Eagles Outlast Cameron 49-43
The Lexington Eagles held off a furious Cameron rally to defeat the Yoe 49-43 Friday night in the APK Center. The game was close throughout, with neither team having more than a five-point lead. Things looked bad for the Eagles when Eriq Mitchell went to the bench with six minutes left in the game due to fouls. Leading rebounder, Cash Flot, followed with 3:41 left in the game. It was up to the rest of the Eagles to take up the slack and help the team to victory.
Nate Holcomb did just that, making a pressure packed pair of free throws to put the Eagles up five points with just 17 seconds left to play. Jason Washington continued to play with wreckless abandon, driving, stealing the ball, and making life miserable for the person he was guarding. Flot played his heart out, guarding Cameron’s all-state nose guard under the basket, and on rebounds until fouling out.
Washington made six of eight free throws in the pivotal fourth quarter. Washington also drilled a threepointer that gave Lexington the lead for good late in the fourth period. Zach Lay also had a couple of critical plays in the fourth period.