Feb 12, 2013 12:11 PM
Once again, we find Trinity and Marion County on top of the AP high school basketball rankings.
The top four remained unchanged in the boys' poll, with Bullitt East and Ballard chasing top-ranked Trinity. Madison Central also stayed put at No. 4, despite falling 89-83 to Russell County on Feb. 9. Foul trouble plagued Central in the loss, with three players fouling out. The Indians did pick up a 76-58 victory over Lexington Catholic and thumped Franklin County 85-32 last week.
Henry Clay moved up one spot to eighth. The Devils took out then No. 7 Scott County 71-51 last week, but turned around and dropped a 64-62 decision to Dunbar two nights later. Henry Clay bounced back with a 57-34 victory over Fleming County.
With that loss to Henry Clay, Scott county dropped down into a tie for ninth with Pleasure Ridge Park. After falling to the Blue Devils, the Cardinals put together back-to-back wins with a 87-71 victory over Lexington Christian and a 64-53 victory over Lexington Catholic.
Dunbar (16-8) garnered some voter attention with that big win over Madison Central, but remained outside the top-10. And Montgomery County continues to lurk just outside the top-10. The Indians are 13-1 in their last 14 games, that only loss to No. 1 Trinity back on Jan. 26. Last week, Montgomery County picked up victories over Bath County (93-55), Augusta (95-65) and Harlan County (94-77).
Marion County stayed perfect last week and maintained its strangle-hold on the top-spot. The Lady Knights simply dominate their competition, outscoring opponents at a 72-38 clip.
Anderson County continues to chase Marion County. The Bearcats picked up three more wins, knocking off Christian Academy of Louisville 66-64, whipping Woodford County 64-36 and beating Owen County 44-29. Anderson County has won 18 straight since falling to Bryan Station back on Dec. 22.
Madison Central moved up a spot into third. The Lady Indians got passed Franklin County 43-35 in an defensive struggle and earned a 67-36 win over neighboring Madison Southern.
After falling out of the ranking last week, Clay County slipped back in to the tenth spot. On Jan. 31, the Lady Tigers fell to Madison Central in OT. Since then, Clay County has won four straight, including victories over Jackson County (73-15), No. 9 Elizabethtown (48-47) and South Laurel (54-36) last week.
Here are both the latest boys' and girls' polls.
1. Trinity - 23-4
2. Bullitt East - 24-4
3. Ballard - 21-4
4. Madison Central - 20-5
5. Hopkinsville - 25-4
6. Holmes - 25-1
7. John Hardin - 20-3
8. Henry Clay - 20-7
T9. Pleasure Ridge Park - 19-6
T9. Scott Co. - 19-6 25 7
Others receiving votes: Newport Central Catholic, Montgomery Co., North Hardin, Paul Dunbar, Henderson Co., Marshall Co., Butler, Pulaski Co., Owensboro Catholic
1. Marion Co. - 29-0
2. Anderson Co. - 25-1
3. Madison Central - 23-3
4. Henderson Co. - 20-2
5. Ballard - 21-3
6. DuPont Manual - 15-8
7. Bowling Green - 23-4
8. Mercy - 14-9
9. Elizabethtown - 18-7
10. Clay Co. - 19-6
Others receiving votes: Allen Co.-Scottsville, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Murray, Butler, Sacred Heart, Webster Co., Notre Dame, Owensboro Catholic, LaRue Co., Lincoln Co., Monroe Co.
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