Posted On: 12/11/17 6:56 PM
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10th Region play is in full swing and Tuesday features a number of teams looking to add a regional victory to their win column. Prep Hoops Kentucky looks at the night’s top five match-ups:
Campbell County (4-1, 2-o region play) @ Paris (4-0, 2-0 region play); 7:30 tip-off
The Scoop: Someone will be leaving this game with their first loss in regional play. Both teams currently sit atop the 10th during the early season. Paris has won their last two games against regional opponents Bourbon and Montgomery County in comfortable fashion. Campbell County has also defeated Montgomery, as well as regional favorite George Rogers Clark. This will be one match-up 10th Region fans won’t want to miss.
Players to Keep an Eye on: Paris’ senior guard Eric Johnson is averaging just under 27 points and 7 rebounds per game. Campbell County’s senior duo of Tanner Clos and Joel Day lead the Camels, with Clos averaging 16.2 points and 6 rebounds and Day averaging 14.4 points per game. Junior forward Reid Jolly has been a force for Campbell County as well, averaging 17.8 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Pendleton County (3-1, 2-1 region play) @ Augusta (3-2, 2-2 region play); 7;30 tip-off
The Scoop: Pendleton County cruised through their first three games before losing a close one to George Rogers Clark last friday. Augusta has won their last two, defeating Calvary Christian and Silver Grove. The Wildcats of Pendleton County have the goods to be a contender in the 10th Region, but Augusta has always been the ultimate underdog and plays very hard. Tough to win at Augusta, as well.
Players to Keep an Eye on: Pendleton County’s Dontaie Allen is one of the top players in Kentucky’s 2019 class. Allen is averaging 25.3 points and 6 rebounds per game. Allen has D-1 offers from IUPUI, Morehead State, NKU, EKU, and Winthrop. Augusta is lead by sophomore Preston Philpot. Philpot is averaging 19.3 points while shooting 42% from the field.
Mason County (2-2, 2-1 region play) @ Bracken County (1-4, 0-2 region play); 8:00 tip-off
The Scoop: Bracken County will be looking to get it’s first win in 10th region play while facing Mason County at home. Bracken County is struggling to find someone to replace the scoring load of now Morehead State walk-on Austin Crawford, who averaged 25.3 points per game. Mason County just won a big home game against Scott High School last friday.
Players to Keep an Eye on: Mason County’s has a trio of players averaging over 15 points per game. Senior guards Levi Dunaway and Jayden Stewart are averaging 20 points and 15.7 points per game respectively. Stewart is also averaging over 8 rebounds per game. Junior Jaylen Lofton is averaging 17 points per game.
Harrison County (1-2, 1-0 region play) @ Scott (2-2, 1-2 region play); 7:30 tip-off
The Scoop: Sneaking out a win against Nicholas County last Friday, Harrison County will look to move to 2-o on in the region while on the road at Scott High School. Scott could very well be 4-0 and undefeated in regional play, with close losses to both George Rogers Clark and and Mason County. Scott lost by a combined total of three points between the two games. Scott defeated region foe Montgomery County by 25 in their first game of the year.
Players to Keep an Eye on: Harrison County’s Spencer Free, Quenton Turley, and Braden Bryant all all averaging around 17 points per game. Scott also has a trip of players leading the way in the scoring column. Nelson Perrin is averaging 18.5 points, Chad Ohmer 14.3 points, and Michael Meister 11.5 points per game.
Bourbon County (2-1, 1-1 region play) @ Montgomery County (0-4, 0-3 region play); 7:30 tip-off
The Scoop: In their last two games, Bourbon County defeated regional foe Mason County and lost to Paris last friday. Montgomery County is seeking their first win of the season.
Players to Keep an Eye on: Bourbon County’s Titus Ransom has been letting up the nets, averaging just under 21 points per game and is also averaging 12 rebounds per game. Junior guard Zach Workman is averaging 14.7 points and 5 rebounds per game. Montgomery County is led by Myron Ralls, who is averaging 18.3 points per game.