10th Region Week 8 Review - Tighter at the Top

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    The 10th's number 1 took a slight tumble last week in a tough road contest; while #2 looks to be close to tournament form once again. Numbers 3 and 4 staged an epic battle in the 2A, and the regional All-A is in full swing.

    1. Campbell County (13-4, 5-0 region, 2-0 37th District). The Camels played a single game last week, venturing to the 8th region where Walton-Verona handed them a 54-48 loss. Campbell hit on an uncharacteristic 38% from the field and 56% from the line in defeat. Reid Jolly notched typical numbers with a 26/11 double-double, but no other Camel reached double figures. Things don't get any easier for Coach Russell's squad as they travel to 9th-region power Covington Catholic on Tuesday; after which the schedule eases up a bit with St. Henry and Paris at home.

    2. Clark County (15-6, 6-1, 4-0 40th District). GRC got back on track last week with easy wins over Bourbon County (73-51 on the road) and Johnson Central (75-56 at home). Senior Brennan Canada has stepped up his game; registering a monster 25/19 effort against Bourbon, cementing the Cardinals' position as 40th district number one (as if there was any question). Canada followed up with 25 and 12 against Johnson Central; and while the Cards only connected on 2 of 14 from distance, the game was never really in doubt. Tates Creek at home and Montgomery County (GRC has already defeated the Indians by 34 this season) provide the week 9 opposition.

    3. Bourbon County (16-7, 8-2 region, 1-2 40th District). The Colonels squeaked by Scott in overtime in the 2A sectional 78-73; but were upended by Clark County the next night and also fell to CAL by a handful in the 2A tournament in Owensboro. No stats have been reported as of this writing for any of last week's games; although it is noteworthy that Coach Campbell was ejected in the Clark County game; at which time the Colonels were only down by 6. District rival Montgomery County and Model - both on the road - are on tap this week.

    4. Scott (10-7, 5-1 region, 0-0 37th District). Coach Fromeyer's Eagles and Bourbon flip-flop in the rankings this time around as a result of the OT loss to the Colonels in the 2A. Chad Ohmer poured in 30 and was ably supported by Kyren Simpson (16; 4-8 from 3-point land); while Trey Meister hauled down 10 boards. Scott then thumped Boone County by 34; placing a quartet in double figure; and headed west where they fell to eventual 2A champion (and undefeated at 21-0) John Hardin by the score of 67-56. Scott is the only 10th region that has yet to face district competition; but that all changes this week as Calvary Christian and a key matchup against #5 Brossart take place before, in an odd scheduling quirk, a rematch with John Hardin.

    5. Bishop Brossart (13-7, 5-1 region, 0-1 37th District). The Mustangs padded their modest winning streak to 4 last week with a pair of wins in the regional All-A at Campbell County Middle School. First was a highly anticipated (to me, at least) matchup with Robertson County. Ethan Eilerman, J.D. Schumacher and Bryson Weiland combined for 43 points in the 63-52 victory. The 'stangs then coasted by Augusta 63-44 behind Schumacher's game-high 29. The Mustangs are scheduled to face Paris in the All-A championship this evening, barring weather/road conditions. St. Henry; then the key seeding game at home with Scott round out the week.

    6. Montgomery County (10-9, 2-4 region, 1-2 40th District). The Indians won their only contest last week, besting Estill County 58-52 in Irvine. Pharoah Davis notched a double-double with 13 and 13; while Will Cockrell led the Indians in scoring with 15. Three tough games this week (Robertson, Bourbon and Clark) will provide the opportunity to see how tournament-ready MoCo is.

    7. Mason County (9-9, 4-4 region, 2-0 39th District). The Royals, like last week, are the first team outside the 37th and 40th Districts to crack the rankings. Mason won both of their games last week, by 15 at Greenup County; then (literally) stealing a 71-69 thriller at Ripley (OH) with Brandon May stealing a Blue Jay pass and Anwar Perry banking in the game-winner as time expired. Jaylen Lofton had 25 points and a half-dozen points in the Ripley game; while Xylon Frey paced the Royals with 18 against the Musketeers. Paris at home and Boyd County as Mason County tries to inch above the .500 mark for the first time this season after starting 0-4.

    8. Robertson County (13-5, 7-3 region, 2-1 38th District). The Devils fell to Brossart in their only action last week at the All-A; with three in double figures (Justin Becker, Sebastian Dixon and Eli Dotson) not quite enough to get by the Mustangs. A pair of tough contests on the road (Montgomery, then Lexington Catholic); followed by a home game against Beth Haven this week.

