Louisa, Ky Lawrence Co. ( 10-9 ) ended the regular season with thrilling double overtime 78-77 loss at home to Belfry ( 15-9 ) on Thursday night.
Belfry guard Sal Dean hit a shot in the lane with about five seconds left to pull out the victory.
Cody Maynard scored 32 points in the regular season finale versus Belfry.
Cody Maynard hit 5 three pointers and poured in 32 points to lead the Bulldogs, Will Lafferty tallied 19 points including 4 three pointers, Trenton Adkins finished with 18 points, Baden Gillispie 5 points and Kaden Gillispie 3 points.
The Dawgs hit 12 three pointers and went 13 of 23 from the foul line.
Belfry was led by 7-3 Bol Kuir with 25 points and 31 rebounds, Dean tallied 20 points, DeMahjae Clark 16 points, Ben McNamee 9 points, Tyler Chaffin 8 points.
The Pirates hit 2 three pointers and went 14 of 22 from the foul line.
BHS 16 18 12 11 7 14 = 78
LCHS 7 17 16 17 7 13 = 77
Will Lafferty scored 19 points against Befry last week.
The Dawgs will begin postseason play tonight in the 58th District tournament against Prestonsburg ( 9-13 ) at Betsy Layne. Game time is 8:00.
The two teams split in the regular season with each team winning at home.
#1 seed Betsy Layne will take on #4 seed Floyd Central in the first game at 6:00.
Betsy Layne won both regular season matchups.
The Championship Game is slated for Thursday at 7:00 also at Betsy Layne.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Chandler Thompson
“… Tough loss to a very good Belfry team at home to end our regular season. As a team, we felt like that’s the most fight we have showed consistently all year. It’s definitely encouraging from a coach’s perspective to be showing those positive signs this late in the year. We travel to Betsy Lane to play Prestonsburg tonight in an elimination game. It’s survive and advance at this point. Please come out and support these young men as our post season journey begins tonight!”