Touchstone Energy 2006 All “A” Classic
Girls Basketball Tournament

McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky

February 1-5, 2006

Copyright 2006 Ron Harrison

The Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic is a statewide basketball tournament for schools with an enrollment of 425 students or less in grades 9-12.  123 girls’ teams will participate in this year’s tournament.

The All “A” Classic included four girls teams in 1991.  The 1992 version expanded to include eight girls teams and in 1993 the tournament again expanded to include a full complement of 16 teams.  Winners crowned to date are 1991 Cumberland, 1992 Cumberland, 1993 Nicholas County, 1994 Louisville Holy Cross, 1995 Monroe County, 1996 Louisville Holy Cross, 1997 Hazard, 1998 Hazard, 1999 Bishop Brossart, 2000 Somerset, 2001 Jackson County, 2002 Jackson County, 2003 Clinton County, 2004 Clinton County and 2005 Christian Academy of Louisville.

Teams competing for this year’s championship are St. Mary, Lyon County, Owensboro Catholic, Monroe County, Bardstown, Louisville Holy Cross, Moore, Trimble County, Covington Holy Cross, Paris, Lexington Christian Academy, Danville, Middlesboro, Hazard, Paintsville, and Rose Hill Christian.


 Wednesday, February 1st - Day 1

Game No. 1  Lexington Christian Academy (14-5) (Region 11) vs. Covington Holy Cross (13-10) (Region 9)

Lexington Christian Academy coach Donna Murphy started the following lineup:  5-9 Sr. Noell Jones, 5-8 Fr. Courtney Clifton, 6-1 Fr. Clara Mitchell, 5-8 Fr. Anna Martin, and 5-7 Jr. Emily London.  Covington Holy Cross coach Rob Kues countered with 5-8 Sr. Holly Dorning, 5-7 Sr. Brittany Burk, 5-11 So. Katie Behrens, 5-5 So. Kristin Bibbins, and 5-11 Sr. Rachel Lantry.  (Note: Covington Holy Cross is without the services of two key players 5-2 So. Brooke Lantry and 5-10 Fr. Anna Noll due to injuries).

Lexington Christian Academy raced out to an 11-0 lead and took advantage of Covington Holy Cross’ cold shooting (27.7%) from the field to earn a 61-45 victory.  Lexington Christian Academy also got excellent bench play today as they held an 18-3 advantage in bench scoring.

Lexington Christian Academy shot 46.2% from the field including five of 11 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Eagles connected on 20 of 27 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 17 Covington Holy Cross turnovers.  Covington Holy Cross shot 27.7% from the field, connected on 17 of 26 from the free throw line, and grabbed 27 rebounds.  The Lady Indians scored 16 points off 20 Lexington Christian Academy turnovers.

Emily London led Lexington Christian Academy with 19 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.  Anna Martin added 14 points, all in the second half, and pulled down six rebounds.  5-10 Jr. Marckia Wilson chipped in with 10 points.  Rachel Lantry led Covington Holy Cross with 19 points.  Katie Behrens added 10 points while Holly Dorning chipped in with six points and eight rebounds.

Lexington Christian Academy

16

12

12

21

-

61

Covington Holy Cross

6

17

11

11

-

45

 

Lexington Christian Academy

(61) -

Jones 8, Clifton 0, Mitchell 2, Martin 14, London 19, Thornton 3, Barnette 1, Hanson 4, Wilson 10.

Covington Holy Cross

(45) -

Dorning 6, Burk 2, Behrens 10, Bibbins 5, Lantry 19, Serrand 1, Howard 2.

Game No. 2  St. Mary (15-5) (Region 1) vs. Hazard (11-9) (Region 14)

St. Mary coach Staci Averill started the following lineup:  5-9 Sr. Danielle Averill, 5-9 Jr. Abby Townzen, 6-3 Sr. Angela Roof, 5-6 Sr. Adrianne Rasche, and 5-4 Sr. Amber Everson.  Hazard coach Bill Fannin countered with 5-10 Sr. Whitney Watson, 5-8 Jr. Molly Maggard, 6-2 So. Arielle Engle, 5-7 Fr. Ashley Hall, and 5-4 Jr. Brittani Slone.

