Things in Region 1 seem to be getting tighter and tighter at the top. McCracken has looked more vulnerable the past couple weeks winning two games by 2 points before finally falling to Graves County. It was a great win for Graves who had just lost to Mayfield. Mayfield needed that victory after falling to Paducah Tilghman in late December. It is a round robin of wins and losses and should make for a great run to the end of the season and into the Region 1 tournament:
The Mustangs lost their first game to a Kentucky team this season when they hosted Graves County. Jackson Sivills was held to only 5 points as McCracken fell 67-56. Trevor Winsett led the Mustangs with 24 points and Dumas added 16. They rebounded nicely in their crosstown rival game against Paducah Tilghman. They controlled the game to the tune of 59-42. Sivills came back to life and scored 26 while Dumas again contributed 14. This week shows how close the competition is in the top tier of region 1. This week the Mustangs will play in the Superman Classic this week starting with Fort Campbell which they should handle easily.
The Eagles had their biggest win of the year as Jordan Noranjo led them to a 67-56 victory over BGP #10 McCracken County. It was a huge boost coming off a 3 game losing streak including to Bowling Green and Mayfield. They backed that up with a convincing win at Marshall County 65-52. Jacob Savage led Graves with 21 points, Mathis had 18, and Naranjo ended with 13. The Eagles shot almost 40% from three point range in this game. Graves will play in the Superman Classic and their opening game will be against Goreville, IL.
Mayfield looks to have righted the ship and gotten back on track to where they were last year. After defeating Graves County last week, the Cardinals pulled off their biggest win of the season taking down BGP#4 University Heights 87-78. While they did allow 44 points to Mr. Basketball candidate KyKy Tandy, they were able to hold off the rest of the Blazers. It was a true team effort as 4 players scored in double digits. Connor Guthrie led the way with 21, Kade Neely had 20, Desean Jones added 17, and Carson Guthrie 16. Mayfield also defeated Ballard Memorial and South Fulton in blowout games. They will open the 1st Region All A Classic against Community Christian.
Murray found themselves on the losing end of 2 game this week. The first was understandable as they played the BGP #4 team University Heights. While they put up a great fight, they couldn’t keep up and the final score was 76-66. The second loss was to their rivals Calloway County 50-47. This was a disappointing loss because the Tigers have played region 1 foes very well only losing to Mayfield and Graves. They will start the All A Classic this week.
Paducah Tilghman had a nice win against Marshall County. They were led by Tylus White who had 20 points. They suffered a difficult loss to McCracken County 59-42. McCracken has looked vulnerable lately and the Tornado hoped they could capitalize on that, but it didn’t happen. The next three games are crucial to Paducah Tilghman’s season. They travel to Madisonville-North Hopkins, then host both Marshall County and Graves County. There is some time off between those games according to the schedule.
6. Marshall County – Terry Birdsong
2018-19 record: 8-10
Week’s Record: 2-2
Marshall County had a tough two games this week taking a loss to Paducah Tilghman 63-47 and Graves County 65-52. The next couple games should help give the Marshall’s some confidence as they play Christian Fellowship and Ripley, TN. Leading up to a big game with Paducah Tilghman next week. The most difficult news for Marshall County is the Federal Judge denied the appeal and Zion Harmon will not be able to play this season.
The Lakers had another good week as it looks like they are improving each week as the season moves forward. They defeated Hopkins County Central 49-43 led by Cade Butler with 15 points. They then defeated crosstown rival Murray 50-47 in a nail biter. Ki Franklin scored 21 points in the win. And then they lost to Glasgow 52-41. They will have a tough game against Caldwell County early this week.
8 Carlisle County – Coach Brian O’Neil
2018-19 record: 11-8
Week’s Record: 3-0
The Comets had a good week albeit with against inferior competition. The defeated Dongola, IL, Fulton County, and Ballard Memorial. Trey Wilson and Reese Anderson led the way in those games including a 32 point game from Anderson in their 1st Round All A Classic opponent Ballard Memorial. They will continue in the All A Classic this week.
The Pilots had the busiest week of any teams in region 1 as they played 4 games going 2 and 2 for the week. They defeated Hickman County 70-48, and traded games with St. Mary winning 61-60, but losing 48-41. They also lost to Carlisle County 68-55. They don’t have a game on the schedule this week.
10. St. Mary – Coach Greg Overstreet
2018-19 record: 10-9
Week’s Record: 2-1
St. Mary was able to defeat Community Christian 42-30 and then split the two games against Fulton County. They will play Calloway County this week.
11. Community Christian Paducah – Coach Daniel Durrett
2018-19 record: 5-9
Week’s Record: 1-1
The Warriors lost to St. Mary, but defeated Christian Fellowship 55-45 in the first round of the 1st Region All A Classic. Eli Paxton score 17 and Carter added 14. They play Mayfield in the next round.