 13, Gibson 3, King 26, Kahnplaye 17, Jawo 4.
Lexington Christian Academy - (72) – Cummins 6, Green 8, King 4, Howard 15, Preston 24, Spillman 5, Moss 4, Mayhorn 6.

Fleming County vs. Washington County

Fleming County coach Buddy Biggs started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Kaine Roberts, 6-3 Jr. Seth Hickerson, 6-5 Sr. Adam Hargett, 6-0 Jr. Lucas Jolly, and 6-3 Sr. Isaac Frye. Washington County coach Stephen Woodson countered with 6-7 So. Gabriel Weis, 6-3 Sr. Riley Brown, 6-8 Sr. Beau Baker, 6-0 Sr. Kamar Phillips, and 6-1 Sr. Noah Reynolds.

Washington County defeated Fleming County by the score of 58-47. There were two lead changes and two ties. Washington County shot 44% from the field including seven of 18 from the three point line. The Commanders connected on seven of 13 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 14 points off seven Fleming County turnovers. Fleming County shot 39.6% from the field including four of 24 from beyond the arc. The Panthers connected on their only free throw, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 15 Washington County turnovers.

Beau Baker led Washington County with 21 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. 5-11 Jr. Camden Abell added 12 points on four three point baskets, and three rebounds. Gabriel Weis recorded 10 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocked shots, and two steals. Riley Brown chipped in with seven points including two three point baskets, and five rebounds.

Adam Hargett led Fleming County with 16 points including two three point baskets, and three rebounds. Lucas Jolly added 11 points, three rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Seth Hickerson recorded 11 points, three rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Isaac Frye chipped in with nine points and nine rebounds.

Fleming County - 12,13,13,9,47
Washington County - 11,12,20,15,58

Fleming County - (47) – Roberts 0, Hickerson 11, Hargett 16, Jolly 11, Frye 9.
Washington County - (58) – Weis 10, Brown 7, Baker 21, Phillips 3, Reynolds 5, Abell 12.



LaRue County vs. North Laurel

LaRue County coach Paul Childress started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Daniel Allen, 6-3 So. Jagger Mardis, 6-6 So. Landon Blakey, 5-10 Fr. Michael Harris, and 6-2 So. Ayden Seidl. North Laurel coach Nate Valentine countered with 6-7 So. Reece Davidson, 6-3 So. Jordan Rawlings, 6-2 Sr. Brody Brock, 5-10 Jr. Kole Jervis, and 6-1 Fr. Cooper Elza.

LaRue County defeated North Laurel by the score of 74-65. There were nine lead changes and 10 ties in this game. LaRue County shot 55.6% from the field including 10 of 22 from the three point line. The Hawks connected on four of eight free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 10 North Laurel turnovers. North Laurel shot 56.3% from the field including seven of 19 from beyond the arc. The Jaguars connected on four of 12 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 12 points off nine LaRue County turnovers.

Jagger Mardis led LaRue County with 31 points including six three point baskets, and three rebounds. Daniel Allen added 17 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, and two steals. Landon Blakey recorded 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Brody Brock led North Laurel with 18 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Kole Jervis added 18 points including two three point baskets. Reece Davidson recorded 18 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and two steals. Cooper Elza chipped in with seven points, nine rebounds, and six assists.

LaRue County - 14,18,23,19,74
North Laurel - 12,19,17,17,65

LaRue County - (74) – Allen 17, Mardis 31, Blakey 12, Harris 6, Seidl 2, Miller 6.
North Laurel - (65) – Davidson 18, Rawlings 2, Brock 18, Jervis 18, Elza 7, Noble 2.

Taylor County vs. Lexington Catholic

Taylor County coach Montrel Irvin started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Keeton Clements, 6-3 Jr. Layken Lyons, 6-6 So. Bryten Close, 6-1 Sr. Jackson Wise, and 6-2 Sr. Christian Johnson. Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Sr. Tyler Doyle, 6-3 Sr. Brody Turner, 6-4 Sr. Rowan Williams, 6-0 Sr. Sam Smith, and 6-0 Sr. John Reinhart.

