Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Kentucky
March 11-14, 2000
Copyright © 2000 Ron Harrison
Saturday March 11th
Woodford County (14-14) vs. Bryan Station (27-1)
Woodford County coach Jay Lucas started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Rhea Lynn Cook, 5-9 Sr. Sasha Williams, 6-0 Sr. LaMichelle Haddix, 5-5 Fr. Mallory Kirtley, and 5-7 7th Destiny Mattingly. Bryan Station coach Jackie Williams countered with 5-5 Sr. Tierra Martin, 6-0 Fr. Tracy Harbut, 5-11 Sr. DeVonda Williams, 5-7 So. Sharia Young, and 5-7 Sr. Tamaka Clay.
Bryan Station, the No. 4 ranked team in the state, survived a variety of gimmick defenses to overcome a stubborn Woodford County squad 55-45. Woodford County led 21-20 at halftime, but Bryan Station rallied for the win.
DeVonda Williams and Tracy Harbut led Bryan Station with
13 points each. Sharia Young added 10 points.
Woodford County was led by LaMichelle Haddix with 16
and Mallory Kirtley tallied 10.
|Woodford County||(45) -||Cook 4, Williams 8, Haddix 16, Kirtley 6, Mattingly 11.|
|Bryan Station||(55) -||Martin 6, Harbut 13, Williams 13, Young 10, Clay 8, Crump 5.|
Sayre (14-10) vs. Berea (21-8)
Sayre coach Bill Hill started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Emily Milward, 5-9 Sr. Cynthia Rush, 5-11 Jr. Laura Heil, 5-8 Jr. Annie Rardin, and 5-5 Jr. Kelly Russell. Berea coach Jerry Bingham countered with 5-8 Sr. Thameka Baskin, 5-6 Sr. Stacee Blackburn, 5-6 So. Chrissy Himes, 5-3 Sr. Allyson Baker, and 5-9 Sr. Sarah Newman.
Berea used a 41 point performance by Allyson Baker to lead them
to an 83-61 win over Sayre. Berea led at all four quarter stops:
20-18, 42-34, 55-46, and 83-61. Himes added 17 points and
chipped in with 15 in support of Baker's performance.
Sayre was led by Annie Rardin
with 21 points.
|Sayre||(61) -||Milward 7, Rush 4, Heil 15, Rardin 21, Russell 2, Norman 12.|
|Berea||(83) -||Baskin 5, Blackburn 2, Himes 17, Baker 41, Newman 15, Ratliff 3.|
Lexington Catholic (27-3) vs. Madison Southern (16-11)
Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd started the following lineup: 5-10 Fr. Chelsea Chowning, 5-8 Sr. Nessa Timoney, 5-8 Sr. Anna Schuler, 6-5 Sr. Lindsey Mazzetti, and 5-9 Jr. Katie Mendenhall. Madison Southern coach Harold Borders countered with 5-7 Fr. Danielle Eisenbarth, 5-9 Jr. Lindsey Eisenbarth, 5-10 Sr. Jill Abney, 5-5 So. Amanda Walton, and 5-7 Jr. Courtney VanWinkle.
Lexington Catholic proved to be too tough for Madison Southern and won
by a score of 52-28. The Catholic defense held Southern to 8 second half
points. Lexington Catholic was led today by 5-11 Sr. Kristin Robertson
14 points. Katie Mendenhall and Nessa Timoney each
chipped in with 8. Southern was led by 5-10 Sr. Jill Abney
and Lindsey Eisenbarth
with 10 each.
|Lexington Catholic||(52) -||Chowning 3, Mendenhall 8, Robertson 15, Timoney 8, Mazzetti 4, Schuler 6, Schell 1, Bell 2, Michalczyk 5.|
|Madison Southern||(28) -||VanWinkle 8, Abney 10, L. Eisenbarth 10.|
Paul Laurence Dunbar (15-14) vs. Franklin County (20-8)
Dunbar survived a wild one to defeat Franklin County 78-69 in overtime.
Dunbar tied the score at 63 with 5 seconds on a Katie Boaz basket.
Dunbar outscored Franklin County 15-6 in the overtime period for the win.
Franklin County star Allison Story fouled out with 24 seconds remaining
in regulation. Dunbar was led by 5-8 Jr. Neeley Thomas
with 30 points. Franklin County was led by 5-10 Sr.
with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
|Paul Dunbar||(78) -||Boaz 15, Thomas 30, Gillespie 10, Koseniak 6, Marnitz 6, Greene 4, Roberts 3, Johnson 2.|
|Franklin County||(69) -||Story 26, Logan 3, Taylor 13, Baltic 13, Campbell 11, Pyles 3.|
Monday March 13th
Berea (22-8) vs. Bryan Station (28-1) Semifinal No. 1
Berea coach Jerry Bingham started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Thameka Baskin, 5-6 Sr. Stacee Blackburn, 5-6 So. Chrissy Himes, 5-9 Sr. Sarah Newman, and 5-3 Sr. Allyson Baker. Bryan Station coach Jackie Williams countered with 5-5 Sr. Tierra Martin, 6-0 Fr. Tracy Harbut, 5-11 Sr. DeVonda Williams, 5-7 So. Sharia Young, and 5-7 Sr. Tamaka Clay.
