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Walton-Verona at Oldham County predictions

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  1. 1. Who wins?

    • Oldham County Colonels
    • Walton-Verona Bearcats


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Top two ranked teams in the 8th region go at it in Buckner....

 

Hoping Miles will be back to action for W-V....

 

This should be a fun game. I know it's December - and a lot will happen between now and March - but this is a great matchup.

 

Thoughts?

 

CM

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I would venture to say Miles will not be back for this game, they will be lucky to get him back in December. More than likely looking at a January return which is in his best interest.

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Glad to see these 2 playing each other this year. Without Miles and it being at Oldham you would have to think Oldham wins this one.

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Oldham offense (81ppg) against Walton's defense (38ppg). Oldham offense wins, but should be a good game.

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Oldham County (6-0) and Walton-Verona (4-0) are two of the three remaining undefeated teams in the 8th (SK being the other at 5-0)....

 

To elaborate further on proudgrandpa's comment, above.... Oldham leads the region in points per game at 81.7 per contest..... W-V leads the region in defensive points allowed per game at 38.0. Something has to give....

 

Miles, indeed, will miss this game I am told. (too bad! That would have certainly added to the drama!)

 

These two teams have met just 5 times since the 2000-1 season, with Oldham winning all five. The most recent meeting came on 1/22/2013, when Oldham won, 72-48, in Buckner. The previous four meetings all came between 2003-2007.

 

Both coaches are in their fifth seasons at their school, and one could argue that these are two of the top young coaches in the region. Coy Zerhusen of Oldham County (105-27 .795) is the winningest coach in the region in the past four years, and has won four consecutive district titles. His 2014-15 team was 8th region runner-up.

 

Grant Brannen has had a tremendous influence on Walton's fortunes in his four complete seasons to date. His first team went just 4-20 - worst in the 8th region that season - but his teams have improved each successive season, going 14-14 in 2014-15, 18-11 in 2015-16, and tied for the most wins in the region last year with a 26-7 mark. Last year's team was district 32 champs - only the second district title for Walton since before 2000. Last year's team also won the 8th region all-A and reached the second round of the state All-A Classic.

 

Team comparisons:

 

Field goal % Oldham County 57.5% Walton-Verona 44.9%

 

Three pt % Oldham County 37.1% (36/97) Walton-Verona 29.2% (21/72)

(Oldham is making six threes a game; W-V is making 5.3 / game)

 

Free throws Oldham County 64.0% (80/125) Walton-Verona 66.7% (46/69)

 

Oldham County has now scored 60 or more points in 32 of their last 38 games, going 30-2 in those 32 games. Since the 2007-8 season, Oldham County is 155-10 in games when the Colonels score 60 or more points. (93.9%)

 

Oldham features four players who average in double figures: Jackson Gibson 16.7 ppg, Travis Henderson 15.2 ppg, Zach Larimore 11.5 ppg, and Andre Brewer 10.3 ppg.

 

Walton is led by Brennan Stanley at 12.0 ppg and Dieonte Miles at 11.0 ppg. Two Bearcats are just off the double digit mark: Austin Lay averages 9.8 ppg and Kameron Pardee averages 9.3.

 

The Bearcats will miss Miles, number two in scoring on the team and number one in rebounding at 6.5 boards per contest.

 

Player of the year candidates abound in this game:

 

Oldham's Jackson Gibson has led the Colonels in scoring in three of their six games and has scored in double figures in all six. He leads the team at 16.7 ppg and scored a season-high 26 in game 4 versus DeSales.

 

For Walton, Miles certainly has gotten some POY talk, but without him on the floor, the main Bearcat getting POY attention will be Brennan Stanley, the transfer guard from Williamstown, who averaged over 18 ppg last year for the Demons.

 

You HAVE to go to this game if you can....if you can't, watch it on the Pegasus Sports Network, with live video coverage beginning at 7 pm. The Pegasus Sports Network - PSN (the game will also be archived for a year)

 

CM

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Oldham County (6-0) and Walton-Verona (4-0) are two of the three remaining undefeated teams in the 8th (SK being the other at 5-0)....

 

To elaborate further on proudgrandpa's comment, above.... Oldham leads the region in points per game at 81.7 per contest..... W-V leads the region in defensive points allowed per game at 38.0. Something has to give....

