Wednesday, December 24, 2014

STAT LEADERS -- Final Leaders

CyberSports for Basketball - Tournament Leaders (Individual Totals)
2014 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic

ScoringNum   ScoringAvg   ProductivityValue
1GOODIN, Quentin  TAY 113   1GOODIN, Quentin  TAY 28.3   1PERRY, Jalen  BAL 100
2PERRY, Jalen  BAL 112   2PERRY, Jalen  BAL 28.0   2McDONALD, Drew  NCC 93.5
3WEAVER, Dujuanta  DOSS 103   3WEAVER, Dujuanta  DOSS 25.8   3GOODIN, Quentin  TAY 88.0
4WOODS, Peyton  WAYNE 96   4WOODS, Peyton  WAYNE 24.0   4BLACKWELL, Braxton  CPA 87.5
5McDONALD, Drew  NCC 94   5BOLDEN, James  HOLM 24.0   5HOLMAN, Aric  OWEN 80.5
6BLACKWELL, Braxton  CPA 93   6McDONALD, Drew  NCC 23.5   6WEAVER, Dujuanta  DOSS 62.0
7EAVES, Anthony  BAL 89   7BLACKWELL, Braxton  CPA 23.3   7BOLDEN, James  HOLM 61.5
8BLEVINS, Trey  WAYNE 88   8EAVES, Anthony  BAL 22.3   8STEARNS, Corey  WAYNE 60.0
9JR., Anthony Cowan  STJ 86   9BLEVINS, Trey  WAYNE 22.0   9WEYER, Ben  NCC 58.5
10BOLDEN, James  HOLM 72   10JR., Anthony Cowan  STJ 21.5   10MILLER, Justin  OWEN 58.0
11WEYER, Ben  NCC 71   11MILLER, Justin  OWEN 21.3   11JR., Anthony Cowan  STJ 57.0
12STEARNS, Corey  WAYNE 71   12HOLMAN, Aric  OWEN 21.0   12EAVES, Anthony  BAL 55.0
13CAMPBELL, Tyger  CPA 69   13MATLOCK, Jaqualis  HOP 19.7   13BLEVINS, Trey  WAYNE 55.0
14SLOAN, David  TAY 68   14STEARNS, Corey  WAYNE 17.8   14MATLOCK, Jaqualis  HOP 54.5
15MILLER, Justin  OWEN 64   15WEYER, Ben  NCC 17.8   15WOODS, Peyton  WAYNE 54.0
16HOLMAN, Aric  OWEN 63   16CAMPBELL, Tyger  CPA 17.3   16DAVIS, Micah  CPA 52.0
17MATLOCK, Jaqualis  HOP 59   17SLOAN, David  TAY 17.0   17CAMPBELL, Tyger  CPA 49.0
18BERRY, Brandon  TAY 59   18HILL, Jaalam  WAGG 17.0   18SYKES, Kylia  STJ 45.0
19SHARPE, Tyler  BE 59   19McCLENDON, Markel  HOLM 16.7   19COLLINS, Ramon  DOSS 44.5
20DAVIS, Micah  CPA 56   20COOPER, De'Von  WAGG 15.3   20DOWTIN, Jeffrey  STJ 43.5
21GRAY, Terell  DOSS 56   21RICHARDSON, Tre  FAIR 15.0   21BERRY, Brandon  TAY 42.0
22HILL, Jaalam  WAGG 51   22BERRY, Brandon  TAY 14.8   22HILL, Jaalam  WAGG 41.0
23PANGALLO, Zach  NCC 51   23SHARPE, Tyler  BE 14.8   23KLEFOT, Brandon  BE 39.0
24McCLENDON, Markel  HOLM 50   24JOHNSON, Jalen  HOP 14.7   24PRESTON, Ryan  SS 39.0
25DOWTIN, Jeffrey  STJ 49   25HARRIS, Karl  DLS 14.7   25McCLENDON, Markel  HOLM 39.0

All Tournament Team Announced

Bob White Most Valuable Player
Anthony Cowan Jr..............St. John's
Ralph Beard Spirit Award
Peyton Woods...................Wayne Co.
Aric Holman.......................Owensboro
Justin Miller........................Owensboro
Drew McDonald..................New Cath
Jalen Perry................................Ballard
Tyler Sharpe........................Bullitt East
James Bolden...........................Holmes
Dujuanta Weaver..........................Doss
Braxton Blackwell.........................CPA
Tyger Campbell.............................CPA
Trey Blevins.........................Wayne Co.
David Sloan..........................Taylor Co.
Quentin Goodin.....................Taylor Co.
Jeffrey Dowtin........................St. John's

CHAMPIONSHIP -- St. John's 59,Taylor County 56

In a battle of teams making their first King of the Bluegrass Championship appearance it was St. John's (7-2) who claimed the victory over Taylor County (10-1). The win was the Cadets first championship in the event and extended their winning streak to seven games. The game was an instant classic with the teams exchanging the lead twelve times including three lead changes and three ties in the final three minutes of play.

