HS hoops highlights and scores (3-6-18)


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – What a way to finish up region tournament action in 2018 Tuesday night.  Southwestern topped Mercer County by hitting a buzzer beater off the back iron to claim the 12th region crown.

See highlights and more in the video plus check out scores from across the state below.

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1st Region


McCracken County 42, Graves Co. 37

3rd Region


Apollo 51, Owensboro Catholic 41

4th Region


Warren Central 65, Bowling Green 53

5th Region


John Hardin 45, LaRue Co. 44

6th Region


Lou. Fern Creek 49, Lou. Jeffersontown 48

8th Region


Oldham Co. 71, South Oldham 56

10th Region


Campbell Co. 68, Scott 62

12th Region


Southwestern 48, Mercer Co. 46

14th Region


Estill Co. 44, Knott Co. Central 40

15th Region


Pikeville 52, Johnson Central 45

16th Region


Boyd Co. 54, Ashland Blazer 49

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