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HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County’s bid for its first win of the 2009-10 boys’ basketball season fell victim to a couple of second-half scoring flurries by Patrick County as the Cavaliers fell to 0-3 following a 53-48 nondistrict loss Wednesday.
After having held the Cougars (2-1) to four points in the second quarter, Carroll County used a pair of Tyler Reavis baskets to take a 29-22 lead with 4:56 left in the third quarter. The Cougars’ Will Hutchins got Patrick County started on the comeback trail when he scored seven unanswered points in a minute and 40 seconds, hitting a driving layup, a 3-pointer and a jumpshot from the wing, knotting the score at 29-29. Carroll County managed to take a four-point lead late in the third as Adam Crotts converted a three-point play with 12 seconds left in the quarter for a 35-31 advantage. Jacob Reynolds closed the third by scoring off of a backdoor cut, sparking a 12-0 Patrick County run that would extend well into the fourth period. Reynolds sank a running one-hander, tying the game at 35 a minute and a half into the fourth, and Jalen Reynolds put the Cougars on top to stay 90 seconds later when he scored from underneath. Patrick County quickly jumped into a full-court press and forced turnovers on five straight Carroll County possessions. Hutchins, Parker Heath and Jacob Reynolds all converted a turnover into points as the Cougars surged in front 43-35 with 3:41 to play. The Cavaliers finally broke a scoreless streak of some four minutes, 45 seconds when Austin Horton sank two free throws, but Patrick County answered with a 6-1 run fueled by free throws, leading 49-38 with a little more than a minute remaining. Brandon Noonkester’s three-point play trimmed the lead to 49-41, and the Cavaliers got to within four points on a Tyler Reavis 20-footer with 26 seconds to go, but the Cougars made enough foul shots down the stretch to hold off the Cavalier comeback attempt. The Cavaliers trailed until Horton canned a 3-pointer from the right corner for a 15-14 lead to open the second quarter. Patrick went back up 18-15, but Carroll County outscored the Cougars 10-2 the rest of the half. Reavis scored off an offensive rebound and Horton swished two free throws to put the Cavaliers back on top 19-18, and Carroll got baskets from Ryan Frazier, Crotts and Mac Martin to take a 25-18 lead into the locker room. Carroll County shot just 27 percent for the night (17-of-62), including 2-for-21 from 3-point range. The Cavaliers won the battle under the boards 42-36, though, led by Crotts’ 13 rebounds. Crotts also led the Cavaliers in scoring with 12 points, and Reavis tossed in 11. Hutchins led all scorers with 16 points while Jacob Reynolds added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars. Patrick County......14 4 15 26––53 Carroll County.......12 13 10 13––48
Patrick County (2-1) Jac.Reynolds 6 2-2 14, Heath 1 2-4 4, Scales 1 1-2 3, Jal.Reynolds 2 2-4 7, Nelson 0 3-6 3, Hutchins 5 5-8 16, Wood 3 0-0 6. Totals 18 15-26 53.
Carroll County (0-3) Reavis 5 0-0 11, Gravley 2 1-2 5, Frazier 1 0-0 2, Martin 1 3-4 5, Noonkester 2 1-3 5, Horton 1 5-6 8, Crotts 5 2-4 12. Totals 16 12-19 48.
Three-point field goals – Patrick County 2-8 (Jal.Reynolds, Hutchins), Carroll County 2-21 (Reavis, Horton). Rebounds – Patrick County 36 (Jac.Reynolds 8), Carroll County 43 (Crotts 13). Turnovers – Patrick County 13, Carroll County 15. Team fouls – Patrick County 15, Carroll County 17. Fouled out – none.
JV – Carroll County 36-32, OT.