The opening quarter of the game was the Brandon Berry show as the Taylor County senior single-handedly outscored St. John's with 19 points including three 3-point field goals. The Cardinals 23-16 lead at the end of the first quarter didn't last long as Anthony Cowan capped an 8-0 run by St. John's put the Cadets ahead 24-23. An old fashion three-point play by Tre Wood put St. John's on top by four just minutes later. An administrative Technical Foul on St. John's with 1:46 to play put David Sloan at the free throw line where he tied the game at 31-31. Austin Webster put the Cardinals back in the leads with less than twenty seconds to play, but it was Jeffrey Dowtin's 3-pointer with three seconds to play that sent St. John's to the locker room with a 34-33 lead.

St. John's Matas Budrys opened the second half with a three-pointer to push the Cadets ahead by four and it took six straight points by Quentin Goodin to get Taylor County back in it midway through the third quarter. A putback by Brandon Berry gave the Cardinals their first lead of the half but it was short lived as Anthony Cowan drilled a three-pointer on the next possession to put St. John's back ahead. Ezra Oliver's basket with 2:24 remaining in the third quarter gave Taylor County a lead they would hold for nearly the next seven minutes. With 3:32 remaining in the game Jeffrey Dowtin got a block on one end of the floor and a basket on the other to put St. John's back in the lead 53-52. A pair of David Sloan free throws tied the game with 1:48 remaining and a third Sloan free throw put the Cards ahead 55-54 with 51.9 remaining in the game. A foul
on Goodin sent St. John's Cowan back to charity stripe where he hit a pair to put the Cadets ahead 56-55 with 6.1 seconds to play. A Tre Woods foul on the other end sent Sloan back to the free throw line where he hit the first-of-two shots to tie the game with 3.2 remaining. A miss and ensuing foul by Sloan put the Cadets' Dowtin on the line where he hit two free throws to put St. John's ahead 58-56. Anthony Cowan stole the ensuing inbound pass and sealed the St. John's 59-56 win with a final free throw.

Taylor County was led by Brandon Berry's 25 point, 11 rebound performance. All-Tournament Team selections Quentin Goodin and David Sloan added 16 points and 8 points respectively. Tounament Most Valuable Player Anthony Cowan Jr. notched 18 points for the Cadets and All-Tournament Team selection Jeffrey Dowtin added 12 points. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

3RD PLACE FINAL -- Doss 80, Christ Presbyterian 71

The 3rd Place Final paired Louisville's sixth region favorite and 10th ranked Doss (7-1) against two-time tournament champion Christ Presbyterian (9-3). It was all Christ Presbyterian in the fast paced opening quarter of play as Braxton Blackwell scored 10 first quarter points to lead CPA to a 28-21 lead. Doss then scored eleven unanswered points to push the Dragons ahead 32-28 just two minutes into the second quarter. The Dragons lead grew to as many as six points midway through the quarter before a late run by the Lions pulled the score even at 40-40 going into halftime. Doss had their foot on the gas early in the second half going on an 8-0 run. Tyger Cambell's layup at the buzzer pulled CPA back to within three points going into the final quarter. The Dragons slowly pulled away taking advantage of CPA turnovers to lead 70-63 midway through the final quarter. With three minutes remaining in the game CPA 8th grader Tyger Campbell went down to an injury with Doss leading 71-64 and the Lions never recovered. Doss held on to clinch the 80-71 victory for third place in the tournament. The win marked the third time the Dragons have finished Third Place in the King of the Bluegrass.

Doss had six players score in double digits Nick Anderson's 16 points led the way with Dajon McCarley adding 13 points, Dujuanta Weaver and Terell gray adding 12 points and Jaylon Hall and Ramon Collins scoring 10 points. Christ Presbyterian was led by University of Louisville target Braxton Blackwell with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Tyger Campbell added 17 points and Micah Davis added 15 points.

