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Team effort gives Pointers OT win over Lions

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

CANNONSBURG, Ky. — The little three came up big.

South Point’s leading scorers Bandon Barnes and Austin Jeffreys still scored their points, but their supporting cast proved to be the difference as the Pointers beat the Boyd County Lions 73-68 in overtime on Thursday.

Jeffreys had 23 points with 9 in overtime and Barnes scored 21 points including 13 of the first 20 of the game for the Pointers.

But Tre Campbell had 10 points, Josh Payne 6, Austin Majher 4 and Kurt Adams 9 off the bench as the Pointers improved to 2-1.

“We wouldn’t have won without those four,” said Pointers’ coach Chris Barnes. “It was really a team effort. We can play better, but we can’t play any harder.”

With Brandon Barnes scoring 13 points early the Pointers took a 30-28 halftime lead. But the Lions switched their defense to focus on Barnes and left his teammates to run free.

“They left those other three guys open and they took advantage of it. This is a really unselfish group,” said coach Barnes.

The Lions (1-3) came back to take a 44-42 lead after three quarters before the Pointers tied the game at 59 and sent it into overtime.

Jeffreys then scored 9 points to provide the win.

Grayson Griffith had 18 points, Brandon Lowe 17, and Marcus Jarrell and Jacob Mayse 12 each for the Lions.

South Point hosts Portsmouth on Friday.

South Point 11 19 12 17 14 = 73

Boyd County 11 17 16 15 9 = 68

SOUTH POINT (2-1): Austin Jeffreys 5 1 10-11 23, Evan Williams 0 0 0-0 0, Tre Campbell 3 0 4-6 10, Austin Majher 1 0 2-4 4, Peyton Young 0 0 0-2 0, Josh Payne 3 0 0-0 6, Brandon Barnes 2 3 8-9 21, Kurt Adams 2 1 2-2 9. Totals: 16 5 26-34 73. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: None. Turnovers: 7.

BOYD COUNTY (1-3): Jacob Mayse 6 0 0-0 12, Todd Stacy 0 1 0-0 3, Jordan Blevins 0 0 0-0 0, Brandon Lowe 3 3 2-3 17, Jesse Wallace 1 0 0-1 2, Grayson Griffith 3 2 6-618, Taylor 0 0 2-3 2, Black 0 0 0-0 0, Marcus Jarrell 3 2 0-2 12. Totals: 16 8 10-15 68. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None. Turnovers: 18.