Cards prevail 59-54 at Green

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TCHS boys need two OTs to notch second triumph.

By Bobby Brockman

Taylor County seemed to be cruising along nicely after an 11-0 run put the Cardinals up 39-25 with 5:26 to play.
But, the Dragons finished the fourth quarter with an 18-4 spurt to tie the game before TCHS prevailed 59-54 in double overtime on Friday night in Greensburg.
The Cardinals (2-5) led 28-25 late in the third quarter before Tevin Webster tallied on a dunk to end the period and the Cardinals scored the first nine points of the final quarter of regulation on a Webster three-point play, Lucas Bradshaw’s putback and another hoop and two more free throws from Webster.
However, Green County, searching for its first seasonal triumph in six outings, knotted the score at 43-43 on three free throws with 12.6 seconds left and had a desperation three-point attempt after a Cody Houchens’ steal and heave right before the horn.
Durrett had eight points during the Green County rally while Grayson Bills and Houchens nailed threes and Houchens also had a steal and lay-up.
In the first overtime, Green County led by four on free throws by Durrett and Skyler Shively, but Taylor County tied the game on Webster’s shot on the block at 1:07 and one free throw at 26.8. Webster’s missed charity toss came after he connected on his first 10.
Webster gave the Cardinals the lead for good in the second extra four-minute period before fouling out with 2:50 left.
Bradshaw picked up the slack and hit a free throw at 2:30 and a lay-up on a pass from Trae Wells at 1:36 before Zack Manning, Wells and Matthew Chewning hit single free throws to ice the Cardinals’ second road win.
Taylor County will play in the three-day Hardees/Warren East Holiday Classic beginning on Monday, Dec. 20.