St. Mary held a 41-25 margin in rebounding and a 15-1 advantage in free throw points in a 57-42 victory over Hazard.  The Lady Bulldogs had no answer for St. Mary’s Angela Roof in the paint as she recorded 35 points and 12 rebounds.

St. Mary shot 39.2% from the field, connected on 15 of 20 free throws, and scored 19 points off 14 Hazard turnovers.  Hazard shot 36% from the field, was one of two from the charity stripe, and scored 11 points off 11 St. Mary turnovers.

Roof’s 35 points came on 12 of 20 from the field and 11 of 16 free throws.  Danielle Averill added 13 points and seven rebounds.  Amber Everson chipped in with seven points and seven assists.  Brittani Slone and Ashley Hall led Hazard with 15 and 10 points respectively.

St. Mary

15

15

9

18

-

57

Hazard

11

9

9

13

-

42

 

St. Mary

(57) -

Averill 13, Townzen 2, Roof 35, Rasche 0, Everson 7.

Hazard

(42) -

Watson 2, Maggard 1 Engle 8, Hall 10, Slone 15, Smith 2, Combs 4.

Game No. 3  Louisville Holy Cross (8-11) (Region 6) vs. Rose Hill Christian (14-5) (Region 16)

Louisville Holy Cross coach Bobby Ray started the following lineup:  5-9 Sr. Jackie Skaggs, 5-11 So. Elizabeth Schuler, 5-4 Sr. Megan Hornback, 5-5 Sr. Ashley Wilson, and 5-7 So. Megan Davis.  Rose Hill Christian coach Pam Euton countered with 6-1 Jr. Emily Queen, 5-8 Sr. Kala Faulkner, 6-1 Jr. Laura Terry, 5-4 Sr. Sarah Yates, and 5-6 Jr. Britt Faulkner.

Rose Hill Christian scored 30 points off 26 Louisville Holy Cross turnovers in a 91-42 a victory.  Rose Hill dominated the action especially in the second half as they outscored the Lady Cougars 52-19 in the final two quarters.

Rose Hill Christian shot 55.9% from the field, connected on 21 of 26 free throws, and pulled down 46 rebounds.  Louisville Holy Cross shot 32.6% from the field, connected on 10 of 20 free throws, and grabbed 22 rebounds.

Rose Hill had three players score twenty-plus points, led by Kala Faulkner with 26 points.  Emily Queen added 23 points and 12 rebounds while Laura Terry recorded 20 points and seven rebounds.  Sarah Yates reached double figures with 14 points.  Britt Faulkner only scored three points but she pulled down 12 rebounds, dished out eight assists, and recorded five steals.  Elizabeth Schuler and Jackie Skaggs paced Louisville Holy Cross with 13 and 10 points respectively.

Louisville Holy Cross

14

9

14

5

-

42

Rose Hill Christian

19

20

24

28

-

91

 

Louisville Holy Cross

(42) -

Skaggs 10, Schuler 13, Hornback 2, Wilson 0, Davis 5, Parker 7, Floyd 3, Wilhite 2.

Rose Hill Christian

(91) -

Queen 23, K. Faulkner 26, Laura Terry 20, Yates 14, B. Faulkner 3, Spradlin 2, Hamilton 1, Adkins 2.

Game No. 4  Paris (13-8) (Region 10) vs. Middlesboro (18-6) (Region 13)

Paris coach Terence Brooks started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Alisha Tucker, 5-7 Sr. Taylor Christman, 6-1 So. Lauren Forsythe, 5-7 Sr. Laurie Mitchell, and 5-6 Sr. Whitney Mitchell.  Middlesboro coach Elgie Green countered with 5-8 Jr. Amber Johnson, 5-7 Fr. Shaleesha Coleman, 5-10 So. Brooklyn Jimison, 5-4 Jr. Emily Osborne, and 5-5 Fr. Sophie Robinson.

Middlesboro took advantage of foul woes to Paris’ Taylor Christman to capture an exciting 50-46 victory.  Christman was limited to 12:30 minutes and fouled out with 5:41 remaining in the game.  Middlesboro shot 36.1% from the field, connected on 20 of 35 free throws, and pulled down 39 rebounds.  Middlesboro scored 18 points off 24 Paris turnovers.  Paris shot 29.6% from the field, connected on 10 of 22 free throws, and grabbed 39 rebounds.  Paris scored 24 points off 28 Middlesboro turnovers and held a 22-10 advantage in bench scoring.

