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f TIMES-NEWS, HARTFORD AND BEAVER DAM, KENTUCKY, MARCH 3, 2005, PAGE 4-B BY NEIL GRANT .: Times-News sports writer i il sprtsdesk@ctimesnews'cm i: The Ohio County Eagles :faced two of the top four .teams in the Third Region ]ast week in the final week of regular-season play, losing to visiting Muhlenberg North ::67-65 in overtime and at }:Breckinridge County by a fi- :hal of 52-50. The losses give Coach Kyle Estes' Eagles a good 21-7 worksheet to carry into this week's 12th District :Tournament at McLean :!::County High School. :: The Eagles were slated to :face host McLean County in ::Monday night's first round. Tuesday's loss to the :North Stars, on Ohio County's Senior Night, :couldn't have been much !:closer from start to finish. ::The teams were tied 17-17 :!after one quarter, with Eagle " unior guard Shaun Maiden's buzzer-beating three-point shot tying the score. At half- :time, the teams were tied at ::32-32, before North inched :ahead 47-46 after three quar- "ters. Ohio County came back ::in the final seconds to tie the :game at 56-56 as regulation !:time expired, forcing a four- :minute overtime period: : North took a 66-62 lead in ;:overtime before OCHS junior !guard Josh Vaught converted ::a traditional three-point play ::with :10.3 to play to cut the margin to 66-65. North's Derek Adams then hit one of two free throw tries, putting the Stars up by two, but giv- ing Ohio County a chance to : tie or win. Another Vaught @ driving shot was off and a Josh Clemons second-chance missed as well at the final buzzer. Adams topped all scorers with 19 points while Daniel Mercer added 16 and Kevin Johnson had 12. North's long-range shooting was the difference in the game, as the Stars hit on 11 of 15 from behind the three-point arc in improving to 20-6 on the year. Clemons led Ohio County with 16 points while senior guard Matt Karn added 14 and junior guard Jordan James 11 before foul- ing out in the fourth period. MN 17 15 15 9 11-23 10/18 14 OC 17 15 14 10 9-24 12/18 19 Muhlenberg North(67)- Adams 19, Mercer 16, Johnson 12, Evitts 9, Campbell 7, Grace 3, Jarvis l(3-pt.FGs, Adams 3, Evitts 3, Mercer 3, Campbell 2). Ohio County(65)--Clemons 16, Karn 14, James 11, Reisz 9, Maiden 6, Vaught 6, Shrewsbury 3(3-pt.FGs, Maiden 2, Karn, Shrewsbury, Vaught). **Game statistics: Re- bounds-OC 30(Clemons 9, Karn 6, Clint Reisz 5), MN 18(Johnson 4); Blocks-OC 2(Reisz 2); Assists-MN 14(Mercer 5), OC 12(Vaught 6); Steals-OC 7(Karn 3), MN 6; Tttrnovers-OC 18, MN 17; Fouled out-Ohio(James). Friday night at Harned, Ohio County led Breckinridge County most of the way, but were outscored 14-6 in the final period to fall by a two-point margin. Friday's win pushed the Ti- County time-out, another ge s to 19-5 on the season:-- , in-close try missed, but the Ohio County led 11-7 af- E.agles again retained pos- ter one quarter in the game, session with only :00.4 on a quarter that saw five lead changes. The Eagles pushed out to the longest lead of the night, by either team, late in the second period, at 26-17. But aP er a Tiger time-out, junior Jon-Michael Fletcher scored the final six points of the half, cut- ting Ohio County's lead to 26-23. Breckinridge County fi- nally took the lead on an Adam Board three-point shot at 5:15 of the third pe- riod, with the Tigers going on to lead 35-30. But Ohio County came right back, ty- ing the score at 35-35 on a Josh Vaught three-pointer. From