Spencer County’s Jacob Coke drives on a KCD defender during last Tuesday’s season-opening win at home. Coke led the Bears with 20 points as they came from behind to win a thriller, 64-63.
Bears claw out close wins


Spencer County senior guard Daniel Wheeler’s old-fashioned three point play with nine seconds remaining gave the Bears their first lead of the night, and it held up as they eeked out a 64-63 win over Kentucky Country Day in their season opener Tuesday night at home.

It was the beginning of a week that saw the Bears win two out of three, with the two wins being by a combined three points. That signals a reversal of fortunes for the Bears, who last year were frustrated by a series of close losses.