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December 5, 2004

Burgin girls win Bluegrass tourney title

From: Danville Advocate, KY - Dec 5, 2004

LEXINGTON - Make it a repeat for the Bulldogs.

Burgin jumped out to an 18-6 lead after the first quarter and coasted to a 52-28 win over host Sayre in the finals of the Bluegrass Conference Tournament. It's the second straight season Burgin has won the tournament.

Taylor Bottoms scored 17 and made the all-tournament team with Bev Harris, who had six points, and Amanda Carey, who scored 11.

"It was a real nice last game," Burgin coach Keith Monson said. "Our intensity was real nice."

The Bullldogs finished 22 of 54 from the floor and made 6 of 13 foul shots. They pulled down 34 boards, 19 on the offensive end, and had 16 assists.

Virginia School for the Deaf 38, Kentucky School for the Deaf 27 - At Staunton, Va., Sonnie Smallwood had eight points and 10 rebounds as KSD lost to the host Virginia School for the Deaf at its tournament.

Maribel Rodriguez and Victoria Thompson each added seven or KSD (0-2), which trailed 29-10 at the half before outscoring VSD 17-11 in the second half.

"Despite my frustration, I'm real proud of effort especially in that second half," KSD coach Scott Johnson said.

Providence 53, KSD 20 - Rodriguez scored 11 points for KSD in a loss to Providence in the second game of the tournament.

Providence led 22-12 at the half and 31-20 after three quarters.


Kentucky School for the Deaf 85, Virginia School for the Deaf 40 - At Staunton, Va., the KSD boys posted a pair of huge wins at the Virginia School for the Deaf Invitational.

In the first game against VSD, Brad Davis poured in 38 points for KSD (2-1), including 12 straight to open the game as KSD lead 24-10 after the first quarter. Davis also had 16 points, four assists and five steals.

"Brad played outstanding. He did everything for our team while Tyler was plagued with foul trouble," KSD coach Kevin Hamilton said. "I am extremely proud of how our bench players played. A whole team played an outstanding game."

Drew Meade had six points and nine rebounds and Tyler Burks had four steals and six points, KSD led 42-20 at the half and 56-33 after three quarters.

KSD 80, Staunton (Va.) Augusta 44 - KSD led 20-6 after one quarter and 36-21 at the half. In third quarter, Travis Zornazo and Davis keyed a 36-12 spurt to make it 62-33 heading to the fourth.

Davis had 15 points and nine boards, Tyler Burks added 18 points and four assists and Zornazo scored 15.

"In second quarter, we got three personal technical foul which were uncalled for, but I calmed the boys down," Hamilton said. "I surely did make them play our game in the third quarter. They were more loose and relaxed in 3rd quarter. I really am proud of the boys to control their attitude in half time. They played the best third quarter this year."

Casey County 51, Harrodsburg 43 - At Harrodsburg, Casey coach Perry Walters won his first game as the Rebels held off the Pioneers.

Derek Stephens and Will Johnson each scored 12 points for Casey County (1-0), which held a 34-29 lead after three quarters before pulling away late.

"They really out-toughed us. They played a lot harder and tougher," Harrodsburg coach Chad Luhman said. "Chase (Wofford) and Cory (Jackson) are doing a good job of leading us. Johnson hit some big 3s when they needed to keep us from tying it late."

Wofford had 12 points and Johnson added 11. Harrodsburg was 11 of 27 from the free throw line.



Sayre 90, Burgin 56 - At Lexington, Sayre (2-0) scored 54 points in the first half to distance itself from Burgin (1-1) in a BGC Tournament semifinal.

The Bulldogs trailed 54-32 at halftime, then were outscored 23-8 in the third quarter.

Daniel Loane led Burgin with 12 points, followed by Jordan Darland and Josh Carey with 10 each.


Wayne County 57, Lincoln County 48 - At Stanford, Jenny Ralston scored 15 points for Lincoln (1-1), but the Lady Patriots lost to Wayne (1-0) after being outscored 29-22 in the second half.

Amber Statham added 11 points for Lincoln, while Ashley Bell led Wayne with 13.

The Lady Patriots led 20-11 after one quarter but trailed 28-26 by halftime.

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