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1) Lincoln County (22-6) Lincoln County has not lost since being beaten by Bardstown on January 25th. They made easy work of both Danville Christian and Mercer County this week and defeated the last regional team to beat them, Danville, by 14. Baylor Mattingly knocked down six threes against Danville Christian. The Patriots travel to Lexington Catholic this week before ending the regular season with a home game against Casey County.
2) Pulaski County (22 5) Pulaski County is unblemished since losing on the first day of February against East Jessamine. Last week they served up revenge to Somerset in the form of a fifteen point win, narrowly defeated city rival Southwestern for the second time this year, and convincingly defeated Danville on the rare Sunday affair. They look to finish the regular season hot with a win over Boyle County, their lone opponent this week.
3) Somerset (21-5) The Briar Jumpers had an action packed week with a double overtime win over Wayne County, a loss at the hands of Pulaski County who they had defeated by 20 just weeks ago, and a blowout win over Green County. They travel to Garrard County this week before an end of the year spectacular against Danville in a rematch of the All A Regionals finals.
4) West Jessamine (15-10) The Colts led off the week with a difficult 4 point loss to Woodford but won the one that really mattered as they took down district and city rival East Jessamine in overtime to lock up the 1 seed in the district tournament. Nate Breeden, DeAjuan Stepp, and Clayton Winter were the leading scorers in the win with 18, 17, and 15 respectively. West ends the regular season with trips to Dunbar and Garrard County.
5) East Jessamine (17 8) The Jaguars lost the district seeding game to West but managed wins against McCreary Central and Bluegrass United. They take on Rockcastle County, Marion County, and Danville to end the year.
6) Danville (17 10) Danville defeated Model last week before dropping two losses against the two hottest teams in the region, Lincoln County and Pulaski County. They end the year by facing Russell County, Somerset, and East Jessamine. The last time they saw the Briar Jumpers was in the All A Regional finals, losing 72 70.
7) Wayne County (17 10) The Cardinals played one game last week and it was a dandy. They fell in double overtime to the Briar Jumpers of Somerset, 68 64. Kameron Gehring led the way with 25. They face Boyle County and Lexington Catholic this week.
8) Southwestern (14 13) Southwestern had two extremely competitive games this past week, one going in their favor, the other not. They defeated Boyle County by 2 in overtime before dropping a 2 point loss to Pulaski County at home. Brayden Sims put in a magnificent performance against the Maroons, going for 14 points and 15 rebounds. The Warriors finish their regular season with games against Perry County Central and Cordia.
9) Boyle County (10 12) Boyle County fell to regional foe Southwestern in overtime to start the week, followed by a win over Casey County by 6 and a 12 point loss to Bryan Station. Luke Imfeld scored 29 against Southwestern but was limited to 10 against Casey County and 5 against Bryan station. Luke Sheperson scored 20 against the Defenders and against the Rebels of Casey County Karson Thompson scored 22 and Owen Barnes had 18. Boyle finishes the year with a trip to Pulaski County followed by two home games against Wayne County and Clay County.
10) Mercer County (15 12) Mercer County defeated Bethlehem and Casey County but lost in a blowout to Lincoln County. They host Western Hills Monday, February 17, in their final game of the regular season. Also, I did not catch it in the moment but Kaelin Drakeford eclipsed a thousand points several games back. He will definitely be leaving his mark on the Titan program.
11) Garrard County (8-16) The Golden Lions picked up a pair of wins over Casey County and Central Kentucky HomeSchool. They play Bluegrass United before two tough regional games as they host Somerset and West Jessamine. Brayden Sebsatian was also named as the KABC 12th Region player of the year and a finalist for Mr. Basketball. By my unofficial count, he is also at 1,694 points for his career at the moment.
12) McCreary County Central (8-18) McCreary Central fell to Clinton County, Williamsburg, and East Jessamine. They face Casey County and Barbourville to conclude the regular season. Alex Heath, sitting at 333 points scored for the year, should surpass his total from last year (336) this week as he nears the conclusion of his Raider career.
13) Rockcastle County (7-19) The Rockets split the week, defeating Jackson County before losing to Bell County. They will play three more times before the district tournament, taking on East Jessamine, South Laurel, and Russell County.
14) Casey County (3-25) The Rebels failed to get a win last week, dropping games to Garrard County, Boyle County, and Mercer County. They will try to snap the losing streak as they had to McCreary County Central before ending the regular season at Lincoln County.
15) Danville Christian (14-12) Danville Christian lost to Lincoln County and Berea but managed wins over Frankfort Christian and Covington Latin, both in convincing fashion. They face Burgin before making their run in the KCAC Tournament at Portland Christian.
16) Burgin (4 24) The Bulldogs fell to Powell County and Jackson City before defeating Walden by 11. They finish up their regular season with home games against Danville Christian and Robertson County.
17) Kentucky School for the Deaf (0-13) The Colonels had an off week and return to action for their final two games, a home match with L.I.G.H.T. and a trip to Frankfort Christian.