December 24, 2014 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
Cadets’ Win King of the Bluegrass; Dragons takes third
Washington DC’s (7-2) St. John’s Cadets escapes overtime to defeat the (10-1) Taylor County Cardinals 59 -56 in the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic in Fairdale, KY last night. Anthony Cowan Jr. had 18 pts 5rebs 3ast, while Jeffrey Dowtin finished the game with 12pts 8rebs to help lead the Cadets to the King of the Bluegrass Victory. Both fan bases of the two schools competing were rowdy and cheering their respected teams on. Everyone in attendance saw a special game, as there were 12 lead changes and 6 ties between the two teams. The game could have went into overtime after Taylor Co’s Sloan hit his first of two free-throws to tie the game at 56 with 3.2 seconds remaining in the game. On the second free-throw attempt the ball bounced off the rim and Sloan tried to go over the back for the rebound and was called for a foul with 2.3 seconds remaining. Anthony Cowan Jr. made both free-throws to put the score at 58-56 Cadets. Taylor Co. had one last chance for a heave at the rim, but the ball was stolen by Cowan Jr. on the in-bounds pass. He made 1-2 free-throws to seal the deal for the Cadets with a 59-56 victory and the right to be called King of the Bluegrass.
Taylor Co’s Coach Gatewood thought being young played a part in Sloan committing the foul. “He’s (Sloan) gotta be smart, He’s 15 years old. He’s a young sophmore. We will learn from this and we will get better.” David Sloan, Quentin Goodin, and Brandon Berry combined for 49 of Taylor County’s 56 points in the tough loss.
Doss Dragons Take Third Place in King of the Bluegrass
After losing a hard-fought game in the Semi-Final Monday night to Taylor Co, the Doss Dragons (7-1) Coached by Doss alum and former Louisville Cardinal Tony Williams bounced back to finish with a 3-1 record in the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic. The Dragons defeated the (9-3) Christ Presbyterian Lions (Nashville) 80-71, giving Doss a third place finish in the King of the Bluegrass out of 16 teams who participated in the Holiday Tournament.
ANALYZED SPORTS – KING OF THE BLUEGRASS – TOP 7
1. Dujuanta Weaver
2. Peyton Woods
3. David Sloan
4. Quentin Goodin
5. Aric Holmen
6. Braxton Blackwell
7. Anthony Cowan Jr.
Gallery – Final Game – 3rd Place Game.
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