Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tanner Johnson's 24 points lead Lexington Catholic to a 68-64 victory over Lafayette

Lafayette High School, facing a 10-point deficit at Lexington Catholic Thursday night, scored nearly as many points in the fourth quarter (31) as they had in the first three (33).  But it wasn't enough, as the Knights still managed to pull out a 68-64 victory behind 24 points and 5-10 three-point shooting from Tanner Johnson.

The game was locked up for the most part of the first quarter, until Catholic hit two three-pointers at the end of the period to grab a four point lead.  After Dillon Avare's trey, the Knights led 13-9 after the first eight minutes.

Without that last-minute shot from Catholic, Lafayette very well could have taken a lead into halftime.  The Generals outscored the Knights 15-14 in the second quarter, but only after crawling out of a 10-point deficit.  After a converted and-one from Catholic's Jack Whitman, as well as three-pointers from Lafayette's Dequise Robinson and Catholic's Avare, the score was 22-12 with 5:40 remaining before the break.

It was all Lafayette from there, though.  Jackson Davis scored, then assisted on a Lance Blakely basket on the next possession to make it 22-16.  The same tandem scored two more baskets to pull within two points, and Charles Sweat-Washington came through with a putback to tie the game at 24-all with 25 seconds until halftime.

Catholic took the lead into the half, however, after Reese Ryan netted a three-pointer, his only of the night.

The Knights came out of the gates firing to begin the third quarter, outscoring the Generals 17-9. A buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of the period from Michael Talbot gave Catholic a 44-33 lead heading into the final eight minutes of the game.

Lafayette cut their deficit to single-digits by the 5:35 mark with a three-pointer from Blakely.  The margin hovered around the eight-to-nine-point range until Trenard Chester's shot from behind the arc made it 63-56. Yet another trey from Lafayette (this time from Nick Trisko) cut the Knights' lead to four points.

Two more three-pointers - one each from Catholic's Johnson and Lafayette's Blakely - maintained that four-point margin. Talbot missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with 15 seconds remaining, leading to a score from Lafayette's Davis.  That put the game at 66-64 with seven seconds on the game clock.

Catholic got the ball back, and Talbot was fouled with two seconds remaining.  He made both free throws, setting the final score of 68-64.  A last-ditch half-court shot was no good.

Johnson led all scorers 24 points, and Trisko led Lafayette with 14.  Davis also finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Lafayette:  9  15  9  31  64
Sweat-Washington 5, Chester 12, Robinson 6, Blakely 13, Davis 10, Trisko 14, Evans 4.
Lexington Catholic:  13  14  17  24  68
Talbot 6, Griffin 5, Johnson 24, Whitman 16, Avare 6, Ryan 9, Banahan 2.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Whitman leads Lexington Catholic over Dunbar

Coming into Tuesday night's match-up with Lexington Catholic, the Bulldogs hoped to end a 12 game losing streak against the Knights. Jack Whitman had other plans. Whitman's 27 points and 13 rebounds helped the Knights defeat the Bulldogs for the 13th straight time.

If the first quarter was any indication, this one was going to be a battle. The teams were tied up at 15 after the first. Whitman hit his head on the backboard and that coupled with a Dunbar 7-0 run prompted a Lex Cath timeout. The Bulldogs led it 22-15 early in the second. An intentional foul by Michael Talbott sent Donnie Lewis to the line. He missed both free throws. The Bulldogs were 0-6 from the stripe in the first half. Dunbar took a 31-27 lead into the locker room at halftime. 

The Knights outscored the Bulldogs 18-15 in the third, but Dunbar held on to a 46-45 advantage headed into the fourth. A three by Lex Cath's Tanner Johnson tied the game at 48 with 4:08 to play. A foul by EJ Floreal (his third) on Jack Whitman gave the Knights a 50-48 lead. The Bulldogs had one final opportunity, but a block by Reese Ryan (his third of the night) and a missed follow-up three attempt sealed the win. Lexington Catholic holds off Dunbar 55-52.

Whitman was 10-13 from the field and 6-11 from the line. He also had two assists. Jarod Griffin added 12 points and three assists to go with 4 3-pointers for the Knights. Lex Cath shot 50% from the line compared to Dunbar's 12.5% and went 7-15 from beyond the arc. 

William Gary led the Bulldogs with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. EJ Floreal had 10 points, 9 rebounds and two blocks for Dunbar.

Lexington Catholic welcomes Lafayette on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Dunbar travels to Tates Creek on Friday at 8:00 p.m.

