BluegrassPreps.com 1st Region Week 8 in Review & Rankings

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    BluegrassPreps.com 1st Region Boys Basketball Review Week 8
    Weather cancelled some games this week, but the All “A” Classic still was able to get going. Mayfield looks to win and make a splash at the State level as well. This week also puts 2 teams, Mayfield (17) and Paducah Tilghman (15) in the BlueGrassPreps Top 20. Congrats to both of those teams, it is well deserved. Speaking of, if you are in Western Ky on Tuesday, Jan 23, head over to Paducah and watch those two matchup for the first time this year. Should be a dandy!

    1. Paducah Tilghman – Coach Roderick Thomas
    BGP #15
    2017-18 record:15-4
    Weeks record: 1-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 1

    Paducah Tilghman played one of their worst games this year in a lopsided 59-41 loss against Carbondale, IL at the Superman Classic. They came back and played one of their best games of the year as they defeated a good Charleston, Mo team. Michael Laster and Rodriguez Thomas each had 21 as they led the Tornado to a 76-66 victory.
    The game of the week will take place on Tuesday as Paducah Tilghman will host Mayfield as the top 2 teams in Region 1 battle for the first time this season. They will also play Marshall County this week.

    2. Mayfield – Coach Chris Guhy
    BGP #17
    2017-18 record: 15-4
    Week’s Record: 2-0
    Last Week’s Rank: 2

    Mayfield took care of business so far in the Region 1 All “A” Classic. They easily defeated Christian Fellowship and Fulton County. They will face Ballard Memorial the day before they go to Paducah Tilghman and then on to the State All “A” Tournament. That is a lot of basketball in a very short period of time. If the Cardinals make the All “A” Finals, they will have played 8 games in 9 days. This is Mayfield’s chance to show the rest of the state they are for real.


    3. Graves County – Coach Joshua Frick
    2017-18 record: 15-5
    Week’s Record: 3-0
    Last Week’s Rank: 3

    Graves looked great in winning the Superman Classic tournament. It wasn’t without drama either. All 3 games were pretty close. The best game was against Charleston, Mo where the game went into double overtime. The Eagles prevailed, but at a cost, they lost big man Jacob Savage for 6 to 8 weeks with a broken wrist. He was Graves leading scorer and rebounder. While the Eagles played very well in his absence in the championship game, they will miss him dearly over that time period. They will rely heavily on Ryan Mathis and Jordan Noranjo
    Their first big test will come against an improving Hopkinsville team on Tuesday before playing Calloway County and McCracken County later on in the week. Paducah Tilghman is right around the corner early next week.

    4. McCracken County – Coach Burlin Brower
    2017-18 record: 12-5
    Week’s Record: 1-0
    Last Week’s Rank: 4

    McCracken only got one game in this week and it was a great game, although slow. The Mustangs took down Marshall County 39-35. While the McCracken barely took 30 shots in the game, they came away with the victory.
    The Mustangs will play Carlisle County and St.Mary to warm up for the game against Graves County on Saturday. McCracken lost earlier this month at Graves by 14 points. However without Savage, this game definitely looks winnable.

    5. Marshall County – Terry Birdsong
    2017-18 record: 10-8
    Week’s Record: 1-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 5

    Marshall lost a tough game to McCracken on their home floor. While they tried to slow the game down and actually outshot the Mustangs, they just fell short by 4 points. They really struggled from 3 points range as they only hit 3 of 15 from behind the arc. They turned around and blasted a team from Panama Beach, Fl on Saturday. I wonder what that Florida team thought about all the snow.
    Marshall county plays some out of state teams sandwiched around a home game against BGP#15 Paducah Tilghman. Look for Marshall to slow the game down again just like it did against McCracken.

    6. Ballard Memorial – Coach Marla Cooper
    2017-18 record: 9-6
    Week’s Record: 2-0
    Last Week’s Rank: 9

    Ballard Bombers are starting to make some noise in Region 1. Coach Cooper has this team playing well against the midlevel tiered teams in the region. They won 2 more games. This time they defeated St. Mary and Murray in the All “A” Classic to reach the finals against Juggernaut Mayfield. They lost to Mayfield by almost 40 points two weeks ago, so don’t anticipate a close game, but it this team worked hard to make the finals. Khalil Griffin scored 20+ points in both games so far in the tournament.
    It seems the Bombers didn’t expect to make it this far, or they don’t feel they have a chance to win the tournament because they have 3 other games scheduled this week. Hickman, Fulton, and Carlisle.

