For three quarters of last Tuesday's 30th District semi-final, Anderson County and Spencer County were locked in a 2-point battle for a berth in this week's Eighth Region Tournament.
There was only one problem for Spencer: The first quarter.
Or, more precisely, that one quarter was full of problems for the Bears. Everything that Anderson did during the first eight minutes worked. The Bearcats blistered the nets from 3-point range. They defended with a passion. Anderson dominated the backboards.
And the Bearcats built a 20-2 lead.