Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Louisville Invitational action heats up, quarterfinals Friday [Sports]

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The Louisville Invitational has reached the halfway point and it is safe to say the basketball tournament has lived up to the hype. Three days into the LIT, four games have been decided by four points or less and the majority of the games have been highly competitive from start to finish. The top teams from the 6th and 7th region will continue to battle it out at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall in Quarterfinal play tomorrow.

Quarterfinals:

  • (5) Jeffersontown vs. (4) PRP at 3:30
  • (9) Eastern vs. (1) Trinity at 5:00
  • (6) Manual vs. (3) Moore at 7:00
  • (7) Ballard vs. (2) Bullitt East at 8:30

LIT semifinals and final will take place Saturday. The Jeffersontown-PRP winner will face Eastern-Trinity winner at 10:00am followed by the Manual-Moore winner vs. Ballard-Bullitt East winner at 11:30am. The championship game is scheduled for 7:45pm.

Tournament recap:

Day one 1/09:

  • (17) Beth Haven edged (16) Western 40-38
  • (13) Fern Creek glided through (20) Collegiate 69-58.
  • (15) Southern narrowly defeated (18) Fairdale 87-85.
  • (19) Male beat (14) Doss 64-60.

Day two 1/10:

  • (5) Jeffersontown pounded (12) Iroquois 77-64.
  • (9) Eastern was victorious over (8) Butler 78-59.
  • (7) Ballard outlasted (10) Central 84-76.
  • (6) Manual escaped with a victory over (11) St. Xavier 52-48.

Day three 1/11:

  • (3) Moore blew past (19) Male 46-28.
  • (1) Trinity destroyed (17) Beth Haven 73-34.
  • (4) PRP trounced (13) Fern Creek 96-59.
  • (2) Bullitt East suffocated (15) Southern 71-46.

Photo: Courtesy of Republic Bank

About Jameson Bennett
Born and raised in west Louisville, I am a mass media/advertising professional and proud University of Louisville and Morehead State University Alum. Having traveled over 20 states and overseas in my 24 years of living, I try but continue to struggle to find a town that can come close to the beauty, uniqueness and diversity found in Derby city. Louisville high school athletics and Cards Basketball consume me!
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