Sweet 16 schedule and predictions

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

12:00 PM

Rowan County vs. North Laurel (at Rupp Arena, Lexington)  Boys Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament

HSreplays prediction: Rowan County by 4

 

1:30 PM

Southwestern vs. Hopkinsville (at Rupp Arena, Lexington)  Boys Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament

HSreplays prediction: Hopkinsville by 1

 

6:30 PM

Bullitt East vs.Trinity  (at Rupp Arena, Lexington)  Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament

HSreplays prediction: Trinity by 3

 

 8:00 PM 

Apollo vs. George Rogers Clark (at Rupp Arena, Lexington)  Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament

HSreplays prediction: GRC by 12

 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

12:00 PM

Bowling Green vs. Oldham County (at Rupp Arena, Lexington)  Boys Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament

HSreplays prediction: Oldham County by 2

 

1:30 PM

Boone County vs. Knott County Central (at Rupp Arena, Lexington)  Boys Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament

HSreplays prediction: KCC by 2

 

6:30 PM

Marshall County vs. Scott County (at Rupp Arena, Lexington)  Boys Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament

HSreplays prediction: Scott County by 6

 

8:00 PM

John Hardin vs. Johnson Central (at Rupp Arena, Lexington)  Boys Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament

HSreplays prediction: John Hardin by 6

Bullitt East wins the 6th region over PRP at the buzzer 47-44

Bullitt East advances to the state sweet sixteen with a buzzer beater by Trey Rakes from about 30 feet out. With the win the Chargers take the 6th region championship in a hard fought battle over PRP. The Chargers built up a 7 point lead in the final period but the Panthers fought back with their press and took a one point lead late. Max Clemons had a chance to give PRP late but was called for a charge with 3.5 seconds left on the clock. From there Rakes took the inbounds pass and hustled down the right sideline and threw up the desperation shot that dropped with the lit up goal for the win. Derek Willis led Bullitt East with 22 points and 14 rebounds while Max Clemons carried the Panthers with 15 points.

 

1 2 3 4 Final Records
Bullitt East 13  7 12 15 47 27-4
PRP 13  8  6 917 44 26-7

Bullitt East (47) Rakes 10, R. Troutman 8, Caufield 7, Willis 22

PRP (44)  McDaniels 13, T. Taylor 2, J. Taylor 6, Clemons 15, Macklin 6, Harris 2

Trinity takes the 7th region crown over St.X 67-46

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Story by: Trinity Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 1 Trinity slammed rival St. Xavier 67-46 in the championship game of the 2012 Class Act 7th Region Tournament at Bellarmine’s Knights Hall to gain the school’s second trip the state tournament.

Trinity had four players in double figures, including 15 by James Quick, 12 by Darryl Hicks, 12 by Troy Saxton and Charles Foster 11.

Trinity will face either PRP or Bullitt East when they open play in the 2012 PNC/KHSAA Sweet 16 ® on March 14 in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. The opening game for the Shamrocks is set to tip at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the opening round game will be available through the Trinity Athletic Office, www.ticketmaster.com and the Rupp Arena Box Office. Information on purchasing tickets at Trinity will be available at www.trinityrocks.com and on Twitter via @trinitysports.

Trinity will return to Rupp Arena for the first time since 2004 when the Shamrocks reached the state tournament for the first time. In just the third year as head coach of the Shamrocks, Mike Szabo led Trinity to a win over University Heights (75-57 on Mar. 17, 2004) in the opening round before suffering a three-overtime loss to defending state champion and eventual state runner-up Mason County (66-59 on Mar. 19, 2004).

Trinity and St. Xavier met in the regional finals for the first time in program history and the first time in the postseason since 2001. The meeting of Catholic school rivals marked the first time since 1955 that two Catholic school teams had met in the 7th Region finals.

Trinity posted its 14th consecutive win, the second longest streak in program history, and have won 26 of their last 27 games. Trinity is now 28-1 against teams from the state of Kentucky this season.

With the win, Trinity completed the first undefeated season in program history against seventh region opponents. The Shamrocks were 12-0 against teams from one of the state’s toughest regions in 2011-2012. It is the first unblemished record for a team from the region since 2006-2007.

For complete coverage of Trinity Athletics, follow the program on Twitter at @trinitysports.

  1 2 3 4 Final Records
No. 1 Trinity 15 23 15 14 67 31-3
St. Xavier 12 12 13 9 46 23-9

Trinity (67)- Hicks 12, Foster 11, Saxton 12, Perito 2, Rice 2, Dieudonne 7, Thurman 4, Quick 15, Page 2.

St. Xavier (46)- Shaw 6, Glassford 5, Jones 6, Walker 2, Clemons 1, Smith 2, Moody 7, Hardy 2, Mitchell 2, Kiesler 13.

Three-Point Field Goals- Hicks, Foster, Saxton, Quick 2, Shaw 2, Glassford.

Trinity rallies back to beat Ballard 58-55

Story by : Trinity Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 1 Trinity beat Ballard 58-55 in the semifinals of the 2012 Class Act 7th Region Tournament at Bellarmine to advance to the championship.

Kentucky Mr. Basketball candidate Nathan Dieudonne had a game high 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Shamrocks.

Trinity will face St. Xavier on Monday in the championship game at 7:00 p.m. at Knights Hall. Trinity beat St. Xavier 63-45 on Jan. 20, 2012 at Freedom Hall. Trinity and St. Xavier have not met in the regional finals before, but last met in the regional tournament in 2001.

Trinity advanced to the regional finals for the sixth time in program history with the win. Trinity is 1-4 all-time in the regional finals, posting a 66-56 win over Male in 2004 for the school’s first regional crown.

Trinity trailed by 12 points at 47-35 after a Quentin Snider three-pointer with 7:48 remaining before a 10-1 run brought the Shamrocks back within 48-45 after a Dieudonne basket with 4:18 left. The Shamrocks regained the lead at 52-51 on a Dieudonne basket and extended the lead to three on three occasions at 54-51, 56-53 and 58-55.

Dieudonne’s free throws in the final seconds sealed the victory.

The Shamrocks won their 30th game of the season, giving Trinity its first 30-win season in program history. It bested the school’s previous record of 29 that came in 2004-2005 when Trinity enjoyed one of the school’s finest seasons in a 29-4 campaign.

Trinity posted its 13th consecutive win, the second longest streak in program history, and have won 25 of their last 26 games. Trinity is now 27-1 against teams from the state of Kentucky this season.

For complete coverage of Trinity Athletics, follow the program on Twitter at @trinitysports.

1 2 3 4 Final Records
Ballard 16 13 15 11 55 24-9
No. 1 Trinity 14 9 12 23 58 30-3

Ballard (55)- K. Martin 14, Snider 16, D. Martin 2, Byrd 3, Holland 13, Murray 7.

Trinity (58)- Hicks 10, Foster 14, Saxton 2, Perito 5, Dieudonne 21, Quick 6.

Three-Point Field Goals- Foster, Perito, Dieudonne, Quick, Snider 4, Byrd, Holland 2.

 

St.X over Central 70-59

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