Monday, December 21, 2015


Our third quarterfinal of the evening matched No. 18 North Hardin (8-1) and No. 16 Fern Creek (6-3). The two teams exchanged baskets through the first four minutes of play battling to a 6-6 tie. North Hardin flexed their muscles in the final three minutes of the quarter exploding on a 12-5 run to take an 18-13 lead into the quarter break. Fern Creek opened the quarter with a pair of free throws by DaiQuan Jones to cut the lead to three points before the Trojans took over. A 14-2 run by North Hardin put the Trojans firmly in charge with a 32-17 lead with 2:42 remaining in the half. The Tigers wouldn't go away without a fight though converting seven North Hardin turnovers into nine points and cutting the lead to 33-29 at halftime.

A pair of free throw by Will Alexander two minutes into the second half capped a 8-1 run by North Hardin to push their lead back to double digits at 41-30. An Ahmad Price putback at the end of the third quarter capped a 14-3 run by Fern Creek to tie the game at 46-46 going into the final quarter. Midway through the fourth quarter the teams were still knotted at 48-48 when North Hardin pieced together a seven point. Tony Washington's field goal with 52 seconds remaining cut the North Hardin lead 55-52. Brandon Maxwell quickly converted on the other end for North Hardin to extend the lead back to 57-52. Anthony Wales kept the Tigers in the game with a basket with 29 seconds remaining. Will Alexander made one-of-two free throws for the Trojans with 19 seconds remaining to extend the North Hardin lead to 58-54. A turnover by each squad gave the Tigers the ball back with 15 seconds remaining but they turned the ball over on their possession. A pair of free throws Gavin Root sealed the North Hardin victory 60-54 and sent the Trojans to the semifinals for the first time since 2001.

North Hardin was led by Tony Jackson with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Brandon Maxwell added 16 points and Will Alexander added 13 points for the Trojans. DaiQuan Jones added 12 points and Anthony Wales tallied 10 points for Fern Creek.

Up Next: 
North Hardin will play Brentwood Academy at 9:00pm Tuesday
Fern Creek will play Evanston at 4:30pm Tuesday

35th Annual Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic - Game Box Score
North Hardin Trojans vs. Fern Creek Tigers
Date: 12/21/2015   Time: 7:30pm   Site: Fairdale High School

Visitors: Fern Creek Tigers
3Kobe Stanton0/00/00/00000000003:59
4A. J. Thomas1/20/12/540004030018:19
5* Anthony Wales3/90/34/4103145240231:48
10* Ahmad Price1/50/20/321564130022:17
15DaiQuan Jones4/60/04/4122131011016:01
20Clint Wickliffe2/30/00/04202210006:56
21Kyree Hawkins2/30/00/043251100321:45
22* Tony Washington2/130/51/351012020014:11
23* Antonio Rogers4/90/11/290554120018:42
30Antonio Wales0/00/00/0000000000DNP
32T. J. Owes0/00/00/00000101000:12
33Jordan Coleman0/00/00/0000000000DNP
34Mahki White0/00/00/0000000000DNP
40Darian Childress1/10/00/02022100112:54
44* Abdulla Yussef1/10/00/02224201002:56
Total FG1st Half10/2934.5%2nd Half11/2347.8%Game21/5240.4%
3 PT FG1st Half0/70.00%2nd Half0/50.00%Game0/120.00%
Free Throws1st Half9/1560.0%2nd Half3/650.0%Game12/2157.1%

Home: North Hardin Trojans
0* Will AlexanderF4/80/15/9135052240129:00
1Trevon CooperG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
4Tre PetersonG0/10/10/00000000001:08
5Gavin RootG0/00/04/440002140011:53
10Parker McDonaldG0/10/00/00000002006:32
15Marcus Dixon0/00/00/0000000000DNP
21Jeris SimmonsF0/00/00/00000000000:23
22* Andre HarrisF1/40/01/233140320031:32
24Javonnie DixonC0/00/00/00000000000:18
30* Brandon MaxwellF7/120/12/6161674040027:31
32* Tony JacksonF7/123/64/721310133134329:28
33James PitreF1/40/01/23213300008:01
34* Kamrin BooneG0/40/00/000114000014:14
Total FG1st Half12/2450.0%2nd Half8/2236.4%Game20/4643.5%
3 PT FG1st Half3/742.9%2nd Half0/20.00%Game3/933.3%
Free Throws1st Half6/1442.9%2nd Half11/1668.8%Game17/3056.7%

Free Throw Pts12173Pt Points09Pts/Possession0.840.95
Pts off Turnovers19182nd Chance Points147Pts off Bench267
Total Rebounds3636Team Rebounds43Dead Ball Reb34
Off Rebound %45.945.7Def Rebound %54.354.1Total Rebound %50.050.0
3Pt Efficiency-35.0+2.7Def. Stops3838Pts/Shot0.870.98
Technical FoulsFCNone

Qtr 1Qtr 2Qtr 3Qtr 4 OT 1OT 2OT 3OT 4Total
Fern Creek Tigers1316178000054
North Hardin Trojans18151314000060
Largest Lead  NH 32 FC 17   (15 pts)  Lead Changes  2  Number of Ties  4  
Comments:  None
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