Fifty teams are scheduled to participate in the 7th Grade Boys State Tournament. The teams scheduled to participate are LTMS, East Jessamine, Scott County, McNabb, Bryan Station, Bondurant, Royal Springs, Anderson County, Johnson County, Glasgow, Clinton County, Conner, Lincoln County, Estill County, Winburn, Foley, Sebastian, St. Mary's, Eversole, Shelby West, South Laurel, Casey County, Tates Creek, Madison, Knox County, Bowling Green, Moss, North Oldham, Gray County, Northern, Morton, Elkhorn, Paris, West Jessamine, Magoffin County, Trigg County, St. Joseph's, Walton-Verona, Mason County 7th, Meece, Beaumont, FCA, Georgetown, LCA, Betsy Layne, Graves County, Wayne County, East Carter, Southern, and Whitley County.
All of the teams are scheduled to play a preliminary play-in game which will help determine the brackets for tournament play beginning on Saturday.
|Anderson County||won||Royal Springs||forfeit|
|Knox County||46||North Oldham||37|
|Trigg County||38||Magoffin County||33|
|Wayne County||won||East Carter||forfeit|
|Lincoln County||56||Estill County||31|
|South Laurel||43||Casey County||31|
LTMS 67 East Jessamine 19Charles "Snoop" Johnson and Jordan Green led LTMS with 12 and 10
Tyler Blue led East Jessamine with eight points.
Elkhorn 36 Morton 34 No statistics provided
Beaumont 42 FCA 35Vince Davis and Branden Hovest led Beaumont with eight and six
Lorenzo McCaskel and Sam Mackey led FCA with eight and seven
Scott County 41 McNabb 29Dylan Portwood and Scott Daniel led Scott County with 21 and 15
Darius Jones and Austin Mullins led McNabb with seven points each.
Bondurant 45 Bryan Station 40Cory Johnson and Kory Walker led Bondurant with 17 and eight
A. J. Tagaloa and Devon Bowers led Bryan Station with 21 and 11
West Jessamine 49 Paris 34 No statistics provided
Georgetown 49 LCA 25Clay McKee led Georgetown with 19 points. Cody Kalinowski led LCA with nine points.
Johnson County 47 Glasgow 28Shane Hall and Trevor Sherman led Johnson County with 10 and eight
Connor Glass led Glasgow with nine points.
Sebastian 40 St. Mary's 39Wes Noble led Sebastian with 16 points. Andrew Kramer and Alex Trentman led St. Mary's with nine and eight
Knox County 46 North Oldham 37Dustin Hensley and Matthew Barger led Knox County with 12 and nine
Adam Klingman led North Oldham with 16 points.
Trigg County 38 Magoffin County 33 No statistics provided
Betsy Layne 36 Winburn 23Peyton Case and Brandon Akers led Betsy Layne with 16 and nine
Patrick Puckett led Winburn with six points.
Clinton County 45 Conner 34Keifer Dalton led Clinton County with 16 points including three three point baskets. Bailey Rains and Colby Langford added 13 and 12
Drew Barker and Samuel Hemmerich led Conner with nine and seven
Shelby West 39 Eversole 37DeAndre Farris led Shelby West with 20 points. Collier Mobelini led Eversole with 19 points.
Walton-Verona 41 St. Joseph's 37 No statistics provided
Lincoln County 56 Estill County 31Aaron Goens and Kody Cornelius led Lincoln County with 15 and 12
Randy King and Trenton Jenkins led Estill County with eight and six
South Laurel 43 Casey County 31Logan Helton and Trevor Grubb led South Laurel with 15 and 11
Hunter Christian and Zack Scott led Casey County with 12 and nine
Scott recorded three three point baskets.
Meece 39 Mason 7th 37 No statistics provided
Southern 49 Whitley County 29Justin Edwards and Trevor Stacey led Southern with 18 and 12
Zack Rutherford led Whitley County with 11 points.
Glasgow 47 Northern 45 (Scrimmage)Connor Glass led Glasgow with 14 points. Aaron Smith and Blake Burton led Northern with 12 and 10
|Tournament - First Round|
|Magoffin County||52||Bryan Station||23|
|Estill County||41||East Jessamine||31|
|Trigg County||45||Fleming County||27|
|Shelby West||39||Casey County||26|
|St. Joseph's||47||Whitley County||43|
|Betsy Layne||51||Tates Creek||41|
Meece 56 North Oldham 50Ryan Dishman and Brayden McWilliams led Meece with 25 and 12
Will Bush, Justin Cundiff, and Adam Klingman led North Oldham with 14, 13, and 11
Sebastian 61 Paris 23Wes Noble, Adam White, Tyler Hensley, and John Gilbert led Sebastian with 14, 12, 12, and 10
Cameron Downing led Paris with 12 points.
