A lot of snow this week, and that means a lot of cancelled games. Coaches frown at the snow and it could be a blessing in disguise with players getting some rest, and teams having players heal up during the break. Making up games can be a pain, especially if they are district seed games. Here is this weeks rankings and not a lot has changed.
1. Owen County-The Rebels travel to Frankfort as one of the favorites to win the All A, and play host to KCD in the first round. I hope the NCC match up awaits us, as we could watch 2 Mr. Basketball candidates in action. Only game this week was against Carroll County, Vince Toftness with (4) 3 pointers shows you that the guards are very capable of making people be honest with the Big's from Owen.
2. South Oldham- The Dragon's enjoyed the snow, and some Starbuck's over the snow days, and if I know the Simpson, had some very tough practices.
3. Oldham County-The Colonels went 1-1 this week. Disappointed that they did not finish of the Trinity Shamrocks off after leading by 10 with about 2 minutes left, the Shamrocks caught fire and made some 3's to get the win in OT, but this game shows that the Colonels are capable of winning the 8th region for sure. Went on the road and got a win at the buzzer against Collins, which showed some grit coming back 2 days after the Trinity game. Collins still playing without Clarkson.
4. North Oldham-Mustangs went sledding and enjoyed some snow as well, did not get to play over the snow break.
5. Collins-The Titans lost 1 games this week to Oldham County, but are playing without all region performer Clarkson still, he may be back this week as the Titans look to make another regional run.
6. Shelby County- The Rockets had some time to go to downtown Shelbyville and enjoy the court yard as they didn't get to play over the snow days.
7. Simon Kenton- A win over Williamstown at home in hard fought game, shows me that this district can be won by any of the 4 teams and will make for a great district tournament.
8. Anderson County-Coach Drury lead a huge snowball fight and as always his team won the snow angel contest as they did not get to play any games over the snow week.
9. Walton Verona-Good win for the young Bearcats against Boone County this week, they are definitely in the mix to win that district.
10. Henry County-Beat Eminence on Eminence's floor which is always a war. The Wildcats are making strides at getting back to the regional tourney, that district tourney will be fun to watch to see who battles Owen.
11. Spencer County- The Bears went on a tour of Taylorsville Lake and did some ice fishing, with Coach Burns catching the game winner. No games for the Bears this week.
12. Williamstown-Lost a tough one at Simon, but showed how much improved they are and capable of making the regional.
13. Grant County- Lost to GRC, who is a good 10th region team, the Braves are hoping some practices this week get them geared for a regional run.
14. Gallatin- Coach Jones took the Wildcats down to the race track and ran a couple laps in the snow with Coach Jones pulling the upset at the end. No games for the Wildcats this week.
15. Carroll County- Got hammered by the Rebels this week, the Panthers are still good enough to make the regional as they look to be the 2/3 seed.
16. Eminence-Only game played this week was a loss to Henry County, they are hoping to stay away from that dreaded 4/5 seed having to win twice to go to the regional.
17. Trimble Co- Coach May and the Raiders went to the famous Hometown pizza and enjoyed the lunch buffet. No games this week for the Raiders.
Games of the Week
Jan 26th North Oldham vs. North Bullitt
Jan 26th Anderson @ Spencer Co
Jan 28th Owen vs. KCD in the All A
Jan 29th South Oldham @ Anderson Co.
Jan 29th Shelby @ Oldham Co.