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The regular season is winding down and many of the District tournament matchups are set.  Our region's number one hasn't moved out of the top spot all season, but there are a couple of teams nipping at their heels and a couple more that could make some real noise at The Fieldhouse come Regional Tournament time.

1).  Clark County (14-4, 9-0 region, 6-0 district, . 614 RPI). 74-40 win vs. Bourbon County, 68-69 loss vs. Madison Central, 76-52 win vs. Bryan Station.

Previous rank - 1

This week - no games scheduled.

The Cards finished out their unblemished region and district run by nearly doubling up Bourbon County on Monday, with mainstays Jerone Morton (25) and Jared Wellman (20) outscoring the entire Colonel team.  Madison Central squeaked by the homestanding Cardinals two nights later, as Morton's 25-point repeat wasn't quite enough to get by Coach Feldhaus's Indians.     Point guard Aden Slone led the GRC scoring parade against Station with 20, going 7 for 9 from the field  

2).  Mason County (16-3, 7-2 region, 3-0 district, .638 RPI) - 82-65 win vs. Dixie Heights, 73-71 win at Walton-Verona.

Previous rank - 2

This week - no games scheduled.

Mason County extended their region-best winning streak to an even dozen with wins over strong 8th and 9th region representatives last week.  The Royals shot lights-out against Dixie, connecting on 14 of 24 from inside the arc, a blistering 11 for 15 from distance, and 21 of 26 from the stripe in the friendly confines of The Fieldhouse.  Five Royals reached double figures in the game, with Terrell Henry and Nate Mitchell leading the way with 25 and 24.  Two nights later Mason pulled out a close one over W-V.  Henry with 25, Mason Butler with 18 including 4 for five from long range, and AP Perry with 13. 

The Royals' next scheduled game is against Bracken County in the 39th District tournament on March 15.

3).  Scott (13-8, 5-0 region, 3-0 district, .582 RPI) - 78-57 win vs. Augusta, 70-64 win vs. Cooper, 89-63 win vs. Fleming County.

Previous rank - 5

This week - vs. Lloyd.

The Eagles remain the only squad besides GRC to hold a perfect record in the region, albeit with a small sample size.  Cameron Patterson (22/11) and Grant Profitt (19/12) had double-doubles in the comfortable win over Augusta and Brayden Howell pitched in another 19 points.  The same trio all reached double figures against Cooper in a much tighter affair that saw the Eagles go 23 of 36 from the field and hit 21 free throws.  Five reached double figures (add Dasani Lane and Nolan Hunter to the mix) in the Fleming County win.

4).  Campbell County (14-8, 7-2 region, 2-1 district, .588 RPI) - 67-61 win vs. Newport, 79-100 loss at Highlands.

Previous rank - 3

This week - at Beechwood, vs. Dixie Heights

The Camels eased by Newport at home by half a dozen as Eric Davie notched another double-double with 16 and 10, while Aydan Hamilton matched Davie's point total.  The Bluebirds hit the century mark  on Thursday and became only the second team (Highlands with 86 in an earlier meeting, Cooper with 81 in overtime) to reach the 74-point mark all season.  Garrett Beiting with 19, Aydan Hamilton 18, Eric Davie 16 (and yes, another 10 boards) and Dane Hegyi with 13.  The Camels tune up for the 37th District tourney with a couple more games against solid NKY competition.

5).  Montgomery County (10-6, 7-3 region, 4-2 district, .565 RPI) - 80-76 win vs. Boyd County, 68-69 loss vs. Harlan County.

Previous rank - 4

This week - at East Jessamine.

The Indians only played two games in week 9 but got 74 minutes of playing time as both contests went into overtime.  Harrison Hagan and Rickey Lovette (big surprise) both recorded double-doubles (23/10; 20/11) in the win over Boyd.  They both duplicated the double-double in the narrow loss to Harlan County on a neutral court; with Hagan scoring 33.

6).  Robertson County (12-5, 7-2 region, 2-1 district, .549 RPI) - 92-76 win at Nicholas County, 51-52 loss vs. Rowan County.

Previous rank - 6

This week - at Lexington Catholic.

Justin Becker dominated the Blue Jackets of Nicholas County as he looks to cement another all-region selection with 33 points and 16 boards, while senior guard Sebastian Dixon had 21 and 10.  Three more Devils recorded ten points each.  Becker had a team-leading 15/11 performance against a strong Rowan County squad.

Robertson County, by virtue of coin-flip tiebreaker, is the 38th District 3 seed and will play at Pendleton County on March 15 in the District Tournament.

7).  Bishop Brossart (12-9, 7-3 region, 0-2 district, .534 RPI) - 86-77 win vs. Holy Cross, 62-51 win vs. Augusta, 68-64 win vs, Henry County.

Previous rank - 7

This week - vs. Calvary Christian, vs. Boone County.

The Mustangs continue to win with smoke, mirrors and next-man up (along with senior Carson Schirmer returning to form).  Schirmer set a new school record with 45 (including 20 of 23 free throws; another school record) in the tilt with Holy Cross, with Robbie Verst adding 18 and David Govan 10/10.  Schirmer came back to earth but still led all scorers with 18 against the Panthers, with Verst kicking in 17 and Govan with another double-double.  The same trio paced the Mustangs as Brossart came back from an early double-digit deficit (flashing my alliteration chops here); with Schirmer again leading the way with 27 and moving into BB's top 12 all-time scorers despite missing much of this season.

