The boys basketball season came to a heartbreaking end Saturday night in Lexington as the camels fell to Trinity in the state semi-finals.
The camels fell behind early trailing 20-5, but mounted a 15-2 run to close the first half down 22-20. The second half would be a back-and-forth struggle. The camels never held more than a 2 point lead, and Trinity never got it past 5. With under 2 minutes in the game, the camels found themselves down by 5, but with under 10 seconds left were down by 2. With four seconds left the camels inbounded the ball on under their basket, but Trinity blocked the shot with 2 seconds left, gained possession, and held onto the ball as time expired, giving them the 42-40 victory.
This season was the farthest any CCHS team has ever made it in the state tournament. The camels finish the season with a 30-5 record. They were a perfect 15-0 against 10th region opponents and 5-0 against 37th district opponents.
State all-tournament team members were Drew Wilson and Reid Jolly.
Ian is the founder of Camel Pride. He is a 2002 CCHS graduate. He lives with his wife and four children in Grant's Lick.
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