Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lafayette Cruises In 79-54 Win Over Henry Clay

After losing on a last second shot in their previous meeting, Henry Clay hoped to even the score heading into Tuesday's showdown with Lafayette. It would not happen on this night.

Fresh off a loss to top-ranked Trinity, the Generals came out firing pulling out to a quick 9-0 lead. The gap widened to 31-14 with 5 minutes remaining in the second quarter. The Blue Devils pulled to within 11 but that was as close as they would get. Lafayette led 45-26 at the half thanks in part to Nick Trisko's 3 three-pointers and 16 first half points from Trenard Chester. Henry Clay shot just 31% in the half while Lafayette shot a blistering 52%. Henry Clay also lost the rebound battle 28-14.

Henry Clay's shooting trouble continued in the second half. The Blue Devils went 1-13 from three-point range in the game. The Generals made 7 of 12 threes. Jordan Green finished with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 1 steal. Christen Cunningham had 12 points and 1 rebound.

Lafayette had five players finish in double-figures. Jackson Davis played just 13 minutes due to foul trouble, but still managed to score 18 points, grab 6 boards & block 2 shots. Tranard Chester added 16 points and 3 rebounds for the Generals. Charles Sweat-Washington chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Nick Trisko finished with 13 points and Lance Blakely had 10. Both recorded 6 rebounds for the Generals.

As originally reported by Anthony Wireman, Kansas State was on hand to watch Jackson Davis. Davis passed Lafayette great Dirk Minniefield as the 2nd leading scorer in school history. He is only 56 points away from the school record.

Henry Clay welcomes Simon Kenton on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Lafayette takes on Louisville's Christian Academy on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at home.

Henry Clay: 8 18 17 11 54
Grundy 2, Green 19, Tichenor 8, Cunningham 12, Ware 5, Tisdale 4, Barnes 2, Ledford 2.

Lafayette: 18 27 17 17 79
Sweat-Washington 14, Chester 16, Robinson 2, Blakely 10, Evans 2, Trisko 13, Davis 18, Jackson 2, Jenkins 2

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