1. George Rogers Clark
W – Madison Central (76-67)
W – Ashland (70-57)
The Cards extended their win streak to 35 games this week with wins over power programs Madison Central and Ashland. The state record is 44 wins, accomplished by Ashland from 1927 to 1928.
Jerone Morton scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in their win over Madison Central. Trent Edwards returned to the lineup and scored 18. Sam Parrish also scored his 1,00th career point.
The Cards also defeated defending 16th region champion Ashland at Boyd County.
2. Mason County
W – Bourbon County (72-33)
W – Fleming County (92-63)
The Royals had a strong showing this week with blowout wins over Bourbon and Fleming County.
Mason County started off the Bourbon County game on a 20-0 run. Philip Beirly led in scoring with 19. Riley Mastin also continues to perform following with 15 points, followed by Terrell Henry with 9 points and 10 boards. The Royals did lose Landon Scilley, who will be out for a month due to a foot injury. Scilley is the Royals’ sixth leading scorer this year.
Against Fleming, Terrell Henry went for 28 points, and Mastin followed with 21 in the blowout loss. Walton had 16 and Bierley had 11.
3. Bracken County
W – Montgomery County (60-58)
L – Covington Catholic (79-70)
The Polar Bear narrowly survived in a two-point win over Montgomery County. We have that summary here: Polar Bears battle past Montgomery County.
The marquee game in the region this week was Covington Catholic and Bracken County in the 9/10 Region Challenge. Read about that one tomorrow.
Unfortunately for the Polar Bears, they will be without senior forward JuShod Commodore. Their already short bench just got even shorter.
4. Harrison County
W – Bishop Brossart (67-44)
W – Boone County (60-47)
The Thorobreds are racing off to a hot 5-0 start after two big wins this week.
The ‘Breds traveled to Alexandria in what was a matchup between the 4th and 6th best teams in the region. Harrison County left no doubt in this game and dominated from start to finish. Kaydon Custard finished with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Will Furnish added 14 and JD Kendall added 12.
It was a shocking margin, and the Thorobreds seem to be improving from last year despite losing three starters.
5. Campbell County
W – Newport (61-40)
W – Newport Central Catholic (88-61)
The Camels had a solid week over their Campbell County rivals in Newport.
Connor Weinel scored 14 and Jake Gross added 13 in their win over Newport. In the John Turner Classic at Newport, Aydan Hamilton had 24 points and Nathan Smith had 20.
Although Aydan Hamilton is their leading scorer averaging 18 points a game, this week showed the Camels’ scoring will be spread around and can have six players score in double figures.
L – Newport Central Catholic (82-75)
W – Calvary Christian (77-23)
L – Newport (58-45)
The Eagles started out their week with an overtime loss to Newport Catholic on the road. Brayden Howell had a big night, scoring 36 points.
They also won their district game against Calvary Christian, where 11 players got in the scoring column.
7. Montgomery County
W – Paris (71-61)
L – Bracken County (60-58)
The Indians are showing much improvement from last year under second-year coach Jon Bentley.
Luke Fawns is having a breakout year as a freshman. He scored 16 points in their win over Paris and 13 in their loss to Bracken County. Maury Thomson had a big week as well, scoring 18 points with four threes against Bracken.
Montgomery County has a well-balanced scoring attack. Four players are averaging in double-figures.
8. Bishop Brossart
L – Beechwood (79-62)
L – Harrison County (67-44)
The honeymoon period for the Mustangs is over. They were held below their average of 84 points per game, scoring 62 and 44.
They are missing a “go-to” man. The other side of that is they have plenty of players that can score. Every night it seems there is a different leading scorer. It was Mason Sepate with 22 against Beechwood. Eleven different players scored against Harrison County.
W – Nicholas County (61-54)
W – Russell (55-47)
The Panthers had solid week starting with a region win over Nicholas County. LJ Conner and Conner Snapp both had 18 in the win. They also defeated Russell in the Mike Murphy Classic.
10. Nicholas County
L – Augusta (61-54)
W – Calvary Christian (73-18)
W – Ripley, OH (78-44)
Wyatt Clark scored his 1,00th point this week.
11. Bourbon County
L – Mason County (72-33)
W – Paris (62-61)
L – West Jessamine (89-50)
The Colonels had thrilling finish to beat rival Paris this week.
L – Montgomery County (71-61)
W – Powell County (66-51)
L – Bourbon County (62-61)
13. Pendleton County
L – Fleming County (71-36)
L – Mercer County (81-54)
14. Calvary Christian
L – Scott (77-23)
L – Nicholas County (73-18)
L – Middleton Christian, OH (67-24)
15. Robertson County
W – St. Patrick (71-46)
L – Trinity Christian (59-25)
L – Frankfort Christian (72-60)
16. St. Patrick
L – Robertson County (71-46)
Calvary Christian at Bishop Brossart
Paris at Robertson County
Scott at Walton-Verona
Bluegrass United at Montgomery County
Bracken County at Pendleton County
George Rogers Clark at Harrison County
Campbell County at Highlands
Mason County at Holmes
Paris at Nicholas County
Bourbon County at Woodford County
Boone County at Augusta
Scott at Paris
Calvary Christian at Villa Madonna
Pendleton County vs. Beth Haven
Ashland at Bracken County
Bishop Brossart vs. Campbell County
Henry Clay at Harrison County
Immaculate Conception, OH at Calvary Christian
Scott at Mason County
Montgomery County at Bourbon County
Robertson County at Nicholas County
John Hardin at Harrison County
George Rogers Clark vs. Male
Montgomery County vs. Martin County
Bourbon County at Rowan County
Pendleton County vs. TBA
Montgomery County vs. TBA
Augusta at Bracken County
Paris vs. Frankfort Christian
Model at Robertson County
Nicholas County at Villa Madonna
George Rogers Clark vs. TBA (King of the Bluegrass)