11th Region Week 4 Review
What a week in the 11th Region! The central KY area was blessed with some of the top teams in the state of Kentucky making there way to Lexington to play in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic and the Central Bank Classic at LCA. Some other teams around the region ventured out to test the competition around the state and out of state. The 11th is quite the story this season. Everyone is pretty set on who the top 3 teams are but after that I'm not sure you wouldn't have a better chance of ranking them if you just pulled the next 7 out of a hat. Lets get to it!
1. Lexington Catholic (12-0) - The Knights continue to roll on through the early part of their schedule. Lexington Catholic hosted the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic this week and came away champions of the event that was LOADED with talent. To take the crown the Knights beat Martin County, Beechwood, Frederick Douglass, and Madisonville North Hopkins. Ben Johnson was named tournament MVP but Peyton Pelfrey was the hero of the night with a last second tip in to get the Knights the victory over Madisonville North Hopkins. The Knights have proved they are a legitimate top 3 team in the state and contender for a state championship. This week the Knights hit the road to St. Henry for their only game of the week.
2. Frederick Douglass (9-3) - The Broncos also competed in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic and finished 4th place in the loaded event. To start the tournament FDHS beat a good North Oldham team and then backed that up by beating one of the top teams in the 5th Region in Bardstown. Next up the Broncos fell to tournament host and eventual winner Lexington Catholic before dropping the third place game to Bourbon County in a highly entertaining game. DaShawn Jackson and Jaylan Green continue to pace the Broncos. This week the Broncos host Tates Creek in a very intriguing game.
3. Henry Clay (6-5) - The Blue Devils hit the road this week to Charlotte, NC for the Hoodies Hoop for Hope tournament. Henry Clay beat Milton, Georgia in double overtime to start the tournament then fell to St. Benedict's out of New Jersey and Carmel Christian out of North Carolina to take 4th place. Only one game on the schedule this week for the Blue Devils as they host Sayre.
4. Great Crossing (6-5) - The Warhawks went to Logan County this past week and came back as the runner ups of the Roy's Bar B Que/1st Southern Bank Classic. ALong the way Great Crossing picked up wins over Hopkinsville and Louisville Collegiate before falling to host Logan County in the championship. This week Great Crossing heads to preseason 12th Region Favorite Lincoln County.
5. Tates Creek (8-4) - The Commodores were another team that competed in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic and came away 3-1 and won the consolation bracket. Tates Creek had a tough opening round game against Collins and pushed them to the limit falling on a last second shot. The Commodores bounced back picking up 3 wins over quality competition in Cooper, Central, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Cion Townsend and Amari Taylor are having great early season success. This week Tates Creek heads to Frederick Douglass and then hosts Bourbon County.
6. Lexington Christian Academy (7-5) - The Eagles hosted the Central Bank Holiday Classic this past week and finished as runner up. Along the way they defeated a solid Lloyd Memorial team and a great comeback win over Lincoln County before falling in the championship to 1st Region favorite McCracken County. This week the Eagles host West Jessamine before heading to GRC to play Scott in the Tim Short Classic.
7. Scott County (6-5) - The Cardinals competed in the Ashland Invitational Tournament and finished 2-1 and won the compilation bracket. They dropped the opening game of the tournament to Boyd County before bouncing back and beating Lawrence County and Christian County. This week Scott County heads to Clay County.
8. Paul Laurence Dunbar (4-8) - The Bulldogs competed in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic this week as well and finished 2-2 with wins over North Oldham and Martin County and losing to Simon Kenton and Tates Creek. This week PLD heads to the Champions of Kentucky Hoopfest where they will play Oldham County and North Oldham.
9. Bryan Station (4-9) - The Defenders traveled to the George Long Holiday Hoops Tournament in Arlington, Virginia and finished 1-2 with a win over Washington_Liberty and losses to Wakefield and Colonial Forge all teams out of Virginia. This week Bryan Station heads to Frankfort and Southwwestern.
10. Madison Central (4-7) - The Indians were another local team who competed in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic where they finished 1-2 with a win over North Oldham and losses to Martin County and Bourbon County. Kole Brown and Brayden Ray continue to pace the Indians early in the season. Up next the Indians host Collins and then head to Lincoln County to play Danville.
11. Franklin County (5-5) - The Flyers competed in the Henry County Invitational this past week and finished 1-2 with a win over Henry County and losses to Bishop Brossart and an overtime loss to Ryle. This week only one game on the schedule as the Flyers head to crosstown rival Western Hills in a district seeding game.
12. Lafayette (3-8) - The Generals are still struggling to find wins this season as they dropped both games they played this week in the RW Baird Holiday Hoop Classic to Danville and Spencer County. This week Lafayette heads to Eastern for the City of Middletown Holiday Classic where they face off with Henderson County.
13. Madison Southern (4-5) - The Eagles also competed in the RW Baird Holiday Classic this past week and fell to Spencer County and Danville. This week Madison Southern heads down to Coconut Creek, Florida for The Rock Holiday Classic where they open up with Lehmen Manhatten Prep out of New York.
14. Western Hills (6-4) - The Wolverines finished this week 2-1 at the Henry County Invitational with wins over Harrison County and Boone County. The Wolverines are off to one of their better starts in recent memory and have a big game this week against Franklin County with a chance to improve to 3-0 in the 41st District.
15. Frankfort (5-9) - The Panthers dropped all 3 games this week in the Nelson County Classic to Nelson County, Anderson County, and Bullitt Central. Up next Frankfort will host Bryan Station.
16. Berea (8-3) - The Pirates were off this week and travel to Knightstown, Indiana for the Hoosier Gym Classic where they will face Williamstown and Jackson City.
17. Sayre (6-6) - The Spartans traveled to Belfry for the Mountain Schoolboy Classic where they finished 1-2 with a win over Phelps and losses to Johnson Central and Morgan County. This week Sayre heads to Henry Clay and Pendleton County.
18. Model (3-8) - The Patriots were off this week and head to Williamstown this weekend to play in the Arnie Rison Classic against Green County.
19. Frankfort Christian Academy (0-5) - The Royals were off this week and head to Danville Christian this weekend.
GAMES OF THE WEEK
Tates Creek at Frederick Douglass
Great Crossing at Lincoln County
Bourbon County at Tates Creek