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BluegrassPreps.com 16th Region Week 2 Rankings and Review


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Ashland is preparing to compete in the King of the Bluegrass, but the Tomcats aren't the only 16th Region boys' basketball team poised to take the court in a pre-Christmas event.
A look at the 16th Region teams through the second week of the 2021-22 boys' high school basketball season follows. 
 
1. Ashland (3-2): The Tomcats split a pair of games in the second week of the 2021-22 boys' high school basketball season, rolling past Rose Hill Christian before falling to Peninsula Catholic, an opponent from Newport News, Va.. Ethan Sellars (19.3 ppg), Colin Porter (13.0 ppg), Cole Villers (12.0 ppg), Ricky Padron (11.0 ppg) and Asher Adkins (10.0 ppg) are combining to lead the Tomcats. Reigning 16th Region champion Ashland is scheduled to host Fairview prior to competing in the King of the Bluegrass tournament during the third week of the 2021-22 boys' high school basketball season. 
 
2. Boyd County (5-0): Following wins over Fairview, Belfry and Rowan County in the second week of the 2021-22 season, Boyd County is 5-0. Rheyce Deboard (19.3 ppg), Jacob Spurlock (15.0 ppg), Brad Newsome (13.5 ppg), Clay Robertson (12.5 ppg) and Jason Ellis (10.0 ppg) are each averaging double figures in scoring as part of a balanced Boyd County offensive attack. The Lions have upcoming games scheduled versus Lewis County, Knox Central and Henderson County. 
 
3. Bath County (4-1): The Wildcats thrived in the second week of the 2021-22 season, winning the tradition-rich EKC Tournament. Bath County beat rival Rowan County 48-40 to win the KEC Tournament for the first time since 1984. The Wildcats notched additional wins over Russell and Rose Hill Christian in week two. Zach Otis and Tyler Buckhanon are combining to lead Bath County, which has upcoming games scheduled versus 61st District rivals Fleming County and Menifee County. Otis is among the top boys' high school basketball scorers in the 16th Region. 
 
4. Fleming County (5-1): The Panthers put together three straight wins in the second week of the 2021-22 season, defeating Greenup County, Pendleton County and Menifee County. Jayden Argo is averaging over 20 points per game for Fleming County, which also features additional double figures scorers Larkin McKee, Adam Hargett and Lucas Jolly. The Panthers have upcoming games scheduled versus Bath County, Henderson County and Buckhorn. 
 
5. Rowan County (2-3): The Vikings notched a win over East Carter prior to dropping back-to-back games to Bath County and Boyd County in the second week of the 2021-22 season. Continuing to lead Rowan County, Chase Alderman averages a double-double for the Vikings. Rowan County's schedule features upcoming games versus Menifee County, Whitley County, Estill County and Newport Central Catholic.  
 
6. Russell (1-2): Following a loss to Bath County, Russell bounced back to beat Scott in the second week of the 2021-22 season. Brady Bell was averaging 27.5 points per game for Russell through the Red Devils' first two games. Russell is set to face West Carter and St. Patrick in the third week of the 2021-22 season.
 
7. Elliott County (3-1): The Lions won three straight games in the second week of the 2021-22 season, notching wins over Raceland, St. Patrick and Fairview. Taylor Whitley, Cameron Adams, Nathaniel Buckner and Gatlin Griffith are each averaging double figures in scoring for Elliott County, which is slated to host Morgan County and Ironton (Ohio) in upcoming home games. 
 
8. Raceland (3-2): The Rams split a pair of games in the second week of the 2021-22 season, falling to Elliott County before defeating Morgan County. The trio of Andrew Floyd (17.4 ppg), Kyle Broughton (13.0 ppg) and Jacob Gauze (11.0 ppg) leads Raceland. The Rams are slated to meet Paintsville and Greenup County in the third week of the 2021-22 season. 
 
9. Fairview (2-4): The Eagles dropped games to Boyd County and Elliott County before beating Nicholas County in the second week of the 2021-22 season. Jaxon Manning continues to lead Fairview in scoring. Fairview has upcoming games scheduled versus Ashland, Augusta and Robertson County.
 
10. West Carter (1-1): Splitting its first two games in the 2021-22 season, West Carter defeated Lewis County before falling to Lawrence County. Landon Nichols (15.5 ppg), Brett Dailey (14.0 ppg) and Jackson Bond (10.0 ppg) are teaming up to lead the Comets. West Carter's schedule for the third week of the 2021-22 season includes games versus Russell, Pendleton County and Rockcastle County. 
 
11. Greenup County (2-4): The Musketeers dropped back-to-back games to Fleming County and Wheelersburg (Ohio) before topping Pendleton County in week two. Carson Wireman continues to average double figures in scoring for Greenup County, which has upcoming games slated against East Carter, Raceland and South Point (Ohio). 
 
12. Lewis County (0-5): The Lions dropped games to West Carter and Betsy Layne in the second week of the 2021-22 season. The duo of Logan Liles (19.5 ppg) and Trey Gerike (14.8 ppg) combine to lead Lewis County, which is slated to face Boyd County, East Carter, Berea and Whitley County in upcoming games. 
 
13. East Carter (0-2): The Raiders are 0-2 after opening the 2021-22 season with back-to-back losses to Rowan County and Lawrence County. Averaging double figures in scoring, Evan Goodman and Connor Goodman are combining to pace East Carter. The Raiders having upcoming games scheduled versus Greenup County, Lewis County, Montgomery County and Owen County. 
 
14. Morgan County (1-4): Morgan County enters the week following back-to-back losses to Magoffin County and Raceland. Cody Dagnan and Preston Hoskins are each averaging nine points per game for the Cougars. Morgan County has upcoming games scheduled versus Elliott County, Powell County and Floyd Central. 
 
15. Rose Hill Christian (0-5): The Royals lost games to Ashland, Prestonsburg and Bath County during the second week of the 2021-22 season. Through five games, the trio of Chase Pennington (15.6 ppg), Christian Blevins (13.6 ppg) and Luke Pennington (10.2 ppg) leads Rose Hill Christian, which has upcoming games scheduled versus Hannan (W.Va.) and St. Joseph Central (Ohio). 
 
16. Menifee County (0-5): The Wildcats dropped games to 15th Region frontrunner Pikeville and 61st District rival Fleming County in the second week of the 2021-22 season. Eli Johnson (19.0 ppg), Brevon Ricker (16.0 ppg) and Trey Abner (13.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg) are combining to lead Menifee County, which has upcoming games scheduled versus Rowan County, Bath County and Jenkins. 
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I feel like 6th is a good spot for Russell right now based off the 1st few games. Russell really misses Charlie Jachimzcuk at point guard who graduated last year. The Russell point guard has a ways to go but hopefully he will be up to varsity speed as the season goes on. Charlie is proving really hard to replace right now. He was either a 3 or 4 year starter I believe but I could be wrong.  Brady Bell is having to do too much right now I'd like to see Russell start to be able to spread the scoring around.

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I think Ashland hasn’t had Cole Villers and Colin Porter in the lineup for the past three games. They are injured and I’m hearing it could still be at least two weeks before the pair will be back. So, most likely they won’t be available for the KOB. When they are in the lineup Ashland is on a whole different level. Big difference makers. 

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