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Sweet 16: Holmes Faces Madison Central in Second Round

The Holmes Bulldogs face Madison Central in the second round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament Friday at noon.

Holmes (32-2) defeated Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park on Wednesday in the first round, 65-60.

Madison Central (29-5), the champions of the Eleventh Region won its opening round game Wednesday 81-56 over Wayne County. Madison Central and Holmes have had several common opponents this season. Both teams beat George Rogers Clark, Conner, Holy Cross, and Covington Catholic (Holmes faced Cov Cath three times, winning twice).

The winner advances to play the winner of Graves County (27-8) & Hopkinsville (32-4) on Saturday in the semifinals.

The game will be streamed live at www.iHigh.com. The River City News will be inside Rupp Arena for the game and will have live updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo: Holmes warms up before the second half on Wednesday/RCN