Lexington Catholic: 15 12 18 10 55
Ryan 5, Whitman 27, Avare 1, Griffin 12, Johnson 8, Talbott 2.

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Dunbar: 15 16 15 6 52
Trigg 8, Floreal 10, King 4, Gary 17, Smith 7, McHugh 4, Davis 2

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Watch No. 8 Henry Clay at No. 4 Madison Central Live

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Monday's Scores

Tonight The Road To Rupp visits Dunbar to see if the Bulldogs can even the series with Lexington Catholic after a 70-43 loss to the Knights in their previous meeting. We will also carry No. 8 Henry Clay at No. 4 Madison Central live with video provided by and @ihighKY beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. This should be a good one!

Monday, January 28, 2013
Augusta 85 vs. Bath County 64
Bell County 61 at Harlan 48
Bellevue 82 vs. Silver Grove 74
Bryan Station 72 vs. Sayre 46
Bullitt Central 70 at Beth Haven 31
Butler 82 vs. Atherton 57
Caverna 50 at Thomas Nelson 42
Clay County 67 vs. Pineville 53
Community Christian (Paducah) 64 vs. Christian Fellowship 23
Covington Catholic 72 at Scott 61
Deming 53 vs. Covington Latin 52
Fairdale 74 at Holy Cross (Louisville) 66
Fleming County 61 vs. Rowan County 59
Fort Knox 64 at Valley 52
Gallatin County 64 at Williamstown 49
Harlan County 77 vs. Middlesboro 46
Hazard 80 at Jackson City 47
Jackson County 62 at Barbourville 60
Kentucky Country Day 47 at Henry County 36
Leslie County 58 vs. Buckhorn 48
Ludlow 71 vs. Heritage Academy 53
Lynn Camp 54 vs. Casey County 50
Magoffin County 76 at Prestonsburg 71
North Hardin 51 vs. Central Hardin 48
Raceland 63 at St. Patrick 53
Southern 57 vs. Shawnee 55
Trigg County 62 at Caldwell County 61
Villa Madonna 53 at Calvary Christian 31
*Scores courtesy of the KHSAA Scoreboard

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Morning Notes Updates a Busy Saturday

It was a busy day yesterday in high school basketball, and with Kentucky playing yesterday, I haven't had a chance to update all the action.

The All Classic Championship is today as Bardstown and Newport Central Catholic are matched up for the title. Bardstown, who lost on a last second shot in last year's final, looks to overcome that memory at 2:30pm today in the Frankfort Convention Center. NewCath is big and loves to grind out the game. Bardstown loves to push the basketball and keep the pace fast. Whoever wins the pace, will win the championship.

The Joe B. Hall Classic had 5 games with top teams in the state and/or in their respective regions.

Bullitt East 69 Pulaski Co. 62
Scott 70 Perry Central 67
Madison Central 85 Fleming Co. 72
Henry Clay 90 Southwestern 64
Trinity 66 Montgomery Co. 55

You can check out the rest of the scores from yesterday by clicking here.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lafayette Upsets Henry Clay On Last-Second Shot

In a showdown between two of Lexington's top teams, No. 18 Lafayette used "Mr. Double Double" Jackson Davis' 23 points and 11 rebounds to edge out No. 5 Henry Clay 65-64.

The Generals jumped out to a 20-14 lead in the first. Davis drained a three to close out the quarter, but it was ruled no basket due to a clock issue. With just under 4 minutes left in the second quarter, Henry Clay's Teddy Ware hit one of his three treys on the night to cap off a Blue Devil run and tie the game at 25. Lafayette outscored Henry Clay 20-14 in the first quarter. Henry Clay reciprocated and outscored Lafayette 17-13 in the second. The Generals took a 33-31 lead into the locker room at halftime led by Tranard Chester with 12 points and Jackson Davis with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Christen Cunningham led the Blue Devils with 10 points and 3 rebounds in the half.

Henry Clay won the third quarter battle 19-13, sealed with a Jordan Green 3-pointer at the buzzer to end it. A monster slam by Davis  followed by another quick 2 pts. prompted a timeout at the 4:39 mark. Green answered with a dunk of his own that ignited the crowd and had Al Prewitt Gymnasium rocking. That brought the score to 59-58 Lafayette. A big follow-up jumper by Lance Blakely made it 63-62 Generals. After a delay and clock adjustment, Jordan Green hit the jumper, but the basket didn't count. He was sent to the foul line on a blocking call on Nick Trisko. Green knocked down both free throws to retake the lead for Henry Clay at 64-63 with 8.3 seconds on the clock. Dequise Robinson got tied up. Generals called a final timeout with 4.6 remaining.

