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.


  1. Someone on Twitter said that it was only the third time anyone had scored over 100 points in the Fifth District Tournament. I'm pretty sure that Tilghman score over 100 points against Heath in the Second District Tournament when I was in high school, but I can't remember which year that was.

  2. As part of the shot clock debate, someone pointed out that high school teams are more likely to score 64 points in a 32-minute game than college teams are to score 80 points in a 40-minute game. I think that's true -- 80-point games in college have become relatively rare.

  3. Personally, I would not have a clock in high school. For college, I would have a 45-second clock -- that takes away the Four Corners, but doesn't do much more. Right now, it seems like half the teams in the NCAA are just dribbling for 20 seconds and then running their whole offense in the last 10 seconds of the shot clock. You wouldn't get as much of that with a 45-second clock, because coaches will be more worried about turnovers.