Lexington Catholic defeated Taylor County by the score of 81-46. Lexington Catholic shot 60.7% from the field including 12 of 24 from the three point line. The Knights connected on one of five free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 33 points off 16 Taylor County turnovers. Taylor County shot 40.4% from the field including one of nine from beyond the arc. The Cardinals connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored five points off five Lexington Catholic turnovers.

Tyler Doyle led Lexington Catholic with 19 points including three three point baskets, seven assists, two blocked shots, and six steals. John Reinhart added 16 points including four three point baskets, and five assists. Sam Smith recorded 15 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, and three assists.

Lakyen Lyons led Taylor County with 14 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Christian Johnson added 13 points including three of three free throws, eight rebounds, and two assists. Keeton Clements recorded 12 points.

Taylor County - 10,12,13,11,46
Lexington Catholic - 23,24,22,12,81

Taylor County - (46) – Clements 12, Lyons 14, Close 1, Wise 0, Johnson 13, Gribbins 3, McLean 1, Colvin 2.
Lexington Catholic - (81) – Doyle 19, Turner 5, R. Williams 4, Smith 15, Reinhart 16, Heinrich 5, Meagher 4, Harward 4, Holland 3. M. Williams 2, Williams 2, Woodall 2.

Bourbon County vs. Lyon County

Bourbon County coach Derek Robinson started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Roderick Hill, 6-3 Jr. Kaden Hilander, 6-5 So. Amari Bartelson, 6-2 So. Noah Earlywine, and 6-2 Jr. Bradley Robinson. Lyon County coach Ryan Perry countered with 6-6 So. Lukas Breedlove, 6-2 So. Braydon Kirk, 6-6 Sr, Brady Shoulders, 6-2 Sr. Travis Perry, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Reddick.

Lyon County raced out to a 31-11 first quarter lead on their way to a 97-41 victory over Bourbon County. Lyon County shot 63.2% from the field including six of 18 from the three point line, The Lyons connected on five of six free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 33 points off 20 Bourbon County turnovers, Bourbon County shot 33.3% from the field including six of 27 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on three of 10 free throws, pulled down 20 rebounds, and scored two points off nine Lyon County turnovers.

Travis Perry led Lton County with 28 points including four three point baskets, four rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Brady Shoulders added 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and five steals. 6-5 So. Isaac Defew recorded 13 points and four rebounds. 5-11 So. Carson Collins chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jack Reddick recorded 11 points, five rebounds, and nine assists. Braydon Kirk added nine points and seven rebounds.

Kaden Hilander led Bourbon County with 16 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, and two assists. Amari Bartelson added seven points. Bradley Robinson recorded six points, two rebounds, and two assists.



Bourbon County - 11,8,16,6,41
Lyon County - 31,29,20,17,97

Bourbon County - (41) – Hill 3, Hilander 16, Bartelson 7, Earlywine 4, Robinson 6, Byrd 1, Scott 4.
Lyon County - (97) – Breedlove 4, Kirk 9, Shoulders 14, Perry 28, Reddick 11, Carson Collins 11, Defew 13, Crawford 2, Burchett 5.

Calloway County vs. Frederick Douglass

Calloway County coach Brad Cleaver started the following lineup: 6-5 Jr. Jonah Butler, 6-3 Jr. Cole Lockhart, 6-5 Fr. Luke Armstrong, 5-9 Sr. Kolt Bazzell, and 6-1 Jr. Conner Lockhart. Frederick Douglass coach Stephon Harris countered with 6-4 Jr. Armelo Boone, 6-3 Jr. Aveion Chenault, 6-5 So. Nate Coen, 5-8 Jr. Christopher Wright, and 6-2 So. Terry Cayson.

Frederick Douglass outscored Calloway County 22-9 in the third quarter on their way to a 70-55 victory. There were six lead changes and four ties in this game. Frederick Douglass shot 56.3% from the field including six of 17 from the three point line. The Broncos connected on 10 of 16 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 17 Calloway County turnovers. Calloway County shot 41.2% from the field including seven of 24 from beyond the arc. The Lakers connected on six of eight free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 12 Frederick Douglass turnovers.

