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Deming 90, Silver Grove 45    -  Monday, January 17th - 7pm
Deming and Silver Grove squared off on Monday night in the "Play-In" game of the 2011 Touchstone Energy 10th
Region All "A" Classic Tournament.  The bigger, stronger, and much more experienced Deming Devils broke open a
close 7-6 first quarter contest by going on a 11-0 run which resulted in their taking a 20-12 lead at the first quarter stop.
Deming achieved 17 points of seperation by halftime, 44-27, despite a 17 point first half performance by Silver Grove's
Jeremy Hammons.
A 9-0 Deming run to start the second half, settled the issue for good, and the Devils cruised to the 90-45 victory.

Deming:  KKing 5-0-7/7-17, Curtis 1-0-0/0-2, CSchlach 5-1-0/0-13, LKing 7-1-2/2-19, Caldwell 4-0-1/1-9,
               Miller 5-0-1/2-11, Earlywine 0-1-0/0-3, Pilosky 2-1-2/4-9, Collins 2-0-3/4-7
               Totals:  31-4-16/20-90          12-5

Silvr Gr:   Turcious 1-0-0/0-2, Miller 1-1-0/0-5, Baumann 3-0-0/0-6, Hammons 8-1-4/5-23, Dunaway 2-0-0/0-4
                Kidwell 1-0-0/2-2, Louden 1-0-1/2-3
                Totals:  17-2-   5/9-45           2-13

                Dmg            20       24       25         21        90
                SG               12       15        7         11        45
   Bracken Co 54. Nicholas Co 26
    Wednesday, January 19th - 6:30pm
The Nicholas County Blue Jackets, whose lone win came back on opening
night, were no contest for the veteran Bracken County Polar Bears in the
opening upper-bracket quarterfinals match.
Bracken County jumped out to a quick 11-0 lead, which evolved into an 18-4
first quarter bulge.
The Polar Bears continued their mastery of the Blue Jackets leading 33-9 at
halftime and 43-22 after three quarters.
Blue Jacket Dalton Pope got hot in the third period, connecting on a trio of
three-point goals, contributing to his team leading 16 points on the night.
Nine Polar Bears put numbers on the scoreboad, led by Todd Jefferson, with
17 who scored his 1,000th Career Varsity Point in the second half.  Eli Florer
also scored double-figures with 12 points.
Deming 60, Calvary Christian 44 -  Wednesday, January 19th - 8pm
The Deming Devils, the second winningest team in the 10th Region, won their second game in three days on the Regents
Hall hardwood, improving to 13-5 on the season, defeating Calvary Chritian 60-44.  The last time Deming had faced
Calvary, was in the 2009 10th Region "A" championship game where Calvary prevailed and earned their way to
Richmond, upending Deming 58-54.
Motivated by the memory of that setback, and propelled with the desire to succeed this year where they failed in 2009,
Deming broke open a close 19-17 game three minutes into the second period, when they went on a 16-2 run, veritably
creating the seperation that would stand up throughout the second half.  The half ended with the Devils on top 35-19, and
preserving the lead at 53-30 after three quarters before Calvary outscored Deming 14-7 in the final stanza, making the final
score 60-44.
Deming capitalized on numerous offensive rebounds, and points off of Cougars' turnovers, proved to be the difference on
the scoreboard.
Luke King led all scorers in the game with 16 points, with brother Kyle putting up 15 for Deming.  Tucker Glass and Chris
Looy countered with 15 points apiece for Calvary.
Deming advances to the 10th Region "A" Semi-finals.

