Regional review, Sunday 3/11
Notes from the off day:
- Here’s the girls all-tournament team, which I didn’t have Saturday night: Kayla Bowlin, Wayne County; Rachel Bristow, Wayne County; Devin Fothergill, Southwestern; Hayley Hellyer, Boyle County; Cori Mack, East Jessamine; Shakelia Miller, Lincoln County; Heather Overton, Southwestern; Sara Rowe, Rockcastle County; Stephanie Salyers, Southwestern; Mary Saylor, Rockcastle County; Hayley Spivey, Mercer County; Heather Stearns, Wayne County; Kara Weddle, Casey County; Ashley Willoughby, East Jessamine.
- Boyle County’s boys will be trying to make it four regional tourney wins in a row over Southwestern when they meet in Monday’s second semifinal. None of the previous three games have been decided by less than 16 points. The Rebels beat the Warriors 69-52 in the 1998 championship at McCreary Central, 56-40 in a 1999 semifinal at Boyle and 67-51 in last year’s championship at Pulaski County. Lincoln County and West Jessamine, who meet in the first semifinal, have never met in the regional tourney for reasons that should be obvious. (West Jessamine never played in the 12th Region Tournament before last year.)
- The Other 15 (noteworthy scores from the rest of the state): In the only game in the state, George Rogers Clark clipped Mason County 63-59 to win the boys 10th. It’s the Cardinals’ first regional title since 1990.