7th Region Week 10 Review: Male v. Cov Cath In A Big Time Match Up

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    by Smallhoops is offline Premium Member
    This past week was all fine and good, but the upcoming week brings us Primetime on Preston when the Male Bulldogs host the Covington Catholic Colonels Saturday night. Male was tested this week by Trinity (Trinity led by 7 going into the fourth quarter), but the Bulldogs prevailed. At the moment, both teams sport impressive 22-4 records and are ranked in the top five in the state. It should be Kentucky high school basketball at its finest.

    TEAM RANKINGS

    1. Male Bulldogs (22-4)

    The Male Bulldogs extended their win streak to 7, and 12 of their last 13, by going 3-0 this week. After beating Collegiate (74-48) and Pleasure Ridge Park (86-74),the Bulldogs faced a fired up Trinity squad who led the Bulldogs 47-41 at the end of the third quarter. But Male flexed its muscles on both ends of the court and outscored Trinity 21-6 in the fourth quarter to secure the 62-53 victory. After playing the DeSales Colts on Tuesday and the Manual Crimsons on Thursday, Male will face Covington Catholic on Saturday in a much anticipated contest between two of the state’s best teams.

    2. Ballard Bruins (22-3)

    The Bruins went 3-0 this week, with wins against Christian Academy (91-45), North Oldham (102-66), and Eastern (76-61). Ballard has now won 13 of their last 14 games, the sole loss during that streak being to Male. The Bruins are incredibly balanced offensively, with six players averaging at least 9.4 ppg. Ballard has two games on its schedule this week, facing 18-5 Lexington Henry Clay and Central.

    3. Seneca Redhawks (17-8)

    The Redhawks split the two games they played this week. The win was a good win, a 74-55 win over the St. X Tigers. Trent Findley led Seneca with 23 points in that one. The Redhawks dropped the second game they played this week, falling to Madison Central 75-72. Seneca has a single game on its schedule this week, playing the Atherton Rebels on Tuesday.

    4. Eastern Eagles (16-9)

    Eastern went 1-1 in the two games they played against good teams this week, beating Pleasure Ridge Park 65-47 but falling to the Ballard Bruins 76-61. Sophomores James Jewell (13.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg) and Christian Spalding (13.1 ppg) lead the way for the Eagles, although junior Ben Craig (11.8 ppg) is not far behind. The Eagles play Kentucky Country Day and Waggener this week.

    5. Trinity Shamrocks (14-12)

    Trinity’s 1-2 record from this past week is somewhat deceiving. After beating Carroll County 76-40, the Rocks took on two of the best teams in the Commonwealth. Lexington Catholic got the best of things by a 65-40 margin, and Male beat Trinity by a 62-53 margin. But the final score in the Male game does not tell the whole story; the game was tied at halftime, and Trinity led 47-41 at the end of the third quarter. A disappointing loss, to be sure, but encouraging in that it confirms that Trinity can compete with just about anyone. This week, Trinity will compete against Waggener and Lexington Lafayette.

    6. St. Xavier Tigers (15-8)

    St. X started the week with a 74-55 loss to Seneca before beating the DeSales Colts by a 58-44 margin. Nick Mosley led the Tigers with 20 points against DeSales. The Tigers play Jeffersontown and Woodford County this week.

    7. Waggener Wildcats (14-9)

    Waggener suffered a disappointing 60-56 loss to the Valley Vikings this week, but bounced back with a 72-62 win over the Western Warriors. Waggener has two games this week that should serve as a good gauge as to where the Wildcats are as the post season approaches, facing Trinity and Eastern.

    8. Dupont Manual Crimsons (12-9)

    The Crimsons split the two games they played this week; the Butler Bears got the best of the Crimsons 77-57, but Manual beat Central by a 86-63 margin. This week brings games against Christian Academy and Male for the Crimsons.

    9. Louisville Collegiate Titans (16-6)

    Collegiate went 2-1 this week. The loss was understandable, a 74-48 loss to Male, while the wins came against St. Francis (80-37) and Kentucky Country Day (81-65). It was the Titans’ second win over rival KCD this season. Collegiate will take on Eminence and Carroll County this week.

    10. Christian Academy of Louisville Centurions (10-12)

    Christian Academy lost to Ballard (91-45) and Lexington Christian (77-59) this week, but got the best of Caverna by a 87-70 margin. On the schedule this week for the Centurions are games with Manual, Bullitt Central, and DeSales.

