After the first round of the 39th District Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, Augusta, Bracken County, Mason County, and St. Patrick will all have a team represented in the 39th District Championships taking place on Thursday. It is the first time every school has a team in the finals since 2011.
Thursday, February 23:
6:00 – Bracken County vs. St. Patrick
7:30 – Augusta vs. Mason County
Both games will be streamed live on PrepSpin for $12. Watch here: https://go.prepspin.com/category/0-live-stream-status/39th-district-tournament/
First Round Wrap-up
Bracken County 55, Mason County 44 (Girls)
Ella Johnson had an outstanding performance vs. the Lady Royals, similar to here 13 strikeout game while in the circle for the Lady Bears on the softball diamond in the first round of last year’s district tournament. With Nicole Archibald locked up most of the game, Johnson picked up the slack. Johnson led the game with 23 points and 10 rebounds. She was 7/10 from the line and made four threes. After shooting 52% from the free throw line all year, Bracken County shot 72% (23/32) tonight and 90% (18/20) in the fourth quarter. Bracken County outscored Mason County 23-14 in the a fourth quarter that had 33 free throws combined and lasted over 40 minutes with both teams in the double bonus.
Mason County 43, Bracken County 38 (Boys)
The Royals and Polar Bears faced off for the second time this season in front of a crowd of over 3,000 in the Fieldhouse. The game was neck and neck all night. Mason County led 10-8 after one and led 22-21 going into halftime. At the end of three, Bracken County and Mason County were all tied up at 31. The game stayed within one possession down to the final minute. Mason County pulled away with the six point win, their largest lead of the night. There were six ties and seven lead changes throughout the game.
St. Patrick 61, Augusta 53 (Girls)
Augusta came into this one embracing their underdog role in the district. The Lady Panthers led at the Lady Saints end of the first quarter 12-11. At halftime St. Patrick led 28-26. The game stayed close all the way through the third quarter with St. Patrick leading 40-36. St. Patrick ended up winning by 8 points. The game had nine lead changes and was tied nine times. As Coach McKay said in the preview, the Lady Panthers were capable. However, they came up just short. Caroline McKay led with 20 points.
Augusta 95, St. Patrick 36 (Boys)
The Panthers rolled in this one, leading 60-17 at halftime. Conner Snapp scored his 1,000th point in this one as well. Conner Snapp had 22 points for Augusta and Amari Myrick had 16 points for St. Patrick. Kylan Hinson had 16 and LJ and Chan Conner both had 10.
Monday night hard to top
It will be hard to top the energy of the first round games on Monday night. Fans from all over Kentucky came to see the rivalry matchup between Bracken County and Mason County. Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio was in attendance and talked about the game on KSR Monday and Tuesday. Mason County alumnus Chris Lofton was there along with Joe Craft, a major UK donor, and Kelly Craft, candidate for Kentucky Governor.
The estimated crowd was over 3,000 people. Over 2,100 listened on the WFTM app and over 200 people watched on PrepSpin.
Matt Jones has a lot to say about the exciting game, but he was even more impressed with popcorn.
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