Jan. 15, 2014 —
Layne opened the third period with a layup to draw the Comets within five, but the Lions went on a 15-4 run over the next four minutes and pulled away for good.
The visitors’ out-scored the Comets 16-6 in the fourth quarter as Boyd County’s lead grew as high as 23 points with 37 seconds to play.
Statistically the two teams were fairly even, with the largest difference coming in turnovers (17 for West Carter and 11 for Boyd County). The Lions won the rebounding battle 29-27 and sank nine 3-pointers. They also made 11-of-15 free throws compared to 11-of-22 for the Comets.
Layne finished the night with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting. He also connected on 5-of-6 3-pointers and added five rebounds. Spurlock contributed nine points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals. Ben Jordan chipped in eight points and five rebounds. Hayden Roe led the team with nine boards, while also scoring four points.
Tristian Burgess nailed five 3-pointers to lead Boyd County with 19 points. Bobby Anderson notched 13 points, with Grayson Griffith at 12, Jonah Black at 11 and Connor Gauze at 10. Clayton Meade topped Boyd County with seven rebounds and four assists, while Black paced the squad with four of the Lions’ 11 steals.
West Carter goes on the road this week, facing Mason County on Tuesday and Menifee County on Thursday. The Comets will host the All “A” Tournament from Saturday through next Thursday and, by virtue of being the home team, will earn a first-round bye and open the event in the semifinals against the winner of Raceland-Menifee County on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.