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Posted On: 12/23/17 11:41 PM
Closing in on the end of 2017, it’s time for our weekly look at the trending stock of some of the top schools and players around the state. With the holidays looming, I wanted to get the column out a day earlier than usual.
Stock Up: Oldham County – The Colonels are 11-0 on the year, 4-0 against regional foes and just beat John Hardin by 28. Seniors Jackson Gibson and Travis Henderson are both averaging over 16 points per game and as a team, Oldham is shooting a remarkable 55.3% from the field. They beat previously undefeated Warren Central by 32 points.
Stock Down: Holmes – Once a powerhouse in Northern Kentucky, this particular group of Bulldogs are 3-4 on the season and reeling from 3 straight losses. With a 7 man Senior class, you would expect better from Holmes than losing to Paintsville. They could see a few more losses this week as they play Warren Central, Ohio County and Marshall County.
Stock Up: Fern Creek – The Tigers bounced back from an earlier loss to Trinity and beat the Shamrocks by 8 to win the championship game of the King of the Bluegrass. Heading into Christmas, they are 9-1 and they also beat Covington Catholic in the KOB semifinals. They head to Bristol, Tennessee this week for the Arby’s Classic.
Stock Down: Pulaski County– The Maroons have stumbled to start the season. The season opening loss to Trinity was expected by most but they didn’t think they would be going to the King of the Bluegrass and taking 2 double digit losses. Pulaski lost to Cooper by 22 in the opening game of the KOB and then fell by 10 to regional foe Mercer County 2 nights later. They are one of the hosts of the Lake Cumberland Holiday Hoops Classic this week and will look to bounce back.
Stock Up: Knott County Central – Coach BB King’s Patriots have started 7-1 and are already proving themselves to be the class of the 14th region yet again. They have rattled off 7 straight wins since a 17 point loss to Knox Central two weeks ago. The Patriots will be back in action at Lexington Catholic this week in the Traditional Bank Classic. They open with Henderson County on Tuesday.
Stock Down: Owensboro Catholic – The Aces were favored by most to win the 3rd region this season but they’re struggling with a 5-4 record right now. Losers of 4 of their last 5, their only win came in a 66-64 Overtime contest with Apollo. Coach Tim Riley’s group will look to get back to their winning ways next week as they travel to Ashland Blazer for the Ashland Invitational.