Lafayette fended off a late attack by Paris to come away with a 57-50 win over the Greyhounds in the third-place game of the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic.
Paris, the smallest school in the field and playing its fifth game in five days, used a 10-0 run to begin the third quarter to make a game of it late. The Greyhounds got to within eight points multiple times throughout the fourth quarter and cut it to five with 19.4 seconds left but never were able to recover from a 22-point third-quarter deficit.
Chris Wharton led the Generals with 18 points. Evan Dreux (12) and Jajuante Carpenter (11) also finished with double-digit scoring for the Generals.
“A lot of people doubted us at the beginning but we made a run for it and started shocking people,” Carpenter said. Lafayette had went 3-5 over its last eight games before a 3-1 showing at Lexington Catholic.
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Lafayette 57, Paris 50
Lafayette (8-6) — Powell 6, King 5, Greenup 3, Carpenter 11, Wharton 18, Dreux 12, Hayes 2.
Paris (9-6)— Wells 9, Myers 7, Johnson 7, J. Davis 7, Cunningham 20.