Fifty-seven teams are scheduled to compete for the championship. The teams scheduled to participate are Tates Creek, Corbin, McCreary County, Beaumont, Lexington Christian Academy, Hopkinsville, Jessie Clark, Middlesboro, Hancock County, East Jessamine, Lexington Traditional, Webster County, Mason County, EJ Hayes, The Lexington School, Morton, Southern (Lexington), King, Scott County, Meece, Campbell County, Leestown, Harrison County, Lincoln County, Estill County, St. Joseph, Bracken County, Elkhorn, Boyle County, Meyzeek, Southern (Somerset), Anderson County, Rose Hill, Buckhorn, Dorton, Crosby, Bryan Station, Johnson County, Daviess County, Christian Academy of Louisville, Hazard, Henderson South, Edmonson County, Sebastian, Adair County, Pikeville, RW Combs, Knox County, Georgetown, RA Jones, Royal Spring, Gray, Herald Whitaker, and Russell County.
Fifty-four teams will play on Friday night to help establish bracket position for Saturday. Wayne County, Clay County, and Farnsley will join the single elimination tournament on Saturday.
|Hopkinsville||51||Lexington Christian Academy||30|
|East Jessamine||55||Hancock County||40|
|Webster County||49||Lexington Traditional||21|
|Mason County||46||EJ Hayes||25|
|Morton||52||The Lexington School||37|
|Lincoln County||46||Harrison County||38|
|St. Joseph||40||Estill County||33|
|Southern (Somerset)||39||Anderson County||15|
|Johnson County||48||Bryan Station||42|
|Christian Academy of Louisville||47||Daviess County||30|
|Knox County||44||RW Combs||17|
|Herald Whitaker||43||Russell County||31|
Corbin 43 Tates Creek 35Brady Foley and Travis Smith led Corbin with 15 and 10
Dedrick Johnson and Dee Gibson led Tates Creek with 16 and eight
McCreary County 38 Beaumont 37Brad Corder hit a shot at the buzzer to give McCreary County the victory. Corder and Dylan Strunk led the victors with 12 and 11
Kyle Monthie, Seth Haga, and Zach Barker led Beaumont with nine, six, and six
Hopkinsville 51 Lexington Christian Academy 30Chuck Hughes and Darius White led Hopkinsville with 21 and 11
Pat Nickodem led Lexington Christian Academy with 10 points including three three point baskets. Clay Mossbarger added seven points.
Middlesboro 49 Jessie Clark 31Chase Roark and Tim Helton led Middlesboro with 16 and 10
Anderson Miller and Luke Colton led Jessie Clark with nine and eight
East Jessamine 55 Hancock County 40Tyler Brown and Cody Collins led East Jessamine with 18 and 11
Colin Tindle led Hancock County with 18 points.
Webster County 49 Lexington Traditional 21Jason Hook and Taylor Turner led Webster County with 20 and 12
Braxton McFarland led Lexington Traditional with six points.
Mason County 46 EJ Hayes 25Josh Harris led Mason County with 17 points. Connor Osborne added 14 points including three three point baskets. Hagan Bradley led EJ Hayes with seven points.
Morton 52 The Lexington School 37Dejon Jasper and Kevin Herren led Morton with 14 and 11
Brian Babbage led The Lexington School with 17 points.
King 45 Southern (Lexington) 18Luke Bosse led King with 14 points. Dorian Hairston led Southern (Lexington) with eight points.
Scott County 44 Meece 30Quin Richardson led Scott County with 15 points. Dylan Portwood added 14 points including three three point baskets. D. J. Townsend led Meece with 17 points.
