Russellville Indians lose close contest to Tigers

Russellville's Levi Kehr puts up a shot during the varsity game against Versailles Thursday night at Russellville. The Indians lost 51-50.

Russellville's Levi Kehr puts up a shot during the varsity game against Versailles Thursday night at Russellville. The Indians lost 51-50. Photo by Paula Earls.

The Russellville Indians hosted Versailles Thursday, where the varsity lost a close contest to the Tigers, 51-50. Russellville led the entire game until Versailles sank a shot with three seconds remaining to pull ahead by one point and take the win.

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Russellville's Levi Anderson shoots a free throw during the varsity game against Versailles Thursday.

The Indians led 11-5 after one quarter, 21-20 at the half and 38-36 going into the final frame.

With one minute left to play, a Versailles 3-pointer evened the score at 48. Russellville's Alex Barbour then sank a shot to put the Indians back on top 50-48. The Tigers then hit one of two free throws to trail 50-49. A final bucket with three seconds remaining gave the Tigers a 51-50 edge, and ultimately the win.

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Russellville's Alex Barbour shoots a 3-pointer during the varsity game against Versailles Thursday.

For more of this story check out the Dec. 21 issue of the California Democrat.

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