BluegrassPreps.com 3rd Region Week 1 Review
1. Owensboro Red Devils (2-0) SAME
The Red Devils opened the season short handed against Union County this week and suprised a lot of people with a blowout 30 point win. Tucker Hagan had 24 points while Amari Robinson Wales added 18. The win really showed the depth of this roster. On Saturday, they hung on to beat University Heights. Jaden Greathouse led OHS with 19 and Wales added 16. They will be tested this week with games against Warren Central, Daviess County and Castle, IN.
2. Owensboro Catholic Aces (2-0) SAME
Coach Riley and the Aces opened the season with a nice road win against Greenwood, 76-70. The Sophomores Jai Webb and Brian Griffith led the way with 18 each. Friday, they had a big second half to defeat Meade 79-42. Griffith again led the way with 19. Transfer Gray Weaver chipped in 17. Catholic will be tested this week with games against Breckenridge, Apollo and state power John Hardin.
3. Ohio County Eagles (2-0) SAME
Ohio County started the season with 2 blowout wins over Meade County (77-48) and Hancock County (64-43). The Eagles shot 29 3's against Meade, as Tripp Manning led the way with 24. Ohio showed their balance later in the week, as they were led in scoring by Grant Tichenor and Shane Frady. Ohio County has shown they can go at least 8 players deep which is even more impressive when you consider Q Jennings is sitting out to heal up from football season. Ohio has a big 10th district game against Mclean on Friday before closing the week against Evansville Central at the Owensboro Sportscenter.
4. Muhlenberg County Mustangs (2-1) SAME
The Mustangs opened the season with a nice win over Logan County, 68-57. Nash Divine led the Mustangs with 17 while Trey Lovell had 16. They came back Friday night with an impressive win over Hopkinsville. Divine again lead the team with 19. They closed the week with a loss to JTown, 71-46. The Mustangs look to bounce back this week with games against Hopkins Central and Caldwell County.
5. Mclean County Cougars (2-0) UP 1
Logan Patterson picked up right where he left off last year, leading the Cougars past Hancock County to open the season. Patterson scored 21, which was his season average a year ago. On Friday, he again led the Cougars with 18 in a road win in Grayson County. Mclean opens 10th district play this week against Ohio County on Friday before closing the week against Russellville.
6. Breckenridge County Tigers (2-1) UP 1
The Tigers opened the season with a big win over Edmonson County. Kaveon Mitchell made a big statement with 28 points. While the Tigers dropped a tough game against LaRue Thursday, they came right back with a big district win over Cloverport, 72-32. Mitchell again led the way with 16 while Kason Morris added 16 as well. Breck takes on Owensboro Catholic and Hancock County this week.
7. Daviess County Panthers (3-0) UP 2
No team in the region surprised as much this week, as the Daviess County Panthers. They opened the season fending off upset minded Whitesville Trinity, 60-58. Cameron Johnson led the Panthers with 13 points and 8 boards. Friday, they scored a 58-54 win on the road at Warren East. Logan Hillard led DC with 18. They closed the week with a 65-53 win over Trigg County. Coach Neil Hayden always gets the most out of his roster and that is showing thru the first week of the season. The Panthers will be tested this week with games against Butler County, Owensboro and Tell City, IN.
8. Whitesville Trinity Raiders (2-2) UP 6
The Raiders make the biggest jump in the poll after 1 week of play. They opened the season with a big win over Cloverport on Monday. They followed that up by battling Daviess County and Henderson to the final seconds on the road, losing both by less than 5 points. The Raiders were able to bounce back with a blowout win over Apollo on Saturday. Coach West has a deep group of players contributing early. Guys like Kevin Foster, Ethan Howard, Landon Hall and Landon Huff have been huge so far. The Raiders have 2 district games this week, with Edmonson and Butler County before closing the week against Todd Central.
9. Grayson County Cougars (2-1) UP 2
The Cougars opened the season with an impressive win over Apollo. Nolan Shartzer showed that some may be sleeping on him this week, with 22 and 12 against the Eagles. He followed that up with a 16 point 8 rebound performance in a loss to Mclean County. Grayson County bounced back with a big win over Bethlehem on Saturday. They open play this week against Nelson County before their district opener against Edmonson County.
10. Butler County Bears (1-0) UP 2
While Butler only had 1 game this week, they made the most of it with a big district win over Edmonson County. They will have an opportunity to move up the poll this week with games against Daviess County and Whitesville Trinity.
11. Apollo Eagles (0-2) DOWN 6
Apollo takes the biggest plunge this week after a very disappointing start to the season in losses to Grayson County and Whitesville Trinity. Coach Barker is trying to find the right cast of players to put on the floor early in the season. While Apollo returned everyone from last years team, they still have to learn how to win. They have a tough week with games against Henderson, Owensboro Catholic and Forrest Park Indiana.
12. Meade County Greenwaves (0-2) DOWN 4
The Waves had a tough start to the season with big losses to Ohio County and Owensboro Catholic. They turned over a lot of seniors from last years roster and that's a tough schedule to open the season for a young group. Expect Coach Tripure to put his stamp on this group as they continue to improve thru the season. The Waves have Moore and Cloverport this week.
13. Edmonson County Wildcats (1-2) DOWN 3
The Wildcats struggled out of the gate with losses to Breck County and Butler County. The Butler County loss stung a little as it was a district loss. They did however, bounce back with a win over Cumberland County. They will have a chance to turn things around this week with district games against Whitesville Trinity, Grayson County before closing the week with Monroe County.
14. Hancock County Hornets (0-3) DOWN 1
Coach Orr had the Hornets very competitive in tough losses against Mclean and Perry Central this week. They also dropped a regional game to Ohio County. Mason Potts leads the way early on for the Hornets. They will look to get a win this week as they have 2 district contests against Cloverport and Breckenridge County.
15. Cloverport Aces (0-2) SAME
The Aces are still looking for their first win of the season after losses to Whitesville Trinity and Breckenridge County. Noah Pate poured in 28 against Trinity in defeat. They will look for their first win this week with games against Hancock County, Meade County and Burgin.