Lincoln County 46 Harrison County 38Ronnie Sharpe and Thorin Houk led Lincoln County with 12 and eight
Caleb Ford and Nick Slucher led Harrison County with 11 and eight
St. Joseph 40 Estill County 33Evan Morse and Zach Fardo led St. Joseph with 18 and 12
Randy Davidson and Dustin Fugate led Estill County with 16 and eight
Elkhorn 55 Bracken County 36Ryan Timmons and Kaleb Leach led Elkhorn with 16 and 11
Josh Cummins and Dalton Appelman led Bracken County with 10 and seven
Meyzeek 53 Boyle County 26Eric Holmes and Bryan Repishti led Meyzeek with 14 and 10
Micah Satterly and Michael Arnett led Boyle County with six points each.
Southern (Somerset) 39 Anderson County 15Justin Epperson and Cody Epperson led Southern (Somerset) with 12 and eight
Hunter Martin led Anderson County with four points.
Rose Hill 58 Buckhorn 32Corey Gregg and Mike Terry led Rose Hill with 18 and 17
Ryan Couch and Tate Gay led Buckhorn with 11 and eight
Crosby 58 Dorton 30Chris Harrison, Charles Foster, and Michael Davis led Crosby with 13, 12, and 11
David Belcher and Logan Lucas led Dorton with 11 and nine
Johnson County 48 Bryan Station 42Matt Gallagher led Johnson County with 21 points. Jaylen Beckham led Bryan Station with 31 points.
Christian Academy of Louisville 47 Daviess County 30Ivan Talley and Bradley Ledford led Christian Academy of Louisville with 15 and 12
Jordan Ratliff led Daviess County with eight points.
Hazard 45 Henderson South 25Zack Blanton and Kyle Spencer led Hazard with 16 and 11
Chris Owens, Audin Harrison, and Tyler Book led Henderson South with seven, six, and six
Sebastian 48 Edmonson County 41Josh Fletcher and Richard Trent led Sebastian with 18 and 10
Matt Caudill led Edmonson County with 19 points.
Pikeville 46 Adair County 35Gavin Miller and Jared Tackett led Pikeville with 12 and 11
Kyle Young and Clay Turner led Adair County with 14 and 12
Knox County 44 RW Combs 17Tanner Broughton led Knox County with 18 points. David Messer led RW Combs with five points.
Georgetown 41 RA Jones 26James Francis led Georgetown with 17 points. Josh Wells and Avery Ford added nine and eight
Keenan Palmer and Junior Doss led RA Jones with six and five
Gray 53 Royal Spring 46Brad Koenig and Zak Brown led Gray with 21 and 11
Jordan Kindred and Josh Harris led Royal Spring with 15 and 10
Herald Whitaker 43 Russell County 31Terrance Montgomery and Caleb Hall led the victors with 14 and 11
Hunter Best, Tyler Robertson, and Jarred Coffer led Russell County with six points each.
|Tournament Bracket - First Round|
|Lexington Christian Academy||39||Middlesboro||38|
|Webster County||44||Estill County||18|
|Lincoln County||53||Tates Creek||33|
|Scott County||61||Jessie Clark||43|
|East Jessamine||51||RW Combs||47|
|Anderson County||52||Wayne County||48|
|Edmonson County||36||The Lexington School||25|
|Campbell County||60||Herald Whitaker||57|
|Knox County||55||Royal Spring||37|
|Christian Academy of Louisville||61||Harrison County||49|
|Clay County||47||Hancock County||16|
Lexington Christian Academy 39 Middlesboro 38Pat Nickodem led Lexington Christian Academy with 23 points including five three point baskets. Chase Roark and Zack Riddle led Middlesboro with 12 and 11
Bracken County 45 Morton 32Zac Williams led Bracken County with 15 points. Kevin Herren led Morton with 12 points.
Hopkinsville 57 EJ Hayes 40Chuck Hughes led Hopkinsville with 17 points. Wesley Kimball led EJ Hayes with 23 points.
Webster County 44 Estill County 18Jason Hook led Webster County with 13 points. Landon Harting and Taylor Turner added nine and eight
Logan Mize led Estill County with 12 points.
