5th Region Week 6 Review
1. Larue County (12-2): The Hawks continued their great year by winning both games this week. They beat Campbellsville 63-33 at home and beat district opponent Green County 72-57 at home. Larue has done what many have expected from them so far, which is be a very good basketball team. They are a team who has 4 players who could be the guy any given night. In the win over Campbellsville Noah Davis and Anthony Adkins had 19 points each to lead Larue.
2. John Hardin (13-0): The Bulldogs continue to do nothing but win as they won their only game this week. They beat Owensboro Catholic at home 72-63. This is one of the only teams who are still undefeated, and they have won some games that went to the buzzer. John is an extremely athletic team, but it is really a team with a lot of good basketball players. Coming into the game this week, John Hardin led the region with shooting 49.9 percent per game which is super-efficient.
3. Central Hardin (10-5): The Bruins played three games this week and they won two of them. They beat district foe North Hardin 57-50 at home, beat district opponent Elizabethtown 58-49 at home, and lost to Corbin 61-54 in the Raymond Reed Classic. Losing to Corbin was a little surprising, but they did get two needed district wins this week. This Bruins team is probably the best three-point shooting team in the region as they are shooting 37 percent from distance. In the win over North Hardin Jacob Hobbs led Central will 21 points and 11 rebounds.
4. Taylor County (11-3): The Cardinals won their only game this week, which was a rivalry game. They beat district rival Campbellsville 80-61 at home. The Cardinals took care of business and hope they can continue their good play for the rest of the year. Taylor plays hard and they rely on a couple of experienced players who have won a regional title. They rely on Trevon Smith who has been great so far, he is shooting 40 percent from three, where he shot only 18 percent last year.
5. Marion County (12-4): The Knights lost their only game this week to one of their biggest rivals. They lost to Washington County 62-60 on the road. This is back to back weeks Marion has been upset by teams in the 5th region. The positive side coming into this week, Marion County was leading the state in rebounds per game with 41.1 rebounds per game. They can throw a lot of big bodies at you. Even though Marion has struggled as of late, this is still a junior led basketball team, so this isnít their last shot for a big run.
6. Elizabethtown (6-6): The Panthers played one game this week and lost a district game. The Panthers were defeated by Central Hardin 58-49 on the road. This loss was expected and Etown has still overachieved so far considering how young this team is. The three leading scorers are all sophomores which would have to make an Etown fan very happy for the future of this team. Sophomore guard Jaquais Franklin is averaging 22 points to lead the squad this year.
7. Washington County (8-4): The Commanders had a great week winning both games this week. They defeated district opponent Bethlehem 64-38 on the road and upset rival Marion County at home 62-60. Beating Marion County has to give Washington County a lot of momentum going forward. Commanders are also a very good three point shooting team as they have three starters who are shooting over 40 percent. This is a team with a lot of experience, so this is a sleeper team that a lot of teams will not want to play in the postseason.
8. Adair County (8-7): The Indians had two games go down to the wire and they won one and lost the other. The Indians lost to Barren County at home in double overtime 78-76, and beat Gallatin County 60-58 at home. Gallatin County was the best win Adair has had all year as they beat a good basketball team. The Indians are a small team, but they are a good shooting team. They were first in the region in free throw percentage coming into this week as they shoot a great 77.3 percent from the line.
9. Bardstown (7-9): The Tigers played two games this week as they won one game and lost the other. They beat district foe Nelson County 57-56 on the road and lost to North Laurel 89-78 at the Raymond Reed Classic. It was surprising to see their district game be such a close game, though it was in fact a win. Bardstown is an athletic team, their biggest problem seems to be that they play to the level of their competition. Trey Riney had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Tigers in the win over Nelson County.
10. Campbellsville (6-9): The Eagles lost both of their games this week including to their rival, Taylor County 80-61. The Eagles also lost to Larue County 63-33 on the road. The Eagles were without standout Malachi Corley due to a Football all-star game. The Eagles are a team who relies on their two best players to do most of the scoring and rebounding. Nataj Sanders had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Larue County.
11. North Hardin (5-11): The Trojans played three games this week and won one of the three games. The Trojans continue to be very competitive against good teams so far this year.
12. Hart County (4-9): The Raiders ended their losing streak and won their one game this week. Hart County had John Shoulders back from injury and with Shoulders back this can be a good basketball team.
13. Thomas Nelson (9-6): The Generals split their games this week by winning one game and losing the other. The amazing season continues as Thomas Nelson is one win away from double digit wins, after last season what an accomplishment that would be.
14. Green County (5-10): The Dragons lost their one game this week, which was a district game. It has been a struggle for the Dragons lately as they have now lost four straight games.
15. Bethlehem (3-10): The Eagles played two games this week. They won one game and lost the other. You can see the improvement from the start of the season as it started off looking very bad for the Eagles.
16. Caverna (1-10): The Colonels lost both their games this week. After winning their first game they have lost ten straight games.
17. Nelson County (1-15): The Cardinals lost both of their games this week, but they did almost get a big upset win but fell short. Nelson County is on a seven game losing streak since their one win this year.
18. Fort Knox (1-8): The Eagles lost their only game this week. Fort Knox has lost three in a row and none of the games have even been close.