The Dawgs scored only 8 points in the first quarter and trailed 24-18 at halftime after Floyd Central hit a half court shot as time expired to end the first half.
Lawrence Co. got things going in the third quarter and out scored the Jaguars 15-6 to take a three point lead into the final stanza.
In the fourth the Bulldogs kept the pressure on and kept the Jaguars at bay. CJ Fairchild hit 2 free throws with under 5 seconds left before a desperation three pointer by Floyd Central was unsuccessful.
Lawrence Co. hit 4 three pointers and went 9-15 from the line.
Floyd Central hit 3 three pointers and went 4-8 from the line.
LCHS 8 10 15 20 = 53
FCHS 9 15 6 20 = 50
Russell 77 Lawrence Co. 71 ( Tuesday)
The Dawgs made the trek to face the Red Devils and came up short after a valiant effort.
Tyler Maynard hit 5 threes for 25 points to lead four Dawgs in double figures, Cody Maynard netted 20 points, Noah Fairchild tallied 11 points, Chase Sartin 10 points, Alex Ratliff 3 points and CJ Fairchild 2 points.
Lawrence Co. hit 8 three pointers and went 8-10 from the line.
Russell hit 5 three pointers and went 21-29 from the line.
LCHS 14 13 16 28 = 71
RHS 19 15 16 27 = 77
The Dawgs will play three road games this week beginning with Sheldon Clark Tonight. Johnson Central Thursday and Paris on Saturday at 3:00.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis York
“… A win is a win, we struggled early but really proud of the guys for the way they finished the game. It wasn’t always pretty but we got the job done. We have to get better at starting games. At halftime we just said let’s go play ball and not worry about anything. We didn’t really change anything on defense but the kids played so much harder in the second half.”
“… We will see them again in the first round of the District. They will consider this a victory because of how close it was. They are starting to play better and are a very dangerous team in the postseason.”
“… Against Russell we started poorly and couldn’t recover and get the win. We were down 15-5 and battled all the way back but couldn’t get over the hump.”
“… We have a tough stretch next week with Sheldon Clark, Johnson Central and Paris all on the road.”