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  1. 1. Lyon County (16-2): Following a loss to Walton-Verona on a neutral floor at Eastern Kentucky University's McBrayer Arena, Lyon County bounced back to beat Kentucky Country Day and Daviess County. Freshman Travis Perry is averaging a team-high 27.3 points per game for the Lyons. Lyon County is scheduled to face Murray (Feb. 22, home), Crittenden County (Feb. 23, home) and McCracken County (Feb. 27, away) in Week 8. 2. Webster County (14-4): The Trojans dropped a game to Graves County on Saturday, Feb 20. Continuing to pace Webster County, Destin Allen is averaging a team-high 17.2 points per game for the Trojans. Webster County has upcoming games scheduled versus Paducah Tilghman (Feb. 23, away), Madisonville-North Hopkins (Feb. 25, home) and Crittenden County (Feb. 26, away). 3. University Heights (5-6): The Blazers beat Crittenden County 61-54 on Saturday, Feb. 20 to notch a third straight win. University Heights has won four of its last five games. KJ Crump and DJ Quarles are each averaging over 18 points per game for the Blazers. University Heights is scheduled to meet McCracken County (Feb. 23, home) and Christian County (Feb. 25, away; Feb. 27, home) in Week 8. 4. Madisonville-North Hopkins (5-4): The Maroons dropped a game to Murray in the Marshall County Hoopfest on Saturday, Feb. 20. Among the top players in the 2nd Region, Kale Gaither is a averaging a team-high 20.1 points per game for the Maroons. Madisonville-North Hopkins is scheduled to face Owensboro (Feb. 22, home), Dawson Springs (Feb. 25, home), Webster County (Feb. 25, away), Hopkins County Central (Feb. 26, home) and Edmonson County (Feb. 27 at Butler County) this week. 5. Hopkinsville (2-2): The Tigers haven't played since January 26. Following an extended hiatus, Hopkinsville is scheduled to visit Caldwell County (Feb. 25) and McCracken County (Feb. 26) in Week 8. 6. Henderson County (6-8): Henderson County dropped a game to Owensboro Catholic on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Colonels are scheduled to host Evansville Christian (Feb. 22, home) and Paducah Tilghman (Feb. 26, home) for home games in Week 8. 7. Union County (10-6): The Braves pulled away to defeat Whitesville Trinity 74-56 on Saturday, Feb. 20. Union County has won six of its last eight games. The Braves are scheduled to battle Caldwell County (Feb. 22, home), Murray (Feb. 23, home), Trigg County (Feb. 25, away) and Marshall County (Feb. 26, away) in Week 8. 8. Crittenden County (6-5): The Rockets dropped a game to University Heights following a long layoff. Previously, Crittenden County had claimed back-to-back wins over McLean County and Hopkins County Central in late-January-early-February. Crittenden County is slated to meet Lyon County (Feb. 23, away), Webster County (Feb. 26, home) and Paducah Tilghman (Feb. 27, home) in Week 8. 9. Christian County (0-4): The Colonels are due back on the court for the first time since suffering a loss to Bowling Green on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Christian County has upcoming games scheduled against Greenwood (Feb. 23, away), Graves County (Feb. 25, away) and University Heights (Feb. 25, home; Feb. 27, away). 10. Trigg County (5-5): Following a lengthy layoff, Trigg County upended host St. Mary 54-50 on Saturday, Feb. 20. Trigg County competed in its first game since Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Wildcats have upcoming home games scheduled versus Livingston Central (Feb. 23) and Union County (Feb. 25). 11. Caldwell County (3-11): The Tigers dropped a game to Breckinridge County on Saturday, Feb. 20. Caldwell County is set to meet Union County (Feb. 22, away), Dawson Springs (Feb. 23, away), Hopkinsville (Feb. 25, home) and Dawson Springs (Feb. 27, home) in Week 8. 12. Livingston Central (2-11): The Cardinals haven't been in action since suffering a 30-point loss to Union County on February 5. Livingston Central has upcoming games scheduled versus Christian Fellowship (Feb. 22, home), Trigg County (Feb. 23, away), St. Mary (Feb. 25, home) and Hopkins County Central (Feb. 27, away). 13. Hopkins County Central (0-4): The Storm have been sidelined since February 3. Hopkins County Central is slated to meet Dawson Springs (Feb. 22, home), Todd County Central (Feb. 23, away), Madisonville-North Hopkins (Feb. 26, away) and Livingston Central (Feb. 27, home) in Week 8. 14. Dawson Springs (0-6): The Panthers have been sidelined since February 9. Dawson Springs has upcoming games scheduled versus Hopkins County Central (Feb. 22, away), Caldwell County (Feb. 23, home; Feb. 27, away) and Madisonville-North Hopkins (Feb. 25, away).
  2. 1. Johnson Central (13-1): Notching back-to-back wins in Week 7, Johnson Central defeated Breathitt County and Pikeville. The Golden Eagles have won 10 straight games. Johnson Central knocked off Pikeville when the two 15th Region title contenders met in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic at Belfry High School on Saturday, Feb. 20. Currently, Cory VanHoose is averaging a team-high 17.4 points per game for the Golden Eagles. Johnson Central is shooting 39.1 percent (108-of-276) from 3-point range. The Golden Eagles have upcoming games scheduled versus Boyd County (Feb. 22, away), Prestonsburg (Feb. 24, home) and Martin County (Feb. 27, away). 2. Pikeville (7-6): The Panthers have dropped back-to-back games to region title contenders Knott County Central and Johnson Central. Prior to being sidelined during Pikeville's game versus Johnson Central, Rylee Samons was averaging 22.4 points per game. The Panthers are slated to face Belfry (Feb. 22, away), Jenkins (Feb. 24, home) and Shelby Valley (Feb. 27, home) in Week 8. 3. Shelby Valley (9-5): The Wildcats bounced back to beat Prestonsburg following a loss to East Ridge. Kaden Robinson is averaging a team-high 18.3 points per game for the Wildcats. Shelby Valley has upcoming games scheduled versus Paintsville (Feb. 23, home), Phelps (Feb. 25, away) and Pikeville (Feb. 27, away). 4. Belfry (8-7): The Pirates reeled off three straight wins in Week 7, defeating district rival Pike County Central, Martin County and Magoffin County. Belfry is due to meet Pikeville (Feb. 22, home), Letcher County Central (Feb. 23, home), Lawrence County (Feb. 25, away) and East Ridge (Feb. 26, home) in Week 8. 5. Betsy Layne (7-5): Much-improved Betsy Layne has secured the 58th District's number one seed. The Bobcats upended host Lawrence County 80-65 in Week 7. Betsy Layne has put together three straight wins. The Bobcats are due to face Pike County Central (Feb. 24) and Breathitt County (Feb. 27) in Week 8. 6. Martin County (5-8): Currently on a three-game losing skid, reigning 15th Region champion Martin County dropped games to Belfry and Wolfe County in Week 7. Martin County is due to host Magoffin County (Feb. 22) and Johnson Central (Feb. 27) for 57th District games in Week 8. 7. Paintsville (5-5): The Tigers haven't played since February 9. Paintsville has upcoming games scheduled versus Shelby Valley (Feb. 23, away), Russell (Feb. 25, home) and Magoffin County (Feb. 27, away). 8. East Ridge (7-7): The Warriors pulled away to defeat Shelby Valley 55-38 in Week 7. East Ridge has claimed back-to-back wins after dropping six of seven games. The Warriors have upcoming games scheduled versus Phelps (Feb. 23, home) and Belfry (Feb. 26, away). 9. Pike County Central (9-6): In Week 7, Pike County Central knocked off Ligon COGO and Whitley County but suffered a five-point loss to district rival Belfry. The Hawks have home games scheduled versus Phelps (Feb. 22), Betsy Layne (Feb. 24), Rose Hill Christian (Feb. 26) and Floyd Central (Feb. 27) in Week 8. 10. Magoffin County (7-7): The Hornets suffered a 10-point loss to Belfry in overtime in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic on Saturday, Feb. 20. Magoffin County has upcoming games scheduled against Martin County (Feb. 22, away), Perry County Central (Feb. 24, home), Floyd Central (Feb. 25, away) and Paintsville (Feb. 27, home). 11. Lawrence County (6-5): The Bulldogs dropped a key 58th District game to Betsy Layne. Lawrence County is due to meet Floyd Central (Feb. 22, home), Prestonsburg (Feb. 23, home), Belfry (Feb. 25, home) and Bath County (Feb. 26, away) in Week 8.. 12. Prestonsburg (5-7): The Blackcats claimed a 58th District win over Floyd Central prior to falling to Shelby Valley in the Belfry-hosted Mountain Schoolboy Classic on Saturday, Feb. 20. Prestonsburg is poised to face Lawrence County (Feb. 23), Johnson Central (Feb. 24), Jenkins (Feb. 25), Knox Central (Feb. 26) and Buckhorn (Feb. 27) in a five-game stretch on the road. 13. Floyd Central (4-8): The Jaguars slipped back into the loss column after suffering a 58th District setback to Prestonsburg. Floyd Central is slated to play Buckhorn (Feb. 21, home), Lawrence County (Feb. 22, away), June Buchanan (Feb. 24, away), Magoffin County (Feb. 25, home) and Pike County Central (Feb. 27, away) in Week 8. 14. Phelps (1-10): The Hornets are slated to face Pike County Central (Feb. 22, away), East Ridge (Feb. 23, away) and Shelby Valley (Feb. 25, home) in Week 8. 15. Jenkins (1-4): The Cavaliers are scheduled to meet Pikeville (Feb. 24, away) and Prestonsburg (Feb. 25, home) in Week 8.