    11. Central Yellowjackets (8-16)

    Central went 1-2 this week. The win was by a 70-49 margin over St. Francis. The losses were to Fern Creek (65-46) and Manual (86-63). This week brings games against North Oldham and Ballard.

    12. Kentucky Country Day Bearcats (12-10)

    The Bearcats went 2-1 this week, beating Portland Christian (87-50) and Fort Knox (83-72) but losing to Collegiate 81-65. Up this week for the Bearcats are games against Eastern and Eminence.

    13. Atherton Rebels (9-13)

    After losing to Holy Cross 71-58, the Rebels won the other two games they played this week, beating Sayre (57-52) and Shawnee (54-38). This week the Rebels will take on Seneca and Whitefield Academy.

    14. Shawnee Golden Eagles (12-11)

    The Golden Eagles had a tough 85-78 overtime loss to Fairdale to start the week and then lost to Atherton by a 54-38 margin. Shawnee has now lost four in a row. The Golden Eagles will look to get back on the victory train with a single game this week against the St. Francis Wyverns.

    15. Walden Wolverines (16-7)

    Walden had a great week at the Warrior Classic in Danville, going 3-0. After beating host Danville Christian 75-54, the Wolverines beat June Buchanan 74-43 and capped off the trip with a 86-77 double overtime win over Christian Academy of Madison, IN. The Wolverines play Portland Christian, Brown, and L.I.G.H.T., a home school team from Danville, in the upcoming week.

    16. St. Francis Wyverns (4-15)

    The Wyverns earned their fourth win of the season with a 67-57 victory over Villa Madonna. St. Francis lost the only other game it played this week, falling to Central 70-49. The Wyverns have a busy week ahead, playing Sayre, Shawnee, Community Christian, and Bellevue.

    17. Brown Bears (4-18)

    The Bears also gained their fourth win of the season when they beat Evangel Christian 63-37 this week. Brown dropped the other two games it played, losing to Frederick Fraize (55-49) and Fairdale (81-41). Up this week for the Bears are Doss, Walden, and Bardstown Bethlehem.

    18. Portland Christian Eagles (6-16)

    Portland Christian went 1-1 this week, falling to Kentucky Country Day (87-50) but then bouncing back to beat Frankfort Christian (78-55). The Eagles had an additional game on the schedule against Burgin but that game is being rescheduled. This week the Eagles will take on Walden and Community Christian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallhoops View Post
    This past week was all fine and good, but the upcoming week brings us Primetime on Preston when the Male Bulldogs host the Covington Catholic Colonels Saturday night. Male was tested this week by Trinity (Trinity led by 7 going into the fourth quarter), but the Bulldogs prevailed. At the moment, both teams sport impressive 22-4 records and are ranked in the top five in the state. It should be Kentucky high school basketball at its finest.
    I'm hoping Cov Cath has Hupmann back and healthy for the game on Saturday. He's missed all of the games since January 19th due to mono. Having Noah, Neil Green and Chandler Starks all under the basket to rebound is a game changer. Hupmann has also provided a significant number of points each game, and I don't think they track blocks, but I'm almost sure he has to lead the team for blocks. I seem to recall watching/hearing about him getting at least 2 or 3 in most games.

    Should be a fantastic game though. I'm definitely bummed that the Colonels are going to be playing here in Louisville and I'm going to be missing it for a wedding.

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    How big of a home court advantage does Male have? Are their games normally sold out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan View Post
    How big of a home court advantage does Male have? Are their games normally sold out?
    Their games are not normally sold out. I went to the Ballard-Male game at Male a couple weeks ago and it was full, although that was partly because Ballard had a lot of people there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallhoops View Post
    Their games are not normally sold out. I went to the Ballard-Male game at Male a couple weeks ago and it was full, although that was partly because Ballard had a lot of people there.
    Your thoughts un this one being sold out? About how many will the gym hold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Quarters View Post
    Your thoughts un this one being sold out? About how many will the gym hold?
    Male's gym holds about 2000. The reality is that people just don't go to high school basketball games like they used to. I doubt that this game will be sold out, which would be a shame.

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    FYI, don't know about the visiting team, but Male side is always a complete sell out. Parents, family and friends show up and show out.

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