12th Region Basketball

We are down to the last week of regular season basketball and teams are in their final preparation for the post season. The 12th Region is wide open this year and you can feel the excitement beginning to build. Southwestern is getting the momentum at the right time but there are quite a few teams that are right in the mix and capable of cutting down the nets. So enjoy this last week of the regular season and get ready because the post season is knocking at the door. Take a look at this week’s rankings and review.

12th Region Rankings:

1) Southwestern (22-5) – Two weeks ago the Warriors had a week they wish to forget. This past week they turned things around in a big way and move to the top of the 12th Region. The Warriors beat Boyle County 83-61 and beat crosstown rival Pulaski County 104-85. In the win over Boyle County, Peyton Gover scored 34 points and Hunter Cromer added 18 points. Versus Pulaski County, Peyton Cundiff scored 35 points while Gover added 23 points and Hunter Stevens put in 22 points. This week Southwestern is on the road to close out the regular season traveling to Somerset and Mercer County.

2) Pulaski County (21-6) – The Maroons had a couple of tough losses this week but only played one game. They lost to crosstown rival Southwestern 85-104 in their only game of the week, but the worse of the losses is Danny Butt is out because of a broken toe. Rumors have it he will be back by district play but we will have to wait and see. This week the Maroons play at Bardstown before finishing their regular season hosting West Jessamine.

3) Lincoln County (20-8) – The Patriots split a pair of games last week beating Mercer County 72-50 but losing to Danville 39-41. In the win over Mercer County, Noah Young scored 28 points while Chase Phillips added 16 points. This week the Patriots host Lexington Catholic for Senior Night before traveling to Casey County to close out the regular season.

4) Mercer County (20-7) – After moving to the #1 spot in last week’s 12th Region rankings, the Titans slip to #4 after losing two of their last three games. Mercer County lost to Lincoln County 50-72, beat Frankfort 76-70, but lost again to North Hardin 78-82 in overtime. In the loss to Lincoln County Trevon Faulkner had a double-double scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. In the win over Frankfort, Faulkner once again led the way with 30 points and 13 rebounds. Against North Hardin, Faulkner captured his third double-double of the week scoring 33 points along with 18 rebounds. The Titans finish out the regular season playing at Woodford County before coming home to host Southwestern.

5) Rockcastle County (17-10) –This past week the Rockets won both games they played. They beat Jackson County 72-69 and beat Garrard County 73-54. John Cornelius led all scores in the win over Jackson County putting up 19 points while Carson Noble added 16 points. This week the Rockets close out the regular season at home hosting Whitley County and South Laurel.

6) Wayne County (15-13) – The Cardinals were perfect last week as they won all three games they played. Wayne County beat Somerset 78-67, West Jessamine 75-73, and Whitley County 78-75 in overtime. Brett Logan had a monster game versus Somerset scoring 28 points. In the win over Whitley County Jakson Baker scored 20 points. This week the Cardinals host Boyle County before traveling to Lexington Catholic.

7) West Jessamine (12-15) – The Colts split a pair of games last week as they beat Woodford County 70-46, but lost to Wayne County 73-75. In the win over Woodford County Isaiah Okesson scored 18 points. This week the Colts host Paul Laurence Dunbar before traveling to Pulaski County to finish the regular season.

8) Boyle County (13-13) – Last week the Rebels won one of two games they played. They lost to Southwestern 61-83 but beat Kentucky Country day 74-53. In the loss to Southwestern, Reese Smith scored 18 points while Bryce Slone added 16 points. In the win over KCD, Slone led the way with 23 points while Smith chipped in 14 points. This week the Rebels close out the regular season on the road at Wayne County and Lafayette.

9) Casey County (9-17) – This past week the Rebels only played one game and lost to Garrard County 67-74. This week the Rebels travel to Danville before coming home to play Taylor County and Lincoln County.

10) Danville (10-15) – Last week the Admirals won a pair of games beating Model 68-56 and Lincoln County 41-39. This week the Admirals host Casey County before playing their final regular season game at Lexington Christian.

11) East Jessamine (10-18) – The Jaguars won both games they played last week beating Frankfort 80-67 and McCreary Central 67-61. This week the Jaguars travel to Thomas Nelson before ending the regular season at home against Danville.

12) McCreary Central (13-13) – Last week the Raiders lost all three games they played. They lost to Clinton County 43-59, Oneida Baptist Institute 71-75, and to East Jessamine 61-67. This week the Raiders travel Barbourville and host Garrard County and Whitley County.

13) Garrard County (7-20) – The Golden Lions are starting to find their rhythm at the right time. Although they lost to Rockcastle County 57-73, the beat Casey County 74-67 and Nelson County 68-53. This week Garrard County is on the road to finish the regular season at McCreary Central and Somerset.

14) Somerset (9-16) – The Briar Jumpers lost both games they played last week losing to Wayne County 67-78 and Sayre 66-80. This week Somerset hosts Southwestern and Garrard County.

15) Burgin (13-13) – The Bulldogs lost both games they played last week. They lost to Lynn Camp 55-85 and Brown 55-61. This week Burgin travels to Evangel Christian and Garrard County.

16) Kentucky school f/t Deaf (2-14) – Last week the Colonels lost both games they played. They lost to Burgin 18-71 and Riverside Christian 48-61. This week they play St. Francis before hosting the KSD Homecoming Classic.

District Standings:

45th District

Lincoln County 5-0
Boyle County 3-3
Danville 2-3
Garrard County 1-5
Kentucky School f/t Deaf 0-0

46th District

Mercer County 4-1
West Jessamine 3-1
East Jessamine 0-4
Burgin 0-1

47th District

Pulaski County 5-1
Rockcastle County 3-3
Casey County 3-3
Somerset 1-5

48th District

Southwestern 4-0
Wayne County 2-2
McCreary Central 0-4

Last Week’s Results:

Monday, February 6, 2017

Clinton County 59 McCreary Central 43
East Jessamine 80 Frankfort 67

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Burgin 71 Kentucky School f/t Deaf 18
Danville 68 Model 56
Garrard County 74 Casey County 67
Lincoln County 72 Mercer County 50
Oneida Baptist Institute 75 McCreary Central 71
Rockcastle County 72 Jackson County 69
Southwestern 83 Boyle County 61
Wayne County 78 Somerset 67
West Jessamine 70 Woodford County 46

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Riverside Christian 61 Kentucky School f/t Deaf 48

Friday, February 10, 2017

Boyle County 74 Kentucky Country Day 53
Lynn Camp 85 Burgin 55
Danville 41 Lincoln County 39
Mercer County 76 Frankfort 70
East Jessamine 67 McCreary Central 61
Rockcastle County 73 Garrard County 57
Southwestern 104 Pulaski County 85
Wayne County 75 West Jessamine 73

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Brown 61 Burgin 55
Garrard County 68 Nelson County 53
North Hardin 82 Mercer County 78 OT
Sayre 80 Somerset 66
Wayne County 80 Whitley County 75 OT