KBA Middle School State 8th Grade Feb 2-4

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    KBA Middle School State 8th Grade Feb 2-4

    KBA State 8th about 1 month away. Seems like this is a tough one to predict based on last year, because some of the really good players moved up and are playing HS Ball instead of playing with their grade.

    Interested to see who is going and what teams have impressed people the most this year..

    Some of the teams that impressed me from the Central KY area include Boyle, Clark, N Pulaski and if Barrett has their team intact from last year they will be hard to beat.

    Last year (7th) results from PrepKY Sports for the KBA State include:

    Elite 8: Ashland, Knox, N Pulaski, Clark, Scott Co, Barret, Lincoln, Owensboro

    Final 4: N Pulaski, Barret, Lincoln, Ashland

    Championship: Barret 58 / N Pulaski 45
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    MS 12th region at KBA this weekend teams/results included:

    Only 4 teams that were Rockcastle, West Jess and N Pulaski, winning over Rockcastle in championship. I think most of those teams will be at State

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    Here is a list of 8th Grade teams signed up currently for KBA State in Lexington Feb 2-4:

    Anderson County
    Bate
    Beaumont Middle
    Berheim Bruins
    Blessed Sacrament
    Boyd County
    Butler County
    Christian Academy of Louisville
    Christian County
    Clay County
    Clinton County
    Conner Middle
    Corbin
    Drakes Creek
    East Jessamine
    East Oldham County Beast
    Eastside Middle
    EJ Hayes
    Elkhorn Middle
    Farnsley Middle
    Georgetown
    Hazard Middle
    Jackson City
    James D Adams
    Johnson Traditional Middle (JTMS)
    Knox County
    LCA
    Lincoln County
    LTMS
    Lyon County
    McCreary
    Meyzeek MIddle
    Middlesboro
    Millard
    Model
    Morton
    Mt. Washington
    Muhlenberg North
    Newburg Middle
    North Laurel
    North Oldham County
    Northern Pulaski
    Oldham County Colonels
    Paintsville
    Pikeville
    Pineville Independent
    Robert Campbell
    Rockcastle
    Royal Springs
    Scott County
    Shelby East
    South Laurel
    Southern Pulaski
    Spencer County
    Taylor County
    West Jessamine
    West Perry
    Westport
    Whitesburg
    Whitley County

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    Just had a great conversation with Coach Edelen and got a a confirmation sign-up from 2x defending champion Barret TMS Hilltoppers that they are coming to 8th Grade State to defend their title!!!

    Have about 70 teams currently - should be a great tournament Feb 2-4 in Lexington

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    Current Teams Signed up for 8th Grade:
    Anderson County
    Barret (Louisville)
    Bate
    Beaumont Middle
    Berheim Bruins
    Blessed Sacrament
    Boyd County
    Butler County
    Christian Academy of Louisville
    Christian County
    Clay County
    Clinton County
    Conner Middle
    Corbin
    Crosby
    Drakes Creek
    East Jessamine
    East Oldham County Beast
    Eastside Middle
    EJ Hayes
    Elkhorn Middle
    Farnsley Middle
    Frankfort
    Georgetown
    Hazard Middle
    Jackson City
    James D Adams
    Johnson County Middle (JCMS)
    Johnson Traditional Middle (JTMS)
    Knox County
    LCA
    Leestown
    Lincoln County
    LTMS
    Lyon County
    McCreary
    Meyzeek MIddle
    Middlesboro
    Millard
    Model
    Morton
    Mt. Washington
    Muhlenberg North
    Newburg Middle
    North Laurel
    North Oldham County
    Northern Pulaski
    Oldham County Colonels
    Paintsville
    Pikeville
    Pineville Independent
    Robert Campbell
    Rockcastle
    Royal Springs
    RW Combs
    Scott County
    Shelby East
    Shelby West
    South Laurel
    Southern (Lexington)
    Southern Pulaski
    Spencer County
    Taylor County
    West Jessamine
    West Perry
    Westport
    Whitesburg
    Whitley County
    Woodford County

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    KBA State 8th Grade Tournament will begin tomorrow (Friday) evening....There are over 85 Teams currently signed up.
    Per self reported records there are a handful of undefeated teams and approx 10-15 with 20+ wins. Pools are out at Schedules

    Current Team List Includes:
    Anderson County
    Barbourville
    Barret (Louisville)
    Bate (Danville)
    Beaumont Middle (Lex)
    Bell Co
    Berheim Bruins
    Betsy Layne
    Bourbon County
    Butler County
    Casey County
    Christian Academy of Louisville
    Christian County
    Clay County
    Clinton County
    Conner Middle (NKY)
    Corbin
    Crosby (Lou)
    Dorton Elementary
    Drakes Creek
    Duff Allen Central
    East Jessamine
    East Oldham County Beast
    East Perry
    Eastside Middle
    EJ Hayes
    Elkhorn Middle (Frankfort)
    Frankfort Middle
    Farnsley Middle (Lou)
    Georgetown
    Hazard Middle
    Hopkinsville Middle School
    Jackson City
    James D Adams
    James T Alton
    Johnson County Middle (JCMS)
    Johnson Traditional Middle (JTMS)
    Kentucky Country Day
    Knox County
    LCA
    Leestown (Lex)
    Lincoln County
    LTMS (Lex)
    Lyon County
    McCreary
    McNabb Middle School (Montgomery Co)
    Meece (Somerset)
    Meyzeek MIddle (Lou)
    Middlesboro
    Millard
    Model
    Morton
    Mt. Washington
    Muhlenberg North
    Newburg Middle (Lou)
    Noe Middle (Lou)
    North Laurel
    North Oldham County
    Northern Pulaski
    Oldham County Colonels
    Paintsville
    Pikeville
    Pineville Independent
    Robert Campbell (Clark)
    Rockcastle
    Royal Springs (Scott Co)
    RW Combs
    Saint Peter and Paul (Lex)
    Scott County
    Sebastian
    Shelby East
    Shelby West
    South Laurel
    Southern (Lexington)
    Southern Pulaski
    Spencer County
    Tates Creek (Lex)
    Taylor County
    TK Stone
    West Jessamine
    West Perry
    Westport (Lou)
    Whitesburg
    Whitley County
    Woodford County
    St Henry Crusaders (NKY)

    Good Luck to ALL!!!

