Anderson edges WHHS

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Anderson County's boys basketball team used the three-point shot to beat Western Hills Saturday night at WHHS.

The Bearcats connected on three treys in the fourth quarter as they rallied from a 39-33 deficit for a 50-47 win.

WHHS led 39-33 at the end of the third, and Jordan Samuels' layup at the start of the fourth quarter gave the Wolverines a 41-33 advantage.

Two jumpers by Eric McKee and a layup by Eric Priest pulled Anderson within two points at 41-39, and the Bearcats hit three three-pointers - two by Patrick Lloyd and one by Derek Craft - over the next two minutes to go ahead 48-44 with 2:37 left in the game.

Priest fouled with 2:17 remaining, sending Samuels to the line for two free throws. He made one for a 48-45 score. After an Anderson turnover John Keene hit two free throws as Phillip Lloyd fouled out.

That made the score 48-47 with 1:30 remaining. A missed free throw by Anderson was rebounded by Western Hills' Charles Keene with 54 seconds left, but WHHS turned the ball over eight seconds later.

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