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1. South Laurel (25-4 overall, 16-2 vs. 13th Region opponents)
The Cardinals are winners of 14 straight and haven’t lost Jan. 11. They’re semifinal opponent in the 50th District Tournament on Tuesday will be a much-improved Whitley County squad the Cardinals defeated the Colonels twice this season, 72-61 and 51-38.

2. Clay County (20-9, 13-2)
The Tigers were 7-3 during their last 10 games and have hopes of getting junior Connor Robinson back into the lineup after being sidelined with an injury.
Clay County will play the winner of Red Bird and OBI on Wednesday during semifinal action of the 49th District Tournament. The top-seeded Tigers posted a perfect 4-0 record against the two teams this season.

3. North Laurel (21-8, 11-4)
The Jaguars finished regular season play strong with a five-game win streak which included wins over Corbin, Hazard, Harlan and Knox Central.
They’ll open 49th District Tournament semifinal play against No. 3 seed Jackson County.
North Laurel posted a 2-0 mark (82-34, 69-36) against the Generals this season.

4. Harlan County (20-10, 10-4)
The Black Bears snapped a three-game losing skid by defeating Whitley County, 78-46.
Harlan County faces Bell County during semifinal action of the 52nd District Tournament on Tuesday. The Black Bears recorded wins of 65-59 and 62-57 over the Bobcats this season.

5. Knox Central (20-8, 7-3)
The Panthers are 6-4 during their last 10 games with losses against South Laurel, Clay County and North Laurel during the stretch.
Knox Central faces off against Pineville on Tuesday during semifinal play of the 51st District Tournament. The Panthers defeated the Mountain Lions 75-64 during the two teams’ only meeting of the season.

6. Middlesboro (20-9, 13-6)
The Yellow Jackets are winners of four straight and eight of their last 10 games heading into their 52nd District Tournament semifinal matchup with Harlan on Tuesday.
Middlesboro is 1-2 against the Green Dragons this season. The Yellow Jackets won the last meeting between the two teams, 49-47.

7. Corbin (15-12, 7-7)
The Redhounds have been playing .500 (8-8) ball since Jan. 1. They’re hoping their fortunes will change during Tuesday’s 50th District Tournament semifinal matchup with Williamsburg.
The two teams have split a pair of games against each other with Corbin winning, 84-74, while the Yellow Jackets came away with a 73-72 victory about three weeks ago.

8. Williamsburg (17-12, 9-9)
Nick Napier’s squad has been playing some top-notch basketball lately. They’re 10-2 during their last 12 games entering Tuesday’s 50th District semifinal contest against Corbin.
The two teams have split a pair of games against each other with Corbin winning, 84-74, while the Yellow Jackets came away with a 73-72 victory about three weeks ago.

9. Harlan (12-15, 7-9)
The Green Dragons are limping into postseason play with a 2-5 mark during their past seven games, but they are 2-1 against Middlesboro, their semifinal opponent in Tuesday’s 52nd District Tournament. The Yellow Jackets won the last meeting between the two teams, 49-47.

10. Bell County (12-17, 7-9)
Brad Sizemore’s Bobcats never could get on track during the regular season, but Monday begins a new season.
Bell County will face-off against Harlan County during semifinal action of the 52nd District Tournament. The Black Bears recorded wins of 65-59 and 62-57 over the Bobcats this season.

11. Barbourville (12-14, 7-10)
The Tigers have been a team that’s been hard to figure out this season. They’ll have a tough semifinal matchup with Lynn Camp on Wednesday during the 51st District Tournament. The Wildcats are the host team and barely lost to the Tigers during the two teams’ line meeting. Barbourville was able to pull out a 63-60 victory.

12. Lynn Camp (13-14, 5-9)
The Wildcats suffered a big blow this past week after losing Maison Prater to an injury.
Lynn Camp will play Barbourville during semifinal action of Wednesday’s 51st District Tournament. The Wildcats are 0-1 against the Tigers this season, dropping a 63-60 decision to Barbourville during the two teams’ only meeting.

13. Whitley County (12-18, 4-9)
The Colonels picked up a big win over Bell County last week but then dropped a loss to Harlan County a few days later.
Whitley County will need to bring its ‘A’ game when it hosts South Laurel during semifinal action of Tuesday’s 50th District Tournament.
The Colonels are 0-2 against the Cardinals this season.

14. Jackson County (13-16, 6-12)
The Generals will host North Laurel during Tuesday’s 49th District semifinal matchup but they haven’t fared well against the Jaguars, losing both games to them this season.

15. Oneida Baptist (11-18, 9-12)
The Mountaineers will try to get back on track against Brad Marsee’s Cardinals during Monday’s 49th District Tournament first Round matchup.
Oneida Baptist fell to Red Bird just last week, losing 69-67, and recorded a 75-46 win over the Cardinals way back in December.

16. Pineville (10-16, 2-13)
The Mountain Lions have struggled throughout the season but can turn things around if they could find a way to upset top-seeded Knox Central during Wednesday’s semifinal action of the 51st District Tournament.

17. Red Bird (7-20, 2-15)
The Cardinals are hoping to record their second win in a row over Oneida Baptist during Monday’s 49th District Tournament first round matchup.
The two teams have split a pair of games this season.