Lexington Catholic and Scott County are rated the teams to beat in the local boys' district basketball tournaments this week.
Lexington Catholic, No. 5 in the state, is the favorite in the 43rd District at Lafayette.
Lafayette plays Paul Laurence Dunbar in Monday's opener. Dunbar beat the Generals two of three times in the regular season.
The winner faces face Lexington Catholic in Wednesday's semifinals.
Lexington Catholic was upset by Lafayette in last year's semifinals and missed qualifying for the region tournament for the first time in 24 years.
Defending 43rd champion and No. 14 Tates Creek faces Lexington Christian Academy in Tuesday's semifinals. The Commodores swept LCA 62-38 and 56-34 in regular-season district play.
Scott County, No. 7 in the state, has owned the 42nd District in recent years. It will face Bryan Station in Tuesday's semifinals. Scott County beat the Defenders 72-64 and 77-51 during the season.
No. 22 Henry Clay will play Sayre on Wednesday. Blue Devils 6-foot-6 senior Daniel Kiesling has missed the last five games with an ankle injury, but Coach Daniel Brown hopes he'll be ready to go in the district.
Henry Clay whipped Sayre 82-46 in mid-January.
The region winner and runner-up advance to the 11th Region tournament at EKU's McBrayer Arena next week.