8). Harrison County (10-9, 6-6 region, 2-1 district, .500 RPI) - no games in week 8.

Previous rank - 8

This week - no games on the schedule.

The Breds have their second straight week off.  They will play Nicholas County in the first round of the 38th District tournament.

This week's factoid.  The Breds gained a point (from .499 to .500 in the RPI rankings without playing a week 9  game.  If they can continue on this pace for 139 more weeks (2.67 years), they will eclipse Mason County's region-leading .638.

9).  Calvary Christian (17-8 4-3 region, 0-2 district, .507 RPI) - 52-42 win vs. Dayton, 59-40 win vs. Bellevue, 58-66 loss vs. Evangel Christian, 57-59 loss vs. Ludlow.

Previous rank - 9

This week - at Bishop Brossart, vs, Ryle, at Beth Haven, at Eminence.

Luke Ruwe leads a balanced scoring attack and went for 29 in the loss to a solid Evangel Christian (State All-A semifinalist) squad; and scored a team-leading 14 in the tight one against their season bugaboo Ludlow in the NKAC final.  The Cougars are week 10's busiest squad, with four games on the schedule including the Bishop Brossart game with 37th District seeding implications.

10). Augusta (10-10, 6-7 region, 3-2 district, .483 RPI) - 73-64 win at Pendleton County, 57-78 loss vs. Scott, 51-62 loss vs. Bishop Brossart.

Previous rank - 10

This week - no games scheduled.

Kayson Hinson paced the Panthers with 25, with Riley Mastin adding 12 and 11 in the win at Falmouth.  Mastin and Hinson led the way again against Scott, but the rest of the supporting cast could only muster 10 points as the Bears fell hard to Scott.  It was the same pair leading the way again in the Brossart contest, but the team was held to just 4-23 shooting from behind the arc by the stingy Mustanf defense. 

Augusta drew Mason County in the 39th District tournament draw.

11).  Bracken County (7-18, 3-11 region, 0-3 district, .429 RPI) - 59-57 win at Bourbon County, 47-65 loss vs. Beechwood.

Previous rank - 13B

This week - no games scheduled.

Let's give the Bears a little boost in the rankings as they won a tight one on the road at Bourbon County and held Beechwood to just 65 points.  Freshman sensation Blake Reed had 31 points and 8 boards in the first game, 20 in the second, and is averaging over 22 points per contest.

Bracken County drew St. Patrick in the 39th District Tournament draw, and will play on March 16.

12). Pendleton County (7-11, 4-7 region, 2-1 district, ,434 RPI) - 64-73 loss vs. Augusta, 76-31 loss at Beechwood, 69-76 loss vs. Boone County.

Previous rank - 11

This week - no games scheduled.

The Wildcats desperate need week 10 off as they limp into the postseason on the heels of a seven game slide.  Tredyn Thomas and Jacob Redden had 24 and 22 against Augusta; but no one reached double figures in the throttling by 9th Region power Beechwood.  The Cats shot just 10-39 for the game and only connected on one three-pointer in eighteen tries.

Pendleton County will play Robertson County in the 38th District tournament at home on March 15.

13). Nicholas County (8-15, 2-8 region, 0-3 district, .398 RPI) - 76-92 loss vs. Robertson County, 47-55 loss vs. Berea, 57-46 win vs. Fairview.

Previous rank - 12

This week - at Estill County, at Bellevue, at Menifee County.

Seniors Dalton Davenport and Brady Switzer had 26 and 19 in the district loss to Robertson County; while Wyatt Clark was the only Jacket in double figures with 20 in the Berea game.

4-seed Nicholas County will play Harrison County in the 38th District tournament on March 15 in Cynthiana.

14).  Bourbon County (4-14, 3-8 region, 1-5 district, .407 RPI) - 40-74 loss at Clark County, 57-59 loss vs. Bracken County, 76-68 win vs. Belfry.

Previous rank - 15

This week - vs. Frankfort.

The Colonels were held to 34% shooting by GRC; that figure improved to 51% against Bracken but still fell short; with Jack Huchabay scoring 18.

15).  Paris (3-13, 2-9 region, 1-5 district, .381 RPI) - 53-79 loss vs. Woodford County, 51-88 loss at Great Crossing.

Previous rank - 13A

This week - at Berea, vs. Bryan Station.

Ricquice Washington erupted for 35 points against Woodford, but no one else recorded more than a handful. 

16).  St. Patrick (1-20, 0-8 region, 0-1 district, .298 RPI) - 43-79 loss at Rose Hill, 45-66 loss vs. Ripley, 53-66 loss at Williamstown.

Previous rank - 16

This week - vs. Rose Hill, at Bellevue, vs. Heritage Academy.

Chase Walton with 18 and Allan Briseno 17  at Rose Hill,  Walton with another 20 vs. Ripley.

The Saints drew Bracken County in the 39th District draw and will play on March 16.

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Per Travis Scaggs Tweet

Here’s Week 9 and the Final Rankings of the 10th Region Boys Basketball Media Rankings. Clark Co is number one again receiving 12 first place votes. Mason Co received 7 first place votes. 19 voting members. All region media teams will be released later this week.


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