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Longhorns split a pair in Roanoke

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Johnson County suffered a heartbreaking loss during their trip to Roanoke, Virginia but bounced back to win a game on Saturday.
The Longhorns fell to Lynchburg Christian Academy on a last second shot at the buzzer. On Saturday they knocked off Smith Mountain Lake Christian 74-39 .
Johnson County 74
Smith Mtn Lake Christian 39​
The Longhorns came out on Saturday in a foul mood after dropping a heart-breaking loss at the buzzer. Eight Longhorns scored in the first quarter including six by Brandon Vannoy and four apiece from Sean Lewis and Caleb Throop.
The Longhorns led 26-13 after one.
They continued to pad their lead during the second quarter.
Bud Icenhour sparked the offense with five quick points while Lewis delivered another trey.
They took a 44-25 cushion into the locker room at the intermission. They finally blew the game open in the fourth.
Icenhour and Dawson Snyder had a three-ball apiece during the third quarter. The Longhorns outscored SMLC 12-10 in the third and led 56-35 after three.
The dominated the fourth quarter from the get-go.
Jordan Edes-King cut loose for six points and Icenhour and Snyder would bag treys. The lead ballooned to 30 at the midway mark of the fourth and they put it on cruise control from there.
Sophomores Icenhour and Edes-King led the way with 16 and 14 points respectively. Snyder ended the day with eight points and Vannoy had six in limited play.
Keaton led all scorers with 20 points.

Lynchburg 55
Johnson County 53
The Longhorns trailed 18-11 after one and 26-20 at the half in this contest but battled back to regain the lead during the fourth quarter.
They outscored Lynchburg Christian 22-12 in the final quarter and were up by one late in the game.
Evan Spalding’s jumper at the buzzer allowed Lynchburg to escape with a two-point win.
Bud Icenhour led the Longhorns with 23 points. Cody Bailie added 12 in the loss.
Spalding scored a game high 24 points for Lynchburg.
Head coach Austin Atwood was not very happy with his team’s play in the tournament in its entirety.
“I didn’t feel like we played well at all,” said Atwood. “We did at time in spurts but not like we’ve been playing lately. You had two or three games going on at one time and there were a lot of distractions. We just never got into any type of rhythm whatsoever. We can’t play like that down here or anywhere else and win.”
​Johnson County 74
Smith Mountain 39​
Icenhour 16, Edes-King 14, Snyder 8, Lewis 7, Vannoy 6, Atwood 4, Brown 5, Cunningham 2, Bailie 4, Throop 4, Houser 4

Wilmoth 2, Keaton 21, Keep 5, Southers 2, Cannon 2, Coy 4, Thomas 3.

J.C. 16  18  12  18  —- 74
S.M. 13  12  10    4 —-  39
3-point goals—JC 7 (Icenhour 4, Snyder 2, Lewis) SM 5 (Keaton 3, Keep, Thomas)

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