The teams were not shy of shooting as Central jumped out to a 57-56 lead before Holmes called a time-out with 1:21.
Holmes was the one shooting the threes in the first half and hoped to blow out the Central Jackets.
Will Cinderella wear the glass slipper tonight or will it be the tournament favorite? Central leads at the half because they are trying to live by the three-pointer. They were 3 of 17.
A hard fought win for the Lions of Elliott County, 75-69.
Two tight mountain teams trying to bring home the bring home the big trophy. Both are playing tight tonight, Shelby Valley shooting 9 of 34 while Elliott County is shooting 10 of 25.
Catholic made a nice run in the second half and cut the lead to ten, 50-40, but the Dawgs pulled away for a 72-56 win.
Holmes coach David Henley told Scott Thompson they had played about as good as they could in the first half as the Bulldogs roared out of the gate with a 45-23 lead against Lexington Catholic.
Central has pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament. After losing to Louisville Eastern a month ago by 23 points the Yellow Jackets stunned the Eagles today, winning 71-65.
Central smells an upset. Yes, the Yellow Jackets lead at the half, 30-27. Alex Morrison has 11 points and the Central defense has held Chris Dowe to seven points.
Grayson County has one of the biggest crowds here, but it looks like the Cougars will go home today. They are losing to West Jessamine 70-61. Travis Johnson hit a three with 21.4. It's 70-64.
West Jessamine came out of the gate first and took the lead as the teams battled pretty much even until the end of the quarter when West took a 12-8 lead.
Injuries and rebounding were the key to this loss. How do you play with the same mind set when one of your top players doesn't get to play and one gets hurt during the game.
Elliott County pulled away from the Anderson County Bearcats in the fourth quarter as Ethan and Evan Faulkner dominated the defensive play. They also 34 points.
The Redhounds are holding their own with the Eagles. It looks as if the injury bug is hurting us a little.
Eliott County jumped out to an early lead and has held on for a 38-31 halftime score. Jonathan Ferguson has 20 points on four 3-pointers and 7 of 11 shots from the field.
Shelby Valley grabbed the lead on a Elisha Justice basket with 2:13 and the Wildcats hit 10 of 16 free throws in the last two minutes to knock off the defending state champion, Mason County, 51-44.
The biggest crowd of the tournament has turned out for session four. Shelby Valley, the favorite, is trailing at the half, 24-18.
Rupp Arena emptied a little early as Holmes pulled away from Christian County to win, 72-61. Christian County pulled within two in the third quarter before Homes pulled away for the easy win.
Holmes leads at the half because of a balanced attack. JeMei Riley, Ricardo Johnson and Jeremiah Johnson has nine points each.