Spencer County hosted Bullitt Central on Jan. 17 and handily gave the Cougars their 15th loss of the season, with three Bears scoring in the double digits.

The Bears would win the tipoff, and be the first to score eight seconds in with a 3-pointer by Junior Luke Erhardt (5). The Rebels would answer back with a 3-pointer of their own 57 seconds into the game to make it a 3-3 tie.

Six different Bears would score a total of 15 unanswered points in the first quarter before the Cougars would score again, who would put up two points at the 2:18 mark, making the score 19-5.

Sophomore Jack Armstrong (15) would close out the first quarter with a one-handed two-pointer at the buzzer, making the score 24-5.

The Cougars would have the first possession of the second quarter, and thanks to their rebounding efforts on their own missed shots, kept possession until the 5:26 mark, when the Bears would get possession. Spencer, however, would not sink a basket until the 3 minute mark, when Erhardt would have a takeaway leading to a layup, making the score 26-5.

Bullitt Central would outscore Spencer in the last minutes of the second quarter, decreasing the lead, with a half-time score of 29-15.

The Bears would have the first possession of the second half, with Senior Brice Roark (20) being the first to score with a two-pointer at the 7:13 mark. Both teams would sink baskets, but Spencer would outscore Bullitt Central 19-11, with the score being 48-26 at the end of the third.

Junior Keaton Baird (10) would be the first to score within the paint at the 7:38 mark, with the Bears adding an additional five points before the Cougars could score with 3-pointer at the 5:27 mark.

In the last minute of the game, Sophomore Carter Walters (12) would score two after a blocked shot by Sophomore Sam Cook (21), with Sophomore Jackson Combs (25) scoring from beyond the arc at the one minute mark, and Walters sinking a 3-pointer at the 25 second mark, sealing the Bears’ win with a final score of 73-34.

Junior Luke Erhardt (5) led the team in points with 20, scoring on four out of six 2-point attempts, three out of nine 3-point attempts, and three out of four free throws attempted, and had one rebound.

Junior Keaton Baird (10) had a total of 13 points, with a perfect field goal percentage, going five-for-five from within the paint, and going one-for-one from beyond the arc, and had one rebound.

Junior Camden Cox (24) also had a total of 13 points, going two-for-two from within the paint, and scoring on three out of six 3-point attempts and had three rebounds.

Senior Brice Roark (20) had a total of six points, scoring on three out of four 2-point attempts, and led in team rebounds with five.

Junior Kellen Marksbury (3) had a total of five points, going one-for-one from within the paint, and scoring on one out of two 3-point attempts, and had one rebound.

Sophomore Carter Walters (12) also had a total of five points, going one-for-one from within the paint, and scoring on one out of two 3-point attempts.

Sophomore Jack Armstrong (15) also had a total of five points, going one-for-one from within the paint, and scoring on one out of two 3-point attempts, and had two rebounds.

Sophomore Jackson Combs (25) had a total of three points, going one-for-one from beyond the arc, and had four rebounds.

Sophomore Sam Cook (21) also had a total of three points, going one-for-one from beyond the arc, and had four rebounds.

Senior Jonathan Combs (30) had four rebounds.

Junior Andrew Barron (13) had three rebounds.

Junior Adam Medley (1) had two rebounds.

As a team, the Bears had a 3-point field goal percentage of 42.9, making 12 out of 28 attempts, with a total 55.8 field goal percentage, making 29 out of 52. Their total free throw percentage was 50, making three out of six, with 26 total rebounds.

The Bears are now 13-6 on the season, and are eighth in the region.

The Bears played on Tuesday at home vs. Doss, and will play on Friday, Jan. 27 at Anderson County, at 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 31 at South Oldham, at 7:30 p.m.