10th Region Boys Basketball Rankings & Review: Week 3
1. George Rogers Clark
W – Harrison County (71-34)
W – Male (70-59)
L – Great Crossing (64-62 OT)
While George Rogers Clark rolled over Harrison County on the road and beat Louisville Male, the big story this week is losing to Great Crossing by 2 points in overtime. Clark County’s streak ends at 37 wins, and 364 days without a loss. Before Sunday, their last loss was to December 19, 2021 to Dorman, SC.
It says a lot about the Cardinals when the biggest story in the region is them finally losing a a game. However, will history repeat itself? Will the Cards take a 2 point loss in the King of the Bluegrass tournament and follow it up with another win streak and post-season run?
GRC started out with a dominating performance over Harrison County in Cynthiana. Morton led with 18 points. Parrish had 14 and Hampton had 14 points along with 4 threes. The Cards had 12 threes on the night.
We also saw the addition of Jeremiah Mundy-Lloyd, who played football at Bryan Station this fall. Bryan Station lost in the state semi-finals to eventual champion Bullitt East. Mundy-Lloyd rushed for 1,200 yards scoring 20 touchdowns.
GRC moved on to the King of the Bluegrass tournament at Louisville Fairdale. They defeated Male behind Jerone Morton’s 21 points and 10 rebounds.
The next night, Sunday, Great Crossing would knock off the #1 team in the state. Great Crossing lost to GRC last year 70-61. Great Crossing sealed the game after they were fouled with 1.5 seconds left, hitting both free throws.
2. Mason County
W – Holmes (80-45)
W – Scott (76-56)
The Royals move to 6-0 after their wins this week. After a slow start at Holmes, Mason County pulled away with a 25 point win at last year’s site of the 10th Region Tournament.
3. Bracken County
W – Pendleton County (82-44)
W – Ashland (90-69)
W – Augusta (96-70)
Bracken County’s average margin of victory this week was 28 ppg, and Blake Reed averaged 41 ppg (stat from the Stay Hot Podcast).
Blake Reed went for 36 points with 8 threes in the 38 point win over old rival Pendleton County. Cayden Reed added 18 and Chase Archibald had 12.
The Polar Bears faced another region champion this week taking on Ashland at home. Bracken County lost this game in Ashland last year 83-76 in overtime. This time, Bracken County would win in convincing fashion by 21 points. Bracken County has three scorers with over 20 points. B. Reed 28, Archibald 25, C. Reed 20
Less than 24 hours later, Bracken beat cross-county rival Augusta 96-70. Blake Reed scored 59 points with 10 threes. Watch all 59 points here.
4. Harrison County
L – George Rogers Clark (71-34)
W – Henry Clay (71-52)
W – Fern Creek (48-37)
The Thorobreds had a rough start to their week after being dismantled by defending State Champion George Rogers Clark in Cynthiana. All Harrison County players were held under double digits.
Harrison County bounced back with a win over 11th Region Champion Henry Clay. Kaydon Custard led with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Mason Smiley followed with 19. On Saturday they took on Fern Creek of Louisville and won 48-37.
5. Campbell County
L – Highlands (101-85)
W – Bishop Brossart (85-65)
The Camels faced their fourth straight game against Campbell County area opponents this week. After beating Newport and Newport Catholic, they faced Highlands and Bishop Brossart.
Highlands has one of the best offensive systems in the state, who put up 101 points to the Camels’ 85 in Ft. Thomas. Aydan Hamilton led with 21.
In the Crosstown Shootout of Alexandria, the Camels proved they are still the team to beat in the 37th District. They defeated Bishop Brossart 85-65 behind 11 threes.
Four Camels scored in double figures. Hamilton 17, Gross 16, Weinel 12, Combs 12.
Campbell County almost gets the nod at #4 over Harrison County due to their blowout loss to GRC, but Harrison recovered with two solid wins in the weekend.
6. Montgomery County
W – Bluegrass United (82-48)
W – Bourbon County (60-38)
L – Martin County (68-58)
The Indians defeated Bluegrass United homeschool handedly with Luke Fawns scoring 21 and Breccan Decker scoring 17.
MoCo moved to 2-0 in the district after beating Paris last week and Bourbon County this week in Paris. Dawson Genrty led with 14 and Breccan Decker followed with 13.
In the Stockyards Banks and Trust Challenge at Rowan County, they lost to Martin County.
L – Walton-Verona (107-104 OT)
W – Paris (70-48)
L – Mason County (76-56)
Scott started off the week with a high-scoring overtime loss at Walton-Verona. Xarek Sarakatannis led with a career high 36 points, followed by Dylan Giffen and Carter Eten with 21.
Due to an injury, Brayden Howell did not play the next games against Paris or Mason County.
Dylan Giffen scored 29 in a win at Paris.
Still without starters Brayden Howell and Nolan Hunter, Scott ended up with a 20 point loss to Mason County in the Fieldhouse. Read more about that one here.
8. Bishop Brossart
W – Calvary Christian (76-26)
L – Campbell County (85-65)
Bishop Brossart got two of their district seed games out of the way this week. The first one was a 50 point win over Calvary Christian. Mason Sepate led with 17.
Bishop Brossart saw Campbell County rain with threes in their 20 point loss in the crosstown rivalry. Schumacher and Woosley both had 18. Read Dave Schabell’s report on the game here.
L – Bracken County (96-70)
Augusta’s only game of the week was their loss in Brooksville. They were led by Connor Snapp with 27 and and Keeton Bach with 15.
10. Bourbon County
W – Woodford County (80-52)
L – Montgomery County (60-38)
L – Rowan County (56-47)
W – Robertson County (93-44)
W – Nicholas County (61-59)
L – Scott (70-48)
W – Frankfort Christian (77-56)
Paris had a big week and moved up to #11 in the rankings after beating Nicholas County.
12. Nicholas County
L – Paris (61-59)
W – Robertson County (71-34)
W – Villa Madonna (67-52)
Nicholas County starts off 1-0 in the district after beating Robertson County.
13. Pendleton County
L – Bracken County (82-44)
L – Beth Haven (42-20)
L – Lawrence County (81-69)
14. Calvary Christian
L – Bishop Brossart (76-26)
L – Villa Madonna (51-12)
L – Immaculate Conception, OH (53-42)
15. Robertson County
L – Paris (93-44)
L – Nicholas County (71-34)
L – Model (75-48)
16. St. Patrick
Did not play in Week 3.