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Taylor County broke away from a 21-21 deadlock with 14 consecutive baskets en route to a 43-30 home district triumph over Adair County on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals led 13-6 early in the second quarter after a pair of Tyler Moss three-pointers, but Adair County used a 12-4 run to lead 18-17 just before Matt McDonald’s free-throw jumper at the half-time buzzer put TCHS back up 19-18.
Tevin Webster’s lay-up put the Cardinals back up 21-20 and after a free throw by Jon Hansel knotted the score, Taylor County reeled off 14 straight points to lead 35-21 at the third-quarter stop.
Back-to-back three-point plays by Lloyd Stotts and Chase Seaborne were key plays in the spurt.
Kyle Young’s three-point play started the final frame for Adair County, but the Indians could muster only eight field goals on the night.
Stotts added four points in the game’s final two minutes and Moss hit a pair of free throws for the final margin.
Stotts led Taylor County with 15 points while Webster added 11 and Moss 10.
Kyle Sandusky had 11 for Adair County with Young and Tristan Reece scoring eight apiece.
The Cardinals (11-9) host Barren County on Saturday in a junior varsity/varsity doubleheader before hosting Caverna and Marion County in boy/girl doubleheaders next Tuesday and Friday.
Coach Troy Young’s club controls its own district tournament destiny.
With a win over Marion County on Feb. 5, the Cardinals will be the No. 2 seed in the 20th District Tournament next month at Campbellsville. The Eagles will be the No. 1 seed.