Big Games:
Cooper vs Boone County (Jan. 19)
Boone County vs. Covington Catholic (Jan. 17)
All A Classic at Newport

Prediction 9th Region Tournament :
33rd District: Cooper (Winner), Boone County (Runner-Up)
34th District: Dixie Heights (Winner), St. Henry (Runner-Up)
35th District: Covington Catholic (Winner), Beechwood (Runner-Up)
36th District: Newport Central Catholic (Winner), Newport (Runner-Up)

***Please note games scheduled for 1/12 were canceled due to weather

1. Cooper (14-3) – Cooper, playing without leading scorer Adam Kunkel due to an injury, lost to Simon Kenton (60-58). Leading Cooper through 17 games are Kunkel (21.3 ppg. 7.3 rpg), Chris McNeil (11.4 ppg) and Braydon Runion (9.1 ppg). Games coming up: Boone County (Jan. 19)
Previous ranking: 1

2. Covington Catholic (13-4) – Played twice this week. The Colonels lost to Winton Woods ( 47-46) and beat Middletown at Flying to the Hoops (49-33). Leading the Colonels for through 17 games is C.J. Fredrick (21.3 ppg), Aiden Ruthsatz (16.9 ppg) and Jake Walter (10.3 ppg). Games coming up: Ryle (Jan. 16) and Boone County (Jan.17).
Previous ranking: 2

3. Newport (12-4) – Played once and beat Lloyd (84-52). Through 16 games Newport is led by MeKell Burries (22.8 ppg), Tahj Harding (16.1 ppg), Donnie Miller (11.1 ppg) and Makhi McGuire (10.5 ppg).Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport (Bellevue Jan.15).
Previous Ranking: 3 1-0

4. Boone County (10-7) – Played once and lost to Scott (78-50). Through 17 games Boone County is led by Raymond Rodgers (16.8 ppg), Ethan Haynes (16.5 ppg) and Ethan Robbins(13.8 ppg). Games coming up: Covington Catholic (Jan.17) and Cooper (Jan.19).
Previous Ranking: 4

5. Newport Central Catholic (8-7) – Played once and suffered a disappointing loss to Beechwood (51-38). Through 15 games Newport Central Catholic is led by Brennan Hall (23.7 ppg), Brendan Luken (12.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg) and Branden Posey (8.1 ppg). Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport ( Holy Cross Jan.15)
Previous ranking: 5

6. Holy Cross (8-7) – Played once and beat South Dearborn, Ind. (81-60). Through 15 games Holy Cross is led by Parker Zimerman (16.7 ppg), Nolan Schrand (15.8 ppg) and Jordan Niehuas (12.5 ppg). Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport ( Newport Jan.15)
Previous Ranking: 6

7. Highlands (8-8) — After an 0-4 start, Highlands has stepped up and won eight of 12 games. They played twice, beating Conner (68-67) and Ryle (43-40). Through 16 games Highlands is led by Robby Gabbard (8.4 ppg). Games coming Up: Walton-Verona ( Jan.18).
Previous Ranking: 10

8. Beechwood (9-8) – Had one of the biggest wins, beating Newport Central Catholic (51-38), but also lost to Lloyd (63-56). Through 17 games Beechwood is led by Scotty Draud (22.4 ppg) and C.J. Brannen (11.5 ppg).Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport ( Heritage Academy Jan.15)
Previous Ranking: 7

9. Dixie Heights (7-9) – Didn’t play this week. Games coming up: Conner (Jan. 17) and Highlands (Jan. 19)*Stats not available
Previous Ranking:8

10. Holmes (5-9) – Played once and beat Ryle (62-40). *Stats not available from previous week: Through 14 games Holmes is led by Kerez Race (15.5 ppg), Jarrod Miller (11.7 ppg) and Donavin Saxon (13.0 ppg). Games coming up: Bishop Brossart ( Jan.18) and Bellevue ( Jan.20).
Previous Ranking: 9

11. Lloyd (7-9) – Played twice, losing to Newport (84-52) and beating Beechwood (63-56). Through 16 games Lloyd is led by Jordan Fann (14.9 ppg) and Jamal Neal (13.8 ppg). Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport ( Jan 17)
Previous Ranking: 13


12. St. Henry (5-8) –
Didn’t play this week. After 13 games Wyatt Vieth leads the team in scoring (10.3 ppg). Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport ( Ludlow Jan.15)
Previous Ranking: 11

13. Ryle (6-10) – Ryle is struggling and lost twice. The Raiders dropped games to Holmes (62-40) and Highlands (43-42).Through 16 games Ryle is led by Vince Rankin (19.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg) and Jacob Tarvin (7.3 ppg).Games coming up: Covington Catholic (Jan.16) and Conner ( Jan.19)
Previous Ranking: 12

14. Conner (5-13) – Another team that has struggled recently, Conner lost to Highlands (68-67) and Campbell County (75-45). Through 18 games Conner is led by Tanner Craddock (10.6 ppg) and Jared Hicks (10.4 ppg). Games coming up: Highlands (Jan.9) and Campbell County ( Jan.11).
Previous Ranking: 14


15. Bellevue (8-8) –
Played once and beat district rival Dayton (49-26). Through 16 games Bellevue is led by Brett Maehren (16.6 ppg. 7.6 rpg.) and Tommy Ratterman (13.3 ppg). Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport ( Newport Jan.15)
Previous Ranking:15

16. Villa Madonna (9-7)- Played once and had a big win against Calvary Christian (70-67). Through 16 games played Villa is led by Sean McIntyre (13.5 ppg) and Ben Zalla (12.6 ppg). Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport (Jan.17)
Previous Ranking: 16

17. Ludlow (3-12) – Played once and beat Heritage (68-37). Through 15 games Ludlow is led by Trey Donahue (12.3 ppg and 6.6 rpg) and Max Hathaway (8.7 ppg.). Games coming up: All A Classic at Newport ( St. Henry Jan.15)
Previous Ranking:17


18. Dayton (3-12) -
Played once and lost to Bellevue (49-26). Games coming up this week: All A Classic at Newport ( Jan.15) and Bracken County ( Jan.20). * Stats not available from Previous week Through 15 games Dayton is led by Michael Marksberry (10.0 ppg.) and Julian Jimenez (10.4 ppg.).
Previous Ranking: 18

19. Heritage Academy (1-8) – Lost to Ludlow (68-37). Through nine games Heritage Academy is led by Jacob Chalk (18.5 ppg). Games coming up All A Classic at Newport (Beechwood Jan.15)
Previous Ranking: 19