Cal:   Moran 1-0-3/4-5, Glass 5-1-2/4-15, Bray 0-3-0/0-9, Looy 2-1-8/8-15
          Totals:     8-5-13/16-44            4-9

Dmg:  KKing 3-2-3/3-15, Schlach 2-2-0/2-10, LKing 5-0-6/6-16, Caldwell 5-0-0/2-10, JnthnEarlywine 3-0-3/4-9
           Totals:  18-4-12/15-60          13-5  

Cal         15       20      18         7      60        
Dmg       12        7       11       14      44         
Todd Jefferson's
1,000th Point
.
BC:  Ray 1-0-0/0-2, Crawford 2-0-1/1-5, Hamilton 2-0-0/2-4, Woods 0-0-3/3-3, ACummins 3-0-1/1-7,
     Stephenson 1-0-0/0-2, Tucker 1-0-1/2-2, Williams 0-0-0/2-0, TJefferson 4-0-9/12, Florer 4-0-0/0-8
        Totals:  19-0-16/25-54          10-7

NC:  Bussell 2-0-0/0-4, Pope 2-4-0/0-16, Allison 1-0-0/0-2, Gilkerson 2-0-0/0-4
        Totals:    7-4-   0/0-26          1-12

        BC        18      15         10         8          54
        NC         4        5         13         4          26
Congratulations To Todd Jefferson
The Newest Member of the Bracken
County High School 1,000 Point Club
Paris 66, St. Patrick 50 -  Friday, January 21th - 6:30pm
Brossart 38, Augusta 36 -  Friday, January 21st - 8:00pm
The St. Patrick Saints came out on fire in the first period, connecting on three 3-point goals contributing to an 18-12 first period
advantage.  Paris gained a point back in the second frame, outscoring the Saints 10-9 but found themselves on the short end of
27-22 halftime defecit.
The tied turned in the third period as the Greyhounds exhibited superior athleticism, outscoring their opponents 19-7, giving them a
seven point lead at 41-34 after three periods of play.  St. Patrick was unable to mount a fourth quarter rally, giving up 25 points to
the now-runaway Greyhounds who cruised to the 66-50 victory.
Paris's Davion Griggs led all scorers with 22 points, the hounds big man Aaron Jacobs added 20 points on the night.  Taylor Slack
led the way for the St. Patrick Saints putting 16 points on the board in a losing effort.  Cory Jodrey nailed three 3-pointers
ccontributing to an 11 point performance.

Paris:   Griggs  7-1-6/6-22, Cloud 3-0-3/4-9, Stanley 2-0-0/0-4, Oliver 1-0-0/0-2, Walton 0-0-2/2-2, Rankin 2-0-0/0-4,
          Jacobs 7-0-6/8-20, Enlow 1-0-0/0-2
          Totals:  23-1-17/22-66              3-12

St.Pat:  Yeary 1-0-7/11-9, Ralston 3-0-0/0-6, Jodrey 0-3-2/3-11, Swolsky 2-0-0/1-4, Slack 2-4-0/0-16, McKay 2-0-0/5-4
           Totals:  10-7-9/19-50               3-10

           Paris        12       10     19      25         66
           St.Pat      18         9       7      16         50    
The Brossart Mustangs were forced to overcome several serious Augusta leads during the course of the lower-bracket quarterfinals
match, before prevailing 38-36 over the valiant Augusta Panthers.  Augusta routinely outplayed and outscored the defending 10th
Region "A" Champs, opening up a 12-7 lead after one period of play.  The Panther advantage increased to 22-9 before Coach Mike
Code called a time-out and righted the ship.  Out of the time-out Brossart went on a 12-0 run, primarily triggered by defense-forced
turnovers that converted to Brossart Mustangs baskets.  When the horn sounded ending the first half, Augusta led 22-21, but
momentum was wearing a green Brossart Mustangs uniform.
In the thrid period, once again the Panthers would draw off to a 29-23 lead before the Mustangs closed the gap to 31-27 after three
quarters.
Brossart Senior Daniel Schultz personally outscored the Panthers 4-0 to open the final stanza, knotting the score at 31-31.  It was
the Mustangs' turn to attempt seperation, opening up a 36-31 with 2:26 to play in the game, but again Augusta came back, tying the
ballgame at 36-36 as Jacob Kelsch scored his third inbounds basket of the night and finished the three-point play.
On the ensuing Mustangs' possession, sophomore Justin Saunders worked one on two in the paint and was able to complete a
slashing, off-balance shot off the window to give the Mustangs a 38-36 lead, which proved to be the final score after Dalton
Appelman, who had already connected on a pair of 3-pointers, left Augusta's final shot just short despite being wide open, and when
Austin Trentman and Travis Norton combined to scarf up the carom, the Mustangs advanced to the Saturday night semi-finals.
Dalton Appelman led all scorers with 10 points for the Panthers.  Colton Fraysure added 9.  On the Brossart side of the ledger
Austin Trentman came from off of the bench to lead the Mustangs with a career-high 10 point performance.  Daniel Schulz put up 9
points and Justin Saunders 8.

