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By David Sharp
Carter Briscoe fired in a game high 21 points, leading Clark County (3-7) to a 47-43 victory over Scotland County (2-7) in January 7, 2022 Highland Tournament boy’s consolation semifinal action. The Indians closed on a 16-10 run.
Seventh seeded Clark County advanced to play five seed Knox County in the 50th Annual Highland Tournament boy’s consolation championship game. Clark County head coach Dennis Dent is a Knox County alumni. Dent is the all time Eagle boys’ basketball leader in career scoring and rebounds.
Clark County took a 14-12 first quarter lead. Boden Kleine tied the game at 22 with a field goal at the 1:30 mark of the second quarter. The Indians took a 24-20 lead to the halftime dressing room.
Scotland County fought back with a 13-7 third quarter burst to a 33-31 lead. Clark County took a 34-33 edge with 6:12 remaining in the game. The Indians built a seven point lead. Corbyn Spurgeon tossed in Scotland County home run ball for a 44-40 Indian edge with 1:25 remaining.
Carter Briscoe sank two key free throws with 35 seconds to play for a 46-40 Indian lead. Corbyn Spurgeon hit another Tiger three pointer for a 46-43 tally. Conner Pearl rebounded a missed free throw for Clark County with 16 seconds showing on the clock.
Carter Briscoe made it a two possession game with 3.1 seconds remaining. The Indian free throw proved to be the final scoring of the contest. Clark County took the 47-43 win.
Kabe Hamlin led Scotland County with 18 points. Corbyn Spurgeon was in double figures with 11 Tiger points. Hunter Holt was next with six Scotland County points.
Carter Briscoe led all scorers with 21 Indian points. Boden Kleine and Gage Winters scored five points each. Drayson Daniels scored four points. Collin Hunziker and Jonathan Shinn scored three points each. Zach McGrew and Conner Pearl added two Indian points each.