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Week Five Review:

McCracken County is flexing its muscles and continue to prove they are the cream of the crop. Marshall is still trying to find their way amongst a extremely tough schedule. Murray has an 8 game winning streak, and Paducah Tilghman is looking more like a contender each game, but a tough stretch lies ahead for them. Here is what happened this past week in Region 1:

1. McCracken County – BGP #8
Season Record: 12-4

McCracken currently on a 5 game winning streak, had no trouble in any of their 3 games this week. Lexington Christian, Crittendent County and Poplar Bluff (MO) all attempted to bring down the #9 ranked team in the Bluegrass, but couldn’t get close. Jackson Sivills is still leading the way fo the Mustangs, averaging 22.4 ppg and 8 rpg. Big rematch with Marshall County on Friday, Jan 10. The Mustangs won their first match by 4 points, but Marshall is seemingly playing better and it should be a great game.

2. Marshall County
Season Record: 7-8

Marshall is still looking to get back on track, but is playing better. They lost to a good Callaway (MS) team and then blew away Lyon County from Region 2. They have two big region 2 test their next 2 games. They will play McCracken County on Friday, and then Paducah Tilghman the following week. Zion Harmon is averaging 25.4 ppg, but is only shooting 42% from the field. He needs to get better for the Marshalls to win against McCracken and Tilghman.

3. Murray
Season Record: 12-2

The Tigers are still looking good and have extended their winning streak to 8 games. They easily defeated Ballard Memorial 76-39 and then defeated Prodigy Prep (FL) 78-62. What makes this game interesting, is that Prodigy Prep beat Marshall County earlier in the season. This doesn’t mean Murray is better than Marshall, but they are definitely closer than we thought at the beginning of the season. Murray will have its hands full for the ninth victory in the streak as they faceoff with Paducah Tilman on Jan 7.

4. Paducah Tilghman – BGP #20
Season Record: 10-5

The Blue Tornado rebounded nicely from a 3 game losing streak to win 3 games in a row. They defeated both Christian County and University Heights from Region 2, and West Creek (TN). The region 2 games were both very close and could have gone either way, but Tilghman showed poise and grit in winning both games. They will face a very tough stretch in their schedule next. They play Murray, Christian County, Marshall County, and McCracken County in their next four. Will the real Paducah Tilghman please step up.

5. Calloway County
Season Record: 9-6

Ugly week for the Lakers has they struggled and didn’t win a game this week. The closest game as a 54-52 loss to Christian County. They also lass to Marion (IL) by 7 and South Warren by 8, all at the CFSB New Year’s Bash. They will play Carlisle County and then Webster County, a team that hasn’t lost to a KY team yet this year. They are one of the few teams on Webster’s schedule that could change that.

6. Carlisle County
Season Record: 7-6

The Comets only played one game this week and lost to Caldwell County 63-57. Blake Elder has 26 points in the loss. They will play Calloway County and Hickman County this week.

7. St. Mary
Season Record: 8-5

The Vikings won their only game of the week by squeaking out a 45-43 win at Ballard Memorial. This game was much closer than anticipated and very well could have been a huge upset, but St. Mary managed to pull it out. They play Livingston Central and then Fulton County back to back.

8. Graves County
Season Record:5-10

Still not used to the Eagles being this far down on the rankings, but that is the way the season has gone for Graves. More of the same this week as they lost 3 of 4 in Holiday games. Their lone win came again South Warren 59-41, however losses to Christian County, West Creek (TN), and Morristown-Hamblen (TN) spoiled that win. The next three games will be tough as well, McCracken County, Mayfield, and then Marshall County…ugly.

9. Mayfield
Season Record:7-3

Mayfield keeps moving up the charts as they win both games this week against Hickman County and Community Christian. Ballard Memorial and South Fulton (TN) up next.

10. Fulton City
Season Record: 3-4

Fulton City had one game this week, but it was enough to move them up one spot in the rankings due to the fact they beat Fulton County who was ahead of them the whole season. Brennen Walker scored 19 points in the 57-53 win. They will play Dresden (TN) and Christian Fellowship next.

11. Fulton County
Season Record: 5-6

The Pilots lost their rival game against Fulton City and therefore dropped a spot in the standings. They rebounded by defeating Lake County (TN) the next night. They will play South Fulton (TN) and St. Mary back to back next.

12. Hickman County
Season Record: 4-7

The Falcons lost their only game this week 72-50 to Mayfield. They will play Christian Fellowship, Carlisle County, and Mayfield next.

13. Ballard Memorial
Season Record: 2-11

The Bombers almost pulled off one of the bigger upsets in region 1 this season losing to St. Mary by only 2 points. Made the thrashing they received from Murray the night before, not hurt so bad. Mayfield is up next.

14. Community Christian
Season Record: 0-12

The Warriors played two games this week and got beat convincingly in both. It looks more and more that CCA may find itself winless again this season.

[B}Christian Fellowship*[/B]
Season Record: 6-5

The Eagles won their only game against rival Christian Fellowship in a convincing manner. Andrew Allen scored 18 pts in the win.
*Team 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.