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2017 KBA KY 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament

Kentucky Basketball Academy

Lexington, KY

October 20-22, 2017

2017 by Ron Harrison

 

 

 

There were 35 teams entered in this tournament and placed into nine pools as follows: Pool A: Beaumont, East Side Middle, Meece, and West Carter, Pool B: Georgetown, Millard, Muhlenberg, and Southern Pulaski, Pool C: Anderson County, Meyzeek, Valley, and Wayne County, Pool D: Bardstown, Casey County, Johnson County, and North Laurel, Pool E: Robert Campbell, Clay County, Duff Allan Central, and Morton, Pool F: Campbellsville, Farristown, Middlesboro, and Morgan County, Pool G: Barbourville, Elkhorn, and King Middle, Pool H: EJ Hayes, Knox County, Lewis County, and Rockcastle, and Pool I: Lincoln County, Mt. Washington, Old KY Home, and South Marshall.

 

Friday October 20th

 

Pool Play

 

East Side Middle

57

Beaumont

33

Meyzeek

28

Anderson County

27

North Laurel

43

Bardstown

39

Farristown

34

Campbellsville

33

Rockcastle

33

EJ Hayes

30

Elkhorn

53

Barbourville

19

Millard

43

Georgetown

24

Casey County

60

Johnson County

8

Clay County

40

Morton

31

Meece

33

West Carter

23

Robert Campbell

55

Duff Allan Central

39

Valley

42

Wayne County

23

Lewis County

20

Knox County

13

Middlesboro

26

Morgan County

24

Southern Pulaski

53

Muhlenberg

10

 

 

Saturday October 21st

 

Pool Play

 

South Marshall

35

Old KY Home

25

Lincoln County

45

Mt. Washington

11

Meece

34

Beaumont

18

West Carter

59

East Side Middle

48

Morgan County

33

Farristown

22

Elkhorn

59

King Middle

45

Southern Pulaski

49

Millard

16

Meyzeek

45

Wayne County

41

Bardstown

37

Casey County

36

North Laurel

46

Johnson County

22

Lincoln County

52

Old KY Home

22

Robert Campbell

39

Clay County

30

Duff Allan Central

41

Morton

38

Middlesboro

22

Campbellsville

21

Anderson County

45

Valley

30

King Middle

50

Barbourville

44

EJ Hayes

44

Knox County

31

Lewis County

29

Rockcastle

25

Muhlenberg

33

Georgetown

23

South Marshall

30

Mt. Washington

27

West Carter

43

Bardstown

39

 

 

Tournament Gold Championship Bracket

 

Beaumont

41

Georgetown

18

 

Tournament Championship Bracket

 

Anderson County

46

Millard

21

West Carter

43

Bardstown

39

Lincoln County

34

Lewis County

12

North Laurel

46

Morgan County

33

Robert Campbell

44

King Middle

41

Elkhorn

42

South Marshall

34

Meyzeek

31

Clay County

28

Middlesboro

43

Rockcastle

21

 

Sunday October 22nd

 

Tournament Gold Championship Bracket

 

East Side Middle 38 Beaumont 22 Anna Rodgers and Gracie Merkle led East Side Middle with eight points each. Quinn Arnold led Beaumont with nine points.

 

Mt. Washington 51 EJ Hayes 45 Anna Smith led Mt. Washington with 18 points including four three point baskets. Sam Lyons added 13 points. Kennedy Williams led EJ Hayes with 20 points.

 

Morton 15 Casey County 0 Morton defeated Casey County via a forfeit.

 

Duff Allan Central 44 Campbellsville 37 Grace Martin and Natalie Holle led the victors with 14 and 12 points respectively. Lainey Watson led Campbellsville with 17 points.

 

Wayne County 43 Muhlenberg 14 Mallory Campbell, Mariah Bowlin, and Kenzie Upchurch led Wayne County with 15, 10, and eight points respectively. Whitney Stovall and Sarah-Cate Boggess led Muhlenberg with five and four points respectively.

 

Barbourville 44 Old KY Home 31 Caylan Mills and Brianna Gallagher led Barbourville with 19 and 10 points respectively. Courtney Ahlers led Old KY Home with 24 points including three three point baskets.

 

Valley 15 Johnson County 0 Valley defeated Johnson County via forfeit.

 

Farristown 36 Knox County 30 Reece Estep led Farristown with 18 points. Madison Jones led Knox County with 16 points including three three point baskets.

 

East Side Middle 48 Mt. Washington 17 (Quarterfinal) Gracie Merkle led East Side Middle with 12 points. Alyssa Weber led Mt. Washington with five points.

 

Morton 41 Duff Allan Central 38 (Quarterfinal) Amiya Jenkins and Lauren Walton led Morton with 22 and 12 points respectively. Amelia Wallace led Duff Allan Central with 11 points.

