The Shamrocks of No. 2 Trinity got off to a hot start in their pursuit of a fourth straight trip to the King of the Bluegrass Championships. The Shamrocks were dominant in the match up with the 16th ranked Hawks of LaRue County. The opening four minutes of play were all Trinity as the jumped out to a 12-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The Hawks cut the Trinity lead to as few as 7 points in the closing minutes of the quarter, but never got any closer. Trinity got eight straight points from Stan Turnier midway through the second quarter to close a 12-2 Shamrock run and send Trinity to the locker room with a 32-16 lead. The third quarter was much of the same as Trinity remained firmly in control. A trio of free throws by LaRue County's Jeremiah Belton helped jump start a LaRue County run that would cut the lead to 43-32 less than a minute into the fourth quarter. An emphatic dunk capped a five point spurt by University of Louisville signee David Johnson to push Trinity's lead to 20 points with three minutes remaining in the game. A basket in the closing seconds by Trinity's Ethan Hodge pushed the final margin of victory to a game high 21 points at 67-46. LaRue County was led by senior Dailliss Cox with 14 points and highly touted junior Mark Goode added 7 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks. Trinity was led by seniors Stan Turnier with a game-high 17 points and Jamil Hardaway with 16 points.
- Trinity will play Lexington Christian in the quarterfinals Friday at 9:00pm.
- LaRue County will play University Heights in the consolation bracket Friday at 9:00pm.