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February 15, 2013
Bardstown High School



Bardstown grabs control of district race

By Peter W. Zubaty, Sports Editor
 

Bardstown got off to a fast start Tuesday, building a nine-point lead on Bethlehem after the first 3:39 of the game and making it stand up in dealing the Eagles a 58-49 defeat, stopping their home winning streak at 20.

<div class="source">Peter W. Zubaty</div><div class="image-desc">Bardstown’s Seivon Schooling (23) powers his way for a stickback. Schooling had nine points, 11 boards and three blocks to help the Tigers to a win.</div><div class="buy-pic"><a href="http://web2.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2newbuyphoto.cgi?pub=191&amp;orig=bhs_beth_bb_01_0.JPG" target="_new">Buy this photo</a></div>
Peter W. Zubaty
Bardstown’s Seivon Schooling (23) powers his way for a stickback. Schooling had nine points, 11 boards and three blocks to help the Tigers to a win.

“We were making shots and taking care of the ball,” said Bardstown’s Devonte Grundy, who led all scorers with 25 points. “We just have to play as a team.”

The Tigers (11-4) had all the momentum early, going up 6-0 in the first minute and change and making it 11-2 at the 5:21 mark of the first quarter. It wasn’t until Harrison Rogers’ three cut the Tiger lead to 15-6 midway through the first before the Bethlehem fans found something to cheer about.

From there, Bardstown maintained a lead of between 7-13 points throughout a first half that saw the Tigers hit 16-of-30 (53 percent) while holding the Eagles to 10-for-27 field goal shooting before the break.

In the second half, however, Bardstown’s shooting touch regressed considerably to 8-for-27, but Bethlehem’s didn’t improve either and in fact got worse at 6-for-18 after halftime and 16-of-45 overall (35.6 percent). As a result, the Eagles fell behind by as many as 15 in the second half and could get no closer than 53-47 with 1:17 remaining.

Jordan Cooper-Livers scored 22 to lead Bethlehem, while Ben Rossoll chipped in 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Seivon Schooling had nine points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots for Bardstown.

The win put Bardstown in control of the 19th District seeding race at 4-0 in district games, while Bethlehem falls to 12-2 overall and 4-1 in district play. The Eagles’ last home loss was Feb. 8, 2011, in a 45-41 decision to Adair County.

Bethlehem is at Nelson County and Thomas Nelson is at Bardstown tonight at 7:30 p.m. as part of a girls/boys doubleheader.


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