Region 3 Week 6 Review - New Number 1
1. Breckenridge County Fighting Tigers (10-3) UP 1
Breck moves to the top spot this weeks after going 3-0 in the region with an average win margin of 25 points per game. They started the week with a huge win over Grayson County and winning by 21 points. They stayed hot vs a 1 loss Butler County team, winning by 12. They closed the week with a 40 point win over Cloverport. Thru the first 13 games Breck has 3 players averaging double figures in Kaveon Mitchell (22 ppg), Justin Shrewsberry (14 ppg) and Brock Lucas (10 ppg). The Tigers have games against Daviess County and at North Hardin this week.
2. Ohio County Eagles (13-3) DOWN 1
The Eagles had a roller coaster week this week. On Tuesday, they put together a huge 2nd half to knock of Owensboro in Hartford. Tripp Manning continued to show he is a region player of the year candidate, putting up 22 points. On Friday, however, they were upset by district rival Mclean County. The loss throws a wrench in 10th district seeding, which includes a bye into the regional tournament for the 1 seed. The Eagles will look to bounce back with regional games against Grayson County and Daviess County this week.
3. Owensboro Red Devils (10-7) SAME
The Devils started the week with a disappointing 2nd half against Ohio County. They put together a 10-0 run to close the first half, behind Jaiden Greathouse off the bench. They could not hold off the homestanding Eagles and ended up losing by 5. They bounced back quick on Friday, with an overtime win over District rival, Owensboro Catholic. Amari Wales was big in the overtime win over the Aces. The Devils have another tough region game on Friday, as they host Muhlenberg County.
4. Owensboro Catholic Aces (9-6) SAME
The Aces started their week with an All-A 3rd Region title. They survived a scare from the Trinity Raiders, who led for every second of regulation. Brian Griffith knocked down a desperation shot at the buzzer to push the game into overtime, where the Aces dominated. Drew Hartz led the way for the Aces with 23. On Friday, Hartz came up big again, as his last second runner took the Owensboro Red Devils into overtime. However, the Aces could not hold off the Devils in the overtime period. The Aces have road games this week against Whitesville and Apollo this week.
5. Muhlenberg County Mustangs (7-9) UP 1
The Mustangs went 2-1 this week with big wins over Grayson County and Henderson County. The lone defeat this week was at the hands of Bowling Green Sophomore guard Nash Divine had a monster week, averaging 20 points per game. The Mustangs have a big 10th district home game against Mclean County this week before traveling to Owensboro on Friday.
6. McLean County Cougars (10-4) UP 1
Mclean has won 4 of their last 5 games, including a huge upset win in Ohio County on Friday. The win keeps the Cougars in contention for the #1 seed inside the 10th district. They look to move to the top of the 10th district rankings with a road game against Muhlenberg on Tuesday.
7. Butler County Bears (10-2) DOWN 2
The Bears split the week this week, losing big to Breckenridge County before picking up a big district win on Friday, against Grayson County. Soloman Fleener joined Parker Rice this week in the double figure scoring department with 10 points and 7 boards a game on the season. Butler has 3 winnable games this week against Hopkins Central, Grayson County and Cloverport.
8. Hancock County Hornets (5-7) UP 3
Mike Orr's Hancock County Hornets have won 4 of their last 6 games and enter the top 10 for the first time this season. They scored a big 5 point district win over Meade County this week. They will look to stay hot with home games against Tell City and Adair County this week.
9. Meade County Greenwave (5-7) UP 1
The Waves have won 3 of 5 and seem to be improving as the season moves along, which is typical for a Coach Tripure team. They scored a late 2 point win over Apollo on Tuesday, getting 17 from Casey Turner. On Friday, they dropped a district game at home against Hancock County. Meade has a tough week with games against Thomas Nelson and ETown this week.
10. Whitesville Trinity Raiders (6-10) SAME
The Raiders had a rough week, losing the 3rd Region All-A Championship in overtime to Owensboro Catholic. The Raiders led every second of regulation, but a last second heave at the buzzer took the game into overtime. Landon Hall put up a double double in the game with 14 points and 11 boards. 4 Raiders reached double figures in scoring. On Friday, they had a let down game against Edmonson County. They will look to bounce back this week vs the same 2 opponents as last week, Owensboro Catholic and Edmonson County.
11. Edmonson County Wildcats (4-10) UP 3
The Cats won their lone game of the week, a 12th district win over Whitesville Trinity. They have last years leading scorer and rebounder back from injury, in Chaz Wilson. He should help lift Edmonson into the top 10. They have games against Hart County, Trinity and Cloverport this week.
12. Grayson County Cougars (4-11) DOWN 1
The Cougars have lost 5 in a row and 9 of their last 10. They were blown out by Muhlenberg and Butler County this week. They will look to bounce back with home against Ohio County and Butler County this week.
13. Apollo Eagles (3-13) UP 1
Don't look now, but Apollo has won 3 of their last 5 games and nearly had a perfect 3-0 week this week. They lost a heartbreaker to Meade, by 2, before bouncing back with a big home win against Daviess County on Friday. Saturday, the Eagles knocked down 11 3's and Harrison Bowman scored 24 against Dawson Springs. The Eagles have a very difficult week this week with games against Webster, Owensboro Catholic and Evansville Central.
14. Daviess County Panthers (5-10) DOWN 5
The Panthers probably aren't the 14th best team in the region, but they are in the midst of a very tough slump. They have lost 7 of 8 games, including 2 this week to Logan County and Apollo. It doesn't get any easier for DC as they travel to Breck and Ohio County this week.
15. Cloverport Aces (1-11) SAME
The Aces dropped their lone game this week to Breck County and will look to get an upset this week against Butler or Edmonson County. Noah Pate is a bright spot for the Aces. He is averaging 22 points per game thru the first 12.