Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Royals squander lead, but pull out a 54-53 win over West Jessamine

The Mason County Royals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 54-53 victory over the West Jessamine Colts today in the first round of the Gateway Classic at Montgomery County. The Royals led by 14 points in the third quarter and trailed by three in the fourth quarter. There were eight lead changes and nine ties in the game. The last tie was at 53-53. Josh Harris hit one of two free throws to put Mason County ahead at 54-53 with 4.2 seconds left. West Jessamine missed a shot at the buzzer and the Royals evened their record at 4-4. Treg Setty scored a game-high 22 points including his 1,000th career point. Tyler Black hit four three-pointers and had a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Mason County plays Madison Central in the semifinal round Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

MC (4-4) Gilbert 9, Osborne 2, Black 18, Setty 22, Harris 3
WJ (3-7) Martin 5, Donaldson 4, Hagar 5, Pohl 20, Dunn 7, Watts 12

MC FG 39.6% 3 PT FG 25% FT 53.8% REB 34 TO 13
WJ FG 45.8% 3 PT FG 23.5% FT 71.4% REB 29 TO 14

MC 06 19 16 13-54
WJ 07 14 15 17-53

  • Treg Setty is the 20th Royal to reach the 1,000 point plateau;
  • Coach Chris O'Hearn is third on the Royals' coaches wins list. He passed Jim Mitchell with the Royals' win over Kamuki in Hawaii. With today's win, O'Hearn has 162 victories as Mason County's coach.

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