LOUISA, KY. — Lawrence Co. ( 12-4 ) exploded for 26 points in the fourth quarter and rallied past Sheldon Clark 59-52 to win their sixth game in a row Wednesday night at the Dawg House.
Sheldon Clark broke open a tight game with a 18-6 advantage in the second quarter and led 31-18 at intermission in front of a nice crowd for the home Wednesday night game.
In the second half the Bulldogs started clicking and closed the deficit to 40-33 going into the final stanza.
In the fourth the Dawgs blitzed the Cards 26-12 and closed out the seven point victory.
Tyler Maynard led the victors with 18 points, Chase Sartin backed him up with 15 points, Noah Fairchild and Cody Maynard tallied 7 points apiece, CJ Fairchild finished with 6 points, Alex Ratliff 4 points and Trenton Adkins 2 points.
LCHS went 12-19 from the free throw line and hit 5 three pointers.
Trey James led the Cardinals with 23 points, Braxton Maynard tallied 19 points, Jordan Dalton 6 points and Drake Muncy 4 points.
SCHS went 11-17 from the charity stripe and hit 1 three pointer.
Lawrence Co. will return to action on Saturday in the Section 4 Class 2A Semifinal game at Rowan Co. at 6:00 vs Morgan Co. who beat the Dawgs 60-53 in the first game of the year in West Liberty.
Sheldon Clark will return to action Friday night at home in a key 57th District matchup vs Johnson Central.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis York
“… We were intimidated early. At halftime I asked the boys if they knew how many blocks Trey James had? The answer was zero because they didn’t attack the basket. They held us to 18 points in the first half and he didn’t have to do anything because we were too scared. So we came out the second half and really attacked the paint.”
“… I thought Chase Sartin did a great job of keeping Trey James from getting comfortable offensively.”
“… Against Morgan Co. I don’t think we are totally different from the first of the year but it will be a good measuring stick to see if we have improved.”