    7. Murray – Coach Dior Curtis
    2017-18 record: 9-11
    Week’s Record: 1-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 6

    Murray played very well in a 8 point win against Hickman County 65-57. Good balanced scoring carried the Tigers to the win with 3 players in double digits. However they lost a heartbreaker to Ballard Memorial in the semifinals 50-48 with only Noah Merriss scoring in double digits (13).
    Murray will play Calloway County this week in their only game.


    8. Carlisle County – Coach Brian O’Neil
    2017-18 record: 8-10
    Week’s Record: 0=1
    Last Week’s Rank: 7

    The Comets lost their only game this week in the All “A” Classic to Fulton County 64-54. They will play McCracken County on Tuesday followed by Ballard Memorial on Saturday.

    9. Calloway County – Coach Brad Cleaver
    2016-17 record: 8-10
    Week’s Record: 1-0
    Last Week’s Rank: 8

    Calloway also defeated Arnold High (Panama City Beach, FL) after all the roads were cleared from the snow. They will play Murray before a tough 3 games against Graves, Mayfield, and McCracken.

    10. Fulton County – Coach Jamie Madding
    2017-18 record: 7-9
    Week’s Record: 1-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 12

    The Pilots defeated Carlisle County 64-54 in a surprising win. That gave them 4 in a row heading into the quarterfinals against Mayfield. They put up a nice fight, but still fell 75-55. They are improving and look to continue that in a quality matchup with Ballard Memorial this week and then CCA after that.


    11. Hickman County – Coach Jimmy Long
    2017-18 record: 6-12
    Week’s Record: 1-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 10

    Hickman drew Community Christian in the first game of the All “A” Classic and defeated them 68-42. However they ran into a tough Murray team in the quarterfinals and bowed out 65-57.
    They will play host to South Fulton, Tn and Fulton City this week while traveling to Ballard Memorial.

    12. St. Mary – Coach Greg Overstreet
    2017-18 record: 6-12
    Week’s Record: 0-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 11

    St. Mary lost to an improving Ballard Memorial team 59-51 in the opening round of the All “A” Classic. They will play Livingston Central and McCracken County this week.



    13. Christian Fellowship – Coach Tyler Ryan
    2017-18 record: 6-9
    Week’s Record: 1-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 13

    The Eagles convincingly won their first All “A” Classic game 59-34 over Fulton City. They have now beat them 3 times this year. Unfortunately they played Mayfield next, and well….76-20.
    However they bounced back to beat Heritage Academy 68-46.


    14. Fulton City – Coach Jon Dillard
    2017-18 record: 1-13
    Week’s Record: 0-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 14

    The Bulldogs woes continue as their losing streak is now at 13 games. They lost to Christian Fellowhship for the 3rd time this year. They lost their first two matchups with them by a total of 4 points, this time they lost by 25. Heading in the wrong direction.

    15. Community Christian Paducah – Coach Daniel Durrett / Rhet McMullen
    2017-18 record: 0-15
    Week’s Record: 0-1
    Last Week’s Rank: 15

    Hoping the Warriors will get a win this season. Best chance is either this week against Dawson or the last game of the year against Fulton City.



    Player of the Week
    Khalil Griffin, Ballard Memorial – scored 22 and 20 points leading his team to the finals of the All “A” Classic for Region 1.

    1st Region ALL “A” CLASSIC Tournament.

    Finals
    BGP #17 Mayfield vs Ballard Memorial
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    I was really hoping we would get the Tilghman/Mayfield game in tomorrow. Last word I got, this game isn't taking place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TilghmanPride View Post
    I was really hoping we would get the Tilghman/Mayfield game in tomorrow. Last word I got, this game isn't taking place.
    I heard the same, but nothing official yet. I would understand why as that is a lot of basketball for Mayfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silo11 View Post
    I heard the same, but nothing official yet. I would understand why as that is a lot of basketball for Mayfield.
    This game got cancelled last season as well and was not made up.

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