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Sports Xpress Hoops Tour: Kentucky Bank Shootout

December 8, 2012
By Kenneth True of Nations Elite

The Bourbon County Lady Colonels were hoping to use this game as a measuring stick, and the Lady Colonels didn’t measure up to the Lady Cardinals of Clark Co.’s inside duo of Sandra Skinner and Kathleen Murphy. Murphy and Skinner combined for 35 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, and 5 steals.

Bourbon Co.’s star player Asia Sims was saddled with foul trouble most of the night picking up two in the 1st quarter of action. Jessica Stamper was hot for the Lady Colonels in the 1st quarter scoring 6 of the Lady Colonels 10 points to give them a 10-9 edge after 1.

Sims picked up her 3rd foul in the 2nd quarter and was forced to sit. But Stamper would add 5 more to her point total bringing her to 11 for the half. But Clark Co. ratcheted up it’s defense and pushed the tempo in taking a 25-20 lead into the half. Lexxus Graham the Cardinals speedy PG had 8 for Clark Co. at intermission.  

Sims, the daughter of former Louisville star Alvin Sims would pour in 10 points in the 3rd quarter but couldn’t cut into the Lady Cardinals lead in the 3rd. Murphy would counter Sims 10 with 11 of her own in the period. Clark Co. would lead 43-35 after three.

Stamper would get hot again in the 4th chipping in 7 points, but Kathleen Murphy or “Murph” as the Clark Co. fans called her just took over this game when her team needed a big bucket to stop the Colonels momentum and added 10 4th quarter points.

The Lady Cardinals (1-3) picked up their 1st win on the season dispatching of the Lady Colonels 65-49, and picked up a big district win. The Lady Colonels fell to (3-3).

One stat that has to be talked about is the hustle Jessica Stamper played with in getting a double double of 18 points, and 17 rebounds.  

Kathleen Murphy was tabbed Sports Xpress Player of the Game as she tallied 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals in 27 minutes of action.



Clark Co. 

65 pts, 43 rebs, 19 ast, 6 blocks, 6 steals

Points – Murphy 25, Graham 12, Skinner 10, Taylor 7, Hammonds 6, Anderson 2, Williams 2, Hamlin 1

Rebounds – Skinner 7, Taylor 7, Graham 6, Murphy 6, Hammonds 4, Williams 3, Irvin 1

Assists – Graham 6, Skinner 4, Anderson 3, Taylor 2, Irvin 2, Hammonds 1, Murphy 1

Blocks – Skinner 2, Graham 1, Hammonds 1, Murphy 1, Anderson 1

Steals – Murphy 3, Skinner 2, Graham 1



Bourbon Co. 

49 points, 45 rebs, 10 ast, 4 blocks, 4 steals

Points – Sims 19, Stamper 18, Byars 7, Sparks 5

Rebounds – Stamper 17, Sims 9, Byars 5, Arnold 4, Garza 4, Mason 1, Sparks 1

Assists – Byars 4, Sparks 3, Sims 1, Arnold 1, Garza 1

Blocks – Byars 2, Stamper 1, Sims 1

Steals – Byars 2, Sims 1, Arnold 1

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