  3. 1. Lyon County (14-1): The Lyons suffered a loss to Owensboro Catholic in Week 6. But Lyon County remains the frontrunner in the 2nd Region. One of the top scorers in the state, freshman Travis Perry is averaging 27.4 points per game for the Lyons. Lyon County is slated to play Marshall County (Feb. 19, away) and Daviess County (Feb. 20 at Owensboro Sportscenter) in Week 7. 2. Webster County (14-3): The Trojans claimed back-to-back wins in Week 6, defeating Dawson Springs and Whitesville Trinity. Destin Allen (17.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg) and Hunter McNaughton (14.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg) combine to pace the Trojans. Webster County has games scheduled against Henderson County (Feb. 18, away) and Greenwood (Feb. 20 at Ohio County) in Week 7. 3. Madisonville-North Hopkins (5-3): The Maroons haven't been on the court for a game since suffering a loss to University Heights on February 6. Madisonville-North Hopkins has upcoming games scheduled versus Union County (Feb. 16, home), Dawson Springs (Feb. 18, home) and Murray (Feb. 20 at Marshall County). 4. University Heights (4-6): The Blazers pulled away to beat Marshall County 75-61 in Week 6. University Heights has won three of its last four games. The Blazers have upcoming games scheduled versus Union County (Feb. 19, home) and Crittenden County (Feb. 20, away). 5. Hopkinsville (2-2): The Tigers haven't played since January 26. However, Hopkinsville is scheduled to host Barren County (Feb. 19) and Christian County (Feb. 20) for upcoming home games. 6. Henderson County (6-7): Returning to the win column, Henderson County defeated Evansville Bosse (Ind.) 63-58 in Week 6. The Colonels halted a five-game losing skid with the win. Henderson County has upcoming games scheduled against Male (Feb. 15, away) and Webster County (Feb. 18, home). 7. Union County (9-6): The Braves are due back on the floor after being out of action in Week 6. Union County has won five of its last seven games. The Braves are scheduled to visit Madisonville-North Hopkins (Feb. 16), University Heights (Feb. 19) and Whitesville Trinity (Feb. 20) in Week 7. 8. Christian County (0-4): The Colonels have been sidelined but are preparing to return to the court. Christian County is scheduled to visit Hopkinsville for its next game on Saturday, Feb. 20. 9. Crittenden County (6-4): The Rockets were playing well prior to being sidelined earlier in the month. Crittenden County has won five of its last six games. The Rockets are scheduled to host Trigg County (Feb. 19, home) and University Heights (Feb. 20, home) in Week 7. 10. Caldwell County (3-10): The Tigers were sidelined throughout Week 6. Caldwell County has upcoming games scheduled against Dawson Springs (Feb. 15, away) and Hopkins County Central (Feb. 19, home). 11. Trigg County (4-5): The Wildcats have been out of action since late-January. Trigg County has upcoming games scheduled versus Livingston Central (Feb. 15, away), St. Mary (Feb. 16, home), Crittenden County (Feb. 19, away) and Fulton City (Feb. 20, away). 12. Livingston Central (2-11): The Cardinals did not play in Week 6. However, Livingston Central is set to play Trigg County (Feb. 15, home), Todd County Central (Feb. 16, away), Graves County (Feb. 18 at Marshall County) and Mayfield (Feb. 20, home) in the week ahead. 13. Hopkins County Central (0-4): The Storm have been sidelined since the first week of the month. Hopkins County Central is slated to face Caldwell County (Feb. 19, away) and Calloway County (Feb. 20, home) in Week 7. 14. Dawson Springs (0-6): The Panthers dropped a game to Webster County in Week 6. Still looking to claim its first win in the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season, Dawson Springs has upcoming games scheduled versus Caldwell County (Feb. 15, home), Madisonville-North Hopkins (Feb. 18, away) and Thomas Nelson (Feb. 20, home).
  4. 1. Johnson Central (11-1): Current 15th Region frontrunner Johnson Central is on an eight-game winning streak. The Golden Eagles claimed wins over crosstown rival Paintsville and Shelby Valley in Week 6. Johnson Central is shooting nearly 40 percent from 3-point range. Seniors Isaiah May (16.8 ppg), Cory VanHoose (16.2 ppg) and John King (10.8 ppg) continue to lead the Golden Eagles. Johnson Central is set to face Martin County (Feb. 18 away), Breathitt County (Feb. 19, home) and Phelps (Feb. 20 at Belfry) in Week 7. 2. Pikeville (7-4): The Panthers suffered a two-point loss to 16th Region member Boyd County in Week 6. Junior Rylee Samons picked up a scholarship offer from Morehead State University and is averaging 23.4 points per game for the Panthers. Pikeville is scheduled to meet Magoffin County in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic at Belfry High school on Saturday, Feb. 20. 3. Shelby Valley (8-4): The Wildcats pulled away to defeat Magoffin County before suffering a loss to Johnson Central in Week 6. Kaden Robinson (18.9 ppg) and Keian Worrix (16.2 ppg) are combining to average over 35 points per game for the Wildcats. Shelby Valley is poised to face Jenkins (Feb. 16, away), East Ridge (Feb. 18, away) and Prestonsburg (Feb. 20 at Belfry) in Week 7. 4. Martin County (5-6): The Cardinals pulled away to defeat 14th Region title contender Knott County Central 72-57 prior to falling to Magoffin County in Week 6. Martin County's Week 7 schedule includes games versus Phelps (Feb. 16, away), Johnson Central (Feb. 18, home) and Belfry (Feb. 19, away). 5. Paintsville (5-5): The Tigers dropped a 57th District game to crosstown rival Johnson Central in Week 6. Paintsville is scheduled to meet Ashland Blazer (Feb. 16, home), Magoffin County (Feb. 19, away) and Belfry (Feb. 20, away) in Week 7. 6. Betsy Layne (6-5): The Bobcats claimed back-to-back wins in Week 6, beating East Ridge and Pike County Central. Senior guard Jordan Frazier poured in 43 points as Betsy Layne toppled Pike County Central 90-65. Betsy Layne is slated to visit Floyd Central (Feb. 15), Hazard (Feb. 16) and Lawrence County (Feb. 20) in Week 7. 7. East Ridge (6-7): Following a loss to Betsy Layne, East Ridge bounced back to defeat Pike County Central 80-76 in Week 6. The Warriors are scheduled to host Shelby Valley for a 59th District game on Thursday, Feb. 18. 8. Belfry (5-7): The Pirates topped Prestonsburg prior to falling to reigning 14th Region champion Hazard in Week 6. Belfry has upcoming games scheduled versus Pike County Central (Feb. 16, away), Phelps (Feb. 17, home), Martin County (Feb. 19, home) and Paintsville (Feb. 20, home). 9. Magoffin County (7-6): The Hornets split a pair of games in Week 6, falling to Shelby Valley before edging 57th District counterpart Martin County 66-64. Magoffin County is due to face Morgan County (Feb. 17, away), Paintsville (Feb. 19, home) and Pikeville (Feb. 20 at Belfry) during the week ahead. 10. Lawrence County (6-3): The Bulldogs claimed a pair of wins in Week 6, defeating Fairview and 58th District rival Floyd Central. Lawrence County has won three of its last four games. The Bulldogs are scheduled to face Greenup County (Feb. 15, away), Prestonsburg (Feb. 18, home) and Betsy Layne (Feb. 20, home) in the week ahead. 11. Pike County Central (7-5): The Hawks compiled a 1-3 record in Week 6. After claiming a win over Cordia, Pike County Central dropped games to Betsy Layne, East Ridge and Knott County Central. Pike County Central is slated to meet Belfry (Feb. 16, home), Ligon (Feb. 17, home), Perry County Central (Feb. 19, away) and Whitley County (Feb. 20 at South Laurel) in Week 7. 12. Prestonsburg (4-6): Following back-to-back wins, Prestonsburg suffered a setback on the road at Belfry. Prestonsburg is slated to face Cordia (Feb. 16, home), Lawrence County (Feb. 18, away), Floyd Central (Feb. 19, home) and Shelby Valley (Feb. 20 at Belfry) in Week 7. 13. Floyd Central (4-7): The Jaguars won two of three games in Week 6, notching wins over Powell County and Phelps. However, Floyd Central dropped a 58th District game to Lawrence County. Floyd Central has upcoming games scheduled versus Betsy Layne (Feb. 15, home), Letcher County Central (Feb. 16, away), Prestonsburg (Feb. 19, away) and Powell County (Feb. 20, away). 14. Phelps (1-10): The Hornets came up short as visiting Floyd Central held on to win 74-73 in overtime on Saturday, Feb. 13. Phelps has upcoming games scheduled versus Martin County (Feb. 16, home), Belfry (Feb. 17, away) and Johnson Central (Feb. 20 at Belfry). 15. Jenkins (1-4): Following a lengthy layoff, Jenkins dropped a game to former 14th Region rival June Buchanan on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Cavaliers are scheduled to host Shelby Valley (Feb. 16), Letcher County Central (Feb. 18) and Lynn Camp (Feb. 20) in upcoming games.
