Don’t let anyone tell you that high school basketball isn’t a highly competitive sport.

Either for the players or the fans.

Coach Jason Burns’ Spencer County Bears went on the road Friday night and escaped with an exciting 79-76 double overtime victory over the Bullitt East Chargers.

The victory ran the Bears’ record to 4-1 on the young season with a Saturday contest to play at home against Williamstown.

Look no further than the post-game standoff between the fans of both teams. Nothing broke out other than some close contact, verbal sparring. Both sides would have to agree that it was an epic game for two schools roughly 12 miles apart.

The Bears were behind at the end of the first quarter 10-9. But the second period was all Spencer County.

During a 21-8 run, Jonathan Combs scored 10 of his 17 points on the night and Jack Armstrong added a pair of three-pointers.

After intermission, Bullitt East came out with more intensity on the defensive end and clawed its way back into the contest.

A drive by Nolan Davenport at the buzzer cut the Spencer County lead to 39-37 entering the final stanza.

With Andrew Jackson hitting the first bucket of the quarter, the score was tied at 39.

Luke Erhardt hit a free throw to give the visitors a 57-54 lead with 25 second left. But Nate Wilson was fouled on a three-point attempt. He hit two free throws. Bear Camden Cox hit both free throws for the three-point lead.

However, Davenport hit a trey with six seconds left to tie the score. Charger fans thought they had won the game as Cam Brogan intercepted the inbounds pass and flipped in a shot.

However, referees ruled that it came just after the buzzer to force overtime.

Brice Roark’s free throw at the 37-second mark put Spencer County up 67-65. Davenport’s two free throws tied the game with 20 seconds left and forced the next overtime.

Andrew Barron got behind the defense to score on a layup with 10 seconds left, giving the Bears a 77-73 lead.

The victory appeared to be in the bag as Spencer County had the ball to inbounds. Brogan stole the pass and flipped over his head to Davenport for a three-pointer with five seconds left to make it a one-point game.

Armstrong would drain a pair of free throws to make it 79-76. Wilson’s backcourt shot bounced off the rim and Spencer County fans filled the floor.

Burns’ team was balanced with four players in double figures. Cox led the way with 18 points, while Combs added 17. Erhardt had 14, and Armstrong tallied 10.

Junior Camden Cox (24) led the team with 18 points, scoring on four out of 11 3-point attempts, going six-for-six at the free throw line, and had one rebound.

Senior Jonathan Combs (30) had a total of 17 points, scoring on four out of six 2-point attempts, going two-for-two at 3-point attempts, and three out of four at the free throw line, and had three rebounds.

Junior Luke Erhardt (5) had a total of 14 points, scoring on three out of four 2-point attempts, two out of eight 3-point attempts, and two out of five at the free throw line, had two rebounds.

Sophomore Jack Armstrong (15) had a total of 10 points, going one-for-one at 2-point attempts, two out of three 3-point attempts, and two-for-two at the free throw line, and had five rebounds.

Junior Keaton Baird (10) had a total of nine points, scoring on four out of five 2-point attempts, and one out of two at the free throw line, and had six rebounds.

Junior Andrew Barron (13) had a total of seven points, going two-for-two at 2-point attempts, one out of four 3-point attempts, and had three rebounds.

Junior Kellen Marksbury (3) had a total of three points, scoring on one out of two 3-point attempts, and had two rebounds.

Senior Brice Roark (20) scored on one out of four free throw attempts, and led the team in rebounds with eight.

As a team, the Bears had a 3-point field goal percentage of 38.7, making 12 out of 31 attempts, with a total 51 field goal percentage, making 26 out of 51. Their total free throw percentage was 65.2, making 15 out of 23, with 30 rebounds.

VS. NORTH BULLITT

The Bears won at home vs. North Bullitt on Dec. 1, clipping the Eagles’ wings with a final score of 89-55.

Junior Luke Erhardt (5) led the team in points with 26, scoring on five out of 10 2-point attempts, five out of 11 3-point attempts, and going one-for-one from the free throw line, and had one rebound.

Junior Camden Cox (24) had a total of 16 points, scoring on five out of six 2-point attempts, and two out of seven 3-point attempts, and led the team in rebounds with nine.

Junior Keaton Baird (10) had a total of 16 points, scoring on eight out of ten 2-point attempts, and had six rebounds.

Senior Jonathan Combs (30) had a total of 11 points, scoring on two out of four 2-point attempts, going two-for-two from beyond the arc, and going one-for-one at the free throw line, and had one rebound.

Senior Brice Roark (20) had a total of nine points, going four-for-four on 2-point attempts, and one out of two free throws attempted, and had eight rebounds.

Sophomore Jack Armstrong (15) had a total of four points, scoring on two out of three 2-point attempts, and had two rebounds. Junior Andrew Barron (13) had a total of two points, going one-for-one on 2-point attempts, and one out of two free throws attempted, and had three rebounds.

Junior Adam Medley (1) also had a total of two points, going one-for-one on 2-point attempts, and one out of two free throws attempted, and had two rebounds.

Junior Kellen Marksbury (3) also had a total of two points, scoring on one out of two 2-point attempts. Sophomore Jackson Combs (25) had one point, scoring on one out of two from the free throw line.

As a team, the Bears had a 3-point field goal percentage of 31, making nine out of 29 attempts, with a total 54.3 field goal percentage, making 38 out of 70. Their total free throw percentage was 66.7, making four out of six attempted, with 32 rebounds.

VS. WILLIAMSTOWN

The Bears captured another regional win at home vs. Williamstown on Saturday, Dec. 10, outplaying by the Demons, with a final score of 90-56.

Junior Luke Erhardt (5) led the team in points with 28, scoring on seven out of 10 2-point attempts, three out of 12 3-point attempts, and five out of six free throws attempted, and had seven rebounds.

Junior Camden Cox (24) had a total of 14 points, scoring on one out of three 2-point attempts, and four out of five 3-point attempts, and had four rebounds.

Junior Keaton Baird (10) also had a total of 14 points, scoring on six out of 10 2-point attempts, and going two-for-two at the free throw line, and had three rebounds.

Junior Kellen Marksbury (3) had a total of seven points, going two-for-two at 2-point attempts, and one-for-one from beyond the arc, and had one rebound.

Junior Adam Medley (1) had a total of six points, going two-for-two on 3-point attempts.

Senior Jonathan Combs (30) had a total of five points, scoring on two out of seven 2-point attempts, and going one-for-one from the free throw line, and had four rebounds.

Senior Brice Roark (20) also had a total of five points, scoring on one out of four 2-point attempts, and going one-for-one on 3-point attempts, and had six rebounds.

Sophomore Jack Armstrong (15) had a total of four points, scoring on two out of two 2-point attempts, and had 11 rebounds.

Junior Andrew Barron (13) also had a total of four points, scoring on one out of two 2-point attempts, , and two out of four free throws attempted, and led the team in rebounds with 12.

Sophomore Carter Walters (12) had a total of three points, scoring on one out of three 3-point attempts, and had one rebound.

Sophomore Jackson Combs (25) had two rebounds.

Sophomore Sam Cook (21) had one rebound.

As a team, the Bears had a 3-point field goal percentage of 38.7, making 12 out of 31 attempts, with a total 43.6 field goal percentage, making 34 out of 78.

Their total free throw percentage was 76.9, making 10 out of 13, with 52 rebounds.

The Bears play on Friday, Dec. 16, vs. Great Crossing, at Fairdale, 6 p.m., part of the King of the Bluegrass tournament.