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10th Region Girls Basketball Tournament Preview

The 49th edition of the 10th Region Girls Basketball Tournament gets started this week at Mason County High School. First round games get started on Monday and Tuesday, with the semifinals and finals on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $8.00 cash at the gate. All games will be streamed on PrepSpin for $12.00 a night (gets both games).

At the end of the article is history and records off the tournament.

The Bracket

Bishop Brossart vs. St. Patrick

Monday, Feb 27 – 6:00pm
Bishop Brossart (21-11) comes in as champions of the 37th District. The Lady Stangs defeated Scott in a thrilling 43-41 overtime victory at Campbell County Middle School. Just a few weeks ago, Brossart had also beaten Scott by two points. Brossart is coached by KABC 10th Region Coach of the Year, Steve Brown, in his 1st season as head coach. They are led in scoring by senior Molly Kramer who is avergaing 11.6 ppg and 7.3 rpg. She scored 16 points in both district tournament games. Following Kramer is sophomore Zoee Meyers and senior Jill Planeaux who are both averaging around 10 ppg.

Saint Patrick (16-15) enters the tournament as runners-up of the 39th District. The Lady Saints lost to Bracken County in a back-and-forth battle by just four points, 40-36. They are coached by Andy Arn in his 7th season. St. Pat is led in scoring by senior Caroline McKay who is putting up 12.5 ppg with 2.9 3pg. She scored 20 points in their first round 61-53 win over Augusta. Following McKay is Isabella Riggs at 11.6 ppg and 8.1 rpg. Riggs scored 21 points in their district final loss.

The two teams met on January 10th in the 10th Region All “A” Classic at Paris. Bishop Brossart defeated St. Patrick 69-52.

Pendleton County vs. Montgomery County

Monday, Feb 27 – 7:45pm
Pendleton County (21-7) comes in as champions of the 38th District. The Lady Cats are having their best season in school history. They won their first district title in ten years and set the new school record for most wins in a season at 21. Leading the historic season is historic player senior Saniah Thomas. Thomas is averaging 16.9 ppg and 10.5 rpg. She has scored over 1,000 points and is nearing 1,000 career rebounds. She dropped 31 points in their 67-48 win over Nicholas County for the district title. Coaching the Lady Wildcats is longtime 10th Region Hall of Fame coach Patrick Kelsch. Kelsch is in his 9th season as the head coach for girls and is in his 1st year at Pendleton County.

Montgomery County (20-12) enters the tournament as runners-up of the loaded 40th District. They defeated a solid Paris (19-8) team 67-46 before falling to defending champs George Rogers Clark 59-36. The Lady Indians are led by sophomore Hayden Barrier at 17.8 ppg. Following up is junior Allie Dillon at 11.9 ppg. While only averaging 5.3 ppg, junior all-around athlete Reaghan Oney pulls down 7.2 rpg and shoots 57.6% from the floor (she’s also pretty good at softball too, and is committed to Marshall). MoCo is coached by Dustin High in his 4th season.

The two did teams not play during the regular season.

Bracken County vs. Scott

Tuesday, Feb 28 – 7:45pm
Bracken County (19-13) comes in as champions of the 39th District for the first time since 2014. They defeated Mason County 55-44 in the first round of the district tournament after a breakout performance by Ella Johnson. Johnson, a junior, is averaging 10.6 ppg, but she scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds. She was 7/10 from the line and made four threes to beat Mason County. Leading the Lady Bears in scoring is Nicole Archibald. Archibald is averaging 16.8 ppg. They defeated St. Patrick in the district finals 40-36. In the middle is Gineva Riley with 9.6 rpg. Bracken is coached by Troy Archibald in his 2nd season. They have a record of 33-24 under Archibald.

Scott (14-15) enters the tournament as runners-up of the 37th District, losing in overtime to Bishop Brossart in the finals 43-41. Eric Pouncy, Jr. is the 1st year head coach of the Lady Eagles. Scott is led by a quartet of scorers each night. Senior Kayla Overman leads with 9.4 ppg and 6.6 rpg. Following are senior Presley Grant with 8.4 ppg, sophomore Kaia Peterson at 8.1 ppg, and senior Autumn Ponder 7.8. Scott has a wealth of experience entering the tournament with nine seniors and three juniors on the roster.

The two teams did not play during the regular season.

George Rogers Clark vs. Nicholas County

Tuesday, Feb 28 – 6:00pm
George Rogers Clark (23-7) comes in as champions of the 40th District and heavy favorites to repeat as 10th Region Champions. GRC is on a six-game win streak with their last loss coming to Sweet 16 favorite Sacred Heart 54-53 on February 7th. They are led by the Byars sisters who are averaging 33 of their 59 points. Sophomore Ciara Byars leads the Lady Cards with 18.3 ppg and 8.8 rpg. Following her younger sister is senior Brianna Byars who was named KABC 10th Region Player of the Year. The Cincinnati commit is averaging 14.7 rpg and 6.8 rpg. They are coached by Robbie Graham who has a 21-4 record in the tournament and has won it six times.

Nicholas County (15-15) enters the tournament as runners-up of the 38th District. They defeated Harrison County in the first round 57-25 and fell to Pendleton County in the finals 67-48. Tessa Humphries, a junior, scored 19 points in the district championship game and is averaging 7.4 ppg. The Lady Jackets are led by 8th grader Maggie Simons who is scoring 12.2 ppg. Jada Clever, senior, follows with 8.2 ppg.

The two did not meet during the regular season.

Tournament History

History and records of the 10th Region Girls Basketball Tournament were compiled by the late Tony “Sumo” Sapp from Mason County. Tony Sapp passed away in the fall, and history and record will be maintained by Please credit Tony Sapp when citing these record.

Season by Season

Team Records

Championship Records

Coaching Records

Other Records

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