The money raised by corporate sponsorships and gate receipts will be divided among Ruth Lyons Children's Fund, Neediest Kids of All and Chicks-n-Chucks, a breast cancer awareness group.
The BBCC has now raised more than $128,000 for local charities over the last 11 years.
This year's classic schedule had three games between boys' basketball teams from Ohio and Kentucky. The final scores were:
Holmes (Ky.) 58, Oak Hills 42
Purcell-Marian (Ohio) 70, South Laurel (Ky.) 67
Taft (Ohio) 58, Lexington Dunbar (Ky.) 56.
A videotaped replay of each of those games is now available on the TBNK website at http://tbnk.pegcentral.com/
During halftime of each game, fans were chosen for a shooting contest. Each winner received $100 cash and both participants received gift certificates from our sponsors.
Here's a look at each of the six teams in this year’s BBCC:
OAK HILLS HIGHLANDERS
Jake Richmond is the top returning starter for the Highlanders. The 6-foot-2 senior forward averaged 13 points and five rebounds last season. He was also the team’s best 3-point shooter, hitting 26 of 58 for 44.4 percent. Senior Cody Herbig and juniors Ben Laumann and Matt Elliott are the other Oak Hills players who have varsity experience.
The Bulldogs have senior forward Chris Englemon and senior guards B.J. Coston and Quan Palmer returning from last season’s 23-7 team. Palmer averaged seven points and three assists as a starting point guard. Coston was the team’s best perimeter shooter and Englemon averaged eight points and six rebounds inside.
There are only two players with varsity experience on the Cavaliers’ roster, but one of them is senior forward Dwayne Wilson, who had team-high averages of 11.8 points and 9.9 rebounds last season. Senior guard Isaiah Johnson is the other returning varsity letterman. Coach Bryan Laake said the five freshmen on his roster will get “considerable minutes” of playing time.
SOUTH LAUREL CARDINALS
Coach Jeff Davis has a varsity veteran in every position with guards Blake Sanders and Zac Baxter and forward Matt Slavey heading the list. Baxter is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who earned a starting position as a freshman last season. Sanders is a senior point guard who missed most of last season with a severe concussion.
Nine seniors were on the Taft team that posted a 21-5 record and made it to the Ohio Division II state quarterfinals last season. The returning player who saw the most action is junior Marcus Scott, who averaged 5.8 points in eight games. The Senators’ other returning varsity players are Robert Smith, Kenny Kaufman and Tamarick Washington.
LEXINGTON DUNBAR BULLDOGS