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Lexington vs. Louisville for 7th time in finals

March 19, 2016 FieldsColumn


For the seventh time in state tournament history, a Lexington team will play a Louisville team in the title game.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (32-6) will go against Doss (30-5) in the finals of the 99th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen in Rupp Arena Sunday at 2 p.m.

Louisville holds the upper hand in the big-city championship rivalry. It has won 4 of the previous 6 showdowns.

  • 1957: Lafayette beat Eastern 55-52 in Freedom Hall. 
  • 1963: Seneca beat Dunbar 72-66 in Freedom Hall.
  • 1975: Male beat Henry Clay 74-59 in Freedom Hall.
  • 1991: Fairdale beat Tates Creek 67-63 in Rupp Arena.
  • 1994: Fairdale beat Dunbar 59-56 in Freedom Hall.
  • 2001: Lafayette beat Male 54-49 in Rupp Arena.

Doss has set a school record with 30 wins. If Dunbar takes Sunday’s title game, it will set a school record with 33 victories.