Friday, March 4, 2022

65 Games to Go

Twenty-two more teams eliminated last night.  From here on out, almost all of these will tough losses:

2d Region Semi-Finals (at Hopkinsville):
Hopkinsville 74, Hopkins Co. Cent. 64
Lyon Co. 92, Madisonville-N. Hopkins 72

I will never forget that Madisonville was absolutely loaded in 2020 -- they were 31-3, had just won the Second Region for the second year in a row, and were (I think) ranked number 3 in the Commonwealth -- when the State Tournament was cancelled.  That still hurts.

In the Regional Semi-Finals in 2020, Madisonville had to play Christian County in Hoptown.  Madisonville was one of the best teams in the Commonwealth; Christian County had a losing record.  Madisonville won by three points -- 64 to 61.  Christian County is the Tennessee of Kentucky, and it's not easy to beat anyone from Christian County in Hopkinsville, as Lyon County is about to find out.

3d Region Quarter-Finals (at Owensboro Sportscenter):
Hancock Co. 54, Grayson Co. 34
Muhlenberg Co. 58, Owensboro Catholic 43

There's an argument going on Twitter about whether it's fair to always play the Third Region Tournament at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

4th Region Quarter-Finals (at W. Kentucky U.):
Barren Co. 54, Cumberland Co. 43
(5) Warren Cent. 64, Todd Co. Cent. 36

5th Region Quarter-Finals (at Nelson Co.):
Bardstown 65, Hard Co. 49
John Hardin 85, Taylor Co. 70

8th Region Quarter-Finals (at Henry Co.):
Oldham Co. 79, Gallatin Co. 49
Woodford Co. 58, Grant Co. 53

10th Region Quarter-Finals (at Holmes):
Bracken Co. 63, Harrison Co. 60 (double OT)
Campbell Co. 66, Paris 34

12th Region Quarter-Finals (at Pulaski Co.):
Boyle Co. 74, W. Jessamine 55
Pulaski Co. 73, Wayne Co. 64

13th Region Quarter-Finals (at Corbin Arena):
Bell Co. 57, Corbin 45
(6) N. Laurel 81, Lynn Camp 55

14th Region Quarter-Finals (at Breathitt Co.):
Breathitt Co. 67, Knott Co. Cent. 43
Perry Co. Cent. 66, Powell Co. 38

15th Region Quarter-Finals (at Appalachian Wireless Arena):
Betsy Layne 65, Paintsville 55
Pike Co. Cent. 65, E. Ridge 62

I may be wrong, but I don't remember Betsy Layne ever getting this far.

16th Region Quarter-Finals (at Morehead St.):
(7) Ashland Blazer 85, E. Carter 41
Bath Co. 67, Russell 52

Tonight we have the semi-finals from our beloved First Region:

Mayfield (17-7) v. (10) McCracken Co. (25-3)
Paducah Tilghman (20-8) v. Murray (23-6)

1 comment:

  1. It's kind of cool that western Kentucky concludes its two regional tournaments first--both this afternoon. The next four to finish are not until Monday, and the remaining 10 close things out Tuesday.