The Grayson County Boys basketball team poses with the 12th district trophy after winning it 63-58 over Edmonson County last Friday.

The Grayson County Boys basketball team poses with the 12th district trophy after winning it 63-58 over Edmonson County last Friday.

The Grayson County High School Boys Basketball season came to an end this week, but they made sure to win some silverware before going home.

The Cougars lost this past Monday 58-36 to Owensboro Catholic at the Owensboro Sportscenter to get eliminated from the 3rd Region tournament in the first round, but, before that, they found some Magic in the district tournament to get there.

Last Friday on the road to rivals Edmonson County, the Cougars came up with a 63-58 overtime win to get their second 12th district championship in a row. Last year Grayson took home the title in an impressive tournament run, despite having a losing 13-17 record, beating the Wildcats 49 -30.

This time around they proved it wasn't luck, defending their throne and finishing with a winning 17-15 for the year.

The Cougars had to work to win the district this time, completing a 17-point second half comeback to stun the home crowd and complete the back-to-back in overtime.

Q'Daryius McHenry led Grayson's scoring effort for most of the night, finishing with 25 points. Down the stretch, it was Spencer Sharp who came through; after shooting cold for most of the night, he came to life at the charity line and finished with 23.

Edmonson's offense went stagnant and only managed 10 points in the fourth quarter. That combined with contents fouls gave Grayson their lifeline. Sharp went nine of 10 in free throws to hurt the Wildcats every time they did.

Grayson finished the fourth quarter outscoring Edmonson 27-10 to tie the game and take the energy out of all the home fans. That carried over to overtime where Grayson outscored Edmonson 11-6 to the win.

Senior Nolan Shartzer scored nine points in his last district game, and Jaxon Higdon had two big three-pointers in the second half comeback.

In all, it was an impressive response by the Cougars, who had their back against the wall but held the Wildcats to just 16 points after allowing 42.

The big comeback didn't carry over to the regional tournament, where Grayson had a poor offensive showing, mustering up 34 points. Shartzer was the leading scorer with 13, and Sharp had 10 in the last game of the season.

Yet, despite the disappointing end, Grayson has had a great year, and it culminated with the comeback in the district final.