Oldham County used a strong defense to win its opener, 65-58, over McCracken County.
Though the Colonels didn't have their best shooting night, they saved their best for last, hitting 8 of 10 field goals in the fourth and also hitting 8 of 10 FTs to do something not much of anyone - if anyone - has done all year against the Mustangs: Score 25 points in one quarter.
Oldham's defense forced 17 turnovers, including six by the McCracken point guard, leading to 26 points.
The Colonels won points in the paint (36-20), points off turnovers (26-13), 2d chance points (6-0), and fast break points (6-2).
Zach Larimore (20 points on 7 of 10 shooting and 6 of 7 FTs) led the Colonels, with Travis Henderson adding 18 points and 7 rebounds and Jackson Gibson scoring 14 (10 in the fourth period). Andre Brewer added 9 points and 6 assists.
The Colonels (30-5) now face 10th region champ Campbell County (29-5) on Friday at 6:30 pm.
Pegasus Sports will air internet radio coverage of the game beginning at 5:30 pm at The Pegasus Sports Network - PSN