By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor
The Indians and Lady Indians are set to face very familiar opponents next week in the opening round of the 11th Region Tournament at McBrayer Arena.
Madison Central will face Franklin County at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, while the Central girls will take on Scott County Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Both games will be re-matches of regular-season games that the Indians and Lady Indians won easily.
Madison Southern will take on Scott County Monday at 8:15 p.m., while the Southern girls are set to face Lafayette at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Indians wrapped up their 18th-straight district tournament title with an 80-40 win over Madison Southern Friday at McBrayer Arena.
Central (25-5) has the most wins of any 11th Region team and is ranked in the Top 10 in most state-wide polls.
The Indians faced Franklin County (9-16) two weeks ago in Richmond and rolled to an 83-39 win over the Flyers. Central had a 26-6 lead in the first quarter and was up 56-17 at halftime.
Ken-Jah Bosley had 21 points and six assists and Dominique Hawkins had 14 points as the Indians rolled to their largest victory of the year.
The winner of the Central-Franklin County game advances to take on either Henry Clay (22-9) or Dunbar (19-9) Friday at McBrayer.
The boys championship game is scheduled for Saturday.
Southern earned a spot in the 11th Region Tournament for the fifth-straight year with a win over Model Laboratory in the semifinals of the 44th District Tournament Thursday at McBrayer Arena.
The Eagles (17-11) have never won an 11th Region Tournament game, but nearly pulled off an upset last year. Southern fell to Franklin County in the opening round, 50-48.
The winner of the Southern-Scott County (23-7) game will take on either Woodford County (16-14) or Lexington Catholic (20-10) Friday at McBrayer.
The Lady Indians wrapped up their sixth-straight district title with a 69-30 win over Madison Southern Friday at McBrayer Arena.
Central (26-4) has the most wins of any team in the 11th Region and has been ranked in most state-wide polls all season.
The Lady Indians have advanced to the 11th Region Tournament championship game in each of the past two seasons, winning the title in 2011.
The Lady Indians took on Scott County (20-11) on Jan. 7 in Georgetown and despite a slow start rolled to an easy win. Central trailed 14-4 in the first quarter, then roared back for a 70-53 win.
Senior point guard Larryn Brooks had 22 points, seven assists and six steals. Senior forward Ashton Feldhaus added 18 points and 12 rebounds and Bailey O’Bryan added 15 points.
The winner of the Central-Scott County game will advance to take on either Frankfort (19-8) or Dunbar (16-11). The title game is set for March 5.
Southern earned a third-straight trip to the 11th Region Tournament with a win over Model Laboratory Thursday in the 44th District semifinals.
The Lady Eagles have never won a region tournament game, but nearly pulled off an upset in last year’s first round. Southern fell to Woodford County, 50-45.
Southern has not faced Lafayette since the 2011 11th Region Tournament. The Lady Generals won that game, 59-41.
The Southern-Lafayette winner will advance to take on either Bryan Station (18-10) or Franklin County (22-10) Saturday in the semifinals.