Magoffin County 52 Bryan Station 23T. Howard led Magoffin County with 17 points including four three point baskets. A. J. Tagaloa led Bryan Station with nine points.
St. Mary's 43 Eversole 41Jake Jennings led St. Mary's with 16 points including four three point baskets. Alex Trenton added 13 points. Collier Mobelini and Mark Hall led Eversole with 11 points each.
Estill County 41 East Jessamine 31Randy King, Greg Stamper, and Trevor Jenkins led Estill County with 10, 10, and nine
Tyler Blue led East Jessamine with 14 points.
Trigg County 45 Fleming County 27Luke McKenzie led Trigg County with 23 points. Darion Burns led Fleming County with eight points.
Southern 46 Royal Springs 26Justin Edwards and Adam Isaacs led Southern with 16 and 15
Seth Crank led Royal Springs with 12 points.
Shelby West 39 Casey County 26DeAndre Farris and Raphael Stone led Shelby West with 13 points each. Baylen Hill and Wyatt Bishop led Casey County with 11 and nine
McNabb 34 Northern 24Urea Moala led McNabb with 10 points. Zack Tarter led Northern with eight points.
Glasgow 30 FCA 22Miles Norris, Julius Shirley, and Connor Glass led Glasgow with seven, six, and six
Quinn Beasley, Michael Hurt, and Lorenzo McCaskell led FCA with seven, six, and six
St. Joseph's 47 Whitley County 43Nate Verst and Erik Rieger led St. Joseph's with 19 and 10
Chad Foley and Nathan Cole led Whitley County with 17 and 10
Conner 38 Beaumont 28Drew Barker led Conner with 17 points. Quarry Baker and Vince Davis led Beaumont with 12 and eight
Crosby 63 West Jessamine 26Cameron Reed and Zach Duvall led Crosby with 18 points each. Reed recorded six three point baskets. Jarred Jones and Lane Brooks led West Jessamine with nine and five
Betsy Layne 51 Tates Creek 41Peyton Case, Dustin Rogers, and Brandon Akers led Betsy Layne with 14, 14, and 10
Jarek Coles led Tates Creek with 16 points including three three point baskets.
Clay County 41 Morton 26Jordan Fox and Tanner Hoskins led Clay County with 14 points each. Patrick Ziegler and Chris Moore led Morton with seven and six
Elkhorn 38 Anderson County 26Quinten Brownlee and Chris Roberts led Elkhorn with 16 and 13
Darius Harvey led Anderson County with seven points.
Walton-Verona 59 LCA 15Tanner Moeves, Drew Burns, and Zach McNeil led Walton-Verona with 12, 10, and nine
McNeil recorded three three point baskets. Cody Kalinowski led LCA with six points.
|Tournament - Second Round|
|Knox County||56||Magoffin County||34|
|Lincoln County||37||St. Mary's||29|
|Johnson County||71||Estill County||26|
|Wayne County||49||Clay County||39|
|Walton-Verona||50||Mason County 7th||24|
|Clinton County||49||Mason County 6th||32|
LTMS 37 Meece 24Charles "Snoop" Johnson and Teddy Ware led LTMS with 12 and seven
Will Lange and Ryan Dishman led Meece with eight and six
Sebastian 48 Georgetown 38Wes Noble and Tyler Hensley led Sebastian with 23 and 12
Clay McKee led Georgetown with 23 points.
Knox County 56 Magoffin County 34Matthew Barger and Dustin Hensley led Knox County with 13 and 10
Jeff Bolen and Kiam Bain led Magoffin County with 10 points each.
Lincoln County 37 St. Mary's 29Kody Cornelius and Brent Ruckel led Lincoln County with 14 and 11
Jake Jennings led St. Mary's with 11 points.
Johnson County 71 Estill County 26Shane Hall, Trevor Sherman, and Hunter Ratliff led Johnson County with 16, 12, and 12
Josh Baber and Randy King led Estill County with 12 and nine
Southern 32 Trigg County 28Adam Isaacs led Southern with 18 points. Cole Gardner led Trigg County with 13 points including three three point baskets.
Shelby West 33 McNabb 25Raphael Stone and Paul Miller led Shelby West with 10 and six
Chase Hall and Urea Moalo led McNabb with eight points each.
