#10 Oldham County / South Oldham predictions

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  • Oldham Co Colonels (13-1)

    6 75.00%
  • South Oldham Dragons (9-5)

    2 25.00%
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    #10 Oldham County / South Oldham predictions

    #10 Oldham County (13-1) travels 5 miles down highway 146 to Crestwood, KY to tangle with South Oldham (9-5) in a key 29th district showdown.

    Thoughts?

    Key players to watch as two 8th region player of the year contenders square off:

    Jackson Gibson, Oldham County 17.6 ppg 58.3% overall FG 33.3% three pointers 76.9% FT

    Devin Young, South Oldham 22.4 ppg 48.0% overall FG 41/96 threes 42.7% 81.9% FT

    Teams:
    Oldham County 52.9% overall FG 33.7% threes (64 made) 66.3% FT
    72.6 points per game
    51.7 points allowed / game

    South Oldham 45.9% overall FG 33.5% Threes (122 made) 72.9% FT
    72.3 ppg
    65.5 allowed / game

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    The first half will be close, then OC pulls away to a 12 point win. The SO 3 point game will fall to the OC balance.

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    Keys matchups include:

    - shooting. Both teams shoot the ball well. Who does it better tonight?
    - South Oldham guards vs. the Oldham County press.
    - Can Oldham County inside players - Henderson / Larimore / Harper - control the backboard against a taller South team, but a South team where the taller players are mostly perimeter players?
    - South defense versus playmaking abilities of Jackson Gibson. Steve Simpson has employed a number of defenses every season, and this year is no different. Expect the Dragons to mix it up to try to keep Gibson guessing.
    - Oldham defense against sharpshooter Devin Young. Nobody has really stopped this senior this year. Will the Colonels allow defensive ace Andre Brewer to try to man him up, or use a combination of help defense?
    - Intensity. Over the years, one thing that has been a constant in this crazy rivalry has been this: The team that comes out the most focused/intense right out of the blocks has often won the game. Who does that tonight?

    The matchups are going to be fun to watch.

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    Saw Oldham County wipe the floor with John Hardin a few weeks back. They are the real deal. Any team that beats them has my respect.

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