5TH PLACE FINAL -- Bullitt East 68, Wayne County 67 (OT)

In our second Top 25 match up of today's schedule 16th ranked Bullitt East (7-2) took on 7th ranked Wayne County (4-4). The game was an instant classic that saw the game tied up 7 times and saw the teams exchange the lead 10 times. A 7-2 run at the end of the first quarter pushed Wayne County ahead by five points at 22-17, their largest lead of the first half. Bullitt East fought back to within one point on four different occasions but couldn't take the lead as the Cardinals  took a 30-27 to the locker room. The third quarter saw the Wayne County lead grow to as many as 10 points. A pair of Jared Osborne free throws gave Bullitt East their first lead of the half with 6:05 remaining in the game. Brandon Klefot's basket in the final minute of play tied the game at 60-60. Wayne County's Jackson Baker missed an attempt at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. An early Bullitt East lead in overtime was negated by Peyton Woods field goal with 54 seconds remaining in play but it was the Chargers who claimed the victory with Bailey Rakes basket in the closing seconds. The win gave Bullitt East 5th place in the 2014 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass and marked the first time the Chargers have finished fifth in tournament history.

Peyton Woods led all scorers with 24 points to lead Wayne County. Junior Corey Stearns added a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Trey Blevins added 14 points. Bullitt East was led by Bailey Rakes 18 points, including the game winner, and 17 points by Tyler Sharpe and Jared Farris.

CONSOLATION FINAL -- Ballard 77, Newport Central Catholic 75

The Consolation Final was an unlikely place for the tournament's top ranked programs to meet but the game didn't disappoint those in attendance. It was No. 2 Ballard (8-2) that jumped out to an early 10-3 lead, but No. 4 Newport Central Catholic (5-2) had a strong second quarter to give the Thoroughbreds a 38-37 lead at the end of the first half. The Thoroughbreds lead grew in the second half with Newport Central Catholic leading by as many as 13 points with 7:10 remaining in play. Ballard outscored the Thoroughbreds 28-15 in the final seven minutes to 77-75 lead. The Bruins' Jalen Perry missed the second of two free throws to five Newport Central Catholic a chance but Ben Weyers three-pointer at the buzzer was short. The win marked the third time the Bruins have won the Consolation Final and moved Ballard two wins of Fairdale for the most wins in tournament history.

Newport Central Catholic has four players in double digits including Northern Kentucky signee Drew McDonald with 24 points and 10 rebounds, Ben Weyer with 18 points, Zah Pangallo with 15 points, and Luke Moeves with 14 points. Ballard's Jalen Perry led all scorers with 28 points and teammate Anthony Eaves added 26 for the Bruins.

2014 Championship Preview -- Taylor County vs. St. John's

Tonight's 2014 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Championship will have some unique flair. The final game will feature undefeated Taylor County (10-0) against St. John's College High School (6-2) from Washington D.C. The game marks the first time since 2005 and just the thirteenth time in the 34 year history of the event that a Louisville school will not be in the KOB final.

The 17th ranked Cardinals defeated unranked Waggener, 7th ranked Wayne County and 10th ranked Doss in route the tournament final. Taylor County is averaging 82.0 points per game and is led by sophomore Quentin Goodin who is averaging 32.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

The Cadets of St. John's come into the tournament final on a six game winning streak. St. John's has defeated the last two King of the Bluegrass Champions in route to the tournament final with wins over No. 2 Ballard, No. 16 Bullitt East, The Tennessean's Midstate No. 1 Christ Presbyterian Academy. The Cadets, ranked sixth by The Washington Post for the Washington D.C. area, are holding opponents to just 53.6 points per game. University of Louisville target Anthony Cowan Jr. leads the charge for St. John's averaging 22.6 points and more than 3 steals per game.

The overall edge based on tournament play goes to Taylor County who has the advantage in Scoring, Productivity, Accuracy, Range, Concentration, Strength and Alertness. The Cadets hold the pregame advantage in Defense, Aggressiveness and Ball Handling. The final will surely be memorable as we will crown a first time champion after tonight's game.


