Wednesday, February 26, 2020

District Tournament Play from Last Night

Big news in the Fifth District, where Lyon County (21-9) put up over 100 points.  A big loss for Murray (23-7) in the Fourth District.  All of last night's losers were eliminated:

1st District (at Hickman Co.)
Fulton Co. 56, Fulton City 48

2d District (at McCracken Co.)
Paducah Tilghman 73, St. Mary 52

3d District (at Mayfield)
Mayfield 77, Ballard Mem. 48

4th District (at Marshall Co.)
Calloway Co. 68, Murray 56

5th District (at Lyon Co.)
Crittenden Co. 61, Trigg Co. 59
Lyon Co. 101, Livingston Cent. 76

7th District (at Madisonville-N. Hopkins)
Caldwell Co. 70, Hopkins Co. Cent. 52
(3) Madisonville-N. Hopkins 81, Dawson Springs 55

8th District (at Christian Co.)
Christian Co. 50, Hopkinsville 49
University Heights 63, Ft. Campbell 41

Also a huge game in the 42d District, where Lexington Henry Clay (24-6) -- ranked 7th in the state in the last AP poll -- was eliminated by Lexington Douglass (19-11).  The final score was 108-104 in double overtime, which should send a message to the folks who want a shot clock.  Henry Clay had won 18 games in a row, but their season is now over.  What a tournament.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

District Tournament Play from Last Night

Boys' District Tournament play started in three of the eight districts that we cover.  Here were the results.  All of the losers were eliminated.

1st District (at Hickman Co.)
Carlisle Co. 73, Hickman Co. 47

2d District (at McCracken Co.)
McCracken Co. 75, Paducah Community Christian 22

6th District (at Webster Co.)
Webster Co. 72, Union Co. 49

Monday, February 24, 2020

KHSAA AP Poll

Here is the last AP Poll to be released on the Boys' Basketball season before district tournaments begin.  I will be using this poll as the basis for my rankings as we cover the tournaments:

1.  Lou. Male:  26-4
2.  Ashland Blazer:  28-0
3.  Madisonville-N. Hopkins:  26-3
4.  Lex. Catholic:  27-2
5.  John Hardin:  27-3
6.  Cov. Catholic:  24-5
7.  Lex. Henry Clay:  24-5
8.  Elizabethtown:  23-2
9.  S. Laurel:  25-4
10.  Lou. Ballard:  24-6

8th District Basketball, 2010-2019

And we complete our list of district tournaments with the last ten finals of the Eighth District Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is one of the best districts in the Commonwealth:

2019:  University Heights 64, Christian Co. 49
2018:  University Heights 83, Christian Co. 76
2017:  Hopkinsville 62, Christian Co. 61
2016:  Christian Co. 70, Hopkinsville 65
2015:  Hopkinsville 98, University Heights 56
2014:  Hopkinsville 66, University Heights 63
2013:  Hopkinsville 77, Christian Co. 65
2012:  Hopkinsville 75, Christian Co. 58
2011:  University Heights 58, Christian Co. 56
2010:  Christian Co. 53, Hopkinsville 38

Hopkinsville:  5 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
University Heights:  3 (2011, 2018, 2019)
Christian Co:  2 (2010, 2016)

It should be noted that the County team that lost the district final in 2011 went on to win the Second Region -- and the State Title.  It's not easy to win the Eighth District.

7th District Basketball, 2010-2019

Here are the last 10 finals in the Seventh District Boys' Basketball Tournament:

2019:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 72, Caldwell Co. 60
2018:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 80, Hopkins Co. Cent. 64
2017:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 60, Dawson Springs 45
2016:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 80, Caldwell Co. 45
2015:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 61, Caldwell Co. 55
2014:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 57, Caldwell Co. 44
2013:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 52, Caldwell Co. 44
2012:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 78, Caldwell Co. 49
2011:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 72, Hopkins Co. Cent. 52
2010:  Madisonville-N. Hopkins 56, Hopkins Co. Cent. 29

That's 10 in a row for the Maroons.  They last lost the District Title in 2009, when Hopkins County Central beat them 54-49.