Lyon County’s Jack Reddick battles for a rebound against Caldwell County.

After trailing the first 27 minutes of the game, the Lyons used a combined effort from Jack Reddick and Travis Perry to take the lead about 3 minutes into the final stanza. The Lyons never looked back, claiming the border battle two years in a row, 83-77 in the West Kentucky Hoops Classic last Tuesday.

The Whittington boys paired with Jabrion Spikes had the Lyons down from the start with a 16-8 lead nearing the end of the first quarter. Jack Reddick nailed a 15-foot jumper to trim that back 16-10.

Bumphus was 3-for-3, allowing Caldwell to make good use of some vital possessions. Collin Whittington also racked up three 3s for the night. Caldwell led 35-27 going into half time.

Caldwell had its largest lead of the night midway through the third quarter. Bumphus’ battle on the block for a bucket put the Tigers up 45-33. Perry and Reddick along with a little help from Jackson Shoulders cut the lead 55-49 by the end of the third quarter.

Three stolen possessions in a row from Perry and Reddick gave the Lyons an open run for the basket adding up to a 70-64 lead for the Lyons. Bumphus dropped a 3 with just 43 seconds on the clock to make it 80-77 but with Caldwell needing to foul to stop the clock, Perry hit 3-for-6 from the line giving the Lyons the 83-77 win.

Perry was named the Lyon County player of the game. Perry totaled 35 points, 8 assists, 8 rebounds and 3 steals for the night. Perry was 12 of 22 from the field, including 3 of 8 from 3-point land. He was 8 of 10 at the free throw line. Reddick had a big night as well posting 21 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Bumphus was named Player of the game for Caldwell County with 24 points. Caldwell was led by Spikes with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists. The teams will meet again on Feb. 5 at Lyon County for the second installment of this year’s border battle.