Lincoln County 53 Tates Creek 33Thorin Houk and Jessee James led Lincoln County with 12 and eight
Dedrick Johnson led Tates Creek with 12 points.
McCreary County 55 Dorton 33Brad Corder and Dylan Strunk led McCreary County with 14 and 10
David Belcher and Zack Collins led Dorton with eight points each.
Corbin 51 RA Jones 23Kyle West and Travis Smith led Corbin with 10 and eight
Keenan Palmer led RA Jones with nine points.
Beaumont 56 Southern (Lexington) 23Tyler Probst led Beaumont with 13 points. Seth Haga and Steven Shunk added eight points each. Brian Tilford led Southern (Lexington) with nine points on three three point baskets. Evan Keesey added eight points.
Henderson South 46 Pikeville 34Trey Happodit led Henderson South with 14 points. Jared Tackett led Pikeville with 16 points.
Scott County 61 Jessie Clark 43Elliott Hutton, Andrew Barnett, and Dylan Portwood led Scott County with 17, 13, and 13
Luke Colton and Andrew Hatcher led Jessie Clark with eight points each.
East Jessamine 51 RW Combs 47Cameron Thomas led East Jessamine with 15 points. John Smith and Kegan Robinson led RW Combs with 13 and 12
Crosby 72 Russell County 22Charles Foster, Noel Eckman, and Michael Davis led Crosby with 19, 15, and 13
Blake Aaron led Russell County with eight points.
Adair County 50 Elkhorn 34Clay Turner and Kyle Young led Adair County with 20 and 14
Ryan Timmons and Kaleb Leach led Elkhorn with 11 and eight
Buckhorn 40 St. Joseph 38Tate Gay led Buckhorn with 20 points. Evan Morse and Zach Ryan led St. Joseph with 15 and 13
Bryan Station 55 Leestown 42Jaylen Beckham led Bryan Station with 33 points. Marcandre Petit Frere added 11 points. Terry Farrell and Paul Jones led Leestown with 19 and 11
Meyzeek 37 Daviess County 30Eric Holmes, Jordan Roth, and Korry Cornelius led Meyzeek with nine, nine, and eight
Jordan Ratliff and Paul Wilkerson led Daviess County with 12 and 10
Anderson County 52 Wayne County 48Gabe Grant led Anderson County with 12 points. Ethan Kelly and Spencer Ruggles added nine and eight
Ryan Cravens and Dagan Shelton led Wayne County with 20 and 14
Lexington Traditional 56 King 49Marcus Williams and Braxton McFarland led Lexington Traditional with 20 and 14
Nathan McGinnis and Luke Bosse led King with 14 and 11
Hazard 51 Boyle County 31Kyle Spencer led Hazard with 28 points including four three point baskets. Lucas Edelen and Kyle Rice led Boyle County with seven and five
Edmonson County 36 The Lexington School 25Ryan Cowles and Tyler Thompson led Edmonson County with 10 and nine
Brian Babbage led The Lexington School with 11 points.
Campbell County 60 Herald Whitaker 57Griffin, Skinner, and Addle led Campbell County with 19, 15, and 11
Austin Whitaker, Terrance Montgomery, and Caleb Hall led Herald Whitaker with 19, 18, and 15
Knox County 55 Royal Spring 37Tanner Broughton, Darrin Mills, and Michael Stewart led Knox County with 18, 16, and 11
Josh Harris led Royal Spring with nine points.
Christian Academy of Louisville 61 Harrison County 49Ethan Barker, Matt Owen, and Ivan Talley led Christian Academy of Louisville with 16, 12, and 11
Caleb Ford and Jordan Martin led Harrison County with 19 and nine
Clay County 47 Hancock County 16Jordan Philpot and Zach McGregor led Clay County with 12 and 11
Chance Hamilton led Hancock County with four points.
