The Lawrence County Bulldogs used big shots and a fast pace to beat the Shelby Valley Wildcats 77-69 and move on to the 15th region All A semi-finals.
The Bulldogs were led in scoring by freshman Austin Chaffins 20 points, with three of those points coming on a big shot that put the game out of reach in the last minute.
Shelby Valley was led by Corey Hamilton's 21 points, which included 5 from behind the arc.
Lawrence County looked like the best team in the tournament, playing at a very high pace and high level as they also shot the ball very well, knocking down 7 threes tonight.
The Bulldogs have also had very good guard play, led by freshman Robert Dalton, who scored 17 points while playing an excellent floor game.
Lawrence County will play Allen Central on Jan. 16th at 8pm at the Pikeville Expo Center.
Lawrence County(9-7)- Chafins 20, R. Dalton 17, Richardson 14, Kiser 8, Cyrus 8, Wallen 2, T. Dalton 8
Shelby Valley (8-7)- Hamilton 21, Swindall 3, Rowe 8, Richardson 9, Newsome 10, Huffman 18