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HOOPS ROUNDUP: Tigers roll into 2013

February 15, 2013
Bardstown High School



By Josh Claywell
 

The Bardstown Tigers are rolling into the new year.

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Jordan Cooper-Livers applies defensive pressure to Ryan Harris of Elizabethtown. The Eagles finished second in the Campbellsville High School Holiday Classic.
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They’ve won four straight, including taking the title of their own Christmas Classic.

Bardstown beat Christian County, 76-66 in Saturday’s final. The Tigers also topped Muhlenberg County, 80-61 and Shelby Valley, 69-56 on Friday.

Senior guard Devonte Grundy scored a game-high 20 points against Christian County, while senior guard Marcus Cosby scored 17. Sophomore guard L.J. Cowherd scored 13, and senior Jared Hickman 11 for the Tigers (9-4).

“This was a great, great win,” Bardstown coach James Brewer said. “Christian is a tough team. My players played a great game, played together and played hard. I’m very proud of all my players.”

Junior forward Seivon Schooling, who scored six points, grabbed 19 rebounds.

“That’s awesome for a young man to work that hard on the boards,” Brewer said.

Cosby scored 20 in the win over Muhlenberg County. Hickman scored nine points, senior forward Matt Bond scored eight and sophomore guard Keanu Young seven.

The Tigers jumped out to a 46-26 lead at the half.

Cosby had 16 points and Cowherd scored 15 to lead Bardstown over fellow Class 1-A school Shelby Valley.

Junior guard Dallan Goldring had eight points, while Schooling and senior Dee Yocum each scored seven.

“This was a great win for us against one of the top teams in Class A,” Brewer said. “The guys played great defense. Marcus had a great night shooting the ball. Seivon took care of the boards. We grew up tonight a lot. We are playing defense like I knew we could.”

Bardstown returns to action Friday against Nelson County.

Elizabethtown snaps Bethlehem’s unbeaten start

One of the best starts in school history is over for the Bethlehem Eagles.

Trailing by two at the half, Elizabethtown rallied for a 55-46 win in Saturday’s championship of the Campbellsville University Holiday Classic. The Eagles (11-1) shot 31 percent (9-of-29) in the second half.

Senior guard Jordan Cooper-Livers led Bethlehem with 22 points, three assists, three rebounds and two steals, while senior center Will Hale added eight points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Jude Hutchins chipped in with six points.

The Eagles advanced to the final with a 57-47 win over Central Hardin on Friday night. Cooper-Livers scored a game-high 23 points, while junior guard Shane Beisler scored 13.

The Eagles held the Bruins to one point in the second quarter, turning a two-point lead into a 28-14 advantage at the half.

 

Thomas Nelson places fifth in National Guard Holiday Classic.

Eighth-grader A.J. Youngman scored 28 of his game-high 36 points in the second half to lead Thomas Nelson to a 68-60 win over Shawnee on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County.

It was Youngman’s second 36-point outing in the last week.

“He took over in the second half,” said Generals coach Jim Youngman. “He’s a special young man.”

With 1:21 remaining, Youngman converted a three-point play to give Thomas Nelson a lead it would never relinquish.

The win snapped a five-game losing skid. Thomas Nelson (2-12) hadn’t won since Dec. 15.

“It was a nice win,” the elder Youngman said. “It’s just good for the kids. It’s a process. We’re a very young team and there are so many things that need to be learned and taught.

“It’s a testament to their mental toughness,” he added. “It’s easy to jump off the wagon, so to speak, when things are tough. But it’s a struggle they’ll appreciate when they get older.”

The Generals fell to Washington County, 61-57 on Friday afternoon. No statistics were available.

Thomas Nelson hosts Seneca at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Nelson loses twice in NC Classic.

The Cardinals (4-9) lost to Adair County, 62-54 on Saturday and Kentucky Country Day, 52-40 on Friday. No statistics were available.

 

Nelson wins first two games in Florida.

 The Lady Cardinals topped Nease, Fla., 53-27 on Saturday and Northern Secondary School (Toronto), 52-29 on Friday in the KSA Events purple bracket in Orlando. No statistics were available.

 

Bardstown goes 1-3 in tourney.

The Lady Tigers finished 1-3 in their Christmas Classic.

Bardstown lost to Shelby County twice, 50-28 on Saturday and 50-32 on Friday, and also to Simon Kenton, 68-23 on Friday. The Lady Tigers beat Valley, 53-49 on Saturday. No statistics were available.


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