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The opening round of the 2016 Kentucky All “A” Classic Basketball Tournament saw some exciting high school girls’ basketball being played at the Frankfort Convention Center on Wednesday.

16 boys’ and 16 girls’ regional basketball champs will battle it out for All “A” state titles. The girls’ tournament begins January 27th, and the boys’ tournament January 28th. Both state championship games are scheduled for Sunday, January 31st.

In-game cheerleading competitions also began to take place during the first rounds of boys’ and girls’ basketball play.

Girls’ round one of basketball brought several familiar faces back to center court in Frankfort.  Owensboro Catholic, Murray, Newport Central Catholic, Glasgow, are all repeat contenders.  But this year also saw local talent from just a few short blocks away from Frankfort High School hit the court.  BriAnna Burbridge and the Lady Panthers (9-8) out played and out scored Menifee County (14-7), 72 – 50, with Burbridge setting a new Kentucky All “A” Classic record, scoring 48 points!  The Lady Panthers will be taking on Harlan County (18-3) at 10 am on Friday, January 29th, at the Convention Center.  All of the Frankfort Independent School District is planning on attending!

Below, you will find the match-ups for the girls’ Quarter Finals for Friday, January 29, 2016.

8:30 am – Owensboro Catholic (17-4) VS Shelby Valley (16-2)

10:00 am – Harlan County (18-3) VS Frankfort (9-8)

11:30 am – Walton-Verona (12-10) VS Murray (20-1)

1:00 pm – Newport Central Catholic (13-6) VS Glasgow (13-6)

2016 All A Classic Girls State Brackets - Elite 8

Click HERE to download your Quarter Finals Bracket

Tickets can be purchased for each session on game day. The price is $10 a person per session. Tickets are available at the ticket windows at the Frankfort Convention Center.  For additional information, visit www.frankfortconventioncenter.com  and allaclassic.org.

Owensboro Catholic (17-4) VS KY Country Day (9-10)

68 – 31


Shelby Valley (16-2) VS Danville (10-11)

52 – 42

Harlan County (18-3) VS Bracken County (11-5)

55 – 30

Menifee County (14-7) VS Frankfort High (9-8)

50 – 72

Presentation Academy (12-2) VS Walton-Verona (14-5)

51 – 60

Green County (18-3) VS Murray (20-1)

48 – 64

Livingston Central (6-10) VS Newport Central Catholic (13-6)

27 – 59

Glasgow (13-6) VS Breathitt County (15-4)

57 – 25