Mercer boys hosting second basketball showcase

The Mercer County boys will host the inaugural Farmers National Bank 12th Region Madness tonight and Saturday.

The showcase, the second such event of the season at Mercer, will include two varsity games — one tonight and one Saturday — and seven games in all.

Tonight’s varsity game matches Casey County (5-6) and Burgin (4-6), who will play for the second time this season. Casey won the first meeting 58-41 on Nov. 29 in Liberty.

Saturday’s game pairs Danville (3-8) and Mercer County (9-6) in the teams’ second meeting in eight days. Mercer defeated Danville 57-49 on Dec. 29 in the Lake Cumberland Hoops Classic at Southwestern.

A game between Garrard County and Rockcastle County was originally listed as part of this event but is no longer scheduled. Mercer coach Brian Britt said he hopes to add six varsity teams next season for a total of five varsity games.

Here’s the full schedule:

Farmers National Bank 12th Region Madness

At Mercer County

Friday

Junior varsity, Casey County vs. Burgin, 6 p.m.

Varsity, Casey County vs. Burgin, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Freshman, Boyle County vs. Mercer County, 10 a.m.

Freshman, Lincoln County vs. Boyle County, 11:15 a.m.

Freshman, Lincoln County vs. Mercer County, 12:30 p.m.

Junior varsity, Danville vs. Mercer County, 4:30 p.m.

Varsity, Danville vs. Mercer County, 6 p.m.

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