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1) Somerset (11-2) The Briar Jumpers claim the top spot this week for the first time after a blowout win over Rockcastle County. They play McCreary Central and Casey County this week, looking to stay hot going into the All A. Gavin Stevens is presenting himself as a tremendous scoring threat to complement Kade Grundy, dropping 21 in the Rockcastle win.
2) Lincoln County (9-3) Lincoln County won home games against Great Crossing and Campbellsville, Riley Bodner scoring 19 points and snagging 19 rebounds between the two games. They have a rematch this week against West Jessamine (who they defeated in overtime earlier in the year) and then travel to Danville to take on the Admirals. Two wins this week will probably get them back to the top spot.
3) Pulaski County (10-3) Pulaski County slips this week due to a loss against North Laurel. They look to get things back on track with games against Central Kentucky HomeSchool and Rockcastle County. Their matchup against fellow contender Lincoln County looms in the approaching future (January 14th).
4) Danville (10-4) The Admirals dropped their one game of the week to Madison Central. They take on county and district rival Boyle County for their first of two meetings before taking on Lincoln County and Casey County to end the week.
5) Boyle County (6-3) Boyle County rises this week with a pair of tins over Butler County and Garrard County. They have their share of tough tests this week with games against Danville and Lexington Catholic, the latter being the opening game in the 2A Championship Sectional. Luke Imfeld continues to impress, averaging 14.9 points per game.
6) West Jessamine (8-6) The Colts blew out Lexington Christian and defeated the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds by 10. They have their chance at vengeance (and a further rise up the rankings) with a game at Lincoln County before taking on Model. DeAjuan Stepp is proving himself to be amongst the top players in the region, averaging 22.1 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game (second on the squad behind Clayton Winter who is averaging 9.8 rebounds per game).
7) Southwestern (9-5) Southwestern took two losses this past week at the hands of Bryan Station and Lawrenceburg (Indiana). They look to grab two wins this week against Garrard County and McCreary County Central. The good news for the Warriors is that Cole Dysinger is back and looking good, scoring 18 in their last game against Lawrenceburg. With him back in the rotation, they should look to replicate some of their early season success.
8) Wayne County (8-6) The Cardinals defeated Rowan County 66 to 61 behind 21 points by Kameron Gehring and 20 points by both Mason Burchett and Thomas Spencer. They have one game this week, a trip to Perry County Central to take on the Commodores.
9) Mercer County (8-5) Mercer County defeated district foe East Jessamine 48 to 46 before dropping their matchup to Mason County 70 56. They open 2A Sectional play this week against Garrard County.
10) East Jessamine (8-5) East falls this week after losses to Mercer County and George Rogers Clark. They play Western Hills and Whitley County this week. Ben McNew paces the Jaguars with 16.4 points per game.
11) McCreary County Central (7-7) The Raiders defeated Williamsburg 62-59 behind the efforts of Kyle Stephens who scored 18 points. They face Somerset, Southwestern and then Corbin (in the 2A Sectionals) in what will be a week full of challenges though McCreary has strung together some significant success after a rough 0 4 start to the season.
12) Danville Christian (8-4) Danville Christian finds themselves approaching the top ten thanks to two blowout wins against Frankfort Christian and June Buchanan. They have solidified themselves at the top of the smallest schools in the state and will look to continue that success against the Kentucky School for the Deaf and Portland Christian.
13) Garrard County (2-9) Brayden Sebastian remained sidelined as the Golden Lions dropped two losses to Knox Central and Boyle County. They face stiff competition this week in Mercer County and Southwestern (2A Sectional play).
14) Rockcastle County (3-9) The Rockets lost two games to Somerset and Knox Central. They look to bounce back from their 3 game skid against Sayre before taking on Pulaski County.
15) Casey County (1-12) Casey County was off and faces Burgin Wednesday before a tough weekend against Somerset and Danville.
16) Burgin (1 10) Burgin was off and takes on Casey County before facing Owsley County and Fort Knox this weekend.
17) Kentucky School for the Deaf (0-2) The Colonels finally resume play this week, taking on Danville Christian before heading to the Arkansas School for the Deaf for the Leopards Basketball Tournament.