January 29, 2011
I must submit my area top 10 poll for boys basketball on Monday. The poll includes all teams from the 4th Region as well as Edmonson County and Butler County.
I have no clue how I am going to vote.
Here is how I voted last week: 1. Glasgow Any ideas on how I should vote this week?
2. Bowling Green
3. Clinton County
4. Logan County
5. Russell County
7. Warren East
8. Warren Central
9. Barren County
Here is how I voted last week:
Any ideas on how I should vote this week?
With each passing week, the 4th Region seemingly becomes more wide open. This week's games is proof of that. When eight teams converge on Diddle Arena in March for the 4th Region Tournament, all eight teams could possibly win it given the right draw. As we all know, you could not say that in year's past. It makes covering basketball a lot of fun, but it can be a pain in the neck when you try to rank them from one to ten. Some thoughts on a few of the 4th Region teams:
Glasgow: The Scotties lost by 20 to Bardstown in the quarterfinals of the All "A" State Tournament. In Glasgow's defense, Bardstown lost in the final by one to Covington Holy Cross. But how do you vote a team number one when they lost by 20 its last time out? That being said, when they are on, the Scotties are tough to beat and probably have the most talent.
Bowling Green: I am very surprised the Purples are as good as they are given what they lost last year (Behanan, Clement, Disney, Geegan, May). Yet, there they are near the top of the region again. Nacarius Fant is a stud in the making. He is only a sophomore and is already one of the best players in the region. The Purples closed out the week with a loss at Warren Central.
Clinton County: I have only seen the Bulldogs play one time and they gave Glasgow all it could handle in the All "A" Region Tournament. Clinton County may be the most consistent team in the region, but they're only about seven deep. But the Bulldogs have three players averaging in double figures.
Logan County: Watch out for the Cougars. They've won eight in a row and all but one were blowouts. The duo of Twin Lancaster and Sajuan Watkins may be the best in the region. The Cougars have a chance to run the table in the 13th District but must beat their crosstown rival, Russellville, on the Panthers' home court. If their first meeting is any indication, that should be one rockin' atmosphere this Friday.
Warren Central: I'll be honest. I soured on the Dragons after their lost 37-33 at Greenwood. They responded by winning their next three, including a 76-71 win against Bowling Green. I have a feeling Central is starting to get it together. That could spell trouble for the rest of the region.
Warren East: What does this team have to do to get a district win? The Raiders have now lost back to back 14th District games in double overtime and they also took Warren Central to the wire before losing by four. The Raiders are 1-4 in the district but are just a few plays from being 4-1. East still has a good chance to make the 4th Region Tournament.
South Warren: The Spartans have only won six games but they are capable of pulling the upset in the 14th District Tournament. It will not be an easy game for whoever has to play them.
Well, I have to poll to construct. Talk to you soon!