Louisa, Ky. — Senior Will Lafferty stole the inbound pass and drilled an off balance 30 footer at the buzzer to propel Lawrence Co. ( 12-8 ) to a 63-60 victory over Floyd Central ( 12-7 ) Friday night.
Will Lafferty is mobbed by the Bulldog student section after his game winning shot.
8th Grader Hayden Perry knocked down a long three pointer to tie the game with 2.5 seconds left before Lafferty’s heroics.
With the win Lawrence Co. moved to 3-1 in 58th District action.
Hayden Perry makes a move in the first half versus Floyd Central.
Perry led the Dawgs with 20 points, Lafferty and Andrew Bloomfield finished with 16 points apiece, Kaden Gillispie added 7 points, Blake Marcum chipped in with 4 points.
The Bulldogs will host East Carter on Monday night before hitting the road for two straight beginning with Russell on Tuesday, Prestonsburg on Friday.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Chandler Thompson
“… Friday night was definitely one of the wildest finishes that I have ever been apart of. We preach to our kids everyday to never stop fighting and scrapping. Last night was certainly one that they got rewarded for never giving up. Hayden Perry and Will Lafferty hit huge shots in the final 15 seconds, and even though those shots ultimately sealed the game – I’m so proud of our entire team for battling for 32 minutes. It was a collective effort for 4 quarters that gave ourselves a chance to win it in the end. Words can’t explain how proud I am of this group, but we aren’t satisfied. We will take Saturday off, have a light practice after church on Sunday, then host East Carter on Monday!”