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Snider leads Ballard to KOB title

Quentin Snider led Ballard to the 2013 King of the Bluegrass title Monday night at Fairdale.

With Louisville assistants Kevin Keatts, Wyking Jones and Mike Balado in attendance, Snider posted 23 points, 3 assists and two steals, making 5 of 10 three-pointers, to lead Ballard to a 65-54 win over Trinity.

For his effort, Snider, a Louisville signee, was named the Bob White MVP. Snider had 19 points and 11 assists in the semifinals against Newport Central Catholic, 22 points and 5 assists against Shaker Heights (OH) in the quarterfinals and recorded 28 points and five assists in the opening game vs. Riverside (LA). Snider made 13 of 33 threes in four tournament games. Snider averaged 23 points, leading the KOB in assists and three-pointers made.

Though his team lost, Raymond Spalding, a 6-9 junior from Trinity, showed he's one of the state's top players with strong performances all week. Spalding played 14 minutes Monday night before leaving the game with an injury but posted 6 points and 7 rebounds in limited action.

Spalding, a regular invited guest to UofL basketball games at the KFC YUM Center, was also named to the King of the Bluegrass All-Tournament team.In the semifinals, Spalding recorded 8 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks against PRP; posted 20 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks in a quarterfinal win over Fairdale and registered 17 points, 9 rebounds and four blocks against Lafayette in the opening round. Spalding averaged 12.8 points and 11.8 rebounds, third-highest in the tournament, in four KOB contests.

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