Scott County boys' basketball coach Billy Hicks has seen enough of Wayne County sharpshooter Trey Blevins.
Two weeks ago, Blevins had nine three-pointers and 32 points in a 71-69 loss to Scott County in the finals of the Toyota Classic.
Saturday night, Blevins had six threes and 24 points as No. 9 Wayne County held on to beat No. 15 Scott County 68-67 in the Jock Sutherland Classic at Lafayette.
"Blevins is something else," Hicks said. "Daggone, I'm tired of seeing him."
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Wayne County Coach Rodney Woods was glad Blevins found his shooting stroke in the second half. Blevins was 1-for-6 from long range in the first half, while teammate Peyton Woods was 1-for-8.
"Those two guys haven't shot that bad all year," Woods said, noting both players are hitting better than 41 percent of their threes this season.
Blevins was 5-for-7 in the second half, and had 21 of his 24 points. "Peyton and I feel confident enough in our shots to keep at it," Blevins said.
Woods never found his eye. He finished 1-for-12 on threes and had 13 points. "A rough, rough night for Peyton," said his dad and coach.
Corey Stearns had 20 points and nine rebounds for the winners.
Scott County, coming off a last-second 61-60 loss at Henry Clay Friday night, had a chance to beat Wayne County at the buzzer.
Scott County got the ball in front of its own bench with :02 left, and Isaiah Johnson got off a 15-footer from the baseline, but it fell short.
Johnson had 25 points and 15 rebounds. Hines Jones had 12 points, and Jamel Banks added 11 points and eight rebounds.
"I don't know how much we had in us after Friday night, but we battled hard," Hicks said. "We had some offensive possessions that weren't real smart. We can't take bad shots."
Woods didn't think his team was at its best, either.
"It was one of those games where we gutted it out and made just enough plays to win," he said. "It wasn't very pretty on either side."
Wayne County survived by hitting its free throws down the stretch. It finished the night 13-for-17 from the line.
In three close losses this season, the Cards haven't cashed their foul shots. Against Taylor County, they were 10-for-24. Against Bullitt East, they were 9-for-18. Against Scott County two weeks ago, they were 6-for-16.
Woods quoted an "old coach" who once said, "Missing free throws late in the game won't always beat you, but it'll always beat you in close ones."
Wayne Co. 68, Scott Co. 67
Wayne County (19-5) — Stearns 20, Blevins 24, Woods 13, Gillespie 5, Baker 6.
Scott County (14-11) — Washington 8, Johnson 25, Jones 12, Guyn 10, Banks 11, Robb 1.
Wayne County 13 16 18 21—68
Scott County 10 13 20 24—67