Scott girls – Scott won a holiday tournament at Leslie County last week, winning three games by an average of 25 points, following a strong showing in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic, where the Eagles went 2-1, losing to defending state champion Mercer County by a point. Mya Meredith averaged 28 points in the three games at Leslie County, which improved Scott to 8-6 overall.
Lloyd Memorial girls – The Juggernauts went 3-0 to win the Stephanie Wilson Memorial Tournament at Bellevue, beating a 9-6 North Hardin team in the finals. Jayla LaBordeaux was the MVP of the tournament, with Rumour Setters and Rory Carr also earning all-tourney honors. Lloyd is 9-2 entering 2019.
Cooper boys – The Jaguars went 3-1 in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic with the loss also to University Heights. That is on top of a championship run in the Phillip Wood Classic at Pendleton County Dec. 20-22. Cooper is 12-2 entering 2019.
Newport boys – Finished as runner-up in the prestigious Traditional Bank Holiday Classic in Lexington, losing in the finals to highly ranked University Heights. Newport beat preseason 10th Region favorite George Rogers Clark, Eighth Region contender Simon Kenton and 11th Region power Lexington Catholic and ended the week with a 12-2 record. Senior guard Donnie Miller scored his 1,000th career point during the tournament.
Ryle girls basketball - The Ryle Lady Raiders increased their record to 15-1 this week by clenching the State Farm Holiday Classic in Bloomington, IL. They defeated Canton, IL 64-43, No. 25 IL ranked St. Ignatius 62-43, No. 4 ranked Morton IL 62-51 and, in the championship game, No. 7 ranked Rock Island, IL 53-45 . Defensively, the team held their opponents to an average of 45.5 points per game while averaging 60 points per game on the week.