With 6 minutes to play in a key Region 5 game at Dutch Fork on Tuesday evening, the Lexington boys found themselves down by 10 points. Then the excitement began as the Cats reeled off 10 straight points to tie the game at 40-all with 4 minutes on the clock. The Silver Foxes stormed back with a quick 3, then after Lexington missed a shot, a layup put them up 45-40. Bradley Foulks layed one in to draw within 3 points and on the Dutch Fork transition Foulks came up with a steal and another layup as the game was headed for a fantastic finish.
Down by 1 point, Mason Carver drew a charge, but the Cats were unable to get a score. Dutch Fork maintained possession on a held ball but the Wildcats scrappy defense came up with another steal. Down 1 point with 14 seconds on the clock, Carver found a lane to the hoop and dropped it in and the advantage went to Lexington, 46-45. On the other end, as the Silver Foxes were looking for the game winning shot, the Cat defense answered the call again. Dutch Fork was unable to get to the bucket and launched a desperation shot that missed as time expired.
The 46-45 win enhanced Lexington’s chances of getting an at-large bid to the 5A playoffs as they improved to 14-9 overall and 4-6 in Region play. They travel to the state’s the 5A’s #1 ranked Blythewood on Friday then host White Knoll to close out the season next week.
Mason Carver led his team with 13 points. The Wildcats got 12 from Bradley Foulks, 8 points from both from both Jack Vandergeest and Ryan Green, and 5 from Tyler Reed.
It was another come-from-behind win earlier in the evening as the Lady Wildcats rallied from a 12-point deficit to win by 12, 52-40. They upped their overall record to 13-9 with a 5-5 mark in Region play. Olivia Thompson hit on 6 three-pointers en route to a 30 point night. The junior’s career total is now 1300 points as she is just 4 points away with tying the all-time girl’s scoring total at Lexington. Brooke Foulks had another solid game on the boards and scored 8 points. Ayanna Langford added 4, with 3 from both Chelsea Davis and Alanna Langford, and 2 each from Mallory Nichols and Jill Miller.