Meece 63 Mason County 39D. J. Townsend led Meece with 29 points. Taylor Speaks and Alex Lange added 13 and 12
Tanner Walton led Mason County with 13 points including four three point baskets. Josh Harris added 11 points.
|Tournament Bracket - Second Round|
|Georgetown||63||Lexington Christian Academy||30|
|Lincoln County||49||Webster County||46|
|Scott County||42||East Jessamine||39|
|Southern (Somerset)||52||Adair County||31|
|Rose Hill||49||Edmonson County||27|
|Knox County||60||Campbell County||39|
|Clay County||39||Christian Academy of Louisville||27|
Georgetown 63 Lexington Christian Academy 30Zach Bryant and James Francis led Georgetown with 17 and 11
Sam Maybriar led Lexington Christian Academy with 15 points.
Hopkinsville 52 Bracken County 27Chuck Hughes and Tobie Wilkins led Hopkinsville with 14 and 10
Logan Hamilton led Bracken County with nine points.
Lincoln County 49 Webster County 46Thorin Houk and Hill led Lincoln County with 14 and 10
Jason Hook, Taylor Turner, and Clay Putman led Webster County with 13, 13, and 12
Corbin 44 McCreary County 33Travis Smith and Brady Foley led Corbin with 15 and eight
Dylan Strunk led McCreary County with 14 points.
Beaumont 37 Johnson County 28Seth Haga led Beaumont with 11 points. Will Meek led Johnson County with 10 points.
Gray 42 Henderson South 41Brad Koenig and Andy Ridilla led Gray with 14 and eight
Nick Nation and Tyler Book led Henderson South with 16 and nine
Scott County 42 East Jessamine 39Elliott Hutton and Andrew Barnett led Scott County with 19 and 10
Cameron Thomas and Michael Rexroat led East Jessamine with 13 and 10
Crosby 37 Sebastian 28Chris Harrison, Charles Foster, and Percy Blake led Crosby with 13, nine, and eight
R. Cox and Richard Trent led Sebastian with eight and six
Southern (Somerset) 52 Adair County 31Cody Epperson and Robby Lewis led Southern (Somerset) with 16 and eight
Jared Denton and Kyle Young led Adair County with seven points each.
Buckhorn 48 Bryan Station 36Matt Day and Ryan Couch led Buckhorn with 14 and 10
Jaylen Beckham led Bryan Station with 25 points.
Meyzeek 59 Anderson County 19Korry Cornelius, Dishan Romine, and Bryan Repishti led Meyzeek with 14, nine, and eight
Gabe Grant led Anderson County with nine points.
Hazard 56 Lexington Traditional 42B. J. Combs led Hazard with 18 points. Zack Blanton and Jordan Frazier added nine and eight
Marcus Williams and William Johnson led Lexington Traditional with 14 and 11
Rose Hill 49 Edmonson County 27Ryan Whetsel, Conner Robinson, and Mike Terry led Rose Hill with 14, 11, and 10
Ryan Cowles and Matt Caudill led Edmonson County with 10 and six
Knox County 60 Campbell County 39Codi Diamond, Tanner Broughton, and Tyler Stewart led Knox County with 11, 10, and 10
Skinner and Addle led Campbell County with 15 and nine
Clay County 39 Christian Academy of Louisville 27Zac McGeorge led Clay County with 19 points. Ivan Talley and Matt Shahroudi led Christian Academy of Louisville with eight and seven
Farnsley 48 Meece 43Dontez Paige and Andre Gray led Farnsley with 14 and 13
D. J. Townsend and Trey Slaughter led Meece with 17 and 10
|Tournament Bracket - Round of Sixteen|
|Rose Hill||41||Knox County||32|
Georgetown 45 Hopkinsville 37Josh Wells, Avery Ford, and Zach Bryant led Georgetown with 13, 12, and 10
Chuck Hughes led Hopkinsville with 14 points.
|Georgetown||(45) -||Walls 13, Ford 12, Bryant 10, Francis 4, Edwards 2, L. Young 2.|
|Hopkinsville||(37) -||Childress 3, White 6, Wilkins 5, Hughes 14, Davis 3, Smith 2, Majors 2.|
Corbin 48 Lincoln County 34Eric Jones led Corbin with 16 points. James Jessee led Lincoln County with 10 points.
