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1) Hazard (24-5): Hazard finished the season with two more wins last week, defeating Letcher County Central 63-39 and edging out Estill County 41-40 on a game winning free throw with no time on the clock. For the second straight season, Hazard has won 20+ games.

2) Perry County Central (12-16): The Commodores ended the season on the rough side as they ended the season going 1-2 in they're final three games. The lone win came on the road at Bell County 60-54. For the first time since the 2007/8 basketball season, the Commodores will enter post season play with a losing record. That season, they ended the regular season at 14-19.

3) Knott County Central (17-9): The Patriots have hit hard times as they have now lost 4 straight and 5 of they're last 6 games. The good news is, with June Buchanan sitting out the post season this year, the Patriots have an automatic entry to the 14th Regional Tournament.

4) Wolfe County (18-9):
Rocky road. The Wolves have hit a rocky road. After having a tremendous first half of the season, the second half has been a different story. The Wolves have put up wins but with the wins have came losses. In spurts. Wolfe County enters post season play having lost 3 of they're last 5 games. But with the 55th district only having 3 teams in it, Wolfe County has earned a buy to the district championship game and a bid to the regional tournament.

5) Buckhorn (15-15): The Wildcats end the season having won 3 of they're last 4 games. Wins over, Wellspring Guardians, Heritage Academy and Owsley County. The lone loss came to district foe, Leslie County.

6) Estill County (20-10): The Engineers seen they're 4 game wins streak snapped last Friday when they lost a heart breaker on the road to Hazard 41-40.

7) Breathitt County (12-15): The Bobcats picked up two wins last week to snap a 2 game losing streak. That, however would be the only wins they would get as they would fall in they're final game of the season 74-65 to Newport.

8) Cordia (11-16): The Lions have struggled this season and it continued last week as they lost 3 of they're final 4 games. The Lions have lost 9 of they're final 15 games. The good news is they get Letcher County Central in the first round of districts, the same team they've beaten twice already this season.

9) Leslie County (12-16): Leslie County split they're final two games last week, defeating Buckhorn 60-50 but falling to Williamsburg 73-56. The sad part is, that's probably the final win the Eagles will have this season as they will open up district play with Hazard.

10) Letcher County Central (6-19): Struggles continue for the Cougars. They have now lost 7 of they're final 9 games. That's not good especially with post season starting next week.

11) Owsley County (10-15): The Owls have had a remarkable season. Defeating Powell County and almost upsetting Estill County. The bad news is, Owsley County has lost 2 straight and 6 of they're final 7 games.

12) Jackson City (15-13): Jackson City has finished the season strong, having won 6 straight.

13) Powell County (6-20):
This is a season the Pirates would like to forget about. Powell County has now lost 5 of they're final 6 games.

14) Lee County (6-23): The Bobcats have now lost 4 straight and 4 of they're final 5 games.

15) June Buchanan (6-19): The Crusaders ended the season on Saturday with a 77-45 loss to Dayton.


DISTRICT TOURNAMENT PREVIEW:

53rd District:

Feb. 25th-28th: Alice Lloyd College.

(1) Knott County Central: The Patriots receive a first round bye and an automatic bid to the 14th regional tournament due to June Buchanan sitting out this post season.

(2) Cordia vs. (3) Letcher County Central (Feb. 25th): The Lions have won both regular season meetings between these two teams. It's hard to beat a team three times in a season but the Lions can do it as this has been a nightmare of a season for Letcher County Central.

Championship - Feb. 28th 7 PM.


54th District:

Feb. 25-28. Leslie County High School.

This district is not seeded.

Feb. 25th - 7 PM Hazard at Leslie County: Hazard winners of 7 of they're final 8 games. They also own two victories over Leslie County 84-59 and 56-51. Leslie County will look to protect they're home court and if this game is like the 56-51 game earlier in the season then this will be a true barn burner.

Feb. 26th - 7 PM Perry County Central vs. Buckhorn: The Commodores have gone 3-3 in they're final 6 games but 1-2 in they're final 3 games. They do own an 81-62 victory over Buckhorn this season. Buckhorn on the other hand has won 3 of they're final 4.

Feb. 28th 7 PM Championship.

55th District:

Feb. 24-28th. Breathitt County High School.

(1) Wolfe County: The Wolves have an automatic bid to the district championship and a birth to the 14th region tournament. They are also undefeated in district play.

Feb. 24th - 7:30 PM (2) Breathitt County vs. (3) Jackson City: Breathitt County is Breathitt County and coach John Noble is one of the best coaches in the 14th region. Jackson City has won 6 straight and will look to keep the momentum going.

Feb. 28th 7 PM Championship


56th District:

Feb. 25-28. Powell County High School.

Feb. 25th 6 PM - (1) Estill County vs. (4) Lee County. Estill County has won 5 of they're final 7 games which includes two blowout victories over Lee County 70-53 and 81-42. Lee County has lost 4 straight and hasn't had a district win in a very long time.

Feb. 25th 8 PM - (2) Powell County vs. (3) Owsley County. The Pirates have lost 5 of they're final 6 games. They split the regular season with Owsley County, losing 57-46 but winning 67-52. Owsley County has a big win over Powell County once this season but they have lost 2 straight and 6 of they're final 7 games.

Feb. 28th - 7 PM Championship.