10th Region Boys Basketball Rankings & Review: Week 1

View last week’s rankings here. All stats/scores were gathered from Riherds at the time of publishing.

1. George Rogers Clark

W – Bryan Station (75-46)
W – Campbell County (80-61)

GRC picked up right where they left off last year. Sam Parrish scored 26 points vs. Bryan Station, followed by Jerone Morton with 17. In a big 10th Region matchup, GRC proved they are still the team to beat in the region by defeating Campbell County handily in Winchester. Morton had 23, and Parish had 22. Edwards was out due to a minor injury.

Jerone Morton scored his 2,000th career point this week. He is also Clark County’s all-time leading scorer.

2. Mason County

W – Rowan County (67-48)
W – Lyon County (75-72)

Riley Mastin introduced himself to the Mason County lineup in a big way this week. He finished with 15 and 5 vs. Rowan County and 18 and 13 vs. Lyon County. The Royals very balanced scoring attack will make them hard to beat. 4 players scored in double figures against the Vikings and Lyons.

3. Bracken County

W – Bourbon County (87-63)
W – Scott (78-71)
W – Central Hardin (66-52)

After their showings this week, the Reed brothers are making their case for the best backcourt in the region and possibly the state. The younger Cayden not only scored his 1,000th career point vs. Bourbon County, but he also went for a triple-double. New Polar Bear Chase Archibald had seven threes for 21 points.

In their next game, the older Blake scored 46 points in a close call with Scott at home. Cayden added 18, and Archibald added 10.

On Saturday, Cayden was tasked with guarding the #3 ranked junior in Kentucky, Brett Decker. The Liberty commit had 22 points. Cayden led the Polar Bears with 21, and Blake followed with 15.

4. Harrison County

W – Ryle (54-53)
W – Central Hardin (67-64)
W – East Jessamine (63-39)

The Thorobreds had two close calls in their first two games but managed to sweep this week’s home games in Cynthiana. Custard has 20 points, and game-clinching free throws vs. Ryle, and Will Furnish had a double-double.

Central Hardin’s Liberty commit Brett Decker poured in 36 points with ten threes. It was Harrison County, though, who pulled out the win behind JD Kendall’s 26 points. Furnish had 16, and Custard had 14.

5. Campbell County

W – Dixie Heights (63-59)
L – George Rogers Clark (80-61)
L – Cooper (56-52)

The Camels had the toughest schedule to start the season. Aydan Hamilton went for 30 points in a 4-point win over Dixie.

Campbell’s next big task was traveling to Winchester to take on the defending Sweet Sixteen champions, who are favored to repeat. The first quarter is what doomed the Camels. At the end of 1, it was 23-6. The score through the rest of the quarters was 57-55 GRC.

Less than 24 hours later, they took on Cooper, who is in the mix for the 9th Region crown. They fell in a back-and-forth battle with Cooper at CCMS. Jake Gross led with 21 points. Hamilton was held to 9.

6. Montgomery County

W – Wellspring Guardians Homeschool (93-35)
W – Powell County (59-54)

The Indians are feeling good after this week, and senior guard Trey Carroll’s ability to play through a shoulder injury. They are still without big man Alex Hatton, though.

Freshman Luke Fawns dropped 26 points with 12 rebounds in a blowout win over Wellspring Guardians. Trey Carroll scored 15 in the win ovr Powell. MoCo had four players in double figures in both games.

7. Bishop Brossart

W – Villa Madonna (80-44)
W – Newport (81-75)
W – Holmes (77-35)
W – Ludlow (90-81)

Coach Ben Franzen and the Mustangs are starting out hot with four wins in six days. As you can tell by the scores, this won’t be the Bishop Brossart style the 10th Region has seen for the last two decades under Willie Schlarman and Mike/Scott Code.

The Mustangs are 4-0 to start averaging 82 points per game. Logan Woosley led the scoring against Villa Madonna with 23. He also led against Newport with 24. Against Holmes, it was Brandon Bezold with 28.

Bishop Brossart had five players in double figures in their high scoring game vs. Ludlow, which is the highest game total in over two decades.

8. Scott (+1)

L – Highlands (102-75)
W – Beechwood (84-68)
L – Bracken County (78-71)

Scott started off their season with a loss to 2021 State Champion Highlands. Dylan Griffen had 21.

Next, despite allowing Cameron Boyd to score 38 points, the Eagles defeated Beechwood on the road. Brayden Howell led with 19.

Wrapping up the week, Scott traveled to Brooksville to take on the Polar Bears. Scott matched Bracken County’s guards and defensive pressure the entire game. However, Bracken was able to pull away in the 4th. Griffen led with 22.

9. Augusta (-1)

W – Robertson County (80-19)
W – St. Patrick (90-35)
L – Newport (72-57)

The Panthers started their week with two easy wins over Robertson County and St. Patrick. LJ Conner led the scoring each night with 24 and 16 points. Augusta played with Newport for three and a half quarters before the game slipped away.

10. Nicholas County

L – Fleming County (66-49)
W – Henry County (64-59)

11. Bourbon County (+1)

L – Bracken County (87-63)
W – Knox Central (61-43)

12. Paris (-1)

L – Hazard (74-46)
L – North Hardin (87-51)

13. Pendleton County

W – Ludlow (59-56)
L – South Dearborn, IN (67-32)
L – Raceland (68-53)

14. Calvary Christian

L – Milford Christian, OH (67-45)
L – Bellevue (57-20)
L – Foundation Christian Academy (51-34)

15. Robertson County

L – Augusta (80-19)
L – Rose Hill Christian (73-66)
W – Berea (69-38)

16. St. Patrick

L – Peebles, OH (72-20)
L – Augusta (90-35)
L – Trinity Christian (63-30)

GAMES TO WATCH – WEEK 2:

Monday:
Scott at Newport Central Catholic

Tuesday:
Paris at Montgomery County
Calvary Christian at Scott
St. Patrick at Robertson County
Madison Central at George Rogers Clark

Wednesday:
Bishop Brossart at Beechwood

Thursday:
Newport at Campbell County
Montgomery County at Bracken County

Friday:
Harrison County at Bishop Brossart
Paris at Bourbon County

Saturday:
Scott at Newport
George Rogers Clark vs. Ashland
Campbell County vs. Newport Central Catholic
Fleming County at Mason County
Covington Catholic at Bracken County

Game of the Week:
Covington Catholic at Bracken County