For the third-straight day, weather and poor travel conditions on Friday forced 11th Region Tournament action to be postponed.
That caused yet another change in the schedule for both the girls and boys basketball tournaments.
The girls semifinals and and all four quarterfinal boys games are set to be played today at EKU’s McBrayer Arena.
In the boys quarters, Madison Central will take on Bryan Station at 10 a.m. Franklin County will take on Lafayette at 11:45 a.m. Model will take on Henry Clay at 1:30 p.m. and Lexington Catholic will take on Woodford at 3:15 p.m.
The girls semifinals will start at 6:30 p.m. with Madison Southern taking on Franklin County, followed by Lafayette and Henry Clay.
The girls championship game is set for 3 p.m. Sunday.
The boys semifinals will be Monday night, with the championship game on Tuesday night.
Lady Eagles look to make more history
This season has already had plenty of memorable moments for the Madison Southern Lady Eagles.
Last week, they won their first 44th District Tournament title since 2007.
And earlier this week, they claimed the school’s first-ever victory in the 11th Region Tournament by defeating Lexington Catholic.
Now, they get the opportunity to do something even more special.
Madison Southern (21-7) will look to advance to the regional final for the first time when it takes on Franklin County (24-6) at 6:30 p.m. today at EKU’s McBrayer Arena.
Henry Clay and Lafayette will met in the other semifinal (8:15 p.m.).
The championship game is set for Sunday.
“Franklin County is well-coached, athletic and feeds off its many defenses,” Southern coach Summer Simmons said. “Their defenses cause turnovers and transition points, so it’s a must that we take care of the basketball.”
Southern’s win over Lexington Catholic in the quarterfinals on Monday broke the program record for wins in a season, which was set last year.
That victory wasn’t easy, though.
The Lady Eagles let a 16-point advantage slip away as Catholic rallied to take the lead in the fourth quarter.
Southern got a pair of big baskets from senior point guard Kristen Hayes and hung on for a 48-44 win, avenging a regular-season loss to the Lady Knights.
Franklin County had a much easier time in the quarterfinals. The Lady Flyers forced 18 turnovers, which they converted to 19 points, and rolled past Scott County, 74-51, on Monday.
Princess Stewart had 19 points and eight rebounds, Rebecca Cook had 19 points and six rebounds and Dasia Kilbourne had 14 points.
Franklin County shot 53 percent from the field in the first half and jumped out to a 47-29 halftime lead.
The Lady Flyers have three players averaging double-figures in scoring this year — Stewart (14 ppg, 8 rebounds a game), Kilbourne (12 ppg) and Malaka Frank (10.7 ppg, 7.6 rebounds a game) — and Anna Arrastia averages 9.5 points a game.
Franklin County has won eight of its past nine games, with the only loss coming to Elizabethtown (29-2).
Southern and Franklin County met in the opening round of last year’s 11th Region Tournament. The Lady Flyers rolled to a 60-41 win in Frankfort.
The teams have not played this season.
Central set to take on Station
The Indians have advanced to the semifinals of the 11th Region Tournament in each of the past four seasons.
But, they face a very difficult first-round match-up this year.
Bryan Station has the second-most wins in the 11th Region and has 10 victories this season over region opponents.
The Defenders lost to Henry Clay in the championship game of the 42nd District last week in Lexington.
Station and Central did not play in the regular season.
The winner will advance to take on either Franklin County (8-21) or Lafayette (20-11) in the semifinals.
Model is back in the 11th Region Tournament for the first time since 2008.
The Patriots face an equally difficult first-round match-up. Henry Clay has 20 wins and last week defeated Scott County and Bryan Station to win the 42nd District.
Model and Henry Clay did not play during the regular season.
The winner moves on to face either Lexington Catholic (21-8) or Woodford County (18-11) in the semifinals.