Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday at the Girls Sweet Sixteen

Here are your intriguing quarterfinals today in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen at Western Kentucky University's E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green:

-- Marion County vs. Montgomery County at noon Central,

-- Anderson County vs. Pikeville Shelby Valley at 1:30 p.m.,

-- Owensboro Catholic vs. Louisville DuPont Manual at 6:30 p.m. and

-- Marshall County vs. Park Hills Notre Dame at 8 p.m.

While I will be REPPIN' REGION 1(!) and rootin' for the Lady Marshals, I must admit that Notre Dame--as well as Marion and Anderson counties--would have to be heavily favored. That third game appears to be the closest matchup of the day, as the state's best player, Becca Greenwell, leads the Lady Aces' bid to take down defending-champ Manual.


  1. Montgomery County zipped out to a 10-4 lead in this first game, but now it's 49-26, Marion County, late in the third quarter.

    Mr 400 Degreez ‏@CoachArmond
    Marion Co looks like their in practice right now #gsweet16
    12:36 PM - 15 Mar 13

  2. In the SEC Tournament, Florida is showing what they can do on a neutral court. With 9:52 left in the 2d half, the Gators lead LSU 65-36. Anthony Hickey (of Christian County H.S.) has 5 points and 5 rebounds for LSU.

  3. WKU Public Radio ‏@wkupublicradio
    Marion Co. 71-32 over Montgomery Co. at Ky Girl's Sweet 16. WOW. Lady Knights are #1 for a reason! #GSWEET16
    1:33 PM - 15 Mar 13

    Jason Frakes of The Courier-Journal Tweeted that this game featured the first "running clock" in Sweet Sixteen history.

  4. Eric, who are the big stars for Marion County, and are any of them going to D-1 schools in the near future?

  5. Anderson County, the state's second-ranked team, scored the second game's first 15 points. With 1:45 to go in the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats lead the Lady Kats, 22-6. Anderson County has made eight of its 11 field goals. WPKE 103.1 FM has pre-empted the Boston and Who records to broadcast today's game back to the home folks in Pikeville.

  6. Steve Jones ‏@SteveJones_CJ
    It's 22-6 Anderson over Shelby Valley, 1:45 1Q. Go ahead and pencil in that No. 1 vs. 2 matchup tomorrow. Sharpie time soon enough #GSWEET16
    2:19 PM - 15 Mar 13

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Full disclosure @SteveJones_CJ is an ACHS grad
    2:22 PM - 15 Mar 13

  7. WPKE says Shelby Valley needs "some defensive stops in a bad way." Anderson County leads, 31-11, with 2:52 to play in the second quarter.

  8. In the SEC Tournament, Florida beat LSU 80-58. Ouch.

  9. With 11:45 left in the first half at the SEC Tournament, Tennessee leads Alabama 15-12.

  10. Two quarterfinals today, two running clocks. 54-19, Anderson County, through three quarters.

  11. Alabama leads Tennessee 31-27 at the half.

  12. Tennessee, which scored 50 points in the first half when UK came to Knoxville, only scored 48 points today in the whole game. The Vols go 5-23 from three-point range and 7-14 from the line. Ouch.