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5th Region Week 8 Review: Bulldogs Win 2A Classic

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1. John Hardin (21-0): The Bulldogs continue their amazing season by winning all four games this week which included winning the 2A Classic. They beat district opponent Elizabethtown 94-86 at home, they beat Scott in first round 67-56, beat Glasgow 67-40 in semis, and beat Knox Central 83-60 in title game. What a year it has been so far as they are the only team who hasn’t lost yet in the state. They have been remarkable all year and they seem to not be slowing down at all. Alex Matthews was the MVP of the 2A Tournament.


2. Larue County (14-3): The Hawks took care of business this week and won their only game of the week. The Hawks beat North Bullitt 71-44 at home. Larue has been as good as advertised this year as they have shown to be a top 10 team in the state. Larue has four kids who average at least 12 points a game which shows their balance. In the win over North Bullitt Dailliss Cox had 19 points and 10 rebounds.


3. Central Hardin (12-6): The Bruins won their only game of the week this week. They beat Bardstown 52-45 on the road in a low scoring game. The Bruins have been very good all year as their losses have all been to very quality teams. They have continued to be a team who can really shoot the three ball. They are led by region player of the year candidate Jacob Hobbs, who is averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds per game.


4. Taylor County (14-4): The Cardinals played two games this week in which they won both games. They beat Hart County in a thriller 66-63 at home and beat district foe Marion County 80-64 at home in a huge statement win. Taylor had an impressive blowout win over Marion County being they was without two starters. This is probably their most impressive win of the year. Trevon Smith had 29 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Marion County.


5. Marion County (14-6): The Knights played three games this week and ended up winning two of the games. They beat district foe Adair County 61-54 on the road, they lost to district opponent Taylor County 80-64 on the road, and finished the week up beating Rockcastle County 84-55 at home. Losing to Taylor by the margin they did is disappointing, as the Knights have struggled lately. It was big for them to bounce back and get a blowout win over Rockcastle County. John Adams had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Rockcastle County.


6. Elizabethtown (9-9): The Panthers played two games this week against two good teams and lost both games. They lost to district opponent John Hardin 94-86 in a shootout on the road, and they lost to Bullitt Central 79-56 at home. The Panthers played well against John Hardin and even though they lost they played very well in that game. They have been a pleasant surprise all year. Camden Williams had 28 points to lead the Panthers in the loss to John Hardin.


7. Washington County (12-5): The Commanders played three games this week in which they won two of them. They beat Burgin 78-61 at home, lost to Danville 67-40 at home, and beat Hart County 72-66 at home. The Commanders have been solid all year and they have a big goal of winning district this year. Drew Yates had 35 points in the win over Burgin.


8. Bardstown (9-10): The Tigers played one game this week and that ended up in a loss. Bardstown lost to Central Hardin 52-45 at home. They played one of the region’s best to a game at the end, so you can’t be too upset with that performance. The Tigers like always seem to have a good shot of winning their district once again. Bardstown has four players who average 10 to 12 points per game showing how balanced they are.


9. Campbellsville (10-9): The Eagles played three games in the 5th Region All A Classic which resulted in them winning the whole thing. They beat Caverna 76-28 at home, they beat Green County 53-47 on the road, and beat Bethlehem 61-46 in the championship. This was a great week for the Eagles as they can represent the 5th Region in 1A State. They have had a successful year so far. In the win over Caverna, Nataj Sanders led the Eagles with 16 points.


10. North Hardin (6-13): The Trojans played one game this week and that resulted in a win. North Hardin beat Meade County 73-55 at home. Record won’t show it, but North Hardin has played good ball lately as they have one of the toughest schedules in the 5th Region. They are a team that nobody will want to play when it comes district tournament time. Queshaun Davis had 24 points in the win over Meade County.


11. Adair County (8-10): The Indians had a rough week as they lost both games this week. The week got worse, as they also lost their leading scorer Anthony Payne who left the basketball program this week.


12. Hart County (4-12): The Raiders played two road games against two good teams,and lost both games close. Good sign Hart is playing a lot better now that they have John Shoulders back from injury.


13. Thomas Nelson (11-8): The Generals magical season continues as they won both games this week. This was a team last year who had two wins and they now have 11 wins as it has been great to watch.


14. Green County (6-11): The Dragons played one game this week in the 5th Region All A Classic in which they lost. This has been a disappointing year so far, but they have lots of time to change that.


15. Bethlehem (4-12): The Eagles played in the 5th Region All A Classic where they played two games and they lost in the championship game. Season has been a struggle, but they played well this week.


16. Caverna (1-14): The Colonels played in the 5th Region All A Classic and lost their first-round game in blowout fashion this week. This has been a rough year as they now have a 14-game losing streak.


17. Nelson County (1-19): The Cardinals lost their only game of the week. They currently have a 11-game losing streak and this has been a year where nothing has gone right for them.


18. Fort Knox (1-12): The Eagles played in the 5th Region All A Classic and lost in the first round for them. They currently have a 7-game losing streak and they have been all blowout losses.

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