Sixth Region boys basketball tournament preview

Sixth Region boys basketball tournament preview

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Sixth Region boys basketball tournament preview

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SIXTH REGION BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

* Tuesday’s quarterfinals (at district champions): Bullitt East (25-5) at North Bullitt (23-6), 7; DeSales (9-20) at Pleasure Ridge Park (16-9), 7; Moore (10-17) at Fern Creek (18-12), 7; Valley (21-11) at Doss (24-5), 7.

* Thursday’s semifinals (at Valley): Bullitt East-North Bullitt winner vs. DeSales-Pleasure Ridge Park winner, 6; Moore-Fern Creek winner vs. Valley-Doss winner, 7:30.

* Monday’s final (at Valley): 7.

* Past five champions: Doss (2015); Pleasure Ridge Park (2013-14); Bullitt East (2011-12).

* Player of the Year: Tyler Sharpe, Bullitt East (The Courier-Journal, Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches).

* Top scorer: Ryan Henson, North Bullitt, 19.5 ppg.

* Top rebounder: Chris Drabo, Pleasure Ridge Park, 8.0 rpg.

* Top scoring team: Doss, 72.4 ppg.

* Top scoring defense: Bullitt East, 56.1 ppg.

* Longest winning streak: Pleasure Ridge Park, six.

* Jason Frakes’ pick: Bullitt East.

* Litkenhous Ratings’ pick: Bullitt East.

* Notes: Three of the four quarterfinals are rematches from the regular season. Bullitt East beat North Bullitt 80-71 on Feb. 12, Moore defeated Fern Creek 61-47 on Feb. 19 and Doss knocked off Valley 76-59 on Jan. 5. … Doss is trying to become the third straight school to win back-to-back regional titles, as Pleasure Ridge Park did it in 2013-14 and Bullitt East accomplished the feat in 2011-12. … Valley is in the regional tournament for the first time since 2010.

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