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The Spencer County Bears completed their regular season last week with four games in five days and finished with an impressive 21-6 record heading into the 30th District
Tournament that began Monday night here in Taylorsville.
The Bears will be the favorite to claim the crown as they finished with a 4-0 record against district foes and an 8-1 mark against teams in the 8th region. The lone lost came Thursday night when the Bears lost a second half lead and fell to the Dragons of South Oldham, 57-48.
Spencer County jumped out to an early lead thanks to some good outside shooting from junior Ros Goodwin, who sank three-pointers in the first quarter to stake the Bears to an 18-11 lead after the first frame.
South Oldham cut into that lead however in the second quarter with five straight points, but the Bears went inside with Chris Dunbar and Logan Dunbar scoring near the basket to build the lead back to nine at 27-18. However, as has been the case many times this season, the Bears let their opponents hang around and South Oldham had cut that lead back to 29-26 by the half.
In the second half, the Bears used an 11-3 run to jump out to a 40-29 advantage with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter. However, the fatigue from playing three straight nights seemed to catch up with the Bears as they watched that lead disappear in the closing minutes of the quarter. South Oldham hit three treys in the next three minutes and ended the quarter trailing 43-40.
Tired legs led to the Bears being unable to rebound in the end, and free-throw shooting was a dismal 9-20 for the game for the Bears and South Oldham took advantage of the momentum they gained in the third quarter.
The fourth quarter was a nightmare for the Bears, who managed only five points in the final frame as South Oldham took the lead midway through the quarter and then built on it from the free-throw line and easy buckets at the end to send the Bears to a disappointing end to an otherwise wonderful regular season.
It also put a sour note on Senior night, when the high school honored several senior members of the band, cheerleading squad, and Logan Dunbar, Trey Wyatt and Konner Barlow of the basketball team.
For the game, Logan Dunbar and Wyatt led the way with 13 points each while Goodwin added 12. Chris Dunbar added six points and Brandon Miller added four.
Earlier in the week, the Bears edged out Bethlehem at home, 49-47, and won on the road in overtime with a 65-64 win over Henry County.
In the Bethlehem game, Logan Dunbar led the way with 16 points, followed with Wyatt’s 12. Chris Dunbar added 10 points, Goodwin had seven and Miller scored four.
At Henry County, Chris Dunbar led the way with 18 points while Logan Dunbar and Wyatt each tallied 15. Miller had 10 points and Goodwin scored seven.
Three Bears win district honors
Logan Dunbar was named Player of the Year in the 30th District last week, and he was joined by teammate and fellow senior Trey Wyatt on the All-District team.
Bears’ Coach Jacob Barmore was also honored as 30th District Coach of the Year.