Don't let the records deceive. The two teams to catch in the post-season don't have top team-type records, but they've got the credentials to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
In the 42nd District, No. 16 Scott County comes into the tournament, which starts on Tuesday at Bryan Station, with a 15-10 mark.
The Cardinals, defending 11th Region champions who fell in the state championship game last season, lost five straight recently (most to top-10 teams), but they've won two straight and remain unbeaten in their district.
They likely will meet up with Bryan Station (22-5), a team they've already topped twice this season, but the Defenders are tournament host and will try to see if the third time is a charm.
In the 43rd District, No. 14 Lexington Catholic with its uninspiring 18-10 record (thanks to one of the tougher schedules in the state) is the team to beat at Lafayette.
Catholic started the season by losing seven of its first 10 games, but it's found a way to win 10 of its final 12 (including four straight) and is surging at the end.
But the Knights have plenty of teams that would like a shot at them, including Paul Laurence Dunbar (12-12), which has won three of its last four, including an upset win over Bryan Station.
The Bulldogs will take on Tates Creek in the first round for a chance to face Catholic, whom they took to overtime.
In the other semifinals, Lafayette (16-13) will meet defending district champ Lexington Christian (17-10). The Generals have won five of their last seven and the Eagles have won two in a row.