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Week Four Review:

McCracken County stays in the BGP top 10 and proves they deserve to be there. Paducah Tilghman makes a surprise entry into BGP top 20 at #20 as they had won 7 straight before losing 2 this week. Marshall County looks to rebound and show they are a top 20 deserving team, while Murray still shows they are a very good team, waiting to be noticed. Here is the week 4 review:

1. McCracken County – BGP #8
Season Record: 10-4

McCracken look very good in this week’s games, almost avenging a loss to BGP #6 Madisonville. They couldn’t pull out the win in a very tight game, losing 55-52 at the King of the Bluegrass. They rebounded with 3 nice wins in the Central Bank Classic. They defeated Eastern, George Rogers Clark, and Lexington Christian. They will play Crittenden County and Poplar Bluff (MO) this coming week.

2. Marshall County
Season Record: 6-7

Marshall looks to be getting back on track, winning 3 of 4 games this week. The wins all came against out of state teams. The loss was a real gauge on where Marshall stands in the state, playing BGP #1 Ballard. The result shows that there is a lot of improvement still needed to compete with the top teams as they were outmatched 76-61. They will play Callaway (MS) and Lyon County this week.

3. Murray
Season Record: 10-2

The Tigers won all three games they played in the Roy’s Bar-B-Que/1st Southern National Bank Classic. They defeated Cumberland County 72-60, East Robertson (TN) 80-48, and Carlisle County 48-47. They play Ballard Memorial and Prodigy Prep (FL) this week before a big matchup with Paducah Tilghman.

4. Paducah Tilghman – BGP #20
Season Record: 7-4

The Blue Tornado suffered two losses in the West Ky Hoops Classic, losing to Northeast (TN) 56-37 and Southwind (TN) 48-43. They move into the BGP top 20 and drop both games since. They will try and rebound against Christian County on Friday. A big game with Murray looms in the near future.

5. Calloway County
Season Record: 9-3
The Lakers won all three games at the Murray Bank Tipoff Classic defeating Fulton County and Livingston Central in blowouts, and a 3 point win against Mayfield. They will play in the CFSB New Year’s Bash this week.

6. Carlisle County
Season Record: 7-5

The Comets won two of three this week, defeating Hart County and Russellville before losing to Murray by 1 point at the Roy’s Bar-b-que/1st Southern National Bank Classic. They will play Caldwell County in their lone game this week.

7. Mayfield
Season Record:5-3

Mayfield looked good in blowout wins versus Livingston Central and Fulton County, however they couldn’t pullout a win at Calloway County, losing 47-44. They can rebound this week playing Hickman County and Community Christian.

8. St. Mary
Season Record: 7-5

The Vikings travelled into Illinois to play in the Carbondale Holiday Classic, where they dropped 2 of 3 games. DuQuoin (IL) and Cairo (IL) proved to be too much for St. Mary as they lost by a significant margin in both games. They were able to win big against Horizon Science Academy 59-17 in the other game. They will play Ballard Memorial on Friday.


9. Graves County
Season Record:4-7

The Eagles went to sunny Florida to play in the Innisfree Hotels Beach Basketball tournament. They were not able to keep up with their competition, losing both games so far to Archbishop McNicholas (OH) and Vicksburg (MS). They will play Morristown-Hamlen West (TN) on Monday before hosting the CFSB New Year’s Bash this weekend.



10. Fulton County
Season Record: 4-5

The Pilots struggled against Mayfield and Calloway County in the Murray Bank Tipoff Classic, losing by 30+ points in both games. They returned the favor against Livingston Central however, winning 79-45. They will play Fulton City on Friday, their crosstown rivals.


11. Fulton City
Season Record: 2-4

Fulton City split their two games this week losing to Gibson County (TN) by 6 points and winning against Gleason (TN) by 34 points. The play their rival, Fulton County on Friday.

12. Hickman County
Season Record: 4-6

The Falcons split their two games this week against teems from Tennessee in the Gibson County Christmas Classic. They defeated Dresden (TN) 76-68, and loss to Halls (TN) 83-59. They will play Mayfield on Friday.

13. Ballard Memorial
Season Record: 2-9

The Bombers did not play this week, but return to action on Thursday versus Murray and then Friday versus St. Mary. Both games will be tough to win.


14. Community Christian
Season Record: 0-9

The Warriors did not play this week, but will try to snap their losing streak against rival Christian Fellowship on Friday.

Unranked

Christian Fellowship
Season Record: 5-5

The Eagles will be included in the region reviews, but will not be ranked as they do not play in the Region 1 tournament at the end of the season. They do however play in the Region 1 All “A” Classic. They won 2 of 3 games this week, defeating Portland Christian and Evangel Christian, but losing to Whitefield Academy. They play Community Christian next.