Towns County had to only bide its time until the fourth quarter, when Kolby Moss’ hot shooting was enough to give the Indians their first lead of the game, of which they’d never relinquish in a thrilling 65-61 win Tuesday night at Tallulah Falls School.
The visiting Indians (16-6; 7-2 in 8-A) had only a share of the lead once prior to an Aidan Berrong bucket to open the fourth and break a 47-47 tie. Moss finished with a game-high 39 points in what was a dominate showcase for the junior.
Tallulah Falls (9-12; 5-4) held a slim lead for the majority of the night, including a 36-28 comfortable lead going into the break. While TFS outscored Towns 18-13, Moss had set the tone early, as he scored 12 of his team’s 13 points in the opening quarter.
Towns County went on a 9-2 run that included back-to-back 3-pointers by Moss to cut the deficit to 38-37. Moss even hit a buzzer-beating floater to end the third quarter, which tied the game at 47 apiece.
Towns County owned that third quarter, outscoring Tallulah 19-9. The fourth quarter saw Towns take the lead on Berrong’s bucket, and a Moss 3-point play gave the Indians a 5-point lead. While Tallulah would cut that deficit to two multiple times, Moss’ stellar free throw shooting iced the game. He dropped one on his last trip, which kept him from a 40-point game.
Moss led all scorers with 39, while Berrong finished with 10 for Towns County and Collin Crowder 8. For Tallulah Falls, it was Hayden Johnson who put on his own clinic, as he finished with 25 points, including 13 in the first half. Matthew Weider also had 14 for TFS.
Digital Copy of Highlights – Tallulah Falls vs Towns boys
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