The 8th District championship game between Christian County and Hopkinsville was a nail-biting, intense affair with everyone on the edge of their seats. Despite the Tigers’ struggles at the free throw line, they managed to tie the game in the final minute of regulation, setting the stage for an exciting finish.
However, Christian County dominated overtime, making an impressive 9 out of 10 free throws, ultimately leading to a 64-56 victory over the Tigers. The possibility of this being the final meeting between the Colonels and Tigers in a district championship contest is looming, as the two schools are set to merge in one more season.
At the last minute of regulation, the Colonels appeared to have the game under control with a 53-47 lead. But KeiMarion Smith and Bubba Leavell’s clutch three-pointers gave Hopkinsville a chance to fight back. The Colonels missed their shot just ahead of the horn, and the game proceeded to overtime.
Both teams struggled to find their shooting rhythm early on, and the game started slowly. Hopkinsville took a three-point lead in the first quarter, but the Colonels battled back to tie the game at the end of the quarter. Christian County went on an 8-1 run in the second quarter, but Hopkinsville returned strong with a trio of Antonio Williams, Isaiah Manning, and Bubba Leavell. The Colonels ended the half with a slim one-point lead, setting the stage for an exciting second half.
Overall, this was a hard-fought game between two talented teams, and both sides can be proud of their efforts. While Christian County ultimately came out on top, Hopkinsville put up a brave fight and showed that they are a force to be reckoned with.