In a fitting finish to a game dominated by the pair, Jackson Davis nailed the long jumper over Henry Clay's Jordan Green as time expired for the win. Lafayette escapes with the upset in a last-second thriller 65-64.

Jackson Davis finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks. Tranard Chester had 19 points, 4 rebounds and Charles Sweat-Washington chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds for the Generals.

Jordan Green led the Blue Devils with 24 points, 4 rebounds, 1 ast, 2 blks and 1 stl. Christen Cunningham added 14 points and 5 rebounds.

Henry Clay travels to Montgomery County on Saturday (1/26) to take on Southwestern in the Joe B. Hall Prep Classic at 5:15 p.m.

Lafayette faces Lexington Christian in a rescheduled game on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Lafayette (12-8): 20 13 13 19 65
Sweat-Washington 10, Chester 19, Robinson 1, Blakely 5, Davis 23, Trisko 7.

Henry Clay (17-4): 14 17 19 14 64
Grundy 11, Green 24, Newby 3, Cunningham 14, Ware 10, Tisdale 2.

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The All A Final 4 is Set as Knott County Beats Owen County

Knott County wrote their name into the All A Final Four bracket as they beat Owen County 57-49.

Camron Justice scored 25 points to lead the Patriots, while Evan Hall finished with 22 points and 9 rebounds.

Owen County freshman Carson Williams paced Owen County with 19 points.

The third quarter was the difference for the Patriots as they outscored the Rebels 14-7. Owen County couldn't ever get anything going from the perimeter as they finished 6-22 for 27% from behind the arc.

The All A Final Four is now set as Bardstown will play Bishop Brossart at 6pm. Newport Central Catholic will play Knott County at 7:30pm.

Owen County 10 14 7 18 49 Ripy 13, Ball 5, Shelton 6, Williams 19, Trenary 6
Knott County 12 19 14 12 57 Justice 25, Short 2, Christon 4, Hall 22, Cornett 4

Friday, January 25, 2013

Boys' Sweet Sixteen Pairings Announced

The pairings for the Boys' Sweet Sixteen have been set. The State Tournament will be held March 6-10, 2013 at Rupp Arena. This year's opening game will feature the Champions from the 11th Region (which includes leading Lexington teams Henry Clay and Lexington Catholic) up against the 12th Region Champs at noon on Wednesday, March 6.

The quarterfinals will take place on March 8 followed by the state semifinals on March 9 (7:30, 9:30 p.m. ET). The tournament concludes with the finals on Sunday, March 10 (2:00 p.m. ET)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Knott County Cruises to the All A Second Round over Clinton County

The Knott County Central Patriots cruised to a 52-37 win over Clinton County to secure their spot in Friday's All A quarterfinals.

Knott County widened their lead as the game wore on and increased an 8 point halftime lead to 15 by game's end.

Knott was led in scoring by a trio of players in double figures which included Simon Christon's 14, Evan Hall's 13 and Camron Justice's 12.

Clinton County was led in scoring by Jon Davis' 11 points.

Knott County Central now will play Owen County at 9:30pm Friday.

Knott Central 9 14 12 17 52 Justice 12, Short 9, Christon 14, Hall 13, Cornett 4
Clinton County 7 8 11 11 37 G.England 2, Claywell 3, Davis 11, Dalton 8, F.England 6, Langford 7

Newport Catholic Grinds Out a 47-33 Win over Somerset

It wasn't pretty, but Newport Catholic got by Somerset 47-33 in the 1st round of the All A Classic.

NewCath is thought of by many to be the favorite to win the All A Classic this year, but Somerset gave them a lot tougher game than many expected.

Both teams shot poorly, with the NCC shooting 37% and Somerset 25.6%.

The Thoroughbreds used a big second half to overcome a 30-29 halftime deficit to the BriarJumpers. NewCath outscored the BriarJumpers 28-13 to close the game out and get the victory.

Newport Catholic was led in scoring by Drew McDonald's 19 points and 8 rebounds. Jake Schulte had 13 and Michael Bueter finished with 11.

Somerset was paced by Ryan Dishman's 11 points. Tyson Williams finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Newport Catholic will play Louisville Holy Cross in Friday's quarterfinals at 8pm.

