Tuesday, December 22, 2015


The second semifinal of the 2015 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic matched No. 18 North Hardin (8-2) and Brentwood Academy (9-0). An exciting first quarter of action saw the teams exchange the lead on four different occasions. A Bryce Mathews putback with 1:50 remaining in the first quarter tied the game for the fourth time at 12-12. Cam Johnson put the Eagles ahead with a free throw on their next possession. Brentwood Academy took a 15-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. A 9-2 run to open the second quarter of play kept the Eagles firmly in control at 24-14. Brandon Maxwell got on a roll for North Hardin midway through the second quarter scoring five points to cut the Brentwood Academy lead to 24-21. The Eagles fought back soaring ahead to a 32-22 halftime lead.

An old fashion 3-point play by Tony Jackson capped a 7-0 North Hardin run to open the second half and pull the Trojans within 32-29. The Eagles recouped though extending their lead back to nine points on two separate occasions. A Gavin Root three-pointer in the closing minutes of the third quarter gave the Trojans hope trailing just 42-40. A four point lead a the quarter break quickly grew to twelve points less than three minutes into the second half. North Hardin could not get any closer than eight points until the final minute of play. A three-pointer by Gavin Root with 42 seconds remaining cut the Brentwood Academy lead to 61-53. The Eagles missed one-of-two free throws on the next possession and a pair of long-range jumpers by Tre Peterson had North Hardin trailing just 63-59 but with only 5 seconds remaining. Cam Johnson closed out the game with a free throw in the final seconds to send Brentwood Academy to their first King of the Bluegrass final in school history.

Brentwood Academy was led by Jeremiah Oatsvall with a game-high 23 points. Standout Sophomore Darius Garland added 16 points for the Eagles. Brandon Maxwell led North Hardin in scoring with 15 points and Tony Jackson added 14 points and 7 rebounds.

35th Annual Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic - Game Box Score
North Hardin Trojans vs. Brentwood Academy Eagles
Date: 12/22/2015   Time: 9:00pm   Site: Fairdale High School

Visitors: Brentwood Academy Eagles
5* Parker Suedekum0/60/45/651013400325:24
10* Darius Garland6/113/81/2160112730127:02
12Blake Taylor0/00/00/00000110003:11
15* Garrett Suedekum0/10/00/002462240124:40
20* Jeremiah Oatsvall10/171/32/2233252460128:25
22Cam Johnson1/50/12/442130000113:46
24Trent Taylor0/10/00/00000000105:42
32* Tyler McNair1/30/00/02022401116:07
33Tate Pierson4/82/50/0101233010120:21
35Jack McDonald0/00/00/0000000000DNP
45Bryce Mathews2/20/00/04101101005:22
Total FG1st Half13/3141.9%2nd Half11/2347.8%Game24/5444.4%
3 PT FG1st Half5/1241.7%2nd Half1/911.1%Game6/2128.6%
Free Throws1st Half1/250.0%2nd Half9/1275.0%Game10/1471.4%

Home: North Hardin Trojans
0* Will AlexanderF2/60/01/554483050128:10
1Trevon CooperG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
4Tre PetersonG2/22/20/06000100001:12
5Gavin RootG3/83/72/2110112130213:57
10Parker McDonaldG0/00/00/00000201006:25
15Marcus Dixon0/00/00/0000000000DNP
21Jeris SimmonsF0/00/00/00011000001:12
22* Andre HarrisF1/30/02/240222110128:15
24Javonnie DixonC0/00/00/00000000001:12
30* Brandon MaxwellF4/80/07/9152242141125:05
32* Tony JacksonF5/91/43/3143475172227:51
33James PitreF0/00/00/00011001002:27
34* Kamrin BooneG2/80/10/142131020024:14
Total FG1st Half8/2236.4%2nd Half11/2250.0%Game19/4443.2%
3 PT FG1st Half2/728.6%2nd Half4/757.1%Game6/1442.9%
Free Throws1st Half4/757.1%2nd Half11/1573.3%Game15/2268.2%

Free Throw Pts10153Pt Points1818Pts/Possession0.980.91
Pts off Turnovers29142nd Chance Points814Pts off Bench1817
Total Rebounds2833Team Rebounds66Dead Ball Reb33
Off Rebound %39.446.4Def Rebound %53.660.6Total Rebound %45.954.1
3Pt Efficiency-7.8+14.0Def. Stops3937Pts/Shot1.051.07
Technical FoulsBANone

Qtr 1Qtr 2Qtr 3Qtr 4 OT 1OT 2OT 3OT 4Total
Brentwood Academy Eagles15171220000064
North Hardin Trojans12101819000059
Largest Lead  NH 41 BA 53   (12 pts)  Lead Changes  3  Number of Ties  4  
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