|Corbin||(48) -||Smith 9, Jones 16, Hoover 4, Foley 8, Duncum 7, Fredrick 2, Brashear 2.|
|Lincoln County||(34) -||Edgington 4, Sharpe 4, York 5, Jessee 10, Cummins 3, Houk 4, Butler 3, Hill 1.|
Gray 43 Beaumont 38Zak Brown, Ryan Smith, and Brad Koenig led Gray with 13, 10, and nine
Steven Shunk and Seth Haga led Beaumont with 14 and 11
|Gray||(43) -||Mullins 3, Smith 10, Lich 3, Brown 13, Koenig 9, Ridilla 3, Vollett 2.|
|Beaumont||(38) -||Herrin 5, Shunk 14, Rose 6, Haga 11, Barker 2.|
Crosby 54 Scott County 28Michael Davis led Crosby with 16 points including three three point baskets. Chris Harrison added 10 points. Derek Gaines and Wes Walters led Scott County with six and five
|Crosby||(54) -||Harrison 10, Davis 16, Foster 8, Thomas 4, Philley 2, Blade 6, Hill 3, Eckman 5.|
|Scott County||(28) -||Grigsby 2, Bramel 2, Richardson 2, Walters 5, Barnett 2, Portwood 4, Gaines 6, Hutton 4, Petterson 1.|
Southern (Somerset) 37 Buckhorn 27Justin Epperson led Southern (Somerset) with 18 points. Matt Day led Buckhorn with 10 points.
|Southern (Somerset)||(37) -||C. Epperson 4, J. Epperson 18, Merrick 3, Turpin 1, Lewis 9.|
|Buckhorn||(27) -||Day 10, Tate Gay 6, Couch 5, Blank 2, Gilbert 2.|
Hazard 39 Meyzeek 38B. J. Combs and Jordan Frazier led Hazard with 12 and 11
Bryan Repishti led Meyzeek with 18 points.
|Hazard||(39) -||Combs 12, Blanton 7, Spencer 9, Frazier 11.|
|Meyzeek||(38) -||Repishti 18, Roth 3, Holmes 9, Cornelius 6, Langford 2.|
Rose Hill 41 Knox County 32Mike Terry and Corey Gregg led Rose Hill with 16 and 14
Tanner Broughton led Knox County with 16 points.
|Rose Hill||(41) -||Bush 9, Terry 16, Robinson 2, Gregg 14.|
|Knox County||(32) -||Broughton 16, Barger 3, Mills 2, Kelly 2, Diamond 2, Combs 3, Stewart 4.|
Farnsley 57 Clay County 41Quintez Sutton, Andre Gray, and Dontez Paige led Farnsley with 15, 10, and 10
Zac McGeorge, Jordan Philpot, and Zac Kemp led Clay County with 13, 10, and 10
|Farnsley||(57) -||Gray 10, Clay 4, Sutton 15, Paige 10, Minor 6, Handler 8, Thomas 4.|
|Clay County||(41) -||McGeorge 13, Philpot 10, Kemp 10, Smith 2, Lewis 6.|
Corbin 47 Georgetown 46 (Quarterfinal) Corbin held on down the stretch to defeat Georgetown in a thriller. Travis Smith led the victors with 18 points. Avery Ford led Georgetown with 16 points. Zach Bryant added 15 points including four three point baskets.