 

Wayne County 37 Barbourville 35 (Quarterfinal) Mallory Campbell and Amber Jones led Wayne County with 12 and eight points respectively. Caylan Mills led Barbourville with 16 points. Brianna Gallagher and Laura Smith added eight points each.

 

Valley 38 Farristown 32 (Quarterfinal) Kylie Hall and Kristen Whited led Valley with 14 and 10 points respectively. Macie Daniels and Reece Estep led Farristown with nine points each.

 

East Side Middle 49 Morton 42 (Semifinal) Emma Egan, Jade Meeks, and Gracie Merkle led East Side Middle with 21, 13, and 10 points respectively. Amiya Jenkins led Morton with 21 points.

 

Valley 33 Wayme County 19 (Semifinal) Emily Tackett and Kristen Whited led Valley with 15 and 10 points respectively. Jacklyn Crabtree led Wayne County with four points.

 

East Side Middle 47 Valley 27 (Championship) Emma Egan and Gracie Merkle led East Side Middle with 16 and 12 points respectively. Kristen Whited and Kylie Hall led Valley with 11 and eight points respectively.

 

Tournament Championship Bracket

 

Anderson County 37 Meece 36 Paige Serafini led Anderson County with 16 points including four three point baskets. Jacie Chesser added 15 points. Rachel Presley and Payton Acey led Meece with 15 and nine points respectively.

 

Southern Pulaski 52 West Carter 42 Kylee Foreman led Southern Pulaski with 17 points. Kaylee Young and Makayla Nortis added 14 points each. Allie Stone led West Carter with 19 points.

 

Anderson County 31 Lincoln County 23 (Quarterfinal) Jacie Chesser led Anderson County with 16 points. Abby Lane and Chloe Dunn led Lincoln County with seven points each.

 

Robert Campbell 43 North Laurel 40 (Quarterfinal) Chloe Treece and Tyra Flowers led Robert Campbell with 14 and 12 points respectively. Emily Sizemore and Hailee Griebel led North Laurel with 12 and nine points respectively.

 

Elkhorn 50 Southern Pulaski 30 (Quarterfinal) Patience Laster and Neveah Carter led Elkhorn with 17 and 11 points respectively. Kylee Foreman led Southern Pulaski with 12 points.

 

Meyzeek 51 Middlesboro 34 (Quarterfinal) Amaya Asher, Dejah Armstrong, and Aries Harris led Meyzeek with 17, 17, and 10 points respectively. Lakin Burke and Kailey Owens led Middlesboro with 15 and 10 points respectively.

 

Robert Campbell 43 Anderson County 41 (Semifinal) Robert Campbell staged a late comeback to nip Anderson County at the buzzer. Tyra Flowers led the victors with 18 points. Marly Rogers added 10 points including three three point baskets. Paige Serafini led Anderson County with 18 points including four three point baskets. Grace Goodin added 10 points.

 

Elkhorn 45 Meyzeek 31 (Semifinal) Patience Laster and Neveah Carter led Elkhorn with 15 and nine points respectively. Amaya Asher led Meyzeek with 21 points.

 

Elkhorn 32 Robert Campbell 30 (Championship) Neveah Carter and Leeann Way led Elkhorn with 10 points each. Nicole Davis, Trinity Gay, and Tyra Flowers led Robert Campbell with nine, seven, and seven points respectively.

 

All Tournament 1st Team Patience Laster (Elkhorn), Amaya Asher (Meyzeek), Paige Serafini (Anderson County), Jacie Chesser (Anderson County), Kylee Foreman (Southern Pulaski), Tyra Flowers (Robert Campbell), Emma Egan (East Side Middle), Neveah Carter (Elkhorn), Gracie Merkle (East Side Middle), and Allie Stone (West Carter).

 

All Tournament 2nd Team Hailee Valentine (North Laurel), Amiya Jenkins (Morton), Lauren Walton (Morton), Lakin Burke (Middlesboro), Chloe Treece (Robert Campbell), Dejah Armstrong (Meyzeek), Emily Sizemore (North Laurel), Mallory Campbell (Wayne County), Amelia Wallace (Duff Allan Central), and Kailey Owens (Middlesboro).

 

Elkhorn captured the tournament championship with a 6-0 record with an average victory margin of 15.3 ppg. Elkhorn won their pool games by scores of 53-19 over Barbourville and 59-45 over King Middle. Elkhorn began tournament play with a 42-34 victory over South Marshall and won a quarterfinal game with a 50-30 victory over Southern Pulaski. They earned a 45-31 semifinal victory over Meyzeek and captured the championship with a 32-30 hard earned victory over an outstanding Robert Campbell squad. East Side Middle captured the Gold Division Championship with a 47-27 victory over Valley.

 

A special thanks to my friends at the KBA for providing the scores and up-to-date tournament results and for providing the all tournament squads.