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BluegrassPreps.com 1st Region Boys Basketball Review Week 1

The 4 legit teams were a top the preseason rankings for Region 1 are all still undefeated. They have already impressed that they deserve to be among the top tier and maybe even the state. Both Paducah Tilghman and McCracken County opened eyes with their wins against perennial Region 2 opponents. That will change this week as they begin to play each other, so there will be at least one loss this week.

 

1. Mayfield – Coach Chris Guhy

BGP #6

2018-19 record: 0-0

Week’s Record: 0-0

Mayfield hasn’t played a game yet this year. However, they will open the season at home against a very good Paducah Tilghman team.

 

2. Paducah Tilghman – Coach Roderick Thomas

2018-19 record: 3-0

Week’s Record: 3-0

Paducah Tilghman have started the season on a roll. They soundly defeated their first three opponents by double digits. Hopkinsville, Carlisle Co, and Adair County all fell to the Mustangs. Jacob Laster has been impressive the first three games averaging over 20 points per game. The Tornado will be in for some huge tests this week as they play BGP#6 Mayfield and BGP#9 Warren Central.

 

3. Graves County – Coach Joshua Frick

2018-19 record: 3-0

Week’s Record: 3-0

Another team showing that they are worthy to be a top tier team in Region 1. The Eagles took home 3 wins this week against Livingston Central, Massac Co (IL), and Ohio Co. Graves averaged 75 points per game over the three wins. Jacob Savage, Ryan Mathis, and Jordyn Naranjo were the three leading scorers in those games. Murray and Calloway Co are up next for the Eagles.

 

4. McCracken County – Coach Burlin Brower

2018-19 record: 2-0

Week’s Record: 2-0

The Mustangs are also off to a hot start winning two impressive games against region 2 opponents. In the game against Livingston Central, 5 guys scored in double digits being led by Jackson Sivils (18). In the Christian County game, Sivils scored 23 while leading McCracken to a 27 point win over Christian County. They play Calloway Co and Cairo, IL this week.

 

5. Marshall County – Terry Birdsong

2018-19 record: 1-2

Week’s Record: 1-2

Marshall County hosts one of the premier high school basketball events in the country. They also get a chance to play in the process, however things haven’t quite started this season the way they had hoped. They lost to Muhlenberg Co by 6 and Pendleton Co by 5. They defeated Trigg Co in between those two games. They have Carlisle County coming up this week. They need that win to get back on track.

 

6. Murray – Coach Dior Curtis

2018-19 record: 1-2

Week’s Record: 1-2

Murray played two top teams to begin the school year. They were defeated by BGP#4 University Heights and Louisville Male, while defeating Christian Fellowship. Murray looked pretty good again Male keeping it close throughout. The Tigers have 4 players who are averaging 10+ ppg and one more at 9. Balanced scoring threat will make them dangerous as the year progresses. Things don’t get much easier as they host Graves Co this week.

 

7 Carlisle County – Coach Brian O’Neil

2018-19 record: 1-1

Week’s Record: 1-1

The Comets had a good win against St. Mary being led by Wilson (21) and Elder (19). Anderson and McGee also poured in double digit points in the win. However they were humbled by Paducah Tilghman by 20 a couple days later. Marshall Co. and Hickman Co along with Community Christian are up this week.

 

 

8. Calloway County – Coach Brad Cleaver

2018-19 record: 1-1

Week’s Record: 1-1

Calloway opened the season with a 71-53 win against Ballard Memorial. Kade Mize led the Lakers with 23 points. They lost by one point at Central High in TN. They have two really tough opponents this week going to McCracken Co and hosting Graves Co.

 

9. Fulton County – Coach Jamie Madding

2018-19 record: 0-1

Week’s Record: 0-1

The Pilots lost their first game of the season again South Fulton, TN. By just one point. Such a heartbreaker to open the season. They play Obion Co (TN) and Christian Fellowship this week.

 

10. Ballard Memorial – Coach Marla Cooper

2018-19 record: 1-1

Week’s Record: 1-1

The Bombers lost their opener to Calloway County, but rebounded to soundly defeat Fulton City by 21. Dequin Donlow led Ballard with 23 against Calloway and Drew Cox had 23 against Fulton City. They play Christian Fellowship, St. Mary, and Community Christian this week. All very winnable games.

 

11. St. Mary – Coach Greg Overstreet

2018-19 record: 1-1

Week’s Record: 1-1

St. Mary lost their opener to Carlisle County by almost 20, but rebounded to a surprisingly dominant performance over Hickman County by almost 30. They will play Community Christian, Ballard Memorial, and Livingston Central this week.

 

12. Hickman County – Coach Wynn Harris

2018-19 record: 0-3

Week’s Record: 0-3

Tough start to the season for Hickman as they drop their first 3 games, and they weren’t really that close. It could be a long season for first year coach Wynn Harris. This week’s games are against Carlisle County and Christian Fellowship.

 

 

13. Fulton City – Coach Jon Dillard

2018-19 record: 1-2

Week’s Record: 1-2

Here is hoping things are not a repeat of last year where the Bulldogs won their first game, and no more. Fulton also won their first game this season by 1 point, snapping a 24 game losing streak. However they were soundly defeated in their next 2 games.

 

14. Community Christian Paducah – Coach Daniel Durrett

2018-19 record: 0-1

Week’s Record: 0-1

The Warriors were just one basket away from winning their opening game against Fulton City. So close for a team who has struggled to get wins the past 3 years. They will play St. Mary and Ballard Memorial next.

 

Player of the Week

Michael Laster, Paducah Tilghman. Laster had 25 points and 10 rebounds against Hopkinsville and 23 points and 8 rebounds against Carlisle County before cooling off at Adair County. He is shooting 65% from the field so far this season.

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Nice job Silo! The 1st region is looking really good so far this season

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Great update! I watched McCracken play Livingston and was really impressed by their sophomore point guard Noah Dumas. He has really improved his game and filled out physically, nice player. The transfer McCracken got from Hickman, Grant Davis, can REALLY shoot the ball and creates driving holes for Sivills. I just watched the first half of the game and Sivills struggled to get started and was in foul trouble but must have had a big second half. I have Tilghman friends on facebook and watch their videos and its a dunk show, and I think they played a few fair teams and beat them badly. They are going to be really good and I think are in the convo with McCracken, Graves and Mayfield as the best team. I really think whoever wins the coaching battle this year wins the region. I'm going to guess it finishes Mayfield, McCracken, Tilghman, Graves

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News is that Zion Harmon (Marshall County) seeking injunction of the KHSAA ruling to be eligible to play. That's would certainly change things in Region 1 were he granted the injunction.

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Does anyone know why Tilghman isn't playing in the Rafferty's Shootout? It was on their schedule a week or so ago and is no longer there. I believe they were scheduled to play Warren Central.

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