|Corbin||(47) -||Smith 18, Jones 8, Foley 5, Hoover 3, West 4, Duncum 6, Fredrick 3.|
|Georgetown||(46) -||Walls 6, Ford 16, Bryant 15, Francis 3, Franklin 2, Gilkey 2, Edwards 2.|
Crosby 49 Gray 32 (Quarterfinal)Charles Foster led Crosby with 14 points. Chris Harrison added 13 points including three three point baskets. Ryan Smith, Zak Brown, and Mac Vollett led Gray with seven, six, and six
|Crosby||(49) -||Harrison 13, Davis 7, Foster 14, Thomas 2, Philley 7, Blade 6.|
|Gray||(32) -||Clarkson 4, Smith 7, Lich 2, Brown 6, Koenig 4, Ridilla 2, Vollett 6.|
Hazard 59 Southern (Somerset) 52 (2OT) (Quarterfinal)Zack Blanton and B. J. Combs led Hazard with 16 points each. Blanton recorded four three point baskets. Kyle Spencer added 12 points. Cody Epperson, Robby Lewis, and Justin Epperson led Southern (Somerset) with 16, 12, and 11
|Hazard||(59) -||Combs 16, Blanton 16, Spencer 12, Frazier 6, Olinger 7, Logan 2, Johnson 2.|
|Southern (Somerset)||(52) -||C. Epperson 16, J. Epperson 11, Turpin 5, Lewis 12, Marlow 5, Williams 2.|
Rose Hill 53 Farnsley 35 (Quarterfinal)Mike Terry and Kyle Bush led Rose Hill with 19 and 12
Andre Gray, Quintez Sutton, and Dontez Paige led Farnsley with 11, 10, and nine
|Rose Hill||(53) -||Bush 12, Whetsel 6, Terry 19, Robinson 2, Gregg 8, Stafford 6.|
|Farnsley||(35) -||Gray 11, Clay 1, Sutton 10, Paige 9, Minor 2, Montgomery 2.|
Crosby 52 Corbin 31 (Semifinal)Chris Harrison led Crosby with 22 points including four three point baskets. Charles Foster and Michael Davis added 12 and 10
Travis Smith led Corbin with 11 points.
|Crosby||(52) -||Harrison 22, Davis 10, Foster 12, Philley 4, Hayes 4.|
|Corbin||(31) -||Jones 4, Smith 11, Foley 8, Hoover 2, West 4, Duncum 2.|
Rose Hill 48 Hazard 35 (Semifinal)Mike Terry and Corey Gregg led Rose Hill with 15 and 10
Kyle Spencer led Hazard with 14 points including three three point baskets. B. J. Combs added 10 points.
|Rose Hill||(48) -||Bush 7, Whetsel 8, Terry 15, Robinson 6, Gregg 10, Stafford 2.|
|Hazard||(35) -||Combs 10, Blanton 9, Spencer 14, Olinger 2.|
Crosby 50 Rose Hill 45 (Championship)Charles Foster and Michael Davis led Crosby with 20 and 14
Mike Terry and Corey Gregg led Rose Hill with 15 and 13
|Crosby||(50) -||Harrison 9, Davis 14, Foster 20, Thomas 2, Blade 5.|
|Rose Hill||(45) -||Bush 9, Whetsel 6, Terry 15, Gregg 13, Stafford 2.|
|Kyle Bush||Rose Hill|
|Mike Terry||Rose Hill|
|Jaylen Beckham||Bryan Station|
|D. J. Townsend||Meece|
|B. J. Combs||Hazard|
|Cody Epperson||Southern (Somerset)|
I have attempted to give a brief recap of each game played this weekend. The stats in this report came from the game scoresheets. I apologize in advance for any errors or misspelling of names. This writeup is not meant to be used for official records but for general coverage of this event.
Congratulations to the Crosby Middle School for their championship run and all the fine teams and players who participated this weekend. Also, congratulations to the players who were named to the All Tournament Team. Georgetown's Josh Walls and Rose Hill's Kyle Bush were very impressive this weekend directing their teams' offense.
A special thanks to Sean Vinsel, Steve Hatton, and the rest of the Kentucky Basketball Academy staff for the hospitality extended me this weekend. It would be impossible for me to cover these events without the outstanding cooperation and help I get from the staff.
Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, teams, or players to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.