University Heights Sending Both Hoops Teams to Frankfort
University Heights became the first Second Region school to sweep the All-A Classic region basketball titles Saturday and will send both teams to the All-A Classic State Tournament in Frankfort this week.
Lee Lee Grubbs scored 24 points for the Lady Blazers as they beat Caldwell County 79-52 in the opener. Denaiya Holmes added 18 points for UHA, who just missed winning the All-A region title last year.
The Lady Blazers head to Frankfort with a record of 16-1 with six straight wins. Their lone loss came after Christmas to Murray, who is also heading to Richmond after winning the First Region All-A title.
UHA will play 13th Region winner Harlan Wednesday morning at 9am local time at the Frankfort Convention Center. Harlan carries a 13-6 record into Wednesday's game after winning the 13th Region title for the fourth time in five years. Harlan has never made it past the second round in any of their previous five appearances.
Meanwhile, the UHA Blazers won their 19th All-A region title in the 25-year history of the event, holding off Caldwell County 71-58 Saturday.
Junior guard Jordan Gary, who transferred from Lyon County in the fall, led the Blazers with 23 points, while Dashjon Brown added 20 points.
The Blazers (12-7) head to Frankfort on a nine-game winning streak. UHA will play Sixth Region champion Louisville Holy Cross Thursday at 9am local time. The Cougars are 13-4 and will be making their 10th appearance at the All-A Classic State Tournament.