Homecoming/Senior Night blowout for Montgomery County over Breds 67-33

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By Mike Aldridge

The delayed and rescheduled homecoming game and the end-of-the-season Senior Night festivities were very good Friday night except for one glaring omission. The Harrison County Thorobreds lost the game in a less than impressive outing leaving an emotional hole in the festivities.
The night started very nicely with a chili supper/bake sale sponsored by Project Graduation, which was nearly a $1,000 success.  
The junior varsity game was very well played going into overtime before the Montgomery County team edged the Thorobreds junior varsity 58 to 54.  
Sophomore Devon Barton and freshman Zach Pulliam led the way for Harrison County each with 15 points.  
Senior Night was next honoring the four senior varsity cheerleaders and the six Thorobreds basketball seniors.  Holly Hounchell, Shelby Lesak, Morgynn McDaniel and Daelee Moreland were first introduced with their parents followed by the ball players.  Elijah Gross, Scott Kendall, Jordan Martin, Jordan Stubbs, Tommy Vallandingham and Tyler Wagner each made the trip to the center circle with their parents before the opening tip.
Senior Night brought another new starting line up as Coach Larry Kendall inserted five seniors into the opening tip off leaving son, Scott, the lone senior not starting.  
This was a magnanimous gesture, but before the crowd had settled into their seats, the visiting Indians had turned the Thorobreds over six times and led 13-2.  
The regular point guard Kendall entered at that point but the tone was already set for the game.  
The first quarter ended with Harrison County trailing 23-9 as Montgomery County made 11 of 16 attempts from the field many on uncontested layups.  
The second quarter was no better as again the Indians made a high percentage and Harrison County was unable to get anything going.  
The Thorobreds again were settling for three-point shots making three of 26 for the game and only one in the opening half.  
The halftime score was 49-21 with the Breds committing 15 turnovers to go along with a poor shooting night.  
Jenna Nunnelley and Sam Doyle were crowned Homecoming Queen and King in an impressive ceremony that was enjoyed by the largest crowd of the year in the Hilltop gym.  
Doyle had previously opened the evening by playing the National Anthem on his guitar making Friday night a big night for him.  
Coach Happy Osborne played his starters for one minute into the third period before removing most of them for the evening.  
Harrison County, however, managed only four third quarter points and trailed by 59 to 25 going into the fourth period with the continuous clock running for the entirety of the final period.  
The final score of 67 to 33 left the Thorobreds with a final season mark of 17-12 while Montgomery County enters the 40th District Tournament in Winchester Monday with a 26-4 record.  
All State candidate Omar Prewitt led scoring with 25 points despite playing for only 17 minutes.  
Juniors Darius Jones and Bryan Wallace each contributed 13 points for the Indians.  
Vallandingham and Kendall led the Thorobreds’ scoring with six points each.