14th Region Wrap Up for Week Ending Sunday, January 12th!
January 13, 2020 – HAROLD BRASHEAR – Bluegrass Sports Nation
This week was a very big week in the 14th Region with the All-A Classic taking place. The tournament started on Monday at various sites across the region and culminated with the semifinals and finals at Breathitt County on Saturday and Sunday. It was a great tournament and may have set the table for several teams to make a run in February and March. Here is my look back at the week that was and my new weekly rankings.
CORDIA (0-11) – Cordia opened play in the All-A Classic at Leslie County. They were beaten by a score of 95-24. Cordia finished the week on the road at June Buchanan where they lost 46-32 to finish the week 0-2 and remain winless on the season.
JUNE BUCHANAN (4-6) – June Buchanan opened the week at Knott County Central in the first round of the All-A Classic where they were defeated 75-32. Next they played at Lecher County Central and were defeated 70-22. The Lady Crusaders were able to finish the week with a 46-32 home win over Cordia. June Buchanan finished the week at 1-2.
KNOTT CENTRAL (11-6) – Knott County Central opened the All-A Classic at home with a blowout win over June Buchanan 75-32. In the quarterfinals, the Lady Patriots had another blowout win at home over Lee County 67-19. Next, Knott Central traveled to Breathitt County to play Buckhorn in the second semifinal of the tournament. They cruised to a 63-32 win. The Lady Patriots finished the week with a championship game victory over Leslie County by a score of 66-46. This was the 1st All-A Regional Championship on the girl’s side for Knott County Central and Coach Jeff Honeycutt.
LETCHER CENTRAL (11-5) – Letcher County Central only played one game this week and it was a 70-22 blowout over June Buchanan at home.
BUCKHORN (5-9) – Buckhorn opened the All-A Classic with a 62-59 quarterfinal win over Jackson City. In the semifinals at Breathitt County, the Lady Wildcats fell to eventual champion Knott Central 63-32.
HAZARD (8-5) – Hazard opened the All-A Classic with a quarterfinal trip to Wolfe County. The Lady Bulldogs were able defeat Wolf County 52-44. Next they traveled to Breathitt County where they faced Leslie County in the first semifinal of the tournament. Hazard came up a little short, losing 57-54.
LESLIE COUNTY (10-6) – Leslie County opened the All-A Classic with a home win over Breathitt County by a score of 69-50. The Lady Eagles also played their quarterfinal game at home, where they had an easy 95-24 win over Cordia. In the semifinals, at Breathitt County, Leslie County was able to get by district rival Hazard 57-54. Despite starting well in the championship game, Knott County Central proved to be too much, defeating Leslie County 66-46.
PERRY CENTRAL (3-10) – Perry County Central only played once this week, but they were able to get a huge 69-65 win over Harlan County at the John C. Combs Arena.
BREATHITT COUNTY (2-9) – Breathitt County opened the All-A Classic with a loss at Leslie County 69-50. Breathitt County traveled to Burgin and picked up a 64-39 win to go 1-1- on the week.
JACKSON CITY (4-8) – It was a tough week for Jackson City. The Lady Tigers went winless during the week in three games. They began the week with a 67-51 loss at Estill County. Next, they opened the All-A Classic with a 62-59 loss to Buckhorn. Jackson City finished the week with a 61-38 loss at St. Patrick.
RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN (6-3) – Riverside Christian won their only game of the week at Covington Latin by a score of 54-43.
WOLFE COUNTY (10-4) – Wolfe County opened the All-A Classic with a 56-52 home win over Owsley County. In the quarterfinal round, the Lady Wolves came a little short at home against Hazard, losing 52-44.
ESTILL COUNTY (4-9) – Estill County split their games during the week. They started with a 67-51 win over Jackson City at home. They finished the week with a 55-49 home loss to West Jessamine.
LEE COUNTY (0-11) – Lee County continued to struggle with a 67-19 road loss to Knott County Central to start the All-A Classic.
OWSLEY COUNTY (10-5) – Owsley County opened the All-A Classic with a 58-52 loss at Wolfe County. They bounced back with a 77-28 win at Oneida Baptist to go 1-1 on the week.
POWELL COUNTY (3-8) – Powell County began the week with a 65-58 loss at Menifee County. They were able to go 1-1 on the week with a 47-37 home win over Lexington Christian.
HAROLD’S REGION TOP FIVE (1/12/2020)
– Previous Week Ranking in Parentheses
1. Knott County Central (5)
2. Letcher County Central (4)
3. Leslie County (NR)
4. Hazard (3)
5. Wolfe County (2)
Dave Cantrall Rating the State
1. Letcher County Central
3. Knott County Central
4. Wolfe County
5. Leslie County
2. Wolfe County
3. Knott County Central
4. Letcher County Central
5. Owsley County