Bears a little rusty after 10-day break, fall to Oldham County

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By John Shindlebower


The Spencer County Bears played their first game in ten days Friday night and showed a little rust as they dropped a 67-55 decision at Oldham County.
“We played well at times, but we were very sloppy,” said Bears Head Coach Jason Burns. “Turnovers hurt us and our defense wasn’t as good as it has been. We made a lot of mistakes and had bad breakdowns that gave them easy baskets early on.”
The Bears fell behind 20-12 after one quarter and were down 37-25 at the half. They were able to cut six points off that lead in the third quarter but got no closer in the final period as they fell to 6-11 on the season.
Cameron Fitts led the way with 15 points with Kynan Smith adding 13. Justin Miller scored 10. Estevan Cordoba, Jamal Downs and Blake Lambdin each had five points and Jamie Newman added 2.
Despite the loss, Burns said his Bears have completed a tough phase of their schedule and even in losses, proved they could compete. He said he’s not big on moral victories, but said that’s exactly what some of the close losses have been for his young squad.
“Our kids know we’re close but we have to finish it off and win. I think we’re getting healthy and coming together at the right time. We have definitely come a long way from the beginning of the season.”
Burns is confident his team will continue to play hard and keep heading in the right direction.
The boys were to be back in action Tuesday when they host district rival Anderson County and Bullitt Central this Friday. They will also host Christian Academy of Louisville on Saturday at 7:30.