Top basketball teams from across the state will be in Owensboro this week with the return of the Kentucky Legend 2A Basketball Championships sponsored by Owensboro Health.
The tournament, held Jan. 16-19 at the Sportscenter, will feature eight girls’ teams and eight boys’ teams that each won their respective sectional championship.
The first ever 2A championships were held in Owensboro last year. To compete, schools must have less than 1,000 enrollment and cannot be eligible for the All “A” Classic tournament.
“Owensboro set the bar high for our inaugural 2A championship tournament,” said Matt Bell, Kentucky 2A Championships Board Member. “We’ve had more 2A schools come on board to be eligible to compete for a 2A championship, and part of the reason for that is getting the word out and running a successful tournament in the first year.”
Louisville Christian Academy won last year’s girls’ championship, while John Hardin High School won the boys’ title.
John Hardin is currently ranked the No. 2 overall team in the state. The boys’ tournament will also feature the No. 1 ranked team in Lexington Catholic High School and the No. 7 ranked team in Bourbon County High School.
Later this year, Owensboro will also host the 2A Championships in baseball, softball, volleyball, girls’ soccer and boys’ soccer.