RICHMOND - Jeff Imlay, boys basketball coach at Christian Academy of Louisville, had no trouble summing up his team's game against Frankfort High in 10 words or less.
"Frankfort High played really well, and we played really bad," Imlay said after CAL lost to Frankfort 75-47 in the first round of the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic Thursday morning at Eastern Kentucky's McBrayer Arena.
Imlay was right on the mark. The Panthers led 16-3 after the first quarter, and their domination continued through the next three periods.
FHS (16-5) plays in the quarterfinals today at 5 p.m. against Bishop Brossart, a 45-28 winner over Owen County Thursday.
Frankfort went 16-for-30 from the field in both halves and handed out assists on all but eight of its field goals. The Panthers also outrebounded CAL 48-24.
All this came against the team that upset FHS 55-52 in the first round of last year's tournament.
"It was on my mind," FHS senior Chris Current said when asked if revenge was a factor in Thursday's game. "I don't know what the others were thinking, but I sure was thinking about it.
"We've lost the last two years, and last year we lost to this team," he said. "We really wanted to win this game, but this game is not all there is. We're really looking to do something in this tournament."
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