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Week One Review:

Region One seemed like it would really be about 2 teams this season, Marshall County and McCracken County. However Murray is making a push that they may deserve to be in that conversation as they have wins without two major players right now. St Mary is the biggest mover of the week and look like a strong mid tier team at this point in the season. Here are this weeks rankings:

1. Marshall County
Season Record: 1-2

The season started off well for the Marshalls as they breezed past Dawson Springs 90-55. They didn’t have quite the success against BGP#7 Madisonville-North Hopkins. Zion Harmon scored 37 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome White and Casey from the Maroons as the Marshalls lost by 10 at the Marshall County Hoopfest. It was much of the same against Prodigy Prep (Fla), losing 84-76. No panic from the Marshalls, its early and they played very good teams.

This week they play Carlisle which should be a win, then a great game against McCracken Co, and then Briarcrest Christian, who defeated BGP#1 Male already this season.

2. McCracken County
Season Record: 1-1
A very easy win for McCracken against Community Christian to start the year off, then they ran into region 2 Powerhouse Madisonville-North Hopkins who defeated the Marshalls 72-67 in a very competitive game. The Mustangs will play Calloway County before the big game against region 1 #1 Marshall County (BGP#8). Will decide who stays will be number one for the foreseeable future.

3. Murray
Season Record: 2-0
The Tigers have looked really good in their first two games of the season. An opening win against University Heights 89-77. Grant Whitaker dropped 31 points to beat the Blazers. They also defeated Lyon County 73-55. They will play Graves County, Calloway County, and Christian Brothers (TN) this week before a big game against BGP#8 Marshall County next week.

4. Calloway County

Season Record: 2-0
Two easy wins for the Calloway Lakers to start the season. A 72-33 win against Ballard Memorial, and a 67-39 win of Central from Murfreesboro, TN. Kade Mize and Chandler Steele are both pacing the Lakers with 16.5 ppg and Cade Butler is adding 13.5 ppg. We will see what Calloway is made of this week as they battle at McCracken County and Murray at home.

5. St. Mary
Season Record: 2-0
The Vikings are the biggest surprise so far in the young season. The defeated Carlisle County 62-61 in a great opening game. They backed that up with a convincing 65-43 win at Hickman County. Four games on schedule this week, Community Christian, Paducah Tilghman, Ballard Memorial, and Livingston Central. They could still be undefeated at the end of this week.

6. Carlisle County
Season Record: 2-1
The Comets dropped their opener to St. Mary, but rebounded nicely to defeat Paducah Tilghman and Community Christian. Blake Elder is pacing Carlisle with 16.3 ppg including 20 points in the loss to St. Mary. Marshall County, Hickman County, and Lyon County are on the schedule this week. Two of those games will be tough.

7. Paducah Tilghman
Season Record: 0-2
The Blue Tornado has had a rough go of it early on this season. They lost to Carlisle County 52-49, and then Alton (IL) 71-66. Michael Laster led the team in both games with 11 points and 17 points respectively. While the games were close, they are still losses, but the team is getting used to a new coach and new players. They will face Mayfield, St. Mary, and Graves County this week.

8. Graves County
Season Record:1-2
The Eagles easily defeated Livingston Central 62-25, but they struggled against two Illinois teams losing to Massac County 57-39 and Herrin 48-45. Seth Thomas had 20 in the win, as the team looked good. Graves plays Murray and Paducah Tilghman this week.

9. Mayfield
Season Record:0-0
Mayfield will start its season under new head coach Peyton Croft this week against Paducah Tilghman.

10. Fulton County

Season Record: 2-0
The Pilots are 2-0 for the first time since 2008. They defeated Halls (TN) and Christian Fellowship. Lets hope their fortune is better than that 2008 team which then went on to lose their next 8 games. They will face Community Christian and Cairo (IL) this week to see if they can stay undefeated.

11. Fulton City
Season Record: 1-0
Brennon Walker scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in their win against Community Christian this week. They will face Halls (TN) and South Fulton (TN) this week.

12. Hickman County
Season Record: 1-1
The Falcons defeated Gleason (TN) by 3 points 50-47 in their season opener, but the fell to St Mary 65-43 in the second game. They will play Carlisle County this week and try to get back to the win column.

13. Ballard Memorial
Season Record: 0-3
The Bombers dropped their first three games of the season. Only their loss to Todd County Central (60-57) was competitive. They will play Christian Fellowship, St. Mary, and Community Christian this week looking for their first win.

14. Community Christian
Season Record: 0-4
The Warriors dropped their first four games of the season, including a heartbreaking opening game to Agape Christian (IL) 55-54. They play another 4 games this week against St Mary, Fulton County, Ballard Memorial, and Fort Campbell.

Player of the Week

Grant Whitaker, Murray Tigers
Freshman Grant Whitaker scored 31 points in Murray’s win over University Heights Academy. He also pulled down 8 rebounds and hit 2 big three pointers in the game. He also had 18 points against Lyon County