BB:  Fardo 1-0-0/0-2, TrNorton 3-0-0/0-6, AuTrentman 5-0-0/0-10, Schultz 4-0-1/2-9, Saunders 4-0-0/0-8, JoJennings 1-0-1/2-3
      Totals:  18-0-2/3-38                     8-5

AG:  Gibbs 2-0-0/1-4, Fraysure 3-1-0/0-9, Appelman 2-2-0/0-10, Thorpe 3-0-0/0-6, Kelsch 3-0-1/1-7
       Totals:  13-3-1/2-36                    7-8

        BB       7      14       6       11         38
        AG     12      10       9         5         36      

Deming 58, Bracken County 51 -  Saturday, January 22nd - 6:30pm

Deming came into the third renewal of the 2010-11 Deming-Bracken County series owning a pair of double-diget wins over the Polar
Bears.  With the old "can't beat a team three times in a season" adage echoing in his head, Deming Coach Jamey Johnson must have
been terrified when Bracken County exploded out of the gate and established a 19-8 lead after eight minutes of play.
The Devils employeed a full-court press once they started making baskets to force turnovers and outscore the Bears 14-5 in the
second period, leaving them only a bucket short of tying the game, trailing 24-22 at halftime.
 Continued success in forcing turnovers and converting them into Deming baskets led to the Devils establishing 9 points of seperation
after the third quarter 40-31.  Bracken County was able to cut the Deming lead to four points with just under a minute to go, but
Deming would not be denied and punched their ticket to the 10th Region "A" Championship game with a 58-51 win.
 All five Deming starters posted double-figures, with Calvin Schalch leading the way with 17 points, all coming in the second half.
Jonathan Caldwell posted 11, and the King twins scored 10 each, as did Johnathan Pilosky

Deming:  KKing 4-0-2/2-10, Schalch 5-1-4/4-17, LKing 3-1-1/1-10, Caldwell 2-0-7/9-11, Pilosky 3-1-1/2-10
          Totals:  17-3-15/18-58          14-5

Bracken:  Ray 0-2-0/0-6, Crawford 1-0-2/2-4, Hamilton 1-0-2/2-4, Woods1-3-0/0-11, ACummins 3-1-0/0-11, Jefferson 4-0-9/12-17
           Totals:  10-6-13 /16-51         10-8

            Dmg            8         14          18           18             58
            Brkn           19          5           7            20             51        
Brossart 60, Paris 48  -  Saturday, January 22nd  -  8:00pm
In a game of two halves in which neither team could mount a serious threat of pulling away, the Brossart Mustangs took a 17-15 lead
to the locker room at halftime.  Senior Dylan Dierig, playing one of his finest high school basketball games, came out shooting, putting
the first five points of the half of the scoreboard, including his second three-point basket of the night, giving his Mustangs a 22-15
lead.  Following a pair of Paris free-throws Dierig scored again, spearheading a 12-0 run that would all but decide the second
semi-finals event as the Mustangs extended their lead to 34-17.  The fourth quarter was played in dog-years time, as Brossart shot 27
free-throws (16/27) and Paris would visit the free-throw line on 12 occasions (7/12).   When the dust settled, Brossart prevailed 60-49
and had earned a berth in Sunday night's championship game where they will meet Deming for the 10th Region "A" title.
Justin Saunders led the Mustangs with 15 points, Dylan Dierig put up 11, and Zach Fardo and Travis Norton posted double-figures
with 10.
Paris's Davi Stanley led all scorers with 16 points and Aaron Jacobs added 15 in the losing effort.  

