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Many tournaments were played after Christmas and teams continued to find the rotations that are going to need to make a deep run in March. Its this time of year that you get to see who are really contenders for the big Trophy in March at NKU.

Mercer County went to Springfield MO to compete in another national tourney with some of the nations best teams in the Pink and White Lady Classic. Again the Titans did not disappoint. They went 3-1 losing in the Championship 76-75 to Strafford MO. In the semi final game they took down the #1 4A team in Texas, Argyle 62-43. Argyle came into this tourney ranked Top 10 nationally and ran into a hot shooting Lady Titan team. Shout out to Lexy Lake for hitting 10 three pointers in this game. School record I am sure.

Male had a great run in Destin Fl this past week also at the Destin Holiday Classic. Shout out to Ciaja Harbinson for being named Tourney MVP. Harbinson a junior is a St Louis commit.

Butler traveled to Sevierville, TN where they ran the table at the Winterfest Shootout. Tourney Champions with a 62-22 win over Sevierville, TN in the finals.

Sacred Heart headed to Naples Florida for the much heralded Naples Holiday Classic. Heart went 1-2 vs National competition. Shout out to Grace Berger of Sacred Heart for getting her 1000th point during this tourney.

Simon Kenton traveled to the Gateway Holiday Classic in Montgomery County. The Pioneers also ran the table with wins over Boyd County, Scott and Dunbar all in convincing fashion. Looks like this team is starting to gel.

This coming week we get back to regular season games and with the season going into the new year the coaches are finding out what they need to work on for the next 7/8 weeks to get their teams better.

Shout outs this week to the Ryle Lady Raiders who had another good showing at the Lake Cumberland Holiday Classic. Lost in the finals to Eastern by a close margin of 55-53. The Raiders were without the services of Juliet McGregor this week or the outcome might have been different.

More great basketball coming up this week. Tuesday Manual vs Eastern is a must watch game along with the much anticipated Simon Kenton vs Scott rematch Wednesday night.

Hang on guy/gals the wars are just starting as we enter the new year and the countdown to the Sweet 16!