Boyle boys win with defense

Casey boys and girls win, but Lincoln girls lose

December 23, 2003

Boyle County's boys outscored Central 32-13 in the second half, the first time all season the Rebels have outscored an opponent in the second half, to win 49-29 in the Gaslight Holiday Classic consolation bracket Monday in Jefferstown and post their first victory of the year.

Boyle led 17-16 at the break and pulled away behind a big second half. Boyle coach Andy Moberly said Central played to Boyle's strengths.

"It was a physical, defensive battle that we were fortunate to win," Moberly said. "Central played into our hands. They were quicker and more athletic, but they wanted to play a physical game which they had no business playing."

Neither team lit it up from the field, as Central hit 27 percent of its shots and Boyle was 18 of 62 for 29 percent. Central also was 4-for-19 from the foul line, a 21 percent mark.


Derek Vonckx led Boyle with 12 points and Blake Jones added 10. Brian Staed had four blocked shots and 10 rebounds as Boyle won the rebounding battle 48-43.

Boyle also had 19 steals, led by Jones' five, and Jones and David White added three assists each.

"We finally put four quarters of mentally tough basketball together," Moberly said.

CENTRAL - Shaw 3, Ricketts 4, Bell 2, Duval 6, Smith 6, Nobles 8.

BOYLE - Seth Tamme 2, Blake Jones 10, Ian Young 2, David White 1, Brian Staed 4, Clay Carter 4, Zach Cooley 2, Andrew Bertram 3, Derek Vonckx 12, Brandon Smith 9.

Casey County 57, Hart County 48 - At Gatlinburg, Tenn., Casey advanced to the championship game of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic behind a balanced offensive attack.

Charlie Fox scored 14 points, Dustin Johnson 12 and Corey Dial 11 for the Rebels.

"A big part of our win was our balanced scoring," Casey coach Shawn Conley said. "We shot the ball a lot better."

The Rebels trailed with six minutes to play, but came back to take the lead and won it from the free throw line. Casey hit 18 of 28 free throws, including a combined 10-for-11 by Johnson and Fox in the fourth quarter.

"Once we took the lead, we kept expanding it out because we hit our free throws," Conley said.

Casey is scheduled to play the host school tonight.

CASEY - Dustin Johnson 12, Corey Dial 11, Charlie Fox 14, Ben Barlow 4, Derek Vest 8, Keith Price 4, Russell Abner 4.

HART - Peter Corey 12, Brian Shelton 4, Matt Sexton 8, Quert Rogers 7, J.T. Hodges 4, Derek Logsdon 6, Graham 5.


Casey County 66, Waggener 57 - At Gatlinburg, Tenn., Casey scored 40 points in the first half and shot 56 percent for the game in the Smoky Mountain Holiday Classic.

The Rebels hit 60 percent (15 of 25) of their shots in the first half when they opened up a 40-27 halftime lead. But coach Randy Salyers said the second half wasn't quite as good.

"We had a very outstanding second quarter," Salyers said of his team's 24-point outburst. "But we had some turnovers late in the game that let them back in it."

Casey hit 20 of 36 shots (55.6 percent) and was 4-for-10 on 3-pointers.

Waggener was 18-for-59 (30.5 percent) and 5-for-21 on 3-pointers.

Casey had four players in double figures as Beth Patterson scored 17, Kara Weddle 11 and Lindsey Hoskins and Tabitha Yaden 10 each.

Weddle and Yaden each had eight rebounds and Yaden added five assists.

CASEY - Lindsey Hoskins 10, Tara Weddle 2, Lindsay Wilson 3, Beth Patterson 17, Kara Weddle 11, Lauren Hatter 6, Bethany Snow 7, Tabitha Yaden 10.

WAGGENER - Butler 15, Fogle 4, Heinz 7, Nichols 17, Howbilt 2, Corbett 12.

Woodford County 52, Lincoln County 50 - At Berea, Lincoln lost a five-point lead with 1 minute, 20 seconds to play and took fourth place in Division A of the Berea Holiday Classic.

Lincoln led 50-45 but Woodford completed a three-point play, then forced a Lincoln turnover and scored to tie the game at 50. The Patriots (2-6) fouled Amber Penny with three seconds to play and Penny hit both shots to win the game.

"That's a pretty tough pill to swallow," Lincoln coach John Kolasa said.

Woodford (8-1) played most of the second half without star Destiny Mattingly, who injured her knee after stepping on the brace under the basket with about three minutes to play in the third quarter.

She scored 17 points prior to her injury.

Lincoln trailed 32-16 at the half, but outscored the Yellow Jackets 34-20 in the second half.

Lincoln was 11-for-47 from the field and got a double-double from Jenny Jones with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Jenny Ralston had 13 points and three steals and was named to the all-tournament team.

LINCOLN (2-6) - Jenny Ralston 13, Jamie Duncan 6, Megan Pitts 4, Jenny Jones 12, Kendra Garris 9, Jessica Ryan 5, Gwen Hardwick 1.

WOODFORD (8-1) - Blythe Brown 6, Bett Nunnelly 9, Katie Routt 3, Destiny Mattingly 17, Brittany Hinderlight 5, Amber Penny 5, Kassie Cook 7.

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