that point, the Eagles outscored the Tigers 9-3 to hold a 44-38 edge entering the last quarter. Ohio County maintained its narrow lead until the Ti- gers tied the game at 48 on another Board basket. The teams were also tied at 49- 49, before Vaught hit a free throw to give the Eagles a 50-49 advantage. A David Borum hoop gave Breckinridge County the lead for good at 51-50 with Trace Lents adding a free throw to make it 52-50 with :24.6 to go. Then came a wild finish, started by Ohio County se- nior Matt Karn's driving layup attempt that failed, but Breckinridge County knocked the ball out of bounds with :05.8 on the clock. After an Ohio the game clock. After a fi- nal time-out, Ohio County tried to lob the ball high to 6-11 senior Clint Reisz. Reisz, however, was knocked to the floor on the play but no call was made by any of the three game of- ficials as the final buzzer sounded. Fletcher led all scorers in the game with 19 points and was the only Tiger to hit double digits offen- sively. Junior forward Josh Clemons and junior guard Jordan James had 15 apiece for Ohio County with Vaught adding 10 more. OC 11 15 18 6-19 8/t3 18 BC 7 16 15 14-16 19/25 14 Breckinridge C ounty(52)- Fletcher 19, Board 9, Lents 8, Lyons 7, Kennedy 5, Borum 2, Heavrin 2(3-pt.FG, Board). C 15, James 15, Reisz 7, Maiden Vaught 3, Maiden). **Game bounds-OC 25q James 5), BC Blocks-OC 3( Clemons), BC Lyons); 12(James 5, 7(Board 2); 9(Vaught 3), BC Turnovers-OC 14, BY NEIL GRANT ~'imes-News sports writer sportsdeskCak) Final results for junior 7varsity basketball teams at Ohio County High School from the last week of the 2004-'05 season included: OCHS JV 34, Grayson County 31-played 2/17/05 at Hartford. GC 3 12 5 11-11 5/9 14 OC(9-9) 10 6 8 10-11 9/17 15 Ohio County(34)-Adam Daugherty 12, Alex Embry 10, Shaffer 5, Melton 3, Bevil 2, Garner 2(3-pt.FGs, Embry 2, Daugherty). Grayson County(31)-Sean Embry 13, Skaggs 8, Smith 8, Skaggs 2, Embry, Smith). JV Cotmiy, nior Josh Clemons shoots the ball in the lane as Muhlenberg OCHS JV Girls 40, Owensboro Catholic JV Girls 26-played 2/14/05 at Hart- ford. Ohio County(40)- CourtneyAlbin 13, Barnwell 5, Hamilton 5, Hunt 3, Whitely 3, Jes.Whittaker 3, Embry 2, Johnston 2, Keown 2, Robinson 2(3-pt.FGs, Barnweli, Hamilton, Whitely, Whittaker). Owensboro Catholic(26)- individual scoring unavail- able. **Ohio County game sta- tistics: Rebounds- 20(Mariah Rqbinson 5, Keshia Hunt 4, Jensen Keown 4); Blocks-l(Keown); Assists-7(Hunt 4); Steals- Girls final record-ll-5. Derek Adams defends. Muhlenberg North JV 39, OCHS JV 31-played 2/22/05 at Hartford. MN 11 3 16 9-12 12/17 9 O(:(9-10) 7 11 4 9-13' 3/613 North(39)-Aaron Morris 14, Justin Harrison 12, Groves 4, Wells 4, Kirkpatrick 3, Forsythe 2, Cain l(3-pt.FGs, Morris 3). Ohio County(31)-Adam Daugherty 7, Alex Embry 7, Garner 4, Moore 4, Melton 3, Bevil 2, Shaffer 2, Westerfield 2(3-pt.FGs, Daugherty, Embry). % *# % S % s Brought to you by: Commonwealth Community Bank Bluegrass Regional Health Care .* Moore Ford Farm Bureau Shelter Insurance J. R. Williams Bank of Ohio County Dr. Dwight Wilson DMD Bluegrass Family Dr. John Shrewsberry, Dr. Mallory Sanderfur Roberts Lil' Stevie's Pizza Dustin Bratcher/photo : Senior Matt Karn puts up a three-pointer during the first half of the Eagles overtime loss : to the Muhlenl rg North Stars. This was the final home game for the Eagles this season. Thanks also to Rice Drugs and Rowe Used Cars for your support.