Eagles knock off previously-unbeaten LaRue

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CHS claims 64-63 road triumph.

By Bobby Brockman

And then there was one.


LaRue County and Louisville Eastern were the state's lone undefeated boys' basketball teams entering Tuesday games. Eastern bested Ballard, but the Hawks fell 64-63 at home to Campbellsville.

The Eagles (8-4) built double-digit leads and still held a 59-47 advantage after Bryton Taylor's steal and lay-up at 6:59 of the fourth quarter.

However, LaRue County (13-1) charged back for the third time during the game and used a 14-4 run to trail by only two (63-61) with 1:44 left.

However, both teams were anemic at the line (Campbellsville was 7-17 and LaRue County 9-22) and the Eagles held on for the triumph.

Taylor paced Campbellsville with 23 points while Michael McCubbin had a double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds), Matthew Davis 11 points and Thomas Downs eight points and six rebounds. Jordan Percell also grabbed six boards and Davis had four assists.

Tyler Hornback led the Hawks with 14 points while freshman Jordan Brewer had 12.

Former University of Louisville Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum was in the stands. Brewer's father, James, played for Crum and is now an assistant on head coach Paul Childress' LaRue County staff.

CHS plays at Taylor County tomorrow.