  5. 1. Lyon County (14-0): Continuing to win in Week 5, Lyon County defeated Caldwell County, Livingston Central, Ballard Memorial and Calloway County. Freshman guard Travis Perry is averaging 28.4 points per game for the Lyons. Through 14 games, Perry has scored 398 points. As a team, Lyon County is shooting over 50 percent from the field. The Lyons are poised to take the floor for games against Owensboro Catholic (Feb. 8, away) and Union County (Feb. 9, home) in Week 6. 2. Webster County (12-3): After claiming back-to-back wins over Union County and Henderson County, Webster County dropped a game to 3rd Region title contender Owensboro Catholic in Week 5. The Trojans have games on tap against Dawson Springs (Feb. 8, away), University Heights (Feb. 11, away) and Whitesville Trinity (Feb. 13, home). 3. Madisonville-North Hopkins (5-3): The Maroons compiled a 2-2 record in Week 5, notching wins over Livingston Central and Caldwell County. Madisonville-North Hopkins suffered losses to Muhlenberg County and University Heights in Week 5. The Maroons are set to face Evangel Christian (Feb. 9, home) and Ohio County (Feb. 11, away) in Week 6. 4. University Heights (3-6): Following a loss to Bowling Green, University Heights bounced back to beat Madisonville-North Hopkins in Week 5. University Heights is scheduled to host Caldwell County (Feb. 9) and Webster County (Feb. 11) in Week 6. 5. Hopkinsville (2-2): The Tigers remained sidelined in Week 5. After opening the season 2-2 and being idle since January 27, Hopkinsville is scheduled to visit Crittenden County for its next game on February 16. 6. Union County (9-6): The Braves lost two of three games in Week 5. In between losses to Webster County and Graves County, Union County topped Livingston Central. Union County is set to meet 1st Region frontrunner Lyon County (Feb. 9, away) and Daviess County (Feb. 11, home) in Week 6. 7. Henderson County (5-7): South Warren, Webster County and McCracken County dealt the Colonels losses in Week 5. Henderson County is scheduled to visit Hancock County (Feb. 8 and Evansville Bosse (Feb. 10) in Week 6. 8. Christian County (0-4): The Colonels remain sidelined after opening the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season 0-4. Christian County is slated to visit Hopkinsville on February 20. 9. Crittenden County (6-4): Continuing to win in Week 5, Crittenden County knocked off Hopkins County Central 68-51. Crittenden County has won five of its last six games. The Rockets are scheduled to meet Dawson Springs (Feb. 9, home; Feb. 11, away) and Caldwell County (Feb. 13, away) in Week 6. 10. Caldwell County (3-10): The Tigers dropped games to Lyon County, Madisonville-North Hopkins and Muhlenberg County in Week 5. Caldwell County is set to face University Heights (Feb. 9, away), Trigg County (Feb. 11, home) and Livingston Central (Feb. 12, away) in Week 6. 11. Trigg County (4-5): The Wildcats have been sidelined since late-January. Trigg County is scheduled to visit Livingston Central for its next game on February 15. 12. Livingston Central (2-11): The Cardinals lost four games in Week 5, falling to Carlisle County, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Lyon County and Union County. Livingston Central is scheduled to host Hickman County (Feb. 9), Caldwell County (Feb. 12) and Christian Fellowship (Feb. 13) in Week 6. 13. Hopkins County Central (0-4): The Storm lost to Crittenden County in Week 5. Currently sidelined, Hopkins County Central is scheduled to host Caldwell County for its next game on February 16. 14. Dawson Springs (0-5): The Panthers dropped back-to-back games in Week 5, falling to Christian Fellowship and McLean County. Dawson Springs is scheduled to face Webster County (Feb. 8, home), Crittenden County (Feb. 9, away; Feb. 11, home) and Todd County Central (Feb. 13, away) in Week 6.
  6. 1. Johnson Central (9-1): Perennial 15th Region title contender Johnson Central opened February with three straight wins, defeating West Carter, Magoffin County and Belfry. Johnson Central is 9-1 through its first 10 games in the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season. Seniors Cory VanHoose (17.2 ppg), Isaiah May (16.7 ppg) and John King (11.4 ppg) pace the Golden Eagles. As a team, Johnson Central is shooting 39.5 percent (68-of-172) from 3-point range. The Golden Eagles have upcoming games scheduled versus crosstown rival Paintsville (Feb. 9, away), Prestonsburg (Feb. 10, home) and Shelby Valley (Feb. 12, away). 2. Pikeville (7-3): The Panthers returned to the win column in Week 5, beating Belfry and 59th District rival East Ridge. Junior Rylee Samons is averaging nearly 24 points per game for the Panthers. In addition to Samons, Pikeville features Nick Robinson (11 ppg). Pikeville is due to battle Boyd County (Feb. 9, home), Paintsville (Feb. 11, away) and George Rogers Clark (Feb. 13, away) in Week 6. 3. Shelby Valley (7-3): Shaking off an upset loss to Magoffin County, Shelby Valley pulled away to defeat visiting East Ridge 66-48 in a 59th District game on Thursday, Feb. 4. Kaden Robinson and Keian Worrix are each averaging 17 points per game for the Wildcats. Shelby Valley is scheduled to face Magoffin County (Feb. 8, away), Phelps (Feb. 9, home) and Johnson Central (Feb. 12, home) in Week 6. 4. Martin County (4-5): Reigning 15th Region champion Martin County suffered a 10-point loss to defending 15th Region champ Hazard in the WYMT Mountain Classic. Brady Dingess is averaging 20.6 points per game for the Cardinals. Martin County is slated to meet Knott County Central (Feb. 9, home), Buckhorn (Feb. 11, home) and Magoffin County (Feb. 13, away) in Week 6. 5. Paintsville (5-4): The Tigers are on a three-game winning streak after compiling back-to-back wins over Belfry and Magoffin County in Week 5. Colby Fugate is averaging 20-plus points game for the Tigers. Along with Fugate, Braxton Tharp and Jaxon Watts are averaging double figures in scoring for former state champion Paintsville. The Tigers are preparing to host Johnson Central (Feb. 9, home), Pikeville (Feb. 11, home) and Raceland (Feb. 13, home) for home games. 6. East Ridge (5-6): The Warriors dropped three straight games in the opening week of February, falling to 15th Region foes Belfry, Shelby Valley and Pikeville. Isaac Woods (16.0 ppg) and Braxton Stanley (12.0 ppg) continue to combine to lead the Warriors. East Ridge has upcoming home games scheduled versus Betsy Layne (Feb. 9) and Pike County Central (Feb. 11). 7. Belfry (4-6): The Pirates are are on a six-game losing skid after opening the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season 4-0. Currently, Sal Dean, Tyler Chaffin and newcomer Bol Kuir rank as the Pirates' top three scorers. Belfry is slated to face Prestonsburg (Feb. 8, home) and Russell (Feb. 12, away) in Week 6. 8. Betsy Layne (4-5): After notching back-to-back 58th District wins over Floyd Central and Prestonsburg, Betsy Layne lost to Knox Central in the WYMT Mountain Classic. Jordan Frazier (21.3 ppg) and Brady Robinson (18.2 ppg) form one of the top duos in the 15th Region for the Bobcats. Betsy Layne's Week 6 schedule includes games versus East Ridge (Feb. 9, away), Pike County Central (Feb. 10, home), Phelps (Feb. 12, home) and Prestonsburg (Feb. 13, home). 9. Pike County Central (6-2): After dropping a heartbreaker to Rose Hill Christian, Pike County Central bounced back to beat Harlan and Perry County Central. The trio of Jaylan Rigdon (19.4 ppg), Josh Du Toit (16.8 ppg, 7.8 ppg) and Kasope Lawrence (12.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg) leads the Hawks. Pike County Central is poised to face Cordia (Feb. 8, home), Betsy Layne (Feb. 10, away), East Ridge (Feb. 11, away) and Knott County Central (Feb. 13, away) in Week 6. 10. Lawrence County (4-3): The 2019-20 15th Region Runner-up, Lawrence County remained sidelined in Week 5. Lawrence County hasn't played since dropping a game to Martin County on January 26. The Bulldogs are scheduled to meet Fairview (Feb. 9, home), Floyd Central (Feb. 11, away) and Morgan County (Feb. 12, away) in Week 6. 11. Magoffin County (6-5): The Hornets edged Prestonsburg 62-60 before dropping back-to-back games to 57th District rivals Johnson Central and Paintsville. Facing another challenging stretch, Magoffin County is due to meet Shelby Valley (Feb. 8, home), Perry County Central (Feb. 10, away) and Martin County (Feb. 13, home). 12. Prestonsburg (4-5): Showing improvement, Prestonsburg has won three of its last four games. The Blackcats pulled away to beat 58th District rival Floyd Central 55-41 on the Jaguars' home floor on Saturday, Feb. 6. Prestonsburg is preparing to visit Belfry (Feb. 8), Johnson Central (Feb. 10) and Betsy Layne (Feb. 13) for away games. 13. Floyd Central (2-6): The Jaguars dropped a 58th District game to Prestonsburg, slipping back into the loss column after defeating Menifee County in late-January. Morgan County (Feb. 8, away), Lawrence County (Feb. 11, home) and Phelps (Feb. 13, away) are the Jaguars' scheduled opponents for Week 6. 14. Phelps (1-9): The Hornets suffered a lopsided loss to Prestonsburg in Week 5. Phelps has dropped back-to-back games. The Hornets are scheduled to meet Shelby Valley (Feb. 9, away), Betsy Layne (Feb. 12, away) and Floyd Central (Feb. 13, home) in Week 6. 15. Jenkins (1-3): The Cavaliers remained sidelined in Week 5 but are poised to make a return to the court. Jenkins has upcoming games scheduled versus June Buchanan (Feb. 8, home), Letcher County Central (Feb. 11, away) and Lee County (Feb. 12, away).