Armelo Boone led Frederick Douglass with 26 points including two three point baskets, six of seven free throws, four rebounds, and four steals. 6-2 Jr. Logan Busson added 18 points and four rebounds. Aveion Chenault recorded 11 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Christopher Wright chipped in with 11 points including three three point baskets, two rebounds, six assists, and two steals.

Jonah Butler led Calloway County with 18 points including three of three free throws, eight rebounds, and three steals. Conner Lockhart added 17 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, and three assists. Luke Armstrong recorded seven points, five rebounds, and two assists.

Calloway County - 17,15,9,14,55
Frederick Douglass - 15,19,22,14,70

Calloway County - (55) – Butler 18, Cole Lockhart 0, Armstrong 7, Bazzell 4, Conner Lockhart 17, James 4, Lane 5.
Frederick Douglass - (70) – Boone 26, Chenault 11, Coen 0, Wright 11, Cayson 1, Busson 18, Jones 3.

December 28th

Cooper vs. Woodford County (Quarterfinal)

Cooper coach Tim Sullivan started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Isaiah Johnson, 6-3 Jr. Chris Rodriguez, 6-6 Sr. Shaun Pouncy, 5-10 Sr. Evan Blackburn, and 5-10 Jr. Yamil Rondon. Woodford County coach Jaron Brown countered with 6-2 Jr. Jaunte Jenkins, 5-11 Jr. Nolan Asher, 6-4 Sr. Layton Starks, 5-9 Fr. Omari Jointer, and 5-11 Jr. Santonio Waide.

Santonio Waide hit two free throws in the closing seconds to give Woodford County a 60-58 victory over Cooper. There were three lead changes and 13 ties in this game. Woodford County shot 50% from the field including two of 10 from the three point line. The Yellow Jackets connected on 20 of 28 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored three points off 10 Cooper turnovers. Cooper shot 48.9% from the field including four of nine from beyond the arc. The Jaguars connected on eight of 18 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 14 Woodford County turnovers.

Santonio Waide led Woodford County with 31 points including two three point baskets, 11 of 12 free throws, five rebounds, four assists, and six steals. Jaunte Jenkins added 10 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Layton Starks recorded 10 points and three rebounds.

Yamil Rondon led Cooper with 21 points including three three point baskets, four of five free throws, and two assists. Shaun Pouncy added 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. 6-3 Jr. Jaiden Combs recorded nine points and two rebounds.

Cooper - 18,10,12,18,58
Woodford County - 18,12,13,17,60

Cooper - (58) – Johnson 6, Rodriguez 6, S. Pouncy 16, Blackburn 0, Rondon 21, Combs 9.
Woodford County - (60) – Jenkins 10, Asher 0, Starks 10, Jointer 3, Waide 31, Sturgis 5, Wade 1.



Lexington Catholic vs. Washington County (Quarterfinal)

Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Tyler Doyle, 6-3 Sr. Brody Turner, 6-4 Sr. Rowan Williams, 6-0 Sr. Sam Smith, and 6-0 Sr. John Reinhart. Washington County coach Stephen Woodson countered with 6-7 So. Gabriel Weis, 6-3 Sr. Riley Brown, 6-8 Sr. Beau Baker, 6-0 Sr. Kamar Phillips, and 6-1 Sr. Noah Reynolds.

Lexington Catholic defeated Washington County by the score of 93-67. Lexington Catholic shot 60.7% from the field including 13 of 20 from the three point line. The Knights connected on six of six free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 32 points off 18 Washington County turnovers. Washington County shot 56.1% from the field including six of 11 from beyond the arc. The Commanders connected on 15 of 19 free throws, pulled down 18 rebounds, and scored nine points off nine Lexington Catholic turnovers.

Tyler Doyle led Lexington Catholic with 25 points including three three point baskets, five rebounds, four assists, and five steals. John Reinhart added 18 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, and three assists. Sam Smith recorded 15 points including three three point baskets, four rebounds, and four assists. Rowan Williams chipped in with 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals. 6-4 Sr. Owen Kennedy recorded 11 points.

Beau Baker led Washington County with 19 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Gabriel Weis added 15 points including four of four free throws, five rebounds, and five assists. Noah Reynolds recorded 15 points including three three point baskets, four rebounds, and two steals. Riley Brown chipped in with nine points including two three point baskets.

