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Region 2 first big game between Christian County and Hopkinsville was a dandy, with County getting the upper hand in game one. The last two seasons, these teams played 4 times. Will it be the same this year, or will University Heights get in someone’s way. We have 3 weeks left until we find out!

1. Christian County – Coach Kerry Stovall *BGP #20
2017-18 record: 11-6
Week’s Record:1-1
Last Weeks Rank: 1

An up and down week for the Colonels, but one they will take. They lost big to Castle, IN 81-51. They didn’t play well at all and seemed outmatched the entire time. The opposite can be said in their rivalry game against an improving Hopkinsville team. After being down 12 midway through the 2nd quarter, Christian County pummeled the Tigers with a relentless portion of Detorrion Ware. Ware scored 51 points leading the Colonels to a 105-92 victory at home.
They now will have to turn around and play Franklin-Simpson and complete the postponed game with University Heights before hosting Trigg County and Henderson County. The game against UHA will decide who is number 1 in the region, and who holds the number 1 seed in District 8 for the moment. To say the game is big is an understatement.

2. University Heights Academy – Coach Grant Shouse
2017-18 record: 13-5
Week’s Record: 0-1
Last Weeks Rank: 2

The Blazers lost their only game this week to Lexington Christian in the All “A” State Tournament. They did not look very good at all when the spotlight showed. They had no answer for LCA’s size underneath and it didn’t seem like KyKy Tandy could ever get anything going, even as he scored 20 points.
It could be a reflection of how down region 2 is this year, being that UHA is considered the 2nd best team in the Region 2, in fact, some think they are the best team in region 2. We will see, their next four games are brutal. Christian County, at Bowling Green, at Christian County, at Hopkinsville. Tough, tough stretch for the Blazers. They can rebound and prove themselves, or fall from glory as quick as they rose.

3. Madinsonville North Hopkins – Coach Matt Beshear
2017-18 record: 15-6
Week’s Record: 2-1
Last Weeks Rank: 3

After not playing a game for almost 2 weeks, Madisonville was able to play 3 of them. They defeated Lyon County and Hopkins County Central, but lost in a good game against a very good Owensboro team. Ksuan Casey and Cade Cunningham continue to lead the Maroons, but Kenny White has been stepping up his game and has been a huge contributor. He lead the team in scoring 2 of the last 3 games including a 24 point performance against HCC. He is now averaging almost 13 ppg on the year.
MNH will play host to Owensboro Catholics and Caldwell County this week. They will also play a tough McCracken County team on a neutral floor.

4. Hopkinsville – Coach Tim Haworth
2017-18 record: 8-11
Week’s Record: 2-1
Last Weeks Rank: 3

Hopkinsville finally got some good news. Shorty Cager is now on the floor and he immediately changed the team. The Tigers blew the doors off of Ohio County at Ohio County 84-43. Cager had 15 points in his debut. Jalen Johnson led the team with 20. Cager then scored 35 points to lead HHS in an impressive win against Graves County.
The feel good story ended though with a difficult defeat to rival Christian County. Cager still led the Tigers in the loss, but allowing CCHS to score 105 is surprising for a Haworth team so focused on defense and pressing. They will get more chances to defeat the Colonels later in the month.
For now, the Tigers may very well be the best team in the state with a below .500 record.

5. Henderson County – Coach Tyler Smithhart
2017-18 record: 9-9
Week’s Record: 2-2
Last Weeks Rank: 5

Henderson County were quite busy this week on the court. They won both their Region 2 games and lost both games to Region 3 teams. The Colonels were able to defeat Union County and Webster County, solidifying their place in the rankings. However they lost to Daviess County and then to Ohio County, who earlier in the week got blown out by Hopkinsville. This shows that while they are solidly in 5th place in the region, they most likely aren’t on the same level as the 4 teams above them.
They will play Christian County and Hopkinsville this week…we will find out.

6. Webster County – Coach Jon Newton
2017-18 record: 12-6
Week’s Record: 0-0
Last Weeks Rank: 6

The last game the Trojans played before all the snow messed up schedules happened to be a 20 point loss to Henderson County. They had a chance to avenge that loss this past week, and they almost did. They fell just short, losing 56-55. They also lost to a good Todd County Central team 60-37.

7. Hopkins County Central – Coach Lee James
2017-18 record: 11-8
Week’s Record: 1-1
Last Weeks Rank: 7

The Storm beat up on Dawson Springs to the tune of 85-66. Tyler Mann scored 25 to pace HCC. Madisonville then did the same to the Storm defeating them 82-64. They have some winnable games this week against Caldwell county, Ohio County, and Butler County. They will have to bring their A game though.

8. Livingston Central – Coach Bill McNamara

2017-18 record: 15-9
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 9

The Cardinals have been playing so well lately. They defeated St. Mary and Union County this week. They have worked their way up the rankings and if they continue to play like this, they will continue to rise. They have a very emotional game to open this week. Livingston will open play at Marshall County. This will be the first game for the Marshalls since the tragedy earlier last week. It is anticipated there will be a pretty good crowd at the game.

9. Union County – Coach Shane Smith

2017-18 record: 9-12
Week’s Record: 2-2
Last Weeks Rank: 8

Union lost a couple good games at Henderson County and at Livingston Central. They were able to defeat Crittenden County and Trigg County this week as well. Logan Thomas continues to be a beast down low averaging 20 ppg and 12 rpg for the season.

10. Trigg County – Coach Payton Croft
2017-18 record: 9-6
Week’s Record: 0-0
Last Weeks Rank: 11

Trigg County is starting the play well again They have won 3 of their last 4 and 6 of their last 8. They defeated Caldwell County and Fulton City this week, but did take a loss to Union County at home. They will play Lyon County before 2 very tough games against Christian County and Hopkinsville. 2 games they will most likely be outmatched.

11. Caldwell County – Coach Daniel Kukahiko
2017-18 record: 9-10
Week’s Record: 1-1
Last Weeks Rank: 10

Caldwell County lost to Trigg County 51-48 in Cadiz, and then defeated Lyon County 52-44. They will play Hopkins County Central and Madisonville this week.

12. Lyon County – Coach Jeff Embrey
2017-18 record: 4-13
Week’s Record: 1-2
Last Weeks Rank: 14

Lyon lost to Madisonville and Caldwell County, but defeated Dawson Springs handily. Lyon Co has been playing better basketball and could really prove that this week as they play host to Trigg County, Ft. Campbell, and St. Mary, all winnable games..

13. Crittenden County – Coach Denis Hodge
2017-18 record: 5-12
Week’s Record: 1-1
Last Weeks Rank: 15

The Rockets lost to Union County before defeating Ft. Campbell. They have now won 5 games on the year. They will play Livingston Central, Dawson Springs, and Todd County Central this week.
14. Fort Campbell – Coach Stacey Harrell
2017-18 record: 3-12
Week’s Record: 0-3
Last Weeks Rank: 12

The Falcons hung on to defeat an improving Christian Fellowship team while losing to Crittenden County. The will play Clarksville Christian, Dawson Springs, Lyon County, and Webster County this week. Will be a busy week.

15. Dawson Springs – Coach Chad Burgett

2017-18 record: 5-13
Week’s Record:1-2
Last Weeks Rank: 11

The Panthers defeated winless Community Christian however they lost by 20 to both Hopkins County Central and Lyon County. This team is struggling this season They have a busy week playing McClean County, Ft. Campbell, Crittenden and Frederick Fraize. They can get things back on track with a couple wins.

Player of the Week

Detorrian Ware, Christian County, scored 51 points in the win against Hopkinsville.