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Spencer County's boys beat Shelby County, 61-56, on Tuesday night in a game that reportedly was much closer than most expected.
According to our sister paper, The Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, Spencer shot 24 free throws to Shelby's four. Spencer hit just half of its chances at the free throw line.
Logan and Chris Dunbar led Spencer with 18 and 16 points while Eric Schreiner, whose desperation 3-pointer gave Shelby a win over Anderson County last Wednesday, finished with 13 for Shelby.
Spencer, which has just one district title – 1984 when the Bears were in the 29th District – in school history, clinched the top seed in the upcoming 30th District Tournament.
The boys' district pairings will be fourth-seeded Anderson County taking on five-seed Eminence in the first round game.
Shelby, seeded third, will play Collins in one semifinal while Spencer awaits the Anderson-Eminence winner in the other semifinal.
In Tuesday's first game, the Spencer girls clinched the three-seed in the tourney with a 52-28 win over Eminence.
The girls' district pairings will be Shelby County (4) vs. Eminence (5) in the first-round game.
Spencer will play two-seed Collins in one semi-final with top-seeded Anderson playing the Shelby-Eminence winner in the other semi.
The district winners and runners-up advance to the regional tournaments.
The playing dates and times will be determined at the 30th District meeting, to be held on Saturday at Spencer County.
For a complete report, see the Feb. 16 edition of The Anderson News.