Lyon County nipped the Hopkins County Central Storm 109-75 in the quarterfinal round of the Second Region tournament on Wednesday night, March 1 in Madisonville.
Travis Perry, Jack Reddick and Brady Shoulders all posted double digits in the opening quarter as Lyon erupted with 35 points in the first eight minutes. Reddick capped off a 9-0 run with a fouled lay up at the buzzer to give Lyon the 35-19 lead.
Reddick poured in eight more in the second frame as Perry shot 4-for-4 from the charity stripe to extend the Lyons’ lead 50-32 at the break.
Despite long-range precision from Drake Skeen and Trevahn Jones, Hopkins County Central watched the Lyon’s margin grow to 76-55 by the end of the third quarter.
Lyon’s early lead allowed the second string to take over in the fourth quarter. They got 15 points from the bench with back-to-back baskets from Isaac DeFew breaking the 100-point threshold. Freshman Isaac Earl put the finishing touches on the 109-75 score with a last second three for the Storm to give Hopkins Central a total of 12 points from their bench in the final four minutes.
Perry led all scorers with 32 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. He moved to just 94 points behind “King” Kelly Coleman in pursuit of the state’s all-time scoring record of 4,337 points. Perry shot 10-for-19 from the field and a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line.
Reddick finished the night 12-for-17 to pick up 29 points. The Lyon guard also posted seven assists to go with five rebounds.
Shoulders had a big night for the Lyons. The 6’ 5” junior got eight of his 23 points from four dunks, to go with his 15 rebounds to post a double-double. He also stacked up five assists and four steals in the win.
For the Storm, Skeen was 7-for-13 from beyond the arc to finish with 26 points. Jones was also in double figures with 15 points. Namari Hall added 11 points.
The win advanced the Lyons to the semi-final round.
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