1) Hazard (6-0): The Bulldogs added another trophy to their resume this past week as they won the WYMT Mountain classic. The Bulldogs defeated Phelps 61-55, Martin County 52-40 and Clay County 57-43 in the championship game. Hazard will host Leslie County on Tuesday in the final home game for 2019 before leaving out for Las Vegas the week of Christmas to participate in the Las Vegas Prep Championship.
2) Knott County Central (3-2): Every year the WYMT classic is hosted by a different venue, this year it was the Patriots turn to host the tournament. The Patriots would kick things off against Knox Central, defeating the Panthers 68-63 but the Patriots hopes of becoming WYMT Mountain classic would end in the semi-finals as they would fall to Clay County 75-61. Knott County Central would play Martin County in the consolation and they would add another victory to their resume, winning 84-72. The Patriots will be on the road all this week, traveling to Cordia on Monday, Breathitt County on Thursday and Letcher County Central on Saturday.
3) Cordia (3-2): After a rough start to the season, the Lions have rallied off three straight wins. Defeating Pikeville 71-70, Perry County Central 72-69 and Letcher County Central 68-40. Could this be just what Coach Denny Fugate needed to get his team going and on the right track? Only time will tell.
4) Perry County Central (2-3): After picking up an opening game win over Leslie County, the Commodores have dropped 3 of their last 4 including a 2 game losing streak. Can the Commodores get things turned around this week? At Martin County (Tuesday) and they head out to Hilton Head SC later on this week for a weekend tournament.
5) Wolfe County (5-0): The Wolves keep running away from teams. Wolfe County has gotten off to a tremendous start winning their first 5 games. 3 of them by double digits. 4 of those 5 wins are against region opponents. Wolfe County travels to Breathitt County on Tuesday then head to Prestonsburg for a holiday tournament where they will face off against Shelby Valley (Thursday), Betsy Layne (Friday) and possibly a third game on Saturday.
6) Estill County (3-2): After a rough start to the season, Estill County has rallied for three straight wins. One of those wins came against a team that defeated #3 Cordia by double digits on the same court. Estill County defeated Madison Southern 64-53, Bell County 57-55 (Joe Benton game winner) and on Saturday picking up a 61-56 win over Bluegrass United Lexington KY Home School in the Berea Bill Smallwood Classic. Estill County will travel to Owsley County on Tuesday for a big boy girl district double header. Estill County will then head back to Berea for the Berea All "A" Tournament, where they will open up with Menifee County.
7) Breathitt County (1-2): The Bobcats went almost 10 days without a game, that changed Saturday when they hosted the Peggy Moore Memorial Classic, where teams from all over the state came to participate in, including girls. Breathitt County hosted Louisville power house Christian Academy-Louisville. What a game it was with Christian Academy-Louisville pulling out the 63-62 thriller. The Bobcats need to get things turned around. Can that happen this week? Wolfe County (Tuesday), Knott County Central (Thursday) and Robertson County (Saturday - at Rowan County).
8) Buckhorn (2-2): After an 2-0 start to the season, the Wildcats have dropped their last two games, falling 84-44 to Lexington Christian and 81-58 to Robertson County. Buckhorn will travel to Pineville on Monday before traveling to Galtinburg for a Pre-Christmas tournament. They will open up with Gordon (Calhoun) GA on Thursday.
9) Letcher County Central (0-4): The woes continue for the Cougars this week as they continue to drop games. They fell to Cordia 68-40 and a heart breaker to Belfry 73-72. Can they get on track this week? at June Buchanan (Tuesday) and Knott County Central (Saturday).
10) Owsley County (1-1): The Owls played Jackson County this past week in a tight one, with Jackson County edging out the Owls 67-61. Owsley County will host Estill County on Tuesday before heading to Berea this coming weekend for the Berea All "A" classic where they open up with Model on Thursday.
11) Powell County (1-4): The Pirates have dropped three straight including a blowout loss to Menifee County 60-46, who they usually get the better of. Wolfe County also got the best of Powell County, defeating the Pirates by 29 on the Pirates own home court, holding them to under 40 points.
12) Jackson City (3-2): The Tigers split their two games last week, falling 79-52 to Wolfe County but defeating Jenkins 80-51.
13) Leslie County (0-4): The Eagles woes continue as they've dropped 4 straight 3 of them by double digits.
14) June Buchanan (0-3): The Crusaders can't catch a break as they've lost all three of their first three games by 20+ points.
15) Lee County (2-4): The Bobcats split their two games last week, falling 93-50 to Betsy Layne but edging out Dayton 59-55 over in the Bill Smallwood Classic at Berea.