    9. Harrison County (5-13, 0-6 region, 0-2 38th District). The Thorobreds came out on top in their only game last week, besting Adair County 76-65. No stats on this one, but Quenton Turley has settled nicely back into the lineup at nearly 13 per game largely on the strength of 50% shooting from beyond the arc. Bracken County at home, then 38th District rival Pendleton County away on Friday.

    10. Paris (5-10, 4-3 region, 1-3 40th District). The Greyhounds held each of their opponents (Bracken County and Calvary Christian) to 36 points in the regional All-A last week, and are scheduled to face Bishop Brossart in tonight's final. Caleb Johnson and Jamaun Clark reached double figures against Bracken, while Jalen Byars and Travis Strings did the same versus Calvary. Road games at Mason County and Campbell County conclude a busy week 9.

    11. Pendleton County (10-10, 6-5, 3-0 38th District). The Wildcats bombed St. Patrick 85-39 at home in last week's only action, largely on the strength of Tredyn Thomas' 26/8 effort. St. Henry away, then Harrison County at home in what has the makings of a very entertaining game later this week.

    12. Calvary Christian (12-7, 6-4 region, 2-1 37th District). The Cougars went 1-2 last week; getting manhandled by Lloyd Memorial; easing by Villa Madonna; then falling by 18 to Paris in the regional All-A. Mason Rusch didn't see action against Lloyd, then put up 30 of the squad's 62 against Villa. Scott away, then Ludlow and Heritage Academy at home in week 9.

    13. Bracken County (8-10, 2-6 region, 1-1 39th District). Coach Hinson's Polar Bears finally found the basket against Dayton after failing to reach the 40-point plateau in their prior three contests. Kason Hinson erupted for 30 in the 77-66 win; while Jhace Cummins added 19. A very busy week coming up with Harrison County, Nicholas County, Frankfort Christian (with the Commonwealth's leading scorer Zach Semones) and Bath County in a five-day span.

    14. Augusta (5-13, 3-6 region, 2-1 39th District). The Panthers cruised by St. Patrick in their All-A opener; Samuel Appleman notching a 12/14 double-double; while Preston Philpot scored 22 and 7th-grader Blake Reed chipping in with 17. St. Patrick, Silver Grove and Nicholas County give A-Town the opportunity to improve their record this week.

    15. Nicholas County (4-12, 1-8 region, 1-3 38th District). Nicholas fell by a respectable 13 to Calvary in the All-A last week, with Morgan Planck and Noah Gritton scoring 19 and 18 respectively. Williamstown, Bracken County and Augusta all have the makings of competitive contests in week 9.

    16. St. Patrick (1-19, 1-8 region, 0-3 39th District). The Saints were soundly defeated by Pendleton County and Augusta last week; with Augusta and St. Joseph (Ironton, OH) up this week. 8th-grader Riley Mastin continues to lead the state in free-throw percentage; 62 for 66; 93.9%.

    17. Silver Grove (4-10, 0-3 region, 0-2 37th District). The Big Trains halted a 6-game skid with a 3-point win over SCPA (Cincinnati OH) in their only week 8 game. Another squad with a quartet of games this week - Villa, Augusta, Dayton and Covington Latin.


    Games to watch this week:

    Brossart - Paris, All-A finals, 1/21
    Robertson County - Montgomery County, 1/21
    Campbell County - Covington Catholic, 1/22
    Mason County - Paris, 1/22
    Scott - Bishop Brossart, 1/25
    Harrison County - Pendleton County, 1/25
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    Looks good Papa. I like that you added games to watch. Good info. Thanks for the weekly articles.

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    Cov Cath vs CCHS is cancelled for tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memyselfandi View Post
    Cov Cath vs CCHS is cancelled for tonight.
    I was worried about that - thanks for the info.

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    The Camels are hoping to find a game for tonight, if any KHSAA teams are interested, they should get in touch with Coach Russell.

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    I will have to stand up for the "little guy" and ask why Robertson Co #8 when they are 8-3 in region?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All the Right Moves View Post
    I will have to stand up for the "little guy" and ask why Robertson Co #8 when they are 8-3 in region?
    Last night was a good win. Until last night, all of Robertson’s regional wins were over lower-ranked teams; and they lost to#7 Mason County by 18.

    Probability is high that that the Devils will move up a bit next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Last night was a good win. Until last night, all of Robertson’s regional wins were over lower-ranked teams; and they lost to#7 Mason County by 18.

    Probability is high that that the Devils will move up a bit next week.
    Agree. On the other side of the coin with MoCo still having to play GRC and Bourbon this week they will slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All the Right Moves View Post
    I will have to stand up for the "little guy" and ask why Robertson Co #8 when they are 8-3 in region?
    Their best in region win is #7 Montgomery who is 2-5 vs. the rest of the region. I guess there could be an argument for them to now flip with Montgomery.

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