  7. 1. Lyon County (10-0): Remaining the 2nd Region frontrunner, Lyon County claimed wins over Livingston Central, Trigg County and Henderson County in Week 4. Freshman Travis Perry is averaging 28.3 points per game for the Lyons. Along with Perry, Lyon County features Jackson Shoulders (15.7 ppg), Gunnar Bingham (10.2 ppg), Brady Shoulders (9.3 ppg) and Nick Whalin (8.2 ppg). The Lyons are scheduled to host Caldwell County (Feb. 2), Ballard Memorial (Feb. 6) and Apollo (Feb. 6) in Week 5. Lyon County is slated to face both Ballard Memorial and Apollo in the Lyon County Classic. 2. Madisonville-North Hopkins (3-1): The Maroons have been sidelined since mid-January. Madisonville-North Hopkins is scheduled to meet Muhlenberg County (Feb. 4, away), Caldwell County (Feb. 5, home) and University Heights (Feb. 6, away) in Week 5. 3. Webster County (10-2): The Trojans are carrying a six-game winning streak into Week 5 of the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season. Destin Allen (18.3 ppg) and Hunter McNaughton (14.9 ppg) form one of the top tandems in the region for the Trojans. In Week 4, Webster County notched wins over Hopkinsville, Caldwell County and Livingston Central. Webster County is scheduled to host both Union County (Feb. 2) and Henderson County (Feb. 5) in Week 5. 4. Hopkinsville (2-2): The Tigers dropped a game to perennial 3rd Region title contender Owensboro Catholic in Week 4. Owensboro Catholic held on to beat Hopkinsville 55-51 on Friday, Jan. 29. Hopkinsville is currently sidelined due to COVID. 5. Henderson County (5-4): The Colonels defeated Meade County before dropping back-to-back games to Union County and Lyon County in Week 4. A balanced offensive effort features Gerard Thomas, Noah Curry and Eli Wilkes averaging double figures in scoring for the Colonels. Henderson County has games on tap versus Apollo (Feb. 2, home), Webster County (Feb. 5, away) and McCracken County (Feb. 6, home) in Week 5. 6. University Heights (2-5): After being sidelined due to COVID, University Heights returned strong, topping Owensboro Catholic 75-68 on Friday, Jan. 29. DJ Quarles, KJ Crump, Amani McGee and William Bryan are averaging double figures in scoring for the Blazers. University Heights has games scheduled versus Bowling Green (Feb. 1, home), Christian County (Feb. 5, away) and Madisonville-North Hopkins (Feb. 6, home) in Week 5. 7. Christian County (0-3): Following a lengthy wait to make its season debut, Christian County dropped games to Owensboro Catholic, Paducah Tilghman and McCracken County. The Colonels are scheduled to face Bowling Green (Feb. 2, away), University Heights (Feb. 5, home) in Week 5. 8. Union County (8-4): The Braves reeled off wins over Calloway County, Dawson Springs and Henderson County in Week 4. Kalib Kanipe (13.9 ppg), Izaiah Manuel (14.8 ppg) and Kristopher Hughes (10.2 ppg) are combing to lead the Braves. Union County is slated to face Webster County (Feb. 2, away), Livingston Central (Feb. 5, home) and Graves County (Feb. 6, away) in Wek 5. 9. Crittenden County (5-4): The Rockets notched wins over Trigg County and McLean County but dropped a game to Caldwell County in Week 4. Caldwell County edged Crittenden County 55-54. Four players - Gabe Mott, Preston Turley, Tyler Boone and Preston Morgeson are averaging double figures in scoring for the Rockets. Crittenden County is slated to face Hopkins County Central (Feb. 2, away), St. Mary (Feb. 5, home) and Paducah Tilghman (Feb. 6, home) in Week 5. 10. Caldwell County (3-7): Splitting games in Week 5, Caldwell County suffered a one-point loss to Webster County before edging Crittenden County 55-54. Caldwell County is slated to visit Lyon County (Feb. 2), Madisonville-North Hopkins (Feb. 5) and Muhlenberg County (Feb. 6) in Week 5. 11. Trigg County (4-5): The Wildcats dropped back-to-back games to Todd County Central and Crittenden County in Week 5. DeVon Ladd, Daeyontae Thompson and Jhaden Vaughen are averaging double figures in scoring for Trigg County, which is set to visit Livingston Central (Feb. 2) and Hopkins County Central (Feb. 5) in Week 5. 12. Livingston Central (2-7): Following back-to-back losses to Lyon County and Webster County, Livingston Central beat Ballard Memorial. Carlisle County (Feb. 1, home), Trigg County (Feb. 2, home) and Union County (Feb. 5, away) await Livingston Central as opponents in Week 5. 13. Hopkins County Central (0-3): The Storm suffered a four-point loss to Whitesville Trinity in Week 4. Hopkins County Central is slated to host both Crittenden County (Feb. 2) and Trigg County (Feb. 5) before visiting Dawson Springs (Feb. 6). 14. Dawson Springs (0-3): The Panthers dropped back-to-back games in Week 4, falling to Russellville and Union County. Dawson Springs has games scheduled versus Christian Fellowship (Feb. 1, away), St. Mary (Feb. 2, away), McLean County (Feb. 4, home) and Hopkins County Central (Feb. 6, home) in Week 5.
  8. 1. Johnson Central (6-1): The Golden Eagles were sidelined throughout Week 4, missing games versus Pikeville and Betsy Layne. Seniors Cory VanHoose (18.0 ppg), Isaiah May (15.1 ppg) and John King (12.0) paced the Golden Eagles in the month of January. Johnson Central is scheduled to face Perry County Central (Feb. 2, home), Magoffin County (Feb. 4, away) and Belfry (Feb. 6, away) during the first week of February. 2. Pikeville (5-3): The Panthers suffered back-to-back losses in Week 4, dropping games to East Ridge and Harlan County. Turning in an outstanding individual performance, Rylee Samons scored 50 points in the Panthers' loss to East Ridge. Pikeville is slated to meet Jenkins (Feb. 2, away), Belfry (Feb. 4, home), Somerset (Feb. 5, away) and East Ridge (Feb. 6, home) in Week 5. 3. Shelby Valley (6-3): Following back-to-back wins one week earlier, Shelby Valley dropped a game to visiting Magoffin County. Seniors Kaden Robinson (17.6 ppg) and Keian Worrix (16.9 ppg) are combining to lead former state champion Shelby Valley. The Wildcats are slated to face East Ridge (Feb. 4, home) and Jenkins (Feb. 5, away) in Week 5. 4. Belfry (4-3): The Pirates have been sidelined since January 22. Currently, Sal Dean (15.4 ppg), Tyler Chaffin (14.0 ppg), Bol Kuir (12.4 ppg) and Ben McNamee (10.4 ppg) are averaging double figures in scoring for 60th District title contender Belfry. The Pirates are due to battle Paintsville (Feb. 3, away), Pikeville (Feb. 4, away) and Johnson Central (Feb. 6, home) in Week 5. 5. East Ridge (5-4): In between losses to Boyd County and Paintsville, East Ridge managed to knock off 59th District rival Pikeville 95-83. Eli Rose, Braxton Stanley and Isaac Woods are combining to account for 40-plus points per game for the Warriors. East Ridge is slated to visit both Shelby Valley (Feb. 4) and Pikeville (Feb. 6) for upcoming games. 6. Martin County (4-4): Reigning 15th Region champion Martin County notched a convincing victory in Week 4, defeating Lawrence County 79-50. The Cardinals have compiled three straight wins. The trio of Brady Dingess (20.6 ppg), Luke Hale (12.9 ppg) and Jacob Butcher (10.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg) leads the Cardinals. Martin County is scheduled to visit Rose Hill Christian (Feb. 1) before facing Hazard (Feb. 2) in the WYMT Mountain Classic at Perry County Central High School. 7. Paintsville (3-4): The Tigers halted a three-game losing skid on Saturday, Jan. 30, pulling away to defeat East Ridge 80-62 on the road. Junior Colby Fugate and senior Braxton Tharp continue to lead the Tigers. Paintsville is poised to host Belfry (Feb. 3) and 57th District rival Magoffin County (Feb. 6) in Week 5. 8. Betsy Layne (4-4): The Bobcats notched a pair of 58th District wins in Week 4, rolling past county rivals Floyd Central and Prestonsburg. Senior Jordan Frazier is averaging 21.1 points per game for the Bobcats while teammates Brady Robinson (18.9 ppg) and Chase Mims (13.0 ppg) follow him in double figures in scoring. Betsy Layne is scheduled to face Knox Central in the opening round of the WYMT Mountain Classic at Perry County Central High School on Tuesday, Feb. 2. 9. Magoffin County (5-3): Excelling in Week 4, Magoffin County pulled off three consecutive wins over Shelby Valley, Fairview and Letcher County Central. Magoffin County is set to meet Prestonsburg (Feb. 1, home), Morgan County (Feb. 2, home), Johnson Central (Feb. 4, home) and Paintsville (Feb. 6, away) in the week ahead. 10. Lawrence County (4-3): The Bulldogs dropped a game to former 57th District rival Martin County in Week 4. Now, Lawrence County is sidelined. The Bulldogs are scheduled to return to the court for a home game versus Fairview on Tuesday, Feb. 9. 11. Pike County Central (4-1): The Hawks remained sidelined in Week 4. Pike County Central has upcoming games scheduled versus Rose Hill Christian (Feb. 2, away), Ligon (Feb. 4, home), Phelps (Feb. 5, away ) and Perry County Central (Feb. 6, home). 12. Floyd Central (2-5): After dropping back-to-back games to Cordia and Betsy Layne, Floyd Central pulled away to defeat Menifee County 93-71 on the road in Frenchburg. The win over Menifee County halted a five-game losing skid for the Jaguars. Floyd Central has upcoming games scheduled versus Prestonsburg (Feb. 5, home) and Letcher County Central (Feb. 6, away). 13. Prestonsburg (1-4): The Blackcats dropped back-to-back games to Betsy Layne and Knox Central January 29-30. Prestonsburg is slated to face Magoffin County (Feb. 1, away), Phelps (Feb. 1, home), Floyd Central (Feb. 5, away) and Buckhorn (Feb. 6, away) in Week 5. 14. Jenkins (1-3): The Cavaliers have been sidelined since shortly after defeating Riverside Christian on January 16. Jenkins is scheduled to host 59th District foe Shelby Valley for its next game on Friday, Feb. 5.
