12th Region Rankings and Review – Week 3


Let the Christmas Tournaments begin!! Last week we saw some early season district match-ups in the 46th and 47th Districts. The next two weeks teams throughout the region will be traveling across the state to play in Christmas tournaments. It’s the most wonderful time of the year so enjoy the many games being played in and around your area. Here are this week’s 12th Region rankings and review.


12th Region Rankings:

1) Pulaski County (6-2)
– The Maroons won three of four games this past week but lost Steven Fitzgerald for a few weeks due to a broken thumb. He should return in January. Steven is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Maroons averaging 27.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game thus far this season. Landon Powell stepped up for the Maroons this week after the loss of Fitzgerald. Powell had 25 points in the loss to Capital Christian Academy, MD and 18 points in the win over Evangel Christian. This week Pulaski County plays in the Central Bank Classic at Lexington Christian.

2) Southwestern (9-0) – Southwestern continues to be the hot team in the 12th Region. The Warriors have rolled off nine straight wins to start the season including three this past week in the Kentucky Bank Challenge at Rowan County. They beat Madison Central 62-53, Eastern 70-57, and Lawrence County 80-69. Peyton Gover is averaging 29.0 points per game and Peyton Cundiff is contributing 21.5 points so far this season. The Warriors will host Somerset Tuesday night before taking a few days off for Christmas.

3) Lincoln County (5-2) – The Patriots won both games this past week and the win over West Jessamine moved them up to third in this week’s 12th Region rankings. Lincoln County defeated West 80-60 at home then went on the road to Bryan Station to pick up another win 76-69. Noah Young led the way in both wins with 31 and 25 points respectively. Devin Alcorn added 24 in the win over Bryan Station. The Patriots will play in the Farmers National Bank – Clash of the Titans Tournament at Mercer County this week.

4) West Jessamine (4-2) – The Colts split a pair of games this past week. They lost in a meeting of top five 12th Region teams 60-80 to Lincoln County. The Colts prevailed in a 46th District clash 72-70 over Mercer County. So far this season, Isaiah Okesson has led the team in scoring averaging 16.0 points per game and Dalton Bruner has added 13.4 points. West Jessamine will be co-hosting the Farmers Bank of Jessamine County Tournament this week.

5) Mercer County (5-3) – The Titans played in two big 45th District games this week. They beat East Jessamine 82-55 then traveled to rival West Jessamine where the lost a thriller 70-72. Mercer also beat Whitley County 80-61. Trevon Faulkner continues to shine this season as he leads the Titans in scoring and rebounds averaging 22.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. This week the Titans host the Farmers National Bank – Clash of the Titans Tournament.

6) McCreary Central (4-1) – The Raiders are surprising some fans as they continue to put up wins in the early season. They beat Somerset at home 73-66 and beat Williamsburg 51-33. In the game versus Somerset, Devin Strunk put up a career high 23 points while shooting 6 of 9 from 3-point range. Devon Hamilton added 18 points. This week McCreary Central hosts the Arby’s/KFC Holiday Classic.

7) Casey County (2-5) - The Rebels pick up their first two wins of the season last week and they were important wins when it comes to district seeding. They beat 47th District rival Somerset on the road 55-53 and beat Rockcastle County at home 84-75. In the Somerset game, the Rebels were led in scoring by Maximo Reyes and Breece Hayes who both scored 15 points apiece. Casey County travels to Berea this week to play in the Berea Invitational Tournament.

8) Rockcastle County (3-4) – The Rockets started out the season strong winning 3 of their first 4 games, but have now dropped 3 games in a row. Last week Rockcastle lost to Estill County 70-76 and Casey County 75-84. But, on a more positive note, Lucas Gentry has returned to the Rockets lineup after being out for surgery. In his first game of the season Gentry had 13 points and 5 rebounds versus Casey County. The Rockets are traveling to the western part of the state this week to play at Hancock County in the Aleris Christmas Tournament.

9) Boyle County (2-4) – The Rebels have had a difficult early schedule against out of region competition. Last week was no different as they lost to North Hardin 62-73 and Lexington Christian 55-76. Reese Smith has stepped up this week and led the Rebels in scoring with 20 points against North Hardin and 19 points versus Lexington Christian. Bryce Slone added 19 and 16 points respectively. The Rebels play Glasgow before traveling to Mercer County to play in the Farmers National Bank – Clash of the Titans Tournament.

10) Wayne County (2-4) – The Cardinals split a pair of 12th Region games last week as the lost to Pulaski County 58-84 but beat Danville 72-55. Jakson Baker and Aubrey Weaver led the way with 22 points apiece in the win over Danville. Logan Brett added 19 points. The Cardinals travel to McCreary Central to play in the Arby’s/KFC Holiday Classic this week.

11) Danville (2-5) – The Admirals started off the season with five straight losses but once the football players got acclimated to the hardwood, they have won two straight games. Danville is playing in the Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic and beat Estill County 67-49 and Somerset 64-54. After those two wins the Admirals are in the Championship game tonight versus Western Hills.

12) Somerset (2-6) - Somerset has been struggling in the early season. They lost three of four games last week with their only win coming against Bell County 59-43. They play tonight against Garrard County in the consolation game of the Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic.

13) East Jessamine (2-7) – after dropping six games in a row, the Jaguars defeated Bath County 70-57 in the Kentucky Bank Challenge at Rowan County. This week East Jessamine will co-host the Farmers Bank of Jessamine County Tournament.

14) Garrard County (2-6) – The Golden Lions opened up with a win in the Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic over Union County 62-24. They lost to Western Hills 48-51 last night and will be playing Somerset tonight in the consolation game.

