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Cougars blast Comets 82-42

By Don Brown

December 31, 2013

Grayson County’s Cougars picked up their second win of the season last Friday in the consolation semi-finals of the Caveland Classic as they blasted the Carlisle County Comets 82-42.


The Cougars put 11 players into the scoring column with four of them scoring in double figures. Leading 35-12 at the half, head coach Caleb Smith used mostly bench players in the second half.


Tristan Willis had his best game of the season, coming off the bench in the second half to score all 11 of his points. Cole Akridge scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the second half. Logan Ramsey scored all eight of his points in the second half.


Grayson County scored the first five points of the game and never trailed afterward. They led by five, 11-6 heading into the second quarter.


Leading by six points, 15-9 at the 6:13 mark of the second quarter, the Cougars closed out the period on a 20-3 run., including 14 straight at one point, to take complete control of the game.


Bailey Logsdon hit a pair of bonus free throws with 2:10 left in the third quarter to increase the Cougars lead to 30 points, 61-31. Grayson County led by 35, 68-33 heading into the fourth quarter. With a lead of 35 points, that meant the clock would run continuously starting the fourth period.


The Cougars held 42-point leads twice in the final period before the Comets scored the last basket to make it a 40-point margin.


The Comets put two players into double figures, led by Ethan Weatherspoon’s 15 points. Noah Norsworthy added 13.


In addition to his 17 points, Cole Akridge added five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Alex Shellhart scored 14 points and pulled down six rebounds. Talon Gary had 12 points and five boards.


Two Cougars, Logsdon and Zac Williams, scored five points each, and Logsdon added five rebounds. Colton Williams and Bret Johnston both scored three points, and Johnston had a team-high nine assists.


Wyatt Skaggs and Gage Akridge closed out the Cougar scoring with two points apiece.


In the consolation final for fifth place on Saturday, North Bullitt edged the Cougars 59-58. Grayson County is now 2-9 for the season. They will host Edmonson County in a boy-girl doubleheader this coming Friday night.