  9. 1. Lyon County (8-0): Remaining unbeaten in Week 3, Lyon County notched wins over Caldwell County, Graves County and Calloway County. One of the state's top players, freshman Travis Perry continues to lead the Lyons. Perry and teammates Jackson Shoulders and Brady Shoulders are combining to average nearly 55 points per game for the Lyons. Lyon County is slated face Livingston Central (Jan. 25, home), Trigg County (Jan. 29, away) and Henderson County (Jan. 30, home) in Week 4. 2. Madisonville-North Hopkins (3-1): The Maroons haven't played since outlasting University Heights 63-60 on Friday, Jan. 15. Kale Gaither is averaging 22.5 points per game for the Maroons. Madisonville-North Hopkins is scheduled to host Muhlenberg County for its next game on Saturday, Jan. 30. 3. Hopkinsville (2-1): After being sidelined through the first two weeks of the season, Hopkinsville defeated both Trigg County and Muhlenberg County. In between the wins over Trigg County and Muhlenberg County, Hopkinsville dropped a game to Greenwood. Through Hopkinsville's first two games, Alijah Watts and Jamarcus Burks were averaging double figures in scoring. The Tigers are scheduled to match up against Webster County (Jan. 26, home), Owensboro Catholic (Jan. 29, away) and Dawson Springs (Jan. 30, away) in Week 4. 4. Henderson County (4-2): Rejuvenated Henderson County notched back-to-back wins over Evansville Central (Ind.) and Ohio County following a six-point loss to Evansville Reitz (Ind.). Noah Curry, Eli Wilkes and Gerard Thomas are combining to lead a balanced Henderson County offensive attack. The Colonels are slated to visit Meade County (Jan. 26), Union County (Jan. 29) and Lyon County (Jan. 30) in Week 4. 5. Webster County (7-2): The Trojans reeled off three consecutive wins from Jan. 18-Jan. 23, defeating Calloway County, Union County and Livingston Central. Destin Allen (20 ppg) and Hunter McNaughton (16 ppg) are leading Webster County. The Trojans are scheduled to visit Hopkinsville (Jan. 26), Caldwell County (Jan. 28) and Livingston Central (Jan. 29) in Week 4. 6. Christian County (0-0): After missing out on the season's first three weeks, Christian County is scheduled to host Owensboro Catholic for a season opener on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Colonels have additional upcoming games scheduled versus Paducah Tilghman (Jan. 29, away) and McCracken County (Jan. 30, home). 7. University Heights (1-5): The Blazers were sidelined throughout Week 3. University Heights hasn't been on the floor for a matchup since falling to visiting Warren Central on Saturday, Jan. 16. DJ Quarles (18.7 ppg), KJ Crump (18.2 ppg), Amani McGee (14.7 ppg) and William Bryan (10.5 ppg) combine to lead the Blazers. University Heights is scheduled to host Owensboro Catholic on Saturday, Jan. 30. 8. Trigg County (4-3): Following a loss to Hopkinsville, Trigg County reeled off three straight wins over Caldwell County, Cloverport and Dawson Springs. Trigg County is 4-2 after opening the season 0-2. DeVon Ladd, Daeyontae Thompson and Jhaden Vaughn are averaging double figures in scoring for the Wildcats. Trigg County is scheduled to face Todd County Central (Jan. 25, away), Crittenden County (Jan. 26, home) and Lyon County (Jan. 29, home) in the week ahead. 9. Crittenden County (3-3): The Rockets are 3-3 six games into the season. In Week 3, Crittenden County notched wins over Livingston Central and Whitesville Trinity. Preston Turley, Gabe Mott and Preston Morgeson are combining to average double figures in scoring for the Rockets. Crittenden County has games scheduled versus Trigg County (Jan. 26, away), Caldwell County (Jan. 29, home) and McLean County (Jan. 30, home) in Week 4. 10. Union County (5-4): The Braves dropped back-to-back games to Owensboro Catholic and Webster County before topping Apollo in Week 3. Union County is scheduled to face Dawson Springs (Jan. 26, away) and Henderson County (Jan. 29, home) in Week 4. 11. Caldwell County (2-6): The Tigers are on a four-game losing skid following losses to Lyon County, Russellville and Trigg County in Week 3. Jabrion Spikes and Tripp Branch continue to pace Caldwell County, averaging 20 points and 15 points per game, respectively. Caldwell County is scheduled to meet Webster County (Jan. 28, home) and Crittenden County (Jan. 29, away) in Week 4. 12. Livingston Central (1-5): The Cardinals are on a three-game losing skid following losses to Crittenden County, Christian Fellowship and Webster County. Livingston Central is scheduled to meet Lyon County (Jan. 25, away), Webster County (Jan. 29, home) and Ballard Memorial (Jan. 30, home) in Week 4. 13. Hopkins County Central (0-2): On a lengthy layoff, Hopkins County Central continues to be sidelined due to COVID. The Storm are scheduled to host Whitesville Trinity on Saturday, Jan. 30. 14. Dawson Springs (0-1): The Panthers dropped a season opener to Trigg County. Dawson Springs is scheduled to host Russellville (Jan. 25), Union County (Jan. 26) and Hopkinsville (Jan. 30) in Week 4.
  10. 1. Johnson Central (6-1): Perennial 15th Region title contender Johnson Central continued to excel in Week 3, notching wins over crosstown rival Paintsville and much-improved East Ridge. Seniors Cory VanHoose, Isaiah May and John King are each averaging double figures in scoring for the Golden Eagles. Johnson Central is shooting nearly 50 percent (two-point and 3-point combined) from the field. The Golden Eagles are slated to host Betsy Layne on Wednesday, Jan. 27. 2. Pikeville (5-1): After dropping its season opener to surging North Laurel, Pikeville has reeled off five straight wins. In Week 3, Pikeville posted wins over 59th District rival Shelby Valley and Madison Central. Rylee Samons, Laithan Hall, Nick Robinson and Lukas Manns are each averaging double figures in scoring for the Panthers. Samons is averaging 20 points and 7 rebounds per game. Pikeville has upcoming games scheduled versus East Ridge (Jan. 28, away) and Harlan (Jan. 30, away). 3. Shelby Valley (6-2): Following a 59th District loss to Pikeville, Shelby Valley bounced back to beat both Belfry and Cordia. The Wildcats are 6-2 after dropping back-to-back games to Pikeville. Kaden Robinson and Keian Worrix are each averaging over 17 points per game for the Wildcats. Shelby Valley is shooting 37.2 percent (74-of-199) from 3-point range. The Wildcats are slated to close out January with games versus Magoffin County (Jan. 25, home) and Paintsville (Jan. 28, away). 4. Belfry (4-3): The Pirates dropped games to Danville and Shelby Valley in Week 3 and are currently on a three-game losing skid. Sal Dean, Tyler Chaffin, Bol Kuir and Ben McNamee are averaging double figures in scoring for the Pirates. Kuir is averaging a double-double and leads the 15th Region in rebounding. Belfry has games scheduled versus Hazard (Jan. 26, away), Phelps (Jan. 29, home) and Henry Clay (Jan. 30, away) in Week 4. 5. East Ridge (4-2): The Warriors defeated Phelps prior to dropping a game to Johnson Central in Week 3. Pacing East Ridge early in the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season, Eli Rose, Braxton Stanley and Isaac Woods are each averaging double figures in scoring. East Ridge is slated to face 59th District rival Pikeville (Jan. 28, home) and Paintsville (Jan. 30, away) in Week 4. 6. Lawrence County (4-2): After being sidelined due to multiple COVID cancelations, Lawrence County defeated Chesapeake (Ohio) 82-71 in the Boyd County Roundball Classic on Saturday, Jan. 23. Trenton Adkins, Cody Maynard, Kaden Gillispie and Baden Gillispie are each averaging double figures in scoring for the Bulldogs. Lawrence County is scheduled to visit Martin County (Jan. 26), Floyd Central (Jan. 29) and Lewis County (Jan. 30) in Week 4. 7. Martin County (3-4): Reigning champion Martin County is showing improvement after dropping four of its first five games. Between a pair of canceled games, Martin County topped 57th District foe Paintsville 55-50 in Week 3. Brady Dingess, Luke Hale and Jacob Butcher are each averaging double figures in scoring for the Cardinals. Martin County is scheduled to face Prestonsburg (Jan. 26, home) and Magoffin County (Jan. 28, away) in Week 4. 8. Paintsville (2-4): The Tigers are on a three-game losing skid after falling to 57th District foes Johnson Central and Martin County in Week 3. Paintsville has dropped three straight games after opening the season 2-1. The duo of Colby Fugate and Braxton Tharp continues to lead Paintsville. Fugate and Tharp are combining to average over 35 points per game for the Tigers. Paintsville is due to host Phelps (Jan. 26), Shelby Valley (Jan. 28) and East Ridge (Jan. 30) in Week 3. 9. Betsy Layne (2-4): The Bobcats suffered a setback on the road at the start of Week 3 then missed games versus Lawrence County, Floyd Central and Pike County Central due to COVID. Brady Robinson, Jordan Frazier and Chase Mims, each of whom are averaging double figures in scoring, continue to lead the Bobcats. Betsy Layne has upcoming away games scheduled at Johnson Central (Jan. 27) and Prestonsburg (Jan. 29). 10. Pike County Central (4-1): The Hawks notched wins over Wellspring (Richmond homeschool) and White Academy (Tenn.) during Week 3. Under new head coach Robert Amis, Pike County Central is off to a 4-1 start in the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season. Jaylen Rigdon, Josh Du Toit and Kasope Lawrence are each averaging double figures in scoring for the Hawks. Currently, due to COVID, Pike County Central is sidelined through the end of Week 4. 11. Magoffin County (2-3): The Hornets have been sidelined due to COVID. Magoffin County hasn't played since dropping a 57th District game on the road at Johnson Central on Thursday, Jan. 14. The Hornets are scheduled to face Shelby Valley (Jan. 25, away), Fairview (Jan. 26, away), Martin County (Jan. 28, home) and Letcher County Central (Jan. 30, away) in Week 4. 12. Floyd Central (1-3): The Jaguars have been sidelined due to COVID as well. After knocking off Phelps in a season opener, Floyd Central has dropped games to East Ridge, Shelby Valley and Magoffin County. The Jaguars are slated to face Cordia (Jan. 25, home), Lawrence County (Jan. 29, home) and Menifee County (Jan. 30, away) in Week 4. 13. Prestonsburg (1-2): Following a layoff due to COVID, Prestonsburg upended Nicholas County for its first win. Prestonsburg outlasted Nicholas County 68-64 on the road in Carlisle on Saturday, Jan. 23. The Blackcats are scheduled to face 58th District rival Betsy Layne (Jan. 29, home) and Knox Central (Jan. 30, away) in Week 4. 14. Jenkins (1-3): The Cavaliers haven't competed in a game since defeating Riverside Christian 61-32 on Saturday, Jan. 16. Jenkins is slated to visit Lynn Camp (Jan. 30, away) in Week 4.