Scott County 50 Glasgow 36Dylan Portwood, Scott Daniel, and Bo Saunders led Scott County with 14, eight, and eight
Mike Norris and Connor Glass led Glasgow with 12 and 10
Moss 53 St. Joseph's 28Chris Porter and Wayne Baird led Moss with 16 and 14
Nate Verst led St. Joseph's with 15 points.
Crosby 42 Conner 19Zach Duvall and Bryce Byrd led Crosby with 10 and eight
Jesse McKeehan led Conner with nine points.
Betsy Layne 35 Winburn 22Peyton Case led Betsy Layne with 14 points. Elijah Bell, Isiah Bell, J'Maurion James, and James Green led Winburn with four points each.
Wayne County 49 Clay County 39Jason Blevins led Wayne County with 20 points including three three point baskets. Logan Gardner added 10 points. Jordan Fox led Clay County with 14 points.
South Laurel 43 Elkhorn 41Trevor Grubb and Randy Mullins led South Laurel with 17 and nine
Chris Roberts led Elkhorn with 25 points.
Walton-Verona 50 Mason County 7th 24Zach McNeil and Tanner Moeves led the victors with nine and 12
Daulton Mason and Shawn Johnson led Mason County 7th with eight and seven
Clinton County 49 Mason County 6th 32Colby Langford and Joe Davis led Clinton County with 12 and nine
Ryan Johnson and Darious Johnson led Mason County 6th with eight and seven
|Tournament - Round of Sixteen|
|Knox County||45||Lincoln County||42|
|Scott County||42||Shelby West||20|
|Wayne County||49||Betsy Layne||48|
LTMS 58 Sebastian 35Charles "Snoop" Johnson, Donnie Lewis, and Teddy Ware led LTMS with 18, 13, and 10
Wes Noble and John Gilbert led Sebastian with 15 and eight
|LTMS||(58) -||Johnson 18, Lewis 13, Ware 10, Green 9, Hugle 4, Tyler 4.|
|Sebastian||(35) -||Noble 15, Gilbert 8, White 4, Chaney 2, Hensley 6.|
Knox County 45 Lincoln County 42Matthew Barger, Dustin Hensley, and Robbie Williams led Knox County with 14, 13, and 10
Brent Ruckel, Carter Dunn, and Trevor Gaines led Lincoln County with nine points each.
|Knox County||(45) -||Barger 14, Hensley 13, Williams 10, Adams 2, Gambrel 6.|
|Lincoln County||(42) -||Sims 8, Ruckel 9, Dunn 9, Gaines 9, Cornelius 4, Goens 2.|
Johnson County 33 Southern 23Shane Hall led Johnson County with 23 points. Justin Edwards led Southern with 11 points.
|Johnson County||(33) -||S. Hall 23, Ratliff 5, Sherman 3, Salyers 2.|
|Southern||(23) -||Edwards 11, Meece 6, Isaacs 3, Stacey 3.|
Scott County 42 Shelby West 20Dylan Portwood and Michael Matthews led Scott County with 20 and nine
Raphael Stone, Aaron Holder, and Lawson Page led Shelby West with six, four, and four
|Scott County||(42) -||Portwood 20, Matthews 9, Sanders 3, Barber 2, Daniel 6, Martini 2.|
|Shelby West||(20) -||Stone 6, Holder 4, Page 4, Farris 2, Wilson 2, Sames 2.|
Moss 37 Crosby 33Scooter Winn and Jacob Hall led Moss with nine and eight
Christopher Davis and Zach Duvall led Crosby with nine points each. Davis recorded three three point baskets.