Newport Catholic 15 4 13 15 47 Pangallo 2, Bueter 11, Schulte 13, McDonald 19, Seibert 2
Somerset 8 12 5 8 33 Dishman 11, Williams 10, Weddle 2, Gordon 10

Holy Cross Righteous from the Three to Move Past Pikeville


Louisville Holy Cross was hot from behind the arc as they beat Pikeville's inside game 65-60.

The tandem of Jack Schmitt and Dominique Mack combined for 47 points, but they also had help from their teammates to get the win.

Pikeville's Ray Kasongo had a huge night, scoring 32 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked 7 shots. Ethan Rowe had 19 but it wasn't near enough for the Panthers to overcome the Cougars hot shooting.

Holy Cross was 8-15 from behind the arc for a sizzling 53.3%.  Pikeville was 4-11 for 36.4%.

There was also a big disparity in free throws attempted and made as Holy Cross was 19-30 and Pikeville was just 2-7, with Ray Kasongo attempting every one.

It just wasn't Pikeville's night and Holy Cross played a very good game, led by Schmitt and Mack.

Holy Cross will play the winner of Newport Catholic/Somerset Friday night at 8pm.

Holy Cross 19 20 13 13 65 Mack 24, Schmitt 23, Ellis 6, Stahl 9, Lehmann 3
Pikeville 13 21 13 13 60 May 2, Silvers 3, Johnson 2, Kasongo 32, Rowe 19, Hamilton 2

Pikeville's Bart Williams and Ethan Rowe talk about the loss.

Holy Cross' Mike Durham, Josh Schmitt and Dominique Mack talk about the win. 

All A Classic Live Blog

Bishop Brossart Defends Way to 2nd Round of All A Classic

Bishop Brossart held Louisville Collegiate in check from the perimeter and moved on to the 2nd round of the All A Classic with a 54-49 win.

Louisville Collegiate shot 14% from behind the arc and really couldn't get anything going offensively as Bishop Brossart won the battle of similar teams.

Brossart was led in scoring by Justin Saunders' 18 points. Alex Trentman and Drew Burns both finished with 10.

Louisville Collegiate was led in scoring by Bryce Overstreet's 17 points, while David Keyer had 10.

The game was tight throughout as the biggest lead of the game was when Bishop Brossart held a 52-45 lead with 1:52 left in the 4th quarter.

Bishop Brossart will now play Russell Friday night at 6:30pm vs. Russell.

Bishop Brossart 15 10 14 15 54 Uebel 2, Jennings 8, Trentman 10, Saunders 18, Burns 10, Rieger 6
Louisville Collegiate 16 6 16 11 49 McAnulty 7, Overstreet 17, Steggeman 9, Kommor 6, Keyer 10

Kyle Skaggs Leads Russell to First Round Win over Butler County

Russell held off a late 4th quarter charge as they beat Butler County 69-68 in the 1st round of the All A Classic.

Russell senior Kyle Skaggs led the Red Devils with 33 points, going 10 for 20 from the field, 4-8 from three, and 9 of 12 from the free throw line.

Russell had a big third quarter, outscoring  Butler County 17-8 for a lead of 59-44 going into the 4th quarter.

Butler County battled back and just came up short as they outscored the Red Devils  24-14 in the final frame.

The Bears were led by Zach Burden who had 23 points. Alex Hall only had 6 points, but finished with 15 rebounds.

Russell will play the winner of Louisville Collegiate/Bishop Brossart Friday night at 6:30pm.

Russell 22 16 17 14 69 Hayes 7, Evans 10, Porter 19, Skaggs 33
Butler Co. 16 20 8 24 68 Thomas 5, Hudnall 3, Woodcock 14, Burden 23, Hall 6, Jenkins 6, Flener 11

Russell head coach Merle Kidwell and Kyle Skaggs(left) talk about the win over Butler County. 

Model's 1st Trip is a Good One by Beating 8 Time Champion University Heights

Richmond Model made their first trip to the State All A Classic a good one as they beat 8 time champion University Heights 68-56. 

The Patriots shot a blistering 52% for the game, while UHA shot only 34.5%.

Model was led in scoring by Jon Ballard's 20 points and 7 rebounds.

University Heights, who lost in the opening round of the All A for the first time in school history, was led by Austin Byrum's 17 points.

Model will now play Bardstown in the 2nd round, Friday at 5pm.

