By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports activities reporter
Holy Cross performed a boys basketball sport in opposition to Brossart on Saturday, but it surely was canceled as a result of each groups are enjoying within the Kentucky All “A” Traditional state match this week at Japanese Kentucky College.
If each groups win their first-round video games on Thursday, they’ll advance to the ultimate 4 with a winner-takes-all quarterfinal on Friday night time.
Brossart and Holy Cross additionally function within the All “A” Traditional ladies state match beginning Wednesday at EKU. However the one method they’re going to meet is that if each win three video games to advance to Sunday’s championship sport.
Wednesday’s opening spherical ladies matchups embrace Holy Cross (10-2) vs. Leslie County (13-5) at 8:30 a.m. and Brossart (16-5) vs. Jackson County (15-4) at 8 p.m. .
Brossart misplaced within the first spherical in its final three state tournaments in 2021, 2020 and 2019. Holy Cross superior to the semifinals final 12 months and misplaced to Owen County 37-36. hour within the fourth quarter.
The Indians return 4 starters from final 12 months’s crew, together with senior level guard Aleah Arlinghaus and 6-foot-3 junior middle Julia Hunt, who averaged 12.9 factors and 9.4 rebounds per sport.
Brossart’s ladies are driving a seven-game profitable streak into the state match. Throughout that run, senior ahead Molly Kramer averaged a team-leading 11.8 factors and seven.2 rebounds.
The opening spherical of the boys state match will function Holy Cross (13-5) and Danville (14-7) at 5 p.m., and Brossart (12-7) in opposition to Hazard (17-2) at 6:30 p.m. again video games on Thursday.
Holy Cross misplaced within the quarterfinals of final 12 months’s boys state match. Brossart is making his first look since being eradicated within the opening spherical in each 2019 and 2020.
Holy Cross senior guard Jacob Meyer is the state’s main scorer with a 33.7 common. He scored 30 factors in his ultimate sport to maneuver into No. 3 in Area 9 boys basketball profession scoring with 2,884. The 2 gamers forward of him are Beachwood’s Scotty Draud (3,128) and Dixie Heights’ Brandon Hatton (3,045).
Brossart has misplaced three video games since profitable the boys Area 10 All ‘A’ Traditional. On Monday, the Mustangs got here up on the quick finish of a 106-99 shootout in opposition to Highlands at residence. Brossart senior ahead Mason Sepate scored 30 factors within the loss and averaged a team-leading 15.3.
That is the primary time Brossart boys coach Ben Franzen and ladies coach Steve Brown have led groups to the All ‘A’ Traditional state match.
All “A” Traditional basketball state tournaments
GIRLS STATE TOURNAMENT
Wednesday – Higher bracket
HOLY CROSS vs. Leslie County, 8:30am
Berea vs. Owen County, 10 a.m
Danville vs. Portland Christian, 11:30 a.m
Pikeville vs. Carlisle County, 1 p.m
Wednesday – Decrease Bracket
Menifee County vs. Whitefield Academy, 5 p.m
Hancock County vs. Monroe County, 6:30 p.m
BROSSART vs. Jackson County, 8 p.m
Bardstown Bethlehem vs. Crittenden County, 9:30 p.m
Higher bracket quarterfinals, 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m
Decrease bracket quarterfinals, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m
Higher bracket semifinals, 8:30 p.m
Decrease bracket semifinals, 10 a.m
Championship sport, midday
BOYS’ STATE TOURNAMENT
Thursday – Higher bracket
Evangel Christian vs. Murray, 8:30 a.m
Martin County vs. Harlan, 10 a.m
Lexington Christian vs. Washington County, 11:30 am
Owen County vs. at Louisville Collegiate, 1 p.m
Thursday – Decrease bracket
HOLY CROSS vs. Danville, 5 p.m
BROSSART vs. Hazard, 6:30 p.m
Raceland vs. College Heights, 8 p.m
Owensboro Catholic vs. Cumberland County, 9:30 p.m
Higher bracket quarterfinals, 5 and 6:30 p.m
Decrease bracket quarterfinals, 8 and 9:30 p.m
Higher bracket semifinals, midday
Decrease bracket semifinals, 1:30 p.m
Championship sport, 2 p.m