The Lyon County Lyons were unable to overcome the hot shooting of the North Oldham Mustangs, falling 107-73 for a fourth-place finish in the King of the Bluegrass tournament Tuesday night, Dec. 20 at Fairdale High School.

Travis Perry led the way for the Lyons with 28 points and three steals, but it was not enough to keep pace with the Mustangs’ potent offense. Dallas Roberts and Luke Anderson led North Oldham with 22 points each, and the Mustangs finished the game with a total field goal percentage of 56.5% in the first half and 61.8% in the second half.

The Lyons struggled to find their rhythm offensively, shooting a total field goal percentage of 35.7% in the first half and 36.8% in the second half. They also struggled from beyond the arc, finishing 0-for-7 from three-point range in the first half and 5-for-21 overall.

In contrast, the Mustangs were red-hot from three-point range, turning a 23-13 lead in the first quarter to a 46-29 lead by halftime. North Oldham finished the game 15-for-28 from beyond the arc. Their superior shooting and ball movement proved to be too much for the Lyons to handle.

North Oldham poured in 31 points in the third quarter as they ran the lead out to 77-56. The Mustangs would then continue to pull away over the final frame, adding 30 more in the fourth quarter to reach the final 34-point margin.

Despite the defeat, the Lyons can take pride in their performance over the course of the tournament. They competed against some of the best teams in the state.

Only two other players hit double digits in scoring, Jack Reddick finished with 17, while Bray Kirk added 11.

Lyon slipped to 9-3 for the season, but all three losses have been to highly ranked state teams in preparation for their postseason run. Lyon is 5-0 in the region and 3-0 in the district.