3rd Region Review - Week 2
1. Owensboro Red Devils (4-1) SAME
Owensboro faced some difficult challenges this week with mixed results. They battled a good Warren Central team to a tie heading to the final quarter, but came up short 68-59. On Friday, they bounced back with a big district win over Daviess County before closing the week with a blowout win over a very good Castle, Indiana team. Gavin Wimsatt is the constant for the Devils right now, as he scored 26 vs the Dragons and 22 vs the Knights. The Devils continue their difficult schedule this week as they take on Christian County before heading to the Fern Creek Holiday Tournament with the likes of JTown and Waggener.
2. Ohio County Eagles (4-0) UP 1
The Eagles opened a very nice week with a blowout 30 point win over district rival Mclean County. Trey Lewis led the 3 point barrage with 6 3's to finish with 24 points. The Eagles knocked down 13 3's in the win. Saturday, they came from behind to beat a solid Evansville Central squad. Ohio County showed their versatility, pushing the ball inside to Shane Frady to get the win. Frady finished with 18. Tony Hopper and the Eagles look to keep rolling this week as the host Muhlenberg in a big 10th district showdown before heading to the Warren East Holiday Tournament.
3. Muhlenberg County Mustangs (4-1) UP 1
The Mustangs went 2-0 this week with wins over Hopkins Central and Caldwell County. Trey Lovell led the way against Caldwell with 17 points. Muhlenberg is very balanced early in the season and expect that to continue as they gain experience. The Stangs travel to Ohio County for a huge 10th district showdown on Tuesday before heading to Beech High School for their holiday tournament to head in to Christmas Break.
4. Breckenridge County Tigers (4-1) UP 2
Kaveon Mitchell and the Breck County Tigers are off to a great start. With the senior leadership they lost last year, their transition into this season has been impressive. Tuesday, they knocked off Owensboro Catholic 73-71. Mitchell had 27 while Justin Shrewsberry chipped in 17. Friday, they scored their 2nd district win of the season over Hancock County. They head to Christmas Break this week with home games against Trinity and Meade County.
5. Owensboro Catholic Aces (3-2) DOWN 3
The Aces had a tough week against very good competition. They sandwiched a win over Apollo between 2 tough losses to Breckenridge County and a state powerhouse in John Hardin. Brian Griffith has been impressive early on, scoring 27 against Apollo and 20 in the loss to Breck County. Big man Jai Webb tweaked his ankle against Apollo and was limited. That will be something to monitor going forward. Catholic will look to bounce back this week in the Butler County Christmas Tournament.
6. Butler County Bears (3-0) UP 4
The Bears are starting to turn some heads around the region with their 3-0 start. They opened the week wth a big 57-42 win over Daviess County. Parker Rice scored 20 and Soloman Fleener had a double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. They followed that up with a 83-66 win over Whitesville Trinity. The Bears placed 4 players in double figures in the win, led by Parker Rice's 17. Butler has a busy week this week against Apollo, Russellville before closing out the week hosting their own Holiday Tournament.
7. Mclean County Cougars (3-1) DOWN 2
Mclean lost its first district test of the season by 30 at the hands of Ohio County. They were able to bounce back with a big 62-44 win over Russellville. The Cougars have 2 games they should win in Dawson Springs and Cloverport before heading to a very challenging Butler County tournament.
8. Grayson County Cougars (3-2) UP 1
The Cougars started the week off with a loss to Nelson County but bounced back in a big way, knocking off Edmonson County on a buzzer beater by Nolan Shartzer. Shartzer put another huge game together and is showing to be one of the best players in the region through the first few weeks. Grayson travels to E-town this week before the Henderson Christmas Tournament this weekend.
9. Daviess County Panthers (3-3) DOWN 2
The Panthers started the season on fire, winning 3 straight but struggled this week by losing 3 straight. Big losses to Butler County and Owensboro were followed up by a hard fought loss to Tell City, Indiana. The varsity inexperience is showing up early, but Coach Hayden will develop this team as the season moves along. The Panthers have Hancock County before heading to the Webster County Holiday Tournament this week.
10. Whitesville Trinity Raiders (3-3) DOWN 2
Trinity split the week by going 1-1. The Raiders were blown out on the road in Butler County but showed nice resolve by bouncing back with a road win over Todd Central. They will be challenged again to open this weeks schedule, as they take on Breckenridge County. They close the week by hosting their own Christmas Tournament at the Horn Center.
11. Meade County Greenwaves (1-3) UP 1
The Waves got themselves in the win column this week with a district win over Cloverport. Canon Decker led the Waves with 16 while Mitchell Dozier scored a double double with 11 points and 12 boards. Meade has games against Shelby County, Breck County and Barren County this week.
12. Edmonson County Wildcats (2-3) UP 1
Edmonson split a pair of games this week, defeating Monroe and losing a heart breaker to Grayson County. Mason Pierce led the Cats with 22 points and 12 boards in the win over Cumberland late last week. As of now, it appears that the Wildcats are without last years leader, Chaz Wilson. Edmonson has Barren County this week before hosting their own Christmas Tournament.
13. Apollo Eagles (0-5) DOWN 2
Apollo struggled again this week, dropping 3 more games. They lost on the road to Henderson on a last second half court 3 to open the week and followed that up by being blown out at the hands of Owensboro Catholic. Saturday, they battled a good Forrest Park Indiana team before falling short. The Eagles look for their first win this week with games against Butler County, Logan County and S Warren.
14. Hancock County Hornets (1-4) SAME
Coach Orr and the Hornets scored their first win of the season over Cloverport and followed that up by battling Breck County in a district defeat. The Hornets have tough games this week against Daviess County and Trigg County.
15. Cloverport Aces (1-4) SAME
The Aces got their first win of the season on Saturday in overtime against Burgin. Earlier in the week they dropped games to Cannelton and at the Whitesville Trinity Christmas tournament.