  11. 1. Lyon County (5-0): The Lyons rolled past Caldwell County 80-66 in the 2nd Region All "A" Classic title game. Lyon County is 5-0 after opening the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season with wins over Crittenden County, Community Christian (Paducah), Webster County, University Heights and Caldwell County. Freshman Travis Perry is averaging 26.2 points per game for the Lyons. Along with Perry, Jackson Shoulders (16 ppg) and Brady Shoulders (10.8 ppg) are averaging double figures in scoring for 2nd Region frontrunner Lyon County. The Lyons are scheduled to meet Caldwell County (Jan. 18, away), Graves County (Jan. 22, home) and Calloway County (Jan. 23, away) in Week 3. 2. Madisonville-North Hopkins (3-1): Reigning 2nd Region champion Madisonville-North Hopkins recorded back-to-back wins in Week 2, defeating Warren Central and University Heights. Senior Kale Gaither is leading the Maroons, averaging 22.5 points per game. Following Gaither, Ashton Gaines is averaging nine points per game for the Maroons. Madisonville-North Hopkins is scheduled to host Crittenden County on Friday, Jan. 22. 3. Christian County (0-0): Still sidelined, Christian County isn't scheduled to make its debut in the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season until later in the month. Christian County is scheduled to host Owensboro Catholic in a season opener on Tuesday, Jan. 26. 4. Hopkinsville (0-0): After being sidelined for a lengthy time due to COVID-19, Hopkinsville is poised to open the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season on the road at Trigg County on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Tigers' schedule for Week 3 includes additional games versus University Heights (Jan. 22, home) and Daviess County (Jan. 23, away). 5. University Heights (1-5): The Blazers are on a three-game skid following losses to Lyon County, Madisonville-North Hopkins and Warren Central. DJ Quarles, KJ Crump, William Bryan and Amani McGee each are averaging double figures in scoring for the Blazers. University Heights has away games slated versus Muhlenberg County (Jan. 21) and Hopkinsville (Jan. 22) in Week 3. 6. Webster County (4-2): The Trojans won two of three games in Week 2, notching wins over Hopkins County Central and Apollo while dropping a matchup to Evansville Reitz, an opponent from nearby Indiana. Destin Allen is averaging 20 points per game for the Trojans while Hunter McNaughton, Aaron Harmon and Bradin Nelson are delivering as well. Webster County is due to face Calloway County (Jan. 18), Union County (Jan. 22) and Livingston Central (Jan. 23) in home games during Week 3. 7. Henderson County (2-1): Returning to the win column in Week 2, Henderson County held off Daviess County 53-49 in the Argigold Winter Classic at the Owensboro Sportscenter. Gerard Thomas, Eli Wilkes and Noah Curry are averaging double figures in scoring for the Colonels. Henderson County has games on tap with Evansville Reitz, Ind. (Jan. 19, away), Evansville Central (Jan. 22, away) and Ohio County (Jan. 23, home) in Week 3. 8. Caldwell County (2-3): The Tigers notched back-to-back wins in Week 2 before falling to talent-heavy Lyon County. Jabrion Spikes and Tripp Branch are combining to average nearly 40 points per game for the Tigers. Caldwell County is slated to visit both Russellville and Trigg County in Week 3. 9. Crittenden County (1-3): The Rockets dropped back-to-back games to Muhlenberg County and Caldwell County in Week 2. Crittenden County is scheduled to visit Madisonville-North Hopkins (Jan. 22) then host Whitesville Trinity (Jan. 23) in Week 3. 10. Union County (4-2): Following a loss to Henderson County, Union County notched wins over Evansville Day (Ind.) and McLean County in Week 2. Izaiah Manuel continues to lead Union County in scoring. The Braves haves away games scheduled versus Owensboro Catholic (Jan. 19), Webster County (Jan. 22) and Apollo (Jan. 23) in Week 3. 11. Trigg County (1-2): The Wildcats did not play in Week 2. Trigg County hasn't played since outlasting Hancock County 59-57 on Saturday, Jan. 9. The Wildcats have upcoming games scheduled versus Hopkinsville (Jan. 19, home), Caldwell County (Jan. 21, home) and Cloverport (Jan. 22, away). 12. Livingston Central (1-2): The Cardinals dropped a game to Caldwell County before beating Ballard Memorial 63-57. Livingston Central is scheduled to visit Christian Fellowship (Jan. 21) and Webster County (Jan. 23) in Week 3. 13. Hopkins County Central (0-2): After opening the season with back-to-back losses to Union County and Webster County, Hopkins County Central has been sidelined via COVID-19. The Storm are scheduled to host rival Madisonville-North Hopkins on Friday, Jan. 29. 14. Dawson Springs (0-0): The Panthers remained sidelined due to COVID-19 as well. Dawson Springs is scheduled to host Trigg County for a season opener Saturday, Jan. 23,
  12. 1. Johnson Central (4-1): The Golden Eagles dropped a game on the road at reigning 16th Region champion Ashland but bounced back to notch a 40-point win over 57th District rival Magoffin County. Through five games, seniors Cory VanHoose (16.4 ppg), Isaiah May (13.6 ppg) and John King (13.6 ppg) are leading Johnson Central. The Golden Eagles are scheduled to host crosstown rival Paintsville on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Johnson Central has additional upcoming games scheduled versus Martin County (Jan 21, away), East Ridge (Jan. 23, home) and Paris (Jan. 23, Coach Lake Kelly Classic at Fleming County). 2. Pikeville (3-1): Determined Pikeville edged rival Shelby Valley 41-40 in the 15th Region All "A" Classic title game. In addition to defeating Shelby Valley, Pikeville knocked off Betsy Layne and East Ridge during the region small-school tournament. Rylee Samons Zac Lockhart, Nick Robinson, Lukas Manns and Laithan Hall are combining to power Pikeville. The Panthers are scheduled to visit Shelby Valley for a key 59th District boys' basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Pikeville has additional upcoming games slated versus Jenkins (Jan. 22, home) and Madison Central (Jan. 23, away). 3. Belfry (4-1): One of the most improved boys' high school basketball teams in Eastern Kentucky, Belfry knocked off 14th Region frontrunner Knott County Central during Week 2. The Pirates posted an additional win over 60th District counterpart Phelps before falling to 16th Region title contender Boyd County. Sal Dean, Tyler Chaffin, Bol Kuir and Ben McNamee each continue to average double figures in scoring for the Pirates. Kuir is averaging a double-double. 4. Shelby Valley (4-1): The Wildcats notched wins over Prestonsburg and Paintsville during the 15th Region All "A" Classic before falling to Pikeville in the title game. Kaden Robinson (17.0 ppg), Keian Worrix (16.8 ppg) and Zack Johnson (11.2 ppg) form one of the top boys' basketball trios in the 15th Region. Shelby Valley is shooting 47.5 percent (116-of-244) from 3-point range. The Wildcats are slated to meet Pikeville (Jan. 19, home), Belfry (Jan. 21, home) and Cordia (Jan. 23, away) in Week 3. 5. Paintsville (2-2): The Tigers edged Martin County 65-64 in an opening round matchup prior to falling to Shelby Valley in the 15th Region All "A" Classic Semifinals. Junior Colby Fugate is averaging nearly 25 points per game for the Tigers. Along with Fugate, senior Braxton Tharp is averaging 14 points points per game for Paintsville. The Tigers are slated to visit Johnson Central (Jan. 19), Magoffin County (Jan. 21) and Martin County (Jan. 23) in Week 3. 6. Lawrence County (3-1): The 2019-20 15th Region Runner-up, Lawrence County shook off a loss to Johnson Central and cruised past Rose Hill Christian. A balanced Lawrence County scoring attack features Trenton Adkins (21.2 ppg), Cody Maynard (17.2 ppg), Kaden Gillispie (13.2 ppg) and Baden Gillispie (11.2 ppg). The Bulldogs have home games scheduled against Boyd County (Jan. 19) and Betsy Layne (Jan. 21) in Week 3. Lawrence County is slated to face East Carter in the Boyd County Roundball Classic on Saturday, Jan. 23. 7. Betsy Layne (2-3): After suffering a heartbreaking two-point loss in overtime to eventual champion Pikeville in the 15th Region All "A" Classic, Betsy Layne bounced back to defeat Phelps. Jordan Frazier (20.4 ppg), Brady Robinson (19.6 ppg) and Chase Mims (13.0 ppg) form a productive trio for the Bobcats. Heading into Week 3, Betsy Layne is set to visit Martin County (Jan. 18) and Lawrence County (Jan. 21). 8. Pike County Central (2-1): Following a loss to Pulaski County on a neutral court five days earlier, Pike County Central upended Martin County on the road. Jaylan Rigdon and Josh Du Toit are combining to average nearly 32 points per game for the Hawks. Pike County Central is scheduled to welcome in Wellspring (Jan. 18), White Academy, Tenn. (Jan. 22) and Mountain Mission, Va. (Jan. 23) for home games in Week 3. The Hawks are slated to host the Codell Construction Battle of the Border Jan. 22-23. 9. Martin County (1-4): Martin County nearly topped Paintsville in the 15th Region All "A" Classic then dropped another close game to Pike County Central. Junior guard Brady Dingess is averaging over 20 points per game for the Cardinals. Along with Dingess, Martin County features Lake Hale, Jordan Dalton, Jacob Butcher and Blake Maynard, among others. The Cardinals have home games on tap versus Betsy Layne (Jan. 18), Johnson Central (Jan. 21) and Paintsville (Jan. 23) in Week 3. 10. East Ridge (3-1): Still showing improvement in the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season, East Ridge defeated Phelps before losing to Pikeville in the 15th Region All "A" Classic during Week 2. Isaac Woods, Eli Rose and Braxton Stanley are leading former 15th Region champion East Ridge. The Warriors have games scheduled versus Morgan County (Jan. 19, home), Phelps (Jan. 21, away) and Johnson Central (Jan. 22, away) in Week 3. 11. Magoffin County (2-3): The Hornets rolled past Floyd Central prior to suffering a lopsided loss to district rival Johnson Central. Magoffin County is scheduled to host both district nemesis Paintsville (Jan. 21) and much-improved Belfry (Jan. 23) in Week 3. 12. Floyd Central (1-3): The Jaguars are on a three-game losing skid following a loss to Magoffin County on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Shortly after the setback to Magoffin County, Floyd Central was sidelined due to COVID-19. The Jaguars are scheduled to host former 14th Region frontrunner Cordia on Monday, Jan. 25. 13. Prestonsburg (0-2): Prestonsburg is currently sidelined due to COVID-19 as well. The Blackcats lost to Shelby Valley in the opening round of the 15th Region All "A" Classic on Monday. Jan. 11. Prestonsburg is scheduled to visit Nicholas County for its next game on Saturday, Jan. 23. 14. Phelps (0-5): Continuing to slide in Week 2, Phelps dropped games to East Ridge. Belfry and Betsy Layne. The Hornets have games scheduled versus Twin Valley, Va. (Jan. 18, away), Letcher County Central (Jan. 19, away; Jan. 23, home), and East Ridge (Jan. 21, home) in Week 3. 15. Jenkins (1-3): The Cavaliers dropped games to Lee County and Morgan County before pulling away to defeat Riverside Christian 61-32. Jenkins has games scheduled versus Jackson City (Jan. 19, home) and Pikeville (Jan. 22, away) in Week 3.
