Lafayette girls & Douglass boys are runners-up in 11th Region basketball tournaments
Fayette County Public Schools won’t have a contender in the 2021 Sweet Sixteen Tournaments after the Lafayette girls and the Frederick Douglass boys lost in the 11th Region championships March 27 in Richmond.
Lafayette, which had a tough shooting night, was runner-up to Franklin County after falling 53-38 at Eastern Kentucky University. The Generals had defeated Scott County and Madison Southern to reach the title game. In the other FCPS storyline, Tates Creek – which won only four regular-season games – had to drop out after a first-round victory over Frederick Douglass because of COVID-19 protocols. The forfeit meant Franklin County advanced.
On the boys’ side, Douglass finished as runner-up after dropping an 80-62 decision to Madison Central. Kai Simpson paced the Broncos (19-2) with 18 points. Douglass had edged Paul Laurence Dunbar by one point in the semifinals after eliminating Madison Southern in the first round.