Saturday, December 20, 2014

FIRST ROUND -- Bullitt East 67, Holmes 65

In our second battle of ranked teams the 16th ranked Chargers of Bullitt East (5-1) got the best of the 11th ranked Holmes Bulldogs (4-2). The Chargers trailed by as many as 14 points in the fourth quarter before racing back to claim their spot in the quarterfinals.

The opening four minutes of play were a battle with the teams exchanging the lead on five different occasions. A pair of 3-point field goals by Holmes' James Bolden got the Bulldogs going as the outscored Bullitt East 19-7 to take a ten point lead at the end of the opening quarter. The Bulldogs lead grew to as many as 14 points just two minutes into the second quarter. Bullitt East never got closer than 7 points for the remainder of the half with Holmes taking a 39-29 lead into the locker room.

Bullitt East opened the second half on a 16-6 run cutting the Bulldogs lead to three points following a Garrett Wilson basket. Holmes quickly rebounded pushing the lead back out to ten points at the end of the third quarter following a James Bolden basket in the closing seconds. The Bulldogs lead grew back to a game-high 14 points on three different occasions with just over five minutes remaining in play. The Chargers stepped up the defense holding Holmes to just one field goal in the final eight minutes as Bullitt East roared back. Tyler Sharpe scored eight points in the final quarter including the game tying basket with 1:27 remaining in play. A missed free throw attempt by Holmes' Marcus Mullins gave the Chargers possession. Bailey Rakes' driving layup with less than 10 seconds to play gave the Chargers heir first lead since midway through the opening quarter. A James Bolden 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed to seal the victory for Bullitt East.

West Virginia signee James Bolden led all scorers with 28 points including 5 three-point field goals. Senior Rod Avery added 15 points for the Bulldogs. Bullitt East was led by junior Tyler Sharpe with 19 points, Garrett Wilson added 16 points and Brandon Klefot added 10 points for the Chargers.

Up Next
Bullitt East vs. St. John's -- Sunday 7:30pm (West Gym)
Holmes vs. Ballard -- Sunday 7:30pm (East Gym)

2014 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic - Game Box Score
Bullitt East Chargers vs. Holmes Bulldogs
Date: 12/20/2014   Time: 7:30pm   Site: Fairdale High School

Visitors: Holmes Bulldogs
2Jordan Daniels0/00/00/00101000003:38
3* James Bolden11/235/111/2283362732332:00
5* Markel McClendon3/82/31/290221130232:00
10* Rod Avery7/100/01/3150551331129:23
11Jaiden Greene0/10/01/21000301014:42
14* Marcus Mullins2/50/10/140114130016:39
15Brandon Moore0/00/00/0000000000DNP
20Brennon Englemon1/21/20/03000000008:54
21Andrew Arnold2/40/01/251343000122:51
23Mike Englemon0/00/00/0000000000DNP
24Zach Jarman0/00/00/0000000000DNP
25Raavai Commodore0/00/00/0000000000DNP
32* Jason Covington0/00/00/00011001009:53
Total FG1st Half15/3050.0%2nd Half11/2347.8%Game26/5349.1%
3 PT FG1st Half6/1154.5%2nd Half2/633.3%Game8/1747.1%
Free Throws1st Half3/742.9%2nd Half2/540.0%Game5/1241.7%

Home: Bullitt East Chargers
0Grayson PayneG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
1* Tyler SharpeG6/204/93/3193252320228:20
2* Bailey RakesG3/90/40/061341631130:02
3Conner GreenG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
4Luke EzellG0/00/00/00000001000:57
5Jared OsborneG0/00/00/00000000002:37
15Austin WheelerG2/21/10/05101101012:50
20Grant SkaggsG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
21* Brandon KlefotF4/112/50/0102682101129:21
22Garrett WilsonG6/61/13/3160222110015:57
24Austin ZurschmeideF0/00/00/00000010003:10
33* Jared FarrisF2/30/00/144151243125:59
35Alex McGuireF0/00/00/0000000000DNP
44* Tyler BaconC2/40/03/474263030120:47
Total FG1st Half10/2737.0%2nd Half15/2951.7%Game25/5644.6%
3 PT FG1st Half4/1233.3%2nd Half4/850.0%Game8/2040.0%
Free Throws1st Half5/771.4%2nd Half4/4100%Game9/1181.8%

Free Throw Pts593Pt Points2424Pts/Possession1.031.10
Pts off Turnovers15162nd Chance Points79Pts off Bench921
Total Rebounds2834Team Rebounds83Dead Ball Reb50
Off Rebound %34.545.5Def Rebound %54.565.5Total Rebound %45.254.8
3Pt Efficiency+13.7+8.5Def. Stops3433Pts/Shot1.101.10
Technical FoulsHOLMNone
BEG Wilson

Qtr 1Qtr 2Qtr 3Qtr 4 OT 1OT 2OT 3OT 4Total
Holmes Bulldogs25141610000065
Bullitt East Chargers15141622000067
Largest Lead  BE 15 HOLM 29   (14 pts)  Lead Changes  5  Number of Ties  3  
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