10th Region Week 6 in Review - The Diagnosis Heard 'round the Commonwealth

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    Unfortunately, the biggest 10th region news story of the week wasn't a game or a tournament or an individual highlight reel, but the torn ACL diagnosis of Pendleton County's Mr. Basketball candidate Dontaie Allen. DA suffered the injury in the first half in a game against Cooper before Christmas and hadn't appeared since; and the diagnosis was confirmed last week. Allen was leading the state in points and rebounds, but will not get the chance to qualify as a "state leader"; the requisite number of games to be considered being 20. We wish him the best as he recovers, and much success as he continues his basketball career at the University of Kentucky. That being said, let's look at last week's games as well as this week's rankings and schedule.

    1. Campbell County (11-3, 4-0 region, 1-0 district). The Camels began the new calendar year by dismantling Mason County on Thursday 77-43. Reid Jolly had a typical game with 19 points (on a sizzling 9-10 shooting) and 9 boards; and was complemented by Drew Wilson's 18 and Tanner Lawrence's 10. They followed up on Saturday with a 60-37 dismantling of Bishop Brossart; turning a tight game into a rout by scoring the first 19 points of the third quarter. Jolly again led the way with 25 points (on a paltry 9-12 from the floor and 5-7 from the line); with Lawrence (11) and Andrew Helton (13) reaching double figures. Three games are on the Camels' schedule this week - Calvary Christian and Highlands at home, then Conner away.

    2. Clark County (11-5, 3-1 region, 2-0 district). The Cards thumped Paris at home 68-40 - the seventh time they've held the opposition under 50 points. Jared Wellman, Jerone Morton, Jordan Graham and Brennan Canada score 14, 13, 12 and 11 respectively; and Graham officially joined the GRC 1,000-point club. The Cardinals were defeated by a solid Wayne County squad the next day (69-57) at Lincoln County. Canada and Wellman each poured in 17 points (on 8-11 and 8-14 shooting). The Cards only attempted 7 free throws to Wayne's 16; being forced to foul late. Harrison County, Montgomery County and Bryan Station provide the opposition this week.

    3. Scott (7-5, 4-0 region, 0-0 district). Coach Fromeyer's charges took care of Highlands at home in their only action last week 70-56. Trey Meister poured in 24; going 9-11 from the charity stripe. Perhaps the best news for Scott was a healthy Chad Ohmer in the lineup, who added 21 and was 4-5 from deep; with David Hunter also returning. It's looking more and more like Campbell and Scott will be duking it out for the 37th District crown. Scott plays only one game this week - a Monday home contest against Holmes which I believe is a “2A” sectional game.

    4. Bourbon County (11-5, 5-1 region, 1-1 district). The Colonels currently boast the 10th's longest winning streak at 5, dispatching Calvary Christian 73-50, then slipping by Powell County on the road the next day, 66-62. Stats for these two games have not yet been reported. Bourbon plays three games in four days this week - Harrison County (another 2A sectional contest), Shelby County and Nicholas County.

    5. Bishop Brossart (9-7, 1-1 region, 0-1 district). The Mustangs defeated Holmes 67-66 in an overtime thriller before falling to Campbell County a couple days later. Ethan Ellerman provided the fireworks for Brossart with 29 points and a buzzer-beating triple for the win. J.D. Schumacher was the only other Mustang in double figures with 15. Carson Schirmer (11) and Schumacher (10) paced the 'stangs; who only collected 13 rebounds in the game. Brossart plays St. Patrick and Bracken County prior to a 10th Region All-A Classic matchup with last year's All-A champion Robertson County on Saturday. This one might be the region's must-see game of the week.

    6. Montgomery County (7-7, 2-3 region, 1-1 district). The Indians defeated Garrard County at home 76-66 with Pharoah Davis (17), Myron Ralls (16), Austin Eichenberger (14) and Will Cockrell (13) leading the scoring parade. MoCo plays four games this week - Menifee County, Bath County, Clark County and Pulaski County; with the Clark County contest providing a barometer of the Indians' chances to compete for the 40th District title.

