By EARL COX
Perhaps Kentuckyâ€™s most significant high school boys basketball game to be played all season wasÂ last weekâ€™s Madison Central at Trinity contest.
Trinity, the defending state champion, was in command all the way in rolling to an impressive 75-62 victory.
Mike Fields, the best and most significant prep sportswriter in the state, came from Lexington on a snowy night to cover the game.
To put it mildy, the veteran Lexington Herald-Leader scribe was impressed, especially by none other than James Quick â€“ and Madison Centralâ€™s Dominque Hawkins who finished with 29 points. Hereâ€™s how Fields described the two stars:
â€œHawkins was spectacular. He got most of his points while being guarded by â€œthe ultra-quick and ultra-talentedÂ Quick.â€
If Trinity and the Richmond team play again, it will be in the State Tournament final. But both have tough roads to get that far. Trinity will have to hurdle Ballard to win the Seventh Region and Madison Central will have to worry about Lexington teams in the 11th Region.
Quick was honored by Parade Magazine for his football prowess. Parade picked an 11-man offensive team and then an Honorable Mention list, which Quick made.
USA Today picked the first round of the NFL draft and predicted that Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, which will pick 24th and last, will choose Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teâ€˜o.