silo11's Avatar
Not a whole lot of movement this week in the rankings. Almost all teams won the games they were supposed to so no real upsets took place although some of the games were definitely closer than predicted. We are getting ready to enter into the Holiday Tournaments. Some teams will play some tough schedules, but not a whole lot should change between now and when district play gets into action in early January.

1. Christian County – Coach Kerry Stovall *BGP #19
2017-18 record: 5-1
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 1

Detorrion Ware continued his tear this week scoring 32 against Mayfield and 39 against Russellville. County dominated Russellville to a score of 111-81 while winning a close game against Mayfield 81-74. It took 24 points from Jordan Johnson in order for the Colonels to get by the Cardinals. Good news that they got some quality offense from someone other than Ware.
Christian County continues to prove they deserve to be on top in Region 1 despite the outlier loss to Owensboro. They will have to continue to get scoring from other people in order to stay there for the entire season. The will play in the Baptist Health & Sports Rehab Holiday Classic this week.

2. University Heights Academy – Coach Grant Shouse
2017-18 record: 4-1
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 2

The Blazers had 2 games this week in the Toyota of Hopkinsville Classic. UHA defeated West Creek, TN 79-69 and then Hopkins County 100-67. Tandy had 29 points against Hopkins leading 10 different scorers for the Blazers. He also led the Blazers in the win over West Creek.
UHA will play in the Paducah Tilghman Christmas Tournaments this week. First games against Seneca and then Paducah Tilghman. Should be a good game.

3. Hopkinsville – Coach Tim Haworth
2017-18 record: 3-3
Week’s Record: 1-1
Last Weeks Rank: 3

More problems for the Tigers. They are already without their 3 top players in Johnson, Cager, and Toliver. They just lost their 4th top player to injury. James Nicholas who looked like he was having a breakout season averaging 13ppg went out with an injury against Russellville and did not return to the game. No word on the seriousness of the injury at this time, but if it is anything significant, then the nightmare season for the Tigers continues.

The Tigers fared much better against Bowling Green this time around only losing 78-71 instead of the blowout earlier in the season. Nicholas scored 21 to lead HHS and Alijah Watts added 20. They defeated Russellville 74-62. Jacarius Burks scored 20 for the Tigers.
If there is a silver lining to this season so far is IF the Tigers get everyone back, they will be a very tough out because a lot of bench players are getting some quality play time and showing they can compete. Until then, they are the 3rd best team in District 8 and Region 2.

4. Webster County – Coach Jon Newton
2017-18 record: 4-1
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 4

Webster continued to win and now hold the second best record in Region 2. They squeaked by Caldwell County 64-61 behind 29 points from Ellis Chatman. They had an easier time against Dawson Springs defeating them 79-50. Chatman also led the Trojans with 25 points in this game.
Webster could find themselves in some very tough games this week hosting Todd County Central and Christian County in the Baptist Health & Sports Rehab Holiday Classic.

5. Madinsonville North Hopkins – Coach Matt Beshear
2017-18 record: 7-2
Week’s Record: 3-0
Last Weeks Rank: 5

Another busy week for the Maroons this past week. This week they go 3-0, getting all 3 wins fairly easily. They beat Hopkins Central, Trigg County, and McLean County. Cade Cunningham continues to pace the Maroons so far. Next up will be the Aleris Christmas Tournament in Hancock County.

6. Henderson County – Coach Tyler Smithhart
2017-18 record: 4-3
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 6

Henderson got back to winning ways defeating two teams from Indiana. Isaac Anglin and Kale Gaither led the Colonels in scoring and continue to work at improving involving others on an inexperienced team. Henderson will play in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic, but first will go to Paducah Tilghman this weekend.

7. Hopkins County Central – Coach Lee James
2017-18 record: 2-5
Week’s Record: 0-1
Last Weeks Rank: 7

The Storm’s losing streak has extended to 5 games after getting blown out and allowing UHA to score 100 points. HCC is looking to change their ways in a matchup against Union County, Caverna, and Dawson Springs at Union County’s Holiday Tournament.

8. Union County – Coach Shane Smith
2017-18 record: 4-3
Week’s Record: 1-1
Last Weeks Rank: 8

Last week’s biggest mover had a rough game against Evangelical Christian in Tn losing 76-65. They did however defeat Lyon County 64-58. All eyes remain on Logan Thomas and Elex Dunford, two of the higher scorers in Region 2. Union has big games against Hopkins Central, Dawson Springs, and Caverna this week in their Holiday Tournament.

9. Livingston Central – Coach Bill McNamara
2017-18 record: 5-4
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 9

Since the Cardinals started the season on a 4 game losing streak, they have won their last 5. They defeated Crittenden County 79-55 and had a surprising blowout of Hickman County 85-36. They will have a tough game against Webster this week and then play in Graves County Eagle Holiday Classic.

10. Dawson Springs – Coach Chad Burgett
2017-18 record: 2-5
Week’s Record: 0-2
Last Weeks Rank: 10

Dawson Springs lost 2 games this week. First against St. Mary and second against Webster County. The Panthers will play in the Union County Holiday Tournament hoping to minimize their losing streak and get back into the win column.

11. Caldwell County – Coach Daniel Kukahiko
2017-18 record: 2-4
Week’s Record: 0-2
Last Weeks Rank: 11

Caldwell County had two very good games this week, unfortunately, they both ended in a loss. They had a great game against Webster county losing a nail biter 64-61. Derrin Boyd led the Tigers with 31 points in the loss. Caldwell then loss another close one to Calloway County 58-52, this time being led by Jameer Riley with 18 points.
The Tigers will play Carlisle County before playing in the BTN/WLBQ Christmas Classic in Butler County.

12. Fort Campbell – Coach Stacey Harrell
2017-18 record: 2-4
Week’s Record: 2-1
Last Weeks Rank: 12

Falcons did not play this week, nor will they play again until January 5th against Hopkinsville.

13. Trigg County – Coach Payton Croft
2017-18 record: 3-3
Week’s Record: 1-1
Last Weeks Rank: 13

Trigg continues to struggle this year, barely getting by Lyon County and being soundly beaten at Madisonville. Hopefully Trigg will get back on track this week as they host the KME Classic.

14. Lyon County – Coach Jeff Embrey
2017-18 record: 1-7
Week’s Record: 0-2
Last Weeks Rank: 14

Lyon lost two more games this week against Union and Carlisle. However both games were very close and they Lyons could have won those games and pulled the upset. Some of those wins will come if they keep playing hard and working as a team. They will play McCracken this week.

15. Crittenden County – Coach Denis Hodge
2017-18 record: 1-6
Week’s Record: 1-1
Last Weeks Rank: 15

The Rockets got their 1st win of the year against winless Christian Fellowship. They also against Livingston Central. They will play Ballard Memorial before the break.

Player of the Week

Derin Boyd, Caldwell County, scored 31 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in a losing effort to Webster County. Boyd is averaging just over 20 ppg and 9 rpg on the year.