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,! Roger Shepler ignores heavy traffic with layup. rojans Handed 15th s By Leitchfield stayed with a red hot !en team for one quarter night before the Muhlenberg team decided to blow the wide open. Trojans were trailing by only after the initial frame but down by 13 and the half. hitting a torrid 66 per cent went on a rampage in the burned the nets with 70 ;- Fordsville hit for only 31 to the final score read 113-61. winners put five players in double figures with Roger Nelson leading the way with 31. Danny Creager added 28, Cartwright had 18, Hobgood with 16 and Walker with 11. Mike Masterson, a sophomore, led Fordsville with 15. Leitchfield, playing without its top scorer Billy Barnes, was forced into overtime last Saturday night before downing the Trojans 50-48. The score was knotted at 11-11 after the first quarter and Leitchfield went into the dressing room at the half with only a six-point lead. Leitchfield stretched its advantage to nine points in the third quarter but Fordsville roared back in the final frame with 17 while Leitchfield was scoring only 8. The score at the end of regulation play was 44-44. Keith Clemons hit a jump shot with just three seconds left to give Leit- chfield the victory. Clemons led the winners in scoring with 18 points. Greer was high for Fordsville with 19. The defeat dropped the Trojans' season record to five wins against 14 defeats. i!iiiiiii  .... !i!ii!i!il  "::: !i!  !/ii!)i I i ii/:!:!ii! !i  i i !i iiiii!i i :: I( !   i!i!i ...... i i  i! i  i  iii! i ii i ii  i Dallas Stewart looks around for a little help. HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, JANUARY 27, 1972 3 Losing String In Tact; Calhoun Downs Eagles A large crowd streamed into the Ohio County gymnasium Tuesday night in hopes of seeing the Eagles bring an end to their nine-game losing streak. The large crowd went home dissappointed. Coach Kenny Baughn's squad stayed with a good Calhoun team for three quarters but the Bulldogs pulled away in the final period and won 81-62. The defeat marked the 10th straight for the Eagles. Ohio County enjoyed a slim two- point lead after the first quarter but was down by five, 39-34 at the in- termission. The Eagles outscored Calhoun by one point in the third stanza and cut the lead down to four going into the final frame. It was in that quarter that the Eagles were forced to go after the ball and the strategy resulted in several easy baskets for the winners. Calhoun scored 27 points in the final period and the Eagles came up with only 12. Coach Baughn went into the game fearing three of the Bulldog starters and his fears were not unfounded. The combination of Abney, Johnson and Mann scored 68 of Calhoun's 81 points. Abney led all scorers with 26 while Johnson added 24 and Mann chipped in with 18. Steve Patton, the only bright spot in the Eagles' attack, scored 20 points. This was the high point production of the season for the hustling junior. The only other Eagle in double figures was Roger Shepler with 11. Shepler averaged 20 points a game in his three previous starts. Other regulars coming up short in the point output department were Danny Russell and Danny Sandefur. Russell registered only six against Calhoun and Sandefur had a season low of four. "I feel Calhoun is second only to Owensboro in their district," Baughn said after the game. "We knew their front line would kill us even though our kids did a good job for three quarters," he said. The Eagles go against another tough opponent Saturday night in Louisville Fairdale. "Fairdale probably is the top school outside the city of Louisville in Jefferson County," Baughn said. The hands have it. Shepler looks for a clearing. Steve Patton goes up for two of his 20 points.