Schedule of Play -- Tuesday, December 23rd

Consolation Final
3:00pm -- West Gym
#4 Newport Cent. Catholic vs. #2 Ballard
5th Place Final
4:30pm -- West Gym
#16 Bullitt East #7 Wayne County

3rd Place Final
6:00pm -- West Gym
#10 Doss vs. Christ Presbyterian (TN)

7:30pm -- West Gym
#17 Taylor County vs. St. John's (DC) 

CONSOLATION -- 12/22 Roundup

Consolation Bracket
Monday, December 22nd - 4:30pm East Gym

       Holmes              14     18     17       8   5   11   -   73
De La Salle              15     13     12     17   5     8   -   70

Holmes (5-3) - Daniels 2, Bolden 19, McClendon 18, Avery 20, Mullins 4, Arnold 2, Commadore 6, Covington 2
De La Salle (6-5) - Willborn12, Hayes 10, Harris 16, Hutton 11, Lawrence 10, Raiford 5, Pruitt 6
3-Point goals - Bolden 2, McClendon 2, Mullins 1, Willborn 1, Harris 1

Monday, December 22nd - 6:00pm East Gym

     Fairdale             12     15     12     19   -   58
Bardstown                 7     20       6       8   -   41

Fairdale (5-3) - Moore 11, Longacre 10, Sanford 2, Johnson 7, Richardson 14, Queen 3, Dewboys 7, Collie 4
Bardstown (3-5) - Cowherd 18, Young 7, Hennessey 2, Livers 1, Litsey 11, Mason 2
3-Point goals - Moore 1, Longacre 2, Queen 1, Dewboys 1, Litsey 2

Consolation Semifinals
Monday, December 22nd - 7:30pm East Gym

New Cath             20     15     14     16   -   65
Waggener            13       9     10     16   -   48

New Cath (5-1) - Pangello 10, G. Moeves 9, Anderson 2, McDonald 21, Weyer 19, L. Moeves 2, Neff 2
Waggener (4-5) - Kirby 9, Kratholm 5, Cooper 5, Hendricks, 15, Hall 14
3-Point goals - Pangello 1, Weyer 1, Cooper 1, Hendricks 2

Consolation Semifinals
Monday, December 22nd - 7:30pm East Gym

      Ballard             13     20     23     21   -   77
Hopkinsville            11      8     22     26   -   67

Ballard (7-2) - Schiavone 3, Eaves 20, Perry 29, Ramsey 11, C. Douglas 6, O. Douglas 2, Alvey 6
Hopkinville (7-2) - L. Gray 6, Ware 17, J. Gray 2, Matlock 18, Cager 3, Tyler 5, Johnson 15, HAtcher 1
3-Point goals - Eaves 3, Ware 3, Tyler 1, Johnson 4

SEMIFINAL -- St. John's 54, Christ Presbyterian 52

In a rare all out-of-state semifinal it was the Cadets of St. John's (6-2) that put the first blemish on Christ Presbyterian's (9-2) record at the King of the Bluegrass. The two teams were a combined 15-1 all-time in tournament play coming into tonight's semifinal.

The opening quarter of the game was a defensive battle with the two teams shooting a combined 5-of-20 from the field and turning the ball over five times. A 9-3 run, including a pair of Jeffrey Dowtin 3-point goals, gave St. John's a five point lead in the opening minutes of the second quarter. Dowtin's third three-pointer of the quarter pushed the Cadets lead to the largest of the half at nine points. Christ Presbyterian 8th grader Tyger Campbell scored five of the final seven points of the half to pull CPA back within 24-22 at the half. 

The Lions tied the ball game in the opening seconds of the second half but it was four CPA turnovers that led to an 11-2 run by St. John's that nearly gave the Cadets a double digit lead. Christ Presbyterian used back-to-back three-pointers by Campbell and Micah Davis with 4:57 remaining to take the lead for the first time in the half. The teams exchanged the leads twice before Anthony Cowan Jr's free throw tied the game at 49-49 with 1:33 remaining. Tyger Cambell hit the first of two free throws to give CPA a one point lead. Braxton Blackwell pushed the CPA's lead to three points with 21 seconds remaining nailing a pair of free throws. It was Cowan's long distance 3-pointer with 7 seconds remaining that tied that game and electrified the crowd. Matas Budrys' steal and Jeffrey Dowtin layup at the buzzer put the Cadets into their first tournament championship with a 54-52 lead.

