Friday, December 21, 2018


In the final quarterfinal of the 2018 Chad Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass it was No.2 Trinity who secured their fourth straight semifinal appearance with an impressive victory over No.11 Lexington Christian. A poor start for Lexington Christian saw the Eagles miss four of their first five shots as Trinity jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the opening minutes of the game. A three-pointer by Lexington Christian's Zeke Grier gave the Eagle some life as they took their first lead of the game at 8-6. As Trinity suffered through their own scoring drought for more than four minutes late in the first quarter the Lexington Christian lead grew to as many as six points. Trinity finally got things going offensively in the final minute of the quarter with Ethan Hodge cutting the Eagles lead to 12-8. Trinity's David Johnson scored the first nine points of the second quarter as the Shamrocks took a 17-12 lead. A Matthew Johnson three-pointer on the next possession got the Eagles within 2 points before Trinity reeled off a 16-4 run to lead 33-19 at halftime. Lexington Christian would never get closer than 14 points in the second half as Trinity outscored the Eagles 40-19. A Goldie Ashford steal and basket in the final minute would give Trinity the 73-38 victory and their largest lead of the game at 35 points. Kyle Rode led the way for Lexington Christian with 16 points and 12 rebounds. University of Louisville signee David Johnson led Trinity with a game-high 20 points and 8 rebounds. Miles Franklin and Kolton Rice each added 10 points for the Shamrocks.

Up Next
  • Trinity will play Collins in the semifinals Saturday at 7:30pm.
  • Lexington Christian will play Madisonville in the 5th place bracket Saturday at 6:00pm.

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