Tuesday, March 10, 2015

39 Teams Left

We are rapidly narrowing the field.  Here are last night's scores from the Boys' Basketball Regionals:

1st Region Quarter-Finals (at Murray State U.):
Graves Co. 63, Fulton City 29
Murray 55, Paducah Tilghman 53

2d Region Quarter-Finals (at Union Co.):
(2) Henderson Co. 74, Crittenden Co. 32
Webster Co. 54, Madisonville-N. Hopkins 52 (OT)

3d Region Semi-Finals (at Owensboro Sportscenter):
(7) Owensboro 72, Muhlenberg Co. 46
Meade Co. 67, Owensboro Apollo 64

4th Region Semi-Finals (at W. Kentucky U.):
Bowling Green 68, Barren Co. 67
Warren Cent. 68, Monroe Co. 51

5th Region Semi-Finals (at Green Co.):
Bardstown 62, Elizabethtown 48
(4) Taylor Co. 65, N. Hardin 55

7th Region Semi-Finals (at Lou. Valley):
(1) Lou. Ballard 67, (5) Lou. Trinity 54
 Lou. Manual 51, Lou. Waggener 48

8th Region Semi-Finals (at Henry Co.):
Shelbyville Collins 48, Owen Co. 41
Oldham Co. 70, Grant Co. 48

9th Region Semi-Finals (at Bank of Kentucky Center):
(9) Cov. Catholic 72, St. Henry 53
Cov. Holmes 56, Dixie Heights 55

10th Region Semi-Finals (at Mason Co.):
Campbell Co. 81, Pendleton Co. 67
Scott 54, Harrison Co. 53

11th Region Semi-Finals (at E. Kentucky U.):
Lex. Bryan Station 65, Lex. Lafayette 48
Lex. Catholic 65, Lex. Henry Clay 44

12th Region Semi-Finals (at Lincoln Co.):
Boyle Co. 63, Wayne Co. 56
Lincoln Co. 57, Mercer Co. 34

13th Region Final (at Corbin):
Williamsburg 70, Clay Co. 61

14th Region Semi-Finals (at Powell Co.):
(3) Knott Co. Cent. 56, Estill Co. 27
Perry Co. Cent. 63, Powell Co. 47

15th Region Semi-Finals (at E. Kentucky Expo Center):
Johnson Cent. 80, Pike Co. Cent. 63
Lawrence Co. 66, Sheldon Clark 65

16th Region Quarter-Finals (at Morehead St. U.):
Morgan Co. 54, Ashland Blazer 47
Raceland 54, Fleming Co. 53

And that sets up a whole host of big games for tonight, including a monster game in Union County:

1st Region Semi-Finals (at Murray State U.):
Carlisle Co. (20-8) v. Calloway Co. (27-3)
Graves Co. (19-11) v. Murray (22-9)

2d Region Semi-Finals (at Union Co.):
(8) Hopkinsville (24-5) v. (2) Henderson Co. (27-3)
Trigg Co. (16-13) v. Webster Co. (25-6)

Note:  No team from outside of Christian County has won the Second Region since Madisonville did it in 2001.

3d Region Final (at Owensboro Sportscenter):
(7) Owensboro (26-4) v. Meade Co. (17-10)

4th Region Final (at W. Kentucky U.):
Bowling Green (27-5) v. Warren Cent. (23-8)

Note:  Bowling Green and Warren Central have won every Fourth Region title since Greenwood won the title in 2008.

5th Region Final (at Green Co.):
Bardstown (21-10) v. (4) Taylor Co. (27-4)

6th Region Semi-Finals (at Lou. Valley):
Lou. Fern Creek (18-11) v. Lou. DeSales (24-7)
Bullitt East (21-9) v. Lou. Doss (24-6)

8th Region Final (at Henry Co.):
Oldham Co. (27-4) v. Shelbyville Collins (25-8)

9th Region Final (at Bank of Kentucky Center):
(9) Cov. Catholic (28-5) v. Cov. Holmes (23-8)

10th Region Final (at Mason Co.):
Campbell Co. (24-9) v. Scott (18-13)

11th Region Final (at E. Kentucky U.):
Lex. Bryan Station (22-7) v. Lex. Catholic (23-8)

Note:  No public school in Fayette County has reached the State Tournament since 2005.

12th Region Final (at Lincoln Co.):
Boyle Co. (25-6) v. Lincoln Co. (25-5)

14th Region Final (at Powell Co.):
Perry Co. Cent. (23-10) v. (3) Knott Co. Cent. (29-2)

Note:  Knott Co. Central has won the Fourteenth Region in each of the last three years.

15th Region Final (at E. Kentucky Expo Center):
Lawrence Co. (19-12) v. Johnson Cent. (22-9)

Note:  Johnson Central has won the Fifteenth Region in each of the last three years.

16th Region Semi-Finals (at Morehead St. U.):
Elliott Co. (20-7) v. Rowan Co. (23-6)
Morgan Co. (21-5) v. Raceland (20-10)

By the way, here's the draw for next week's State Tournament:

Wednesday, March 18:
Region 8 v. Region 3
Region 5 v. Region 2
Region 9 v. Region 10
Williamsburg v. Region 6

Thursday, March 19:
Region 15 v. Region 7
Region 11 v. Region 12
Region 4 v. Region 16
Region 14 v. Region 1


  1. No Internet last night! It was a crushing blow.

  2. BG over Warren Central, 46-43, at WKU in Fourth had to be fantastic.

  3. Nice try, Bryan Station in the 11th.

  4. Boyle County 48 at Lincoln County 46 in the 12th ... I'm going to have to read about that one. Lots of Facebook traffic on that one early in the day Tuesday.

  5. Sad to see Class A Raceland go down in the 16th.

  6. With the Internet down, we opted to go shopping for next year's snow boots at the Rural King, and I was thrilled to hear that they were playing the Second Region semis over the PA system. Madisonville's 1310 AM was still broadcasting the games (Hoptown over Henderson County, Webster over Trigg) even though Madisonville-North Hopkins had been eliminated the night before. When we got back out to the car, I checked 730 AM, and, being the "Official Station of Maroon Station," they had bugged out of Morganfield to come home and get back to playing Alabama and Tanya Tucker hits.