Christ Presbyterian was led by Tyger Campbell's 18 points and Braxton Blackwell's 16 point, 12 rebound double-double. Micah Davis added 11 points for the Lions. Jeffrey Dowtin led St. John's with 18 points, including the game winner, and Matas Budrys and Anthony Cowan each added 13 points for the Cadets.

Up Next
3rd Place Final
Christ Presbyterian vs. Doss - Tuesday 6:00pm (West Gym)

St. John's vs. Taylor County - Tuesday 7:30pm (West Gym)

Monday, December 22, 2014

SEMIFINAL -- Taylor County 94, Doss 83

Just one night after both teams upset higher ranked opponents, Doss (6-1) and Taylor County (10-0) shared the spotlight in our opening semifinal. The match up was one of four Top 25 match ups on today's schedule. 

The two teams battled back-and-forth in the opening quarter hitting four 3-pointers in the opening 3:30 of the game to hold even at 9-9. A 10-2 run by Taylor County over the next two minutes pushed the Cardinals ahead 19-11 and a Cam Morgeson 3-pointer in the closing minute of the first quarter pushed the lead to twelve points. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Doss' Dujuanta Weaver pulled the Dragons back within two points midway through the second quarter. The Dragons couldn't get any closer in the opening half with Taylor County taking a 46-41 lead to the locker room.

Doss came out hot in the second half scoring the first six points of the half to give them their first lead of the game at 48-46. The Dragons tied the game for the final time at 50-50 with 5:06 remaining in the third period. Taylor County 19-5 run to end the third quarter with their largest lead of the game. The Cardinals lead continued to grow in the fourth quarter with Ezra Oliver's steal and basket with 5:36 remaining in play pushing Taylor County ahead by 18 points.  Doss cut the lead to eleven points on two different occasions including following William Brown's three-pointer with less than a minute to play but never got any closer. Taylor County's 94-83 victory advances the Cardinals to their first championship appearance in tournament history.

Quentin Goodin soared to a game-high 32 points, including 5 dunks, and 14 rebounds. David Sloan also paced Taylor County with 23 points and Devin Rafferty added 11 for the Cardinals. Doss was led by senior Dujuanta Weaver with 31 points and Terell Gray added 19 for the Dragons.

Up Next
3rd Place Final
Doss vs. Christ Presbyterian - Tuesday 6:00pm (West Gym)

Taylor County vs. St. John's - Tuesday 7:30pm (West Gym)

5TH PLACE SEMIFINAL -- Wayne County 82, Owensboro 68

In another tournament match up of Top 10 opponents it was No. 7 Wayne County (4-3) that got the best of No. 9 Owensboro (6-2). The first 23 minutes of the game were dominated by Owensboro as the Red Devils built a point lead at the half and extended that lead to as many as 18 points in the third quarter. Wayne County used a six 3-pointers and forced  Owensboro turnovers in a stunning comeback. The Cardinals outscored Owensboro 38-15 in the final quarter of play for the 82-68 victory. 

Wayne County's Trey Blevins led all scorers with a 35 points, including 19 points in the fourth quarter. Peyton Woods scored 26 points and Corey Stearns added 16 points. Owensboro was led by their post duo of Aric Holman (29 points & 21 rebounds) and Justin Miller (26 points & 7 rebounds). 

Up Next
5th Place Final
Wayne County vs. Bullitt East - Tuesday 4:30pm (West Gym)

5TH PLACE SEMIFINAL -- Bullitt East 55, South Shore 51

The Bullitt East (6-2) defense had a strong first half effort holding Brooklyn's South Shore (4-5) to just 20% shooting to jump out to a seven point halftime lead. The South Shore Vikings hit 8 three-point field goals and out rebounded Bullitt East 17-9 in the second half, but the Chargers were able to withstand the push and advance to the 5th Place Final with a 55-51 victory. 

South Shore was led by Nick Simeon's 15 points and got a 13 point effort from Josh Saint Jour. The Vikings junior Cori Johnson had a game-high 16 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end. Bullitt East post man Tyler Bacon scored a game-high 19 points and guards Bailey Rakes and Tyler Sharpe added 10 and 11 respectively.