Sophie Robinson led Middlesboro was led with 19 points and six steals.  Emily Osborne added eight points.  Taylor Christman led Paris with 15 points despite her limited minutes.  5-5 So. Sasha Davis added nine points and 5-8 Fr. Emily Hinkson chipped in with eight points, eight rebounds, and five steals.

Paris

19

6

8

13

-

46

Middlesboro

12

14

12

12

-

50

 

Paris

(46) -

Tucker 3, Christman 15, Forsythe 0, L. Mitchell 0, W. Mitchell 6, Davis 9, Pacas 1, Hinkson 8, Stout 4.

Middlesboro

(50) -

Johnson 4, Shaleesha Coleman 5, Jimison 4, Osborne 8, Robinson 19, Shoffner 5, Flanary 5.

Game No. 5  Lyon County (15-4) (Region 2) vs. Paintsville (13-5) (Region 15)

Lyon County coach Malissa Thomas started the following lineup:  5-10 So. Abby McLeod, 5-6 So. Hayley Parent, 6-1 Jr. Allison Mussato, 5-6 Jr. Olivia Akridge, and 5-9 Sr. Tiffany McGregor.  Paintsville coach Mark Baldwin countered with 5-10 Fr. Katie Adams, 5-8 So. Jesikah Russell, 5-11 Sr. Chelsee Jarrell, 5-5 Fr. Laura Carroll, and 5-8 Jr. Kendra Carroll.

Paintsville captured a narrow 46-43 decision over Lyon County.  The victorious Lady Tigers shot 40.4% from the field, connected on eight of 18 free throws, and pulled down 36 rebounds.  Paintsville scored 15 points off 13 Lyon County turnovers.  Lyon County shot 37.5% from the field, connected on six of eight free throws, and grabbed 28 rebounds.  Paintsville committed 14 turnovers but Lyon County could only convert for eight points.  Lyon County held a 10-0 advantage in bench scoring.

Chelsee Jarrell led Paintsville with 18 points and 13 rebounds.  Kendra Carroll added 15 points and five rebounds.  Allison Mussato led Lyon County with 10 points.  Abby McLeod and 5-9 So. Erin Mussato added eight points each and pulled down seven and six rebounds respectively.

Lyon County

6

10

11

16

-

43

Paintsville

14

9

7

16

-

46

 

Lyon County

(43) -

McLeod 8, Parent 6, A. Mussato 10, Akridge 4, McGregor 5, E. Mussato 8, Carter 2.

Paintsville

(46) -

Adams 6, Russell 4, Jarrell 18, L. Carroll 3, K. Carroll 15.

Game No. 6  Moore (9-9) (Region 7) vs. Bardstown (8-10) (Region 5)

Moore coach David Meadows started the following lineup:  5-5 Jr. Jasemine Moore, 5-5 So. Ashmere Woods, 5-9 Jr. Chiquita Evans, 4-11 So. Whitney Duncan, and 5-6 Jr. Brianne Miles.  Bardstown coach Paul Stone countered with 5-8 Sr. Kenya Kimberland, 5-9 So. Candyce Lewis, 5-10 So. Elise Blanford, 5-4 So. Shanissa Douglas, and 5-3 Sr. Ryane Nelson.

Moore scored 30 points off 28 Bardstown turnovers on their way to a 59-51 victory.  Moore shot 35.6% from the field, connected on 13 of 19 free throws, and pulled down 31 rebounds.  Bardstown shot 34.8% from the field, connected on 15 of 23 free throws, and grabbed 42 rebounds.

Chiquita Evans led Moore with 20 points and seven rebounds.  Whitney Duncan added 15 points.  Brianne Miles and 4-11 So. Quintisha Myles chipped in with nine points each.  Kenya Kimberland led Bardstown with 14 points and eight rebounds.  5-8 Jr. Shatoya Hazelwood added 10 points.  Candyce Lewis only scored four points but pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.

Moore

12

14

19

14

-

59

Bardstown

12

13

13

13

-

51

 

Moore

(59) -

Moore 0, Woods 2, Evans 20, Duncan 15, Miles 9, Myles 9, Middleton 2, Herbert 2. 

Bardstown

(51) -

Kimberland 14, Lewis 4, Blanford 6, Douglas 6, Nelson 8, Hazelwood 10, Ball 2, Boone 1.

