The second round of the KHSAA State Tournament finished up on Friday. Below were some of the top performances. Reshaun Hampton 6'0" | CG | 2024 George Rogers Clark Hampton’s hot hand propelled George Rogers Clark past Lyon County on…
The second round of the KHSAA State Tournament finished up on Friday. Below were some of the top performances.
Hampton’s hot hand propelled George Rogers Clark past Lyon County on Tuesday night. He knocked down 4 clutch threes that really was the difference maker in the game. Not only did he make shots, he helped control the temp0 and get spacing right for his teammates to attack. He had a huge night and they will need that from him on Saturday.
Not the outcome Lyon County wanted, but it wasn’t for the lack of Shoulder’s play. He proved he is one of the best forwards in the state knocking down shots both at the rim and from 3pt range. He did a great job controlling the glass for Lyon County and really helped them compete in the paint against a physical Clark County team. Shoulders finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Whitney had himself a day scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. He did an unbelievable job attacking the paint and getting to the rim. He had a game high 10 free throw attempts which really was the difference in the game. It seemed like every time he touched the ball he was giving Ashland’s defense problems. Played extremely hard and came up huge for them.
Deboard had a complete final game for Ashland doing everything that he does best. He ran the show for them keeping them composed against an uptempo Warren Central team, got teammates great looks and scored from all three levels. Although it wasn’t the outcome he would have liked, it was great to see him have such a good game to finish out his career. Deoard finished with 21 points and 4 assists.
Webb came up huge for Frederick Douglass scoring 5 points over his season average dropping in 16 points. He lived in the paint drawing fouls and getting easy baskets. He let his defense fuel his offense as he did a great job getting in passing lanes and propelling them to get out in transition. Many people thought Male was the team to beat after their performance in the first round, but Webb and this Frederick Douglass team quickly put that to rest.
Cole was one of the only players for Male that really got it going offensively scoring 17 points. He played with extreme composure as if he was a senior. He was crafty getting to the paint making plays and showcased his elite vision. This was great experience for Edelen as he will be relied upon to lead this young Male team for the rest of his high school career.
Nelson was the difference maker for Woodford County playing a complete game on both ends. He brought an elite level of energy and physicality that Elizabethtown couldn’t match. He knocked down a couple shots from 3pt range which opened up lanes for him to drive and get to the rim. The only way they could stop him from scoring in the paint was fouling him which he went 6 for 7 at the line. Nelson finished the game with 16 points,