Regional contender Nelson County drew into the opposite bracket of defending champion Elizabethtown in the 5th Region Tournament that gets underway Monday at Marion County.
Unfortunately, 19th District runner-up Bardstown (22-9) will play the No. 9 Panthers, 26-3 and winners of the 17th District, in the second opening round game on Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. The Tigers and Panthers have not played this season.
Host Marion County, 21-11 and winners of the 20th District, will play 18th District runner-up LaRue County (13-18) at 6 p.m.