Game No. 7  Monroe County (17-2) (Region 4) vs. Owensboro Catholic (8-12) (Region 3)

Monroe County coach Dwayne Murray started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Chelsea McCreary, 5-7 Sr. Tara Harlan, 5-9 Jr. Marie Bennett, 5-6 Jr. Laura Anderson, and 5-7 Sr. Kenzie Rich.  Owensboro Catholic coach Ray Zuberer countered with 5-8 Sr. Valerie Kamuf, Brittany Rummage, 5-7 Jr. Kimmie Kauffeld, 5-8 Fr. Hannah Gerteisen, and 5-7 Fr. Rachel Greenwell.

Monroe County scored 21 points off 26 Owensboro Catholic turnovers in a 64-48 victory.  Monroe County’s defense recorded 16 steals for the night.  The victors shot 43.9% from the field, connected on 10 of 16 free throws, and pulled down 24 rebounds.  Owensboro Catholic shot 55.6% from the field, connected on 17 of 26 free throws, and grabbed 29 rebounds.  Monroe County attempted 30 more shots from the field (57-27) than Owensboro Catholic.

Kenzie Rich led Monroe County with 24 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and five steals.  Chelsea McCreary and Tara Harlan added 11 and 10 points respectively.  Valerie Kamuf led Owensboro Catholic with 25 points and 10 rebounds.  Kamuf was nine of 12 from the field and seven of 10 from the free throw line.

Monroe County

15

18

19

12

-

64

Owensboro Catholic

10

13

13

12

-

48

 

Monroe County

(64) -

McCreary 11, Harlan 10, Bennett 2, Laura Anderson 9, Rich 24, Gerald 1, Wilson 3, Gordon 4. 

Owensboro Catholic

(48) -

Kamuf 25, Rummage 9, Kauffeld 3, Gerteisen 0, Greenwell 8, Campbell 1, Winstead 2.

Game No. 8  Trimble County (15-4) (Region 8) vs. Danville (6-8) (Region 12)

Trimble County coach Kerrie Stewart started the following lineup:  5-6 Sr. Libby Thoke, 5-10 Jr. Carollana Jennings, 5-7 Sr. Emily Merrill, 5-4 Sr. Amanda Greiner, and 5-3 Jr. Laci Schirmer.  Danville coach Ed McKinney countered with 5-6 Jr. Callie Harper, 5-8 So. Andrea Payne, 5-4 Jr. Alexandria Payne, 5-7 So. Tasha Milby, and 5-5 So. Xerces Simpson.

Trimble County held a 61.3%-27.8% advantage in field goal shooting in a 55-43 victory over Danville.  Trimble County was 19 of 31 from the field while Danville could only manage 15 of 54 from the field.  Trimble County connected on 14 of 19 free throws, and pulled down 29 rebounds.  Trimble County scored 13 points off 10 Danville turnovers.  Danville connected on 11 of 17 free throws and grabbed 27 rebounds.  Danville scored 15 points off 18 Trimble County turnovers.  Danville held a 14-0 advantage in second chance points.

Laci Schirmer led Trimble County with 15 points.  Emily Merrill added 13 points.  Carollana Jennings chipped in with eight points and five rebounds before leaving the game with an injury.  6-2 So. Ashleigh Miller came off the bench to record six points and eight rebounds.  Tasha Milby led Danville with 18 points and seven rebounds.  Xerces Simpson added 16 points.  Milby and Simpson scored 34 of 43 Danville points and attempted 43 of the 54 field goal attempts for the Lady Admirals.

Trimble County

14

14

17

10

-

55

Danville

13

10

14

6

-

43

 

Trimble County

(55) -

Thoke 7, Jennings 8, Merrill 13, Greiner 6, Schirmer 15, Miller 6. 

Danville

(43) -

Harper 2, Andrea Payne 0, Alexandria Payne 2, Milby 18, Simpson 16, Graves 3, Ford 2.