Up Next
5th Place Final
Bullitt East vs. Wayne County - Tuesday 4:30pm (West Gym)

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Schedule of Play -- Monday, December 22nd

5th Place Semifinals
4:30pm -- West Gym
#16 Bullitt East vs. South Shore (NY)

6:00pm -- West Gym
#7 Wayne County vs. #9 Owensboro

7:30pm -- West Gym
#17 Taylor County vs. #10 Doss
9:00pm -- West Gym
St. John's (DC) vs. Christ Presbyterian (TN)

4:30pm -- East Gym
#11 Holmes vs. De La Salle (IL)
6:00pm -- East Gym
Fairdale vs. #18 Bardstown

7:30pm -- East Gym
Waggener vs. #4 Newport Cent. Catholic
9:00pm -- East Gym
#2 Ballard vs. #5 Hopkinsville

CONSOLATION -- 12/21 Roundup

Consolation Quarterfinals
Sunday, December 21st - 4:30pm East Gym

Hopkinsville               18     24     18     19   -   82
De La Salle               19     17     16     24   -   79

Hopkinsville (7-1) - Ware 23, J. Gray 11, L. Gary 4, Cager 6, Matlock 23, Hatcher 2, Johnson 13
De La Salle (6-4) - Willborn 9, Harris 19, Hayes 12, Hutton 14, Lawrence 3, Parker 7, Raiford 4, Zabarouskus 8
3-Point goals - Ware 4, Cager 1, Matlock 1, Willborn 1, Harris 2, Lawrence 1, Parker 1
Consolation Quarterfinals
Sunday, December 21st - 6:00pm East Gym

Fairdale                     15     10     15     25   -   65
Waggener                 12     15     19     24   -   70

Fairdale (4-3) - Moore 4, Longare 9, Sanford 5, Queen 14, Johnson 16, Dewboys 1, Collie 4, Richardson 12
Waggener (4-4) - Kirby 8, Jackson 3, Cole, 6, Hill 21, Hendricks 9, Kratholm 5, Cooper 18
3-Point goals - Longacre 1, Sanford 1, Queen 1, Jackson 1, Hendricks 1, Cooper 1

Consolation Quarterfinals
Sunday, December 21st - 7:30pm East Gym
Ballard                     22     21     32     17   -   92
Holmes                    19     25     10     26   -   80

Ballard (6-2) - Douglas 14, Eaves 20, Alvey 5, Perry 32, Schiavone 13, Ramsey 6, Smith 2
Holmes (4-3) - Bolden 25, McClendon 23, Avery 4, Green 2, Mullins 10, Moore 6, Arnold 8, Commadore 2
3-Point goals - Eaves 2, Alvey 1, Perry 4, Schiavone 3, Bolden 3, McClendon 1

Consolation Quarterfinals
Sunday, December 21st - 9:00pm East Gym

Bardstown             13     17     12     17   -   53
New Cath              17     17     12     22   -   68

Bardstown (3-4) - Cowherd 19, Young 11, Dennison 7, Litsey 5, Farmer 4, Mason 1, Holsclaw 3, Nance 3
New Cath (4-1) - Pangallo 14, G. Moeves 4, Anderson 2, McDonald 31, Weyer 17
3-Point goals - Cowherd 1, Young 3, Dennison 1, Holsclaw 1, Nance 1, Pangallo 1

QUARTERFINAL -- Doss 75, Owensboro 71

Sixth region favorite Doss (5-0) took on their second straight Top 10 opponent in the quarterfinals of the King of the Bluegrass. One night after knocking off the state's 4th ranked Newport Central Catholic the 10th ranked Dragons met 9th ranked Owensboro (6-1).

Owensboro got off to a fast start against the Dragons with guard Darion Morrow scoring seven early points pushing the Red Devils ahead 17-10 just four minutes into play. The Dragons which took nine 3-point attempts in the opening quarter cut the Owensboro lead to 3 with two minutes remaining in the quarter. A 5-0 Owensboro run put the Red Devils back ahead 23-15 at the quarter break. Midway through the second quarter Nick Anderson's three-pointer put the Dragons in the lead or the first time at 25-24. The two squads exchanged the lead our times in the next three minutes before Dajon McCarley's 3-pointer gave the Dragons the 31-29 lead at the half. 

Doss' lead grew to four on their opening possession of the half behind two Ramon Collins free throws. The Red Devils fought back to tie the game two minutes later but couldn't take the lead from the Dragons until Justin Miller's basket with 2:15 left in the quarter. A Dylan Sanford free throw in the closing seconds of the quarter gave Owensboro a 55-51 lead. Doss cut the Red Devil's lead to one a minute into the fouth quarter but it was Collins' putback midway through the quarter that finally gave the Dragons the lead again. From there Dajuanta Weaveer scored  the next seven points for the Dragons pacing them toward a 67-57 lead with 1:26 remaining in play. Doss capitalized on their opportunities hitting 19-of-26 fourth quarter free throws to pull out the 75-71 victory.

