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2nd Region Week 9 Review

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University Heights showed this week that region 2 has a legit contender for the Sweet Sixteen. Now they still have to get past everyone in Region 2, but right now, it looks like it’s a two horse race between UHA and Madisonville. KyKy Tandy continues to impress and show why he is a leading candidate for Mr. Basketball. Here are this weeks rankings:


1. University Heights Academy – Coach Grant Shouse


2018-19 record: 21-3

Week’s Record: 4-0

All “A” Classic Champions


University Heights had a great week in their 4 games in All A Classic play. They defeated Livingston Central to win Region 2. They defeated Bishop Brossart 61-53 in the opening round, they defeated Newport 69-46 in a repeat win before coming from 16 points down to defeat Shelby Valley 57-47. That led them to the final matchup against LCA, a team that defeated them at the Kings of the Bluegrass tournament. While LCA held Tandy in check, they couldn’t stop all three scorers, as UHA went on to win 52-40. This was the Blazers 9th All A Championship, and first since 2008. Tandy was voted the All A Classic MVP.


2. Madisonville North Hopkins – Coach Matt Beshear

2018-19 record: 15-5

Week’s Record: 2-0


The Maroons extend their winning streak to eight games as defeated Owensboro 78-61. This was the same team that beat Madisonville 71-57 at the end of last month. Ksuan Casey led both teams with 24 points. The Maroons followed that win with a 75-47 drubbing of Hopkins County Central, their cross county rival. Cade Cunningham led the game this time with 25 points. They will play four games this week, Dawson Springs, Owensboro Catholic, Caldwell County, and Bardstown. Barring some kind of breakdown, MNH winning streak should be at 12 games by week’s end.


3. Hopkinsville – Coach Larry Miller

2018-19 record: 13-9

Week’s Record: 1-1


The Tigers took a tough defeat to Graves County 66-52. It wasn’t quite the game they were hoping. They had won 4 straight before that. They rebounded nicely as they defeated DuPont Manual 75-53. The Tigers have to play Henderson County and Christian County this week.



4. Christian County – Coach Kerry Stovall

2018-19 record: 12-12

Week’s Record: 1-1


The Colonels lost to Castle (IN) 84-58. They turned around and doubled up DuPont Manual 66-33. This sets up what should be a good game against Hopkinsville on Saturday. Hoptown beat the Colonels by 15 in early December. Expect a closer game this time around.


5. Caldwell County – Coach Daniel Kukahiko

2018-19 record: 13-7

Week’s Record: 2-0


The Tigers lost to Lyon Co by 11 points the first game of the year. At that point it seemed like a bad loss, but the Lyons have proven they are much better than last year, so this past week’s game was gonna be a good one. The Tigers however blew the doors off of Lyon Co by 30 points 81-51. They also defeated Trigg Co 74-60.



6. Henderson County – Coach Tyler Smithhart

2018-19 record: 11-8

Week’s Record: 1-0


Henderson County only played one game this week, and that was against Webster County. The Colonels won that game 59-45. They will have some tough games this week against Union Co and Hopkinsville.


7. Lyon County – Coach Jeff Embrey

2018-19 record: 13-8

Week’s Record: 1-1


The Lyons won their first game by defeating Livingston Central, but they couldn’t hang with the Caldwell County Tigers. Travis Perry led the Lyons in both games with 17 and 20. The Tigers play Trigg Co., Ft. Campbell, and St. Mary this week. All 3 are very winnable games.



8. Union County – Coach Shane Smith

2018-19 record: 10-6

Week’s Record: 2-0


Union County had two blowout wins this past week against Crittenden Co and Livingston Central. Sophomore Kale Gaither continues to impress. He scored 37 against Crittenden and is now averaging 24.1 ppg on the season. Two big tests for Union upcoming, Henderson County and Webster County, and Apollo on Saturday.


9. Webster County – Coach Jon Newton

2018-19 record: 12-9

Week’s Record: 0-1


Webster had a chance to make a statement against Henderson, but fell short 59-45 in the only game they had this week. They play a tough game at Union County on Friday.


10. Hopkins County Central – Coach Lee James

2018-19 record: 8-10

Week’s Record: 0-1


Hopkins County had their best week of the year winning all three games last week. They came crashing down to reality this week as they were dominated by Madisonville to the tune of 75-47. Games against Caldwell County and Dawson Springs are ahead.


11. Livingston Central – Coach Chris Green

2018-19 record: 11-11

Week’s Record: 1-1


The Cardinals one of the busier teams this week outside of those playing in the All A Classic. They defeated Christian Fellowship but couldn’t hang with Lyon County or Union County. Hoping for better results against Crittenden this week.


12. Dawson Springs – Coach Chad Burgett

2018-19 record: 7-11

Week’s Record: 0-0


Dawson was unable to play games on the schedule this week. Instead they will play Madisonville, Community Christian, Hopkins Central, and Frederick Fraize this week.


13. Crittenden County – Coach Denis Hodge

2018-19 record: 7-12

Week’s Record: 1-1


For the third week in a row, Crittenden won a game and lost a game. This time they were able to defeat Fort Campbell, but dropped their game against Union Co. They have another real chance of a 1 and 1 this week as they play at Marshall where they most likely will be outmatched, but play a winnable game against Livingston Central.


14. Trigg County – Coach Payton Croft

2018-19 record: 8-14

Week’s Record: 1-1


Trigg County gave Caldwell County all they could handle for most of the game before falling by 14. The kept that momentum and defeated Fulton City by 36 points. They play Lyon County this week.


15. Fort Campbell – Coach Robbie Townsend

2018-19 record: 5-14

Week’s Record: 0-2


The Falcons tough season continues as they lose to Clarksville Academy (TN) and Crittenden. That makes 8 in a row and 12 of 13.

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I can't figure Hoptown out. They play really good stretches, but then they can just get down and play down for a bit. Not having a true point guard will probably hurt them in the tournament. It looks like Sharp has developed some confidence and a better overall game to go with his size, that could be a game changer down the stretch as he improves.


Christian County is following the traditional Kerry Stovall formula of starting to peak late in the season. These kids make up for a lack of star/scoring power with pure heart. That full-court press will always cause problems.

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