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10th Region Boys Basketball Rankings & Review: Week 5

1. Mason County (+1)

W – Bracken County (65-63)
W – Madison Central (50-44)
L – North Oldham (65-51)
L – Lyon County (92-85, 2OT)

Mason County had a great showing at the White, Greer & Maggard Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic, placing 4th out of the 16 team field.

In the biggest regular season game in the 10th Region this year, it was Terrell Henry that scored 27 points on the Polar Bears and hit the game-winning shot to beat them by 2. Mastin added 13, KG Walton added 12, and Philip Bierley added 11.

In their next game, the Royals faced Madison Central. Madison Central had just beaten the number one ranked team in the state, Warren Central, by 20 points the night before. Henry led with 17 and Mastin had 16.

In the semifinals, Mason County suffered their first loss of the year by 14 points to 8th Region favorite North Oldham. Mason County only had 14 rebounds in the game. Henry led with 22.

In the 3rd place game, the Royals lost to Lyon County by 7 in double overtime, who they had beaten by 3 almost a month ago. Riley Mastin’s 21 points were followed by Carter McClanahan’s career-high of 17 points. Lyon County’s Travis Perry had 29. View the full box score here.

Mason makes their way to the number one spot this week. But you could have Mason County and GRC as 1A and 1B.

2. George Rogers Clark (-1)

W – Socastee, SC (83-68)
L – Dorman, SC (71-62)
L – Tampa Catholic, FL (66-60)

One surprising statistic is that GRC has lost 4 of their last 5 games. Albeit, they have been in two of the nation’s top tournaments at the King of the Bluegrass and the Beach Ball Classic in South Carolina. They also played with a shot clock in South Carolina.

In their win over Socastee, SC, Morton had 20, Parrish had 18, and Edwards had 17.

The next game they lost to Dorman, SC, who spoiled the Cardinals’ perfect record last year. Morton had 24, Edwards had 22, and Parrish had 10.

In their last game, the Cards were held to 60 points losing to Tampa Catholic. Morton had 18, Edwards had 15, and Parrish had 14.

Trent Edwards scored his 1,000th career point this week as well.

3. Harrison County (+1)

Did not play. Kaydon Custard is recovering from a dislocated big toe and Elijah Harris is coming back from a concussion.

Custard is averaging 17.3 points, and JD Kendall follows with 14.3.

4. Campbell County (+1)

L – North Laurel (71-56)
L – Christian Academy of Lou. (84-81)
W – Bracken County (95-72)

The Camels opened up their week in the WGM Holiday Classic facing Reed Sheppard and North Laurel.  They fell by 15.  Aydan Hamilton led with 24.  

The next day they fell to Christian Academy of Louisville.  Aydan Hamilton put up 30.  

In their last game, they rolled over the Polar Bears by putting up 95 points; their lead got up to 30 at one point.  Four players were in double figures: Aydan Hamilton 20, Garyn Jackson 16, Jake Gross 13, and Keegan Hill 10.  The Camels also made 12 threes and were 21/16 from the free throw line. 

5. Bracken County (-2)

L – Mason County (65-63)
L – Cov. Holy Cross (89-76)
L – Campbell County (95-72)

Bracken County dropped their first game in WGM Holiday Classic to Mason County.  Blake Reed scored 41 points and also scored his 3,000th career point.  

There wasn’t any time to mull over the loss.  They made a 18 hour turnaround to face Holy Cross and the state’s leading scorer Jacob Meyer.  Meyer scored 42 points and Javier Ward added 31.  Blake Reed scored 24 and Cayden Reed had a triple double with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.  

On their last game of a three-game stretch, the Polar Bears got ran out of Alumni Gym with a blowout loss to Campbell County.  This caused Bracken to drop a couple of spots in rankings. 

6. Montgomery County

L – Clay Central, TN 77-65)
W – Clinton, TN (60-47)
W – Casey County (46-28)

Some good news for Montgomery County is that their big man and football quarterback Alex Hatton is back in the lineup.

Breccan Decker led the Indians with 20 points in the loss to Clay City, TN. In their two wins, freshman Luke Fawns led with 14 points and 16 points. Alex Hatton scored 12 in the win against Casey County as well.

7. Scott

L – Dixie Heights (58-47)
L – St. Henry (78-69)

Scott is now 3-10 in a tough schedule which did not get easier this past week. Brayden Howell led with 10 points against Dixie Heights. In the loss to St. Henry, Dylan Giffen and Connor Griffin both had 18 points.

Although 3-10, Scott is still in the upper half of 10th Region teams.

8. Bishop Brossart

L – Harlan (82-43)
W – Lewis County (55-41)
W – Berea (64-38)

Bishop Brossart spent their week at the Dan Swartz Classic at Bath County. They took a nearly 40-point loss to 13th Region power Harlan in the first round. The Mustangs are led in scoring by Mason Sepate with 15.5 a game, followed by Logan Woosley with 12.4, and Brandon Bezold with 11.0.

9. Augusta

W – St. Patrick (96-34)
W – Carroll County (88-69)

The Panthers had two easy wins this week against St. Patrick and Carroll County, with a combined record of 2-18.

LJ Conner had 33 points and Kylan Hinson had 20 in the win over St. Patrick. Against Carroll County, LJ Conner had 22, Kylan Hinson had 21, and Conner Snapp had 18.

10. Paris (+1)

W – Elliott County (75-53)
W – Bath County (74-68)
L – Frederick Douglass (78-54)

Paris does not have their last 6 games’ stats on KHSAA. However, they had a solid win over 8-3 Bath County.

11. Bourbon County (-1)

Did not play.

Todd Dumphord leads in scoring with 11.6.

12. Nicholas County

W – Bullitt Central (64-55)
L – Grayson County (62-50)
L – Green County (84-62)

Wyatt Clark scored 26 points in the win over Bullitt Central. Clark is averaging 16.7 points a game.

13. Pendleton County

L – Fairview (70-59)
L – Thomas Nelson (50-49)

Pendleton County drops to 1-10. Austin Kirsch is averaging 12.5 points per game.

14. Robertson County (+1)

L – Anderson County (55-26)

The Black Devils dropped to 1-10 as well. Jacob Burden is averaging 18.5 points per game.

15. Calvary Christian (-1)

L – Dayton (71-44)

Calvary Christian dops to 0-12. Zachary Race leads with 8.9 points per game.

16. St. Patrick

L – Augusta (96-34)
L – Ripley, OH (67-17)
L – Felicity, OH (26-65)

No stats on KHSAA, but St. Patrick drops to 1-7.

Games this Week:

Monday:
Mason County vs. Rowan County (2A)
Bluegrass United at Paris

Tuesday:
Pendleton County at Calvary Christian
Bracken County at Campbell County
Lewis County at Montgomery County
George Rogers Clark at Paris
Scott County at Bourbon County
Nicholas County at St. Patrick

Wednesday:
Campbell County at Augusta

Thursday:
Mercer County at Bourbon County
Great Crossing at George Rogers Clark
Montgomery County at Madison Central
Newport Catholic at Bracken County

Friday:
Augusta at Paris (All A)
Calvary Christian at Bellevue
Campbell County at Conner
Pendleton County at Scott

Saturday:
Nicholas County vs. Bishop Brossart (All A)
Bracken County vs. Robertson County (All A)
Calvary Christian vs. St. Patrick (All A)
Montgomery County vs. Paintsville
Perry County Central vs. George Rogers Clark

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