 

Friday, February 3rd - Day 2  (Quarterfinals)

Game No. 9  St. Mary (16-5) vs. Lexington Christian Academy (15-5) Quarterfinal #1

St. Mary coach Staci Averill started the following lineup:  5-9 Sr. Danielle Averill, 5-9 Jr. Abby Townzen, 6-3 Sr. Angela Roof, 5-6 Sr. Adrianne Rasche, and 5-4 Sr. Amber Everson.  Lexington Christian Academy coach Donna Murphy countered with 5-9 Sr. Noell Jones, 5-8 Fr. Courtney Clifton, 6-1 Fr. Clara Mitchell, 5-8 Fr. Anna Martin, and 5-7 Jr. Emily London.

Lexington Christian Academy led 27-25 with 2:43 left in the first half but St. Mary closed the half with a 12-0 run to take a 37-27 lead at the half.  LCA fought back and closed the deficit to two, 60-58, with 44 seconds left in the game.  St. Mary closed out the scoring with a 6-0 run to take a 66-58 victory.

St. Mary shot 48.8% from the field, connected on 22 of 32 free throws, and pulled down 36 rebounds.  Lexington Christian Academy shot 30% from the field, connected on 19 of 26 free throws and grabbed 34 rebounds.  LCA scored 20 points off 11 St. Mary turnovers.

Angela Roof led a balanced St. Mary attack with 18 points and six rebounds.  Danielle Averill added 17 points and nine rebounds while Abby Townzen chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds.  Amber Everson also reached double figures with 10 points and dished out six assists.  Emily London led Lexington Christian Academy with 17 points and seven rebounds.  Anna Martin also scored 17 points and recorded six steals.

St. Mary

13

24

8

21

-

66

Lexington Christian Academy

13

14

15

16

-

58

 

St. Mary

(66) -

Averill 17, Townzen 15, Roof 18, Rasche 0, Everson 10, J. Scheer 6.

Lexington Christian Academy

(58) -

Jones 7, Clifton 3, Mitchell 5, Martin 17, London 17, Hanson 7, Wilson 2.

Game No. 10  Middlesboro (19-6) vs. Rose Hill Christian (15-5) Quarterfinal #2

Middlesboro coach Elgie Green started the following lineup:  5-8 Jr. Amber Johnson, 5-7 Fr. Shaleesha Coleman, 5-10 So. Brooklyn Jimison, 5-4 Jr. Emily Osborne, and 5-5 Fr. Sophie Robinson.  Rose Hill Christian coach Pam Euton countered with 6-1 Jr. Emily Queen, 5-8 Sr. Kala Faulkner, 6-1 Jr. Laura Terry, 5-0 Sr. Katy Spradlin, and 5-6 Jr. Britt Faulkner.

Rose Hill scored 36 points off 31 Middlesboro turnovers in a 78-63 victory.  Rose Hill shot 42.4% from the field including six of 14 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Royals connected on 22 of 36 free throws and pulled down 36 rebounds.  Middlesboro shot 33.3% from the field including four of 13 from the three point line.  Middlesboro connected on 19 of 27 free throws and grabbed 54 rebounds.

Kala Faulkner led Rose Hill Christian with 28 points, five assists, and five steals.  Faulkner was four of six from beyond the arc.  Laura Terry added 22 points and Emily Queen recorded 15 points, 17 rebounds, and five steals.  Brooklyn Jimison led Middlesboro with 17 points and 12 rebounds.  Shaleesha Coleman and Sophie Robinson added 13 and 12 points respectively.

Middlesboro

12

12

15

24

-

63

Rose Hill Christian

21

21

24

12

-

78

 

Middlesboro

(63) -

Johnson 6, Shaleesha Coleman 13, Jimison 17, Osborne 6, Robinson 12, Samantha Coleman 4, Shoffner 1, Flanary 2, Williams 2.

Rose Hill Christian

(78) -

Queen 15, K. Faulkner 28, Laura Terry 22, Spradlin 3, B. Faulkner 7, Yates 3.

Game No. 11  Moore (10-9) vs. Paintsville (14-5) Quarterfinal #3

Moore coach David Meadows started the following lineup:  5-5 Jr. Jasemine Moore, 5-5 So. Ashmere Woods, 5-9 Jr. Chiquita Evans, 4-11 So. Whitney Duncan, and 5-6 Jr. Brianne Miles.  Paintsville coach Mark Baldwin countered with 5-10 Fr. Katie Adams, 5-8 So. Jesikah Russell, 5-11 Sr. Chelsee Jarrell, 5-5 Fr. Laura Carroll, and 5-8 Jr. Kendra Carroll.