Owensboro was led by guard Dorion Morrow with 18 points and the post duo of Aric Holman and Justin Miller each added 16 points and 9 rebounds. Doss was led by senior Dujuanta Weaver's 30 points and forward Ramon Collins added 15 points for the Dragons who shot just 36% for the game.

Up Next
Doss vs. Taylor County - Monday 7:30pm (West Gym)
Owensboro vs. Wayne County - Monday 6:00pm (West Gym)

QUARTERFINAL -- St. John's 62, Bullitt East 48

St. John's (5-2), ranked sixth by The Washington Post for the Washington D.C. area, faced their second straight Top 25 team against the Bullitt East Chargers (5-2). The two squads which each faced tough first round opponents battled it out for a spot in Monday's semifinals.

An early defensive struggle watched both teams fail to score for the first 3:40 of play before Anthony Cowan Jr. drilled a pair of 3-pointers to put St. John's ahead. It took Bullitt East nearly five minutes to get on the board and the Chargers couldn't find an answer for Cowan who scored 10 of the Cadets first 12 points. A 10-2 run to open the second quarter helped Bullitt East pull within 3 points midway through the second quarter. Three Bullitt East turnovers in the final two minutes of the half helped St. John's push ahead 26-16 at the half. 

The Chargers defensive pressure picked up in the second half as they turned four St. John's turnovers in nine points. Bullitt East cut the St. John's lead to as few as six points in the final minute of the third quarter. From there the Cadets rolled off a 19-6 run to take a game-high 18 point lead with 3:42 remaining in the game. Bullitt East converted on three straight possessions and got four points from Brandon Klefot but could never get closer than twelve points for the remainder of the game. Kylia Sykes dunk in the final 15 seconds sealed the 62-48 victory for the Cadets.

St.. John's Anthony Cowan led the Cadets with a game-high 33 points. Jeffrey Dowtin and Kylia Sykes added 12 and 10 respectively. Bullitt East got 15 points from forward Brando Klefot and guard Tyler Sharpe added 12 points for the Chargers.

Up Next
St. John's vs. Christ Presbyterian - Monday 9:00pm (West Gym)
Bullitt East vs. South Shore - Monday 4:30pm (West Gym)

QUARTERFINAL -- Taylor County 72, Wayne County 68

In a battle between Top 25 programs it was once again the underdog that walked away with the win. It was 17th ranked Taylor County (9-0) who knocked off 7th ranked Wayne County.

The game opened with as much excited as anticipated exchanging the lead twice in the opening four minutes. Wayne County opened their first lead of five points moments later taking advantage of back-to-back misses by Taylor County. A David Sloan steal led to Cam Moregeson's layup to give Taylor County a 17-14 lead at the end of the opening quarter. A Quentin Goodin 3-pointer three minutes into the quarter pushed the Taylor County lead to five points. Peyton Woods' three-point basket with 2:08 remaining in the half capped a 7-2 run to tie the game for the third time. Corey Stearns layup in the final 30 seconds of the first half sent Taylor County into halftime with a two-point lead. Wayne County held Taylor County to just 23% shooting in the second quarter.

Wayne County came out hot to open the second half and quickly expanded their lead to five on multiple occasions. Quentin Goodin then scored thirteen straight points for Taylor County but the Cards couldn't overcome Wayne County who pushed their lead ahead to seven points in the final minute of the third quarter. A Goodin 3-point basket in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter got Taylor County going and the Cardinals took a 52-51 lead moments later. Six lead changes later and Wayne County was back in the lead until David Sloan's coast-to-coast drive tied the game at 63-63 with three minutes remaining in play. Goodin and Sloan combined to score the next seven points for Taylor County and put the Cardinals ahead with 40 seconds remaining. A pair of free throws by senior Brandon Berry sealed the 72-68 victory.

Quentin Good led all scorers with a career-high and tournament-high 36 points and added 10 rebounds for Taylor County. David Sloan added 13 points and Brandon Berry threw in twelve. Peyton Woods led Wayne County with 23 points and Trey Blevins and Corey Stearns added 16 and 14 respectively.

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