5th Region Week 4 Review: One Team Remains Unbeaten
1. Larue County (7-2): The Hawks suffered their first loss of the season this week as they won one game and lost two in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass Tournament. They lost to Trinity 67-46, lost to University Heights 68-65, and beat host team Fairdale 78-54. The Hawks who lost twice, still had a solid showing. They lost to a great Trinity team and lost a 50 50 game against a top 10 team in University Heights, so Larue did show they are indeed a very good basketball team. Dailliss Cox had 20 points and 8 rebounds in the win against Fairdale.
2. John Hardin (9-0): The Bulldogs won all four games this week to win the Owensboro Invitation Tournament. They beat Apollo 76-35, beat Bowling Green in overtime 58-55, beat Daviess County 65-61, and beat Hopkinsville 45-44. This was a team who hadnít been in very many close games and they had three in this tournament. John Hardin has shown they are a top 20 team in the state and they are the only team in the region who has yet to lose a game. Aaron Scott led them with 22 points in the win against Apollo.
3. Central Hardin (6-3): The Bruins went one and one this week as they didnít play in a Christmas Tournament this week. They beat Hart County 77-51 at home and lost to Oldham County 69-61 in the Kentucky Bank Challenge. They took care of business against Hart County and lost a competitive game against a good Oldham County team. All three of the Bruins losses are to very good teams so Central Hardin hasnít had a bad loss yet. In the win against Hart County Jacob Hobbs had 18 points and 12 rebounds.
4. Marion County (10-2): The Knights won two out of three games this week in the Warren East Holliday Hoops Classic. They lost to Muhlenberg County 64-62, beat Henderson County 74-59, and beat Campbellsville 67-53. The Knights lost a close game to Muhlenberg but bounced back nicely with two wins. The Knights continue to dominate teams by outrebounding about every team they play. Jamison Epps had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Muhlenberg County.
5. Taylor County (9-2): The Cardinals didnít play in a Christmas Tournament as they played a regular game on the road and lost. Taylor lost to Boyle County at Boyle County 63-54. This was an upset and this makes it two losses in a row after winning their first nine games. Taylor has still had a good season so far and just need to get a win to get the momentum back. Trevon Smith leads Taylor in points and rebounds so far as he is averaging 25 points and 9 rebounds so far this year, as he could win region player of the year.
6. Adair County (6-4): The Indians won all three games in the KME Christmas Classic this week. They beat Piggott AR 67-56, beat Houston County TN 74-50, and beat St. Mary 51-38. After a slow start they have won four out of their last five games. After losing so much from last year the Indians have had a good start to the season. Anthony Payne had 34 points in the win over Piggott AR, he has stepped up for the Indians as he has been amazing for them so far.
7. Campbellsville (4-6): The Eagles played four games this week which they won two and lost two which included three games in the Warren East Holliday Hoops Classic. The Eagles beat Green County on the road 79-53. They lost to Todd County Central 85-78 in overtime, they beat Caverna 82-61, and lost to Marion County 67-53. The Eagles have been consistently in the middle of the pack this year. Malachi Corley had 26 points and 10 rebounds in the win against Green County.
8. Bardstown (5-6): The Tigers played four games this week including three games which was in the Warren East Holliday Hoops Classic. They won a big district matchup at home against Washington County 61-58. They beat Henderson County 61-60, lost to Muhlenberg County 52-51 in overtime, and beat Todd County Central 51-46. This was a great week for the Tigers as they started off slow, but the Tigers are playing their best ball right now. Trey Riney had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the big district win.
9. Washington County (4-3): The Commanders didnít play in a Christmas Tourney this week as they only played a district game which they lost. They lost to district foe Bardstown 61-58 on the road. Losing to Bardstown is disappointing but they had been playing well before that as the loss stopped a four-game winning streak. In the loss Cameron Willis and Devin Hurst both had 17 points to lead Washington.
10. Elizabethtown (3-5): The Panthers played three games in the Barren Hoops Classic as they won one game and lost two. They beat host Barren County 72-66, lost to Whitley County 73-60, and lost to Glasgow 80-68. The Panthers are a young squad so like expected they have had some struggles early. Jaquais Franklin led the Panthers with 15 points in the loss to Whitley County.
11. Hart County (3-6): The Raiders had a bad week as they lost four games this week. Star player John Shoulders did not play this week due to an injury, this week showed just how valuable he is. Hayden Belden scored 16 points to lead Hart in a game this week.
12. North Hardin (3-7): The Trojans played three games and won one of the three. The record isnít good, but the schedule has been tough early. Josh Moore leads the Trojans in scoring with 10.1 points per game so far.
13. Thomas Nelson (6-4): The Generals had another great week and won two out of three. This team has been fun to keep up with after last yearís long season. Noah Cecil is leading them in points so far with 11.7 points per game.
14. Green County (5-6): The Dragons won two games this week and lost two games this week. The Dragons had a solid week after a bad week last week. Zyler Bardin led the Dragons with 17 points in a loss this week.
15. Bethlehem (2-8): The Eagles won and lost one game this week. Even though it hasnít shown with many wins the Eagles have improved since the start of the season. Zach Weston was the leading scorer in the win this week with scoring 13 points.
16. Caverna (1-8): The Colonels lost all three games this week. Been a rough start so far as they have so many new faces getting their first varsity experience, so this was expected. Deshante Richardson led the Colonels with 18 points in a game this week.
17. Nelson County (1-9): The Cardinals played two games this week winning one and losing one. They did get their first win of the year this week as it has been a disappointing start so far.
18. Fort Knox (1-7): The Eagles lost both games this week. Been a rough start to the season though it is expected with how mu