Commodores go 1-2 during Holiday Classic

Perry Central’s Noah Caudill drives to the basket for a shot Thursday night against Johnson Central.

The Perry County Central Commodores traveled to Prestonsburg over the holiday break to play in the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic. 

The Commodores fell to Johnson Central and Shelby Valley, but picked up a big win over Prestonsburg.

Johnson Central 78,

Perry Central 68

The Golden Eagles got off to a hot start as they jumped out to a 23 -9 lead over the Commodores after the first quarter. 

Isaiah May led the way for the Golden Eagles in the first as he scored nine points.

Camron Turner led the charge for the Commodores in the first quarter with five points.

The Commodores would turn up the heat on the Golden Eagles in the second quarter as they would outscore them 15 -9 in the quarter. Camron Turner would lead the way for the Commodores in the second quarter with six points.

The Golden Eagles led the Commodores 32-24 at halftime.

Momentum flipped in favor of the Golden Eagles in the third quarter as they went on the offensive. They would outscore the Commodores 30 to 16 in the quarter. 

Isaiah May and Cory VanHoose had big third quarter performances for the Golden Eagles. May would score nine points in the quarter and VanHoose scored eight points in the quarter.

Turner would lead the way for the Commodores in the third quarter with eight points.

The Golden Eagles took a 62-40 lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Commodores would come out hot in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Golden Eagles 28-16 in the quarter. Turner led the way for the Commodores in the quarter with 13 points.

VanHoose led the way for the Golden Eagles with 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Despite the Commodores huge fourth quarter, the Golden Eagles were able to hold on for a 78-68 win over the Commodores.

The Commodores were able to find scoring from an unfamiliar place in this game as Turner went off on the Golden Eagles. Turner scored 32 points, grabbed two rebounds, and made seven from 11 from the three-point line. Noah Caudill held his own with a 17 point, 13 rebound double-double, and Noah Back scored 12 points.

The Golden Eagles got good production from VanHoose and May against the Commodores. VanHoose scored 28 points, grabbed eight rebounds and shot 12 for 18 from the field. May scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds and went four for 10 from the three-point line.

Shelby Valley 78,

Perry Central 71

The Commodores next opponent in the holiday classic was against the Shelby Valley Wildcats and their prolific scorer, Cody Potter.

Potter scored a game-high 40 points to lead the way for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead on the Commodores as they would outscore the Commodores in the first quarter 18-12. Potter led the way for the Wildcats with 10 points in the quarter.

Noah Caudill for the Commodores would lead the way for Commodores with eight points in the first quarter.

The second quarter would not be ideal for the Commodores. Perry Central’s  Dylan Chaney pick up his fourth foul. Cameron Fugate pick up his third foul, and the Wildcats outscore them 27-11 in the quarter.

Potter had a monster second quarter as he scored 14 points in the quarter for the Wildcats.

Noah Back would lead the charge for the Commodores as he scored five points in the second quarter.

The Wildcats would take a 45-23 lead to halftime.

The Commodores came out firing in the third quarter. They outscored the Wildcats 16-11 in the quarter, being led by Back in the quarter with six points.

The Wildcats would would be led in scoring by Potter with nine points in the third quarter.

The Commodores would trail 56-39 going into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Commodores fired everything they had at the Wildcats as they outscored the Wildcats 32-22 in the quarter. Back would lead the charge in the quarter with 13 points.

Potter had another big quarter for the Wildcats as he scored eight points in the fourth.

Despite the excellent second half from the Commodores, the Wildcats was able to hold off and win 78-71.

Back had a great game for the Commodores as he scored 27 points, grabbed three rebounds and shot five for 13 from the three-point line. Caudill had another impressive night as he had a 15 point, 12 rebound double-double. Turner scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds, and went 9 for 10 from the free-throw line.

Cody Potter had yet another monster game for the Wildcats as he scored 41 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and shot eight for 14 from the three-point line.

Perry Central 62,

Shelby Valley 42

The Commodores final game of the holiday classic was against the Prestonsburg Blackcats Saturday.

After two games of hard play and no wins, the Commodores would finally get a reward right before Christmas.

The Commodores defense would set the tone in the first quarter as they would jump out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter. Back would lead the way for the Commodores with 6 points in the quarter.

The Commodores began to pull away in the second quarter as they outscored the Blackcats 21-9. Back and Caudill led the way for the Commodores in the quarter with six points each.

The Commodores would take a 34-15 lead into halftime.

The Blackcats fought back in the third quarter as they outscored the Commodores 11-10. Graham Burchett led the way for the Blackcats scoring nine points in the third quarter.

The Commodores would take a 44 to 26 lead going into fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter would belong to the Commodores as they outscored the Blackcats 20-16. Back led the way for the Commodores in the quarter with five points.

Kaleb Jarvis led the way for the Blackcats with six points in the fourth quarter.

After a dominant performance, the Commodores walked away with a 64-42 win over the Blackcats.

Back would have another good game in which he scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and shot five for 11 from the three-point line. Caudill got his third double-double of the classic as he scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

The Commodores (5-4) next game will be Dec. 27 in the 2018 Rock Holiday Classic in Orlando, Fla. against McGill-Toolen (Mobile, Al.).

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