    7. Pendleton County (9-8, 5-3 region, 3-0 district). All of a sudden, the 38th district is WIDE OPEN. The Wildcats drop to number 7, but have lost five straight; including a two-point loss to Sayre last week, which saw Cody Sullivan do his best to pick up the slack with 25 points. Pendleton stays one spot above Mason County; and the result of their meeting tonight in the inaugural 2A sectional tournament should tell us much about our number 7 and number 8. Calvary Christian rounds out the week 7 schedule.

    8. Mason County (6-8, 3-3 region, 2-0 district). Coach Kirk's squad was royally thumped by region #1 Campbell County in their only action last week. Turnovers were a season-low 4, but Kirk was not pleased with shot selection (2-18 from distance) and rebounding per his post-game interview. The aforementioned tilt with Pendleton County is the only game scheduled this week.

    9. Robertson County (12-4, 6-2 region, 1-1 district). The Black Devils recovered nicely from the previous week's tourney at Lexington Catholic; outmanning St. Patrick on the road 89-40 and Augusta 88-61 at home. The Devils raced to a 27 to 1 lead in this one and never looked back; continually frustrating the smaller Saints in the paint. Justin Becker was the game's scoring leader with 22, but ten of the thirteen Devils that saw action cracked the scoring column. Becker repeated his game-high feat with 28 in the Augusta matchup. At Nicholas County on Tuesday, then the tilt with Brossart at the All-A on Saturday.

    10. Harrison County (4-11, 0-4 region, 0-2 district). How does a squad that's 4-for-15 crack the top 10? Well, the 10th isn't exactly all that this season. But more importantly, The 'Breds stunned Frederick Douglass - a team which not long ago dispatched Clark County - by 15 points - before falling to Beechwood (by 32) the next day. No HC stats posted yet for either of these games, but the Douglass result shows that the 'Breds can be dangerous when Spencer Free and Quenton Turley are firing on all cylinders.

    11. Paris (3-10, 2-3 region, 1-3 district). The Greyhounds flip-flop with Harrison this week. Paris lost their only contest last week, but in their defense they were taking on quality competition in powerhouse George Rogers Clark and falling 68-40. Jalen Byars and Travis Strings paced Paris with 15 and 10. Paris faces off against Bracken County on Saturday in the 10th Region All-A tournament.

    12. Calvary Christian (8-4, 3-2 region, 1-0 district). It's always tough to gauge a team's strength when playing (primarily) lesser competition, but the Cougars kept it moderately respectable against Bourbon County (50-73) with Mason Rusch tallying 28 points; then defeated Portland Christian 74-48 behind Rusch's 32 and Noah Herald's 11. CC has the unenviable task of facing Campbell County before squaring off against the Allen-less Wildcats of Pendleton County and Silver Grove.

    13. Bracken County (7-7, 2-4 region, 1-1 district). The Polar Bears reached the .500 mark last week with wins over Bellevue and Williamstown at the Igloo. Kason Hinson (21), Jhace Cummins (14) and Nathan Jefferson (12) led the Bears in scoring in the Bellevue victory; and Hinson notched 19 points, Cummins 18, with Collin Jefferson and Tad Fisher each contributing 16 against W'town. Busy week seven - at Ludlow, at Brossart; with Paris providing the competition in the All-A tournament this weekend.

    14. Nicholas County (4-9, 1-5 region, 1-2 district). The Blue Jackets fell in their only game last week to Bath County, 89-69. Noah Gritton led the squad in scoring with 17; while Brady Switzer added 16 and Morgan Planck had 12. Robertson County and Bourbon County will be tough tests this week.

    15. Augusta (3-12, 2-5 region, 1-1 district). The Panthers were trounced by Robertson County before snapping a five-game skid with a 55-49 triumph over West Union (OH). In the first game, Preston Philpot, Reed Blake, Stephen Cordle and Samuel Appleman reached double figures; while Cordle posted a 17/11 double-double in the West Union win. Augusta faces Covington Latin on Friday, then turns around the next day against St. Patrick in the All-A.