University Heights 15 12 10 19 56 Brown 6, Gray 9, Byrum 17, Johnson 11, P'Pool 3, Folz 8, Mumford 2
Model 10 20 13 25 68 Gerald 11, Hammons 12, Ballard 20, Hill 9, Rice-Gordon 6, Middleton 10

University Heights' Boo Johnson Hits Three at the Halftime Buzzer

Bardstown Uses Big 4th Quarter to Beat Carlisle County in 1st Game of All A Classic

The Bardstown Tigers used a big 4th quarter to put away Carlisle County 61-46 in the opening game of the All A Classic in Frankfort.

Devonte Grundy scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to move the Tigers to the 2nd round.

Carlisle County was led in scoring by Marcus Burnett's 13 points and 12 boards.

Bardstown will play the winner of University Heights/Model Friday at 5pm.

Bardstown 6 13 19 23 61 Young 3, Cosby 9, Grundy 21, Johnson 4, Schooling 6, Yocum 3, Cowherd 13, Hickman 2
Carlisle Co. 6 10 16 14 46 Rowe 5, Guhy 12, Gamble 2, Burnett 13, Weatherspoon 10, Elliott 4

 Here are highlights of this morning's opening game:


Here is Bardstown head coach James Brewer and his thoughts on losing last year's championship game and the win over Carlisle County in the opening round.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2,000-point honoree Mike Smith helps lead Dunbar to 77-61 victory over Lafayette

Before its home game against Lafayette, Dunbar High School honored senior guard Mike Smith for joining the 2,000-point club earlier this season.  It was only fitting that Smith would score the first and last points for the Bulldogs in a 77-61 victory.

Smith scored four of Dunbar's first six points, and the Bulldogs jumped out to a quick lead over the Generals in the first quarter.  It was 8-7, Dunbar, halfway through the quarter, but then two straight baskets from William Gary helped the Bulldogs go on a 9-0 run.  Lafayette was staring at a 10-point deficit with 48.7 seconds left in the first quarter.

EJ Floreal singlehandedly helped Dunbar maintain its lead going into the second quarter. He scored five baskets in five minutes of play, including a dunk to put the Bulldogs up 27-16.  His next bucket would give Dunbar its biggest lead so far at 29-16.

Lafayette managed to climb back to within single digits of Dunbar after a Jackson Davis dunk to make it 35-26, the score that would hold until halftime.

An offensive showcase entertained the fans throughout the third quarter, with Dunbar outscoring the Generals 25-23 during the period. A basket from Lafayette's Dequise Robinson cut Dunbar's lead to single digits again at the 5:12 mark (44-35) but a converted and-1 opportunity from Floreal brought the lead back out to 12 just four seconds later.

Robinson scored four more points in the quarter (including another and-1), but it wasn't enough to make any headway on the Bulldogs' big lead.  Heading into the fourth quarter, Dunbar still led 60-49.

Dunbar outscored the Generals by five in the fourth quarter on its way to the 77-61 victory.  A Smith drive to the basket for a layup was what set the final score with 33 seconds remaining in the game. He finished with 18 points to add on to his already 2,000+ point career.

Lafayette:  10  16  23  12  61
Sweat-Washington 12, Chester 10, Robinson 10, Blakely 14, Trisko 4, Davis 11.

Dunbar:  17  18  25  17  77
Lewis 2, Trigg 13, Gary 7, Black 7, Smith 18, Floreal 24, King 6.


Indiana, Wake Forest and Alabama Have Called About Camron Justice

According to family friend Josh Maxey, three new schools have called about Knott County Central sophomore star Camron Justice.

Maxey said Indiana, Wake Forest and Alabama have all called about Justice, who recently picked up an offer from Tennessee.

Justice, a 6-foot-1 combo guard, scored a career-high 62 points against Cincinnati Roger Bacon earlier this season.

All-Access: Bath County High School Girl's Basketball

Head coach Troy Lee Thomas gives an all-access look into his girl's program at Bath County High School:

Tuesday Night Notes has College Coaches, Rushing the Court, and Big District Wins

I actually decided to stay home last night, which was the first night I haven't watched a high school game in over a week. It sounds like like a missed a couple of good ones, including the game of the night in Nicholasville.

South Laurel fans rush the court after win over Corbin. Photo: @brad0115

  • David Kapinga led Pulaski Southwestern to a 77-76 win over West Jessamine. Kapinga finished with 19 points and 9 assists as the Warriors improved to 16-5. Daulton Peters finished with 28 points and the Colts dropped to 13-7. 
  • South Laurel upset Corbin last night as Austin Shaser hit a shot with 1.8 seconds left in double overtime for the 77-75 win. Blake Sanders led the Cardinals with 20 points. The Redhounds dropped to 15-6 and South Laurel improved to 8-11.
  • Holmes stayed perfect on the season with a 68-47 win over Ryle. The Bulldogs are 21-0 on the season. They try to keep their record unscathed Friday night at home vs. Beechwood.

