Week 11 was a busy week in the 16th region as the rescheduling from “flu games” came into play. The Tomcats kept winning and is 26-0. Rowan and Boyd County both have shown they are on the top tier as well and look for the change to be the one that gives Ashland it’s first loss. Bath County continues to rise, playing very well as of late. Everyone is just looking forward to getting to the tournaments and playing the real season very soon.

1) Ashland (Season: 26-0 This week: 3-0)
A new week but more of the same results for the Tomcats this week. Ashland was 3-0 for the week with wins over Rowan County, Bath County, and Russell. Something to watch for Ashland is in recent games, the Tomcats have just looked tired. There is always the possibility that illness and such is coming into play and will correct itself but certainly something to watch for.

2) Rowan County (Season: 21-7 This week: 2-1)
Rowan County was 2-1 for week 11. The loss in the anticipated battle with AP #1 Ashland. Rowan battled but ended up with a 6-point loss. Mason Moore has been playing lights out. This week, Moore averaged 27 points and 10 rebounds a game, including a 31/10 games against Ashland.

3) Boyd County (Season: 16-11 This week: 2-0)
Boyd County was 2-0 for the week with wins over East Carter and Huntington Prep Regional team. Blake led in scoring for the week with Gibbs leading the team in rebounding this week.

4) Raceland (Season: 17-7 This week: 2-1)
Raceland started the week with a chance to end with a tie for the District #1 seed. However, Lewis County came to Ramland and got the win which put Raceland in a tie with Russell for the #2 seed. Raceland then finished the week with close contests with East Carter and Rose Hill. Raceland’s leading scorer, Kirk Pence has been sidelined the last couple of games with an ankle injury. Indications are that he is healing and they anticipate him being ready to go in time for the tournament.

5) Greenup County (Season: 18-9 This week: 2-1)
Greenup County was 2-1 for the week with wins at Rose Hill and with Symmes Valley (OH). Greenup also had a road loss to Elliott County this week. Dryden has been the rebound king this week with 18, 15, and 16 rebounds in the games this week.

6) Bath County (Season: 15-12 This week: 2-1)
Bath County was 2-1 for the week this week. Bath had wins over West Carter and Fairview. The Wildcats only loss was to AP #1 Ashland. Williams, Otis and Patton continue to show that each is capable of a big night anytime the Wildcats step on the court.

7) West Carter (Season: 14-10 This week: 1-2)
West Carter was 1-2 this week. West has a home win against Lewis County this week and road losses to Russell and Bath County. Leadingham led the Comets this week with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the week.

8) East Carter (Season: 9-13 This week: 0-3)
East Carter had a rough week this week, finishing at 0-3. East had losses to Raceland, Boyd County, and Rowan County. The Raiders are currently on a 7 game losing streak. But worthy of note, the Raiders are in a very difficult stretch on their schedule, playing the top teams in the region.

9) Russell (Season: 9-14 This week: 1-2)
Russell went 1-2 for the week. Russell had a home win against West Carter and losses to Ashland and WV large division top 5 Cabell Midland. The encouraging thing for the Devils is that they seem to be coming together and playing better basketball at the right time. A 5 point loss to Ashland was certainly better than the 40 point pounding the Tomcats game them a month ago.

10) Lewis County (Season: 12-15 This week: 1-1)
Lewis County had a very busy week 11. They went 3-1 for the week with wins at Raceland, at Fleming and home with Fairview. The Lions also lost at home to West Carter. A little accolade this week, as Lewis County’s Sam O’Keefe was named the 16th Region Mr Basketball Finalist by the KABC. O’ Keefe is a solid player and a solid young man. Congrats to him.

11) Fleming County (Season: 9-19 This week: 1-2)
Fleming County was 1-2 for the week. They had home losses to Lewis County and Sayre this week. However, what the Panthers will focus on is the breaking of the 21 games losing streak to rival Mason County. That was a big win by Fleming against a very good Mason County team.

12) Elliott County (Season: 7-12 This week: 1-1)
Elliott County was 1-1 for week 11. Elliott lost to Menifee County and then followed that up with a win against a very good Greenup County team. Whitley had quite the week scoring 30+ points in both of these games.

13) Menifee County (Season: 10-17 This week: 1-1)
Menifee County went 1-1 for the week. A home win against Elliott County and a home loss to Prestonsburg.

14) Morgan County (Season: 8-16 This week: 1-2)
Morgan County went 1-2 for the week. A win at Powell County and losses to Magoffin and Rowan County. Jake Helton led the offense for the Cougars this week, averaging 22 points a game.

15) Fairview (Season: 7-16 This week: 1-2)
Fairview was 1-2 for the week this week. The Eagles had a home win against St Patrick from Maysville. They also has losses to Lewis County and Bath County.

16) Rose Hill (Season: 4-20 This week: 1-2)
Rose Hill was 1-2 on the Week. The Royals had a win against Portsmouth Notre Dame. Their two losses were to Raceland and Greenup County. The Royals showed some good play this week. Their loss to Raceland was a 2-point loss in which the Royals put up a shot at the buzzer in an attempt to tie. In the Greenup County game, the Royals gave Greenup all they wanted for the first half until Greenup started pulling away late.