15) Burgin (2-6) – The Bulldogs picked up two wins last week as they defeated Model 68-59 and silver Grove 80-53. The Bulldogs will play Rose Hill Christian tomorrow night.

16) Kentucky School f/t Deaf (1-6) – The Colonels did not play last week and are off for the Christmas break. They resume play on January 6, 2017.



Week 3 Results:


Monday, December 12, 2016

Model 59 at Burgin 68
Pulaski County 84 at Wayne County 58


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Anderson County 75 at Danville 62
Rockcastle County 70 at Estill County 76
West Jessamine 60 at Lincoln County 80
East Jessamine 55 at Mercer County 82
Boyle County 62 at North Hardin 73
Garrard County 52 at Pulaski County 77
Casey County 55 at Somerset 53


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Whitley County 58 at Garrard County 42
Somerset 66 at McCreary Central 73


Friday, December 16, 2016

Bath County 57 vs. East Jessamine 70 (at Rowan County) Kentucky Bank Challenge
Pulaski County 74 vs. Capital Christian Academy, MD 86 (at Pikeville) Pikeville Invitational
Southwestern 62 vs Madison Central 53 (at Rowan County) Kentucky Bank Challenge
Lexington Christian 76 at Boyle County 55
Lincoln County 76 at Bryan Station 69
Rockcastle County 75 at Casey County 84
Wayne County 72 at Danville 55
Mercer County 70 at West Jessamine 72


Saturday, December 17, 2016

McCreary Central 51 vs Williamsburg 33 (at Whitley County) Edgewood Supercenter Hardwood Classic
Mercer County 80 at Whitley County 61 (Edgewood Supercenter Hardwood Classic)
Estill County 49 vs Danville 67 (at Garrard County) Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic
Somerset 59 vs Bell County 43 (at Garrard County) Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic
Union County 24 at Garrard County 62 (Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic)
Lawrence County 69 vs Southwestern 80 (at Rowan County) Kentucky Bank Challenge
Greenup County 73 vs East Jessamine 67 (at Rowan County) Kentucky Bank Challenge
Eastern 57 vs Southwestern 70 (at Rowan County) Kentucky Bank Challenge
Pulaski County 86 vs Evangel Christian 40 (at Pikeville) Pikeville Invitational
Burgin 80 at Silver Grove 53


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Somerset 54 vs Danville 64 (at Garrard County) Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic
Garrard County 48 vs Western Hills 51 (at Garrard County) Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic



The Week Ahead:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Somerset at Garrard County (Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic)
Danville vs Western Hills (Elleman Contracting Garrard Holiday Classic)
Boyle County at Glasgow 7:30


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rockcastle County vs.Western 8:30pm (at Hancock County) Aleris Christmas Tournament
Southern vs. Wayne County 6:30pm (at McCreary Central) Arby's/KFC Holiday Classic
Lynn Camp at McCreary Central 8:00pm Arby's/KFC Holiday Classic
Clay County vs. Casey County 1:30pm (at Berea) Berea Invitational Tournament
Franklin County vs. Pulaski County 4:00pm (at Lexington Christian) Central Bank Classic
Rockcastle County vs TBA (at Hancock County) Aleris Christmas Tournament
Burgin at Rose Hill Christian 6:30
Danville at Sayre 7:30
Somerset at Southwestern 7:30


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wayne County vs. TBA (at McCreary Central) Arby's/KFC Holiday Classic
McCreary Central vs. TBA (at McCreary Central) Arby's/KFC Holiday Classic
Pulaski County at Lexington Christian 7:30 (Central Bank Classic)
Rockcastle County vs TBA (at Hancock County) Aleris Christmas Tournament
Casey County vs TBA (at Berea) Berea Invitational Tournament
Boyle County vs Eastern 6:00pm (at Mercer County) Farmers National Bank - Clash of Titans
Lincoln County vs Montgomery County 4:00pm (at Mercer County) Farmers Bank - Clash of Titans
Mercer County vs Campbellsville 8:00pm (at Mercer County) Farmers National Bank - Clash of Titans
Ryle at West Jessamine 8:00pm Farmers Bank of Jessamine County
Harlan County at East Jessamine 8:00pm Farmers Bank of Jessamine County


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wayne County vs. TBA (at McCreary Central) Arby's/KFC Holiday Classic
McCreary Central vs. TBA (at McCreary Central) Arby's/KFC Holiday Classic
Rockcastle County vs TBA (at Hancock County) Aleris Christmas Tournament
Casey County vs TBA (at Berea) Berea Invitational Tournament
Pulaski County vs TBA (at Lexington Christian) Central Bank Classic
Boyle County vs TBA (at Mercer County) Farmers National Bank - Clash of Titans
Lincoln county vs TBA (at Mercer County) Farmers National Bank - Clash of Titans
Mercer County vs TBA (at Mercer County) Farmers National Bank - Clash of Titans
West Jessamine vs TBA (at West/East Jessamine) Farmers Bank of Jessamine County
East Jessamine vs TBA (at West/East Jessamine) Farmers Bank of Jessamine County


Friday, December 23, 2016

Wayne County vs. TBA (at McCreary Central) Arby's/KFC Holiday Classic
McCreary Central vs. TBA (at McCreary Central) Arby's/KFC Holiday Classic
Boyle County vs TBA (at Mercer County) Farmers National Bank - Clash of Titans
Lincoln county vs TBA (at Mercer County) Farmers National Bank - Clash of Titans
Mercer County vs TBA (at Mercer County) Farmers National Bank - Clash of Titans
West Jessamine vs TBA (at West/East Jessamine) Farmers Bank of Jessamine County
East Jessamine vs TBA (at West/East Jessamine) Farmers Bank of Jessamine County