The score was tied 42-42 at the end of three quarters but Paintsville outscored Moore 21-14 in the final quarter to earn a 63-56 victory.  Paintsville shot 54.3% from the field, connected on 22 of 33 free throws, and pulled down 36 rebounds.  Moore shot 32.8% from the field including six of 28 from beyond the arc.  They connected on eight of 14 free throws and grabbed 36 rebounds.  Moore scored 22 points off 19 Paintsville turnovers and held a 20-0 advantage in bench scoring.

Kendra Carroll led Paintsville with 23 points including three of three from three point range, and pulled down six rebounds.  Chelsee Jarrell added 19 points and six rebounds.  Chiquita Evans and Brandy Middleton led Moore with 14 and 12 points respectively.

Moore

15

15

12

14

-

56

Paintsville

12

21

9

21

-

63

 

Moore

(56) -

Moore 7, Woods 7, Evans 14, Duncan 2, Miles 6, Myles 4, Middleton 12, Herbert 2, Perry 2.

Paintsville

(63) -

Adams 8, Russell 4, Jarrell 19, L. Carroll 9, K. Carroll 23.

Game No. 12  Trimble County (16-4) vs. Monroe County (18-2) Quarterfinal #4

Trimble County coach Kerrie Stewart started the following lineup:  5-6 Sr. Libby Thoke, 5-4 Sr. Faron Egerton, 5-7 Sr. Emily Merrill, 5-4 Sr. Amanda Greiner, and 5-3 Jr. Laci Schirmer.  Monroe County coach Dwayne Murray countered with 5-8 Sr. Chelsea McCreary, 5-7 Sr. Tara Harlan, 5-9 Jr. Marie Bennett, 5-6 Jr. Laura Anderson, and 5-7 Sr. Kenzie Rich.

Monroe County scored 27 points off 31 Trimble County turnovers in a 64-33 victory.  Monroe County attempted 29 more field goals (58-29) than Trimble County and scored 11 more field goals.

Monroe County shot 44.8% from the field, connected on 10 of 20 free throws, and pulled down 28 rebounds.  Trimble County shot 51.7% from the field, connected on both free throws attempted, and grabbed 26 rebounds.

Chelsea McCreary led Monroe County with 22 points.  Kenzie Rich added 21 points, five rebounds, and eight assists.  Marie Bennett chipped in with 13 points.  Libby Thoke and Emily Merrill led Trimble County with 14 and 10 points respectively.

Trimble County

13

2

10

8

-

33

Monroe County

22

15

19

8

-

64

 

Trimble County

(33) -

Thoke 14, Egerton 2, Merrill 10, Greiner 0, Schirmer 3, Miller 2, McKinney 2.

Monroe County

(64) -

McCreary 22, Harlan 2, Bennett 13, Laura Anderson 0, Rich 21, Gee 2, Wilson 3, Gordon 1.

 
 Saturday February 4th - Day 3 (Semifinals)

Game No. 13  Rose Hill Christian (16-5) vs. St. Mary (17-5) Semifinal #1

Rose Hill Christian coach Pam Euton started the following lineup:  6-1 Jr. Emily Queen, 5-8 Sr. Kala Faulkner, 6-1 Jr. Laura Terry, 5-4 Sr. Sarah Yates, and 5-6 Jr. Britt Faulkner.  St. Mary coach Staci Averill countered with 5-9 Sr. Danielle Averill, 5-9 Jr. Abby Townzen, 6-3 Sr. Angela Roof, 5-6 Sr. Adrianne Rasche, and 5-4 Sr. Amber Everson.

A combination of too much Angela Roof and foul problems for inside players proved to be too much for Rose Hill to overcome as they dropped a 60-55 decision to St. Mary.  The score was tied 25-25 at halftime but St. Mary’s Angela Roof scored 22 of her game-high 30 points after intermission.  Both of Rose Hill’s 6-1 Jrs. Emily Queen and Laura Terry were limited in playing time in the second half due to foul woes and both fouled out in the final quarter.

St. Mary shot 39.6% from the field, connected on 10 of 14 free throws, and pulled down 41 rebounds.  The Lady Vikings scored 11 points off 13 Rose Hill turnovers.  Rose Hill shot 36.5% from the field, connected on 11 of 13 free throws, and grabbed 26 rebounds.  Rose Hill scored 16 points off 17 St. Mary turnovers.

