Breck takes two from Cougars
By Don Brown
In games that had been rescheduled because of bad weather last week, the visiting Breckinridge County Middle School Tigers defeated Grayson County in both ends of a twin bill Saturday afternoon.
In the first game, the seventh-grade Cougars lost for just the fourth time this season as they fell to the Tigers 49-29. The eighth-grade, who had lost to Breck earlier in the season by 30 points, lost by just six, 31-25.
Breck’s Kobe Poole scored nine of his game-high 17 points in the first quarter as the Tigers flew out to a 17-2 lead heading into the second period.
The Cougars came to life in the second quarter, outscoring the Tigers 14-10. Tyler Williams beat the halftime buzzer with a three-pointer that cut the Breck lead to 11 points, 27-16 at the break.
A Logan Majors three-pointer at the 1:10 mark of the third quarter cut the Cougar deficit to 10 points, 33-23, but that would be as close as the Cougars would be the rest of the way. Majors hit another three at the 4:05 mark of the fourth quarter to again cut it to 10 points 37-27, but the Tigers answered with eight in a row to run away with things.
Breck’s Mike Moorman also reached double figures for the Tigers with 14 points.
Majors led the Cougars with eight points, while Josh Embry had six. Williams and Isaac Jarboe had five each, Spencer Sharp had three and Logan Nichols closed out the scoring with two points.
In a low-scoring, close game, the Cougars stayed with the Tigers throughout and had a chance to catch them in the fourth quarter but just could not get the shots to fall.
Grayson County trailed by four, 7-3 after the first period, but cut their deficit to just two, 15-13 at the half.
A rebound basket by Jack Davis at the 4:48 mark of the third quarter tied the game 15-15, but the Cougars would never be closer to a lead. Breck reeled off a 9-1 run to grab an eight-point advantage, 24-16 with 1:11 left in the period before Ethan Carter scored with 55 seconds left to cut it back to six, 24-18 heading into the fourth quarter.
When Carter scored off an inbounds pass from Rylee Shoemaker with 3:53 left to play, the Cougars trailed by just three points, 26-23. Over the next two minutes, the Cougars missed five shots that could have erased the deficit and given them a lead, but nothing would go in the net.
The Tigers broke the scoring drought with 1:50 left to play when Kaevon Mitchell scored on a lay-in to make it 28-23. The Cougars pulled to with three one more time before the Tigers scored the last three points of the game to win by six.
Carter led the Cougars with eight points and added four rebounds. Davis scored six points and pulled down seven rebounds. Shoemaker scored five points and led the team on the glass with eight rebounds.
Jackson Parker scored three points, Bryson Lowe had two, and Jordan Stalling scored one and added four rebounds.
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