Barren Basketball

Barren County's Aden Nyekan slams home a one-handed dunk during the Trojan's contest v.s Allen County-Scottsville on Dec. 20. Barren County is now 6-2 on the season they defeated Meade County 65-35 on Saturday.


Several area teams played in tournaments and showcases across the state over the weekend. Here is a roundup of some of the biggest results from the slate of games.

Scotties go 1-3 in Derby City Jam

Glasgow’s boys’ team had an extremely tough schedule in the Century Mortgage Derby City Jam which took place at Pleasure Ridge Park High School.

They played four games in the span of three day against four teams with a combined record of 21-14. The slate included three losses for the Scotties against Owensboro, DuPont Manual, and DeSales.

The Scotties fell first to DuPont Manual 71-60 on Friday. The Crimsons were a popular preseason top 10 pick in the seventh region and proved their talent against the Scotties.

On Saturday, Glasgow played two games as the team fell to DeSales 76-61 and defeated Paintsville 56-55. Both of those team were preseason picks to finish in the top five of their respective regions.

Then the Scotties took on defending Third Region Champion Owensboro on Sunday. Glasgow fell to the preseason third region favorite Red Devils 73-64.

Both Barren County teams down Meade County

The Trojans and Trojanettes were both victorious on Saturday against Meade County.

The boys blew out the Green Wave in the Rafferty’s Shootout at South Warren High School by a score of 65-35 as the girls got a big win over the Lady Waves 58-56 in the Cecilian Bank Christmas Classic at Breckinridge County.

Meade County’s girls’ team is one of the better teams in the third region so the victory by the Trojanettes is yet another solid win over a talented team.

It was senior star Elizabeth Bertram who led Barren County to the victory. Bertram had quite possibly her best game of the season as she scored 33 points on 60% shooting from the field while adding six rebounds.

With their great 7-2 start, Coach Piper Lindsey’s team has one of the best records in the fourth region and the third-best RPI behind Russell County and Bowling Green.

The Trojans are also off to a very good start as Warren Cunningham’s team currently holds a 6-2 record and the sixth-best RPI in the fourth region with Warren Central, Bowling Green, Greenwood, South Warren, and Russell County ahead of them.

Falcons go 2-2 at All “A” Holiday Classic

Monroe County traveled to Berea where they went 2-2 in the Berea All “A” Holiday Classic.

The Falcons fell to Cordia 77-64 and Menifree County 70-67 while they defeated Bluegrass United 78-64 and Eminence 61-60.

The combined record of the four teams the Falcons played was 11-24. Bluegrass United’s record was not posted on as of press time. Monroe County is now 3-7 on the season.

On the girls’ side of things, the Lady Falcons did not play in any tournaments this weekend, but they did play Campbellsville on Saturday night and picked up a 50-48 victory to improve to 3-5 on the season.

Metcalfe County competes in Caveland Classic

The Hornets had a positive Rafferty’s/ Double Dogs Caveland Classic in Edmonson County as they finished 2-1 in the tournament.

They defeated Edmonson County 93-86 in double overtime and Green County 62-60 in regulation. Their one loss came at the hands of a 5-4 Thomas Nelson team by a score of 74-64.

Despite the defeat, Boston Devore had 22 points in the effort while Peyton Dial added 20 points of his own. Metcalfe County is now back over .500 with a 5-4 record on the season.

It was not a positive tournament for the Lady Hornets who lost all three of their games in the Classic. They fell to Edmonton County 69-35, Thomas Nelson 80-73, and Green County 68-56.

Coach Tiffany Coffey’s team now finds itself three games below .500 with a 3-6 record after last season’s massively successful 22-9 season.

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