CHS comes back from double-digit deficit, loses 75-70

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By Bobby Brockman

Campbellsville High School's Eagles overcame several double-digit deficits but could never take a late lead and fell at home to Green County 75-70 on Tuesday night.

The Eagles (2-4) trailed 40-26 at the half and were behind 61-49 going to the final period.

However, coach Tim Davis' squad used a 17-5 run to start the final frame and knotted the score at 66-66 on Antwan Coulter's three-point hoop with 2:37 remaining.

Coulter also had another trey and a lay-up during the run while Bryton Taylor had two free throws an d two steals (one for a lay-up and one to feed Coulter) during the stretch.

However, Green County regained the lead for good on Clint Henderson's left-handed lay-up with 1:04 left and Henderson hit a charity toss at 38.9 and Seth Jones a pair at 10.1 to seal the win for coach Toby Curry's 5-1 Dragons. Green County's lone loss came vs. undefeated Adair County, a game they were tied in going to the fourth quarter.

Taylor led the Eagles with 26 points while Thomas Downs had 20 points and eight rebounds, Coulter 16 points and Johnathan Olaniyan eight points and six caroms.

Henderson paced the Dragons with 25 points, and like Coulter had four three-pointers, while Jones and Stanton Shively added 10 points apiece.

Campbellsville plays in the Twin Lakes Classic tonight through Saturday at Clinton County.

The Eagles will host the Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29 in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.