Thursday, March 25, 2021

44 Teams Left

More high drama in the boys' basketball regionals today.  In the last AP poll of the year, there were four private schools in the top 10.  Now they have all been eliminated.  And check out how close many of these games were.  I cannot remember another year with so many close games in the regionals:

2d Region Semi-Final (at Madisonville-N. Hopkins):
Madisonville-N. Hopkins 66, Hopkinsville 65 (Overtime)

6th Region Semi-Finals (at Lou. Valley):
Bullitt East 62, (T8) Lou. DeSales 58
Lou. Western 43, Lou. Fern Creek 42

11th Region Semi-Finals (at E. Kentucky Univ.):
(6) Lex. Douglass 56, Lex. Dunbar 55
Madison Cent. 67, Franklin Co. 51

16th Region Semi-Finals (at Morehead St. Univ.):
(10) Ashland Blazer 76, W. Carter 69 (Overtime)
Rowan Co. 60, Boyd Co. 45


  1. After the first quarter, Murray leads Tilghman 19-16 in the First Region Semi-Finals.

  2. Murray and Tilghman are tied 31-all at the half.

  3. Ft. Thomas Highlands wins the rugged 9th Region with a 77-67 victory over Conner. The Bluebirds are going to State for the first time since 2001.

    1. CovCath had won the 9th Region three years in a row.

  4. After one quarter in the other First Region semi-final, McCracken leads Marshall County 9 to 7.

  5. With 2:41 left in the second quarter, McCracken has zipped out to a 24-14 lead over Marshall.

  6. After three quarters, McCracken is up 44-21 over Marshall. So it will be Murray vs. McCracken for the regional title.