Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday at the KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen


Here ... come ... the Panthers ... and seven other teams for today's second day of first-round games in the 2013 KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen® State TournamentToday's games at Rupp Arena are Bowling Green Warren Central vs. Montgomery County of Mount Sterling at 11 a.m. Central, Dairy Queen-fueled Fleming County from Flemingsburg vs. Elizabethtown John Hardin at 12:30 p.m. Central, Paintsville Johnson Central vs. Louisville Ballard at 5:30 p.m. Central and Hindman Knott County Central vs. Clay County of Manchester at 7 p.m. Central.

51 comments:

  1. The (currently ongoing) Joe B and Denny Show episode from the Rupp food court is annually two of the happiest hours of my personal media-consumption year.

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    1. Coach Hall was just shocked to discover a boy from Pike County who is rooting for Ballard in this tournament.

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  2. Graves Co Schools ‏@GravesCo
    Schools WILL NOT be in session in Graves County on Friday, March 8. Schools WILL be in session on Monday, March 11.
    10:03 a.m. - Mar 7, 2013

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  3. A coach named John Brown came by, so Coach Hall started singing "John Brown's Body."

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    1. LARRY STAMPER'S WIFE IS ON THE AIR! What a crazy Larry Stamper series of events we are having this week.

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    2. Coach Hall credits Mrs. Stamper with "taming the toughest basketball player that ever played at the University of Kentucky."

      Stamper's wife (of 40 years come July) says it turned her gray.

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    3. Mrs. Stamper--her first name sounded like "Royetta," but I probably guessed that spelling wrong--is a huge fan of high-school hoops. She is, in fact, a moderator at BluegrassPreps.com.

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  5. Keith O'Brien, the author of Outside Shot, was just on the show. Sounds like a very interesting book.

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  6. WELL, FOR PETE'S SAKE, HERE'S LARRY STAMPER HIMSELF!

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    1. I didn't quite here all of it, but I think I understood Larry Stamper to tell the coaches that he and his wife met at a regional tournament at Breathitt County High--but that she had actually seen him even before that. His Lee County Bobcats team played her Hazel Green Academy Mountaineers. The story goes, Mr. Stamper said, that she came home and told her mom that "Larry Stamper was the most overrated basketball player she had ever seen."

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  7. Cameron Mills does not think this game will be a blowout. He says the athleticism of Warren Central and Montgomery County will cancel each other out.

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  8. After two minutes, Warren Central leads 3-0.

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  9. With 2:15 left in the first, Warren Central leads 12-10. Very good game so far.

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  10. OK, here's what happened while I was at lunch:

    After the first quarter, Mont Co led 17-14.

    At the half, Mont Co led 33-23.

    In the third quarter, Warren Central fought back. They outscored the Indians 27-18 in the quarter. So Mont Co leads 51-50 with 8 minutes to go.

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  11. Montgomery County leads 59-56 with 4:12 to go in the game. Omar Prewitt has 24 points for Mont Co.

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  12. With 2:54 left, Montgomery County has pulled ahead 66-56. Prewitt has 27 points.

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  13. Montgomery County wins 71-63. Very impressive performance for the Indians, who were led by Omar Prewitt's 29 points.

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    1. William & Mary signee, that Pruitt.

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    2. No. 1 Son should break in with coverage of tomorrow's Montgomery County quarter.

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    3. I'm sure he'll be on the edge of his seat.

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  14. Congratulations, Montgomery County.

    Meanwhile, Soft 96 FM in Maysville has flipped the switch from Danny Weddle and Norma Stamper at Rupp back to "Maneater" by Hall & Oates.

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  15. I'm rooting for Fleming County in this next game. They had me at the DQ picture.

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  16. With 1:59 left in the first quarter, John Hardin leads Fleming County 13-8.

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  17. Lead's out to 15. Pre-game Blizzard dulled competitive spirit?

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  18. With 1:07 left in the first half, John Hardin leads 32-21. So far, Fleming County appears to be overmatched.

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  19. John Hardin leads 34-24 at the half.

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  20. With one quarter to play, John Hardin leads 52-41.

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  21. John Hardin is going to win this game. They lead 58-44 with 6:04 to go.

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  22. John Hardin leads 66-52 with 3:26 left, even though they are 0-5 from three-point range. They have out-rebounded Fleming County 43-20, and taken 64 shots to only 47 for Fleming County.

    Good for John Hardin. I hate it when teams just fire away from three-point range instead of getting baskets on the inside.

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  23. Maxine Graham, who starred for Fleming County High's track-and-field teams in the middle 1970s, was a 10-time state champion across various events. When she was inducted to the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame in 2011, her 1975 state record in the long jump--20 feet, 4 inches--still stood.

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  24. A company in Flemingsburg, Toyo Seat USA, makes seat parts for Honda Odyssey minivans.

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  25. Fleming County did everything they could to delay the inevitable, but John Hardin made 17-19 free throws, and they won 79-69.

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  26. So Montgomery County will play John Hardin in the quarter-finals tomorrow night.

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  27. Now it's off to the mall before the evening session.

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  28. The quarterfinals are setting up very symmetrically, compasswise. We've got southernish-central vs. northern-central Kentucky (Richmond Madison Central vs. Covington Holmes), all-western Kentucky (Graves County vs. Hoptown) and easternish-central vs. westernish-central (Montgomery County vs. Etown John Hardin). If Johnson Central upset Ballard at 5:30 and set up an all-eastern-Kentucky fourth quarterfinal, that would really be something.

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    1. That would be something -- and not just because of the geography.

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  29. OK, so here are tonight's games:

    Johnson Cent. Golden Eagles (22-10) v. Lou. Ballard Bruins (29-4)

    Knott Co. Patriots (29-5) v. Clay Co. Tigers (26-6)

    As you can see, this whole section of the draw is a walkover for Ballard, who won't have to play a serious game until Saturday night (if then).

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  30. Well, it hasn't been a walkover so far. Johnson Central leads 25-23 with 5:54 left in the half.

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    1. And Ballard scored the game's first eight points, at least.

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  31. With 2:52 left in the first half, Ballard leads 31-30.

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  32. Ballard leads 32-30 with 2:25 left in the half. Shane Hall has 19 points for Johnson Central.

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  33. Now this is more what we expected. Johnson Central is utterly unable to beat Ballard's press, and the Bruins are getting run-outs. Ballard leads 37-30 with a minute before halftime.

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  34. Johnson Central has 14 turnovers so far.

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  35. OK, there's not going to be a miracle here. Ballard leads 41-31 at the half.

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  36. Ballard wins 75-54, and that's all for me tonight.

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  37. Knott County Central leads Clay County, 31-23, at halftime in the final first-round game, and there is no reason that the Sweet Sixteen should rearrange its schedule in order to free us up to watch UK play Florida in Rupp on Saturday.

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