HRN 3rd Region Boys Basketball Rankings 1-18-18

Mother nature won out this week, canceling all of the Friday and Saturday games in the region, including the All-A regional games. Weather permitting, those games will be played early this week. But with snow in the forecast to start the week, a lot of these Monday and Tuesday have been canceled and Friday’s games are now in doubt.

1.Owensboro Red Devils (13-4) – SAME – The Devils got the week off with the snow. On the season OHS has 3 players averaging double figures. Cory Gardner at 17ppg, Deonte Douglas 12ppg and Lance Lewis at 11ppg. They Daviess County on Friday.

2.Daviess County Panthers (12-6) – SAME – On Tuesday night, Daviess traveled to Breck County and played maybe their best game of the season. The Panthers knocked off the Tigers 99-84. Blake Boswell and Dakota Walden each had 24 in the win. DC put 6 players in double figures. On Friday, the Panthers host Owensboro in a big 9th district showdown. With a win, Daviess County would move to 4-0 in regular season play and all but lock up the #1 seed in the district.

3.Owensboro Catholic Aces (10-6) – SAME – The Aces picked up 2 wins this week over Whitesville Trinity. On Monday they got a 70-32 win. Bailey Ballard had 14 while JD Marshall chipped in 13. On Thursday, the Aces advanced in the All-A with a 63-38 win. Ballard again led the Aces with 13. Weather permitting, the Aces will continue All-A play vs Hancock Co before getting back to district action, hosting Apollo on Friday.

4.Meade County Greenwave (9-4) – SAME – Back on Tuesday night, the Waves blew out the Hornets 91-65. Aiden Matthews stayed red hot, with his 4th straight double double. He scored 32 and pulled 11 board. Chesney Weick added 18. They host N Hardin before traveling to Hancock for a rematch with the Hornets.

5.Muhlenberg County Mustangs (8-9) – UP 1 – The Mustangs lone game of the week was a victory at Mclean on Tuesday. The Stangs won 71-59. Nolan Davis knocked down 7 3’sto finish with 28. Noffsinger added 22. Berg is hosting Ohio County on Friday. A win would nail down the #1 seed and a bye into the 3rd region tourney for the Mustangs.

6.Apollo Eagles (5-9) – DOWN 1 – Apollo was off this week. The Eagles have 3 players in double figures through 14 games. Nathan Boyle has a 15ppg agerage, while Hayden Shelton and Alex Gray are both at 13ppg. They travel to the Sportscenter to take on Owensboro Catholic on Friday.

7.Breckenridge County Tigers (10-5) – SAME – The Tigers suffered a 99-84 setback to Daviess County on Tuesday. Kobe Poole went off for 49 points but didnt get a ton of help. The Tigers travel to Apollo on Tuesday.

8.Ohio County Eagles (8-7) – SAME – On Tuesday, Ohio County knocked of Grayson 43-34. Trey Lewis led the Eagles with 10. They host Barren County on Tuesday before traveling to Muhlenberg on Friday for a big 10th district game.

9.Whitesville Trinity Raiders (11-10) – SAME – Trinity suffered a couple of lopsided setbacks to Owensboro Catholic this past week., 70-32 & 63-38. Cameron Wright posted 14 & 15 in the losses. They are eliminated from the All-A but still have a game this week at Edmonson.

10.Hancock County Hornets (9-7) – SAME –The Hornets saw their 4 game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday in Brandenburg. Meade Coutny defeated Hancock 91-65. Jaxon Gray had 25 in defeat. The Hornets are scheduled to take on Catholic in the All-A on Monday, weather permitting. On Friday they host a rematch with the Greenwave.

11.Grayson County Cougars (7-10) – SAME – The Cougars suffered a 43-34 in Ohio County on Tuesday. Shartzer had 11 in defeat. – The Cougars make a tough trip to Owensboro on Tuesday before returning to 12th district play, hosting Butler County on Friday.

12.Butler County Bears (6-8) – UP 1 – The Bears took the week off this week. On the season, they put 4 kids in double figures, with Will Moore leading the way at 19ppg. They host Allen County on Tuesday before traveling to Grayson on Friday.

13.Edmonson County Wildcats (4-14) – UP 1 – The Cats knocked off Mclean to open All-A play, 70-67 in overtime. They take on Cloverport in the semi finals. On Friday, they host Trinity.

14.Mclean County Cougars (5-10) – DOWN 2 – Host Mclean County dropped a heartbreaker on Thursday in the opening round of the All-A. It took overtime, but the Cougars came up just short, 70-67. The Cougars have games against Webster and McCraken this week.

15.Cloverport Aces (2-13) – SAME – The Aces dropped a game to Hopkins Central, 75-24. They take on Edmsonson in the All-A on Monday before traveling to Dawson Springs.

GAMES TO WATCH THIS WEEK
All-A Tournament – The Catholic Aces are the overwhelming favorite to win it, but Hancock and Edmonson will challenge them if the weather holds out.

Friday – District seeding – Owensboro vs Daviess County – If the Panthers win, it looks like they could be the #1 seed. If the Devils win, we could be heading for a coin flip.  Ohio Co at Muhlenberg Co – if the Stangs win, they will lock up the #1 seed and a district bye, putting them directly into the region tourney.