    16. St. Patrick (1-16, 1-5 region, 0-2 district). Coach Rigdon's Saints fell hard against Robertson County at home; but finally got off the season-long schneid with a convincing win 97-82 win over the Spencer Macke-led Silver Grove Big Trains. Jaylan Rigdon tallied 15 against Robertson County. Jack Gallenstein erupted for 31 points against Silver Grove (and had 15 rebounds), while 8th grader Riley Mastin also had 31, including 13-13 from the charity stripe; and he still leads the state at 95.2%. Brossart, then Augusta in the All-A (which should be a good one). this week.

    17. Silver Grove (3-9, 0-2 region, 0-1 district). The Trains returned to action after a long holiday layoff and fell in both of their games to Sheldon Clark and St. Patrick. Macke had 37 and 42. Calvary Christian and Burgin are on the week seven schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    12. Calgary Christian (8-4, 3-2 region, 1-0 district). It's always tough to gauge a team's strength when playing (primarily) lesser competition, but the Cougars kept it moderately respectable against Bourbon County (50-73) with Mason Rusch tallying 28 points; then defeated Portland Christian 74-48 behind Rusch's 32 and Noah Herald's 11. CC has the unenviable task of facing Campbell County before squaring off against the Allen-less Wildcats of Pendleton County and Silver Grove.
    When did Alberta annex the Commonwealth?

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    Great job. Bet that 3/4 decision was tough. I agree, but can't help but be intrigued with the longer term possibilities of this jelling Bourbon squad. Wonder if a Colonel fan could share some height #s of the key players. Just wondering if they are physically capable of banging with the frontrunning Camels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by statman View Post
    When did Alberta annex the Commonwealth?
    Good catch. Dang autocorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Great job. Bet that 3/4 decision was tough. I agree, but can't help but be intrigued with the longer term possibilities of this jelling Bourbon squad. Wonder if a Colonel fan could share some height #s of the key players. Just wondering if they are physically capable of banging with the frontrunning Camels?
    I wish we had a Bourbon County poster or three that could add some insight as well

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    Very difficult to figure out when Bourbon has not updated stats for 7 games! Come on coaches.

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    The big rival game of GRC vs MoCo on Friday is a Girls and Boys game.

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    If they haven’t updated stats why don’t y’all just go watch them, just sayin....

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    Great review as usual. Thanks for taking the time and effort on our behalf.

    One note of interst, and you may want to frame this one. In the Augusta review you list a player as Reed Blake.

    Remember the name, only it's Blake Reed, the 7th Grade son of Adam Reed a Bracken County legend from the late 90's.

    I saw him first hand Monday night when our Brossart Freshmen traveled to A-Town to play Augusta. Reed lit us up for 21 points that included five 3-pointers.

    He presently averages 11.5ppg with the Varsity Panthers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Great review as usual. Thanks for taking the time and effort on our behalf.

    One note of interst, and you may want to frame this one. In the Augusta review you list a player as Reed Blake.

    Remember the name, only it's Blake Reed, the 7th Grade son of Adam Reed a Bracken County legend from the late 90's.

    I saw him first hand Monday night when our Brossart Freshmen traveled to A-Town to play Augusta. Reed lit us up for 21 points that included five 3-pointers.

    He presently averages 11.5ppg with the Varsity Panthers.
    Thanks! Senior moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Great review as usual. Thanks for taking the time and effort on our behalf.

    One note of interst, and you may want to frame this one. In the Augusta review you list a player as Reed Blake.

    Remember the name, only it's Blake Reed, the 7th Grade son of Adam Reed a Bracken County legend from the late 90's.

    I saw him first hand Monday night when our Brossart Freshmen traveled to A-Town to play Augusta. Reed lit us up for 21 points that included five 3-pointers.

    He presently averages 11.5ppg with the Varsity Panthers.
    Has a 6th grade brother that many think is even better. Folks in Atown going to have a pair of brother guards that are going to be heard from. These guys know how the game
    team game is to be played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Very difficult to figure out when Bourbon has not updated stats for 7 games! Come on coaches.
    Another KHSAA rule with no teeth in it.

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    Little brother is good, but not close to Blake. Their middle school teams are really good.
    8th grader Conner Snapp and 7th grader Carter Mcclanahan start JV and get Varsity Minutes too.
    Really bright future.

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