Edmonson Falls 33-30 on Last Second Shot
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Losing to a district rival on the road is tough, doing that on a last-second shot is tougher, and that was the case in Grayson County as a three-pointer at the buzzer by the Cougars broke a 30-30 tie to give Grayson the win in the final regular season district match of the year.
Edmonson County started the game cold but an 8-0 run put them on top at the end of the first quarter 8-6. Both teams battled back-and-forth but Grayson County hit a three-pointer at the end of the second quarter to tie the score at 17 at halftime.
Edmonson County clung to a 24-23 lead going into the fourth quarter and the game came down to the wire as Grayson County set up their next possession after the Wildcats tied the score at 30 on Chaz Wilson's layup with one minute to go. The Cougars spread the floor and wound the clock down to 17.8 seconds when they called a timeout to set up their final play. Grayson sophomore Jaxson Higdon hit a three-pointer at the buzzer for the win.
Edmonson County was led by Dalton Decker's 11 points. Wilson added 9 points and 9 rebounds. Spainhoward added 7 points, Mason Pierce scored 2, and Trent Taylor had 1.
Wildcat starter Eli Booker was out with the flu.
The Wildcats are now 10-12 on the season with Edmonson currently tied with Butler County for the best District 12 record (3-3); however, Trinity (2-3) is scheduled to play at Grayson County (3-2) next week. A Trinity win would create a four-way tie in the district standings, which would require a draw for district 12 tournament seeding. A Grayson win next week would change the seeding entirely and would put Grayson at no. 1 (4-2), Edmonson and Butler would be tied for 2nd (3-3), and Trinity would take the fourth seed with a record of 2-4.
Best case scenario for Edmonson: Trinity wins against Grayson next week and EC gets the luck of the draw and grabs a one seed. Worst case scenario for EC: Grayson defeats Trinity next week and Edmonson will play Butler (2 and 3 seeds are basically equal). Bottom line: all four teams have similar records and have played equally as good and bad against each other all season long, and the entire district 12 tournament is a toss-up.
Edmonson County is set to take on Caverna at home in a G/B match on Monday night. Audio and video will be brought to you only on the Edmonson Voice.