With 29 seconds left in the game, Campbell County’s Reid Jolly drilled a jumper to put the Camels up by two over Oldham County. For a brief moment, it looked like their state title dreams would hold strong at least one more day.
Unfortunately, Oldham County’s Travis Henderson crushed those dreams with 1.9 seconds remaining.
Corner three. Dagger.
Oldham County, down 2, drills 3 with 1.9 left. pic.twitter.com/SKETqaFjNE
— Scott Anderson (@SAndersonNOB) March 17, 2018
It was Henderson’s 18th point of the day on 5-10 shooting, to go with nine rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes of action.
Oldham County’s Zach Larimore was scorching hot, as well, finishing the day with 23 points on 10-11 shooting and five rebounds.
Three Camels finished the day in double figures, led by Drew Wilson with 16 points. Jolly wasn’t too far behind with 14 points along with the would-be game-winner.
Scott County edges Corbin 73-62
In the first game of the day, Scott County proved yet again why so many predicted they’d take home state title honors going into the tournament.
And they didn’t even play all that great offensively.
The 36-1 Cardinals had four players finish the day in double-figures, led by Glenn Covington with 20 points, two assists, and a steal. Bryce Long finished second on the team with 18 points, along with five rebounds, three assists, and a block.
As a team, however, they shot just 45% from the field, 32% from three, and 66% from the line.
It was their defense that pushed the Cardinals to the semifinals.
Scott County held Corbin to a ridiculous 35.6% from the field and 19.2%.
Corbin’s Andrew Taylor finished the day with a ridiculous stat line of 25 points, 12 rebounds, five assist, two blocks, and two steals. Chase Sanders and Chandler Stewart also added 15 and 14 points, respectively, but they were just about the only players on the team that could get much of anything going.
In fact, the rest of the team combined for just eight points in the loss.
We saw seven lead changes and four ties, but Scott County’s talent won out in the end and ended Corbin’s season just two games away from a title.
Warren Central blows out Pikeville 74-57
In most games, just two players finishing in double-figures almost always leads to a loss.
For Warren Central, however, it leads to a final four berth and a blowout victory.
The Dragons had nine players put points on the board, led by Jordan Cousin with 23 points, six assists, and three rebounds. Skyelar Potter also finished with a monster 14-point, 14-rebound line.
Just one player finished in double figures for Pikeville and no one had more than 12 in the loss.
Warren Central will take on Scott County tomorrow afternoon.
CJ Fredrick leads Covington Catholic past Fern Creek 66-58
Kyky Tandy came in the Sweet 16 as the scoring king, and despite a one-and-done exit, held the highest point total (31) of the entire tournament for nearly three full days.
And then Covington Catholic’s CJ Fredrick came along.
Fredrick finished the day with 32 points on 10-14 shooting, three rebounds, and an assist in his team’s quarterfinal victory over Fern Creek.
Ahmad Price and Clint Wickliffe both finished with 14 points for Fern Creek, whose season ends at 27-7.
Your final four:
Scott County vs. Warren Central
Oldham County vs. Cov. Catholic