  • Cordia upended Letcher County Central 75-62 behind 15 points and 9 assists from Emmanuel Owootoah. The Lions' big man Dondre Warren finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Morehead State's Sean Woods(pictured right) and a Florida State assistant coach were in attendance to watch Owootoah. 
Recruiting Notes
  • Lafayette sophomore Jackson Davis received a call from DePaul assistant coach Brian Ellerbe last night. According to Davis' father Jonathan, they spoke for about a hour and thinks there is a very good possibility of an offer coming soon.
  • Perry Central sophomore Braxton Beverly joined the 1,000 point club last night in a win over Pineville last night. Also, he reportedly received an offer from Northern Kentucky and is receiving interest from Eastern Kentucky. 
  • Along with the attention he received at his game last night, Emmanuel Owootoah also received a phone call from North Carolina State yesterday during school. Also, I am sure you have heard, that Roderick Rhodes confirmed interest from Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua. 

All A Classic Boys Rankings

The rankings for the All A Classic from Dave Cantrall has Newport Central Catholic as the favorite to win the 2013 title.

Knott County is ranked second, Bishop Brossart 3rd, and Russell 4th. 

Here are the complete rankings:

Boys’ All “A” Classic
1. Newport Central Catholic — 78.5
2. Knott County Central — 77.3
3. Bishop Brossart — 73.6
4. Russell — 72.8
5. Bardstown — 71.1
6. Louisville Collegiate — 66.6
7. Clinton County — 65.8
8. Somerset — 64.7
9. Owen County — 61.6
10. University Heights — 61.1
11. Model — 64.8
12. Pikeville — 59.8
13. Carlisle County — 57.9
14. Middlesboro — 56.7
15. Butler County — 53.7
16. Louisville Holy Cross — 52.5

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tates Creek Falls to Madison Central

Led by Ken-jah Bosley's 25 points and 4 rebounds, Madison Central rolled past Tates Creek 83-51. The Indians made 11 shots from three-point range and took advantage of 18 turnovers by the Commodores.

Quan Taylor recorded 15 points and 7 rebounds on 7/10 shooting. Dominique Hawkins added 8 points and 4 rebounds.

Leading the Commodores were Vincent Mattox with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Landon Love with 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Tates Creek will try to stop a 10 game skid when they welcome Lexington Catholic on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Madison Central moves to 16-3 and travels to Russell County on Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Madison Central: 29 19 24 11 83
Hawkins 8, Bosley 25, Parke 5, Stocker 7, Taylor 15, Walker 6, Jones 4, George 2, Alexander 3, Conner 5, Jarvis 3.

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Tates Creek: 10 16 11 14 51
Duke 7, Mattox 15, Love 11, E. Davis 3, Fucci 9, Neal 4, I. Davis 2.


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New AP Poll has Trinity at #1

The newest AP Boys Basketball poll was released yesterday and Trinity is ranked #1.

The top teams in the Kentucky Associated Press high school basketball polls, with first-place votes, records and total points:

Rank-School FPV …Rcd TP
1. Trinity (7) …15-4 136 5
2. Ballard (4) …15-4 135 1
3. Bullitt East (4)… 17-4 109 3
4. Madison Central - …15-3 108 4
5. Henry Clay - …17-3 91 2
6. Holmes - …20-0 65 7
7. Pleasure Ridge Park - …16-5 53 6
8. Hopkinsville - …16-4 50 9
9. Fairdale - …13-5 24 10
10. Scott Co. - …13-6 19 8
Others receiving votes: John Hardin 10. Montgomery Co. 8. Bryan Station 6. Henderson Co. 4. Knott Co. Central 2. West Jessamine 2. Wayne Co. 1. St. Xavier 1. Fleming Co. 1.


Former Blue Devils Honored

Members of the 2002-2003 Henry Clay Blue Devils were honored Saturday during the Al Prewitt Classic at Henry Clay High School. Led by Coach Kirk Chiles, the team reached the Sweet Sixteen Final Four and included star point guard Lamont Campbell. Campbell is currently an assistant at Henry Clay. 

The Blue Devils ended the season with a 28-5 record.  Seven players averaged between 7 and 15 points per game. Chiles is one of the winningest coaches in Kentucky high school basketball history.