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Christian County won all their games against district 8 going 6-0 this season all but claiming the favorite for region 2. UHA and Hopkinsville with have to play each other in round one to see who will be heading to the region tournament. Henderson County, Webster, and Union all will be battling for district 7 as that is gonna be some great games as well. No huge changes in the rankings this week as we head into the final few games of the season before districts start next week.

1. Christian County – Coach Kerry Stovall
2017-18 record: 17-6
Week’s Record:3-0
Last Weeks Rank: 1

The Colonels have won 7 games in a row including two against Hopkinsville and two against UHA. This week they beat both in pretty close games. The Colonels took down UHA 74-64, and they held on to beat Hopkinsville 70-68. The Colonels definitely flexed their muscles this week against the other two teams from District 8. D. Ware led Christian County in scoring for both games, 30 against UHA and 28 at Hoptown.
They finish up their season going to Muhlenberg County and then to Bowling Green.

2. University Heights Academy – Coach Grant Shouse
2017-18 record: 16-7
Week’s Record: 2-1
Last Weeks Rank: 2

The Blazers opened the week losing to Christian County for the second time in a week. This one was a 10 point loss, about the same as the first. Tandy had 24 in the game. UHA then turned around and defeated Hopkinsville by 10 showing they still have what it takes to make it to the region tournament. Tandy led the Blazers again with 36 points. After two tough district games UHA then went to Murray and won with a closer than expected score of 74-62.
The Blazers will finish out their season against Henderson County and Webster County.

3. Hopkinsville – Coach Tim Haworth
2017-18 record: 11-13
Week’s Record: 0-2
Last Weeks Rank: 3

Hopkinsville didn’t need to win the two games this week in order to have a chance at regions, but it sure would have helped their confidence level. The Tigers lost to both UHA and Christian County at home. While the Tigers are healthy, it seems they haven’t found the chemistry needed to win the big games. They only have one more week to figure it out before the district tournament.
They play two very tough opponents this week as they host Owensboro and finish the year at McCracken County. A win against either of those opponents will help.

4. Madisonville North Hopkins – Coach Matt Beshear
2017-18 record: 18-8
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 4

Madisonville had two good victories this week. As easy win against Dawson Springs and then a very impressive victory at Henderson County. The Maroons defeated HC 61-47. They should easily win the 7th district. But before that, Madisonville host both Apollo and Ohio County from region 3. Pretty good warmup games for post season play.

5. Henderson County – Coach Tyler Smithhart
2017-18 record: 13-11
Week’s Record: 3-1
Last Weeks Rank: 5

Henderson County was a very busy team this week, playing 2 away games and 2 home games. The Colonels were able to defeat Apollo, Hopkins Central, and Livingston Central. Kale Gaither led HC in those games averaging just over 20 ppg.
Henderson ran out of gas in their last game again Madisonville taking the loss 61-47. The Colonels looked a little tired in that game after playing 3 other games during the week. They will look to rebound and could make a big statement as they host UHA and Owensboro. Both of those teams are top teams in their respective regions.

6. Webster County – Coach Jon Newton
2017-18 record: 16-9
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 6

Webster has been the up and down team in region 2 this year. This week was an up week. The Trojans took down Hopkins County Central 64-46 led by 18 points from both Malachi Douglas and Chatman Ellis. They then turned around and defeated a surging Livingston Central in the lowest scoring region 2 game this season 38-33.
Webster will hope to continue their winning against its final two opponents of the regular season, McClean County and University Heights.

7. Hopkins County Central – Coach Lee James
2017-18 record: 13-12
Week’s Record: 1-3
Last Weeks Rank: 7

Another team playing 4 games this week, the Storm found themselves on the losing side of 3 of them. HCC took the loss in games against Webster Co., Henderson Co, and Caldwell Co (in overtime). They were able to win against Lyon Co 68-60. They will finish the season against Crittenden Co and Lyon Co.

8. Livingston Central – Coach Bill McNamara

2017-18 record: 16-12
Week’s Record: 0-2
Last Weeks Rank: 9

The Cardinals have really made improvements from the beginning of the year, but that improvement has slowed somewhat after losing 3 of their last 4 games. Now, they were not favored in any of the games they lost (Marshall Co, Henderson Co. Webster Co), and they played their opponents tough, losing all 3 games by a total of 12 points. They finish the season hosting Caldwell County

9. Union County – Coach Shane Smith[/U][/B]
2017-18 record: 13-13
Week’s Record: 2-0
Last Weeks Rank: 9

Union has seemed to find a groove again. They started the season hot, then lost 7 straight before trading off some wins and losses. Now they are on a 4 game winning streak after defeating Hardin County, IL and Lyon County this week. They will have a good game against Caldwell County before heading into the district tournament.

10. Caldwell County – Coach Daniel Kukahiko
2017-18 record: 12-12
Week’s Record: 3-0
Last Weeks Rank: 10

After losing both their games last week, Caldwell County came out firing away and took down Dawson Springs, Hopkins County Central, and Trigg County. They now have a busy week as they play 3 games before district starts. They will travel to Union, Todd Central, and Livingston Central. If they can win those games, watch out.

11. Trigg County – Coach Payton Croft
2017-18 record: 11-11
Week’s Record: 0-2
Last Weeks Rank: 10

Trigg County has now found themselves on an unwanted losing streak. They have lost 4 in a row and 5 of 6 after losing to Todd County Central and Caldwell County. They look to rebound against Ballard Memorial and Ft. Campbell.

12. Lyon County – Coach Jeff Embrey
2017-18 record: 6-16
Week’s Record: 0-2
Last Weeks Rank: 12

Lyon lost to Hopkins County Central and Union County. Neither game was particularly close. They will finish the year at St. Mary and Hopkins County Central again.

13. Crittenden County – Coach Denis Hodge
2017-18 record: 5-17
Week’s Record: 0-3
Last Weeks Rank: 13

The Rockets struggles continue as they now have lost 5 in a row and 8 of 9. They could not find their stroke against either Hardin County, IL or Marshall Co. They finish the year against Hopkins County Central and Fort Campbell.

14. Fort Campbell – Coach Stacey Harrell

2017-18 record: 4-18
Week’s Record: 1-2
Last Weeks Rank: 15

The Falcons pulled themselves back out of the cellar with a commanding 76-54 win over Dawson Springs. That was their first win in 7 games. They also lost to Christian County and Clarksville, Tn this week too. They play Trigg County and Crittenden County to end the season.

15. Dawson Springs – Coach Chad Burgett
2017-18 record: 8-18
Week’s Record:1-3
Last Weeks Rank: 14

The Panthers played 4 games this week losing 3 of them to Fort Campbell, Caldwell County, and Madisonville. They were able to pull out a win against Metcalfe County. They play Trinity Whitesville, CCA, Christian Fellowship and Frederick Fraize to finish the season.

Player of the Week
Detorrion Ware, Christian County Ware averaged almost 30 ppg in wins against rivals UHA and Hopkinsville.