BB:  Uebel 0-0-2/2-2, Fardo 1-2-2/3-10, TrNorton 2-0-6/10-10, Dierig 2-2-1/2-11, AuTrentman 1-0-0/3-2, Schultz 2-0-2/4-6,
    Saunders 4-0-7/11-15, Jennings 1-0-2/2-4
    Totals:  13-4-22/37-60                9-5

P:      Griggs 1-0-2/4-4, Cloud 1-0-0/0-2, Stanley 4-0-8 /12-16, Johnson 0-2-0/2-6, Stevens 0-0-2/2-2, Walton 2-0-0/1-4,
     Rankin 0-0-0/2-0, Jacobs 6-0-3/3-15
     Totals:  14-2-15/26-49               3-13

      P           9        6        9      25         49
      BB       12       5       19      24         60
Brossart 59, Deming 56 OT - Sunday, January 23rd  -  5:00pm
On the handout materials that we give our district grade school students at our Open House, the Brossart Mustangs boys basketball program
uses the slogan, "Come Play For Championships."
Again today, the Mustangs made good on that promise and captured our eighth 10th Region "A" Championship in the past nine years - an
amazing accomplishment.
This championship was truly earned as the Mustangs (9-5) played three tough games in three days, defeating Augusta, who must be at home
tonight wondering - what if? - followed by an athletic challenge by Paris, and then on Championship Sunday the Mustangs had to overcome the
red hot 14-5 Deming Black Devils who had made four trips to Northern Kentucky in six days, defeating Silver Grove, Calvary Christian and
then survived the upset-minded Bracken Countty Polar Bears.
The two heavyweights squared off on the grand stage at Regents Hall in the 5pm Championship game amist much pomp and circumstance and
Deming threatened to end it early, sprinting out to a 7-0 lead before the fans were comfortable in their chairback seats.  Following a quick
Mike Code 30 second time-out, the Mustangs mounted a 7-0 run of our own.  In the period Travis Norton and Dylan Dierig both recorded
3-pointers as the Mustangs emerged from the first quarter wars on top 13-12.
The second period saw the Mustangs knock down two more 3-bangers as Dierig connected on his second of the night and fourth within
twenty-four hours, and Zach Fardo nail his first and only long ball of the night. The two teams traded leads on three occasions and three ties
thoroughout the
quarter that saw Brossart maintain a 27-25 lead at intermission.     
Out of the locker room the Mustangs executed a perfectly orchestrated offensive play from Joe Jennings to Justin Saunders that gave the
Mustangs a 29-25 lead and triggered an 8-0 Mustangs run, leading to a 35-27 Brossart advantage.  Deming survived the Mustangs offensive
onslaught and wiped out the deficit down to two points at 41-39, when the Mustangs scored a pair of buckets to lead 46-41 with eight minutes to
play in regulation.
Sensing the urgency, Deming responded outscoring the Mustangs 11-6 in the final stanza to send the game to overtime at 52-52, as neither
team was able to put points on the board in the final 2:06 of the gtame.
In the overtime period, both teams traded turnovers before Austin Trentman broke the ice with an old-fashioned 3-point play, giving the
Mustangs the lead for good.  Deming had a chance to win or tie the game with just a few seconds left and trailing 58-56, when a missed XXXXX
shot was pulled down by Daniel Schultz who was fouled immediately.  Schultz connected on the first of two freebies, and when Luke King fired a
desperation full-court shot that fell short, the Mustangs were headed to Richmond for the eighth time in nine years.     
The Mustangs will represent the 10th Region in the Touchstone Energy All "A" State Tournament beginning Thursday, February 3rd at
9:30pm in McBrayer Arena at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

BB:     Fardo 1-1-2/2-7, TrNorton 2-1-1/3-8, Dierig 1-3-0/0-11, AuTrentman 3-0-1/1-7, Schultz 2-0-1/2-5, Saunders 5-0-1/2-11, JoJennings
5-0-0/2-10
       Totals:  19-5-6/12-59                10-5

D:     KKing 2-2-9/9-19, CSchalch 5-0-1/2-11, LKing 5-1-2/2-15, Caldwell 3-0-1/2-7, Pilosky 1-0-2/2-4
       Totals:  16-3-15/17-56               14-6   
2011  -  10th  Region All "A" Classic Champion Brossart Mustangs
2011  -  10th  Region All "A" Classic Runners-Up Deming Black Devils