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    St Henry loses to South Laurel by 2 and beats Whitesburg by 8 tonight.

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    Some great games in Tournament action Saturday... We are now down to the Sweet 16: Results at Schedules

    Noe (Lou) vs EJ Hayes (Lex)
    Farnsley (Lou) vs Beaumont (Lex)
    Barret (Lou) vs Newburg (Lou)
    North Oldham vs Hazard
    Crosby (Lou) vs Paintsville
    Butler vs Robert Campbell (Clark Co)
    Johnson Co vs Rockcastle Co
    Knox Co vs Northern Pulaski

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    Championship Elite 8 are:

    EJ Hayes (Lex)
    Farnsley (Lou)
    Barret (Lou)
    Hazard
    Crosby (Lou)
    Robert Campbell (Clark Co)
    Rockcastle Co
    Northern Pulaski

    Gold Championship:

    James T Alton
    Corbin
    East Jessamine
    Georgetown
    Shelby West
    Woodford
    Meyzeek
    Conner

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    Some Great games in tournament play this weekend at KBA for the 8th Grade State:

    CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET:
    ELITE 8:
    • Farnsley (Lou) beat a valiant effort by EJ Hayes in a close game 59-51. Farnsley was led by Crump 23 and Northington 20, high were Duron 14 and Basson 13 for EJ Hayes.
    • Barret (Lou) continued their march to a 3-peat with a win over a stubborn Hazard in a defensive game with a 37-21 win. Tilford 11, Franklin 10 for Barret and Beverly 7 and 3 a apiece for Turner and Napier for Hazard.
    • Robert Campbell (Clark Co) beat a solid Crosby (Lou) team 54-40. Morton had 21 to lead Robert Campbell and Bryant with 11 for Crosby.
    • Rockcastle County played a great game and beat perennial power North Pulaski 51-46. Rockcastle led by Chesteen with 15 and Travis had 16 for Northern Pulaski.

    FINAL FOUR:
    • Barret squared off against Farnsley in an all Louisville affair. The game was decided in the closing minutes after one of the closest and best played games of the tournament with Barret prevailing 41-36. Barret led by Brown with 13 and Crump with 14 for Farnsley
    • Robert Campbell toppled Rockcastle in a great matchup 58-52 with some key plays and clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch. Robert Campbell led by Morton with 22 and Rockcastle led by Chesteen with 22

    GOLD BRACKET:
    ELITE 8:
    • Corbin beat James Alton 48-37 in a tough victory. Corbin was led by Longmire with 19 and Davis 11 for James Alton.
    • East Jessamine beat Georgetown 55-29 with a high scoring offense. Hayden had 35 for East Jessamine and Hawkins had 12 for Georgetown.
    • Selby West came up on top against Woodford in a thriller 43-42. Thompson had 12 for Shelby West and Talyor 15 for Woodford.
    • Meyzeek beat Conner in another thriller 46-43. Meyzeek was led by Carr-Cole 23 and Hammonds led Conner with 17.

    FINAL FOUR:
    • Corbin beat East Jessamine 44-38 in a close game. East Jessamine led by Hayden with 14 and Allen with 14 for Corbin.
    • Shelby West pulled away from Meyzeek 49-38. Austin Thompson had 14 for Shelby West and Carr-Cole 19 for Meyzeek.

    CHAMPIONSHIP:
    • Shelby West pulled away in a tough game from a valiant Corbin team to win 49-43. Shelby West scoring: Hutzel 15, Evans 10, Austin Thompson 9, Aaron Thompson 7, Sproul 6 , Acree 2 and Corbin scoring: Engle 16, Longmire 14, Mills 7, Poore 4, Allen 2

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    Barret 3-PEAT KBA Middle School Champions!!!!!

    Congratulation to Coach Edelen and the Barrett Hilltoppers for their 8th Grade Middle School State Championship run this past weekend. They become the third school to complete the mythical 3-peat (first team from Louisville) by winning 6th Grade in 2016, 7th Grade in 2017, and 8th Grade 2018 as they beat Robert Campbell (Clark County) in a hard fought victory 51-45. The other two teams to accomplish this mythical 3-peat were Southern Pulaski, which did it twice (2011-2013 and 2012-2014) and Northern Pulaski (2014-2016).

    Robert Campbell played Barret tough throughout the game evident by the quarter scores of 14-9, 25-22, 40-31, and final of 51-45, but Barret’s inside presence and clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch proved a little too much. Barret was led by floor general Edelen with scoring Brown 16, Franklin 11, Tilford 8, Vrabonic 8, Buford 5, Edelen 3. Robert Campbell was led by Morton and Mundy with 16 apiece, Howe 4, Hernandez 4, Harrison 3, Huff 2.

    Many thanks to all you participated and made this the biggest tournament yet.

    Final scores are posted at Schedules and all tournament teams will be announced later this week.

    Thanks Again!!!

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