Lexington Catholic - 26,26,17,24,93
Washington County - 18,16,14,19,67

Lexington Catholic - (93) – Doyle 25, Turner 5, R. Williams 14, Smith 15, Reinhart 18, Gambrell 2, Harward 3, Kennedy 11.
Washington County - (67) – Weis 15, Brown 9, Baker 19, Phillips 4, Reynolds 15, Abell 3, Smith 2.

DeSales vs. Lyon County (Quarterfinal)

DeSales coach Damien Anderson started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Logan Tharp, 6-1 Sr. Brady Cummins, 6-6 Sr. William Gibson, 6-0 Sr. Damone King, and 6-2 Jr. Prince Kahnplaye. Lyon County coach Ryan Perry countered with 6-6 So. Lukas Breedlove, 6-2 So. Braydon Kirk, 6-6 Sr, Brady Shoulders, 6-2 Sr. Travis Perry, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Reddick.

Lyon County defeated DeSales by the score of 82-69. Lyon County shot 51.7% from the field including nine of 24 from the three point line. The Lyons connected on 13 of 18 free throws, pulled down 13 of 18 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 15 DeSales turnovers. DeSales shot 43.9% from the field including nine of 25 from beyond the arc. The Colts connected on 10 of 13 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 11 Lyon County turnovers.

Brady Shoulders led Lyon County with 27 points including four of six free throws, 16 rebounds, and seven assists. Travis Perry added 24 points including four three point baskets, two rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Jack Reddick recorded 20 points including four three point baskets, four of four free throws, three rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Braydon Kirk chipped in with seven points, six rebounds, and four assists.

Damone King led DeSales with 22 points including two three point baskets, four of five free throws, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Logan Tharp added 20 points including four three point baskets, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Brady Cummins recorded 13 points including three three point baskets, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

DeSales - 17,13,16,23,69
Lyon County - 22,17,20,23,82

DeSales - (69) – Tharp 20, Cummins 13, Gibson 2, King 22, Kahnplaye 6, Jawo 6.
Lyon County - (82) – Breedlove 0, Kirk 7, Shoulders 27, Perry 24, Reddick 20, Defew 4.

LaRue County vs. Frederick Douglass (Quarterfinal)

LaRue County coach Paul Childress started the following lineup: 6-5 Sr. Daniel Allen, 6-3 So. Jagger Mardis, 6-6 So. Landon Blakey, 5-10 Fr. Michael Harris, and 6-2 So. Ayden Seidl. Frederick Douglass coach Stephon Harris countered with 6-4 Jr. Armelo Boone, 6-3 Jr. Aveion Chenault, 6-2 Jr. Logan Busson, 5-8 Jr. Christopher Wright, and 6-2 So. Terry Cayson.

Frederick Douglass trailed 40-26 in the first half but rallied and Aveion Chenault provided the winning points with a put back with 2.6 seconds remaining for the 69-67 victory over LaRue County. There were five lead changes and four ties in this game. Frederick Douglass shot 44.6% from the field including nine of 26 from the three point line. The Broncos connected on 10 of 11 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 11 LaRue County turnovers. LaRue County shot 57.8% from the field including six of 17 from beyond the arc. The Hawks connected on nine of 12 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored two points off four Frederick Douglass turnovers.

Armelo Boone led Frederick Douglass with 26 points including four three point baskets, six of six free throws, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Aveion Chenault added 20 points and eight rebounds. Christopher Wright recorded nine points on three three point baskets, two rebounds, and three assists.

Daniel Allen led LaRue County with 23 points including three three point baskets, four of five free throws, seven rebounds, and seven assists. Jagger Mardis added 18 points including two three point baskets, and three rebounds. Landon Blakey recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocked shots.

LaRue County - 27,13,14,13,67
Frederick Douglass - 16,13,24,16,69

LaRue County - (67) – Allen 23, Mardis 18, Blakey 17, Harris 2, Seidl 0, Miller 7.
Frederick Douglass - (69) – Boone 26, Chenault 20, Busson 0, Wright 9, Cayson 5, Jones 6, Talbert 3.