Angela Roof led St. Mary with 30 points and 12 rebounds.  Abby Townzen added 14 points and six rebounds while Danielle Averill chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds.  Emily Queen led Rose Hill Christian with 20 points, including two of three three point baskets.  Queen also pulled down 11 rebounds and recorded five steals.  Laura Terry added 13 points and blocked seven shots.

Rose Hill Christian

12

13

12

16

-

53

St. Mary

7

18

14

21

-

60

 

Rose Hill Christian

(53) -

Queen 20, K. Faulkner 8, Laura Terry 13, Yates 6, B. Faulkner 6.

St. Mary

(60) -

Averill 7, Townzen 14, Roof 30, Rasche 1, Everson 6, J. Scheer 2.

Game No. 14  Monroe County (19-2) vs. Paintsville (15-5) Semifinal #2

Monroe County coach Dwayne Murray started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Chelsea McCreary, 5-7 Sr. Tara Harlan, 5-9 Jr. Marie Bennett, 5-6 Jr. Laura Anderson, and 5-7 Sr. Kenzie Rich.  Paintsville coach Mark Baldwin countered with 5-10 Fr. Katie Adams, 5-8 So. Jesikah Russell, 5-11 Sr. Chelsee Jarrell, 5-5 Fr. Laura Carroll, and 5-8 Jr. Kendra Carroll.

Monroe County took a 14-6 lead after the first quarter on their way to a 54-44 victory over Paintsville.  Monroe County shot 41.9% from the field, connected on 15 of 19 free throws, and pulled down 24 rebounds.  The Lady Falcons scored 15 points off 21 Paintsville turnovers.  Paintsville shot 44.4% from the field, connected on 10 of 15 free throws, and grabbed 27 rebounds.  The Lady Tigers scored 14 points off 15 Monroe County turnovers.

Kenzie Rich led Monroe County with 17 points and six steals.  Marie Bennett added 14 points and six rebounds.  Chelsea McCreary chipped in with 11 points.  Kendra Carroll led Paintsville with 17 points and six rebounds.  Chelsee Jarrell added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Monroe County

14

9

15

16

-

54

Paintsville

6

6

12

20

-

44

 

Monroe County

(54) -

McCreary 11, Harlan 4, Bennett 14, Laura Anderson 5, Rich 17, Wilson 3.

Paintsville

(44) -

Adams 5, Russell 7, C. Jarrell 9, L. Carroll 1, K. Carroll 17, Auxier 2, A. Jarrell 3.

 
 Sunday February 5th - Day 4 (Championship)

Game No. 15  Monroe County (20-3) vs. St. Mary (17-5) Championship

Monroe County coach Dwayne Murray started the following lineup:  5-8 Sr. Chelsea McCreary, 5-7 Sr. Tara Harlan, 5-9 Jr. Marie Bennett, 5-6 Jr. Laura Anderson, and 5-7 Sr. Kenzie Rich.  St. Mary coach Staci Averill countered with 5-9 Sr. Danielle Averill, 5-9 Jr. Abby Townzen, 6-3 Sr. Angela Roof, 5-6 Sr. Adrianne Rasche, and 5-4 Sr. Amber Everson.

Monroe County trailed 54-47 with 4:25 remaining in the game but rallied to defeat St. Mary 64-60.  St. Mary suffered through poor free throw shooting down the stretch as they only connected on two of nine free throws in the final quarter.  Monroe County’s Kenzie Rich and Chelsea McCreary led the comeback in the final quarter as they recorded eight and seven points respectively.

Monroe County shot 41.4% from the field including five of 20 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 11 of 15 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 16 St. Mary turnovers.  St. Mary shot 46.8% from the field, connected on 13 of 24 free throws, and grabbed 33 rebounds.  The Lady Vikings scored 17 points off 12 Monroe County turnovers.

Kenzie Rich led Monroe County with 22 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, and four steals.  Chelsea McCreary and Laura Anderson added 15 and 10 points respectively.  Angela Roof led St. Mary with 30 points and 19 rebounds.  Danielle Averill added 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists.

Monroe County

18

20

9

17

-

64

St. Mary

19

13

12

16

-

60

 

Monroe County

(64) -

McCreary 15, Harlan 7, Bennett 5, Laura Anderson 10, Rich 22, Wilson 3, Gordon 2.

