Boys Varsity Basketball · Dan Swartz Classic Final Wrap Up: Johnson Central Wins Championship


The final day of the Dan Swartz Classic has come and gone with a great day of basketball that eventually led to the best team in the tournament winning a championship.

Besides a couple of games for a trophy there were also a couple of interesting games early in the afternoon that saw a heated contest and a school record being broken.

The 7th place game was a hotly contested game that saw Adair County pull out their first win of the tournament over Estill County 68-61.

The Indians were led in scoring by player of the game Jordan Simpson with 16 points. Devin Richardson and Byron Corbin added 13 a piece.

Estill County was led is scoring by Logan Napier’s 18 points. Joe Benton added 16.

The 5th place game was over early as the Bath County Wildcats jumped out to a 13-0 lead and never looked back as they beat Russell 90-52.

Brooks Williams, the player of the game, hit a school record 9 threes and finished with 27 points. Ryan Leach and Chandler Otis both added 12 points a piece and Jake Porter finished with 11.

Russell was led in scoring by Charlie Jachimczuck with 9 points.

Pictured with Brooks is Chris Swartz, the all-time leading scorer in Bath County history and former Morehead State Football all-time leading passer.

The 3rd place trophy went to the Lewis County Lions as they beat East Carter 67-60.

The Player of the Game, Tanner Willis, led the Lions with 19 points. Cameron Ruckel added 15 points.

East Carter was led in scoring by Jordan Brooks with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The Johnson Central Golden Eagles earned the 2018 Dan Swartz Classic Championship Trophy by defeating the Anderson County Bearcats 81-61.

Johnson Central’s player of the game was John King with 16 points. Isaiah May had a game high 24 points and Jacob Rice finished with 16. Cory Vanhoose added 13 points and 9 rebounds.

Anderson County was led in scoring by Zarian McKee with 15 points.

The Dan Swartz Classic Most Valuable Player was Johnson Central’s Isaiah May.

The Winning Coach award went to JC’s Tommy McKenzie.

The championship game ball was given to Peggy Swartz, the wife of Dan Swartz.