December 29th

Woodford County vs. Lexington Catholic (Semifinal)

Woodford County coach Jaron Brown started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Jaunte Jenkins, 5-11 Jr. Nolan Asher, 6-4 Sr. Layton Starks, 5-9 Fr. Omari Jointer, and 5-11 Jr. Santonio Waide. Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Sr. Tyler Doyle, 6-3 Sr. Brody Turner, 6-4 Sr. Rowan Williams, 6-0 Sr. Sam Smith, and 6-0 Sr. John Reinhart.

Lexington Catholic trailed Woodford County 28-26 at halftime but outscored the Yellow Jackets 44-16 after the intermission to earn a 70-44 victory. There were three lead changes and two ties in this game. Lexington Catholic shot 52.2% from the field (71.4% in the second half) including six of 18 from the three point line. The Knights connected on 16 of 19 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 18 Woodford County turnovers. Woodford County shot 27% from the field including one of nine from beyond the arc. The Yellow Jackets connected on 23 of 29 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored five points off four Lexington Catholic turnovers.

Tyler Doyle led Lexington Catholic with 20 points including three of three free throws, six rebounds, seven assists, two blocked shots, and four steals. Rowan Williams added 18 points, eight rebounds, two blocked shots, and four steals. John Reinhart recorded 18 points including five three point baskets, and two rebounds.

Santonio Waide led Woodford County with 13 points including 11 of 11 free throws, and seven rebounds. Omari Jointer added eight points and three rebounds. Layton Starks recorded eight points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots. Nolan Asher chipped in with seven points including three of four free throws, and six rebounds.

Woodford County - 16,12,9,7,44
Lexington Catholic - 8,18,22,22,70

Woodford County - (44) – Jenkins 4, Asher 7, Starks 8, Jointer 8, Waide 13, Wade 2, Sturgis 2.
Lexington Catholic - (70) – Doyle 20, Turner 2, R. Williams 18, Smith 4, Reinhart 18, Harward 4, M. Williams 2, Kennedy 2.

Frederick Douglass vs. Lyon County (Semifinal)

Frederick Douglass coach Stephon Harris started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Armelo Boone, 6-3 Jr. Aveion Chenault, 6-2 Jr. Logan Busson, 5-8 Jr. Christopher Wright, and 6-2 So. Terry Cayson. Lyon County coach Ryan Perry countered with 6-6 So. Lukas Breedlove, 6-2 So. Braydon Kirk, 6-6 Sr, Brady Shoulders, 6-2 Sr. Travis Perry, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Reddick.

Lyon County pulled away in the second half to defeat Frederick Douglass by the score of 86-65. There were three ties and three lead changes in this game. Lyon County shot 47.2% from the field including seven of 19 from the three point line. The Lyons connected on 11 of 15 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 16 Frederick Douglass turnovers. Frederick Douglass shot 46.8% from the field including six of 21 from beyond the arc. The Broncos connected on 15 of 19 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored seven points off nine Lyon County turnovers.

Travis Perry led Lyon County with 26 points including three three point baskets, seven of seven free throws, five rebounds, eight assists, and three steals. Jack Reddick added 15 points including three three point baskets, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Brady Shoulders recorded 12 points including four of eight free throws, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Braydon Kirk chipped in with 12 points, six rebounds, and two steals. 6-5 So. Isaac Defew added 10 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Lukas Breedlove recorded eight points, nine rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.

Armelo Boone led Frederick Douglass with 27 points including three three point baskets, four of five free throws, six rebounds, and four assists. Logan Busson added 10 points and four rebounds. Christopher Wright recorded six points on two three point baskets, two rebounds, and three assists.

Frederick Douglass - 9,23,19,14,65
Lyon County - 11,26,30,19,86

Frederick Douglass - (65) – Boone 27, Chenault 5, Busson 10, Wright 6, Cayson 2, Talbert 5, Jones 4, Coen 2, Clare 2, Dials 2.
Lyon County - (86) – Breedlove 8, Kirk 12, Shoulders 12, Perry 26, Reddick 15, Defew 10, Crawford 3.



