The Boyle County boys went 8 for 8 at the free throw line in overtime to defeat Highlands 72-64 on Thursday in the second round of the Sayre Holiday Classic at Lexington.
Michael Arnett scored 22 points to lead Boyle (4-7), which won after Highlands (2-7) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half.
The Rebels are 2-0 in the four-team round-robin tournament and will try to complete a three-game sweep tonight against West Jessamine.
Highlands’ Patrick Towles scored on a putback of his own missed shot to tie the game at 62-all with 3 seconds left in regulation, and Boyle’s Micah Satterly missed a long 3-point attempt just before the buzzer.
But the Bluebirds struggled in overtime, going 0 for 5 from 3-point range and 1 for 7 overall from the field.
Arnett went 10 for 14 from the field for Boyle, which shot 52 percent overall and was 6 for 14 from 3-point range and 14 for 17 at the foul line.
Micah Satterly hit three of six 3-point shots and scored 17 points, and Kyle Rice added 16 points.
Arnett and Rice had eight rebounds each to help Boyle outrebound Highlands 36-30.
Drew Houliston led Highlands with 16 points.
Doss 68, Danville 49 — At Campbellsville, Danville (2-7) surrendered an early lead and fell to Doss (8-4) in a consolation-round game at the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Classic.
Tryston Ford scored 11 points to lead the Admirals, who jumped in front at the start of the game but trailed 19-12 by the end of the first quarter.
“We actually started the game off with pretty good energy and intensity, but we didn’t close out the quarter. It’s a problem we’ve been having,” Danville coach Andrew Zaheri said. “The boys had spurts where they played hard, but in the second half it looked like they were a little bit fatigued.”
Doss outrebouned Danville by 12; the Dragons had 12 offensive rebounds.
The Admirals play Campbellsville in the seventh-place game today.
Boone County 45, Mercer County 28 — At New Castle, Mercer (5-9) fell to Boone (11-3) to finish 2-2 in the Henry County Invitational.
Jordan Duncan led the Titans with eight points; Drew Davis added seven.