Montgomery County splits games at Kentucky Bank Challenge

2019 Kentucky Bank Challenge

By Lukas Witt (11 years old)

December 22, 2019

The Montgomery County Indians traveled to Morehead this weekend to compete in the Kentucky Bank Challenge. Friday night the Indians faced off in the opening game against Lewis County where they dominated from the start. We got our first look at big man Zach Benton and he went to work early and finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Senior Trey Ishmael came off the bench with lots of intensity to provide 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Rickey Lovette continues to put up consistent numbers each outing and fished with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Another solid defensive performance from Austin Eichenberger as he finished with just 8 points but added 8 steals to his stat line. Hagan Harrison went to work early on and never looked back as he finished with 25 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals as the Indians picked up a victory 77-62 over Lewis County. The Indians struggle from the charity stripe and will need to get that cleaned up as they move into mid-season, their defensive effort continues to make things happen as they got 19 steals. This team continues to be one to watch as we head into the holidays but not before another back to back game this time against Marion County.

The afternoon match-up against the Marion County Knights was a back and forth from the beginning. The Indians bench didn’t produce like they have in recent games, foul trouble and a 50% free throw percentage hurt down the stretch. Brandon Dyer finished the afternoon with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, Hagan Harrison added 16 points and 5 rebounds. Zach Benton has 8 points and 8 rebounds all on the defensive end of the floor and fouled out late in the game. Rickey Lovette also fouled out before putting up 13 points and grabbing 11 boards in a losing effort 57-60 taking their record to 6-3 on the season. The Indians get a few days off before plays kicks off at home in the Gateway Holiday Classic on Friday, December 27th at 6:00 pm against Dixie Heights.

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