Franklin County's Zac Cox (23) brings the ball upcourt against the defensive pressure of Frankfort's Ashtin Austin during the championship game of the 41st District tournament Friday at Western Hills. Franklin County won 76-59. (Linda Younkin/State Journal)

Franklin County and Frankfort will play Tuesday in the first round of the 11th Region boys basketball tournament.

District champions will host district runners-up in the first round, and all first-round games will be played Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The tournament moves to Eastern Kentucky University for the semifinals Thursday and championship game Saturday.

FCHS, 14-9 and winner of the 41st District, will host Henry Clay (12-7), the 42nd District runner-up in the first round, and 41st District runner-up Frankfort (16-7) will play at Dunbar (12-5), champion of the 43rd District.

FCHS is in the bottom half of the bracket, and the other matchup on that side of the bracket Tuesday is Madison Central (18-9), winner of the 44th District, versus 43rd District runner-up Lexington Catholic (20-2).

Frankfort-Dunbar is in the top half of the bracket along with 44th District runner-up Madison Southern (11-11) versus Frederick Douglass (17-1), winner of the 42nd District.

The winners of Tuesday's top-half bracket games will play in the semifinals Thursday at 5:30 p.m., and the lower bracket winners will square off in the second semifinal game at 8:15 p.m.

The championship game will be Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

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