I included each teams top two leading scorers along with their rebounds per game for the top 10 teams to give an idea of what everybody is doing in the region. Statistically DeAjuan Stepp of West Jessamine and Kaelin Drakeford for Mercer are leading the way based off points and rebounds.
[QUOTE=se7ens;6778474]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.
Kade Grundy 17.2 PPG & 3 Reb per game
Gavin Stevens 14.8 PPG & 4.8 Reb per game
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.
Jaxon Smith 12.6 PPG & 3.8 Reb per game
Elijah Frye 11.9 PPG & 4.1Reb per game
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).
Zach Travis 15.2 PPG & 3.5 Reb per game
Colton Fraley 14.8 PPG & 2.7 Reb per game
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.
Dante Hayden 16.6 PPG & 4.5 Reb per game
Darrian Bell 12.6 PPG & 8.5 Reb per game
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.
Luke Imfield 14.9 PPG & 4.8 Reb per game
Luke Sheperson 13 PPG & 6.3 Reb 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).
DeAjuan Stepp 22.1 PPG & 7.4 Reb per game
Clayton Winter 10.6 PPG & 9.8 Reb 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.
Cole Dyslinger 19.5 PPG & 3.1 Reb per game
Brayden Sims 12.6 PPG & 10.8 Reb per game
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.
Thomas Spencer 19.6 PPG & 7.2 Reb per game
Kameron Gehring 9.6 PPG and 2.9 Reb per game
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.
Kaelin Drakeford 20.5 PPG & 9.8 Reb per game
Jamisen Lewis 16.5 PPG & 2.5 Reb per game
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.
Ben McNew 16.4 PPG & 5.2 Reb per game
Keegan Lockart 11.8 PPG & 6.2 Reb per game