An unusual week, for the most part, for this time of the season in the YSE Super 7. None of the top five teams lost over the past several days, meaning very little change in the upper part of the list. There was some shuffling in the last couple of spots, due in great part to Union County crashing after they upset Henderson County. Still, you have to look at the season coming down to the wire and wonder if anyone can pose a threat to the Maroons attempt to repeat as region champs. But then again, that is why we play the games.
1 – Madisonville (23-3) – The Maroons have now won 12 in a row, and have not really been pushed since their trip to Eddyville on January 20. After a few minor bumps in the road, this team is looking like all everyone thought they would be coming into the season. A matchup with UHA is set for this weekend.
2 – University Heights (12-9) – The Blazers have won 7 of their last 8, with the lone loss being the game they would like to forget in the All A Classic. They pulled out an overtime thriller against Christian County, and did so without D.J. Quarles. His injury, though, is not something they want to have to deal with come postseason.
3 – Lyon County (17-9) – The Lyons, like University Heights, have now won 7 of their last 8 games, and appear to be a prohibitive favorite to win the 5th District tournament. The table could be set for them to win out the regular season and have plenty of momentum headed into tourney time.
4 – Henderson County (16-10) – The northern Colonels rebounded from their loss to Union County with a pair of win over 3rd Region teams. A huge came on the schedule for tonight, as the Colonels and the Trojans will square off in Henderson. The winner gets the top seed in the 6th District tournament and a guaranteed trip to the 2nd Region tournament.
5 – Webster County (21-4) – The Trojans have rebounded nicely from their back-to-back losses to Lyon County and Union County. Webster County now faces its biggest game of the season tonight, as they travel to Henderson with a guaranteed trip to the 2nd Region tournament on the line.
6 – Christian County (9-17) – After dealing with injury issues all season long, and still dealing with them, the southern Colonels very nearly knocked off UHA on the Blazers’ home court. The record is deceptive, as the schedule has been brutal. Anyone really want to face them in a “one game” situation?
7 – Hopkinsville (10 -15) – The Tigers have been off since falling on the road to Warren Central. An unusual lull in activity at this point of the season. Whether that is a good thing, or a bad thing, w ill be seen over the final days of the regular season, as the Tigers now set their sights on a big district tourney game with Christian County.