  13. 1. Lyon County (3-0): The Lyons are off to a 3-0 start in the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season after notching wins over Crittenden County, Community Christian (Paducah) and Webster County. The trio of Travis Perry (Fr., 23.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg), Brady Shoulders (Fr., 14.0 ppg) and Jackson Shoulders (Jr., 10.0 ppg. 9.0 rpg) were each averaging double figures in scoring through the Lyons' first two games. Lyon County is scheduled to face University Heights in the first round of the 2nd Region All "A" Classic on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 2. Christian County (0-0): Sidelined due to COVID-19, Christian County has had games versus South Warren, Male, Hopkinsville, Evansville Central (Ind.), Evansville Reitz (Ind.) and Evansville Harrison (Ind.) canceled. The Colonels are scheduled to host rival Hopkinsville in a season opener on Friday, Jan. 22. 3. University Heights (1-2): The Blazers opened the 2020-21 season with back-to-back double digit losses to Paducah Tilghman and Owensboro Catholic before knocking off Marshall County. DJ Quarles (17.7 ppg), KJ Crump (17.3 ppg), William Bryan (12.7 ppg) and Amani McGee (12.3 ppg) are delivering for UHA. The Blazers are slated to face Lyon County in the opening round of the 2nd Region All "A" Classic on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 4. Madisonville-North Hopkins (1-1): Reigning 2nd Region champion Madisonville-North Hopkins pulled away to defeat Caldwell County in its season opener then dropped a game to Owensboro Catholic. Kale Gaither, a transfer from Union County, scored 23 points in the Maroons' victory over Caldwell County. Madisonville-North Hopkins has home games scheduled versus Warren Central (Jan. 12), Hopkins County Central (Jan. 15) and Lyon County (Jan. 16) in Week 2. 5. Hopkinsville (0-0): COVID-19 has affected Hopkinsville's early-season schedule, too. The Tigers' first six games in the 2020-21 season have been canceled. Hopkinsville is scheduled to visit Trigg County for a season opener on Tuesday, Jan. 19. 6. Webster County (2-1): The Trojans recorded back-to-back wins over Caldwell County and Murray before losing to Lyon County. Seniors Destin Allen (22.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg) and Hunter McNaughton (14.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg) are combining to lead Webster County. The Trojans are slated to meet Hopkins County Central (Jan. 12, away), McLean County (Jan. 14, home) and Apollo (Jan. 15, home) in Week 2. 7. Henderson County (0-0): The Colonels are headed into a highly anticipated season opener. Another team that has been sidelined due to COVID-19, Henderson County is scheduled to host Union County for a season opener on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 8. Crittenden County (1-1): Following a loss to Lyon County in its season opener, Crittenden County bounced back to beat Livingston Central. The trio of Preston Morgeson, Preston Turley and Tyler Boone paced Crittenden County in Week 1. The Rockets are set to host Muhlenberg County on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 9. Trigg County (1-2): After dropping back-to-back games to Marshall County and McLean County, Trigg County outlasted Hancock County 59-57 for its first win. De Von Ladd (18.7 ppg) and Jhaden Vaughn (12.7 ppg) are combining to average 30-plus points per game for the Wildcats early in the 2020-21 season. Trigg County is scheduled to visit Cloverport on Friday, Jan. 15. 10. Union County (2-1): The Braves exited the first week of the 2020-21 season 2-1. Union County claimed back-to-back wins over Apollo and Hopkins County Central prior to losing to Crittenden County. Through three games, Izaiah Manuel (19.3 ppg), Kristopher Hughes (10.7 ppg) and Kaleb Kanipe (10.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg) are combining to pace the Braves. Union County has games scheduled versus Henderson County (Jan. 12, away), Evansville Mater Day (Jan. 14, home) and McLean County (Jan. 16 at Owensboro Sportscenter) in Week 2. 11. Caldwell County (0-2): The Tigers are 0-2 after opening the 2020-21 season with back-to-back losses to Webster County and Madisonville-North Hopkins. Junior guard Jabrion Spikes is leading Caldwell County early in the latest prep hoops campaign. The Tigers are scheduled to host Livingston Central on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 12. Livingston Central (0-1): Livingston Central dropped a season opener to Carlisle County on Saturday, Jan. 9. Seniors Max Downey and John Barnes combined to score 41 points for Livingston Central in the season opener. The Cardinals are scheduled to visit Caldwell County on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 13. Hopkins County Central (0-1): Hopkins County Central suffered a 10-point loss to Union County in a season opener on Thursday, Jan. 7 and hasn't played since. The Storm are scheduled to meet Webster County (Jan. 12, home) and Madisonville-North Hopkins (Jan. 15, away) in Week 2. 14. Dawson Springs (0-0): The Panthers have been sidelined due to COVID-19 as well. Dawson Springs is scheduled to visit Hopkins County Central for a season opener on Thursday, Jan. 21.
  14. 15th Region Boys Basketball Week 1 Review 1. Johnson Central (3-0): Perennial 15th Region title contender Johnson Central reeled off convincing wins over Raceland, Boyd County and Lawrence County during the first week of the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season. Seniors Cory VanHoose (16.3 ppg), Isaiah May (15.0 ppg) and John King (13.3 ppg) are combining to lead the Golden Eagles. Johnson Central has games scheduled versus reigning 16th Region champion Ashland Blazer (Jan. 11, away), 57th District foe Magoffin County (Jan. 14, home) and Floyd Central (Jan. 16, home) in Week 2. 2. Pikeville (0-1): Preseason 15th Region favorite Pikeville dropped its season opener to Reed Sheppard-led North Laurel. Pikeville junior Rylee Samons entered the 2020-21 season as one of the 15th Region's top returning players. The Panthers are scheduled to face Betsy Layne in the opening round of the 15th Region All "A" Classic at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 3. Paintsville (1-1): The Tigers beat Betsy Layne in a season opener before dropping a matchup to 16th Region member Russell. Colby Fugate led Paintsville to a win in its season opener, pouring in a game-high 29 points. Aiding Paintsville in the win over Betsy Layne, Braxton Tharp delivered a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Tigers are slated to face 57th District rival Martin County in the opening round of the 15th Region All "A" Classic at Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville on Monday, Jan. 11. 4. Belfry (2-0): Impressive in Week 1, Belfry opened the 2020-21 season 2-0 after defeating both Prestonsburg and Betsy Layne handily. Sal Dean (21.5 ppg), Tyler Chaffin (20.5 ppg), newcomer Bol Kuir (20.5 ppg, 13.5 rpg) and Ben McNamee (13.5 ppg) are combining to pace the Pirates. Belfry is scheduled to meet 14th Region title contender Knott County Central (Jan. 12, home), Phelps (Jan. 15, away) and Boyd County (Jan. 16, home) in Week 2. 5. Shelby Valley (2-0): Under the direction of new head coach Rodney Rowe, Shelby Valley rolled past West Carter and Floyd Central in Week 1. Senior point guard Keian Worrix continues to lead the Wildcats. Shelby Valley is slated to face Prestonsburg in the opening round of the 15th Region All "A" Classic at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Monday, Jan. 11. 6. Lawrence County (2-1): The Bulldogs opened the 2020-21 season with back-to-back wins over Phelps and Fairview before falling to former district rival Johnson Central. A balanced scoring attack through the Bulldogs' first two games featured Trenton Adkins (18.5 ppg), Cody Maynard (13.5 ppg), Baden Gillispie (12.5 ppg) and Kaden Gillispie (11.0 ppg) leading the way. Lawrence County is scheduled to visit both Paintsville (Jan. 12) and Rose Hill Christian (Jan. 15) in Week 2. 7. East Ridge (2-0): Much-improved East Ridge is 2-0 after posting wins over Letcher County Central and Floyd Central. Issac Woods (Jr., 19.5 ppg), Eli Rose (Sr., 17.5 ppg), Braxton Stanley (Jr., 16.5 ppg) and Eli Sykes (Jr., 10.0 ppg) are combining to lead the Warriors. East Ridge is poised to face Phelps in the first round of the 15th Region All "A" Classic at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 8. Martin County (1-2): Don't count out reigning 15th Region champion Martin County. After opening the season with back-to-back losses to title contenders Rowan County (16th Region) and Harlan County (13th Region), Martin County knocked off reigning 14th Region champion Hazard. Sophomore guard Brady Dingess erupted for 30 points and scored his 1,500th career point in the Cardinals' victory over Hazard on Saturday, Jan. 9. Martin County is set to face Paintsville in the 15th Region All "A" Classic at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Monday, Jan. 11. 9. Pike County Central (1-1): The Hawks are 1-1 two games into the 2020-21 season. Pike County Central outlasted Magoffin County 55-54 in a season opener before falling to 12th Region title contender Pulaski County. Newcomers Jaylen Rigdon (17.5 ppg) and Josh Du Toit (16.0 ppg) are combining to lead the Hawks. Pike County Central is scheduled to visit East Ridge (Jan. 14) then face Frederick Douglass (Jan. 16) on a neutral court at North Laurel High School in London in Week 2. 10. Magoffin County (1-2): The Hornets opened the 2020-21 season 1-2. After beginning the campaign with back-to-back single-digit losses to Pike County Central and West Carter, Magoffin County notched its first win over Rose Hill Christian. Sophomore guard Aden Barnett and senior guard Isaiah Salyer entered the 2020-21 season as the Hornets' top returning players. Magoffin County is slated to face Floyd Central (Jan. 12, home), Johnson Central (Jan. 14, away) and East Ridge (Jan. 16, away) in Week 2. 11. Betsy Layne (1-2): In between losses to Paintsville and Belfry, Betsy Layne, under the direction of new head coach Derrick Newsome, upended 16th Region member Bath County on the road in Owingsville. Brady Robinson (Jr., 18.7 ppg), Jordan Frazier (Sr., 17.7 ppg) and Chase Mims (Jr., 11.7 ppg) combined to lead Betsy Layne in Week 1. The Bobcats are poised to face border rival Pikeville in the opening round of the 15th Region All "A" Classic at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 12. Floyd Central (1-2): The Jaguars defeated Phelps before suffering losses to East Ridge and Shelby Valley in Week 1. Sophomores Tanner Hall, Braden Moore, Ronnie Samons and Brody Buck emerged as leaders for Floyd Central in the opening week of the 2020-21 season. The Jaguars have games scheduled versus Magoffin County (Jan. 12, away), Elliott County (Jan. 14, home) and Johnson Central (Jan. 16, away) in Week 2. 13. Prestonsburg (0-1): Prestonsburg dropped its season opener to Belfry and hasn't played since. The Blackcats carried a lead over Belfry out of the first quarter in the season opener but lost the early momentum. Sophomore Ryan Rose (18 ppg, 8 rpg) and seniors Will Gullett (10 ppg, 7 rpg) and Grant Justice (10 ppg) each reached double figures in scoring in the Blackcats' season opener. Prestonsburg will face a tough early-season test against Shelby Valley in the 15th Region All "A" Classic on Monday, Jan. 11. 14. Phelps (0-2): Phelps suffered losses to 15th Region rivals Lawrence County and Floyd Central in Week 1. The trio of Jaeshon Nugent, Mason Prater and Dominick Francis has produced early for the Hornets. Phelps is slated to face Pike County rival East Ridge in the opening round of the 15th Region All "A" Classic at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 15. Jenkins (0-1): The Cavaliers dropped a season opener to former 14th Region counterpart June Buchanan. Host June Buchanan held on to defeat Jenkins 51-45 when the two teams met during Week 1. Jenkins has home games scheduled versus Lee County (Jan. 11) and Morgan County (Jan. 15) in Week 2.
