The Casey County boys rebounded from a first-round loss with a 53-49 win over Scott County (Tenn.) on Saturday in the Arby's/KFC Classic at Stearns.
Derek Vest scored 13 points and Charlie Fox added 10 for Casey (5-3), which used a balanced scoring attack to turn back Scott's rally.
"We were really balanced in our scoring, which helped," Casey coach Shawn Conley said.
The Rebels took a 35-25 lead into the fourth quarter, but Scott rallied to take a 41-40 lead with about two minutes left. A 3-pointer from the corner by Vest, however, put Casey back in front to stay.
Conley said Keith Price also made key plays down the stretch, when he had four rebounds.
Casey will play Conner at 5 p.m. Monday in the fifth-place game of the McCreary Central tournament.
The Rebels dropped a 65-48 decision to Pickett County (Tenn.) in their first-round game Friday, snapping a three-game winning streak that led to a championship in the Smoky Mountain Classic at Gatlinburg, Tenn., a week earlier.