There are two teams entered in the Boys 8 & Under Division. The teams entered are Hoop Dreams, and Mason County.
There are four teams entered in the Boys 10 & Under Division I. The teams entered are Hoop Dreams, Louisville Elite, Pulaski Thunder, and Lexington Lightning.
There are 10 teams entered in the Boys 10 & Under Division II. The teams are divided into three pools as follows: Pool 1: Northern KY Wildcats, Lexington Lightning, Hoops Elite, and Scott County Elite. Pool 2: Fleming County, Mason County, and Northern KY Tarheels. Pool 3: Lexington Lightning Strike, Shining Stars, and Northern KY Colonels.
|Boys 8 & Under|
|Hoop Dreams||32||Mason County||10|
|Hoop Dreams||43||Mason County||4|
Hoop Dreams 32 Mason County 10Jamisen Lewis and Kaelin Drakeford led Hoop Dreams with 13 and eight
Kolby Jones and Blane Green led Mason County with four points each.
Hoop Dreams 43 Mason County 4Matthew Taylor and Jamisen Lewis led Hoop Dreams with 13 and 12
Ian McCune led Mason County with three points.
Since there were only two teams in this division, Hoop Dreams earns the championship with two consecutive victories over Mason County.
|Boys 10 & Under Division I|
|Louisville Elite||32||Hoop Dreams||30|
|Pulaski Thunder||36||Lexington Lightning||34|
|Pulaski Thunder||47||Hoop Dreams||35|
|Lexington Lightning||38||Louisville Elite||26|
|Pulaski Thunder||38||Louisville Elite||24|
|Lexington Lightning||36||Hoop Dreams||18|
Louisville Elite 32 Hoop Dreams 30Shaun Smith and Jayden Scrubb led Louisville Elite with 13 and nine
Tai Strickland led Hoop Dreams with 12 points.
Pulaski Thunder 36 Lexington Lightning 34Danny Butt led Pulaski Thunder with 15 points. Travis Handler, Lucas Matthews, and Paul Wise led Lexington Lightning with nine, six, and six
Pulaski Thunder 47 Hoop Dreams 35Steven Fitzgerald led Pulaski Thunder with 12 points. Tai Strickland led Hoop Dreams with 17 points.
Lexington Lightning 38 Louisville Elite 26Lucas Matthews, Kyle Rode, and Brayden Miller led Lexington Lightning with 10, eight, and eight
Jayden Scrubb and DeShaun Ellis led Louisville Elite with six and five
Pulaski Thunder 38 Louisville Elite 24Steven Fitzgerald led Pulaski Thunder with 18 points. DeShaun Ellis and R. McCauley led Louisville Elite with eight and six
Lexington Lightning 36 Hoop Dreams 18Paul Wise led Lexington Lightning with 11 points. Jackson Lewis and John Blunt led Hoop Dreams with five and four
|Boys 10 & Under Division II|
|Northern KY Wildcats||42||Lexington Lightning||11|
|Hoops Elite||41||Scott County Elite||31|
|Northern KY Wildcats||47||Hoops Elite||44|
|Scott County Elite||37||Lexington Lightning||27|
|Hoops Elite||57||Lexington Lightning||18|
|Northern KY Wildcats||32||Scott County Elite||22|
|Mason County||38||Fleming County||21|
|Mason County||36||Northern KY Tarheels||31|
|Northern KY Tarheels||53||Fleming County||14|
|Shining Stars||48||Lexington Lightning Strike||18|
|Northern KY Colonels||44||Lexington Lightning Strike||14|
|Shining Stars||30||Northern KY Colonels||26|
Northern KY Wildcats 42 Lexington Lightning 11Austin Hoch and Will Philpot led Northern KY Wildcats with 10 and six
Ginnan and Wallace led Lexington Lightning with three points each.
Hoops Elite 41 Scott County Elite 31Andrew Taylor led Hoops Elite with 20 points. Bryce Long led Scott County Elite with 14 points.
Northern KY Wildcats 47 Hoops Elite 44Adam Kunkel led Northern KY Wildcats with 16 points. Andrew Taylor and Anthony Wales led Hoops Elite with 17 and 11
Scott County Elite 37 Lexington Lightning 27Bryce Long led Scott County Elite with 17 points. Brown and Ginnan led Lexington Lightning with six and five
Hoops Elite 57 Lexington Lightning 18Andrew Taylor led Hoops Elite with 17 points. Mowder led Lexington Lightning with four points.
