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LEXINGTON — The Oldham County High School boys' basketball team's go-to-player hadn't been himself.
With four fouls, senior forward Tyler Wesley hadn't scored for the first 31 minutes of the Colonels' 36-34 win over Knott County Central on Friday in the state tournament quarterfinals at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
But in trying to hold the ball for the final shot, OCHS Coach Jason Holland had no doubt who he planned on turning to for the Colonels' most important shot of the game.
He designed a play for Wesley to get the ball and explode towards the basket.
Wesely promptly did just that.
He scored the game-winning basket with 3.9 seconds left and hit an ensuing free throw that put OCHS ahead for good.
After the game, Holland and junior forwards Jacob Kopp and Garrett Masters talked about the Colonels' win, which puts them in the state semi-finals for the first time since 1985.
Click here to listen to the Colonels' full, post-game audio: http://bit.ly/yTZvKP