UPDATED: Allen climbing the state record book list
With 67 points in the last two games of the Phillip Wood Classic, Dontaie Allen continued his climb up the 10th Region and KHSAA Career Scoring List. He now has a total of 3,253 points.
With Chris Harrison atop of the 10th Region scoring list with 3,542 points, he is next in Allen's sights after passing Bracken County scoring legend Austin Crawford. He had scored 3,192 for the Polar Bears and Allen passed him on Friday night. Allen stands 289 points behind Harrison for the top spot in the 10th Region.
With the 67 points, Allen passed seven players on the KHSAA Career scoring list and moved into the top 10.
Besides Crawford, he passed Tim Stephens (McCreary Central, 1973-76), Nelson White (Powell County, 1951-55), Todd Conley (Elkhorn City, 1991-94), Manual Forrest (Moore, 1977-81), Ervin Stepp (Phelps, 1977-80), Fred Hale (Williamstown, N/A).
Next on the KHSAA list is Ty Rogers with 3,300. He played in 1998-2004 for Lyon County.
He stands seventh for field goals made with 1,122 having just passed Rogers. Cameron Justice (Knot County Central, 2010-15) with 1,129 made field goals in next on the list. He is tenth in Field Goal Attempts with 2,116. Scott Draud (Highlands, 1983-86) with 2,124 stand next on his climb up the top 10.
He is round the top 20 in three point goals, standing 22nd in three point field goals made with 246. Patrick Sparks (1998-01), former UK Wildcat guard and from Muhlenberg North stands in front of him with 252. He is 20th with three point field goals attempted with 652. A duo is next on the list at 663. Brandon Johnson (Jefferstown, 2011-15) and Mikie Walters (Johnson Central, 2000-04).
Allen has scored a lot from the free throw line and that shows on where he stands on the career list. He is seventh for free throws made with 765. That has him tied with Chris Harrison. Next on the list is 783 made by Brandon Hatton of Dixie Heights and Joey Davenport of Webster County. Only two players stand above him for free throw attempts. Larry A. Gritton (Oneida Baptist, 1989-93) with 1,031 and Bracken County's Austin Crawford (2013-17) with 1,187.
Allen's assault on the KHSAA record book is not only on the career point list. He is 22nd on the career rebound list with 1,228. He is only eight rebounds behind David Rowe (Fairfield, 1973-77) but farther up the board at 13th with 1,380 is a familiar name, James Hammond (Falmouth High School, (1956-60).
He is 14th on the career block list with 284 having just passed Keller Mackey (Portland Christian, 2014-18) who had 283. Who's next? Joe Sykes (North Hardin, 1995-99).
Through December 21, Allen is leading KHSAA in scoring at a 43.9 points per game. That is exactly 10 ppg more than second place Semones Zachary from Frankfort Christian. He is fifth in made 3-point field goals per game at 4.0 shooting at a 40.8 percent. He is second in the state in rebounding at 15.4 rpg. Don Chambers of Heritage is averaging 16.6 rpg.