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No movement this week in the rankings. The top 3 teams all went 2-1 in their respective holiday play. McCracken County lost their first game of the season in a championship game and Graves County suffered their first loss to a Kentucky team. Here is what happened this week around Region 1:

1. McCracken County – Coach Burlin Brower
BGP #11
2018-19 record: 11-1
Week’s Record: 2-1

The Mustangs went to Palm Springs to play in the Holiday Basketball Classic. They won the first to games they played against Calvary Day School and the host school Dwyer. However they were unable to defeat Bergen Catholic in the Championship game where they lost 67-52. Bergen is ranked #7 in New Jersey and is undefeated on the year.
Now that the first loss of the year is behind them, McCracken can focus on the season goals. They will host Mustang Madness this week where they will play a rematch with Christian County and then a very good Elliott County.

2. Graves County – Coach Joshua Frick
2018-19 record: 11-2
Week’s Record: 2-1

The Eagles played in the Meijer Holiday Classic where they defeated South Warren 71-59 and Bullitt East 63-43. They then played Bowling Green in the last game but couldn’t pull out a win, losing 62-57. Ryan Mathis had a huge 31 point game against South Warren. This sets up the Eagles biggest showdown of the year so far, the Mayfield Cardinals. Jan 4 sets the date for the showdown of the region #2 vs #3. Should be an excellent game in Mayfield, would be worth traveling to if you are in the area.

3. Mayfield – Coach Chris Guhy
BGP #12
2018-19 record: 8-5
Week’s Record: 2-1

Mayfield defeated both Atherton and Southern this past week. They were defeated handily to Lafayette 71-57. They will have another tough matchup against Graves County on Jan 4. After that they will play in the Mustang Madness tournament at McCracken County against St. Louis Christian. Mayfield has not played as well so far this year as they did this time last year. They will need to play better if they want to see Rupp Arena.

5. Murray – Coach Dior Curtis
2018-19 record: 4-9
Week’s Record: 0-3

Murray is currently on a 4 game losing streak after losing 2 games at the Meijer Holiday Classic in Bowling Green. The Tigers lost to Bowling Green 78-51 and Madisonville North Hopkins 60-47. Murray will now play Joppa-Maple Grove from Illinois before heading to Ballard Memorial.

4. Paducah Tilghman – Coach Roderick Thomas
2018-19 record: 7-6
Week’s Record: 1-2

Paducah Tilghman traveled to the Central Bank Classic in Lexington and found themselves struggling against better teams. Central Hardin defeated the Tornado 73-63, and Oldham County beat PT 69-63. Tilghman however was able to defeat Holy Cross-Covington 92-53. Their next 5 games will be tough matchups and PT goes into the toughest stretch of the season. They will play Christian County, Marshall County 2x, McCracken County, and Graves County.

6. Marshall County – Terry Birdsong
2018-19 record: 6-7
Week’s Record: 2-2

Marshall County had a tough game against McCracken County where they lost 45-36 in a slow down game. They defeated Hopkins County Central 87-72 and Apollo 50-41 while hosting the Marshall County Holiday Classic. They lost to Valley in a close game 61-59. They now travel to St. Mary and Calloway County which are winnable games. They will have a tough matchup with Paducah Tilghman and Graves County on the horizon.

7 Carlisle County – Coach Brian O’Neil
2018-19 record: 7-7
Week’s Record: 0-3

The Comets did not fare well at the Magnolia Bank Holiday Classic losing all three games including a whooping to BGP #5 Larue County 69-29. Their other opponents were Muhlenberg County (56-43) and Louisville Collegiate (51-47). Their next 5 games are away games, the first two at Hickman County and Livingston Central.

8. Calloway County – Coach Brad Cleaver
2018-19 record: 5-8
Week’s Record: 3-0

The Lakers had a good week winning all three of their games. It took overtime to defeat Livingston Central at the Murray Bank Tipoff and 5 players scored in double figures for the Lakers. Then then defeating Christian Fellowship and Fulton County. Up next for Calloway is Marshall County, Union County and Trigg County.

9. Fulton County – Coach Jamie Madding
2018-19 record: 3-6
Week’s Record: 1-2

The Pilots defeated Christian Fellowship 82-55 while losing to Livingston Central in a close game 45-43 and Calloway County 67-56. They play Fulton City and Lake County, TN next.

10. St. Mary – Coach Greg Overstreet
2018-19 record: 6-7
Week’s Record: 1-2

St. Mary play 3 out of state teams in the Carbondale Holiday Classic. The lost 2 of the games and won 1. They play Marshall County, Ballard Memorial, and Fulton City next.

11. Community Christian Paducah – Coach Daniel Durrett
2018-19 record: 4-6
Week’s Record: 0-0

The Warriors did not play any games this week. The resume play against Agape Christian in IL and Christian Fellowship on Jan 7.

12. Hickman County – Coach Wynn Harris
2018-19 record: 4-8
Week’s Record: 0-0

Hickman did not play any game this week. They will play Carlisle County and Fulton County.

13. Ballard Memorial – Coach Marla Cooper
2018-19 record: 2-8
Week’s Record: 0-2

The Bombers continued their tough season as their losing streak increased to 7 this week in losses to Stewart County and East Robertson both from Tennessee. They will play Murray and St. Mary before traveling to Mayfield.

14. Fulton City – Coach Jon Dillard
2018-19 record: 2-10
Week’s Record: 0-2

Fulton City lost both games this week to Caldwell County and Dresden, TN. They will face Fulton County and Christian Fellowship next.

15. Christian Fellowship – Coach Tyler Ryan
2018-19 record: 2-13
Week’s Record: 0-3

Christian Fellowship is currently in the midst of a 10 game losing streak. Fulton County, Calloway County, and Livingston Central all contributed to that streak this week.