Saturday, January 31, 2015

Taylor County 83, Henderson County 80

It was 2015 King of the Bluegrass finalist Taylor County (20-4) taking on 6th ranked Henderson County (20-3) in the marquee game today. It was the 13th ranked Cardinals that got the best of the Colonels in a physical battle that featured more than 50 fouls.

The opening quarter of the top 15 matchup belonged to Taylor County. After scoring on their opening possession of the game the Cardinals converted five Henderson County turnovers into six points. Brandon Berry's fourth basket of the game pushed the Taylor County ahead 12-7 with three minutes remaining in play. The Cardinals held on to a 14-11 lead at the quarter break. The two squads battled to a pair of lead changes and three ties in the opening three minutes of the second quarter. A Brandon Berry basket pushed the Cardinals back ahead 23-19 before Henderson County went on an 11-6 run. Quentin Goodin's basket in the closing seconds of the half pulled Taylor County back within 32-31 at the half.

The first four minutes of the second half saw the two teams exchange the lead on eight different occasions before Brady Norman's three-pointer gave Henderson County a 45-44 lead with 4:04 remaining in the quarter. Norman's basket was the start of a 12-0 run by the Colonels that gave them a 54-44 lead with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Cardinals were the ones making the final run of the quarter using two transition baskets to pull within 55-53. A Cam Morgeson three-pointer Taylor County the 56-55 lead at the end of the third quarter. Midway through the fourth quarter it was David Sloan putting the exclamation point on a 10-1 Cardinal run with a dunk to take a 68-62 lead. Seven more lead changes kept the teams knotted within a basket of each other when David Simmons dunk put Henderson County ahead 78-77. A technical foul on Simmons sent Goodin to the line where he put Taylor County back in the lead 79-78. Antoine Calhoun gave Henderson County their final lead of the game at 80-79 on the next possession but the Colonels couldn't catch Taylor County. The Cardinals connected on three of their final four three throws for the 83-80 win. 

Henderson County had three players score 20+ points led by David Simmons 25 points, Brady Norman's 24 points and DJ Washington's 20 points. Taylor County was led by transfer Brandon Berry with 28 points and top-ranked recruit Quentin Goodin with 26 points. 

2015 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Showcase - Game Box Score
Taylor County Cardinals vs. Henderson County Colonels
Date: 01/31/2015   Time: 3:00pm   Site: Fairdale High School

Visitors: Henderson County Colonels
1Kordell RollinsG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
2Taye CallowayG0/00/00/00000000000:17
3Matthew WatkinsG0/00/00/00011102004:11
4Rob DawsonF0/00/00/0000000000DNP
5Brock HappoldtG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
10Andrew MattinglyC0/00/00/0000000000DNP
11* David SimmonsG8/110/29/12250445460129:11
13Konnor DuckworthF0/00/00/0000000000DNP
14DJ WashingtonG5/90/010/16203365330127:46
15* Brady NormanG10/162/72/2240440030230:09
23* DJ SmithG0/40/20/001234100121:55
24Karteece RollinsF2/20/00/04000520018:57
31* Bryce CrowleyG1/11/10/032465331021:31
35* Antoine CalhounF2/60/00/041452100216:03
40Connor SmithF0/00/00/0000000000DNP
Total FG1st Half14/2458.3%2nd Half14/2556.0%Game28/4957.1%
3 PT FG1st Half1/714.3%2nd Half2/540.0%Game3/1225.0%
Free Throws1st Half3/475.0%2nd Half18/2669.2%Game21/3070.0%

Home: Taylor County Cardinals
2Cm MorgesonG1/41/23/461343110120:46
3* Quentin GoodinG9/151/47/11261674450332:00
5Will MillerG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
10* David SloanG6/120/33/5152133630225:07
14* Brandon BerryF9/202/68/11283582011028:58
20Austin EllisG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
21Eric QuinnG0/00/00/00000000000:14
23* Austin WebsterF2/30/00/041345301119:07
24* Ezra OliverG1/20/10/020111010020:52
30Spencer AgeeG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
32Etienne BastanierG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
33Jared RodgersC0/00/00/0000000000DNP
35John ChewningC0/00/00/0000000000DNP
41Devin RaffertyF1/30/00/022025010112:56
45Evan DavisC0/00/00/0000000000DNP
Total FG1st Half12/2646.2%2nd Half17/3351.5%Game29/5949.2%
3 PT FG1st Half0/60.00%2nd Half4/1040.0%Game4/1625.0%
Free Throws1st Half7/1258.3%2nd Half14/1973.7%Game21/3167.7%

Free Throw Pts21213Pt Points912Pts/Possession1.141.14
Pts off Turnovers18242nd Chance Points914Pts off Bench248
Total Rebounds3333Team Rebounds44Dead Ball Reb13
Off Rebound %27.632.4Def Rebound %67.672.4Total Rebound %50.050.0
3Pt Efficiency-20.0-13.8Def. Stops3738Pts/Shot1.251.12
Technical FoulsHenBench, D Simmons

Qtr 1Qtr 2Qtr 3Qtr 4 OT 1OT 2OT 3OT 4Total
Henderson County Colonels11212325000080
Taylor County Cardinals14172527000083
Largest Lead  TAY 44 Hen 54   (10 pts)  Lead Changes  28  Number of Ties  13  
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