  15. 15th Region Boys' Basketball Preview 1. Pikeville (17-12): After reaching the 2019-20 15th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament Semifinals, Pikeville has reloaded. Junior forward Rylee Samons (16.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg) is back to lead the Panthers. But Samons isn't alone. Along with Samons, Pikeville, under the direction of head coach Elisha Justice, returns juniors Nick Robinson (10.3 ppg) and Laithan Hall (9.1 ppg). The Panthers added junior forward Lukas Manns (10.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg), a transfer from Betsy Layne, over the offseason. 2. Johnson Central (17-12): After missing out on advancing to the 15th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament, perennial title contender Johnson Central returns all five starters. The senior duo of Isaiah May (G, 20.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg) and Cory VanHoose (F/G, 18.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg) will lead the Golden Eagles, again. May, VanHoose, additional seniors John King (9.3 ppg, 5.0) and Bryson Hackney (4.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg) and junior Grant Rice (4.9 ppg) make up Johnson Central's starting five. Juniors Ryleh McKenzie (G) and Conner Lemaster (F) are the top reserves back for the Golden Eagles. 3. Paintsville (15-14): Former state champion Paintsville lost top rebounder Nick Keeton (15.4 ppg, 12.3 rpg) to graduation but returns leading scorer Colby Fugate (22.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg), a junior. In addition to Fugate, senior Braxton Tharp (10.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg), junior Baron Ratliff (4.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg) and another senior Ryan Gibson (2.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg), return for the Tigers. Paintsville, which finished runner-up to Martin County in the 57th District last season, added senior Mason Lovely (Magoffin County) through a transfer over the offseason. 4. Martin County (22-12): Following the departure of senior center Trey James to Rick Pitino-coached Iona, reigning 15th Region champion Martin County dropped from its spot in the 15th Region. But Martin County will still look to repeat as 15th Region champion. Junior guard Brady Dingess (16.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg) is the top player back for the Cardinals. Along with Dingess, Martin County returns senior guard Jordan Dalton (6.7 ppg) and sophomore forward Parker Davis. During the offseason, Martin County added junior guard Jacob Butcher, a transfer from Johnson Central. 5. Magoffin County (15-15): After finishing 15-15 in back-to-back seasons, experienced Magoffin County has four of its top six scorers back. Sophomore guard Aden Barnett (19.2 ppg), senior guard Isaiah Salyer (14.7 ppg) and freshman guard Grayson Whitaker (10.6 ppg) form one of the most talented boys' high school basketball trios in Eastern Kentucky. The Hornets lost two starters - Randy Bailey (graduation) and Mason Lovey (transfer). Magoffin County added a player over the offseason when sophomore center Ben Lafferty transferred from Johnson Central. 6. Shelby Valley (25-8): Rodney Rowe is back on the Shelby Valley bench, replacing Jim Hicks as the Wildcats' head coach. Shelby Valley lost 15th Region Player of the Year Cody Potter (24.6 ppg, 9.9 rpg) to graduation but return several experienced players. Seniors Kaden Robinson (12.8 ppg), Keian Worrix (7.7 ppg) and Zack Johnson (4.8 ppg) will provide leadership for the Wildcats. Fresh off an exceptional football season, freshman Russ Osborne will contribute on the hardwood after making an impact as an eighth grader during the 2019-20 boys' high school basketball season. 7. Lawrence County (22-12): The 2019-20 15th Region runner-up, Lawrence County lost leading scorer Tyler Maynard (20.6) to graduation. Still, Lawrence County returns three of its top five scorers, two of whom averaged double figures during the 2019-20 season. Junior point guard Cody Maynard (15.7 ppg), junior guard/forward Trenton Adkins (10.9 ppg) and senior guard Baden Gillispie (8.1 ppg) form a talented trip for reigning 58th District champion Lawrence County. 8. Belfry (10-19): The 2019-20 60th District runner-up, Belfry has welcomed back four of its top six scorers and added a new force inside. Sophomore guard Sal Dean (16.9 ppg) and senior guard Tyler Chaffin (11.2 ppg) are back after ranking as the Pirates' top two scorers during the 2019-20 season. Brett Coleman (9.3 ppg) and Caleb Spears (4.8 ppg) are back for Belfry as well. During the offseason, Belfry added seven-footer Bol Kuir, a player who is expected to thrive during the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season. 9. East Ridge (10-16): After losing to Pikeville in overtime during the 59th District Boys' Basketball Tournament Semifinals, East Ridge is a team on the rise. East Ridge returns five of its top six scorers from the 2019-20 season. Senior forward Eli Rose (12 ppg), the team's leading scorer in the 2019-20 season, returns. In addition to Rose, East Ridge has back juniors Isaac Woods (9.3 ppg), Jonathon Mills (8.5 ppg) and Braxton Stanley (8.6 ppg) as well as senior Hunter Damron (7.3 ppg). 10. Betsy Layne (17-12): Four of five starters are due back for the Bobcats. Senior Jordan Frazier (19.4 ppg), juniors Brady Robinson (13.4 ppg) and Chase Mims (10.8 ppg) and sophomore Andrew Kidd (6.7 ppg) all return for Betsy Layne, which will be under the direction of new head coach Derrick Newsome. Additional experienced players back for the Bobcats include junior Jake Rainey and senior Shawn Dee Howell. Manns started for Betsy Layne prior to transferring to Pikeville. 11. Pike County Central (8-21): New head coach Robert Amis is set to guide Pike County Central. Most recently, Amis guided Greenup County in the neighboring 16th Region. Amis replaced Ryan Whitaker on the Hawks' bench. Pike County Central lost leading scorer and rebounder Jacob Young (14.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg) to graduation. Senior guard Bryce Adkins (12.3 ppg) is the top player due back for the Hawks from the 2019-20 season. Pike County Central has not filed a roster with the KHSAA yet. 12. Phelps (21-11): The Hornets must replace standout Trey Francis (19.3 ppg, 13.2 rpg), who was lost to graduation. The reigning 60th District champion, Phelps returns senior forward/guard Dominick Francis (13.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg). In addition to Dominick Francis, Phelps returns senior forward Seth Mayhorn (4.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg) and junior forward Landon Dotson (4.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg). 13. Prestonsburg (9-19): The Blackcats broke through during the 2019-20 season, knocking off Betsy Layne to advance to the 15th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament. Senior Will Gullett (7.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg) and sophomore Ryan Rose (7.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg) are back to lead Prestonsburg inside. Along with Gullett and Rose, senior guard Grant Justice (6.1 ppg) returns for the Blackcats. 14. Floyd Central (7-22): After missing out on advancing to the region tournament for the first time, Floyd Central will look to continue to improve. However, Floyd Central lost its top three scorers to graduation. Sophomores Ronnie Samons (7.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg) and Braden Moore (6.3 ppg) are back to lead the Jaguars. 15. Jenkins (1-23): A former 14th Region member Jenkins must replace its top four scorers from the 2019-20 season. Jenkins defeated June Buchanan for its only win in the 2019-20 campaign. Junior forward/guard Austin Johnson (6.0 ppg) is the top player back for the Cavaliers. *Piarist School (0-1): Longtime 15th Region member Piarist School doesn't have a schedule in place for the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season at this time. 15th Region's Top 10 Players 1. Isaiah May, Johnson Central, Sr., G 2. Colby Fugate, Paintsville, Jr., G 3. Rylee Samons, Pikeville, Jr., F 4. Cory VanHoose, Johnson Central, Sr., F/G 5. Brady Dingess, Martin County, Jr., G 6. Aden Barnett, Magoffin County, So., G 7. Keian Worrix, Shelby Valley, Sr., G 8. Jordan Frazier, Betsy Layne, Sr., G 9. Cody Maynard, Lawrence County, Jr., G 10. (tie) Isaiah Salyer, Magoffin County, Sr., G 10. (tie) Braxton Tharp, Paintsville, Sr., G
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