|Moss||(37) -||Jacob Hall 8, Baird 6, Winn 9, Jordan Hall 5, Porter 4, Strange 4.|
|Crosby||(33) -||Owens 7, Duvall 9, Davis 9, Byrd 3, Bragg 2, Warren 3.|
Wayne County 49 Betsy Layne 48 Cory Stearns hit a free throw with 1.6 seconds remaining on the clock to give Wayne County the victory. Jason Perkins and Logan Gardner led Wayne County with 19 and 18
Peyton Case, Brandon Akers, and Jarredd Jarrell led Betsy Layne with 22, 12, and 12
|Wayne County||(49) -||Perkins 19, Gardner 18, Stearns 7, Blevins 2, Woods 5.|
|Betsy Layne||(48) -||Case 22, Akers 12, Jarrell 12.|
South Laurel 42 Bondurant 34Logan Helton led South Laurel with 14 points. Kory Walker and Jeffery Quire led Bondurant with eight and six
|South Laurel||(42) -||L. Helton 14, Grubb 6, Miller 6, Hale 6, T. Helton 4, Johnson 4.|
|Bondurant||(34) -||Walker 8, Quire 6, Quintana 5, Fisher 4, Gall 2, Wise 4, Hatfield 5.|
Clinton County 36 Walton-Verona 30Bailey Rains led Clinton County with 13 points including four three point baskets. Colby Langford added 12 points. Tanner Moeves and Zach McNeil led Walton-Verona with 15 and 10
|Clinton County||(36) -||Choate 8, Rains 13, Langford 12, Means 3.|
|Walton-Verona||(30) -||McNeil 10, Moeves 15, Burns 2, McCubbin 3.|
|Tournament Final Eight|
|Johnson County||33||Scott County||27||(Quarterfinal)|
|Clinton County||44||South Laurel||43||(Quarterfinal)|
|Johnson County||49||Knox County||46||(Semifinal)|
Knox County 32 LTMS 30 (Quarterfinal) Knox County raced out to an 11-2 first quarter lead and held on down the stretch for the victory. Jonathan Gist and Robbie Williams led the victors with 13 and eight
Charles "Snoop" Johnson and Teddy Ware led LTMS with 11 and nine
|Knox County||(32) -||Adams 5, Barger 2, Gist 13, Hensley 2, Williams 8, Gambrel 2.|
|LTMS||(30) -||Johnson 11, Lewis 4, Ware 9, Green 2, Newton 4.|
Johnson County 33 Scott County 27 (Quarterfinal)Shane Hall led Johnson County with 18 points. Hines Jones led Scott County with 15 points on five three point baskets.
|Johnson County||(33) -||Blair 7, Shane Hall 18, Ratliff 3, Sherman 5.|
|Scott County||(27) -||Jones 15, Daniel 8, Portwood 4.|
Moss 39 Wayne County 27 (Quarterfinal)Jacob Hall and Wayne Baird led Moss with 11 points each. Peyton Woods, Jason Perkins, and Logan Gardner led Wayne County with eight, six, and six
|Moss||(39) -||Jacob Hall 11, Jordan Hall 5, Winn 4, Baird 11, Strange 6, Porter 2.|
|Wayne County||(27) -||Perkins 6, Blevins 2, Woods 8, Shearer 4, Gardner 6, Staples 1.|
Clinton County 44 South Laurel 43 (Quarterfinal) Keifer Dalton hit a three point basket with two seconds remaining on the clock to give Clinton County the victory. Bailey Rains led the victors with 14 points including four three point baskets. Colby Langford added 10 points. Trevor Grubb and Logan Helton led South Laurel with 16 and 14
|Clinton County||(44) -||Davis 8, Dalton 6, Choate 6, Rains 14, Langford 10.|
|South Laurel||(43) -||Grubb 16, Miller 7, Hale 2, J. Helton 4, L. Helton 14.|
Johnson County 49 Knox County 46 (Semifinal)Hunter Ratliff and Shane Hall led Johnson County with 17 and 16
Dustin Hensley led Knox County with 13 points including three three point baskets. Robbie Williams and Matthew Barger added 11 and 10
|Johnson County||(49) -||Blair 9, Shane Hall 16, Ratliff 17, Salyer 4, Sherman 1, McPeek 2.|
|Knox County||(46) -||Adams 2, Barger 10, Gist 4, Hensley 13, Williams 11, Engle 6.|
Moss 43 Clinton County 33 (Semifinal)Chris Porter and Scooter Winn led Moss with 12 and nine
Colby Langford and Joe Davis led Clinton County with 14 and 10
|Moss||(43) -||Jacob Hall 2, Jordan Hall 5, Winn 9, Baird 7, Porter 12, Green 6, Strange 2.|
|Clinton County||(33) -||Davis 10, Dalton 3, Choate 6, Langford 14.|
Moss (30-0) 53 Johnson County (30-0) 28 (Championship)Jordan Hall, Jacob Hall, and Chris Porter led the victors with 12, 10, and eight
Hunter Ratliff and Shane Hall led Johnson County with eight and six
|Moss||(53) -||Jacob Hall 10, Jordan Hall 12, Winn 6, Baird 4, Porter 8, Green 2, Strange 6, Edwards 5.|
|Johnson County||(28) -||Shane Hall 6, Ratliff 7, Sherman 2, McPeek 5, Hensley 3, Gooding 3, Rice 2.|
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 Moss for their championship run. Also congratulations to Tourney MVP Jacob Hall (Moss). Moss was such a balanced team it was extremely hard to single out one person for MVP.
A special thanks to Eric Armstrong, Ken Farley, Steve Hatton, Marc Hall, 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 email@example.com.
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.