Saturday, February 24, 2018

Boys 10th Region Tournmanent bracket

The Boys 10th Region Tournament begins Wednesday night at The Fieldhouse. Here is the bracket:

Girls 10th Region Tournament bracket

The Girls 10th Region Tournament begins Monday night at The Fieldhouse. Here is the bracket:

Friday, February 23, 2018

Jay Gast on SportsTalk

Former St. Patrick and University of Toledo basketball standout Jay Gast was my guest on SportsTalk this morning. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Royals use big second half to defeat Bracken County for district championship

The Mason County Royals outscored the Bracken County Polar Bears 26-11 in the third quarter and 42-20 in the second half for a 74-42 victory in the championship game of the 39th District Tournament at The Fieldhouse.

The Royals had a 10-point lead at the half, but started the second half without Jaylen Lofton who cut his hand while opening a window in the locker room during intermission. He was taken to the hospital and did not return.

Bracken County opened the third quarter with a three-pointer by Tanner Fisher to make it 32-25, but Mason County answered with nine straight points as part of a 16-2 run.

The Royals led 58-33 at the end of the third quarter and opened the fourth quarter with a 10-4 run to lead 68-37 with 4:36 to play. The final 2:13 was played with a running clock.

It's Mason County's 24th straight win over Bracken County.

Malkolm Devine scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the third quarter. Devine hit two of his four three-pointers in the third quarter.

Leevi Dunaway tossed in 14 points and Lofton added 11 points

Xylon Frey grabbed 15 rebounds to go along with eight points. 

Tanner Fisher and Trey Deaton scored 10 points apiece for Bracken County.

Both teams advance to the 10th Region Tournament next week at The Fieldhouse.

MC (17-13) Dunaway 14, Lofton 11, Frey 8, Jones 7, Devine 29, Brammer 2, May 3

BC (5-24) Tanner Fisher 10, Tad Fisher 4, T. Tucker 7, Deaton 10, Bishop 4, Cummins 4

MC 19 13 26 16- 74
BC  10 12 11 09- 42

Lady Royals rout Lady Bears for District title

The Mason County Lady Royals scored 19 straight points in the first quarter and routed the Bracken County Lady Bears 71-21 in the championship game of the 39th District Tournament tonight at The Fieldhouse.

It's the Lady Royals' fourth consecutive district title.

Mason County led 25-4 at the end of the first quarter, 43-14 at the half and 60-18 at the end of the third quarter.

The Lady Royals shot 52.7 percent from field for the game and scored 32 points off the Lady Bears' 28 turnovers.

Bracken County only had five field goals in the game.

Emma Taylor led Mason County in scoring with 16 points.

Victoria Brooks followed with 14 points and Kara Moran added 11 points.

Kennedy Carl was Bracken County's leading scorer with 11 points.

Both teams advance to the 10th Region Tournament next week at The Fieldhouse.

MC (18-11) Brooks 14, Henry 3, Reed 6, Taylor 16, Moran 11, May 2, Payne 7, White 6

BC (10-21) Ruf 4, Carl 11, Goecke 2, Myrick 4

MC 25 18 17 11- 71
BC  04 10 04 03- 21

Draft football alignment released by KHSAA

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Wednesday released the draft football alignment for the 201920-2022-23 school years.

Under the draft alignment, Mason County would move from Class 4A to Class 3A and would play in District 6 with Fleming County, Lewis County, Pendleton County and West Carter.

The draft alignment has Bracken County remaining in Class A. An earlier proposal had Bracken County moving up to Class 2A.

This is only a draft and is subject to change. The KHSAA Board of Control is scheduled to approve the final alignment in May after receiving feedback from member schools.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Saints suffer stunning loss in OT

The St. Patrick Saints rallied from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to take the lead and appeared to have won the game when the buzzer sounded, but instead suffered a stunning 65-62 loss to the Bracken County Polar Bears in overtime tonight in the lower bracket semifinal game of the 39th District Tournament at The Fieldhouse.

With St. Patrick leading 57-55 in the closing seconds, Bracken County was unable to get off a shot.

The Polar Bears lost the ball out of bounds at the baseline and the fourth quarter buzzer sounded.

The officials decided to put two-tenths of a second back on the clock, and Bracken County junior Tad Fisher scored on a tip in shot on an underneath inbounds play at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. 

St. Patrick led 60-57 and 62-61 in the extra period, but Bracken County answered with four straight points.

The Saints missed a desperation three-pointer as time expired.

Mason Tucker had a game-high 18 points for Bracken County.

Trey Deaton tossed in 15 points and Tad Fisher added 10 points.

St. Patrick was led in scoring by Brevin Jones with 18 points.

Isaiah Garrison followed with 16 points and Baylen Bauer and Ben Swolsky scored 12 points apiece.

Bracken County and Mason County will meet in the championship game Thursday at 8 p.m.

BC (5-23) Deaton 15, Zornes 1 Tanner Fisher 8, Tucker 19, Cummins 1, Bishop 4, Tad Fisher 10, Tucker 7

SP (11-20) Garrison 16, Bauer 12, B. Swolsky 12, J. Swolsky 4, Jones 18

BC 15 14 17 11 08- 65
SP  11 12 10 24 05- 62