Northern KY Wildcats 32 Scott County Elite 22Adam Kunkel, Will Philpot, and Noel Day led Northern KY Wildcats with 10, six, and six
Bryce Long led Scott County Elite with 20 points.
Mason County 38 Fleming County 21Peyton Johnson led Mason County with 15 points. Josh Crump led Fleming County with eight points.
Mason County 36 Northern KY Tarheels 31Tykeise Henry led Mason County with 12 points. Chris McNeil and Zach Clinkenbeard led Northern KY Tarheels with nine and eight
Northern KY Tarheels 53 Fleming County 14Malachi Pike and Tyler Schreck led Northern KY Tarheels with 14 and 10
Zach Alexander and Jaden Waller led Fleming County with six and five
Shining Stars 48 Lexington Lightning Strike 18Justin Schlarman, Brayden Runion, and Tyler Ollier led Shining Stars with 15, 11, and 10
Gavin Cameron led Lexington Lightning Strike with six points.
Northern KY Colonels 44 Lexington Lightning Strike 14Logan Castleman and Nick Raisbeck led Northern KY Colonels with 11 and 10
Trenton Neuer led Lexington Lightning Strike with nine points on three three point baskets.
Shining Stars 30 Northern KY Colonels 26Austin Lay, Brayden Runion, and Justin Schlarman led Shining Stars with eight, seven, and seven
Luke Lenihan led Northern KY Colonels with 11 points.
|Boys 10 & Under Division II|
|Lexington Lightning Strike||33||Lexington Lightning||31|
|Scott County Elite||45||Fleming County||12|
Lexington Lightning Strike 33 Lexington Lightning 31Darryl Bell and Trenton Neuer led Lexington Lightning Strike with 14 and nine
Wallace and Deaton led Lexington Lightning with 10 and nine
Scott County Elite 45 Fleming County 12Sam Sutton led Scott County Elite with 15 points including three three point baskets. Bryce Long also scored 15 points. Jaden Waller led Fleming County with five points.
|Boys 10 & Under Division I|
|Pulaski Thunder||34||Hoop Dreams||27||(Semifinal)|
|Lexington Lightning||32||Louisville Elite||21||(Semifinal)|
|Pulaski Thunder||32||Lexington Lightning||13||(Championship)|
Pulaski Thunder 34 Hoop Dreams 27 (Semifinal)Steven Fitzgerald and Danny Butt led Pulaski Thunder with 13 points each. Tai Strickland and Jamisen Lewis led Hoop Dreams with seven points each.
|Pulaski Thunder||(34) -||Crawford 8, Fitzgerald 13, Butt 13.|
|Hoop Dreams||(27) -||Lewis 7, Strickland 7, Allen 3, Cox 5, Campbell 4, Blunt 1.|
Lexington Lightning 32 Louisville Elite 21 (Semifinal)Kyle Rode and Paul Wise led Lexington Lightning with 10 and seven
DeShaun Ellis and Jayden Scrubb led Louisville Elite with five and four
|Lexington Lightning||(32) -||Wise 7, Guilfoil 4, Handler 1, Miller 5, Rode 10, Rector 2, Hendricksen 3.|
|Louisville Elite||(21) -||Ellis 5, Moss 2, Payne 2, Price 2, McCauley 2, Scrubb 4, Smith 2, Tisby 2.|
Pulaski Thunder 32 Lexington Lightning 13 (Championship)Steven Fitzgerald and Jake Cothron led Pulaski Thunder with 18 and 10
Kyle Rode led Lexington Lightning with four points.
|Pulaski Thunder||(32) -||Crawford 2, Cothron 10, Fitzgerald 18, Butt 2.|
|Lexington Lightning||(13) -||Rode 4, Miller 2, Guilfoil 2, Handler 2, Hendricksen 3.|
|Boys 10 & Under Division II|
|Mason County||40||Lexington Lightning Strike||19||(Quarterfinal)|
|Hoops Elite||56||Northern KY Colonels||45||(Quarterfinal)|
|Northern KY Wildcats||39||Northern KY Tarheels||21||(Quarterfinal)|
|Shining Stars||38||Scott County Elite||33||(OT)||(Quarterfinal)|
|Mason County||54||Hoops Elite||49||(Semifinal)|
|Northern KY Wildcats||42||Shining Stars||31||(Semifinal)|
|Mason County||34||Northern KY Wildcats||24||(Championship)|
Mason County 40 Lexington Lightning Strike 19 (Quarterfinal)Peyton Johnson and Braden Jackson led Mason County with 10 and nine
Trenton Neuer led Lexington Lightning Strike with 13 points.
