ST. JOE 8 19 6 20 — 53
BOYD CO. 9 14 14 10 — 47
Huntington St. Joe (53) — Mychal Johnson 36, Ra. Lee 10, Petitte 7, Re. Lee, Mychelle Johnson, Gale, Anderson. FT: 18-21. 3-PT FG: 3 (Mychal Johnson 3). PF: 15. Technical Foul: Bench.
Boyd County (47) — Stewart 6, Wheeler 18, Fraley 13, Hu. Reeves 2, Coburn 4, Kenser 4, Hou. Reeves, Lunsford, Goins. FT: 7-12. 3-PT FG: 4 (Fraley 4). PF: 15.
Boyd County 81
Shelby Valley 70
Boyd County coach Randy Anderson has not had good luck against Shelby Valley.
Friday night, the Lions finally found a way past the Wildcats in the second game of the Roundball Classic.
“They’re a school with a state championship banner hanging in their gym,” Anderson said. “I haven’t had a good history with them because when I was at Lawrence County they beat us in the region finals.
“For us to be down ... and to get ourselves back in the game in the fourth quarter and take over the game, it was a big win for us.”
Boyd County (3-2) found itself down by as much as nine in the first three quarters of the game.
The Lions came back with a 27-point fourth quarter, and a huge game from senior Todd Stacy, who had 18 points in the game, 12 coming in the fourth quarter.
“I just kept telling him to quit pressing,” Anderson said. “Don’t try to do too much and just be Todd. And tonight he was 4 of 5 from the arc. He relaxed and let the game come to him tonight.”
Anderson credits Boyd County’s picking up its aggression in the fourth quarter, especially senior guard Austin Hunt.
Hunt finished with a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds. He also had five assists by aggressively driving the ball to the basket.
“As the game went on our transition got better,” Anderson said. “Austin did get to the rim and if he didn’t, it gave us great space. Stacy hits those corner threes and there is no one there because of that.”
The Lions shot well from the charity stripe as well, finishing 28 of 36.
Brandon Lowe finished with 18 points for Boyd County (3-2), while Jesse Wallace added 10.
Shelby Valley (4-1) took an early lead as it played an inside-out game, looking toward Andrew Newsome, who led the Wildcats with 20 points on 71-percent shooting.
The Wildcats also had five 3-pointers.
Anderson said Shelby Valley’s inside game was what worried him. Boyd County outrebounded the Wildcats, 34-26.
Both teams will play today in the second day of the Roundball Classic.
Shelby Valley will play East Carter in the opening contest at noon, while Boyd County hosts Mason County in final game of the event.
SHELBY VALLEY 17 24 13 16 — 70
BOYD CO. 15 23 15 27 — 81
Shelby Valley (70) — Hamilton 16, Swindall 18, Richardson 14, Newsome 20, Huffman 2, Lucas, Rowe, Wright. FT: 5-10. 3-PT FG: 5 (Hamilton 2, Swindall 2, Richardson). PF: 24.
Boyd County (81) — Hunt 21, Wallace 10, Stacey 18, Taylor 4, Lowe 18, Anderson 4, Burgess 6, Griffith. FT: 28-36. 3-PT FG: 7 (Stacey 4, Burgess 2, Hunt). PF: 15.