Tuesday, December 22, 2015


The first semifinal of the 2015 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic it was a battle on unbeatens with No. 10 Trinity (9-0) taking on No. 8 Bullitt East (8-1). The game certainly lived up to its expectations with the two teams battling to the final buzzer. A tight first opening quarter of play saw the teams battle to a pair of lead changes and ties over the first three minutes of play. A Bailey Rakes steal and Brandon Klefot basket gave Bullitt East the early lead at 11-9 with 2:56 remaining in the opening quarter. The combination of Jacob King and Christian Terry gave the Shamrocks a 14-13 lead to end the first quarter of play. Jacob King scored the first six points of the second quarter for Trinity as the Rocks struggled to pull away from the Chargers. A basket by LJ Harris three minutes into the quarter kept Trinity ahead 22-21. A three-point field goal by Gabe Schmitt with three minutes remaining in the half jump started a 9-2 Trinity run with the Rocks taking a 34-27 lead into the locker room.

Bullitt East opened the second half on an 8-2 run to cut the Trinity lead to 36-35 with 5:47 remaining in the quarter. The Shamrocks got six points from Jacob King as they reeled off nine straight to jump back ahead 44-35. A Tyler Sharpe bucket with 1:17 remaining in the third quarter capped an 11-2 Charger run that tied the game at 46-46. Jacob King kept the Shamrocks on top 49-46 at the quarter break with three-pointer at the buzzer. The first four minutes of the final period featured four different lead changes. Gabe Schmitt's three-pointer with 3:39 remaining put Trinity ahead 58-57. The Chargers cut the lead to two points on two different occasions before Tyler Sharpe's three-pointer with 7.4 seconds remaining cut the Trinity lead to 67-66. Jacob King connected on a pair of free throws for the Shamrocks to hold their lead at 69-66. A last second three-point attempt by Bailey Rakes rimmed out for the Chargers and sent Trinity to the finals for the fourth time in school history.

Trinity was led by Jacob King with a game-high 27 points including four 3-point field goals. Gabe Schmitt added 20 points for the Shamrocks. Tyler Sharpe connected on five 3-pointers for part of his 26 points to lead Bullitt East. Jared Farris added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Chargers.

35th Annual Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic - Game Box Score
Trinity Shamrocks vs. Bullitt East Chargers
Date: 12/22/2015   Time: 7:30pm   Site: Fairdale High School

Visitors: Bullitt East Chargers
00Luke EzellG0/00/00/00011000004:02
1* Tyler SharpeG9/185/103/3261121600131:17
2* Bailey RakesG3/111/50/071342311127:17
3Connor GreenG/F0/10/10/00011400008:36
4Shawn JohnsonG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
5Jared OsborneG0/00/00/00000100002:32
10Connor PolsonF2/30/01/150222100012:52
11Garrett EzellG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
14Noah WilsonF0/00/00/0000000000DNP
20Grant SkaggsF0/00/00/00000000000:17
21* Brandon KlefotF6/111/20/0132243110026:19
22* Garrett WilsonG/F0/20/10/000112100019:40
23Cambron BurkeG/F0/00/00/0000000000DNP
24Austin ZurschmeideF0/10/10/00000000001:38
33* Jared FarrisC7/110/01/11549133230024:48
Total FG1st Half11/2642.3%2nd Half16/3250.0%Game27/5846.6%
3 PT FG1st Half3/1127.3%2nd Half4/944.4%Game7/2035.0%
Free Throws1st Half2/2100%2nd Half3/3100%Game5/5100%

Home: Trinity Shamrocks
1* Jacob KingG9/214/115/6271562410131:30
4Damon McClainG0/00/00/00000000000:30
10* David BurtonG/F1/40/03/452241011130:40
13David JohnsonG/F0/00/00/00000000001:20
14Dekaleb ThomasG0/00/00/0000000000DNP
20* Gabe SchmittG7/93/53/4200221000024:24
21Walter JohnsonG/F0/00/00/0000000000DNP
23* LJ HarrisF2/40/01/253473012025:15
30Brendan KingG0/00/00/001121110011:39
32Stan TurnierG/F0/00/00/0000000000DNP
33Chistian TerryF1/21/20/03000000006:36
34* Lukas BurkmanG3/81/42/391231010028:06
35Logan RoseF0/00/00/0000000000DNP
Total FG1st Half13/2748.1%2nd Half10/2147.6%Game23/4847.9%
3 PT FG1st Half6/1442.9%2nd Half3/837.5%Game9/2240.9%
Free Throws1st Half2/450.0%2nd Half12/1580.0%Game14/1973.7%

Free Throw Pts5143Pt Points2127Pts/Possession1.221.28
Pts off Turnovers1242nd Chance Points117Pts off Bench53
Total Rebounds3128Team Rebounds34Dead Ball Reb02
Off Rebound %35.528.6Def Rebound %71.464.5Total Rebound %52.547.5
3Pt Efficiency-0.1+5.0Def. Stops2525Pts/Shot1.101.21
Technical FoulsBENone
OfficialsUnknown, ,

Qtr 1Qtr 2Qtr 3Qtr 4 OT 1OT 2OT 3OT 4Total
Bullitt East Chargers13141920000066
Trinity Shamrocks14201520000069
Largest Lead  TRIN 44 BE 35   (9 pts)  Lead Changes  11  Number of Ties  9  
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