|Lexington Lightning Strike||4||8||4||3||19|
|Mason County||(40) -||Walton 4, B. Johnson 6, P. Johnson 10, C. Dunaway 4, Jackson 9, Boyd 6.|
|Lexington Lightning Strike||(19) -||Neuer 13, McEldowney 3, Cameron 2, Bell 1.|
Hoops Elite 56 Northern KY Colonels 45 (Quarterfinal)Andrew Taylor and Justin Powell led Hoops Elite with 25 and 13
Luke Lenihan and A. J. Mayer led Northern KY Colonels with 13 points each.
|Northern KY Colonels||13||13||13||6||45|
|Hoops Elite||(56) -||Anthony Wales 7, Antonio Wales 1, Taylor 25, Powell 13, Milligan 6, Littlefield 4.|
|Northern KY Colonels||(45) -||Maile 6, Lenihan 13, Mayer 13, Schneider 5, Castleman 3, Dietz 5.|
Northern KY Wildcats 39 Northern KY Tarheels 21 (Quarterfinal)Will Philpot and Adam Kunkel led Northern KY Wildcats with 13 and 10
Zach Clinkenbeard and Tyler Schreck led Northern KY Tarheels with seven and six
|Northern KY Wildcats||8||12||10||9||39|
|Northern KY Tarheels||9||0||8||4||21|
|Northern KY Wildcats||(39) -||Burch 5, Craddock 6, Kunkel 10, Hoch 1, Philpot 13, Walters 2, Day 2.|
|Northern KY Tarheels||(21) -||Pouncy 1, Perrin 3, Schreck 6, Clinkenbeard 7, McNeil 4.|
Shining Stars 38 Scott County Elite 33 (OT) (Quarterfinal)Tyler Ollier and Brayden Runion led Shining Stars with 12 points each. Bryce Long and Sam Sutton led Scott County Elite with 11 and nine
|Scott County Elite||11||8||6||8||0||33|
|Shining Stars||(38) -||Chitkara 2, Schlarman 4, Eldens 4, Ollier 12, Lay 4, Runion 12.|
|Scott County Elite||(33) -||Long 11, Boykin 4, Pasley 6, Jones 4, Sutton 9.|
Mason County 54 Hoops Elite 49 (Semifinal)Leevi Dunaway and Tykeise Henry led Mason County with 26 and 10
Andrew Taylor and Antonio Wales led Hoops Elite with 14 and 11
|Mason County||(54) -||Garrison 4, Henry 10, P. Johnson 7, L. Dunaway 26, C. Dunaway 4, Jackson 1, Boyd 2.|
|Hoops Elite||(49) -||Antonio Wales 11, Anthony Wales 3, Parker 6, Williams 5, Littlefield 1, Powell 3, Taylor 14, Milligan 2, Shiflott 4.|
Northern KY Wildcats 42 Shining Stars 31 (Semifinal)Adam Kunkel, Jake Walters, and Tanner Craddock led Northern KY Wildcats with eight, eight, and seven
Isiah Chitkara and Tyler Ollier led Shining Stars with 10 and seven
|Northern KY Wildcats||10||9||9||14||42|
|Northern KY Wildcats||(42) -||Burch 5, Craddock 7, Kunkel 8, Hoch 3, Philpot 6, Walters 8, Nolan 1, Day 3.|
|Shining Stars||(31) -||Chitkara 10, Schlarman 4, Ollier 7, Lay 4, Runion 6.|
Mason County 34 Northern KY Wildcats 24 (Championship)Leevi Dunaway led Mason County with 22 points. Tanner Craddock and Will Philpot led Northern KY Wildcats with seven and six
|Northern KY Wildcats||5||8||5||6||24|
|Mason County||(34) -||Henry 9, L. Dunaway 22, Boyd 3.|
|Northern KY Wildcats||(24) -||Craddock 7, Kunkel 4, Hoch 3, Philpot 6, Day 4.|
Congratulations to Hoop Dreams, Pulaski Thunder, and Mason County for capturing their respective division championships. I have attempted to give a brief recap of this tournament and the statistics came from the game scoresheets. I apologize in advance for any misspelled names or errors in stats as I hurriedly transcribed the statistics from the scoresheets. This report is meant to be an overview of the tournament for entertainment purposes, and not an instrument for ascertaining individual records.
Thanks to the Kentucky Basketball Academy academy staff for putting on another quality event for these young athletes. A special note of appreciation to the coaches and parents who put in so much time and effort so that these players can showcase their talents.
Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, teams, or players to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.