Two out of three isn't bad, for those who cringed at the title.
The Kentucky/Tennessee High School Basketball Challenge took place last night in front of good crowds at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green.
The format was three teams from our state vs. three from theirs.
So thusly two out of three isn't bad.
The Pharoahs of Raleigh-Egypt showed why they are arguably the best team in the state by whiping out Christian County 87-54. In typical Pharaoh fashion the depth was unmerciful and the effort even more so.
Ronald Brown led the scoring with 17 and junior Joe Brady added 16, while senior emerging star Anthony Jones finished with 13.
In the middle game all things pointed to a showdown between two D1 signees, who also happen to have been summer teammates. Drew Kelly and the Cougars of Centennial survived a last second 3-pointer from Kentucky signee Jon Hood to capture a tough 69-66 victory over Madisonville North Hopkins.
Oh by the way, did we mention Kelly finished with 45.
Yes 45, the Miami of Ohio signee scored on quick and tough drives to the bucket, offensive putbacks, short jumpers, a three and from the foul line.
Justin Brown (Centennial) fiished with 12.
Hood finished with 27
In the nightcap the host school Warren Central behind some very talented sophomores got by CPA 67-60 in overtime. Hunter Miller (CPA) and Zaccheus Mason (CPA) led the Lions with 22 and 18 respectively.