December 30th

Lyon County vs. Lexington Catholic (Championship)

Lyon County coach Ryan Perry started the following lineup: 6-6 So. Lukas Breedlove, 6-2 So. Braydon Kirk, 6-6 Sr, Brady Shoulders, 6-2 Sr. Travis Perry, and 6-3 Sr. Jack Reddick. Lexington Catholic coach Brandon Salsman countered with 6-5 Sr. Tyler Doyle, 6-3 Sr. Brody Turner, 6-4 Sr. Rowan Williams, 6-0 Sr. Sam Smith, and 6-0 Sr. John Reinhart.

The score was tied 44-44 at halftime but Lyon County pulled away in the second half for an 83-63 victory over Lexington Catholic. Lyon County shot a sizzling 73.7% from the field in the second half. The score was tied five times and there were eight lead changes in the game. Lyon County shot 68.2% from the field including nine of 16 from the three point line. The Lyons connected on 14 of 26 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 11 Lexington Catholic turnovers. Lexington Catholic shot 47.9% from the field including 12 of 29 from beyond the arc. The Knights connected on five of 12 free throws, pulled down 18 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 11 Lyon County turnovers.

Travis Perry led Lyon County with 33 points including seven three point baskets, four of five free throws, five rebounds, and five assists. Jack Reddick added 15 points including two three point baskets, five of seven free throws, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Brady Shoulders recorded 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Braydon Kirk chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Lukas Breedlove recorded eight points including four of five free throws.

John Reinhart led Lexington Catholic with 22 points including seven three point baskets, four assists, and two steals. Tyler Doyle added 20 points and two rebounds. 6-3 Jr. Ryan Harward recorded nine points on three three point baskets. Rowan Williams chipped in with four points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Lyon County - 19,25,23,16,83
Lexington Catholic - 21,23,8,11,63

Lyon County - (83) – Breedlove 8, Kirk 12, Shoulders 13, Perry 33, Reddick 15, Defew 2.
Lexington Catholic - (63) – Doyle 20, Turner 2, R. Williams 4, Smith 4, Reinhart 22, Harward 9, Woodall 2.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on kyprephoops.com.








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2024 6th Region Tournament (Girls) Semifinals & Finals March 7 & 9, 2024
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2024 6th Region Tournament (Girls) Semi-Finals & Finals
Valley High School

Louisville, KY
March 7 & 9, 2024

© 2024 Ron Harrison

March 7th

Bullitt East vs. North Bullitt (Semifinal)

Bullitt East coach Chris Stallings started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Anna Rodgers, 5-9 Sr. Kylie Huber, 6-2 Fr. Lyla Packer, 5-5 So. Mollie Johnston, and 5-8 So. Anna Tinelli. North Bullitt coach Christopher Downey countered with 6-1 Jr. Mia Zinz, 5-7 So. Kylie Downey, 6-2 Jr. Addison Soutar, 5-4 Sr. Taylor McKnight, and 5-5 Sr. Emily James.

Bullitt East defeated North Bullitt by the score of 52-50. Bullitt East shot 37.5% from the field including four of 15 from the three point line. The Lady Chargers connected on 12 of 22 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 North Bullitt turnovers. North Bullitt shot 37.5% from the field including four of 14 from beyond the arc. The Lady Eagles connected on six of 11 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored four points off five Bullitt East turnovers.

Mollie Johnston led Bullitt East with 14 points including five of eight free throws, nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Anna Rodgers added 12 points including three of four free throws, and two rebounds. Anna Tinelli recorded nine points including three of four free throws, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Kylie Huber chipped in with six points and two rebounds.

Kylie Downey led North Bullitt with 15 points including two three point baskets, five of six free throws, and two rebounds. Emily James added 10 points, three rebounds, and four steals. Addison Soutar recorded six points, nine rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Bullitt East - 10,14,10,18,52
North Bullitt - 6,11,13,10,40

Bullitt East - (52) – Rodgers 12, Huber 6, L. Packer 2, Johnston 14, Tinelli 9, Bryant 5, Scott 4.
North Bullitt - (40) – Zinz 0, Downey 15, Soutar 6, McKnight 5, James 10, Bauer 2, Fall 2.

