It's a packed weekend of hoops for area teams as eight squads hit Christian County on Saturday for the annual Toyota of Hopkinsville Shootout with the highlight coming at 8 p.m. when Louisville Male and former Hopkinsville coach Tim Haworth take on Madisonville-North Hopkins.
Here are some matchups to look out for today and Saturday.
BBK: Hopkinsville (7-8) @ University Heights Academy (6-8), 7:30 p.m.
After University Heights Academy's victory over Christian County on Tuesday, the Blazers are the only team still undefeated in the district but the Hopkinsville Tigers may have something to say about that. A win for either team would make a big statement in who the district's top seed will be come March. For Hoptown, they could be without Don Victor as Victor took a charge during Tuesday's loss to Madisonville-North Hopkins that caused him to miss the rest of the game.
BBK: Trigg County v Union County at Calloway County (Kentucky 2A Championship Sectional), 7:30 p.m.
The Trigg County Wildcats won a close contest Monday over Hopkins County Central to advance to the semifinals of the Kentucky 2A Championships Sectional at Calloway County. First-year Wildcat coach Chad Burgett has gotten a lot of production from his underclassmen this season and he'll need them to step-up again if they want to advance to Saturday's final.
GBK: Hopkinsville (7-7) @ University Heights Academy (5-9), 6 p.m.
UHA and Hopkinsville are both heading into tonight with losses in their last game as the Lady Blazers have dropped four straight games. Hoptown struggled offensively in Tuesday's loss to Madisonville-North Hopkins as coach Anthony Babb hopes his team can find its rhythm in the district tilt.
BBK: Hopkinsville (7-8) v Lyon County (8-6) at Christian County (Toyota of Hopkinsville Shootout), 2 p.m.
The first game of the Toyota of Hopkinsville Shootout features Hopkinsville and Lyon County as the Tigers are going to be playing the second game of a back-to-back, something they've done a lot the past few weekends. Lyon County boasts one of the top scores in the state in Travis Perry as he's averaging 23.9 ppg.
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BBK: University Heights Academy (6-8) v Kenwood at Christian County (Toyota of Hopkinsville Shootout), 4 p.m.
UHA and Kenwood hit the court in the second game with the Blazers playing their second game in two days as well. The Blazer offense came alive in their win over the Colonels but UHA coach Grant Shouse has said he needs to see consistency from his team.
BBK: Madison Central (6-8) at Christian County (6-9) (Toyota of Hopkinsville Shootout), 6 p.m.
The Christian County Colonels will be looking to bounce back after a 27-point loss to the Blazers but the schedule doesn't get any easier for Kerry Stovall and company. The Cols take on McCracken County, South Warren, Bowling Green, and Hopkinsville in the next two weeks.
BBK: No. 2 Louisville Male (12-3) v No. 7 Madisonville-North Hopkins (13-3) at Christian County (Toyota of Hopkinsville Shootout), 8 p.m.
In a matchup we could see at Rupp Arena in a few months, the Louisville Male Bulldogs come to Hopkinsville to take on Madisonville-North Hopkins as both teams are currently ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll. This will be the first game in Hoptown for Haworth since he left in 2018 to take the Male job.
GBK: Trigg County (13-2) v Union County (7-5) at Calloway County (Kentucky 2A Championship Sectional), 4 p.m.
The Trigg County Lady Wildcats are off to their best start in program history but coach Cory Coble and his squad still have a lot to prove. A win Saturday would send TC to Sunday's sectional final with hopes they grab a spot in the Kentucky 2A Championship in Owensboro.
GBK: Christian County (5-8) v Kenwood (TN) @ Bowling Green (Border Battle Classic), Noon
The Christian County Colonels now know they'll be without Trinity McGee but coach Kiki Radford knows it's next man up for her team. Eniya McGee and Serenity Shemwell have each stepped in in Trinity's absence as they'll continue to go feed the duo in the post.
GBK: Hopkinsville (7-7) at Caldwell County (7-5), 1:30 p.m.
Much like the boys, Hoptown will also hit the court on back-to-back days as the Lady Tigers will head to Caldwell County to take on the 7-5 Tigers. Hopkinsville hasn't played Caldwell County since 2015 where it came away with a 66-40 win.
GBK: University Heights Academy (5-9) @ Daviess County (6-7), 2:30 p.m.
UHA coach Derrick Hickman and his team could have a couple of victories to close the week as it's been a few weeks since he had a completely healthy team. If the Blazers can get back to form, they could make a rise in the Second Region Media Rankings next week.