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Scott County Flexes en route to the KHSAA State Title Game


It’s official. The state title most people predicted will come to fruition tomorrow when Scott County takes on Trinity after the Cardinals beat Warren Central 70-52.

This one was honestly over from the tip. Scott County got the first bucket 14 seconds into the game and never looked back, jumping out to a 17-point lead in the first half and never surrendering the lead to the Dragons.

Scott County was backed by the big three of Michael Moreno, Glenn Covington, and Diablo Stewart who combined for 56 of Scott County’s 70 points.

Moreno finished with a double-double raking in a whopping 25 points and ten boards. Covington went for eight rebounds.

The state final will take place tomorrow at 2:00 pm in Rupp Arena between Scott County and Trinity. I will bring you coverage from the championship game tomorrow afternoon.

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentW_KSR

19 responses to “Scott County Flexes en route to the KHSAA State Title Game”

  1. Righteous1

    #3 coming to the Cardinals!

  2. Ridge Runner

    Powerful team Scott has.

    1. CatfaninCinci

      Should be. They recruit more blue chippers than the Cats do!

  3. Bill the Cat

    In MY opinion, The sweet sixteen has lost it’s magic now that so many schools recruit kids. It’s more like a small college tourney than a HS event. It’s truly amazing to listen to some of the stories how certain kids from other areas of the state end up at different schools. Yeah, the level of play is better to watch (most of the time), but the cost of that is it sometimes robs some honest school/community that has a small group of good athletes once every 10 years. Their cinderella story gets squashed before it has a chance. Not crying sour grapes, nor am I directing this at either of these two schools. I don’t even have a school involved in the sweet 16. Just a fan making an informed observation and voicing an opinion about the state of the game right now.

    1. UKCatAttack

      You’re spot on with that.

    2. UKCatAttack

      Should be two tournaments one for private schools and one for public.

    3. Kat4Life

      It is precisely this obvious mismatch of school size, talent, and community that makes the Sweet 16 so compelling. That David vs Goliath stuff of Hoosiers fame.

    4. zoupman

      KHSAA has failed us.

  4. Kat4Life

    Trinity on the cusp of its first basketball title……while the school has dominated the Kentucky football scene for decades they have never won basketball….that changes about 3:30 today. Rocks by 10.

    1. Catfan4life-original

      They won state in 2012

    2. Kat4Life

      Really ?? I have lived out of state for so long I missed that.

  5. deputy305

    Scott County—this championship is bought and paid for you by players that don’t even live in the county they represent!!

  6. UKfanforlife

    The big question is that when the new high school opens up and Scott county will be divided like Jessamine county, will they steer all the recruiting to one high school?

  7. hal9944

    They dont call them the Toyota Cardinals for nothing. They more or less recruit the parents with jobs.

  8. rooster1

    You people do realize that Warren Central had seven transfers on their team while Scott County had their four best players playing together since about fifth grade. By the way kids should be able to go play where they want to. Why hold them back? To please some old dudes that want it the same as the old days?

  9. UK Big Board Update

    Looks like the haters are still mad that the Scott County Cardinals beat the Cov Catholic MAGA hats. Lol.

  10. kentucky_girl

    Go SC cards!!

  11. Kat4Life

    Who’s right ? ROCKS !!!!!

  12. BLUEDOUG65

    Yes trinity won in 12 and two of their big guns were recruited out of Shelby county Darryl Hicks and miles rice . My son played on same west middle team . I was at game when sabo trinities coach has his arm around both of those kids after a middle school game . Both ended up at trinity and were anchors on that championship team . I saw it first hand .. so yes Scott recruits but probably not as much as trinity