Pleasure Ridge Park vs. Butler (Semifinal)

Pleasure Ridge Park coach William Black Jr. started the following lineup: 5-7 Fr. Marryah Carr, 5-7 Jr. Tateonah Crawford, 5-11 Sr. Jeannae Bolin, 5-5 Sr. Tanyia Weathers, and 5-6 Sr. Alyssa Fox. Butler coach Candyce Wheeler countered with 6-1 Sr. Mariah Knight, 5-4 Sr. Keziah Bradley, 6-5 Sr. Ramiya White, 4-10 Jr. Anieja Russell, and 5-3 Sr. Emaree Gober.

Butler defeated Pleasure Ridge Park by the score of 60-38. Butler shot 45.5% from the field including eight of 16 from the three point line. The Bearettes connected on 12 of 18 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 16 Pleasure Ridge Park turnovers. The Lady Panthers connected on nine of 12 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored eight points off 13 Butler turnovers.

Ramiya White led Butler with 17 points including five of six free throws, and eight rebounds. Keziah Bradley added 12 points including three three point baskets, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals. 5-8 Sr. Malia Patrick recorded 11 points including three three point baskets, two rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Mariah Knight chipped in with 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots. Anieja Russell recorded six points, five rebounds, and nine assists.

Jeannae Bolin led Pleasure Ridge Park with 13 points including seven of eight free throws, five rebounds, and two steals. Marryah Carr added 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Alyssa Fox recorded seven points and four rebounds, Tanyia Weathers chipped in with four points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Tateonah Crawford added four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

Pleasure Ridge Park - 9,15,17,19,60
Butler - 6,8,14,10,38

Pleasure Ridge Park - (38) – Carr 10, Crawford 4, Bolin 13, Weathers 4, Fox 7.
Butler - (60) – Knight 10, Bradley 12, White 17, Russell 6, Gober 4, Patrick 11.



March 9th



Butler vs. Bullitt East (Championship)

Butler coach Candyce Wheeler started the following lineup: 6-1 Sr. Mariah Knight, 5-4 Sr. Keziah Bradley, 6-5 Sr. Ramiya White, 4-10 Jr. Anieja Russell, and 5-3 Sr. Emaree Gober. Bullitt East coach Chris Stallings countered with 5-10 Sr. Anna Rodgers, 5-9 Sr. Kylie Huber, 6-2 Fr. Lyla Packer, 5-5 So. Mollie Johnston, and 5-8 So. Anna Tinelli.

Butler raced out to a 38-18 lead early in the third quarter and withstood a furious rally by Bullitt East to earn a 55-51 victory over the Lady Chargers. Butler shot 33.3% from the field including five of 18 from the three point line. The Bearettes connected on 20 of 26 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 13 Bullitt East turnovers. Bullitt East shot 27.8% from the field including two of 16 from beyond the arc. The Lady Chargers connected on 19 of 33 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 20 Butler turnovers.

Mariah Knight led Butler with 17 points including three three point baskets, four of four free throws, 13 rebounds, and two blocked shots. Emaree Gober added nine points, two rebounds, and two assists. Ramiya White recorded eight points and seven rebounds. Keziah Bradley chipped in with eight points and two assists. 5-9 Sr. Imari Robinson recorded six points, nine rebounds, and three steals.

Anna Tinelli led Bullitt East with 21 points including eight of 10 free throws, five rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Anna Rodgers added 13 points, eight rebounds, and four steals. Mollie Johnston recorded nine points and 10 rebounds. Lyla Packer pulled down eight rebounds and blocked two shots.

Butler - 16,19,13,7,55
Bullitt East - 11,7,13,20,51

Butler - (55) – Knight 17, Bradley 8, White 8, Russell 2, Gober 9, Alexander 4, Robinson 6, Patrick 1.
Bullitt East - (51) – Rodgers 13, Huber 0, L. Packer 3, Johnston 9, Tinelli 21, Bryant 3, A. Packer 2.

All Tournament Team

Kylie Downey (North Bullitt), Makenna Anderson (Bullitt Central), Jeannae Bolin (Pleasure Ridge Park), Payton Miller (Holy Cross), Aubryonna Durrah (Western), Anna Tinelli (Bullitt East), Anna Rodgers (Bullitt East), Mariah Knight (Butler), Ramiya White (Butler), Abby Reitzel (Mercy), Keziah Bradley (Butler).



Acknowledgements

A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on kyprephoops.com.








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