The Lamar County Trojans stopped a 12 game losing streak and won back-to-back games for the first time in two years, beating Macon County at home and Temple on the road just before the holiday break.
The two wins doubled the Trojans' win total from a year ago and snapped a streak of futility that went back six games into last season.
Adrian Butler's three-point bucket broke a 45-45 tie against Macon County, which led for most of the game before the Trojans mounted a furious fourth quarter comeback. The Bulldogs closed the gap to 48-47 and had two shots at the winning basket with six seconds left to play but could not get it to fall. Lamar got the win.
Damian Battle, who is averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds a game, led Lamar in scoring with 19 points. Butler finished with 13.
The Trojans rode the momentum of the Region 5AA win over MaCo to Temple where they were one point shy of doubling up the Tigers with a big 66-34 road win.
Battle was again high point man with 19 to go along with 10 boards. Camden Foster added 10 points for the Trojans.
The Trojans dropped a pair of games to Callaway 75-63 and Jackson 55-35 prior to starting their win streak.
Lamar played well at Callaway but were hurt by the Cavs inside who had a 6' 7" center and 6' 4" forward. Battle scored 20 against Callaway while Butler had 12 and Foster added 11.
The senior laden Red Devils hurt Lamar with their full court press. The Trojans could not get anyone in double figures as Battle and Foster were top scorers with eight points each.
After taking this week off for the holiday break, Lamar County returns to action next week with three homes games hosting Crawford County Tuesday, Pike County Friday and Temple Saturday.