It seems like every holiday season more and more basketball tournaments are springing up in Kentucky. This year is no exception as boys and girls basketball teams are playing all over the state of Kentucky this holiday season. The Northern Kentucky teams are involved with 26 different tournaments the last 10 days of December.
In the Ashland Invitational for boys, Campbell County defeated Beechwood 54-50 in the Championship game. One of the local boys' tournaments is the Lloyd Invitational. This a tournament Holmes won last year and they will play Henderson County tonight (Dec 30). Other teams involved in the Lloyd Invitational include Walton-Verona, Lloyd, Villa Madonna, Silver Grove, Conner, Newport, Grant County and Holy Cross.
One of the local tournaments for the girls is the Northern Exposure Classic. Notre Dame Academy made it to the finals of this tournament against Rowan County where they lost in Overtime 65-60. Other teams in the Northern Exposure were Boone County, Ryle and Brossart.
In the Republic Bank Holiday Classic played at Lexington Catholic, Highlands went 3-1 with wins over Huntington WV, Sacred Heart and Assumption. Their only loss was to DuPont Manual 77-59.
Record wise, here is how some of the NKY teams are doing so far:
Bishop Brossart 8-1
Grant County 8-4
Campbell County 7-1
Highlands and Ludlow 8-1
Campbell County, Ryle, Notre Dame 7-2
Boone County 7-3
Kentucky High School Basketball Tournaments (Boys and Girls):
American Founders Bank Invitational, Anderson Circle Farm/Tital Christmas Clash, Arby's/KFC Classic, Ashland Invitational, Capital City Invitational, Cumberland Falls Invitational, Defenders of the Station, Doss Invitational, Fleming County Tournament, FNB Classic, Gallatin Steel Invitational, Gaslight Classic, Gateway Holiday Classic, George Taylor Classic, Grant County Invitational, Hoopin it up Classic, Kentucky Bank Classic, Lady Dragon Invitational, Lady of the South Invitational, Lady Rocket Invitational, Lloyd Invitational, North American Stainless Classic, Northern Exposure Classic, Pepsi-Mason County Invitational, Queen of the Bluegrass, Red River Classic, Republic Bank Holiday Classic