LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Trinity raced out to a 14-point halftime lead and held off a late rally to beat Berkmar High School from Georgia and capture its second King of the Bluegrass title 73-69 Tuesday night at a packed Fairdale High School gym. The Shamrocks, runners-up last season also won the crown in 2009.
The lead was still fourteen midway through the third quarter before Berkmar closed to six early in the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run. The Patriots were led by IU signee Al Durham. The 6'4" left-hander scored 30 on 11-of-19 shooting. Berkmar got within three in the final seconds but never had a shot to tie.
Trinity (9-1) was led by Lukas Burkman and Jayden Scrubb with 16 apiece. Tournament MVP David Johnson had 12 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists along with one of the dunks of the year, a one-handed lob jam on a two-on-break from Justin Powell in the second quarter.
The third place game went to Covington Catholic 67-50 over Bowling Green. Fern Creek beat Ballard 87-82 in the 5th place game and Christian County beat Doss 68-60 in the Consolation Final.
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