Berea staged a stunning comeback from a 32-9 first half deficit to edge
Bryan Station 53-52. While Bryan Station was hampered by the loss
of Sharia Young who fouled out with 4:32 remaining, the main culprit
was Allyson Baker who scored 36 points. Baker hit the
winning free throws with 8 seconds on the clock. Bryan Station had
a chance to tie the game with 2 seconds remaining but
missed the second free throw. Bryan Station was led by Clay
with 17 and Young with 15 points.
|Berea||(53) -||Baskin 1, Himes 5, Baker 36, Newman 11.|
|Bryan Station||(52) -||Harbut 8, Williams 12, Young 15, Clay 17.|
Paul Laurence Dunbar (16-14) vs. Lexington Catholic (28-3) Semifinal No. 2
Dunbar coach Jud Brown started the following lineup: 5-5 Sr. Ashley Roberts, 5-8 Jr. Neeley Thomas, 5-7 Jr. Katie Boaz, 6-0 Jr. Debbie Koseniak, and 5-9 Jr. Brooke Johnson. Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd countered with 5-8 Sr. Anna Schuler, 5-10 Fr. Chelsea Chowning, 5-9 Jr. Katie Mendenhall, 5-8 Sr. Nessa Timoney, and 6-5 Sr. Lindsey Mazzetti.
Lexington Catholic survived a late rally by Dunbar to escape with a
53-50 victory. Catholic led 30-19 midway through the third quarter
but Dunbar rallied to within 1 (49-48) in the fourth quarter. Neeley
Thomas of Dunbar stole the ball with 5 seconds remaining but a long
three point attempt for the tie was off the mark. Lexington Catholic
was led today by Katie Mendenhall with 21 points and 5 assists.
Dunbar was led by Neeley Thomas and Katie Boaz
with 14 each.
|Paul Dunbar||(50) -||Roberts 2, Thomas 14, Boaz 14, Koseniak 2, Johnson 8, Gillespie 2, Marnitz 2, Greene 6.|
|Lexington Catholic||(53) -||Chowning 11, Mendenhall 21, Timoney 1, Mazzetti 6, Michalczyk 9, Robertson 3, Bell 2.|
Tuesday March 14th
Lexington Catholic (29-3) vs. Berea (23-8) Championship
Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Anna Schuler, 5-10 Fr. Chelsea Chowning, 6-5 Sr. Lindsey Mazzetti, 5-8 Sr. Nessa Timoney, and 5-9 Jr. Katie Mendenhall. Berea coach Jerry Bingham countered with 5-8 Sr. Thameka Baskin, 5-6 Sr. Stacee Blackburn, 5-6 So. Chrissy Himes, 5-9 Sr. Sarah Newman, and 5-3 Sr. Allyson Baker.
Lexington Catholic defeated Berea by a score of 72-61. Greg Todd,
who coached Berea last year, devised a game plan to at least slow Allyson
Baker. Baker, who had scored 41 and 36 in her two previous
games, was chased outside by 5-11 Kristin Robertson. When she managed
to drive to the basket, Mazzetti and 5-11 Jr. Katie Michalczyk
challenged every shot. Catholic was led by Chelsea Chowning with
Kristin Robertson added 15. Katie Mendenhall tallied
13 points and 7 assists. Berea was led by the remarkable Miss Baker
with 19, although she was 5 of 19 from the field. Chrissy Himes
and Sarah Newman
added 17 and 13 respectively.
|Lexington Catholic||(72) -||Schuler 11, Chowning 16, Mazzetti 11, Mendenhall 13, Robertson 15, Michalczyk 4, Bell 2 .|
|Berea||(61) -||Baskin 2, Himes 17, Baker 19, Newman 13, Ratliff 4, Wolford 6.|
All Tournament Team
|LaMichelle Haddix||Woodford County|
|Jill Abney||Madison Southern|
|Allison Story||Franklin County|
|Tamaka Clay||Bryan Station|
|Neeley Thomas||Paul Dunbar|
|Katie Michalczyk||Lexington Catholic|
|Kristin Robertson||Lexington Catholic|
|Katie Mendenhall||Lexington Catholic||MVP|
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