The 16th Region champion Boyd County Lions take on the champions from 6th Region, the Fern Creek Tigers on Thursday, March 15th at 1:30pm at Rupp Arena.
On paper, the Tigers look like a heavy favorite in this match-up. They have a far superior resume to that of Boyd County, with wins over BGP #2 Covington Catholic, BGP #3 Trinity, BGP #7 Doss (Χ2), and Pleasure Ridge Park (Χ2), plus a competitive loss to a Ballard squad that ravaged Boyd County in their worst loss of the season.
Fern Creek (26-6) is led by the senior trio of 60 point guard Anthony Wales (15 ppg), 63 guard Ahmad Price (16.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg), and 66 forward Clint Wickliffe (11.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg).
Boyd County (29-6) counters with its own senior trio of 64 forward Gunner Short (17.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg), 63 forward Reese Robinson (15.5 ppg, 6.9), and 59 guard Taylor Smith (12.6 ppg), along with 61 sophomore point guard Caleb Stewart (12.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg). Robinson missed the 16th Region championship game with a shoulder injury. With over a week to recover, he might be good to go. If not, the Lions would be without one of their main cogs.