 

Miles, indeed, will miss this game I am told. (too bad! That would have certainly added to the drama!)

 

These two teams have met just 5 times since the 2000-1 season, with Oldham winning all five. The most recent meeting came on 1/22/2013, when Oldham won, 72-48, in Buckner. The previous four meetings all came between 2003-2007.

 

Both coaches are in their fifth seasons at their school, and one could argue that these are two of the top young coaches in the region. Coy Zerhusen of Oldham County (105-27 .795) is the winningest coach in the region in the past four years, and has won four consecutive district titles. His 2014-15 team was 8th region runner-up.

 

Grant Brannen has had a tremendous influence on Walton's fortunes in his four complete seasons to date. His first team went just 4-20 - worst in the 8th region that season - but his teams have improved each successive season, going 14-14 in 2014-15, 18-11 in 2015-16, and tied for the most wins in the region last year with a 26-7 mark. Last year's team was district 32 champs - only the second district title for Walton since before 2000. Last year's team also won the 8th region all-A and reached the second round of the state All-A Classic.

 

Team comparisons:

 

Field goal % Oldham County 57.5% Walton-Verona 44.9%

 

Three pt % Oldham County 37.1% (36/97) Walton-Verona 29.2% (21/72)

(Oldham is making six threes a game; W-V is making 5.3 / game)

 

Free throws Oldham County 64.0% (80/125) Walton-Verona 66.7% (46/69)

 

Oldham County has now scored 60 or more points in 32 of their last 38 games, going 30-2 in those 32 games. Since the 2007-8 season, Oldham County is 155-10 in games when the Colonels score 60 or more points. (93.9%)

 

Oldham features four players who average in double figures: Jackson Gibson 16.7 ppg, Travis Henderson 15.2 ppg, Zach Larimore 11.5 ppg, and Andre Brewer 10.3 ppg.

 

Walton is led by Brennan Stanley at 12.0 ppg and Dieonte Miles at 11.0 ppg. Two Bearcats are just off the double digit mark: Austin Lay averages 9.8 ppg and Kameron Pardee averages 9.3.

 

The Bearcats will miss Miles, number two in scoring on the team and number one in rebounding at 6.5 boards per contest.

 

Player of the year candidates abound in this game:

 

Oldham's Jackson Gibson has led the Colonels in scoring in three of their six games and has scored in double figures in all six. He leads the team at 16.7 ppg and scored a season-high 26 in game 4 versus DeSales.

 

For Walton, Miles certainly has gotten some POY talk, but without him on the floor, the main Bearcat getting POY attention will be Brennan Stanley, the transfer guard from Williamstown, who averaged over 18 ppg last year for the Demons.

 

You HAVE to go to this game if you can....if you can't, watch it on the Pegasus Sports Network, with live video coverage beginning at 7 pm. The Pegasus Sports Network - PSN (the game will also be archived for a year)

 

CM

Wow.

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Wow.

 

I can't believe that in this breakdown of the game, that Zach Clinkenbeard was not even mentioned. He is probably the most versatile player in the 8th region. He can Rebound, Shoot the ball, help alleviate pressure, guard 4 different positions on the defensive end. Statistics do not always show the value of a player. A college team that will give Zach a chance, will be pleasantly surprised with his performance. He is a Winner!

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Walton still wins even without Miles

 

WV 62

OC 56

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I can't believe that in this breakdown of the game, that Zach Clinkenbeard was not even mentioned. He is probably the most versatile player in the 8th region. He can Rebound, Shoot the ball, help alleviate pressure, guard 4 different positions on the defensive end. Statistics do not always show the value of a player. A college team that will give Zach a chance, will be pleasantly surprised with his performance. He is a Winner!

 

No disrespect meant to Zach. You are correct in everything you state except that I will be surprised. I have seen Zach play and he is one of the best in the region, IMO. He will especially be important to WV tonight due to his size and mobility. Not many 6'5" guys in the region who move like he can.

 

I simply didn't have time to mention each and every player that plays for Oldham County and Walton-Verona in the earlier (long) post that are top-tier players. Nor am I intending to slight anyone by not mentioning them.

 

I also didn't mention Zach Larimore of Oldham County, who was all-region last season and received votes for POY in the pre-season polling.

 

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