Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - Updated: 11:16 AM
Despite two ties in the second quarter and one in the third, Lyon County couldn't pull ahead of visiting Webster County Monday night. The Lyons fell 50-41, but held the Trojans to 50 points, tied for their lowest scoring game of the season.
Lyon gained an early lead at the 1:23 minute mark when leading scorer Peyton Martin hit a trey for the 3-2 lead. Chatman Ellis had opened the scoring a minute into the contest with a layup. Ellis would hit another less than 25 seconds after Martin's basket to regain the lead.
Lyon would trail the remainder of the game until 34 seconds into the third quarter when Josh Mincey took the lead for Lyon 20-19 after going 2-for-2 from the stripe.
Mincey — who came out briefly in the second half with an ankle injury — had a solid night for Lyon, scoring nine points and helping hold the Second Region's second highest scoring offense to one of its lowest scoring games. Only Bullitt Central from Region Six had been able to hold the Trojans to 50 points this year, as the Cougars fell to Webster 50-44 last week.
On Monday, Mincey put in the final points of the first quarter off a pass by Nick Gilbert with 1:10 remaining. Lyon trailed 11-7 at the end of the quarter.
Max Wadlington scored 15 seconds into the second quarter to pull Lyon within two. Peyton Martin — Lyon's leading scorer with 10 points on the night — hit 2-of-2 from the line within the first minute for the first tie of the game, 11-all.
Trojan Daylan Lewis broke the tie with a bucket and a bonus as he was fouled by Gilbert. Lewis and Cameron Brown hit baskets for the visitors to extend the lead 18-11 before Bryar Riley drilled a 3-pointer with 2:38 remaining. Back-to-back layups by Mincey over the following minute tied the game again at 18.
Lewis hit one from the line to give Webster the lead 19-18 heading into halftime.
Fouled, Mincey shot 2-of-2 from the line to give Lyon the lead 35 seconds into the third quarter. It would be the last time Lyon was in control. A bucket and bonus by Gabe Board with 2:26 remaining tied the game at 26, but foul trouble saw the lead slip out of reach. Hunter Camplin went to the charity stripe with 1:35 remaining, shooting 2-of-2 free throws for a 28-26 lead. Lewis followed up with a basket 13 seconds later.
Riley scored the final points of the quarter with a 3-pointer from the corner as Lyon trailed 32-29.
Jack Rooyakkers went 2-of-2 from the line 13 seconds into the final frame as Lyon trailed 32-31. From there, nearly every Webster possession ended in a trip to the charity stripe. The Trojans shot 12-of-17 attempts over the final 7:35 minutes to stretch the lead out 50-41.
After starting the season 6-0, the Lyons have gone 1-4 over their last five games, including losses to McCracken County (61-49) and Madisonville-North Hopkins (62-47). Lyon will host district foe Crittenden County Friday in a boy-girl double header.