2nd Region Week 5 Review

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    by silo11 is offline Premium Member
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    Holiday Tournaments have completed and nothing really of note to change. University Heights showed that they are one of the top teams in the state and have establish themselves as a favorite for the All “A” Classic State Tournament coming up later in January. A big game between Madisonville and Hopkinsville is on June 3rd, both teams want to establish themselves as the number 2 team in the region. Here are the rankings:

    1. University Heights Academy – Coach Grant Shouse
    2018-19 record: 10-2
    Week’s Record: 4-0

    The Blazers won the championship game of the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic over the past week. They defeated Frederick Douglass in the first round. KyKy Tandy only had 6 points in this game in his worst performance of the season. McGowan picked him up with 25 and Hollowell had 18. In round 2, UHA took down Cooper 64-53, a team many thought would defeat the Blazers. The semi-final game proved to be the toughest game as they defeated Landstown, Va 66-63. They finished out with a commanding victory over Newport 85-59.
    Murray, Christian County, and Mayfield are all on the horizon for the Blazers.

    2. Madisonville North Hopkins – Coach Matt Beshear
    2018-19 record: 9-5
    Week’s Record: 2-1

    Madisonville played in the Meijer Holiday Classic. Unfortunately they lost their first game to a surging Owensboro team 71-57. This loss came as a little bit of a surprise, but the Maroons rebounded in their next two games defeating Murray 60-47 and Monroe County 69-67. Madisonville will open the 2019 year with a big match up vs Hopkinsville in a battle for the second spot in region rankings. After that they take a few days before their match at home against Caldwell County.

    3. Hopkinsville – Coach Larry Miller
    2018-19 record: 8-5
    Week’s Record: 0-2

    Things were going so well for the Tigers who had won 8 of 10 coming into the tournament in Missouri. Hopkinsville dropped both games, even though they were close. Father Tolton was the better of the two teams they lost to. The Tigers have now lost three in a row and look to rebound in a tough match at home vs Madisonville before travelling to Lincoln County. The next couple week have some tough games (Warren Central, Doss, Madison Central, Graves County).

    4. Caldwell County – Coach Daniel Kukahiko
    2018-19 record: 8-4
    Week’s Record: 1-1

    Playing in the West KY Hoops Classic, Caldwell soundly defeated Fulton City 82-36. They played Northeast, TN the next day and couldn’t quite hang as they went down 71-62. Caldwell has looked pretty good winning 8 of their last 10 games. Dawson Springs and Madisonville await them in the new year.

    5. Christian County – Coach Kerry Stovall
    2018-19 record: 7-6
    Week’s Record: 2-1

    The Colonels first game in the Poplar Bluff Showdown was to top 100 rank team out of Fayettville, Arkansas. Christian County was overmatched from the start going on to lose by 40 points. They rebounded nicely the following two games as they defeated Memphis Central 73-60 and Kirby (Memphis, TN) 52-48.
    The schedule is about to get real tough for the Colonels in January. They go to McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman, and play UHA, Dunbar, and Bowling Green at home.

    6. Webster County – Coach Jon Newton
    2018-19 record: 10-4
    Week’s Record: 2-1

    The Trojans continue to beat up easy opponents in the schedule, but they seem to struggle with quality teams. Hence why the great record, but not the best ranking. Danville manhandle Webster to the tune of 77-41 in the Hilliard Lyons Holiday Hoop Classic. They bounced back to defeat Whitefield Academy and Metcalfe County, however neither of those teams has a winning record this year.
    Webster County really needs a Signature win to improve in the standing. They have that chance in 2 weeks when they face Caldwell County and Madisonville.

    7. Henderson County – Coach Tyler Smithhart
    2018-19 record: 8-5
    Week’s Record: 1-2

    Henderson County didn’t have the South Central Bank Halton Classic they were hoping to. In the first game against Greenwood, they were unable to keep up in a 64-46 loss. They put up a much better fight against Franklin-Simpson, but still fell 54-51 in a tough loss. The Colonels were finally able to get in the win column by soundly defeating Todd County Central 73-45. Muhlenberg Co. Grayson Co. and Webster Co. are the next 3 games on the schedule.

    8. Lyon County – Coach Jeff Embrey
    2018-19 record: 9-6
    Week’s Record: 1-1

    The Lyons played two gamed at the Stewart County Christmas Classic in Tennesee. They lost the first game to East Robertson 64-53 and won the second game against Henry County, TN 69-54. They only play one game this week against Critteden County. That should get them to double digit victories this season.

    9. Union County – Coach Shane Smith
    2018-19 record: 6-5
    Week’s Record: 2-2

    Union traveled to Pinckneyville, IL for the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic. The Braved defeated Trigg County and Jersey, IL, while losing to Greenville, IL and Chester, IL. They will face Webster County and Calloway County. Sophomore Kale Gaither is still pacing Union to the tune of 24.3 ppg.

    10. Hopkins County Central – Coach Lee James
    2018-19 record: 5-7
    Week’s Record: 1-2

    Hopkins County had a pretty decent showing at the Marshall County Holiday Classic even though they lost two of the games. They were in both games they lost, but just ran out of gas at the end against Marshall County and Valley. They were able to take down Apollo 71-64. Ohio County and the 2A Sectionals are on schedule for early January.

    11. Livingston Central – Coach Chris Green
    2018-19 record: 7-7
    Week’s Record: 2-1

    The Cardinals were so close to winning all 3 games they played it the Murray Bank Tipoff Classic. LC lost to Calloway County in overtime of the first game 58-51. They went on to defeat Fulton County 45-43 in another close game before winning against Christian Fellowship in their last game. Trigg County and Carlisle County will be the next 2 Kentucky opponents for the Cards.

    12. Trigg County – Coach Payton Croft
    2018-19 record: 6-8
    Week’s Record: 0-3

    Trigg County had a tough time at the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic. They lost to Richland County IL, Roxana IL, and Union County. They play Livingston Central and Calloway in early January.

    13. Fort Campbell – Coach Robbie Townsend
    2018-19 record: 4-4
    Week’s Record: 0-2

    The Falcons were way overmatched in the Zaxby’s Holiday Tournament in Clarksville, TN. Both games they lost by more than 45 points. They play Christian County and Dawson Springs next.

    14. Dawson Springs – Coach Chad Burgett
    2018-19 record: 5-7
    Week’s Record: 1-2

    The Panthers started the Williamstown Holiday Tournament off well defeating Williamstown behind 28 points from Tyler Clark. However Dawson Springs couldn’t keep pace with Thomas Nelson as they lost 93-60. They had a tough match with Nicholas County, but still fell 91-80.
    The Panthers have given up 80 points or more in 6 of their 12 games this season while only scoring more than 80 points 3 times.

    15. Crittenden County – Coach Denis Hodge
    2018-19 record: 4-9
    Week’s Record: 0-2

    The Rockets lost both games in the Stewart County Christmas Classic in Tennessee. They will play Lyon County and Trigg County in early January.

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    Pretty fair. I think we handle Madisonville this week. Should be a good game but we match up well with Madisonville.
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    Jan 3, not June 3rd.

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