St. Mary

(60) -

Averill 13, Townzen 9, Roof 30, Rasche 0, Everson 8.

All Tournament Team

Sophie Robinson

Middlesboro

2 games

15.5 ppg

3.5 apg

 

Amber Everson

St. Mary

4 games 

7.8 ppg

4.8 apg

3.5 spg

Libby Thoke

Trimble County

2 games

10.5 ppg

 

 

Britt Faulkner

Rose Hill Christian

3 games

5.3 ppg

7.7 rpg

5.0 apg

Chelsee Jarrell

Paintsville

3 games

15.3 ppg

9.7 rpg

 

Chiquita Evans

Moore

2 games

17.0 ppg

3.5 bpg

 

Abby Townzen

St. Mary

4 games

10.0 ppg

5.0 rpg

 

Kendra Carroll

Paintsville

3 games

18.3 ppg

5.3 rpg

 

Emily Queen

Rose Hill Christian

3 games 

19.3 ppg

13.3 rpg

4.5 spg

Chelsea McCreary

Monroe County

4 games

14.8 ppg

 

 

Danielle Averill

St. Mary

4 games

12.5 ppg

7.5 rpg

3.8 apg

*Angela Roof

St. Mary

4 games

28.3 ppg

12.3 rpg

 

Kenzie Rich

Monroe County

4 games 

21.0 ppg

6.8 apg

4.2 spg MVP

*Angela Roof set a new All “A” Classic scoring record with a total of 113 points.  The previous record was 108 points by Christi Hester (Louisville Holy Cross) in four games (1996).

Conclusion
 
This was an excellent tournament and an outstanding week of basketball.  Monroe County concluded an excellent tourney run with a championship.  This is a squad that emphasizes team play and defense and wins despite having a relatively small team (starters stand 5-8, 5-7, 5-7, 5-6, and 5-9).  Coach Dwayne Murray did an excellent job preparing his team for this tourney.  Also congratulations to Coach Staci Averill and the St. Mary Lady Vikings for their excellent tourney run.

Congratulations to members of the All Tournament team and although there are too many to mention them all here I would like to mention a few players who could have made the team.  I thought Marie Bennett (Monroe County) should have made the team.  Bennett is the ultimate “blue collar” worker whose contributions are easily measured—team wins.  Kala Faulkner (Rose Hill Christian) averaged 20.7 ppg, 4.3 apg, and 4.0 spg in three games.  Laura Terry (Rose Hill Christian) averaged 18.3 ppg and 3.3 bpg in three games.  Although Valerie Kamuf (Owensboro Catholic) only played one game, she recorded 25 points and 10 rebounds.  Emily London (Lexington Christian Academy) averaged 18 ppg and 7 rpg in two games.

There were also several new stars on the horizon.  5-8 Fr. guard Anna Martin (Lexington Christian Academy) had an excellent tourney with 15.5 ppg and 4.0 spg in two games.  5-11 So. Elizabeth Schuler shows a lot of potential at Louisville Holy Cross.  While Jr. Emily Queen (Rose Hill Christian) can not be considered a newcomer, I am always impressed with her skills and versatility.

It is also time to say goodbye to the seniors who have played in their last All “A” Classic, including Taylor Christman (Paris) and Rachel Lantry (Covington Holy Cross), who appeared to make an annual appearance in this event.

This event was special and very touching for me.  I graduated from a school many years ago with a senior class of 37 students.  This tournament truly epitomizes the ideals and standards that the founders wisely saw in their crystal ball several years ago.  The talent was excellent, the fan support outstanding, and several of these teams should challenge for regional championships and berths in the girls state tourney later this season.  Congratulations to all for a job well done.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to All “A” Classic Secretary and Media Coordinator Mike Reeves for the hospitality extended me during the many hours spent at this event.  Also a note of appreciation to David Parke, Coordinator of Arena Facilities and to Hugh Davis  and the Eastern Kentucky University stats crew and All “A” Committee.  The All “A” Classic in my opinion is first class and is one of the most enjoyable events I have ever attended or worked.

Also, kudos to Mike Reeves and everyone contributing to the allaclassic.org website.  It was extremely well done with tons of comprehensive and very timely information.

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.