Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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)

2014 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic - Game Box Score
St. John's Cadets vs. Christ Presbyterian Lions
Date: 12/22/2014   Time: 9:00pm   Site: Fairdale High School

Visitors: Christ Presbyterian Lions
1Zack WeatherlyG0/00/00/00000000001:39
2James DeatonG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
3Michael MayernickG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
5Reynolds Spencer0/00/00/0000000000DNP
11* Braxton BlackwellF5/91/15/81639123590231:43
14Rylan HarrisG0/00/00/00000101004:53
21Drew ScottF0/00/00/0000000000DNP
23* Tyger CampbellG3/82/610/11181122330130:56
24* Evan RagsdaleG0/60/60/002021100031:25
32Clay WashburnG0/10/10/00000000002:31
33* Micah DavisG4/93/80/0111234200329:46
34* Sam JohnsonF1/30/15/972464010027:07
Total FG1st Half6/2227.3%2nd Half7/1450.0%Game13/3636.1%
3 PT FG1st Half3/1421.4%2nd Half3/933.3%Game6/2326.1%
Free Throws1st Half7/1258.3%2nd Half13/1681.3%Game20/2871.4%

Home: St. John's Cadets
00* Kylia SykesF3/50/00/060221011016:18
1* Anthony Cowan Jr.G3/41/26/8131344130325:29
2Tre WoodG1/60/11/330222430018:36
10* Kris SaulnyF0/10/01/411124120121:05
11* Jeffrey DowtinG6/103/43/4181452000032:00
12Zack LongG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
14* Matas BudrysF6/131/40/0134263130125:35
15Emanuel HyltonG0/10/00/000111300114:47
20Reese MonaG0/00/00/00000101000:54
32Richard NjokuF0/00/00/00000300001:34
42LJ BryanC0/00/00/00000100003:42
Total FG1st Half10/2050.0%2nd Half9/2045.0%Game19/4047.5%
3 PT FG1st Half3/650.0%2nd Half2/540.0%Game5/1145.5%
Free Throws1st Half1/425.0%2nd Half10/1566.7%Game11/1957.9%

Free Throw Pts20113Pt Points1815Pts/Possession0.960.98
Pts off Turnovers10132nd Chance Points68Pts off Bench03
Total Rebounds2826Team Rebounds34Dead Ball Reb33
Off Rebound %34.528.0Def Rebound %72.065.5Total Rebound %51.948.1
3Pt Efficiency-9.8+13.3Def. Stops3133Pts/Shot1.041.10
Technical FoulsCPAB Blackwell

Qtr 1Qtr 2Qtr 3Qtr 4 OT 1OT 2OT 3OT 4Total
Christ Presbyterian Lions5171416000052
St. John's Cadets7171614000054
Largest Lead  STJ 24 CPA 15   (9 pts)  Lead Changes  9  Number of Ties  6  
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